Period barn conversion situated in small traditional Devonshire hamlet. Four decent sized bedrooms, two reception rooms, extensive off street parking, 1.65 acres of South facing gardens & paddock, woodland and orchard. EPC Band D. Ideal principal residence or second home.
The property sits on the edge of the small hamlet of Parkham Ash and located 1.4 miles away from the traditional Devonshire village of Parkham. The village provides a primary school, community hall with bar, a butchers and places of worship. The property is also located around 3 miles away from the highly favoured and award winning thatched public house & luxury hotel 'The Hoops Inn'. There is also easy access to the rugged North Devon coastline at the historic village of Bucks Mills approximately 3.1 miles away with a pebbled beach and coastal footpath with superb coastal walks with stunning vistas. There are local shops close-by at Woolsery 3 Miles, Bucks Cross 2.1 miles and a village farm shop in the hamlet. Nearby beaches include Westward Ho! within an easy driving distance with its famous Pebble Ridge and sandy beach, Peppercombe with its lovely walks through National Trust land leading down to unspoilts beaches of Hartland and Welcombe.
The port and market town of Bideford is approximately 9.3 miles away offering a wider range of facilities including various shops, butchers, banks, bakeries, pubs, restaurants, cafes, schooling for all ages (public and private) and 5 supermarkets. Atlantic Village shopping outlet and retail complex is also nearby and offers a range of popular brands such as Marks & Spencers, GAP and Starbucks to name a few. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 18.3 miles away and offers all the areas main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport connections via the A361 link road which connects (at Junction 27) to the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.DESCRIPTION
Bethany is an attractive stone and rendered attached barn conversation, believed to date back to the 1880's, situated in a rural location in the small pretty hamlet of Parkham Ash. The property is one of three barns arranged around a central courtyard, once belonging to the neighbouring farmhouse which was converted in the 1990's. The current owners have lived at Bethany for just over 15 years, sympathetically updating this deceptively spacious, well planned property with plenty of period character combined with modern conveniences. The accommodation briefly comprises kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and living room on the ground floor with four decent sized bedrooms, en-suite and family bathroom on the first floor. Outside there is plenty of off road parking, a private rear garden, additional garden area with summerhouse and BBQ area and a gently sloping paddock with a wooded copse area and orchard ideal for exercising dogs or hobby smallholding.ACCOMMODATION
The property is accessed via the main front door which leads into the entrance hallway. There is a fantastic floor to ceiling windows with built in blinds that allows light to flood in and looks onto the private rear garden. There are stairs leading to the first floor, a floor mounted biomass boiler and doors that lead into the cloakroom, both reception rooms and the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen/breakfast room is traditional farmhouse in style with exposed wooded ceiling beams, a range of wall and floor units with granite work surface and butler sink. There is space for a Range cooker, additional electric oven and fridge freezer as well as space and plumbing for a washing machine and dishwasher. A door also leads out onto the rear garden. The dining room also has exposed ceiling beams and comfortably fits a large eight seat dining table. A small set of steps from the hallway lead down into the dual aspect living room with a stone fireplace and wood burning stove.
On the first floor, there are four decent sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The dual aspect master bedroom enjoys countryside views and has an en-suite shower room. The modern family bathroom has a white suite comprising bath with shower over, sink and WC.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed via a wooden 5 bar gate from a council owned road into the driveway, although shared by all three barns the driveway is owned by Bethany, with the maintenance costs for the driveway split three ways. There is an enclosed private parking area which accommodates multiple vehicles and could be enhanced to create garaging or carport, subject to planning approval. To the front, is pedestrian access via the central stone chipping courtyard which leads to the front door. To the rear, is a private enclosed low maintenance two tier garden with mature shrubs, various flower beds, a built in BBQ. From the parking area there is access to the gardens, summer house and south facing seating area as well as south facing sloping pasture a small area of woodland and orchard with countryside views, enclosed by hedgerow with field shelters and holding pens.
There is a timber detached field shelter with storage and covered areas which could be adapted into stabling if required.SPECIAL NOTE
More land is available for sale by separate negotiation if required. Please contact Stags, Bideford on 01237 425030 for details.DIRECTIONS
From Bideford Quay with the river on your right hand side, continue towards Northam passing Morrisons and Rydons Garage. At the Heywood Road roundabout turn left onto the A39, signposted towards Bude. Stay on this road until reaching the next roundabout. Continue through the villages of Ford & Fairy Cross and Horns Cross. As you enter the village of Bucks Cross, turn left signposted towards Woolsery. At the first fork in the road, bear left and then take the second left signposted towards Parkham. Turn right after approximately 1.5 miles, signposted towards Parkham Ash. At the end of the road turn left and the entrance to the property will be found clearly on the right hand side with the nameplate clearly displayed.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Biomass boiler heating system. Septic tank drainage.