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5 Bed Detached House  For Sale  The Barton Martinhoe  Parracombe  Barnstaple  Devon  EX31  - £850,000

For Sale
TENURE: NA
A fabulous opportunity to acquire this substantial, handsome period home, nestled in this peaceful valley setting within the Exmoor Parish of Martinhoe and just a short walk to Heddon's Mouth and the southwest coastal path. With superb stream bordered mature gardens, 2 adjoining level paddocks, tall covered car port suitable for 4 vehicles or to house a motorhome etc. There are 2 stables and 2 further timber garages which could be reverted back to looseboxes. Approached via double wooden gates over a bricked paved driveway with a triple garage and a pretty wooden bridge giving access over the stream to further parking and turning area with pathways leading onto the mature gardens and grounds.

This fine property was built in the late 1800's and extended in the early 1900's with a 2 storey extension, comprising a generous sitting/games room with master bedroom suite above with roof terrace overlooking the gardens. Internally the accommodation is generously proportioned with an abundance of charm and character throughout and has been extremely well maintained by the current vendors who have been in occupation for 18 years.

For those buyers seeking a home in a peaceful location, amidst breath taking countryside and coastline then this property is certainly worthy of an inspection to recognise and appreciate the full potential this property has to offer.

The accommodation briefly comprises: entrance lobby/vestibule with single glazed leaded windows and door with tiled floor and pine clad ceiling, door to cloakroom with two piece white suite comprising of a high level w.c., and corner wash hand basin, fully tiled floor and walls, inner door leading through to dining hall, a most impressive room with high ceilings, plate shelf, feature fireplace with ornate carved timber surround, tiled insert housing a multi fuel room heater, beamed ceiling, stairs to first floor and double doors opening through to the sitting room/games room, this triple aspect room enjoys views over the rear garden and a further feature fireplace with log-effect open LPG fire with timber surround and brickwork above, beamed ceiling and slate tiled hearth, two window seats to the rear and double doors open through to the drawing room again with a most impressive ornate carved feature fireplace housing a log effect open LPG fire, beamed ceiling, plate shelf, window with seating area overlooking the gardens and grounds, further door leading to outside and a door giving access to the morning room with dual aspect windows allowing light to flood through and taking advantage of the views over the gardens and grounds, plate shelf and beamed ceiling, feature fireplace with tiled insert and open coal effect living flame LPG fire, serving hatch to kitchen. Returning to the dining hall there is a door leading to a small lobby area with useful under stairs cupboard with light and the kitchen/breakfast room which offers a lovely farmhouse feel with cream fronted shaker style wall and base units, working surfaces with inset sink, open corner display cupboard, recess housing a dual fuel 6 burner and warming plate range cooker, integrated appliances including fridge, freezer and dishwasher, under cupboard lighting, wine rack, window enjoying views over the garden, pulley clothes airer, tiled floor. The kitchen opens through to a lobby/office area currently used for further appliance space, with built in shelved cupboard and leading through to the large utility room with a range of built in cupboards, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer with working surfaces over, skylight and window overlooking the garden, floor to ceiling fitted cupboards, single drainer sink unit, pvcu stable door leading to outside. The utility also gives access to the boiler room where there is the Ferroli oil fired boiler and water treatment filtration system.

Stairs lead to split landing with family bathroom with a 5-piece white suite comprising corner bath, w.c., bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower cubicle with Mira shower, fully tiled walls. Main galleried landing with window enjoying views over the front elevation. The master bedroom suite is accessed through the dressing area which has built in wardrobes with hanging rail and shelving, an airing cupboard with shelving and twin immersion heaters, door through to the ensuite bathroom with 4-piece white suite comprising of bath with mixer shower attachment over, bidet, w.c., and wash basin, large fitted mirror and fully tiled walls. The master bedroom has triple aspect windows with one set opening out to the roof terrace enjoying a superb outlook over the surrounding gardens and grounds and fitted wardrobes. There are three further generous double bedrooms all having the benefit of wash basins and enjoying lovely outlooks over the garden and grounds and finally is the fifth bedroom, currently used as a study, but again enjoying lovely views over the garden.

The property is approached via double wooden gates leading to a brick paved driveway with the triple garage, all with double opening wooden doors, power and light connected and window enjoying views. From the driveway a pretty wooden bridge leads to a further brick paved driveway and turning area providing further parking. The pathway leads around the bottom of the garden which is stream bordered. The gardens are quite stunning and undoubtedly a most attractive feature to this home and with various seating areas enjoying peaceful settings. There is a timber decked patio with rope balustrade, bordering and overlooking the River Heddon. The pathway continues along leading to the 4 vehicle carport which is tall enough to allow a large motorhome to be parked. There are 3 timber store sheds. Continuing along a five bar gate leads to an enclosed turning out yard with stabling which comprises 2 stables (15' x 10'), one with power. 2 further garages, formerly looseboxes (both approx. 11'7" x 10'4). There are 2 small enclosed paddocks which offer good level pasture and a further enclosed area which was previously a productive vegetable plot but would be ideal for housing chickens with run. The main gardens to the property enjoy a lovely south and westerly aspect and are completely private. Being laid to lawn, formerly used as a family croquet lawn, with a variety of flowering shrubs and plants and specimen trees to include, rhododendrons, magnolia, Chilean Lantern tree, monkey puzzle tree and an abundance of further flowering shrubs and plants. There is an enclosed soft fruit cage, summerhouse, useful garden store with power and light and with cable providing power to a greenhouse. There are several outside taps. The gardens and grounds enjoy a sheltered position and there is a variety of flora and fauna.

LOCATION
The Barton represents the quintessential Exmoor retreat, within the National Park and surrounding the property is some of North Devon's most spectacular countryside and coastline. Wildlife abounds and Exmoor Red Deer can be found throughout the area. A short circular walk takes you to Heddon's Mouth, a pretty cove with an old Lime Kiln. Also the popular local pub The Hunters Inn, is close at hand. The vast expanse of the Exmoor National Park, with its high open moorland, is literally on the doorstep and is loved by walkers, horse riders and those with a passion for the great outdoors. The spectacular coastline where Exmoor meets the sea is close at hand and the coast road is a particularly scenic route.

Barnstaple, which lies approximately 17 miles to the south west, is the regional centre for North Devon and is a bustling market town. The centre offers an excellent range of facilities with the usual high street multiples and a number of local traders. The restored Pannier Market is in regular use and is adjacent to the town's famous Butchers Row. There are excellent leisure and tennis facilities as well as a thriving theatre and cinema.

The glorious North Devon coast is readily accessible and not only includes the high, rugged Exmoor Cliffs but with the resort towns of Combe Martin and Ilfracombe an easy drive westwards. Beyond, are the glorious sandy surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde Bay and Saunton. For golfers there are a number of clubs, but most notable is Saunton with its two Championship Links courses.

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE

DINING HALL 20'1" x 14'3" (6.12m x 4.34m).

SITTING ROOM/GAMES ROOM 29'6" x 18'3" (9m x 5.56m).

DRAWING ROOM 23'5" x 14'3" (7.14m x 4.34m).

MORNING ROOM 14'3" x 12' (4.34m x 3.66m).

KITCHEN 14'3" x 12' (4.34m x 3.66m).

STORE ROOM 9'9" x 7'10" (2.97m x 2.39m).

UTILITY ROOM

FIRST FLOOR

HALF LANDING

BATHROOM 11'2" X 9'2" (3.4m X 2.8m).

GALLERIED LANDING

MASTER BEDROOM 1 18'8" max x 16'2" (5.7m max x 4.93m).

ENSUITE 12'4" x 6'1" (3.76m x 1.85m).

BEDROOM 2 15'2" max x 16' (4.62m max x 4.88m).

BEDROOM 3 14'4" x 12' (4.37m x 3.66m).

BEDROOM 4 14'3" x 12'3" (4.34m x 3.73m).

BEDROOM 5 9'4" x 7'6" (2.84m x 2.29m).

OUTSIDE

TRIPLE GARAGE 30' x 19'6" (9.14m x 5.94m).

2 LOOSE BOXES

2 GARAGES (Previously loose boxes).

COVERED 4 VEHICLE CAR PORT

COUNCIL TAX BAND G - NDDC.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent.

SERVICES Mains electricity, private drainage, private water, LPG to fires and cooker, oil central heating.


From Barnstaple take the A39 north passing the North Devon District Hospital on the right, following the road past Shirwell and Arlington. At Kentisbury Ford bear left onto the B3229. Follow the road straight and at the junction ( Easter Cross ) turn right onto the A399 . Follow the road and take the left hand turn signposted Trentishoe and Hunters Inn. Keep on this road following the signs to The Hunters Inn ( approx. 4 miles ) Drop down the hill, over the small bridge gong straight past The Hunters Inn, The Barton is the first house on the right hand side with a Fine and Country for sale board displayed. Read less




Property Features


A FINE DETACHED PERIOD HOME

4 RECEPTION ROOMS WITH FAMILY KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM

5 BEDROOMS (MASTER ENSUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM)

STUNNING GARDENS AND GROUNDS AMOUNTING TO APPROXIMATELY 2.25 ACRES

OUTBUILDINGS TO INCLUDE TRIPLE GARAGE, 2 STABLES AND 2 FURTHER TIMBER GARAGES (FORMER LOOSEBOXES), T

NESTLED IN THIS PRETTY VALLEY WITHIN EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK

MAJORITY PVCU DOUBLE GLAZING

OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING











Property Features


A FINE DETACHED PERIOD HOME

4 RECEPTION ROOMS WITH FAMILY KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM

5 BEDROOMS (MASTER ENSUITE WITH DRESSING ROOM)

STUNNING GARDENS AND GROUNDS AMOUNTING TO APPROXIMATELY 2.25 ACRES

OUTBUILDINGS TO INCLUDE TRIPLE GARAGE, 2 STABLES AND 2 FURTHER TIMBER GARAGES (FORMER LOOSEBOXES), T

NESTLED IN THIS PRETTY VALLEY WITHIN EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK

MAJORITY PVCU DOUBLE GLAZING

OIL FIRED CENTRAL HEATING




These are for general guidance only. You are responsible to confirm accuracy by inspection.