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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Yarnscombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Barn Conversion
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room & Living Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Utility
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Detached Double Garage & Studio
  • 3.7 Acres of Gardens and Grounds
  • Paddock and Pond

Full description

Detached barn conversion located in a sought after peaceful and rural setting surrounded by rolling farmland. Dining Room, Sitting Room, Living Room, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, 4 Bedrooms with one En-Suite and Bathroom. Detached garage/studio which could be converted into annexe or holiday let sstp. Gardens and paddock amounting to 3.7 acres. EPC Band E.

Situation And Amenities - The property enjoys the best of both worlds, being set in its own grounds quietly tucked away down a private drive, yet within easy driving distance of local amenities and the coast. Great Torrington, only four miles distant, offers an excellent range of amenities and leisure pursuits including banks, supermarket, schooling for all ages, Pannier Market and the renowned Plough Arts Centre which offers entertainment to suit all ages and tastes. The town itself is surrounded on three sides by common ground providing over 20 miles of footpaths and an abundance of wildlife, as well as the Tarka Trail. The spectacular North Devon Coastline is also within easy driving distance. Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are both within approximately 30 minutes drive and provide excellent out riding, walking and other country pursuits. The larger towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are approximately 9 and 10 miles respectively, each provide more extensive retail facilities and leisure opportunities. The local rail line at Umberleigh provides direct access to the county town of Exeter which benefits from mainline rail links, a large shopping centre, Cathedral, University as well as an international airport. There are also good transport links via the A361 which connects to the motorway network and Tiverton Parkway station at junction 27 of the M5.

Description - We are delighted to offer for sale, this detached period barn conversion located in a peaceful private and rural setting surrounded by rolling farmland. Southfield Barn presents stone and rendered elevations beneath a slate tiled roof. Sympathetically updated by the current owners, the property presents a wealth of character features with the comfort and conveniences of a modern home. The accommodation is spacious and adaptable with sitting room, light and airy living room, modern kitchen/breakfast room with utility room and useful dining room. The first floor offers four decent sized bedrooms with en-suite and bathroom. The property is set in mature, secluded and good sized gardens with an enclosed paddock beyond, perfect for equestrian use or simply exercising your dog. There is extensive parking as well as a detached two storey building, currently used as garaging with a studio above, ideal for a buyer working from home or could be adapted to provide auxiliary accommodation/ holiday cottage subject to the relevant planning permissions, the possibilities are endless. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan that comprises in brief;

A fully enclosed entrance porch with floor to ceiling double glazed windows and door leading into a dining room with window to rear. Wooden latch doors lead to internal hall and sitting room. The comfortable sitting room has a window to the front looking over the gardens, wood burning stove and a door leading to a small set of steps to the living room. This room is light and airy with exposed ceiling beams, window lintels, dual aspect windows to the side and rear and velux window to add extra light. From the internal hallway stairs lead up to the first floor, and a door leads to the kitchen/breakfast room, attractively fitted with a range of modern units with solid beech work surfaces, ceramic sink, space for a table and chairs, integrated fridge, space for a cooker and a window looking out onto the front garden. The rear hall allows access through a wooden stained glass door to the rear of the property. There is also a WC and separate utility room which houses a floor mounted oil boiler providing domestic hot water and heating for the property. Also, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer as well as useful wall cupboards. The first floor landing has a range of storage cupboards, airing cupboard, velux window and access to the loft space. There are four bedrooms, the main having en-suite shower room and a built in wardrobe, the second is a dual aspect room with views over the grounds. The main good sized family bathroom has a modern three piece suite with bath, WC, wash hand basin and velux window.

Outside - A shared sweeping driveway leads up to the property with a wooden five bar gate. From here, a private extensive stone chipping driveway provides plenty of parking, continuing to the front of the property and gardens. Also, a detached garage of a block/stone and slate construction provides suitable garaging for two cars with two sets of wooden doors. An external staircase gives access to the studio/office above which has power, lighting and velux windows. To the rear of this building is timber decked area overlooking the valley, pond and stream below.

The grounds and gardens of this property are a particular feature as they are both private and secluded. The gentle sloping lawn is flanked by beds and borders planted with a variety of plants and shrubs. On the lower side is a running stream with a pond, providing an attractive water garden, and on the higher side is a pretty summer house overlooking the top lawn with a pumped rill water feature. Beyond the gardens is a private enclosed paddock, mainly laid to pasture with access through a five bar gate and a pedestrian gate. There is also a productive vegetable plot, separate fruit garden and a range of mature trees which affords great seclusion and shelter. In total the grounds amount to 3.7 acres.

Directions - From Bideford head along the A386 to Great Torrington. Proceed through the town and straight across the next roundabout, at the next roundabout follow the road to South Molton, as you leave the town stay on this road until reaching Highbullen. Proceed for another 2 miles before taking a left into Oaken Hill, just past the pull in bay on the left hand side. Follow this road down where the driveway to the property can be found on the left. Continue along this tree lined driveway and Southfield Barn can be found on the left hand side.

Services - Mains water. Private drainage. Oil central heating

Local Authority - Torridge District Council Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2QG

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