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Bittadon, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in excess of £675,000

Under offer

6 Beds 3 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BAN200033


  • Beautiful Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Versatile and characterful accommodation
  • Three reception rooms
  • Four double bedrooms
  • Two bedroom annexe / cottage
  • Dilapidated barn offering further potential (STPP)
  • Tranquil, yet convenient location
  • Delightful gardens in excess of half an acre
  • No onward chain


BEAUTIFUL FARMHOUSE WITH ANNEXE! A beautiful character residence offering highly versatile accommodation, suitable for dual occupation or a home / income in a tranquil, yet highly convenient location Location The property is located in a highly convenient position, within easy reach of the spectacular North Devon coastline, Exmoor National Park and the regional centre of Barnstaple, with its excellent range of amenities. Situated on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Bittadon, the property is within easy access of the surrounding villages of Milltown / Muddiford and Marwood which offer a range of amenities including popular public house, church, primary school at Marwood and also the beautiful Marwood Gardens, which is open during the summer months. The North Devon District Hospital is also easily accessible, only 6.5 miles away on the edge of Barnstaple. The regional centre of Barnstaple is located 7.5 miles away and offers an excellent range of shops, amenities, business and leisure pursuits. The coast is also nearby, with world renowned sandy surfing beaches and rugged coastal walks with breath-taking scenery; Woolacombe is located around 7.5 miles away with its award winning sandy beach, whilst Saunton and Croyde are a little further afield. Exmoor National Park is about 6 miles away and is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with undulating moorland and pasture bisected by rivers and streams, running down through deep wooded combes to the coastline below. 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 Barnstaple - 7.5 miles Woolacombe - 7.5 miles Exmoor National Park - 6 miles The Property This is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful Grade II Listed detached character residence in this tranquil, yet highly convenient position. Set at the end of a long track, with only one neighbour, the property enjoys peace and tranquillity, surrounded by stunning rolling countryside. This highly versatile former farmhouse enjoys a wealth of character features including beamed ceilings and inglenook fireplaces. The main farmhouse benefits from three reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen / breakfast room and four double bedrooms. Attached to the farmhouse is a self-contained two bedroom annexe that could suit a variety of uses, including for a dependent relative or as a home with an income / holiday cottage. The property stands in delightful gardens of over half an acre, bordered by Devon banks and enjoying views over the surrounding rolling countryside, as well as benefiting from a garage and a dilapidated barn that offers potential for a variety of uses, subject to any necessary planning permissions. Only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate this superb detached residence, that is offered for sale to the market with no ongoing chain. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: A stable door gives access to Entrance Hall Space for cloaks. Door giving access to Sitting Room A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens. Exposed beams and lintels. Inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework, bread oven and wood burning stove. A recessed area provides the perfect place for a study / reading area. A door gives access to the stairs which rise to the first floor landing. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A dual aspect room with exposed beams and lintels. Comprising an excellent range of matching wall and base units, with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces and a breakfast bar. Space for fridge, dishwasher and cooker with extractor over. Oil fired Rayburn set into chimney recess. Dining Room A dual aspect room with beamed ceiling and exposed lintels. Utility Room Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces, with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor mounted oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Family Room A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens. Chimney recess with exposed stonework. Beamed ceiling. A door gives access to a lobby and the garden. First Floor Landing Exposed beams and lintel. Airing cupboard. Further storage cupboard. Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room enjoying views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Exposed beams and lintel. Pedestal wash hand basin. Small hatch access to loft space. Built in storage cupboards. Family Bathroom Obscure window to the rear elevation. Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath with Mira shower over, heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 Two windows overlooking the garden. Exposed beams. Hatch access to loft space. En-Suite Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a double shower cubicle. Bedroom 3 Window overlooking the surrounding countryside. Hatch access to loft space. Built in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 A dual aspect room. Hatch access to loft space. Pedestal wash hand basin. Built in wardrobe. The Old Dairy A covered porch leads to a heavy oak door, and in turn, the Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room / Kitchen A superb room with oak flooring, exposed beams and sliding doors giving access to the garden. Kitchen / Dining Area Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Space for fridge and cooker, with extractor over. Family Bathroom A dual aspect room with free standing bath, double shower cubicle, low level WC and ''His and Hers' vanity wash hand basins with cupboards below. Extensive tiling, exposed beams and stone work. Hatch access to loft space. Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room with views over the garden. A stable door gives access to the garden. Bedroom 2 Window to the rear elevation. Exposed beams. Hatch access to loft space. Outside The property is approached via an unmetalled track with Inner Narracott, the neighbouring property and the farmer all having access. The property is approached at the end of the driveway through a five-bar gate, which leads to the property, and ample turning and parking areas for both Inner Narracott and The Old Dairy. To the side of Inner Narracott is a good-sized garage, a shed and an undercover barbecue area with a well. Attached to this building are the remains of a two-storey stone barn that is thought to offer further potential for conversion, subject to any necessary planning permissions. The gardens surround the property, and are a real feature, bordered by Devon banks, mature dry stone walls and mature trees opening up onto rolling countryside beyond. Adjacent to each of the properties is their own seating area / terrace, with large areas of garden being laid to lawn. There are also further outbuildings, including a wood store and a shed. Property Information Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating. Majority wooden framed double-glazed windows. 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 machinery 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, follow signs for the A39 towards Lynton until reaching the roundabout with the North Devon District Hospital on your right hand side. Continue straight across at this roundabout, and after a short distance, take the left hand turning signposted towards Muddiford on the B3230. Follow this road passing through the village of Muddiford and Milltown, and stay on this road for a further 2.5 miles. Turn right at Centery Farm and proceed for just over 0.6 of a mile. Then take the right hand turning down the unmetalled track and proceed to the end, where you will see the driveway to Inner Narracott on the left hand side, through a five bar gate.