Offers over £399,950
A beautiful converted chapel offering substantial light and airy family accommodation, with the added benefit of a renewable heating system providing an income until July 2021. Location The property is situated in a quiet, rural position, within the hamlet of Northleigh, which is located just north of the thriving village of Goodleigh. Goodleigh itself boasts a hugely popular village pub, a primary school and a village hall. The Old Chapel is positioned in a most convenient location, within easy access of the fantastic range of amenities found at the regional centre of Barnstaple, the stunning sandy beaches and dramatic North Devon coastline, as well as Exmoor National Park to the north. There are a number of world renowned and award winning popular beaches close by; the closest being around 11 miles away at Saunton, which also boasts an adjoining championship golf course, whilst a little further afield are the beaches of Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Exmoor National Park is around 7 miles away, which offers excellent opportunities for hunting, shooting, fishing and walking upon the miles of undulating moors and pastureland, bisected by streams and rivers, running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to the spectacular coastline below. The regional centre of Barnstaple is easily reachable by car, being just 3 miles away, and offers all the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. 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 train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, 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 under an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Barnstaple - 3 miles Saunton Beach - 11 miles Exmoor National Park - 7 miles Tiverton Parkway - 37 miles The Property This is an opportunity to acquire a charming chapel conversion in this highly sought after, yet quiet and convenient location. The chapel is thought to date back to 1829, having been built by the Congregationalist Church (which later became the United Reformed Church), and was converted by its current owners in 2012. The property offers spacious and versatile accommodation, with a wealth of ample natural light and character features including exposed A frames, arched windows and a wood burning stove whilst cleverly blending these with modern comforts, including underfloor heating. At present, there are five bedrooms (one being en-suite) with the living accommodation arranged on the first floor; designed to maximise the natural light. It is understood that bedrooms four and five could be altered to form one big room, creating a larger bedroom or an additional reception room, if required, with the original chapel doors to the side elevation still in situ. There is off road parking for two vehicles, as well as an enclosed garden. This beautiful property could suit a variety of uses, including as a main family home, or equally as a ''lock up and leave' holiday home or investment. Only with a full internal inspection can you appreciate the quality of this delightful conversion, and the agents recommend a full early inspection. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: Front door leads to Entrance Hall Area Stairs with skirting board lighting lead down to the ground floor. Steps lead to Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room A fabulous triple aspect room enjoying a wealth of natural light. Vaulted ceiling with exposed A frames and beams. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Glass balustrading overlooking the lower floor. Off of the entrance hall area, a door gives access to Cloakroom This room is currently utilised for storage, but the plumbing is in place for a low level WC and a wash hand basin, if required. Steps then lead to the kitchen / breakfast room; there is shelving and a small study area. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A fantastic triple aspect room, with a wealth of natural light; this family orientated room boasts a range of matching wall and base units, with single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with vibrant splash backs. Integrated double oven with four ring induction hob and extractor over and integrated dishwasher. Space for fridge freezer. Oak flooring. Vaulted ceiling with spotlights. Ground Floor Landing Two double height arched windows to the side elevation, open to the ceiling of the first floor sitting area and the exposed beams. Oak flooring. Built in shelving. Laundry Room Space for washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Further storage. Family Bathroom Comprising low level WC, vanity wash hand basin, bath and a shower cubicle. Extensive tiling. Chrome heated towel rail. Window to front elevation. Bedroom 1 A triple aspect room with part vaulted ceiling. Oak flooring. En-Suite Wet Room Comprising low level WC and vanity wash hand basin. Walk in shower with oversized shower head. Extensive tiling. Chrome heated towel rail. Window to side elevation. Bedroom 2 Window to the front elevation. Oak flooring. Bedroom 3 Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Oak flooring Bedroom 4 A dual aspect room. Built in storage. Oak flooring. Bedroom 5 Window to the side elevation. Oak flooring. Outside The property is approached through a pair of wooden gates, leading to an area of off road parking for two vehicles. Situated to the right hand side of the parking area is a useful wood and bin store. Adjoining the parking area, there is an attractive dry stone wall, in which there is an opening leading to the garden area. The garden is mainly laid to lawn, with a range of flowerbeds and borders, and bordered by Devon banks and mature hedgerows. There are two raised beds. In front of the property there is a sunken section of garden, which is ideal for al-fresco dining. Boiler Room Housing the log fired boiler, which provides domestic hot water and central heating, and the hot water cylinder. Agent's Note: It is understood from the current vendor that the property benefits from planning permission for a porch, which has never been constructed. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (treatment plant). Log fired underfloor central heating system which also benefits from the RHI subsidy until July 2021 with an income of circ £498 a quarter. 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 town centre, with our office on your left hand side, proceed around the corner into Bear Street, and continue to the traffic lights. Continue straight across at the crossroads, following the signpost towards Goodleigh and Bratton Fleming. Stay on this road leaving Barnstaple, and after a short distance, turn right signposted towards Goodleigh. Proceed along this road passing through the village of Goodleigh, after passing the pub on your right hand side turn left signposted towards Northleigh and Chelfham. Continue up this country lane for about 0.2 of a mile, where the property will be situated on the left hand side, with For Sale board clearly displayed.
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