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This is a unique opportunity to purchase a Grade II listed Tudor Gothic Style house and an attached Gothic revival style Roman Catholic Church
The church is suitable for mixed residential and business use. Great potential for AirBnB or holiday home - so many options!
The property lies on the outskirts of the busy market town of Tiverton, where can be found a good shopping centre and also the famous Blundell's Independent School for Boys and Girls. In Tiverton you will also find Petroc School of Further Education, Tiverton High School, a modern Hospital and a very good 18 hole golf course.
Tiverton lies on the A361 North Devon Link Road with fast access to the surfing beaches of North Devon, whilst in the other direction is Junction 27 of the M5 with its adjoining Parkway Station, from which you can reach Paddington in approx. 2 hours.
The whole area is renowned for its outstanding natural beauty, with the picturesque Exe Valley running up to the rugged heather clad moors of Exmoor a few miles to the north. All country pursuits are "on the doorstep", including lovely walks, hacking, hunting, and fishing in the River Exe.
Sion House is situated towards the edge of the town, set back from the main road with plenty of parking. The vendors have spent much time and care restoring the property, which now offers an array of outstanding features from the mullioned windows, ogival arched doors, ornate architraves and wooden flooring; the house has a modern touch whilst retaining a wealth of character.
Sion House was built in 1869 on grounds gifted by Calverleigh Court. The house and church offer in excess of 5800 square feet. The house offers three reception rooms, an office and a gym, seven bedrooms and four bathrooms. The large open church room is impressive, with a raised stage at the nave from which a door leads into the house; whilst at the other, next to the entrance vestibule, is a shower room, a cloakroom, and a recording studio and hobby room are situated above on the viewing gallery.
Heavy wooden gates open into the front courtyard leading you to the front door. A spacious reception hall with oak flooring offers a warm welcome and gives access to the rest of the house. Stairs rise to the first and second floors and fall to the basement rooms. The living room is a beautiful, light room with large mullioned windows looking south over the rear garden and east over the Exe Valley. The fireplace is fitted with a gas fired stove which comfortably warms the room without the effort of a solid fuel burning stove.
The kitchen is a lovely light room with large south facing windows, plenty of storage, a twin plate 'Esse' cast iron range is supplemented by a gas fired range with six gas burners and triple ovens. A wonderful arched door leads out to the utility area with a pantry and door out to the rear garden and swimming pool. A contemporary stainless steel pillared glazed screen surrounds the patio area and offers safety to young children. Also situated on the ground floor is a dining / music room which has plenty of space for dining and entertaining. Across the hall is the study which then leads through to the church. A cloakroom is also found next to the study.
Stairs lead down to the lower ground floor where the office and gym are situated, the gym having a sauna to one corner. Next to the stairwell is a large store which offers great potential for a shower room to be fitted.
Four bedrooms are found on the first floor, the master bedroom being particularly spacious and having views to the east and a lovely bay window to the south. The second bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and dressing room; the third bedroom an en-suite shower room and the main bathroom has both a bath and separate shower cubicle. Stairs rise to the second floor where three further bedrooms and a shower room are found.
The garden to the rear of the house really is delightfully secluded and being south facing is the perfect place for the heated swimming pool. Within the garden is a summer house, the perfect place to change for the pool or enjoy the garden in the evenings from within its insulated warmth. There is also a large workshop for all those home DIY enthusiasts or simply for storage. The garden extends to the Eastern side of the house, the lawned area perfect for chickens and the current owners have a chicken house here. There is plenty of space with lawns, a vegetable & fruit plot but if required, the large parking area could be altered to create further gardens.
This is a fantastic property that offers a superb work / live opportunity with a number of potential uses. The house would lend itself to a lovely Bed and Breakfast; the church room offering an excellent dining hall and day room. There is plenty of parking outside and the church rooms can be easily segregated from the main house.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage.
From Junction 27 of the M5, take the A361 towards Tiverton and Barnstaple. After about 6 miles you will reach a roundabout at the end of the dual carriage way. Turn left here, heading towards the town centre. At the second roundabout turn right, continue across the next roundabout crossing the river and then turn right on the B3137 signed Witheridge. Turn left at the next sign for Witheridge and Sion House will be seen on the left.