West Anstey, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3PE | Property for sale | Savills
2,621 sq ft(243.50 sq m)
Guide price £795,000(€941,522)

West AnsteySouth Molton, Devon, EX36 3PE


    Key features

    • Exquisite village setting with extensive rural views
    • Farmhouse style kitchen
    • Currently generating an income as a successful ‘Boutique Retreat'
    • Extensive landscaped gardens of about 0.7 acres, with borders, trees and shrubs providing colour throughout the year
    • Private driveway with substantial detached double garage building
    • Detached workshop/store building with separate garden area and potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents

    Idyllic village home, finished to an exceptional standard throughout, enjoying extensive landscaped gardens, just a short distance from the Exmoor National Park.

    About this property

    • The Church House is a most charming and beautifully finished Grade II Listed home, enjoying beautiful landscaped gardens with a stream and a pond and far-reaching rural views. Recently restored and modernised to a very high standard throughout, the property provides characterful accommodation over two floors, extending to over 2,600 sq ft. With flagstone floors, exposed beams and two fabulous inglenook fireplaces, there are traditional features aplenty.

      From the level front garden, a wisteria clad entrance porch leads through the front door to an entrance hall with a staircase rising to the first floor. To the right, is the dual aspect sitting room with bay window looking to the garden and a fireplace with wood burning stove. The substantial dining room, to the left of the entrance hall, has a flagstone floor, exposed beams and substantial inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove inset. There is also a door to the substantial flagstone patio area perfect for alfresco dining.

      From the dining room, there is a short hallway either side of which there is a cloakroom and separate utility room leading to the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has been fitted with a range of hand-made units, with granite worktops and a central island, integral appliances and a Rayburn stove set into another inglenook fireplace. There is also a stable door leading from the kitchen to the Church access road or workshop and log store.

      On the first floor, there is a principal bedroom with en suite bathroom and two guest bedrooms, which share a generous family bathroom. The larger of the two guest bedrooms has pocket doors opening to small 4th bedroom that would also make a useful dressing area or office.

      Outside, the gardens are an absolute delight, having been beautifully landscaped and planted extensively, to provide colour throughout the year. There is a stream that runs through the lower section of the garden to a pond and in front of the house there is a wonderful terrace and level lawn, enjoying far-reaching views to the south and west. Within the gardens, there is a gravelled driveway, with plenty of parking in front of a substantial detached garage building.

      There is a separate parking and turning area to the side of the house below the church, where there is also a workshop/store, with additional log store, which has potential to be converted to an annexe/studio, subject to the necessary consents. A small copse of woodland to the west of this building provides further amenity space and a further garden opportunity.

      View payable Stamp Duty for this property

    Breathtaking throughout, with gardens to dream of, this is certainly one of the prettiest homes I have seen for a very long time.

    Chris CliffordProperty agent

    Local information

    • The Church House, as the name would suggest, sits just below the Church of St Petrock in the picturesque and unspoilt village of West Anstey, about half a mile to the south of the Exmoor National Park AONB and within the Dark Skies area. This wonderful rural location on the Two Moors Way is a perfect base to explore the network of woodland and moorland footpaths and bridleways that give access to many of the Exmoor's most famous landmarks and villages. Knowstone, a short distance to the south has a Michelin Starred restaurant, 'The Masons Arms'.
    • The property is also conveniently located for Dulverton, about 5 miles to the east, known as ‘The gateway to Exmoor'. The charming village offers a good range of shops, restaurants, specialty shops, churches and other local amenities for day to day needs. There are numerous primary and secondary schools in the area as well as a good selection of highly regarded private schools, including Blundell's at Tiverton and West Buckland School near South Molton. A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found at either Tiverton or Barnstaple. Communications are good with the M5 motorway and Tiverton Parkway railway station (regular services to London Paddington in about 2 hours) at Junction 27 of the M5. Both Exeter and Bristol airports are within a convenient distance.

    Additional information

    • SERVICES: Mains Water & Electricity. Private Drainage. Oil-fired Rayburn. Modern electric heating system.
    • VIEWINGS: Strictly by prior appointment with Savills or their joint agents.
    • FIXTURES & FITINGS: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments, etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.
    • IMPORTANT NOTICE: Savills, their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
    • 1. They are not authorised to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property either here or elsewhere, either on their own behalf or on behalf of their client or otherwise. They assume no responsibility for any statement that may be made in these particulars. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact.
    • 2. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, images and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and Savills have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
    • Directions: Directions: https://w3w.co/sandbags.pursuit.flagged Distances: Dulverton about 5 miles, Tiverton about 14 miles, South Molton about 8.5 miles, Barnstaple about 21 miles, Junction 27 (M5 Motorway & Tiverton Parkway Station) about 20 miles.
    • EPC Exempt
    • Tenure: Freehold
    • Council Tax Band: E