4 bedroom detached house for saleOare, Lynton, Exmoor, EX35
Guide Price £1,150,000
- STUNNING EXAMPLE OF A MID 19TH CENTURY FORMER RECTORY
- LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED ACCOMMODATION TO INCLUDE 3 RECEPTION ROOMS PLUS CONSERVATORY
- FABULOUS KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM
- FAMILY ROOM EXTENDING TO A CONNECTING ATRIUM LEADING TO A GAMES ROOM
- STUNNING MASTER BEDROOM SUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM AND ENSUITE BATHROOM
- 3 FURTHER DOUBLE BEDROOMS (ONE WITH ENSUITE)
- FAMILY BATHROOM
- SEPARATE ACCOMMODATION SUITABLE FOR A DEPENDENT RELATIVE OR TO PROVIDE INCOME WITH 1 BEDROOM, BATHROOM AND OPEN PLAN KITCHEN WITH LIVING SPACE ABOVE
- MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS
- TRIPLE CAR PORT
A truly stunning example of a mid-19th Century former Rectory set in stunning gardens and grounds and enjoying fabulous views over Exmoor National Park. The vendors, who have lived at The Old Rectory for approximately 9 years, have completely refurbished and remodelled the property to its current exacting standard yet retaining a wealth of character features throughout together with the convenience of modern day living.
This impressive property, now restored to its former glory, sits in this stunning valley approximately one mile in land from the coast and is situated within the protected countryside of the Exmoor National Park within the rolling hills and countryside of the Oare Valley.
The original layout of the property has been greatly enhanced with the beautiful and stylish new addition of a stunning conservatory leading off the drawing room and a versatile family room, which has been sympathetically linked to the main accommodation via a fully glazed atrium to the former coach house, which now can be utilised as accommodation for a dependent relative or alternatively as a letting unit providing income, as this could be separated to provide an annexe to the main house. With the mature gardens and grounds wrapping around the property offering excellent privacy and seclusion with the convenience of being part of the community of Oare, which offers a cluster of properties around the early medieval Church, St Mary's. A short drive away is Lynton and Lynmouth, Porlock and Minehead.
The accommodation comprises: entrance lobby leading to entrance hall with cloakroom, a lovely dual aspect sitting room plus a fine drawing room with open fire and twin French doors opening to the double glazed conservatory which enjoys a fabulous aspect over the grounds and gardens and further French doors leading to the outdoor patio area. There is a grand dining room with floor to ceiling windows enjoying views over the gardens and a door to outside. The impressive kitchen/breakfast room is superbly appointed with a bespoke range of wall and base units, glass fronted lit display cupboards, recessed fireplace housing a Range cooker (available by separate negotiation), wine cooler, built-in microwave, intergrated dishwasher, central island unit/breakfast bar with granite working surfaces matching the existing worktops, with inset sink, windows overlooking the gardens and a connecting door to the family room, with door to rear and door to front courtyard, with useful utility room off. The family room extends into the connecting atrium which could either be incorporated into the main house or alternatively could be utilised in the annexe area, if required. French doors lead to the front of the property with a games room leading off giving access to the separate self-contained annexe.
A grand staircase leads to the galleried landing which gives access to 4 generous double bedrooms, 3 enjoying a dual aspect outlook and the master bedroom itself having a dressing area and a fantastic ensuite bathroom with 4-piece suite. Bedroom 2 also has the benefit of an ensuite bathroom. Finally on this floor is the family bathroom, again with 4-piece luxury suite.
Returning to the self-contained annexe on the ground floor there is a generous entrance hall with bathroom off and a ground floor double bedroom. On the first floor is an open plan well-equipped kitchen/living/dining area with Juliet balcony affording spectacular views over the rolling hills and countryside of Exmoor.
Set in generous mature grounds with a gravelled driveway leading to a triple car port with ample parking and turning area and a lawned area to the front extending around to the side where there is a variety of mature trees, including a fine copper beech, extensive flower beds and borders and a small orchard with fruit trees. A 5-bar gate leads to a lovely raised lawned area, ideal for a children's play area or croquet lawn, all enjoying truly breathtaking views from all elevations.
There is currently planning permission for a stable block and the vendors advise that there is the possibility to rent adjoining land suitable for horses.
The Old Rectory in Oare is located about 3 miles east of the Exmoor village of Brendon with its popular local Inn. Nearby Malmsmead is just a few steps away with The Lorna Doone Farm Gift shop and Lorna Doone Inn. The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth linked by their famous Cliff Railway are about 6 miles. Porlock on the Somerset coast is a similar distance to the east. Minehead is about 14 miles away and Barnstaple the regional centre for North Devon about 25 miles away. Within just a few hundred yards is Oare Church famed in the novel Lorna Doone by R.D.Blackmore. Nearby Lynton offers a range of everyday shops and amenities - lying within the boundaries of Exmoor National Park which is surrounded by some of North Devon's most spectacular coastline. Barnstaple town centre is within easy driving distance and offers an excellent range of shops, banks and leisure facilities.
Exmoor and the South West Coast Path provide great walking opportunities and the outriding that can be enjoyed in the area is some of the best in the country. Within easy motoring distance access can be gained to the glorious sandy surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Saunton.
From Lynmouth take the A39 eastwards up Countisbury Hill towards Minehead. After passing the Blue Ball Inn take the right turn signposted Brendon and decend into the village. After crossing the bridge turn left and follow the road to Oare and Porlock. Upon reaching Malmsmead (with the Lorna Doone Farm Gift Shop and Lorna Doone Inn) proceed over the bridge or across the ford and after a short distance the entrance to The Old Rectory will be seen on the right hand side.
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