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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Loxhore, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in Excess of £675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 2 Detached, 3 Bed Properties
  • Hall, 2 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Ideal for Dual Occupation
  • Suitable as Home & Income
  • Idyllic 1.46 Acre Setting
  • Lake, Stream & Fine Views

Full description

A detached 1950s 3 bedroom character house together with detached 10 year old 3 bedroom 'barn' in delightful, secluded gardens with small lake, stream & waterfall in idyllic, timeless & tranquil valley. A unique & special place.


Situation And Amenities - Approached off a quiet little used country lane, Cross Syke & The Barn are surrounded by their own land with no near neighbours. The properties enjoy a south facing position at the base of the Yeo Valley and benefit from lovely pastoral views and we understand that regular wildlife visitors include Deer, Otter and Kingfisher. Barnstaple is only about 10/15 minutes by car and as the Regional centre, houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as North Devon Hospital and Pannier Market. A number of sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe and Saunton with its championship standard course. Live Theatres are available at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe whilst North Devon's famous coastline with its range of excellent safe and sandy beaches provide numerous water sport opportunities. Exmoor is within a short drive and the National Trust's Arlington court grounds, only a 10 minute walk away. Bratton Fleming is about 2 1/2 miles, with local amenities including primary school, shop and post office. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link road leading through to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and where at Tiverton Parkway, London, Paddington, can be reached in just over 2 hours whilst Barnstaple railhead also provides a link to the National Railway System.

Description - This is a rare opportunity to acquire adaptable accommodation which offers a number of permutations for ongoing use. At present, the owners reside in Cross Syke which is the main original residence built in the 1950's, but refreshed in subsequent years. 'The Barn' was built in 2006 and is a contemporary 2 storey detached property, utilised as ancillary accommodation but offering potential for renting out or holiday letting, with scope to return a minimum of £10,000 per annum, gross. The setting is simply beautiful and water features include a scenic fish stocked lake with jetty and exquisite stone bridge crossing the nearby stream which bisects the property, incorporates a waterfall and then runs on alongside the lower garden, joining the River Yeo eventually. The gardens have been created and nurtured lovingly by the current owners during their 22 year tenure. Situations such as this are often sought but seldom found and an internal inspection is strongly advised.

Ground Floor - ENCLOSED ENTRANCE PORCH oak front door to ENTRANCE HALL. CLOAKROOM with hanging rails. SITTING ROOM with bay window to enjoy the views over the garden and beyond in to the valley, stone fireplace with fitted wood burner, fitted corner bookcase. DINING ROOM a spacious double aspect room featuring open tiled fireplace. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST/DINING ROOM in 2 distinct areas separated by a peninsular unit. The kitchen is fitted with an extensive range of pine cupboards and drawers with rolled edge work surfaces, fitted appliances include a Creda double oven with ceramic hob above, Bosch dishwasher, oil fired boiler servicing the hot water and central heating. There is a built in storage cupboard, cupboard for refuse bin, extractor fan, glazed door with adjacent picture window overlooking the gardens and additional picture window above the sink, over looking the Heather garden and beyond. In the hall is a SEPARATE LARDER CUPBOARD with original slate shelf. WET ROOM remodelled in 2013 with extensive use of Travertine, featuring a circular basin, shower cubicle, underfloor heating, separate WC with extractor fan. UTILITY/BOOT ROOM single drainer stainless steel sink, adjoining work surfaces, plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer, equipment for private water supply, space for fridge and freezer, half glazed door to outside, tiled flooring.

First Floor - LANDING/STUDY with fitted desk and bookcase, free standing secondary desk. BEDROOM 1 a double aspect room with fine views, triple fitted wardrobe. BEDROOM 2 triple wardrobe, original working fireplace, fitted bookcase, trap to loft, fine views. BEDROOM 3 double aspect, trap to loft, fitted book shelves, fine views. BATHROOM refitted in 2016, with a contemporary suite incorporating tiled panel bath, Mira shower above with shower screen, low level WC, oval basin on tiled plinth, heated towel rail/radiator, strip light/shaver point, fitted airing cupboard with pre-lagged cylinder, wood effect flooring. Separate WC.

The Barn - Stable door to ENTRANCE HALL tiled floor. CLOAKROOM low level WC, wash hand basin, extractor fan. STUDY/BEDROOM 3 double aspect, fitted shelving and wood laminated flooring. KITCHEN/DINING ROOM excellent range of units in oak and beech incorporating 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit, cupboards and drawers beneath, ample work surfaces, Kenwood electric range with LPG hob above, AEG extractor hood over, integrated fridge/freezer, integrated Beko new dishwasher, integrated Baumatic washing machine, tiled flooring. Open archway to SITTING ROOM a spacious double aspect room with several windows overlooking the front garden and two pairs of French doors overlooking the rear courtyard, fitted Morso wood burning stove on glass hearth, wood laminated flooring, shelved recess under stairs. FIRST FLOOR
LANDING. BEDROOM 1 triple aspect, fitted double wardrobe, shelved recess, window seat/storage box, storage under eaves, stripped wood flooring. BEDROOM 2 double aspect, fitted double wardrobes, storage under eaves, stripped wood flooring, BATHROOM with pine panelled bath, overhead shower, circular basin with vanity surround and towel storage beneath, low level WC, stripped wood flooring, circular wall mirror, the fittings are by Roca.

Outside - The property is approached via a small bridge crossing over the stream which forms one boundary. There is a gravelled driveway providing ample parking for 6/7 vehicles. To the right is a PAIR OF TIMBER WORK SHOPS/STORES and on this site, there was previously consent to erect a double garage but this has since lapsed. The oil tank and boiler are discreetly hidden behind the houses where there is also an external water tap and external power points. The Barn has it's own ENCLOSED COURTYARD AND SUN DECK and behind the house is a bank of heathers. Pathways lead from the drive around both sides of the house to the SOUTH FACING FORMAL GARDEN which has an infinity feel with the views in to the valley as a wonderful back drop. This is primarily a Spring garden, arranged as sweeping lawn interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs including a fine Magnolia, Camellias, Rhododendrons and Acers.
Returning to the drive, a rustic bridge crosses the stream and above this is an attractive waterfall, this leads on to the working part of the garden where there is a separate five bar gated access and GREENHOUSE. Beyond is an area of Orchard and further lawns, interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs and well stocked flower beds. At an upper level is a MOST ATTRACTIVE LAKE which is fish stocked and has a Jetty with a boat, giving access to the Island, once again there are fine specimen trees and shrubs including two Willows and a well established Gunera. The lake is surrounded by well tended grass paths, in turn bounded by mature trees and hedging and a continuation of the stream at the top of which is a charming, miniature stone bridge. The whole amounts to about 1.46 acres, compliments the properties and provides a good deal of seclusion and privacy.

Services - Mains electricity, separate oil fired central heating systems for both properties, private water supply, private drainage system, burglar alarm fitted. The main house has an auxiliary electric heating system in four of the rooms, separate satellite dishes serve both properties. The main house was re-wired in 2014, both properties are double glazed.

Directions - Take the Goodleigh Road, without turning off, for approximately 4 miles. Turn left signposted to Loxhore, follow along this lane ignoring the turning to Lower Loxhore. Take the next turning left signed Shirwell. Cross over the bridge and the entrance to the property will be found within a short distance on the left.

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

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25 October 2016

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