3 bedroom detached house for saleWest Down, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34
Sold STC £525,000
- SUBSTANTIAL AND SPACIOUS DETACHED HOUSE
- PLEASANT, PRIVATE AND SECLUDED SYLVAN SETTING OF ABOUT 3 ACRES
- 2/3 GOOD RECEPTION ROOMS
- 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 1 WITH ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM AND DRESSING ROOM
- RECENT UPGRADES INCLUDE UPVC DOUBLE GLAZING, NEW MAINS WATER, RE-TARMACKED DRIVEWAYS, RE-WIRING
- AMPLE CAR PARKING AND TURNING SPACE
- WELL PLACED FOR ACCESS TO BRAUNTON, BARNSTAPLE AND THE COAST
- WITHIN A FEW MINUTES DRIVE OF SURFING BEACHES AND SAUNTON SANDS GOLF CLUB
- SEVERAL OUTBUILDINGS SUITABLE FOR A VARIETY OF USES (SUBJECT TO ANY NECESSARY CONSENTS)
Enjoying a pleasant Sylvan setting, between Braunton and the coast, this substantial detached house, dating from the early part of the 20th Century and thought to have been originally built as a Gentleman's residence, is double-bay fronted, of stone construction and has a truly delightful setting being within its own gardens laid partly to lawn and with a wide variety of coniferous and broadleaf trees, Hydrangeas and Rhododendrons amongst other border plants creating a garden full of surprises and adventures for children.
The house is well screened and set well back from the road with gardens and grounds extending to approximately 3 acres. There is a substantial road frontage with an in and out driveway arrangement which has recently been re-tarmacked.
To the rear of the house are some old block-built outbuildings suitable for a variety of uses including development of ancillary dwellings subject to consents that might be required. At the foot of the drive there is a further stone and block building providing useful storage, garaging or similar.
Adjacent to the house is ample car parking and turning space. The property enjoys considerable privacy and seclusion, yet being very well placed being within easy reach of Braunton, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe and the coast. The glorious sandy surfing beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe are within easy motoring distance and Ilfracombe, with its pretty harbour, is readily accessible.
The spacious accommodation is arranged over two floors and recent improvements works include PVCu double glazing, re-plumbing and new water mains. On the ground floor, approached off the attractive central entrance hall, are two good reception rooms, and beautiful country style kitchen with an electric ESSE cooking range with extractor over, a range of pine units with slate worktops, pine wall mounted storage racks and Butler sink with breakfast room opposite. From the kitchen is a large rear porch incorporating a cloakroom with shower and separate utility room having plumbing for washing machines.
At first floor there are three good bedrooms, bathroom and separate w.c. The master bedroom has a dressing room and en-suite shower room off (formerly a fourth bedroom and could easily convert back). To the front of the landing is a small balcony with fine views over the garden.
Throughout the house there are original fireplaces and along with the many other character features this delightful property, the type of which rarely comes to the market, has been created.
For golfers there are a variety of courses in North Devon but most notably the two Championship Courses at Saunton, just a few minutes drive away.
Barnstaple is the regional centre and offers very good facilities. From there access is gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 (Tiverton). There, is also the Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station (Paddington, London 2 hours approximately).
The nearest villages to Stoneborough House are Knowle and West Down both having popular local inns with good reputations for food.
From Barnstaple take the A361, signposted Braunton and Ilfracombe. At the traffic lights in Braunton straight over for Ilfracombe and proceed out of Braunton and through the village of Knowle. Pass the Hidden Valley Holiday Park on the left and after the road sweeps gently to the right the drive to Stoneborough is on the right hand side, the entrance being between 2 stone/brick pillars.
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