5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lower Loxhore, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5/6 Bedrooms Main House
  • Plus 2 Bedroom Eco Cottage
  • Countryside Views
  • Many Features
  • 4 Acres of Pasture & Gardens
  • Home & Income
  • Dual Occupancy
  • No Onward Chain

Full description

A charming & well maintained period village house together with detached newly built Eco cottage, set in secluded gardens in a timeless & tranquil setting. A very versatile property with flexible accommodation, could suit home with income or dual occupancy. 5/6 Bedrooms etc.

4 ACRES

Situation And Amenities - Lower Loxhore is a hamlet set approximately 2.5 miles from Bratton Fleming and 5.9 miles from Barnstaple. Bratton Fleming is a pleasant village with local amenities including primary school, shop and Post Office. Barnstaple town is located on the banks of the Rivers Taw and Yeo, being North Devon's regional centre and houses the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. Barnstaple also accommodates the North Devon District Hospital & Lower Loxhore has proved to be a popular base for clinical staff as the two are only about 10 minutes apart.. A number of sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand, including golf at Landkey, Ilfracombe and Saunton, with its championship standard golf course. The North Devon Leisure Centre and the Tarka Tennis Centre in Barnstaple provide many indoor activities. Live theatres are available at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, whilst North Devon's famous coastline with its range of excellent safe and sandy beaches provides numerous water sport opportunities and walking country in abundance. Exmoor is within a short drive, as is Arlington, under the ownership of the National Trust. A short distance away, access is available to the North Devon Link Road, leading through to Junction 27 of the M5, part of the National Motorway Network and where at Tiverton Parkway, London Paddington can be reached in just over 2 hours, whilst Barnstaple Railhead also provides a link to the National Railway System.

Description - Shires House comprises a charming detached period house. The property presents part stone and part colour washed rendered elevations with double glazed windows beneath a slate roof. The accommodation is versatile with the main house
being 5/6 bedrooms with multiple reception rooms and potential to create a separate annexe or master suite. There is also a separate two bedroom Eco cottage with veranda. The property is set within its own grounds of 4 acres and divided in paddocks with stabling, delightful gardens with meandering pathways and level lawns, sun terrace, BBQ and hot tub area. There is also ample parking and space to create garaging and workshop. Ideal for those looking for the good life! The property is situated in a tranquil and timeless hamlet towards the end of a 'no through' country lane with far reaching countryside views.

Ground Floor - Stable style door leads into KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, tiled floor, door off to rear LOBBY/BOOT ROOM and stable style door to leading to an enclosed courtyard, range of shaker style base and wall units with wooden work tops, integrated Whirlpool dishwasher, space for white goods and range style cooker, stainless steel splash back and cooker hood, breakfast bar, Belfast sink with mixer tap and granite draining boards, splash back tiling, exposed stone archways, windows to front and side, stable style door leading into further accommodation described later, slimline staircase leads to HOME OFFICE/BEDROOM/HOBBY ROOM, window to side. SITTING ROOM, a dual aspect room with french doors leading out to sun terrace and out to a summer house and hot tub and BBQ. Stone fireplace with multi fuel burner on a slate hearth, fitted carpet, radiators, spiral staircase leading to HOBBY ROOM/BEDROOM 4 velux windows overlooking the grounds, fitted carpet, exposed beams and stone work, radiator. Off the sitting room a further door leads into the INNER HALL, fitted carpet, radiator, airing cupboard housing hot water tank and central heating controls, under stairs cupboard, internal stain glass windows, stairs to first floor described later. BEDROOM 1, window to side, fitted carpet, radiator. BATHROOM, window to side, suite comprising close coupled w/c, pedestal wash basin, tiled corner bath with splash back tiling, partly tiled walls, extractor fan, heated towel rail, fitted wall mirror. BEDROOM 2, window to side with countryside views, fitted carpet and radiator. BEDROOM 3, a dual aspect room with windows to front and side with countryside views, fitted carpet and radiator.

First Floor - LANDING. MASTER SUITE/INTERNAL ANNEXE, velux window to rear overlooking garden, LOUNGE area with fitted carpet/radiator, door to BEDROOM, velux window overlooking grounds, fitted carpet, radiator. BATHROOM, velux window to rear, white suite comprising dual flush close coupled w/c, pedestal wash basin, panelled bath, walk in shower, tiled wall to ceiling, heated towel rail, extractor fan.

Eco Cottage - Accessed via a pathway or steps up to the veranda, twin french doors lead into an open plan living space, LOUNGE, DINING and KITCHEN area, windows to the rear overlooking neighbouring fields and enjoying beautiful countryside views across the valley, wood effect flooring, radiator, wall mounted boiler, fitted beech base units and wall cupboards with marble effect worktop, inset 1½ stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splash back, space for white goods. BEDROOM 1, french doors leading out to the veranda and window to side, built in wardrobes, fitted carpet and radiator. BEDROOM 2, french doors leading out to veranda and window overlooking garden, built in wardrobes, fitted carpet and radiator. SHOWER ROOM, opaque window to rear, white suite comprising dual flush close coupled w/c, pedestal wash basin with mixer tap, mirror light and shaver point above, walk in shower, continuation of wood effect flooring, tiled walls, extractor fan and heated towel rail.

Outside - A gated driveway leads to ample parking and turning area which also provides access to the paddocks, 1 acre and 2½ acres, fenced and gated. Variety of garden areas with space for chickens, vegetable garden, level lawns, ramp and steps leading up to the veranda to the ancillary accommodation, paved and gravelled pathways. Private Sun terrace, recently repainted and fenced. Further level lawns, enclosed with mature trees and shrubs and tree house, there is also a further smaller lawned garden with views over the valley and an enclosed courtyard area.

Services - Mains water and electricity, shared private drainage. Shires House- Oil fired central heating, new external boiler (early 2018). Shires Cottage- LPG central heating.

Directions - From our Barnstaple office, proceed along Bear Steet to the traffic lights, proceed straight over and continue on to the Goodleigh road without turning off for approximately 4 miles. Take the left hand turn signposted to Loxhore, follow along this lane for a short distance and turn right to Lower Loxhore. Continue on up in to the Hamlet and you will see a telephone box and chapel, here turn sharp left on to the public byway. Proceed for a short distance and the driveway will be seen on the left hand side with a For Sale board displayed.

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