Certain things are often high on a buyers’ dream home list – a large village home with potential to improve with a garden to match, beautiful views, original features…the list goes on but this property certainly ticks a lot of boxes. Townsend is being offered for sale for the first time in over 40 years and it does need updating, but it’s a detached, non-listed village house with wonderful proportions and a huge amount of potential to improve, the end result could be quite something. Unusually for a village property, its position enjoys an open, southerly aspect over the garden to the fields beyond.
The layout internally gives 2 similar sized reception rooms, currently used as a dining room and living room and the kitchen/breakfast room could be opened up into one of these to create a larger, more social space. On the front and taking in the garden and countryside views is a conservatory. There’s a useful utility/boot room plus an additional store attached to the rear (currently accessed from the courtyard) which could be incorporated into the living space. On the first floor are 5 bedrooms, a bathroom and a separate WC.
Outside, there’s a gated courtyard at the rear of the property which provides off-road parking and access to the day-to-day door and central hallway. Off the courtyard is the aforementioned store which could be ideal for outdoor equipment, bikes etc or incorporated into the main house. A path to the side gives access to a 2-storey barn which could make additional storage or hobby space, or even an annexe/holiday let (stp). There’s also a further lean-to store and greenhouse. The gardens sit to the south of the property and are private and slightly elevated from the adjacent lane adding to the sense of privacy. The first part of the lawned garden is approx. 12m x 15m with a hedge separating it from the additional and larger garden (this hedge could be removed) which is approx. 38m x 20m and gently slopes to the south. The reason for the separation was in the past, the larger part was a productive vegetable garden although it is now lawn.
There’s a huge amount of potential here to improve or remodel and with a sizable footprint, outbuildings to utilise and of course that large south facing garden to enjoy, this could become the perfect village home.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: Torridge Band D (2023/24 - £2220.93)
Utilities: Mains electric, water, oil.
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 67Mbps (Rightmove)
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Oil-fired central heating and two open fires
DIRECTIONS: From Winkleigh, continue on the A3124 for approx. 4 miles and turn left to Dolton. Continue for approx. 1 mile and when you enter the village, take the left turn into Chapel Street (one way) and at the end, cross the staggered junction and the property is immediately on your left.
Dolton is a charming village nestled in the beautiful county of Devon. Surrounded by rolling hills and picturesque countryside, it offers a peaceful and tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. The village itself boasts a number of excellent facilities, including 2 pubs, a village shop/post office, a butchers shop, a church and a chapel and an active football team. In addition, there are several nearby villages that offer their own unique charm and character, such as Winkleigh and Beaford. Families with children will also be pleased to know that there are a number of highly-regarded schools in the area, including Dolton Primary School and the choice of Chulmleigh or Torrington for secondary school. Overall, Dolton is a fantastic place to live, offering a wonderful combination of natural beauty, community spirit, and excellent amenities.
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