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Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Offers in the region of £1,350,000


5 Beds 3 Baths 3 Receptions

REF: BAN230030


  • Privately situated at the end of a long sweeping driveway
  • Tranquil, rural setting
  • Within 10 minutes of Barnstaple
  • Beautifully presented Devon longhouse
  • Five bedrooms
  • Three reception rooms
  • Three bath/shower rooms
  • Stone outbuilding with potential (STPP)
  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • All weather tennis court
  • Modern barn (60’ x 30’)
  • Double garage
  • About 4.6 acres in total
  • No onward chain


A beautifully positioned and presented Grade II listed Devon longhouse with swimming pool, tennis court and modern agricultural barn, all set in 4.6 acres. Location - This superb south facing character residence is situated at the end of its own long, sweeping driveway in a private position on the outskirts of the village of Goodleigh, yet is under 10 minutes from the regional centre of Barnstaple. The property enjoys a tranquil position amongst rolling Devon countryside, yet the convenience and easy access to many amenities, the coast and Exmoor National Park. The property is within reach of a wide range of beautiful beaches, with Saunton Sands about 11 miles away and Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe just a little further afield. In 2022 the North Devon coastline was selected as a ''World Surfing Reserve' (WSR) - the first in the UK and only cold-water WSR in the world. Exmoor National Park is renowned for its undulating moorland and pasture, bisected by rivers and streams running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to spectacular cliffs on the North Devon coast. There are an array of country pursuits including excellent walking, shooting and fishing. The regional centre of Barnstaple is under 10 minutes away by car, and offers all the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. There is state schooling available nearby at Barnstaple and private schooling available at the well-regarded West Buckland School. 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 Railway Station is around a 45 minute drive, which has connecting trains to London in around 2 hours. Mileages Barnstaple - 3.5 miles Saunton Beach - 11 miles Exmoor National Park - 8 miles M5 Motorway/Tiverton Parkway - 37 miles The Property - Jackson-Stops North Devon are proud to offer to the market this stunning Grade II listed character farmhouse in a highly convenient and sought after location. The property benefits from a wealth of charming character features including exposed beams and lintels and inglenook fireplaces. The versatile and spacious accommodation boasts three reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen/breakfast room, a study and five bedrooms with three bath/shower rooms. All of the principal rooms enjoy a wonderful outlook over the gardens and grounds. The gardens and grounds are a particular feature and the property is approached over a private sweeping driveway that crosses a small stream. There are delightful gardens incorporating a wildlife pond, a fantastic outdoor heated swimming pool with a bar and a terrace enjoying spectacular views towards the village, a paddock and an all-weather tennis court. Outbuildings include a detached stone barn that has potential for conversion subject to planning permission, a double garage and a modern agricultural barn which offers potential for a variety of uses. In total, the property stands in around 4.6 acres. Properties of this calibre and convenient location very rarely become available to the open market, and only with a viewing can you start to appreciate the quality of accommodation on offer, which has the added advantage of no ongoing chain. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to: Entrance Hall - Exposed lintel. Storage cupboard with a passageway leading to the rear garden. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. From the hallway, double doors lead to: Drawing Room - A beautiful dual aspect room with views over the garden and pond. Inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework and wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Exposed beams. Study - Window to the rear elevation. Exposed beams. Sitting Room - Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove on a slate hearth, with windows either side overlooking the gardens. Beautiful panelling and exposed beams. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Dining Room - Window to the side elevation overlooking the pond. Wood burning stove with brick hearth and bread oven. Utility - Windows to the rear elevation. Sink set into timber work surfaces. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Built-in storage cupboard. Door giving access onto the garden. Kitchen/Breakfast Room - A superb dual aspect room with wonderful views over the garden. Exposed beams and lintel and travertine flooring. The kitchen area comprises a range of matching wall and base units with butler sink set into granite work surfaces. Space for dishwasher and fridge freezer. Electric triple Aga. Wall panelling. Access to the rear lobby. Boot Room - Travertine flooring and extensive storage. Door giving access to the garden and the: Rear Lobby - Secondary staircase rises to the first floor landing. Shower Room - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower cubicle. Extensive tiling and travertine flooring. Panelling to dado height. First Floor Landing - Window to the rear elevation. Stunning exposed floorboards. Exposed beams and lintels. Hatch access to loft space. Bedroom 1 - A spectacular room with exposed A frames and vaulted ceiling. Dual aspect windows overlooking the garden and pond. Built-in wardrobes. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, roll top claw footed bath, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Shower Room - Comprising low level WC, double shower cubicle with rainwater style shower and vanity wash hand basin. Obscure window to the rear elevation. Bedroom 5 - Currently used as a dressing room. Window to the ear elevation overlooking the garden. Built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 - Window overlooking the garden. Part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Built-in wardrobes. There are two connecting doors from this room which also lead to bedroom 3, which is accessed via the secondary staircase. Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking the garden. Part vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Built-in wardrobes. Bedroom 4 - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden and pond. Built-in wardrobes. Outside - The property is approached over a wonderful long and sweeping driveway that crosses a small stream, and winds its way to the farmhouse where there is an extensive gravelled parking and turning area. As the driveway winds its way towards the property, it passes an all-weather full sized tennis court on the right hand side, with flood lighting and a summerhouse. A short distance beyond, there is a modern built barn (60' x 30') which has power and light connected and offers excellent storage or for various potential uses. Adjacent to this is a double garage. To the left hand side of the driveway, and behind the agricultural barn is a gently sloping paddock. The gardens and grounds surround the property and are a particular feature of this stunning farmhouse. There are various areas ideal for al-fresco dining, with paths and steps which lead up to the pool area. The pool is heated via an Air Source Heat Pump and surrounded by a fantastic terrace that enjoys spectacular views towards the village and countryside beyond. Adjacent to the swimming pool is a bar with a changing room and plant room. Adjacent to the farmhouse there is a two storey stone barn which offers potential for conversion, subject to any necessary planning permissions. To the rear of this is a further section of garden, which is lawned and again, enjoys beautiful views over the surrounding countryside and leads to the wildlife pond. Property Information Services - Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. There are also solar panels on the rear roof of the modern barn, which provide around 3.8KW of power and assist the running of the Air Source Heat Pump heating the swimming pool. EPC: Exempt Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings - Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as 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. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions - From Barnstaple, with our office on your left hand side, proceed around the corner into Bear Street, and to the traffic lights. Continue straight across signposted towards Goodleigh and Bratton Fleming. Stay on this road, leaving Barnstaple, and after a short distance, turn right, signposted towards Goodleigh. Proceed along this road, passing through the village of Goodleigh and upon leaving the village, proceed for a short distance until you see a pair of cottages on your left hand side. The driveway to the farmhouse is situated opposite. Proceed down the driveway, which will lead to the side elevation of the farmhouse. What 3 Words: ///protected.reclining.snack