Guide price £750,000
An historic detached Grade II listed ''cross-passage' house providing versatile and spacious accommodation in a highly convenient location, set within the Taw Valley. Location - The property is situated in a convenient location, within a small community of just four properties in total, enjoying easy access to the stunning countryside, the River Taw, an excellent pub at Kings Nympton and the train station. There is schooling available nearby at Chulmleigh, and easy transport links to Barnstaple, South Molton and Exeter. The popular village of Kings Nympton is located around 3.5 miles away, and benefits from a village hall, primary school and a popular public house. The train station is under a mile away, and via the Tarka Line, connects Exeter to Barnstaple. The small market town of Chulmleigh is found around 3 miles away, and boasts an excellent range of amenities for its size, including butchers, deli, bakery, two pubs, a restaurant, cricket club, golf club and both a well-regarded primary school and a community college. The regional centre of Barnstaple is around 15 miles away, and offers all the area's main business, leisure and shopping venues as well as easy access to the coast, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter is around 26 miles away, offering an excellent and wider range of amenities and access onto the M5 and motorway network beyond. Communications - The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and along the A361 North Devon Link Road. There is a nearby train station (0.7 of a mile) which offers a service to Barnstaple in one direction, and Exeter in the other. Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station with fast and frequent trains to London and beyond is around a 50 minute drive. Mileages Railway Station - 0.7 mile Burrington - 1.8 miles Chulmleigh - 3 miles Kings Nympton - 3.5 miles South Molton - 9.5 miles Barnstaple - 15 miles Exeter - 26 miles The Property - Bridge Farm offers enormously versatile accommodation in a convenient location nestled within the Taw Valley. This Grade II Listed former cross passage house, thought to date back to c. 17th Century, offers a wealth of character features. The property is currently arranged to offer dual occupation or a home with an income. The main home benefits from three bedrooms, with the annexe offering two bedrooms. The property could also easily be utilised as one spacious five bedroom family home, as the connections between the house and annexe are still in situ. There is also an old cider barn that has potential for a variety of uses (STPP), including a studio, home office or a holiday cottage/annexe. The property stands in a small cluster of properties, with grounds amounting to around an acre as well as ample off road parking, and a garage. Only with an internal inspection can you start to appreciate this spacious, period residence and the potential on offer; available to the open market with no onward chain. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, comprises: Front door leading to: Entrance Hall - Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Oak flooring. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Study - A dual aspect room with bay window to the front elevation and a window to the side elevation. Ornate fireplace with cast iron insert and timber mantel over. Oak flooring. Kitchen/Dining Room - A farmhouse style kitchen with window to the front elevation with exposed beams, and a solid fuel Rayburn set in an inglenook fireplace. Original plaster frieze. Range of base units with sink set into roll top work surfaces. Space for fridge freezer, range style cooker, fridge and dishwasher. Boot Room - Door to the rear elevation and parking area. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and wash hand basin. Sitting Room - Window overlooking the side garden with original window shutters and a window seat. Multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth with exposed stonework. Oak flooring. First Floor Landing - Arched window to the rear elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Interconnecting door to the annexe (currently blocked). Bedroom 2 - Window to the front elevation with countryside views. Bedroom 3 - Window to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and tongue and groove panelled bath. Bedroom 1 - Window to the side elevation overlooking the side garden. Ornate fireplace. Wardrobe. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, corner shower cubicle and a wash hand basin. Window to the side elevation. Annexe Original oak door leads to: Entrance Hall - Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Interconnecting door to the main house. Drawing Room - A dual aspect with views over the side and rear gardens. Inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove on a stone hearth with exposed stonework, lintel and bread oven. Kitchen/Breakfast Room - Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Integrated fridge, freezer, dishwasher, cooker and four ring electric hob. Vaulted ceiling. Access to the side garden with windows overlooking the garden. Utility Room - Door to the rear elevation. Further base unit with roll top work surfaces. Space for washing machine. Oil fired boiler. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and a tongue and groove panelled bath. Obscure window. Former Dairy - The original slate shelves are still in situ and the room enjoys a dual aspect. First Floor Landing - Windows overlooking the garden. Interconnecting door to the main house (currently blocked). Family Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, corner shower cubicle, wash hand basin and tongue and groove panelled bath. Window overlooking the rear garden. Airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder. Bedroom 1 - Window overlooking the side garden. Wardrobe. Bedroom 2 - Window overlooking the side garden. Outside - To the front of the farmhouse, there is an area of garden with mature flowerbeds and borders, and a path that leads to the front door. A driveway sweeps around to the rear of the property and provides parking for several vehicles. To the east, there is a charming cottage-style walled garden, with a gate and path leading to the historic ''cross-passage' external oak door, with the garden being laid to lawn, with flowerbeds and borders. The Old Cider Barn can be accessed from the walled garden and is believed to date back to the 17th Century with a range of character features including mullion windows, and four pigeon holes to the right above an old dairy window, with exposed timber beams. It has a cobbled floor with stairs leading to the first floor hayloft, which also has a lean-to to the rear. Architectural drawings have been created to form a three bedroom, two bathroom cottage that would be subject to the necessary planning permissions. Important Agent's Note: The first floor of The Old Cider Barn is hazardous, and for their own safety, prospective purchasers are kindly requested not to enter this section. To the rear of the farmhouse, there is a single garage of stone construction with timber doors, and an ancillary shed on the side and to the side of the farmhouse is a useful stone outbuilding, currently used for storage. The gardens and grounds extend down to the main road, with a former vegetable patch area and lawns next to the parking. There is also a mixture of mature shrubs and trees which have currently been left to encourage nature and wildlife. The whole amounts to around an acre. Property Information Services - Mains electricity. Private water (borehole). 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. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings - Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments, containers etc. are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed towards Exeter on the A377 passing through Umberleigh. Stay on this road until you reach the Portsmouth Arms train station on your left hand side, then continue for around 2.4 miles and turn right (at Bridge Farm Cross) and proceed for a short distance, where the property will be found on the left hand side.
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