5 bedroom semi-detached house for sale1 Anchor Mills, Bradiford, Barnstaple, EX31
Guide Price £560,000
- FANTASTIC AND UNIQUE PERIOD FORMER MILL CONVERTED IN 1986
- PRIVATE AND MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS WITH PADDOCK EXTENDING TO APPROX. 2ACRES
- AMPLE PARKING AND TURNING AREAS WITH DOUBLE GARAGE PLUS A SINGLE GARAGE
- LOVELY OUTDOOR PATIO AND TERRACES TO ENJOY OUTDOOR DINING
- EXTREMELY VERSATILE AND ADAPTABLE ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT ONE LARGE FAMILY OR ALTERNATIVELY 2-FAMILY OCCUPATION
- SCOPE TO CREATE A SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE WITH VARIOUS MODIFICATIONS, SUBJECT TO ANY NECESSARY PLANNING CONSENTS
- FANTASTIC LIVING SPACE, IDEAL FOR FAMILY AND SOCIAL GATHERINGS
- QUIET TUCKED AWAY LOCATION, YET WITHIN EASY ACCES OF LOCAL AMENITIES AND TOWN CENTRE
- WITHIN EASY REACH OF THE COAST
- GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING
Leatside is a unique, attractive period home forming part of an historic mill building and now forms a fabulous 5/6 bedroom spacious yet incredibly versatile home with accommodation arranged over 4 floors. The Mill itself dates back to the 17th Century and is situated in this quiet back water of Bradiford, yet within easy reach of all local and town amenities. The vendor has occupied the property for nearly 30 years and the accommodation itself is complemented by the glorious mature gardens which extend from the front around to the side of the property, incorporating the Leat, and offers a variety of mature specimen trees, shrubs and plants and an adjoining paddock.
The accommodation comprises: entrance lobby with useful cloaks storage area and a door to a lovely open plan kitchen/dining area, ideal for social and family gatherings. The kitchen comprises an extensive range of wall and base units with ample working surfaces, under cupboard lighting, inset 5-ring gas hob with extractor over, inset sink, built-in electric double oven, plumbing for dishwasher, tiled floor and a feature breakfast bar area. There is a generous dining area with views to the front elevation and French doors open through to a charming sitting room with dual aspect views and newly fitted double glazed French doors leading to the enclosed courtyard, feature fireplace with multi-fuel room heater on a quarry tiled hearth. From the dining area a door leads to a rear hall with cloakroom and stairs to first floor.
Returning to the main entrance hall a further door leads to a large, dual aspect utility/laundry room with sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and further appliance space. A door leads to the attached double garage with ample shelving and storage areas, power and light and up and over door. Cloakroom/shower room off with wash basin, w.c., and wet room area. A further door from the garage leads to a greenhouse.
On the first floor landing is a useful cupboard with meters and door to outside. There is a stunning triple aspect living room with feature original coving, recessed fireplace with mantel housing a flue-less log-effect gas fire, wall light points and double glazed French doors leading to a large outdoor patio which enjoys complete privacy and affords fantastic views over the mature gardens and open countryside beyond. Bedroom 6, is currently fitted out as a study and enjoys views to the front and an archway leads through to a small, library/reading room annexe with views to the side garden.
A staircase leads to the second floor with bedroom 1 with dual aspect windows again affording lovely views over the gardens and grounds, and a range of built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 with window enjoying views of the front. Bedroom 2 has a vanitory sink, built-in wardrobes and windows to the rear. There is a cloakroom with 3-piece suite comprising bidet, wash basin, w.c., and extractor. The family bathroom has a 3-piece white suite incorporating corner bath with mixer shower attachment, shower cubicle with Mira shower, wash basin and window to side. On the landing is hatch access to the loft space with retractable ladder, power and light connected and generous storage space. Stairs lead to the third floor with Velux window, airing cupboard with tank and slatted shelving. Bedroom 4, being a generous double, with window enjoying extensive views over the garden and open fields beyond, built-in wardrobe and further storage cupboard. Bedroom 5, with restricted head height, has a Velux window. There is a bathroom with 3-piece white suite comprising modern panelled bath with mixer shower attachment, wash basin, w.c., Velux window and part tiled walls.
Outside, the property is extremely well situated at the end of a long private drive which serves just a few dwellings within the immediate neighbourhood and Leatside is fortunate in being the last property and therefore enjoys private and secluded gardens. The property owns a large circular chipping driveway providing ample parking and turning area and a front large patio, which extends to the side, with brick barbecue storage area, driveway with 5-bar gate leads to the double garage with outside tap (mains supplied) and a second tap supplied from the leat stream as are several other tap points around the gardens, up and over door, power and light and leads to the extensive gardens beyond. To the rear of the property there is also an additional single garage. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with a variety of mature specimen trees, shrubs and plants and various flower beds and borders. This lawned area leads to first floor terrace which is accessed from the living room, which is ideal for outdoor dining and enjoys fantastic views over the gardens and grounds beyond. The property, originally being a Mill, still retains the Leat which leads to the mill pond which is surrounded by a variety of astilbes and hydrangeas - all adding fantastic colour to these spectacular gardens. The garden beyond is accessed either by a small timber footbridge, a grass covered bridge suitable for small vehicles or a feature stone pedestrian bridge over the leat to the lower lawns. There is a large stone and slate roof storehouse with lighting and water connected. Adjoining the gardens is an enclosed paddock and the property has right of access over neighbouring ground to access this land.
Being situated in the popular location of Bradiford, the property is convenient to local amenities including junior and secondary schools and popular pub. Pilton is just a short distance away and Barnstaple town centre is within easy driving distance and offers a range of shops, banks and leisure facilities. The North Devon Link Road is convenient and a bus service operates in the area. A branch railway line links Barnstaple with Exeter St. David's and Exeter Central.
From Barnstaple town centre follow the signs for the A39 in the direction of Lynton. At Pilton Causeway pass Yeo Vale Road and St. George's Road on the right hand side and turn left into Pilton Quay, opposite the Texaco garage. Proceed up Pilton High Street and follow the road around to the left into Under Minnow Road. Following the road and proceed over the small bridge and take the second private drive on the right hand side. Continue to the end of the drive following the lower side and the property will be found to be the last property on the left.
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