An attractive and spacious period house for modernisation with land. 3 receptions, kitchen, utility, study/bed 5, bathroom and 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite). Scope for annexe. Parking, mature stream bordered grounds and useful outbuilding. Total just over two acres. EPC exempt.
Old Barnstaple House is set in the very sought after village of Chittlehampton. The popular village has a thriving community and excellent village amenities including a general stores/post office, primary school, church and a very popular public house, The Bell Inn. About five miles to the east is the thriving market town of South Molton, which offers an excellent range of shopping, social and banking facilities as well as infant, junior and senior schools. The A361 North Devon Link Road bypasses the town and provides an excellent road link to the regional centre of Barnstaple to the west and to Tiverton and the M5 (Junction 27) to the east where there is a railway station at Tiverton Parkway on the Paddington line.
Exmoor National Park and the impressive North Devon coastline with its steep cliffs and wide sandy beaches is also within easy reach by car.Description
Old Barnstaple House is a fascinating period property believed to date from the 1600s and forms part of a row of three Grade II* listed properties along the main street in the village. Now requiring considerable modernisation throughout, the accommodation exhibits many character features such as stone fireplaces and exposed ceiling timbers. Adjoining to the rear is a former barn that was converted in the 1990s to provide additional accommodation in the form of an annexe. To the rear are extensive mature gardens and grounds extending to about TWO ACRES, an unusual feature for a property of this nature.Accommodation
To the front are TWO RECEPTION ROOMS, both with stone fireplaces and exposed ceiling timbers and a small stair hall adjacent at either end. At the western end is a FORMER SHOP with fitted shelving and door to outside. A small hall with door to the outside leads into the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with exposed ceiling beams, some fitted units and stainless steel sink unit. The UTILITY has a tiled floor, large window and glazed door to the rear and a LAUNDRY ROOM with plumbing for washing machine. Two further small rooms lead in turn to a REAR HALL with door to outside. Off this hall is a BEDROOM/STUDY, BATHROOM, BOILER CUPBOARD and LIVING ROOM with glazed doors to the gardens. This part of the property has potential for use as an ANNEXE.
On the first floor, BEDROOM 1 is a large, triple aspect room with EN-SUITE BATHROOM (both requiring considerable improvement). There are THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS, one with a walk-in storage room.Outside
To the rear and accessed by a short track are extensive, south-facing mature gardens and grounds extending to about TWO ACRES. A parking and turning area leads out to a paddock and sloping grounds with a good selection of mature trees leading down to a part stream-bordered boundary. There is a useful OUTBUILDING/GARAGE and large GREENHOUSE.
It is considered that the land to the rear of the house may have some long-term development potential, subject to the necessary consents being obtained.Services
All mains services currently connected. Part gas central heating via radiators.Viewing
Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.Directions
From the square in Chittlehampton, facing The Bell public house turn right and continue along the village road. Old Barnstaple House will be found soon after on the left, adjacent to the village shop and post office. A track to the right of the shop leads to the rear of the property.