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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Yarnscombe, Barnstaple

Withdrawn from Market £485,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Delightful and spacious former chapel
  • Attractive vaulted sitting room
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Many original features
  • Beautifully decorated throughout
  • Garage and ample off road parking
  • Located in the centre of a popular village
  • Secluded and enclosed rear garden
  • Superfast Broadband
  • EPC rating = G

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Location The Old Chapel is located in the centre of the picturesque village of Yarnscombe. The village boasts a vibrant community with many social and sporting opportunities available at the village hall, which also hosts the village social club with a weekly bar and social evening.

The regional service centre of Barnstaple, at the head of the Taw Valley, is located 6 miles to the north and offers a good variety of shops and supermarkets, restaurants, popular theatre, hospital and twice-weekly Pannier Market.

The market town of South Molton, approximately 10 miles to the south east, provides further facilities including banks, independent shops, supermarket, schools, hospital and a popular Pannier Market; the market is held twice weekly together with regular livestock markets.

The property is ideally located near to Exmoor National Park with its spectacular scenery; the surrounding countryside offering a wealth of riding, walking and sporting opportunities. The North Devon coast lies within easy reach and the nationally acclaimed surfing beaches of Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe, as well as sailing and water sports.

The property is within easy driving distance of the A361 (the North Devon Link Road), providing easy access to the M5 motorway and Tiverton Parkway, which provides regular mainline services to London Paddington. The local train service along the Tarka Line from Barnstaple to Exeter is available at Umberleigh Station a short distance away.  

Description The Old Chapel was originally the Yarnscombe Methodist Chapel and was built in 1908 and lies east to west. The chapel has been converted into a beautiful three bedroom residence which has been converted sympathetically to a high standard and with attention to detail. The building now offers a unique comfortable living space offering an abundance of natural light with many distinctive features.

The property is constructed of stone under a slate roof which was fully replaced eight years ago by the current vendor and in the last year part insulated. Other improvements have been the replacement of the Velux windows and in-keeping secondary glazing. There are an abundance of original features from the panelled ceilings, stained glass windows, panelled walls and ornate stone and timber carvings. The Chapel has been beautifully decorated throughout in neutral pallet which aids in showcasing these features.

The Old Chapel is approached through an ornate metal gate which leads into a pretty front garden; the ornate cast iron fencing surrounds the property on two sides. An enclosed garden can be found at the rear of the property.  


Ground floor  

Entrance porch: Original double arched wooden entrance door. Gothic style stained glass window. Original tiled floor. Panelled ceiling. Double wooden door to the sitting room.  

Sitting room: A split level room with a step leading to the main heart of the room which is vaulted. A bespoke spiral staircase leads to the first floor. Original panelled ceiling with ceiling rose and panelled walls to dado height. The main room is split by the altar rail which leads to a separate area within the sitting room, featuring a full height stone arch with inset 'Stovax' multi-fuel fire. Electric ceiling fans. Ornate stone carvings and spectacular stained glass windows providing plenty of natural light on three elevations.  

Shower room: A white suite comprising of a fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower, non-slip floor, storage cupboard, pedestal hand basin, low level WC and towel rail.  

Bedroom 3: Panelled wall (part). 

Dining room: Panelled wall (part). Gothic styled door leading to the side garden. A stained glass window.  

Study: Panelled wall (part).Panelled wall (part). 

Kitchen: Dual aspect. Views across the garden, quiet country lane and the fields beyond. A range of cream units comprising of cupboards and drawers. Green granite styled composite worktops. Round stainless steel sink and matching drainage board. Candy stainless steel extractor fan. Gourmet Class double electric oven. Wooden effect laminate flooring. Stable door leading to the paved terrace and garden at the rear.  

Utility area: Space for fridge freezer, range of cream cupboards, plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Access to roof storage. 

Pantry area: Oil fired Grant Vortex Pro Combi boiler.  

First floor Minstrels' gallery which takes advantage of the vaulted sitting room below and beyond. Steel balustrade and spokes. 

Bedroom 1: Views across the garden and countryside beyond. Access to the roof storage. Velux window with blinds. 

Bedroom 2: Original panelled ceiling. Velux window with blinds and two further windows.  

Bathroom: White suite with non-slip floor. Bath with shower attachment over. Low level WC, pedestal hand basin. Velux window. Towel rail.  

Grounds and Gardens The garden is in two distinct parts; the more formal garden surrounds the front of the property with the double ornate cast iron gates leading from the quiet country lane. The garden is laid to lawn with a path which leads to the front door passing a number of mature conifers, hydrangeas and honeysuckle.

A small gate at the side of the chapel leads to the enclosed rear garden, offering privacy and seclusion. A mature hedge and wall surrounds the rear of the garden interspersed with Hankow willow with their attractive twisting foliage and evergreen conifers. The paved terrace leads to a decked area to the side of the garden.

The borders have been planted with a number of flowering perennials. A glass greenhouse adjoins a small vegetable garden (with raised beds) and soft fruit canes.

Accessed from the lane across the parking area is a garage of part block construction under a corrugated sheet roof with double timber doors at the front. A pedestrian door leads from the parking area to the rear garden.  

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Added on Rightmove:
02 September 2016


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