7 bedroom detached house for saleBerry Down, Combe Martin, Devon
Offers in Excess of
- Individual country home
- Potential for dual family occupation
- Five reception rooms
- Seven bedrooms
- Indoor swimming pool
- Snooker room
- Fantastic for entertaining
- Detached barn with potential (STPP)
A fantastic, individual country residence, enjoying far reaching countryside views, with potential for dual family occupation, standing in grounds of just under 1 acre
The property is situated on the outskirts of Combe Martin, in a highly convenient location, with Exmoor National Park, the North Devon coastline and a range of amenities, all within easy reach of the property. The village of Combe Martin, about 2 miles away, offers an excellent range of local amenities, whilst the larger town of Ilfracombe is about 6 miles away, and the regional centre of Barnstaple is 9 miles away, which offers all of the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. The highly acclaimed private school of West Buckland is within 30 minutes. Exmoor National Park is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, bisected by streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes to the spectacular North Devon coastline. It also offers a wide range of country pursuits, including hunting, shooting, fishing and walking. The North Devon coastline is within easy reach, with a range of rocky coves and sandy beaches, with the closest being at Combe Martin, whilst the world renowned surfing beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are a little further.
The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, and from there, there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station can be reached in about an hour by car, which also offers rail services to London (Paddington) in around 2 hours.
Combe Martin 2 miles
Ilfracombe - 6 miles
Barnstaple 9 miles
Henstridge House is an individual country home, enjoying fantastic countryside views from its spacious and versatile accommodation. The property offers the potential buyer a fantastic lifestyle opportunity with an indoor pool, sauna, gym, full sized snooker room and landscaped grounds, that have been designed for entertaining. The accommodation, at present, has been altered to provide dual family occupation with the first floor being used as a one bedroom apartment, and the main accommodation on the ground floor with five reception rooms and four bedrooms. However, if one main residence was required, there is a potential for seven bedrooms. The accommodation throughout is light and airy with large windows and high ceilings.
Henstridge House is approached via electric gates, and offers a high degree of privacy, standing in grounds of just under 1 acre. There is a detached, two storey barn that offers potential for conversion, subject to planning permission, and at present, is used for garaging and a workshop. The current vendors have invested in renewable energy, with Air Source heat pumps providing the central heating for the property, as well as solar panels that provide an additional income. Only with a full internal inspection can this property be fully appreciated.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
Double arched doors lead through to
Entrance Porch Double glazed door leads to reception hall. Stairs rise to first floor. Ornate ceiling plasterwork.
Cloakroom Comprising of low level WC and vanity wash hand basin.
Study Window to front elevation. Open fireplace with brick surround.
Drawing Room A dual aspect room with window overlooking the patio and double doors leading through to the veranda and the conservatory. Wood burning stove with stone surround. Ornate ceiling coving and plasterwork.
Conservatory Stairs lead down to the snooker room. Windows overlooking the garden with far reaching countryside views. Double doors lead out onto the balcony.
Breakfast Room Window to front elevation. Open fireplace with stone surround.
Inner Lobby Door to rear garden as well as access to utility room, sewing room and
Kitchen A dual aspect room comprising of an excellent range of matching wall and base units with double stainless steel sink, set into granite work surfaces. Integrated dishwasher, wine cooler, two ovens (one of which is a steam oven), induction hob with extractor over and space for an American style fridge freezer.
Utility Window to side elevation. Stainless steel sink unit with base unit under and space for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer.
Sewing Room A dual aspect room overlooking the garden.
Dining Room Two sets of French doors lead to the veranda, and overlook the garden and countryside beyond. Open fireplace.
From the reception hall, a door gives access to an
Inner Hallway Which leads to
Bedroom 2 Dual aspect room.
Bedroom 4 Window to rear elevation. Range of built in furniture including wardrobes and a dressing table.
Bathroom A luxurious bathroom with under floor heating. Slipper bath with waterfall tap. Vanity wash hand basin and low level WC. Walk in shower with rainfall shower.
Bedroom 1 French doors to the rear elevation, leading onto the veranda, and enjoying countryside views. Range of built in furniture, including wardrobes. There is also access from this room into the gym and swimming pool.
Bedroom 3 Windows to the rear give access onto the veranda, and enjoy views over the surrounding countryside. From the reception hall, stairs give access to the first floor, which is currently being utilised as a separate living accommodation.
First Floor Landing
Shower Room Comprising of low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a shower cubicle.
Sitting Room (Previously bedroom 5) Window to rear elevation enjoying views over the surrounding countryside. Built in storage.
Kitchenette (Previously a bedroom) Window to rear elevation enjoying countryside views. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surface, with base unit under and space for dishwasher, cooker, fridge and freezer. Further work surfaces.
Bedroom Window to rear elevation with countryside views. Range of built in furniture.
A covered veranda spans the rear of the property, and enjoys the countryside views on offer.
There is also a hot tub, which is available, by separate negotiation.
From here, there is access into the
Gym A dual aspect room with tongue and groove panelled ceiling.
Steam Room / Shower Room Steam room leading through to shower room.
Cloakroom With WC
Plant Room Housing all the pool machinery.
Swimming Pool An indoor heated pool (currently not in use) with tiled surround, three French doors lead out onto the garden. (Pool water heated by separate oil fired boiler).
From the conservatory, a spiral staircase leads down to
Snooker Room French doors lead out onto the garden. Snooker table available by separate negotiation.
The property is approached through a pair of wrought iron electric gates, and a driveway that leads to the front of the property, with ample off road parking. As you enter the property, to the right hand side is a detached barn that offers a wealth of potential. At present, there is an open fronted garage with a workshop and storage over. There is also an attached shed. To the left hand side of the driveway is a lawned area, with the solar panels. Adjacent to the property is a large patio area, ideal for entertaining, or al fresco dining, with a covered seating area, as well as a pergola. There is a pizza oven, with a marble top preparation area, as well as a hexagonal barbeque house. Beyond are lawned areas, with a large koi pond, and from this area, steps lead down to the rear garden, which is laid to lawn. There is a three tier pond with interconnecting water feature. To the side of the property is a further area of garden, which is laid to lawn, and leads to the front of the property.
Services Mains electric, water and drainage. Solar panels. Air source heat pump providing central heating. Oil fired swimming pool heater.
Local Authority North Devon District Council 01271 327711.
Contents, Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.
By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff, North Devon 01271 325153.
For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
From Barnstaple, proceed on the A39 signposted towards Lynton. Pass the hospital on your right hand side, and proceed through the traffic lights. After a short distance, turn left onto the B3230, signposted towards Ilfracombe. Continue on this road until you enter the village of Muddiford. After passing the Muddiford Inn on your right hand side, take the next right hand turning, signposted towards Berry Down and Combe Martin. Continue along this country lane for approximately 4 miles, until reaching the T junction at Berry Down Cross. Proceed straight across, following signs for Combe Martin. After approximately 1 mile, the property will be situated on the right hand side, with for sale board clearly displayed.
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