Semi-detached house for sale in West Hill, Braunton EX33

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Property description

Phillips Smith & Dunn are delighted to offer to the market 'The Red House' found to be a particularly spacious and much improved 3 bedroom semi detached period residence. The property stands within a generous plot and occupies an elevated commanding position benefiting from uninterrupted panoramic views from the South facing elevation overlooking the village, Taw estuary and sea beyond. This attractive two storey family home is believed to have been built circa 1907 with the fine addition of a conservatory extension in 2006 taking full advantage of the exceptional views that the property affords.

The property offers tremendous scope and potential to convert the roof space into further living accommodation if required (subject to the necessary planning permission and consent). Furthermore, the double garage with W/C and spacious workshop behind also offers further scope to convert to a home office/gym/studio or conversion to ancillary accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.

This attractive property with part rendered walls and part tile hung elevations beneath a slate roof and benefits PVC double glazing, gas fired radiator central heating. The property has been subject to modernisation and numerous improvements over recent years to include the installation of an impressive bespoke hand crafted kitchen with solid slate work surfaces; a beautifully appointed 4 piece family bathroom; the adaption to the utility room which now provides a particularly useful ground floor shower room. Further improvements include the installation of an attractive wood burning stove to the sitting room which provides a fine focal point, along with a modern colour scheme throughout the house.

The impressive bespoke handcrafted kitchen/breakfast room is extremely well appointed with numerous base units stylishly finished with solid slate working surfaces with an attractive deep Butler ceramic sink unit. There is attractive slate tile flooring which flows through to the utility room and a door providing rear access to the property along with the most useful ground floor shower room. The spacious sitting room has an attractive wood-burning Clear View stove which provides a fine focal point to the room and also has a further area which provides a pleasant place to sit and admire the spectacular South facing views. Here French doors lead directly onto the sun terrace which runs the full width of the property. There is a further reception room currently used as an additional sitting room with a cast iron feature fire place along with timber mantle surround over. The inner hall leads through an impressive and particularly spacious conservatory, currently used as a dining area and which takes full advantage of the fine views. To the first floor there are 3 well proportioned double bedrooms, 2 of which enjoy fine views. The family bathroom is beautifully presented and comprises a modern white Roca 4 piece suite including an oversize shower enclosure along with shower drencher stylishly finished with contemporary metro tiling.


There is access to the village centre with its full amenities including primary and secondary schooling, excellent array of local shops, stores, Tesco's Superstore, public houses, churches, etc. The sandy beaches at Saunton and Croyde are approximately 2+ miles to the west and are connected by a regular bus service. Saunton also boasts its excellent Golf Club with its two Championship courses. Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon, is approximately 5 miles to the south east and here a wider range of amenities can be found as well as access to the North Devon Link Road which provides a convenient route to the M5 motorway and connecting route beyond with the Tiverton Parkway Rail Link to Paddington Station.

We take great delight to be able to offer this superb home to the market which offers many interesting facilities and features which can only be fully appreciated when viewed. We stress that properties of this nature and location are always in very good demand due to its superb location and accommodation.

Inner Hall (3.78m x 1.93m (12'5 x 6'4))

Serving all rooms, staircase leading to the first floor.

Sitting Room (3.68m x 3.63m (12'1 x 11'11))

A bright and spacious South facing room with picture rail and molded ceiling with decorative cornice, opening into a further splendid seating area to sit and enjoy the impressive outlook, with PVC windows and patio doors which lead directly out onto the elevated sun terrace

Second Reception Room (3.78m x 3.48m (12'5 x 11'5))

A flexible and versatile reception room currently used as second Sitting Room with beautiful cast iron open fire with decorative tiled surround and timber mantle over, picture rail and decorative cornice, PVC double glazed window, fine views.

Kitchen Breakfast Room (7.09m x 2.59m max (23'3 x 8'6 max))

Superbly appointed having been hand crafted by local trades person having been thoughtfully planned and in keeping with the character of the property. With numerous base units finished with cream fronted units, stylishly finished with solid slate working surfaces and up stands, solid slate flooring, space for white appliances and useful store cupboard.

Utility Room (2.18m x 1.60m (7'2 x 5'3))

Slate tiled flooring, wall mounted gas combination boiler feeding domestic hot water and central heating to the property. Space and plumbing for washing machine. PVC door providing rear access leading into the rear courtyard and garden beyond. With hot and cold exterior tap.

Shower Room (2.13m x 0.99m (7'0 x 3'3))

Large shower enclosure with aqua paneling therefore, practical and easy to maintain, low level WC and wash hand basin.

Stairs rising to the first floor


Serving all rooms, PVC window

Bedroom 1 (3.78m x 3.48m (12'5 x 11'5))

PVC double glazed windows with fine views. Picture rail.

Bedroom 2 (3.63m x 3.45m (11'11 x 11'4))

PVC double glazed window with fine views, picture rail.

Bedroom 3 (3.40m x 2.79m (11'2 x 9'2))

PVC double glazed window with outlook over looking woodland. Picture rail.

Family Bathroom (2.67m x 2.24m (8'9 x 7'4))

Extremely well appointed white Roca suite comprises a double ended carronite bath with wall mounted hot and cold mixer unit, full pedestal wash hand basin with hot and cold mono fountain tap, low level close coupled WC, over size shower enclosure with a large shower drencher and additional rinser, stylishly finished with metro floor to ceiling wall tiles, tongue and grooved panel walls, PVC double glazed window and picture rail.

Conservatory / Dining Room (5.16m x 4.09m (16'11 x 13'5 ))

A particularly impressive addition to the property which enjoys 180 degree views over looking the village and beyond and beautiful landscaped gardens. A light and airy room with blue glass to the roof. A PVC double glazed door providing access into the property. And sliding patio door again leading out to the sun terrace.

Double Garage (5.59m x 5.59m (18'4 x 18'4))

Workshop (5.28m x 3.43m (17'4 x 11'3))


The property stands on a generous plot. The garden wraps around the property and in all is approximately 1/3rd of an acre. Having being landscaped and lovingly reconfigured now provides an extremely attractive and pleasing garden. From the lower car parking area, the steps rise and lead up to a honey gravelled pathway and paving which leads directly to the front of the property. Here a large sun terrace enjoys uninterrupted views overlooking the village, Taw Estuary and Sea beyond. It is considered an ideal place for Al Fresco dining.

A most attractive and interesting garden indeed, which must be viewed to be fully appreciated, with thoughtful planting to the borders stocked with a wide variety of established plants and shrubs and several varieties of architectural grasses which provides form and height. There are numerous pathways which meander through the garden providing several points of interest along with newly planted rockery stocked with varieties of alpine plants. From the top of the garden the views are simply outstanding and uninterrupted.

There is additional scope and potential to create further viewing platforms if desired. Furthermore, there is a superb private and secluded garden terrace having been cleverly adapted above the garage. A gently sloping lawn rises to rear of the garden along with the mature Douglas fir tree which stands in a prominent position to the far end of the garden. The detached double garage has two up and over doors, one being remote and there is useful WC and washbasin. The workshop is behind the garage and there is tremendous potential and scope to convert the whole into further living accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents if required. To the side of the garage there is additional parking for further vehicles along with a kitchen garden, where there is a timber garden shed. Here there is potential for further parking to be made.


All mains connected, gas, water and electric. There are solar pv solar panels connected to the garage roof currently generating an income of approximately £600 per annum.

Energy Performance Certificate:
Band F

Council Tax Band:
Band D


Property info

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Nearby transport

  • Barnstaple (5.1 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (9.0 miles)
  • Umberleigh (11.2 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (40.7 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (41.9 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (65.4 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (4.1 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (4.2 miles)
  • Bideford Ferry Landing (6.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Caen Community Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • Kingsacre Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Southmead School (0.7 miles)
  • West Somerset College (31.0 miles)
  • Exeter Tutorial College (39.0 miles)
  • Huntercombe Hospital School Meadow Lodge (42.8 miles)
  • Braunton Academy (0.7 miles)
  • Pilton Community College (4.4 miles)
  • SchoolsCompany North Devon Academy (4.6 miles)
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