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5 bedroom house for sale

Middle Marwood, Marwood Nr Barnstaple

Offers in Region of £599,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Quiet south facing setting
  • Unspoilt countryside
  • 5 beds, 2 baths, 2 receps,
  • Gardens, paddocks
  • Garage, outbuildings
  • 6 acres

Full description

The property is set off a quiet country lane a half mile or so south of the picturesque rural hamlet at Middle Marwood and about 3 miles equidistant from Barnstaple, the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon and Braunton a local village with an excellent range of local facilities from where there is also access through to Saunton Sands and Croyde with their beaches, burrows, golf course, surfing and sailing. 

The property was a pretty period property that was extended some 30 years ago, virtually doubling its size to provide the current impressive and most spacious and comfortable family home that has been the subject of considerable updating and renovation in the last few years, including newly fitted kitchen, electrical wiring, new central heating system with radiators throughout and new bathroom, shower room and utility room and cloakroom facilities. 

As part of the changes new oak latch doors have been installed throughout together with complete redecoration making the house lighter and brighter.  The property itself has all of its principle rooms south facing, offering spacious accommodation ranged over two floors and is well presented and includes as follows:

Stable type part glazed entrance door to 

Entrance Hall - parquet floor, door to stairs to first floor landing.

Sitting Room (13'8 x 11'6)

South facing French door to garden, wall light points, recessed storage cupboard with display shelf over set to one side of open fireplace with bread oven, inset wood burning stove on slate hearth, parquet floor, exposed ceiling joists. 

Kitchen/Dining Room (18'10 x 14'8) - Another south facing room with part glazed door to garden.  The room has recently been renovated including a new flagstone floor, wall light points together with new solid wood hand built cupboards with slate worktops over a variety of drawers and cupboards to each side of Range Master Class 90 Range (not included in sale but availabel to purchae) one and a half bowl inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap with matching wall cupboards over, incorporating plate rack and display shelving, and space and plumbing for dishwasher and fridge space, recessed ceiling lighting, radiator. Door to 


Pantry Cupboard (6' x 2') fitted shelving.  


Cloakroom with low level WC, pedestal hand basin. 

Lounge (21' x 13'2) Impressive south facing room, double aspect with double French doors to garden patio, fireplace with inset wood burning stove on slate hearth with oak beam over, radiator.

Utility Room/Boiler Room (7'1 x 6'11) space and plumbing for washing machine, new oil fired central heating boiler, range of fitted storage cupboards incorporating hot water tank. 

On the first floor

Landing serving all rooms with access to large loft space, partially boarded. 

Bedroom 1 (13'11 x 11'8) recess with fitted display shelving and cupboards to one side of original chimney breast, panel radiator. 

Bedroom 6/Study (7'10 x 6'4) panel radiator. 

Bedroom 2 (12'2 x 10') south facing, panel radiator. 

Bathroom (12' x 5'11) newly refurbished with bath having central chrome telephone style mixer taps with shower attachment, pedestal hand basin, shower, fully tiled, half panelled to dado rail. 

Shower Room (9'6 x 3'6) fully tiled shower cubicle, extractor vent, pedestal hand basin, low level close coupled WC. 

Bedroom 3 (16'3 x 9'10) panel radiator. 

Bedroom 4 (16'3 x 8'5) panel radiator, recessed double wardrobe cupboard. 

Bedroom 5 (13'1 x 9'6) south facing, radiator. French doors to garden.  


The property is approached off the quiet country lane over a tarmac area providing parking for a single car.  Across the lane is a further expanse of tarmac providing ample car parking and turning for 6 to 8 vehicles

Double Garage (17'10 x 16'8) with two up and over doors to front, one fixed to from Workshop built in sectional concrete panels with concreted floor. 

Store Shed (16' x 10')centrally divided with an adjoining Lean To timber store/mower shed. 

Gardens - to the south and front of the property are the attractive cottage style gardens on two levels with immediately to the front of the house a sheltered secluded patio area, flower borders and a number of shrubs and trees including Camelia and a flight of semi circular steps rising to a further garden area, again lawned with various shrubs and trees.  

To the end of the garden a block built FORMER STABLE 23'6 x 11'6 in the garden area adjoining there is a further block built 

STORE SHED 16'x 10' centrally divided with adjoining LEAN TO TIMBER STORE/MOWER SHED. 


The cottage is set overlooking its own gardens and grounds. Beyond the gardens are 2 sloping pasture paddocks of about 3 acres. Running off from the car parking and garaging area, just across the country lane, is a gently sloping river meadow on either side of a stream with the whole land area being about 6 acres.


Grid Ref: SS538/380. Leave Barnstaple on the A39 road as though towards Lynton. While still within the town turn left at the traffic lights next to the Texaco garage and almost immediately right into Pilton. Follow the road through Pilton and out of the town. From the edge of the town proceed for just short of 2 miles where you will pass by a single storey thatched stone cottage where just after turn left, finger posted Whitehall and Middle Marwood. Follow this country lane for a further mile where you will pass through the small cluster of properties at Whitehall. At the north end of Whitehall turn right to Middle Marwood and follow the country lane for a further half a mile where Broom Cottage will be found to the right hand side of the country lane with its garage and car parking immediately opposite. Ref: 9236

By appointment through Phillips Smith & Dunn Barnstaple office 01271 327878. Out of office hours telephone Mr Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204.

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30 July 2015


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