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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Devon

Sold STC £935,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Former rectory on the edge of popular village
  • Five reception rooms
  • Seven bedrooms
  • Five bathrooms
  • Potential for dual family occupation
  • Separate detached two bedroom coach house
  • Swimming pool complex
  • About 1.8 acres (1.79)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A privately positioned former rectory overlooking the valley, suitable for dual family occupation, with separate two bedroom coach house in delightful landscaped gardens of 1.8 acres


The property is situated at the end of a long, sweeping driveway, in a private and tucked away position, on the edge of this sought after coastal village, which is located within walking distance of the amenities. The property overlooks the valley, and enjoys a high degree of privacy. The village of Berrynarbor offers a good range of amenities, including a community shop and primary school, as well as two pubs and a church. The property is situated within close proximity of the North Devon coastline, with various beaches and coves, as well as an array of coastal walks. Exmoor National Park is just three miles away, and is renowned for its undulating moorland and pasture, bisected by rivers and streams running down through deep wooded combes to the North Devon coastline. There is also a variety of country pursuits available, including walking, hunting and fishing. Within 10 miles of the property is the best sandy beach in the UK, Woolacombe, (voted by Trip Advisor in February 2015) with Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton slightly further afield. Saunton also benefits from a championship golf course. The regional centre of Barnstaple is 9 miles away, and offers all the area’s main business, commercial and leisure venues.


The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter in around an hour, and from there, there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station can be reached in about an hour by car, which also offers rail services to London (Paddington) in around 2 hours.


Berrynarbor Village Centre – Within Walking Distance
Woolcombe – 10 miles
Exmoor National Park – 3 miles
Barnstaple – 9 miles

The Property

Situated at the end of a long, sweeping driveway, on the edge of the village and overlooking the valley is this former rectory. The Old Rectory is an imposing character residence, that offers spacious and elegant accommodation, with excellent proportions and high ceilings. At present the accommodation boasts five reception rooms with seven bedrooms; however the property could easily be divided to provide two spacious residences, as there is already two staircases with two separate entrances. To the side of The Old Rectory is a separate two bedroom detached Coach House, which has a variety of uses, and could also be extended into the attached barn / garage to provide further accommodation, if required (subject to planning permission). To the front of the property is a pool complex with heated swimming pool, changing facilities and a shower / WC. Beyond the Coach House is a further range of outbuildings, including a detached garage and a single storey stone barn. There are beautiful landscaped gardens surrounding the property, with an abundance of seating areas, as well as lawns, flowerbeds and borders and a vegetable garden. In total, the property stands in 1.79 acres of gardens. Properties of this size and potential rarely become available in such a stunning and convenient position, yet boasting a high degree of privacy. Only with a full internal inspection can this property be truly appreciated.

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

Front door leads to

Entrance Hall Large open fireplace. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Cloakroom off.

Sitting Room Window to rear elevation enjoying beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and the gardens. Open fireplace with marble surround and original features. French doors open to the conservatory.

Conservatory Allowing 180 degree southerly views over the gardens. Door gives access to the garden and onto the adjacent decking area.

Dining Room Window to rear elevation enjoying beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Fireplace with marble surround.

Kitchen Window to rear elevation with far reaching views over the surrounding valley. Consisting of matching wall and base units with adjacent work surfaces, inset sink, four oven gas fired Aga, further oven and hob. Space for American style fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.

Study Window to front elevation. French doors lead out onto the garden.

Family Room Window to rear elevation enjoying countryside views.

Further Reception Room Window to rear elevation enjoying countryside views. This room can also be accessed from the family room.

Second Kitchen Part of the house was previously partitioned off for a dependent relative, with its own access and staircase rising to the first floor. The secondary kitchen has a dual aspect to the front and side elevations and benefits from a matching range of wall and base units and appliance space. Off the reception hall is a secondary WC and a secondary stairs rising to the

First Floor Landing The landing spans down the spine of the property, and gives access to all bedrooms, but could be divided to create two residences, if required.

Bedroom 1 Window to rear elevation with countryside views. Bespoke built in wardrobes. Original fireplace.

Bedroom 2 Window to rear elevation with countryside views. Built in wardrobes and cupboard. Original fireplace.

Bedroom 3 Window to rear elevation with fantastic countryside views and built in wardrobes.

Bedroom 4 Window to rear elevation enjoying views over the garden and valley beyond. Original fireplace.

Bedroom 5 Window to front elevation. Feature fireplace.

Bedroom 6 Window to rear elevation enjoying countryside views. Built in wardrobes.

Bedroom 7 Window to front elevation.

Bathrooms The property has three bathrooms and two separate shower rooms.

Basement Accessible via a staircase in the reception hallway, the basement is segregated into four rooms: a utility room, games room housing a 6’4 pool table, bar with handcrafted worktops and a wine cellar.

The Coach House

A superb conversion adjacent to the rectory offering spacious accommodation, and could be suitable for a variety of purposes, including an annexe or a holiday cottage.

Front door leads to hallway.

Sitting Room Overlooking the garden with steps to the rear.


Shower Room

Stairs rise to the first floor landing, where there are two double bedrooms.

Attached to the Coach House is a two storey garage and barn, which offers lots of potential (subject to any necessary planning permissions).


The property is approached via a gated and sweeping driveway, which leads to parking areas surrounding The Rectory and Coach House. To the front of The Rectory is an outdoor swimming pool complex with summer house offering changing facilities, storage, WC and a walk in shower. There is also a South West facing patio and a decked entertaining area with far reaching views over the gardens. Beyond the coach house is a further tarmacked area, providing further parking, as well as a vegetable garden and large detached garage with single storey barn, again with further potential, subject to any necessary planning permissions.

Property information


All mains services connected. Gas fired central heating.

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 Barnstaple, proceed towards Ilfracombe on the A39, and then turn left after the Hospital onto the B3230. Upon reaching Muddiford, pass the Muddiford Inn and then take the first right hand turning, signposted towards Berry Down and Combe Martin. Proceed along this lane until reaching the crossroads at Berry Down and proceed straight across, and then take the first left hand turning signposted towards Berrynarbor. Follow this lane, and just before reaching the T junction at the village, the driveway to the property will be situated on the left hand side with name plate clearly displayed.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
19 August 2015

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