5 bedroom detached house for sale

West Down, West Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Offers in Excess of £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, Cloakroom, Sitting Room,
  • Kitchen & Dining Room
  • Utility Room, Larder
  • Family Room/Bedroom 5
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Garage & Parking
  • Stable Block
  • 10 Acres Pasture

Full description

A particularly attractive detached period barn conversion set gardens, pasture & woodland, crossed by the River Caen, with an equestrian bias. 4 /5 Bedrooms, Excellent stable block etc. EPC Band E.

10 ACRES

Situation And Amenities - The property is set in its own grounds just off of the A361 on the rural outskirts of West Down Village, approximately 1 mile from the village centre which offers parish church, community shop, pub and well renowned primary school. The nearby, favoured village of Braunton offers a good range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, range of shopping facilities, supermarkets and many pubs and restaurants. The safe sandy surfing beaches of Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton (also with championship golf course) and Woolacombe are all within about 15 minutes by car. Ilfracombe with its quaint harbour is a similar travelling distance. Barnstaple is about 10 miles and as the regional centre, houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping facilities, as well as District Hospital, college, Pannier Market etc. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road which leads on, in about 45 minutes, to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and where Tiverton Parkway offers a fast service of trains to London, Paddington in just over 2 hours. The Exmoor National park is approximately half an hours drive and is famous for its spectacular scenery. The nearest airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

Description - Understood to have been converted around 1986 by a local builder for his own occupation, the barn presents elevations principally of stone, part timber clad beneath a slate roof with double glazed windows. The property offers spacious versatile, well-presented accommodation which generally has a rustic ambience and cleverly combines character features with 21st century refinements. Externally the outbuildings include an attached garage with potential to convert to additional accommodation subject to planning permission, stabling for 3, store/tack room and hay store. The property is set in just over 10 acres which comprises parklike gardens with pond, orchard, menage, 4 pasture enclosures. The land is crossed by two rivers. The layout of accommodation is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises;

Ground Floor - Front door to Reception Hall staircase rising to first floor described later, under stairs storage cupboard, exposed beams. Sitting Room with dual aspect room with views over the surrounding land and pond, beamed ceiling, and wood burning stove on a brick hearth with attractive timber surround. Kitchen/Dining Room In two distinct sections, separated by an open archway. Within the kitchen area there is a good range of fitted handmade bespoke matching base and wall units with 1 ½ bowl porcelain sink set in rolled top work surfaces, space for range style cooker, space for dishwasher, exposed beams. The dresser is available by separate negotiation. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating running through to Dining Room A dual aspect room overlooking the pond, also with beamed ceiling, ornate fireplace with antique pine surround, French doors lead out on to the garden. Utility Room door to rear garden, Butler sink, space for washing machine and tumble dryer, storage shelves, heated towel rail and walk-in larder Shower Room double shower cubicle, low level WC.
Boot/Freezer Room with storage and sliding doors leading to the Integral Garage which has a wooden concertina door, window to rear elevation, wall mounted LPG fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water.
Off the reception hallway is Family Room/ Bedroom 5 with window to side, exposed beams and painted stonework.

First Floor - Landing vaulted ceiling, exposed A-frames, loft storage airing cupboard. Bedroom One a dual aspect room overlooking the pond and grounds with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Steps down to En-Suite Bathroom One with rolled top ball and claw footed cast iron bath, low level WC, wash hand basin, cupboard under, double shower cubicle, eaves storage, Velux window, wood effect flooring, heated towel rail. Bedroom Two a dual aspect room with, fitted pine cupboards, vaulted ceiling and exposed A-frame. Bedroom Three window to the front elevation, part vaulted ceiling, exposed beam, fitted pine wardrobe
Bedroom Four window to side elevation, exposed beams Family Bathroom with rolled top cast iron bath, telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, bidet, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, shower cubicle, Velux window, heated towel rail, wood effect flooring.

Outside - From the road, the property is approached through a 5 bar gate where the driveway splits in to two, one leads to the front of the barn and the second to the stables, menage and further parking. To the front of the property are mature parklike gardens laid to grass, interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. Below the barn is a most attractive stream fed pond. The detached stable block presents elevations which are colour washed render beneath a CGI roof with power and light connected and this incorporates 3 stables, there is then a tack room/store and tractor store with double doors. The menage is laid to grass and understood to have silver sand beneath. From this area a 5 bar gate gives access in to an enclosed paddock which is bordered by a stream and a secondary track leads to the remaining paddocks and fields. There is an aluminium framed greenhouse.

Special Note - We understand that Devon County Council has a policy to convert the former railway line, located at the south western boundary of this property, as an extension to the Tarka Trail for cyclists and walker and may have an interest in purchasing a strip of land. This is one potential option; the second would be to the north of the property which would not involve purchasing any land.

Services - Mains electricity & water, private drainage, LPG gas central heating, security alarm fitted. 2 Solar Panels provide additional heating of the hot water.

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

Directions - Travelling from Braunton to Ilfracombe on the A361, pass through Knowle and eventually pass the Foxhunters Inn on your right, Foxhunters garage on your left and the entrance to the property will be found within a short distance on the left hand side.

Special Note - Certain fixtures and fittings are available by separate negotiation if required.

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


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23 March 2016

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  • Barnstaple (6.4 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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30 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1RP

01271 604024 Local call rate

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