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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Tawstock, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Guide Price £415,000

Property Description

Key features

  • STUNNING DETACHED PERIOD HOME WITHIN SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE LOCATION
  • SPACIOUS AND ADAPTABLE 4-BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION WITH ENSUITE BATHROOM TO MASTER AND FURTHER FAMILY BATHROOM
  • GAS FIRED CENTRAL HEATING
  • PART WOOD FRAMED DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS
  • WEALTH OF CHARM AND CHARACTER
  • PERIOD FEATURE THROUGHOUT
  • WELL EQUIPPED KITCHEN/BREALFAST ROOM WITH WALK-IN UTILITY/PANTRY OFF
  • SUPERB SOUTH WESTERLY FACING GARDENS STOCKED WITH AN ABUNDANCE OF FLOWERING SHRUBS AND PLANTS
  • BREATH-TAKING VIEWS OVER SURROUNDING OPEN FIELDS AND COUNTRYSIDE
  • OFF ROAD PARKING FOR UP TO 3 VEHICLES

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situated within the heart of the extremely sought after and desirable village of Tawstock, on a quiet country lane, and enjoying truly stunning views from the rear over adjoining fields and countryside, is this beautifully presented, characterful 4-bedroom detached period property offering extremely adaptable and versatile accommodation which benefits from a ground floor bedroom with ensuite plus 3 further first floor bedrooms and separate bathroom.

Despite being a cottage the property offers well-proportioned rooms and the vendors have spent considerable time and expense in improving the property to its current high standard, having been extended at the rear and enjoying a south westerly facing rear garden, therefore taking advantage of such an enviable position, with gas fired central heating and part wood framed double glazing the property enjoys the charm and warmth of a period property with all the conveniences and comforts of a modern home.

Many of the period features remain including exposed beams, Inglenook fireplaces, one with original range (not in use) and bread oven, exposed feature stonework, small timber framed windows, cottage latch doors and deep window sills. Those purchasers seeking a village lifestyle, with the convenience of Barnstaple town just a short drive away, are urged to view Park Gate Cottage without delay as both the interior and exterior speak for themselves.

In brief the accommodation comprises: entrance hall with stairs to first floor with generous understairs recess, large kitchen/breakfast room comprehensively fitted with range of country Shaker-style wall and base units, ample working surfaces, recessed fireplace with inset beam housing the gas fired Range cooker with light above, integrated dishwasher, central island unit, ideal as further working surfaces or breakfast bar, inset sink, door to inner hallway and window to front. A further door leads to the walk-in utility/pantry with inset sink and a further range of wall and base units, working surfaces, extractor and appliance space.

There is a generous through sitting/dining room which could be styled and furnished in various ways. The vendors have the lower area used as a sitting room with Inglenook fireplace with bread oven and inset light and wood framed double glazed French doors and windows to rear. One step up leads to a further reception/dining area with Inglenook fireplace housing a flue-less log-effect room heater on a slate hearth with inset light above, space for dining table, window to front and door leading to the front entrance hall.

Also on the ground floor is a generous master bedroom, being a good size double, with window to rear overlooking the garden and open fields beyond and an ensuite bathroom with 3-piece white suite comprising bath with mixer shower attachment and electric shower over, bi-fold screen, vanitory wash basin, w.c., majority tiled walls and window enjoying views of the garden and beyond. Leading off the sitting room is a door to the side lobby with built-in cupboard, door to side and door to the laundry/utility room with inset sink, plumbing for washing machine, further appliance space, tiled floor and door to walk-in cupboard.

On the first floor landing is a window to
front and an airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water cylinder. Bedroom 2 with dual aspect windows and fantastic views from the rear over the garden and open fields and countryside beyond. Bedroom 3, a good size double, again with views from the rear and bedroom 4, a single room, currently being used as an office/study. The family bathroom offers a 3-piece white suite with panelled bath with electric shower over, vanitory wash basin, w.c., and window to rear affording lovely views as before.

Outside, situated in the heart of the village the cottage offers a brick paved driveway to the side lobby with parking for 2 vehicles whilst to the higher side there is a further parking area laid to chippings. A side pedestrian gate from the brick paved driveway leads to the rear of the property with a small greenhouse, crazy paved patio area, ideal for outdoor dining and a large lawned area with pathway. The gardens are a fantastic feature of this property and certainly give with 'wow' factor as the views are breath-taking as the gardens back onto open fields and enjoy a far reaching outlook over the rolling fields and countryside. Being a typical cottage-style garden there are flower beds and borders stocked with a variety of flowering shrubs and plants, mature trees and pond with an abundance of flora and fauna. There is a large useful timber garden shed and the garden enjoys a south westerly facing aspect and therefore fantastic sunsets can be enjoyed.

Tawstock is considered a desirable village in which to live being in a rural location with the convenience of easy access to Barnstaple town centre, approximately 2 miles away. It is a small, pretty village with a collection of period properties with one or two more modern homes together with its thatched primary school. Barnstaple town centre is within easy driving distance and offers a range of shops banks and leisure facilities and a variety of restaurants and public houses. The North Devon Link Road is convenient and a branch railway line on the outskirts of the town offers a service to Exeter St. David's and Exeter Central.
From Barnstaple head out of the town on the A39 in the direction of Bideford. At the Roundswell roundabout turn left signposed to Torrington and continue up the hill. Take the left hand fork to Eastacombe and continue through the village onto Tawstock and you will pass Holywell school on the left and on entering the village take the right hand turn at Tawstock Cross signposted Uppacott and Newbridge. After a short distance the property will be seen on the right hand side and park just beyond the cottage in the parking bay to the left of the property.

ENTRANCE HALL 

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 
4.47m x 3.58m

UTILITY/PANTRY 
2.74m x 1.88m

SITTING ROOM 
5.28m x 3.6m

DINING AREA 
4.67m x 3.43m

L-SHAPED MASTER BEDROOM 
4.52m max x 3.58m narrowing to 2.54m in dressing area

ENSUITE BATHROOM 

SIDE LOBBY 

LAUNDRY/UTILITY ROOM 

FIRST FLOOR 

BEDROOM 2 
4.93m x 3.76m

BEDROM 3 
3.12m x 3.0m

BEDROOM 4 
3.25m x 1.85m

FAMILY BATHROOM 

SERVICES 
Mains water, electricity and gas. Septic tank drainage shared with neighbour

COUNCIL TAX BAND 
E - NDDC - At the time of preparing these sales particulars the council tax banding is correct. However, purchasers should be aware that improvements carried out by the vendor may affect the property's council tax banding following a sale.

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