5 bedroom detached house for sale

East Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon

Guide Price £749,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Cloakroom
  • Drawing room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen/breakfast room
  • Galleried landing/study
  • First floor sitting room
  • Principal bedroom/bathroom suite
  • 4 further bedrooms and 2 bathrooms
  • Detached one bedroom annexe
  • Outbuilding

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Imaginatively converted and beautifully presented, converted former mill, with delightful views down an unspoiled Devon valley

Location

East Buckland is a tiny village with church, in the heart of the unspoiled, rolling farmland and woodland of North Devon, between the small town of South Molton and the larger coastal town of Barnstaple. The nearby village of West Buckland is known for its private school, with preparatory and senior school and the nearest pub is the popular Stags Head at Filleigh, where there is also a primary school. There is a full range of local amenities in South Molton, including a secondary school, weekly Pannier market and health centre and a more extensive range of facilities are available in the larger town of Barnstaple. Close by, to the east, is the boundary of Exmoor National Park, renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its heather-clad moorland and wooded valleys bisected by rushing streams and rivers and there are many and varied opportunities on the doorstep for walking, riding and fishing. Also with very easy reach, to the north and west, is the stunning North Devon coast, with its wonderful coastal walks and sandy surf beaches.

Distances (approximate)

• South Molton – 5 miles
• Barnstaple – 9 miles
• Tiverton – 25 miles

The Property

• Imaginatively converted and immaculately presented former mill.
• Situated at the end of a private entrance drive, bordering farmland.
• Understood to have been converted in 2003, when it was bought by the current owners.
• Detached, one bedroom, self-contained annexe currently used as holiday let.
• Stunning views from both house and gardens down an unspoiled, partly wooded, Devon valley.
• Large gardens bisected by shallow stream and including turning water wheel.
• Pasture paddock.

From the courtyard and gravel forecourt, a flight of steps descend to the glazed entrance door opening to the hallway, with slate tiled floor and in turn opening in to the dining room, which is a most attractive, vaulted ceiling with slate tiled floor, exposed roof timbers and exposed stone chimney breast, with double sided fireplace incorporating woodburner.

A glazed door leads into the spacious and light, triple aspect drawing room with views down the valley and over the gardens, a stone fireplace with woodburner and glazed door and side panels to a terrace.

From the hallway, further doors lead to the cloakroom and the kitchen/breakfast room, having a large kitchen area with extensive range of fitted base and wall cupboards with wooden worktops, sink and drainer, butler’s sink, integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher and a breakfast area with views over the gardens.

From the dining room a staircase rises to the galleried landing/study with balustrade overlooking the dining room and door to the sitting room, with gallery overlooking the drawing room, exposed roof timbers and skylights.

From the galleried landing a further door opens to a landing with doors to bedrooms 4 and 5, both with exposed roof timbers and skylights and bathroom. From the hallway another staircase descends to the ground floor hall with slate tiled floor, built in cupboards housing hot water tank, exposed beam and stone wall, glazed door to terrace and gardens and a door to the principal suite, with bedroom having glazed door to the terrace and gardens, extensive built in wardrobe cupboards and exposed beams and a bathroom with slate tiled floor, corner bath, shower cubicle, wash basin, bidet and WC.

Also from the hall, doors lead into 2 further bedrooms with exposed beams and one having a glazed door onto the terrace and gardens and a further bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

On the opposite side of the gravel forecourt and courtyard is a single storey detached building which has been converted to provide a self- contained annexe, currently used as a holiday let. A glazed door opens to the open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen, with kitchen area having fitted base and wall cupboards, worktop, sink and drainer, oven and 4 ring hob, fridge, plumbing for dishwasher, exposed beams and doors to the bedroom and bathroom.

To the side of the courtyard is a further outbuilding comprising store and utility, with plumbing for washing machine.

Outside

The entrance drive leads down from the village lane, through a five-bar gate into the gravel courtyard/forecourt, at the far end of which is a paved terrace area from where there is a stunning view down the partly wooded, typical Devon valley.

Steps from here descend to a gravel path leading around the end of the house. From the ground floor glazed doors open to a broad, paved terrace and steps descend between plant borders to the extensive lawned gardens, sloping down gently to a small stream bisecting the gardens. Within the gardens is the restored, original and still working, water driven mill wheel.

The gardens are interspersed with ornamental trees and benefit from lovely rural views over the adjoining farmland and at the far corner is a further terrace with timber summer house.

On the opposite side of the byway lane is a pasture paddock, in total the property benefits from 6.6 acres.


Property Information

Services: Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the 2 upper floors.
Rights of Way: there is a right of way down the first part of the entrance drive, in favour of the neighbouring Pitt House.
The lane between the gardens and the pasture paddock is a public byway.
Local Authorities: North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EA. Tel. 01271 327711
Contents, Fixtures & Fittings: Only those mentioned in this brochure are included in the sale. All others such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded but may be made available by separate negotiation.
Viewing: Only by appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff’s North Devon office: 01271 325153

Directions
From Junction 27 of the M5, turn off towards Tiverton along the A361 dual carriageway. At the roundabout continue straight on towards Barnstaple. At South Molton, at the first roundabout, proceed straight ahead and at the second roundabout turn left, signed to South Molton. After a few hundred metres take the first turn to the right, signed to East and West Buckland and proceed for about 1.6 miles until reaching Stags Head. At Sawmills Cross turn right, signed to East and West Buckland and continue along this road following the signs to East Buckland, for about 2 miles. At East Buckland Cross turn right and go along here for 0.2 miles and just past the church on the right, continue down the entrance driveway, straight ahead to the Old Mill at the end.
From Barnstaple
Proceed on the A361 towards South Molton for approximately 5 miles, then take the left hand turning signposted towards West Buckland School. Continue along this country lane, passing West Buckland School on your right hand side. At the next cross roads continue straight across into the hamlet of East Buckland passing the church on your right hand side, follow the road around to your right and the entrance driveway will be situated directly in front of you.

Important Notice
1. These particulars have been prepared in good faith as a general guide, they are not exhaustive and include information provided to us by other parties including the seller, not all of which will have been verified by us.
2. We have not carried out a detailed or structural survey; we have not tested any services, appliances or fittings. Measurements, floor plans, orientation and distances are given as approximate only and should not be relied on.
3. The photographs are not necessarily comprehensive or current, aspects may have changed since the photographs were taken. No assumption should be made that any contents are included in the sale.
4. We have not checked that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation approval, statutory or regulatory permissions or consents. Any reference to any alterations or use of any part of the property does not mean that necessary planning, building regulations, or other consent has been obtained.
5. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys, and professional advice about all relevant aspects of the property.
6. These particulars do not form part of any offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact; we have no authority to make or give any representation or warranties in relation to the property. If these are required, you should include their terms in any contract between you and the seller.

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  • Umberleigh (6.3 mi)
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01271 604028 Local call rate

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