6 bed detached house for sale

£599,950

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon EX31

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Property description

Extended and thoroughly restored former mill house
peaceful countryside location
equally suitable for B and B purposes or as A private home
located almost on the exmoor national park boundary
easy access to the coast and barnstaple
very well presented accommodation


3 good reception rooms
6 bedrooms, all ensuite

Rewired and re-plumbed in recent years


Most attractive gardens and grounds of almost 2 acres including large pond and A flowing stream

Ample car parking and garaging


Presented in very good order throughout Kentisbury Mill is a former Mill House extended and thoroughly restored by the present owners over the last 4 years. Currently run as a bed and breakfast business the accommodation is equally suitable as a fine family home. The house is set well back from the road and approached over its own drive. Improvements carried out include re-wiring and re-plumbing together with re-rendering and a new roof. Modern oil fired central heating is installed and window openings house double glazed units in a style sympathetic to the building.

The well arranged and attractively presented accommodation is over 2 floors. On the ground floor is a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with slate and tiled floor and a handsome range of hand made reclaimed pine units with slate surfaces, together with a 4 oven oil fired Aga and 2 Belfast sinks. There are 3 good reception rooms, 2 with multi fuel stoves and 1 ideal as a guest sitting room if required. In addition, there is a ground floor w.C, office/study and a laundry/utility room with a walk-in larder. The first floor accommodation is served by 2 staircases, 1 giving access to the sizable master bedroom with its well equipped ensuite bathroom, including a Jacuzzi bath, large walk-in shower cubicle etc. Approached from the main landing served by the principal staircase are the 5 additional bedrooms each benefiting from a modern ensuite shower room with 3-piece suite and complementary tiling.

The gardens and grounds of Kentisbury Mill are a particular feature and extend to almost 2 acres. Set well back from the road the house enjoys privacy and seclusion with views over the gardens, which include large, gently sloping areas of lawn flanked and interspersed with a wide variety of ornamental trees, shrubs and beds. The lower part of the garden includes a sizable pond with (pumped) waterfall, small island, duck house and bridge. There is a running stream nearby.

To the front of the house is a large parking/turning area and a sizable garage, suitable for up to 4 cars and equipped with electric power and light. In addition there is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, further timber outbuilding providing further garaging or storage and a small stone barn is capable of providing ancillary accommodation (subject to any planning consent that may be necessary.). An adjoining field gate gives separate access from the nearby lane.

Business
The present owners very successfully run a B&B business from Kentisbury Mill and we consider that the property is ideally suited and situated for such use, being adjacent to the Exmoor National Park and well placed for access for the North Devon coast, the old port and market town of Barnstaple, which is the regional centre for North Devon and excellent communications from the M5 motorway via the A361 (North Devon Link Road and the A399). The accommodation is particularly suitable with, in addition to the owners bedroom accommodation accessed via a separate staircase, 5 further bedrooms all very well equipped and with modern ensuite shower rooms and on the ground floor a sizable farmhouse style kitchen with 4 oven oil fired Aga and a separate sitting room for guests.


Location


Kentisbury Mill is well located virtually on (but outside) the Exmoor National Park boundary, just north of Kentisbury Ford and south east of the coastal village of Combe Martin. The National Park with its high Moorland is within easy reach and a paradise for those with interests in equestrian pursuits or walking. The rugged coastline marking the northern part of the Moor is within easy reach. Barnstaple the regional centre for North Devon lies about 10 miles to the south and is readily accessible via the A39. The town centre provides an excellent range of facilities catering for retail, leisure/recreation and education. On the outskirts of the town access can be gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) and this provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton) about 35 miles away. There also is the Tiverton Parkway main line railway station (London Paddington 2 ¼ approx). Exeter the County Town and Cathedral City with its international airport is about 43 miles away.


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Interested parties should please note that a Public Bridlepath crosses part of this property. Please enquire for further details.
Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Entrance Hall

Living Room 19' (5.8m) x 15'8" (4.78m) (into recess).

Dining Room 13'6" x 16'6" (max) (4.11m x 5.03m (max)).

Guest Lounge 14'11" x 10'11" (4.55m x 3.33m).

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 21'9" x 11'6" (6.63m x 3.5m).

Study 13'2" x 8'6" (max) (4.01m x 2.6m (max)).

W.C.

Utility

Larder

First Floor

Master Bedroom (Robin) 20'7" x 11'1" (6.27m x 3.38m).

Ensuite Bathroom 15'4" x 4'10" (4.67m x 1.47m).

Bedroom 2 (Swallow) 13'7" (4.14m) x 13'11" (4.24m) (into recess).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 3 (Nuthatch) 13'6" x 10'9" (4.11m x 3.28m).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 4 (Magpie) 13'6" x 7'2" (4.11m x 2.18m).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 5 (Jay) 12'2" x 6'10" (3.7m x 2.08m).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 6 (Wren) 10'1" x 8'4" (3.07m x 2.54m).

Ensuite shower room

Services  Mains water and electricity are supplied. Drainage is to a private treatment plant. Central heating and domestic hot water is a radiator system supplied by an oil fired boiler in the kitchen. Broadband is available.

Council Tax  Band F - North Devon District Council

Viewing  Strictly by arrangment with sole selling agents

From Barnstaple take the A39 signposted Lynton and Lynmouth, at Kentisbury Ford where the A39 turns sharp right, bear left onto the B3229. Follow the road past the small garage on the left hand side and the turning to Kentisbury Mill is clearly marked on the right hand side.


Extended and thoroughly restored former mill house
peaceful countryside location
equally suitable for B and B purposes or as A private home
located almost on the exmoor national park boundary
easy access to the coast and barnstaple
very well presented accommodation


3 good reception rooms
6 bedrooms, all ensuite

Rewired and re-plumbed in recent years


Most attractive gardens and grounds of almost 2 acres including large pond and A flowing stream

Ample car parking and garaging


Presented in very good order throughout Kentisbury Mill is a former Mill House extended and thoroughly restored by the present owners over the last 4 years. Currently run as a bed and breakfast business the accommodation is equally suitable as a fine family home. The house is set well back from the road and approached over its own drive. Improvements carried out include re-wiring and re-plumbing together with re-rendering and a new roof. Modern oil fired central heating is installed and window openings house double glazed units in a style sympathetic to the building.

The well arranged and attractively presented accommodation is over 2 floors. On the ground floor is a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room with slate and tiled floor and a handsome range of hand made reclaimed pine units with slate surfaces, together with a 4 oven oil fired Aga and 2 Belfast sinks. There are 3 good reception rooms, 2 with multi fuel stoves and 1 ideal as a guest sitting room if required. In addition, there is a ground floor w.C, office/study and a laundry/utility room with a walk-in larder. The first floor accommodation is served by 2 staircases, 1 giving access to the sizable master bedroom with its well equipped ensuite bathroom, including a Jacuzzi bath, large walk-in shower cubicle etc. Approached from the main landing served by the principal staircase are the 5 additional bedrooms each benefiting from a modern ensuite shower room with 3-piece suite and complementary tiling.

The gardens and grounds of Kentisbury Mill are a particular feature and extend to almost 2 acres. Set well back from the road the house enjoys privacy and seclusion with views over the gardens, which include large, gently sloping areas of lawn flanked and interspersed with a wide variety of ornamental trees, shrubs and beds. The lower part of the garden includes a sizable pond with (pumped) waterfall, small island, duck house and bridge. There is a running stream nearby.

To the front of the house is a large parking/turning area and a sizable garage, suitable for up to 4 cars and equipped with electric power and light. In addition there is a vegetable garden, greenhouse, further timber outbuilding providing further garaging or storage and a small stone barn is capable of providing ancillary accommodation (subject to any planning consent that may be necessary.). An adjoining field gate gives separate access from the nearby lane.

Business
The present owners very successfully run a B&B business from Kentisbury Mill and we consider that the property is ideally suited and situated for such use, being adjacent to the Exmoor National Park and well placed for access for the North Devon coast, the old port and market town of Barnstaple, which is the regional centre for North Devon and excellent communications from the M5 motorway via the A361 (North Devon Link Road and the A399). The accommodation is particularly suitable with, in addition to the owners bedroom accommodation accessed via a separate staircase, 5 further bedrooms all very well equipped and with modern ensuite shower rooms and on the ground floor a sizable farmhouse style kitchen with 4 oven oil fired Aga and a separate sitting room for guests.

Location
Kentisbury Mill is well located virtually on (but outside) the Exmoor National Park boundary, just north of Kentisbury Ford and south east of the coastal village of Combe Martin. The National Park with its high Moorland is within easy reach and a paradise for those with interests in equestrian pursuits or walking. The rugged coastline marking the northern part of the Moor is within easy reach. Barnstaple the regional centre for North Devon lies about 10 miles to the south and is readily accessible via the A39. The town centre provides an excellent range of facilities catering for retail, leisure/recreation and education. On the outskirts of the town access can be gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) and this provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton) about 35 miles away. There also is the Tiverton Parkway main line railway station (London Paddington 2 ¼ approx). Exeter the County Town and Cathedral City with its international airport is about 43 miles away.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Entrance Hall

Living Room 19' (5.8m) x 15'8" (4.78m) (into recess).

Dining Room 13'6" x 16'6" (max) (4.11m x 5.03m (max)).

Guest Lounge 14'11" x 10'11" (4.55m x 3.33m).

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 21'9" x 11'6" (6.63m x 3.5m).

Study 13'2" x 8'6" (max) (4.01m x 2.6m (max)).

W.C.

Utility

Larder

First Floor

Master Bedroom (Robin) 20'7" x 11'1" (6.27m x 3.38m).

Ensuite Bathroom 15'4" x 4'10" (4.67m x 1.47m).

Bedroom 2 (Swallow) 13'7" (4.14m) x 13'11" (4.24m) (into recess).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 3 (Nuthatch) 13'6" x 10'9" (4.11m x 3.28m).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 4 (Magpie) 13'6" x 7'2" (4.11m x 2.18m).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 5 (Jay) 12'2" x 6'10" (3.7m x 2.08m).

Ensuite shower room

Bedroom 6 (Wren) 10'1" x 8'4" (3.07m x 2.54m).

Ensuite shower room

Services  Mains water and electricity are supplied. Drainage is to a private treatment plant. Central heating and domestic hot water is a radiator system supplied by an oil fired boiler in the kitchen. Broadband is available.

Council Tax  Band F - North Devon District Council

Viewing  Strictly by arrangment with sole selling agents

From Barnstaple take the A39 signposted Lynton and Lynmouth, at Kentisbury Ford where the A39 turns sharp right, bear left onto the B3229. Follow the road past the small garage on the left hand side and the turning to Kentisbury Mill is clearly marked on the right hand side.
EX31 Zed-Index
£248,509 £307,050 £213,010 £177,643 £158,952

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Value change
£3,635 (1.48%) £6,723 (2.78%) £6,711 (2.77%) £15,370 (6.59%) £13,712 (5.84%) £11,750 (4.96%) £19,817 (8.66%)
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Avg. price paid: £229,382
No. of property sales: 368
Avg. price paid: £219,098
No. of property sales: 1,081
Avg. price paid: £218,469
No. of property sales: 1,786
Avg. price paid: £217,658
No. of property sales: 2,504
Avg. price paid: £150,911
No. of property sales: 8,957

Avg. asking price in EX31: £330,846
No. of properties for sale in EX31: 283
Avg. asking rent in EX31: £789 pcm
No. of properties to rent in EX31: 40

Property value data/graphs for EX31

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £307,050 £218 3.6 £274,391
Semi-detached £213,010 £210 3.1 £191,556
Terraced £177,643 £187 2.8 £165,245
Flats £158,952 £232 1.9 £133,007

Current asking prices in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £130,500
(4)
£200,088
(25)
£280,874
(71)
£376,755
(74)
£508,390
(35)
Flats £125,462
(4)
£168,503
(16)
£257,475
(2)
- -
All £127,981
(8)
£187,762
(41)
£280,233
(73)
£376,755
(74)
£508,390
(35)

Current asking rents in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £410 pcm
(3)
£624 pcm
(7)
£776 pcm
(8)
£1,183 pcm
(4)
£1,651 pcm
(1)
Flats £439 pcm
(6)
£634 pcm
(3)
£477 pcm
(1)
- -
All £430 pcm
(9)
£627 pcm
(10)
£743 pcm
(9)
£1,183 pcm
(4)
£1,651 pcm
(1)

Fun facts for EX31

Highest value in EX31
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Heanton £554,613
£533,406
Martinhoe £524,148
Trentishoe £505,489
Bittadon £504,060
Highest turnover in EX31
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Linden Gardens 71.4%
Parkers Hollow 66.7%
Clifton Terrace 53.8%
Ashfield Close 50.0%
St. Katherines Close 40.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Barnstaple (7.6 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (10.9 miles)
  • Umberleigh (12.0 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (31.6 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (38.9 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (56.4 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Ferry Landing (6.4 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (12.1 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (12.2 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Kentisbury Primary School (0.1 miles)
  • Parracombe Church of England Primary School (3.5 miles)
  • Combe Martin Primary School (3.5 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Arts College (6.3 miles)
  • Pilton Community College (7.0 miles)
  • The Barnstaple Tutorial Unit (7.4 miles)
  • Pathfield School (6.9 miles)
  • The Lampard Community School (7.4 miles)
  • West Buckland School (7.8 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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  • P A Manley in Builder
    01271 371759
    25 Abbey Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1QY
    0.10 miles from this property
  • Steve Berry in Painters & Decorators
    01271 859534
    20 Fair View, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JR
    0.12 miles from this property
  • Barnstaple Securities Ltd in Locksmiths
    01271 329916
    Abbeyfield Factory, Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1GG
    0.13 miles from this property
  • Clearline Windows & Construction in Double Glazing Installer
    01271 344701
    12 Pilton Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1PE
    0.15 miles from this property
  • David Wilson Partnership Ltd in Architect
    01271 374485
    The Old School, Ladywell, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1QT
    0.19 miles from this property
  • Bensons Beds in Bed & Bedding Shop
    01271 325376
    Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JY
    0.23 miles from this property
  • John How Carpets Ltd in Carpet Fitter
    01271 376357
    Mill Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JQ
    0.25 miles from this property
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    01271 374600
    1 Mill Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JQ
    0.26 miles from this property
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    01271 376357
    Mill Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JQ
    0.26 miles from this property
  • A G Kingdon in Architectural Service
    01271 376436
    Rockholm, Northfield Lane, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1QD
    0.27 miles from this property
  • S B S Property Services in Property Maintenance Services
    07971 098493
    16 Broadgate Close, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4AL
    0.28 miles from this property
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    01271 321600
    Rolle Quay, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JE
    0.28 miles from this property
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    01271 321600
    Rolle Quay, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JE
    0.28 miles from this property
  • South West Windows in Double Glazing Installer
    01271 343877
    Unit 7 Two Rivers Industrial Estate, Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JY
    0.28 miles from this property
  • Bensons For Beds in Bed & Bedding Shop
    01271 325376
    Braunton Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JY
    0.28 miles from this property
  • S B S Property Services in Property Maintenance Services
    07971 098493
    16 Broadgate Close, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4AL
    0.29 miles from this property
  • B Bwye in Builder
    01271 374763
    77 Windsor Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4AG
    0.30 miles from this property
  • North Devon Flooring Ltd in Flooring Services
    01271 371890
    8 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RJ
    0.31 miles from this property
  • Anglian Home Improvements in Double Glazing Installer
    0800 500 600
    114 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1TD
    0.35 miles from this property
  • Padfields of Barnstaple Ltd in Furniture Stores
    01271 342578
    126 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1TD
    0.35 miles from this property
  • R Gregory in Painters & Decorators
    01271 372852
    3 Masefield Avenue, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1QJ
    0.37 miles from this property
  • Barry Lane in Electronic Shop
    01271 371639
    5 Masefield Avenue, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1QJ
    0.37 miles from this property
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    01271 379457
    Graylands, Bradiford, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4AW
    0.38 miles from this property
  • Drain Trace in Drain & Sewer Services
    07891 643623
    Violet Cottage, Lions Mill, Bradiford, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4AW
    0.38 miles from this property
  • Woodward Smith Architects Ltd in Architect
    01271 379050
    6 Tuly Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DH
    0.39 miles from this property
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    01271 346023
    72 High Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1HX
    0.43 miles from this property
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    01271 378218
    25 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RP
    0.45 miles from this property
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    01271 377459
    Ground Floor Rear 27 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RP
    0.45 miles from this property
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    01271 328221
    9 New Bldgs, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7BL
    0.47 miles from this property
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    01271 378341
    24 Castle Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DR
    0.47 miles from this property

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