A skilfully extended detached 3/4 bedroom residence with double garage & good sized garden in quiet, favoured village. EPC Band D. Must be seen
Shirwell occupies a sheltered position to the west of the beautiful wooded valley of the River Yeo. The surrounding area is one of considerable natural beauty with rolling hills intersected by deep wooded valleys running up to Exmoor. The National Park, which is only 6 miles from the property, offers an almost limitless range of recreational opportunities, with 600 miles of footpaths and bridleways. Both the sweeping sandy bays of the west coast and dramatic cliffs of the north coast are easily accessible, offering extensive facilities for water sports. Fishing is available locally on the Rivers Taw and Torridge, whilst there are golf courses at Saunton and Westward Ho!. Of particular interest locally is Arlington Court, only a few miles away, and the home of the Chichester family since the 14th Century (now under the guardianship of the National Trust). Barnstaple is just 4 miles to the south, and as the regional centre, 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 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, and at Barnstaple there is also access to the North Devon Link Road, leading through to Junction 27 of the M5, where Tiverton Parkway allows access to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.
Park View House comprises a detached character residence which presents elevations of stone beneath a slate roof. We understand that the property originally dates from 1850, although a sympathetic extension has been added within keeping in recent years. The property now offers versatile accommodation arranged over two storeys and the 'wow' factor is the extension which houses a simply fabulous kitchen / dining / family room featuring a lofty ceiling with roof lanterns, quality units, fitted appliances, polished granite work surfaces and slate flooring with underfloor heating. There has been great attention to detail and little expense spared, including sourcing stone for the extension from the original quarry that the house was constructed from. The extension also incorporates a new ground floor shower room, again, with underfloor heating, new utility room and study. We understand that the extension was added with a view to supporting a first floor above it, subject to a purchaser's requirement and planning permission. Although there are just three bedrooms on the first floor, one of the reception rooms on the ground floor has been utilised as a fourth bedroom, and there is also potentially scope for dual occupation as a suite of rooms on the ground floor could create bedroom or bed / sitting room, shower room and the utility room would make an excellent second kitchen. The double garage also offers scope for conversion to additional accommodation, subject to any necessary planning permission. Although a great deal of investment has already gone into the property, it would still benefit from some further updating, particularly to the first floor rooms. There is ample additional parking and mature secluded gardens. The property backs onto open fields and enjoys fine pastoral views to the front. The layout of the accommodation is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
With tiled flooring. Ornate coving. Part glazed door to
Sitting room 16'7 x 11'7 (5.05m x 3.53m)
French doors opening from the bay. Wide coving. Picture rail. Open fireplace with slate slips and ornate wooden surround.
Second reception room / bedroom 4 15'1 x 11'9 into bay (4.60m x 3.58m into bay)
French doors opening to front. Coving. Picture rail.
Study 9'8 x 6'2 (2.95m x 1.88m)
Slate effect flooring. The centre hub of the house for Internet, cabling and broadband. The house has been wired on the ground floor to all TV points with 'Cat 5 E' computer cabling.
Fabulous kitchen / dining / family room 26'0 x 24'0 overall (7.92m x 7.32m overall)
Divided by a stone chimney and recess. Attractively fitted throughout with slate flooring and underfloor heating. The sitting area features a multi fuel burning stove set in bricked arch on slate hearth with display lighting. Recessed archway having TV space and log storage under on slate shelving. Side storage cupboards. Dining area with glazed roof lantern and French doors opening to the front garden. A pleasant triple aspect room running through to the kitchen area, with central granite breakfast bar, cupboards under including waste disposal recycling unit and dishwasher. Twin Belfast sink. Wall mounted glazed display unit with lighting. Extensive range of floor and eye level cupboards incorporating plate racks. Granite work surfaces over with bricked splash back. Central stone fireplace incorporating a Rangemaster cooker (available by separate negotiation). Aeg inset fridge / freezer (available by separate negotiation). Inset lighting. The kitchen ceiling opens to a lofty glazed roof lantern, making the room particularly bright and having a heat recovery system installed. There is extensive lighting options and controls.
Returning to the hall, an inner hallway leads through to
ground floor shower room 11'4 x 4'7 (3.45m x 1.40m)
Beautifully fitted with a range of units and slate flooring with underfloor heating, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, oval shower cubicle. Fully tiled surround. Shaver point.
Utility room 9'9 x 8'5 (2.97m x 2.57m)
Recently fitted with a range of granite work surfaces, inset Belfast sink. Extensive range of floor and eye level cupboards. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Hatch to loft space with pull down ladder. Partly boarded and having light oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, as well as under floor heating. Secure by Design door to rear. Cloak hanging space.
Walk in under stairs cupboard with light and power connected, radiator and slate flooring.
Staircase from hallway rising to
Victorian high level WC and wash hand basin. Panelling to dado height.
Bedroom 1 11'8 x 11'7 (3.56m x 3.53m)
Window to front with fine views. His and hers built in wardrobes to either side of central chimney breast.
Bedroom 2 12'0 x 11'6 (3.66m x 3.51m)
Window to front. Southerly aspect and fine views.
Bedroom 3 12'1 x 11'6 (3.68m x 3.51m)
Wash hand basin.
Box room 4'7 x 4'0 (1.40m x 1.22m)
Ideal for conversion to en-suite or dressing room or walk in wardrobe or further study.
Family bathroom 10'5 x 7'6 (3.18m x 2.29m)
Panelled bath with telephone style mixer tap / shower attachment. Shower cubicle with Mira shower unit. Pedestal wash hand basin. Airing cupboard with factory lagged cylinder. Loft access.
The property is approached over a tarmac driveway which is initially shared, and then leased to a private five bar gate, and car park providing ample parking and leading to
double garage 19'6 x 19'5 (5.94m x 5.92m)
With two automatic roller doors, power and light connected. Storage in eaves. Outside power point and outside tap. Side personal door.
External lighting, front verandah and patio enjoying the day sunshine and enjoying countryside views. The garden to the front of the property have a sunken trampoline, ornate garden pond, extensive lawn with mature plants and shrubs enclosed by hedging. To the rear, there is just a narrow strip of land with new retaining wall, and pathway round to a small courtyard with log storage area featuring drainage system. The new walls have been constructed and ducted ready for outside lighting and there are two external power points. The property backs directly onto open fields. The gardens amount to approximately 0.38 of an acre.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.
Leaving Barnstaple on the A39 towards the North Devon District Hospital, pass the traffic lights and straight on through Burridge and into Shirwell. Turn right, signposted to Shirwell town. Continue down this road, and after passing the primary school, the entrance to Park View House will be found within a short distance on the left hand side.
Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Septic tank shared with neighbouring property, but within the garden of Park View House.
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