Offers in excess of £600,000
Bodstone, Berrynarbor, Devon
Situated in a semi-rural location in its own large grounds of approximately 8 acres is this characterful 4/5 bedroom family home together with large barns and outbuildings ideal for a variety of domestic/small commercial purposes including conversion to additional ancillary
DESCRIPTION AND LOCATION
The Linhay is a unique link detached family home situated in a semi-rural and tucked away location on the very outskirts of the popular and award winning village of Berrynarbor and just a short drive from the Exmoor National Park. The property has a wide range of facilities and sits in its own large gardens, grounds and paddocks which total approximately 8 acres. Within the grounds there are large and attractive former barns and outbuildings which have huge scope and potential for a variety of different uses and are ideal for conversion to additional accommodation, subject to any necessary consent, which could be utilised for extended or dual family occupation or as holiday or letting cottages, deriving a useful lifestyle type of business and a supplementary income.
The Linhay is part of what was originally a much larger farm complex. The spacious and characterful link detached living accommodation is ideal as a family home but also has huge scope and potential to considerably add to the current layout. Beneath the main accommodation is a large basement/store which is arranged as two rooms and has an overall floor area of 40.4 m2 (435ft2) which could be converted and incorporated in to the main house or transformed in to an annexe for an elderly or dependent relative or a letting or holiday unit, subject to any planning or building permission as required. This area could easily interconnect with the original part of the property or be utilised as a separate unit of accommodation with its own independent access.
Attached to the house is an open fronted single storey barn which formerly housed an equine pool. The pool has now been removed and this area could be utilised in a variety of ways and is ideal for storage or garaging.
The attractive two storey stone built barn is perfect as stabling for horses or other small animals. This barn would also be ideal for conversion in to a large 2/3 bedroom cottage. Across the drive is a further large and more modern constructed single storey barn/garage/workshop. This area is huge and arranged as two rooms with easy vehicular access. As well as being ripe for conversion to form additional cottages, this building could also be used for garaging or as workshops and has potential for a small commercial venture or let as a storage facility.
The land, barns and outbuildings and the property's previous life as part of the larger farm also make this home ideal for those wishing to keep animals or enjoying other farming pursuits such as vegetable production etc. The paddocks are ideal for horses, sheep and goats with the barns providing stabling and shelter and ideal for keeping chickens or kennels. There is also a large former sand school area which could form a further enclosed paddock for animals or vegetable growth. There is also space here to site further holiday lodges or chalets, subject to any necessary consent, further adding to the commercial potential of the home.
The property is located on the very outskirts of charming village of Berrynarbor with its centre approximately 2 miles away. The larger coastal town of Ilfracombe is approximately 6 miles away with Barnstaple, which is North Devon's main trading centre, being approximately 9 miles away. The Exmoor National Park which has miles and miles of walking and which enjoys some fantastic and spectacular coastal and countryside scenery is again just a short distance away. The award winning Blue Flag golden sand surfing beaches at Woolacombe & Croyde are approximately 20 minutes' drive.
THE HOUSE AND ACCOMMODATION
The house itself has characterful accommodation and benefits from radiator central heating fired via a biomass boiler fuelled by pellets. Using this method of heating provides a payment return through the Renewable Heat Incentive and we understand that return amounts to £4,500 per annum and this incentive has a further year to run before payments will cease. There are wood burners in the lounge and the sun lounge and the property also benefits from uPVC double glazing.
The entrance is though a bright and airy 31ft long sun lounge which is a delightful daytime living room which overlooks the front garden. A wood burner sits at one end of the room and there is a hard wearing paved floor. A glazed door opens in to the large 20ft x 17ft lounge which has an imposing stone built feature fireplace with a wood burner set on a slate hearth with a heavy wooden mantle over providing a focal point to the room. There is a beamed ceiling and attractive wooden flooring. Two built in cupboards provide useful storage space and there is door to the rear which leads down on the a large rear courtyard. Leading from the lounge is a study/fifth bedroom and a family bathroom. A large opening leads through into the 'farmhouse style' kitchen/family room which is another generously proportioned 20ft x 14ft room. There are a range of hand built fitted base and wall units with slate work surfaces and 'Butler's' sink. Provision for a range style cookers sits beneath a large extractor canopy. There is a matching dresser unit and a recess for a fridge/freezer. There is plenty of space within the room for a family sized dining table and chairs.
The study/fifth bedroom is a good sized room with built-in cupboards/wardrobes. An interconnecting door leads through in to the family bathroom which comprises a modern suite including a bath with shower attachment, a low level wc and a hand basin.
An inner hallway has the stairs leading up to the first floor and doors to two bedrooms and a shower room off. The master bedroom is a spacious double room with a door opening on to a side garden area. There is an en suite bathroom comprising a modern white suite which includes a 'Jacuzzi' bath, low level wc and hand basin, all complemented by tiled walls and floor. Bedroom 2 is along the hallway and there is a further shower room which comprises modern fittings.
Moving to the first floor, there is a galleried landing area with an eaves store cupboard. Bedroom 3 is a particularly characterful room with a 8'8" high vaulted ceiling with an attractive 'A-frame' exposed beam. A door leads through in to the galleried area adjacent to the landing which is currently used as a play room. Bedroom 4 sits across the landing and also has a vaulted ceiling.
Sitting beneath the property's main accommodation is a large 'basement' area of approximately 40.4 m2 (435ft2). This area is accessed via the large rear courtyard. There are two large rooms measuring 20ft x 19ft and 26ft x 20ft with head heights of 6'3" and 6'6". It is considered that this area could easily be incorporated in to the main house as additional or ancillary accommodation if required, ideal for a dependent relative, dual family occupation or as a letting unit (consents maybe required).
THE OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS AND LAND
Bodstone is accessed via a shared lane. A 5 bar gate opens on to a private tarmac driveway which leads down to the property and a gravelled parking and turning area which sits immediately in front of the house. The drive then continues on down towards the barns and outbuildings and provides easy access for a variety of different vehicles and larger farm machinery.
The gravelled parking area adjacent to the house provides space for 3 - 4 cars and there is an attractive formal front garden which is laid primarily to lawn with colourful flower bed borders, with plants, shrubs and trees. This area is ideal for barbeques and al-fresco dining.
On the opposite side of the driveway is a large and level former sand school which also has good vehicular access via a 5 bar gate. The main area of land extends out beyond the sand school area to the north and east and is divided in to various fenced paddocks.
The drive leads down to the barns. Attached to the house is a large open front outbuilding which was formerly housed the equine pool. This area measures an impressive 55ft x 33ft at its widest point and has a corrugated roof and 5 windows. Immediately next to this building is the boiler room which houses the biomass boiler for the central heating and hot water and the hot water tanks.
The attractive stone built two storey stable barn which has a pitched roof. The ground floor has three openings, light and power measures approximately 44ft x 16ft and is ideal for stabling or housing other small animals as well of course as potential conversion to accommodation. The first floor is open plan with exposed beams and of similar size to the ground floor. The overall floor area across the two floors is approximately 1,400ft2 (130m2).
Across the lower end of the drive is the Workshop and Garage Barn which is the largest of all of the outbuildings and which could suit a variety of purposes. This building is split in to two sections. The right hand end measures approximately 30ft x 15ft and has large double doors to the front, 2 windows to the side, light, power and water. The main section is larger again measuring an impressive 38ft x 30ft. There are two sets of double doors to the front, windows to the rear and side, light, power and water. The overall floor area for the entire building is approximately 1,590ft2 (148m2). At the left hand end of the building is an open fronted lean-to store that measures 31ft x 13ft.
Immediately behind the house is a large courtyard area.
The Linhay offers a characterful semi-rural retreat with excellent facilities and huge scope and potential for a variety of different activities and pursuits. We fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the property on offer.
The vendor has undertaken a pre-application enquiry with North Devon District Council as to the possibility of conversion of the outbuildings to further accommodation. The response received was very positive and suggests a scheme for that would be supported subject to the usual design elements being agreed. A full copy of the pre-application response is available upon request from our office.
Entrance: Sun Lounge 31' x 10'9" (9.45m x 3.28m).
Lounge 20'4" x 17'5" (6.2m x 5.3m).
Kitchen/Family Room 20'2" x 14'6" (6.15m x 4.42m).
Study/Bedroom 5 13'6" x 12' (4.11m x 3.66m).
Bathroom 10' x 7'9" (3.05m x 2.36m).
Shower Room 5'2" x 4'6" (1.57m x 1.37m).
Bedroom 1 18'9" x 12'6" (5.72m x 3.8m).
En Suite Bathroom 7'8" x 5' (2.34m x 1.52m).
Galleried Landing Area
Bedroom 2 13' x 12'3" (3.96m x 3.73m).
Playroom/Store 7'4" x 7'3" (2.24m x 2.2m).
Bedroom 3 12'10" x 7'6" (3.91m x 2.29m).
Lower Ground Floor (Basement)
Room 1 20'2" x 19'5" (6.15m x 5.92m).
Room 2 25'7" x 20'4" (7.8m x 6.2m).
Open Fronted Barn 55' x 33' (16.76m x 10.06m).
Stone Built Stable Barn 44' (13.4m) x 16' (4.88m) (each floor).
Section 1 30' x 15' (9.14m x 4.57m).
Section 2 38' x 30' (11.58m x 9.14m).
Procced from Barnstaple on the B3230 towards Ilfracombe for approximately 2.4 miles. When entering Muddiford pass the Muddiford Inn and proceed along the main road and turn right on to Whitefield Hill. Continue up Whitefield Hill and follow the road for approximately 3.4 miles to Berry Down Cross. Continue on to the A3123 for 0.5 miles and turn off to the left sign post Berrynarbor. Continue along this road for a further 0.3 miles turning first left adjacent to a property called 'Bodstone Lodge'. Continue down to the bottom of this lane where the entrance to 'The Linhay' will be found on the right hand side.
- Semi-rural location close to the Exmoor National Park
- Approximately 8 acres of gardens and paddocks ideal for horse and other small animals
- Extensive range of outbuildings/barns ideal for conversion to holiday cottages (subject to consent)
- Could suit a variety of different farming or small commercial pursuits
- 4/5 bedroom main house with annexe/separate flat potential
- Good access for larger vehicles/farm machinery
- Scope and potential for a holiday cottage set up with space for additional lodges/chalets
- Short drive from larger towns and villages including Ilfracombe and Barnstaple