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  • Luxurious one of a kind country residence
  • Private and secluded edge of village location
  • Almost 5,900 sq.ft. of accommodation
  • Ground source heat pump
  • Bespoke kitchen/diner
  • Separate annexe/studio
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Two double garages with block paved driveways
  • Private and level wheelchair friendly gardens centred around a large, original spring fed fishpond
  • Approx. 0.4 of an acre
  • Level walk to village amenities
  • Ground source heat pump


A beautifully presented, truly special, one of a kind detached residence enjoying peace, seclusion and tranquillity in a village location. Location - The property is situated in a private and tucked away position, overlooking fields on the edge of the village Beaford, which has an excellent community. There is a public footpath nearby that affords excellent walks ideal for walking a dog or rambling over the many miles of surrounding countryside. The village benefits from a primary school, church, popular character inn, small village store, garage and a village hall. The historic market town of Great Torrington is located around 5 miles away and is surrounded by 360 acres of glorious common land, ideal for walking and which offers outstanding scenery, as well as regular wildlife visitors. The town itself offers an excellent range of amenities and leisure pursuits including various shops, doctors' and dentists' surgeries, places of worship, pubs and restaurants, primary and secondary schooling, supermarkets and the popular Plough Arts Centre as well as RHS Rosemoor Gardens. The property also enjoys easy access to Exeter and the M5 Motorway network, which are both located around 40 miles away. The regional centre of Barnstaple is around 17 miles away and offers North Devon's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. The stunning coastline is not too far beyond, with a range of stunning sandy beaches. Communications - Barnstaple has access onto the A361 link road which connects to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway network, with Tiverton Parkway station around 45 minutes from Barnstaple which allows easy access to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. There is a bus route that connects Beaford to Barnstaple and Exeter. Mileages Beaford Village - Within walking distance Great Torrington - 5 miles Barnstaple - 17 miles Exeter - 37 miles M5 Motorway - 43 miles The Property - This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire an individual and stunning detached property, in a tucked away and private position. The property was constructed circa. 2007 and offers an abundance of character and individuality for a modern property. The design resembles a miniature French chateaux, affording a wealth of natural light, with spacious and versatile accommodation of 5,899 sq.ft and sitting in grounds of approx. 0.4 of an acre. Latchford boasts some excellent features, with a double height glazed sun room overlooking the pond, a magnificent circular sitting room and an indoor heated swimming pool. The property could suit a variety of potential purposes including a permanent family home, home with a business, or dual family occupation. There is also the added advantage of an internal lift and a level wheelchair friendly garden, meaning it would easily suit an infirm occupant. The property overlooks its own beautiful gardens and grounds, and the surrounding countryside and the gardens centre around a large fishpond, with various seating areas from which to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. There is also ample off road parking and two double garages. Only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate the quality, size and versatility on offer with this truly special property. Improvements - Improvements by the current vendors since their ownership include: the addition of a swimming pool cover and swim current/exercise machine, new doors installed to allow direct access outdoors from the swimming pool, new bathrooms, new carpets, new burglar alarm, the addition of cupboards to utility room and boarding out the garage and adding a loft ladder. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to: Reception Hall - Stairs rise to first floor landing. Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Roof window. Entry phone system. Built in cloak cupboard. Access to swimming pool. Lift serving three of the four floors. Archway opens to: Sitting Room - A stunning circular room, with four sets of double glazed French doors leading to an outside terrace with wrought iron railings overlooking the pond and gardens. Stone Minster fireplace with wood burning stove. Ceiling coving. Underfloor heating. From the reception hall, steps lead down to the: Lobby - Access to lift. Door providing access to the side elevation. Paper Store - Ideal for running a home business with excellent storage. Office/Study - Window to the rear elevation. Oak flooring with underfloor heating. Ornate ceiling coving. The room is thought to be ideal for running a home business, as there is separate access from the main house. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. From the lobby, double doors gives access to the: Kitchen/Dining Room - A superb family orientated room with a wealth of natural light and enjoying a dual aspect. Oak flooring with underfloor heating. The kitchen area comprises an excellent range of matching wall and base units with pantry style cupboard and comprehensive range of integrated appliances including microwave oven, coffee machine, dishwasher and space for range style cooker with extractor over and American style fridge freezer. Central island unit with single drainer stainless steel sink unit set into black star galaxy granite work surfaces, waste disposal and a Quooker instant hot water dispenser tap. Double doors lead to: Sun Room - A double height atrium style structure with self-cleaning glass and automated roof lights. Floor to roof windows enjoying fantastic views over the pond and gardens. Oak flooring with the Juliet balcony from the master bedroom overlooking. Rear Lobby - Door leads to the rear driveway. Built-in storage. Access to annexe and: Double Garage 2 - Electric remote control roller door. Power and light connected. Built in storage cupboards. Door leads to: Utility/Laundry Room - A dual aspect room overlooking the pond. Comprising an excellent range of matching wall and base units with storage cupboards. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Integrated cooker, four ring electric hob and extractor over. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Two oil fired boilers for central heating, hot water and the swimming pool. Plant Room - Accommodating the swimming pool filtration plant and heating. There are efficient and eco friendly heating systems including solar fuelled by 60 photovoltaic panels on the roof of the pool as well as geothermic earth ground source heating. Off peak electricity. Access to the garden. Gardener's WC - Comprising low level WC. From the reception hall, a door gives access to the swimming pool and changing room. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Changing Room/Shower Room - Double shower cubicle, changing area, separate WC with wash hand basin. Swimming Pool - Indoor heated pool (21'6 x 9'8 by 5' deep) with a swimming pump which creates a current, ideal for exercise. French doors give access to the gardens and patio. Tongue and groove vaulted ceiling. There is a dehumidifier that circulates hot air around the building. Store. Half Landing - Access to lift. Velux window. Stairs rise to first floor landing. Ceiling coving. Hatch access to loft space. Master Bedroom - A dual aspect room with a Juliet balcony overlooking the sunroom, gardens and countryside beyond. Extensive range of built-in wardrobes. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC with concealed cistern, ''his and hers' vanity wash hand basins with storage below and Corian surface. Double shower cubicle with remote controlled shower. Chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom 2 - Window to the rear elevation. Range of built-in wardrobes. En-Suite - Comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC, double shower cubicle with multi-jet shower, Velux window and heated towel rail. First Floor Landing - Oak staircase. Built-in storage cupboard. Bedroom 4 - A superb dual aspect room, with two French doors with Juliet balconies overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond. Part vaulted ceiling. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, corner bath with shower cubicle with multi-jet shower and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 - French doors with Juliet balcony enjoying far reaching countryside views, part-vaulted ceiling. Built-in wardrobes. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle. Chrome heated towel rail. Annexe - A circular set of stairs lead to the first floor and the: Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen/Bedroom - A dual aspect room with far reaching countryside views. Built-in storage. Kitchen area comprises a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with integrated fridge freezer, double oven and four ring electric hob. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a panelled bath. Outside - The property is approached via two separate brick paved driveways (both initially shared with other properties) leading to independent double garages. Both of the entrances boasts a pair of metal gates (one incorporating the name of the property) incorporating CCTV to view pedestrian activity at both entrances. There is also an intercom for entry. There is also a newly installed alarm system. The garden areas have been designed for ease of maintenance, and are level with wheelchair friendly paths which surround the pond, and were designed and installed by St. Johns Garden Centre of Barnstaple. The large spring fed pond has a running waterfall, lit fountain and is stocked with Koi Carp and range of other species. There are various patio and seating areas from which to enjoy the peace, tranquillity and the delightful views over the garden including a Crown Pavillion ''Wolsey' design with lighting and heating. There is an excellent range of plants and shrubs including acers, rhododendrons, hydrangeas, hostas, astilbes. The whole amounts to approx. 0.4 of an acre. Property Information Services - Mains electricity (two and three phase connected). Mains drainage and water. Also available - a private borehole water supply for use in the garden only. Ground Source heat pump providing underfloor central heating and oil fired boilers for the upstairs radiators and the annexe heating and hot water. There are also solar panels to reduce the electricity costs. Double glazing throughout. Broadband connected. Local Authority - Torridge District Council - 01237 428 700. Directions - From Great Torrington, proceed on the A3124 Exeter road, passing RHS Rosemoor on your right hand side. Continue along this road until you enter the village of Beaford. After passing the pub on your left hand side, turn right into Green Lane. Proceed into Green Lane and follow the road around to the right hand side. The entrance to Latchford is situated opposite the village hall on the left hand side with a gated driveway.