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4 bedroom house for sale in Rackenford, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Guide price £775,000

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A beautiful spacious family property, extensively renovated to an exceptionally high standard with improved outbuildings benefitting from gated access and new services for business or residential use.

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Worthy Moor House is a beautifully restored family property, which has recently been the subject of extensive major sympathetic renovation throughout. The high quality refurbishment has been installed professionally to an exceptionally high standard and completed to perfection - with no expense whatsoever spared during the renovation process.
The current owners have considerably improved and transformed the property throughout, creating the perfect family home.
It provides exceptional living space and benefits from the essential modern day requirements of a new build - including a personnel borehole water supply system with a Worcester Bosch oil fired central heating and hot water system.
It is a very special and unique property, beautifully maintained and presented in immaculate condition throughout.

The property is conveniently situated providing quick access to amenities and also has the opportunity to work or run a business from home. It has excellent broadband speed, including two detached modern Outbuildings significantly improved with the professional installation of new services for business or residential use. They are extremely well positioned with private gated accesses and offer scope for immense expansion and conversion into a wide variety of use (subject to planning). There is also a substantially large parking and turning area for up to 8 vehicles with security lighting and a rewired double car port - also suitable for business or residential conversion (subject to planning).
The tranquil south facing gardens and grounds extend to 5.5 acres providing a good degree of privacy and security whilst enjoying a superb country setting. The gardens are a very special feature of the property – beautifully landscaped and replanted with specimen plants and shrubs borders by the current owners, providing a spectacular blaze of colour and structure throughout the year.


As you enter the property through the beautiful oak door with its ornate double glazed fanlight, it becomes apparent the high level of quality refurbishment the current owners have undertaken to transform the property into a wonderful family home.
The welcoming entrance hall has slate tiled flooring with beautiful oak panelled doors that connect to the Utility room and Dining room. The hall has a useful boot room with storage and hanging space including an adjoining cloakroom with a white suite and terracotta tiled flooring.
The exceptionally large Utility room and connecting Kitchen/Breakfast room have porcelain tiled flooring with double glazed windows overlooking the front entrance and back garden that allow lots of natural light. There is an extensive range of beautiful quality bespoke solid oak soft close cupboard, drawer and wall units, designed and handmade by Panache Interiors of Exeter. They have stainless steel knobs, handles, Indian granite worktops and with the three walk in larder storage cupboards, provide endless storage space.
The Utility room also has an inset Franke Belfast sink with a granite drainer and Rangemaster mixer tap, with space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, tall larder freezer and under counter drinks fridge.
The Kitchen/Breakfast room has LED ceiling lighting and is equipped with quality Bosch and Samsung appliances. The Fragnite double sink by Franke, has a Rangemaster mixer tap that contrasts beautifully with the granite worktops. There is also a large Rangemaster Elan Induction double oven range cooker – ideal for family home baking, which has an integrated extractor fan with a lovely feature oak mantle pelmet and a fully tiled splash back. While across the room the breakfast bar area has an excellent TV viewing point along with a connecting oak panelled door into the Dining Room.
The large formal Dining room is ideal for entertaining and provides excellent family living space. The lovely inglenook fireplace has a Badger Morso wood burning stove with a dark oak mantel forming the centrepiece of the room. There are connecting oak panelled doors to the hall, upstairs accommodation and Sitting Room.
The cozy Sitting room has a very relaxing ambiance and makes a fantastic family room for studying or playing music. The inglenook fireplace has another Badger Morso wood burning stove with a feature bread oven and a light oak mantel. There are also two enclosed wall cupboards housing the mains Fuse board and electricity supply to the house and Stable Block. While the lovely glazed hardwood double doors provide privacy and separation of the adjoining Drawing Room.
The spacious Drawing room is exceptionally bright with two sets of French patio doors leading out to the garden and terrace. There is a central inglenook fireplace with a slate tiled surround which has a cozy squirrel Morso wood burning stove, with space above for a large screen TV including surround sound speaker and media connections – making it perfect for family entertainment and enjoyment. All of the principle rooms have slate tiled floors and large double glazed sash style PVC windows to allow lots of natural light and to enjoy the beautiful views over the grounds.
Upstairs there are four spacious double bedrooms all with views over different aspects of the beautiful gardens and three of them have feature fireplaces. The Guest Bedroom has an En suite Shower room equipped with a luxury Bristan Heritage white suite consisting of a high level pedestal wash basin with a chrome mixer tap and a close coupled high level WC, complete with a corner shower cubicle and thermostatic shower. There is also a chrome ladder towel rail with chrome fixtures and fittings throughout with coordinating ceramic wall and floor tiling and LED ceiling lighting. Bedroom three provides excellent storage space - with a large walk in wardrobe cupboard and two full height double wardrobes with hanging and shelving space. Bedroom four has two built in full height cupboards housing the stainless steel (solar ready) hot water cylinder, immersion heater, expansion vessel, heating/hot water controls and a shelved airing cupboard. It also has a large hatch to the loft space area which has a pull down ladder, lighting and six TV aerial connections.
The family bathroom has a luxury Bristan Heritage white suite consisting of a high level pedestal wash basin with a chrome mixer tap and a close coupled high level WC, complete with an oak panelled bath, chrome bath taps and a thermostatic shower with a sail shower screen. There is also a chrome ladder towel rail with chrome fixtures and fittings throughout with coordinating ceramic wall and floor tiling and LED ceiling lighting. The Master Bedroom has a double aspect with excellent views overlooking the gardens and pond. It has a beautiful spacious En suite bathroom equipped with a luxurious Bristan Heritage white suite consisting of a high level pedestal wash basin with a chrome mixer tap and a close coupled high level WC. There is also a large shower enclosure with a double headed thermostatic shower and a large double ended oak panelled bath including a chrome mixer tap and hand shower attachment - with a large chrome ladder towel rail and chrome fixtures and fittings throughout with LED ceiling lighting. The beautiful marble effect ceramic wall and floor tiles compliment the suite which has the benefit of an under floor heating system with state of the art technology.


Across from the main house is the detached modern Workshop, Studio/Office Outbuilding which has been professionally improved by the current owners. It benefits from the installation of a separate (Phase 3) electricity supply for either business or residential use which also has the potential for further substantial expansion and development into a wider range of use (subject to planning). The Outbuilding has been rewired and includes the installation of a new electricity meter, RCD electric fuse board, socket and lighting throughout. There is also a metered borehole water supply connection along with Eco-technology heaters and a BT telephone exchange connection. The Outbuilding is well positioned with excellent road access and has a private lawned area to the side and rear providing scope for further expansion (subject to planning).
The adjacent detached Double Car Port provides parking for two vehicles. It also has been rewired with the installation of a new RCD electric fuse board, waterproof light switches including a waterproof socket suitable for charging a hybrid or electric vehicle. It provides an excellent opportunity for further improvement and development (subject to planning).
The Outbuilding and Car Port share the benefit of a substantially large parking and turning area for eight vehicles, with security lighting and a private gated entrance driveway.
To the rear of the main house is the large detached modern Stable Block which has been professionally improved throughout. It benefits from being rewired and includes a new electricity RCD fuse board (connected to the main house supply), along with waterproof wiring, sockets, lighting and an external borehole water supply connection. Inside the Store Room an insulated room has been constructed to house the borehole water supply equipment which has been professionally installed for the property’s own personnel use. The Stable Block enjoys a south facing aspect with some mature apple trees and a productive vegetable plot. It has a side gated entrance opposite a large level lawn area of land providing an excellent opportunity for conversion and expansion into either business or residential use (subject to planning).

The gardens and grounds are a special feature of the property extending to 5.5 acres, bordered with mature hedge rows, established trees and surrounded by deer proof fencing providing a good degree of privacy and security around the property (with no public footpaths). There are formal south facing gardens close to the house with large level lawns, security lighting and well stocked borders planted with specimen plants, shrubs and topiary buxus – providing a spectacular display of colour and structure throughout the year. The spacious walled sun terrace provides a lovely suntrap and is perfect for summer al fresco dining with views overlooking the water lily pond, often visited by Kingfishers. There is also a wisteria clad pergola walkway planted with scented roses benefitting from countryside views. The wildlife gardens surround two further ponds and the current owners have sensitively altered the area and created lovely walkways throughout the woodland areas with its established trees and wild flowers.

Worthy Moor House is situated in a private country setting - just 1 mile from the village of Rackenford, with nearby Witheridge providing an excellent range of shops including a Medical Centre and Veterinary Practice. Rackenford is a pretty desirable village with a friendly thriving community spirit. It benefits from a Community Shop/Post Office and Off Licence, Church of England Primary School, 14th Century Church and the oldest Grade II listed thatched Pub in Devon - The Stag Inn.
Tiverton, the largest modern town in Mid Devon is just 10 minutes drive away and is on the banks of the Exe River with historical routes in the wool and lace trades. Other attractions include a castle built in 1106 and the ''Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life''. Tiverton provides an excellent range of shopping, banking, recreational, veterinary and healthcare facilities, including a Morrison and 24 hour Tesco supermarket, M&S Food store, Leisure Centre, Cinema and modern Hospital.
It has excellent state and private schooling including 'Blundell's Preparatory and Senior School' and the 'Petroc College of Further and Higher Education'. Tiverton has a direct link onto the M5 (J27) – with excellent connecting routes to Bristol, London and the Home Counties, while Taunton and Exeter are a short 30 minute drive providing the ultimate shopping and nightlife experience. Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station (2 hours to London) is a short 10 minute drive from Tiverton.

The property’s location also provides a direct access lane onto the A361 North Devon Link road with the market town of South Molton just a short 10 minute drive. The A361 also has routes to beautiful Exmoor National Park, the coast of Woolacombe Bay renowned for its surfing and sandy beach and the historic market coastal town of Barnstaple, with its famous Pannier Market and variety of shops, bars and restaurants can be reached in just 25 minutes.

From Tiverton take the North Devon link road (A361) west towards Barnstaple. At Stonelands Cross junction, take the left turn signposted Rackenford, Templeton and Loxbeare. After a short distance at the T junction, turn right signposted Rackenford 2 miles. After around a mile and a half at the grass triangle and war memorial ignore the left turn to Rackenford and Witheridge and bear to the right passing Rackenford Club on the left. After a further half a mile on a sharp left hand bend, turn immediately right signposted Knowstone and Molland. Proceed along the road, and after left and right hand bends, Worthy Moor House is on the left.

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