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Stoke Rivers, Near Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LF

Guide Price Of £795,000

A south facing, detached period farmhouse with a range of stone barns, located near to Exmoor National Park

Location

The property is situated within its own grounds, in rural surroundings, on the fringes of Exmoor National Park, which is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running through deep wooded combes to the spectacular North Devon coastline. There is also an excellent range of country pursuits available close by, including hunting, shooting, fishing and walking. The stunning and world renowned sandy surfing beaches at Saunton and Croyde are around a half an hour's drive from the property. The neighbouring village of Bratton Fleming offers a range of local amenities, whilst the market town of South Molton is around 10 miles away, and offers a wider range of amenities including primary and secondary schools, banks, supermarkets, doctor's, dentist's and a pannier market. The regional centre of Barnstaple offers an extensive range of amenities, and is around 7.5 miles away.

Communications

The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road. The nearest train station is located at the Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter and from there, or Tiverton Parkway (around a 50 minute drive from the property), there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington & Waterloo) in just over 2 hours.

Mileages

Bratton Fleming - 3 miles
Barnstaple - 7.5 miles
Exmoor National Park - 5 miles
South Molton - 10 miles

The Property

An opportunity to acquire a south facing, detached period farmhouse, being Grade II Listed of architectural and historical importance. The property has a date stone of 1663, but sections of the property are thought to be much older. There are a wealth of character features including beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and inglenook fireplaces. The accommodation on offer is spacious, with three reception rooms and four first floor bedrooms. There is also the potential to create an annexe on the ground floor at the rear of the property, subject to any necessary planning permissions. On the eastern side of the farmhouse is a range of stone barns which offer huge potential for a variety of uses, including annexe, holiday cottage business or stabling, again, subject to any necessary planning permissions. The property has delightful gardens, with a walled garden to the front of the farmhouse, which opens onto two stream fed ponds with further gardens to the rear including a vegetable garden with a fruit cage. In total, the property benefits from around 14 acres.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises:

Front door leads to

Reception Hall Tiled floor.

Sitting Room Open fireplace with stone surround and timber mantel over. Beamed ceiling. Window to front elevation overlooking the garden and surrounding countryside.

Dining Hall Two windows to front elevation overlooking the garden. Inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Beamed ceiling. Stairs rise to first floor landing.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room A superb family orientated room with a beamed ceiling, slate flagstone floor and three windows to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into wooden work surfaces with an integrated dishwasher. Inglenook fireplace with a bread oven. Two oven Aga with an electric module. Secondary staircase rises to first floor.

Rear Lobby Access to rear garden. Pantry cupboard. Old stone shelves. Space for fridge and freezer.

Cloakroom Comprising of low level WC with concealed cistern and wash hand basin.

Wet Room Comprising of pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and a shower. Extensive tiling.

Utility A range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Floor mounted oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Space for washing machine.

Study Tiled floor. Window to rear elevation.

Store Room Tiled floor. Space for fridge and freezer.

Agent's Note: It is thought that the rear lobby, cloakroom, wet room, utility room, study and store have the potential to be converted into an annexe, if required and subject to any necessary planning permissions.

First Floor Landing Window to rear elevation. Airing cupboard. Hatch access to loft space.

Bedroom 1 Window to front elevation enjoying views over the surrounding countryside. Exposed beams. Built in wardrobes.

Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, bath and a pedestal wash hand basin. Hatch access to loft space.
Bathroom (En-Suite to Bedroom 2) This bathroom can be used as a second family bathroom, or an en-suite for bedroom 2. Comprising of low level WC, bath and a pedestal wash hand basin.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation enjoying countryside views. Vanity wash hand basin.

Bedroom 3 Window to front elevation. Exposed beams. Vanity wash hand basin. Built in wardrobes.

Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation. Plaster frieze of mason mark believed to date back from 1686. Vanity wash hand basin.

Outside The property is approached via a lane, which gives access to the property and a turning circle in front of the

Double Garage (19'9 x 17'7) Two metal up and over doors, power and light connected. Attached is a stable.

The Grounds To the front of the house is a beautiful walled garden with various flowerbeds and borders intersected by stone pathways. There is also a raised terrace to enjoy views over the garden and surrounding countryside. From the walled garden, it opens up onto two stream fed ponds, which in turn, give access to the pasture. On the far eastern boundary is the ruins of an old stone barn.

To the right hand side of the farmhouse is a range of stone barns, which offer extensive potential, subject to any necessary planning permissions. There is a former threshing barn, which is mainly two storeys and divided into various sections, but overall, measures 67'0 x 20'5 with single storey additions.

Situated in the courtyard in front of the threshing barn is what was thought to be a Roman coffin, which is now the source of a spring for the two ponds at the front of the farmhouse. The Roman coffin is listed with the British museum.

In front of the threshing barn is an additional detached stone barn, which again, is divided into various sections, but overall, measures 32'7 x 25'5. To the rear of the farmhouse are further areas of lawned gardens, with a vegetable plot and a fruit cage. It is also thought that a separate access could be granted to the barns, if required, and again, subject to the necessary permissions.

The property stands nicely within its own grounds, and in total, has around 14 acres.

Property Information

Services

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

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.

Viewing

By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff, North Devon 01271 325153.

For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.

Directions

From Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, take the A361 towards Barnstaple. After approximately 24 miles, at the roundabout, turn right onto the A399 towards Ilfracombe. After passing Brayford, continue for approximately 1 mile and then take the turning on the left hand side signposted towards Stoke Rivers. Turn immediately right and continue for approximately 0.7 of a mile along this country lane, and the driveway will be situated on the left hand side. Proceed down the driveway, passing the Dulverton West Fox Hound Kennels on your right hand side and continue until you eventually reach the property, found at the very end of driveway.

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