Guide price £1,050,000
An immaculately presented character residence set in a private, rural position with no near neighbours, offering stylish, high quality accommodation Location The property stands in a delightful, rural location, set deep in the rolling North Devon countryside, just to the south of the Taw Valley; yet within easy reach of Barnstaple, the regional centre for North Devon, which offers a wide range of shopping facilities together with retail parks, entertainments, schools and further education establishment. The market town of Great Torrington also provides shopping facilities and schooling, whilst located at the nearby village of Umberleigh, there is a local pub, village school, as well as a railway station offering regular rail services to Barnstaple and Exeter with connecting services beyond. The delightful countryside surrounding the property is typical of the area, and offers miles of walks, riding and cycling. The Rivers Taw and Torridge provide excellent opportunities for fishing, and the superb North Devon coastline offers a variety of recreational facilities including surfing at the renowned beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton; rocky coves and bays in locations such as Lee Bay and Clovelly and boating and sailing on the Taw and Torridge estuaries at Appledore and Instow. Exmoor National Park is to the north, and renowned for its undulating moorland and pasture with streams and rivers running through deep wooded combes and valleys to the spectacular North Devon coastline. Communication 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 train station is located at Chapelton (on demand rail service, 2.3 miles away) or Umberleigh (4 miles), which connects to Exeter where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is just over an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Umberleigh - 4 miles Barnstaple - 8.5 miles Instow - 9.5 miles Saunton - 15 miles Exmoor National Park - 17 miles Description Cleave Farm is a beautifully presented detached character residence, with no near neighbours, standing in its own south facing landscaped gardens and grounds of around 4.4 acres. The property is happily situated in a rural, yet not isolated position, surrounded by farmland and rolling countryside typical of the area. The accommodation on offer has been extensively modernised by the current owners to now provide light, airy and stylish accommodation. There are three generous reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen / breakfast room, as well as five bedrooms and three bath / shower rooms (two en-suite). There is a wealth of charming character features throughout, including inglenook fireplaces, slate flooring, exposed beams and lintels. The property further boasts a detached studio annexe, which has potential to be extended into the three bay open fronted barn adjacent, subject to any necessary planning permissions. The property stands beautifully in the exquisite landscaped gardens which surround the property, with various sheltered seating areas, as well as a pond. The grounds are an excellent mixture of formal gardens and pasture, along with a wooded section and stream. Only with a viewing can you fully appreciate the high calibre of this truly stunning residence. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: Front door leads to Entrance Hall Slate flooring. Beamed ceiling. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Cloakroom Comprising of low level WC and vanity wash hand basin. Slate flooring. Tongue and groove panelling. Obscure window to rear elevation. Exposed lintel. Storage cupboard. Sitting Room A dual aspect room with views over the garden. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Beamed ceiling. Drawing Room A stunning room with window to the front elevation with a window seat enjoying views out across the gardens and grounds. Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove on a stone hearth with exposed lintel and beamed ceiling. Dining Room Window to front elevation with door giving access. Secondary stairs rise to the first floor landing. Under stairs storage cupboard. Ornate fireplace with exposed brickwork. Lobby Slate flooring. Access to pantry, utility and kitchen / breakfast room. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A family orientated dual aspect room with French doors leading out onto the terrace and enjoying views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Comprising of a range of wall and matching base units with Redfyre range with four ring electric hob, sink set into work surfaces, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Slate flooring. Exposed stonework. Pantry Window to side elevation. Range of wall units and original slate shelving. Utility Room Windows overlooking the garden. A door gives access to the side elevation and forecourt. Slate flooring. Built in storage. Butler sink. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. First Floor Landing Exposed beam. Window to rear elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Walk in airing cupboard. Bedroom 1 A light and airy dual aspect room with views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Built in storage cupboard. En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a double walk in shower cubicle. Tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Window to rear elevation. Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a bath with oversized shower. Window to rear elevation. Tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation enjoying views over the gardens. Exposed beam, lintel and upright. Bedroom 3 Window to front elevation overlooking the gardens with a window seat and exposed lintel. Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation enjoying views over the gardens and surrounding countryside with a window seat. En-Suite Comprising of pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and a double shower cubicle. Tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Window to side elevation. Bedroom 5 Window to front elevation with a window seat and exposed lintel. Studio Annexe Front door gives access to Entrance Hall Slate flooring. Sitting Room / Bedroom A dual aspect room with exposed stonework, built in storage and a fold down double bed. Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath with shower over. Slate flooring. Airing cupboard. Hatch access to loft space. Kitchen A dual aspect room with access to a patio garden. Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with sink set into roll top work surfaces. Integrated cooker with four ring electric hob and extractor over. Space for washing machine and fridge. Outside On the northern side of the house there is a Workshop 15'0 x 8'0 Stone built with a tiled roof. Power and light connected. The property is approached over a driveway which is approximately 1/4 of a mile long, leading down to a forecourt providing ample off road parking and turning space. There are a useful range of former farm buildings of stone and brick construction, under slate and tiled roofs. A section has been converted into the studio annexe, and adjoining is a three bay open fronted garage / implement store (24'2 x 17'8) with loft storage over and power connected. To the north of the forecourt, lawns and a flight of steps lead up to a beautifully enclosed paddock with timber built field shelter and feed store with power connected. The Gardens and Grounds The gardens and grounds are one of the most outstanding features of the property; surrounding the house and adjoining the rolling North Devon countryside. Different parts of the garden enjoy open views and sheltered seating areas. The gardens include various shaped lawns, together with flowerbeds stocked with a variety of ornamental shrubs, flowering plants, specimen trees and mature trees. To the front of the house, there are the remains of a former stone outbuilding, which now comprises a delightful sheltered split level terrace, ideal for barbecues and al fresco dining. Beyond this area of garden, there are further areas of lawns, with steps leading down to an ornamental fish pond with waterfall feature and a creeper clad arbour from the front lawn, giving access to another fully enclosed paddock. Beyond this paddock and the front garden, there is an area of woodland, which features a stream and woodland walks, with an abundance of wildlife, which can be viewed from a purpose built hide. To the rear of the house is a further terrace, which leads up to an orchard with fruit trees including apple, cherry, plum and pear and a recently constructed lavender garden. There is a private well within the grounds of the property; the whole, amounting to approximately 4 acres. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Private well not connected to the house. Local Authority Torridge District Council - 01237 428700. Agent's Note: It is understood that there is a seldom used public footpath that leads down the driveway and across the paddock on the far eastern side of the property. 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 Barnstaple, take the A377 signposted towards Exeter and Crediton. Pass through the village of Bishops Tawton and from the garage, continue for about 2.7 miles; then take the right hand turning signposted towards Yarnscombe. Continue along this country lane for 0.9 of a mile, and then turn right at Langleigh Cross, signposted towards Yarnscombe. Proceed along this country lane for approximately 1.3 miles, until reaching Rooks Cross, and then turn left. Proceed up the hill for about 0.1 of a mile, where the entrance to Cleave Farm will be situated on the left hand side.
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