Winsor House is an impressive 18th century Grade II listed village residence set in the mid Devon village of Bow conveniently placed for the wide range of excellent local amenities including a doctors’ surgery, primary school and small co-op supermarket. It is a recognisable property in the village with its bay window frontage. A driveway to the side gives access to off-road parking and a garage plus the outbuildings. The house is believed to date back to the 1700's and is typical of this period having some lovely features including double hung sash windows with internal shuttering, open fireplaces and well-proportioned light rooms with high ceilings giving a spacious feel. There is a newly installed wood pellet boiler running the central heating to add to the efficiency of this place.
The layout offers a huge amount of flexibility with the large living room and dining room opening off the central entrance hall. There are two studies/snugs too which are ideal for home working. The kitchen/dining room is a sociable space with a Range cooker giving a focal point plus the modern convenience one would expect from a house like this. A useful utility room is a great boot room too and currently home to the family dogs! Upstairs, there are 6 or 7 bedrooms with the option to use some rooms together or for other purposes. One of the bedrooms is ideal for a teenager with a second room off it, perfect as a chill out room or for studying. There are two bathrooms plus a shower room on the first floor.
In the rear courtyard, the outbuildings run alongside the parking area and consist of a garage, workshop and store with a large hay loft running above (accessed by stairs in the store) which could be utilised as further accommodation or leisure space, even an annexe, subject to the necessary permissions. A pretty cobbled path leads from the courtyard and buildings into the large garden to the rear which extends to almost 150ft, some of which still has the original cob/brick wall surrounding. Adjoining the lower end of the garden is an orchard, and the whole is bounded by a small country stream and backs onto fields. The garden is a real feature of the property has a fantastic summer house, vegetable plots and a potting shed. Although the property is centrally located within the village, the garden is a real sanctuary with an abundance of wildlife and backing onto adjacent farmland.
To sum up, Winsor House would be ideal for a purchaser seeking a very large period house with potential to create even further accommodation (annexe/studios/bed and breakfast etc subject to the necessary permissions) together with extensive gardens and grounds. The property is being offered for sale with no onward chain.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: F
Utilities: Mains water (Bow Water), electric, telephone & broadband
Drainage: Mains drainage (SWW)
Heating: Wood Pellet boiler providing efficient central heating and wood burner
Listed: Yes Grade II
DIRECTIONS : If entering Bow from Crediton, proceed down through the village, whereupon Winsor House will be found on the right.
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.
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