4 bedrooms - House - Detached
Ramblers, Barnstaple, EX31 4EZ
- Period cottage
- South facing
- Small hamlet
- 4 beds, bathroom
- 2 receptions
- Kitchen/breakfast room
- Utility, store, wc
- Garage, gardens
- Wood and paddock
- About 1.75 acres
A south facing spacious cottage style property, formerly two workman’s cottages but now a single dwellings with gardens to front, rear walled garden, garage and outhouses, off road car parking, a section of woodland and adjoining paddock of about an acre with the whole being about 1.75 acres.
The property is one of a half dozen or so individual properties set in the small scattered hamlet at Higher Muddiford, otherwise surrounded by unspoilt countryside and just over ½ mile from the main Barnstaple to Ilfracombe Road where there is a popular local inn. Locally at Muddiford there is a popular primary school and at Marwood a parish church next to the incredible Marwood Hill Gardens for those who love gardening.
Some 2 miles to the south is Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon offering an extensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre. From the town direct access on to the A361/North Devon Link Road providing much improved communications to and from the North Devon area connecting directly through to junction 27 on the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway railway station from where journey times to London/Paddington are some 2 hours distance.
Just over 7 miles to the west is the North Devon dramatic coastline, the softer sandy beaches at Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough with surfing and sailing whilst to the north, Ilfracombe, Combe Martin and Lynton with their more dramatic cliff and to the east Exmoor with its thousands of acres of moorland being a similar distance.
- Entrance Door with side light leading to
- Entrance Hall 3.91m x 1.88m (12'10 x 6'2)
- Dining Room 5.00m x 3.68m (16'5" x 12'1)
- Sitting Room 7.09m x 3.53m (23'3 x 11'7)
- Inner Lobby 3.81m x 1.09m (12'6 x 3'7)
- Utility Room 2.54m x 1.96m (8'4 x 6'5)
- Cloakroom 1.96m x 1.02m (6'5 x 3'4)
- Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.31m max x 3.20m min (17'5" max x 10'6 min)
- Store Room 4.06m x 1.63m (13'4 x 5'4)
- Store Room/Recycling Room 4.06m x 1.63m (13'4 x 5'4)
- First Floor Galleried Landing
- Bedroom 1 6.48m x 2.79m min (21'3 x 9'2 min)
- Bathroom 3.73m x 3.25m (12'3 x 10'8)
- Bedroom 3 3.58m x 3.38m (11'9 x 11'1)
- Bedroom 2 4.14m x 3.71m (13'7 x 12'2)
- Bedroom 4 3.78m x 3.28m (12'5 x 10'9)
- Double Garage 6.65m x 6.40m plus recess 4.09m x 2.36m (21'10 x 2
The property is south facing overlooking its own garden to fields beyond and is detached and is believed to have been formed by two former workers cottages, being remodelled as a single dwelling. The property has double glazed replacement doors and windows.
Set to the rear a walled garden and garage together with plenty of private car parking and turning where there is a grassed area surrounded by trees with thicker woodland beyond. From this area there is a short track leading up to a gently sloping pasture paddock which is about an acre with the property as a whole extending to approximately 1.75 acres.
Council Tax - Band
EPC - Band F
Services - Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, solid fuel central heating
Entrance Door with side light leading to
Entrance Hall 3.91m x 1.88m (12'10 x 6'2)
with stairs to first floor galleried landing
Dining Room 5.00m x 3.68m (16'5" x 12'1)
South facing, open stone fire place with inset raised hearth on stone base, to one side a built in cupboard with display shelving over, hatch to kitchen, panel radiator.
Sitting Room 7.09m x 3.53m (23'3 x 11'7)
South facing, open stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove set on stone hearth, bread oven, wall light points, central beam.
Inner Lobby 3.81m x 1.09m (12'6 x 3'7)
Panel radiator, tongue and groove panelling to one elevation, coat hook, double glazed door to outside.
Utility Room 2.54m x 1.96m (8'4 x 6'5)
Plumbing for washing machine.
Cloakroom 1.96m x 1.02m (6'5 x 3'4)
WC and hand basin.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 5.31m max x 3.20m min (17'5" max x 10'6 min)
Fitted on three elevations with roll top work surfaces with a variety of drawers and cupboards under, end display unit, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit, space for fridge, low tiled splash back, strip light, matching wall cupboards, night storage heater. Recess off with further built in storage cupboards, door to hall and also
Store Room 4.06m x 1.63m (13'4 x 5'4)
Concreted floor, electric light and steps up to
Store Room/Recycling Room 4.06m x 1.63m (13'4 x 5'4)
Door to outside.
From the hall stairs rise to
First Floor Galleried Landing
Serving all rooms, panel radiator.
Bedroom 1 6.48m x 2.79m min (21'3 x 9'2 min)
South facing, two panel radiators, recessed shelved cupboard to one side of former chimney breast, built in double fronted wardrobe cupboard.
Bathroom 3.73m x 3.25m (12'3 x 10'8)
Some tongue and groove panelling, tilde shower cubicle with Triton electric shower, cold linen storage cupboard, bidet, panelled bath with chrome mixer tap/shower attachment, low level WC, hand basin set in vanity unit, door to deep shelved linen store cupboard.
Bedroom 3 3.58m x 3.38m (11'9 x 11'1)
Panel radiator, Dimplex wall heater.
Bedroom 2 4.14m x 3.71m (13'7 x 12'2)
South facing, panel radiator.
Bedroom 4 3.78m x 3.28m (12'5 x 10'9)
Little used and with steps down to double glazed door to outside.
To the south and front a sheltered south facing terrace area with many shrubs, foliage and trees running on to an expanse of lawn running down to the country lane approach. Immediately to the rear of the house, what is in effect a south facing sheltered and warm walled garden.
Double Garage 6.65m x 6.40m plus recess 4.09m x 2.36m (21'10 x 2
Double car garage with additonal workshop area , folding door to front, rear personnel door.
Above this area double timber access gates opening to a private tarmacadam car parking and turning area for a half dozen vehicles and there is also a timber garden store shed. This area runs on into an area of woodland initially of grass with trees to either side and mature deciduous woodland beyond.
From this area a track rises to a grassy paddock above surrounded by traditional Devon hedge banks with the whole area being left to encourage wildlife and the property as a whole extends to approximately 1.75 acres.