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10 bedroom detached house for sale

Oxenpark Lane, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Devon

Guide Price £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached residence suitable for dual occupation or home / income
  • 8 Bedrooms in total in the main farmhouse
  • Imaginative 2 bedroom barn conversion
  • Range of stone & slate barns with permission to convert into 4 holiday lets / potential commercial use
  • Panoramic sea and countryside views
  • About 5.32 acres with no near neighbours
  • Accessed via a long drive
  • No onward chain

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Highly versatile coastal property incorporating three residences, and a further courtyard of stone barns, with planning permission for conversion into holiday lets / potential for commercial use


Situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the end of its own driveway, with no near neighbours is this versatile, detached residence. Enjoying peace and tranquillity, with panoramic sea views. Properties in this unspoilt location rarely become available to the open market. Ideally positioned for the fantastic sandy beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde, and the rugged unspoilt countryside of the Exmoor National Park, as well as excellent amenities at either Ilfracombe, or the regional centre of Barnstaple. Exmoor National Park is just 7 miles away, and is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to spectacular cliffs along the North Devon coastline. Exmoor also offers a wealth of country pursuits, including hunting, shooting, fishing, and an array of stunning walks. The superb sandy beaches are within a short car drive, including Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe, which is less than 7 miles away.


The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road. The train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is about a 45 minute drive, which connects to London and beyond.


Woolacombe Sandy Beach - 6 ½ miles
Barnstaple - 10 miles
Exmoor National Park - 7 miles
Ilfracombe - 4 miles

The Property

This highly versatile residence stands in its own grounds of about 5.2 acres, at the end of a long driveway, and enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and the sea. Only with a full internal inspection can you appreciate the vast potential of this property that, in brief, comprises of a spacious farmhouse that has been improved to provide dual family accommodation. The farmhouse is currently divided into two, with each half boasting spacious four bedroom accommodation, but could be used as one residence with 8 bedrooms, if required. To the left of the farmhouse is a detached barn that boasts imaginatively converted two bedroom accommodation, with full residential permission, as well as enjoying the fine views on offer. There is a superb courtyard of stone barns that benefit from planning permission to convert into holiday cottages that would provide a useful income. The barns also offer potential for a commercial use subject to any necessary planning permissions. Woolscott Barton is a rare opportunity, with vast potential in stunning and unspoilt location.

Planning Permission

The property benefits from existing planning permission to convert the stone barns into holiday cottages. The planning permission for this dates back to 1997, but as part of that application was completed (conversion of the barn), the permission will not expire and is held in perpetuity. If converted, the barns will provide holiday letting accommodation of one two bedroom unit, two three bedroom units and one four bedroom unit, a games room and laundrette. The majority of the properties will be able to be let for 44 weeks of the year, with one of the three bedroom units being allowed for the full 52 weeks.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:

Main House - Left hand section

The front door leads to the

Entrance Hall Stairs rise to first floor landing.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room A superb room with countryside views to the front elevation, excellent range of matching wall and base units with sink unit set into granite work surfaces. Range of integrated appliances, oil fired Rayburn in chimney recess. Interconnecting door to the right hand side of the farmhouse.

Boot Room Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Access to the rear field. Cloakroom off.

Utility Further space for appliances.

Dining Room Oak floor. Wood burning stove set into stone chimney breast.

Study Oak floor. Countryside views to the rear elevation.

Sitting Room A dual aspect room with far reaching sea views. Oak floor. Access to the field. Stairs lead to the first floor and

Bedroom 1 A stunning room with vaulted ceiling and exposed A frames. Glass door leads through to

En-Suite Bathroom Which is light and airy, with a triple aspect enjoying stunning panoramic sea views. Comprising stand alone bath, shower cubicle, low level WC and wash hand basin.

First Floor Landing Window to rear elevation enjoying panoramic countryside views. Cloakroom off. Interconnecting door to right hand side of the farmhouse. Family bathroom off.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation with countryside views. Ornate fireplace.

Bedroom 3 Window to rear elevation with countryside views.

Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation with countryside views.

Main House - Right hand section

Front door leads through to

Entrance Hall Stairs rise to first floor. Shower room off. Oak floor.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room Superb triple aspect room enjoying a split level and coastal views. From the breakfast area, steps lead up to the kitchen, which has a range of matching wall and base units, with appliance space and access to the garden.

Dining Room (Currently used as a study) French doors lead through to the garden. Oak flooring.

Utility Further space for appliances, with matching wall and base units and access to the garden.

Sitting Room Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and bread oven. Oak flooring.

Study Oak flooring. Interconnecting door. Spiral staircase rises to the first floor.

First Floor Landing Interconnecting door.

Bedroom 1 Two windows to the front elevation enjoying coastal views.

En-Suite Bathroom (Can also be accessed from the landing, and used as a separate family bathroom).

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation with countryside views.

From the entrance hall, a staircase rises to the first floor, and gives access to

Bedrooms 3 and 4, which both have vaulted ceilings with exposed beams.

The Barn

The front door leads to

Entrance Porch Door leads to

Sitting / Dining Room Open plan room enjoying a triple aspect. With stone built fireplace and oil fired stove. Two pairs of French doors lead onto the front courtyard and rear garden. Stairs rise to the first floor.

Boot Room Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating with cupboard alongside. Cloakroom off.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room Spacious room with ample matching wall and base units, integrated appliances. Off is a Pantry, Utility Area and door to front courtyard.

Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room with steps up to a walk in wardrobe and En-Suite Bathroom with separate shower.

First Floor

Family Room Galleried room which overlooks the sitting area of the sitting / dining room. French doors lead onto the balcony, which enjoys fantastic coastal and Exmoor views.

Bedroom 1 Wardrobe, airing cupboard and En-Suite Shower Room off.


The property is approached via a long driveway. There is a courtyard of stone barns on the right. The detached barn is on the left. It has a walled courtyard garden to the front, which is south facing. To the rear is an enclosed garden with a small patio area, flowerbeds and lawn, with gate out to the rear field.

The main house has walled front gardens and to the right, there is a terraced patio with gate to the rear, leading to a further secluded, south facing patio area. There are steps up to a grassed area, opening into a field.

Adjoining the rear of the main house, there is access out onto the field, where fabulous coastal and Exmoor views can be enjoyed. To the rear of the barns is a pretty stream.

Property Information


Mains electricity. Private drainage and water supply. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels providing electricity and associated feed in tariff.

Local Authority

North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711.

Contents, Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.


By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff, North Devon 01271 325153.

For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.


From Junction 27 0f the M5 Motorway, take the A361 to Barnstaple. Follow signs through the town towards Lynton, on the A39. After passing the traffic lights at the North Devon District Hospital, take the left hand turning, signposted towards Ilfracombe on the B3230. Proceed along this road, passing through the villages of Muddiford and Bittadon. At the crossroads, with On A Hill Garage on your right hand side, continue straight across, and then take the next right hand turning. Proceed along this lane, and the driveway will be situated, the third on the right hand side, with name plate clearly displayed. Proceed down the long track to the front of the property.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
14 June 2016

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