6 bedroom 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 ? 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
£235,794 £292,253 £200,705 £169,242 £152,926

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Value change
£2,920 (1.25%) £1,781 (0.76%) £9,848 (4.36%) £13,745 (6.19%) £10,540 (4.68%) £10,961 (4.88%) £27,695 (13.31%)
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Avg. price paid: £220,493
No. of property sales: 338
Avg. price paid: £214,863
No. of property sales: 1,053
Avg. price paid: £215,309
No. of property sales: 1,749
Avg. price paid: £219,283
No. of property sales: 2,576
Avg. price paid: £149,026
No. of property sales: 8,769

Avg. asking price in EX31: £335,906
No. of properties for sale in EX31: 261
Avg. asking rent in EX31: £691 pcm
No. of properties to rent in EX31: 27

Property value data/graphs for EX31

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £292,253 £207 3.6 £268,375
Semi-detached £200,705 £203 3.1 £189,788
Terraced £169,242 £175 2.8 £161,527
Flats £152,926 £213 1.9 £119,580

Current asking prices in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £109,000
(1)
£182,918
(27)
£296,681
(67)
£394,255
(56)
£493,517
(38)
Flats £144,300
(3)
£197,471
(7)
£244,950
(2)
- -
All £135,475
(4)
£185,915
(34)
£295,182
(69)
£394,255
(56)
£493,517
(38)

Current asking rents in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £340 pcm
(4)
£637 pcm
(2)
£711 pcm
(4)
£1,244 pcm
(1)
£1,222 pcm
(2)
Flats £505 pcm
(5)
£541 pcm
(5)
- - -
All £432 pcm
(9)
£568 pcm
(7)
£711 pcm
(4)
£1,244 pcm
(1)
£1,222 pcm
(2)

Fun facts for EX31

Highest value in EX31
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Heanton £531,338
£510,609
Martinhoe £485,790
Strand Lane £483,063
Trentishoe £482,948
Highest turnover in EX31
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Parkers Hollow 72.2%
Linden Gardens 61.5%
Clifton Terrace 46.2%
Crescent Avenue 45.5%
Western Terrace 42.9%

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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)

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    01271 889044
    Berrydown Lodge, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4NB
    0.29 miles from this property
  • D C King in Painters & Decorators
    01271 882096
    Broomhill Cottage, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4ND
    0.31 miles from this property
  • North Devon Electrical in Electronic Shop
    01271 882921
    West Kentisbury Farm, Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4NQ
    0.58 miles from this property
  • Caves to Castles Ltd in Architectural Service
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    White Gates, Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4LW
    1.51 miles from this property
  • Lake Carpentry & Joinery in Carpenters & Joiners
    01271 850873
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    1.70 miles from this property
  • Sean Wheatley in Plasterers
    01271 883349
    Coney Park Lane, Fircombe, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0LR
    2.63 miles from this property
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    01271 883554
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    2.70 miles from this property
  • Roofline in Roofing Contractors
    01271 882999
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    2.73 miles from this property
  • Mansard Builders in Builder
    01598 763789
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    3.05 miles from this property
  • A P Rook in Gas Installers
    01271 883670
    22 Highfield Gardens, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0HQ
    3.06 miles from this property
  • Wellington Surveying Ltd in Building Surveyor
    01271 883945
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    3.10 miles from this property
  • R & N Jenkins in Builder
    01271 882222
    The Bungalow, King Street, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0DA
    3.36 miles from this property
  • J K N Plumbing in Plumbers
    01271 882861
    Greenhills, Rosea Bridge Lane, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0DP
    3.40 miles from this property
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    01271 882136
    Woodlands, Mark Villa, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0AR
    3.61 miles from this property
  • W J Leworthy in Builder
    01598 710620
    28 Furze Park Road, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TA
    3.69 miles from this property
  • Rohan Carpentry in Carpenters & Joiners
    07941 935491
    81 Furze Park Road, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TA
    3.69 miles from this property
  • Peter Holland in Builder
    01598 710744
    7 Furze Park Road, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4TA
    3.69 miles from this property
  • A C Smoldon Heating Engineer in Gas Installers
    01598 763727
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    3.72 miles from this property
  • Jonathan Rhind Architects Ltd in Architect
    01271 850416
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    3.73 miles from this property
  • Chapple Electrical Services Ltd in Electronic Shop
    01598 710624
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    3.79 miles from this property
  • R J Lewis Plumbing & Heating in Plumbers
    01271 882344
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    4.13 miles from this property
  • D & J May Architectural Services Ltd in Architectural Service
    01271 850488
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    4.14 miles from this property
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    01271 864505
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    01271 850672
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    01271 850811
    Jarrah, Milltown, Muddiford, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 4HG
    4.65 miles from this property
  • M Poundall Roofing in Roofing Contractors
    01271 883426
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    4.81 miles from this property
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    01271 374661
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    5.66 miles from this property
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    01271 377824
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    5.78 miles from this property
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    01271 375196
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    5.80 miles from this property
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