SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Long Acre is well detached set it in its own secluded grounds, in a tranquil, timeless, rural location on an elevated site, enjoying really delightful views into a wooded valley where the River Yeo can be heard flowing through below. Adjacent is a bridleway and nearby public footpaths. Village amenities are within a 5-minute drive including community post office/store and sports club. The Exmoor National Park boundary is also just a short drive and offers expanses of high upland moor. North is the rugged Exmoor Coast and the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth all within easy reach. Further west are the sandy surfing beaches at Croyde bay, Putsborough, Saunton (also with Championship golf course) and Woolacombe. Barnstaple the Regional Centre for North Devon, is about 7 miles and as such houses the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues, as well as Pannier Market and District Hospital. There is access at Barnstaple to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 (Tiverton) where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London (Paddington in about 2 hours). Exeter the County town and Cathedral City with its International Airport is about 50 miles.DESCRIPTION
This highly individual and historic detached single storey country residence was originally built as a railway station in the Victorian era but converted into a dwelling after the closure of the railway in the 1930s, a single storey extension was added in the mid-1980s when the property was also re-modelled and updated, the conservatory was added around 2012. The accommodation is bright, spacious and well presented, there may be potential to convert the loft space into additional accommodation or to extend the property further subject to planning. Externally there is a separate garage and outbuildings, ample additional parking and well-tended, well established, mainly level and secluded gardens of 0.6 of an acre.
Double glazed front door to ENTRANCE HALL wood effect flooring. SITTING ROOM a pleasant double aspect room with pair of double glazed French Doors to front garden, also allowing fine views into the valley below, fitted carpet. KITCHEN with good range of modern units incorporating 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink, cupboards and appliance space below, ample worksurfaces, cupboards and drawers beneath, matching wall mounted cupboards, Zanussi oven and hob, space for upright fridge/freezer, plumbing for washing machine, trap to insulated loft space, walk in larder. DINING ROOM with feature fireplace and recessed solid fuel fired Rayburn for cooking, storage cupboards to left hand side, wood effect flooring, bay window allowing views over the garden and beyond, double glazed door to CONSERVATORY with tiled flooring and door to garden, coach lamp included. BEDROOM 1 a double aspect room with wood effect flooring. BEDROOM 2 wood effect flooring, fitted curtain fronted corner clothes hanging area. BATHROOM (approached off the kitchen) panel bath, telephone style shower attachment/mixer tap, folding shower screen, low level WC, pedestal wash basin.OUTSIDE
A track leads from the lane to the five bar gated entrance to the property over a driveway which is lined by lawns, interspersed with mature trees and shrubs which first leads to the OUTBUILDINGS which include GARAGE/WORKSHOP power and light connected. TOOL STORE,WOOD SHED and FURTHER STORE, above is a higher level again mainly laid to grass with well established shrubbery and hedge boundary with the lane. The original railway bridge is still in evidence and below this is an attractive water garden. The driveway, which provides extensive parking, then runs on to a parking bay nearer to the property itself. In front of the house is a gravelled bed with well stocked borders, an ornamental pond and beyond a GREEN HOUSE and GARDEN SHED. To the left of this a further gravelled area with brick and rustic planter, well established border featuring some specimen hydrangeas. There is a concealed oil tank and the external Worcester combi boiler (understood to have been installed 3 years ago). The whole provides an appropriate setting and is understood to amount to 0.6 of an acre bounded by fencing and hedging.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating.DIRECTIONS
Upon entering the village of Bratton Fleming from the Barnstaple direction climb the hill and turn left immediately before the former White Hart Public House. Within a short distance, at the minor junction with the village hall to your right, continue straight ahead for about ¾ of a mile pass over the stone bridge and turn immediately sharp left where the entrance to the property will be seen to the left of the bridleway.