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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Challacombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £499,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, WC, Utility Room
  • Large Sitting/Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Annexe, Living/Kitchen, Bed & Bath, Garage & Parking
  • Scope to Convert/Extend
  • Additional Land Available

Full description

A detached barn conversion with self contained cottage annexe with scope to extend stpp, set in 4.265 acres mainly pasture within Exmoor and enjoying breathtaking views over the Moor. Total 5 Bedrooms. EPC Band F.


Situation And Amenities - The property is set on high ground surrounded by its own land, approached by a private, 'No through' track which is initially shared by the nearest neighbours. The property lies on the western edge of the Exmoor National Park in timeless and tranquil surroundings, boasting breathtaking 360 degree panoramic views across the moors. Although rural, the property is by no means isolated as the village of Challacombe itself is a mere 1/2 of a mile or a healthy walk and offers a local post office and general store, church and the popular public house, The Black Venus, renowned for it's excellent food. More extensive shopping facilities and amenities are available at the regional centre of Barnstaple which lies some 10 1/2 miles to the south west. The busy market town of South Molton, 13 miles to the south, provides further local services and amenities. From the property, there is direct access to many foot and bridle paths across Exmoor and further afield, there is access within about 1/2 an hour to the stunning North Devon Coastline and to the picturesque coastal towns and villages such as Lynton, Lynmouth, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. To the west are the popular sandy beaches of Saunton Sands (also with renowned golf course), Croyde bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe. From Barnstaple, or South Molton, the A361 North Devon Link Road, provides easy access to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 with mainline intercity rail links available at Tiverton Parkway (London, Paddington, in about 2 hours). International airports are available at Exeter and Bristol.

Description - The property comprises a detached barn conversion which presents attractive elevations of stone, beneath a slate roof. We understand that the barn was converted in the 1960's but completely remodelled and renovated with the creation of the self-contained cottage annexe, in 2010. There is a large detached garage with vaulted ceiling, suitable for conversion to additional accommodation subject to planning permission, as well as the remains of one end of the barn, again offering potential for an extension, subject to planning consent. The majority of the land is in front of the property and laid to gently sloping pasture, ideal for equestrian use. The back drop of the views across Exmoor, are simply stunning. A unique feature are the series of stone walls, which flank the small paddocks either side of the driveway and add a certain degree of prestige. The annexe is self-contained but previously interconnected with the main house and could be remodelled with little alteration to take bedroom 4 on the ground floor of the main house, back in to the annexe itself, making a larger 2 bedroom unit. As it stands, bedroom 4 in the main house is particularly designed to be disabled friendly with its adjacent wet room. The annexe may suit younger or older relatives of the main house family, alternatively, it would make an excellent holiday let and produce a healthy income. This is certainly a property that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. The layout of the accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans.

Ground Floor - PORCH and half glazed door to KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM re fitted in 2010 in a country oak theme with granite effect rolled edge work surfaces and pewter handles incorporating 1 1/2 bowl enamel sink unit, ample base and wall units including larder cupboard and carousels, integrated fridge, electric oven with ceramic hob above, tiled effect flooring, Rayburn for cooking and part domestic hot water, bottle rack. SITTING/DINING ROOM a spacious room with double aspect views, fireplace with beam supported by brick pillars, tiled hearth, multi-fuel stove, trap to loft space. UTILITY/BOOT ROOM with plumbing for washing machine, coats pegs, half glazed door to outside, oil fired boiler for central heating. BEDROOM 4 OR STUDY with wood laminated flooring. WET ROOM with shower, low level WC, wash hand basin, extractor fan, fully tiled floor and walls. INNER HALL with cupboard under stairs. CLOAKROOM with low level WC and pedestal wash basin.

First Floor - LANDING trap to loft. BEDROOM 1 fine views, EN-SUITE SHOWER with heated towel rail/radiator, fully tiled walls. BEDROOM 2 fine views, built in wardrobe. BEDROOM 3 fine views to rear. FAMILY BATHROOM panelled bath with telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled splash back, heated towel rail/radiator, Dimplex wall heater, wood laminated flooring.

The Annexe Cottage - Incorporates;
On the GROUND FLOOR half glazed door to LIVING ROOM/KICTHEN the kitchen area is finished in oak and incorporates single drainer, stainless steel sink, adjoining work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, space for electric cooker (appliance included), double wall cupboard and coat hooks.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING. BEDROOM 5 with fine views, trap to loft, built in airing cupboard. BATHROOM with panelled bath, shower above and shower screen, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, heated towel rail/radiator.

Outside - LARGE INTEGRAL GARAGE with power and light connected, vaulted ceiling, double wooden doors, adjoining LOG STORE, above is the remains of the original barn, currently accommodating the oil tanks. The entrance driveway encircles the property, in order that the main house can be accessed to the rear and the annexe cottage accessed to the front, allowing privacy for both parts of the building. There is an extensive car parking area and beyond this, an area of formal garden, laid to grass with VEGETABLE PATCH AND GREENHOUSE. Otherwise the gardens are landscaped with ease of maintenance in mind and to some extent, represent a blank canvas. There is an ENCLOSED CHICKEN RUN and the majority of land is arranged to the front of the property, where there are 2 SMALL UN-FENCED PADDOCKS either side of the driveway, flanked by the afore mentioned stone walls. Looking down the drive towards the lane. Measuring 4.265 acres. Additional land is also available to the right of the drive, principally laid to 3 enclosures, all fenced, all with gated access and the lower enclosure nearest to the lane, also features a tree plantation. In all the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 9 acres.

Special Note - The vendors own about another 8 acres nearby, which can not be sold as it is in trust but may be rented by separate negotiation.

Directions - At Northgate roundabout on the A361, take the A399 towards Brayford and Blackmoor Gate. Follow this road for just over 10 miles and eventually bear right signed Challacombe. Proceed to the edge of the village and bear right signed Four Cross Way. Continue along this country lane for about 1/2 a mile, passing the Methodist Chapel on your right and the entrance to Shoulsbarrow Farm Cottage will eventually be found on the left hand side shortly after a stone bridge set above the lane and identified by our For Sale board.

Services - Mains electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating (1 boiler for the 2 units). We understand that there is a private spring water supply to the property.

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

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