SEEKING A LIFESTYLE CHANGE? If so, this is a superb opportunity to purchase an impressive FIVE bedroom PERIOD HOME, an attached TWO bedroom COTTAGE and an EXISTING BUSINESS. Situated in the HEART of this SOUGHT AFTER DEVON VILLAGE.
This charming and unique Grade II Listed home offers so many options and will allow a purchaser to assimilate directly into the heart of this Devon village community. In addition to the main house is an attached two bedroom COTTAGE which has been a long term letting investment and is well suited for dual family occupancy, a holiday let or could be sold off as a separate residential dwelling. There is more, the main home has an interconnecting well established VILLAGE SHOP which is fully independent to the main accommodation, but could be easily incorporated back into the property as additional accommodation, if so desired. Currently run as a community shop, but a new owner could fully take it over as their own business, providing more income potential. We have also been advised that the house was previously used as a B&B.
The main home combines period features with modern day comforts and the current owners, over the last 20 years, have watched their children grow up in wonderful and safe surroundings with so much to do on the doorstep! There is a small Park a short distance away with wonderful Countryside and River walks nearby. The village is also on the National Cycle Network.
If you are looking for a NEW LIFESTYLE and desire a substantial residence, which is already providing a home with income, then this could be your next DREAM HOME!
LOCATION The picturesque village of Sheepwash is widely considered by many to be the quintessential Devon village. This particular village boasts a well stocked Post Office/General Stores and "Pop-Up" Cafe, with the highly acclaimed Half Moon Inn offering excellent hospitality/dining along with some of the finest game fishing available on the River Torridge. The ancient village Church is located just off the pretty square with other places of worship close by. The nearest primary schools are located in the neighbouring villages of Black Torrington and Highampton. Whilst comprehensive schooling is found in the towns of Holsworthy and Okehampton. With independent schooling from junior through to sixth form also available at the nearby Shebbear College. A wider range of shopping/schooling and recreational facilities are available from the market towns of Great Torrington, Hatherleigh and Holsworthy with the larger town of Okehampton within a 20 minute drive. Offering a range of locally and nationally owned shops, supermarkets and businesses, together with cinema, medical centre and state of the art leisure centre. From Okehampton there is direct access to the A30 dual carriageway linking to Exeter with its M5 motorway, mainline rail and international air connections. Sheepwash is surrounded by typically Devonshire countryside with many opportunities for riding and walking together with excellent fishing on the River Torridge and within easy access of the coast.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (all measurements are approximate)
THE MAIN HOUSE Storm canopy with outside courtesy light and front entrance door leading to:
ENTRANCE HALLWAY Wide turned staircase to the first floor. Part panelling to walls. Radiator. Doors to:
SITTING ROOM 14' 4" x 13' 1" (4.37m x 3.99m) Sash window to front. Deep shelved recess. Period fireplace with Yeoman Exmoor multi-fuel stove. Television and FM point. Radiator.
DINING ROOM 13' 1" x 11' 9" average (3.99m x 3.58m) Dual aspect. Wall mounted mirror fronted glazed units with display shelf below. Exposed floorboards. Recessed shelving. Radiator.
CELLAR 17' 3" including stairs x 11' 1" (5.26m x 3.38m) Door and window to Rear Courtyard. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Oil fired central heating boiler. Further storage voids measuring approximately (3.78m x 2.39m) 12'5" x 7'10" and (2.82m x 1.02m) 9'3" x 3'4" extending to (1.37m) 4'6".
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 15' 0" x 12' 0" (4.57m x 3.66m) Window to rear with window seat. A modern contemporary German Nobilia kitchen with a range of soft close base, drawer and eye levels units, some power driven and with integral lighting. Corian worktops. Inset sink and drainer unit with mixer tap. Eye level multi functional oven with combination oven/microwave oven. Induction hob with recirculating extractor over. Integral dishwasher. Electric Aga set into former inglenook fireplace with mantle and illuminated bread oven. Recess for large fridge/freezer. Breakfast Bar. Main BT telephone point. Door to:
UTILITY ROOM 15' 4" x 6' 6" including staircase (4.67m x 1.98m) Second staircase to first floor. Understairs storage cupboard. Marland brick flooring. Window to side. Another range of modern German Nobilia soft close base and eye level units. Inset sink and drainer with mixer and flexible tap. Doors to:
RECEPTION ROOM 9' 3" x 6' 6" (2.82m x 1.98m) Could offer many uses and is currently used as a Gym area. Dual aspect. Marland brick flooring. Telephone point. Sunken spotlighting. Meat hooks. Second BT line (not in use). Radiator.
LEAN-TO CONSERVATORY 14' 2" x 6' 7" (4.32m x 2.01m) French doors to Rear Courtyard and further stable door to Side Courtyard Garden. Water tap and light.
From entrance hallway door to:
HALF LANDING Window to rear enjoying rooftop and countryside views.
MAIN FIRST FLOOR LANDING Radiator. Doors to:
BEDROOM 2 15' 3" x 14' 10" (4.65m x 4.52m) Sash window to front overlooking the village square. Wash hand basin. Period fireplace. Radiator. Television and FM point.
BEDROOM 3 13' 8" x 11' 10" excluding door recess (4.17m x 3.61m) Sash window to front overlooking the village square. Wash hand basin. Period fireplace. Radiator.
BEDROOM 4 10' 2" x 8' 2" (3.1m x 2.49m) Sash window to front overlooking the village square. Wash hand basin. Radiator.
BEDROOM 1 12' 9" x 12' 9" (3.89m x 3.89m) Window to rear with rooftop and distant countryside views. Range of matching fitted bedroom furniture including an array of open fronted hanging and shelving units. Wall mounted dressing table with touch sensor lighted mirror over and further storage units with shelving. Radiator. Television and FM point. Door and steps to:
ENSUITE BATHROOM 15' 5" max x 6' 9" max (4.7m x 2.06m) Window to side. Panelled enclosed bath with shower unit over. Period style wash hand basin with integral heated towel rail. Low level wc. Cupboard housing hot water cylinder and airing cupboard with slatted shelving and radiator. Corner seat. Door to:
SMALL SECOND LANDING Stairs back down to Utility Room and further door to:
BEDROOM 5 10' 7" x 7' 3" (3.23m x 2.21m) Currently used as a Home Office. Window to side with pleasant rooftop and rural views. Radiator.
FAMILY BATHROOM 13' 2" x 9' 6" (4.01m x 2.9m) Window to side. Large corner bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Enclosed shower cubicle. Low level wc. His and hers wash hand basins. Half panelled walls. Sunken spot lighting. Extractor fan. Door and staircase leading up to:
ATTIC ROOM 19' 0" x 16' 0" (5.79m x 4.88m) average measurements. We believe planning permission had been granted historically to convert this space into additional accommodation, but prospective purchasers are recommended to make their own enquiries. These measurements exclude substantial eaves storage areas to either side. Power and light.
VILLAGE SHOP 18' 0" max into bay x 14' 8" average (5.49m x 4.47m) The shop has its own front entrance door accessed from the Village Square, but there is also a lockable interconnecting door back to the Entrance Hallway in the main house. The store offers a range of fixtures and fittings with a good selection of grocery and convenience items. There is also a one position enclosed Post Office counter with cash withdrawal facilities available. The shop also has its own tea making facilities and WC.
OUTSIDE To the rear of the house is a high walled COURTYARD GARDEN laid to gravel with flower borders, oil storage tank and door to BASEMENT.
ADJOINING FORMER COACH HOUSE 28' 5" x 15' 7" (8.66m x 4.75m) narrowing to 11' 2" (3.4m). Accessed from the side lane with double wooden doors and currently used as a GARAGE for 2 Classic Cars and additional storage. Light connected, cobbled flooring and exposed roof trusses. Attached to the back of the garage is a STORAGE AREA which is accessed via a door from the front of the house. A personal door to the side opens up to an attached LEAN-TO: (3.48m x 1.57m) 11'5" x 5'2" which leads to the:
COURTYARD GARDEN An ideal area for BBQ's and al fresco dining being fully enclosed and laid to gravel. A pedestrian gate leads back to the side lane and a front entrance door to:
ATTACHED COTTAGE Aptly called 'The Annexe'.
ACCOMMODATION IN DETAIL COMPRISES (All dimensions are approximate)
Half glazed stable door leads to:
LIVING ROOM 15' 8" including stairs x 12' 3" (4.78m x 3.73m) Triple aspect windows. Stairs to first floor. Understairs recess. Third BT line. Opening to:
KITCHEN 12' 3" max x 9' 4" (3.73m x 2.84m) (irregularly shaped). Window to rear. A range of base and eye level units. Worktop surfaces. Inset sink and drainer unit. LPG gas hob with electric oven under. Plumbing for washing machine. Wall mounted LPG boiler. Door to:
BATHROOM Window to front. Panelled bath with shower over. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level wc. Heated towel rail. Extractor fan. Tiled flooring.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Window to front. Doors to:
BEDROOM 1 13' 3" x 13' 2" (4.04m x 4.01m) Windows to front and side enjoying open views. Built-in double wardrobe. Wash hand basin set into vanity unit.
BEDROOM 2 12' 3" x 10' 8" (3.73m x 3.25m) (average). Window to front. Built-in cupboard. Wash hand basin set into vanity unit. Access to loft space.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Torridge District Council.
COUNCIL TAX BAND The Main House C. The Cottage A. Full Relief on the Shop.
AGENTS NOTES 1. Torridge District Council under Planning Permission 1/0930/2019/CPE granted Certificate of Existing Lawful Development for the continued Use of the Annex as a separate and independent C3 dwelling.
2. Shop accounts can be made available on request to interested parties.
DIRECTIONS From Okehampton proceed north on the A386 to Hatherleigh. At the roundabout, turn left towards Highampton and Holsworthy. Upon reaching Highampton turn right signed Sheepwash. Follow this country road for almost a mile to the bottom of the hill and up into the village square where the property will be found in front clearly identified by a Millerson For Sale board.