Privately set, yet very conveniently accessed south facing position with virtually panoramic glimpses of rolling north devon countryside around. South facing, well presented country home, with potential ground floor integral annex. Stone threshing barn, roundhouse and other stone buildings with undoubted conversion potential, (stp), courtyard, gardens, grounds and small pasture paddock in all about 1 acre. Auction, unless sold, 31ST October at the barnstaple hotel at 15.00 hrs.
By appointment through Phillips Smith & Dunn Barnstaple office /327919. Out of office hours telephone Mr Michael Challacombe on .
The property comprises a detached south facing country home occupied by the current owners for some 30 years and superbly renovated and improved over the years to provide the current comfortable well presented accommodation. The property has double glazed replacement door and windows throughout, oil fired central heating and a bank of solar panels on the south facing roof elevation, these in place under a lease arrangement. As part of the original renovation part of the ground floor was adapted to provide dependant relative accommodation without interfering with the family accommodation of the overall property. From the house almost panoramic glimpses of the surrounding rolling North Devon countryside are enjoyed. The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises as follows. A pair of double glazed entrance doors gives access to
The property is one of three individual properties set in a small cluster at Hill each very private from the other and otherwise surrounded by typical unspoilt rolling North Devon countryside. About a mile to the east is Landkey town and Landkey where there are local facilities of ancient parish church, primary school, village inns and a village store and post office. To the west Barnstaple, the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon provides a comprehensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lane Shopping Centre, out of town super stores, live theatre, leisure centre, tennis centre and other facilities together with a sprinter train service running through to the cathedral city of Exeter. Some 5 to 7 miles west of Barnstaple on either side of the River Taw and the Taw and Torridge Estuary is the dramatic North Devon coastline around Instow, Saunton and Croyde with its associated facilities sailing, fishing, swimming ans surfing.
Entrance porch 6'3 x 4'7 (1.91m x 1.40m)
Side lights, tiled floor and partially glazed inner door to
sitting room 22'1 x 16'1 (6.73m x 4.90m)
South facing room with bay window having a fitted window seat with book tidys, some exposed stud work to elevations, exposed ceiling beam and to the western end a feature stone wall with inset wood burning stove on tile and brick hearth with, on either side, recesses with book shelving, display shelving and lights. Coved ceiling, wide open tread iron spiral staircase rising to first floor.
Kitchen/breakfast room 20' x 10' (6.10m x 3.05m)
Range of roll top work units to one elevation with inset one and a half bowl sink unit with mixer taps, variety of drawers and cupboards under, space for dish washer, tiled splash backs, matching wall units incorporating two double fronted glass display cabinets and open end display units, space and plumbing for American style fridge/freezer, Stanley oil fired range providing cooking and central heating with side shelf and cupboard. Breakfast bar fitting with inset 4 ring hob, cupboards under, tongue and grooved ceiling, fully tiled surrounds, door to
rear conservatory 26' x 9'8 (7.92m x 2.95m)
Fully tiled floor, built in wood/coal bunker, door to
Low flush suite, wash hand basin.
From the sitting room door off to
dining room 15'9 x 11'9 (4.80m x 3.58m)
South facing bay window, panel radiator, dado rail, coved ceiling, built in shallow storage cupboard.
Galley style kitchen/sitting area 16'10 x 6'4 (5.13m x 1.93m)
Work top with built in 4 ring hob and aeg oven under, bay window with built in seat, further worktop with inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit with drawers and cupboards under, tiled splash backs, recess with tall larder cupboard and space for fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 5 16' 11 x 8'11 (4.88m 0.28m x 2.72m)
Two panel radiators, coved ceiling, built in wardrobe cupboard partially shelved.
Shower 4'1 x 2'6 (1.24m x 0.76m)
Fully tiled surround, Mira electric shower, shower tidy.
WC 5'6 x3'3 (1.68m x 0.99m)
Low level WC, panel radiator.
The dining room, galley kitchen, bedroom etc were prepared for use by a dependant relative and have independent access to the outside.
On the first floor
Serving all rooms.
Bedroom 1 16'3 x 14'5 (4.95m x 4.39m)
A double aspect room, window seat to south facing window, panel radiator, built in bedroom furniture incorporating two double wardrobe cupboards and one single wardrobe cupboard, bedside cabinets, storage lockers over cupboards, dressing table and separate nest of 3 drawers.
Bathroom 8'5 x 7' (2.57m x 2.13m)
Low level close couple WC, pedestal hand basin, panel radiator, panelled bath, 45' shower cubicle with Heritage fitments, fully tiled, tiled surrounds, tongue and grooved ceiling.
Bedroom 2 9' x (2.74m x)
Built in double wardrobe cupboard with storage locker, coved ceiling, panel radiator.
Bedroom 3 16'5 x 8'average (5.00m x 2.44m)
Built in double wardrobe cupboard, storage locker.
Bedroom 4 16'5 x 7'5 (5.00m x 2.26m)
Recessed double wardrobe cupboard with three drawers and storage locker over, panel radiator, matching nest of 3 drawers.
From the landing access through to an
under eaves storage area 19' x 6' (5.79m x 1.83m)
Fully boarded with further shallow storage cupboards beyond under the shallow eaves area. Hot tank.
To the north side of the house a patio and barbeque area built in stone with slate shelves to either side, aluminium framed greenhouse, productive kitchen garden. To the immediate front of the house lawned area with flower borders and herbaceous borders and easy flight of steps drop down to the large brick paver courtyard with gated access from the country lane approach.
To the east side of the house further lawned areas with a number of mature trees, further flower borders and beyond a timber fence gives access through to a small paddock with a number of fruit trees, ornamental pond and rockery.
Across the yard to the front of the house are the
For a number of years and during the current ownership these have been used as storage and workshops but in view of their size, structure and layout offer potential for conversion, subject to planning, to holiday accommodation or possible dependant relative accommodation. These buildings comprise
threshing barn 29' x 16'4 (8.84m x 4.98m)
The building rises to two storey height, has mezzanine storage floor internally, sliding access door, water to a sink with electric heater and electric and power connected. Adjoining
round house 22' x 15'6 (6.71m x 4.72m)
further workshop 18' x 13'6 (5.49m x 4.11m)
With wide up and over door to one elevation and stairs rising to
storage loft over 18' x 13'6 (5.49m x 4.11m)
Running along the back of the threshing barn is a further stone and pantile former shippen 30' x 8'5 with further
store 12' x 11'4 (3.66m x 3.45m)
Along the west side of the yard a range of low open fronted buildings some 38' x 7'6 used as wheelie bin store, kennel, wood store, coal store and the like.
Car port 15'x 9'8 (4.57m x 2.95m)
wood store 15' x 10' max (4.57m x 3.05m max)
To the south of the garden there is a range of stone brick and block potting shed, fruit cage and chicken house and an aluminium framed greenhouse. The property as a whole extends to just over an acre.
In addition to the deposit payable upon exchange of contracts, purchasers will be required to pay a buyers administration fee of £300 (three hundred pounds) (including vat) which can be paid by separate cheque or added to the deposit.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, Castle Street, Barnstaple EX31 1EA Tel. Or fax
The property is to be sold by Public Auction but the vendor reserves the right to sell or withdraw the property before auction.
Please note that any person buying or bidding at auction must produce documentation to confirm their Name and Residential Address. These documents will be requested at the time of registration, and if you are successful copies will be taken for our reference. The Bidders Registration Form is included with our Auction Catalogue.
The property will be offered subject to a reserve price. The auctioneers reserve the right to bid on behalf of the vendor to withdraw the property from auction in the event of it not reaching its reserve.
The particulars, remarks and stipulations contained herein shall be deemed to form part of the special conditions of sale but in case of any inconsistencies the provisions of the latter shall prevail. If not attached to these sale particulars, copies of the special conditions of sale should be obtained either from the vendors solicitors or the auctioneers. It is assumed that the purchaser has made all the necessary enquiries prior to auction.
The property is freehold and with vacant possession upon completion.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc or water or drainage pipes etc either passing over or under the property. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleway etc.
Messrs Samuels, 18 Alexandra Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8BA Tel Attn Paul Thomas
Phillips Smith & Dunn have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fitting or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order. The Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.
Grid ref: SS582/313
From Barnstaple leave the town on the A361 road as though towards South Molton and after a mile turn right to Landkey and Swimbridge. At the crest of the first hill, a 100 yards or so, turn right and head back as though towards Barnstaple. After a short drive you will pass by Jon Beer Auto Services where turn immediately left after the garage and left again to Landkey town. Within a 100 yards or so turn right signposted Hill Farm/Venn. Proceed to the crest of the first hill and there as you crest the hill the entrance to Little Hill is to the left of the road just after the bend. Ref: 8194
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