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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Brendon, Lynton, Devon, EX35

Guide Price £375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sun Room, Hall, Cloakroom
  • 3 Reception Rooms, Utility rm
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Garage/Workshop + Parking
  • Garden, Courtyard & Balcony
  • Overlooks East Lyn River
  • May suit home & income uses

Full description

A detached character village residence offering generous & versatile accommodation suitable as private house or various home & income uses backing onto the East Lyn River in timeless Exmoor village. 5 Bedrooms, 3 reception Rooms etc. EPC Band G.


Situation And Amenities - Situated on the fringe of this favoured Exmoor village and backing directly on to the East Lyn River (stocked with salmon and trout), the property overlooks open farm land to the front. The Village Green and open moorland at Brendon Common is literally within walking distance, as is the local Stag Hunter's Inn. More extensive shopping facilities and amenities (including a small Supermarket) are available at the twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth about 5 miles. The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 35/40 minutes by car. For those interested in outdoor pursuits, there is an extensive network of footpaths, river, valley, woodland, coastal and open moor nearby. There are a multitude of scenic locations within Exmoor National Park and Devon/Somerset counties including the Doone Valley, Valley of The Rocks, Woody Bay, Combe Martin and the long sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Saunton Sands( including championship golf course) as well as the surfing resort of Croyde. In about an hours drive is Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.

Description - A detached character property which presents elevations of stone, part slate hung, beneath a slate roof. We understand that the original core of the property possibly dates back about 200 years but later extensions have been added. Furthermore we believe that the property was once the village Post Office and Stores with Reading Rooms above. Rose Cottage is currently utilised as a single private residence but lends itself to various potential uses including; B&B/ Guest House/Tea Rooms/for dual occupation/second home or even a combination of these uses subject to any necessary planning permission. Internally the accommodation is characterful and versatile and combines original features with modern refinements including double glazed windows and updated electrics with certification. Externally there is an attached Garage and Workshop offering potential for yet more accommodation subject to consent, additional parking, level garden and courtyards to the rear which overlook the East Lyn River, a most attractive feature. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floor plans but comprises:

Ground Floor - Half glazed door to

Conservatory - Established vine, tiled flooring, half glazed inner door to:

Reception Hall - Featuring stone fireplace with fitted multi fuel burner, storage cupboards to right hand side, meter cupboard, staircase leading to First Floor described later. A pair of multi paned glazed doors lead to the:

Sitting Room/ Dining Room - Formerly the Post Office area with double front and half glazed central double doors. There are seats beneath each of the windows, both with storage cupboards. There is an ornamental fireplace with slate hearth, tiled surround and pine mantle. One wall has painted wooden panelling, otherwise there is dado panelling to the other walls. There is also a plate rack and shelved recess as well as 4 wall lights.

Study Or Separate Dining Room - With pair of glazed fronted cupboards each with cupboards below, painted dado panelling.

Lower hall with cupboard under stairs, storage cupboard and shelved cupboard

Cloakroom - With low level WC and wash hand basin.

Snug - Featuring open fireplace with pine surround and slate hearth fitted bookshelves and cupboard under, antique pine clad ceiling, window overlooking the river. Door to rear hall.

Rear Hall - With coat hooks and half glazed door to rear garden. Doorway also to Garage described later.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Arranged in 2 distinct sections, the Kitchen is in a country theme of oak with rolled edge work surfaces incorporating 1 1/2 bowl moulded sink unit, there are ample drawers and cupboards and matching wall mounted cupboards, integral fridge, separate Breakfast area featuring painted wood panel walls to dado height. View of the river.

Utility Room/Pantry - With single drainer stainless steel sink, adjoining work surfaces, cupboards and appliance space under, plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer, fitted shelving, room for upright fridge/freezer.

Rear Lobby/Boiler Room - Housing Camray oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, range of storage cupboards, stable door to courtyard.

An original period staircase rises to the:

First Floor -

Bedroom 1 - Window to front, fine views, wash hand basin, vanity surround.

Bedroom 2 - Window to front, fine views, wash hand basin, vanity surround.

Bedroom 3 - (Currently arranged as a sitting room) With range of fitted bookshelves, storage cupboard/wardrobe, sliding double glazed doors to:

Roof Terrace - With views over the river, edged by rustic planters which will remain.

Bedroom 4 - Window to front and fine views, wash hand basin with cupboard under, adjoining chest of drawers and wardrobe.

Shower Room - With tiled cubicle, Mira Sport shower unit, extractor fan.

Lower Landing -

Bedroom 5 - Range of fitted bedroom furniture, window to the rear with views of the river, trap to insulated loft space.

Family Bathroom - With painted wood panelled bath, mixer tap/shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, shaver point, airing cupboard housing lagged cylinder and immersion heater, separate WC.

Outside - From the lane there is a vehicular gated access on to a drive providing parking and leading on to the:

Attached Garage - Which has an up and over door, power and light connected and beyond is a:

Workshop - With fitted bench.

To the front there is a wall enclosed, pretty, typically English garden with well stocked flower beds, small area of lawn and veranda. There is an access gate to the left hand side of the property leading to a gravel courtyard, concealed oil tank and terrace overlooking the river with water tap alongside.

There is a second terrace at the rear of the property, accessed from the rear hall which again over looks the river.

Local Authority. - Exmoor National Park.

Directions - From the A39 (east of Lynmouth or West of Porlock) follow the signs for Brendon. Go down the hill in to the village crossing the stone bridge. Turn right and the property will be found within a few hundred yards on the right hand side.

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

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

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
03 February 2016


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