A detached former farmhouse set in 3 acres, mainly pasture, in a unique position enjoying superb Estuary views & close to the Tarka Trail on the semi rural fringe of Barnstaple. 5 Bedrooms. EPC Band D. 3 acres
Set in a unique, semi rural position, enjoying fabulous views over the estuary and surrounding countryside, yet within walking distance of local amenities and within a healthy walking distance of Barnstaple town centre. The property is set within its own grounds, which provide a good deal of seclusion and privacy. The Sticklepath area of Barnstaple offers public houses, eating establishments, a general store, a primary school and garage, whilst the nearby out of town shopping site at Roundswell offers a Sainsbury's superstore etc. The North Devon College is also within easy walking distance of the property and Park School is just across the river. The main town centre of Barnstaple is about 1 mile, and as the regional centre, houses the area's main business, commercial, entertainment and shopping venues. To the north is the delightful Exmoor National Park, and the magnificent coast is within easy reach, where the dramatic cliffs are interspersed with glorious sandy beaches, in particular, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are renowned. The area is easily accessible to the A39, leading onto the A361 North Devon Link Road, giving direct access to the M5 at Junction 27 at Tiverton, where there is also an intercity rail link, with trains to London Paddington is just over 2 hours. The property enjoys a pedestrian right of way across an adjoining field, directly onto the Tarka Trail, popular with cyclists and dog walkers alike.
This detached, former farmhouse presents whitened rendered elevations beneath a slate roof. The current owners have carried out a number of improvements, to include the installation of UPVC double glazed windows virtually throughout, the refitting of two en-suite shower rooms, although there are some projects which remain unfinished, but where prospective buyers will undoubtedly wish to stamp their own mark. The accommodation is versatile and could accommodate dual occupation by two parts of the same family. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
Outside. Part glazed door leading into
Under stairs cupboard. Staircase rising to first floor - described later.
With feature fireplace, fitted wood burning stove set on tiled hearth. Arched shelved alcove. Second shelved alcove. Part glazed door leading to front terrace and garden.
A bright, double aspect room with feature fireplace, ornate surround, wood burning stove set on tiled hearth. Shelved alcove. Part glazed door leading to front terrace and garden.
Beamed ceiling. Doors opening to outside and conservatory. Wood vinyl flooring.
Beamed ceiling. Recessed lighting. Range of base units with work surfaces over incorporating 1.5 bowl stainless steel sink unit, mixer tap. Gas fired Rayburn for cooking . Freestanding dishwasher. Handy work island of brick with wooden work surface. Cupboards and wine storage rack below. Tiled flooring.
Wall mounted condensing Vaillant boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. Shelving. Tiled flooring.
Split level. Space for free standing fridge / freezers. Steps rise up to the utility area proper, which is fitted with a range of cupboards, roll edge work surfaces above. Inset stainless steel sink with mixer tap. Spaces for washing machine and tumble dryer. Part glazed door providing access to the front garden.
Recessed ceiling lights. Low level WC. Wall mounted wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor.
Small window to rear. Ceiling lights. Ceramic tiled floor.
With split staircase to left and right. The right hand section leads onto
Dual aspect with bay window to side affording lovely views over the countryside and estuary beyond. Recessed wardrobe cupboard. Display niche.
Recently refitted with modern suite comprising corner cubicle with Mira shower unit, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, ladder style heated towel rail / radiator. Access to roof space. Shaver point.
Window to front. Pair of double fitted wardrobe cupboards. Ornate cornice.
Refitted with tiled cubicle, Mira shower unit, wash hand basin, vanity unit, wall mirror. Low level WC. Shelved alcove. Tiled flooring. Dimplex overhead electric fire, as well as radiator.
A bright, double aspect room with fine estuary views. Part vaulted ceiling. Exposed A frames. Stripped wood flooring. Replacement double glazed doors to galleried balcony. Recessed wardrobe.
Recently refitted with tiled shower cubicle. Mira shower unit. Low level WC. Wash hand basin. Vanity cupboards. Shaver point. Ladder style heated towel rail / radiator.
Window to front.
With panelled bath, Mira shower above, tiled surround. Folding shower screen. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wall mirror. Shaver point. Ladder style heated towel rail / radiator. Extractor fan. Further electric towel rail.
Window to front. Clothes hanging recess with cupboard above.
The property is approached via a gated sweeping driveway, which leads firstly to a detached double garage, and continues down to a hard standing area which provides off road parking for several vehicles. Beyond this is an enclosed poultry run and poultry shed. A pedestrian pathway then meanders to the front of the property. The front garden is laid to sweeping lawns interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs including a fine magnolia. To the left of the pathway is a large ornamental fish stocked pond with waterlily. Immediately to the right of the house there are fuel stores and a further timber shed, and beyond this, to one side is a pedestrian gate leading to a fenced dog enclosure. On the left hand side of the property, there is access to the raised balcony, which leads off bedroom 3. From the upper drive, there is access first to an enclosed paddock, which runs down to a small area of copse between this paddock and the lower drive. Further down the drive, there is access to a further paddock which leads onto a larger field, and as the drive bends, there is access to a productive vegetable garden with greenhouse. In all, the gardens and grounds provide total seclusion and privacy, and amount to approximately 3 acres.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.
Leaving Barnstaple on the Bickington Road, after the major roundabout, climb Sticklepath Hill, passing the shops on your right and eventually turn right into Oakland Avenue. Continue straight across the minor roundabout and eventually bear left into Lynhurst Avenue. Continue along to the end of this road, and the property is accessed via a gated driveway marked with a Stags For Sale board.
Mains electricity and water. Gas fired central heating system. Private drainage.
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