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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Coastal Exmoor, Exmoor, Devon, EX34

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Main House; 4/5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Moorland Setting
  • Coastal Views
  • Suit dual occupation
  • Superb 2 bedroom cottage
  • Landscaped private garden
  • Log Cabin/Studio/Office

Full description

Commanding breathtaking sea views - A 5 bedroom detached single storey character residence together with detached 2 bedroom cottage within Exmoor. EPC Band D.

Situation And Amenities

From Holdstone Down stunning views can be enjoyed through 360 degrees encompassing much of the dramatic North Devon coast, Lundy Island, the welsh coast, Exmoor and the rolling hills of Dartmoor in the distance. The West Exmoor coastal path is on the doorstep, which takes in six miles of towering cliffs and secluded coves, wooded river valleys and heather moor land. The numerous bridleways and footpaths are ideal for both walkers and riders alike. Popular destinations are Heddons Valley between the hamlets of Trentishoe and Martinhoe where the moor meets the sea below The Hunters Inn. The nearby villages of Combe Martin, Lynton and Lynmouth offer a good selection of local amenities with the larger towns of Ilfracombe and Barnstaple offering a wider range of facilities and regional amenties, the nearest Exmoor village is Parracombe. We understand local school buses will collect at the gate by arrangement. Attractions in the area include the National Trust property at Arlington Court, Exmoor Zoo, Combe Martin Wildlife Park, the West Somerset steam railway and National trust village of Dunster. Some of the regions best sandy surfing beaches are not far away at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. A number of golf courses are available in the area including Saunton, Royal North Devon, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple.


The main house is a fully detached single storey dwelling, understood to be of period origin, which has been extended a number of times over the years, the most recent addition being a stunning kitchen / dining room, completed in the autumn of 2009 and built to take full advantage of the wonderful views over the Bristol Channel to the welsh coast. The property is very well presented, combining quality modern refinements, with original features. Furthermore, there is potential to convert the integral garage to provide additional accommodation, subject to any necessary planning permission being obtained. There is also considerable versatility, with potential to function as one principal residence or easily adapted to provide a family home with self-contained annexe or letting unit.

Accommodation briefly comprising:

Entrance Hall

Leading to reception hall and Open archway with curtain leading in to

Music Room / Occasional Bedroom

With double glazed window to front and internal window to drawing room.

Reception Hall

Accessed from the entrance hall via a feature arched former entrance with side window, ornamental fireplace and exposed ceiling timbers.

Drawing Room

An impressive double aspect room, with picture window and seat to enjoy the fine coastal views. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Open fireplace with Minster style surround, stone hearth and inset Yeoman County woodburner with canopy. Panelled walls to dado height incorporating cupboard and shelved display recess. Ornate polished mahogany door to.

Study / Library

With range of fitted furniture, incorporating desk, workstation, bookcases and storage cupboards, door to master suite.

Bedroom 4 / Snug

(Approached from the drawing room through a secret door in the panelling) This room features an antique pine wash stand with blue and white circular antique basin inset with tiled surround.

Inner Hallway

Approached off the reception hall

Kitchen / Breakfast Room / Family Room

This fabulous room certainly has the wow factor, from the quality fittings to the part vaulted ceiling with exposed oak A frame, the bright and spacious ambiance and that stunning view. A notable feature is the folding glazed wall, which folds away to allow direct access onto the terrace in the summer, and allowing uninhibited views across the Bristol Channel to the welsh coast beyond. The Kitchen Area is fitted with bespoke range of units, in ivory theme with pewter handles and hand finished polished slate work surfaces. There are twin stainless steel sinks and in addition to the extensive areas of work surfaces, there are drawers and cupboards incorporating vegetable baskets, recycling sectioned bins, double larder cupboard, pan drawers and plate rack. Appliances include an integrated dishwasher, five ring ceramic induction hob with extractor fan above, which is recessed and has wall tiles above, depicting Victorian kitchenware. On the opposite wall, there is a cupboard housing fridge / freezer, two Siemens pyrotechnic ovens, one with hot drawer beneath and one with microwave beneath. There is slate flooring throughout the kitchen area, recessed spotlights, three plinth heaters, and recessed LCD lighting. There is a stable type double door to the open covered porch, a peninsular unit separates the kitchen area from the Breakfast / Family room, on the opposite side of this, and there are drawers and storage baskets, as well as a recess to accommodate a bed for the family pet. Notable features within the breakfast / family room include its vaulted ceiling and exposed roof timbers, a large handsome custom built dresser to match the kitchen units with display cupboards and shelves, also with drawers and cupboards beneath. There is also a range of storage cupboards to the whole of one wall, and stripped oak flooring throughout. There is also under floor heating throughout the entire room and extensive lighting options.

Dining Room / Bedroom 5

With fireplace having inset wood burner on raised tiled hearth. Built in storage cupboard. Double glazed windows to front and side. Internal windows to kitchen and reception hall.

Bedroom 2

Which has a large picture window to enjoy the sea view.

Bedroom 3

With pair of double wardrobes. Recessed dressing table and storage cupboard above. Wood laminated flooring and sea views.

En-Suite Bathroom

With panelled bath, mixer shower taps. Wash hand basin. Vanity surround. Low level WC. Tiled walls and Extractor.

Family Shower Room

With walk in shower having Travertine base, tiled surround, Triton shower head, Travertine wash hand basin on antique oak base with two drawers and towel storage below. Illuminated mirror above. Recessed lighting. Low level WC. Wall heater, ladder radiator and Extractor. Tiled walls and floor.

The Master Bedroom Suite

Approached via the study/library (which could be used as dressing room), and incorporates an inner lobby leading to both the bedroom and en-suite

Bedroom 1

Which is a bright, double aspect room and features an extensive range of fitted bedroom furniture incorporating two double, five single and triple half glazed wardrobes. There is also a chest of nine drawers, matching bedside cabinets, and oak stripped flooring.

En-Suite Bath / Shower / Wet Room

Very well fitted, with corner Spa bath, hand held telephone style shower attachment, tiled surround. Large walk in shower / wet room with tiled surround and glass brick wall to one side. Floating WC and bidet. Fully tiled walls. Tiled flooring. Ladder style radiator. Recessed spotlights. Archway to separate area housing wash hand basin with polished granite surfaces either side. Cupboards below. Mirror and cupboards above. Second ladder radiator.

Utility Room / Work Room / Second Kitchen

With Butler sink, work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, storage cupboards and shelving. Wood effect flooring. Electric cooker point. Doors off to outside and

Integral Double Garage

18'9 x 18'4 (5.72m x 5.59m)

With up and over door, power and light, oil fired central heating boiler and domestic hot water.

Potential Annexe Within Moorlands

Use the master bedroom suite, study, utility and garage as follows: turn the utility into a kitchen, use the study as a sitting room, utilise the bedroom and bathroom, convert the integral double garage if required. This alteration could be subject to building regs or planning approval. See the floor plan to identify the layout.

Little Foxes

This detached cottage is also a single storey dwelling and essentially a bungalow by design which complements the main residence. Once again, this cottage can be utilised as ancillary accommodation to the main residence or used as fully independent self contained ancillary accommodation, currently the cottage is operated as a holiday / guest cottage, through a holiday specialist, known as Helpful Holidays producing a healthy income. The cottage is completely self contained in terms of accommodation and also has its own garaging and private garden. The adjacent log cabin / studio / office enjoys simply one of the best views on the North Devon coastline, an ideal place to unwind with a glass of wine. Moorlands and Little Foxes, offer a truly rare opportunity to enjoy the dramatic setting of both the North Devon coast and Exmoor.

Accommodation briefly comprising:

Entrance Porch

With double glazed front door to

Entrance Hall

Strip wood effect flooring. Trap to loft space. Recessed coat hanging area.

Living Room

A bright, triple aspect room with fine sea views. Fitted bookcase with cupboard below. Double glazed door to outside and doors to


With wood effect flooring and pair of double glazed doors to private garden.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room

In ivory and slate effect theme incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit, adjoining work surfaces. Integral dishwasher. Plumbing for washing machine. Moffat electric oven. Moffat four ring ceramic hob, glass splash back, further work surfaces, drawers and cupboards under. Wall mounted storage cupboards, wood effect flooring, extractor fan. Integrated fridge and separate freezer, room for breakfast table.

Bedroom 1

Double glazed sliding doors to garden. Pair of double wardrobes. Recessed shelving.

Bedroom 2

Double hanging wardrobe and single shelved cupboard.


Panelled bath, hand held telephone style mixer tap / shower attachment. Further Triton electric shower above. Folding shower screen. Half tiled walls. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level WC. Tiled floor. Airing cupboard housing factory lagged cylinder.

Integral Single Garage

21'0 x 8'10 (6.40m x 2.69m)

With up and over door, oil fired central heating boiler and domestic hot water. Power and light connected.


The property is screened from the lane by traditional stone walling and mature shrubbery which provides complete seclusion and privacy. There is a five bar gate opening onto a gravelled driveway, which leads to extensive parking and turning space, and is flanked by areas of lawn interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. The garden is arranged as a series of external rooms, with many points of interest including a coastal themed garden below which a rustic pergola leads to a circular Zen garden, where there are lovely views across Exmoor. Beyond is a pot garden, which also features a series of stone and slate seats / pot tables. The private garden to the rear of Little Foxes is enclosed by either stone wall or fencing, and has direct access onto Exmoor. There is a timber garden shed and an aluminium framed greenhouse, beyond this is an enclosed and productive vegetable garden, and then sweeping lawns lead down to the Log cabin / studio / office, 14' x 12' (4.27m x 3.66m), which is of insulated timber construction with Upvc double glazing and covered veranda 14' x 7' (4.17m x 2.13m), wood effect flooring internally and power and light connected. Above this and returning to the main residence is a deep bank of shrubbery, and adjacent to Moorlands, an extensive area of terrace, with steps leading down to gravelled areas and a sunken circular seating area with sea views, which houses a fire pit for the summer evenings and has a wall surround topped by mosaic. Immediately to the rear of the main house is a fenced compound, ideal as a dog run, which also houses the oil tank. A number of seats are strategically placed around the garden to enjoy the different vistas, and nearest to the coastal garden is a detached building which is the pump house for the water. There is also a log store and other small garden stores. In all, the gardens provide an appropriate setting bordering the moor and extending to approximately 1.14 acres.

Local Authority

Exmoor National Park.


Follow the North Devon Link Road (A361) to North Aller Roundabout near South Molton, then take the A399 towards Combe Martin, Brayford and Blackmoor Gate. Follow the road through Brayford and on through Blackmoor Gate continuing towards Combe Martin until you reach a turning on the right signposted Trentishoe and Hunters Inn (before the Kentisbury turning), turn into Coulsworthy Lane. Continue along, keeping to the right on the bend at Stoney Corner, signposted Trentishoe and Hunters Inn, continue ahead, where Moorlands will be found after about half a mile on the left.


Private borehole water supply. Mains electricity. Private drainage. 2 Independent oil fired heated systems.

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