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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Barton Court, Lower Loxhore, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Guide Price £385,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reverse level accommodation
  • Hall, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
  • Sitting Room, Utility Room
  • Shower/Cloakroom, Oil C.H.
  • Fabulous Double Height
  • Kitchen/Breakfast/Dining rm
  • Parking for 3/4 vehicles
  • Landscaped 1/2 acre garden

Full description

An attached period barn with fabulous contemporary but 'in keeping' extension in timeless & tranquil hamlet. Sitting Room, Double height Kitchen/Breakfast Room/Dining Room with atrium style windows & bi fold doors, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Utility, Ample Parking. EPC Band E.


Situation And Amenities - Lower Loxhore is a hamlet set approximately 2.5 miles from Bratton Fleming and 5.9 miles from Barnstaple. Bratton Fleming is a pleasant village with local amenities including primary school, shop and Post Office. Barnstaple town is located on the banks of the Rivers Taw and Yeo, being North Devon's regional centre and houses the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. Barnstaple also accommodates the North Devon District Hospital & Lower Loxhore has proved to be a popular base for clinical staff as the two are only about 10 minutes apart.. A number of sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand, including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe and Saunton, with its championship standard golf course. The North Devon Leisure Centre and the Tarka Tennis Centre in Barnstaple provide many indoor activities. Live theatres are available at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, whilst North Devon's famous coastline with its range of excellent safe and sandy beaches provides numerous water sport opportunities and walking country in abundance. Exmoor is within a short drive, as is Arlington, under the ownership of the National Trust. A short distance away, access is available to the North Devon Link Road, leading through to Junction 27 of the M5, part of the National Motorway Network and where at Tiverton Parkway, London Paddington can be reached in just over 2 hours, whilst Barnstaple Railhead also provides a link to the National Railway System.

Description - Dovecote Barn comprises a charming attached conversion of a period stone barn, within a grouping of five former farm buildings, close to the centre of the favoured, timeless and tranquil hamlet of Lower Loxhore. We understand that the property was originally converted in 1981 although a fabulous contemporary, in-keeping extension was added to the rear about 4 years ago and provides a definite 'Wow' factor. The stone elevations incorporate the Dovecotes from which the property derives it's name and there are also bespoke double glazed windows, several of which are attractively arched, within the front elevation. The whole benefits from a slate roof, there is oil fired central heating and the property is complimented by the well tended, landscaped gardens to the rear, which amount to approximately half an acre. There is a parking bay for several vehicles to the front, as well as an additional covered bay.
The accommodation is arranged on a reverse living basis and accessed at GROUND FLOOR LEVEL in to ENTRANCE HALL with staircase rising to:

First Floor - And the SITTING ROOM which is a spacious double aspect room featuring fireplace with beam above, fitted log burner, fitted bookcase to left hand side with cupboards below, engineered oak flooring throughout. A pair of French doors lead to the DINING ROOM/BREAKFAST ROOM/KITCHEN which is an excellent family room with double height ceiling and a pair of atrium windows, both with bi-fold doors beneath, which when drawn back, bring the property directly in to the garden. There is a feature exposed stone wall and Chinese slate flooring throughout. The room is divided in to three designated areas. First the dining space, with ample room for table and chairs, there is a central island which doubles up as a breakfast bar and incorporates a Rangemaster stove with double electric oven and ceramic induction hob above. The kitchen is fitted with contemporary stylish units, in a cream theme, with silestone work surfaces incorporating 1 1/2 bowl porcelain sink with ample drawers and storage cupboards with matching cupboards above, fitted appliances include Bosch dishwasher, fitted fridge freezer, there is an INNER LOBBY with continuation of the Chinese slate flooring and further range of cupboards to one wall incorporating Neff microwave and larder cupboards. From this area there is a return door to the sitting room and also access to the UTILITY ROOM matching units to the kitchen incorporating work surface with appliance space under, plumbing for washing machine, space for both washing machine and tumble dryer, built in airing cupboard, Firebird oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. SHOWER ROOM with tiled cubicle, glazed door, low level WC wash hand basin, mirror fronted medicine cabinet, slate flooring, fully tiled walls. Returning to the

Entrance Level - The ENTRANCE HALL has a tiled floor and meter/fuse cupboard. BEDROOM 1 features a range of three triple wardrobes to one wall, exposed beam and low arched window looking back on to the front courtyard. BEDROOM 2 with similar low arch window overlooking the front courtyard and double wardrobe with louvred doors. BEDROOM 3/Study Suitable for small single or home office. BATHROOM with contemporary suite of panelled bath, mixer tap/shower attachment, shower screen, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, part tiled walls, tiled floor, Dimplex wall heater, ladder style heated towel rail/radiator, mirror fronted medicine cabinet.

Outside - From the COMMUNAL COURTYARD, immediately to the right of the front door is a cobbled and gravelled parking bay for several vehicles and to the right of this, an area of lawn partly bounded by stone wall and fencing. There is a SEPARATE COVERED PARKING BAY nearby. There is access to the right hand side of the property via steps to the rear where there is a paved terrace which wraps around to the other side of the barn. Central steps with stone retaining walls, lead up to the FIRST LEVEL of the rear garden which is lawned with well stocked flower borders and with oil tank, screened by fencing. The pathway and steps meander further to LEVEL TWO where there are two sheds and kitchen garden. The steps continue, passing an aluminium framed greenhouse, to LEVEL THREE where there is a further vegetable garden and upper deck with fitted seating and barbeque area from which there are fine views in to the valley. Above this is a grassed area interspersed with mature trees, once again the views in to the valley are quite delightful.

Directions - From our Barnstaple office, proceed along Bear Street to the traffic lights. Proceed straight over and continue onto the Goodleigh Road, proceeding for approximately 4 miles. Take the left hand turn signposted to Loxhore. Follow along this lane for a short distance, and turn right towards Lower Loxhore. Continue on up into the hamlet, passing the chapel, and as the road bends around to the left, you will notice immediately ahead of you, a Postbox. Here, turn right, and continue straight ahead and then again to the right where Dovecote Barn will be seen ahead of you.

Services - Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating, shared private drainage system.

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13 September 2016


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