Meshaw, South Molton, Devon, EX36

Under Offer ££1,250,000 Guide

Key Features

A fine example of a Grade II Listed country residence
Four bedroomed main house
Two bedroom holiday let
Large studio and additional outbuildings.
Set in its own glorious grounds, pasture paddock,
Swimming pool, lake and meadow.
In all about 4.27 acres.

About This Property

Delightfully charming countryside residence
Holiday let with additional outbuildings. Fine views over own grounds, pasture paddock, swimming pool, lake & meadow. In all about 4.27 acres.

Little Venhay has a historical interest believed to be a former hunting lodge of the Earl of Portsmouth and parts of the main house date back to the 16th century, the characterful property is Grade II Listed. The house enjoys views over its own grounds with additional buildings set within the court yard to the rear. The main house is mainly constructed of cob under a slate roof. Original features include Gothic windows, cobbled stone floor and panelled doors.
Close to the house is Orchard cottage, the holiday let, converted from a former barn and is presented to a very high standard. This two bedroomed detached property is currently let out on a regular basis providing a good source of income and has potential to be utilised further. The little barn has planning permission to convert to a one bedroomed holiday let with mezzanine level which has been started but planning is incomplete. Beyond these properties is the fantastic studio, currently split in to two sections but creates a superb space which could be used for a variety of uses, having previously been used as a photography studio. Completing the outbuildings is a single garage and workshop.
There is ample hardstand parking around the buildings.
The house overlooks its south-facing gardens which lead out to a level pasture paddock, with a footbridge leads to the meadow, lake and wooded copse. There is also a vegetable garden with polytunnel, orchard and swimming pool.
In total, Little Venhay extends to about 4.27 Acres
The Main House
Entrance Porch Cobbled floor with Oak bench on either side. Historical front door with herringbone design on the reverse leads to
Entrance hall Cobbled floor, fitted book shelves in recess and exposed beam. Georgian spiral staircase that has been recently restored with Gothic stair window with wooden shutters
Cloakroom Tiled floor. Coat Hooks. Beam with historical hooks. Single glazed window. Wash hand basin. Close coupled WC.
Library Built in Oak shelving with ladder attached. Two single glazed windows. Built in Oak desk. Parquet flooring. Radiator. Exposed brick work.
Kitchen Breakfast Room Newly fitted in 2017. Slate tiled floor. Patio doors to garden. Beams. Granite worktop with base units under. Wall units. Island with Oak inlay. Four oven AGA which has been converted to electricity recessed in former fireplace with brick arch and hearth. Feature bread oven. Belfast sink with mixer tap. Integrated dishwasher. SMEG oven with AEG electric hob.
Utility Drying cupboard. Airing cupboard with water tank. Two single glazed windows. A range of base and wall units. Tiled floor. Large storage cupboard. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for American fridge freezer.
Family Room Gothic single glazed window with wooden shutters. Woodburner that was installed in 2017 with stone fireplace and hearth and timber beam. Bread oven. Hardwood floor.
Drawing Room Single glazed door to garden. Gothic window with wooden shutters. Solid Oak floor. Two floor to ceiling radiators. Built in shelving. Open fireplace with sand stone hearth.
First Floor
Landing Storage cupboard. Oak floor. Radiator. Storage in eaves. Loft access.
Bedroom Two Gothic single glazed window. Feature fireplace. Radiator.
Bedroom Four Gothic single glazed window. Radiator.
Bedroom Three Gothic single glazed window. Built in wardrobe. Radiator.
Master Bedroom Views across the garden. Single glazed window. Window seat. Engineered oak floor. Built in quadruple wardrobes. Radiator.
Ensuite Tiled floor. Window. Large cupboard. Wash hand basin. Close coupled WC. Heated towel rail. Shower cubicle.
Family Bathroom ‘P’ Shaped bath with shower over. Wash hand basin. Close coupled WC. Heated towel rail.
Orchard Cottage—Holiday Let
Delightful stone and cob cottage under slate roof with a contemporary living space combined with charming features such as the exposed beams and hand made oak doors. A unique feature of this property is that the ground level is wheel chair accessible and benefits from underfloor heating on the ground floor. A gentle sloping path leads to the entrance of the cottage. The accommodation comprises;
Open plan kitchen/dining/living room Range of wall and base units. Stainless steel sink. Integral Beko dishwasher. Primer ceramic hob and extractor fan. Tiled splash back. Electric oven and hob. Stone floor. Double glazed patio doors. Main door. Double glazed windows. Exposed beams. Built in corner cupboard. Spiral staircase to first floor.
Bedroom One Stone floor. Two double glazed windows.
Bathroom Bath with separate shower cubicle. Vanity unit with Belfast sink. Stone floor. Heated towel rail. Loft access.
First Floor
Living Room Double glazed Velux windows. Woodburner on stone hearth. Exposed beams. Radiator.
Shower Room Shower cubicle. Vanity unit. Wash hand basin. Close coupled WC. Velux window. Partly tiled.
Bedroom Two Velux window. Exposed beams. Radiator. Two double glazed windows. Radiator.

Set behind a gated entrance, the property is readily accessible from South Molton and Tiverton and just two and a half miles from the village of Witheridge. Despite its rural setting, Little Venhay enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield. Witheridge itself offers a useful range of local services including two general stores, post office, hairdresser’s, doctors surgery, primary school, public house, parish church and village hall. The bustling market town of South Molton provides an excellent range of everyday services including shops, schools, restaurants and a high street bank, a Sainsbury’s supermarket, health centres, recreational facilities and a cottage hospital. The A361 North Devon link road is within easy driving distance providing access to the larger regional centre of Exeter, Taunton and Barnstaple as well as Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27).
Little Venhay lies in the beautiful band of countryside between Exmoor and Dartmoor, a predominantly agricultural landscape primarily comprising pasture and arable land interspersed with an abundance of woodland and pretty river valleys. Exmoor to the north offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths, whilst the North Devon coast is easily accessible with lovely sandy beaches at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway which is approx. 25 minutes (London Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

The studio is currently set up in to two sections—the main studio and an additional workshop. The main studio has the potential to serve for a variety o f purposes and has previously been used as a photography studio. To the side of the studio is also a car port. The studio benefits from underfloor heating, wall mounted cupboards and a cloakroom with close coupled WC and wash hand basin. There is a stainless steel commercial sink. There is a first floor mezzanine level which also houses the solar panel controls. The little studio also has two levels. Greemine IVT heat pump. (supplies cottage, little studio and studio)
Little Barn
A barn comprising of stone construction under a slate roof. The little barn has planning permission to convert to a one bedroomed holiday let with mezzanine level which has been started but planning is incomplete. There as an adjoining potting shed with separate pedestrian access. Power and light.
Single Garage
A single garage comprising of block construction with concrete floor. Power and light.
Timber frame , concrete floor. Power and light.
Gardens & Grounds
Little Venhay is approached via a gated entrance in to a gravelled courtyard providing surplus parking fir surplus vehicles and bordered on one side by a lawned area. To the front of the main house is a beautiful mature garden. There are many mature trees and fauna with a wildlife pond and post and rail fencing leading to the paddock and a patio which leads to the swimming pool. The swimming pool is enclosed by a low wall and has been recently improved by the current owners and now benefits from a water current system. To the front of Orchard Cottage can be found the orchard with Cherry, Pear, Plum and Apple trees, this then leads you to the Vegetable garden which has raised beds, and a polytunnel . The meadow is a wildlife haven with a cut path allowing you to walk through enjoying the wild flowers and song of the birds. The lake is situated to the bottom of the meadow, previously stocked with Carp and Tench, used for course fishing, and a feature island. To the corner of the meadow is a wooded copse.. Completing the grounds is the pasture paddock which has both gated access and a footbridge with a hunting gate. The paddock is bordered by Devon hedging and post and rail fencing and it is notable that it is also dog proof fenced.

Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.

Mains electricity and water supplies. Drainage of the house and holiday let to a treatment plant.

These are believed to comprise local Council Tax Band F on the house, together with the usual service and environmental charges.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars are otherwise expressly excluded from the sale.

Important Notice
All persons wishing to view the property do so entirely at their own risk. Neither the Vendors or their Agents will be held liable for any damage or injury that may occur when interested parties are visiting the property.

Measurements and Other Information
All measurements are approximate. Any field numbers and areas shown on the attached plan are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for identification purposes only. They do not necessarily correspond either with the National Grid plan numbers or with those produced on the Rural Land Register.Whilst we endeavour to make our sales particulars as accurate and reliable as possible, if there are any point which is of particular importance to you please contact the office, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. We have not tested any of the equipment, appliances, central heating or services.
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