5 Bed Detached House  For Sale  Hewish Barton  Muddiford  Barnstaple  Devon  EX31  - £1,250,000

For Sale
Hewish Barton is believed to date back to 1830 and is now a fine Gentleman's residence with handsome elevations under a tiled roof. The stunning interior certainly offers the "wow factor" with quality fixtures and fitments throughout with a variety of generous reception rooms in addition to a luxuriously appointed kitchen, whilst to the first floor is the galleried landing leading to 5 double bedrooms, the master with dressing room and a striking ensuite bathroom, 2 further ensuites and a large family bathroom.

The property is surrounded by mature landscaped gardens, woodland and grounds extending to approximately 12 acres with a large pond. In addition there are 2 beautifully appointed holiday cottages, one a 2-bedroom and the other a 3-bedroom, both with parking, gardens and hot tubs and will be sold fully furnished.

Being sold as a whole this small estate offers prospective purchasers the opportunity to acquire a fabulous home with either ancillary accommodation for dependent relatives or to provide income through a successful holiday letting business. In addition with good pasture there is scope to keep horses, or a range of livestock to enjoy "The Good Life".

The main residence is accessed over a private lane which serves a small handful of neighbouring properties, however Hewish Barton retains excellent privacy and a very peaceful location.

The accommodation comprises:-
Entrance Hall
A stunning entrance hall with elegant archway which leads to the staircase with galleried landing above. Windows overlooking the terrace and gardens to the rear.

Drawing Room
A fine room with central fireplace with double sided open fireplace, triple aspect and 2 sets of French doors leading to the gardens.

Kitchen/Dining Room
Kitchen Luxury bespoke fitted kitchen with large central breakfast bar/island with granite work surfaces, inset Belfast sink, tiled recess, Range cooker with with LPG burners with extractor above, integrated appliances including wine cooler, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave oven with warming drawer below, further wall and base units with granite work surface, under cupboard lighting, pull out lit drawers, pull out larder and window seat to front. A square opening leads through to the Dining Room, a beautiful dining area which can accommodate a large dining table, with feature tiled wall, window seat and multi-paned double doors leading into the entrance hall. There is an inner hallway which leads to the Entertainment/Family Room with 2 sets of French doors leading to the rear terrace and gardens, recess for 60" t.v., with built-in speakers and raised storage area to the rear.

Study
Range of built-in oak office furniture, with bookshelves and desk and fireplace housing wood burner with slate hearth.

Cloakroom
Luxuriously appointed with 2 tall circular granite sinks, wall hung w.c., fully tiled walls and floor and two large storage cupboards.

Side Porch/Utility
With slate floor, Butler sink. Cloakroom off with 2-piece white suite with w.c., and wash basin. Door to Boiler/Treatment Room with filtration system for private water.

Also from the Inner Hall is a door which gives access via stairs down to the Basement/Cellar where there is plumbing for washing machine, sink unit and storage water tanks, tiled floor.

FIRST FLOOR
Galleried Landing
This most impressive space is extremely light and spacious with two sash windows overlooking the rear garden and open fields beyond and gives access to the 5 double bedrooms and the family bathroom.

The Master Suite offers an entrance vestibule with oak panelled walls leading through to the bedroom, again with oak panelled walls, inset speakers, dual aspect windows affording views over the garden and open countryside, recessed fireplace with stone and slate hearth with open grate. Dressing Room off with fitted floor to ceiling wardrobes with drawers, rails and shelving. There is a further door from the bedroom leading to the impressive Ensuite Bathroom, a truly spectacular ensuite comprising his 'n' hers porcelain sinks with floating vanitory drawers below, large walk-in double shower cubicle with rain water shower head and further mixer shower attachment, fully tiled walls, remote wall mounted automatic multi-function w.c., and a free-standing circular bath which enjoys a lovely outlook over the surrounding fields, recessed fireplace with open grate. Bedroom 2, a further spacious double room, with windows to front elevation, recessed fireplace (not in use) and a door leading to the luxuriously appointed 5-piece bathroom suite with fully tiled walls and floor, free-standing oval Jacuzzi bath, wall hung w.c., twin porcelain sinks and a double shower cubicle with rain water shower head and free-standing mixer shower attachment. Bedroom 3, a dual aspect room with pleasant views, and an ensuite shower room with 4-piece white suite comprising double shower cubicle with rain water shower head, hand-held mixer shower attachment, wall hung w.c., and twin porcelain sinks with floating vanitory drawers and fully tiled walls and floor. There are two further good size double bedrooms and a further family bathroom, again beautifully appointed with a 5-piece white suite comprising deep tiled panelled bath, twin porcelain sinks and floating vanitory drawers, w.c., double shower cubicle with rain water shower head a mixer shower attachment, and fully tiled walls and floor.

All the rooms of this property have been beautifully decorated and furnished throughout with quality fixtures and fittings and it is quite evident that considerable expenditure has been undertaken to create such a luxurious finish on this fine period home.

Outside, the property is approached over a private drive, shared with a handful of other properties, and a 5-bar gate leading to an in and out drive with lawned area and mature trees. At the rear of the property is a superb paved terrace with patio terrace extending the length of the house with inset water feature with lighting and built-in hot tub. The large terrace with steps lead down to the formal gardens which gently slope to an area with a variety of fruit trees, mature hedging on either side and at the bottom of the garden is a large pond running into the stream which leads into another pond with woods below. The area of woodland is bordered by a brook on the northern boundary and there is an abundance of wild life, shrubs and plants. The majority of the land is adjoining the property, however a further 6 acre paddock is directly opposite the house with a stone barn and has the potential for a variety of uses, subject to any necessary planning consents. In total the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 12 acres. Double garage workshop - this outbuilding is situated close to the main house and cottages and is arranged over 2 floors, with the double garage at ground floor level with electric door. This building offers potential to create additional accommodation, subject to any necessary planning consents. Finally, there are two superbly presented semi-detached holiday cottages in a courtyard setting, being single-storey barn conversions, both having been carried out sympathetically and cleverly combine many of the original period features with the benefit of stylish contemporary living. The larger of the cottages is House Martins, a 3-bedroom and 1 bathroom property with a large open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area with vaulted ceiling, wood burning stove, a well fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and French doors giving access to the terrace. Oriel Cottage is a 2-bedroom unit benefiting from master bedroom with ensuite shower, bedroom 2 with an adjacent family bathroom/shower room and an open plan kitchen/dining/living area with wood burning stove. The kitchen area offers integrated appliances and doors leading out to the garden.

Both cottages have the benefit of hot tubs, garden areas and fabulous views.
Both cottages are successful holiday lets through the local company, Marsdens, and provide excellent income. For those interested parties further accounts can be made available.

Muddiford, is a pleasant village offering a local inn and school and is situated close to some glorious Devon countryside yet is within approximately 5 miles driving distance of Barnstaple town centre and offers a range of local and national high street shops, banks and leisure facilities and bus route. The North Devon coast is within easy reach and the popular sandy surfing beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe are all readily accessible. For golfers there are the two Championship Courses at Saunton and Ilfracombe with its pretty harbour also has its own Golf Club. At Barnstaple access is gained to the North Devon Link Road and a branch railway line linking Barnstaple with Exeter St. David's and Exeter Central.

ENTRANCE HALL 19'7" x 18'2" (5.97m x 5.54m).

CLOAKROOM

KITCHEN 18'8" x 13' (5.7m x 3.96m).

BREAKFAST ROOM 13' x 13' (3.96m x 3.96m).

STUDY 13' x 12'9" (3.96m x 3.89m).

LIVING ROOM 19'8" x 13'8" (6m x 4.17m).

CINEMA ROOM 17' x 10'8" (5.18m x 3.25m).

UTILITY ROOM

BOILER ROOM

FIRST FLOOR

GALLERIED LANDING

MASTER BEDROOM SUITE 16' x 15' (4.88m x 4.57m).

DRESSING ROOM

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM

BEDROOM 2 19' x 13'9" (5.8m x 4.2m).

ENSUITE BATHROOM

BEDROOM 3 15' x 10'4" (4.57m x 3.15m).

ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM

BEDROOM 4 14'3" x 10'9" (4.34m x 3.28m).

BEDROOM 5 13'8" x 10' (4.17m x 3.05m).

FAMILY BATHROOM

LOWER GROUND FLOOR CELLAR 20'8" x 12'3" (6.3m x 3.73m).

DOUBLE GARAGE AND WORKSHOP 23'6" x 18'3" (7.16m x 5.56m).

COUNCIL TAX BAND E - NDDC.

SERVICES Hewish Barton - Mains electricity. Private water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage.

TENURE Any existing bookings on the holiday cottages will need to be considered when agreeing a completion date.

HOLIDAY COTTAGES The holiday cottages have business rates of £12,000 per annum. Rates payable £4,500 per annum for both cottages. We have been advised that currently the government have extended small business rate relief so that a commercial property with a RV of £12,000 or less should get 100% rate relief and pay no rates. Uniform Business Rate (UBR), as of April 2017, 47.9p in the £. Our Rateable Value figure has been obtained from the Business Valuation website at the time of preparing these details, however, we would advise all applicants make their own enquiries via the Valuation Office or website regarding this figure. https://www.gov.uk/apply-for-business-rate-relief/small-business-rate-relief AGENTS NOTE: Currently the holiday cottages rental income is in excess of £30,000 per annum.


From Barnstaple take the A39 in the direction of Lynton, after you pass the junction at the North Devon District Hospital take the next left signposted Ilfracombe on the B3230. Continue along this road through Muddiford and Milltown, pass the disused quarry on the left and as the road bends to the right take the next right hand drive signposted Hewish Barton, Hewish Mill and Hartnoll Barton. Drop down the hill and follow the road to the left. Continue up the hill and at the top the property will be found with a for sale board displayed. Read less




Property Features


HANDSOME PERIOD GENTLEMAN'S RESIDENCE

MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS EXTENDING TO APPROX.. 12 ACRES

MAIN HOUSE OFFERS UNDER FLOOR HEATING AND DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS

FABULOUS VIEWS OVER SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE

LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED ACCOMMODATION WITH 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 3 ENSUITES AND FURTHER FAMILY BATHROOM

2 SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY COTTAGES PROVIDING EXCELLENT INCOME (1X3 BEDS, 1X2 BEDS)

PRIVATE AND QUIET LOCATION












Property Features


HANDSOME PERIOD GENTLEMAN'S RESIDENCE

MATURE GARDENS AND GROUNDS EXTENDING TO APPROX.. 12 ACRES

MAIN HOUSE OFFERS UNDER FLOOR HEATING AND DOUBLE GLAZED WINDOWS

FABULOUS VIEWS OVER SURROUNDING COUNTRYSIDE

LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED ACCOMMODATION WITH 5 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, 3 ENSUITES AND FURTHER FAMILY BATHROOM

2 SUCCESSFUL HOLIDAY COTTAGES PROVIDING EXCELLENT INCOME (1X3 BEDS, 1X2 BEDS)

PRIVATE AND QUIET LOCATION





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