Bue Cottage, Meeth, Okehampton, Devon EX20 3EP
Situated on the edge of a quiet village, a wonderful 4 double bedroom detached country home with P.P. for 5th bedroom. Detached stone barn, further outbuildings, paddock and approx. 1 acre of garden. Far reaching countryside views. EPC D.
Situated on the edge of the village of Meeth, and having unspoilt countryside views, this 4 double bedroom family home, offers an abundance of space and character throughout. Having been renovated and extended by the current sellers over the past 14 years, the house and barn has had a complete transformation. But no need to worry, there is still plenty of scope to put your own mark, with planning permission for a first floor extension for a further ensuite bedroom with further scope for the barn (subject to any necessary consents).
Originally dating back to 1700s, the cottage sits within approximately an acre of its own gardens and paddock, located on the outskirts of Meeth but only a stone's throw away from the heart of the village.
The property enters into a stone porch having windows on both side aspects. The typical longhouse style property has 2 rooms to either side of the entrance hall. The Kitchen is fitted with a range of wooden base and wall units having inset butler sink, Stanley range and eye level double oven. There is space for a free standing fridge and space and plumbing for dish washer. Off the kitchen is the utility room, again fitted with ample storage, having stainless steel sink, space for fridge and freezer and space and plumbing for washing machine. A rear porch is an ideal boot room.
The triple aspect study come 4th bedroom is to the far end of the house, an ideal space for a dependent relative. Bay window to the north elevation overlooking the adjoining fields and French doors lead onto the garden.
The dining room is an impressive space having original inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and bread oven. A substantial wooden lintel is coupled with stone surround and slate hearth. The dual aspect sitting room has a further inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and bread oven. Exposed beams are prominent throughout. The conservatory, added in 2006 is a fabulous space with countryside views all around.
Completing the ground floor is a bathroom accessed off the split level stair case. The bathroom is fully tiled having bath with shower over, low level w.c. and wash hand basin, and heated towel rail.
To the first floor there are 3 double bedrooms each having built in wardrobes. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room consisting of shower cubicle with aqua boarding, low level w.c. wash hand basin and heated towel rail. The current owners have been granted planning permission under West Devon Borough Council to create a first floor extension for a fifth bedroom and ensuite (ref. 2363/16/HHO).
The property is approached over a common lane, entering into wooden gates where the property sits in the centre of its own grounds. There is parking for several vehicles to the front of the property.
The 19'4 x 37'5' Barn is an impressive outbuilding, re-built in 2008 to house a vintage double decker bus having double inward open hinged wooden doors measuring 10'' x 13'6''. The roof line has been raised for an enormous amount of storage, this barn would also provide safe storage for a horse box/trailer for any equestrian enthusiast. The barn has ample lighting and power sockets throughout, there is a workshop area fitted with a range of benches. Stairs lead up to an office measuring 18'10 x 6'10 with some restricted head height. There is endless potential for this barn, a busy workshop, additional stabling and even conversion for a detached annex (STPP).
To the side of the barn is a garage 20'7 x 10'2 which has light and power connected, stable door to the side for pedestrian access.
There is a lean-to at the rear of the barn spanning 38' x 12'1 having a corrugated roof and power & light connected, a great store with access from the adjacent paddock. This would also provide shelter for any animals that graze the paddock.
There is a former stable block that has been converted into an a triple aspect office space 10'8 x 28'2, This has power, lighting, heating installed along with a telephone and internet point connected and it also has it's own alarm system. This could easily be converted back into a stable block with a hardstanding to front which provides space for horses to be groomed and bathed with the use of the external water supply.
The grounds surrounding the property are mainly laid to lawn with a natural, clay lined pond to the west corner, this holds all the surface water and rainwater from the house. There is also an approx. 20' deep well having a concrete cover and pumped fountain on top. There are fabulous countryside views to the rear. To the east boundary is the paddock, boarded by trees and Devon bank. This property is a hidden treasure.