4 bedroom detached house for sale

Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in Excess of £525,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, 2 Reception Rooms
  • Garden Room, Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Wood burner & Oil C. Heating
  • Useful stone outbuilding
  • Double Garage + Parking
  • 0.65 Acre garden & stream

Full description

A charming detached period cottage within a magical tranquil setting at the end of a long 'no through' track surrounded by the Arlington Estate. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Reception Rooms, Garden Room. etc. EPC Band F. This property simply must be viewed! EPC Band F.

0.65 ACRE

Situation And Amenities - Beccott Down Cottage enjoys an enviable and most beautiful position, set in its own ground, at the end of a half mile no through track surrounded by the National Trust 2,300 acre Arlington Estate. The property enjoys direct access to many miles of footpaths and the surroundings are both timeless and tranquil.There are no near neighbours and although fairly remote, the property is not isolated as there is a local Inn at East Down and Restaurant/ Hotel at Kentisbury both about 2.5 miles.
Also on the fringes of Exmoor as well as walking, there are opportunities for riding and fishing, and for those looking for a sandy beach or surfing, North Devon's finest resorts of Woolacombe and Croyde are within a short drive. Barnstaple is about 8 1/2 miles and as the regional centre, offers the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as a Pannier Market and District Hospital. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road which leads on, in about 45 minutes, to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London, Paddington in just over 2 hours. The nearest international airports are at Exeter and Bristol.

Description - Properties such as Beccott Down Cottage are often sought but seldom found, this is a special property in a magical location. We understand that the original parts of the cottage are reputed to date back as far as 1690 although a sizeable extension was added during the 1920's and the marvellous Garden Room in more recent years. The property presents colour washed, rendered elevations beneath a slate roof, which we understand was replaced and strengthened about 12 years ago. Other major improvements at the time included the installation of the oil fired central heating system, new wiring and a general 'modernisation' of the property. The works have been sympathetically undertaken without affecting the integrity of the original cottage using a skillful blend of 21st Century refinements in a period style which blend with many features. These include; stripped wood floors and doors virtually throughout, exposed beams, period fireplaces, several with bread ovens, there are even period fireplaces in most of the bedrooms. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors and generally has a rustic ambience.

Ground Floor - The front door opens into ENTRANCE LOBBY with access to the FIRST SITTING ROOM period fireplace with fitted Morso wood burner, beamed ceiling, French Doors opening on to the garden. SECOND SITTING ROOM/ DINING ROOM at the heart of the property, this lovely period room features beamed ceiling throughout as well as fireplaces at either end, one with fitted wood burner with a bressumer beam above, the second more ornamental with cast iron grate and wooden surround. There are a pair of glazed doors leading to a lovely bright GARDEN ROOM with wooden frame and double glazed windows including atrium style apex, pitched ceiling and oversized French doors to terrace. COUNTRY STYLE KITCHEN/ BREAKFAST ROOM with Belfast sink, slate work surfaces, slate shelving below, appliance space, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, Zanussi double oven with ceramic hob above, boiler cupboard housing oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, period fireplaces at each end one with bread oven and ornamental the second with Rayburn and second bread oven, beamed ceiling, slate flooring, door to garden. Appliances available. INNER LOBBY. CLOAKROOM with Burlington high level WC, wash hand basin, cupboard under stairs and slate flooring.

First Floor - LANDING. The MAIN BEDROOM has a vaulted ceiling, exposed A frames and period fireplace as well as a built in shelved cupboard, there are low windows to enjoy views over the garden. Step leads down to EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM in a period style with tiled corner cubicle, low level WC, wash basin with an antique pine surround, heated towel rail, shelved recess, built in storage cupboard, exposed beams, extractor fan. BEDROOM 2 window to front, period fireplace. BEDROOM 3 window to front, period fireplace. BEDROOM 4 window to rear, shelved recess, exposed beams. FAMILY BATHROOM 2 with ball and claw footed, cast iron bath, pedestal wash basin and low level WC.

Outside - Outbuildings include a DOUBLE GARAGE ( 17'6 x 16'8) with up and over door, storage above within the roof timbers, power and light connected, adjoining lean to covering oil tank and LOG STORAGE. FORMER SHIPPEN of stone construction beneath a slate roof in 2 sections, the first (14' x 6') suitable for use as STUDY/STUDIO etc with vaulted and beamed ceiling also accommodating the UV filter for the private water supply, power and light connected. ADJOINING TOOL STORE (10'x6').

Gardens And Grounds - The property is set in approximately 2/3rds of an acre which is mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs including Camelia, Bamboo, Rhododendron, Gunera etc. The various areas of the garden are linked either by gravelled or grass pathways. The gardens are bisected by a stream, overlooked by a Gazebo and there are strategically placed seating areas to follow the sun around.

Tenure - We understand that the property is leasehold with the remaining 107 years of the original 125 year lease still in place. The freeholder is the Arlington Estate/National Trust and there is a clause restricting the property from being rented out. We understand that the property is insured under the National Trust's blanket policy. An annual Ground Rent of £353.14 is payable.

Directions - VIEWING IS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT PLEASE. Leaving Barnstaple on the A39 past the North Devon District Hospital and continue for approximately 7 miles. Eventually bear right signed to Arlington Court , follow this lane, passing Arlington Court itself, for about 1 mile keeping to the left and bear left immediately in front of a property named White Gates in to a Public Footpath. Enter the Arlington Estate and keep to the left for approximately 1/2 mile where Beccott Down Cottage will be found at the end of the track. Drivers with low slung vehicles should take care.

Services - Mains electricity. Private drainage and water supply, oil fired central heating.

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  • Barnstaple (6.3 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Barnstable

30 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1RP

01271 604024 Local call rate

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