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Country house has wonderful gardens and boating lake

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: June 29, 2012

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Ward Mill is a beautifully located country house, situated about half a mile from the village of Winkleigh and within walking distance of the picturesque village square.

The property is set in wonderful gardens and grounds to about 16 acres which comprise of formal landscaped gardens, meadows, an ancient woodland, and a wonderful 2.75 acre boating/fishing lake with its own island, jetty, summerhouse and thatched boathouse/lodge.

The grounds contain an array of mature flowering shrubs and trees which provide colourful and interesting grounds and backdrop around the lake.

The woodland provides peaceful and extremely picturesque walks around the property and lake.

There is a range of excellent outbuildings which provide opportunities for various uses including work-from-home office, studio, workshops, stables, garages, livestock and general storage as well as tractor and implement buildings.

There is also an additional 6.5 acre paddock which has road access, available by separate negotiation if desired.

The house itself is well presented and has sizeable well-proportioned accommodation with many rooms having character features, including fireplaces, ceiling and wall timbers.

There is a large conservatory which leads off the farmhouse style kitchen/dining room providing an excellent living space for families, and social occasions.

The property is accessed from a quiet parish road over a gravelled driveway which sweeps between the buildings, continuing through the gardens and opening out into sizeable gravelled parking areas providing space for many vehicles.

Ward Mill is available through Helmores (01363 777999) for offers over £850,000.

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