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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Swimbridge, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Offers in Excess of £399,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Many Character Features
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Bedrooms/ 2 Bathrooms
  • Detached Double Garage
  • Secluded Gardens
  • Original Fireplace
  • Driveway Parking
  • Living Room & Dining Room

Full description

A 4 bedroom Grade II listed period cottage situated in the heart of this timeless village benefitting from a detached double garage and delightful secluded gardens.


Situation And Amenities - The property is situated in the heart of the timeless village of Swimbridge which offers a good range of amenities including; excellent pre-school and school (both within walking distance of the property), popular pub and post office/store. More extensive facilities are available in the next village of Landkey about 2 miles away. Barnstaple, the regional centre, is about 4 miles and offers the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. There is access via Landkey to the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads through to junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and also to Tiverton Parkway where there is a fast service of trains to London, Paddington, in just over 2 hours. The rugged North Devon Coast and safe, sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe are all within half an hour by car as is Exmoor.

Description - This is a rare opportunity to acquire this Grade II listed, 4 bedroom, detached, period cottage which presents whitened rendered elevations beneath a part tiled and part slate roof. The property dates back, in parts, to the 16th and 17th centuries, the accommodation is characterful and combines modern refinements with original features including a particularly impressive stone built fireplace and bread oven, along with original exposed beams through many of the rooms and exposed A-frames to the first floor. In recent years the property has been extended to the rear to provide a light and spacious Kitchen/Breakfast room with Velux window, further windows and double glazed wood, patio doors leading to the secluded gardens. The rear garden of the property enjoys a high level of seclusion and different aspects including a decked seating area which leads to the pond and the well stocked and tended gardens, mainly laid to lawn, with an interesting array of shrubs and trees including Apple and Plum and a productive fruit patch. The garden is a real haven for wildlife and gives access to the detached double garage whilst there is further brick paved driveway parking to the front of the property. The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Vestibule - Leads in to

Entrance Hall - With tiled floor, doorway to:

Bedroom 4 - A characterful room with exposed beams, window seat and interesting small windows to the rear.

Shower Room - Comprising fully tiled corner shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, timber Mullion window giving light to the stairways.

Living Room - Featuring original stone built fireplace with slate hearth, iron bread oven and housing a log burner with a small window providing ample light within the fireplace, original exposed beams, window seat with storage under, doorway to:

Dining Room - A triple aspect room with three separate windows providing ample light and original wood exposed beams.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - A wonderful light and airy room fitted with a range of matching wall and base units including; display units and down lighter, space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher, stainless steel circular sink and drainer with mixer taps, granite effect work surface, Velux windows and large double glazed patio doors leading to the rear garden, space for a dining table and space for a range cooker with chimney style hood over and tiled splash backing, partially glazed roof.

First Floor -

Landing - Exposed A-frame, window, doorway to:

Bedroom 1 - With window overlooking the front courtyard described later, built in wardrobe with hanging space and shelving.

Bedroom 2 - Hatch access to loft space, window with views of the High Street.

Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking the front courtyard.

Family Bathroom - Comprising 3 piece white suite with panelled bath, tiled splash backing and shower attachment over, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, further tiled splash backing, heated towel rail, airing cupboard housing the hot water tank

Outside - To the front of the property is an area of raised brick paving suitable for plant pots whilst to the side of the property is a brick paved driveway which leads to the:

Detached Double Garage - Rendered with a slate roof, electric wooden up and over door, with storage space into the eaves, light and power connected.
To the rear is a gardeners WC also housing the gas boiler. A paved area leads to some steps and an expanse of lawns surrounded by an attractive range of shrubs, flowers and trees including Apple, Plum and Palm Trees. As the lawn meanders round it leads to a further fruit patch and pond and a good sized decked area suitable for Al-fresco dining.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711 (

Directions - From Barnstaple proceed along the A361 taking the next right hand turning to Landkey. Pass through Landkey and travel approximately 1 1/2 miles further in to Swimbridge. Travel through the village passing The Jack Russell Pub on your right hand side and take the next left in to the High Street, follow this road to the bottom where the property will be found on your right hand side.

Services - All mains connected, gas fired central heating system, super fast broadband is available.

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

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 March 2016


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