A delightful 1920'S colonial inspired character residence just out of town in A very popular residential area, well screened from the road with space to extend all set in good size mature gardens and offered for sale for only the second time since the property was built - no ongoing chain
The Anchorage is situated in an established and much sought after residential area on the edge of Barnstaple. The Old Torrington Road as the name implies is the old main road to Torrington which became a no through road in the early 1990s and now just serves this residential district.
The Anchorage was built by well known and well respected local builders in the 1926 being inspired by Colonial architecture and set within a good size garden plot. The neighbouring properties are of a similar era and in more recent times their rear gardens have been reduced in size due to back garden development which front onto Broad Close Road. However, the gardens of the original properties are still of a very good size, which always makes this western side of the Old Torrington Road very popular.
This residential area of Barnstaple known as Sticklepath is very convenient for easy access to out of town shopping and places of employment at nearby Roundswell, The North Devon College (Petroc) is close by and a regular bus service connects with the town. Sticklepath itself offers a number of local amenities including primary school, local store with post office, petrol station, public house, dentist, hairdressers and more besides. Barnstaple town centre is approximately 1 mile away and on route are a selection of out of town stores and recreation facilities near the railway station which provides a branch line connection with the main line at Exeter. Barnstaple offers a range of regional amenities and range of high street and precinct shops, recreational facilities include the Queens theatre, cinema, selection of hotels, restaurants and the famous butchers row and historic pannier market. Other attractions in the area include a choice of golf courses, sand beaches, yacht club, Exmoor National Park, coastal walks and the Tarka trail which is popular with walkers and cyclists alike and extends along the banks of the Taw Torridge estuary connecting Torrington with Braunton.
The Anchorage was built in 1926 for Captain Westacott, a member of a well known local Westacott family, famous for ship building in Barnstaple over the centuries; their endeavours included Barnstaples famous concrete ships of the early twentieth century. The abundance of exposed timber in the property and brass door handles may be attributed to the shipbuilding back ground of the original owner.
The current vendors are only the second owners of The Anchorage having moved here in 1976, and over the last 36 years they have been very sympathetic to the style and character of the original building, retaining and maintaining many of the original features including the windows and doors. When extension or updating has been necessary the integrity of the building has been taken into consideration.
The property is currently arranged as four reception rooms and three bedrooms which could easily be re arranged to provide a fourth bedroom downstairs or sub divide the third bedroom which was added in 1976, alternatively it is considered the property could easily accommodate an extension to the side or rear to provide a master bedroom suite on the first floor and a large kitchen diner on the ground floor.
The current owners are moving into the new home they have built at the bottom of the garden called Westacott which is approached from Broad Close Road, and does not affect the approach and frontage of The Anchorage which remains established and undisturbed.
The accommodation comprises the following:- (all measurements being approximate)
With arched part glazed front entrance door and matching glazed side panels leading into
hallway 16'9 X 6'5 (5.11m X 1.96m)
With radiator and panel doors off, gently rising staircase to first floor, sitting room 17'8 X 12'2 (5.38m X 3.71m)
With bay window, radiator, chimney breast with former fireplace recess, living room 17'2 X 13'2 (5.23m X 4.01m)
With bay window, radiator, feature fireplace with wooden mantle surround, tiled insert and heath with inset open Baxi grate.
Sun lounge 15'3 X 10'2 (4.65m X 3.10m)
With French doors and outlook over south facing garden, tiled floor with electric heating beneath and doors from both sitting room and living room
dining room (potential for use as Bedroom 4) 13'8 X 12'8 plus alcoves (4.17m X 3.86m plus alcov
With bay window, radiator, base cupboards to alcoves and shelving above plus serving hatch
With radiator, coloured suite comprising panel bath with mixer shower taps, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, and tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower unit
kitchen/breakfast room 12'9 X 12'3 (3.89m X 3.73m)
With sympathetically re styled and re fitted range of painted fittings in keeping with the character of the property. Comprising base cupboards with drawers above and worktops over, nest of drawers, concealed built in dish washer, concealed pull out larder unit with basket shelves, eye level cupboards and shelves, electric oven, stainless steel11/2 bowl sink and drainer unit with high rise mixer tap, island unit with breakfast bar and base cupboards, Evo gas fired boiler serving central heating and hot water with time controls, electric meter cupboard, radiator and door off to
rear hall 9'4 X 6' plus passageway (2.84m X 1.83m plus passa
With UPVC double glazed door with side windows to rear garden, door to garage, solid fuel store and door off passage way to the front
With plumbing and space for washing machine, pedestal wash basin, WC, gas meter, cloaks hooks and boot shelf
Staircase to first floor landing with panel doors and large cupboard (potential shower/WC)
bedroom 1 13'3 X 12'2 (4.04m X 3.71m)
With radiator, vanity wash basin, twin wall lights, bed head storage and flush built in cupboards
bedroom 2 12'2 X 12'2 (3.71m X 3.71m)
With radiator and flush eves storage cupboard
bedroom 3 19'6 X 7'9 (5.94m X 2.36m)
With dual aspect and potential as 2 single rooms, double radiator and 2 eves storage cupboards
With ½ tilled surrounds, white suite comprising pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC and corner shower cubicle with Mira shower unit, shaver light, radiator and airing cupboard with factory lagged tank with immersion and shelving above
The property is approached via a pillared entrance leading to a paved driveway providing ample parking and turning space for several vehicles leading to
garage 19'6 X 12'2 max (5.94m X 3.71m max)
Incorporating solid fuel store previously mentioned, rear window, up and over door, power and light, gardens
The property is well screened from the road by a selection of mature trees, shrubs and plants which extend to either side of the gated central entrance drive with stone wall edging. Immediately to the front of the property is a well stocked shrub bed and mature specimen conifers, a pathway leads to the front porch and around to the side garden which faces south and is laid to lawn with many established specimen trees and shrubs including a very old Bay Tree. A hedge extends along the southern boundary. The rear garden is level and again laid to lawn, with specimen trees, fruit bushes, green house and vegetable garden, feature pond, paved terrace and footpath, useful timber shed and wood store, outside tap and lights. A new boundary fence or wall is being erected between the Anchorage and the new house Westacott by the vendors.
Mains gas, electricity, water and drainage.
By appointment through Phillips Smith & Dunn Barnstaple office on /327919. Out of office hours telephone Mr Adrian Stubbs on .
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.
From the Stonehenge styled junction at the bottom of Sticklepath Hill, proceed up the hill to the roundabout at the top and turn left in to the Old Torrington Road, follow the road across the mini roundabout and The Anchorage will be found a short distance further on the right screened from the road by the mature trees with the entrance clearly marked with a name plaque. Ref: 8215
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