A quirky but charming detached character cottage offering deceptively generous accommodation set in secluded 'oasis' garden in quiet, convenient & favoured location close to the village centre. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sitting Room, Kitchen/Diner. etc. EPC Band E
DISTANT VIEWS TO THE BURROWS
SITUATION AND AMENTIES
As the name of the house suggests the property is quietly tucked away, approached by foot from Church Street in the old part of Braunton, within easy walking distance of the village centre which offers an excellent range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, public houses, churches and a good number of local shops and stores. Braunton is considered one of the largest villages in the country and is conveniently situated for easy access to the sandy beaches at Croyde and Saunton (also with championship golf course) approximately 5 miles to the west, whilst Barnstaple, the Regional centre, is approximately 5 miles to the south east. Barnstaple accommodates the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues, as well as District Hospital. There is access at Barnstaple to the North Devon Link Road leading through, in about 45 minutes, to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. To the north Ilfracombe is about 15 minutes by car and a little further beyond Exmoor National Park.DESCRIPTION
The Retreat comprises a detached character village house (although it is attached to a garden wall of an adjoining property), which presents colour washed rendered elevations, with double glazing, beneath a slate roof. We understand that the property is of period origin and started life as a pair of barns but was converted into a residence at a date unknown. The house offers deceptively generous and well-presented accommodation which is both characterful and quirky. Externally there is a pretty courtyard to the front, a secluded 'oasis' garden to the rear with 2 sun decks, one enjoying views towards Braunton Burrows. This is certainly a property that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:GROUND FLOOR
ENTRANCE HALL with stripped staircase, under stairs cupboard, beamed ceiling, part exposed stone work. SITTING/DINING ROOM with fireplace and small bread oven, wood surround and mantle, slate hearth, stripped flooring, under stairs cupboard. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM of an irregular shape and slightly split level, well fitted with a range of units incorporating stainless steel sink, cupboards below, plumbing for washing machine, storage above, range of work surfaces with plumbing for dishwasher, drawers below, gas hob with Bosch electric double oven below, stainless steel extractor fan and hood over with wall cupboards either side, beamed ceiling, small loft space, tiled floor, part tiled walls, further work surfaces with drawers and cupboards below, full range of wall cupboards over, space for tumble drier, stable door to outside, wood strip window sill with lintle over, bronze plaque commemorating The Christian which was an American Brigadine (wrecked of Morte Point in1850), space for fridge/freezer, gas boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, stable style door to outside. Returning to the hall, BATHROOM well fitted with 4 piece white suite comprising tub bath, hand held shower attachment, low level w/c, pedestal basin, wet room corner with screen and Mira Azora shower unit, part tiled walls, tiled floor, extractor fan, heated towel rail.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING. BEDROOM 1 a delightful room with exposed beam, triple aspect with window seat, picture rail, French doors to garden. BEDROOM 2 with exposed beam, access to roof space, airing cupboard housing lagged cylinder and immersion heater. BEDROOM 3, of an irregular shape with double aspect windows, picture rail and loft access. BEDROOM 4. SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle, Mira shower, tiled surround, wash hand basin, Macerator w/c, extractor fan.OUTSIDE
The property is approached by foot from Church Street over a footpath with a gate leading to a lovely private front courtyard garden laid to chippings for ease of maintenance, this is a real sun trap and leads to a side access where there is a SHED/BICYCLE/SURFBOARD STORE 12' x 10' with power and light connected. Immediately to the right of this there are steps leading up to the lovely enclosed and private rear garden, mainly laid to lawn, with flower beds and mature hedge and tree surround providing complete seclusion and privacy. There are 2 decked areas one with distance views to Braunton Burrows ideal for Al Fresco dining.SERVICES
All mains services, gas fired central heating (boiler replaced about 3 years ago).DIRECTIONS
As you enter Braunton from Barnstaple at the centre of the village at the traffic lights, bear right into East Street. At the end of East Street bear left into Church Street taking care to negotiate the traffic calming bollards. The Retreat will be found after about 200 yards set back from the road between numbers 12 and 14, one can park further down the road near the public house.SPECIAL NOTE
The Braunton Parish Council car park in Caen Street is £175.00 For a year permit.
The Agricultural Inn private car park is £130.00 For 3 months.