Strawbridge, Hatherleigh EX20

Strawbridge, Hatherleigh EX20

7 Bedroom | Freehold | 3 Reception Rooms | 5 Baths

Guide price £550,000

An imposing seven bedroom country house for restoration, together with outbuildings, gardens, paddocks and woodland in all extending to 21.88 acres. For sale by auction on 25th July 2019.

Strawbridge House comprises a substantial country house that commands a fine south facing position overlooking its own grounds, a mixture of gardens, pasture and woodlands. The house, which is now in need of restoration, offers excellent family accommodation which comprises, on the ground floor, entrance hall, leading to hall with principal staircase, with cloakroom off, two magnificent south facing reception rooms and kitchen. To the rear of the house there is a further utility room, snooker room, pantry, cloakroom and secondary kitchen. On the first floor there are four principal bedrooms, three with en-suite facilities, a dressing room, two further family bathrooms and two bedrooms to the rear. Stairs leading to the second floor lead to seventh bedroom and continue to four attic rooms. The house enjoys the benefit of extensive cellars running underneath the main part of the house accessed from stairs in the main entrance hall. The accommodation to the rear of the house is serviced by its own access and linked to the main house by its own separate staircase.

BUILDINGS

Situated to the west of the house, there are a range of outbuildings forming a courtyard which enjoy the benefit of separate access onto an unclassified council road. The buildings may be suitable for conversion for a number of alternative uses subject to obtaining the appropriate consents.

LAND

Strawbridge House lies at the end of an attractive driveway in an elevated position surrounded by former gardens and grounds. Lying to the south of the house, there are three former paddocks totalling some 16.96 acres plus to the west a particularly attractive parcel of amenity woodland of some 2.3 acres. The land which abuts the River Lew to the west provides the house with privacy, amenity and the opportunity to pursue a number of equestrian, conservation or other rural pursuits.

METHOD OF SALE

Strawbridge House is offered for sale by auction as a whole at 2.30 pm on 25th July 2019 at Okehampton Golf Club, Off Tors Road, Okehampton, EX20 1EF.

TENURE & POSSESSION

The property is offered freehold.

PLANNING

We are unaware of any planning permissions affecting the property.

GUIDE PRICE

The property is offered for sale with a guide price of £550,000*.

COMMON AUCTION CONDITIONS OF SALE

The property is sold subject to the common auction Conditions for Real Estate Auctions (4th edition).

*The above guide price is an indication of the figure which the minimum price at which the seller is prepared to sell will fall within 10% of. The guide price is different from the reserve price.

The property will be sold subject to the reserve price. The reserve price is the minimum price at which the auctioneer is authorised by the seller to sell the property at auction. The property may be sold to the highest bidder at or above the reserve price, but the auctioneer is not authorised to sell at a figure below the reserve price. The amount of any reserve price remains strictly confidential to the auctioneer, the auctioneer’s staff, and the seller.

Both the guide and the reserve prices are subject to change up to and including the day of the auction. It is the responsibility of interested parties to register their interest and regularly check for updated information regarding the property including changes to the guide price.

AUCTION PACK

The Auction Pack, containing the contract and special conditions of the sale, should be obtained from Foot Anstey, Senate Court, Southernhay Gardens, Exeter EX1 1NT. The solicitor dealing with the auction pack is Ms Kate Lucas (kate.lucas@footanstey.com). The content of the auction pack will not be read at the time of sale; the purchaser will be deemed to have bid for the property in the full knowledge of their content.

ADMINISTRATION FEE

The successful purchaser will be liable to pay a buyer’s administration fee of £300 (inclusive of VAT) to the selling Agent.

PURCHASERS REGISTRATION

In order to comply with current anti money laundering legislation in the UK, Carter Jonas is required by law to confirm the identity of all purchasers. We use a third party electronic verification system for these purposes and successful purchasers will be required to provide evidence of their identity to enable theses checks to be completed. We will therefore require a copy of the purchaser’s passport or driving licence, together with their home address.

SERVICES

The property is serviced by mains water and electricity and private drainage.

WAYLEAVES EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY

There is a public footpath crossing the field OS6096 and passing into OS5289.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the property. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings, and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven, steep and slippery ground surfaces. The floorboards in bedroom 5 and the attic rooms are in a dangerous condition, access will not be permitted.

EPC RATING

Band G

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Devon County Council
County Hall
Topsham Road
Exeter
Devon EX2 4QD
0345 155 1015

VIEWINGS

Viewings are strictly by appointment with the vendor’s agent, Carter Jonas (01823 428590).

DIRECTIONS

From Okehampton proceed out of the town in a northerly direction, following the A386 to Hatherleigh. At the mini roundabout continue on the A386 as if for Torrington, before taking the next left hand turning signposted to Totleigh. Proceed along this lane for a short distance where upon the entrance to Strawbridge will be found on the left hand side.

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Situational Details
Era
Period
Locality
Rural
Tenure
Freehold
Total Sq Ft
953,092.8 (88,545.3 Sq M) approx.
Carter Jonas reference
TAU190016
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