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Abbotsham, Bideford, Devon, EX39

Offers in excess of £1,100,000

5 Beds 4 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BAN190052


  • Highly sought after coastal location
  • Almost 4,500 sq. ft. of accommodation
  • Suitable for a variety of uses
  • 5 Bedroom barn conversion
  • Currently utilised for dual family occupation/home with an income
  • Separate studio annexe offering further potential
  • Modernised stable block providing home office/therapy rooms
  • Beautiful private and sunny central courtyard
  • Detached two storey barn
  • Six acres in total
  • No onward chain


BEAUTIFUL VERSATILE PROPERTY IN FANTASTIC COASTAL AREA! A unique character residence comprising a range of barns, approx 4,500 sq. ft. set around a central courtyard in this highly sought after coastal location, benefiting from six acres in total Location The property is situated in a truly stunning location, within an ''Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty', within walking distance of the rugged North Devon coastline at Greencliff and about 0.7 of a mile from the highly sought after village of Abbotsham. As well as being within walking distance of the dramatic coastline, the property also enjoys easy access onto the South West Coastal Foothpath, which affords excellent walking opportunities with breath-taking vistas. The village of Abbotsham itself benefits from a range of amenities including popular pub and restaurant, a church and a highly regarded primary school. A wider range of amenities are available at the port and market town of Bideford, which sits on the banks of the River Torridge and benefits from schooling for all ages, shops, banks, pubs and restaurants. The property is also within easy reach of the popular three mile long sandy beach at Westward Ho!, which adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon championship golf course. The regional centre of Barnstaple is located around 11.5 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 is about an hour's drive. Mileages Greencliff & The Coast - Within walking distance Abbotsham Village - 0.7 of a mile Bideford - 2.5 miles Westward Ho! Beach - 3 miles Barnstaple - 11.5 miles M5 Motorway - 48 miles The Property This is a unique opportunity to acquire a versatile character residence set in this beautiful coastal location, on the outskirts of the highly sought after village of Abbotsham. Rixlade Barns comprises a range of charming barn conversions set around a central courtyard garden, offering complete privacy and a lovely sunny aspect. The property offers potential for multi-generational family living, or a home with an income. At present, the property comprises a main four bedroom residence, a one bedroom barn, a studio annexe and a home office / studio which has further potential, subject to any necessary planning permissions. The properties all benefit from a wealth of character features and high quality accommodation, with the use of high quality natural materials including slate, marble and granite. There is also the added advantage of a detached two storey barn, which is currently used for garaging / storage, but has potential for a variety of uses (subject to the necessary planning permissions). The property further boasts a level paddock, and in total, the property has around six acres. Properties of this calibre, versatility and quality in this stunning coastal location very rarely become available to the open market, and only with a full internal inspection can it be fully appreciated. The property is also available to the open market with no ongoing chain. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: Rixlade Barn Front door leads to Entrance Hall Slate flooring. Wood panelling to dado height. Arched window through to the kitchen. Shower Room Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Slate flooring. Bedroom 3 A dual aspect room overlooking the central courtyard. Exposed beams. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A dual aspect room with stable door leading through to the courtyard. Exposed beams. Timber floor. Kitchen comprising a range of matching wall and base units with Belfast sink set into granite work surfaces. Range of integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, oven, four ring electric hob and an oil fired Aga. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Sitting Room / Dining Room A superb room with part vaulted ceiling with exposed A frames and beams, enjoying a dual aspect, with French doors leading to the central courtyard. Slate flooring. Oil fired stove set in chimney recess with slate hearth and granite pillars. Bedroom 4 / Study A triple aspect room with vaulted ceilings and exposed A frames. French doors giving access to the courtyard. Marble flooring. There is also access into the garden room of Courtyard Barn. First Floor Landing Velux window. Exposed lintel. Hatch access to loft space. Airing cupboard. Bedroom 2 A dual aspect room with part vaulted ceiling and a section of exposed A frames. Built in wardrobe. Shower Room Comprising low level WC, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Towel rail. Bedroom 1 Window overlooking the property's land to the front elevation with Juliet balcony. Built in wardrobes. Vaulted ceiling with exposed A frame. Courtyard Barn Double arched doors lead to the Garden Room Double bi-folding doors opening onto the central courtyard. Vaulted ceiling with roof glazing. Marble flooring. Cupboard housing the oil fired boiler. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin. Marble flooring. Kitchen A dual aspect room with high ceilings. Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with Belfast sink set into granite work surfaces and a breakfast bar area. Integrated oven, four ring electric hob with extractor over. Space for washing machine and American style fridge freezer. Sitting / Dining Room A dual aspect room with marble flooring and French doors leading to the courtyard. Ornate fireplace. Stairs with built-in lighting lead to the first floor. Built in bar housing the controls for the built in Bose system. First Floor Opens to a Study Area With Velux windows, exposed beams and a oak flooring. Stained glass window. Bedroom A dual aspect room with Juliet balcony enjoying views over the property's land to the front elevation. Exposed beam and oak floor. Bathroom Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, bidet, pedestal wash hand basin, Jacuzzi bath with shower over. Extensive tiling and lighting. Velux window. Outside The barns open onto a central courtyard garden, which enjoys a delightful sunny aspect and complete privacy. There is a mixture of slate and timber decking and a fishpond. As part of the property has been used for holiday letting, the courtyard is currently divided by a fence, which could easily be removed and opened up if required. Home Office / Studio From the courtyard, a door gives access to the Office Vaulted ceiling and exposed beams. Tiled floor. Velux windows. Studio Stable door leading onto the courtyard, with window to the side elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Contemporary wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Air conditioning / heating unit. Cloakroom Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Built in storage cupboard. On the opposite side of the small country lane, there is a further section of land, which is approached through stone and brick pillars with an electric gate, and leads to an area of ample off road parking for various vehicles, boats, caravans etc. Granny Annexe A superb open plan space with vaulted ceilings and exposed A frames. A door from the decked front gives access to a Sitting Area Velux window. Stainless steel sink set into wooden work surfaces, with base unit under. Space for fridge freezer. Built in storage cupboard. Bedroom Area Window to the rear elevation. Built in wardrobes. Shower Room Low level WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash hand basin and a shower. Extensive tiling and a Velux window. To the left hand side of the driveway, there is a lawned area with a slate patio enjoying a delightful aspect and views over the property's land. Barn 42'3 x 15'5 overall The barn is two storey, and comprises a double height garage section with electric roller door. Stairs rise to the first floor storage area, whilst on the ground floor is a utility area with a cloakroom. The barn benefits from power and light being connected. From the parking area or the small country lane, there is access via five bar gates to the level paddock. In total, the property benefits from around 6 acres. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). The properties benefit from oil fired central heating, with some sections benefiting from electric underfloor heating. Built in Bose system. Local Authority Torridge District Council - 01237 428700. 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 towards Bideford on the A39. Upon reaching Bideford, proceed passing over the River Torridge, and at the Heywood Road Roundabout, continue straight across following signs for Bude on the A39. At the next roundabout turn right, signposted towards Abbotsham. Follow this road as it drops down the hill into the village, and then turn left, signposted towards Greencliff. Proceed along this lane for a short distance, taking the turning on the right hand side signposted towards Greencliff. Proceed for a short distance until you see the properties situated on the right hand side, and on the left hand side you will see the storage barn. Proceed through the stone and brick pillars on the left hand side, where there will be ample parking.