Taw Valley

£695,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A traditional and unspoilt farmstead in the highly attractive Taw Valley. 4 bedroom period farmhouse for improvement with a good range of traditional buildings with further potential (stc). Beautiful river meadow with 550 yards fishing rights on the Taw. Total about 9.73 acres. EPC Band F

Situation

Chawleigh Week Mill is situated in the beautiful Taw Valley, running through some of the county's most unspoilt countryside. Although rurally situated the property is close to the A377 and is therefore conveniently placed for local centres such as Chulmleigh, South Molton and Crediton. The small local town of Chulmleigh offers a good range of services including a variety of shops, places of worship, post office, health centre, popular primary and secondary schools, local pubs and other amenities including an 18 hole short golf course.

The market town of South Molton is some 11.5 miles and offers a further range of shopping, social, schooling and banking facilities. Crediton is about 14 miles and links to the Cathedral and University City of Exeter.

The Tarka Line also passes close by with Eggesford Station about 1.5 miles away with regular rail services to Exeter and Barnstaple.

Description

Chawleigh Week Mill is a fascinating property set in a tucked away setting in the Taw Valley, with an attractive holding of land running down to the banks of the river Taw.

The traditional and unspoilt farmstead is centred on period farmhouse that offers plenty of character and much scope for further modernisation throughout. Adjoining the house is a large, two storey stone barn which is believed to have been the original mill and offers much scope to extend the existing accommodation of the farmhouse, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The house and mill barn form part of a farmstead of further traditional buildings that also offer much scope for further development (stp). Please note that it is understood that the property is not listed.

The Farmhouse

An open PORCH and front door leads directly into a large, open plan LIVING/DINING ROOM with exposed beams and a central stone plinth effectively divides the room into the respective living and dining areas. The living area has a large inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and floor level cupboards either side. The dining area has a further open fireplace with a slate hearth, glazed door to the outside and under-stairs cupboard. Off this room is a small stair hall with door and step up into the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with part exposed stone walling, large stone fireplace with brick arch and fitted with an oil -fired Aga. There is a range of fitted base units with worktops over and dual bowl stainless steel sink and a matching range of wall-mounted cupboards. To the left of the Aga is a recess with a 4 plate electric hob. Off the kitchen is a BOOT ROOM with a further door to the outside. Off the stair hall to the rear is a UTILITY ROOM with tiled floor and a range of fitted base units.

On the FIRST FLOOR there is a GALLERIED LANDING with doors off to the FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS with bedroom 2 having a range of fitted wardrobes. The FAMILY BATHROOM has a panelled bath, WC, pedestal wash basin and airing cupboard and there is a separate CLOAKROOM with WC and pedestal wash basin.

The Garden

A paved path leads around to the rear of the house to a paved terrace with steps leading up to an area of lawn

The Outbuildings

Adjoining the lower side of the house is a large, two storey STONE BARN (measurements on floor plan) which is believed to be the original mill and offers tremendous scope for extending the existing accommodation (stp).

Stone CART HOUSE with double doors (14' x 11') and loft over accessed by wooden steps to the side. Adjoining two storey stone and cob BARN comprising STORE (11'1 x 10'5 ) and old SHIPPON (23'4 x 11'8 ).

Opposite the house is another two storey SHIPPON (23'8 x 17'2 ) with an adjoining two-storey stone and slate BARN with store (9'7 x 9'4 ), former pump house (9'3 x 7'2 ), store (16'11 x 9'4 ) and covered yard (20'6 x 9'10 ). Above the shippon is a loft with original cider press.

Part timber-framed BUILDING (44' x 14'7 ) with tallet over. Open IMPLEMENT SHED (18' x 14'10 ).

The Land

The farmstead lies in a slightly raised position on the edge of a stunning run of river meadow that runs down to the banks of the river Taw. There is also an additional area of overgrown land between the A377 and the railway line. In total the property amounts to ABOUT 9.73 ACRES in total.

Fishing Rights

There are about 550 yards of single bank fishing rights on the Taw included in the sale.

Services

Mains electricity, private water (well) and private drainage.

Viewing

Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.

Directions

From South Molton take the B3226 leading south west out of the town and after approximately nine miles at Fortescue Cross, Newnham, turn left onto the A377. Continue on this road passing the two left hand turns signposted to Chulmleigh and after a further mile the entrance to the property will be seen on the right, just before Chawleigh Week Mill Cross.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

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