First time on the open market in over 25 years is this impressive, former blacksmiths cottage which has been connected to the old forge to offer a detached, 4 bedroom detached residence arranged in a L- Shape formation. The cottage dates back some 350 years and is mostly of cob and stone construction and offers those buyers seeking a property with that "chocolate box" cottage feeling. The Smithy oozes charm and character in every room from the low ceilings and fireplaces to the exposed woodwork and tongue and groove doors and is shown in excellent order throughout.
The property is set in an accessible yet secluded setting and offers near total privacy from the neighbours who are close but not too close yet the property is still nearby to Barnstaple, the administrative centre for North Devon and access to the North Devon Link Road, both within about a mile.
The Smithy is set surrounded by its own immediate gardens and grounds and is adjacent to pasture fields bordered by high hedging and just to the south of Barnstaple. The cottage is a showcase for classic North Devon living and ideal for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of a busier town or city.
Some 3 miles to the west of the property on the River Torridge is the pretty coastal village of Instow with its sandy beach, sand dunes, cricket club and a variety of inns and restaurants, whilst to the west of Barnstaple on the Bristol Channel coast is the more dramatic coastline with beaches at Saunton, Croyde, Putsborough and Woolacombe with sailing, surfing, fishing and a wide variety of other facilities. there are golf courses at Saunton, Westward-Ho! and locally at Portmore.
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