Extremely characterful four-bedroom family house and a three-bedroom cottage in a pretty rural setting with just over 6 acres of gardens and grounds.
Lowena has been in the same ownership for many years during which time it has been renovated and extended to create a very charming and characterful four-bedroom family house that more recently, has been very successfully marketed on Airbnb during holiday periods.
The front door leads in to a hall with a cloakroom to the left and a door on the right leading in to the open plan kitchen dining room with stripped wooden flooring and exposed beams. The kitchen has modern cream wall and base units with woodblock work surfaces, built in appliances including an induction hob, under counter freezer, full height fridge, double oven, microwave and dishwasher. The dining area has a granite fireplace with recessed woodburner, a door leading out on to the rear garden patio area and double glazed doors leading in to the living room. This is a large double height room with a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, stripped wooden flooring, large brick fireplace with recessed woodburner, and French doors leading out in to the central courtyard.
From the living room, three steps lead down to the principal bedroom. This is a large double aspect room with stripped wooden flooring and built in wardrobes. The en suite bathroom has a large whirlpool bath with overhead shower. From here a further door leads to the utility room. From the living room, a staircase supported by an old larch pillar leads up to a further bedroom in the eaves. This is currently configured as a twin, has built in storage under the eaves and a door leading out onto a small balcony which overlooks the garden.
Two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom are accessed off a galleried landing from stairs that lead up from the dining room. Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and built in wardrobes and the bathroom has a Velux window and bath with overhead shower.
The Calf Shed has been totally rebuilt and extended by the current owner and is currently rented out. A path leads from the central courtyard through the garden to the front door which opens in to a central hallway off which are all the rooms. Immediately to the left is a dual aspect double bedroom with views out over the garden. Next to this is a single bedroom with a vaulted ceiling with Velux and window overlooking the courtyard. There is a further dual aspect double bedroom with a Velux window and a door out to the courtyard. Also off the hallway is the family bathroom and a utility cupboard with plumbing for a washing machine. The large triple aspect open plan kitchen, dining, living room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and patio doors out to the garden. The kitchen area has wooden flooring, modern freestanding wood and stainless steel units, and built in oven and hob.
Gardens, Outbuildings, Fields, Woodland & Quarry.
The tarmac driveway opens in to a large open courtyard between the two properties with ample parking for each property.
Lowena- A pathway leads from the central courtyard round to the south facing garden which is mainly laid to lawn with shrubs and bushes to the borders. There is a large patio/entertaining area leading off from the dining room. Within the garden are four identical cabins with partial covered Veranda's, each of which have power and are fitted for water; perfect for a home office, games room or an artist's studio. At the bottom of the garden is a wilding area and a Cornish hedge marking the boundary.
The Calf Shed- A pathway from the courtyard leads in to the Calf Shed garden known as The Shrubbery. This is a large level garden full of mature trees and plants to include Camellias, Laurels, Ferns and Hydrangeas. Flanked on the north by a granite wall the garden extends to the viaduct (line closed by the Beeching review in the 1960's and now privately owned) which is the boundary to the west of the property with the River Cober to the south.
Barn- There is a large wooden barn behind the Calf Shed with a day stable at the rear.
Fields- There are two south facing sloping fields to the north of the property. Both fields have both power and water and are currently rented to a neighbour and are partially planted with vines. A small orchard is at the bottom of the fields and can be seen from the dining room.
Woodland & Quarry- At the top of the fields, there is woodland and a quarry which was developed to build the viaduct. There is a triangle of land just before the viaduct and entrance to the quarry just after.
Mains Water & Electricity, Private Drainage
Lowena: - Oil Fired Central Heating (recent new boiler)
Calf Shed: - Electric Central Heating
View payable Stamp Duty for this property
Lowena and The Calf Shed are set in a great location and offer great potential as a wonderful permanent home with guest accommodation, dual occupancy living or a fabulous holiday home.George HillProperty agent