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Parracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31
Offers in excess of £469,950 | 3 bedrooms | 3.8 acres

Property features

• 2 Reception Rooms
• Kitchen/Breakfast Room
• Utility Room, Cloakroom
• 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
• Oil C.H. Esse Range.
• Pretty Cottage Gardens
• Range of Outbuildings

A particularly charming detached stone cottage in timeless edge of village setting together with pretty cottage garden and adjoining pasture, in all 3.8 acres. Fine views over Exmoor which surrounds. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, 2 Receptions etc.
 
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Church Cottage is set within the boundary of Exmoor National Park, on the edge of the sought after village or Parracombe, backing onto the ancient St Petrock's 11th Century church, in timeless and tranquil surroundings. Parracombe offers a highly regarded local primary school, the Fox and Goose Inn with reputation for good food, as well as local post office/store. Adjacent to the boundary there is access to many miles of foot paths and bridle ways across Exmoor, and a little further afield is the rugged North Devon coastline, as well as the safe, sandy, surfing beaches at Croyde and Woolacombe. A few miles away are the twin village's of Lynton and Lynmouth linked by the famous Victorian cliff railway, and offering more extensive shopping facilities and amenities. Barnstaple is about 13 miles and as the Regional centre provides the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. North Devon District Hospital is just on the periphery of the town. North Devon Link Road (A361) is also convenient and offers a fast route to the M5 at Junction 27 (Tiverton) and the motorway network beyond. The National main line railway line links Barnstaple with Exeter St David's, with further connecting services to London and beyond, and to Exeter central for the excellent shopping facilities.

DESCRIPTION
This quintessentially English, detached, country cottage, presents elevations of stone incorporating dovecotes to the front, beneath a slate roof. We understand that the cottage probably dates back to the 15th/16th Century, and is Grade ll listed as being of architectural and historical importance. The interior boasts many original features which combine with 21st Century refinements. The vendors have replaced some of the windows on the front and side elevations with bespoke hard wood framed double glazed units. There are secluded pretty cottage gardens, various outbuildings, adjoining pasture in all about 3.8 acres. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:

GROUND FLOOR
Half glazed front door to ENTRANCE HALL stone flagged flooring, coat hooks, door to first floor described later. SITTING ROOM a lovely period double aspect room with feature fireplace fitted multi-fuel burner, bressumer beam, bread oven with terracotta cover, exposed beam, shelved recess. DINING ROOM another lovely period room featuring fireplace with bread oven, bressumer beam, Esse range for cooking and domestic hot water, beamed ceiling, stone flagged flooring, window seat, cupboard under stairs, arched period creamer feature. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM this is a true country kitchen featuring ornate Belfast sink on brick piers, there are bespoke wooden units some painted, some finished in natural oak topped by maia work surfaces which have a seamless, silky, smooth finish and include a breakfast bar/preparation surface with storage beneath. Fitted appliances include AEG four ring ceramic hob with extractor above, AEG double oven, there is a rustic feel to the room with exposed stone walls and quarry tile flooring, in one corner is access to a well sump with electric pump. An archway opens into an extension of the kitchen or UTILITY ROOM with dishwasher, tiled work surfaces, cupboard and appliance space, further work surfaces, cupboards beneath, upright Hotpoint fridge/freezer, Grant oil fired boiler for central heating with programer above, quarry tile flooring. CLOAKROOM with low level w/c , wash hand basin, space and plumbing for washing machine, shelving above, quarry tile floor.

FIRST FLOOR
The MAIN LANDING is galleried, trap to loft space. BEDROOM 1 features built in shelved and hanging cupboards, there is an exposed beam, 2 windows to front, pedestal wash basin with strip light/shaver point above, mirror fronted medicine cabinet, connecting door to bedroom 3 also approached by separate staircase. BEDROOM 2 window to front, pedestal wash basin, strip light/shaver point, built in wardrobe/ shelf cupboard. BATHROOM with wood panel bath, telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, tiled surround, pedestal wash basin, strip light/shaver point, low level w/c, heated towel rail, exposed beam, mirror fronted medicine cabinet. SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle, aqua board surround and mira shower unit, wash hand basin, low level w/c, strip light/shower point. BEDROOM 3 is approached via a separate staircase concealed from the kitchen, is a double aspect room with cupboard housing pre-lagged hot water cylinder.

OUTSIDE
There is a pretty front garden bounded by mature hedging with 2 pedestrian gates onto the lane. There is then an area of lawn with well stocked natural borders, a terrace immediately in front of the cottage which is clad in clematis, vine and wisteria. To the right of the cottage is an UPPER TERRACE ideal for Al Fresco Dining and to enjoy the wonderful view down the valley into Exmoor. A mature honeysuckle is in evidence here and the terrace is overlooked by a STONE OUTHOUSE with light and power connected. Adjacent is a SECOND STONE OUTHOUSE once again with power and light connected. From the access lane a 5 bar gate leads into a private enclosed tarmac parking area leading to CARPORT with external power socket and lights. Adjacent is the oil tank, and to the right is a very useful WORKSHOP/STUDIO/LEISURE ROOM with power and light connected and its own consumer unit, the work bench is included. Beyond is a WOODSTORE and then access to an enclosed KICTHEN AND SOFT FRUIT GARDEN alternatively ideal for poultry or dogs, featuring an aluminium framed GREENHOUSE. Returning to the access track a further 5 bar gate leads into the adjoining PADDOCKS arranged as 2 large enclosures and 1 small, there is a field shelter, a small tree plantation of oak, ash and beech. The land gently slopes down to a stream at the bottom providing natural water, it is enclosed by Devon bank and fencing. A public foot path crosses the land but we are informed that this is rarely used. On the opposite side of the access track is a meadow owned by the church. There is no rear garden as the property backs directly onto the church yard.

SERVICES
Mains drainage and electricity, shared private water supply, oil fired central heating.

DIRECTIONS
From Blackmore Gate where the A39 meets the A399, proceed north eastwards on the A39 towards Lynton. After about 1 mile ignore the first turning on the left signed Parracombe village staying on the A39. After roughly a mile bear left down the track leading to St Petrock's Church and the property will be found on the right hand side identified by our for sale board.

 

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