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4 bedroom detached house for sale
- Very Privately Set
- Period Farmhouse
- 4/5 Beds, 3 Bath/shower
- 2/3 Receptions, Utility
- Fitted Kitchen
- 4 Barns With Potential
- Permanent Caravan
- Pasture, 6 Acres
AN INCREASINGLY RARE OPPORTUNITY. PRIVATELY SET, NO NEAR NEIGHBOURS, A MILE FROM THE SEA, AND A QUARTER MILE FROM THE A39 PROVIDING EXCELLENT ACCESS. SET AT THE END OF ITS OWN PRIVATE DRIVEWAY A WELL PRESENTED SOUTH FACING CHARACTER FARMHOUSE WITH 4 STONE BARNS HAVING POTENTIAL FOR CONVERSION, AT PRESENT PROVIDING LOCK UP GARAGING FOR 8 CARS, GARDEN AREAS, RESIDENTIAL CARAVAN, LEVEL PASTURELAND, IN ALL ABOUT 6 ACRE.
By appointment through Phillips Smith & Dunn Barnstaple office 01271 327878. Out of office hours telephone Mr Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204.
Surrounded by its own land and affording a high degree of privacy, the property is just over a quarter mile from the A39 Bideford to Clovelly coastal road which provides convenient access. The small hamlet at Bucks Cross has post office/stores with a primary school at Woolsery about three miles to the south. The property is about a mile inland from the dramatic cliffs on the coast that run between Westward Ho! to the east and the fishing village of Clovelly through to Hartland Point and Quay to the west with the whole area offering superb scenery and extensive walking. The port of Bideford to the east provides comprehensive facilities whilst Barnstaple, the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon is some 16 miles to the east and provides a very extensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lanes shopping centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre and from the town direct access onto the A361 North Devon Link Road which connects directly through to Junction 27 on the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway railway station from where journey times to London/Paddington are two hours distant.
North Buckland Grange is a well situated farmhouse afforded a high degree of privacy and seclusion, approached over its own long private entrance drive and otherwise surrounded by farmland. The period farmhouse which has been refurbished to a high standard by the current owners, benefits from double glazing and central heating.
Attached to the west end of the house is a traditional stone built threshing barn with an adjoining round house that offers potential for development to provide additional accommodation to the main dwelling, a separate dependant relative's annex or possibly even holiday cottages, subject to appropriate planning being obtained. The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises:
Half glazed entrance door. Ceramic tiles. Double glazed window. Doorbell. Porch light. Lead half glazed door to
Radiator. Stairs to first floor. Door to
4.37m x 3.96m (14'4 x 13'0 )
Victorian style fireplace of stone and slate under a wood mantle. Power, TV and telephone point. Three wall light points. Fitted computer desk/serving area with shelving. Radiator. Beamed ceiling. Steps to
5.89m x 3.45m (19'4 x 11'4 )
Attractive Victorian fireplace with copper and brass fittings comprising slate hearth with tiled surround and marble effect finish. Display alcove. Power, telephone and TV points. Two radiators. Four wall light points. Dimmer switch. Exposed beams. Double aspect. From the lobby, door to
4.88m x 4.39m (16'0 x 14'5 )
Attractive exposed stone fireplace with slate hearth. Bread oven, clay door, inglenook beam. Two radiators. Power, telephone and TV points. Exposed beams. Four wall light points. Double aspect. Double doors to
4.78m x 2.95m (15'8 x 9'8 )
Comprehensively equipped with medium oak solid wood units with built in microwave and deep freeze. Neff double oven. Halogen hob with extractor. Colour coded granite one and a half bowl sink unit. Range of cupboards and drawers with further eye level cupboards including lead glass display cabinet. Breakfast bar and corner shelving. Attractive tiled floor. Numerous power points. Telephone point. Strip light. Plumbing for dishwasher/machine. Radiator. Door to
Walk In Pantry Cupboard
Shelving. Power point and light.
Half glazed stable type door to outside. Doorbell. Wall light point. Ancillary tap outside (one of seven). Half glazed door to
Inner Hall/Utility Room
Trianco oil fired central heating boiler also providing hot water. Telephone and power points. Strip light. Electric damp-proof course and electricity fuse boxes. Plumbing for washing machine and dryer vent. Access to roof space. Coat hook. Connecting door through to dining room. Door to
Attractively tiled with fitted corner shower with sliding doors and electric shower heater. Extractor fan and light combined. Pedestal handbasin. Shaver point. Angled mirror. Low level pine seat WC. Dimplex electric heater. Obscure glass window.
On The First Floor
Landing serving all rooms. Access to lagged roof area with power and light. Radiator. Power point and fire escape double glazed window.
4.29m x 2.82m (14'1 x 9'3 )
Power, telephone and TV points. Radiator. Fitted window seat with storage under. Picture rail and beamed ceiling.
3.23m x 2.51m (10'7 x 8'3 )
L shaped. Power, telephone and TV points. Radiator. Window seat and pine floor.
3.40m x 2.95m (11'2 x 9'8 )
Power telephone and TV points. Radiator. Window seat. Ceiling rose. Pine floor.
Access to lagged and part-boarded loft space with loft ladder. Power and light.
3.43m x 3.35m (11'3 x 11'0 )
Window seat. Power, telephone and TV points. Tiled pedestal handbasin with pewter mirror. Radiator.
White gilt gold edged suite and accessories comprising luxury corner bath with gold effect mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal handbasin with pine mirror. Cabinet and shelving. Low level pine seat WC. Radiator. Secondary door to airing cupboard. Dimplex heater. Three recessed ceiling lights and obscure glass window.
Tiled shower cubicle, power shower. Extractor fan and light. Stone alcove with slate lined seat. Dado rail and obscure glass window. Airing cupboard with factory lagged copper cylinder, immersion heater and shelving.
The property is approached over its own private entrance drive running to the side of the land. Garden areas, car parking and turning around the property where there are a range of traditional buildings. These buildings include
9.45m x 6.71m (31'0 x 22'0 )
Double access doors. Double drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Ancillary tap. Lights, power and telephone point. Part flagstone floor. Part boarded with steps to upper gallery level. Door leading down to storage area below 22' x 13'5 . Concrete floor and double glazed window. This barn was granted planning consent for ancillary domestic accommodation by Torridge District Council on 4 January 2001 but has been allowed to lapse. Door leading to the large workshop.
7.32m x 7.32m (24'0 x 24'0 )
Double folding timber doors. Concrete floor. Power and light. Also housing the oil tank and wood store.
14.94m x 3.99m (49'0 x 13'1 )
Door from adjoining barn. Door to front yard. Double wooden doors to south. Concreted floor. Stainless steel sink unit. Electric water heater. Ancillary tap. Power and light. Door to adjoining store room 8'6 x 7'3 . Adjacent Laundry room 10 ft by 7 ft double drainer stainless steel sink unit. Heated towel rail. Plumbing for wash machine and dryer with vent. Electric meter. Ancilliary tap outside.
10.52m x 9.45m max (34'6 x 31'0 max)
(Measured externally). This incorporates a workshop with concrete floor. Steel covered workbench. Power points. Striplights. Ancillary tap. Fitted shelving. Double glazed window. Stairs to first floor loft area. Adjoining garage with double timber doors to front. Concreted floor. Power points and light. Adjoining stable with concrete floor and mangers. Water, light and ancillary tap. FORMER HAYBARN now fully sheeted with large sheeted doors to front for vehicle garaging and 76 ft by 25 ft timber framed with power and light. Greenhouse 12 ft by 8 ft double doors and power. Potting shed power and ancilliary tap
34ft. This stands in its own plot with patio, private lawned area and parking. Designed to sleep 7. Fully plumbed and wired. Outside tap. (The caravan consent has no restriction and allows all year round occupancy).
The property is approached through pillared gates over a private level entrance drive running adjacent to the main paddock culminating in a large gravelled circular turning area. There is a further south facing yard to the front of the house with a sun patio, attractive stone water feature. Gravelled driveway with lawned areas providing ample parking and turning areas. Offset from these areas a large vegetable/fruit garden. A separate enclosure to the west of the house with a rain-fed water trough. The garden areas around the caravan and adjacent to the drive, the level pasture field with mains water. The whole extends to about six acres.
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: SS344/224. From Bideford follow the A39 road as though towards Clovelly and Bude. Follow this road for some six miles to the small hamlet at Bucks Cross. Follow on towards Clovelly for about a half mile and just after you leave the speed restrictions signs and on a sharp right hand bend, take a sharp left hand turn into a country lane. Follow this lane for a few hundred yards and there to the right of the road you will find the entrance drive to the property.
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