Located approximately 2 miles from the village of Buckland Brewer, which offers a good range of amenities including a local community shop, church, primary school and a popular traditional thatched inn. The nearest town, is the historic market town of Great Torrington, which has a range of leisure pursuits and tourist attractions including a nine-hole golf course, RHS Rosemoor Gardens, Dartington Crystal and the renowned Tarka Trail, which is ideal for walkers and cyclists alike. The property is located within 10 miles of the sandy beach at Westward Ho! which is ideal for families, keen surfers and golfers as it adjoins Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club. There is also access to the South West coastal footpath, which affords good walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. The port and market town of Bideford offers a wider range of amenities including banks, schooling for all ages (public and private), restaurants, pubs and five supermarkets. The regional centre of Barnstaple has all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues and rail link to Exeter Station, which then links to the rest of the rail network across the country.DESCRIPTION
This stunning character farmhouse stands in a superb position with fantastic countryside views, in a rural location only 2 miles from the village, with a neighbouring farm to one side. Goutisland has been Grade II Listed for its historical importance, as it is believed that there was once a dwelling on the site that is mentioned in the Doomsday book. There is a wealth of character features including inglenook fireplaces, wood burning stove, stained glass windows, exposed stonework, exposed lintels / beams, slate and brick floors. In brief the accommodation comprises two ground floor reception rooms, study, wet room and kitchen/breakfast room and on the first floor there is a family bathroom, three double bedrooms and a master en-suite bedroom. The majority of the land is located to the front, in total amounting to approximately 6.5 acres, with the sloping paddock measuring around 5.4 acres of this and accessed from the driveway, with views of the neighbouring fabulous rolling countryside views and farmland. The rest of the property's land includes a private farmhouse garden with a range of shrubs and flowers, extensive parking area and The visitor's garden'.
The self-contained holiday barns are detached from the main farmhouse with Patchwork, Hedgerow & The Folly offering well-presented one bedroomed accommodation. The Roundhouse is a stunning two bedroom former roundhouse, skilfully converted in 2017 (detailed later). The barns are currently let through Holiday Cottages with further details available on their website www.holidaycottages.co.uk
There is also a range of outbuildings that offer further potential to be converted (stpp) including the barn/workshop to the side of the farmhouse and barn adjoining both Patchwork & The Folly, with planning permission already granted to convert this space into additional living space for Patchwork (Application Ref: 1/1309/2015FUL)ACCOMMODATION
The chapel style front doors lead through into the entrance hall, welcomed by coloured stained glass inserts, with doors leading to the sitting room and the dining room. The dining room has an inglenook fireplace with a gas fired stove. An opening from the dining room leads into a recently installed wet room with a separate WC; which combined with the dining room would make an ideal space for a dependant relative or even a guest bedroom with facilities. The sitting room has an eye catching inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with exposed lintel. This room is the heart of the house and full of character with a stone floor, exposed beams and some exposed stonework. Accessed via this room and the kitchen, is a study and lobby area, which could double up as a larder/storage area. The kitchen/breakfast room has a range of matching base units with a part tiled and part Marlen brick floor, exposed stone walls, timber ceilings and a window that overlooks the rear farmhouse garden. There is an oil fired Range, space for a fridge/freezer and a dishwasher and a door to the rear garden. From the kitchen, the useful utility room is connected to the wet room, proving useful on busy days around the garden, for sandy wellies and muddy paws. On the first floor, accessed by steep cottage style stairs, the landing has various floor levels with multiple steps leading to the bedrooms and bathroom. All of the bedrooms enjoy far reaching countryside views and the master bedroom has an en-suite four piece bathroom. The family bathroom can be reached from the top of the stairs comprising WC, sink and panelled bath with a shower over.OUTSIDE
Outside, the property is approached from an initially shared track onto the driveway, that bends around to the extensive parking area in front of the farmhouse. There is a lawn garden to the right hand side of the farmhouse, currently used as the visitor's garden', with a small apple orchard at one end and other fruit trees, room for picnic benches/ garden furniture, ball games and direct access to the adjoining Public Footpath. There is a secure outbuilding which contains the newly installed water treatment plant with the UV filters and pumps to one side of the lawn. The farmhouse's garden is completely private with a patio area, storage sheds, greenhouses, lawn and a range of mature plants, flowers and shrubs. The paddock is approximately 5.4 acres and bordered by mature hedgerow and accessed via a five bar gate, ideal for horses, a small holding or grazing sheep.OUTBUILDINGS
There is a range of outbuildings that now offer useful storage, garaging and workshop space with the potential for other uses such as stabling, activity space for holiday guests, hobby space or developed/renovated into auxiliary accommodation (subject to the necessary planning permissions).HOLIDAY BARNS
In total, there are four self-contained holiday barns; 3 one double bedroom barns and 1 two bedroom roundhouse barn. The Folly comprises sitting room and a kitchen/breakfast room on the ground floor with the bedroom area and an en-suite shower room on the first floor. Patchwork and Hedgerow both comprise an open plan kitchen/ dining room/ sitting room with part vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and stonework. Both bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms and windows to the front elevation towards the paddock and countryside beyond. These two holiday barns have individual patio areas from their main entrance doors with enough room for a large bench or table and chairs. The Roundhouse is the most recent addition to Goutisland being converted in 2017 by the current owners. The front door opens into the stunning open plan circular kitchen/ dining room/ sitting room with a high vaulted ceiling, exposed A-frame beams, a feature iron pulley system and some exposed feature stone work. The kitchen has been skilfully handmade to fit the circular contour of the building with Dove Grey fronted units, oak work surfaces, an integrated cooker, halogen electric hobs and a fridge/freezer and washing machine. The holiday cottages come complete with all fixtures, fittings and equipment.DIRECTIONS
From Buckland Brewer village take the turning into Gorwood Road and proceed for approximately 1.8 miles until reaching Brendon Cross' and turn left. Continue for around 0.4 miles and the property entrance will be situated on the right hand side marked Goutisland'. NOTE: Please be aware that SatNav's may not take you directly to the property, therefore please follow these directions provided.SERVICES
Mains electricity. Private drainage and water (borehole and UV filter systems). Oil fired central heating.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Torridge District Council.