Guide Price £1,050,000
A stunning reverse level 4 bedroom (2 en-suite), 3 reception room detached barn, with a two storey roundhouse barn conversion as part of the spacious accommodation, with the lounge featuring a vaulted ceiling and a gorgeous, tall, gable end oak window offering a huge amount of natural light in and far reaching views over the impressive, approximate 1 acre gardens, the feature pond, to the countryside beyond. Enjoying a rural position, this barn is within 4 miles of the popular North Cornish resort of Bude with its sandy beaches and rugged clifftops, has a larger than average double garage plus ample parking and an internal viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate every aspect of this beautiful home.
As you enter through the wide double gates, onto the large brick paved drive which offers a huge amount of off-road parking, Oakstone envelopes you as you walk down the sweeping path off the drive, bordered by well stocked, colourful flowerbeds. As you approach the oak doors in the welcoming and characterful entrance porch you get a glimpse of the gardens and views the property has to offer.
The main barn was converted in the mid 1990's and more recently, in the early 2000's.
The round house section of the barn was converted into accommodation and the utility room and spacious entrance porch were added. The porch offers a lovely welcome, with stairs with glass balustrading leading up to the main hallway, with exposed beams.
Our clients have made a huge difference to the main lounge, which faces south-east, by creating a vaulted ceiling and taking out an ordinary window and then building the most amazing, tall, gable end oak window which frames the stunning views over the gardens, the large feature pond and the surrounding farmland, with the advantage of allowing in an abundance of natural light and warmth into the room. The lounge has a brick fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove and solid oak flooring.
There are slate window sills throughout the barn and the solid oak flooring runs through the majority of the reverse level living space, with the exception of the hallway. Just off the hall is a spacious cloakroom, and adjacent to this is a flexible reception room, which is currently used an office, but could easily be a snug, dining or family room, with recently replaced double oak doors which lead out to a small balcony and steps down the extremely private and sheltered high-walled courtyard garden.
An opening from the hall leads through to the modern, generous kitchen/breakfast room, with a range of quality matching wall and base units, integral dishwasher, oven, hob and extractor hood and, as its centrepiece, has an oil fired Aga used for domestic cooking set in a brick fireplace.
From the kitchen a wide opening leads to the impressive dining room, set in the first floor of the round house conversion, with numerous windows allowing in light and offering coastal views to the south and west.
Also located off the kitchen, is the useful utility room, with plumbing and space for an automatic washing machine, clever built in storage and a door leading out to the front gardens.
Stairs from the upper hall lead down to the lower hall, which has a door opening onto the walled courtyard garden and provides access to all the bedrooms.
The master bedroom is an excellent size, with a range of built in wardrobes and a superb en-suite, with a three piece white suite, a Mira electric shower over the bath, vanity units for storage and underfloor electric heating beneath the slate flooring.
The guest suite is at the opposite side of the barn, with a generous double bedroom, built in wardrobes and a characterful en-suite which uses the curve of the round house.
There are two further well - proportioned double bedrooms, one of which currently houses a kitchenette.
Our client did have a dependant relative living with them for a time, so there is annexe potential for buyers who may have similar requirements. To complete the accommodation the main family bathroom has an elegant roll top bath as its centrepiece.
The gardens are a real joy!
Approximately 1 acre in terms of size, the garden is a real haven for our clients, with plenty of seclusion, a choice of sitting/al-fresco dining spots, a feeling of peace and quiet, plenty of wildlife and the array of planting is stunning, with colour all through the season.
The flowerbeds on the path leading down from the drive are stocked with mature perennials, and the generous level lawn leads to the large feature pond.
The pond attracts the wildlife, and the animals and birds can be enjoyed from the lounge, through the gable end window. The land has been banked to the east, lawned and planted with trees and shrubs and the bench overlooking the pond has some of the finest coastal and distant sea views the property has to offer.
Traditional stone walls, stocked with heathers and plants, surround a small patio to the southern side of the pond, with another large area of lawn beyond.
There is a useful, separate further gated access to this area of the garden and here you will find a productive and well-managed kitchen-garden stocked with a variety of vegetables in raised beds and soft fruits, within a wood frame cage.
There is a gravelled area of garden with planted Acers and shrubs, another well stocked flowerbed, moving back towards the barn, where there is a private patio area beneath the gable end of the barn, with great views, and a gate opens into a wonderful high-walled courtyard garden.
This private and sheltered part of the garden offers a superb view of the barn itself, with a deck and rose covered arbour, a Wysteria grows along the stone elevations, a circular patio is an ideal place for an evenings' entertainment, with planting including Acers and Azaleas adding colour. There are further small areas of garden, tucked away, with a greenhouse, shed and potting shed included in the sale.
The extra-large double garage is set to the north of the plot, and offers ample space for parking or a workshop if required.
Tenure : Freehold
Services – Mains water and electric. Private drainage via a Klargester septic tank.
LOCATION: Oakstone enjoys a quiet rural spot at the end of a lane, surrounded by farmland and has just a handful of neighbours.
The barn benefits from fantastic views from the barn and garden towards Bodmin Moor and the sea and coastline towards Widemouth Bay especially from the sitting area on the bank, overlooking the feature pond.
Approximately 4 miles from the coastal resort of Bude, the property has good access to the village amenities in Stratton, which include a public house, a medical centre, and a County primary school, with Bude itself benefiting from supermarkets, the local comprehensive school, a range of local and national chain businesses in the town centre, a rejuvenated canal area, two popular sandy beaches, one with the historic sea pool, and lovely cliff top walks. Widemouth Bay and the popular surfing beach lie just 2 miles away from Bude. Access to the main A30 trunk road via Holsworthy and Okehampton gives excellent access to Exeter, the M5 and beyond, with both the cities of Plymouth and Exeter being within one hours drive. Exeter has an international airport and Plymouth has regular ferries to Europe. Okehampton now has a regular train to Exeter and then onto Paddington, with other destinations available all around the UK, from Exeter St Davids.
'We purchased Oakstone as it is a very spacious property, full of character and in a lovely quiet rural position yet only 4 miles to the coast at Bude. We are very keen gardeners and realised that the acre plot had great potential.'
Directions – From Bude proceed on the A3072 towards Holsworthy and at Redpost turn right onto the B3254 sign-posted Launceston.
After approximately 500 metres take the right turn marked Thorne Farm. Follow this lane past the farm and as you see the small collection of barns Oakstone will be found as the first property on the left hand side.
- Key Features
- Quality detached barn, with round house barn conversion, offering 4 bedroom (2 en-suite) accommodation
- Approximately 1 acre of gardens and grounds with a walled courtyard, a kitchen garden, a large pond, mature, colourful flowerbeds and sweeping lawns
- Larger than average double garage with brick paved drive offering huge amounts of off road parking
- Far reaching countryside to Bodmin Moor and coastal/sea views towards Widemouth Bay from the reverse level barn and the gardens
- Living room with the most stunning tall, gable end oak window and vaulted ceiling
- Characterful entrance porch with double oak doors, stairs and glass balustrading
- Generous kitchen/breakfast room with, as its centrepiece, an oil fired Aga set in a brick fireplace
- Beautiful dining room in the round house, with coastal views
- Further flexible reception with recently replaced double oak doors, currently used as an office