4 bedrooms - Cottage - Semi Detached
Folly Cottage, Barnstaple, EX31 3PE
- Victroian Cottage
- One of a pair
- 4 beds, 2 baths
- Garage, outhouses
- Studio area
- Off road parking
- Large gardens
A superbly presented, well maintained and substantial Victorian Cottage, attached, with views over fields, a delightful large private garden, landscaped with areas set aside as conservation to promote butterflies and birds, garage/studio and off road parking.
Set about 2 miles south of Barnstaple well back off the B3232 Road that runs from Barnstaple and the A361 North Devon Link Road to Great Torrington.
Barnstaple, the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon provides a comprehensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre and from the town direct access onto the A361/North Devon Link Road which provides much improved communications to and from the North Devon area connecting directly as it does through to Jctn 27 on the M5 motorway where there is also the Parkway Railway Station from where journey times to London/Paddington are approximately 2 hours distant.
Torrington, 8 miles to the south, a former market town on the edge of the River Torridge has live theatre and golf course. Just over 4 miles to the west is Instow with its sandy beach and sand dunes, cricket club, and a choice of restaurants along the water front and from the village linking back through to Barnstaple is the Tarka Trail providing traffic free walking and cycling facilities along the River Torridge/Taw Estuary.
- Entrance door to
- Entrance Lobby 2.92m x 0.84m (9'7 x 2'9)
- Sitting Room 6.10m x 4.01m (20' x 13'2)
- Inner Lobby/Library 4.06m x 2.11m (13'4 x 6'11)
- Office area 1.83m x 1.83m (6' x 6')
- Kitchen/Dining Room 4.90m x 4.93m reducing to 1.52m (16'1 x 16'2 reduc
- Hallway 4.34m x 2.72m (14'3 x 8'11)
- Bedroom 3 4.57m x 2.29m plus bay (15' x 7'6 plus bay)
- Shower Room 2.44m x 1.60m (8' x 5'3)
- Bedroom 4/Loft Room 7.42m x 2.49m (24'4 x 8'2)
- Bedroom 1 3.53m x 3.20m (11'7 x 10'6)
- Bathroom 2.69m x 2.36m (8'10 x 7'9)
- Bedroom 2 3.86m x 4.37m max (12'8 x 14'4 max)
- Garden Store Shed 4.88m x 2.44m overall (16' x 8' overall)
- Double Garage/Studio 7.92m x 5.49m overall (26' x 18' overall)
- Oak framed garden shed 3.66m x 1.83m (12' x 6' )
South facing and set well back from the Barnstaple to Torrington Road on a quiet spur road that is only used as access by neighbours and service providers. The property is one of half a dozen individual character family homes located in the small hamlet of Stoneylands and is is one of two Victorian Rural Cottages, attached, well maintained and presented by the current owner with delightful large landscaped gardens with areas set aside as conservation areas to promote butterflies and insects. Off road parking and garage with studio to its rear.
Council Tax: Band
Services: Mains electric and water. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
Entrance door to
Entrance Lobby 2.92m x 0.84m (9'7 x 2'9)
Panel radiator, stairs rising to first floor landing.
Sitting Room 6.10m x 4.01m (20' x 13'2)
A light, bright double aspect room with window seat to the south elevation, display niches, open fire place with slate hearth and beam over, 4 light points, 2 panel radiators, 2nd arched fire place.
Inner Lobby/Library 4.06m x 2.11m (13'4 x 6'11)
Panel radiator, opening to
Office area 1.83m x 1.83m (6' x 6')
Kitchen/Dining Room 4.90m x 4.93m reducing to 1.52m (16'1 x 16'2 reduc
Picture rail, range of built in work surfaces with inset single drainer stainless steel unit with mixer taps, drawers and cupboards under, space and plumbing for dishwasher and washing machine , two Welsh dresser style glass front fitments over work surfaces and 2 sets of drawers and cupboards under, glass panel door to
Hallway 4.34m x 2.72m (14'3 x 8'11)
Built in storage cupboard, door to garden.
Bedroom 3 4.57m x 2.29m plus bay (15' x 7'6 plus bay)
Panel radiator, countryside view.
Shower Room 2.44m x 1.60m (8' x 5'3)
Fully tiled shower cubicle, low level WC, pedestal handbasin, partially tiled surrounds, shaver point.
From the hall, the stairs rise to
Bedroom 4/Loft Room 7.42m x 2.49m (24'4 x 8'2)
Panel radiator, velux roof light, a vaulted room ideal as a young teenager's bedroom.
From the entrance lobby stairs rise to first floor landing.
Bedroom 1 3.53m x 3.20m (11'7 x 10'6)
South facing, panel radiator, door to recessed wardrobe cupboard, former fire place recess.
Bathroom 2.69m x 2.36m (8'10 x 7'9)
Built in airing cupboard with hot water tank and shelving, hand basin set in vanity unit with tiled surround, mirror and shaver point over, low level WC, panelled bath with chrome combination mixer tap/telephone shower attachment.
From the landing stairs rise to second floor landing.
Bedroom 2 3.86m x 4.37m max (12'8 x 14'4 max)
A loft bedroom, south facing window, dimplex wall heater, double doors to built in wardrobe cupboard, doors to under eaves storage area.
To the front a small walled garden area with paving and gravelled surrounds, to the side of which is a double timber gate with off road parking to the front and inside further gravelled car parking and turning area to one side of which is a
Garden Store Shed 4.88m x 2.44m overall (16' x 8' overall)
In stone under a pantile roof with 2 sections, one housing the domestic oil tank and the other as garden tool shed.
Running along from the gravelled area there is a
Double Garage/Studio 7.92m x 5.49m overall (26' x 18' overall)
To the front, double entrance door, vaulted ceiling, electric light and power and to the rear a studio again with light and power and personal door to outside.
Running off from the house and car parking area are extensive gardens, part terraced and part gently sloping with areas having been cut to level lawn with others being allowed to form a wild garden encouraging butterflies and insects and bird life and being surrounded by traditional Devon hedgebanks with a number of mature trees, shrubs, flower borders.
Kitchen Garden area with raised beds and green house.
To the lower end of the garden an
Oak framed garden shed 3.66m x 1.83m (12' x 6' )
Open fronted and to the rear a compost and recycling area.
From the garden extensive views are afforded over the surrounding countryside away towards Tawstock, Codden Hill and beyond.