Rural, detached property in a peaceful and private setting with 7.8 acres, three paddocks &, manège. 26ft kitchen/diner, double bedrooms, utility, extensive gardens and garaging. Stables/outbuildings which could be developed stpp. EPC Band E.
SITUATION & AMENITIES
The delightful hamlet of Guscott is nestled in some of North Devon's most attractive and un-spoilt countryside where numerous woodland walks can be found. The property is situated an equal distance from Bideford and the historic Civil War market town of Great Torrington which offers a wide range of amenities for its size, including banks, butchers, bakeries, Post Office, greengrocers, various public houses, places of worship, art centre, Primary and Secondary School. There is also a 9 hole golf course on the outskirts of Great Torrington and nearby tourist attractions include RHS Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal factory and the Tarka Trail along the old railway line. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge, offering an excellent range of amenities including banks, butchers, bakeries, various shopping facilities, restaurants, places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and five supermarkets. The coast at Westward Ho! is approximately 6 miles away from Guscott and has a safe and sandy surfing beach, access to the South West Coastal footpath, adjoins Northern Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club, reputed to be the oldest links golf course in England. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 9 miles away and offers all of the areas main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities with the link road connecting to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway and railway station which connects via the Tarka line to Exeter and Tiverton Parkway.DESCRIPTION
We are delighted to offer for sale this detached period barn conversion located in a peaceful, private and rural setting surrounded by rolling farmland. Externally the property presents stone and rendered elevations beneath a slate tiled roof, internally offers a wealth of character features, with the comfort and conveniences of a modern home. The accommodation is spacious, light and airy with a dual aspect sitting room, benefitting from a feature inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove. The modern family orientated 26ft kitchen/diner is ideal for entertaining as both this room and the sitting room have French style patio doors which lead out onto the south facing timber decking area with stunning views across the surrounding countryside. Also on the ground floor is a WC and useful utility room.
There are four decent sized bedrooms on the first floor with countryside views, a private en-suite from the master bedroom and a Jack and Jill bathroom. There is the potential to add an additional en-suite if required.
From the dining area of the property a spiral staircase leads down to the lower ground floor which is a room in its own right. Currently used as a home office/ additional utility room, with a courtesy door that leads out to the front of the property.OUTSIDE
The Linney is set in mature secluded grounds with extensive and south facing gardens which are mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees and shrubs. The main private sweeping driveway leads up to the front of the property with an oak framed, detached, open fronted garage & workshop, the drive then continues onto the stables.
To the rear of the stabling is an area of land purchased by the vendors in 2010 which has undergone extensive landscaping and now incorporates part of the gardens.
We have been informed by the vendors that a section within the grounds, formerly had farm buildings on an area of concrete hard standing. This area could be developed, subject to the relevant planning permissions, as it now benefits from its own vehicle access/entrance way.
The land in total amounts to 7.8 acres and is mainly laid to pasture with three paddocks, divided by post and rail fencing, bounded by hedging. The property has three vehicle entrances, one directly leading to the front of the property, one to the stable and yard (suitable for larger vehicles/agricultural machinery) and one directly to the paddocks and manege.
For buyers looking for an equestrian style set up there are three loose boxes with lighting, internal and external power sockets and a tack room. There is a full size dressage arena measuring 20m x 60m, fully drained and surfaced with Padstow sand and rubber chippings. There is a mains water supply to the troughs in the paddocks. The property is also adjacent to an unadopted road which leads to numerous quiet lanes, suitable for hacking and there is a racing yard 1 mile away, with gallops available to hire.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.DIRECTIONS
From Torrington take the B3232 towards Barnstaple and continue until reaching Huntshaw Cross. Turn left immediately after the Auto-Mo-beel workshop close to the television mast, continuing along this road until reaching the T-Junction and turn right. Take the next left hand turning signposted to Gammaton Moor and past a house named Huntshaw Water on your right hand side. Take the left hand fork to Guscott where the property can be found on the right hand side.
From Bideford Quay, proceed over the 'old bridge', taking the first turning at the roundabout, Passing Countrywide Country Store, take the right hand turning into Manteo Way. Continue to the top of Manteo Way until reaching the roundabout, continue straight across, taking the next turning on the left into Gammaton Road (narrow roads). Continue to Gammaton Cross for around 2.5 miles until reaching the hamlet (signposted) of Guscott. The property can be found in the hamlet on the right hand side.