Bow, Crediton, Devon | Guide price £530,000 | 5 bedroom House
- 3 Reception Rooms
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Entrance hall, Cloakroom, Sitting room, Dining room, Kitchen/breakfast room, Bedroom/study, 4 further double bedrooms, Bathroom, Shower room, Possible self-contained annexe with sitting room (currently used as bedroom 6), bathroom and further large living room with kitchen corner. Outbuildings, gardens.THE PROPERTY
- Attractive and well-presented converted tannery with spacious accommodation overlooking extensive, mature gardens bordering farmland on all sides, with uninterrupted, panoramic southerly views.
- Possible self contained adjoining annexe.
- Peaceful rural setting off a no-through lane.
- On the edge of the village of Bow with its local facilities.
- Easy access to Crediton and Okehampton.
- No onward chain.
The property has a large amount of old-world charm with some ceiling beams, quarry-tiled and polished wood floors. The original buttresses of the tannery can be seen on the east and west elevations. The property is of stone and rendered construction beneath a slate roof and has hardwood double glazing. It is currently arranged with the main living accommodation on the first floor in order to benefit fully from the panoramic views across the gardens to the countryside beyond.
Tannery House is set down a private lane used by only one other property and occupies a delightful position in an unspoilt rural location, in the heart of traditional, rolling mid-Devon countryside. The village of Bow is situated about 7 miles to the west of Crediton and has a selection of local amenities including a church, shop, doctor’s surgery, pub and school. To the north and south are the spectacular National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor and there are many opportunities locally for walking, riding and fishing. About 2 miles to the east lies the charming Devon village of Coleford, which is a traditional village of thatched cottages and includes the well-known 13th century New Inn.
Crediton provides a full range of local amenities and easily accessible along the A3072 and A377. To the east the A377 leads on to the university and cathedral city of Exeter where there is access on to the M5 motorway, railway stations with mainline connections to London and Exeter International Airport. To the north the A377 leads to Barnstaple and the spectacular north Devon coast. Within easy access to the west is Okehampton, on the northern edge of Dartmoor, which also possesses a good selection of local facilities including Waitrose, Co-op and Lidl.
The solid wood front door with fan window above and double-height windows to each side is approached from the large gravelled forecourt in front of the house. The accommodation comprises
Entrance hall (E) impressive vaulted hall with a gallery area above and quarry-tiled floor. Understairs cupboard. Further broad hallway with three side-aspect windows with deep sills. Built-in cupboard with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, exposed beams, interconnecting door to annexe. Entrance to quarry-tiled rear lobby with doors to garden and to
Bedroom 2 (S) attractive views over gardens to farmland beyond.
Shower room shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail.
Doors from hall lead to
Bedroom 3 (W) exposed polished wood floor, full height arched window with views to courtyard and garden.
Bedroom 4 (W) exposed polished wood floor, full height arched window with views to courtyard and garden.
Cloakroom quarry-tiled floor, wash basin, WC, cupboard housing oil-fired boiler.
From the hall, the turned staircase rises to
Dining room (E) galleried, with three side-aspect windows and uninterrupted views over farmland, exposed polished wood floor, doors to
Bedroom 5/Study (W) exposed boarded floor, side-aspect window with views to courtyard and farmland. Built-in bookshelves. Telephone point.
Kitchen/breakfast room (W) two side-aspect windows with views over courtyard and farmland. Extensive range of oak-fronted fitted base and wall cupboards with work tops and tiled splashbacks, ceramic hob and extractor, oven, sink and drainer, dishwasher, fridge and freezer, oak polished floor. TV and telephone points.
From the dining room an archway leads to the landing area with airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and to
Sitting room (S&W) Extremely light and airy double-aspect room with one side-aspect window and one rear-aspect window and French doors flanked by two full-height windows opening to balcony with delightful views across the gardens to farmland beyond, maple polished floor, fireplace with cut stone surround. TV and telephone points.
Bathroom maple polished floor, bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 1 (S) attractive views over gardens to farmland beyond.
Adjoining the main house are the additional rooms that can form a self contained annexe. From the gravel courtyard a fully glazed front door flanked by two full-height windows opens to
Large living room (S) polished wood floor, gas fired cast-iron stove with mantel above,fully glazed door and window to gardens, giving extensive southerly views, TV and telephone points, kitchen corner with fitted base and wall cupboards with work tops, one and a half sink and drainer, plumbing for dishwasher, electric cooker, fridge-freezer. This versatile room would also make a large games room or home cinema, door to
Sitting room (currently used as bedroom 6) (S) French doors flanked by full-height windows opening to terrace and gardens with extensive southerly views to farmland beyond. Range of built-in cupboards, TV and telephone points.
Bathroom bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, WC.
From the lane the entrance gate opens to a broad gravel forecourt and courtyard with parking and turning areas in front of the house for approximately 10 cars, and edged by a level lawned area with ornamental dovecote. From here a five bar gate leads to a driveway around the side of the house to the gardens. There is an outside tap to the front and rear of the house and a power point to the front
The extensive gardens are mainly on the south side of the house and are a particular feature of the property. Steps lead down from gravelled and paved terrace areas, edged by well stocked flower and plant borders and an ornamental herb garden to broad, level lawns flanked by further shrub and plant borders and overlooked by mature trees. A path leads between plant and shrub beds to a further terrace covered by a pergola with climbing plants and is a small ornamental pond.
Beyond this is a further extensive meadow area of garden with broad mown pathways leading between wild flower areas and mature trees.
At the end of the gardens a post and rail fence separates a natural pond area surrounded by some fine mature trees including oak.
An ancient, partly cobbled driveway leads down one side of the garden beside which is a block built store shed. Beside the terrace is a further rendered traditional stone-built storage building.
The gardens are bordered by farmland on all sides.
About 1.1 acres.
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton. EX16 6PP. Tel. 01884 255255.
Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter. EX2 4QD. Tel. 01392 382000.
Council Tax Band: G
EPC Band: E
- 5 bedrooms
- For sale
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