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Venn Road, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Offers over £350,000

Under offer

3 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: BAN200036


  • Charming detached character cottage
  • Tucked away, yet highly convenient location
  • Recently rethatched
  • Well-presented accommodation
  • Wealth of character features
  • Two reception rooms
  • Three bedrooms
  • Two bath/shower rooms
  • Kitchen plus utility
  • South facing garden
  • Potential for garden office space
  • Garage and off road parking
  • No onward chain


GORGEOUS CHARACTER COTTAGE! A charming detached character cottage in this tucked away, yet highly convenient location, on the outskirts of town. Location - The property is situated in an ideal tucked away location, on the outskirts of Barnstaple, enjoying a rural feel, yet within easy and convenient access of the amenities of the town centre. The stunning coastline is within easy reach, with the coastal village of Instow which sits on the banks of the estuary located around 8 miles away, whilst the world renowned surfing beaches of Saunton (9.5 miles away) and Croyde are also within easy reach. Exmoor National Park is located around 13 miles away and is renowned for its undulating moorland and pasture dissected by rivers and streams running down through deep wooded combes to the spectacular North Devon coastline. The property is also ideally located for primary and secondary schooling, with a number of schools in the Barnstaple area, the closest secondary school being Park Community School and there are also a number of primary schools close at hand including Newport primary, rated outstanding by Ofsted. 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 a 45 minute drive away, which has a fast train service to London (in about 2 hours) and beyond. Mileages Barnstaple town centre - 2 miles Instow - 8 miles Saunton - 9.5 miles Exmoor - 13 miles M5 Motorway - 35 miles The Property - This is a rare opportunity to acquire a delightful detached character cottage in a tucked away location, on the outskirts of the town centre. The property has been the subject of extensive, yet sympathetic refurbishment by the current vendors, including rethatching in 2020. It now offers spacious accommodation with a wealth of character features including beamed ceilings, exposed lintels and fireplaces. On the ground floor there are two spacious reception rooms and a lovely bespoke kitchen, whilst on the first floor are three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property also benefits from a south facing garden, off road parking and a garage. Only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate this quality character cottage, which is available to the open market with no ongoing chain. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises: Front door leading to Dining Hall - A dual aspect room with a window seat and parquet flooring. Inglenook style fireplace with exposed lintel, slate hearth and LED lit bread oven. Lime rendered walls. Beamed ceiling. Built in airing cupboard. Kitchen - A bespoke kitchen with Belfast sink set into wooden work surfaces. Range of matching wall and base units with space for a range cooker with extractor over. Space for washing machine, dishwasher and wine cooler. Utility Room - Door to the rear courtyard. Space for fridge freezer. Wall mounted gas fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. Inner Lobby - Built in storage cupboard. Beamed ceiling. Shower Room - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle with power shower. Window with slate window sill to the front elevation. Split Level Sitting Room - A dual aspect room with French doors giving access to the garden. Stairs rising to the first floor landing with storage underneath. Part beamed ceiling. Wood burning stove on a stone hearth with exposed lintel. First Floor Landing - Window to the rear elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Exposed beams. Bedroom 1 - A dual aspect room enjoying views over the garden. Built in wardrobes. Exposed timber floor. Family Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, bespoke vanity unit with slate top and marble basin and original cast iron roll top claw footed bath. Window to the front elevation with exposed timber lintel. Bedroom 3 - Window with slate window sill to the front elevation. Exposed timber floor. Bedroom 2 - Window to the front elevation. Exposed timber floor. Built in wardrobes. Outside - To the front of the cottage, there is a paved area with a retaining wall topped by a well-stocked border. A side access gate leads to the peaceful rear garden, where there is an extensive patio overhung by mature magnolia. A central path is flanked by lawns and well stocked borders. A rustic arch then separates the formal garden from the working kitchen garden, where there is an aluminium framed greenhouse. It is thought that this space could accommodate a garden office, if required. The garden is hedge and fence enclosed, south facing and sunny and there are views into the valley beyond. Below the garden is a detached garage with up and over door and a parking bay in front. It is understood that there is potential to create access from the garage into the garden, if required. To the rear of the property is an enclosed courtyard, and subject to any necessary planning permission, it is thought that further parking could be created, if required. Property Information Services - Mains water, electricity and gas. Private drainage (septic tank). Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings - Only those mentioned within this brochure plus all fitted carpets and blinds are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments and furniture 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 out of town on the A39, following signs towards Tiverton. Turn right at the McDonald's roundabout and continue to the traffic lights. Turn left here, and proceed out of town until passing over the link road. Then turn right into Deer Park Road. Continue along this road, passing the Hospice on your right hand side, and you will then see the cottage, situated directly in front of you with For Sale board clearly displayed.