Barnstaple, EX31 3LE

West Yelland, Barnstaple, EX31 3LE

Detached house 5 Bedroom
EPC Rating: EPC
Price £425,000
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This detached 5 Bedroom home boasts many qualities including a third of an acre of land, 5 generous size Bedrooms, a family Bathroom and Utility Room. The Kitchen enjoys a beautiful outlook over the natural gardens and woodland. The Lounge is bay fronted which creates a lovely and light sitting space. The Drawing Room is a beautiful space to sit and enjoys access to the raised decking area with a lovely view of the rear gardens and to the Taw and Torridge Estuary beyond. The Family Room is a useful addition to the property creating a handy extra entertaining space or as an extra bedroom/playroom with plumbing for a sink. The Hallway runs through the property and gives easy access to the Reception Rooms and Kitchen which opens out to a separate Dining Room. The First Floor Landing provides easy access to all the Bedrooms and the family Bathroom. The double size Master Bedroom enjoys an open aspect to the front elevation and benefits from built-in wardrobes and an En-suite. Also to the front elevation, Bedroom 2 presents a delightful Bedroom with four double built-in wardrobes whilst Bedroom 4, currently utilised as a Study, has three double fitted wardrobes. Bedroom 3, also a double room and currently used as a study, enjoys panoramic views of the rear gardens and woodland as well as the Taw and Torridge Estuary beyond.

The property has the unique feature of a preserved semi-ancient woodland floor as well as a comprehensively stocked and mature natural garden - a tranquil wonderland to sit back and enjoy nature at its very best. A leat divides the two parts of the garden, both joined by a small wooden bridge. Both aspects of the garden also have stone patios as well as a paved pathway and stepping stones which give easy access throughout the gardens. There is off-road parking for 3 vehicles. We would recommend an internal inspection to see how much this house has to offer.

Reception Hall    Providing access to the Family Room, Kitchen, Lounge and cloakroom. Stairs to First Floor Landing, understairs storage with shelving, stone-effect laminate flooring.

Cloakroom 5'5" x 3'4" (1.65m x 1.02m). Solid wood frame window to front elevation. Hand wash basin with quirky tiled splashbacking and handy storage below, WC. Radiator, fitted carpet.

Kitchen 11' x 8'10" (3.35m x 2.7m). Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation enjoying a splendid view over the gardens. A modern fitted Kitchen with a range of matching base level units. Space and plumbing for dishwasher and space for under-counter fridge / freezer, space and point for gas cooker with built-in extractor over. Splashbacking. 1.5 bowl inset sink unit, further matching eye-level units, Larder style cupboard housing wall mounted boiler supplying domestic hot water and central heating systems.

Bay fronted Lounge 17'3" x 11'10" (5.26m x 3.6m). Currently used by the vendors as the social and entertaining hub of the house. A wood burner on a slate hearth takes centre stage of the room and creates a delightful focal point. TV point, coved ceiling, fitted carpet. Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to front elevation.

Dining Room 11'10" x 10'5" (3.6m x 3.18m). A dual aspect Dining Room ideal for formal occasions. Coved ceiling, radiator, natural waxed floorboards. Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to side elevation. Door to Utility Room. Sliding Rosewood UPVC double glazed door and wrought iron stairs to the:

Garden Room 12'11" x 7'9" (3.94m x 2.36m). This space creates ideal Summer seating and enjoys the garden when the weather isn't so good! The current vendors utilise this room as an additional seating space to enjoy views over the garden as well as for potting plants. Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to side and rear elevations. UPVC double glazed door to rear gardens.

Utility Room 12' x 4'11" (3.66m x 1.5m). An ideal space to keep everything out of the way! Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to side elevation. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer, space for upright fridge / freezer. Handy workbench. Fitted carpet.

Drawing Room 11' x 9'6" (3.35m x 2.9m). Leading directly on from the Lounge creating a lovely, open and light aspect, a delightful space to enjoy the outlook towards the gardens and beyond. Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to side elevation and double Rosewood UPVC doors leading out to the raised decking area. Radiator, coved ceiling, fitted carpet.

Family Room 12'1" x 11'9" (3.68m x 3.58m). Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to side and front elevations. This room would be ideal as a Play Room, TV Room or an additional Bedroom (Bedroom 6). It would also be easy to convert it back to the former garage. Enjoying a light aspect. Coved ceiling, radiator, fitted carpet and separate portal for superfast broadband.

First Floor Landing    Providing level access to the 5 Bedrooms and family Bathroom. Built-in airing cupboard with slatted linen shelving and water stop tap. Access to 2 loft spaces, both with insulation, storage and light connected.

Master Bedroom 11'10" x 9'11" (3.6m x 3.02m). Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to front elevation enjoying an open aspect. Built-in storage wardrobe with multiple hanging rails. Coved ceiling, natural solid wood flooring, radiator, telephone point.

En-suite 7'5" x 3'10" (2.26m x 1.17m). Solid wood frame window to side elevation. Wash hand basin with tiled splashback, 1.5 fully tiled and glazed shower enclosure. Extractor fan, electric shaver socket, heated towel rail, natural solid wood flooring.

Bedroom 2 13' x 9'3" (3.96m x 2.82m). Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to front elevation enjoying an open and light aspect. Four double fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving. Radiator, coved ceiling, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3 12'9" x 10'5" (3.89m x 3.18m). A dual aspect Bedroom enjoying a delightful outlook over the gardens towards the Estuary. Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window. Coved ceiling, radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 4 9'3" x 7'4" (2.82m x 2.24m). Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to front elevation enjoying an open outlook. Three double built-in wardrobes, radiator, coved ceiling, fitted carpet.

Bedroom 5 11'11" x 9'6" (3.63m x 2.9m). Currently used to house a large free standing bath, but can easily be converted back to its former use as a double bedroom, enjoys a delightful outlook towards the Estuary over the gardens and arable fields. Potential for built-in wardrobes. Radiator, natural solid wood flooring. Rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window.

Shower Room 8' x 5'6" (2.44m x 1.68m). Opaque rosewood effect UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation. Well-equipped with a 3-piece White suite comprising electric shower in a fully tiled and glazed enclosure, hand wash basin with tiled splashbacking and WC. Heated towel rail, natural solid wood flooring.

Outside    To the front of the property is driveway parking for up to 3 vehicles but with an opportunity to easily create a further space.

There are also well-established plant borders. Most deceptive from the front of the property is the third of an acre plot in which this house is nestled as well its open countryside and Estuary views to the rear. From the front, there is side access through a timber gate to the enclosed and private side-garden which leads into the 'top garden'. This area is laid to lawn with deep plant borders consisting of a range of mature shrubs and trees including a silver birch, magnolia, bramley apple and bay tree. There is a private paved patio area surrounded by a small herb garden. From this, a path leads past a further small side garden with a further apple and peach tree and raspberry bushes onto a timber bridge that crosses over the leat, which is bordered by a natural hedgerow, into the woodland part of the garden.

The woodland is bustling with Oaks, Ash and Holly trees as well as others. The vendors have maintained the natural aspects of the woodland as much as possible allowing for an abundance of wild flowers, some of which include violets, wild garlic, ragged robin, bluebells and primroses as well as a healthy mixture of moss and lawn. The woodland also has two small ponds, a bughouse, and leaf and woodpiles enhancing the wildlife opportunities in the garden. As a result, the garden boasts a wealth of wildlife from bees to frogs and toads, and not least a wonderfully varied array of birds including, amongst many others, great spotted woodpeckers, robins, blackbirds, jays, chaffinches, wrens, blackcaps, tree creepers and gold crests. The woodland has a further stone patio and seating area, a new 12' x 8' timber shed, as well as another seating area bordered by roses which makes the most of the open views to the rolling countryside and a beautiful outlook towards the Estuary and Instow. This backdrop is a wonderful tranquil addition to this already spectacular atmospheric garden.


From Barnstaple Town Centre, cross the River Taw via the New Bridge and at the roundabout, bear right. Proceed up Sticklepath Hill. At the next roundabout, bear right and at the next roundabout (Cedars), proceed straight across signposted Bickington / Fremington. Continue through these villages and onto Yelland taking the left hand turning into Lagoon View. Proceed uphill and take the first right hand turning to where number 60 will be situated on your right hand side, tucked away at the end of the cul-de-sac with a For Sale board and numberplate clearly displayed.

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