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6 bedroom house for sale

Stowford, Bratton Fleming

Offers in Region of £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period Devon longhouse
  • substantially extended
  • incorporated stone buildings
  • now 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms,
  • 4 receptions, cloakroom]
  • kitchen/living room
  • other buildings
  • 2 acres

Full description


The property is set just outside off the west boundary of the Exmoor National Park within its own land and off a No Through country lane that serves the small cluster of properties at Stowford.  Locally the village at Challacombe has a noted village Inn and Parish Church whilst at Bratton Fleming there is a popular sports hall with tennis courts, village shop, post office and primary school.  To the north about 12 miles the twin coastal resort towns of Lynton and Lynmouth are set on the dramatic North Devon coastline in superb walking and riding country whilst 12 miles to the south is Barnstaple, the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon offering a comprehensive range of both business and leisure facilties, including the Green Lanes shopping centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre and sprinter train service running through to the Cathedral City of Exeter. From the town access on to the A361/North Devon Link Road running directly through to junction 27 on the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway Railway Station from where journey times to London/Paddington are approximately 2 hours distance.

The property comprises the original south facing Devon Longhouse, a home of immense charm and character, boasting open fireplaces, exposed beams and joists and some fine wide original floor boards in the dining room. The property was substantially extended by the incorporation of traditional stone buildings to its western end at which time the house was internally modernised including new fitted kitchen, new fitted utility room and the additional of a large conservatory to the western elevation enjoying outstanding views over countryside away to the North Devon coastline in the far distance. 

In view of the property's amazing space it could, subject to planning, be divided to provide two if not three separate units of accommodation particularly as there are two further rooms under part of the extension that could also be incorporated in to the accommodation.

Externally there is a large concreted courtyard with gardens surrounding with various terraces, some taking advantage of the fine views, a large stone and block barn utilised as a workshop.


The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises as follows: entrance door to 

Entrance Porch (5'2 x 3'4) slate floor, part glazed pine door to

Entrance Hall (7'3 x 5'5) slate floor, stairs off to first floor

Music Room (20' x 12'10 max reducing to 9'3 to one end), exposed ceiling joists, wall light points, panel radiator, open fire place with inset wood burning stove set on slate hearth.

Boiler Room (8' x 5'6) Boulter oil fired central heating boiler, wall mounted hand basin, slate floor, coat hook, pressure vessel.

Cloakroom (3'4 x 3'2), low level WC, slate floor. 

Dining room (15'7 x 11'10 min), a superb double aspect room with original wide boarded floor, exposed beams and joists, recessed wall cupboards, door to under stairs storage cupboard, ceiling spot lights, large open fire place with inset wood burning stove on slate hearth, self shelf.

Boot Room/Wet Room (10'7 x 7'7) with door from outside, deep sink, shower, coat hooks, extensive range of built in cupboards and shelving units.

Utility room (11'6 x 6') an extensive range of fitted cupboards, galley style with fitted cupboards, part shelved, wine rack and to the other side further marble worktop with inset deep sink, space and plumbing under for a washing machine and tumble dryer, further cupboards including cupboard for ironing board.

Open Plan Kitchen (18' x 9'9) a fine light double aspect room with doors and windows on both elevations, superbly fitted with a range of marble worktops with integrated fridge, extensive soft close shelves and cupboards under including fold out pan storage drawers, Aga double oven and to one side a Neff double gas hob, further matching units with integrated dishwasher, further soft close drawers and cupbords. The kitchen opens into

Dining Area (17'5 x 14'2) with tri fold door to conservatory, further matching work surfaces with additional soft close drawers and cupboards under.

Study (17'9 x 6'6) views to the west, double panel radiator, fitted shelving.

Conservatory (18' x 9'7), hardwood frame, pairs of access doors on all three elevations, slate floor, wood burning stove.

From the Dining Area stairs rise to 

TV Room (16'3 x 14'7) double aspect, one with part glazed door to granary steps down to ground level, vaulted ceiling, exposed A frames, door to loft storage area, double panel radiator.

Office/Bedroom 6 (9'10 x 9'8) fitted work surface with shelving over, Dimplex wall heater. Double doors to recess storage cupboard. 

Shower Room (9'10 x 4'10) hand basin, low level close coupled WC, tiled shower cubicle with Mira Sport shower.

From the TV Room a short flight of steps rise to small Galleried Landing with door to 

Guest Bedroom Suite (12' x 11'5), west facing view, exposed beam, two pair of timber fronted wardrobe cupboards, double panel radiator.

En Suite Bathroom (12'11 x 5'5) panel bath, WC, corner shower cubicle with Bristan shower, radiator/towel rail, door to airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water tank.

From the main entrance hall, stairs rise to 

Landing off which there are

Bedroom 1 (18'10 x 11'7) panel radiator:

Shower Room (6'4 x 6'2) low level close coupled WC, pedestal hand basin, combination towel rail/radiator, full length mirror, corner shower cubicle (36")

Bedroom 4 (14'2 x 8'4), handbasin, panel radiator.


Bedroom 5 (11'11 x 9'9) handbasin, panel radiator.

Inner Landing, radiator, door to recessed airing cupboard with factory lagged hot water cylinder.

Bathroom (9'11 x 6'8),handbasin, inset vanity unit, low level WC, pedestal handbasin, panel bath with chrome telephone style shower/mixer tap, low tiled splashbacks, panel radiator.

Bedroom 3 (13'3 x 13'1) panel radiator.

En Suite Shower Room (6'2 x 6') pedestal hand basin, low level WC, panel radiator, shower cubilce with Mira shower.

Storage cupboard (6'2 x 7') with fitted shelving.

Approached externally but under the TV room area.

Store Shed (15' x 12') with hand basin, WC, window enjoying the view.

Store Shed (15' x 8').

To the south and front of the property concreted car parking and turning area and surrounding the remainder of the house garden areas, mostly grass with various patios and terraces taking advantage of the southerly aspect and particularly to the west the views afforded over farmland away to the coastline in the far distance.  To the roadside a stone and concrete block Workshop (42' x 15') with a Lean to (42' x 7'6).  Timber lawn mower shed, raised kitchen garden beds, range of composters, hen house with wired poultry run and running off from the house and immediate garden areas extensive grassed areas sloping towards the centre where there is a stream running through the area otherwise interspersed with a variety of orchard trees, a small copse area with the whole surrounded by traditional Devon hedgebanks and a bog garden at the lowest point. The whole about 2 acres.

Grid ref:SS654/410 From Bratton Fleming head towards Lynmouth at Four Cross way turn left A399 Blackmoor Gate/Lynmouth. Just over a mile, turn left signposted Exmoor Zoo. Within 1/2 mile turn right,  follow lane towards small cluster of properties at Stowford. The property is the first on the left coloured pink with timber gates.




Spring water supply with filter, septic tank drainage, mains electricity, oil fired central heating, partial under floor.  

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By appointment through Phillips Smith & Dunn on 01271 327878 or out of office hours with Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204

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08 March 2016

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