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Rural Devon - Nr. Rackenford
A beautiful former Corn Mill with a 1 bedroom annexe, in an idyllic yet easily accessible rural setting, with 2 acres of gardens, stables and tack room. Approx. 1 acre of further ground is available.
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River frontage with fishing rights
Stables, tack room and hay store
Approx. 1 further acre available
Self contained 1 bedroom annexe (income potential)
2 reception rooms
Excellent access to the M5
Idyllic, peaceful setting
Situated in a most peaceful position, tucked away just off of a country lane, where ramblers may pause to admire this pretty country house and listen to the gentle trickle of the Little Dart as they start their walk of the 'Two Moors Way'; this is truly an idyllic setting which is also easily accessible.
From Junction 27 of the M5 head west on the North Devon Link Road, passing Tiverton and continuing for about another 5 minutes taking the second turning signed for Rackenford. Once you see the village signs for Rackenford, continue straight ahead onto a little lane and after about 4 miles, Bradford Mill will be spotted tucked into the valley in such a pretty spot.
The vendors have spent much time and effort in creating a beautiful home, a true rural retreat perfect for those who love the outdoors, with extensive gardens, an orchard, a large duck pond and fishing from the banks of your own garden. There is also a small paddock, stables and a hay barn; with the option to buy about an acre of further paddock land if required.
The house offers extensive accommodation and the old attached hay barn and garage have been incorporated into the main house to create a self sufficient annexe which would be ideal for letting for a long term income or holiday lets, taking advantage of the active walking holidays in the area.
The house is full of character and as one would expect, low ceilings and beams, inglenook fireplaces and deep window sills create a very cosy and homely feeling. The annexe retains some character yet offers a modern finish and the higher ceilings would make this more suitable for the holiday market.
The entrance canopy is the perfect place for muddy boots and firewood in readiness for cosy evenings as the nights draw in. The wooden front door opening to the hall, stairs lead to the first floor, the hall continues through to the utility room where a cloakroom is found, the back door opening to a deck upon which is a hot tub. The kitchen is a lovely warm space with an oil fired Stanley Cooker - perfect for baking cakes and roast dinners; plenty of working surfaces and storage is complimented by the walk in pantry. There is plenty of space for a dining table and as the 'heart of the home' this is a lovely place to spend time with the family.
The sitting room has a lovely inglenook with a wood burning stove and the original bread oven; the study offers the same level of character and a wonderful old door gives access into the annexe.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has an en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes and there is also a door out to the rear garden. The second largest bedroom is accessed through a smaller bedroom, the smaller of which is currently used as a library. There is also a fourth bedroom which is a good single. The bathroom is a very good size with twin sinks set in to a vanity unit, a bath, WC and a large airing cupboard.
The annexe offers a lovely reception room with a large inglenook fireplace, high ceiling and a beautiful outlook over the garden to the river. Double glazed patio doors open to a paved patio which is most secluded and would be a great place for you or your guests to relax and enjoy a quiet drink at the end of the day. The annexe kitchen accommodates a large dining table and has more than enough storage and space for white goods. Stairs lead up from the kitchen to a double bedroom which has potential to further develop as there is access out onto a flat roof where a roof terrace could be created as the roof was constructed to hold extra weight. The bathroom is a great size, the bath having a large overhead shower.
Outside, the grounds extend to around two acres and a further acre (approx.) is available by separate negotiation. The vendors are open to selling or retaining any amount of garden that best suits the buyers. The river runs between the lawned garden and the orchard which are linked by a pretty wooden footbridge. The orchard is well stocked with a variety of apple and other productive fruit trees and offers separate gated access back out to the lane. There is double bank fishing here and the fishing continues for some way on one side of the bank. A large pond with a central island is currently home to a number of ducks, surrounded by wetland shrubs and flowers. The paddock currently extends to around half an acre and more is available.
A timber stable block of two loose boxes and a tack room, with mains power and water connected and a separate hay store, all fronted by a concrete yard have gated access to the paddock.
In Witheridge can be found a local shop, a doctors practice and a vet. In both Rackenford and Witheridge you will find primary schools and village pubs. The busy market town of Tiverton lies about eleven miles away where can be found BlundellÙs Independent School for boys and girls together with its own private preparatory school; Petroc college, various primary and secondary schools and a hospital.
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide angle lens to show more of the rooms.
From Junction 27 of the M5 take the A361 "North Devon link road' passing Tiverton. Continue towards North Devon at the roundabout and after about 5 miles take the second turning sign posted for Rackenford. Turn right at the T-Junction and as you get to the Rackenford Village sign, continue straight ahead, signed 'Witheridge'. After about 3 miles you will find Bradford Mill on the right.
Mains electrcity, water and drainage. Oil fired central heating and hot water.
A beautiful former Corn Mill with a 1 bedroom annexe, in an idyllic yet easily accessible rural setting, with 2 acres of gardens, stables and tack room. Approx. 1 acre of further ground is available. EPC: E