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Prixford, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in excess of £1,500,000

Under offer

6 Beds 4 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BAN210060


  • Grade II Listed former farmhouse
  • Edge of village location
  • Spacious and versatile accommodation
  • 4 Reception rooms, 6 bedrooms (2 en-suite)
  • Indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub
  • Range of stone barns with potential (STPP)
  • Three stream fed ponds
  • About 2.9 acres in total
  • No onward chain


BEAUTIFUL FORMER FARMHOUSE IN STUNNING SPOT! A beautiful and substantial character residence, offering spacious and versatile accommodation, in this tranquil position, commanding fine views over the surrounding countryside set in 2.9 acres. Location - The property stands in beautiful, tranquil rural surroundings, on the edge of the small village of Prixford, which lies to the north west of the regional centre of Barnstaple. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside, typical of the North Devon area, yet within easy access of amenities, as well as the world renowned surfing sandy beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, with Saunton being the closest, just under 7 miles away. The neighbouring village of Marwood has an excellent village primary school, as well as a church and popular garden and tea room. The regional centre of Barnstaple, around 3 miles away, offers an excellent range of amenities, including schooling for all ages as well as 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. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway is around an hours' drive from the property which offers fast and frequent trains to London. Mileages Barnstaple - 3 miles Braunton - 4 miles Saunton - 7 miles Croyde - 9 miles M5 Motorway - 38 miles The Property - Prixford Barton is a beautifully situated, Grade II Listed former farmhouse, with origins believed to date back circa 1684. The property offers spacious and versatile accommodation, with a wealth of character features, including exposed beams and stonework, flagstone flooring and natural wood doors and windows. These have been skilfully blended to incorporate an excellent range of modern day conveniences including an indoor heated swimming pool and an outdoor hot tub. At present, the property offers four reception room, six bedroom (two en-suite) accommodation, with a studio and study and with some alterations, could provide ancillary accommodation (subject to any necessary planning permissions). This beautiful character residence is currently run as a successful holiday let (please later note for further information), but could equally suit as a stunning family home. The property further benefits from a range of stone barns, which offer vast potential for a variety of uses (STPP), including holiday cottages, studio, home office or classic or modern car storage. Standing in mature grounds of circa 2.9 acres with a high degree of privacy, a stream and three ponds; only with a full viewing can you appreciate the quality and calibre of this stunning residence, offered to the open market with no ongoing chain. Income Note: The property is currently run as a 4* holiday let. The vendors have had an appraisal, and if some upgrades and alterations were made to increase the property to be 5*, the anticipated gross income is projected to be between £90,000 and £135,000 per annum. There is also further potential with the barns offering scope for conversion (STPP) which could furthermore increase the turnover significantly. Viewing Note: Viewing is limited to changeover day - please contact the selling agents for further information. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans (to follow), comprises: A large timber door gives access to the Entrance Hall - Flagstone flooring. Exposed stone walls. Stairs rise to first floor landing. Beamed ceiling. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Sitting Room - Window to front elevation. Beamed ceiling. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with stone surround and exposed lintel. Garden Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens and ponds. Tiled floor. Double doors lead to garden, as well as giving access to the pool room. Dining Room - A dual aspect room with timber floor and exposed beams. Study / Playroom - Window to rear elevation. Beamed ceiling. Exposed stonework. Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A superb family orientated room with views over the garden. Beamed ceiling. Flagstone floor and exposed brick pillar. Ornate fireplace. Kitchen comprising a range of matching wall and base units with Franke double sink set into Corian work surfaces, and integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge, oven and two ring hob. Oil fired Aga. Pantry cupboard. Stable door to rear garden. Inner Hallway - Door gives access to the front elevation. Flagstone flooring. Original water pump. Utility - Further range of base units with butler sink set into roll top work surfaces and space for washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge and freezer. Flagstone flooring. Boiler Room - Housing floor mounted oil fired boiler. From the inner hallway, a door gives access to a Bedroom 6 on the ground floor, with separate stairs that rise to the first floor landing and the studio. It is thought that with some alterations, this end of the property could be converted into ancillary accommodation, subject to any necessary planning permissions. First Floor Landing - Windows to side and front elevations overlooking the gardens. Hatch access to loft space. Airing cupboard. Exposed beams. Secondary staircase leading down to the kitchen. Bedroom 1 - A dual aspect room with views over the garden and surrounding countryside. Timber floor. Built in wardrobes. Exposed beams. Double doors lead to a balcony with wonderful views over the gardens, ponds and surrounding countryside. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower. Bedroom 2 - A dual aspect room enjoying countryside views. Built in wardrobes. Bedroom 3 - Window to rear elevation. Built in wardrobes. Family Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle and roll top claw footed bath. Timber floor. Bedroom 4 - Windows to front elevation. Built in wardrobes. Bedroom 5 - Window to front elevation. Built in wardrobes. Exposed beams. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. A door gives access to: Dressing Room / Store Room - Which can be connected to the studio, if required. From the garden room, there is access to the: Pool Room - Housing the indoor heated swimming pool with electric cover (shallow end 1.15 metres to 1.5 metres at the deep end). Access to the garden. Changing rooms with shower and toilet facilities, including a store room. Attached to the outside of the room is a vinery. Outside - The property is approached via a five bar gate, which leads to a brick paved courtyard, providing ample off road parking and turning space. To the right of the property is a two storey detached stone barn (52'5 x 18'2 overall), which on the ground floor incorporates a workshop and garaging, whilst the first floor is currently used as a games room and gym. This barn offers significant potential for conversion into a variety of potential uses (STPP). Situated to the left hand side of the property is a double carport, two stables and a single storey barn (30'1 x 21'1 overall) offering further potential. The gardens and grounds of the property are a real feature, and running along the south eastern boundary of the garden are three interlinked ponds which are stream fed. Adjacent to the property are a series of stepped terraces, enjoying delightful views over the gardens and ponds, as well as the neighbouring countryside. A lawned area of garden leads up to a covered outdoor dining room / barbeque area (18'0 x 17'0) with a built in brick and stone barbeque. A brick paved terrace adjoins this building, and is the perfect place for al-fresco dining, from which to sit and take in the truly magical setting. There are also various areas of sweeping lawns, and a small section of wooded copse. In total, the property stands in 2.9 acres. Property Information Services - Mains water and electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating. Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Agents' Note: The vendors have committed to having the decking, balustrading and flat roof section off of Bedroom 1 repaired, and the work is expected to be carried out in September 2021. 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 strictly on changeover day due to the property being operated as a holiday let. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed on the A361 towards Braunton. At the end of the dual carriageway, turn right signposted towards Ashford. Proceed up the hill, into the village of Ashford, and at the T junction, turn right. Proceed over the next two sets of crossroads towards Prixford. Upon entering the village of Prixford, take the first left hand turning and proceed down the lane, where the entrance to Prixford Barton will be found on the right hand side.