This luxurious 5 bedroom home forms part of an imposing 17th Century gentleman's residence built in 1611 by the wealthy shipping merchant Lord Parminter. Perched prominently above Barnstaple with far reaching views over the town and countryside beyond, this gorgeous Grade II listed building retains a wealth of its original Jacobean and Georgian features. The house has been lovingly and sympathetically maintained and has wonderfully bright rooms flooded with light from its south facing aspect.
Upon entering through the original coaching gates on Bellaire you find yourself in a quiet hidden courtyard off which the property is accessed. This enchanting entrance is beautifully maintained and offers tremendous privacy from the road.
Once inside the house, you have a delightful and spacious entrance hall with its original parquet flooring. This leads directly onto the stunning 28ft drawing room with its huge curved Georgian windows and patio doors. An enormous sandstone working fireplace dominates one wall. This space is perfect for entertaining or simply for being the central hub of the family home.
There is a stylish kitchen with a flagstone floor leading off to a useful utility room and wet room. In addition on the ground floor is a light filled breakfast room with floor to ceiling arched doors leading onto the decking and also the 5th bedroom, again with doors out to the garden. The garden is mature and has a modern timber cabin ideal for guests or teenagers.
A sweeping wide staircase takes you upstairs where you will find 3 further bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom taking advantage of the views over the garden and town has a wonderful ensuite bathroom with dual aspect windows and enormous freestanding bathtub. Carrying on up to the second floor you have a second sitting room and an attic bedroom and bathroom. All beautifully appointed and stylishly fitted.
Entrance Etched solid wooden door. Truly stunning polished parquet flooring. 4' wide sweeping staircase to the First Floor Landing. Access to the Kitchen and Lounge / Diner. Ornate period style radiator. Large, walk-in understairs storage cupboard.
Kitchen 12'8" (3.86m) x 11' (3.35m) maximum. A modern fitted Kitchen with a range of base level units, some of these ideal for cooking books and pots / plans. Fitted Belfast sink. solid timber work / preparation surface. Extensive wall tiling. Space and plumbing for under-counter fridge / freezer. Further range of matching eye-level units and quirky timber shelving. Ornate and period style radiator. Slab stone flooring.
Lounge 27' x 17'8" (8.23m x 5.38m). A lavish bay fronted window allows light to stream into the room from the sunny aspect, Double doors provide access to the rear gardens. The room boasts a wide range of feature qualities, including a fully functioning open sandstone fire which overall creates a warm focal point. This wonderful room is an ideal space for socialising and entertaining guest which is what the current vendor uses the room for. Picture rail coved/cornice ceiling, stunning original timber floor boards.
Dining Room 11'7" x 10'7" (3.53m x 3.23m). Authentic double doors lends easy level access to the South facing decking area. This sizable space would of once been the main entrance for the 17th Century Manor House. Beautifully appointed and tastefully decorated room lends itself to an occasional seating area or a light dining room. Picture rail, parquet flooring.
Utility Room 6'2" x 4'7" (1.88m x 1.4m). Space and plumbing for stacked tumble dryer and washing machine. Eye-level eaves storage space for tall standing fridge / freezer. Access to front courtyard. Slab stone flooring.
Wet Room 4'10" x 4'2" (1.47m x 1.27m). A fully tiled Wet Room with power shower, hand wash basin and WC. Heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5 14'8" x 12'8" (4.47m x 3.86m). A well-appointed Ground Floor sunny bedroom currently used as an occasional Bedroom but could be the ideal Study / Hobbies Room. Easy level access to the rear gardens. Ornate and period style radiator. Fitted carpet.
First Floor Landing Providing easy level access to the Master Bedroom, third and fourth Bedrooms and Bathroom. 2 ornate period style radiators. Quirky vaulted ceiling. Cornice and coved ceiling. Handy storage alcove. Stairs to Second Floor. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom 1 18'4" x 15'1" (5.59m x 4.6m). The Master Bedroom enjoys light streaming through the period sash windows from the southerly aspect overlooking the rear garden with original fully functioning shutters. Ornate and period style radiator. Authentic coving and cornice. Delightful character skirting. Window seats. Fitted carpet.
En-suite 15'1" x 10'6" (4.6m x 3.2m). Luxurious Burlington rolltop bath takes central stage of the room. Dual aspect and enjoys an open, airy, south-facing aspect with far-reaching views. 1.5 shower cubicle in modern boarded and glazed surround. Burlington matching pedestal hand wash basin. WC. Ornate period style radiator. Wood effect vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 2 11'8" x 9'11" (3.56m x 3.02m). A well-appointed double Bedroom. Inset wardrobe. Solid wooden window to side / front elevation. Ornate period style radiator. Fitted carpet.
Bedroom 3 11'3" (3.43m) x 8'5" (2.57m) maximum. A dual aspect room with a pleasant south-facing aspect to the rear. Ornate and period style radiator. Stylishly decorated. Fitted carpet.
Family Bathroom 10'10" x 5' (3.3m x 1.52m). 2 Opaque windows to front elevation, 3 piece white suite briefly comprising; roll top bath in an extensively wall tiled and glazed enclosure, juliet hand wash basin, with further tiled splashbacking, heated towel rail, WC and vinyl flooring.
Bedroom 4 15'5" x 11' (4.7m x 3.35m). 2 Velux windows to rear elevation providing ample light. Quirky eaves storage. Ornate and period style radiator. Loft hatch to insulated loft space. Half vaulted ceiling. Fitted carpet.
Top Floor Bathroom 11'2" x 9' (3.4m x 2.74m). 2 Velux windows to rear elevation providing ample light. A wonderfully appointed 4-piece white suite bathroom with a modern and contemporary feel. Wall tiling. Shower cubicle in a glazed enclosure. Inset luxurious bath in marble style tiled surround. Pedestal hand wash basin with storage and embedded alcoves below. Heated towel rail. Embedded corner cut mirror. Laminate wood effect flooring.
Outside To the front of the property is the original 17th Century gated entrance to the property and courtyard.
To the rear is a delightful Southerly facing sunny garden laid mostly to lawn with some raised decking and patio areas. The garden is well-landscaped with mature trees, shrubs and borders. Situated in an elevated position with distant views over Barnstaple Town.
To the rear of the garden lies a:
Detached Log Cabin With its own secluded raised decking area. Making the ideal occasional guest stay or potential teenage independence.
From Barnstaple continue towards Pilton along Pilton Causeway, upon reaching the traffic lights take the left hand turning into Pilton Quay and immediately turn right into Pilton Street. Following this road into Under Minnow Road and take the right hand turning as the road veers to the right the property will be situated behind private gates with name plate clearly displayed.