6 bed detached house for sale

Guide price £645,000

East Down, Barnstaple, Devon EX31

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Property info

Property features

  • 6 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms + Study
  • 2 Kitchens, Utility, 2 Cloakrms
  • Includes s/c 2 bed annexe
  • Suit dual occupation
  • Suit Home/Income
  • Range of period buildings
  • 4.5 Acres. Lovely Views

Property description

A detached period farmhouse offering potential for dual occupation, home/income use and further development stp with 4.5 acres in timeless situation. 6 Beds, 5 Recs etc. EPC Band G.


Situation and amenities


Churchill House is located in the small hamlet of Churchill, just to the west of the village of East Down, on the western fringes of Exmoor. The property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, typical of the area, with wooded valleys, steep hills and rolling landscape. The dramatic North Devon coastline where Exmoor meets the sea lies just to the north of the hamlet, and can be enjoyed at locations such as Heddons Mouth, Combe Martin and the Valley of the Rocks at Lynton. To the west, the coast runs down to the superb safe, sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe, whilst the Taw and Torridge Estuaries are within half an hours driving distance and offer bathing, boating and fishing. The surrounding countryside offers miles of delightful walks, as well as riding and cycling and other outdoor pursuits. Barnstaple, North Devons regional centre, is about 9 miles and houses all the areas main commercial, leisure and shopping venues. At Barnstaple, access is gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway at Tiverton (Junction 27) about 30 miles. There is also the Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station (London Paddington in just over 2 hours). Bristol and Exeter Airports can both be reached in about 2 hours.

Description


The original farmhouse is believed to date from the 17th Century, although the handsome facade was added during the Georgian period. The property presents part colourwash rendered and part stone elevations beneath slate roofs. Internally, the property is well presented and has a lovely homely ambiance with the principal rooms retaining many attractive features typical of the era including moulded cornices, sash windows with shutters and dado rails to some of the walls, whilst the older part of the property includes exposed beams and panelling. The accommodation is very adaptable and is considered suitable as one large single family residence, or alternatively, the self contained cottage annexe could accommodate relatives, guests or paying guests on a home and income basis. The annexe links with the main house on both the ground and first floors, but can also be completely self contained. With suitable consents, there is also potential to convert the courtyard of period outbuildings into further accommodation if required. On the western side of the property, the neighbouring farm is owned by the National Trust and the gardens for the house are located in the main behind the swimming pool and kitchen garden area. The layout of the accommodation is more clearly shown on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:

Ground floor


Front door to

Entrance vestibule


Attractive part glazed door opening into

Entrance hall


Attractive easy staircase leads from the entrance hall to
dining room 15'7 x 15'1 (4.75m x 4.60m)
With alcove. Attractive cast iron fireplace with marble surround and stone hearth.
Sitting room 14'5 x 13'5 (4.39m x 4.09m)
Stone surround fireplace with fitted Villager wood burning stove. Built in window seat. Archway opening to
kitchen 15'2 x 10'3 (4.62m x 3.12m)
With blue enamel oil fired Rayburn two oven cooker / boiler set in recess. Opening to side entrance lobby. Door to garden. Wash hand basin. Door to

Cloakroom


Low level WC.
Pantry 15'4 x 6'9 (4.67m x 2.06m)
(Former game room) Quarry tiled floor. Fitted shelving. Plumbing for washing machine.
Snug 22'0 x 18'9 (6.71m x 5.72m)
With attractive open fireplace. Original bread oven and green enamel Godin propane gas fired stove.
Study 13'4 x 9'2 (4.06m x 2.79m)
Built in desk fixture and drawers under. Walk in wine cellar.

First floor landing

principal bedroom suite


Comprising
bedroom 1 15'3 x 13'5 (4.65m x 4.09m)
Built in window seat. Cast iron fireplace.

En-suite shower room


Fully tiled shower, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboards under, low level WC. Built in airing cupboard.
Bedroom 2 14'8 x 13'8 (4.47m x 4.17m)
Attractive cast iron fireplace. Window seat.
Bedroom 3 12'8 x 10'6 (3.86m x 3.20m)

bedroom 4 10'0 x 6'9 (3.05m x 2.06m)


Family bathroom


Corner spa bath with mixer tap and shower fitment, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with drawers and cupboards under, low level WC, built in linen cupboard.

Cottage annexe


To the rear of the house, there is an attached cottage comprising:
Kitchen / dining room 16'8 x 8'9 (5.08m x 2.67m)
Green enamel Rayburn oil fired two oven cooker / boiler. Walk in pantry. Steps from the kitchen / diner lead down to
living room 15'9 x 9'8 (4.80m x 2.95m)
Fireplace with cast iron wood burning stove and raised hearth. Window seat.

Cloakroom


Low level WC, wash hand basin set in vanity unit with cupboard under.

Lobby


Staircase leading to

First floor landing


Bedroom 1 17'4 x 8'3 (5.28m x 2.51m)
Wash hand basin set in vanity unit.

Bathroom


Panelled bath, wash hand basin.
Bedroom 2 9'1 x 7'5 (2.77m x 2.26m)
Opening to sitting area.
N.B
There is a communicating door to the first floor of the Malt House from this room.

Shower room

separate WC

outbuildings / courtyard


To the rear of the main house and adjoining the cottage annexe is the former Malt House, where access from the cottage garden leads to an L shaped workshop, a separate external access with a short flight of steps leads to the upper floor over comprising areas 1 and 2 as shown on the floorplan. A drive from the green in front leads to a courtyard to the rear of the property, bounded by the Malt House and a further range of outbuildings including open fronted single and double garages, former duck shed and former dairy, cattle and poultry sheds as well as the swimming pool plant room with a changing room and loft area on the upper level of this building. Outdoor Swimming Pool, 30'0 x 15'0 with maximum 7'0 depth. Greenhouse with water and electricity connected. Garden store. Within the paddock area is an existing useful nissan hut.

The gardens and grounds


To the front of the house there is a grassed parking area. The front gate opens to a fully enclosed garden with stone path, leading up to the front door flanked by lawns and flowerbeds including honeysuckle, clematis, hydrangea, rose, jasmine etc. The cottage has its own delightful west facing walled courtyard garden with a well. The swimming pool area is bounded by paved terracing and a retaining wall giving a delightful shelved setting. A path leads up to a productive kitchen garden, a young orchard and croquet lawn. Beyond this area of garden, there is a fully enclosed field and small copse of young trees.

Local authority


North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.

Directions


Travelling south on the A361 just outside of South Molton, bear right onto the A399 towards Ilfracombe. After approximately 11 miles, turn left at Blackmoor Gate onto the A39 towards Barnstaple. Continue down this road for about 5 miles, and turn right after passing Arlington Court, towards the village of East Down. Take the first turning on the left to Churchill. Proceed up the hill and upon entering the hamlet of Churchill, Churchill House will be found on the right hand side with a green in front of it.

Services


Mains water and electricity connected. Private drainage. Heating to the house and annexe is part oil fired, part night storage, or from solar panels.

Special note


Leys Cottage, to the rear of the house has both pedestrian and vehicular right of way over the drive, and their oil delivery feed is housed within the barn to the rear of the property. This cottage is owned by a member of the family of the vendors, and is used as a second home.

Agricultural holding


The agricultural holding number is 10/047/0007. The rural payments agency Single Payment Scheme is sbi and under the name of Churchill House Farm.

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EX31 Zed-Index
£249,488 £308,512 £213,749 £178,139 £160,664

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Value change
£7,440 (3.07%) £12,566 (5.30%) £10,162 (4.25%) £17,133 (7.37%) £11,251 (4.72%) £8,478 (3.52%) £25,222 (11.25%)
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Avg. price paid: £226,492
No. of property sales: 370
Avg. price paid: £218,824
No. of property sales: 1,073
Avg. price paid: £218,108
No. of property sales: 1,781
Avg. price paid: £217,994
No. of property sales: 2,505
Avg. price paid: £150,521
No. of property sales: 8,914

Avg. asking price in EX31: £332,991
No. of properties for sale in EX31: 284
Avg. asking rent in EX31: £704 pcm
No. of properties to rent in EX31: 48

Property value data/graphs for EX31

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £308,512 £218 3.6 £273,370
Semi-detached £213,749 £211 3.1 £191,293
Terraced £178,139 £183 2.8 £162,381
Flats £160,664 £234 1.9 £130,965

Current asking prices in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £132,750
(4)
£202,879
(26)
£267,951
(73)
£380,842
(77)
£543,537
(31)
Flats £125,462
(4)
£167,262
(12)
£246,650
(3)
£250,000
(1)
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All £129,106
(8)
£191,632
(38)
£267,111
(76)
£379,164
(78)
£543,537
(31)

Current asking rents in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £447 pcm
(6)
£553 pcm
(6)
£781 pcm
(7)
£1,249 pcm
(3)
£1,400 pcm
(1)
Flats £477 pcm
(9)
£587 pcm
(7)
£462 pcm
(2)
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All £465 pcm
(15)
£571 pcm
(13)
£710 pcm
(9)
£1,249 pcm
(3)
£1,400 pcm
(1)

Fun facts for EX31

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£536,145
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Trentishoe £507,970
Bittadon £506,474
Highest turnover in EX31
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Linden Gardens 71.4%
Parkers Hollow 66.7%
Ashfield Close 50.0%
Clifton Terrace 46.2%
Western Terrace 42.9%

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Nearby transport

  • Barnstaple (5.7 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (9.3 miles)
  • Umberleigh (10.6 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (33.5 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (38.7 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (58.1 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Ferry Landing (6.1 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (10.1 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (10.3 miles)

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  • Kentisbury Primary School (2.1 miles)
  • Shirwell Community Primary School (2.3 miles)
  • Marwood School (3.1 miles)
  • Pilton Community College (5.0 miles)
  • The Barnstaple Tutorial Unit (5.6 miles)
  • The Park Community School (5.8 miles)
  • Pathfield School (5.0 miles)
  • The Lampard Community School (5.6 miles)
  • West Buckland School (7.3 miles)
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