THE OLD GRANARY
Developed around 15 years ago, the property has been tastefully improved and maintained by the current owners. It features quality slate and oak flooring, original beams, exposed stonework, double height glazed barn doors, galleried landing and original arched window. The downstairs accommodation comprises a well-proportioned farmhouse kitchen, 44’ main barn for entertaining, shower and utility rooms and a generous office, which could also be used as a 4th bedroom or playroom.
The slate tiled entrance hall leads to the spacious kitchen/breakfast room, with vaulted beamed ceiling and stunning views over the countryside on two sides. The 4-oven oil-fired Aga, Belfast sink, farmhouse kitchen table, range of stylish units and integral appliances (including an electric fan oven and hob for warmer days) make this the heart of the home. Off the hallway is a utility room with plenty of storage and space/plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. This leads to newly tiled shower room, with WC and basin.
The original barn, with exposed stonework and oak flooring throughout, is flooded with light from the double height glazed barn doors, leading to private patios on either side. The main staircase divides this vast space into a comfortable sitting room with log burner and a spacious dining room, but the room is completely flexible and can be used for a variety of living or entertainment purposes.
The fully operational office is ideal for working from home, with its own telephone and computer connections, separate front entrance via French doors and a feature arched window to the rear. This sizeable room could also be used as a 4th (ground floor) bedroom, snug, playroom or cinema room.
The galleried landing overlooks the sitting room and has far-reaching views to both front and rear. It leads to three double bedrooms, all of which benefit from fitted wardrobes and dual aspect views from the farmhouse style or Velux windows. The large family bathroom is well appointed with roll top bath, generous shower, WC, wash basin and Karndean flooring.
The two bedroomed barn also has a wealth of characterful features, including beamed vaulted ceilings and exposed stonework. It has its own separate entrance, opening directly into the slate tiled kitchen/dining room. There is a range of kitchen units, with integral fridge/freezer and washer/dryer and dining area with French doors leading to the private rear patio.
The inner hallway leads to the fully glazed sitting room with panoramic views over the South facing terrace and garden to open countryside beyond. The main bedroom is dual aspect; both bedrooms are charming doubles with high beams and built in storage. The recently refurbished bathroom is spacious and comprises a double walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.
The property is set in 4.7 acres of rolling Devon countryside. It is accessed via a private lane which leads to a 150’ gravelled drive, opening out onto 360 panoramic views. This leads to a turning circle, with plenty of space for parking.
The grounds have been sympathetically landscaped and planted with a range of azaleas, camellias, rhododendrons and specimen trees, giving a parkland feel. Nearer to the barns there are sun terraces and lawned areas offering private spaces from which to enjoy the uninterrupted views.
There is a substantial triple, stone-built garage, with remote controlled electric door, mains water and electricity and a range of fitted storage units. It also contains a sink, space and plumbing for washing machine and access to the full sized boarded and insulated loft above.
Agents Note - Swallows Barn
Swallows Barn was originally developed as a dependent relative’s annexe and has also previously been used as a successful holiday let (it could revert to this, subject to the necessary permissions).
Agents Note - Access
The access lane is privately owned by the neighbouring farmhouse with the property having a right of way.
Mains electricity. Mains metered water. Private drainage. Oil fired heating.
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