26 March 2015 | Online since 2003

Farms and Land for sale Martins Hill, Cleave Lane End, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple

Back to Search
Martins Hill, Cleave Lane End, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple
10 March 2014

Property Address:
Martins Hill, Cleave Lane End, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple
EX32 0EE
Tel:01271 322833

Martins Hill, Cleave Lane End, Bishops Tawton, Barnstaple Images
Full Details
Property features

• Hall, 4 Reception Rooms
• Kitchen Breakfast Room
• Laundry & Utility Rooms
• 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
• Double Garage & Buildings
• Secluded Swimming Pool
• Parklike Gardens & Paddock

An enchanting detached period residence offering well presented & versatile accommodation incorporating a potential annexe set in park like gardens with heated swimming pool & enjoying fine views yet within easy access of Barnstaple.2.5 ACRES

The property is set on high ground, off a quiet, little used country lane, about 3 miles south of Barnstaple. Nearby is the village of Bishops Tawton with its popular primary school and two local public houses. The house enjoys a sunny aspect over the valley of the meandering River Taw. Chapelton station on the Tarka Line linking Barnstaple with Exeter is about 1.5 miles to the south. Local beauty spot, Codden Hill, surmounted by its monument, lies to the north and is well known for its spectacular views over much of North Devon. Barnstaple is the regional centre and the town centre offers a pleasing blend of multiple and more local traders. There is a beautifully restored Pannier Market and adjacent Butcher’s Row. There are excellent leisure and Tennis facilities, as well as a thriving theatre and cinema. For golfers, there are a number of clubs; most notably are the two championship link courses at Saunton, near the coast. Sailing is available on the coastal waters at Instow, a few miles to the west on the banks of the River Torridge, and is home to the North Devon Yacht Club. The glorious sandy, surfing beaches at Saunton, Croyde Bay and Woolacombe are all within easy reach, as is Exmoor National Park. Between Bishops Tawton and Barnstaple, access can be gained to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 (Tiverton), about 34 miles away. There is also Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station (London Paddington 2 hours approximately). Exeter, the county town and cathedral city, with its international airport is about 38 miles away.

A particularly charming, detached period residence presenting colourwash rendered elevations beneath a thatched roof, which we understand was partly re-thatched and overhauled in September 2012. The property is Grade II Listed of architectural and historical importance, and has been tastefully refreshed to combine modern refinements with many original period features. Internally, the accommodation is versatile and could be adapted to provide a self contained in-law or guest annexe of sitting room, bedroom, kitchen and shower room if required. Externally, there is a double garage, period building which incorporates workshop/store, changing room, plant room, a secluded swimming pool and well tended parklike gardens and paddocks, in all, about 2.5 Acres. The layout of the accommodation is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:


Slate tiled flooring. Inset coir mat.

RECEPTION HALL 15’6 into recess x 13’11 (4.72m into recess x 4.24
Originally utilised as a dining room. Window to front. Terracotta tiled flooring. Large stone fireplace with timber beam above. Partially exposed stonework to wall and wall lights. Archway into

With staircase to first floor – described later.

SITTING ROOM 15’8 into recess x 14’1 (4.78m into recess x 4.29m
A double aspect room with multi glazed door to garden. Timber beam to ceiling with wall lights. Large stone feature fireplace with timber beam over. Multi fuel burner inset. TV point.

DINING ROOM 20’0 x 10’0 narrows to 8’9 (6.10m x 3.05m narrows
Secondary glazed window to side. Spotlights to ceiling. Bespoke built in wooden cabinet. Multi glazed doors to

STUDY 15’11 x 9’2 (4.85m x 2.79m)
Two double glazed windows to rear. French style double glazed wooden doors to garden.

KITCHEN / BREAKFAST ROOM 15’4 widens to 18’2 x 14’11 (4.67m widens to 5.54
Quality fitted wall and base units, double Belfast sink with tiled splash back. Two windows to front and window seats, one to side. Fitted oil fired Aga for cooking and hot water. Spotlights. Ceramic tiled flooring. Timber beams to ceiling. Under stairs area. Ample space for breakfast table.

UTILITY ROOM 18’3 x 7’10 (5.56m x 2.39m)
Windows to side and rear. Spotlights to ceiling with a range of fitted wall and base units, roll top work surfaces. Fitted stainless steel sink. Space for appliances. Oil fired boiler for central heating. Fitted storage cabinet. Ceramic tiled flooring.

LAUNDRY ROOM 9’6 x 7’3 (2.90m x 2.21m)
Door and window to rear. Larder cupboard with shelving. Fitted base units with space for washing machine and dryer. Roll top work surfaces, fitted stainless steel sink with drainer, mixer tap above, tiled splash backs.

With roof light and tiled surrounds. Fitted shower cubicle, glass door. Chrome shower fitments. WC. Fitted wash hand basin with cupboard below. Wall mounted electric heater.


BEDROOM 1 15’6 x 15’2 (4.72m x 4.62m)
Windows to side and front, secondary glazing with lovely views. Wall lights. Fitted wardrobe. Loft hatch.

BEDROOM 2 11’6 x 10’7 (3.51m x 3.23m)
Window to front with views over the garden. Window seat. Built in wardrobes. Hatch to loft.

BEDROOM 3 14’6 x 9’3 (4.42m x 2.82m)
Window to side with countryside views and window seat. Timber beam to ceiling. Wall lights.

BEDROOM 4 10’4 x 6’10 narrows to 5’0 (3.15m x 2.08m narrows
Window to front with window seat, enjoying lovely views over the garden. Fitted wardrobes.

BEDROOM 5 13’11 x 8’4 (4.24m x 2.54m)
Window to rear. Window seat. Electric wall mounted heater under. Timber beams to ceiling. Storage cupboard. Airing cupboard.

Frosted window to side with secondary glazing. Tile effect flooring. Timber beam and roof light. Fitted storage cupboards. Fitted bath with tiled surrounds. Mixer tap and electrically pumped shower fitment. Sink and pedestal basin with vanity light above.

Driveway to DOUBLE GARAGE with remote controlled door, power and light connected and measuring approximately 18’0 in width. There is then a five bar gate into an original cobbled courtyard to the front of the house, with mature flowerbeds and borders also concealing the oil tank. There are outside lights and steps up to the extensive mature gardens which are laid to sweeping lawns interspersed with mature herbaceous beds, shrubbery and trees. There is a small orchard to the rear of the property with pedestrian access to a lane via a metal gate, as well as an outside tap. Within the garden is a TIMBER SUMMER HOUSE 9’10 x 7’10 and an ornamental fish pond and vegetable garden with raised beds and high quality greenhouse with brick base and white glazed frame, as well as covered power points, and fitted adjustable shading measuring 12’0 x 8’0 approximately. There is also a timber shed. There is further extensive parking and access to a large WORKSHOP 18’10 x 12’8 with potential for use as stabling or additional garaging. There is a door into a storage room, currently used as a changing room for the pool with power and light. A shed houses pump works for the swimming pool. The swimming pool itself is heated and measures 10.5 metres by 4.5 metres with winter and solar cover and paved terrace surrounds. It is set within a secluded, sheltered area of the garden, with brick built barbeque, surrounded by mature hedging and trees, with a pathway leading back to the main garden. There is access to the paddock via a private lane from the upper driveway via a five bar gate into a 1½ acre field. There are superb countryside and woodland views towards Tawstock Church and to the river below.

North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711.

From Barnstaple, take the A377 through Bishops Tawton and upon exiting the village, continue, passing the first lay by on your left hand side. Within a short distance, turn left into an unmarked lane (immediately after a property known as Fordgate). Climb the hill, and the property will be found within a few hundred yards, on the right hand side. For those with Satellite Navigation, we reiterate that the postcode is EX32 0EE.

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. All rooms have radiators with the exception of the kitchen and bedroom 5. Fully integrated alarm system.

Back to Search