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This is a lovely and large Georgian house in the town of South Molton, North Devon, with footfall for passing trade.
The house is presently a family home but it has been many things in the past - a B+B, a tearoom, an art gallery - and represents a great opportunity for a lifestyle business for a couple with their own unique vision. It could, for example, be a restaurant, offices, or run as a retreat centre making use of the chapel and enclosed gardens - see descriptions below.
The business has two very large reception rooms, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, 2 toilets/cloakrooms and 1 en suite bathroom, 5 very large bedrooms and 3 good sized bedrooms. There are cellars beneath the house ripe for development and a large chapel attached to the rear of the property within the enclosed and walled gardens. There is a car port and yard with space for four vehicles.
See the above description of the accommodation.
The business enjoys an extremely accessible and prominent position within a very short distance of the local shops, banks, schools and other amenities in the centre of South Molton.
Arranged over four floors including a large cellar area and provides an extremely adaptable family home, having formerly operated as a B&B, Art Gallery, Tea Room and for dual occupancy purposes. The property has undergone various improvements during the current vendors ownership (since 2004) including renovations and replacement of the slate and tiled main roof coverings, replacement of guttering where required, replacement of industrial gas fire boiler and some windows and doors have been renovated/replaced where required.
The accommodation is entered on the ground floor via a decorative entrance canopy which leads through an impressive timber front door to a smart welcoming entrance hallway with attractive mosaic flooring and large vestibule door with stained glass panels and light above and leads through to an inner hallway. Situated either side of the hallway are two impressive and extremely large reception rooms both with attractive deep bay windows to the front elevation, the dining room contains a marble open fireplace whilst the sitting room provides a further marble fireplace surround inset with a Woodwarm wood burning stove. The entrance hallway leads to a rear hall with stairwell rising to the first floor. Toward the rear of the property is a large main kitchen/breakfast room with glazed French doors to the garden and a secondary kitchen/utility room. A rear cross passage adjoins the kitchens and provides access to the garden and Station Road together with a WC and leads through to an impressive former Victorian Chapel, providing tremendous potential for further accommodation/games room, with feature fireplace and further doors to the garden.
An inner hall provides a secondary staircase to the first floor with further stairs to the cellar which comprises two large rooms beneath the receptions rooms a wine cellar and store space. It is thought that this space may provide scope for alternative uses/games room if required and subject to any appropriate consents.
On the first floor a half landing with split stairs lead to an attractive galleried landing space providing access to five large bedrooms, four with feature open fireplaces, one with en-suite shower room and two spacious traditional style bathrooms. From the landing a further staircase provides access to the second floor which contains a further four bedrooms, some areas partially below eaves, with eaves storage and a bathroom serving the second floor. The attractive walled gardens adjoin the side and rear elevations and beside the French doors is a raised bed Patio Area and lawned garden. Situated in the corner is a useful brick built workshop/Store Room with power and light connected. Steps and path lead to further raised garden areas, some mature fruit trees and high wall boundaries providing a good degree of privacy and seclusion. Further enclosed Yard Area with a cobbled path leading to the rear hall. Adjoining this pathway is a useful Store Room with power and light connected with a slate shelf and flagstone floor.
A timber gate leads through to the rear private driveway parking area, with timber gates to Station Road, brick paved and providing parking for up to 4/5 vehicles. Partly covered beneath a Car Port.
There is significant expansion potential in the 5 rooms of the property's cellars as well as conversion potential with the Chapel and Car Port.
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