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Stags, Barnstaple

Key features

  • Hall, Study/Guestroom
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Dairy
  • 3/4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Laundry Room, Oil C.H
  • !st Floor Sitting Room/Bedroom 4
  • Family/Dining Room
  • Workshop 79' x 32'
  • Range of Period & Other Buildings
  • 15.28 Acres Mainly Pasture
  • Crossed by River Heddon

Property description

A tastefully modernised 4 bedroom period farmhouse with scope to extend, together with range of period & more modern buildings, set in about 15.28 acres in a timeless & tranquil Exmoor valley with the River Heddon running through it. EPC Band E


Situation And Amenites - The property enjoys the best of all worlds being set within its own ground, well detached, remote but not isolated, in a tranquil secluded valley surrounded by the natural beauty of Exmoor. The nearest amenities are at Lynton/Lynmouth and Combe Martin all about 15 minutes by car. The Regional centre of Barnstaple and famous beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton are about 30 minutes. The Link Road (A361) can be reached in a similar time and leads on, in a further half hour or so, to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, where Tiverton Parkway nearby provides rail access to London Paddington in about 2 hours.

Description - Highley Farmhouse presents elevations of painted lime render with bespoke replacement double glazed sash windows, beneath a replacement slate roof. The property has been the subject of extensive refurbishment in recent years and is basically a period shell with new interior. In addition to the main structure, other notable improvements include; new plumbing including bathrooms and kitchen, new central heating system (underfloor to the ground floor) new wiring, new apparatus for private water supply, new floor coverings, new interior decorations using breathable paint. The renovation has been sympathetically undertaken so that original features sit well with, or have been enhanced by, quality 21st Century refinements. There remains scope to convert the extensive roof space or, under permitted development, add a two storey extension to the left of the property, subject to a buyer's requirements.

The majority of the buildings are sited south of the River Heddon which runs through the property along the base of the valley. These include traditional stone buildings, more modern barns, a building with consent for commercial use and a superb, recently constructed workshop barn.

The vendors would consider selling the farmhouse and land without the buildings and limited land area south of the river. Further information about this is available from the selling agents.

Ground Floor - Front door to ENTRANCE HALL. Staircase, with cupboards beneath, rising to first floor, described later. Polished concrete floor which runs throughout the ground floor accommodation, with under floor heating. SITTING ROOM/STUDY with French doors to garden. FAMILY/DINING ROOM French doors to garden, ornamental fireplace featuring arched brickwork, slate hearth and fitted wood burner. exposed beam. Opening with recess for computer work station to KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM featuring oil fired Aga for cooking only within fireplace recess with beam above, double Belfast sink within polished slate work surfaces, brushed stainless steel dishwasher, Baumatic calor gas hob and retractable extractor fan within work surface behind, extensive shelving, half glazed door to rear garden & adjacent LAUNDRY ROOM housing Grant boiler, plumbing for washing machine & triple filter system for the private water supply. DAIRY with slate floor, original slate topped preparation table and meat hooks.

First Floor - The original period staircase rises, via a half landing with feature stain glass window over to MAIN LANDING. Cupboard housing water cylinder. BEDROOM 1 [all the bedrooms have stripped wood floors] JACK AND JILL EN SUITE Cedar panelled bath with slate surround. Shower cubicle with both hand held & drench units, basin in slate surround, illuminated wall mirror, wc, feature slate wall,heated towel rail/radiator, underfloor heating. BEDROOM 2 [Currently used as a Sitting Room] with 2 'venetian' plastered alcoves. BEDROOM 3, BEDROOM 4 with access to loft space with light. SHOWER ROOM cubicle with both hand held & drench units, basin in slate surround, led mirror over, heated towel rail/radiator, under floor heating, tiled floor and part tiled walls.

Outbuildings - WORKSHOP 79'x32' constructed in 2018, timber clad with modern CGI roofing, concrete floor, power & light connected. The building is arranged as one large space with double doors at each end. There is an internal partitioned off area which includes recreation zone with Morso wood burner & glazed doors to outside. Second room with glazed doors to outside. Wet Room.
STONE BANK BARN 37'6 x 17' 1 Below is a calf box/feed store and former calf shed, block built.
SHIPPEN 43' x 25'2
STONE BARN 30' x 15' With on the ground floor 2 separate rooms, 17' x 16'9 x & 23'3 x 18'9.
3 BAY LEAN TO 30'3 x 15'9 Further LEAN TO 15' x 9'9
LARGE BARN 119'6' x 49'7' Timber stanchions and fully sheeted with entrances at each end.
CAR PORT with shed at one end.

The Land - The land runs up from the river meadow to a south facing sloping field above the farmhouse. Access to this is at a junction in the access drive where this drive separates to the farmhouse north of the river and buildings to the south.

Rights Of Way - A footpath crosses over the drive but veers off before the farmhouse/buildings. An adjoining farmer has rights of way, for agricultural use only, along the boundaries of part of the property in order to access his land.

Services - Mains electricity, Spring Water including 2 outside taps, Broadband. Oil Heating [oil tank sited behind the house] 2 Septic Tanks. The hot water system in the Workshop barn is available by separate negotiation if required.

Directions - At Blackmoor Gate, take the Lynton Road. Ignore the first turning for Parracombe and continue for about 1 mile. Just after the road drops down, after a wooded area, the entrance to the property is on the right after 200 yards or so.


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Stags, Barnstaple

30 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1RP

Stags, Barnstaple

Stags estate and letting agents office in Barnstaple is in a high profile location, centrally situated close to Butcher's Row and the Pannier Market, and diagonally opposite the Queens Theatre. The office conducts the sale and letting of all town, village and country property and land throughout North Devon.

As the regional office, Barnstaple works closely with Stags' two other North Devon offices at Bideford and South Molton. The Barnstaple office covers an area from Instow to West Exm

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