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could be regarded as two separate houses joined together, providing ample space and adaptable accommodation throughout. The FRONT HOUSE is entered with a LARGE ENTRANCE RECEPTION ROOM with two original open fireplaces and many original features which lead through into a LOBBY/REAR ENTRANCE ROOM with a large KITCHEN featuring a stunning extra-large Aga and ample cupboards with walk in larder cupboard and under stairs storage. From the lobby stairs lead to the first floor landing space.
The first floor is just as impressive as the ground floor with seemingly never-ending accommodation and could be split into two separate entities. THREE LARGE BEDROOMS and SHOWER ROOM with emersion tank situated off the large landing space over the front house with a stairwell leading to the ground floor lobby room/rear entrance room.
Exiting the main residence from the rear feature porch into the courtyard, the rear door into the second half of the property offers an ENTRANCE VESTIBULE with doors to the BATHROOM and a large KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM that has been adapted providing a seating area and log burner. This is currently used as a COSY SITTING ROOM area with BEDROOM SIX and rear lobby with stairs to the first-floor conversion and door to the heated workshop, this gives access to further outbuildings via double doors.
The rear property is known as the THE FLAT of Thorne House with separate council tax. Joined on the first floor by BEDROOM FOUR. A door through to the rear landing space provides access to BEDROOM FIVE. The recently transformed SPLIT LEVEL RECEPTION ROOM features original beams and a log burner. The French doors open up and look out onto a picturesque courtyard and garden area.
Stairs lead down to the rear lobby of the ground floor accommodation and workshops.
The first of the STUDIO/WORKSHOPS/STORES measures 19ft x17ft heated and boarded and fitted with an efficient emersion tank that provides ample hot water to the accommodation. Double doors lead to further OUT BUILDINGS/STUDIO/WORKSHOP with combined measurements totalling approximately 41ftx 15ft that could easily with investment offer so much more with it’s stunning views. A door leads out onto the large lawned area while a bi-folding door leads out to the courtyard area with outbuildings to the left and accommodation to the right.
The ORIGINAL BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP measuring 14x12ft is complete with original features including the forge and bellows. Steps lead up to the UPPER WORKSHOP that measures 21ft x 15ft and was historically used to repair and paint the carts where upon there are still samples of the paint used remaining on the original doors.
The last of the studio/workshops was previously used as a pottery barn measuring over 23'x 11'ft with a door that opens up to the courtyard garden area that offers block paving and a cobblestone drangway.
From the front of the property there are bi fold doors to the INTEGRAL GARAGE with a single rear door leading to the courtyard. Adjacent to the garage, double doors give access to a covered drangway providing access to the rear courtyard and garden. Above the drangway entrance there is a loft access leading to an ATTIC STORE which can be accessed by a ladder. This space is adjacent to bedroom one and offers the potential to be incorporated into the main accommodation.
Thorne House enjoys a south facing position in the heart of the village and there are excellent amenities which include a primary school, two churches and sports centre. A small shop is in the local pub and a community shop is in the process of being set up. Known as the 'Gateway to Exmoor' the village is just 3 miles from the busy market town of South Molton and 2 miles from the North Devon link road (A361) which provides a quick route to the regional centre of Barnstaple (12 miles) and the M5 and National rail links at Tiverton (18 miles). Surrounded by outstanding countryside and only a short drive from Exmoor National Park. The area offers a wide range of outdoor pursuits including horse riding, cycling, golf and fishing on the Mole and the Taw.
AGENTS VIEW This is a rare opportunity to own something truly unique & historic. This property would appeal to a family or investment purposes with multiple ideas to either recreate two separate dwellings or a main residence with multiple Airbnb accommodation subject to planning permission.
We understand from the property owner that the property is subject to dual council tax banding with the main accommodation rated as a D band and the attached FLAT is rated as an A band.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment with the award winning estate agents, Diamond Estate Agents
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