An individual detached house with useful range of buildings set in 5 acres, mainly pasture, in lovely rural position enjoying breathtaking views. EPC Band D.
Woolcott is centred in its own ground, is south facing, set well back, and not even visible from the nearest road, nestling into the hillside and enjoying breathtaking views over open countryside towards both Dartmoor and Exmoor in the distance. Shirwell itself is about one and a half a miles, and offers a primary school. Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre, is about 5 and a half miles, or 10 minutes by car, located on the banks of the Rivers Taw and Yeo and houses the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. The town is also well known for its exclusive range of outlets, including all of the high street favourites, as well as a diverse selection of local stores. The Pannier Market dates back to the Saxon period, and trades in general goods, local crafts and and collectables. The North Devon Leisure Centre provides many indoor pursuits along with the Tarka Tennis Centre, both in Barnstaple. Live theatres are accessible at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, whilst other sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand, including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe, Saunton and Westward Ho! North Devon's rugged coastline including the popular resorts of Appledore, Croyde, Instow and Woolacombe are all within about half an hours drive, as is Exmoor. Also easily accessible is the North Devon Link Road, leading through to Junction 27 of the M5, whilst Barnstaple Railhead provides a link to the National Railway System. Exeter and Bristol International Airports are readily accessible.
Woolcott is a two storey detached house understood to have been constructed in the early 1980s. The property presents colourwash rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof and benefits from double glazed windows throughout. The accommodation is very well presented, bright and spacious, and could easily be adapted to reinstate further bedrooms if a buyer requires them, or alternatively, there is scope to convert the garage or extend the property, subject to planning permission. The property is set within 5 acres of gently sloping pasture land and likely to be suitable for those with equestrian interests. We understand that the property was originally constructed as a 4 bedroom house, but now comprises 2 spacious en-suite bedrooms. The accommodation and room dimensions are more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprise;
Replacement double glazed front door to
Low level WC, corner wash hand basin, tiled splash backs. Cupboard under stairs.
A bright, triple aspect room with ornamental sealed fireplace recess. Double glazed doors opening onto decking and matching side panels to one wall to enjoy views over the garden and beyond, over open countryside.
Another bright, double aspect room. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of modern units in cream and grey theme with pewter effect handles, incorporating 1.5 bowl moulded sink, adjoining work surfaces, drawers and cupboards beneath. Matching range of wall mounted cupboards, some with glazed fronts. Integrated appliances include Neff dishwasher, Neff four ring halogen hob with extractor fan above. Neff oven and microwave. Integrated fridge. There is also a concealed Camray oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. Fitted plate rack. Tiled effect flooring. Space for breakfast table or sitting area, as at present. Half glazed door to
Single drainer stainless steel sink unit, adjoining work surfaces, cupboards and appliance space under. Plumbing for washing machine. Further work surfaces, drawers and cupboards beneath. Matching wall mounted cupboards. Double glazed door to garden. Door to
Also with open archway from kitchen / breakfast room. A spacious room with window to enjoy the best of the views. Half oak panelled walls. Double oak wall cupboard and adjacent shelving.
Study / occasional bedroom 3
With fitted desk unit and shelving. Fine views. Door to attached garage - described later.
A very spacious double aspect room with fine views. Fitted wardrobes to one wall. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged cylinder.
With excellent range of contemporary fittings incorporating panelled bath, tiled surround, overhead shower with curved shower screen. Wash hand basin with cupboards and drawers beneath. Illuminated mirrored splash back. Low level WC. Heated towel rail / radiator.
Another bright, double aspect room with double wardrobe.
Tiled cubicle. Wash hand basin. Low level WC. Fully tiled walls. Heated towel rail / radiator. Trap to loft space. Extractor fan. Shaver point / strip light.
With up and over door, power and light connected. Double glazed door to rear. Storage in eaves.
With low level WC, wash hand basin, coats pegs, electric wall heater.
There is a garage block / workshop in three sections, of block construction, on a concrete base. Section 1 measures 23'0 x 12'0 with up and over door, single drainer stainless steel sink with hot and cold water. Section 2 23'0 x 16'0 with double door. Section 3 23'0 x 12'0 with garage door. There are two former caravans / stores. There is extensive parking and turning space, and the driveway extends past the buildings to the dwelling itself, which can be easily separated in terms of access.
The vendors own a substantial modern barn immediately adjacent to the northern boundary of the property, which is of timber, block and corrugated construction, and measures overall 80'0 x 72'6. There is power and light connected and concrete floor to about a third of the building. This is available in its entirety, or in part, by separate negotiation, if required.
(Shown hatched in blue on the attached plan) Immediately surrounding the property, there are formal gardens, mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with specimen trees and shrubs. There is an attractive ornamental pond and an area of decking, from which to enjoy the views. The land is laid to gently sloping pasture and benefits from stock proof fencing. The property is registered under the Single Farm Payment Scheme, which produces a small annual income.
The property is also available with up to 24.54 acres total, including the full aforementioned barn, at £579, 950.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.
Leaving Barnstaple in a northerly direction on the A39, continue through Shirwell village on the A39, and after about 1.5 miles, as you climb the hill, just before Arlington Woods start, there is a lay-by on your right with two farm gates. The access to Woolcott is the gate nearest to Barnstaple, the name of the property displayed to the left of the gate, and our For Sale board to the right. Please proceed through the gate, and close it behind you. The first and second fields that you cross are not owned by the property, but Woolcott enjoys access rights over them. Woolcott Is found at the bottom of the drive.
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