This property has been removed by the agent. It may be sold or temporarily removed from the market

View similar properties

5 bedroom house for sale

Sanctuary Close, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple

Offers in Region of £579,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Superbly appointed
  • beautifully presented
  • 5 bedrooms, 2 en suite
  • family bathroom
  • lounge, cloakroom
  • stunning kitchen/dining room
  • terrace, gardens, views
  • double garage

Full description

Bishops Tawton is a popular village about 2 miles south of Barnstaple with the village itself set around the ancient parish church with a wealth of character cottages and houses, a popular village inn, primary school and a regular bus service into Barnstaple. Around the area there are many walks including Codden Hill and a cycle track/footpath from the village into Barnstaple joining on to the Tarka Trail. Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon is just over 2 miles distance, offers an excellent range of both business and leisure faciltiies including the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, out of town superstores, the historic pannier market, leisure centre, recently opened Tarka Tennis Centre, live theatre and access from the town on to the A361/North Devon Link Road providing improved communications to and from the North Devon area connecting through to junction 27 on the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway Railway Station and where journey times to London/Paddington are approx 2 hours distant. To the west of Barnstaple at Instow, Croyde and Putsborough expanse of beach with surfing, sailing, swimming, fishing and of course walking along the south west footpath along the dramatic coastline. 

7 Sanctuary Close, a particularly impressive deceptively spacious family home is superbly presented having been the subject of complete refurbishment and set in a highly desirable location, elevated with views over the village and its mix of period and modern homes and away to Tawstock Tower in the far distance, fields and woodlands to either side of the River Taw Valley towards Barnstaple. The property is set as one of 10 impressive homes on a select development in the popular village of Bishops Tawton within easy walking distance of the village amenities. This property is one of the few on the development that does not have reverse level accommodation and has over recent years been the subject of complete refurbishment undertaken to an exacting standard with engineered oak floor boards in many rooms, a new American light oak bespoke staircase, doors, architraves and skirting boards, a new extensively fitted Odina kitchen incorporating all Neff appliances, LED recessed lighting, new bath and shower room suites, all of the best quality. The house boasts possibly the best location on the development to the end of the cul de sac with its garden backing on to fields and with stunning views over the village to countryside beyond.

Glazed entrance door with side light to 

Entrance Hall 

Mat well, engineered Oak flooring, recessed LED ceiling lighting and hand built light Oak staircase rising to first floor with door to under stairs storage cupboard.


Fully tiled with low level close couple WC, wall mounted hand basin with mirror over, panel radiator.  

Triple Aspect Lounge (21'10 x 16'03)

A stunning light room with views over the garden and particularly through patio doors to the terrace over the village to fields beyond, 2 panel radiators, recessed Stovax wood burning fire with recess under for logs, recessed LED ceiling lighting. 

Outstanding open plan Kitchen/Dining Room (21'10 narrowing to 7'9 x 24'01 narrowing to 12'11)

Another stunning light, bright and spacious triple aspect room with engineered Oak flooring, pair of French doors to terrace and the view. Dining area leading past a central breakfast bar fitment matching to an extensive range of recently installed comprehensively equipeed kitchen units by Odina under marble worktops with inset one and a half bowl sink unit, with the latest Neff appliances including 5 ring halogen induction hob, stainless steel extractor hood over, Neff double oven/microwave, Neff heated plate warmer, integrated Neff dishwasher and space also for integrated washing machine and tumble dryer. Extensive variety of drawers and cupboards under, splash backs, matching wall units, door to rear garden.

Flowing off from the kitchen open plan to extensive 

Utility area worktops with appliance space under and to one elevation a range of matching tall storage cupboards, all with soft close doors and with pull out drawers and shelving together with broom/vacuum cupboard, recessed LED ceiling lighting. 

On the first floor, light and spacious landing with library/seating area

Master Bedroom (24'02 max x 14'5 max)

A most spacious light and bright triple aspect room, patio doors to garden, outstanding rural views, recessed LED ceiling lighting, two panel radiators, door to 

En Suite Shower Room (7'08 x 5'07)

Oversize shower with rainwater shower head, fully tiled surrounds and floor, pedestal hand basin, low level WC, stainless steel combination, radiator/towel rail, recessed LED ceiling lighting.  

Bedroom 2 (16'03 x 11'08)

Panel radiator, rural views, recessed ceiling lighting.  

Bedroom 5/Study  (9'09 x 7'09)

Panel radiator, recess ceiling lighting, views over the rear private garden.

Family bathroom (8'01 x 7'08)

Built in store cupboard, stainless steel ladder effect towel rail/radiator, low level close coupled WC, pedestal hand basin, panel bath with shower fitment over with rainwater shower head, shaver point, extractor vent, recessed LED ceiling lighting. 

Airing cupboard

Hot water cylinder and fitted shelving.


Half tiled surrounds, low level close coupled WC, pedestal hand basin with dressing mirror over, panel radiator, recessed LED lighting.

Built in deep linen cupboard

Shelves and radiator.

Bedroom 3 (11'08 x 9'09)

Panel radiator, views over the private garden, recessed LED ceiling lighting. 


En Suite Shower Room

Fully tiled surrounds and floor, low level close coupled WC, pedestal hand basin with dressing mirror over, shower cubicle with rainwater shower head.

Bedroom 4 (12'10 x 9'09)

Double aspect room with far reaching rural views, recessed LED ceiling lighting, panel radiator.


To the approach side of the property from the end of the cul de sac access to a 3/4 car off road tarmac parking area 

Double Garage (18'05 x 16'04)

Electronic up and over door

Steps rise to a terrace to the front of the house taking advantage of the views and from there access to the house.  

There are side gardens and gates leading to the rear of the property where outside the kitchen a short flight of steps rise to a private terrace with built in barbecue and from there access to a large private rear lawn with timber garden store shed, clothes drying area and to the top of the garden a number of fruit trees including apples with mature hedge surrounds affording a high degree of privacy yet still retaining the views of countryside beyond the house. 


Approaching Barnstaple on the A361 North Devon Link Road as you approach the town bear left at the first roundabout on to the A39. At the next roundabout, turn left on to the A377 Crediton Road into Bishops Tawton. Drive through the village and as you pass the church to the right turn left into Village Street. As you see the Chichester Arms pub turn left and proceed up through the houses for another 100 yards or so where turn left into Sanctuary Close.


Strictly by appointment through the agents Phillips Smith & Dunn 01271 327878 or through Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204.




All main services, gas fired central heating. 

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 October 2016

Map & Street View

Disclaimer - Property reference 57f51858a1ec8212639375. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Phillips, Smith & Dunn, Barnstaple. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

* This is the maximum possible speed. Broadband speed may be lower at peak times and can be affected by a range of technical and environmental factors. The speed you receive where you live may be lower than that listed above. Fibre/cable services at your postcode are subject to availability. You can confirm availability on the provider's website. The information is provided and maintained by

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.