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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Trentishoe, Parracombe, Barnstaple

Offers in Region of £875,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Period 5 bed farmhouse
  • garden, range of outbuildings
  • stables, garage
  • implement shed, garage etc
  • River meadows with stream border
  • steep rough grazing
  • mature setting
  • 22 acres.

Full description

The property is beautifully located to the north western end of the Exmoor National Park set nestled in a pretty unspoilt valley location joining Trentishoe Common, owned by the National Trust and about a mile inland from the dramatic North Devon Coastline at Trentishoe midway between the twin coastal resort towns of Lynton and Lynmouth to the east and the village of Combe Martin to the west.  About a mile to the north is the ancient parish church of Trentishoe with the Hunters Inn and Heddons Mouth being just over a mile to the east with Lynton and Lynmouth being 7 miles, Combe Martin 5 miles and Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon some 15 miles to the south.  

There are extensive walks and bridle paths on Trentishoe Common and the surrounding unspoilt farmland. 

The current owners have been at the property since 1969 and the property is only for sale owing to age and failing health. 


Briefly the property comprises the Period farmhouse, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, sepwc, living room, sitting room, farmhouse kitchen, store and dairy.

The original house has considerable charm and character, open fireplace, exposed beams and ceiling joists and the property enjoys a southerly aspect set in a sheltered valley. The house has oil fired central heating to radiators but will be found in need of updating.  

The accommodation with approximate room sizes comprises as follows:  

Entrance door to

Farmhouse Kitchen (24'11 x 14'5) double aspect, exposed ceiling beams and joists, fitted cupboard, slate floor, Rayburn solid fuel cook and heat, range of base units on two elevations with inset single drainer double bowl sink unit, calor gas cooker point, space and plumbing for washing machine, to one end stairs to first floor.

Door to Cloakroom low level WC and basin.

Sitting Room (14' x 12') south facing bay window, panel radiator, open fireplace with inset wood burning stove, bread oven and timber mantle piece over, exposed ceiling joists.

Utility Room (8'6 x8') door to outside, Trianco oil fired central heating boiler. 

Store Room (15'7 x 9'10) with loft storage over.

On the first floor

Landing serving all rooms.

Bedroom 3 (14'2 x 10'3) south facing window, panel radiator.

Bathroom (7'2 x 4'4) panel bath, shower over bath,  low level WC, wall mounted handbasin, tiled surround, heated towel rail. 

Bedroom 2 (11'1 x 9'11) panel radiator.



Bedroom 1 (14'7 x 10'4) panel radiator, double doors to airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, door to adjoining cottage.  

With access from the main dwelling and with its own separate external access there is the attached cottage.

Entrance door to 

Entrance lobby with door to 

Living Room (20'5x 16'9) a large double aspect room, slate floor, wood burning stove on slate hearth with mock fire place. 

Kitchen (9'6 x 7'6) range of modern fitted units including base and wall units, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit.

Rear entrance porch (7'4 x 4') with door to outside. 

Rear Lobby

Shower Room (6'9 x 5'9), hand basin inset in vanity unit, tiled shower cubicle, externally vented. 

Cloakroom (6'2 x 2'9)

From the lobby door to the main house.

On the first floor

Landing serving all rooms

Bedroom 1 (11'3 x 9'2) with door to 

Store Room (11'3 x 5'3)

AGENTS NOTE:  The partition between these two rooms could easily be taken out to provide a large double aspect bedroom 14'6 x 11'3.

Bedroom 2 (12'8 x 7'3)

Outside to the south and front, level garden area, flower borders, lawn, mature trees and shrubs, water feature.  Just off to the rear and west side further garden, part ideal for use as a kitchen garden being particularly sheltered and south facing. 

The property is approached over the narrow country lane through a gate to a large car parking and turning area off which there are a range of buildings. 

Pair of block built stables with front overhang.  

Open fronted garage (14' x 13')

Timber frame and CGI wood store (24' x 12')

Timber frame and CGI implement shed (45' x 18')

Block built workshop (20' x 10')

Range of 3 purpose built timber stables 

Further range of timber framed buildings (completely dilapidated)

The land included with the property is all contained within a ring fence with a number of small river meadows on the north side of the river which runs through the property and beyond deep sloping land now rough grazing with the property as a whole extending to about 22 acres. 


By appointment with the Agents Phillips Smith & Dunn on 01272 327878 or through Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204.


The clients have not kept livestock on the property for a number of years and therefore many of the fields are overgrown which now provide a haven for wildlife, woodpeckers, jays, deer, butterflies and the like.   


Grid ref:  SS635/469.  Approaching Barnstaple on the A361 North Devon Link Road as you arrive at Barnstaple turn right on to the A39 as though towards Lynton and Lynmouth.  Follow this road through the town and on towards Lynton and Lynmouth passing through Shirwell and Arlington Court and after about 10 miles at Kentisbury turn left on to the B3229 towards Combe Martin.  Just over a mile later at Easterclose turn right on to the A399 as though towards Blackmoor Gate and Lynton.  Within a 1/2 mile turn left signposted Trentishoe and Hunters Inn.  Follow this road for about 3 1/2 miles over country lanes and on to Trentishoe Common.  Pass over Trentishoe Common and as you drop down into the tree line you will come to RhyddaBank Cross signposted Lynton 7 miles and there turn right into the narrow windy no through country lane that runs down to the property.  Follow this lane for about 1/2 mile and the property will be found on the left hand side clearly identified.   

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 September 2016

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