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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Woodlands, Combe Martin, Devon, EX34

Sold STC £450,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Characterful Gentleman's Residence
  • In need of general modernisation and updating
  • Tucked away yet convenient location close to the seaside
  • Superb views over the countryside, rock bay, Bristol Channel and distant Welsh Coast
  • 3 large reception rooms with bay windows
  • Kitchen and separate utility room
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Bathroom and separate wc
  • Delightful walled gardens and additional plot all amounting to approximately 0.4 acres
  • Garage and additional parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Grey Walls is a gracious and very spacious detached family home situated in a tucked away yet convenient elevated location in its own large walled gardens and grounds which amount to approximately 0.4 acres in total. The property is on the market for the first time in over 50 years and is offered for sale with the benefit of no onward chain.

The property does require some general modernisation and updating but has a huge amount of potential and is ideal for those looking to put their 'own stamp' on a property. There are superb views across the village taking in the surrounding countryside and wooded valley and towards the rocky bay and rugged coastline and across the Bristol Channel to the distant Welsh coast. The main gardens amount to approximately 0.25 acres and are bounded by high attractive stone walls on all sides. Immediately adjacent is an additional separate plot of gently sloping ground of around 0.14 acres which has a garage and has been more recently used for vegetable production. Grey Walls sits at the top end of a private no through road.

The house itself has an abundance of space and many characterful features throughout including a slate hung facade and a number of large bay windows including a huge pentagonal bay in the lounge and the master bedroom. There are working fireplaces in the lounge and the sitting room/study and an impressive split level landing on the first floor. Bedrooms 1 & 2 have a balcony leading off.

The village of Combe Martin sits on the North Devon coast and has a rocky cove bay with 2 beaches, a variety of small independent shops for everyday essentials, a primary school, health centre, post office and a variety of public houses/restaurants. The Exmoor National Park is very close by and enjoys some spectacular scenery and there are fabulous golden sand beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. As well as the primary school in Combe Martin, there are further schools in nearby Ilfracombe as well as various private schools within the area with the best known being the internationally renowned West Buckland School.

Barnstaple, North Devon's main trading centre, is approximately 11 miles away (half an hour by car) and has many of the big name shops, a rail link to Exeter which connects to main line service to London, and direct access onto the A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27. The cathedral city of Exeter is approximately one and a half hours drive by car.

The entrance porch is located at the side of the house and has a tiled floor and gives access in to the main hallway as well as a useful ground floor cloakroom/wc. The main hallway has the stairs to the first floor and doors to the lounge, sitting room/study and kitchen leading off. The lounge is an impressive and fabulous 23ft x 18ft room which has a deep pentagonal shaped bay window which enjoys views over the garden, countryside and towards the Bristol Channel and distant Welsh coastline. There is a working open stone built fireplace and hearth which provides a focal point to the room. Double doors to the side lead out on to the gardens. The dining room is a further impressive 19ft x 12ft reception room which has a deep rectangular bay window with window seat under which overlooks the attractive side garden and countryside. A door from the dining room leads through in to the kitchen which has a range of fitted base and wall units and an oil fired Rayburn which is set in a tiled recess. There is a separate utility room which has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and a walk-in larder and an adjacent store cupboard. A door leads out on to the rear of the house. Across the hall from the kitchen is a 15ft sitting room/study, again with a bay window, which enjoys the excellent views of the sea and countryside. There is a working open tiled fireplace and hearth.

Moving to the first floor, the stairs lead up on to a spacious split level landing which has doors to all of the remaining rooms leading off. The master bedroom is a particularly bright and airy 23ft x 19ft room with a pentagonal bay window with window seat enjoying the best views in the house across the countryside, sea and rocky bay and towards the distant Welsh coastline. A door in the bay also leads on to a balcony at the side. Bedroom 2 mirrors the dimensions of the dining room below and also has access on to the balcony. Bedroom 3 has delightful sea views and bedroom 4 is located at the rear.

Two stairs lead down from the main landing on to a lower level which gives access to the bathroom and separate wc. This whole area could easily be made in to one large family bathroom if required.

Outside, the property is approached via a tarmaced private road which leads up from Woodlands. The main walled garden surrounds the house giving added privacy. There are two lots of double gates at the left hand side which open on to a tarmaced hardstanding which could be used as parking, albeit access is a little tricky. There is a stone paved path way which leads around the property with well stocked flowerbed borders with a variety of roses, shrubs and bushes.

On the right hand side there is a level lawned garden which can be accessed from the double doors in the lounge. This area is particularly private and has a garden pond and flowerbeds with further roses, shrubs, bushes, trees and hydrangeas. There is a gate on to the rear lane.

To the rear of the house is a small yard area and further gate on to the lane. Within the yard is a small tool shed and an adjacent door that opens on to steps which leads down to a cellar store room which measures 11'4" x 6'4" and has electric light and power and houses the oil fired boiler for the central heating and hot water.

There is a large area of lower garden at the front of the house which is level and bounded by the attractive high stone walls and well stocked flowerbeds which have a variety of mature trees, shrubs and bushes. There is a central garden pond and a block built store shed.

To the far left hand side of the house is the further plot of ground that amounts to approximately 0.14 acres. There is a garage which has an up and over door and a garden store room below and with additional parking in front. The grounds slope down away from the road. This plot has been most recently used for vegetable production and has a corrugated iron lean to store and hedge borders. There is ample space to be able to create plenty more parking or to build a significantly larger garage subject to any necessary consent.

Grey Walls has a great deal of scope and potential and represents a rare opportunity to purchase a high quality fine residence. There is no onward chain and we fully advise an early internal inspection.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction heading out of town on the main A399 sign posted Combe Martin. Continue along this road for approximately 5 miles and upon entering the village proceed down the hill and around the sharp hairpin bend passing Newberry Farm and into the Woodlands. Continue along this road for approximately 150 yards taking the second turning on the right opposite The Poplars Hotel. Proceed up to the top of the hill following the road around to the right where Grey Walls will be found on the corner on the right hand side.

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19 December 2017

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