Brookside provides a superb opportunity to move out into the countryside and have a great environment with space to explore, cultivate & relax yet still be a short car journey from the town and all that offers! The country living offered provides for a wonderful lifestyle and you could most definitely be self sufficient here.
This period property is believed to date back some 300 years (fireplace dating by the chimney sweep) and was originally built as two farm workers cottages with period features retained such as inglenook fireplaces with bread ovens and exposed beams. The conversion to one dwelling was carried out in the late 70's/early 80's and it has been in the current ownership since 1997. Many happy years have been spent here and over the years it has been well maintained and updated.
The farmhouse kitchen is the 'hub' of the house with an inglenook fireplace with original bread oven housing a wood fired Esse range, well fitted kitchen and giving access via french doors to the terrace and gardens. The triple aspect sitting room also has an inglenook fireplace and wood burner and opens onto the terrace. Also to the ground floor there is a study/second reception (which could also serve as bedroom if required) and downstairs cloakroom with large belfast sink.
To the first floor the master bedroom is of a very good size with a dressing area and contemporary en-suite shower room. Double doors open onto a lovely balcony which overlooks the gardens and countryside beyond. There are two further double bedrooms, a single/bunk room and small child's bedroom/hobby room. There is a lovely contemporary family bathroom with separate shower & bath and also a separate cloakroom. Lovely views over the countryside and gardens are enjoyed from this floor.
There is parking for approximately 6 vehicles on the driveway which leads through a covered area to the double garage with carport. The garage has a w.c. to the rear and also a separate fully fitted utility area. It is thought that this garage/carport area etc could be converted to an annex if required and subject to the necessary planning permissions.
The house faces south with a lower and upper terrace for dining, log store, disused well and covered side storage area. The lawned gardens lead up to the formal flower beds and extensive and productive vegetable garden with green house, chicken shed and potting shed. Beyond this there is a small paddock laid to grass and considered idea for ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys or perhaps a small pony!
Through a gateway there is an adjoining apple orchard, planted in 2000 with a small coppiced natural wooded area through which a magical woodland path has been cut through the dappled shade. There is also a useful tractor shed within this area. Leading down from the orchard, through the beautiful mature trees, there is a natural pond which is stream fed and is a haven for wildlife. A 5 bar gate leads from here onto the lane and there is parking in front of this for one vehicle.
The property is bounded by mature hedges and Devon bank, abutting fields to two sides and with a small brook running to the front boundary, which naturally feeds the lovely clay puddle lined pond.
All in all, this property is ideal for those looking to get away from the rat race and to have some space around them to be self sufficient and to enjoy country living.
Kings Heanton is a lovely hamlet which is within walking distance of the famous Marwood Gardens. There is also an outstanding village primary school in Marwood as well as a private nursery, church and chapel, all just 5 minutes away by car.
Kings Heanton has a wonderful rural setting, yet the North Devon coast, Exmoor and the regional centre of Barnstaple are all within about 15 minutes by car. Barnstaple is the area's main commercial, leisure and shopping venue, with schools, its own leisure centre and indoor tennis. From Barnstaple, there is easy access along the A361 North Devon Link Road to the M5 (Junction 27), where there are trains to London (Paddington) at Tiverton Parkway.
The sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe are easily accessible by car.
Mains electricity, water & drainage. Oil fired boiler central heating & solid fuel Esse for auxilary heating & wood burner.
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A charming cottage-style 4/5 bedroom family home set in approx 1.5 acres situated in a small hamlet. Offering country living yet within 10 mins of Barnstaple. Lawned gardens with veg patch, chicken shed, small paddock, pond, apple orchard, coppice woodland, garage, ample parking. A rare find!
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