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Lifton, Devon Guide Price £715,000

  • Main
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room
  • Dining Room
  • Study/ Bedroom Four
  • Master Bedroom
  • Bedroom Two
  • Bathroom
  • Swallows Barn Bedroom One
  • Swallows Barn Living Area
  • Conservatory
  • Land
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Land
  • Main Barn
  • View
  • Swallows Barn
  • View

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  • Two Attractive Converted Barns
  • Three/Four Bedroom Barn Conversion & Adjoining Two Bedroom Barn
  • Wealth of Charm & Character Throughout
  • Well Tended Grounds of 4.77 Acres In Total
  • Detached Triple Garage & Loft Storage
  • Beautifully Presented, Versatile Accommodation
  • Far Reaching Country Views
  • Sympathetically Restored By The Current Owners
  • Access to Tavistock, Launceston & Okehampton & A30 Corridor

The property is located in an IDYLLIC SETTING, just over a mile from Lifton village. It is reached along a PRIVATE TARMAC ROAD of approximately HALF A MILE, leading to a LONG GRAVELLED DRIVE with EXTENSIVE PARKING. Set within WELL-TENDED GROUNDS approaching FIVE ACRES, there are DELIGHTFUL SOUTH FACING GARDENS and far reaching, uninterrupted views over the surrounding countryside. Originally built over 200 years ago, both former stone barns were converted to a high standard about 15 years ago and have been beautifully maintained and further improved by the current owners over the last 12 years. The accommodation provides a wealth of charm and character throughout, including original exposed beams and exposed stonework. Combining the best of both worlds, the property offers the ideal combination for peaceful, rural living, within easy reach of village facilities and access to the main A30 trunk road. The main barn accommodation in brief compromises an entrance hall, superb farmhouse kitchen, open plan living/dining room with dual aspect, double height barn doors, a utility room, downstairs shower room and additional reception room/ bedroom four on the ground floor. On the first floor there is an impressive galleried landing that leads to three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The charming, adjoining single storey barn has its own entrance, leading into kitchen, dining area, a bright sunny sitting room, two bedrooms and shower room. The versatile accommodation was originally developed as a dependent relatives’ annexe, it also has potential as (and has previously been) a successful holiday let.


The property is situated in a rural location and enjoys stunning, far reaching, panoramic countryside views. The village of Lifton, situated approximately 1.5 miles to the northwest, offers a good range of facilities including a primary school, parish church, farm shop, filling station, village shop & post office, public houses, doctors’ surgery and the internationally renowned Arundell Arms Hotel. The historic and former Cornish capital town of Launceston lies approximately 6 miles to the west and provides a wide variety of domestic, commercial and leisure amenities. The market town of Tavistock, approximately 8 miles to the southeast, is situated on the western edge of the Dartmoor National Park and offers an excellent variety of individual shops, a superb range of recreational facilities and education including primary and secondary schools, both state and private. The main A30 dual carriageway is close at hand providing valuable links to other towns, villages and places of interest, including the cathedral cities of Truro and Exeter and the coastal surfing resorts of Newquay and Bude. Excellent transport links by road, rail and air (Exeter International Airport) can be found in the city of Exeter which is about 40 miles distant. The city of Plymouth lies 23 miles to the south from where there are excellent road and mainline railway links to the rest of the country and also a cross channel ferry service to Brittany.


Part glazed door into:


Stepping stones lead from the driveway to the welcoming, stone flagged entrance hall with exposed stonework. Radiator. Doors to kitchen, utility and shower room and open plan living/ dining room.


22' 1'' x 14' 2'' (6.73m x 4.31m)

Attractive double height vaulted ceiling with original beams and stonework. Dual aspect windows with far reaching views over the surrounding countryside. Farmhouse style kitchen with a range of base and eye level units. Double butler sink with mixer tap over. Oil fired four oven Aga. Built in electric oven and two ring induction hob above. Integral dishwasher and fridge freezer. Space and plumbing for American style fridge freezer. Radiator.


6' 5'' x 7' 0'' (1.95m x 2.13m)

Plenty of built in storage cupboards and open shelving. Space and plumbing for a washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. Floor mounted oil fired combination boiler, providing central heating and hot water to both barns. Door into:


5' 10'' x 7' 0'' (1.78m x 2.13m)

Obscured glazed window to side. Low level WC. Sink and pedestal with hot and cold taps over. Shower cubicle with mains shower. Radiator.


44' 0'' x 15' 7'' (13.40m x 4.75m)

A stunning open plan entertaining space of impressive proportions, the former granary offers wonderfully flexible accommodation with genuine wow factor. Dual aspect, containing many original features, beams and exposed stonework, with top quality solid oak flooring throughout, this magnificent room is flooded with light through two original double height barn doors, which flank the central staircase. The open wooden stairs form a natural divide between the elegant dining or drawing room and sitting room.


25' 0'' x 15' 7'' (7.61m x 4.75m)

Two, deep-silled cottage windows to the rear. Built in bookcases and door to study/bedroom four. Radiator. TV point.


16' 3'' x 15' 6'' (4.95m x 4.72m)

Comfortable sitting room with its cast iron log burner set on a slate hearth. Access to the front and rear gardens through the double height barn doors. Radiator.


15' 7'' x 12' 9'' (4.75m x 3.88m)

Dual aspect with French doors opening to the front, and an original brick arched window to the rear. Radiator. Originally planned as a bedroom, this room could serve a variety of purposes from separate sitting room, family or play room, TV or cinema room, even (with easy access to pipework and plumbing) potentially a lovely en-suite bedroom for a teenager or elderly dependent relative.


The central staircase leads to the open plan landing with yet more original beams and exposed stonework. Far-reaching views through the magnificent double height barn doors. Velux window to the front. Doors lead to three bedrooms and family bathroom.


12' 1'' x 15' 7'' (3.68m x 4.75m)

Triple aspect with windows to front, side and rear. Original beams and feature exposed stonework. Built in wardrobe. Radiator.


15' 7'' x 9' 5'' (4.75m x 2.87m)

Dual aspect with window to the front and velux windows to the front and rear. Exposed stonework and original beams. Radiator.


13' 0'' x 11' 11'' (3.96m x 3.63m)

Velux window to the rear. Two fitted wardrobes with recessed area for a dressing table or desk. Radiator.


12' 0'' x 9' 8'' (3.65m x 2.94m)

Velux window to the rear. Victorian style roll top bath with chrome feet and fittings, mixer shower head with waterfall tap. Low level WC. Sink and pedestal with hot and cold taps over. Shower cubicle with mains shower. Exposed character beams.



Stepping stones to the front of the property lead to the double entrance doors and into:


12' 10'' x 14' 10'' (3.91m x 4.52m)

A stunning open plan entertaining space of impressive proportions, the former granary offers wonderfully flexible accommodation with genuine wow factor. Dual aspect, containing many original features, beams and exposed stonework, with top quality solid oak flooring throughout, this magnificent room is flooded with light through two original double height barn doors, which flank the central staircase. The open wooden stairs form a natural divide between the elegant dining room and sitting room.


13' 2'' x 3' 10'' (4.01m x 1.17m)

Doors leading to sitting room, two bedrooms and shower room. Radiator.


11' 4'' x 9' 7'' (3.45m x 2.92m)

Windows to the rear and both sides. French doors opening onto rear patio and garden. Two radiators.


14' 11'' x 9' 7'' (4.54m x 2.92m)

Dual aspect with windows to the front and rear. Built in cupboard housing the hot water cylinder with immersion heater. Radiator.


10' 0'' x 7' 6'' (3.05m x 2.28m)

Window to front. Build in wardrobe. Radiator.


11' 4'' x 5' 4'' (3.45m x 1.62m)

Double shower cubicle with mains shower. Low level WC. Sink and pedestal with mixer taps over. Extractor fan. Radiator.


The sweeping driveway meanders in through lawned gardens and leads to a beautiful circular rockery and graveled area, providing off road parking for several vehicles. The total plot covers approximately five acres, leading down through a private meadow to a wooded area, bordered by a stream. To the rear of both properties lie well stocked and paved South facing cottage style gardens, fully landscaped for ease of maintenance and enclosed by a feature stone wall, which frames the beautiful views over the distant hills.


The Old Granary offers both a courtyard garden to the front, as well as a south facing terraced garden to the rear. The front barn doors lead out to the sizeable courtyard garden which provides a lovely sheltered area for al fresco dining. It is mostly paved, part gravelled, with wooden trellising again providing privacy. The garden is well stocked with trees, shrubs including fuchsia, camellias, and climbing plants softening the wooden fences and providing shade. There is a raised bed, and stone seating. The terraced garden to the rear is a beautifully sunny, well stocked cottage garden and leads out from the rear barn doors, offering uninterrupted views over the adjacent farmland. The stone wall, fenced and slate patio areas are a real suntrap, whilst the raised beds, mature planting and blossom trees offer a degree of privacy without detracting from the view. There is a well maintained wooden log store with easy access into the sitting room for the log burner. Swallows Barn has its own south facing low maintenance garden, with a paved patio area, attractive stone built raised flower bed, lawned area and mature planting. It is bordered by the attractive stone wall and provides a sunny but sheltered and private space from which to enjoy the beautiful countryside views. Stone steps lead behind the wooden clad garage down to the meadow. Outside taps to the rear and lower side of the rear garage, where there is plenty of space for a vegetable plot, water butt and compost bin. The rear garden can easily be separated from the Old Granary, for holiday letting purposes.


21' 0'' x 19' 4'' (6.40m x 5.89m)

Stone and wood triple garage, with power, light and water connected. Double electric remote controlled door and infrared security lighting (which continues around the whole of the property). The rear of the double garage is fully fitted with a range of base and wall storage units, worktop, sink and drainer, cold water feed and space/plumbing for a washing machine. A pedestrian door leads to the adjoining semi-enclosed third garage, offering excellent storage space for garden tools and currently housing a tractor (available by separate negotiation). To the rear of this garage, pipework for outside WC and shower was installed during development. The triple loft is fully boarded and insulated, providing excellent storage, with easy access via built in ladder through loft hatch in the main garage. A paved pathway leads to the rear of the properties and to the terraced gardens.


The Old Granary and Swallows Barn cannot be sold separately. Swallows Barn was originally developed as a dependent relatives annexe. Its use was changed by a previous owner to a short term or holiday let. Any further change of use would be subject to planning permission and separate council tax assessment by the local authority. Any restrictions would need to be clarified and checked by your legal adviser.


Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating throughout, with three independent heating zones (two - upstairs and downstairs in the Old Granary - and the third in the adjoining Swallows Barn). Mains water and private drainage by way of septic tank.


West Devon Borough Council.

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County: Devon
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