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Muddiford, Barnstaple, EX31

Offers in excess of £650,000

Under offer

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BAN210062


  • Highly sought after location
  • Easy access to amenities
  • Tranquil position
  • Detached character residence
  • Panoramic countryside views
  • In need of modernisation/refurbishment
  • Detached outbuilding with potential (STPP)
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Tennis court
  • Double garage
  • Off road parking
  • Paddock with separate vehicular access
  • No onward chain
  • About 1.62 acres


BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY RESIDENCE! A superb detached character residence in this highly desirable location, enjoying far reaching rolling countryside views and standing in grounds of around 1.62 acres. Location - The property is situated in a tranquil yet highly convenient location between the village of Muddiford and the outskirts of Barnstaple, in lovely rural surroundings. The property sits within a stone's throw of Blakewell which is a popular local fishery offering fly fishing and a shop. The property affords a peaceful and private position surrounded by rolling countryside yet with easy access to Barnstaple and the range of amenities. The village of Muddiford is about 2.5 miles away with its public house (currently closed and in the process of changing hands), whilst the regional centre of Barnstaple is also 2.5 miles away and offers all the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. The fantastic North Devon coastline and beaches are also easily accessible, with Woolacombe around 12.5 miles away which adjoins Putsborough, and Croyde, Saunton and Putsborough itself just a little further afield. The South West Coastal Footpath also offers miles of spectacular walking opportunities, with breathtaking vistas. Exmoor National Park is around 10 miles away, and is famous for its undulating moorland and pastureland, bisected by rivers and streams running down through deep wooded combes to the spectacular coastline, and offering an array of countryside pursuits including walking, riding, shooting and fishing. 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 Muddiford - 2.5 miles Barnstaple 2.5 miles Exmoor National Park - 10 miles Woolacombe - 12.5 miles M5 Motorway - 38 miles The Property - Properties in this sought after location rarely become available to the open market, and the agents have no hesitation in recommending a full internal inspection to fully appreciate the character and potential on offer. Lower Blakewell comprises a detached character residence enjoying wonderful panoramic countryside views. The property is in need of refurbishment, but offers tremendous potential, with spacious accommodation offering three reception rooms and four bedrooms (one en-suite). The property stands in grounds of just over 1.6 acres, and boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, tennis court and a detached barn that has potential for a variety of uses including stabling, studio, office, or ancillary accommodation (STPP). There is also ample off road parking and a double garage, as well as delightful gardens enjoying wonderful views. The property is offered for sale for the first time in almost 25 years, and has the added benefit of no ongoing chain. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Covered porch leads to the front door and, in turn: Entrance Hall - Stairs rise to first floor landing. Tiled floor. Exposed beam. Shower Room - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Window to the rear elevation. Sitting Room - Two windows to the front elevation. Exposed beams. Inglenook fireplace with stone hearth and wood burning stove. Secondary stairs rising to the first floor and bedroom 2. Dining Room - Window to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. Exposed beam. Open fireplace with cast iron tiled insert, and timber mantel over. Kitchen - Window to the front elevation. Comprising a range of matching base units with butler sink set into wooden work surfaces. Integrated cooker, four ring gas hob with extractor over and fridge. Space for dishwasher and fridge freezer. Pantry style cupboard. Garden Room - French doors open onto the garden and enjoy countryside views. Exposed beams. Utility / Boot Room - Stable door to the garden and windows overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Further range of wall and base units with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Floor mounted oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating. First Floor Landing - Window to the front elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Storage cupboards. Bedroom 1 - A triple aspect room enjoying countryside views and a small door leads to a balcony that also enjoys the superb views on offer. Built-in wardrobes. En-suite - Comprising low level WC, corner shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet and a panelled bath. Bedroom 4 - Window to the rear elevation. Bedroom 3 - Window to the front elevation. Built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 - A dual aspect room with countryside views. Built-in wardrobes. Secondary staircase leading down to the sitting room. Family Bathroom - Comprising bath, wash hand basin and a high level WC. Window to rear elevation. Outside - The property is approached through a pair of wooden gates onto a brick paved driveway, which provides ample off road parking and turning space and there is also a detached double garage. Steps lead down to the detached barn, where there is power and light connected. Directly outside the barn is the heated swimming pool and surrounding sun terrace. There is also access to the paddock via a five bar gate and, in turn, the gardens to the front of the property via an archway. A small stream flows down the western boundary of the property and the paddock. To the front of the property, there is a stone terrace with a pond, lawned sections, flowerbeds and borders and a timber pavilion and shed. There is pedestrian access leading to the road and steps leading to the paddock, and there is also a separate five bar gate from the lane allowing access to the paddock. There are fantastic countryside views throughout the gardens and grounds, and access to the tennis court is via steps from the garden. In total, the property stands in around 1.62 acres. Property Information Services - Mains electricity. Private Water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating. Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Viewing - By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. EPC Rating: F Directions - From Barnstaple, follow signs for the A39 towards Lynton, until reaching the roundabout at the North Devon District Hospital. Continue straight across, and after a short distance, take the left hand turning signposted towards Muddiford on the B3230. Continue down the hill, and at the bottom, turn left signposted towards Blakewell and Blakewell Fisheries. Proceed along this road, and continue up the hill until you see the entrance to the property on the left hand side, with name plate clearly displayed.