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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Beaford, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19

Guide Price £1,275,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, Cloakroom, Electric Lift.
  • Circular Sitting Room, Study
  • Kitchen/Dining Room, Utility
  • 18' Double Height Sun Room
  • 4 En Suite Bedrooms.
  • Self Contained 1 Bed Annexe
  • Indoor Heated Swimming pool
  • 2 Double Garages + Parking
  • Secluded 'oasis' gardens

Full description

A simply stunning & highly individual modern detached country residence within an equally interesting secluded landscaped 'oasis' garden adjoining fields yet close to the centre of this timeless village. Notable features include a circular sitting room, 18' high sun lounge, indoor heated swimming pool, lift & self contained annexe. 5 bedrooms total. EPC Band


Situation And Amenities - In terms of the location, Latchford enjoys the best of all worlds, being set in a secluded oasis close to the centre of Beaford village within level walking distance of local amenities, yet the property adjoins open fields and enjoys distant views. There is a public footpath nearby allowing access in to the fields, ideal to exercise dogs or to ramble over many miles of surrounding countryside. Beaford is a traditional unspoilt Devon village offering a good range of amenities including a period inn, church, cricket ground, tennis court, primary school and village hall. The historic market town of Great Torrington is approximately 5 miles and offers a wide range of amenities and leisure pursuits including banks, butchers, bakeries, post office, various shops, pubs, restaurants, supermarkets, primary/secondary schools and swimming pool. RHS Rosemoor is close to Torrington, just 4 miles away. The Regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 17 miles and offers all of the areas main business, commercial and shopping venues. At Barnstaple there is access to the A361 North Devon Link road, running through to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway in about 45 minutes and where Tiverton Parkway allows access to London, Paddington, in just over 2 hours. The North Devon Coast, famous sandy surfing beaches, Exeter, Cornish Border, Dartmoor and Exmoor are all within about 45 minutes by car. Beaford offers a bus service on the Exeter/Barnstaple route and we understand that there is also a local bus service nearby to a number of private/public schools in the area.

Description - Latchford is the epitome of the word unique in so many aspects. The property has the look of a miniature French Chateau crossed with a Kentish Oast House and presents elevations which are part stone and brick, part rendered with double glazed windows throughout, beneath a slate roof topped by an ornate weather vein. We understand that the property was originally built in the early 2000s by a local builder for his own occupation, but incomplete when the current owners acquired the property in 2007. Since then the vendors have invested substantial resources in refining the accommodation which is exceptionally well appointed and presented to the highest of standards. Notable features include the circular sitting room, a double height atrium style sun room internally overlooked from the master bedroom via a Juliet balcony, solid oak staircase over 4 levels, an electric lift accessing two floors, a self-contained guest/in-law/staff annexe, the heated indoor swimming pool, the choice of three eco-friendly heating systems, electric entrance gates and security features to name but a few. The unusual gardens compliment the house which centre around a large original circular spring fed and fish stocked village pond which is undoubtedly the inspiration behind the general circular theme which continues with an African Breeze House in a shaded place enjoying a vista over the pond and back to the property. The gardens are attractively landscaped as a series of external rooms and provide complete seclusion and privacy, the garden has no steps and has been designed to be wheelchair friendly. Overall Latchford is a very special property that simply has to be viewed to be fully appreciated. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:

Ground Floor - Double Front door to
Entrance Hall cloaks cupboard, solid oak flooring with under floor heating, lift to first floor and also lower ground floor.
Inner Lobby and Cloakroom door to swimming pool area described later.
Sitting Room (263 in diameter) this circular room features a large open stone minster fireplace with wood burner, wall lights, built in sound system, four large double glazed French doors to
Outside Terrace with wrought iron railings, fabulous views overlooking the pond.
Kitchen/Dining Room (253 X 165) the kitchen is luxuriously appointed in a cream theme with black star galaxy granite work surfaces. There is an extensive range of oak base and wall mounted units, generally with sleek rounded edges. Fitted appliances include a built in American style fridge/freezer, Rangemaster110 range style cooker with double oven and grill, as well as induction hob and stainless steel canopy/extractor over, island unit with integrated appliances including an integrated eye level microwave and integrated bean to coffee maker (cappuccino, latte etc.). Qooker tap supplying boiling water, stainless steel inset sink unit, pillar taps, waste disposal, integrated dishwasher, further appliance space, part tiled walls, discreet larder, oak flooring with zoned underfloor heating running through to the designated dining area. Doors to
Sun Lounge (153 X 143 with 1810 high ceiling) this double height atrium structure, is fully glazed with self-cleaning glass and has large opening windows as well as automated roof lights, solid oak flooring and under floor heating. The room overlooks the pond and in itself is overlooked internally from the master bedroom via a Juliet balcony.

From the kitchen a door leads to
Inner Lobby with door to outside allowing self-contained access to the
Study Area the study measures 123 X 123, has broadband connection, distinctive cornice surrounds, solid oak flooring with underfloor heating and adjacent
Cloakroom with WC.
On the opposite side of the lobby is a
Store/Filing Room a room suitable for running a business from home.

First Floor - Solid Oak stair case rising to second floor described later.
Master Bedroom (165 X 156) double full length French windows and ornate Juliet balcony overlooking the sun lounge, double glazed window with far reaching views over open countryside, fitted and built in wardrobes including integrated fridge, telephone and TV points.
En-Suite equipped with luxury modern, matching 3 piece suite comprising double sized jet shower cubicle, corner bath, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, two Velux roof windows, illuminated wall mirror.
Bedroom 2 (165 X 156) fitted wardrobes to one wall, telephone point, TV point.
En-Suite Shower Room luxury fitted modern suite comprising double sized jet shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, Velux roof window.

Second Floor - Landing with linen cupboard.
Bedroom 3 (165 X 116) a semi-circular room with built in wardrobes, telephone point, TV point, three full length Juliet balcony windows and ornate railings with far reaching views over the pond and to open countryside.
En-Suite Bathroom luxury fitted modern suite comprising low level WC, corner bath, separate shower cubicle, pedestal basin, double glazed French window.
Bedroom 4 (14 X 132) another semi-circular room with built in wardrobes, telephone and TV points, full length Juliet balcony window with ornate railings and far reaching views over the pond and to open countryside.
En-Suite Bathroom with modern matching suite comprising corner bath, separate jet shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal basin, Velux window.
Returning to the ground floor, there is a
Rear Hall with solid Oak floor and underfloor heating, also allowing access to one of the double garages and to the

Self-Contained Annexe - Which is approached via a spiral staircase leading directly in to a
Large Open Plan Bed/Sitting Room 196 X 136 minimum plus
Kitchen 7 X 610 there are fully fitted wardrobes, room for a king size bed, TV seating area and the excellent fully fitted kitchen has integral appliances including hob, double oven, fridge/freezer and 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink. There is then an
En-Suite Bathroom with panelled bath, telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, low level WC.
Double Garage 1 (265 X 1510) double shelved cupboard and electric roller door. There is a
Hobbies/Utility Room measuring 16 X 14 fitted with a range of storage cupboards to one wall, washing machine and tumble dryer. Two oil fired boilers for central heating and domestic hot water, modern oven and ceramic hob, single bowl stainless steel sink unit and Velux window. Door to
Lobby with cloakroom and direct access to
Plant/Store Room accommodating the swimming pool filtration plant, bore hole with filtration unit. There are three efficient and eco-friendly heating systems including the oil central heating option, solar fuelled by 60 photovoltaic panels on the swimming pool roof, as well as a geothermic earth ground source heating system. There is also off peak electricity. Door to outside.

Returning to the main entrance hall from the cloakroom/lobby a doorway leads to the
Changing Room Area with separate WC and shower. There is then an entrance directly in to the
Swimming Pool 246 X 113 and 5 deep. There is a dehumidifier circulating hot air around the building. There is a store with cleaning equipment, three double glazed windows overlooking the front of the property. Adjoining is the
Second Double Garage which measures 196 X 185.

Outside - Outside
The property is approached via two separate brick paved driveways (both initially shared with other properties) leading to the independent double garages. Both of the entrances boast a pair of metal gates with one incorporating the name of the property within them. CCTV is installed to view pedestrian activity at both entrances. There is also an intercom system for entry.
The garden has been fully landscaped and generally overlooks the beautiful pond stocked with Koi Carp with running waterfall and fountain. Wheelchair friendly brick pathways meander through the gardens and from room to room. Notable features include a Pergola the African Breeze House powered for lighting and heating, there is a raised vegetable area with taps as well as strategically placed power points, lighting and security lights.
The entire property is surrounded by stone walling and enjoys far reaching views over adjoining countryside.
Special Note: The vendors are offering no upward chain and are prepared to sell the majority of the contents by separate negotiation if required.

Servcies - Mains drainage, electricity and water (as well as a private bore hole water supply utilised in the garden), broadband is connected, oil fired central heating, ground source heat system, solar heat pump plus 60 PV panels providing electricity, electric flow heaters.

Directions - From Great Torrington, proceed on the A3124 Exeter Road. Continue on this road until you enter the village of Beaford, immediately past the pub bear right in to Green Lane, proceed along the lane bearing to the right and opposite the car park to the village hall the entrance to Latchford is set back approached through a pair of iron gates with intercom. The secondary access is in the lane also opposite the village hall.

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

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