A GRADE II LISTED 6 BEDROOM DETACHED FARMHOUSE IN THE PROCESS OF BEING EXTENSIVELY AND SYMPATHETICALLY UPGRADED TO CREATE AN OUTSTANDING 6 BED DEVON BARTON HOUSE FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER INCORPORATING A FARMHOUSE KITCHEN, A GREAT HALL TOGETHER WITH SEPARATE 2 BED ANNEXE WITH PRIVATE COURTYARD THE WHOLE WITH GARDENS AND GROUNDS EXTENDING TO HALF AN ACRE (APPROX.) OFF A VERY QUIET COUNCIL LANE WITHIN EASY DRIVING DISTANCE OF BARNSTAPLE, THE COAST AND EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK.
The property is located in rural countryside approximately 5 miles East of Barnstaple and 2 miles West of Bratton Fleming which is a good sized rural village with a community primary school, village shop, visiting post office and a sports/social club. Barnstaple, the ancient borough and administrative centre of North Devon offers a wealth of high street shops sits on the River Taw where the North Devon Link Road is accessible with its link to the M5 Motorway at J27.
Exmoor with its wonderful walking and riding country is literally on the doorstep whilst the sandy beaches of Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe are within easy driving distance. The whole of North Devon remains one of the few rural parts of the UK and Chelfham Barton sits in the heart of this wonderful countryside.
Chelfham Barton was originally part of the Chichester Estate and there has been a farmhouse on the site for hundreds of years with written records we understand going back to the 17th Century. The farmhouse itself has a wealth of ancient features including flagstone flooring, wood paneling huge open fireplaces two staircases games roof all with under floor heating and renovated to a very high standard nearing completion. The site of the house itself was once a substantial farmhouse which has planning consent to make good and improve as per Listed Building Consent 63828 North Devon Council.
The property which extends to approximately half an acre is approached over a farm road from the council highway. The farmhouse is Grade II Listed and constructed of stone under a tiled roof, rendered and is the subject of extensive upgrading and modernisation. The accommodation on the Ground Floor comprises Entrance Porch to Entrance Hall with partial wood panelling with slated flooring leading to the extensive ground floor accommodation as shown on the floor plans. A turning staircase rises from the Entrance Hall to the First Floor landing where there are 4 bedrooms and a 2 bed Annexe. The whole house has been renovated and upgraded including underfloor heating, new bathrooms and en-suites three staircases and a huge kitchen area (not fitted out) It is rare to find such a substantial dwelling in a rural yet accessible location close to the edge of the Exmoor National Park.
Outside and to the front of the property is a further Courtyard of buildings which allows complete privacy to the front and South West of the property whilst to the rear is a Barn with ample parking and turning facilities.
A floor plan which is not to scale is included in these details for identification purposes only.
Mains electric, mains water and private drainage.
COUNCIL TAX BAND E
North Devon Council, Civic Centre, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1EA. Tel: 01271 327711
The property is EPC exempt as it is listed.
Strictly and only by prior appointment through the Vendors sole Agents, Nancekivell & Co on 01769 574111 or out of hours Peter Nancekivell on 07970 288996. Prior to making an appointment to view we strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of staff who has seen the property in order that you do not make a wasted journey.
From Barnstaple proceed along the road East out of the town signed to Bratton Fleming. After approximately 3 miles turn right under Chelfham Viaduct, proceed along this road and take the first left, rise up the hill and Chelfham Barton will be found on the left hand side.
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