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  • Bedrooms: 4
A very spacious and highly individual mill conversion set in beautiful surroundings. Kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, family/games room, sitting room, 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite) and family bathroom. Additional 1 bed studio/annexe. Beautiful landscaped gardens and garage. In total about 1 acre. EPC Band F


Watermill Lodge is set in a very tranquil and tucked away setting in the highly attractive Taw Valley. Excellent local amenities are available in the small local town of Chulmleigh, including a variety of shops, places of worship, post office, health centre, primary and secondary schools, local pubs and other amenities. The popular village of Winkleigh is about 5 miles and the larger market town of South Molton, which provides access to the North Devon Link Road and the M5 (Junction 27) is approximately 13 miles distant. The larger town of Okehampton is about 15 miles and offers an excellent range of facilities and amenities.

Eggesford Station lies on the picturesque Exeter to Barnstaple railway, The Tarka Line, and is within walking distance of the property. The Cathedral City of Exeter is some 21 miles distant to the south east and offers all the facilities and amenities you would expect with also access to the M5 motorway and Exeter airport.

The property is set approximately equidistant between both Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks and there is also a wide array of forestry walks and outdoor pursuits available in the area. The renowned North Devon Coastline with its wide sandy beaches is within easy reach by car.


Watermill Lodge is a highly impressive conversion, forming part of an original building believed to date back to the 19th Century. It offers beautifully proportioned and well presented accommodation over three floors and has been modernised to provide a very spacious family home. The mill incorporates a number of character features including exposed beams, exposed stone walling, several stained glass leaded light internal windows and stone tiled floors. The mature gardens are a particularly impressive feature, complement the property superbly and add greatly to the appeal and tranquillity of the setting.


The front door leads into an enclosed ENTRANCE PORCH and into the DINING ROOM with exposed ceiling beams. An opening leads through to the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM which is fitted with oak fronted units with granite work surfaces and integrated Neff appliances including a double oven, a microwave combination oven, ceramic hob, fridge and dishwasher and Woodwarm multifuel stove. Off the kitchen/breakfast room is a BOOT ROOM with a door to the outside and a door to a UTILITY with stone tiled floor. Off the dining room is a small inner hall with a CLOAKROOM off and steps lead down to a large FAMILY/GAMES ROOM which has doors to the garden and a stone fireplace with wood burning stove. The large and impressive SITTING ROOM has an oak floor, stone fireplace with Woodwarm stove and French doors to a railed balcony with a superb outlook over the rear gardens. A second staircase leads to a galleried LANDING/LIBRARY area with vaulted ceiling and original king post and 'A' frame beams.

On the first floor the MASTER BEDROOM has a feature arched window and EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with large glazed cubicle with mixer shower, wash basin, WC and a wooden floor. There are also two additional BEDROOMS on this floor with one having a mezzanine floor over. The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a white suite with mixer shower and screen over the bath and wooden floor. A few steps up from the first floor is a large FOURTH BEDROOM with exposed 'A' frame and kingpost roof trusses. There is also a galleried library area and staircase which overlooks part of the living room.


A gravelled drive provides parking and access to the DOUBLE GARAGE. A side door of this building leads into a LOBBY with door into a BATHROOM and stairs leading up to a 24' STUDIO/ANNEXE above.

The large FRONT GARDEN is laid out with sweeping lawns interspersed with mature trees and shrubs and well stocked flowerbeds. There is an attractive and sheltered sitting area immediately in front of the house.

To the side a five bar gates leads to the extensive and stunning REAR GARDENS. There is a good sized lawned area with well stocked rose borders and a timber pedestrian bridge crosses the former mill leat which has also been fully landscaped and planted with a wide variety of suitable plants.

Across the bridge there is a large level garden with an extensive lawn, various shrubs and fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and a 21' x 13' 'Robinsons' powder coated aluminium GREENHOUSE.

In total the property extends to about 1 ACRE.


Mains water and electricity, private drainage system. Oil fired central heating via radiators.


Strictly by appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From South Molton take the B3226 out of the town towards Exeter. Continue for approximately 9 miles and at Fortescue Cross, Newnham turn left on to the A377. Continue for about 4 miles and just before the entrance to the Fox and Hounds Country Hotel turn right onto the access driveway which leads to the property. Continue and the property will be found at the end directly in front of you.

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29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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