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ORCHARD AND POUND BARNS, SAMPFORD COURTNEY, DEVON

Hatherleigh 6 miles – Okehampton 8 miles – Exeter 24 miles

Sampford Courtney is one of the most beautiful villages in Devon, consisting essentially of period houses and cottages, many of them thatched and having a church, pub and post office/shop. The village is situated in the heart of the rolling Mid Devon countryside about 8 miles to the north of Okehampton, which has an excellent range of local facilities, including a new leisure centre and hospital, Waitrose supermarket and state education. The nearby market town of Hatherleigh also provides a full range of shopping and other facilities and at Okehampton there is access onto the A30 dual carriageway, leading west to Cornwall and east to the university and cathedral city of Exeter, half an hour away by car, where there are railway stations with mainline connections to London, an international airport and access onto the M5 motorway. To the south of Okehampton and the A30 is the town of Tavistock, where there are excellent opportunities for private education, with Mount House Preparatory School and Kelly College. Within easy reach to the south is the Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery and providing excellent opportunities for walking, riding and fishing.
ORCHARD BARN

Orchard Barn is the largest of a courtyard of barns situated beside the church on the edge of the village, in a most peaceful and attractive setting. The owner has recently completed the conversion in an imaginative and distinct contemporary style, taking great care to use local materials, including oak from the Fishleigh Estate at Hatherleigh and the Duchy of Cornwall, and Douglas fir from the Duke of Bedfords estate at Tavistock. The attached house is partly exposed stone and partly rendered, beneath a slate roof, and inside the emphasis is on space and light. Doors are made of double skinned Douglas Fir with door furniture of hand forged steel by Clayton-Munroe.

         

There is under floor heating throughout the ground floor and the house benefits from an efficient condensing oil fired boiler and a very high degree of insulation to both walls and roof. Doorways from a large main drawing room lead into a spectacular oak framed sun room, with French doors out to the gardens and a large fitted kitchen/breakfast room. These rooms all have attractive travertine tiled flooring and, in addition, on the ground floor is a separate sitting room. On the first floor there are three full height bedrooms with exposed roof timbers, incorporating a screen hiding bathroom facilities in the principal suite and wet rooms in the other two, all with quality fittings, including limestone tiling. To the rear of the house are extensive, essentially level, gardens.

From the driveway a slate paved path leads up to the glazed entrance door to

GROUND FLOOR
(Please refer to floor plan for room dimensions)

Kitchen/breakfast room (W&E) Travertine tiled floor, extensive range of fitted base and wall cupboards with deep sink, oak work surfaces, limestone tiled splash backs, central island with cupboards and drawers, oven, oak work surface, 5 ring hob with extractor over, breakfast bar, dishwasher, exposed beam, downlighting, door to

Utility room Travertine tiled floor, fitted base and wall cupboards with sink and drainer unit and work surface, oil fired condensing boiler, glazed door to driveway, door to

Cloakroom Travertine tiled floor, wash basin, WC.

From the kitchen/breakfast room, a doorway leads to

Sun room/dining room (S,E&N) a spectacular full height room with exposed traditionally pegged oak frame and full height windows and doors around three sides to the gardens, Travertine tiled floor, exposed stone wall, French doors to gardens, roof lights, recessed LED floor lights, doorway to

Drawing room (W&E) Travertine tiled floor, full height windows, glazed door to gardens, raised log burning 8kW stove on slate plinth, exposed beams, staircase rising, doorway to kitchen and doorway to lobby with rear staircase rising and door to

Sitting room/study (S&E) exposed beam, walk in under stairs cupboard, down lighting.

From the drawing room, the turned solid oak staircase with gallery at mezzanine level overlooking the sun room, rises to

FIRST FLOOR

Landing exposed oak boarded floor, doors to

Principal suite (W&E) full height bedroom with exposed roof timbers, exposed boarded floor, doors to separate WC and cupboard housing hot water cylinder, radiator, screen hiding bathroom area with free standing bath set into Travertine tiled alcove and wash stands with twin wash basins.

Secondary Suite (W&E) full height bedroom with exposed, traditionally pegged Douglas Fir A frames, exposed boarded floor, radiator, circular Ying-Yang wet room with limestone tiled walls and floor, including shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail/radiator. Door to

Suite Three (W&E) full height bedroom with exposed roof timbers, exposed boarded floor, radiator, circular Ying-Yang wet room with limestone tiled walls and floor, including shower, wash basin, WC and heated towel rail/radiator. Door to

Rear landing, rear staircase, roof light, door to

Guest Suite

Bedroom 4 (S&E) exposed boarded floor, built in wardrobe cupboard, radiator.

Shower room, limestone tiled shower cubicle, marble wash basin set onto wooden cupboard with wood top and limestone tiled splash back, WC, roof light, heated towel rail/radiator.

OUTSIDE

The entrance drive leads through granite pillars from the road down past the ancient farm Pound around a level lawned area with traditional stone wall surround to the front and then on, past the end of the house to a parking and turning area. To the east side of the house are extensive and essentially lawned gardens. The guide price is listed below. There will not be an auction for this barn.


POUND BARN

An imaginatively converted barn, with high quality fittings, in a delightfully peaceful village location beside the church.



Hall, kitchen/dining room/sitting room, utility room, cloakroom, 2 bedroom/shower room/bathroom suites. Parking, gardens.

SITUATION

Sampford Courtenay is one of the most beautiful villages in Devon, consisting essentially of period houses and cottages, many of them thatched, and having a church, pub and post office/shop. The village is situated in the heart of the rolling Mid Devon countryside, about 8 miles to the north of Okehampton, which has an excellent range of local facilities, including new leisure centre and hospital, Waitrose supermarket and state education. The nearby market town of Hatherleigh also provides a full range of shopping and other facilities and at Okehampton there is access onto the A30 dual carriageway, leading west to Cornwall and east to the university and cathedral city of Exeter, half an hour away by car, where there are railway stations with mainline connections to London, an international airport and access onto the M5 motorway. To the south of Okehampton and the A30 is the town of Tavistock, where there are excellent opportunities for private education, with Mount House Preparatory School and Kelly College. Within easy reach to the south is the Dartmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery and providing excellent opportunities for walking, riding and fishing.

DESCRIPTION

Pound Barn is the one of an attractive courtyard of period barns on what was originally an old farm situated in a delightfully peaceful location, beside the church on the edge of the village. The owner has recently completed the conversion in an imaginative and distinct contemporary style, taking great care to use local materials, including oak from the Fishleigh Estate at Hatherleigh and the Duchy of Cornwall, and Douglas fir from the Duke of Bedfords estate at Tavistock. The barn, which is attached at one end is partly rendered and partly exposed stone, beneath a slate roof, and has been imaginatively converted. Doors are made of double skinned Douglas Fir with door furniture of hand forged steel by Clayton-Munroe. There is under floor heating and quality fittings throughout and the house benefits from an efficient condensing oil fired boiler and a very high degree of insulation to both walls and roof. Inside the emphasis is on space and light, including the full height kitchen/dining room/sitting room, together with two bedroom/shower room/bathroom suite. Features include travertine tiled flooring and slate window sills. To the front of the house is a parking area and to the rear is a good sized garden, bounded by the traditional cob and stone wall of the churchyard.

    

From the parking area and driveway a slate paved path leads to the glazed entrance door to

GROUND FLOOR
(Please refer to floor plan for room dimensions)

Hall/passageway Travertine tiled floor on two levels with slate steps, exposed roof timbers, roof light, slate steps down to

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room (S&N) an attractive full height room with exposed roof timbers, Travertine tiled floor, French doors to front and glazed door to garden, slate steps up to kitchen area encompassed by a half height screen with Travertine tiled floor, range of fitted base cupboards with beech work surfaces, deep sink and drainer, limestone tiled splash backs, 4 ring hob with extractor over, oven, fridge, dishwasher, slate window sill, downlights.

From the hall passageway, doors lead to

Utility room Travertine tiled floor, fitted slate work top with plumbing for washing machine below, glazed door to gardens, door to

Cloakroom Travertine tiled floor, wash basin, WC, extractor fan.

Guest Suite

Bedroom 2 (S) built in cupboard housing oil fired hot water cylinder, slate window sill.

Shower room, Travertine tiled shower cubicle with mosaic limestone tiled floor, wash basin, WC, Travertine tiled floor and part walls.

Principle Suite

Bedroom 1 (N) full height room with exposed roof timbers, glazed door and side panels to outside, roof light with glimpse of church tower.

Bathroom, Travertine tiled floor, free standing bath, wash basin, WC, slate window sills.

OUTSIDE

The tarmac entrance drive leads past the original "Pound" on the right, from the house is named, down to a gravel parking and turning area in front of the house. To one end and along the rear are lawned gardens partly bounded by the cob and stone wall of the churchyard.

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