Taw Valley

Guide price

Bedrooms: 4
A beautifully located period cottage with stunning views over its own land running down to the river Taw. Living room, open plan kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, ground floor bedroom with en-suite wet room, 3 further bedrooms and shower room. Detached barn with potential for alternative uses (stp), stables and pasture land. Total about 11.47 acres. EPC Exempt. Freehold. Council Tax Band F.


Copylake is set in a stunning position on the western side of the highly attractive Taw Valley and enjoys a superb outlook over its own land down to the river and across the valley. Bridge Reeve is only a short distance away and the popular town of Chulmleigh is only two miles away across the valley. Chulmleigh has an excellent community spirit and a good range of amenities including various shops, a post office, health centre, dentist, pubs and a church, a primary and secondary school. centre. There are also nearby rail stations on the Barnstaple to Exeter 'Tarka' line at Kings Nympton and Eggesford. The busy market town of South Molton is about 12 miles with the regional centre of Barnstaple a further 6 miles. Exeter is about 23 miles to the south.


Copylake is a beautifully located Grade II listed cottage that is believed to date from the early 18th Century with later additions in the 20th Century and more recently within the last ten years to add a ground floor bedroom. The property includes a stone and cob barn that has potential for conversion to alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents and there is also a handy range of timber framed stables, all with a beautiful outlook across the land included with the property and across the valley.


To the front is an ENTRANCE PORCH with front door leading directly into the LIVING ROOM with an inglenook fireplace, bread oven, wood burning stove and a beamed ceiling. Off this room is a large KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with an oak floor and fitted with an extensive range of units, 4 oven AGA, ceramic sink and takes full advantage of the stunning views over the valley. An opening leads through to a DINING ROOM with an oak floor and storage cupboard. Also off the kitchen/breakfast room is a DOUBLE BEDROOM and a fully-tiled WET ROOM with wash basin, WC and shower.

On the FIRST FLOOR there are 3 FURTHER BEDROOMS and a BATHROOM with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.


The cottage has lawned gardens to the front and to the side there is a raised area of decking which takes full advantage of the outlook over its own land down to the river and across the valley.

There is a detached, stone and cob THRESHING BARN 28 6 x 13 9 providing useful storage and also with potential for alternative uses subject to obtaining any necessary consents. To the other side of driveway there is a useful range of timber-framed buildings comprising STABLING, HAY STORE and two bay, open fronted FIELD SHELTER.

The land slopes very gently down to the river Taw and is currently divided into two main enclosures.

In total the property extends to about 11.47 ACRES.


Mains electricity, private borehole water supply and private drainage system. Oil-fired central heating via radiators.

Fishing Rights

Please note that the fishing rights are not included in the sale.


Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From the A377 at Leigh Cross (just to the west of Chulmleigh) take the turning to the west signposted to Bridge Reeve. Continue down into the valley, over the bridge and at the T junction turn right. After a short distance at Coles Corner turn right signposted to Bourne, continue on this lane and Copylake will be found as the first property on the right.

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Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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