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Tallyns, Lake, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 3HU Offers in the region of £479,950

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  • Character Cottage
  • Very Private Setting
  • 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
  • 3 Receps, Kitchen
  • Utility, Cloaks
  • Garden Room, Garaging
  • Paddock, Orchard, Lake
  • About 2.5 Acres



By appointment through Phillips Smith & Dunn Barnstaple office 01271 327878/327919. Out of office hours telephone Mr Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204.


The property is most privately located with no near neighbours set within its own land but otherwise surrounded by farm land. The small village of Lake is within about a 1/2 mile with the picturesque village of Tawstock with its ancient parish church, primary school and St Michaels private school is just over a mile to the south. To the north Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon is about 1.5 miles and offers an extensive range of both business and leisure facilities including the Green Lanes Shopping Centre, out of town superstores, live theatre, leisure centre, recently opened tennis centre and sprinter train service that runs through to the cathedral city of Exeter and of course access on to the A361 North Devon Link Road which provides much improved communications to and from the North Devon area connecting directly as it does through to junction 27 of the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton where there is also the Parkway Railway station. The property although very private is readily accessible and some 5 miles to the east is the village of Instow with its beach and sailing.


The property comprises an original picturesque character thatched cottage that has been extended by the addition of a splended lounge to provide the current well presented accommodation which has an abundance of power sockets throughout.
The property with approximate room sizes comprises as follows:
Stable type entrance door to

ENTRANCE PORCH - 1.83m x 1.80m (6'0" x 5'11")

Cupboard housing electric meters, fitted seat, arch through to

DINING ROOM - 7.42m x 4.95m (24'4" x 16'3")

Exposed ceiling beams and joists, south facing window, stone fireplace with inset Jetmaster fire, two panel radiators, wall light points, stairs to first floor with understairs storage cupboard, night storage heater, double doors to

LOUNGE - 5.41m x 4.88m (17'9" x 16'0")

rising to 24' in the entrance recess. Two panel radiators, double glazed patio doors to garden, south facing windows, Adam style fireplace capable of being used but currently capped externally, wall light points.

STUDY - 4.80m x 3.20m (15'9" x 10'6")

Triple aspect room, exposed ceiling beams, double panel radiator.

KITCHEN - 4.29m x 2.41m (14'1" x 7'11")

Double aspect room, range of rolltop work surfaces with inset single drainer one and a half bowl sink unit and mixer tap, space and plumbing for dishwasher, tray space, inset 4 ring LPG gas hob, fan assisted oven, variety of drawers and cupboards under with matching wall units and tiled splashbacks between. Door to

UTILITY ROOM - 2.34m x 2.13m (7'8" x 7'0")

With recess off, matching work surface with inset single drainer sink unit with mixer tap, space and plumbing for washing machine and dryer, panel radiator.

SEPARATE WC - 1.17m x 1.04m (3'10" x 3'5")

Low level WC, wash hand basin.

GARDEN ROOM - 4.93m x 4.85m (16'2" x 15'11")

Slab floor, partially glazed door to garden.
On the first floor


Serving all rooms, storage cupboard.

BEDROOM 1 - 4.57m x 3.05m (15'0" x 10'0")

Double aspect room, partially vaulted ceilings with partially closed A frames and roof timbers, panel radiator, recessed storage cupboard, built in pair of double wardrobe cupboards with mirror fronted doors.

BATHROOM - 2.62m x 2.24m (8'7" x 7'4")

Modern suite of panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and shower attachment, tiled splashback, low level close coupled WC, pedestal hand basin, door to built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder, shelving.

BEDROOM 2 - 5.21m x 3.07m (17'1" x 10'1")

Partially vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, double aspect room, built in store cupboard.

BEDROOM 3 - 2.74m x 2.01m (9'0" x 6'7")

South facing, partially vaulted ceiling, built in double storage cupboard with louvred doors to front.


The property is approached through a 5 bar gate which leads on to a car parking and turning area. Around the house and gardens are 6 outside lights one with a sensor.

GARAGE BLOCK - 5.49m x 2.84m (18'0" x 9'4")

With up and over door to front.

FURTHER GARAGE - 4.67m x 4.67m (15'4" x 15'4")

With up and over door to front and small workshop area off. Power and light are connected.
The property is set in its own garden areas in a mature setting, lawns, flower borders, shrubs and trees and from there a short flight of stone steps rise to a patio area where there is a small ornamental pond.
To the side of the house a Greenhouse about 12ft x 8ft and timber garden shed.
Beyond the immediate garden there is a level field again surrounded by mature trees and within the paddock itself there are a number of mature and other trees interspersed and a small orchard area. Towards the western end there is a spring fed lake and also a field shelter 19' x 11'6.


Mains water to the house. Seperate borehole to the outside. Private drainage. Oil central heating.
Ref: 7554


Phillips Smith & Dunn have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fitting or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order. The Buyer is advised to obtain verification from their Solicitor or Surveyor.


Grid ref: SS/553/313. Approaching Barnstaple on the A361 North Devon Link Road as you arrive at the new roundabout with the Cornish stones turn left at the first lights and head towards Sticklepath. Within a few hundred yards turn left signposted Lake and Tawstock. Follow the road out of town until you arrive at Lake, about 1 mile, proceed through Lake and shortly afterwards you will pass over a bridge which goes over the Link Road and immediately thereafter take the right turn into the concreted entrance drive that runs to the property.


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