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4 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

Bellaire, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £399,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Octagonal Reception Hall
  • Cantilevered staircase
  • 3 Fine Reception Rooms
  • Breakfast Room With New Kitchen
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Preserved Period Features
  • Balcony, Good sized garden
  • Ample Parking, No Chain

Full description

A recently refurbished Grade II* Listed Georgian town house boasting many splendid original features in a convenient & favoured location close to local amenities. 4 Bedrooms, 3 Reception Rooms, Octagonal Hall & Stairwell, Ample Parking, Gardens.


Situation And Amenities - Pilton is the old part of Barnstaple located about 3/4 of a mile north of the town and has it's own primary and secondary schools as well as a delightful period High Street boasting many local amenities. As the regional centre, Barnstaple houses many of the areas main business, commercial, entertainment and shopping venues. The town is also well known for its exclusive range of outlets including all the high street favourites as well as a diverse selection of local stores. The town's Pannier Market dates back to the Saxon period and trades in general goods, local crafts and collectables. The North Devon Leisure Centre provides many indoor pursuits along with the Tarka Tennis Centre, both in Barnstaple. There are live theatres at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe whilst other sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe, Saunton and Westward Ho! North Devon's famous coastline and its excellent range of safe and sandy beaches provides numerous water sport opportunities and walking country in abundance. The favoured resorts of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe are nearby and Exmoor is within easy driving distance. A short distance away is access to the North Devon Link Road leading through to Junction 27 of the M5 as well as Tiverton Parkway where London (Paddington) can be reached in just over 2 hours.

Description - Fairfield comprises a substantial attached Georgian Townhouse which is Grade II* listed as being of architectural and historical interest. The property presents colour wash rendered elevations beneath a slate roof and is currently at the advanced stages of restoration. The historical background confirms that Fairfield and it's adjacent neighbour, Fairmead, were originally built as one in 1827 when it was called Broadgate Villa. The name change to Fairfield by 1918 and was the home of the Munro family from 1872 and Hector Hugh Munro the Author 'Saki' was brought up here by his Grandmother and 2 maiden Aunts. A blue plaque records this occupation. Particular features include the magnificent octagonal reception hall with sweeping cantilevered staircase with period iron work below the mahogany balustrade, rising to the upper floors with ornate plaster dome inset with glass and stained glass panel. There are elegant capacious reception rooms and veranda to the front on cast iron columns with balcony above displaying cast iron balustrade with spiders web panels. 21 st century refinements sit well with these original features and include; new kitchen, new bathroom, although some finishing is required. The property represents a blank canvas both internally and externally for a buyer to complete the restoration by stamping their own mark. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises:

Ground Floor - Double doors with fan light above to ENTRANCE PORCH with internal half glazed pair of doors once again with fan light above to RECEPTION HALL (17'5 x 17'2) a particular feature of this room is the impressive sweeping ornate stair case leading to the galleried landing above and high vaulted cathedral style ceiling over. There is stone flag flooring with slate square insets, 2 built in storage cupboards, a display niche, and from floor to ceiling the height is about 27'. SITTING ROOM (22'7 X 13'7) 2 floor to ceiling windows/French doors with window shutter, open fireplace with black marble surround, exposed floorboard. DINING ROOM (17' X 12'6 max) Briquette fireplace, built in storage cupboards, window to rear with shutters, exposed floorboards. INNER HALL door to CLOAKROOM with low level WC, pedestal wash basin, door to boiler room with recessed alcove. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM (17'5 X 17') Double doors to rear garden, 1 1/2 bowl single drainer stainless steel sink, adjoining work surfaces, drawers, cupboards and appliance space under, Indesit electric oven, Baumatic halogen hob, separate door to garden, open fireplace with wooden mantle.

First Floor - Impressive GALLERIED LANDING large window with shutters overlooking the front, 4 arched glaze fronted display niches. DRAWING ROOM/MASTER BEDROOM/STUDIO (24'3 X 18') an impressive double aspect room with large picture windows allowing light to flood in, open briquette fireplace, ornate cornice and ceiling rose, exposed floorboards, door to INNER LANDING, BEDROOM 1 ( 20' max X 14'3) open fireplace with marble surround, 2 pairs of glazed French doors to BALCONY. INNER LANDING/STUDY ( 11'8 X 10'6) range of fitted cupboards to one wall, 1 accommodating hot water cylinder, separate storage cupboard and cupboard under stairs. BATHROOM ( 8'6 X 5'10) with panelled bath, pedestal wash basin, low level WC.

Second Floor - Door with steps to ATTIC SPACE, separate shelved storage cupboard. BEDROOM 2 ( 15'11 X 10'8) ornate window to front, intercommunicating with BEDROOM 3 (14'3 X 9'5) also with separate access, ornate window to front. BEDROOM 4 ( 17'4 X 5'7) window to rear, fine views towards open countryside.

Outside - To the front there is a lawned front garden interspersed with mature trees, currently in need of some attention. There is a long private driveway leading to the front of the house with turning area and parking for several vehicles. There is pedestrian access to this side where there is room to extend the property subject to planning permission . In this particular regard, we are advised by the vendor that the local authority may consider a single storey extension. There is provision for a terrace and below an area of rear garden enclosed by fencing and which would benefit from further landscaping.

Directions - Depart Barnstaple towards the North on the A39 and at the traffic lights turn left and immediately right in to Pilton Street, follow the hill around into Under Minnow Road. Take the right hand turning in to Bellaire and the property is located within a short distance on the left hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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29 February 2016


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