7 bedroom country house for sale

Berrynarbor, North Devon

Sold STC £999,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An outstanding seven bedroom former Rectory occupying about 1.8 acres
  • Includes a large detached two bedroom Coach House and multiple outbuildings
  • Highly sought after Village location in easy reach of local amenities and transport networks
  • Quiet and secluded position with fantastic views out over the Valley
  • Secure gated entrance and long sweeping driveway
  • Landscaped grounds with formal gardens, paved and decked areas and vegetable plots
  • Very impressive outdoor, heated pool complex
  • Potential for dual family occupancy
  • Ample parking for an array of vehicles including two large garages and a storage unit
  • Both the Rectory and the Coach House are centrally heated via mains gas

Full description

A rare opportunity to acquire a stunning and substantial residence located in the highly sought- after village of Berrynarbor with an impressive range of accommodation ideal for dual family occupancy, including a detached two bedroom Coach House.

With a long sweeping driveway The Old Rectory is an imposing and striking character family home built in offering a range of reception rooms that include a sitting room, dining room, conservatory, study, secondary lounge and office, all of which enjoy sweeping views of the valley and delightful gardens. During his period of ownership our client has implemented a sophisticated heating system into the outdoor swimming pool and purchased and developed a substantial plot of land which has extended the driveway and now plays home to a large detached garage, two additional stone built outbuildings and an expansive vegetable garden. The basement consists of three rooms, currently being used as a utility room, games room and bar, and a wine cellar. On the first floor there are seven bedrooms, three bathrooms and two shower rooms.

In addition to the former Rectory we have a spacious two bedroom detached Coach House benefiting from a private terrace and a further two garages. The swimming pool complex is a particular feature made up of the pool itself, a seating area and a pool house with utilities, WC and walk in shower. The gardens comprise of formal lawns with mature trees and planting, together with an area of decking immediately adjoining the conservatory, providing an excellent spot from which to enjoy the gardens and their sunny south westerly aspect.

The village of Berrynarbor offers a good range of amenities, including a community shop and primary school, as well as two pubs and a church. The property is situated within close proximity of the North Devon coastline, with various beaches and coves, as well as an array of coastal walks. Exmoor National Park is just three miles away, and is renowned for its undulating moorland and pasture, bisected by rivers and streams. There is also a variety of country pursuits available, including walking, hunting and fishing. Within 10 miles of the property is the best sandy beach in the UK; Woolacombe (voted by Trip Advisor in February 2015) with Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton slightly further afield. Saunton also boasts a championship golf course. The regional centre of Barnstaple is 9 miles away, and offers all the area's main business, commercial and leisure venues.

GROUND FLOOR 

Entrance Hall 
The grand entrance hall centrally features a large open fire and high ceilings decorated with ceiling roses and a chandelier. A ground floor WC just off and doors leading to:

Lounge 
A large rear aspect living room boasting beautiful countryside views out over the gardens, an open fireplace with marble surround and original features the focal points of the room including high ceilings, period ceiling rose, a striking chandelier and bespoke double glazing specifically made to fit the original windows. French doors open out into the conservatory:

Conservatory 
Of glass construction, allowing 180 degrees southerly views out over the gardens, the conservatory is a spacious extension of the living room. A versatile room that adds extra light, air and grandeur to the property with a door leading out to the gardens and adjacent decking area.

Dining Room 
Similar in size and stature to the lounge and comprising of all the same delightful characteristic features including high ceilings, ceiling roses, chandelier, fireplace with marble surround and bespoke double glazing specifically made to fit the original windows. A room that can comfortably home a dining room table seating in excess of 12 people.

Kitchen 
A lovely rear aspect room with far reaching views over the valley, the kitchen consists of original wooden base and eye level units with adjacent roll edge work surface, inset sink, four oven gas fired AGA, additional oven and hob, and spaces for American style fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher. As well as accommodating all your kitchen appliance and storage requirements there is also ample room for a breakfast table and chairs

Study 
A front aspect room ideally proportioned for a study. French doors lead out into the gardens providing lots of natural light.

Second Reception Room 
A very spacious rear aspect room benefiting from similarly expansive views as the lounge, dining room and kitchen, currently is being utilized as a large office but such a well proportioned room can accommodate any number of usages. The room also leads onto a good sized drawing room, both of which benefit from high ceilings and lots of natural light. Opposite the reception room is an additional WC.

Second Kitchen 
Part of the house was previously partitioned off for a dependant relative therefore this former rectory still maintains a separate entrance, hallway and a second kitchen. The corner aspect room is complete with base and eye level units and built in kitchen appliances.

FIRST FLOOR 

Landing 
The first floor landing is accessible via two stairways, one at the north of the property, the other at the south leading to a long corridor spanning the length of the property makes up. Elevated above the main staircase is an enormous chandelier emanating grandeur.

Bedroom One 
The master bedroom is a large rear aspect room with fantastic views out over the gardens and beyond, with built in bespoke fitted wardrobes and cupboard space. Like most of the rooms in this beautiful property, it features around an original fireplace and surround and benefits from bespoke double glazed windows specifically made to fit the original designs

Bedroom Two 
A spacious rear aspect double bedroom, enjoys the same views as the master suite and also comprises of built in wardrobes and cupboards, and features around an original iron fireplace.

Bedroom Three 
Much like bedrooms one and two, this room is a spacious double room and benefits from exceptional views to the rear of the property, built in wardrobes and bespoke double glazed windows made to fit the original designs.

Bedroom Four 
A corner aspect room with South Westerly views over the gardens and valley beyond. This double room encapsulates the characteristic features than run throughout the house featuring around an original iron clad fireplace

Bedroom Five 
One of only two front aspect bedrooms, this room again is a double in size and consist of a feature fireplace.

Bedroom Six 
This rear aspect double room enjoys far reaching views and comes complete with built in wardrobes and cupboard space.

Bedroom Seven 
As the only other front aspect bedroom this is the smallest of the seven, but can still comfortably accommodate a double bed or two single beds while still allowing room for wardrobes and boasting a feature iron clad fireplace.

Bathrooms 
This property consist of four in total and a shower room, evenly spread across the first floor every bedroom has easy and immediate access to a bathroom. All four bathrooms and the shower room consist of a low level WC and wash hand basin.

Basement 
Accessible via a stairway in the hall, the basement in segregated into four rooms; a large utility room, a games room currently hosting a 6?4? pool table, bar with hand crafted worktops and a wine cellar.

The Coach House 
A superb conversion adjacent to The Rectory, this deceptively spacious, detached Coach House offers itself to a variety of uses. With its own private terrace, parking and fantastic views it is ideal for an independent family member, a residential rental property or a holiday let. Attached to the Coach House is a two storey garage perfect for storage and a further double garage. SUMMARY OF ROOMS ? Lounge ? Kitchen ? Shower room ? Bedroom one ? Bedroom two

The Grounds 
Situated on a plot of 1.79 acres, the grounds surrounding this former Rectory consist of; The outdoor swimming pool complex with summer house offering changing facilities, storage, WC and walk in shower. There is also a South Westerly facing patio and decked entertaining area with far reaching views and mature gardens running parallel with the driveway and surrounding the property looking fantastic in bloom, capturing the splendours of nature. Beyond the Coach House is a large tarmac parking area leading to a detached double garage, multiple vegetable patches, a green house and two further outbuildings with electric and water supply, currently being used as storage but possessing the potential for future development.

GENERAL INFORMATION 
Tenure: Freehold Mains electricity, gas and water supply. Mains drainage and gas powered central heating. Local authority: Devon County Council Council tax band: E Mileages: Berrynarbor Village Centre ? Within Walking Distance ? Woolcombe ? 10 miles ? Exmoor National Park ? 3 miles ? Barnstaple ? 9 miles

Communications 
The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, and from there, there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station can be reached in about an hour by car, which also offers rail services to London (Paddington) in around 2 hours.

Directions 
From Barnstaple, proceed towards Ilfracombe on the A39, and then turn left after the Hospital onto the B3230. Upon reaching Muddiford, pass the Muddiford Inn and then take the first right hand turning, signposted towards Berry Down and Combe Martin. Proceed along this lane until reaching the crossroads at Berry Down and proceed straight across, and then take the first left hand turning signposted towards Berrynarbor. Follow this lane, and just before reaching the T junction at the village, the driveway to the property will be situated on the left hand side with name plate clearly displayed.

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30 December 2014

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  • Barnstaple (8.7 mi)
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