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In a glorious rural setting with 10. (contd...)
This exceptional DETACHED COUNTRY HOUSE enjoys a peaceful rural setting with 10.85 ACRES, on the very edge of the small traditional village of Charles. Enjoying fine views, the house has been built with stone elevations under a slate roof and it has the appearance of a most impressive period Barn.
Upgraded in recent years, the accommodation is arranged in reverse level to take full advantage of the superb views and it is very versatile and could easily provide a SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE if required.
Very few modern homes are built on this scale and the 52ft FAMILY ROOM and the 41ft DRAWING ROOM are really impressive and all the rooms are generous with the total accommodation providing just over 6,000 sq ft.
On the LOWER GROUND FLOOR there is a GARDEN ROOM with three glazed walls, a varnished timber floor and an inner front door to the ENTRANCE HALL with reclaimed pine flooring and a staircase to the drawing room. From the hall, there is a door to BEDROOM 1 with French doors to the garden, a built-in double wardrobe and an ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with a corner cubicle, low level wc, pedestal wash basin, shaver point, extractor fan and wood effect flooring. To the rear of the hall is BEDROOM 5 with a walk-in wardrobe, and an ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with a tiled cubicle, a wash hand basin, vanity cupboard and a low level wc and an extractor fan. Opposite bedroom 5 is the LEISURE ROOM/KITCHEN with a full range of oak units having slate work surfaces, an integral dishwasher, a built-in oven and hob, space for a fridge and three sets of French doors to the garden. This room and BEDROOM 5 can easily be combined to provide a SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE.On the right of the main hall is BEDROOM 4 which also has a door to an INNER HALL which has a second staircase to the family room/kitchen and a large BATHROOM with a Victorian ball and claw foot bath, shower mixer taps, a low level wc, pedestal basin, mirror, shaver point, extractor fan, a black and white tiled floor and a matching oversize walk-in shower.
Also accessed off the inner hall is BEDROOM 2 which has a walk-in wardrobe with a light and radiator and an ENSUTE SHOWER ROOM with a tiled cubicle a pedestal basin having a mirror over, a low level wc and an extractor fan. BEDROOM 3 is presently arranged as a DRESSING ROOM with 3 double built-in wardrobes.
On the UPPER LEVEL there is a DRAWING ROOM which is a through room with large windows at both ends providing views towards Exmoor and Dartmoor. There is a staircase to the main hall, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, built-in cupboards, and a stone fireplace and breast with a wood burning stove and brick hearth. From this room there is access to BEDROOM 6/STUDY which has a SEPARATE WC with a Victorian suite and an extractor fan. Also from the drawing room there is a door to the DINING ROOM, a generous double aspect room with French doors to the sun deck. The 52ft KITCHEN/FAMILY ROOM, a very striking room with a triple aspect, a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, a stripped wood floor, a corner fireplace with a wood burning stove and a KITCHEN AREA with a fireplace housing a 4 OVEN ELECTRIC AGA, bespoke units with lava stone work surfaces, built-in Belfast style sink, plumbing for a dish washer, a range of cupboards and drawers and French doors to the garden.
From the kitchen, there is a door to the REAR HALLwith a door to a CLOAKROOM with a low level wc, wash basin and extractor fan. There is a walk-in larder and a large LAUNDRY ROOM with a stainless steel sink, a range of base units and eye level cupboards, plumbing for a washing machine, an integrated fridge, a tiled floor and a GRANT oil fired central heating boiler. Also from the rear hall there is a door to the DOUBLE GARAGE with an up and over door, power and light, and access to a boarded roof void.
OUTSIDE The house is approached by a long gravel drive which has a 5 bar gate. There is ample parking and turning space beside the garage. The FRONT GARDEN is laid mainly to lawn and there is an ornamental pond and two Victorian style lamp posts.
To the rear of the house there is a sun deck, an ornamental pond, a large garden shed, a kitchen garden, greenhouse and small paddock. There are 2 LARGE LEVEL PADDOCKS and available by separate negotiation there is an adjoining PADDOCK providing an additional 5.6 ACRES.
Location Set in the historic Bray Valley, this truly unspoilt hamlet is surrounded by outstanding countryside, close to Exmoor National Park and only 9 miles from the regional centre of Barnstaple and 6 miles from the bustling market town of South Molton. West Buckland with its famous Public School is just a few miles away and the A361 (North Devon link road) is just 5 miles and it provides quick links to Tiverton and the M5, and National Rail links at Tiverton Parkway. Within easy reach of the moors and the coast, the area provides a complete range of outdoor services and amenities.
Leisure room35' x 13'6" (10.67m x 4.11m).
Bedroom 515'11" x 12' (4.85m x 3.66m).
Bedroom 419'6" x 15'4" (5.94m x 4.67m).
Bedroom 313'6" x 13'2" (4.11m x 4.01m).
Bedroom 220' x 13'4" (6.1m x 4.06m).
Garden Room19'6" x 10'1" (5.94m x 3.07m).
Bedroom 124' x 17' (7.32m x 5.18m).
Entrance Hall17' x 16' (5.18m x 4.88m).
Kitchen/Family Room52' x 19'3" (15.85m x 5.87m).
Dining Room19'5" x 15'4" (5.92m x 4.67m).
Drawing Room41'3" x 18'5" (12.57m x 5.61m).
Bedroom 619'5" x 11'6" (5.92m x 3.5m).
From South Molton, leave the town towards the A361 and the Northgate Roundabout and head straight across on to the A399 signed Brayford and Blackmoor Gate. Continue on this road for approximately 3.5 miles, and just after the bridge over the River Bray, take the left turn signed Charles. Follow this road up the hill into the village, and at the first crossroads (Charles Cross) turn left signed for West Buckland. Stay on this road and at Walland Cross turn right. Drive along this road and the gate to Higher Barn Park is on the left just before the sharp right turn in the road.