The Good Life: Off-grid home with solar power system and a spring on sale for £600,000

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Autumn Woods, on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon, where you can live completely off-grid is for sale. (SWNS)
Autumn Woods, on the edge of Dartmoor, Devon, where you can live completely off-grid is for sale. (SWNS)

The pandemic has caused something of a shift in our property scrolling. Forget luxury city pads or sprawling suburban mansions, suddenly we seem to be craving complete isolation from the troubles of the world. 

Blame social distancing rules or the overwhelming return to post-lockdown socialising, but suddenly we have a desire to settle somewhere far from anywhere.

A case in point is this off-grid house, nestled in the middle of Dartmoor, Devon. 

And this sweet little home, known as 'Autumn Wood', is giving off total 'Good Life' vibes for a not totally unaffordable £600,000. 

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The house has incredible views. (SWNS)
The house has incredible views. (SWNS)

While you might not have access to the usual amenities, or streaming the latest Netflix series, the house does come complete with its own solar panel system, natural spring to drink from and vegetable garden.

In fact this historic moorland home is totally self-sufficient, so it could be the dream option if you've been hankering after quitting your job, moving to the country and embracing a simpler way of life. 

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The property is of timber construction, which was reputedly made in a London workshop - then sold by Harrods.

And while the home is only accessible via an unmade road, it does have a telephone and broadband, so you'll be able to share pictures of the picturesque pad to your Insta. 

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There’s a lovely kitchen, which comes complete with picture window and red range. (SWNS)
There’s a lovely kitchen, which comes complete with picture window and red range. (SWNS)

A description of the property on Zoopla adds to the away-from-it-all lure: "Autumn Wood offers a rare opportunity to acquire an off grid property, within grounds of 1/3 of an acre and nestled on the edge of Dartmoor.

"With direct access to Dartmoor and with no near neighbours it truly offers a way of life that many are now seeking.

"With electric generated by solar or generator and private drainage/water supply (the only mains service is telephone/broadband) this Victorian eco-friendly home is pretty unique.

"Of timber construction and reputedly made in a London workshop, then sold by Harrods, the property has a great history, it is located on the edge of a Saxon settlement and within Dartmoor.

"Therefore the location and property are steeped in history and previously formed part of the Luxmoore Estate."

While an off-grid home may conjure up images of humble decor and compost toilets, the inside of the pad is actually pretty swish. 

There are four bedrooms to choose from, as well as a home office, a large living room, a dining area, and a kitchen with a ritzy red range.

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Autumn Woods has incredible grounds and is nestled in the Dartmoor moors.  (SWNS)
Autumn Woods has incredible grounds and is nestled in the Dartmoor moors. (SWNS)

Anyone who is interested in embracing a more humble way of life can check out its credentials through the estate agent listing.

This isn't the first time we've lusted after an isolated property offering complete seclusion. Last month we were very tempted to put in an offer on Cumbria's Skiddaw House - officially 'the most remote house in England'.

Located in the wild landscape around Skiddaw Forest, 11 miles from Keswick in Cumbria, Skiddaw House is situated in 3.45 acres of private land and is only accessible on foot or by sturdy 4X4 vehicle.

That means you won't have to worry about noisy neighbours or, well, anyone at all.  

Additional reporting SWNS.

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