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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Beara Lane, Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £630,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Attached Period Building
  • Potential for Annexe STPP
  • 1.86 Acres Garden/Pasture
  • Tranquil Position, Fine views
  • Parking for over 10 cars

Full description

An unusual detached barn conversion, recently appeared on BBC programme Escape To The Country, offering well presented accommodation on the semi rural fringe of this favoured village with fine views yet within walking distance of the village. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Receptions, Potential to create an annexe stpp. EPC Band C.

1.86 ACRES

Situation And Amenities - The property enjoys the best of all worlds being set in its own grounds quietly tucked away down a private no through lane with far reaching views towards Hartland Point yet village amenities are within walking distance. Bratton Fleming offers a thriving community Post Office/ Store and Sports Club. The Exmoor National Park boundary is a short distance and offers expanses of the High Upland Moor. North is the rugged Exmoor Coast with the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth within easy reach. Further West are the sandy surfing beaches at Croyde Bay, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe. Barnstaple, the regional centre for North Devon, is about 7 miles and as such houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as renowned Pannier Market and also the North Devon District Hospital. There is access to the North Devon Link Road ( A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 ( Tiverton) where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London (Paddington in about 2 hours). For Golfers, most notable are the 2 championship link courses at Saunton. Sailing is available on the coastal waters and at Instow a few miles to the West on the banks of the River Torridge which is home to the North Devon Yacht Club. Exeter the county town and Cathedral City with its International Airport is about 50 miles.

Description - A unique detached barn conversion which presents elevations of stone beneath a slate roof. Internally the accommodation is bright, spacious, stylish and well presented. This is arranged on a split level basis and could suit dual occupation. There is also scope to convert the adjoining period outbuilding to create an additional self contained unit for in laws, letting etc subject to planning permission. The property is set in mature secluded, good sized gardens which are arranged as a series of external 'rooms', in addition there is a paddock across the access lane in all about 1.75 acres.

Access can be at either level. At first floor there is a stable style door to ENCLOSED PORCH and CLOAKROOM. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is most attractively fitted with extensive range of attractive light wood fronts with contrasting work surfaces, ceramic sink and a Rangemaster electric cooking range. Appliances include integrated fridge and freezer, and there is plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine. Glazed double doors access the DINING ROOM and beyond is the comfortable SITTING ROOM with large traditional fireplace, substantial stone pillar and heavy timber beam. French doors give access to the terrace and garden and within the room a staircase leads up to a MEZZANINE GALLERIED STUDY with it's own separate door and old stone steps leading down in to the garden. AN INNER HALL accesses TWO BEDROOMS one double and one single. Stairs lead down to LOWER HALL with door and windows looking on to a court yard. The MASTER BEDROOM is a good size and has an EN- SUITE BATHROOM with 3 piece suite including a shower over the bath. The FURTHER BEDROOM has a deep built in under stairs cupboard. Also off the lower hall is the FAMILY SHOWER ROOM with wide shower cubicle, wash basin and WC.

The accommodation benefits from modern oil fired central heating and the windows are double glazed. There is a large boarded loft space with potential for further development subject to usual consents.

On the lower side of the house a SINGLE STOREY OUTBUILDING again of stone and slate construction, which provides useful garaging and workshop and a SEPARATE SECURE STORE within. The GARDENS AND GROUNDS are a particular feature and offer much privacy and seclusion. The gentle sloping lawn is flanked by beds and borders planted with a rich variety of ornamental plants and shrubs. There are a number of external areas for Al-fresco dining and to follow the sun around including a most attractive rustic Pergola.

The boundaries of the gardens are mostly marked by traditional Devon banks with a variety of broad leaf trees. There is a natural garden with gravel paths and steps leading down to the productive KITCHEN GARDEN and GREENHOUSE. To the front of the house is an attractive Mediterranean style court yard, across the lane is the pasture paddock with separate field gate access and is crossed by a running stream.

Services - Mains electricity, private drainage and water. Oil fired central heating.

Directions - From Barnstaple take the unclassified road to Bratton Fleming. Upon entering the village climb the hill and immediately after the Baptist Church turn left in to Beara Cross and follow the road which develops in to a beech lined lane, Beara Barn is located on the right.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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