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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Braunton, Braunton, Devon, EX33
- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
- Rustic Kitchen/Dining Room
- Sitting Room, Utility Room
- Studio/Second Reception Room
- Could suit dual occupation
- May also suit home/income Parking & Gardens
- Near footpaths/open country
A unique detached period residence in a wooded valley on the semi rural outskirts of this favoured village close to the coast. 5 Bedrooms, 2 Reception Rooms, Rustic Kitchen / Diner
Situation And Amenities
On a private country estate, adjacent to woodland and with views over adjoining farmland, down the valley, yet just half a mile, or within a healthy walking distance of Braunton village and schools. Braunton is considered to be one of the largest villages in England and is ideally placed for easy access to the safe, sandy, surfing beaches at Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe, approximately 5 miles to the west. Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon is approximately 6 miles to the south-east and 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. Other notable facilities include the Pannier Market, the North Devon Leisure Centre providing many indoor pursuits, along with the Tarka Tennis Centre. Live theatres are accessible at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe whilst other sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand, including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe, Saunton and Westward Ho!. Fishing and boating can be enjoyed on the Rivers Taw and Torridge. Exmoor is within easy reach to the north-east, and there is access at Barnstaple to the North Devon Link Road, leading through to Junction 27 of the M5, whilst Barnstaple Railhead provides a link to the National Railway system, as well as to Exeter. There are a series of public footpaths near to the property, which joins bridle paths and lead onto the Tarka Trail, therefore providing access to many miles of walks.
Understood to be on the market only for the third time in its history, this highly individual character house presents colourwash rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, and a notable feature are the most attractive Neo-Gothic windows which are partially double glazed. Although the name of the property incorporates the word 'cottage' this rather gives the wrong impression, as not unlike the 'Tardis', the property is a lot bigger than it would appear, with accommodation arranged over three floors. This is quite adaptable and can be utilised as a single family residence or, with fairly minor adjustments and any necessary consent, could provide for dual occupation, or for some home and income use. As it is, there is an excellent studio room in use, which is very bright with a lofty ceiling, ideal for an artist, writer, dressmaker, office etc. The property has been sympathetically modernised over the years to combine modern refinements with original period features, including exposed beams and brickwork, ancient doors, stripped pine floors, Victorian fireplaces etc. This is certainly one of those properties that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated, the accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises;
The front door opens into the
Which is double aspect and features fireplace with brick surround, fitted cast iron wood burning stove, two built in cupboards under stairs and stable door opening to
Dining Room / Kitchen
Another double aspect room with attractive terracotta floor. Fitted in matching pine units with beechwood worktops and comprising porcelain Belfast sink with adjoining worktop and drawers, cupboards and plumbing for dishwasher under. Further worktop with drawers and cupboards beneath. Range of wall mounted cupboards. Blue enamel two oven oil fired Rayburn cooker / boiler. Walk in pantry. Stable door to garden. Further door to rear garden.
With porcelain sink. Plumbing for washing machine and vent for tumble dryer.
A staircase leads from the living room to
First Floor Landing
Arched glazed doorway to driveway (allowing a self contained access if required). Built in airing cupboard with pre lagged cylinder and fitted immersion heater.
Second Reception Room / Studio
A light and airy room with triple aspect. Lofty ceiling possibly able to accommodate a mezzanine floor, subject to planning permission. Corner hearth with provision for a wood burner. Glazed door to rear garden.
Victorian fireplace. Attractive brick and timber wall. Built in cupboard.
En-Suite Shower Room
With shower cubicle, pedestal basin, low level WC.
In a coastal theme with part panelled walls. Panelled bath, mixer taps and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC.
Second Floor Landing
Two built in wardrobes. Victorian fireplace.
Eaves storage cupboards.
Low level WC and wash hand basin.
The property is approached via an unmade private estate track, and immediately before reaching the house itself, on the opposite side of the track is a parking bay for several vehicles which, we are advised, the vendors enjoy use of. On the eastern side of the house, the garden is laid mainly to lawn adjoining pasture land, with flowerbeds stocked with a number of flowering plants, shrubs and roses. To the rear, with a separate access from the lane, there is a fully enclosed and partly walled garden which is mainly laid to terraced lawns with flower borders, a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs, together with a kitchen garden area. There is a timber built GARDEN SHED and garage space, subject to any necessary consents.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711.
From Barnstaple, continue on the A361 to Braunton. Proceed through Braunton on the A361 towards Ilfracombe. After passing the fire station and the turning to Georgeham, both on the left hand side, take the next drive on the left, with signs saying Buckland Farm. Proceed up this drive, and at the fork, bear left, following the track through the woodland. Buckland Cottage will eventually be found on the right hand side.
Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.
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