The living areas are light and airy and include a 26-foot triple aspect living room. Spectacular views across rolling countryside towards Dartmoor National Park can be enjoyed from many of the rooms, while others have a lovely outlook over the extensive landscaped rear gardens.
The property is entered via French doors from a light porch into the large entrance hall, from which the accommodation has a free flowing open feel, the reception rooms separated via large glass bifold and French doors providing a flexible space for entertaining. The property is split level with an impressive double width oak flight of steps leading up to a landing area and three of the bedrooms, together with a very good sized family bathroom, with separate walk in shower cubicle.
On the lower ground floor are two further double bedrooms, a modern shower room, and a sizeable utility room. This area has its own level access entrance and could be easily converted to a self-contained annex area if desired. Both bedrooms also have double patio doors to the front of the property, and the space could be easily adapted to a home office, with the ability to see clients at home, without them coming through the main house. The property also benefits from access to superfast broadband.
Outside, the property is set well back from the quiet country lane by a long circular driveway, and mature trees provide a good level of privacy. There are good sized lawns, a ‘sun trap’ patio area with views to Dartmoor, and a further large area of garden, with space to put a summerhouse, or lodge, subject to obtaining any necessary consents.
From the circular driveway (no having to reverse horseboxes!), a five bar gate leads over a concrete lane to a sheltered yard with block built triple garage, currently converted to stabling, barn and tack room. There is an inspection pit under the barn area and this building could easily be returned to garage use with the addition of garage doors. A woodchip turn-out paddock provides a shady, sheltered spot for ponies, and the track continues on around this, leading up to two enclosed grass paddocks with a breathtaking panoramic vista of Dartmoor on the horizon, looking across to Fernworthy forest and Cawsdon Beacon.
The formal gardens at the rear include a sheltered gravel patio area enclosed by an amphitheater of terraced flower beds situated around a central fishpond and waterfall providing a peaceful and sunny haven. There are several raised stone beds with flowers and produce, a green house, rigid poly tunnel, chicken run and large shed. Substantial stone terraces frame the lawns, separating an attractive and productive ‘forest garden’ area with many varieties of fruiting shrubs, trees & produce. Mature shrubs and trees, terraced seating areas, and established borders all combine to give a rich and colourful display.
Zeal Monachorum is a quintessential Devon village, with lovely thatched cottages, and far reaching views. There is a family friendly inn, The Waie Inn, with soft play area, skittles alley, indoor pool, squash courts and sports hall, as well as astro pitch and fishing lake. The nearby village of Bow has a well-regarded primary school, pub, a garden centre with restaurant and a Co-operative mini supermarket (with bakery), as well as bus connections to Crediton and Exeter.
Rail networks can be found at Morchard Road and Lapford, and further primary schooling is available in Morchard Bishop, North Tawton, Copplestone and Lapford. There is an award winning local shop in Morchard Bishop with a coffee shop, and Lapford also has a mini supermarket with petrol station. Secondary schooling can be found at Queen Elizabeth’s Community College in Crediton, or Chulmleigh College, which has built up a strong academic reputation. There is an easy commute to Exeter via the A377 and access to the A30 at Widdon Down or Okehampton.
From the B3220 (Crediton to Winkleigh Road) take the turning to Zeal Monachorum at Stop Gate Cross (signposted for the Waie Inn). Follow the road up into the village and take the right hand turn towards North Tawton, just before the church entrance. Follow the road for about 250 yards and the driveway to the Rowans will be seen on the right hand side.
The accommodation, with approximate measurements comprises;
with uPVC double glazed door and side panels, slate tiled flooring and inset foot mat, double patio doors to
maximum dimensions of this spacious L-shaped entrance with oak flooring, built-in cupboards and two radiators, and large opening to
with patio doors opening onto seating area and offering superb views to Dartmoor, radiator and oak flooring.
Oak surround glazed double doors from Hall to
a lovely light triple aspect room with large picture window to front, uPVC double glazed patio doors opening onto the rear garden, stone feature fireplace with inset wood burner and bespoke local oak mantle piece, oak flooring and two radiators.
partially divided by arched brick walling, eye catching fitted modern kitchen with off grey/blue units, with copper coloured handles, cream stone composite worktops, inset stainless steel Belfast sink and mixer tap, attractive stone upstands, glass tiled splash back and matching wall units. Rangemaster cooker with two ovens, grill, proving drawer, and five ring ceramic induction hob (available by separate negotiation), Rangemaster stainless steel extractor hood, integral dishwasher, built-in larder cupboard and door to the rear gardens. Dining area with picture window to rear and oak & glass bifold door opening onto the study area to enable appreciation of the stunning views matching wood effect laminate flooring and radiator.
Double width oak tread steps from entrance hall to landing area with further oak flooring
including depth of recess, an ideal area for en-suite shower room / dressing room, wood painted flooring, a dual aspect room with superb views and radiator.
A light dual aspect room with white painted wooden floor and radiator.
front aspect, pine stripped floorboards and radiator.
lovely fitted modern suite with panelled bath, large shower cubicle with chrome fittings wash handbasin and vanity unit with oak cupboards and composite stone top, attractive distressed wood effect flooring, low-level WC, heated towel rail and built-in airing cupboard which is centrally heated along with the towel rail on a separate loop to enable use all year.
Oak tread steps from entrance hall to
(Potential Annexe Area)
an expansive dual aspect room with patio doors to the front and radiator.
maximum with patio doors to front and radiator. Cosy double sleeping recess with reading spotlight. Hidden cupboard to stopcock & water meter.
a lovely modern fitted suite with large walk-in shower cubicle and chrome fittings, low-level WC, pedestal wash basin, chrome heated towel rail and wood effect flooring.
with hot water tank (future proofed to connect to solar photovoltaic panels once installed), oil central heating boiler, sink and plumbing for washing machine & tumble drier, a dual aspect room with door to rear.
The property is set back from the road with sweeping drive leading to parking area, lawns with mature shrubs, hedging and mature trees provide privacy, paved patio to front with seating. Wooden gate to the side provides access to further large parking area / yard and triple garage currently converted to Stabling 20’ x 20’ including: barn (with inspection pit), covered grooming / tack up area and loosebox, separate Tack Room 20 x 9’10. This area has light & power and yard floodlight In addition there is a Greenhouse, rigid Poly Tunnel, wood store, further Garden Shed 11’5 x 9‘1
The rear gardens are nicely landscaped and established with numerous seating areas, extensive gravel area, brand new Hot Tub (available by separate negotiation), 3 outside plug sockets, floodlight, numerous flower beds and steps to extensive lawns with further seating areas, flower beds, shrubs and ’forest garden’ area with a huge variety of fruit trees, shrubs and other produce including an asparagus bed. The garden is bordered by hedging, trees and fencing providing a great deal of privacy. Steps lead across the produce area to two paddocks, woodchip turnout area for horses, and chicken run.
Oil Fired Central Heating, Mains Electric, Water and Drainage.
Mid Devon District Council.
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