6 bedroom detached house for sale

Sepscott, Shirwell, Devon

Guide Price £780,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautifully situated with glorious views
  • Convenient, yet tranquil location
  • Spacious and versatile five bedroom, three bathroom accommodation
  • Potential annexe and loft conversion (STPP)
  • Double glazing
  • Oil fired underfloor heating throughout
  • Range of outbuildings
  • Mature landscaped gardens with two ponds
  • About 7.7 acres in total

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A stunning, spacious barn conversion enjoying panoramic views, delightful gardens and grounds, a range of outbuildings, all set within about 7.7 acres in this highly convenient, yet tranquil rural position

Location

The property is situated in this highly sought after location that enjoys a tranquil rural feel, with glorious views over the rolling countryside, yet is within 10 minutes of the regional centre of Barnstaple. It is located at the end of a long driveway, with one neighbouring property, yet enjoys a high degree of privacy throughout. The property is also located within 10 miles of Exmoor National Park, which is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes to the North Devon coastline. The area offers an excellent range of country pursuits, including hunting, fishing and fantastic walking opportunities. The property is also within a similar distance to some of the best surfing and sandy beaches in the area, including Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe, which are around 10 miles away. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 3 miles away, and offers all of the area’s main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues and nearest to Shirwell on the edge of town is North Devon District Hospital. Live theatres and cinemas are accessible in Barnstaple and Ilfracombe. There is an excellent range of schools in the area including the renowned private school of West Buckland, which is within easy reach.

Communications

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. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, and from there, or Tiverton Parkway there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours.

Mileage

Barnstaple – 3 miles
Saunton Beach – 10 miles
Exmoor National Park – 10 miles

The Property

Converted in 1996 by the current owners, for their own occupation to a very high standard, is this spacious barn conversion, which enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding rolling countryside. The Old Barn offers beautifully presented versatile accommodation built of stone with a slate roof and a wealth of character features.

At present, there are two reception rooms, five bedrooms and three bathrooms, with various rooms enjoying vaulted or partially vaulted ceilings. There is also potential to convert the loft into further accommodation, or the creation of an annexe that would incorporate bedrooms three, four and five, with some minor alterations (subject to planning permission).

The outside of the property is equally as impressive and well presented, with mature areas of garden, with an abundance of colour, all enjoying the fantastic views on offer. The property enjoys a high degree of privacy, and a southerly aspect. The original farmyard and two large agricultural buildings have been retained, and offer potential for a variety of uses, including equestrian opportunities, or storage. The property is approached via a long driveway (which it owns), off which is the access to the neighbouring property. When the barn was converted, great time and effort was taken to ensure that both properties enjoy their own privacy and seclusion.

Only with a viewing can you fully appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer, as well as the gardens and grounds, all standing, in total, around 7.7 acres.

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

An oak front door leads to

Entrance Vestibule with window to front elevation enjoying fantastic panoramic countryside views. Partially vaulted ceiling. Slate flooring. Double half glazed doors lead through to

Dining Hall With window to front elevation enjoying panoramic countryside views. Partially vaulted ceiling. From the dining hall there is access to loft space via an aluminium loft ladder. (Potential for conversion of the loft space, with stairs, which would rise from this area, or the study). Double half glazed doors lead through to

Drawing Room A stunning, double height dual aspect room with vaulted ceiling and exposed A frames. Windows to front elevation enjoying far reaching panoramic views over the countryside. Wood burning stove set into a stone chimney breast. Oak double doors lead to the front garden. Stairs rise to the first floor and

Family Room / Bedroom 5 Two Velux windows to front elevation.

From the dining hall, there is access to

Kitchen / Breakfast Room A triple aspect room enjoying panoramic countryside views, partially vaulted ceiling. Stable door leads to front garden. Fitted with a range of hand painted matching wall and base units, with Franke sink set into granite work surfaces. Space for range style cooker (available by separate negotiation). Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Slate flooring throughout.

Utility Room An oak door provides access to side elevation. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with further wall and base units. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Coat pegs and shoe rack. Slate flooring.

From the dining hall, there is access to the bathroom, bedrooms one and two and study / bedroom six.

Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, panelled bath and a pedestal wash hand basin. Linen cupboard.

Bedroom 1 Window to side elevation overlooking the pond and surrounding countryside. Range of hand painted built in wardrobes.

En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tongue and groove panelled bath and a shower cubicle. Full range of mirror fronted cupboards and marble shelf.

Bedroom 6/Study Fitted with beech block desk and shelving underneath with window to rear elevation.

Bedroom 2 Window to rear elevation.

From the drawing room, a door gives access to an

Inner Hallway Two windows to rear elevation.

Shower Room Comprising of low level WC, wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Slate flooring.

Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation enjoying panoramic countryside views. Single wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 Window to front elevation enjoying panoramic countryside views. Double wardrobe.

Outside

The property is approached via a long driveway and then through a pair of stone pillars, which lead to the front of the property, passing a large pond, which is well stocked with fish, on the left hand side and a further parking area. The driveway continues to the front of the barn, where there is ample parking and turning for several vehicles. The front garden is beautifully manicured with lawn and flowerbeds with an array of plants and shrubs, with an abundance of colour. The garden to the rear has been used as a vegetable garden, and is bordered by a dry stone wall. The driveway continues to what was the farmyard, where there is ample parking and storage for cars, caravans, boats etc. The two outbuildings offer potential for a variety of uses; the first is currently divided into sections, with a large double garage, potting shed, stable and tractor store. There are vehicular accesses to both sides of the barn. The second barn is currently utilised for storage, but has been used in the past for housing livestock. There is also access into one of the fields from here. From the front garden, a set of steps lead down to the sunken garden that has been beautifully created by the current vendors in a curved dome, with walkways that meander down to the pond, which is surrounded by decking with a summerhouse, and is the perfect place for al-fresco dining and relaxing. There is also a water feature, where the water follows the walkways and flows down to the pond. There is an array of flowering shrubs and plants, with mature trees and lawned sections. It is the perfect escape, enjoying complete privacy and stunning views.

Property Information

Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired underfloor central heating. Solar panels providing a useful income.

Local Authority North Devon District Council – 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.

Viewing

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

For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.

Directions

From Barnstaple, proceed out of town on the A39 signposted towards Lynton, passing the hospital on your right hand side. Passing through the traffic lights, continue for approximately 1.8 miles, until you see the entrance to Coxleigh Barton on your right hand side. Shortly after, turn right, and take the left hand fork, where the road will proceed downhill. The driveway to the property will be situated, the first on the left hand side. Follow the driveway up, taking the right hand turning, through the stone pillars.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 June 2016

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Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (2.6 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jackson-Stops & Staff, Barnstaple

27 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1RP

01271 604028 Local call rate

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