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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Impressive detached house
  • Attractive Neo-Georgian design
  • Exceptionally spacious accommodation
  • Landscaped gardens and grounds of 1 acres approx.
  • Running stream and ornamental lake
  • Close to the Exmoor National Park
  • 4 ensuite bedrooms

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This handsome home lies in the small village of Kentisbury Ford, less than 1 mile from the western boundary of the Exmoor National Park. The house was built in 1976 by a local builder for his own occupation and is in an attractive Neo-Georgian style. Elevations are in brick and the front door is surmounted by a classical style pillared portico. Window openings house pvcu double glazed Georgian- style windows.

The well-proportioned, spacious accommodation is arranged over 2 floors, internal doors are of natural hard wood, ceilings are coved and the accommodation is well appointed throughout. The spacious entrance hall gives access to the fine drawing room with period style fireplace with marble hearth and coal effect LPG fire. Double doors lead into the dining room, being a fabulous room for entertaining and with French doors leading onto the terrace. There is a newly fitted modern kitchen/breakfast room with electric Rangemaster double oven with extractor over, integrated dishwasher, American style slot in fridge/freezer, central island, tall larder cupboards, under cupboard lighting, inset sink, oak flooring and views over the garden. There is a generous sized utility room and boot room with plumbing for washing machine and space for a tumble dryer, matching units and door to the outside. A cloakroom with w.c. and wash hand basin completes the ground floor accommodation.

From the wide entrance hall a staircase gives access to the spacious first floor landing which serves the bedroom accommodation. There is a large master bedroom with a newly fitted 5 piece ensuite bathroom, fully tiled. There are 3 further bedrooms all ensuite.

Outside to the side of the house is a double garage with remote control door. There is ample additional parking and turning space. The garage is accessed by a tarmac drive which is approached through a white 5-bar gate from the lane.

The gardens are a particular feature of Kentisbury House and extend to almost 1 ¾ acres. There are large areas of lawn with a short flight of wide steps leading down from the terrace at the front of the house to the lawn adjacent to the ornamental lake. To one side is a private terrace and beyond the lake is a further area of lawn. A running stream flows through the property with an area of woodland on the far side. The house enjoys fine views across the lawn and the lake which is a haven for wildlife including ducks and migrating geese.

Located in the small hamlet of Kentisbury Ford, Kentisbury House is well placed for access to local facilities. The Exmoor National Park is nearby and the local village has a shop,
village hall, popular Primary School and a thriving Women's Institute. There is also a local garage and a daily bus service to Barnstaple, the regional centre for North Devon. The North Devon coast at Combe Martin is about 5 miles away and the glorious sand surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Putsbourough, Croyde Bay and Saunton are within easy motoring distance. The wonderful remote areas of high Exmoor are also readily accessible and are a haven for walkers as is the South West Coast Path. The twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by their famed cliff railway are within easy motoring distance.

Barnstaple is about 10 miles away, via the A39, and is the regional centre for North Devon. The busy town centre offers excellent facilities and is a pleasing blend of the usual high street multiples and a number of local traders. There is a thriving local theatre, 4- screen cinema and excellent sports and tennis facilities. Sailing is available on the coastal waters and Instow, on the banks of the River Torridge between Barnstaple and Bideford, is home to the North Devon Yacht Club. For golfers there are a number of clubs including Ilfracombe and Saunton with its 2 Championship Links Courses.

At Barnstaple and South Molton access can be gained to the North Devon Link Road A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at junction 27 (Tiverton). This is about 34 miles from Barnstaple and is also home to the Tiverton Parkway main line railway station (London Paddington 2 ¼ approx). Exeter the County Town and Cathedral City with its international airport is about 50 miles away.
From Barnstaple take the A39 north signposted Lynton and Lynmouth. At Kentisbury Ford, where the A39 turns sharp right, bear left and immediately left again. The drive to Kentisbury House is located on the right hand side.


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Mains water and electricity are supplied. Drainage is to a septic tank. Heating is by way of an oil fired system with radiators and a new boiler was installed in 2010/11. The coal effect gas fire in the drawing room is fuelled by LPG.

Band F - North Devon District Council

Strictly by appointment with sole selling agents.

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Added on Rightmove:
14 September 2016


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