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Alverdiscott, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in excess of £395,000

3 Beds 1 Bath 1 Reception

REF: BAN200072


  • Tucked away, highly convenient location
  • Detached character residence
  • In need of refurbishment
  • Versatile accommodation with vast potential
  • Three bedroom accommodation
  • Adjoining former school house with conversion potential (STPP)
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off road parking
  • Double garage


FANTASTIC RENOVATION PROJECT! An opportunity to acquire a detached character residence offering fantastic potential to extend or create an annexe / home business / holiday cottage (STPP) Location - The property is situated in the heart of the small village of Alverdiscott, underneath the church steeple, in a tucked away position. Conveniently positioned, the property affords easy access to a range of amenities and leisure pursuits, with the nearest pub situated in the neighbouring village of Newton Tracey. The property sits in between the port and market town of Bideford (4.5 miles away) and the historic market town of Great Torrington (5 miles away) both of which offer an excellent range of amenities including banks, schooling for all ages, pubs and restaurants, places of worship and a variety of shops and supermarkets. There are also an excellent range of leisure pursuits, with the Tarka Trail offering excellent walking and cycling opportunities, the Plough Arts Centre in Torrington and RHS Rosemoor Gardens just a little further afield. The property is around 7 miles away from the stunning North Devon coastline at the coastal village of Instow, whilst the sandy beach at Westward Ho! is around 8 miles away and adjoins the Northam Burrows country park and the Royal North Devon Golf Course. The regional centre of Barnstaple is around 7 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 mainline train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, where there are regular rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Railway Station is just under an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Bideford - 4.5 miles Great Torrington - 5 miles Barnstaple - 7 miles Instow - 7 miles Westward Ho! Beach - 8 miles The Property - This is an opportunity to acquire a charming former school house situated in the centre of the small, rural village of Alverdiscott. This detached character residence is thought to have been constructed in the mid 1800s and run as a school house until circa 1920s. The property is in need of refurbishment, but offers enormous potential for a variety of uses. At present it consists of a three bedroom cottage with the former school house attached. It is thought that, subject to any necessary planning consents, this superb former school house could be converted into further accommodation, or an annexe / holiday cottage or home office, if required. The property also benefits from an enclosed garden, off road parking and a detached double garage. Only with a full internal inspection can you appreciate the vast potential this property has to offer. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises: Front door leading to Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden to the front and churchyard and countryside to the rear. Tiled floor. Stairs rising to first floor landing. Exposed beams and lintels, wood burning stove on a stone hearth with bread oven. Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A triple aspect room with views over the churchyard and countryside to the rear. Exposed stonework, lintels and beams. A range of wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Space for cooker, fridge and washing machine. First Floor Landing - Window to the rear elevation overlooking the churchyard and countryside beyond. Exposed beam. Built in storage. Bedroom 1 - A dual aspect room. Hatch access to loft space. Built in storage cupboard. Bedroom 2 - Window to the front elevation. Family Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tongue and groove panelled bath with shower over. Built in storage. Exposed beam. Bedroom 3 - Window to the front elevation. Exposed A frame. Built in storage cupboard. From the sitting / dining room, there is a door which gives access to the School House, which can also be accessed via the porch from the garden. The room enjoys a light and airy dual aspect, with exposed timber floor and feature arched windows. There is a porch to the front elevation, with exposed timbers and a lobby with WC off to the rear. Outside - Two five bar gates give access to the property, where there is off road parking for several vehicles. The garden is laid to lawn and bordered by mature stone walls. Accessed via the church yard is a stone built store. Detached Double Garage - One metal up and over door (one of the garage doors has been converted into a separate stable door and window). Power and light connected. Property Information Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). 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 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed on the B3232 towards Great Torrington, passing through the villages of St. Johns Chapel and Newton Tracey. Continue until reaching the village of Alverdiscott, and then take the second turning on the left hand side after the church, where the property will be situated a short distance along on the left hand side.