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3.25 acres, Torrington, Devon
For Sale - £850,000

  • Characterful Grade II listed Barn Conversion
  • 4 Bedroom
  • 2 Receptions
  • Impressive Roundhouse Drawing Room
  • Detached 1 bedroom Holiday Cottage
  • Quiet and rural setting
  • 3.25 acres of gardens and paddock
  • Natural stream
  • Double Garage & Barn with potential
  • No onward chain

A characterful and charming Grade II listed barn conversion, 1 bedroom detached holiday barn set in a picturesque and tranquil rural setting. Great Torrington approximately 3 miles to the south offers day to day amenities with a bank, butchers, bakery, Post Office, health care, supermarkets including an M&S Food, public house, golf course, primary and secondary education. The larger towns of Bideford 4.4 miles to the north-west and Barnstable 9.6 miles to the north offers a wider choice of shops, supermarkets, schools both state and private, health care and recreational facilities. The coast can be reached 7.6 miles away north west at Westward Ho!
Bowood, a former threshing barn was sympathetically converted in 2000, retaining much of its original character and charm including exposed wooden beams, lintels and slate flagstone floors providing comfortable and spacious family living. Both properties benefit from independent oil fired central heating and oil tanks. A particular features of the property is the most impressive original roundhouse which is now a triple aspect drawing room with 6 windows providing a different view over the gardens, and a impressive oak beam runs the full length of the room.

The accommodation briefly comprises; Large entrance hall / dining area, flagstone floor with dining area benefiting from underfloor heating, understairs cupboard, staircase to first floor. Study; elm wooden floorboards and window, cloakroom; W/C and wash hand basin. Kitchen / Breakfast room; a dual aspect room with views to garden stream and neighbouring farmland, window seat, slate flagstone floor ,underfloor heating, fitted wall and base units under rolltop worksurface, gas hob and integral eye-level Montpellier double oven, 4 burner gas hob with extractor above, one and half sink with drainer, integral Montpellier dishwasher, door to the garden. Utility room; slate flagstone floor, fitted wall and base units, sink with drainer, plumbing for washing machine, Worcester Heat Slave oil fired boiler providing heating and hot water, stable door to rear. Drawing room; a triple aspect room, vaulted ceiling , exposed wooden beams, exposed Elm flooring, providing a spacious and welcoming area to entertain or relax. A large Jotul woodburning stove on a slate and brick hearth with exposed brick chimney.

On the first floor: Landing; Velux window, airing cupboard; Bedroom 1; a double bedroom, exposed wooden lintel, fitted wardrobes. En suite; corner shower, wash hand basin, heated towel rail , W/ C and Velux window. Bedroom 2; double room, Velux window. En suite; Shower, wash hand basin W/C and Velux window. Bedroom 3; window overlooking the stream, garden and neighbouring farmland, built in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 / Study; a single bedroom with Velux window. Family bathroom; bath, W/C and wash hand basin and Velux window.

Bowood Barn - Holiday Cottage
A delightful and characterful 1 bedroom detached holiday letting barn provides well-appointed accommodation benefiting from oil fired central heating, parking space and outdoor patio seating area.
The accommodation briefly comprises: Living / Kitchen / Dining room; laminate wood effect flooring, vaulted ceiling, exposed wooden beams, part exposed plaster and brickwork walls and a Hamlet woodburning stove on a slate hearth. Fitted kitchen; Lamorna electric oven and hob, single sink with drainer, space for fridge / freezer, half glazed wooden door to front parking space, Velux window. Double Bedroom; exposed wooden beams, fitted wardrobe. En suite; wood effect laminate flooring, exposed wooden beams, bath, W/C and wash hand basin.


Garage:6.06m x 4.68m (19'10" x 15'4")
Attached to the cottage is a double garage and garden store which potentially provides space to extend the holiday cottage subject to obtaining the necessary consent. The garage houses the Firebird Envirogreen combi boiler and has power and light connected. There is a loft space above with a Velux window.

Garden Store:4.73m x 1.89m (15'6" x 6'2")

Former Granary Barn:8.07m x 4.39m (26'5" x 14'4")
External stone steps lead up to a dual aspect studio / store room with aspect over the stream and garden. Wooden floorboards and exposed ‘A’ frame beams.

Below The Granary is a Wine Cellar / Storage Room:8.07m x 4.28m (26'5" x 14'0" )

Adjoining Open fronted Log Store:2.70m x 2.55m (8'10" x 8'4" )
Slate roof with concrete base

Lean to Barn:4.71m x 4.90m (15'5" x 16'0")
Stone and cob under a metal profile roof

Borehole Plant Room:1.64m x 3.44m (5'4" x 11'3" )
Housing the water tank, pumps and filters

The property is accessed off a parish road through a gated entrance opening onto a gravel drive bordered by lawned gardens on one side leading to parking areas outside Bowood and Bowood Barn. The stunning gardens and grounds which wrap around three sides of the property, attract an abundance of wildlife, including regular visits from Kingfishers, Otters, Bats and variety of fish in the stream. The garden is predominantly lawn with two streams passing through the garden. A wooden footbridge bridge crosses over the stream into a further lawn garden with a greenhouse, bluebells, pear, blackberry and blackcurrant bushes and bordered by a mixture of mature trees, Devon bank hedging and access onto the parish lane through a vehicular gate. Below the kitchen on the bank of the stream is a cantilever wooden deck seating area, perfect for alfresco dining and entertaining, whilst taking in views of the stream, garden and neighbouring farm land.
To the south side of the property is a sheltered gravel seating area bordered by raised wooden sleeper plant beds interspersed with a variety of shrubs and specimen plants. Outside Bowood cottage is a parking space, paved patio with views over the garden. An additional parking space is located at the front of the barn adjacent to the parish road.

The Land
The land is conveniently located across the parish lane and extends to 2.61 acres of level pasture in one paddock enclosed within Devon Bank hedge, stock proof fencing and a stream.

Services & Information
Water – Private Borehole
Drainage – Shared Treatment Plant
Electricity - Mains
Heating –Oil Fired Central Heating
EPC – Listed
Council Tax - Band G
Telephone & Broadband– FTTP 97 Mbps Download (fibre to the property) via Airband
Mobile Availability – Valley location patchy coverage
Construction - Mixed

This property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Local Authority
Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Rydon Lane, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QG 01237 428700

Viewing Arrangements
Strictly by appointment with D. R. Kivell Country Property 01822 810810

Agent's Notes
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. Any maps used on the details are to assist identification of the property only and are not an indication of the actual surroundings, which may have changed since the map was printed. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. There are numerous power points throughout the property although not individually listed. All figures, measurements, floor plans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be, whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not.


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