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Bedrooms: 5
A spacious detached house set in a rural location with mature gardens, grounds and very useful outbuildings. Porch, kitchen/breakfast room, living room, utility room, cloakroom, study/playroom, dining room, sitting room, 2 conservatories, 5 bedrooms (2 en-suite) and bathroom. Workshop and excellent modern building. Total about 2.14 acres. EPC Band D


Ducks Paddle is set in rural location just under a mile from the village of Meshaw. The larger village of Witheridge is about 4 miles away and has a doctor's surgery, village shops, a pub, church, veterinary practice and a primary school. The local market town of South Molton is only 6 miles and provides good local facilities with supermarket, a bank, Post Office, health centre, library and the popular pannier and livestock markets.

The regional town of Barnstaple, about 17 miles to the north west, is situated at the head of the River Taw Estuary and offers a further range of shops and commercial venues.

The stunning North Devon coastline with the sandy beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe are within easy driving distance as is Exmoor National Park.


Ducks Paddle has its origins as a traditional period cottage that has been considerably extended in the past to now provide extensive and versatile accommodation. Whilst currently used as a spacious family home, the property also offers considerable scope for dual-family occupation and was indeed used as such by previous owners with the current dining room previously used as a second kitchen.

The current owners have made extensive improvements to the property over recent years including additions to the kitchen, double glazing, new bathroom and en-suite shower rooms and is presented in reasonable decorative order but does offer scope for some further improvements.

As well as the mature gardens and grounds there are two very useful and adaptable outbuildings and parking for numerous vehicles.


The front door leads into an ENCLOSED PORCH with slate floor and a further door leads into the STAIR HALL, also with slate floor and stairs to the first floor. The LIVING ROOM has oak flooring, exposed ceiling timbers, large stone fireplace with wood burning stove and under stairs cupboard. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM also has a slate floor and is fitted with shaker style wall and base units with granite work top over, 1 bowl sink unit with mixer tap, space for dishwasher, two plate hob with hood over, former fireplace with oil fired Rayburn and island unit. Bespoke oak fronted tall unit with eye level double oven and spaces for upright fridge and freezer. The UTILITY ROOM has a tiled floor, oak fronted units with 1 bowl sink unit, matching wall mounted units, space and plumbing for washing machine and space for dryer. Fitted larder cupboard, stable type door to outside, broom cupboard and door to CLOAKROOM with WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. The STUDY/PLAYROOM has sliding glazed doors to the outside. The DINING ROOM has a wood burner set on a stone hearth and surround with sliding glazed doors to the garden. The REAR HALL has a STORE ROOM (previously a cloakroom but with plumbing still in situ) and door into CONSERVATORY. The inner HALL has stairs to the first floor and the SITTING ROOM has a stone fireplace with wood burning stove. Sliding glazed doors lead into another CONSERVATORY.

On the FIRST FLOOR there are FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMS (2 with re-fitted EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOMS) and a re-fitted FAMILY BATHROOM. BEDROOM ONE is a double aspect room with EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with a modern suite. BEDROOM 2 has a DRESSING ROOM (potential en-suite). The landing has a walk-in, shelved cupboard and a large STORE ROOM off. The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite. BEDROOM THREE has an oak floor, exposed roof timbers, built in wardrobe and an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM fitted with a modern suite. BEDROOMS FOUR and FIVE are smaller doubles and also have oak flooring and built in wardrobes.


The property is divided into two separate areas set either side of a quiet country lane. The house itself has parking to either side and two timber-framed buildings and log store to the northern side that provide useful storage. To the southern side are patio and sitting out areas with an ornamental pond. A network of pathways lead through the mature gardens and away from the house. There are three timber-framed garden sheds, vegetable and fruit beds and an apple tree orchard.

The gardens open out nicely onto an attractive and large, grassed area interspersed with a number of trees and with a two storey play tower with swings and a separate, gated access onto the road. There is a fenced and gated pond area and next to this is a polytunnel.

Outbuildings and Further Land

Set opposite the house on the other side of the country lane is a very useful and adaptable range of OUTBUILDINGS with a concreted car parking area. The main building is a modern, portal framed WORKSHOP 29'5 x 20'4 (Eaves height 11'9 ) with a concrete floor, mezzanine, roller door, personnel door and three phase electricity connected. Adjacent is a part stone and block BUILDING comprising TWO WORKSHOPS (14'11 x 12'10 and 16'8 x 10'5 ) with power and light connected. Further STORE to the rear.

To the rear of the workshop is an old NISSEN HUT (32' x 15'). To the rear of these outbuildings are further grounds containing an orchard with apple, plum and cherry with a small coniferous copse at the far end.

In total the property extends to 2.14 ACRES.


Mains electricity (three phase to main outbuilding), mains water and private drainage system. Oil and LPG central heating via radiators.


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


From South Molton take the B3227 signposted to Meshaw and Witheridge, Continue through Alswear and after a further 1.5 miles take the third (unsignposted) right turn just after Underhill Farm. Continue on this lane for just over a mile and Ducks Paddle will be found on the left.

What3words Ref: ironic.spins.majoring

01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

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

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