SITUATION AND AMENITIES
In terms of location the property enjoys the best of all worlds being in semi-rural surroundings adjoining fields with views up and down the valley yet the village school, pub/restaurant, the River Taw, footpaths and Umberleigh railway station (Barnstaple - Exeter line) are all within easy walking distance. Umberleigh is a timeless village less than 15 minutes from Barnstaple and South Molton and within half an hour of Exmoor and the Coast. As the Regional Centre, Barnstaple offers the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as theatre and District Hospital. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link road, which leads on, in a further 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.DESCRIPTION
A most attractive semi-detached character house which presents elevations of part render and exposed stone with double glazed doors and windows beneath a slate roof. We understand that the core of the house probably dates back to around 1800 but a sizeable 'in keeping' extension was added about 10 years ago. The accommodation is bright, spacious, well presented and needs to be internally inspected to be fully appreciated. Externally there is a double garage and sweeping drive which provides ample parking as well as space for boat/motor home etc. There are level well tended gardens of good size.GROUND FLOOR
PORCH with tiled floor, inner door to ENTRANCE HALL tiled floor, two cupboards under stairs. SITTING ROOM a spacious double aspect room. DINING/PLAY ROOM another double aspect room with woodburner within the fireplace recess, tiled floor. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM extensive range of modern units in a light oak theme incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink, adjoining work surfaces, drawers, cupboards and appliance space under, matching wall mounted cupboards, integrated dishwasher, Zanussi calor gas hob, extractor hood above, Prima double oven, integrated fridge, fitted breakfast table and four stools, tiled floor, part tiled walls. UTILITY ROOM with ample work surfaces, cupboards and appliance space under, wall cupboards, Worcester boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, linen cupboard over, door to outside, space for upright fridge/freezer, tiled flooring, walk in shelved storage cupboard. CLOAKROOM low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled floor.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING. BEDROOM 1 double aspect views. BEDROOM 2 views to rear. BEDROOM 3. INNER LANDING/STUDY trap to insulated loft. BEDROOM 4 double aspect views. FAMILY BATHROOM panel bath, wash hand basin, vanity surround, low level WC, worksurface with cupboard beneath, mirror fronted medicine cabinet. SEPARATE SHOWER ROOM shower cubicle, Mira shower unit, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, extractor fan, tiled walls.OUTSIDE
The property is approached from the lane through a five bar gated entrance over a sweeping driveway which leads to the front of the house and provides ample parking and turning space. There is a DOUBLE DETACHED GARAGE which presents rendered elevations with slate roof, there are two pairs of double doors, a personal door and storage within the eaves. The property is screened from the lane by mature hedging which provides a good deal of seclusion and privacy. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn fenced separately from the drive. There is a walled courtyard immediately below the front elevation where there is a LOG STORE and STORAGE for calor gas bottles. A pedestrian gate within a dividing fence leads to the rear garden where there is a WORKSHOP, SEPARATE SHED, WENDY HOUSE, further areas of level lawn all fenced enclosed and backing on to fields.SERVICES
Oil fired central heating, mains electricity and water. Private drainage to septic tank concealed by an attractive stone wall positioned within the front garden.DIRECTIONS
Entering Umberleigh from Barnstaple, as you reach the village centre turn left opposite the Rising Sun pub across the bridge. Pass the antique emporium on your left hand side and after a few hundred yards the property will be found on the left hand side identified by our for sale board.