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3 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

High Bickington, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37

Sold STC £219,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall & study area
  • Sitting Room, Dining Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room, Gas C. Heating
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Rear Courtyard and Barn
  • Small level front garden
  • No chain. Ideal 2nd Home.

Full description

A charming attached period village house offering deceptively spacious & characterful accommodation situated close to the centre of the village. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Reception rooms, Small garden. Ideal second home/UK base. EPC Band E.


Situation And Amenities - Close to the centre of High Bickington Village, which in itself is on the western side of the Taw Valley, south of Barnstaple and within easy reach of South Molton and the North Devon Link Road which in turn leads to the M5 at Junction 27 where Tiverton Parkway also provides access to London Paddington in about 2 hours. The village offers primary school, pub church, community hall, post office, doctors surgery, bus services, playing fields, football and cricket clubs and a golf club at Libbaton nearby. As the regional centre, Barnstaple, about 9 miles, offers an excellent range of amenities including both local and national high street shops, leisure facilities, cinema, theatre and North Devon District Hospital. The safe sandy surfing beaches at Croyde, Saunton (also with championship golf course) and Woolacombe are all within about 40 minutes by car as is Exmoor. The nearest railway station is at Umberleigh 3 miles, giving access to Barnstaple, Exeter and countrywide.

Description - A double fronted period village house which presents colour wash rendered elevations with window shutters to the first floor level beneath a slate roof. The property is attached at the rear only by one corner and is Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical interest. Internally the accommodation is characterful and has been sympathetically modernised to combine 21st century confinements with many original features. Externally there is a period outbuilding to the rear suitable for a variety of uses as well as a courtyard and to the front a pretty garden. The property is considered ideal as principal residence, second home, UK base or holiday let. An internal inspection is strongly advised to fully appreciate this delightful home. The layout if the accommodation is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:

Ground Floor - Front door to

Entrance Hall - With wooden cladding to dado height, mosaic tiled flooring.

Study Area - Under stairs storage cupboard.

Sitting Room - Wooden framed sash windows overlooking the front gardens, multi fuel burner on stone hearth with beam above, built in cupboard, exposed beams.

Dining Room - Window overlooking front gardens with window seat, coal effect fire in minster fire surround, glass fronted display cabinet with cupboards below. Stairs to first floor landing described later, exposed beams.

Utility Room - Pine fitted work surfaces with cupboards and appliance space below, plumbing for washing machine, space for upright fridge/freezer, window to courtyard, brick flooring, ornate beams, down lighters, opening to:

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Of irregular shape with pine work surface incorporating Belfast sink, cupboard and appliance space under, plumbing for dishwasher, further matching work surface, five ring gas hob with electric oven, range of matching wall cabinets, window to side elevation enjoying far distant countryside views, boiler supplying central heating system, seat with storage, tiled flooring, door to courtyard, down lighters.

First Floor -

Landing - Built in cupboard with slatted linen shelving, access to insulated loft space with light and ladder.

Bedroom 1 - Original Victorian open fireplace ( not in use) window overlooking front elevation.

En-Suite Bathroom - With white suite comprising jacuzzi style bath with mixer shower and rain head shower in tiled surround, pedestal basin, tiled splash back, light and mirror above, low level WC, opaque window, exposed beams, down lighters, natural wood flooring.

Bedroom 2 - Window overlooking elevation, original open fireplace (not in use) natural wooden flooring.

Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking front elevation, natural wooden flooring.

Family Bathroom - Comprising modern panelled bath with mixer shower attachment, shower screen and fully tiled surround, pedestal basin, tiled splash back, low level WC, opaque window, extractor, wooden flooring.

Outside - To the front a pedestrian gate leads via a cobbled pathway to the front door, this is flanked by lawns enclosed by railings with privet hedging and shrubs. To the rear there is a side pedestrian access, a brick paved courtyard with water tap:

Open Fronted Barn - With stone pillar, all being fully enclosed with useful store to the side with ladder giving access to the loft above offering excellent storage space and potential to convert subject to any necessary planning permission

Services - All mains services, gas fired central heating.

Directions - From Barnstaple leave the town in the direction of the A377 Exeter road. Travel through Bishops Tawton and after a further 6 miles turn right signposted to Atherington and High Bickington. Travel through Atherington and on to High Bickington, enter the village passing the pub on the left hand side and within a short distance bear right where Howards Cottage will be seen immediately on your right.

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

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Added on Rightmove:
14 October 2016


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