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The Old Malt House, Bow

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Property Summary

If you’re looking for something with character and a WOW FACTOR then look no further, 3 or 4 bedrooms, 3 large reception rooms and a charming courtyard with further studio and office space, all in a village setting.
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The Old Malt House is a charming Grade II* listed village residence steeped in history. It is believed to date back to c1450 and is rumoured that King Charles II stayed in the house during the civil war when the property formed part of a coaching Inn. The property is large and contains a wealth of interesting period features including exposed beams, plank and muntin screens and on multiple levels, every room has an interesting and different feel.

The large entrance hall is an instant taste of what’s to come in this house. The original cross passage has a flagstone floor and timber panelling and at the far end is a floor to ceiling hardwood glazed wall with door to outside. On the ground floor is a large living room with high ceilings, exposed timbers and a huge fireplace with woodburning stove. There is a dining room with a solid fuel Rayburn (just used on occasion if desired) and built in storage. A few steps down take you into a large family room, again full of character throughout. There is a door linking to a recently roofed studio/home office which has a water feed so could be utilised as a utility. The kitchen overlooks the rear courtyard and to the countryside beyond, and is well fitted with in keeping yet modern wooden units.

From the hall, an oak staircase leads to a lovely bathroom and continues to the first floor. Here can be found 3 bedrooms, plus a useful study area (and what is believed to be a priest hole) and an occasional bedroom (through room) which is currently used as a playroom area. The character certainly continues on the first floor with plenty of wood on show including some stunning examples of craftmanship on the beams.

Outside to the rear is a lovely private courtyard which is paved for ease of maintenance. From the courtyard there is access to the aforementioned studio which links back into the house, a generous store, and a garden room which is used as a summer guest room and has power and light. This would make an excellent home office or additional studio too. Finally, there is a “lower ground” undercroft room, again with power and light and would suit many uses.

The house is large with so much character and it is hard to describe how unique it is. Viewings are certainly advised. The combination of character and space along with the flexibility of the room layouts, plus the multiple additional studio/office spaces, makes it a true one off.

There is a free public car park approximately 50m from the property as, like so many of these older properties, there is no off-road parking next to it.

Please see the floorplan for room sizes.

Council Tax: D
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 67Mbps
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Oil fired central heating
Listed: Yes – Grade II *
Tenure: Freehold

BOW is a hilltop village on the River Yeo. It sits at the edge of an expansive, wild piece of country, bordered by wind-swept fields of wheat, shadowed by Dartmoor in the distance. It shares a church and common history with the nearby hamlet of Nymet Tracey. ‘Nymet’ means Sacred Grove in Celtic and to the west of Bow is a 3rdmillennium BC woodhenge, once a place of spiritual significance for Pagan worshippers in the area. Modern Bow is a peaceful, family-friendly village with a rustic country pub, a popular primary school and a Cooperative mini supermarket – an idyllic country escape.

DIRECTIONS : The property is found in the centre of Bow, around 50m down from the free village car park, on the right before reaching the crossroads.

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