" Spacious modern detached house " Generous accommodation over 2 floors " Favoured Ashford location with wonderful views " Stunning first floor living room with terrace " Sizable landscaped gardens front and rear " Easy access to the coast and Barnstaple " Beautifully presented throughout
Enjoying a wonderful situation in the popular village of Ashford Oakleigh is a sumptuous modern and spacious detached house, being one of the three individual homes served by the private drive which is Strand Close directly off Strand Lane. Built about 11 years ago the house commands magnificent views south across the estuary of the River Taw, extending from Barnstaple with Codden Hill in the distance to Bideford Bay and Hartland Point beyond.
The house has well planned accommodation arranged over 2 floors and is presented for sale in beautiful order throughout. A covered portico gives access to the front door, beyond which is the large tiled entrance hall with oak feature staircase giving access to the upper accommodation. The ground floor cloakroom is fitted with an attractive white suite and beyond is the utility/laundry room with doors giving access to the rear garden and the garage. The kitchen is very well equipped with an extensive range of oak fronted units together with integrated appliances by Bosch and a dishwasher by Indesit.
There is an electric double oven and a 5-ring gas hob. The well-proportioned dining room is able to accommodate an ample number of guests for those special dinner or supper parties. Completing the ground floor accommodation is the study/den.
The fine staircase leads to the large first floor landing and the wonderful first floor drawing room with a floor area extending to more than 400sqft. A glazed door gives access to the deck/balcony bounded by steel and glass balustrading above the portico taking in the wonderful views over and along the Taw Estuary. Directly off the drawing room is an enclosed small kitchenette, ideal for drinks and with a sink providing wash-up facilities.
There are 4 generous bedrooms, 3 with ensuite shower rooms and in addition there is a family bathroom. The master bedroom and 2 others have built-in wardrobes.
Underfloor gas fired central heating is installed with radiators to the bedrooms. Windows are hard wood double glazed units with a varnished natural finish.
From Strand Lane the house is approached over Strand Close, which is a private drive serving Oakleigh and 2 other individual homes. Oakleigh enjoys extensive gardens to both the front and rear and these have been expertly landscaped and planted by local St Johns Garden Centre. There are areas of lawn flanked and interspersed by some very well stocked beds and borders, with a wide variety of ornamental shrubs, plants, trees etc. To the rear of the house a sheltered paved terrace provides an ideal outside eating area and to the rear of the dining room is an even more sheltered lower terrace. A garden shed to one side provides storage for garden tools etc and to the front the drive gives access to the double garage fronted by the large covered car port adjacent to the entrance portico.
Oakleigh enjoys a wonderful location in the highly favoured village of Ashford between Barnstaple and the coast at Saunton. The house takes in the wonderful views south over the River Taw Estuary which surely must be one of the finest outlooks in the area. Barnstaple town centre is 3 miles away and is home to a rich variety of high street multiple and local traders. There is also a thriving local theatre and 4 screen cinema. The town centre is also home to the restored Pannier Market and the adjoining Butchers Row. Sporting facilities include a leisure centre and an excellent tennis centre.
Towards the coast is Braunton about 3 miles away and reputably one of the largest villages in the country. It also includes an excellent range of facilities. Beyond is the coast at Saunton which together with Croyde Bay and Woolacombe offer excellent sandy surfing beaches. Sailing is available on the coastal waters and Instow across the estuary, on the banks of the River Torridge, is home to the North Devon Yacht Club. For golfers there are a variety of clubs and courses but most notably the 2 Championship Links Courses at Saunton about 5 miles away.
At Barnstaple access is gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 (Tiverton) 34 miles beyond. There also is Tiverton Parkway main line railway station(London Paddington 2 hours approx.). Exeter the County Town and Cathedral City with its international airport is about 55 miles away (via the North Devon Link Road and the M5 motorway).
This fine property will appeal to those buyers seeking a spacious high quality modern home in a wonderful location close to all the facilities that glorious North Devon has to offer.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are supplied. Central heating and domestic hot water is from a gas fired system with under floor heating to the ground floor and radiators at first floor.
Band - North Devon District Council
Strictly by appointment with sole selling agent.
From Barnstaple take the A361 east towards Braunton. At the end of the dual carriageway, adjacent to the Trelawney Garden Centre, turn right into Strand Lane. Pass Ashfield Close and Meadowside and take the next turning left into Strand Close. Oakleigh is the house on the right.
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