Especially spacious and versatile, this four-bedroomed property makes the very most of both its generously proportioned rooms and outside space and its staggering views of Exmoor. Its kitchen and reception rooms all open up to create a sizable, integrated living space, and this flows through to a new, elevated patio and the garden beyond. The property is set in a secluded location, with no through roads and benefits from it has direct access to lovely rural walks. 5.5 miles from the beautiful market town of Dulverton, with its independent shops, local amenities and award-winning restaurants, pubs and tea rooms, Exmoor National Park is on your doorstep. And, with only 3.5 miles to the A361 there is direct access in one direction to the market town of Tiverton, Tiverton Parkway Train Station and the M5 and in the other to the ancient town of Barnstaple and the beautiful north Devon coast beyond. This property is ideal for those looking to settle in the countryside, particularly those looking for spacious accommodation for a large, growing or extended family.
A taste of life here from the current owners:
We purchased the house for the superb views and the quiet location. Although peaceful, its far from isolated and Dulverton, with its grocers, pharmacy, butchers, cafes and pubs, provides for all basic needs and is only 5 ½ miles away.
We purchased the property to accommodate my mother. It worked really well; she had her own bedroom, lounge and bathroom downstairs which offered her privacy and independence when she needed it.
We have been extremely happy here and will miss the peace and quiet and being so close to the North Devon Beaches (40 minutes) and Exmoor (10 minutes). Living here has spoilt us for opportunities to discover the many gems on our doorstep including Exmoor, Tarr Steps, Bampton and Dulverton and provided so many beautiful walks to stretch our legs and those of our dogs.
The ground floor of the property consists of two large reception rooms, a kitchen/breakfast room, an office and a downstairs bedroom with adjacent WC/shower room all linked by an inner hallway. It is an incredibly versatile space: the kitchen, lounge, dining room and new patio balcony are all interlinked with double doors. This means that each room can function independently or as one flowing reception space that integrates the patio and garden with the interior. The new elevated patio provides glorious views over Exmoor and functions as an excellent location for outside dining or evening drinks in the sunset.
Independently, the rooms are spacious and full of character. The first, at the front of the property, is currently used as a dining room. It has large windows that make it light and welcoming and can function equally as an intimate dining area or a double reception area with the lounge. The second reception area, the current lounge, is more versatile still. With doors closed, it is a cosy room with a woodburning stove and views over Exmoor. However, as mentioned above, it's double doors link it to the kitchen, dining room and the extended raised patio balcony to the rear of the property providing a range of options when hosting.
The kitchen is modern with generous additional storage and workspaces added in recent years. It includes a double integrated oven, two fridges, two freezers and an integrated dishwasher. It has large windows overlooking Exmoor and has space to function as a breakfast room. Its flooring is quarry tiled and new. The downstairs entrance and inner hallways are also both quarry tiled. Off the hallway is a downstairs bedroom with adjacent toilet/shower room close to both the front door and the kitchen. This configuration means that the property is ideal for those with elderly relatives or guests looking for semi-autonomous accommodation (and indeed, this is how the current owners have used it). The final downstairs room is a good-sized home office with windows on two sides providing lots of natural light. The first floor is accessed via a stairwell flooded with natural light from an overhead skylight and consists of a family bathroom and three bedrooms: an en-suite master bedroom to the front of the property, and two double bedrooms to the rear of the property with views over the garden to Exmoor. All bedrooms have fully fitted wardrobes.
Outside, the elevated patio, recently installed by the current owners, provides an amazing outside space that integrates with the internal living space. A seating area with views over Exmoor elevated above the garden, it has a safety glass screen, and stairs that lead down to the lawn below. The garden area below is fully landscaped, it includes two areas of lawn, a further patio seating area and a gravelled lower section with mature borders. There is side access from the garden.
The house is not on mains gas and uses LPG gas canisters. It has two off-street parking bays adjacent to the property. All windows and doors within the property are double glazed and have been recently installed. External stonework has been recently re-pointed and the brickwork has been professionally cleaned and painted.
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