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Exceptional Grade II Listed barn conversion set in 6 acres of beautiful parkland gardens with three stunning lakes, situated off a quiet country lane just 1.5 miles from Bampton
Westbrook Barn is approached over a long entrance driveway off a quiet country lane, one of just three properties which formed the original Westbrook Farm. The property lies in a beautifully peaceful, rural location just 1.5 miles away from Bampton. Bampton is a charming, historic village with a lovely community feel, local shops, pubs, restaurants, doctors surgery and primary school. The larger market town of Tiverton lies 8 miles to the south and provides an excellent selection of local amenities and educational facilities including the renowned Blundell's School. From Tiverton there is fast access to the M5 via the A361 North Devon link road and the adjoining Tiverton Parkway railway station provides regular services to London Paddington (approximately two hours). The area offers superb walking, riding and cycling routes with the beautiful Exmoor National Park just a few miles to the north and the rugged North Devon coastline to the northwest.
This wonderful home is tucked away in approximately 6 acres of its own parkland grounds, in an idyllic lake side setting. The exceptional Grade II listed barn conversion dates back to the 17th century, and was converted by the current owners to the highest of standards with quality finishes including beautiful granite flooring throughout the ground floor, marble tiled bathrooms, oak carpentry throughout including oak flooring to the first floor, ample fitted wardrobes and cupboards, oak internal doors and an elegant oak staircase. Within the home's traditional exterior is spacious and versatile accommodation over two floors with each room offering incredible uninterrupted views over the lakes and grounds. The ground floor comprises a beautifully fitted kitchen/breakfast room with oak units and granite surfaces along with a Heritage range oven, integral dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and halogen hob. Utility room with fitted oak units and granite surfaces, space and plumbing for white goods. Hall/ dining room with double doors leading directly on to the lake-side terrace, staircase to the first floor. Cloakroom with basin in vanity unit and WC. A rear hallway leads to a guest bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en-suite shower room, a snug leads through to a further bedroom/ study with fitted cupboards including a pull-down guest bed. These rooms are served by the stylish family bathroom. Upstairs, an open plan living space acts as the hub of the house, gloriously bright and airy with a fully fitted kitchenette/ servery ideal for entertaining and modern family living. Master bedroom with ample fitted wardrobes and en-suite bathroom and a further double bedroom /study with fitted cupboards.
The immaculately maintained grounds provide the most stunning, parkland setting featuring three pretty lakes, sweeping lawns and an abundance of mature shrubs and trees. Adjoining the rear of the house, overlooking the lake, is a wide paved terrace, ideal for summer parties and al-fresco dining in the warmer months. To the side of the house is a built-in-barbecue and bin storage area. The grounds could by fenced off to provide paddocks if required and there is a five bar gate giving access on to the lane. The property is approached over a long shared driveway. There is ample parking beside the house and a private drive leads down to the detached double garage with sliding oak doors, power and light connected, adjoining car port and a detached stone built tractor/garden store.
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide angle lens to show more of the rooms.
Mains electricity connected. Private water and private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
From Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway proceed along the A396 North Devon Link Road for c.7 miles to Tiverton. At the roundabout turn right onto the A396 signed for Bampton, which takes you through the Exe Valley. Proceed to the Exeter Inn roundabout , go straight ahead (signed to Bampton), passing through this small country town and turn left onto the B3227 taking the next turning right by the War Memorial, proceed up the hill and take the second turning on the left, at High Cross signed Oakfordbridge. Proceed down this lane for approximately half a mile turning left into a large layby and onto the driveway which leads to Westbrook Barn.