A superbly presented period house with large gardens and useful barn. Dining room, kitchen, sitting room, snug, study, shower room, 4 bedrooms and bathroom. Large gardens and useful stone barn with potential (stp). Approaching half an acre in total. EPC Band E
Situation and Amenities
New Ark is set on the edge of the Taw Valley village of Umberleigh and is within level walking distance of the village centre with amenities including a primary school, public house (The Rising Sun) and a station on the Barnstaple to Exeter Tarka Line. Set amidst glorious countryside and famous for its fishing, the area offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits including riding , walking, cycling and local golf at High Bickington and Chittlehamholt. About eight miles to the east is the local market town of South Molton which links to the A361 (North Devon Link Road) and provides an excellent range of day to day amenities. The regional centre of Barnstaple is eight miles to the north and offers a further range of amenities and commercial venues.Description
New Ark is an exceptional family home. The property has been extensively re-furbished by the current owners and will be found to be in excellent decorative order throughout. The accommodation is well laid out and offers much flexibility with the scope for rooms to have a variety of potential uses. Outside the house stands in a large, level plot of attractive gardens amounting to approaching half an acre in total with plenty of parking and a very useful stone barn currently providing useful storage but with potential for conversion to alternative uses (stp).Accommodation
The front door leads directly into the KITCHEN which has a tiled floor and is well-fitted with an excellent range of bespoke oak fronted units with granite worktops over, Belfast sink, 5 ring gas hob with hood over, integrated double oven and space and plumbing for dish washer. Central island with wine rack and granite worktop. Door into shelved PANTRY. A wide archway leads through to a partly vaulted DINING ROOM with glazed double doors to the rear gardens and a stair case to the room above.
The SITTING ROOM also has a tiled floor and is a well-proportioned double aspect room with stone fireplace and wood burning stove and shelved recesses to either side. The SNUG has a tiled floor and has a fireplace with wood burning stove. Off the sitting room is a useful STUDY or BOOT ROOM which leads into a well-fitted SHOWER ROOM with a modern suite.
The main staircase serves the LANDING with doors off to the THREE MAIN BEDROOMS and the FAMILY BATHROOM which is fitted with a modern suite including a large shower cubicle with mixer shower. The FOURTH BEDROOM is accessed directly from the dining room below and is a versatile room with potential for other uses and is currently used as a library/study.Outside
A splayed entrance with double timber gates leads onto a gravelled and tree-lined driveway that leads up to a parking and turning area adjacent to the house. The driveway is flanked either side by level lawned areas and to the right is a very useful STONE BARN currently providing useful storage and hobbies room but with potential for conversion to alternative uses (subject to the necessary consents).
The gravelled area to the front of the house sweeps around to the rear where there is an attractive area of paved and gravelled garden flanked by attractive stone walling.
In total the property extends to about 0.42 ACRESServices
Mains water and electricity, private drainage.Viewing
Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.Directions
From South Molton take the B3227 west out of the town signposted towards Umberleigh. Continue on this road until reaching the bridge at Umberleigh and take the left turn immediately before the bridge. Continue on this road around the corner and the entrance to the property will be found soon after on the left.