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Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Guide price £1,100,000

Sold

6 Beds 3 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: BAN150067

PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Beautiful detached country residence in unspoilt and tranquil surroundings
  • 6 Bedroom (1 en-suite) main house
  • 2 Bedroom detached lodge
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub
  • Private position with no near neighbours
  • Delightful gardens and grounds with a stream
  • About 23.5 acres in total

THE PROPERTY

Set in private and tranquil surroundings, is this detached country residence with separate lodge, an indoor heated pool set in charming grounds of 23.5 acres Location Kittitoe House is nestled in a beautiful valley on Exmoor and is within a mile of the famous Hunters Inn as well as enjoying close-by access to Heddon's Mouth and the breath-taking and dramatic North Devon coastline. Exmoor National Park is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to spectacular cliffs along the North Devon coastline. There is an array of fantastic walking opportunities available from the doorstep as well as hunting and fishing. The property has access to award winning sandy beaches in under an hour's drive, including Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton, as well as the championship golf course located at Saunton. The regional centre of Barnstaple is around 16 miles away and offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues, including schooling for all ages, whilst the renowned public school of West Buckland is around 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 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 about an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Hunters Inn - 1 mile Lynmouth - 6 miles Barnstaple - 16 miles M5 Motorway - 41 miles The Property Kittitoe House enjoys a tranquil position within a picturesque Exmoor Valley, affording a high degree of privacy and seclusion, with no near neighbours. The property stands in grounds of about 23.5 acres, which is a delightful mixture of gardens, woodland and pasture, attracting an abundance of wildlife and there is also a pretty stream meandering through the gardens. There is a delightful array of fantastic coastal walks available from the doorstep. The accommodation on offer within this country residence is spacious and versatile, it is thought to have been designed in an Arts & Crafts style by a well-known architect. The main house boasts 3 reception rooms, a conservatory, a family orientated kitchen / breakfast room and 6 bedrooms (1 en suite). The detached lodge benefits from 2 bedroom accommodation arranged over 2 floors, attached to an indoor heated swimming pool. If the swimming pool was not required, it is thought that it could be converted into an additional accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permissions). It is understood that the property was once owned by the famous Irish comic Dave Allen, and the property also believed to have had some well-known visitors including Dame Maggie Smith. Properties of this calibre and breath-taking location very rarely become available to the open market, and can only be truly appreciated with a viewing. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: The covered veranda leads to the front door which leads to Reception Hall Window to front elevation overlooking the garden and stream. Exposed beam. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Leading to Sitting Room A dual aspect room with wonderful views over the garden and the stream. Inglenook fireplace with an open fire and exposed lintels. Concertina doors open to Conservatory A stunning room overlooking the garden, with double doors giving access to the garden. Tiled floor. Dining Room Double doors lead to the veranda and the garden. Ornate fireplace. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A superb family orientated room, with windows to the front elevation overlooking the garden and double doors opening onto the veranda. Excellent range of matching wall and base units, with a stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with an integrated 4 ring electric hob and space for a chest fridge freezer and dishwasher. Oil fired Aga set into recess. Rear Lobby / Utility Sink. Space for washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge / freezer. Access to the gardener's toilet. Lobby Second staircase rising to the first floor landing. Snug A triple aspect room overlooking the garden, with a door opening onto the covered veranda. Open fireplace with a brick hearth and exposed stonework. Door to rear elevation. First Floor Landing Windows to the rear elevation. Exposed beams. Bedroom 1 A triple aspect room enjoying views over the garden and the stream meandering through the garden. Door giving access to the balcony. Built in wardrobes. En-Suite Bathroom Comprising of a roll top claw footed bath, low level WC and a vanity wash hand basin. Window to front elevation. Bedroom 3 Window to front elevation. Built in wardrobes. Ornate fireplace. Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation. Exposed beams. Family Bathroom Comprising of a corner bath with shower over, low level WC and a vanity wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Window to side elevation. Bedroom 5 Currently utilised as a study. Window to side elevation. Bedroom 6 Two windows to the front elevation overlooking the gardens. Built in wardrobes. Airing cupboard. Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation overlooking the garden and stream. Ornate fireplace. Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a bath. Window to rear elevation. Door to Summerhouse A dual aspect room with a timber floor and double doors to the front elevation. Built in storage cupboards. Kittitoe Lodge Front door gives access to Entrance Hall Tiled floor. Window to rear elevation. Opening to Open Plan Sitting Room / Dining Room / Kitchen A superb space with vaulted ceiling and exposed A frames. Windows to front elevation overlooking the gardens. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Tiled floor. Kitchen Area Comprising of a range of base units with stainless steel sink unit set into roll top work surfaces, with integrated cooker and a 4 ring electric hob. Space for washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. From the entrance hall, steps lead to Bedroom 1 Vaulted ceiling with exposed A-Frames. Window to side elevation. A circular staircase leads down to Lobby Access to the front garden. Tiled floor. Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, vanity wash hand basin and a bath with shower over. Bedroom 2 Window to side elevation overlooking the stream. Pool Room Vaulted ceiling with exposed A frames. Heated swimming pool with 1.8m deep end and 0.75m shallow end. Hot tub. Access to the patio and gardens. Changing room with shower and toilet. Boiler room housing oil fired boiler. Outside A pair of wrought iron gates give access to the driveway, which leads to the house and a parking area for several vehicles. There is an open fronted garage with an attached shed. The gardens of the property are a particular feature, with a pretty stream that meanders through the grounds. The gardens are primarily to the front and side of the property and are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, plants and shrubs. There are various seating areas throughout the garden, as well as a terraced wooded section to the rear. To the front of Kittitoe Lodge is a good-sized patio that is adjacent to the pool room. In total, the property boasts around 23.5 acres; the gardens and grounds surrounding the property extend to 7.8 acres, with 15.7 acres located on the opposite side of the country lane. This land is mainly woodland with a small proportion of pasture. There is also separate vehicular access to Kittitoe Lodge, as well as further off road parking. Property Information Services Mains electricity. Private 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, North Devon 01271 325153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions From Barnstaple, proceed north on the A39 following signs for Lynton. Upon reaching the staggered crossroads at Blackmoor Gate, continue straight across staying on the A39. Proceed for just over 3 miles until you see a turning on the left, signposted towards Kittitoe, Hunters Inn and Heddon's Mouth. Take this turning, and then proceed down the country lane for approximately 1 mile until you see the entrance to the property on the right hand side.