Higher Kingdon Barn, Gammaton

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Ref: Higher Kingdon Barn, Gammaton
Sold £364,950

HIGHER KINGDON BARN The property occupies a truly enviable position that offers peace and tranquillity yet is not isolated and only 5-10 minutes from the port and market town of Bideford, whilst also offering easy access to Barnstaple and Great Torrington. The property sits in an elevated position enjoying breath-taking panoramic views. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge and is approximately 4 miles away. It offers a good range of amenities including banks, butchers, bakeries, various shops, newsagents, pubs and restaurants, places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and supermarkets. The rugged North Devon coastline is also within easy access, approximately 7 miles away and offers an excellent range of water sport activities including kayaking, surfing and sailing. There is a safe and sandy beach at Westward Ho!, which adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club. There is also access to the Southwest coastal footpath, which affords excellent walks with stunning vistas of the rugged coastline. The historic market town of Great Torrington is approximately 4.5 miles away, whilst the regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 9 miles away and offers all the areas main business, shopping and commercial venues and in turn gives access to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 (Tiverton).
Photographs do not do the property justice as the property is set in a truly stunning location enjoying panoramic views.  Standing in just under half an acre (0.492 approximately) the property backs onto open fields and enjoys views across the countryside to the sea, Lundy Island, the town of Bideford, towards Saunton Sands and Baggy Point. Views can also be enjoyed towards Exmoor and Dartmoor on a clear day. The gardens are mainly laid to lawn with decked areas, timber cabin, pond and a vegetable garden. There is also ample off road parking and turning for various cars and vehicles as well as various timber garden sheds. The accommodation is immaculately presented throughout with quality finishes. The property has been the subject of considerable improvement and expenditure by the current vendors. There is however still a wealth of character including a 
wood burner, oak floor, exposed ceiling beams and lintels. Properties of this calibre and position rarely become available to the open market and the agents have no hesitation in recommending a full internal inspection to appreciate everything that is on offer.  

THE ACCOMMODATION (in brief comprises):-

ENTRANCE DOORWAY with stable door giving access to the ENTRANCE HALLWAY with fitted carpet and stairs to first floor landing.  A latch door off leading into:-

KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 15'1 x 12'4 (4.59m x 3.76m) fitted with matching eye and base units and work surfaces with tongue and groove splash backing, 1 ½ bowl black acrylic sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, integral dishwasher, electric fan oven with four ring electric induction hob with and extractor over, space for fridge/freezer.  The kitchen enjoys triple aspect panoramic countryside views towards Exmoor and to the sea beyond.   There is an exposed beam ceiling and exposed lintels and a latch door leading through to the 

INNER LOBBY with oak floor, a substantial storage cupboard housing the heating control panel.  

STUDY/BEDROOM THREE 8'9 x 7'2 (2.67m x 2.19m) with wood oak floor, radiator, spotlights, window overlooking the drive and garden area.

LOUNGE 16'5 x 13'9 (5.01m x 4.19m) enjoys triple aspect with door leading out onto the decking and enjoying panoramic views of the stunning countryside to the sea and Lundy Island beyond.  There is a part vaulted ceiling and exposed beams along with a wood burning stove on a slate hearth with exposed stonework. There is a laminate parquet effect flooring. 


LANDING with exposed beam and an area for a dresser, latch door leading  into:- 

BEDROOM ONE 12'3 x 10'1 (3.73m x 3.07m) with window enjoying the fantastic views, exposed beams and built-in wardrobes providing excellent storage, fitted carpet, TV point and radiator. 

FAMILY BATHROOM 7'4 x 6'6 (2.23m x 1.98m) with white three piece suite comprising oversized pedestal wash hand basin, low level wc, tongue and groove panelled bath with shower over.  There is a hatch access to the loft space, spotlights, exposed beams and lintels, chrome radiator, towel rail, storage cupboard, vinyl flooring. 
BEDROOM TWO 9'10 x 6'7 (2.99m x 2.00m) with fitted carpet, TV point and radiator with storage cupboards/built-in wardrobes with shelving.

The property is approached through wooden gates to a gravelled parking and turning area for several vehicles.  The gardens surround the property on all sides and are mainly laid to lawn.  As you enter the property to the left of the driveway, this garden area has a POND, LAWNED AREA & PATIO AREA and there are also various vegetable beds.  On the opposite side of the driveway the garden has been utilised as a NATURE GARDEN to encourage wildlife.  There is also a range of TIMBER GARDEN SHEDS to the rear of the barn there is a further garden area with TIMBER DECKING , flower beds and borders. From virtually all areas of the garden fabulous panoramic views of the countryside and beyond can be enjoyed.  Also situated in the grounds is a TIMBER CABIN 10'3 x 8'1 (3.12m x 2.46m) which is double skinned with a wooden floor and a window and a door also enjoying the panoramic views, there is electric connected and is currently used as a hobby room by the vendor.  The wildlife garden to the right of the barn is subject to an English Heritage Monument Schedule, which means little can be done to this area without prior approval.  

Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Band D £1,686.11 2016/2017

Please note the current owners have full planning permission, which was granted in 2014 planning application No. 1/1032/2014/FUL and this planning is granted to extend the property to provide, kitchen/dining room, lounge, bedroom and wet room and we also consider subject to necessary further planning consents that there could be possibilities to extend the property even further as the property is set within a secluded location.