5 bedroom semi-detached house for salePark Lane, Barnstaple
Sold STC £335,000
SITUATED CLOSE TO LOCAL AMENITIES, LOCAL SCHOOLS AND BARNSTAPLE TOWN CENTRE
TRULY SUPERB OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/FAMILY ROOM
RETAINING MANY ORIGINAL CHARACTER FEATURES
BENEFITING FROM BATHROOM AND SHOWER ROOM
GAS CENTRAL HEATING
Situated just a short and convenient level walk to Barnstaple town centre, this is a most elegant period semi-detached house having been the subject of considerable improvement by the current vendors and now offering tastefully decorated and spacious family accommodation throughout. The property retains many period and original features which include an attractive mosaic tiled floor to the entrance hall, Incrusta wall decoration and some of the rooms retaining the original coving and picture rails and the sitting room having a fantastic marble fireplace.
With its grand high ceilings the accommodation in brief comprises: covered verandah leading to attractive stained glass door leading through to the spacious entrance hall with mosaic tiled floor, lounge with attractive bay window, marble fireplace with open grate and slate hearth, separate dining room with bay window and feature fireplace. There is a useful utility area/cloakroom with space and plumbing for appliances and low level WC and hand wash basin. From the hallway a door takes you through to the truly superb kitchen/breakfast/family room which the current owners have refurbished and renovated to offer fantastic open plan accommodation including a family area with fireplace and inset wood burning stove, large walk-in cupboard, kitchen which has been re-fitted with a range of wall and base units with slate working surfaces over, inset double butler sink with boiling water tap, integrated dishwasher, tiled splashbacks, "Rangemaster" cooker that has 5 ring gas hob and hot plate with electric double oven beneath, space for upright fridge/freezer and feature central island with slate working surface and cupboards below with pop up power socket. There is an attractive bay window with window seats and storage underneath and ample space for a table and above is the feature "lantern light" with electric controlled windows. From the kitchen is the rear porch and further door out to the parking bay.
On the first floor is a light and airy galleried landing and the 5 bedrooms, all 5 are of a double size with bedroom 1 being dual aspect with original coving and bedroom 2 having an attractive bay window. The family bathroom has a 3-piece white suite of low-level w.c., pedestal wash basin, bath with shower over and the second shower room has a shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
Outside, the front garden is fully enclosed and accessed via a private entrance gate which leads to an area of garden being level and laid to lawn with flower beds and borders with lavender planters. A pathway leads round to a bin store area and through a trellis takes you to the parking are with double wooden doors opening out onto Rock Avenue where the further on-street parking is.
The property is conveniently located within easy level walking distance of the amenities in Newport, and Barnstaple town centre, to include popular local schools, convenience stores, popular inns and a Medical Centre close by. The regional centre of North Devon, Barnstaple, offers a pleasing blend of retail facilities including high street multiples and more local traders. The town is noted for its ancient Pannier Market and adjacent Butchers Row. Leisure facilities include a thriving theatre, sports and tennis centres and cinema. Within a short drive are the glorious sandy surfing beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe Sands. Sailing is available on the coastal waters and Instow on the banks of the River Torridge is home to the North Devon Yacht Club. For golfers there is a variety of courses but most notably the 2 Championship Links courses at Saunton.
At Barnstaple access is gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) and this provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway at Tiverton (Junction 27). There also is the Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station (London, Paddington - 2 hours approx). Exeter the Cathedral City and county town with its university and International Airport is about 40 miles away.
From Barnstaple continue out of town along Barbican Road. Upon reaching the roundabout turn right into Victoria Road and at the bottom turn left into Newport Road. Proceed to the traffic lights and turn right into South Street and after a short distance turn right into Park Lane. Follow the road down and number 5 will be found on the corner of Rock Ave and Park Lane.
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