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4 bedroom house for sale

Church Cross, Ashford

Offers in Region of £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Far reaching views
  • 1960's property
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms, cloakroom
  • kitchen/breakfast room
  • 3 receptions, utility
  • car port, swimming pool
  • private garden

Full description

Ashford is conveniently located just off the A361 Barnstaple to Braunton Road with Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon being about 3 miles to the east offering a comprehensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre and direct access on to the A361/North Devon Link Road which provides much improved communication to and from the area connecting directly as it does through to Junction 27 on the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway Railway Station.  From Barnstaple there is also a sprinter train service running through to the cathedral city of Exeter also linking through to the national network.  

To the west Braunton one of the largest villages in the country offering an excellent range of village facilities, variety of restaurants, inns and pubs, health centre, bowling green and beyond a further 3 to 5 miles is the dramatic North Devon coastline as Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe with walks on the stunning coastal paths, surfing, sailing, swimming, fishing, golf and other recreational facilities.  

Very privately set in the older area of the popular village of Ashford just below the ancient parish church and enjoying stunning uninterrupted views over the River Taw Estuary, farmland around and away to Bideford Bay and the Bristol Channel to the west.  

Quarterfield a spacious property, unusual in design, is a 1960's home predominantly a bungalow with the main lounge raised on the first floor being a stunning triple aspect vaulted room with exposed roof joists with picture windows overlooking its grounds and taking the fullest advantage of the outstanding views afforded through probably 180 degrees towards the west, south and east.  The house is spacious, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, cloakroom in additional to the first floor lounge the property also has kitchen/breakfast room, large dining room and central atrium.  To the rear the property is approached over its own private gravel drive with car parking and turning, car port and covered store area.  To the south and front two separate terraces overlooking the garden and view, level private grounds around culminating in the swimming pool with paved surround.  


Entrance Hall

With stone floor, door off to 

Cloakroom (6'11 x 2'11) 

 Low level WC, corner hand basin.

Door to the south to a covered area leading to the front garden.  A short flight of 3 steps drops down to 

Bedroom 1 (19' max x 9'6 min) rising to (13'8)

Panel radiator, south facing window with stunning views.

Bathroom/Dressing Room (10'8 x 10' overall)

To one wall a pair of double fronted wardrobes with sliding doors and storage lockers over, further storage cupboard, shaped vanity unit with inset hand basin, panel radiator, tiled bath alcove with inset panel bath, Mira Sport shower over. 

Separate WC

Low flush suite.



From the hall, and over bedroom 1, a flight of open tread timber steps leads to a landing and then to 

Vaulted first floor lounge (21'4 x 12'7 min rising to 22')

A light bright primarily south facing trile aspect room taking the fulest advatge of the outstanding views, stone fire place with inset wood burning stove on slate hearth with chimney breast rising to the vaulted ceiling with exposed timber joists, picture window across the entire southern elevation with central door leading to a 


From the hall door leads off to 

Kitchen/Breakfast Room  (21' x 11'7 overall) 

The initial breakfast area has parquet floor with dividers leading into the kitchen, well equipped with a range of rolltop work surfaces with a variety of drawers and cupboards under including 4 ring hob with Neff oven under, integrated Bosch dishwasher, one and a half bowl sink unit, integrated fridge and separate freezer, pull out tall storage unit, tiled splash backs and lighting. 

Central Atrium (15'7 x 10') 

Quarry tiled floor, glazed walls to both the kitchen/breakfast and the dining room, glazed roof lights making this a particularly light and bright room. 

Dining Room (18'8 x 11'10)

Parquet flooring, panel radiator, stone fireplace with chimney breast to ceiling height virtually full width picture window to the south taking advantage of the views afforded.  

Airing room 

Bathroom (8' x 6')

Matching suite of panelled bath with mixer tap with shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal hand basin, mirror/shaver/strip light, panel radiator recessed cold linen cupboard. 

Bedroom 4 (12'6 x 8')

Panel radiator.

Bedroom 3 (12' x 11'7)

South facing window enjoying the view, built in storage cupboards including two double wardrobe cupboards and storage cupboard.

Bedroom 2 (17'3 x 11'5 max)

Double aspect room, south facing window enjoying the views, panel radiator.


The property is approached to its mature setting over a gravel drive with car parking and turning to the north side where there is a 

Car port  (17'7 x 8'10)

and a further covered storeage area (17'7 x 9'8)

To the south side of the property where the whole of the house and garden takes advantage of the stunning southerly views with a raised stone terrace, further terrace to the outside of the front door with limited flower borders and below and two separate lawns with central dividing pathway.  The path running down through the lawns to the outdoor pool, sheltered with paved surround.  

The entire gardens and grounds are surrounded by mature hedges with a number of trees and shrubs, the whole offering a sheltered and private location. 



All viewing by appointment with the agents Phillips Smith & Dunn on 01271 327878 or through Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204


Mains water, electricity, septic tank drainage, oil fired central heating.  Telephone at present.

Council Tax






Grid ref:  SS534/353

Leaving Barnstaple in a westerly direction over Rolle Bridge and on to the Braunton Road you will then enter on to the A361 Braunton Road dual carriageway as though towards Braunton and Ilfracombe.  After approximately 2 miles at the end of the dual carriageway signal and turn right into the village of Ashford.  Proceed up through the village until you enter to the older section where there are a number of period houses and cottages and just as you approach the church at Church Cross turn right and there almost immediately to the right is the entrance to Quarterfield.   

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09 October 2016

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