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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Loxhore, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £680,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious, comfortable character home
  • Peaceful village location
  • Established gardens and grounds of about 2.25 acres including a parcel of woodland
  • Ancillary ground floor accommodation suitable for dependent relative
  • Hard tennis court
  • Flexible well arranged accommodation throughout

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Croft enjoys an enviable position in the popular village of Lower Loxhore. This attractive property is thought to have started life as a small cottage but which has been extended in more recent years so as to provide a very comfortable and sizeable family home. The house sits well in its beautifully landscaped gardens which afford much privacy and seclusion. Approached from the lane through wide stone pillars, the driveway includes a planted turning circle and gives onward access to additional parking and the double garage.

The house has pleasing and colour washed elevations under a traditional hip roof and windows are double glazed. The house is entered through the large L-shaped conservatory with planters and a productive vine. To one side of the lobby is the boiler cupboard and cloakroom and beyond is the entrance hall with an oak floor. The elegant sitting room has generous proportions and a large stone fireplace with raised slate hearth and an LPG wood burner-style stove. To one side French doors give access to the terrace. There is a well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room fitted with a range of timber fronted units including an island unit with polished granite surface and integrated LPG hob. Also a tiled floor and a very comfortable breakfast/dining area with sitting space adjacent to a traditional fireplace with wood burning stove. To one side is a second conservatory with direct access to the garden. Also a utility room with under stairs cupboard.

There is ancillary ground floor accommodation which includes a spacious open plan living space together with a double bedroom with ensuite shower room and fitted wardrobes and a further small snug/office.

Continuing with the main accommodation, stairs give access to the first floor landing with airing cupboard and further walk-in cupboard. The master bedroom is well proportioned and is fitted with a range of wardrobes. French doors give access to a roof terrace. The ensuite bathroom houses a circular bath together with wash handbasin, w.c., and separate shower cubicle. There are 3 further bedrooms, all with fitted/built-in wardrobes and a family shower room.

The Croft sits in established and beautifully landscaped gardens stocked with a wide variety of ornamental shrubs, plants and specimen trees. The house enjoys much privacy and seclusion and the various terrace areas provide ideal outside eating space. There is an area of lawn with a very productive apple tree and double garage, including a workshop area and with inspection pit. At the top of the drive a further single garage is currently used as a wood store. On the lower side of the garden is a good quality hard tennis court, beyond which is the area of woodland, planted with broadleaf trees, which has been well managed over the years and provides a good supply of fuel for the wood burning stove. To complement this, the covered verandah to the rear of the house provides ideal dry storage for logs. In all the gardens and grounds extend to approximately 2.25 acres.

The Croft is very well located in the popular village of Lower Loxhore about 5.5 miles from Barnstaple. There is a good village community which functions around the well-used Village Hall and the ancient Parish Church.

Barnstaple is the regional centre for North Devon and is within easy reach. There, the town centre is a pleasing blend of national high street multiple traders and more local stores. The restored historic Pannier Market is a particular feature with the adjacent Butchers Row. The town is also home to a thriving theatre and there are good facilities for leisure including a sports centre and a very well equipped tennis centre. For golfers there are a variety of courses, but most notable are the two Championship Links Courses at Saunton towards the coast. The glorious sandy surfing beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe are also within easy motoring distance and sailing is available on the coastal waters with Instow, on the banks of the River Torridge, being home to the North Devon Yacht Club.

At Barnstaple access can be gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton) about 35 miles away. There also is Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station (London Paddington 2 hour's approx.). Exeter the county town and Cathedral City with its international airport is about 50 miles away.
From Barnstaple take the unclassified road signposted Bratton Fleming. Pass the Chelfham Viaduct on the right hand side and at Loxhore Cross turn left. Take the next turning right, signposted Lower Loxhore, and follow the road up through the village passing the public telephone box and the Chapel on the left hand side.


Mains water and electricity are supplied. Drainage is to a septic tank. Central heating and domestic hot water are via a gas fired system fuelled by liquid propane gas (LPG). The main accommodation and ancillary accommodation each have their own gas boiler.

Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent


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Added on Rightmove:
02 September 2016


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