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Fine & Country
Guide Price £645,000
- A Rural Country Home set within 7 Acres
- Mature Gardens and Pasture
- Stable Yard and Ancillary Buildings
- Manège /Schooling Area
- Impressive 30' Main Reception Room with Access onto Main Gardens
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dining Room
- 4 Bedrooms, Shower Room En suite Bathroom
- Integral Garage and heated Swimming Pool
- EPC Rating - F
The moorland Town of Dulverton is located approx 15/20 minutes' drive to the south, Barnstaple some 40 minutes to the west, Taunton some 40/45 minutes to the East where there is access to the M5 Motorway and a main line railway connection including 1hr.45min express service at peak times to London Paddington.
In a leafy rural setting a few minutes' drive from the popular village of Exford, the property is approached across a long shared private drive leading to a private driveway and parking area.
This large former barn dates from the mid-19th Century, was converted in the late 1980's by a well-known local builder and now provides generous bedroom and living spaces which incorporate original features and sympathetic additions in keeping with the original style. The attractive gardens, grounds and open pasture total c.7 acres.
Stone steps rise to a:
Deep Canopy Porch: Courtesy lighting and period style panel front door in to :-
Entrance Hall: A sizeable space with cloaks cupboard, radiators, window to rear with deep sill and a turned staircase to the half landing with storage under continuing to the main landing with gallery balustrade. Doors leading to the:
Master Bedroom: Double room with a comprehensive range of fitted wardrobes, radiators and an attractive arched window with window seat overlooking the front garden and drive with country views. Further door to the:
En-suite Bathroom with Dressing Area: With an obscured double glazed window to front, radiator, wall mounted heater, built-in cupboard and wardrobe, recessed spa bath with tiled splash back, WC, vanity unit with tiled surfaces, splash back, storage and cupboards under and inset hand basin, mirror with lighting over, shaver socket, separate tiled shower with Aqualisa power shower fitment and sliding glass doors.
Shower Room: Spacious tiled shower with glass sliding doors and Mira Excel power shower fitment, WC, vanity unit with tiled splash backs and inset hand basin, mirror, recessed lighting, storage cupboard, radiator, heated towel rail and wall mounted fan heater.
Bedroom 2: Double room with window overlooking the front garden and drive, wash hand basin and radiator.
Bedroom 3: Double room with window to the front and radiator.
Half Landing: Door leading to:
Bedroom 4/Study: Double room with window to side overlooking the rear patio and gardens, radiator, roof light window and access to roof space.
Main Gallery Landing: With timber rail and balustrade, windows to the front and rear aspects, radiator, exposed beam, exposed pointed stonework to one wall and doorway leading to the:
Drawing Room: An impressive dual aspect room enjoying countryside views to the front and private garden views to the rear with French doors and steps down to the rear patio and gardens. To one end is an impressive feature stone pointed fireplace with inset Villager wood burning stove on a raised hearth, an ornate arched niche with mantle and an arched recess with hidden door to a solid fuel store. With radiators, exposed beam and deep sill windows.
Dining Room: With elevated country views, radiator, tongue and grooved panelling to dado height, exposed beam, glazed door to the utility room and an arched access to the:
Kitchen: Dual aspect room with windows to the front and side fitted with an extensive range of base cupboard and drawer units beneath a tiled work surface. Matching range of wall cupboards and corner display shelving, inset Neff ceramic hob with extractor fan over, single drainer sink unit, integrated Creda double oven, concealed Bosch dishwasher and integrated fridge freezer. With tiled splash back, radiator and access to roof space.
Utility Room: With window to the rear gardens, double glazed skylights, single drainer sink unit with cupboards under, radiator, Potterton oil fired boiler supplying hot water for central heating and domestic use, airing cupboard with insulated hot water cylinder and slatted shelving plus space and plumbing for washing machine. A side lobby with coat hooks leads to doors to:
Shower Room: Shower cubicle with tiled surrounds and shower fitment, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tiled splash back, mirror, radiator and wall mounted heater.
Garage: With electric remote control folding security door, power, lighting, meters, skylight and cupboard housing the filter/pump for the swimming pool. Storage above, door to the rear gardens and the:
Swimming Pool: Fully enclosed, heated swimjet endless pool system with slate tile surround and recessed pine seating. Spot lighting, radiator, dehumidifier and windows to the front and side aspects.
Outside: An electric five bar gate leads to a tarmac turning/parking area with access to the garage, the front garden consists of well stocked flower beds retained by stone walls with central stone steps ascending to the front door. From here a further gate leads into the enclosed yard and stable block. There is also access to a workshop/tool store.
Stable Yard: Enclosed with a combination of post and rail and mature hedging, the timber stable block comprises 4 stables, a tack room and a storage barn with a further implement store and mower shed to the rear. From the yard there is direct access to the fields, level schooling paddock and a five bar gate returning to the:
The gently sloping pasture is divided into 2 fields with water supply in each.
Gardens: These are a real feature of the property, bordered on one side by the adjoining fields. The side garden enjoys a timber summer house overlooking the fish pond surrounded by a mixture of lawn and attractive shrub planting, divided from the main lawn by a small stream. A wooden footbridge leads through into the large rear garden which is extensively lawned and bordered by mature trees and hedging. Toward the base of the lawn there is a summer house and small wildlife pond. Separate access can be gained to the garden from the driveway and paddocks.
Drawing Room 30'2" x 12'9" (9.2m x 3.89m).
Dining Room 14' x 12'4" (4.27m x 3.76m).
Kitchen Breakfast Room 15'2" x 12'3" (4.62m x 3.73m).
Boiler room and utility Room 11'6" x 8'7" (3.5m x 2.62m).
Garage 20'7" x 12'6" (6.27m x 3.8m).
Swimming Pool 18'11" x 14'3" (5.77m x 4.34m).
Bedroom 1 16'9" x 11'8" (5.1m x 3.56m).
En-suite bathroom 12'5" x 11'8" (3.78m x 3.56m).
Bedroom 2 12'2" x 11'5" (3.7m x 3.48m).
Bedroom 3 11'5" x 8'8" (3.48m x 2.64m).
Bedroom 4 16'8" x 8'7" (5.08m x 2.62m).
From Dulverton proceed North West along B3223 towards Exford, then follow signs for Simonsbath turning left onto the B3224 - proceed for about 1.1 miles and turn left down a private drive marked Ashott Barton and Little Ashott â€“ Is at the bottom of the lane on left hand side of the lane through timber drive gates.
Last Modified 29/05/2020