6 bedroom detached house for sale
Property description & features
- Tenure: Freehold
- Outstanding country residence
- Attractive rural position
- Well appointed four bedroomed family house
- Beautiful large gardens
- Heated swimming pool
- Detached ancillary accommodation (2 beds)
- Stables and useful outbuildings
- Pasture and amenity land with river frontage
- In all about 1.77 Acres
In all about 1.77 Acres
Little Silver House represents a superb Devon country residence occupying an exceptional sheltered position nestled into a predominantly wooded and unspoilt valley enjoying views over its own beautiful gardens and grounds. The property is centred upon an attractive detached house of traditional construction which, despite its age and character, is not listed. The dwelling provides well appointed four bedroomed family accommodation whilst retaining many original features. The property is set within large gardens and grounds, approached over a smart gated entrance drive providing ample parking space.
Conveniently situated adjacent to the parking area is a former traditional sawmill which has been converted to provide attractive detached ancillary accommodation, known as Otter Cottage. This building is currently utilised as family/guest accommodation, providing two bedrooms and associated living space, although it may also afford scope for a variety of alternative uses including the possible creation of a holiday cottage, Airbnb, home office, studio, etc. subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent.
Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the house and gardens, is a superb heated swimming pool securely contained with an attractive private paved area. The property also benefits from a large carport/storage building with an adjoining workshop, whilst for those prospective purchasers with equestrian interests, a range of stables are contained within an attractive parcel of pasture land on the opposite side of the quiet council lane. This land adjoins the pretty Little Silver river, attracting a variety of wildlife including deer, ducks, moorhens, kingfishers and otters. A further small wildlife area is situated adjacent to the council lane a short walk to the south. In total, Little Silver House extends to about 1.77 Acres.
Little Silver House enjoys an idyllic rural setting nestled in an unspoilt North Devon valley enjoying frontage to a pretty river known as the Little Silver, from where the property’s name originates. Despite its rural setting, the property enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield. 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. From South Molton the A361 North Devon link road provides access to the larger regional centre of Barnstaple as well as Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27).
The property 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 (London Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
Little Silver House is approached through smart double timber gates leading into a large gravelled car parking area, providing ample space for a number of vehicles. The large gardens are a particularly attractive feature of the property, sloping down to a small stream which forms the boundary to the property and comprising large lawned areas interspersed with well stocked flower and shrub beds and borders containing a variety of both ornamental and native trees and shrubs. Adjoining the house is an oak veranda and sitting out area overlooking the gardens and stream, an ideal space for al fresco dining and outdoor entertaining. Enjoying an elevated position overlooking the gardens and house is a superb heated Swimming Pool, 10m x 5m, contained within a private paved area with raised flower and shrub beds. The pool was fully re-lined in 2022 and a nearby pool house contains the pump and filtration equipment, with heating economically provided by solar panels.
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