A former farmhouse of exceptional character with two superb, self-contained holiday letting cottages and 4.6 Acres set in a beautiful rural location overlooking the River Mole valley EPC:F
Garramarsh Farm represents a most attractive and versatile rural property package centred upon a charming former farmhouse which was extended in Victorian times to afford comfortable and spacious accommodation full of character, located in an attractive setting overlooking its own grounds with a gently sloping pasture paddock to the north, whilst to the west is a parcel of mixed, mainly deciduous woodland. The property has undergone a significant refurbishment programme in recent years including the addition of a newly converted holiday cottage, providing a fine opportunity to acquire a lovely family home with income potential.
Large delightful formal gardens are enjoyed together with a private driveway and an ample car parking area. Outstanding views are afforded across the Mole Valley with about 0.5 of a mile of fishing rights on the popular River Mole. In all, the property offers privacy and seclusion appealing to a wide range of potential purchasers suitable for small scale livestock grazing, equestrian, camping/caravan and holiday letting/investment type purchasers. The present
vendors are currently registered with the Camping & Caravan Club.
Garramarsh Farm extends in all to approximately 4.60 acres.
The property is located just off of the Old Alswear Road to the northern edge of the village of Alswear, with the market town of South Molton being only approximately 3 miles away and offering a good range of local shops, banks, schools, restaurants, public houses, health centres, library, sporting facilities and a cottage hospital. From South Molton the A361 North Devon Link Road provides easy access to the regional centre of Barnstaple to the north west and Tiverton/M5/mainline rail links (Tiverton Parkway) to the south-east.
Alswear itself is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside providing a wealth of recreational activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, fishing on the rivers Mole and Taw, hunting, shooting and nearby golf courses at High Bullen, Tiverton and Barnstaple. To the north the Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with
many foot and bridle paths, whilst the spectacular North Devon coast with its pretty villages and popular sandy beaches is only about 45 minutes drive away.
Ground Floor .... The house is accessed at the front via an Open Entrance Porch with bench seats to either side and a part-glazed door which leads to the Entrance Hall from where stairs lead up to the first floor.
Off to the left is the Sitting Room, a south-facing of much character with a fireplace having a natural stone surround, quarry tiled hearth and inset Jetmaster fire.
The Dining Room is also south-facing and has a feature fireplace with multi-fuel stove, hearth and mantel over whilst the "Farmhouse-style" Kitchen/Breakfast Room is well-appointed and has an extensive range of cream-coloured units with wood-block effect work surfaces above and an inset sink. Redfyre oil-fired range with twin ovens and hobs, tiled inset.
Off the Kitchen/Breakfast Room is the Utility Room with a range of units and an inset sink with tiled surround. Steps lead up to the Laundry Room with single drainer sink unit with cupboard under and storage area containing the central heating boiler and part glazed door to outside. Cloakroom
First Floor The Master Bedroom has a fitted double wardrobe cupboard and linen cupboard with lagged water tank whilst the En-Suite Bathroom has an attractive "Victorian-style" with free-standing roll-top bath, patterned ceramic wash-hand basin, WC and walk-in shower cubicle.
Two of the Three Family Bedrooms are good-sized doubles and all are south-facing with delightful views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Bedroom 4 is currently used as an office.
Inner Landing with a linen cupboard containing a factory lagged tank complete with immersion heater and slatted shelving.
The Family Bathroom is well-appointed with suite in white suite comprising corner bath with seat and mixer tap, vanity wash basin and low-level WC.
Outside The property is approached via a timber five-bar gate which sweeps up to a generous parking/turning area to the front of the main residence.
Mole Cottage and Crooked Oak Cottage are both delightful, detached two-storey properties located to the left of the drive with each having their own outside spaces and parking area.
Crooked Oak Cottage is the larger of the two, having a well-fitted Kitchen and delightful dual aspect Sitting/Dining Room with oak flooring and useful understairs storage cupboard. On the First floor, there is a Landing with Velux window and Two Bedrooms, both of which are "doubles" and one having a Velux skylight window. The Bathroom is part-tiled with a four-piece suite in white.
Mole Cottage has a Kitchen/Sitting Room with an open fireplace having a Villager multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth with beam over. On the First floor is a Dual aspect Bedroom and a fully-tiled En-Suite Shower Room with three-piece suite.
Outside Between the two cottages is an Open-Fronted Garage (approx. measurements 23' x 20') of modern block construction with power, light, water and drainage connected.
Useful utility area (for Mole Cottage). Side door to gravelled Courtyard Area providing storage.
The formal gardens and grounds lie to the side (east) and rear of the farmhouse where there are attractive lawned areas and a variety of shrubs and fruit trees.
A path with steps lead up to a delightful elevated paved Terrace ideal for outdoor entertaining and with a lovely outlook across the Mole valley.
The range of outbuildings comprise:-
Workshop 20' x 10' Greenhouse (with poultry run to the rear) Two Covered Log Stores Outside WC
The Land In addition to predominantly lawned gardens at the rear, there is a vegetable patch and raised beds.
Beyond the gardens to the rear of the main house is a FIELD. This has a separate, wide access from the Old Alswear Road is gently sloping and enclosed within natural hedgerow boundaries. The paddock is ideal for anyone wishing to keep a pony or a few sheep and is also registered with the Camping & Caravan Club catering for up to five pitches at any one time. There is also drinking water connected to land, together with a chemical disposal plant.
To the east and west of the property - and on the other side of the road - is an area of WOODLAND with mixed deciduous trees and a small quarry area.
Fishing rights are enjoyed for approximately 0.5 miles on the river Mole.
In all, Garramarsh Farm extends in total to about 4.60 Acres as shown on the attached identification plan.
Tenure Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.
Services Mains electricity and water are connected. Private drainage to the main house and separate bio disc drainage system for the cottages. Oil-fired central heating to the main house and LPG central heating to the holiday cottages.
Outgoings Main House: North Devon District Council Tax band F
Fixtures and Fittings All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars are otherwise expressly excluded from the sale.
Local Authority Devon County Council, County Hall, Topsham Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 4QD. [use Contact Agent Button].
North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DG. [use Contact Agent Button].