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4 bedroom cottage for sale

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Under Offer £295,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Lobby, Sitting Room
  • Dining Room/Kitchen, Study
  • Conservatory, Utility Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Attached Workshop 23' x 20'
  • May convert to annexe stpp
  • Parking for several vehicles
  • Small but well tended garden

Full description

A 4 bedroom semi detached character house with large attached outbuilding possibly suitable for conversion, subject to planning in quiet, timeless position on the fringe of Exmoor.


Situation & Amenities - Wistlandpound Cottages fronts a quiet country lane in unspoilt rural surroundings, adjoining open fields to the side and rear with distant views beyond. Close by, Wistlandpound reservoir is a picturesque setting with a circular perimeter path offering excellent walking. The property is also on the fringes of Exmoor National Park which is about a mile down the road. Kentisbury village is just a short car journey and offers primary school, church and village hall, Post Office/store and service station.
The property is also well placed to take advantage of North Devon's feast of attraction's lying only approximately 6 Miles from the coast at Combe Martin. Also conveniently situated just a 30 minutes drive from the safe, sandy, surfing beaches to the west at Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton (also with championship golf course) and Woolacombe.

The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 10 miles away and provides a wide range of everyday leisure facilities and amenities including, the Pannier Market and District Hospital as well as secondary schools. Approximately 14 miles away is the A361 North Devon link road which provides fast access into the region connecting to the M5 motorway at Junction 27, where Tiverton Parkway train connections can get you to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.
Exeter, the County town and Cathedral city with International airport, is about 50 miles.

Description - A semi-detached three storey character house which we understand dates from the early Victorian period with later extensions. The property presents colour washed rendered elevations with double glazed windows beneath a slate roof. The accommodation is deceptively generous and includes a large attached workshop offering scope for conversation, to offer additional accommodation or annexe, subject to planning permission.
The layout of the accommodation is more clearly identified on the accompanying floor plans, but comprises in brief;

Entrance Lobby - Tiled flooring and a quarter pane glazed door to;

Ground Floor -

Sitting Room - Feature inglenook fireplace with original bread oven, wood burning stove and tiled hearth. Cupboard under stairs, TV point, exposed beams and stable door to;

Dining Room/Kitchen - The Dining Room is separated from the Kitchen area by a range of units.
The Kitchen is well fitted comprising cupboards and drawers with beech work surfaces over and tiled surrounds. This is incorporated with a bowl and half stainless steel sink, wall storage cupboards, laminate flooring, plumbing for dishwasher, cooker with extractor hood above and integrated fridge/freezer. Double glazed door opening into;

Conservatory - Facing south enjoying views over fields. Slate tiled flooring, fitted vertical blinds, ceiling fan and electric heater. A door leads out to the garden.

Study/Play Room - Phone point with broadband in the area, door connecting to rear porch with tiled flooring and door leading outside.

Utility Room - Fitted units, tiled flooring and surrounds. Plumbing for a washing machine, space for tumble dryer, WC, oil fire boiler for the central heating and domestic hot water. Access to roof space with lighting and door connecting to;

Work Shop - Power and light. Connecting sliding door to the garden.

First Floor -

Bedroom 1 - Front aspect with views to the reservoir, fully fitted pine units and half glazed folding door to;

En-Suite Bathroom - A white three piece suite comprising corner bath, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and fully tiled walls.

Bedroom 2 - Velux sky light, wall to wall built in cupboards and Economy 7 night storage heater. Also a shelved airing cupboard which houses the water cylinder on Economy 7 tariff.

Bedroom 3 - Side aspect enjoying views across fields also with wall to wall fitted wardrobes and Velux Skylight.

Shower Room - Three piece suite comprising double shower cubicle, power unit, WC, pedestal wash hand basin and fully tiled walls.

From the landing a staircase rises to the Second Floor.

Bedroom 4 - Double aspect windows enjoying far reaching countryside views, mirror fronted fitted wardrobes and night storage heater.

Outside - The property is approached from the lane via a pair of double timber gates, giving access onto a driveway and hard standing area for 2-3 vehicles, including space for a caravan or motor home.
To the front, is a level lawn with well stocked borders and mature shrubs. To the rear, is an enclosed lawn area and small terrace flower borders, surrounded by stone walls and a mature conifer hedge.
There is also the oil tank and garden equipment enclosure.

Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage shared with adjoining cottage. Part oil fired and part electric heating.

Directions - There are several different directions to reach the property, either from the A39 Shirwell road or from the Bratton Fleming road, both connecting back to the A399.
From the A399, take the turning signposted to the Calvert Trust and Loxhore, continuing down this road for around 0.5 miles, where 2 Wistlandpound will be seen on the right hand side identified by our For Sale board..

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

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Added on Rightmove:
18 May 2016


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