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East Hill Cottage, Parracombe, Barnstaple

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Sold subject to contract

4 Bedroom Detached House

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Situated on the edge of the village of Parracombe within Exmoor National Park, East Hill Cottage is a delightful 4-bedroom detached cottage with parts we understand dating back to the 1800's. Having been well maintained and updated by the current vendors it now benefits from ensuite facilities, oil fired central heating and majority pvcu double glazed windows. Along with the cottage is a large 2-storey stone barn which could be converted subject to the necessary planning consents and it all sits in its own secluded and private gardens and grounds of 0.8 acre. Whilst being in a secluded situation the property has stunning views over the rolling countryside all within Exmoor national park.

The well maintained and tastefully decorated accommodation briefly comprises; entrance porch to the front of the property with leaded light windows, slate roof and a stable door. Kitchen/breakfast room having a range of handmade pine wall and base units with slate working surfaces over and matching upstand, inset double Belfast sink, space and plumbing for a dishwasher, electric double oven AGA, larder cupboard, window overlooking the front elevation, tiled floor, ample room for table and chairs, French door into the conservatory, which is of a good size with views all around and French doors leading out to the rear garden, tiled floor and glass roof. Utility room having a matching handmade pine units with slate work surfaces over and matching upstand, inset Belfast sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as other electrical equipment, door leading to outside. Downstairs wet room having a low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, walk-in shower with glass screen, rain harvester shower head and fully tiled walls. The sitting room has French doors leading to the conservatory and a door to the inner hall, window overlooking the front elevation, feature fireplace with an inset, modern wood burning stove on a slate hearth and wooden stripped floorboards. Inner hall with stairs to the first floor. Good size dining room with window overlooking the front elevation, feature fireplace with a wooden mantle surround, inset wood burner on a tiled hearth. There is a study with fitted shelving and a window overlooking the rear elevation.

Stairs from the inner hallway lead to the first floor landing with a window overlooking the rear elevation and giving access to the bedrooms and bathroom. Bedroom 1 is dual aspect taking in the views, fitted wardrobes, door leading to the ensuite bathroom with low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin, roll top free standing bath with shower over and a window overlooking the rear elevation taking in the views. Bedrooms 2 and 3, both good size double bedrooms with stripped floors and windows to the front elevation. Bedroom 4 is a single room with fitted shelving and a window to the rear elevation overlooking the garden. The family bathroom has a 3-piece white suite with a low level w.c., pedestal wash hand basin and a bath with a shower over, window to the rear elevation, part tiled walls and recessed ceiling lights.

Outside the property is approached via a right of way over a farm lane leading to a 5-bar gate which leads to the private gated driveway and this leads down to the courtyard where there is ample parking and turning and a timber framed double carport. The 2-storey stone barn (40'9" x 12') can be accessed from here with the lower level currently divided into 3 rooms with light and power connected. The first floor is still one large room with exposed timbers and a window to one end and has light and power connected and is accessed via steps from the side of the courtyard. The gardens and grounds wrap around the property and to the front is the large, level lawned area bordered by mature shrubs, plants and trees. There is a pathway that provides access to the front porch and side access to the rear garden which is fully enclosed and laid mainly to lawn with mature shrubs and plants and edged by mature trees and hedging and also having stunning views over the rolling countryside. There is a small paddock with a pedestrian gate accessed from the parking area which goes up and behind the stone barn and also leads to a timber framed outbuilding with corrugated roof, concrete base, being open to one side and having 2 small stables to the other which are currently used as storage. The remainder of the land is sectioned by wire fencing where the current vendors keep chickens. There is also, a freestanding greenhouse and a small orchard, fruit cages, vegetable patch all enclosed by mature trees and a Devon bank.

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.


WET ROOM 6'7" x 6'6" (2m x 1.98m).

UTILITY 11'5" x 6'6" (3.48m x 1.98m).

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 19'8" x 8'6" (6m x 2.6m).

CONSERVATORY 19'3" x 12'8" (5.87m x 3.86m).

DINING ROOM 11'8" x 9'4" (3.56m x 2.84m).

SITTING ROOM 15'11" x 11'7" (4.85m x 3.53m).

FAMILY ROOM 8'7" x 7'4" (2.62m x 2.24m).


BEDROOM 1 12'2" x 9'1" (3.7m x 2.77m).

ENSUITE BATHROOM 9'2" x 4'11" (2.8m x 1.5m).

BEDROOM 2 13'3" x 11'8" (4.04m x 3.56m).

BEDROOM 3 13'4" x 11'7" (4.06m x 3.53m).

BEDROOM 4 8'8" x 7'2" (2.64m x 2.18m).

BATHROOM 8'10" x 4'5" (2.7m x 1.35m).

STONE BARN 40'9" x 12' (12.42m x 3.66m).

TENURE    Freehold

SERVICES    Mains electric. Septic tank. Oil fired central heating. Private water supply

VIEWING    Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent

COUNCIL TAX BAND    E - North Devon District Council

AGENTS NOTE    Improvements made by the vendors will affect the overall rating of the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC)

From Barnstaple take the A39 signposted Lynton and Lynmouth passing the villages of Shirwell and Kentisbury Ford. At the staggered crossroads of Blackmoor Gate, proceed straight across and take the first turning left signposted Parracombe. Then take the first left turn into Minniemoor lane, follow the lane and at the T junction turn right. East Hill Cottage will be found down the first drive on the left hand side clearly marked with a Webbers for sale board.

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