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Arlington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in excess of £650,000

New instruction

4 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BAN220026


  • Surrounded by National Trust land
  • Fantastic walks available from the doorstep
  • Former school house built in 1874
  • Offering beautiful and characterful accommodation
  • Two reception rooms
  • Four bedrooms
  • Three bath/shower rooms
  • Ample off road parking
  • Detached double garage with potential (STPP)
  • No onward chain


A beautifully presented semi-detached attractive former school house, offering characterful and spacious accommodation, enjoying stunning panoramic views. Location - The property is situated in a breath-taking location within walking distance of the National Trust's Arlington Court, and surrounded by National Trust land with over 20 miles of footpaths available from the doorstep. It enjoys beautiful unspoilt views over the countryside, with an abundance of wildlife. The village of East Down is under two miles away and benefits from a superb and popular public house and restaurant. Exmoor National Park is 3.5 miles away, and is famous for its undulating moorland and pasture bisected by rivers and streams running down through deep wooded combes to the spectacular coastline below, and offers a range of countryside pursuits including walking, shooting and fishing. The spectacular North Devon coastline, recently selected as a ''World Surfing Reserve' (WSR) - the first in the UK and only cold-water WSR in the world - is easily accessible from the property with the coastal village of Combe Martin around 8 miles away, whilst the revered safe and sandy beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough and Croyde are around 14/16/17 miles away. The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 8 miles away, and offers all 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. The nearest train station is located at Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter and from there, or Tiverton Parkway (just under an hour's drive from the property), there are regular mainline rail services to London in around 2 hours. Mileages East Down - 2 miles Exmoor National Park - 3.5 miles Combe Martin - 8 miles Barnstaple - 8 miles Woolacombe - 14 miles M5 Motorway - 41 miles The Property - This is a fabulous opportunity to acquire a stunning former school house, surrounded by beautiful unspoilt countryside. The property was constructed in 1874 as a school, and converted in 2003 to a residential home. It is attached at the rear to one other property and offers light and airy, well-presented accommodation with a wealth of character features, benefiting from stunning panoramic countryside views from virtually every window. The property boasts two reception rooms and a family orientated kitchen/dining/family room, with four bedrooms and three bath/shower rooms. Equally as impressive outside, the property stands in grounds of around a 1/3 of an acre that also enjoy the fantastic views on offer. There is ample off road parking and a double garage with a loft over, that offers potential for a variety of uses and conversion, subject to any necessary consents. Only with a viewing can you start to appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer in a truly special location - available to the open market with no ongoing chain. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Double front doors lead to Entrance Lobby - Space for cloaks. Window to the front elevation enjoying panoramic countryside views. Reception Hall/Study - Feature stone mullion window to the front elevation affording panoramic countryside views. Exposed beams. Stairs rise to first floor landing. Sitting Room - A superb dual aspect room with French doors leading to a small courtyard at the rear. Windows to the front enjoying fantastic views. Wood burning stove set on a slate hearth with stone surround. Access to kitchen/dining room. Lobby - Travertine flooring. Exposed limestone. Sun Lounge - A stunning dual aspect room enjoying panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. French doors lead out onto the terrace and garden. Shower Room - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Kitchen/Dining/Family Room - A wonderful, family orientated room enjoying a dual aspect and views over the surrounding countryside. Recently re-fitted kitchen with an excellent range of matching wall and base units, with sink set into quartz work surfaces and integrated dishwasher. Space for range style cooker with extractor over and fridge/freezer - both available by separate negotiation. Central island unit with a glass atrium above affording a wealth of natural light. Dresser unit. Utility/Boot Room - Stable door giving access to the garden. Further range of matching wall and base units with hanging space for coats etc. Space for tumble dryer and fridge freezer. Further storage. Boiler Room - Butler sink with space for washing machine. Oil fired boiler and hot water cylinder. Access to the rear courtyard via stable door. First Floor Landing - Exposed beams. Stairs rise to the second floor. Linen cupboard. Bedroom 1 - A spectacular room with panoramic countryside views through feature stone mullion window. Exposed beams and A frames. Walk-in wardrobe and separate storage cupboard. En-Suite - Comprising double matching vanity wash hand basins, low level WC with concealed cistern, bidet, panelled bath with shower over and heated towel rail. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, roll top claw footed bath with tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Chrome heated towel rail. Obscure window to the rear elevation. Bedroom 2 - A dual aspect room enjoying the breath-taking countryside views. Built-in wardrobe. Second Floor Landing - Velux window. Eaves storage. Bedroom 3 - Velux window enjoying countryside views. Vaulted ceilings. Bedroom 4 - Velux window overlooking the countryside. Eaves storage. Outside - The property is approached through a five bar gate which leads to an ample area of off-road parking and turning for several vehicles. The detached double garage has two electric up and over doors and benefits from power and light, with an inspection pit and loft over, which offers potential for conversion for a variety of uses, subject to any necessary consents. The garden enjoys the fabulous panoramic countryside views across the surrounding countryside, and consists of a good-sized terrace adjacent to the property, with the majority of the gardens being laid to lawn with flowerbeds and borders housing mature plants, trees and shrubs. There is also a timber shed and greenhouse. Property Information Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). Oil fired central heating with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first/second floors. Solar panels providing electricity and an additional income. EPC Rating: C 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 etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing - By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed towards Lynton, passing the North Devon District Hospital on your right hand side. Stay on this road for about 6.4 miles and take the right hand turning signposted towards Arlington Court. Proceed up the hill, passing the car park for Arlington Court on your left hand side, and continue until you see the property, on the left hand side with nameplate clearly displayed.