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Property Details

Guide Price £725,000
5 bedrooms
Owlscombe, East Lounston, Bickington TQ12 6LB
Under Offer

Lounston is a small hamlet set in rolling countryside between Ilsington and Bickington on the south east corner of Dartmoor National Park. The immediate surrounding area abounds in many lovely walks and rides, with the open Moor at Pinchaford Bowl and Haytor Down less than two miles distant. There is a Nature Reserve managed by the Devon Wildlife Trust within walking distance, as is the charming village of Ilsington with its clusters of thatched cottages, parish church, community shop and traditional Devon Inn, "The Carpenters Arms", and village primary school.

Although occupying a rural location, the area is easily accessible to the A38 Devon Expressway, which is just a few minutes’ drive away and which connects the city of Plymouth with Exeter and the M5 motorway link. The market town of Newton Abbot, about 7 miles away, has a modern pedestrian shopping centre with many high street stores, a main line railway station, and there is a wide choice of independent and state schools in the vicinity. The nearby towns of Bovey Tracey (4 miles) and Ashburton (5 miles) each have a good range of everyday amenities and a variety of interesting shops.

Owlscombe is a stunning home created by the conversion of a traditional farm building. Grade II listed, the barn dates back in parts to more than five hundred years.

It is substantially built of stone walls beneath a grey slate roof and the interior retains some impressive roof timbers which feature in the first floor living room and the study /fifth bedroom.

A large open-plan kitchen and dining room is at the heart of the accommodation and has access to a large outdoor sun deck overlooking the garden. The gardens face south and include lawns, shrubs, feature fish pond and various seating areas. In addition to the main garden there is an allotment-style plot on the opposite side of the lane.

The barn is attached, only for a small part, at the far end of the building where there is a small stone outbuilding which belongs to a neighbouring property.

Tenure: Freehold
Entrance Porch
Natural slate flooring and inset mat well. Exposed stonework to walls. Radiator. Glazed inner screen with central glazed door to
Reception Hall
With dining room off. Built-in double coats cupboard. Radiator. Oak floor. Custom made solid pine staircase with GALLERIED LANDING.
Dining Room-Kitchen
Overall dimensions of 31’6” x 15’ with exposed ceiling timbers. Window overlooking the garden and French doors to sun deck. LED ceiling spotlights. Oak flooring. Exposed stonework to wall. Radiator. KITCHEN AREA fitted with a range of cream coloured farmhouse style units with timber work surfaces. Twin white ceramic sinks with chrome mixer tap. SMEG electric range oven. Five burner propane gas hob with filter hood over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Window to the front aspect with deep wood sill. Slate effect flooring. Windows to the rear aspect with glazed door to the rear outside. Latch door to…
Utility Room
11’6” x 4’9” with rolled edge work surface and stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine and vent for tumble dryer. Radiator. Kitchen storage cupboards.
On the First Floor
Living Room
27'8" x 15'1" An impressive room with ceiling height extending into the full height of the building, with exposed timber "A" frame roof supports. Low level windows to the rear aspect and five roof windows to the rear aspect. Galleried area overlooking the reception staircase. Cast iron Villager wood burning stove with granite hearth. Television aerial point. Telephone point. Two radiators. Exposed low level stonework. Latch door at one end of the room to…
Study/Fifth Bedroom
21'10" x 15'7" with ceiling height extending into the full height of the building, with original exposed timber roof support. High level window to the rear aspect, Radiator. Telephone point. Steps down to..
with built-in shelved linen cupboard and large built-in double shelved storage cupboard. Exposed stonework to wall. Radiator. Airing cupboard. Second staircase dropping down to the ground floor bedroom accommodation (described later in these particulars).
Bedroom 1
17'4" x 14'10" with exposed stonework to two walls. Two good sized built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and further low level wardrobe with hanging rail. Exposed timber roof supports. Roof window and low level window overlooking the garden. Two radiators. Television aerial point. Telephone point. Built-in shelved storage cupboard and access to roof space.
8’10” x 6’6” contemporary white suite comprising bath with wall mounted electric shower, wash hand basin inset double cupboard beneath, low level WC. Wood finish laminate flooring. Towel radiator. Shaver socket. Tiled wall surrounds to bath and basin. Roof window with deep sill.
On the Ground Floor
From the dining area, there is an INNER HALL with continuation of the oak flooring, recessed ceiling LED lights, exposed stonework to wall and steps down to the lower ground floor bedroom accommodation, plus the secondary staircase. This hall provides access to
with low level WC with concealed cistern and wooden seat. Wash hand basin with tiled wall surround. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 2
15'7" x 9'3" with window overlooking the rear garden and door to OUTSIDE SUN DECK. Radiator.
Bedroom 3
12' x 11 overall with window to the side aspect overlooking the garden. Wardrobe area and storage cupboard beneath staircase. Radiator.
Bedroom 4
11'7" x 10'2" with window to the front aspect. Wardrobes. Radiator. Exposed stonework to wall.
Shower Room
White suite of large shower enclosure, wash basin and WC. Towel radiator. LED ceiling lights. Wood finish laminate flooring. Obscure glass window.
Boot Room
11'3" x 8'10" with high level window to the front aspect. Glazed door to the front outside drive. Cupboard housing Worcester Oil fired central heating boiler with digital programmer.
Owlscombe is approached from a minor country lane where there is a pull-in reception drive area with parking for around three cars. A five-bar gate at the side of the barn opens to a further driveway with space for a further three cars and with two modern garden sheds with power and light connected and a greenhouse.

The Gardens
The gardens lie to the rear of the barn and enjoy a sunny south and west facing aspect. There is a good sized lawn and an attractively landscaped ornamental gravelled and paved garden with wildlife pond. There are numerous well established shrubs and trees including Weeping Cherry, Birch, Magnolia, Eucalyptus and climbing roses. Within the garden there are two timber sun decks, the largest of which measures about 27' x 9'3" and has a handy outside storage area beneath. This deck can be accessed from the kitchen and dining room via glazed doors and directly overlooks the garden.

On the opposite side of the lane at the front of the property is a further triangular piece of land with raised growing beds, soft fruits, young fruit trees and shed/workshop 11’4” x 7’4” with windows on two sides and concrete base. Two water butts. This is a pleasant place to sit out and has views over neighbouring fields.
Council Tax
Band C at the time of preparing these sales particulars.
Mains water and electricity connected. Private Klargester drainage system with reed bed. Oil fired central heating with storage tank at side of the drive.
Travelling south on the A38 from the Exeter direction, take the Drumbridges turn off and take the third exit off the roundabout signposted for Liverton. Proceed as far as Exeter Cross and turn right signposted for Ilsington and Rora House. Continue along this road, passing through the old village of Liverton and into an area of open countryside, where you take the first left after a small bridge, into a minor country road (identified by a blue sign restricting vehicles over 7'6"). Continue up the hill for just under one mile, and Owlscombe will be found on the left hand side of the road.
Alternatively, from Ashburton, join the A38 In the Exeter direction and take the Goodstone exit signposted for Newton Abbot and Bickington. Continue along this road and take a left hand turning signposted for Bickington and Ilsington. Take the next turning on the left under the A38 and follow the road around to your right. Stay on this road until you reach the Five Cross signpost. Turn right signposted Lounston and stay on this lane until you reach a T-junction, with a property straight ahead of you. Turn left at this T-junction and follow the lane around to your right, where you will find Owlscombe on the right.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.