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PROPERTY FEATURES

  • Stunningly situated with no near neighbours
  • Peaceful rural position with easy access to amenities Versatile and characterful accommodation
  • Suitable for multigenerational living
  • Four bedrooms, Three reception rooms, Two bathrooms
  • Separate one bedroom cottage providing generous income
  • Planning permission to convert a detached barn
  • Stunning gardens and grounds
  • Delightful mixture of pasture and woodland
  • Triple bay oak framed garage/studio
  • About 14 acres in total

THE PROPERTY

A beautifully positioned character residence with no near neighbours, offering versatile accommodation, set in a tranquil valley in about 14 acres. Location - The property is situated in a picturesque location enjoying privacy and seclusion, with no near neighbours whilst not being isolated. Bearhaine stands in delightful grounds of around 14 acres which incorporates a mixture of gardens, pasture and woodland with a stream cascading down the valley. The village of Monkleigh is located just over a mile away, which boasts a good range of amenities for its size including church, garage, primary school and a popular public house. The location is highly convenient, within easy access of two towns, with the historic market town of Great Torrington just 2.5 miles away, and the port and market town of Bideford located 5.5 miles away, both offering a wider range of amenities including secondary schooling, supermarkets, banks, doctors' and dentists' surgeries and various shopping opportunities. 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. The spectacular coast is within easy reach, with the 3 mile long sandy beach at Westward Ho! about 8.5 miles away, which borders the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club, reputed to be the oldest links course in England. There is also access to the South West Coastal Footpath which affords excellent walking opportunities with stunning vistas. Exmoor National Park is about 25 miles away and is famous for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to the spectacular coastline below, and offers an excellent country pursuits including walking, riding and fishing. The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 15 miles away and offers all the area's mains business, shopping, leisure and commercial venues, as well as access to the A361 North Devon Link Road. 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. Tiverton Parkway is around 43 miles (just over an hours' drive) away and offers regular mainline rail services to London in just over 2 hours. Mileages Monkleigh 1.2 miles Great Torrington 2.5 miles Bideford 5.5 miles Westward Ho! Beach 8.5 miles Barnstaple 15 miles The Property - Jackson-Stops North Devon are proud to offer this fine country residence to the market in an idyllic location, enjoying complete peace and tranquillity. The property has been the subject of sympathetic refurbishment by the current vendors during their ownership to offer beautifully presented accommodation in a serene rural position with no near neighbours, yet benefiting from easy access to local amenities and the coast. Bearhaine sits beautifully within its own ground, enjoying wonderful panoramic countryside views and a high degree of privacy. The property is currently used as a main four bedroom home with a one bedroom holiday cottage providing a generous income. However, there is potential for a variety of alternative uses, as the main residence could suit multigenerational living, with some alterations. The gardens and grounds of the property provide a haven for local wildlife and people alike, with a superb blend of delightful gardens and seating areas, wooded sections, pasture and a pretty stream cascading down the valley. There is also the added advantage of a detached barn that overlooks the land, woodland and stream which has planning permission to convert into a further two bedroom dwelling. Properties of this calibre, location and potential very rarely become available to the open market, and only with a viewing can you start to appreciate this stunning character residence. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door leads to: Entrance Hall - Tiled floor. Exposed beams and lintels. Stained glass window. Stairs rise to the first floor and bedroom 1. Built-in storage cupboards. Steps lead to: Kitchen/Breakfast Room - This room is thought to have been a former threshing barn, and still retains the original workings, and now comprises a stunning dual aspect room of a double height, with a vaulted ceiling with exposed A-frames and floor to ceiling glazing to the rear, and a window overlooking the courtyard. Oil fired Rayburn set into a chimney recess with separate two ring electric hob. Two Belfast sinks set into slate work surfaces with a beautiful repurposed former fabric shop dresser with cupboards and plate racks. Pantry - Window to the side elevation. Slate flooring. Exposed beams. Space for fridge and freezer. Wash hand basin. Utility - A dual aspect room overlooking the driveway and land. Butler sink set into slate work surfaces with cupboards below. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Extensive storage. Slate flooring. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Slate flooring. From the kitchen/breakfast room there is an opening to: Lobby - Access to the rear garden. Windows overlooking the central courtyard and rear garden, with stained glass inserts. Steps lead down to: Sitting Room - A stunning and characterful room, with two windows overlooking the central courtyard. Inglenook fireplace housing a wood burning stove and bread oven with an exposed lintel. At the opposite end of the room is an additional inglenook fireplace. Original circular Elm stairs rise to bedroom 2. Opens to: Inner Hallway - Door giving access to the central courtyard. Slate flooring. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. Snug - Window to the front elevation. Slate flooring. Inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove, exposed lintel and bread oven. Original Kitchen - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden and stream. Belfast sink set into marble work surfaces and a range of storage, with space for a range style cooker, fridge and dishwasher. Door giving access to the garden. From the inner hallway, stairs rise to the: First Floor Landing - Windows to the side elevation enjoying views over the garden. Bedroom 2 - Window overlooking the central courtyard. Fireplace with stop chamfered beam. Built-in wardrobes. A circular staircase leads down to the sitting room. Built-in wardrobes. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and a chrome heated towel rail. Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking the central courtyard and countryside beyond. Built-in wardrobe. Bedroom 4 - Window to the front elevation enjoying far reaching countryside views. Airing cupboard. Family Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, tongue and grooved panelled bath with shower over and a vanity wash hand basin. Exposed timber floor. Window overlooking the central courtyard. From the entrance hall, stairs rise to: Bedroom 1 - A beautiful dual aspect room arranged over two levels, enjoying views over the surrounding countryside. Built-in wardrobes. En Suite - Comprising low level WC, panelled bath with shower over and vanity wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Built-in storage cupboard. The Byre - Annexe Accessed via a separate entrance door from the driveway. Front door leads to: Open Plan Sitting Room/Kitchen - A stunning dual aspect room with vaulted ceiling and exposed A-frames. Kitchen - Comprising a range matching wall and base units with sink set into roll top work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances including an oven, four ring electric hob, dishwasher, fridge and washing machine. Stairs rise to a mezzanine study. Mezzanine Study - Exposed beams. Timber floor. Velux windows. Bedroom - A dual aspect room with a vaulted double height ceiling with exposed beams. Steps also lead to a mezzanine area with window enjoying countryside views. This area is of a restricted head height, but is currently used for overflow sleeping and houses two single beds. Shower Room - Comprising corner shower cubicle, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Window to the side elevation. Vaulted ceiling with exposed A-frames. Storage area. Outside - The property is approached through a pair of stone pillars and over a sweeping driveway leading to the property, where there is ample off-road parking and access to The Byre, as well as the land. At the top of the driveway there is a triple bay detached oak framed building that is currently used as a double car port and garage. An external staircase rises to a studio over, which has power and light connected and three Velux windows enjoying views over the land and countryside beyond. The ground floor of this building could be converted to provide stabling, if required. From this building, there is access into the adjacent paddock where there is a stable that could serve a variety of purposes. A particular feature of the property is the secluded central courtyard that enjoys a Mediterranean feel, and is a true haven with cobbled areas and extensive flowering plants and shrubs, as well as a covered seating area. The property is surrounded by various garden areas and boasts a wealth of mature specimen plants, trees and shrubs, with various seating areas throughout. In front of the house, there is a stone barn that is currently used as a workshop and for storage, but benefits from planning permission to convert into a wonderful detached two bedroom residence, that would enjoy spectacular views down the valley. The planning number is E064 22 301a. Adjacent to this building, there is a large timber deck that provides the perfect place for alfresco dining and entertaining, enjoying superb views over the valley, adjacent woodland and stream. A path from the garden leads down into the valley and over two bridges that cross the stream that cascades down the valley to the wooded area which enjoys a plethora of wildlife visitors. In total, the property and grounds provide a tranquil sanctuary, and the whole amounts to just over 14 acres. Property Information Services - Mains water and electricity. Oil fired central heating to the house. Electric heating to the cottage. Private drainage (septic tank). Local Authority - Torridge District Council - 01237 428 700. 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. What 3 Words ///shrimps.relatives.outbursts EPC Rating: F Directions - From Barnstaple, proceed towards Bideford on the A39 and continue until reaching the traffic lights just before the Bideford bridge. Turn right here, signposted towards East-the-Water/Instow/Yelland, and proceed until reaching the roundabout, and turn left. Proceed into Bideford until reaching the next roundabout, and turn right over the Old Bideford Bridge. At the next roundabout, turn left and proceed, with the river on your left hand side. At the next mini roundabout, take the first exit and proceed on the A386 towards Great Torrington. Continue along this road until reaching the village of Landcross, and take the right hand turning signposted towards Monkleigh and Holsworthy. Proceed along this road for about 2.8 miles, passing through the villages of Saltrens and Monkleigh and turn left at Catsborough Cross. Proceed for a short distance, until the entrance to the property can be found on the left hand side with nameplate clearly displayed.