An exceptional property, currently approved for mixed use by planners i.e. combined residential and commercial. The site comprises of a total of 3 conversions. The principal barn is a residential conversion offering excellent quality and stylish three bedroomed accommodation that could easily be adapted to add two further spacious bedrooms. This includes a magnificent kitchen/dining/meeting room, reception room and versatile first floor area for bedrooms and working and seating areas. The property benefits from LPG central heating and double glazing. The second conversion provides very high quality advanced office space with long first floor gallery. The final conversion was also formerly used as contemporary office space with further first floor work areas.
Outside; The property benefits from unspoiled rural views, sweeping driveway, extensive parking and a good sized decked area, lawn and trees.
To conclude; Lower Hood Barn presents buyers with a unique and highly flexible opportunity. This is a superb home with outstanding individual architect designed office facilities offering potential for change of use (subject to planning) together with attractive level grounds.
Lower Hood Barn occupies a delightful and highly accessible position, off of the A384 road, between Totnes and the A38, in the heart of the beautiful Dart Valley. The property is close to the historic Riverford Bridge which spans the River Dart and forms the northern boundary. The South Devon Steiner School is at nearby Hood Manor and the property is also close to the lovely Dart Valley Steam Railway. Dartington Hall is about 1 mile to the south and is famous as an international centre for performing arts, progressive education and other ecological and social activity. Totnes, which is about 5 miles is a celebrated and historic South Hams town with an excellent range of small independent shops, cafes and restaurants, galleries, good educational provision and a mainline station to London Paddington.
Attractive arched glazed door to:
With stairs to first floor, understairs cupboard housing gas fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Radiator. Doors to;
Fitted with small wash basin and WC. Cupboards housing electric meter/consumer unit. Extractor unit and radiator.
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINING ROOM
24' 8'' x 15' 5'' (7.51m x 4.70m)
Bright double aspect room enjoying countryside views. Superb large dining area. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of base units, wall units with down lighters and marble work surfaces. Twin bowl butler style sink with mixer taps, integral dishwasher. Gas cooker point, appliance space and contemporary stainless steel extractor hood. Integrated washing machine. Extensive LED lighting, telephone points and two radiators. Recessed arch window, glazed door to outside and folding glazed doors at the end of the room leading onto a large decked area.
21' 9'' x 15' 5'' (6.62m x 4.70m)
Double aspect room with recessed minimalist fireplace. Feature arch top windows, wall lights and security panel. TV and telephone points, radiator and folding doors to the end of the room leading onto a gravelled courtyard. The room has a recently installed solid oak floor.
Ceramic tiled staircase with oak banister and ancient granite pillar, leading up to an:
OPEN PLAN SITING ROOM/POTENTIAL BEDROOM
29' 2'' x 11' 0'' (8.88m x 3.35m)
This room could easily be divided to create a large double or two good sized single bedrooms. It was formerly used as an office and seating area. Large roof window and further velux style windows, telephone points, 2 radiators, oak shelving and hatch to roof space. Twin French doors with Juliette balcony. This room opens into the landing, with doors to:
17' 6'' x 15' 5'' (5.33m x 4.70m)
Side aspect, folding glazed doors with Juliette balcony and enjoying fine countryside views. Telephone point and 2 radiators. Door to:
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
Fully tiled with white suite, comprising raised cubicle with electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin with shaver point/light and W.C. LED lights and extractor unit. Heated towel rail and radiator.
9' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.92m x 2.01m)
Velux style window, telephone point and radiator.
12' 8'' x 4' 7'' (3.86m x 1.40m)
Velux style window and telephone point.
Fully tiled with white suite, comprising paneled bath with separate shower unit above, pedestal wash basin with shaver point/light and WC. Velux style window, radiator and towel rail. LED lights and extractor unit.
Extensive glazed front aspect with entrance door leading to:
12' 0'' x 43' 0'' (3.65m x 13.10m)
With part gallery ceiling, LED lighting, telephone points, extensive drawer storage units and further shelf units. Stylish oak, stainless steel and thick glazed spiral type staircase to:
With velux style roof windows, telephone points, LED lighting and computer cupboard. Oak flooring. Central walkway with stainless steel and glazed side panels, opening into further seating/office area all in the same room with long side aspect window and window seat.
Extensive front aspect glazing with entrance door to:
19' 8'' x 18' 7'' (5.99m x 5.66m)
With large desk areas, telephone points, up lighting, security alarm panel and door to first floor staircase leading into:
14' 1'' x 15' 5'' (4.29m x 4.70m)
With two Velux style windows, recessed storage unit, extensive under eaves storage space, LED lighting, telephone point, fibre optic superfast broadband connection (buyer can independently lease the line) and door to:
Part-tiled with raised cubicle and electric shower unit, pedestal wash basin with electric water heater above, shaver point/light and WC. Chrome towel rail and extractor unit.
The property is approached by a sweeping driveway with wide lawned border and good sized marked parking space. This further opens into a circular driveway/parking area with central lawn and good sized decked terrace to the end of the main barn. This gives way to a very attractive and reasonably level garden with lawn, wildlife area, some mature trees and shrubs. To the north of the property there is also footpath access to a delightful and very secluded area adjacent to the River Dart. Attached to the rear of the main barn is a substantial rustic timber built store used to enclosing a secure 20ft shipping container which is insulated with power sockets for heating and lighting. There is a further lockable garden store, water pump house with reservoir holding tanks and LPG gas cylinder.
From Totnes centre take the A384 towards Dart Bridge and Buckfastleigh. Pass through Dartington and continue on the main road almost to Riverford Bridge. The entrance to Lower Hood Barn is on the right hand side, almost opposite the South Devon Steiner School.