A charming detached period Country House set in mature secluded gardens
enjoying breathtaking views in timeless & tranquil rural surroundings yet just 1 mile from the village. 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 3 Reception Rooms, Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga, Double Garage etc. EPC Band F.
2/3 ACRE GARDEN
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
The property is situated at the end of a private no-through lane, adjoining farm land, and enjoys beautiful south facing, far reaching views over unspoilt countryside. Roborough village centre is just over a mile away. It has a good community sprit, with church, village hall and the well regarded, award winning New Inn pub/restaurant. It is surrounded by undulating countryside with lovely walks in the area. The nearest shopping facilities are Dolton, about 4.25 miles, High Bickington a similar distance, and Torrington about 5.5miles. Torrington offers a wider range of shopping facilities providing for day to day needs, as well as supermarket, primary and secondary schools and the Plough Arts centre and cinema. On the outskirts of Great Torrington is the RHS Garden at Rosemoor, and also easily accessible are the twin National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor, as well as the rugged North Devon coast line including the wide sandy beaches at Westward Ho!, Northam Burrows and Instow. Okehampton is about 30 minutes by car and offers a Waitrose supermarket amongst other amenities. Barnstaple, North Devons Regional centre, is about 11.5 miles and houses all of the area's main business, commercial, entertainment and shopping venues, as well as North Devon District Hospital. At Barnstaple there is access to the A361 North Devon link road, which leads through to Junction 27 of the M5 motorway as well as Tiverton Parkway station, which offers a fast service of trains to London (Paddington in just over 2 hours). Exeter is about 50 minutes by car.DESCRIPTION
Parkyns comprises a charming, detached, character residence which presents elevations of part stone and part render, beneath a part slate and part tiled roof. We understand that the original core possibly dates back to the 17th Century but that an in keeping extension was added in 2006. The property has been tastefully modernised to combine many original period features with 21st Century refinements. The accommodation is principally arranged over two storeys and could possibly be adapted to suit dual occupation by parts of the same family. Parkyns is very well presented and an internal inspection is strongly advised. The house is complemented by the delightful secluded gardens, arranged as a series of external rooms and from the front garden the property enjoys simply one of the best views in the area. The layout of the accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floor plans but comprises:GROUND FLOOR
Porch and half glazed front door to ENTRANCE LOBBY staircase rising to first floor described later with perpendicular beam separates to DINING ROOM. A delightful original period, double aspect room featuring beamed ceiling, open fireplace with stone and brick surround, bar area beneath the staircase. SITTING ROOM Open period fireplace with bressummer beam, fitted bookcase to one wall, display alcove, open arch hatch to kitchen/breakfast room. From the dining room there is an INNER HALLWAY with cupboard housing electrics, tiled flooring which runs through to the CLOAKROOM with pedestal basin, low level w/c, and Grant oil fired boiler. DRAWING ROOM An elegant triple aspect room, enjoying fine views over the grounds and beyond, open fireplace with marble slips, slate hearth, Adam style ornate carved wooden surround, oak flooring, glazed door to loggia. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM In a farmhouse country style, fitted with extensive range of units in cream with wood effect work surfaces, incorporating 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink unit, drawers and cupboards beneath, matching range of wall mounted cupboards, impressive fireplace which accommodates a two oven Aga with tiled surround, original bread oven and storage cupboards either side, there is a beamed ceiling, stripped wood flooring, further dresser style unit, electric meter cupboard, WALK IN LARDER with slate shelving. REAR LOBBY with coat hooks and door to garden. UTILITY ROOM with single drainer stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine, tiled flooring, shelved recess, space for upright fridge/ freezer.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING two trap doors to separate loft spaces. MASTER BEDROOM A spacious double aspect room enjoying fine views over the grounds and beyond, triple built in wardrobe. Door and staircase rising to LOFT ROOM/STUDIO with velux windows and side window, ideal for hobbies or use as study, sewing room etc. DRESSING ROOM with trap to loft. EN-SUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOM with wood effect panelled bath, mixer tap/shower attachment, separate shower cubicle, with aqua board surround, low level w/c, bidet, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard, mirrored splash back and light above, shaver point. BEDROOM 5 (off the dressing room but also approached from the landing) triple built in wardrobe cupboards, views over the front garden. BEDROOM 2 range of fitted wardrobes to one wall, shelved recess, views over the front garden. FAMILY BATHROOM with wood effect panelled bath, hand held telephone style shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, strip light/shaver point, low level w/c, dimplex wall heater, tiled walls. INNER LANDING. BEDROOM 3 views over rear garden, walk in airing cupboard housing pre-lagged cylinder. BEDROOM 4 (currently utilised as study).OUTSIDE
To the left of the back door a stone flight of steps leads up to a STUDIO ROOM, which has power, light and heating connected. Other OUTBUILDINGS include a garage block incorporating DOUBLE GARAGE, once again with power and light connected with storage above. Adjacent WOOD STORE and GARDEN/MACHINERY STORE to the rear. To the rear of the property is a DETACHED FORMER SHIPPEN arranged as tool store, barrow store and gardeners w/c. The property is approached of the private drive through its own five bar gate with cattle grid below, allowing access to a gravel driveway providing ample additional parking and turning space, this is edged by a stone wall/planter. Beyond are sweeping lawns also featuring two paved terrace areas, a deep bank of mature shrubbery and mature orchard. There are well stocked beds and borders immediately adjacent to the front door, a glazed loggia is attached to the drawing room elevation from which to enjoy the views but also providing shelter. To the left hand side of the property is a natural WOODED AREA under planted with masses of spring bulbs. Nearest to the shippen is a boiler house housing second Grant oil fired boiler, and at the rear an area of lawn bounded by mature specimen spring shrubs. There is a raised secret garden which colourful well stocked borders and rustic screening the kitchen garden beyond and oil tank, this area is fenced enclosed and returns back to the drive.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Calor gas supplying part of the Aga.DIRECTIONS
From Barnstaple proceed in a southerly direction on the A377 through Bishops Tawton and Chapleton. After passing the Fishleigh farm shop on the right, turn right to Atherington and continue to the top of the hill into the village. On reaching the T Junction bear left and then immediately right onto the B3217 High Bickinton road. Proceed along this road through the village of High Bickington and onward passing Libbaton Golf Course on your right and the Radar Station on your left. Then take the first turning right signposted Roborough (this is Middlemoor Cross) within about half a mile take the first turning left signed to Roborough, and after a few hundred yards bear left into a private lane which leads to Parkyns, passing a barn and cottage initially.