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Property Details

Guide Price £650,000
4 bedrooms
Ashburton, TQ13 7HT
Recently Sold
Nestled in the beautiful wooded valley of the River Ashburn one mile north of Ashburton, Belford Mill Cottage enjoys a wide choice of fabulous walking country on the doorstep including along the woodland river bank and to the moor via the high-hedged Devon lanes in one direction, and to Ashburton town centre in the other.

Indeed Ashburton can be reached within twenty minutes on foot or five minutes by car and has a vibrant town centre with a wide range of independent shops, eateries, award winning post office, primary/secondary schools and a well-supported community arts centre. Ashburton is also where the A38 can be joined for Plymouth, Exeter and the national motorway network.

With origins dating back to the early nineteenth century, Belford Mill Cottage forms part of a former mill building connected with the local wool industry, for which Ashburton was renowned.

Understood to have been converted in the 1980s/90s and listed Grade II, it offers a ‘one-off’ country home with characterful accommodation arranged over four floors, and is substantially built of stone with louvered-style weather boarding to the top floor, where the original wool loft would have been sited.

Virtually every room benefits from splendid views over the neighbouring wooded hillside with the upper floors also taking in countryside views down the valley in the direction of Ashburton. The two living rooms have cosy wood-burners and the top floor loft bedroom with its vaulted ceiling and large timber-framed windows is a particularly impressive space.

A pretty garden provides a private outdoor space in which to relax and entertain.

Tenure: Freehold
Wide multi-paned secondary glazed entrance door opening to the hall.
Coats rack to wall. Door on the left to the living room.
Living Room
13' x 11'4" Overall. With wood burner on a grey slate hearth. Polished wood floor. Sash window with outlook over the gardens and woodland hillside. Timbered ceiling painted white. Shelved storage cupboard to the side of the fireplace. TV and telephone points. Walk-through to the kitchen-dining room.
Kitchen - Dining Room
17' x 13'4" Overall. With a range of limed-oak fronted kitchen units along one wall. Worktop with inset-white ceramic sink with mixer tap. REDFYRE oil fired oven range also heating radiators and hot water. Built-in electric oven with hob and fume hood over. Plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Wide secondary double glazed window over sink with lovely outlook over the gardens and woodland hillside. Timber ceiling painted white and LED ceiling spotlights. Ceramic tiled floor with underfloor heating. Multi-paned door to the porch.
With coat rack to wall. Space for shoes/boots. Part glazed door to the outside.
Ground Floor Cloakroom/WC
White WC and wash basin. Radiator. Tiled floor. Feature tall narrow window.
First Floor Landing
8'6" x 6'3" Overall. Approached via a turned staircase from the hall. Secondary double glazed window with outlook over the gardens and wooded hillside. Radiator. Ample space for a desk or item of furniture.
First Floor Living Room
14'7" x 14'9" Overall. Light oak wood flooring. Secondary double glazed window with lovely views over the garden and woodland beyond. Wood-burning stove on slate hearth. Radiator. LED ceiling spotlights. Connecting door to bedroom.
Door To
11' x 10'9" Overall. Continuation of light oak flooring as in living room. Secondary double glazed window with lovely outlook. Radiator. Door to en-suite.
En-suite Shower/WC
White suite of shower with glazed enclosure, wash basin and WC. Radiator. Sash window with lovely outlook over the garden and hillsides.
Second Floor Landing
Approached via a continuation of the turned staircase from the first floor landing. Secondary double glazed sash window with lovely outlook
14'8" x 10'6" Overall. Secondary double glazed sash window with wonderful woodland outlook. Radiator. Connecting door to …
16'5" x 13'4" Overall. Secondary double glazed window with views. Radiator. Fitted wardrobe and shelved airing cupboard. Radiator. Door to en-suite.
En-suite Shower/WC
White suite of shower with glazed enclosure, wash basin and WC. Radiator. Sash window with lovely outlook over the garden and hillsides.
Top Floor Bedroom
Vaulted ceiling with exposed timber roof supports. Pine floor boards. Two large full-length windows with wonderful outlook down the valley. Two radiators. Large built-in double wardrobe. Two Velux roof windows.
En-Suite Bathroom
White suite of bath with mixer shower tap and glazed shower screen, wash basin and WC. Ceiling spotlights. Heated towel radiator. Shaver socket. Large window matching those in the bedroom with wonderful outlook down the valley.
A pair of tall solid timber gates hung on substantial stone piers open to a well-surfaced driveway with parking for at least four cars including a block-paved area by the main entrance. To the right of the drive is a carport/log store 15' x 13' and adjoining garden shed/store 12'10" x 6'6" with power and light connected.

The garden is a couple of steps lower than the drive and includes a gently sloping lawn with natural stone boundary wall on one side. The garden has deep well-stocked shrubbery beds, various seating areas and contains a number of established plants and trees including a fine old apple tree.


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.