We are delighted to offer Buckland Cottage to the open market. This is an opportunity to acquire a most distinctive period property which lends itself as a fantastic family home and which offers extremely deceptive accommodation arranged on three floors. The majority of the rooms enjoy a superb aspect over the lightly wooded countryside which surround the house and, therefore, this is the ideal opportunity for those persons seeking a property which offers privacy yet easy access to the village amenities of Braunton, which is just under 1 mile away.
The beautifully presented and generous accommodation is well proportioned, versatile and has many character features. This very individual, almost unique property, has attractive rendered elevations beneath a slate roof all complimented by attractive Gothic style windows and decorated fascias to both gable elevations. The majority of the windows are double glazed. A winding gravelled path leads to a wide triple panelled front door which then leads into the well proportioned sitting room. This double aspect room has fire recess and inset wood burner, a stripped wood floor and a small study area. From here an attractive wood and latched door leads into the kitchen/breakfast room. This has a quarry tiled floor, beamed ceiling and a Rayburn which provides the central heating and hot water systems. There is also a useful larder, utility room and access to both the rear and side gardens. The very attractive landing has a feature exposed brick and timber wall and arched door which leads to the outside. From here there is a lovely small bedroom ideal either as a nursery or a study with an attractive curved wall feature. This feature also forms part of the 4 piece family bathroom. To the rear of the house there is an excellent games room, again with stripped floor and super, almost full height window.
This room can cater for a number of uses. The large window provides ample light therefore can be an ideal space for an artists's studio. Furthermore, there is the possibility of utilising this part of the house to provide for further accommodation, dependent relative or income potential, subject to the necessary consents. The third floor of the property is split level with the front bedroom having two built in cupboards and a feature fire place. There is then a small stair case leading to a second landing with eaves storage and access to 2 further bedrooms. One has exposed beams and Juliette balcony whilst the other has eaves storage. There is also a very useful cloakroom from the landing.
There are 2 dedicated car parking spaces just beyond the property and one space immediately to the side of the house. Immediately to the front of the house is a lovely lawn garden with flower bed and mature Rose bush. Steps go down to a lower garden area where there is a slate built seat which takes full advantage of the views. There is access to the side of the property with covered storage area and side door to the kitchen/breakfast room. The garden is prominently to the rear of the property. They are of good size and can be accessed from the kitchen/breakfast room where there are steps up to the garden. These slope gently towards the house where there are swings, a circular pit ideal for a trampoline and also a viewing platform which offers more far reaching views over the countryside. There are new double gates leading from the lane and this offers more parking within the garden, if required.
The house stands in a most superb semi-rural location just under a mile from Braunton and within walking distance of Braunton Village centre. It is therefore an ideal opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of life but still have the convenience of access to amenities. Braunton is considered one of the largest villages in the country, with primary and secondary schooling, medical centre, Tesco's and Cawthornes stores and a good number of local shops and stores, pubs and restaurants. Within easy driving distance are the sandy beaches of Croyde and Saunton, where there is also the renowned golf club with its two championship courses. Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon is 5 miles to the south east of Braunton and here a wider range of amenities can be found including the Queen's Theatre and the North Devon Leisure Centre. There is access to the North Devon Link Road which provides a convenient route to the M5 motorway at junction 27, whilst the Tarka Rail Link is to Exeter in the south linking to London (Paddington).
Front door to
Double aspect room with fire place and inset wood burner with slate hearth and beam over, attractive stripped floors, under stairs cupboards, small study area, wall light points and stripped timber latched door to
Quarry tiled floor and beamed ceiling, Butler's sink with hot and cold taps, work surfaces, Rayburn serving domestic hot water and central heating systems, work surfaces with cupboards below, wall cupboards over with under lighting, walk in larder cupboard, utility cupboard with plumbing, doors to side and rear gardens.
Exposed brick and timber feature and arch door to outside.
Stripped floor, feature fire place
With part curved wall and attractive window.
Stripped floor, triple aspect room, large window and door to outside.
4 piece suite, part paneled walls.
Half landing to
Feature fire place and 2 built in cupboards.
Eaves storage and velux window.
Juliette balcony, velux window and eaves storage.
With low level WC and wash hand basin.
Mains water, electric, private drainage and oil central heating.