- Hall/Study/Utility Area
- Kitchen/Dining/Family Room
- G/F Bedroom, Bathroom
- First Floor Living Room
- F/F Bedroom & En Suite
- LPG Heating, Original Features
- Off Road Parking
- Cobbled Courtyard
- Ideal Second Home/Holiday Let
- Income Projections Available
An exquisite Grade II Listed period barn conversion in a timeless & tranquil hamlet within easy access of Barnstaple, the Coast and Exmoor. Hall/Study/Utility, Kitchen/Dining/Family Room, First Floor Living Room, 2 Bedrooms [1 ground floor, 1 first floor] 2 bathrooms, Parking, Cobbled Courtyard. Perfect second home/holiday let. Majority of contents available.
Situation And Amenities - Patchole is a charming hamlet close to Kentisbury Ford which in itself lies only a short distance outside the boundary of the Exmoor National Park. Within Kentisbury Parish there is an ancient Church, Primary school, village hall, post office/village stores and service station. The property is well placed to take advantage of North Devons feast of attractions lying only 6 miles from the coast at Combe Martin and 11 miles from the sandy surfing beaches to the west at Woolacombe, Croyde, Putsborough and Saunton which also offers a renowned Championship Golf Course. There are a wide variety of attractions and places of interest in the area including Arlington Court, owned by the National Trust, and wonderful opportunities for walking along the South West Coast Path and within Exmoor. The Regional centre of Barnstaple, is about 9 miles and provides a wide range of everyday amenities together with leisure facilities, secondary schools, Theatre and District Hospital. There is access, about 14 miles away to the A361 North Devon Link Road which connects with the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 and where Tiverton Parkway offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.
Description - Originally associated with the nearby farmhouse and used to house the farm animals, the property is now a luxurious barn conversion renovated to a high standard retaining many original features and finished in a contemporary style. The property presents elevations of stone with double glazed windows beneath a slate roof and is attached by the rear left hand corner to a neighbouring property and to the right to an outbuilding but only at single storey level, there is no rear garden as such. Since originally being converted The Shippen has been run as a holiday let which it continues to be to this day. However, in February 2019 North Devon Council granted planning consent for change of use to permanent accommodation (residential) the property is therefore considered suitable as a principal residence, second home, holiday let or combination of these uses. The majority of the contents are available by separate negotiation if required. The characterful and stylish accommodation is arranged over two storeys and incorporates on the
Ground Floor - Front door to ENTRANCE HALL/STUDY with Brazilian slate flooring, original exposed beams and stone work, wrought iron wall lamps, recessed shelving, vaulted ceiling, electrics cupboard, utility cupboard housing combination LPG boiler, plumbing for washing machine. KITCHEN/DINING/FAMILY ROOM within the kitchen zone there is an excellent range of cherry wood base units with granite effect work surfaces, graphite sink and drainer, Britannia Range cooker, 5 burner gas hob, stainless steel extractor hood, built in fridge, Kenwood dishwasher, Brazilian slate flooring. Step down to family room with glazed door to courtyard. INNER LOBBY. Ground floor BEDROOM 2 Brazilian slate flooring, exposed beams, windows overlooking the courtyard, FAMILY BATHROOM with travertine floor and wall tiling, contemporary white suite comprising bath with central tap, rain shower enclosure with glass screen and separate attachment over, wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail/radiator, extractor fan, strip light/shaver point. From the family room a stair case rises to:
First Floor - GALLERIED SITTING ROOM a dual aspect room with Velux windows, exposed original beams, strip wood flooring. BEDROOM 1 a dual aspect room with exposed original beams, strip wood flooring, DRESSING AREA, EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with double enclosure shower, glass sliding doors, rain shower and separate attachment over, wash hand basin, mirrored splash back, shaver point, WC, heated towel rail, strip wood flooring.
Outside - The property is approached from the lane via a five bar gate to a gravelled parking area which runs on to a further gravelled and cobbled courtyard.
Special Note - A right of access is to be retained over the courtyard for fuel delivery purposes (including fuel for The Shippen itself). The vendors are prepared to accommodate dustbin storage by arrangement, there is a small paddock (approximately 1/3 of an acre) nearby which the vendors are prepared to rent for a nominal sum if required. The vendors intend to construct a stone wall between The Shippen and the Threshing Barn when the weather allows following completion of the sale, roughly following the line of the existing timber fence. This will be approximately 1.5 meters in height.
Services - Main electricity, LPG heating, shared spring feed water supply, shared private drainage system.
Directions - From Barnstaple proceed past North Devon Hospital in a northerly direction on the A39 follow the road through Shirwell and onto Arlington, pass the access to Arlington Court and as you arrive at Kentisbury Ford bear left on a bend take the road and immediately left again. Continue up this road, called Ford Hill, towards Patchole the next right hand turn on to Ley Lane the property will be found within a few hundred yards on the left hand side set back from the lane.
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