Tawstock Castle stands proudly on a hill top and enjoys breath taking 360 degree views of the North Devon countryside. Situated in a circular bailey within 8.41 acres of private, fenced grounds in a conspicuous position overlooking the Taw Valley and within five miles of the coast.
This stunning Grade II listed gothic castle with original parts dating to the 18th century has in more recent years been meticulously extended to create a wonderful family home using many traditional materials including matching stone , castellated features and ornate cornices and ceilings. The accommodation briefly comprises; entrance Hall, 35' Reception Room with fireplace, Four Bedrooms, two of which are in the main tower and two which have en-suites. Additional guest Shower Room, Circular Kitchen, Laundry and Study. The main tower's spiral staircase leads to the two quirky circular bedrooms as well as the Roof Terrace and Tower Lookout, both the Terrace and Lookout are protected by battlements and are the perfect place for al-fresco dining and to enjoy the stunning setting.SITUATION AND AMENITIES
The property enjoys the best of both worlds, set in timeless and tranquil rural surroundings, yet is within easy reach of the regional centre of Barnstaple. Located on the banks of the River Taw and Yeo, Barnstaple houses the main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. The town is also well know for it's Pannier Market which dates back to the Saxon period and has been voted as one of the top ten food markets in Britain by the Independent newspaper. The North Devon Leisure Centre provides many indoor pursuits and the Tarka Tennis Centre is one of the country's premier tennis facilities. Live theatres are accessible at Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, whilst other sporting and leisure pursuits are close at hand, including golf at Saunton, Ilfracombe, Landkey and Westward Ho! North Devon's rugged coastline , including the popular resorts of Instow, Appledore. Croyde and Woolacombe are all within half an hours drive, as is Exmoor. The Tarka Trail is within walking distance.
The Link Road can be accessed leading on to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway in about 1 hour. Tiverton Parkway offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.SERVICES
Mains electricity. Private water and drainage supply. Oil fired central heating, Under floor heating to the Kitchen. Internet is connected.DIRECTIONS
Leaving Barnstaple in the direction of Fremington, at the new roundabout, with the Taw Bridge to your right, continue straight across the roundabout, up Sticklepath Hill and turn left, signed Lake and Tawstock. Follow the lane for approximately 1.2 miles through Lake Village, over the bridge, and the entrance to the property will be seen on the right hand side.