Guide Price £725,000
1 and 2 Lower Spire Cottages, Dulverton, Exmoor
***FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER****
Due to the amount of interest (and early offers), we have instructions to offer the property for sale by informal tender.
Located in one of the most wonderful spots in the Exmoor National Park these character cottages were originally owned by the Ministry of Agriculture and were sold to the present owners some 30 years ago. 1 and 2 Lower Spire with 4.6 acres, gardens, stable yard has good access to the moor and only a short distance to Tarr Steps, Winsford and Dulverton. Whether you are looking for an equestrian property or a country home with a business opportunity of an established holiday let/annexe these properties offer flexible living accommodation and enjoy a secluded but not isolated position with panaramic views of the rolling farmland and the Exmoor countryside.
The Exmoor market town of Dulverton offers a wide range of independent shops, stores, renowned restaurants and pubs (popular with locals and visitors alike). Local amenities including schools, doctors, dentist, vets, pharmacy, and sports facilities. For those keen on country pursuits and sporting activities. Exmoor is one of the smallest National Parks (267 square miles) home to herds of wild Exmoor ponies, high heather-clad moorland, deep wooded river valleys to the breathtaking coastline and Exmoor's famous amazing Dark Skies.
1 Lower Spire Cottage
Stable door giving access into Entrance Porch, double aspect with double glazed windows to front and side elevations with commanding views over the gardens and surrounding countryside, tiled floors, tongue and groove door leading through into
Living Room Similar south facing double glazed window with stunning country views, fireplace with inset wood burner, raised hearth, back boiler, recess either side – one with storage and shelving, night storage heater, door leading through into
Inner Hallway/Study Area With turned staircase to first floor landing and understairs cupboard, night storage heater and shelving and open access through into
Open Plan Kitchen/Diner With double glazed windows to rear elevation overlooking gardens and adjoining fields, melamine work surfaces with range of base and wall mounted units, single drainer sink unit, mixer tap, splashbacks, cooker, corner display shelving, double panel radiator (heated by wood burner), access through into
Utility Room Modern work surface with drawers and cupboards under and wall mounted unit above, plumbing for washing machine, door top half glazed with window at side giving access to rear gardens, door top half frosted glazed giving access to side entrance porch with part glazed door giving access to parking.
Also off utility room is a Shower Room With shower cubicle with Mira shower fitment and tiled splashback, WC, pedestal wash hand basin, splashback, frosted obscure double glazed window to rear elevation, wall mounted convector heater, toiletry cabinet.
Bedroom Three (potential study) Double glazed window to side elevation overlooking the drive, recess with shelving and storage cupboard, night storage heater.
Turned staircase giving access to first floor and landing. Half landing area with window to rear elevation and steps leading up off to
Bedroom Two Double glazed window to side elevation with views over adjoining rolling farmland. Night storage heater.
Main Landing Area Access to bathroom and also to roof void.
Bathroom Bath comprises of panelled bath, grab handle, splashback, pedestal wash hand basin with splashback, toiletry shelf etc. close coupled WC, wall mounted convector heater, large airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving. Double glazed window to rear elevation overlooking rear gardens and adjoining fields
Bedroom One Double glazed south facing window with timber sill with stunning views out across the surrounding farmland, moorland, gardens and stable yard. Night storage heater.
2 Lower Spire Cottage
Front door giving access into Entrance Porch (top half glazed) with double glazed window to side elevation, tongue and groove ledge and brace door opening up into
Living Room South facing picture window to front of the property with wonderful views. Brick and pointed stone fireplace with raised brick hearth and inset wood burning stove, recess at either side, radiator, turned staircase to first floor, understairs storage cupboard.
Office/Bedroom Four With double glazed window to side elevation and radiator.
Large Open Plan L-shaped Kitchen/Diner/Family Room An impressive room with the kitchen end having an extensive range of work surfaces, drawers and cupboards including base units, wall mounted units and display shelving, electric inset Aga, single drainer sink unit, mixer tap, recess and plumbing for dishwasher, tiled splashbacks, downlights, double glazed window to rear elevation overlooking the garden. The kitchen/diner is central to the character of the cottage and the dining area has double glazed windows to both rear and side elevation with heavy oak sill, tiled flooring as in the kitchen, door top half leaded and glazed giving access into
Utility room Stable door to the side of the property and double glazed window to both side and front, work surfaces with drawers and cupboards under, recess and plumbing for washing machine, oil fired boiler and wall mounted units, access to roof void and continuation of tiled floor.
There is a walk-in larder cupboard and cloakroom.
Split staircase giving access to first floor and landing. There is a secondary landing area with skylight and access into
Bedroom Two Double aspect with double glazed windows to both rear and side elevation with views over the gardens and the surrounding countryside, access to roof void, wardrobe, radiator.
Shower Room With shower cubicle and tray, close coupled WC, wash hand basin, fully tiled to all walls, air extractor, access to roof void.
Main Landing With handrail and balustrade, access to roof void.
Bedroom Three Double glazed window to rear elevation overlooking rear gardens and adjoining fields, fitted shelving storage.
Bedroom One To the front of the property with double glazed windows and striking views over the gardens, drive, stable yard and the wonderful surrounding countryside and moorland. Radiator, range of fitted wardrobes and storage over, door and steps down into
En-suite Bathroom Comprising panelled bath, tiled splashback, pedestal wash hand basin, close coupled WC, mirror and shaver socket, double glazed window to side elevation.
Approached by a single drive which leads to a large turning area and parking for a number of cars giving access to both cottages and the stables.
The gardens command a spectacular view of the Exmoor countryside. Mainly laid to lawn, the front garden is enclosed by the original stone wall with shrubs and plants around the border. You have access to both cottages through the garden.
To the side of 2 Lower Spire there is a private seating area which has stunning views.
The Rear Garden is terraced and laid to lawn with a retaining stone wall and gives access all around the property with stone steps leading down to the side of 1 Lower Spire.
There is a Stone Store which is divided into two good sized storage areas, the left one homes the water purifier and the other one is ideal to house garden appliances and tools.
Stables There is a hard standing yard area which divides two timber built stable blocks. In total there are 6 good size stables including a larger foaling box. On the end of one block is a useful open fronted storage area. There is light and also an outside tap. From the stables there is a gate leading into one of the paddocks.
Combining in total approx. 4.6 acres of pasture, with a stream and stock proof fencing. There is gated access from the road.
Sold as a Whole or on Separate Titles
The property is being sold as a whole but as part of separate titles with different ownership. Both clients have confirmed that they are happy for the whole to be combined as one simultaneous exchange and completion. Once a final price has been agreed the agents will provide potential apportionment figures for each part for all the parties involved.
Rights of Way
Indicated by the blue line on the land plan the drive is owned by the neighbouring farm, Liscombe. Both properties have a right of access over this.
Our clients reserve the right to offer the property for sale by informal tender should there be considerable interest.
As this purchase includes more than one title the purchaser may be liable for varying stamp duty rates. See agents for more details.
Strictly by appointment with the agent
Council Tax Band
2 Lower Spire: D
Mains electric, shared private spring fed water supply and private drainage. 1 Lower Spire has electric heating. 2 Lower Spire: Oil fired central heating, solar panels and under floor heating in the kitchen and utility.
From the centre of Dulverton, head in a North-westerly direction along Lady Street, signposted to Tarr Steps and Exford. Proceed into Northmoor Road and follow this road along the valley for approximately 0.75 miles, bearing round to the right where Exford is signposted. Continue up the hill and once you have gone over the 2nd cattle grid travel for approx. 300 yards and you will see the turning on your left hand side sign posted Tarr Steps, take this turning and once you have gone over the 2nd cattle grid by 2 cottages on your left continue along the road and take the first turning on your right.
- A rural yet convenient location
- Incredible outriding to the moor, woodland and the river Barle
- Approx. 5 miles to Dulverton
- South facing with Spectacular views of the Exmoor Countryside
- 6 Timber framed stables and hard standing yard
- Flexible Living Accommodation
- 4.6 Acres of pasture
- Established Cottage Gardens
- Ample parking area
- EPC Rating - E & E