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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Harracott, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Sold STC £325,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Lobby, 3/4 Reception Rooms
  • Kitchen, Shower Room
  • 3/4 Bedrooms, 1 En Suite
  • Detached Garage + Parking
  • Secluded Third Acre Gardens
  • Many Period Features
  • 21st Century Refinements
  • No Upper Chain

Full description

A charming detached 'chocolate box' thatched cottage offering versatile accommodation tastefully modernised to combine original features with 21st Century refinements. 3/4 Bedrooms, 3/4 Reception Rooms, 1/3 Acre Garden, Garage etc.


Situation And Amenities - Harracott is a quiet hamlet, approximately 5 miles from the outskirts of Barnstaple, the area's regional centre, housing the main business commercial and shopping venues. There are also a number of sporting and leisure pursuits close at hand including the indoor Tarka Tennis Centre, Leisure Centre with swimming pool and golf available at Landkey, High Bickington and Saunton with it's championship course. North Devon's famous coastline with its range of safe and sandy beaches, provides numerous water sport opportunities and walking countryside in abundance. At Barnstaple, access is available to the North Devon Link Road leading through to Junction 27 of the M5 in about 45 minutes and where Tiverton parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London, Paddington, in just over 2 hours.

Description - This delightful period property presents whitened rendered elevations beneath a thatched roof, the majority of which we understand was replaced in 2013. The name of the property is derived from the signpost 's position within the front garden and the property is considered ideal as a principal residence, second home, UK base or holiday let investment. The property is Grade II listed as being of architectural and historical interest and has been tastefully modernised to combine many original period features with 21st century refinements. The accommodation is arranged over 2 floors and versatile, offering the choice of 4 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms plus small snug or 3 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms plus small snug. There are two bedrooms on the first floor, one with en-suite and 1-2 bedrooms (and separate shower room) on the ground floor. Externally there is a large secluded rear garden which backs on to open countryside. There is also an excellent detached garage and additional parking for several vehicles. This is certainly a property that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. The accommodation with approximate dimensions comprises;

Ground Floor -

Charming Thatched Porch - And front door leading directly in to

Sitting Room - 13'8 x 11'9 (4.17m x 3.58m) - Window to front with window seat, flag stone floor, fireplace with stone hearth and inset wood burner, solid wood surround and mantle, TV point, radiator, wooden latch door to

Inner Lobby - With staircase rising to first floor, described later and direct access to

Dining Room - 10'8 x 9'2 (3.25m x 2.79m) - Window to front, timber panelling and beams, under stairs storage cupboard and further fitted store cupboard. Archway to

Snug/Office Area - With window to front.

Kitchen - 13'7 x 10'2 (4.14m x 3.10m) - Fitted with modern range of wall and base units and rolled top laminated work surfaces, 1 1/2 bowl sink with mixer tap over, fitted Bush electric oven with Samsung ceramic hob and extractor hood above, space and plumbing for dishwasher as well as washing machine, space for tumble dryer, space for upright fridge/freezer, slate effect tiled flooring, spot lights, window overlooking rear garden, part glazed wooden door to rear.

Rear Lobby - With window to rear and door to

Shower/Cloakroom - 9'4 x 7'8 (2.84m x 2.34m) - Tiled shower cubicle, pedestal basin, WC, cupboard housing oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, further storage area to one side, work top above, double glazed window to rear, extractor fan, spotlights.
From the snug, there is access to

Occasional Bedroom 4 Or Further Reception Room - 13'7 x 10'2 (4.14m x 3.10m) - 2 windows to front, timber beam, steps up to

Bedroom 3 - 12'5 x 10' (3.78m x 3.05m) - Window to front, 2 windows to rear, timber beams, wall lights, hatch to loft, views over the rear garden.

First Floor -

Landing - Window to rear overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 1 - 11'7 x 8'10 (3.53m x 2.69m) - Window to front, fitted wardrobe and separate cupboard, wall lights.

En-Suite Bathroom - Window to front, corner spa bath with tiled surround, mixer tap/shower attachment, pedestal basin with tiled splash back, tilting wall mirror above, WC, ceiling light, wood effect flooring, painted dado panelling to walls.

Bedroom 2 - 13'7 x 10'8 (4.14m x 3.25m) - Window to front, timber beams, range of fitted wardrobes to one wall.

Outside - To the front of the property, there are raised areas of lawn retained by attractive stone walls with central steps leading to the front door. To the left hand side of the property, there is a pedestrian gate as well as a vehicular access drive providing parking for several vehicles, leading on to

Detached Garage - 24' x 9'10 (7.32m x 3.00m) - With terracotta roof, door into side and 2 original garage doors to front, light and power connected, eaves storage area.
Immediately adjacent to the rear of the house is a

Terraced Area - Ideal for Al-fresco dining and a

Stone Built Storage Shed - With pitched terracotta tiled roof and outside tap.
Steps lead up to the main garden which is laid to sweeping lawn, interspersed with trees and shrubs, the driveway is fenced off, as are the boundaries and the property backs on to open fields. There is an oil tank also located in the rear garden. The garden is understood to amount to approximately 1/3 of an Acre.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council. Tel 01271 327711.

Directions - From Barnstaple follow the A377 through Bishops Tawton towards Umberleigh, cross the new bridge and continue for approximately half a mile, take a right hand turn signposted Harracott Village Hall. Proceed along this road until reaching a T-Junction. Take a right hand turn and continue until entering the village, the property can be found at the cross roads on the right.

Services - Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.

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

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Added on Rightmove:
19 October 2016


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