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Waterleat House, Colebrooke

Property Summary

Rural living on the edge of a village? A detached former farmhouse with approved planning to create further bedrooms and living areas set in 1.2 acres, with ample parking and garage.

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This is a lovely example of a former farmhouse in a beautiful setting found between Colebrooke and the hamlet of Penstone. There is an excellent local community with regular events in both locations and the villages of Coleford and Yeoford offer eating pubs which are within a stroll along the quiet lanes. In fact, a footpath leads from close to the house to Yeoford which also boasts a train station with services to Exeter and Barnstaple.

Currently the house has 4 bedrooms but plans have been drawn and approved (planning and conservation) to extend the accommodation into the adjoining barns. This would create a further 2 bedrooms and make a larger kitchen/family room (see floorplans and the CGI image showing what’s approved). Due to the location, for anyone looking to create a family home to live in and improve, this is for you.

The farmhouse is somewhat a blank canvass and there aren’t many around with so much to offer. On the ground floor is a kitchen, large utility/boiler room and an unused store plus a living room with large fireplace and a dining room. The central stairs lead to 4 bedrooms (with potential master en-suite and dressing room) and family bathroom. There is LPG heating throughout.

In all, the property stands in a plot of approx. 1.2 acres with a workshop / garage and huge hard-standing making it ideal for a number of vehicles.

AGENTS NOTES : The property’s land runs parallel with a railway line which has limited use (Tarka Line) with usually 2 or 4 carriages running and the service runs each way approx. once an hour.

Please see the floorplan for room sizes.

Council Tax: E
Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband
Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 67Mbps
Drainage: Mains drainage
Heating: Gas fired central heating (LPG)
Listed: Yes Grade II
Tenure: Freehold

DIRECTIONS : From Crediton, take the A377 Barnstaple road for about 1.5 miles and turn left at Barnstaple Cross as signed Yeoford and Coleford. Proceed for approx. 2.5 miles into the village of Coleford and turn left at the crossroads as signed to Colebrooke. Follow this country lane taking the first left turning signed to Penstone and continue through the hamlet, go across the ford and under the railway bridge and Waterleat House will be found on the right.

COLEBROOKE is a compact, pastoral village in the heart of a low-lying part of Devon; characterised by a gentler landscape, patches of dense broadleaf woodland and from time to time flourishing orchards. Its church is a key focal point, and famous for its connection to Henry Kingsley’s novel ‘The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn’. Furthermore, it is the speculated home of the mythological ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’, a treasured character from the Devonian folk song ‘Widecombe Fair’. It is said he was an “amorous bachelor” with fiery red hair. For a delicious, freshly prepared meal The New Inn in Coleford is only half a mile away. The village of Yeoford is 2 miles southward. This has another great local pub, The Duck – with a pleasant stream-side beer garden. In addition, there is a railway station and primary school. For a greater range of facilities, the market town of Crediton is a 10-minute drive away.

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