CHULMLEIGH | £235,000


An attractively presented mid terrace BARN CONVERSION offering imaginatively presented THREE BEDROOM and TWO BATHROOM reverse level accommodation including a spacious first floor Kitchen/Dining/Living Area and a lovely secluded walled COURTYARD GARDEN.
SITUATION Chulmleigh is a small but busy town set in the heart of rural Devon. It is the centre for an active and friendly community and offers a good range of local shops including a butcher, bakery, dairy, newsagent, hardware store etc, along with the excellent Chulmleigh Academy offering schooling from the ages of 3 to 16 years of age, health centre, dental surgery, Post Office, bank, churches, library, two public houses and a community run Sports Centre and a short 18 hole golf course. The market town of South Molton to the north and Crediton to the south both offer a more comprehensive range of facilities and the local railway station at Eggesford, 2 miles, provides a rail link between Exeter and Barnstaple. Road link is via the A377 or the North Devon Link Road, which can easily be accessed at South Molton. Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre, and the Cathedral and University city of Exeter both offer the wide range of shopping, amenities and facilities one would expect from the county's principal town and city. Tiverton, the M5 motorway at Junction 27 and Tiverton Parkway station, which provides a fast Intercity rail link to London Paddington, are both approximately forty-five minutes drive. There is also an international airport at Exeter.

There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with a range of Leisure Centres at South Molton, Tiverton, Crediton and Barnstaple, near-by tennis courts and clubs, local rugby, football and cricket clubs, fishing in the rivers Taw and Torridge, further near-by golf courses at Libbaton, High Bullen and Down St Mary, excellent walking and riding in all directions, racecourses at Haldon Exeter and Newton Abbot, and sailing and watersports on North Devons scenic and rugged coastline, being approximately three-quarters of an hours drive.


DESCRIPTION Shute Barn is a most attractive mid terrace barn conversion, Grade II listed, conveniently situated just off the centre of Chulmleigh. The barn is of traditional stone, cob and brick construction under a slate tiled roof with mostly rendered and colour washed elevations. Shute Barn was converted in 2006 by the present owners, including re-wiring, re-plumbing and installing an oil-fired central heating system and now offers highly imaginative, reverse level three bedroom accommodation. On the Ground Floor, situated around a central hall where attractive pine stairs lead up to the First Floor, is the Master Bedroom which benefits from an en-suite Shower Room, the second Bedroom which is also a good sized Double Bedroom, and Bedroom 3 which is a single Bedroom but could equally be used as an office, and it has a back door leading out to the courtyard garden at the rear.

The First Floor of Shute Barn comprises a stunning open plan Living Room with a large Kitchen and Dining area at one end, a central Study area and a cosy Sitting area at the other end, where a flight of external stairs also lead down to the Courtyard Garden. A particular attraction of the Living Room is the high vaulted ceiling with inset 'Velux' windows and four exposed 'A' frames which run the full length of the room giving a truly 'country' feel. Outside and to the rear, Shute Barn has a good sized and sheltered courtyard Garden with ample space for garden furniture and a bbq and creating a super site for summer pots and tubs.

In all, Shute Barn offers the opportunity of a contemporary barn conversion situated in a peaceful yet convenient town location, with the benefit of a most attractive good sized and low maintenance courtyard Garden at the rear.

ENTRANCE From Leigh Road, the original massive double doors open into the wide

ENTRANCE PORCH Creating a secure entrance to the property, the Entrance Porch houses the overhead electric consumer unit on one side, with overhead light and power points and a cold water tap on one side, with useful coat and boot storage space. At the rear a step leads up to a lovely old timber door, opening into the

HALL A light and spacious Hall with central stairs leading up to the First Floor, and pine doors opening off to the three Bedrooms and Family Bathroom and a useful understairs storage cupboard. The Hall has three inset halogen ceiling lights, internal window to the porch, a radiator on one side and is finished with a most attractive travertine tiled floor.



BEDROOM 1 A lovely Double Bedroom with a wide high window at the rear with a deep tiled display sill under, allowing good natural light and enjoying views into the Courtyard Garden. This Bedroom also has a feature ceiling beam and part exposed wall timber on one side, four inset halogen ceiling lights, a TV point and radiator to one side. At the far end, a door opens into the

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM A super addition to the Master Bedroom, being fully tiled with attractive wall tiles with a feature mosaic border and a ceramic tiled floor, fitted with a matching white suite comprising a corner shower cubicle with sliding doors and fitted with an 'Aquatronic' electric shower, a pedestal wash hand basin with mirror over, low level WC set under a useful display recess. The En-suite is finished with four inset halogen ceiling lights, an extractor unit and a heated towel rail.

BEDROOM 2 With a super range of built in double wardrobes and fitted shelving at the rear end. Window to the front with a deep tiled sill under looking out into Leigh Road, with a narrow display ledge below. Bedroom 2 also benefits from a feature halogen spotlight cluster, a TV point and a radiator on one side.

BEDROOM 3 A single Bedroom which could equally be used as a Study or Computer Room. Set at the rear of the barn, where there is a window and the back door at the rear which overlook and lead out to the Courtyard Garden. Bedroom 3 also benefits from a halogen spotlight cluster, TV point and radiator on one side.

FAMILY BATHROOM A well appointed Bathroom again fitted with a matching white suite comprising a panel bath with side handles, fully tiled splashbacks, mixer tap and shower attachment with shower screen on one side, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap and tiled splashbacks, set below a small window to the front with exposed beam over and a very deep tiled sill, low level WC. Bathroom is finished with central ceiling light, inset extractor unit, chrome ladder radiator and travertine floor which continues through from the Hall.



OPEN PLAN LIVING/KITCHEN/DINING ROOM A stunning room with high sloping ceilings, part exposed roof beams and four exposed 'A' frames, creating a truly striking feature. At one end is the Kitchen/Dining area being fitted at the front and rear with an extensive range of oak fronted floor units set under an attractive roll top work surface, including and incorporating a one and a half bowl stainless steel sink unit with swan-neck mixer tap, space and point for a range style electric cooker with extractor hood over, integral dishwasher, built-in washing machine, space and points for a fridge and freezer, and a range of storage drawers. This end of the room is light and airy with 'Velux' windows on either side, a central string of halogen lights with further halogen spotlights at the front and rear and a feature display ledge at one end. Finished with attractive vinyl floor covering and TV aerial.

The central area of the Living Room comprises a Study area, the stairwell and walk-through to the Sitting Area. The Study area has a telephone point, radiator and control panel for the central heating and hot water on one side, whilst the walk-through is a versatile space with a low window at the front. This central area also has 'Velux' windows at the front and rear affording lovely views across Chulmleigh to the Taw Valley in the distance. At the far end is the cosy Sitting Room area, with ample space for a sofa and armchairs, a display ledge along one end and a set of deep, built-in bookshelves in one corner and TV aerial. Radiator on one side and at the rear a lovely old half-glazed multi-pane pine door opens onto an outside balcony where a flight of steps lead down to the courtyard Garden.

OUTSIDE At the rear of Shute Barn is a most attractive, split level, paved Courtyard Garden which is sunny and sheltered and creates a super site for summer entertaining, pots and tubs. At one end is a stone flower bed and the oil tank which is concealed by trellising, whilst at the other end is a useful storage shed which also houses the oil-fired 'Grant' combi-boiler which provides domestic hot water and services the radiators. A flight of external stone steps lead up to the Balcony and the lovely old door into the Living Room. The Courtyard Garden has an outside light, cold water tap and is bordered at the rear by a high, overlap timber fence.

SERVICES Mains electricity, mains water and mains drainage. Oil Fired Boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Telephone connected subject to BT regulations.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours Please Call 01769 580024
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