Enjoying a truly spectacular location with stunning views is this unique characterful detached Grade II Listed property which offers easy access to fantastic coastal walks and scenery, all within Exmoor National Park. EPC Rating Exempt Read more
Enjoying a truly spectacular location with stunning views is this unique characterful detached Grade II Listed property which offers easy access to fantastic coastal walks and scenery, all within Exmoor National Park.
For those buyers looking for an idyllic setting, with outstanding views then look no further as Higher Mannacott Cottage offers the whole package. This tranquil setting which offers an abundance of wildlife with natural habitats for various animals and birds including, woodpeckers, pheasants and deer which wander close by.
The cottage itself offers a wealth of charm and character but with all the conveniences of modern day living with a splendid bespoke kitchen with granite working surfaces and recessed fireplace housing the oil fired Aga which adds that lovely homely feel with stone and brick surround. The property is quite unique and quirky in its layout but works extremely well with a large open double height sitting room leading to rear hall with single bedroom/study and separate shower room. There is a mezzanine level above the Sitting Room giving access to a large double bedroom, whilst a further staircase from the rear hall gives access to two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom.
Many original features remain throughout such as exposed floorboards, exposed beams, deep window sills and exposed stonework all enhancing the charm of this lovely home.The property is believed to date back to the 1800's with extension some 20 years ago to create additional accommodation.Throughout, the property has been sympathetically restored and maintained and sits in generous grounds extending to approximatelyand enjoys a lovely private situation within Martinhoe which offers a cluster of similar homes.
The coast is just a short walk away with the fantastic Heddon's Mouth which is a rocky cove within Heddon Valley with towering cliffs, coves and a wooded valley within Exmoor National Park.This area offers magical walks through ancient woodland alongside the River Heddon to where it meets the sea between some of England's highest cliffs. Designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the Heddon Valley is home to a variety of wildlife.For those buyers who enjoy walks with beautiful scenery, this is a must view house.The National Trust, Hunters Inn is also an easy walk with excellent food and ales.
The accommodation comprises;
Covered storm porch giving access to the bespoke kitchen/dining room with the kitchen area being comprehensively fitted with a range of antique style pine base units with inset Butler sink, glass fronted display cabinets, attractive part tiled walls, granite working surfaces and integrated appliances to include dishwasher and fridge, matching fitted plate rack, recessed stone and brick fireplace housing the central Aga which us used for cooking and a bread oven feature. Above the Aga is a ceiling height clothes airer with pulley and window to the front elevation. There is a generous dining area where the tiled flooring extends into, with timber panelling to dado height and a fitted dresser matching the bespoke kitchen. There is an open archway with step leading to the utility room, again with tiled flooring, single drainer sink unit, ample working surfaces, electric cooker, plumbing for washing machine, space for freezer and tumble dryer, door leading to the outside, window to the rear and to the rear lobby is a cupboard with coat hooks and boot space, a cupboard housing the oil fired boiler providing central heating and hot water as well as the water filtration system supplying the private water supply. Also off from the utility is the cloakroom with 2-piece white suite comprising w.c. and wash hand basin and from the utility area is a staircase leading to the first floor. Returning to the dining room steps lead to the stunning double height sitting room with exposed beamed ceiling, fireplace with multi fuel stove, exposed wood flooring, windows to front and rear and a step up to a rear lobby where there is a shower room with a modern 3-piece suite with wash hand basin, double shower cubicle with Mira shower, w.c., tiled floor, part tiled walls and extractor. There is also a single bedroom 4/large useful study with tiled floor and window to front elevation.
From the sitting room the staircase leads to a mezzanine area with balustrading and this could be used as a further office space or hobbies area with vaulted beamed ceiling and a door leads through to a generous double bedroom with open vaulted ceiling and clothes hanging rail.
Returning to the staircase from the utility there is a first floor landing which offers a generous range of fitted wardrobes and storage cupboards incorporating a double airing cupboard and hatch to loft access. There are 2 good size double bedrooms both enjoying lovely views to the front garden and scenery beyond with both having the benefit of fitted wardrobes. There is a generous family bathroom with 5-piece white suite with modern panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, bidet, w.c. and double shower cubicle with Mira shower, part tiled walls and heated towel rail/radiator.
OUTSIDE Outside to the front of the property, to the side of the porch are areas included within the boundary where the vendors have made a particular feature with the variety of potted flowering, shrubs and plants. There is also off road car parking space here if required. There are pedestrian gates either side leading to the rear gardens where there is a useful timber garden store shed, oil tank and running along the rear of the property is a large patio area which enjoys a stunning south facing aspect and complete privacy and seclusion. This area is ideal for outdoor dining and to enjoy the peaceful location. The gardens are predominantly laid to lawn with a variety of shrubs, mature trees and plants and is gently sloping. There is also a small area where there are fruit trees and on the higher boundary there was a track giving access to a former barn (no longer in situe). However a 5-bar gate gives access and allows ample parking for various cars, motorhomes etc. if required. Directly opposite the property is a further area of land owned by the cottage with a covered car port with parking bay, log store, enclosed garden and a further higher area of garden which could lend itself to a variety of uses and would be ideal for keeping chickens etc.
LOCATION Parracombe is a pretty village within the boundary of the Exmoor National Park.It has a popular local inn with a reputation for good food and the local village primary school is highly regarded.A few miles away are twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, linked by the famous Victorian Cliff Railway and with their steep river valleys and rugged coastline.Barnstaple town centre is within easy driving distance and offers a range shops, banks and leisure facilities. There is a bus service and a branch railway line linking Barnstaple with Exeter St. David's and Exeter Central.
Covered Storm Porch
Kitchen12' x 10'4" (3.66m x 3.15m).
Dining Area13'4" x 12' (4.06m x 3.66m).
Sitting Room29'4" x 11'3" (8.94m x 3.43m).
Study/Bedroom 411'6" x 6'10" (3.5m x 2.08m).
Utility Room18'5" x 6'5" (5.61m x 1.96m).
Mezzanine8'3" x 7'2" (2.51m x 2.18m).
Bedroom 313'8" x 11'6" (4.17m x 3.5m).
Bedroom 212'3" x 11' (3.73m x 3.35m).
Bedroom 112'1" x 10'5" (3.68m x 3.18m).
Services Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private drainage. Private water
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent
Council Tax Band D - North Devon District Council
From Blackmoor Gate proceed onto the A39 towards Lynton.Proceed past Woody Bay Station and Moorlands Guesthouse on the left hand side. Turn left at Martinhoe Cross towards Martinhoe and follow the road to Woody Bay and Martinhoe. Proceed through the hamlet and continue to Common Cross turning right down the hill towards The Hunters Inn. Continue for a short way and the property will be seen on the right hand side with a for sale board displayed.