Remarkably individual property, not for everyone! This owner built house has been carefully constructed over a number of years. Starting in 2002, it is only just in the process of being finished. The house is a post and beam frame construction, using where possible, locally grown wood. The infill uses materials with good insulation values. The design incorporates many sturdy beams. The layout of the main living area is fairly open plan. The range cooker uses a unique chimney design I have never seen before. Whilst there are only three bedrooms, all are of a good size, and this is not a small house. The floor area is in the region of 175mÂ² (Circa 1900 sq. ft.).
One of the features of the house is that it is off grid. i.e. not connected to the mains electricity network. Power is provided from photovoltaic cells (PV) which charge a large set of batteries. There is an inverter to convert to 240 volts AC, and also a diesel generator on site, which is used to back up the PV system, which could be enlarged. The sale includes a studio, which was used as a temporary dwelling whilst the house was under construction, plus two poly tunnels and other outbuildings.
The location may be challenging for some. This property is one for those seeking a very private, out of the way location. Only suitable for those seeking a place in nature It is located down a long and winding unsurfaced track, approx 1.2 km from the nearest tarred road, and 5km from the nearest village shop. Broadband is poor. A new owner may wish to install a satellite system. If you have worries about electromagnetic smog this may be a very attractive feature. The land included in the sale is a mix of areas planted with a variety of mainly deciduous trees, plus garden and recreational areas which have not been tended much in the last few years. There is a possible option of purchasing more, nearby and adjoining afforested land
PROPERTY COMPRISES (All dimensions in metres and are approximate)
Kitchen/Dining/Living Room 5.20 x 7.70 + 2.60 x 3.70 Maple floor, solid fuel Stanley range cooker, Hand craft ...