5 bed detached house for sale

Guide price £750,000

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon EX31

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Property description

" Impressive detached house
" Attractive Neo-Georgian design
" Exceptionally spacious accommodation
" Landscaped gardens and grounds of 1 ¾ acres approx.
" Running stream and ornamental lake
" Close to the Exmoor National Park
" 3 large reception rooms
" 4 ensuite bedrooms plus playroom/5th bedroom

This handsome home lies in the small village of Kentisbury Ford, less than 1 mile from the western boundary of the Exmoor National Park. The house was built in 1976 by a local builder for his own occupation and is in an attractive Neo-Georgian style. Elevations are in brick and the front door is surmounted by a classical style pillared portico. Window openings house pvcu double glazed Georgian style windows.

The well-proportioned, spacious accommodation is arranged over 2 floors, internal doors are of natural hard wood, ceilings are coved and the accommodation is well appointed throughout. The spacious entrance hall gives access to the fine drawing room with period style fireplace with marble hearth and coal effect gas fire. Double doors lead into the dining room, being a fabulous room for entertaining and with French doors leading onto the terrace. The impressive kitchen/breakfast room is well equipped and includes appliances and white goods. The kitchen cabinets are an attractive natural timber finish with polished Granite work surfaces. A Falcon range cooker is included and is surmounted by an extractor hood. A side door from the kitchen/breakfast room gives access to the enclosed courtyard between the house and the garage. Also on the ground floor is the sizable study with fitted shelves and desk unit. A cloakroom with w.C. And wash hand basin completes the ground floor accommodation.

From the wide entrance hall a staircase gives access to the spacious first floor landing which serves the bedroom accommodation. There is a large master bedroom with a wide range of fitted wardrobes, matching dressing table and chests of draws etc. The well-equipped ensuite bathroom is fully tiled and with a 4 piece suite including a bath. There are 3 further bedrooms all ensuite and a 5th room makes an additional bedroom or useful playroom/study/prep room for children. It, like the study downstairs, is equipped with fitted shelves and desk units.

Outside to the side of the house is a generous garage with remote control door. There is ample additional parking and turning space. The garage is accessed by a tarmac drive which is approached through a white 5-bar gate from the lane.

The gardens are a particular feature of Kentisbury House and extend to almost 1 ¾ acres. There are large areas of lawn with a short flight of wide steps leading down from the terrace at the front of the house to the lawn adjacent to the ornamental lake. To one side is a private terrace and beyond the lake is a further area of lawn. A running stream flows through the property with an area of woodland on the far side. The house enjoys fine views across the lawn and the lake which is a haven for wildlife including ducks and migrating geese.


Location


Located in the small hamlet of Kentisbury Ford Kentisbury House is well placed for access to local facilities. The Exmoor National Park is nearby and the local village has a shop, village hall, popular Primary School and a thriving Women's Institute. There is also a local garage and a daily bus service to Barnstaple, the regional centre for North Devon. The North Devon coast at Combe Martin is about 5 miles away and the glorious sand surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Putbourough, Croyde Bay and Saunton are within easy motoring distance. The wonderful remote areas of high Exmoor are also readily accessible and are a haven for walkers as is the South West Coast Path. The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by their famed cliff railway are within easy motoring distance.

Barnstaple is about 10 miles away, via the A39, and is the regional centre for North Devon. The busy town centre offers excellent facilities and is a pleasing blend of the usual high street multiples and a number of local traders. There is a thriving local theatre, 4 screen cinema and excellent sports and tennis facilities. Sailing is available on the coastal waters and Instow on the banks of the River Torridge, between Barnstaple and Bideford, is home to the North Devon Yacht Club. For golfers there are a number of clubs including Ilfracombe and Saunton with its 2 Championship Links Courses.

At Barnstaple and South Molton access can be gained to the North Devon Link Road A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton). This is about 34 miles from Barnstaple and is also home to 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 50 miles away.


Agents note


The advertised price guide for this property is £750, 000. Interested parties should note that the price has been reduced by £200, 000, the property being previously advertised at £950, 000.

From Barnstaple take the A39 north signposted Lynton and Lynmouth. At Kentisbury Ford, where the A39 turns sharp right, bear left and immediately left again. The drive to Kentisbury House is located on the right hand side.


EX31 Zed-Index
£248,812 £307,610 £212,961 £177,729 £158,881

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Value change
£3,185 (1.30%) £8,261 (3.43%) £13,702 (5.83%) £20,168 (8.82%) £22,213 (9.80%) £18,344 (7.96%) £24,562 (10.95%)
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Avg. price paid: £231,177
No. of property sales: 374
Avg. price paid: £220,247
No. of property sales: 1,073
Avg. price paid: £219,137
No. of property sales: 1,787
Avg. price paid: £216,478
No. of property sales: 2,459
Avg. price paid: £151,208
No. of property sales: 8,991

Avg. asking price in EX31: £333,664
No. of properties for sale in EX31: 266
Avg. asking rent in EX31: £809 pcm
No. of properties to rent in EX31: 45

Property value data/graphs for EX31

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £307,610 £223 3.6 £277,178
Semi-detached £212,961 £208 3.1 £194,751
Terraced £177,729 £191 2.8 £163,361
Flats £158,881 £232 1.9 £139,724

Current asking prices in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £124,000
(4)
£215,593
(21)
£278,500
(71)
£380,933
(68)
£514,955
(30)
Flats £116,466
(6)
£150,257
(14)
£302,475
(2)
£250,000
(1)
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All £119,480
(10)
£189,459
(35)
£279,157
(73)
£379,036
(69)
£514,955
(30)

Current asking rents in EX31

Avg. current asking prices in EX31
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £537 pcm
(2)
£626 pcm
(12)
£784 pcm
(6)
£1,006 pcm
(7)
£2,225 pcm
(2)
Flats £363 pcm
(5)
£624 pcm
(6)
£477 pcm
(1)
- -
All £413 pcm
(7)
£625 pcm
(18)
£740 pcm
(7)
£1,006 pcm
(7)
£2,225 pcm
(2)

Fun facts for EX31

Highest value in EX31
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Heanton £550,773
£533,654
Martinhoe £524,359
Trentishoe £505,786
Bittadon £504,378
Highest turnover in EX31
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Linden Gardens 64.3%
Parkers Hollow 61.1%
Clifton Terrace 53.8%
Ashfield Close 50.0%
Allenstyle Gardens 41.2%

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Nearby transport

  • Barnstaple (7.3 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (10.6 miles)
  • Umberleigh (11.8 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (31.9 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (38.9 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (56.7 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Ferry Landing (6.3 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (11.8 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (11.9 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Kentisbury Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Combe Martin Primary School (3.5 miles)
  • Bratton Fleming Community Primary School (3.6 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Arts College (6.2 miles)
  • Pilton Community College (6.6 miles)
  • The Barnstaple Tutorial Unit (7.1 miles)
  • Pathfield School (6.6 miles)
  • The Lampard Community School (7.1 miles)
  • West Buckland School (7.7 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
  • Living Needs Solutions Ltd in Bathroom Designer
    01271 374600
    1 Mill Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JQ
    0.26 miles from this property
  • John How Carpets Ltd in Carpet Fitter
    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
  • Exmoor Fascias Ltd in Double Glazing Installer
    01271 321600
    Rolle Quay, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1JE
    0.28 miles from this property
  • Exmoor Fascias Ltd in Double Glazing Installer
    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
  • Padfields of Barnstaple Ltd in Furniture Stores
    01271 342578
    126 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1TD
    0.35 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
  • 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
  • Weatherwise Windows in Double Glazing Installer
    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
  • Cargo Homeshop in Furniture Stores
    01271 346023
    72 High Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1HX
    0.43 miles from this property
  • S Chapman in Electronic Shop
    01271 377459
    Ground Floor Rear 27 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RP
    0.45 miles from this property
  • Finishing Touch Flooring in Carpet Fitter
    01271 378218
    25 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1RP
    0.45 miles from this property
  • A J Plumbing & Heating in Plumbers
    01271 328221
    9 New Buildings, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7BL
    0.47 miles from this property
  • Riley & Guy in Builder
    01271 378341
    24 Castle Street, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DR
    0.47 miles from this property

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