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The Old Rectory, Ashwater, Beaworthy, EX21 5EL

3 bedrooms
2 reception rooms
2 bathrooms
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Key Features

  • Opportunity to acquire part of country house
  • Grade Two listed
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Receptions
  • Period features in abundance
  • Garden and Parking
  • Stunning location
  • Not to be missed
  • Feature staircase
  • Period Kitchen

House Tenure: Freehold

The Old Rectory Ashwater is a beautiful Grade 2 listed old building with parts dating back to at least the 17th century - possibly before.  From its (fully working) bell-tower, barrelled ceilings, panelled rooms and ancient fireplaces to the airy spaciousness of the rooms in the Georgian west wing, this is a house to fall in love with.

For those seeking a new life in the country, the position of The Old Rectory on the edge of the village of Ashwater is exceptionally favourable.  There is a stunning ancient church, and a traditional pub on the attractive but not twee village green only a quarter of a mile up the Rector's Walk.  The village shop/post office and the millennium village hall (the best for miles around) are next to the church.  The tiny village primary school is about 600 metres walk, offering a safe and highly personal experience, a truly idyllic start to the education of the youngsters here.  Unlike many fine old rural residences and farmhouses where you have to use the car whenever you leave home, even just to buy a pint of milk -  all the day to day essential services are a short walk away.

The village hall is so good that there are lots of sporting and leisure activities here including badminton, table tennis (very active clubs) skittles, short tennis etc; there is an art club, a photography club, yoga and Pilates classes as well as the usual quizzes, birthday parties, craft fairs and so on.  The hall is so nice that many local folk now have their wedding receptions here (it has a proper kitchen) when they used to hire much pricier venues.

Ashwater is located in an unusually auspicious position.  It is in an area of exceptional calm and freedom from light pollution (the stars are still bright here!) and amidst beautiful scenery yet it is not too remote.  The cracking beaches of Bude and Widemouth are about 20 minutes' drive away and Dartmoor is scarcely any further.  At the same time, the A30 dual carriageway giving access to Exeter (45 mins to the east) and Cornwall to the west, is 11 minutes' drive from the house.  On the way to the A30 you cross the dam of Roadford Lake - the biggest lake in southern England where a vast array of water sports is on offer at very reasonable prices.

THE ESTATE

A private drive, the first 60 yards shared with neighbours who occupy what used to be the barns and coach house appended to the rectory leads through the stone pillars to the grounds of the house.   There are 4 neighbouring properties about 50 yards away, close enough for added security and to be helpful if needed and far enough away never greatly to impinge on one another's lives.

The Old Rectory sits in around 2.8 acres of grounds.

THE PROPOSITION

This is an exciting opportunity to purchase your own part of The Old Rectory as the property has now been sub-divided into 3 individual units, each unique in their own right.   Split vertically plots one and two are being made available to the open market and they are currently in the process of renovation and subdivision.   More details and photographs will be added as the respective units reach completion but this is an early opportunity to express your interest in what we feel is a unique opportunity to acquire a manageable and beautiful piece of architectural heritage.

Plot Two
Formed from part of the original main building and a more recent extension, plot two incorporates what had up until recently been the large main kitchen and a most appealing semi reverse level living with two bedrooms at ground level and a stunning master bedroom and living space on the first floor.  Again this property will come with its own private garden space and parking.

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The Old Rectory Ashwater is a beautiful Grade 2 listed old building with parts dating back to at least the 17th century – possibly before.  From its (fully working) bell-tower, barrelled ceilings, panelled rooms and ancient fireplaces to the airy spaciousness of the rooms in the Georgian west wing, this is a house to fall in love with.

For those seeking a new life in the country, the position of The Old Rectory on the edge of the village of Ashwater is exceptionally favourable.  There is a stunning ancient church, and a traditional pub on the attractive but not twee village green only a quarter of a mile up the Rector's Walk.  The village shop/post office and the millennium village hall (the best for miles around) are next to the church.  The tiny village primary school is about 600 metres walk, offering a safe and highly personal experience, a truly idyllic start to the education of the youngsters here.  Unlike many fine old rural residences and farmhouses where you have to use the car whenever you leave home, even just to buy a pint of milk –  all the day to day essential services are a short walk away.

The village hall is so good that there is lots of sporting and leisure activities here including badminton, table tennis (very active clubs) skittles, short tennis etc; there is an art club, a photography club, yoga and Pilates classes as well as the usual quizzes, birthday parties, craft fairs and so on.  The hall is so nice that many local folk now have their wedding receptions here (it has a proper kitchen) when they used to hire much pricier venues.

Ashwater is located in an unusually auspicious position.  It is in an area of exceptional calm and freedom from light pollution (the stars are still bright here!) and amidst beautiful scenery yet it is not too remote.  The cracking beaches of Bude and Widemouth are about 20 minutes’ drive away and Dartmoor is scarcely any further.  At the same time, the A30 dual carriageway giving access to Exeter (45 mins to the east) and Cornwall to the west, is 11 minutes’ drive from the house.  On the way to the A30 you cross the dam of Roadford Lake – the biggest lake in southern England where a vast array of water sports is on offer at very reasonable prices.

THE ESTATE

A private drive, the first 60 yards shared with neighbours who occupy what used to be the barns and coach house appended to the rectory leads through the stone pillars to the grounds of the house.   There are 4 neighbouring properties about 50 yards away, close enough for added security and to be helpful if needed and far enough away never greatly to impinge on one another's lives.

The Old Rectory sits in around 2.8 acres of grounds.

THE PROPOSITION

This is an exciting opportunity to purchase your own part of The Old Rectory as the property has now been sub-divided into 3 individual each unique in their own right.   Split vertically plots one and two are being made available to the open market and they are currently in the process of renovation and subdivision.   More details and photographs will be added as the respective units reach completion but this is an early opportunity to express your interest in what we feel is a unique opportunity to acquire a manageable and beautiful piece of architectural heritage.

Plot One

Perhaps best described as what would have formed the larger part of the historical accommodation and boasting a wealth of period features including the bell tower this section of the building will comprise:   4 ensuite double bedrooms, 3 reception rooms and a wine cellar.   It is also anticipated that this property will benefit from a garden amounting to 1/3 acre plus parking.   We have added some historical photos in order to gauge the grandeur of this property.

Plot Two

Formed from part of the original main building and a more recent extension, plot two incorporates what had up until recently been the large main kitchen and a most appealing semi reverse level living with two bedrooms at ground level and a stunning master bedroom and living space on the first floor.  Again this property will come with its own private garden space and parking.

 

AGENTS NOTE:   IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT THESE PROPERTIES WILL BE FREEHOLD AND WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR VENDORS THAT MATTERS ARE IN HAND ALONG WITH REVISED COUNCIL TAX RATINGS.   YOU ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO MAKE YOUR OWN ENQUIRIES WITH THE VENDOR AND TAKE YOUR OWN INDEPENDENT ADVICE AS TO EXACT POSITION AND PROGRESS OF THESE MATTERS

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