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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Guide Price £995,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, Cloakroom, Study
  • Sitting Room, Garden Room
  • Dining/Family Room/Kitchen
  • Laundry & Utility/Boot Room
  • 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms
  • Separate 1 Bed Apartment
  • 3.93 Acres
  • Garaging & Triple Car Port
  • Parklike Grounds

Full description

A tastefully modernised detached Arts & Crafts country house together with secondary accommodation set in secluded park like grounds in tranquil rural surroundings commanding fabulous views. 5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, 4 Reception Rooms. Separate 1 bedroom apartment etc.

3.93 ACRES

Situation And Amenities - Approached through a pillared entrance off a quiet lane over a private tree line drive, the property is set in its own park like grounds on an elevated site and boasts spectacular southerly views over open countryside. The village is located about 6 miles to the north east of Barnstaple, which as the Regional centre houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as renowned Pannier Market, live theatre, leisure centre, Tarka tennis centre and North Devon District Hospital. From the town there is direct access to the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads on in about 45 minutes to junction 27 of the M5 motorway and where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. About 4 miles to the north is the Village of Bratton Fleming just to the edge of Exmoor National Park which has a primary school, community centre and community store, whilst to the south the village of Goodleigh also has a village inn, church and primary school. There is also West Buckland School a well renowned private school just over 4 miles away. About 8 miles to the west of Barnstaple is the dramatic North Devon coastline running from Croyde through to Saunton and onto Instow with their expanse of sandy beaches, associated leisure facilities sailing, surfing, fishing etc. The County town and Cathedral City of Exeter also with International airport is just over 44 miles or around an hour and 15 minutes.

Description - The Greenwood comprises a detached country house of character and quality which originates from the 1930s and is built in the Arts and Craft style presenting elevations of brick beneath a tiled roof. Within the last 11 years the property has been skillfully extended in-keeping and the accommodation remodelled to combine 21st century comforts with original features. More recently the self contained one bedroom apartment above the four bay carport has been created and has consent either for ancillary accommodation or holiday let use for 6 months of the year only. Formal park like gardens and paddocks of just under 4 acres surround the property. Overall this is a rare, convenient, timeless and tranquil setting which is often sought but seldom found. The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor - Entrance porch to ENTRANCE HALL with solid woodblock flooring, CLOAKROOM with 2 piece white suite. Double doors lead to the impressive DINING ROOM with multi pane leaded windows allowing views to the garden, recessed open display alcoves with cupboards below, dual aspect SITTING ROOM with double glazed sliding patio doors leading to south facing terrace, open feature Minster fireplace, housing wood burner, and further double doors to the side. GARDEN ROOM access and lovely outlook over the mature gardens and grounds, french doors to outside, tiled floor.

Returning to the entrance hall a door leads to an impressive open plan KITCHEN/DINING ROOM/FAMILY ROOM the kitchen area is comprehensively fitted with shaker style wall and base units, granite work surfaces, inset sink and granite drainer, dual aspect leaded windows with views over the garden, matching dresser with glass fronted display cupboards, further central island unit also with granite work surface, integrated dishwasher, electric range in recess with extractor and light over, useful built in larder, solid wood flooring extending through to the dining/family section with glass atrium allowing light to flood through. French doors to the south side, allow access to the garden and bring the outside in. This room is at the heart of the property and a fantastic space for social and family gatherings. From the kitchen there is access to STUDY and LAUNDRY/ UTILITY ROOM with tile floor, Butler sink, plumbing for washing machine, Pottington boiler and ample appliance space. Further LOBBY with built in storage cupboards and access to UTILITY/BOOT ROOM with door to outside, Worcester boiler, separate WET ROOM with W/C, wall mounted sink, shower cubicle. To the rear of the utility is a single drainer sink and stable door to outside.

First Floor - LANDING large storage cupboard, airing cupboard with electric heater. MASTER BEDROOM with fine double aspect views, En-Suite shower room with 3 piece suite. BEDROOM 2 with built in wardrobes and En-Suite shower. BEDROOMS 4 AND 5 as well as FAMILY BATHROOM with 3 piece suite.

Second Floor - BEDROOM 3 a generous room with built in eaves storage, window to rear enjoying some of the finest views, En-Suite shower room with 3 piece suite.

The Loft - This forms the first floor of a detached green oak garage block where there are 3 car ports and garage below. 'The Loft' has recently been converted and is a contemporary 1 bedroom self contained apartment, utilised as ancillary accommodation but offering potential for holiday letting. We understand that the current owners have consent to let the apartment for holiday use 6 months of the year.

ENTRANCE LOBBY leading through to open plan KITCHEN/LIVING/DINING AREA with fitted kitchen. Access through to INNER HALL with storage cupboard, SHOWER ROOM and LARGE BEDROOM. All rooms enjoy fantastic views and there is a private GARDEN AREA with timber SUMMER HOUSE and terrace.

Outside - The gardens are arranged to the front side and rear and offer sweeping lawns, an extensive variety of mature specimen trees, evergreen shrubs and plants, there is also a large terrace to take full advantage of the south facing aspect, ideal for Al Fresco dining. There is an extensive vegetable garden and interlinking gravelled pathways, greenhouse and adjoining orchard with variety of trees. There are two separate fenced paddocks and within the top paddock is a timber shed. Adjacent to the boundary is a bridle path.

Directions - From Barnstaple take Bear Street and the Goodleigh road, signposted Goodleigh and Bratton Fleming. Continue towards Bratton Fleming and at Chelfham turn right under the viaduct signposted Stoke Rovers. On entering the village continue driving up the hill, pass the telephone box on your left and take the next turning right. Continue for about 1/3 of a mile and the five bar gate leading to the property will be found on the right hand side.

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

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