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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Swimbridge, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Guide Price £449,500

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, 3 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen with Aga/Dining room
  • Utility Room, Shower Room
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Potential s/contained annexe
  • Could suit dual occupation
  • Double Garage + Parking
  • Secluded Gardens & Stream

Full description

A detached character property offering deceptively generous & versatile accommodation which could suit dual occupation all in convenient & favoured rural surroundings. 3/4 Reception Rooms, 5/6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Double Garage, Secluded garden bounded by a stream. EPC Band D.


Situation & Amenities - The property fronts a little used country lane in a convenient countryside location, just 1.5 miles from the village of Swimbridge which offers primary school, Period Inn, Church and Post Office. The slightly larger village of Landkey with two pubs, Post Office, Store and Church lies around 3 miles away. West Buckland boarding and day school is about 4 miles away. The market town of South Molton is around 5 miles to the east whilst the Regional centre of Barnstaple, is about 6 miles to the west. Fast road access to the area is via the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads through to junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, where Tiverton Parkway also has access by train to London, Paddington (in around 2 hours). The property is well located to access the whole of the North Devon area including the dramatic coastline which at its nearest lies around 8 miles beyond Barnstaple and includes Saunton ( also with championship Golf course), Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. There are many visitor attractions in the area with Exmoor to the east which affords excellent riding and walking. More locally, there are a maze of bridle ways & footpaths almost adjoining the property. Exeter, the County Town and Cathedral City, with its international airport is around 40 miles.

Description - Fairweather Cottage presents colour wash rendered elevations with double glazed windows beneath a slate roof. We understand that the original property is of period origin, with a sizable extension added by the current owners in 2012. The accommodation is generous, versatile and could easily be adapted to provide a self contained annexe on the ground floor if required. Accordingly, the property is ideal for use as a large single family residence, for dual occupation or, with minor adjustment, for various home & income uses such as main house and holiday let etc. It should also be noted that access to the potential ground floor annexe is disabled friendly. Externally, there is a double garage, ample additional parking and secluded gardens bounded by a stream. This is certainly a property that needs to viewed to be fully appreciated.

Ground Floor - Courtyard entrance to original front door opening to;

Entrance Lobby - Engineered oak flooring.

Study - Engineered oak flooring and shelved recess.

Sitting Room - Engineered oak flooring, period fireplace, fitted wood burner and bread oven. Fitted storage cupboard to one side with shelving above, further fitted book shelves with cupboard below and cupboard under stairs. Large exposed beam and concealed staircase rising to First Floor (described later).
Open archway (which could be sealed to create a self contained annexe of the family room, which is large enough to fit a kitchen area, Bedroom 6 & En Suite) to;

Family Room - Engineered oak flooring, French doors to the courtyard and access to a secondary hall and secondary access.

Kitchen/ Dining Room - A spacious room with lofty ceiling. A good range of painted units with oak work surfaces over incorporating Belfast sink, slate drainer, plumbing for dishwasher and fireplace housing oil fired Aga (for cooking only). Bressumer beam above, larder cupboard and over sized brick style clay tiled flooring which runs through to;

Utility Room - Belfast sink, oak drainer, wall cupboards, Grant oil fired boiler for central heating and hot water. Fixed coat pegs.
There is underfloor heating in the Kitchen and Utility room.

Shower/ Cloakroom - Shower cubicle, wash hand basin, high level WC and half tiled walls.

Bedroom 6 - Double aspect with EN SUITE WET ROOM comprising corner shower, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shaver point and extractor fan.

First Floor -

Landing - Airing cupboard, trap to loft space and inner landing with secondary cupboard housing hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 1 - Double built in wardrobe and shelf. EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM With tiled cubicle, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail/ radiator and slate effect flooring.

Bedrooms 2, 3, 4 & 5 -

Family Bathroom - Painted wooden panelled bath, over head shower, pedestal wash hand basin, WC and tiled flooring.

Outside - The property is approached from the lane, via a pair of double wooden gates, over a gravelled driveway proving ample parking. This leads to the DOUBLE DETACHED GARAGE with a pair of folding wooden doors, power, water and light connected. The garage incorporates a kitchenette with sink unit and adjacent is a timber cattery building.
The front garden, flanking the drive, is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, including fruit trees. The garden is enclosed by mature trees and hedging along with a pedestrian gate that leads down to the stream. Within the courtyard is a fuel store. (There is no garden to the rear of the property)

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

Directions - From Barnstaple, head East to Landkey and onto Swimbridge. At the village centre, take the left turning before the church. Cross the bridge over the A361 and turn right into Yeoland Lane, following the lane for approximately 1 mile. Pass the fisheries on your right and the property will be found a short distance along on your left hand side.

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

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23 September 2016


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