An individually designed luxury top floor apartment with parking and communal gardens. 1 bedroom, fitted kitchen, dual aspect sitting/dining room. Lift access. EPC Band C.
The Carnarvon Arms is on the outskirts of the small village of Brushford overlooking the countryside along the Barle River valley on the southern edge of Exmoor National Park. Brushford offers a range of amenities, including the village hall and the Church of St Michael.
Dulverton, just two miles away, is a delightful little town nestling in the Barle Valley within the National Park and is well known as The Gateway to Exmoor. It provides good shopping facilities together with a post office, chemist, doctors, dental and veterinary surgeries, library, primary school and a well-supported town hall. There are also good recreational facilities including squash courts, all weather tennis courts and football and cricket pitches.
The county town of Taunton, which is approximately 25 miles away, has excellent retail and commercial facilities, together with access to the M5 and a main line station with fast rail links to London. There are three independent schools, Kings and Queens Colleges and Taunton School. Tiverton, which is 12 miles to the south, offers a range of shopping and entertainment facilities, the well-known Blundells School and also has easy access to the M5 and Tiverton Parkway.
The property is well located for walking and riding and is just a short drive from the wonderful hills and valleys of Exmoor. Wimbleball Lake is nearby offering lovely lakeside walks, sailing and other water sports.DESCRIPTION
This exclusive top floor apartment has been beautifully converted from the original historic hotel building, retaining much character and charm and now incorporating a more modern style with contemporary fixtures and fittings. There is both a staircase and lift within the building. The shared formal gardens are carefully tended and give access to good walks over the surrounding fields and along the river bank. There is a very happy and close-knit community within the building, providing pleasant living and security.HISTORY
Built by the 4th Earl of Carnarvon in 1874, the Carnarvon Arms was a hotel located beside the station for the Devon and Somerset railway. Eventually having 25 letting bedrooms, the property was run by two local families, the Nelders and then the Howells. The hotel had a huge reputation for those interested in hunting, shooting and fishing. The railway closed in 1966 and the hotel was eventually converted to 15 private apartments in 2004. The building retains much of the atmosphere and ambiance generated over the previous 130 years, one which would be impossible to create in a purpose built new development.ACCOMMODATION
This lovely top floor apartment occupies the south western corner of the building. A grand hallway with secure entrance gives access to the original wide staircase as well as the lift lobby. The front door of the apartment leads into a hallway with a cupboard providing handy space for coats and boots. The dual aspect sitting/dining room has fabulous views of the countryside from the south facing window. A door leads into the well-fitted enclosed kitchen with a range of wall and base units and integrated appliances with a window that overlooks the gardens. There is a spacious double bedroom and the central bathroom with shower over, heated towel rail and wall mounted fan heater. The windows benefit from quality secondary glazing.
Further designated secure storage is available on the lower ground floor of the building alongside a shared boot room.OUTSIDE
The apartments are set amongst mature landscaped grounds whose maintenance is covered by the service charge. There is one allocated parking space for this property with an additional shared guest space.SERVICES
Mains electricity and drainage, LP gas supply from central source and access to communal satellite and digital TV aerial. Broadband available.SERVICE CHARGE
A monthly service charge is paid towards the shared facilities and maintenance of the grounds.TENURE
Strictly by appointment with the agents please. Stags Dulverton Office 01398 323174 or firstname.lastname@example.org.DIRECTIONS
From the M5 motorway, exit at junction 27 and take the A361 signposted to Tiverton. At the first roundabout turn right and follow the A396 north signposted Dulverton. Continue for approximately 12 miles and then take the B3222 at Exebridge. After two miles, on entering Brushford, the pillared entrance to The Carnarvon Arms apartments will be found on the right hand side just before the bus stop.COUNCIL TAX
Band C (2019/2020)