SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Off a quiet 'no through' country lane on high ground enjoying fantastic views over a wide expanse of the Taw Valley. Atherington is a small traditional village which has a Post Office/Store, community park with tennis court and football pitch and Church. There are nearby primary schools at High Bickington and Umberleigh where there is also access to trains services to both Barnstaple and Exeter. Other local centres including Torrington about 6 miles, the Regional Centre of Barnstaple about 7 miles and the market town of South Molton about 9 miles. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road, running on in about 45 minutes or so,to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of Trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. Dartmoor, Exmoor and North Devon's Famous surfing beaches are all with easy access.DESCRIPTION
This detached former farm house has been extended and re-furbished and presents elevations of stone and painted render with double glazed windows beneath a tiled roof. The property offers spacious and characterful accommodation arranged over 2 storeys and has been tastefully modernised to combine modern 21st century refinements with many original features. Within the extensive gardens is a small detached stone barn which previously had consent to convert to ancillary accommodation and offers potential to reinstate this or for conversion to holiday let etc subject to planning permission.GROUND FLOOR
Front door opening to spacious ENTRANCE HALL staircase rising to first floor, described later. Cupboard understairs, travertine tiled flooring. Spacious SITTING ROOM with fine views to front, corner woodburning stove on slate hearth, exposed stone wall, part dado panelled wall, pair of multi pained glazed doors to DINING ROOM fitted woodburner on stone surround, shelved storage cupboard to the left, large slate tiled floor, exposed brick feature wall, window seat, beamed ceiling, double glazed door to garden, part dado panelled walls. STUDY/SNUG with beamed ceiling. GARDEN ROOM with quarry tiled flooring relieved with patterned Victorian tiles, double glazed door to garden, triple aspect views over the rear garden. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM in two distinct zones separated by an open squared arch. Within the breakfast area there is a recessed Rayburn within an Inglenook fireplace for cooking only, cupboards either side, topped by slate worksurfaces, exposed brick feature wall, beamed ceiling, shelved cupboards, travertine tiled flooring running through to the kitchen zone. Fitted in shaker style units with integrated appliances including fridge freezer, mircro-wave, oven, dishwasher, ceramic hob and filter coffee machine, slate worksurfaces with inset Belfast sink, stained glass panel door to rear porch and UTILITY AREA with single drainer stainless steel sink unit, cupboards under, plumbing for washing machine, Grant oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, half glazed door to garden. CLOAK ROOM.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING there are new carpets fitted within the landing and the majority of the bedrooms. BEDROOM 1 with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, double aspect windows with shutters. EN-SUITE shower room with double tiled cubicle, drench shower head, pair of heated towel rails/radiators, low level WC, his and her oval wash basins, recessed with mirror above, cupboards beneath, cupboard housing pre-lagged hot water cylinder, tiled walls and floor, fine views. BEDROOM 2 with EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM shower cubicle, aqua board surround, Mira shower unit, pedestal wash basin, cupboard housing second hot water cylinder, recessed WC, aqua board walls and wood effect flooring. BEDROOM 3 stripped wood flooring. BEDROOM 4 views to front. BEDROOM 5/DRESSING ROOM range of fitted wardrobes and shelved cupboard to 1 wall. Trap to loft space. FAMILY BATHROOM with panel bath, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, wood effect flooring, part tiled walls.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the lane via a gated entrance leading to a large gravelled private entrance driveway with ample parking and turning with grass track off leading to a DETACHED GARAGE/GARDEN STORE 23 x 13.4. The mature gardens surround the property to the front side and rear extend to about 1 ¼ acres and are stocked with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and plants including an orchard area with apple trees on the lower side. There is a natural wild life area with pond and gardens continue around to the side and the rear where there is gently sloping lawn and DETACHED STONE BARN with power and light connected and adjoining lean to LOG STORE. From the rear garden steps lead up to a further area of enclosed 'secret' garden currently over grown but could be a delightful private area. The gardens are bounded primarily by natural hedgerows and trees and there are stunning views to be enjoyed over the valley below.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, private drainage, oil fired central heating (the oil boiler has recently been replaced).DIRECTIONS
Take the A377 Exeter Road. Pass through Bishops Tawton & Chapleton. Just after Fishleigh Barton bear right signed Atherington. Climb the hill and at the top, bear left at the staggered cross roads. Pass through the village centre, with the Church on your left and leave the village, down the hill. After a few hundred yards, bear right into the lane marked 'Fisherton' and the property is the first you come to on the right.