Taw Valley

Guide price

Bedrooms: 3
A beautifully presented and highly appealing barn conversion with an attractive outlook over its own gardens. Boot room/utility, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, living room, sitting room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Parking, garage, useful outbuildings and large mature gardens. Total about 0.60 acres. EPC Band F. Freehold. Council Tax Band E


Higher Shippon is set in a lovely stunning position on the western side of the highly attractive Taw Valley and enjoys a superb outlook over its own mature gardens and across the valley. The hamlet of Bridge Reeve is only a short distance away and the popular town of Chulmleigh is only two miles distant 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, church and schooling to secondary level. 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.


Higher Shippon is a highly appealing property that has a wonderful outlook over its own mature gardens across the field beyond to the weir on the river Taw. The accommodation is superbly presented throughout and has some attractive period features along with a wonderful 'feel' to it. The extensive gardens are also a particular feature of the property and there is also plenty of parking, garage/workshop and useful outbuildings.


A side door leads into the UTILITY ROOM with terracotta tiled floor and matching tiled worktop with Belfast sink unit and decorative tiled splashback, space and plumbing for washing machine and white goods below. Glazed double doors lead to the rear balcony/terrace. CLOAKROOM with WC. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is attractively fitted with an oak floor, oil-fired Rayburn with handmade pine units each side with slate worktops over. Double bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap set in a Welsh pippy oak worktop. Two sets of glazed double doors lead outside onto the balcony. Off the kitchen is a STAIR HALL with front door, stairs to the first floor and door into the double aspect DINING ROOM with an oak floor and an array of fitted bookshelves. An archway leads through to the LIVING ROOM with an oak floor and a fireplace housing a Woodwarm wood burning stove. Glazed double doors lead through to the SITTING ROOM with a vaulted ceiling and an oak floor, Clearview wood burning stove on a slate hearth and glazed double doors to the outside balcony and fine views.

On the FIRST FLOOR the landing has fitted book shelving and a window overlooking the gardens. There are THREE DOUBLE BEDROOMS and a superb, travertine tiled BATHROOM fitted with a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, wash basin, heated towel rail, WC and large walk in shower.


Along the side of the property that fronts onto the country lane there is plenty of room for parking. A timber five-bar gate to the side leads to a further parking and turning area to the side of the house and to the DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP with further timber-framed additions providing useful storage.

All along the rear of the house is a raised timber balcony, which is partly covered and takes full advantage of the stunning outlook over the gardens. The highly attractive mature gardens comprise lawned areas interspersed with many mature trees, vegetable garden with raised beds, greenhouse and an area of orchard.

In total the property extends to about 0.60 ACRES.


Mains electricity, Private water and drainage system. Oil fired central heating.


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 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 for approximately half a mile and Higher Shippon will be found on the right.

01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

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

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