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DELIGHTFUL PICTURE PERFECT CHOCOLATE BOX COTTAGE IN ENCHANTING GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF 2.5 ACRES, WITH HOLIDAY COTTAGE OFFERING INCOME POTENTIAL Location Situated on the western side of the picturesque Taw Valley in a small hamlet, is this stunning character home. The property is conveniently positioned in a rural environment, yet is within easy access of an excellent range of amenities in Barnstaple's town centre, the Exmoor National Park and some of the finest sandy beaches in the area at Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough, and Woolacombe. Exmoor National Park is around 13.5 miles away, with excellent opportunities for hunting, shooting fishing and walking upon the miles of undulating moorland and pasture, bisected by streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes and valleys. The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 5 miles distant, which houses the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. There is primary and secondary schooling available at Barnstaple and a renowned private school located at West Buckland, about 12 miles away. Communications The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest mainline train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, where there are regular rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is just under an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Barnstaple - 5 miles Saunton Beach - 13 miles Exmoor National Park - 13.5 miles The Property Wick House is a substantial period home which is Listed Grade II* of architectural and historical importance. It is thought that the property has 15th century origins, being remodelled and extended during the 17th century and throughout this, has retained a wealth of stunning character features including slate flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces, decorative carvings, exposed beams, lintels and uprights and latched doors. The property offers vast potential for a variety of uses, including dual family occupation, a home with an income or as a large family home. Boasting 3 reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen / breakfast room, 4 first floor bedrooms; there is also useful 2 bedroom annexe / holiday cottage. The delightful gardens and grounds are a particular feature of the property, and amount to about 2.5 acres in total. There is an excellent mixture of formal gardens with various seating areas and water features, a paddock and a wooded copse. There are a range of outbuildings, offering potential for a variety of uses. This substantial period home could suit a wide range of prospective purchasers, offering flexible accommodation, delightful gardens and grounds and excellent outbuildings. The property comes to the open market with no ongoing chain, must be viewed to be fully appreciated. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: Double doors lead to Entrance Porch Overlooking the front garden and countryside beyond. Front door leads to Entrance Hall Exposed panelling, lintels and doorframes. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Sitting Room A dual aspect room with window seats, slate flagstone flooring, inglenook fireplace with stone hearth, exposed lintel and bread oven. There are also the remains of an ancient window to the rear elevation. Dining Room Two windows to the front elevation overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Woodburning stove in an inglenook fireplace, with exposed lintels and slate hearth. Exposed beams and panelling. Opens to a bar area which is accessed via the Study. Family Room Window to front elevation with a window seat. Beamed ceiling with exposed upright. Woodburning stove set on a slate hearth, with one exposed lintel and one decorative lintel. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A superb family orientated room with window to side elevation. Esse oil fired range set into chimney recess with exposed brickwork. Range of handmade base units with integrated appliances including a dishwasher and fridge. Sink set into tiled work surfaces. Space for cooker. Floor mounted oil fired boiler. Pantry cupboard. Door leads to second staircase which rises to first floor and bedroom 2. Boot Room Butler sink, base unit. Space for cloaks. Access to the rear courtyard and window to rear elevation. Study Window to side elevation. Exposed beam and uprights. Tiled floor. Under stairs storage cupboard. Interconnecting door to the cottage. Utility Room Window to side elevation. Sink set into roll top work surfaces with base unit under. Space for fridge freezer and washing machine. Shower Room Comprises low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a double shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. First Floor Landing Windows to rear elevation. Exposed sections of A-Frame. Interconnecting door to the cottage. Bathroom Comprises low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a bath with shower attachment over. Window to side elevation. Bedroom 1 A fabulous room with part vaulted ceiling with exposed sections of A-Frame and a window to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. Ornate fireplace with exposed stonework and lintel. Built in wardrobes and a vanity wash hand basin. Bedroom 3 Window to the front elevation enjoying far reaching countryside views. Exposed sections of A-Frame. Walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation enjoying countryside views. Walk in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 A stunning room with window to front elevation enjoying far reaching countryside views. Part vaulted ceiling with exposed section of A-Frame and floorboards. Access to the second staircase which leads down to the kitchen / breakfast room. Annexe / Holiday Cottage - ''Little Wick' A stable door from the rear elevation gives access to Open Plan Sitting Room / Dining Room / Kitchen A dual aspect room overlooking the rear garden. Tiled floor. Beamed ceiling. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Kitchen Area Comprises range of base units with a stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into tiled work surfaces. Space for cooker, washing machine and fridge. First Floor Landing Connects to the landing of the main house. Hatch access to loft space. Bathroom Comprises low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath with shower over. Window to the rear elevation overlooking the garden. Bedroom 1 Part vaulted ceilings with exposed sections of A-Frame. Window to rear elevation overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Bedroom 2 Window to side elevation with a window seat. Outside The property is accessed through a five bar gate and over a driveway leading to an area of ample off road parking terminating in front of the double garage. The gardens to the front of the property are most attractive, being mainly laid to lawn with a variety of well stocked flowerbeds and borders, as well as a greenhouse. To the rear of the garage is a stone outbuilding which is currently used as a woodstore / implement shed. To the rear of the main house is a secluded brick paved courtyard, ideal for al fresco dining. There is a potting shed and access to the holiday cottage / annexe. Little Wick benefits from its own area of garden, which then opens onto further areas of lawn with a soft fruit bed, a chicken run and hen house. From this section of garden, a pathway leads to a fence enclosed paddock; adjoining the paddock is a very useful outbuilding which is currently utilised as a tractor shed, two loose boxes, additional garaging, workshop and a studio used for pottery. Opposite this building is a barn which has been restored for al-fresco dining, with adjoining patio and arbour with a vine. There are additional areas of garden to the side of the property, offering privacy and seclusion and which include a gravelled terrace suitable for al fresco dining. A small copse is planted with broadleaf trees and there is an attractive topiary garden with a pond and water feature. A separate field gate gives access to the outbuildings and the paddock, which is ideal for a horse box or moving animals to and from the paddock. In all, the gardens and grounds extend to just over 2.5 acres. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. LPG for the cooker. Private drainage (septic tank). Agent's Note: 1) It is understood that the property was re-thatched in 2005, re-ridged in 2015, and in 2018 has been raked, patched and netted. 2) The property is attached in one corner to a neighbouring property. 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, North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions From Barnstaple, proceed towards Exeter and Crediton on the A377, passing through the village of Bishops Tawton. After passing over the River Taw at New Bridge, ignore the two turnings on the right signposted towards Tawstock and Newton Tracey and continue along the A377. Take the next right hand turning and proceed up the hill to a minor cross road and turn left. Proceed for a short distance, and the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side.
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