A newly extended & remodelled individual detached contemporary residence on the semi rural outskirts of the town backing onto open fields enjoying lovely views yet close to the Hospital & local amenities. The versatile accommodation could suit dual occupation. 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Large Open Plan Reception Area, etc EPC Band D
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SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Raleigh Park is a quiet little used country lane on the semi-rural outskirts of Barnstaple, close to North Devon District Hospital. The property therefore benefits from the best of both worlds being on the outskirts of the town in pleasant semi-rural surroundings, enjoying fine views across the town as well as into an open valley to the rear, yet is on a regular bus route and within 5 minutes walk of the hospital itself and also within easy access of Pilton village with its excellent junior primary and secondary schools. Barnstaple town centre is approximately 5 minutes by car or a healthy walk. As the Regional centre Barnstaple houses the area's mains business, commercial, entertainment and shopping venues. The town is well known for its exclusive range of outlets, including all of the High Street favourites, as well as a diverse selection of local stores. The town's Pannier Market dates back to the Saxon period and trades in general goods, local crafts and collectables. The North Devon leisure centre provides many indoor pursuits along with the Tarka Tennis centre, both in Barnstaple. There is also access at Barnstaple to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which leads through, in about 45 minutes, to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. The North Devon coast and in particular the sandy surfing beaches of Instow, Croyde, Saunton (also with championship golf course), Woolacombe and Putsborough are about 20 minutes by car. Exmoor National Park is also easily accessible. The nearest International airports are at Bristol and Exeter.DESCRIPTION
Sherracombe comprises a large individual detached residence, the core of which dates from the 1960s. A sizable contemporary extension has been recently added and the property completely remodelled and re-arranged on a reverse living basis. The accommodation is versatile and could suit dual occupation use by parts of the same family. Externally there is potential for an extensive roof terrace subject to planning permission, there is an integral double garage with surfboard store above, extensive parking including room for a motorhome, and good sized mature secluded gardens. The property presents elevations partly of brick, part rendered and part clad in UPVC fascias and soffits, there are double glazed windows and a glass and stainless steel balcony at first floor level, all beneath a tiled or new flat roof. The most notable improvements include: new bathrooms and kitchen, extensive rewiring, replacement of double glazing to many windows, new private drainage system, new floor coverings, new decorations both internally and externally etc. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:GROUND FLOOR
Front door to ENTRANCE HALL, wood laminated flooring, fitted shelving, coat hooks. INNER HALL with glazed door to garden also a stable type door to the front garden and porch. BEDROOM 1, pair of French doors to front garden. BEDROOM 2, picture window and views over the garden and beyond. BEDROOM 3 double aspect, EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle, low level w/c and pedestal wash basin. BEDROOM 4 double aspect. FAMILY BATHROOM with panelled bath, marble effect aqua board surround, shower cubicle, low level w/c, twin eye shaped basins in retro style vanity unit, large wall mirror above both, ladder style heated towel rail/radiator, tiled floor. UTILITY ROOM with 11/2 bowl stainless steel sink, adjoining work surfaces, cupboards and appliance space under, plumbing and space for washing machine, space for tumble dryer, door to integral double garage described later.FIRST FLOOR
Fabulous light and airy open plan reception area incorporating FAMILY/TV ROOM/LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM/KITCHEN. SNUG/TV AREA features a fold away flat screen TV, eaves storage cupboard, fine views, wood effect flooring running through to the DINING AREA with further eaves storage cupboard, the bright and spacious LIVING AREA features bi-fold doors opening out onto the contemporary balcony bringing the outside in and allowing panoramic views across Barnstaple and beyond, tiled flooring running through to the BREAKFAST AREA with grey wood effect surfaced breakfast bar on rustic support. Beyond is the KITCHEN in a white and grey theme with composite single drainer sink unit, adjoining work surfaces plumbing for dishwasher, Belling double oven, beech work surface with cupboards under, glazed fronted cupboards above, space for American style fridge/freezer, central island with hoover induction hob and ample cupboards below. Off the snug/tv area is a small STUDY/PLAYROOM with raised plinth and feature porthole window allowing fine views. From the kitchen there is an inner hall with storage cupboard leading onto BEDROOM 5 or SEPARATE RECEPTION ROOM, a bright double aspect room with views over adjoining fields and into the valley below. Adjacent BATHROOM with panelled bath, shower cubicle, low level w/c, pedestal wash basin, wall mirror above, ladder style heated towel rail/radiator, skylight, tiled flooring, extractor fan.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed from the road through a pair of wrought iron gates onto a gently rising long tegula cobbled driveway, that is bordered by stone walls and topped by mature specimen trees and shrubs. The driveway continues behind the property where there is room for motorhome and access to the DOUBLE GARAGE with electric up and over door, power and light connected and oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. To the front there is a newly laid TERRACE with fire pit and L shaped seating, ideal for Al Fresco dining. Steps then lead down to a good sized south facing lawn bounded by further specimen trees and shrubs which provide a good deal of seclusion and privacy.DIRECTIONS
Leaving Barnstaple on the A39 at the roundabout nearest to the hospital bear right towards the hospital itself but turn immediately left onto the Roborough road, this eventually bears round to the right where the property will be found on the left hand side, set back from the lane.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating, private drainage.