The Old Station House is a fairytale property surrounded by its own land which used to be a rail station and is now a delightful family house. The line was closed in the 1960s and the old station completely redesigned with a first floor bedroom and extensions to the original accommodation which now has outstanding views to the woods and fields beyond the house.
The magnificent drawing room has a high ceiling and splendid open fireplace which leads into a long room divided into three areas with a conservatory, dining area and well-fitted kitchen. The master bedroom suite includes a dressing room and an en-suite bathroom; the property has three further bedrooms, two of which are en-suite.
To the west is an annexe with a sitting room/bedroom/office and a shower room which offers ideal separate accommodation for guests. Adjoining here are various additional rooms used for storage including store room, flower room and a large workshop.
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The gardens and grounds are exceptional. Outside is an abundance of trees, shrubs and flower borders providing year-round colour. A long tree-lined drive leads to the front of the house with parking for numerous vehicles. An attractive area of formal gardens also has two large herbaceous beds. To the front is a west-facing terrace and a rockery has steps leading down to the fields and river beyond.
An area of lawn leads to a substantial fruit and vegetable garden and a path leads to a water garden incorporating three main ponds, a pontoon and an abundance of water lilies; a summer house is perfectly placed to enjoy the views. There are fishing rights on the rivers and the land comes to 60 acres.
The house is situated in the valley of the River Lew at its confluence with the River Torridge, about a mile from the market town of Hatherleigh which has a good selection of shops, post office, school and Okehampton just seven miles away. Exeter is 35 miles.
The guide price is £1.35m. For further information please contact Savills on 01392 455 755 or visit www.savills.com.
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