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Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Offers in excess of £795,000


5 Beds 3 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: BAN190033


  • Highly versatile detached residence
  • Tranquil, yet convenient location
  • Beautifully presented accommodation, having been sympathetically renovated
  • Suitable for a variety of uses including multi-generational occupation or home / income
  • Currently arranged as a three bedroom main residence with two one bedroom annexe / cottages
  • Six bedrooms in total
  • Set in beautiful south facing gardens of 0.84 of an acre with a stream border on one side


A versatile detached residence in a highly convenient location, benefiting from two cottages, one of which provides a lucrative income Location The property is beautifully positioned in a tranquil, rural location within a small cluster of properties, enjoying a delightful outlook over the surrounding woodland. The property is located around 4.5 miles away from Barnstaple, 6.5 miles from Exmoor National Park and 12.5 miles from the stunning North Devon coastline at Saunton beach, as well as the championship golf course. Exmoor National Park is renowned for its undulating moorland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to the spectacular coastline, and offers an array of country pursuits including shooting, fishing and walking. The regional centre of Barnstaple is situated to the south of the property, and offers 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 - 4.5 miles Exmoor National Park - 6.5 miles Saunton - 12.5 miles The Property Having been the subject of high quality and extensive, yet sympathetic renovation by the current vendors, Hakeford now offers beautifully presented and highly versatile accommodation in a superb location. This delightful property could easily suit a variety of uses including multi-generational family occupation or a home with an income. At present, Hakeford comprises a main residence offering three bedrooms, with a superb open plan family room / kitchen breakfast room overlooking the garden. There is a single storey one bedroom holiday cottage / annexe, which is currently let, providing a very lucrative income of £15,000 gross (for the last financial year). There is also the added advantage of a further one bedroom single storey annexe, which interconnects with the main residence, and could suit a dependent relative, or overflow accommodation if required. A particular feature of this stunning detached residence are the private, stream bordered sunny gardens, which enjoy a southerly aspect. The property is set in 0.84 of an acre, and benefits from a detached studio. Further outbuildings provide garaging and a workshop. The quality and versatility of this charming property and its grounds can only be appreciated with a full internal inspection, and therefore the agents have no hesitation in recommending a viewing. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: An oak porch leads to the front door and Entrance Vestibule Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Built in storage cupboard. Open to Dining Hall Window to side elevation. Beamed ceiling. Inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove on a stone hearth with exposed lintel. Open to Open Plan ''Live-In' Kitchen A stunning, dual aspect room with bi-folding doors opening out onto the garden and adjacent patio. Box bay window to the front elevation, with a window seat. Roof lantern providing additional light. Oak flooring. Throughout this delightful room there are views over the garden. Kitchen Area Comprising an excellent range of oak fronted matching wall and base units with Belfast sink set into slate work surfaces. A superb range of integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge drawers, microwave oven, oven, plate warming drawer, freezer and an induction hob. Raised circular oak breakfast bar. Pantry cupboard. Cupboard housing pressurized hot water cylinder. Seating Area Inglenook style fireplace with wood burning stove on a slate hearth, with exposed lintel and stonework. Sitting Room A dual aspect room overlooking the garden, with French doors leading out onto the garden. Inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove on a stone hearth with exposed lintel. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and a vanity wash hand basin. Oak flooring. Window to side elevation. Chrome heated towel rail. Utility Comprising a range of matching drawers, with sink unit set into oak work surfaces, with space for a fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Tiled floor. Access to the side elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Interconnecting door to the annexe. First Floor Landing Windows overlooking the garden. Hatch access to loft space. Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room enjoying views over the gardens and the surrounding wooded valley. Built in wardrobes. Family Bathroom Comprising vanity wash hand basin, roll top claw footed bath, low level WC and a double shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 Window to the side elevation. Bedroom 3 Window to the side elevation. Built in wardrobes. Annexe (Interconnects with the main house) From the rear elevation, French doors lead to Sitting Room A dual aspect room overlooking the garden. Opens to Kitchen A charming and rustic bespoke quality kitchen, comprising free standing units and open shelving. There is a mixture of stone and wooden work surfaces, with a double stone basin. Range of integrated appliances including oven, four-ring induction hob, two drawer dishwasher and space for fridge freezer. Plywood flooring. Window to side elevation. Shower Room Comprising a bespoke stone basin set on an oak shelf, with low level WC and walk in double shower with rainwater shower. Extensive tiling. Heated towel rail. Underfloor heating. Bedroom Window to the side elevation. Interconnecting door to the main house. Hakeford Lodge Hakeford Lodge is currently operated as a self-catering cottage, providing a very lucrative income of £15,000 gross for the last financial year - details are available from the selling agents upon request. Accessed via its own driveway and parking area, with Cotswolds stone pebbles, French doors lead into the Open Plan Sitting Room / Kitchen / Dining Room A dual aspect room overlooking its own garden, with French doors leading out onto a patio. Kitchen / Dining Room A bespoke kitchen, designed with a range of matching wall and base units, with Franke sink set into slate work surfaces. Range of integrated appliances including an induction hob, Neff oven and microwave oven, dishwasher, tumble dryer, washing machine and fridge freezer. Sitting Room Electric remote controlled fire. Bedroom Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden. Hatch access to loft space. Built in mirror fronted wardrobes. Cupboard housing pressurized hot water cylinder. En-Suite Bathroom A luxurious room with underfloor heating, comprising low level WC, vanity wash hand basin on a slate surface, walk in double shower cubicle and a large bath with waterfall style tap. Slate flooring with lighting. Chrome heated towel rail. Outside The gardens and grounds at Hakeford are a particular feature of the property, and offer a high degree of privacy and seclusion, with a delightful sunny, south facing aspect. There are extensive lawned areas with mature trees, shrubs and flowering plants, providing a wealth of colour and interest. There is an Indian stone patio that wraps around the property, which is the perfect place for sitting and enjoying the gardens, and also for al-fresco dining. The property is approached through electric five bar gates to an area of off road parking for several vehicles, there is a double garage with power and light connected (currently, half of which has been converted to provide a workshop). Attached to this is a further garage, which has been fully insulated and currently houses an indoor heated swimming pool, heated via an Airsource heat pump, with a ''Fast Lane Counter Current', and is designed for exercise and entertainment. The swimming pool is a kit built above ground pool that could be removed, returning the building to a large garage, if required. Adjacent to the property, there is a detached studio which is the perfect place for housing a home business, or artist's studio etc. Steps lead up to a further area of garden, with raised vegetable beds and an area for chickens, as well as a decked area which overlooks the stream. Hakeford Lodge also benefits from its own garden area with an adjacent Indian stone patio, as well as a lawned section and a further seating area. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (treatment plant). Oil fired central heating (two boilers). 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 325153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions From Barnstaple, take the Goodleigh road towards Bratton Fleming. Follow this road until reaching Chelfham. Turn right here, passing underneath the viaduct and proceed for a short distance until you see the entrance to the property, on the left hand side, with nameplate clearly displayed.