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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Muddiford, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Guide Price £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Country Kitchen/Dining Room
  • Large Sitting Room/Study
  • Conservatory, Cloak/Utility rm
  • 6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Oil C.H., Double Glazed
  • Stone building with potential
  • Stream bordered gardens
  • Tranquil & timeless rural spot

Full description

A detached country house in glorious, timeless & tranquil rural surroundings yet just 15 minutes from Barnstaple. 6 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Large Reception Room, Conservatory, Dining Room/Kitchen, Single storey stone outbuilding with potential. Natural stream bordered gardens. EPC Band F.

0.56 ACRE

Situation And Amenities - Dingles Farm enjoys the best of all worlds, in a beautiful rural position, approached by a long private 'no through' drive which is initially shared with a neighbouring property which is a private equestrian establishment. The views are simply stunning as one descends the driveway to the property, which is at the bottom of the valley and adjoins open countryside. At the same time, Barnstaple is about 15 minutes by car and as the regional centre, houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as North Devon District Hospital, The Queen's theatre and station with links to Exeter and London. The A361 is also easily accessible and leads, in about 45 minutes, to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway where Tiverton Parkway also offer a fast service of trains to London, Paddington in just over 2 hours. The safe, sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton (also with championship golf course) and Woolacombe, are about 1/2 an hour by car. Combe Martin and Ilfracombe are even closer. The property is also close to the edge of Exmoor National Park.

Description - A detached country house of character which presents elevations of stone with whitened painted brick apertures to the double glazed windows, beneath a slate roof. We understand that the original core is of period origin but the property was sympathetically extended in keeping around 1990. The accommodation is both generous and spacious, externally there is ample parking, a detached single storey stone building, possibly suitable for conversion to annexed accommodation, subject to planning permission, as well as natural stream bordered south facing gardens of about 0.6 of an acre. The layout of accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:

Ground Floor - Half glazed stable type front floor to ENTRANCE LOBBY coats pegs and half glazed stable type door to COUNTRY KITCHEN/DINING ROOM within the dining area is an exposed stone wall with central open fireplace, cast iron grate and fireback, slate hearth, wooden mantle. The kitchen is in pine with ceramic handles and beech work tops including marble pastry surface, there are ample base and wall cupboards, 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink, oil fired Rayburn for cooking and domestic hot water, space for fridge, double doors lead to INNER HALL with cupboard under stairs. BOOT ROOM housing Camray oil fired boiler for central heating, coats pegs, room for chest freezer, window to garden. UTILITY/CLOAKROOM with pedestal basin, low level WC, plumbing for washing machine, wall mirror incorporating wall light. SITTING ROOM a very long and spacious double aspect room with study and music area at one end, exposed stone wall with large feature inglenook fireplace, Bressummer beam, fitted wood burning stove, recessed log stores either side, fitted book case, further shelving, recently replaced carpet flooring, 2 pairs of sliding internal double glazed doors lead to the CONSERVATORY which is constructed on stone with double gazed frame and poly-carbonate roof, there is power and light connected, sliding doors to TERRACE and separate pedestrian door, there is an electric heater which may need servicing before use, exposed stone wall. Returning to the INNER HALL a stair case rises to

First Floor - With meter/fuse cupboard above. INITIAL LANDING. BEDROOM with wash hand basin, shelved cupboard under, curtained shelved wardrobe and loft access. BEDROOM with wash hand basin with vanity surround, shelf above, free standing wardrobe. FAMILY BATHROOM with pine panelled bath, telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, airing cupboard, 1/2 tiled walls, wall mirrors, radiator, heated by Rayburn. BEDROOM (currently utilised as study) exposed stone chimney breast, fitted shelving, wash hand basin, access to loft. INNER LANDING with linen cupboard, second airing cupboard and exposed stone wall, trap to loft part boarded. BEDROOM with wash hand basin, views over stream/garden. BEDROOM corner wash hand basin, views over stream/garden. MASTER BEDROOM a spacious double aspect room with range of built in wardrobes curtained off to one wall, cupboards above with louvred doors, open archway to EN-SUTE SHOWER ROOM with tiled corner cubicle, Mira shower unit, pedestal wash basin, bidet, wall mirrors, low level WC, fine views over the garden.

Outside - The front elevation of the house is clad in mature honeysuckle, roses and wisteria and immediately adjacent to the front door is an EXTENSIVE TERRACE with raised brick border as well as stone border, topped by plants. The terrace extends around to the side of the property where there is a BUILT IN BBQ and wraps around further to the conservatory area and to the west side of the garden where there is an area of level lawn. Stone steps then lead up to an upper lawn where there is a NATURAL POND stocked with Irises etc and an EXTENSIVE ROCKERY with Rill feeding the pond. Above the rockery is a DELIGHTFUL BUTTERFLY SCREE GARDEN featuring various grasses, interspersed amongst the stone. This has a paved surround and is overlooked by A DETACHED STONE SINGLE STOREY BUILDING which incorporates a COVERED LOGGIA with beamed ceiling, there is an ornamental cast iron Victorian Range. BBQ AREA with chimney flue and adjacent STORE housing the water tank from the private supply. At the opposite end is a former PUMP ROOM/STORE/WORK SHOP there is power connected and a water tap outside. This building may have potential for a variety of uses subject to planning permission. The property is accessed from the private driveway over a fairly steep extension to the drive which terminates alongside the property and where there is ample parking and turning space as well as an open fronted stone shed. Behind the house is a most attractive stream. Above the drive is a SMALL ORCHARD and FRUIT AREA as well as 2 GARDEN STORES one for tools and the other for logs. The garden is enclosed by Devon bank or hedging, providing an appropriate setting and amounts to approximately 3/4 of an acre.

Servcies - Mains electricity, private water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.

Directions - Leaving Barnstaple on the A39, pass the North Devon District Hospital, continue through Shirwell Village on the A39 and after about 1/2 a mile take the left hand turning signed Upcott, Berry Down and Church Hill, follow this lane for approximately 2 miles keeping left at the sharp left hand bend and the access to the property ( which is unmarked) is on the right, opposite a Public Footpath sign on the left, the end of the drive can be identified by a black wheelie bin. Continue down the private drive which eventually splits, and keep to the left where the property will be seen ahead of you.

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


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