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East Down, Barnstaple
Offers in the region of £495,000 | 4 bedrooms | 2.57 acres

Property features

• Porch, Hall, Sitting Room
• Dining Room, Study/Playroom
• Kitchen, Boot Room, Cloakroom
• 4 Bedrooms, Bathroom, Sauna
• Attached Garage/Workshop
• Further Garage/Studio & Parking
• 2.57 Acres Garden/Pasture
• Stream Border. Valley Views
• PP to reconfigure roof space
• Scope for Improvement

Set back from a little used country lane in a timeless and tranquil hamlet but just less than a mile from the village pub/restaurant and village hall at East Down. Barnstaple, the Regional Centre, is less than 15 minutes by car and offers the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as rail services. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon link road which runs through, in about 45 minutes or so, to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and where Tiverton Parkway offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. The property is close to the fringes of Exmoor National Park and also a short car journey to the North Devon Coast. The famous beaches and surfing resorts of Croyde, Putsbrough, Saunton and Woolacombe are all less than half an hour by car.

Understood to date originally from around 1750 and probably built as a millers cottage (there is an original mill stone set within the entrance porch). Bugford Cottage presents stone front elevations with painted, rendered rear elevations beneath a slate roof. The property is in need of general improvement and there is also consent to lift the roof to create additional accommodation, the proposed plans can be viewed on the North Devon Council planning website. The decision date was the 26.02.2019 and the application number, also the planning reference number is 66130. For those interested in equestrian pursuits or the good life, the property is set in just over 2.5 acres of garden and pasture (3 fields) and has extensive stream frontage. There is also a former garage now converted to a studio.

Front door to ENTRANCE PORCH coat pegs, quarry tile flooring. ENTRANCE HALL. SITTING ROOM with inglenook fireplace, bressummer beam, bread oven, multi fuel burner, wood effect flooring, beamed ceiling. DINING ROOM with open fireplace, brick surround, shelved recesses either side, beamed ceiling, cupboard understairs. PLAY ROOM/BREAKFAST ROOM/STUDY with worksurface, cupboards beneath, shelving to 1 wall, strip wood floor, electric meter cupboard. REAR LOBBY/BOOT ROOM with stable door to garden. CLOAKROOM low level WC, wash hand basin, access to garage (described later). KITCHEN with range of antique pine and other units incorporating Belfast sink, wooden drainer, drawers and cupboards beneath, recessed shelving, Oak worksurface on pine base, wall cupboards, pair of glazed fronted corner cupboards, Belling electric and calor gas Range, extractor hood, double glazed French doors to rear garden, slate flooring, space for fridge.

STUDY/LANDING trap to loft space. BEDROOM 1 two double natural wood wardrobes, pedestal wash basin, beamed ceiling. BEDROOM 2 pedestal wash basin, varnished wood flooring. BEDROOM 3 double wardrobe, airing cupboard housing pre-lagged cylinder beneath. BEDROOM 4 open fronted clothes hanging rails and storage. FAMILY BATHROOM with painted wood panel bath, hand held telephone style shower attachment and over head shower, wash hand basin, extractor fan and mirror front medicine cabinet, low level WC, toiletries cupboard, tiled floor.

To the front the property is approached through a pair of double wooden gates with drive/parking for 1 vehicle leading to ATTACHED GARAGE/WORKSHOP/UTILITY ROOM with vaulted ceiling, plumbing for washing machine. Returning to the front garden there is a stone terrace, mature well stocked border and stone retaining boundary wall with the lane. To the rear of the property there is a further stone terrace, area of deck, BBQ and clothes drying area. To the side is an external oil fired boiler and oil tank, side pedestrian gate, sweeping lawns on 3 levels one accommodating a rustic edge raised pond, there is also a raised galleried deck over looking the first of the gently slopping paddocks below which runs down to a fast flowing stream and has a five bar gate on to the lane. Returning to the garden there is a KENNEL and SAUNA CABIN with Finnish sauna unit and changing area. The aforementioned field interconnects with a further field with corrugated FIELD SHELTER. There is also access to this from a secondary vehicular access directly from the lane which leads to the FORMER GARAGE now a detached STUDIO with power, light and heat, ideal for a leisure as an office etc. Adjacent to this is a TIN SHED also with power and further parking for several vehicles.

Mains electricity and water, private drainage, central heating is part oil fired, part solid fuel.

Leaving Barnstaple on the A39, pass the District Hospital on your right, continue through the village of Shirwell and on towards East Down. After several miles on a bend on the road bear left to East Down signed the Pyne Arms continue through the village past the pub on your right hand side, continue for less than half a mile and then take the turning on the bend in the road signed Bugford and Stonecombe. Continue for just over half a mile and the property will found on the right hand side as you descend the hill

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