Barnstaple, EX31

£495,000 Guide price
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  • Stunning Views
  • Stylish Conversion
  • Rustic features
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Kitchen-Diner
  • Private water supply
  • Large Garden
  • Eco-Friendly features
  • Electric vehicle charging point
  • Plenty of Parking
  • Council Tax Band: B


Tenure: Freehold

If you’re looking for a tranquil countryside setting but want the convenience of nearby towns, then Furze Moor is the home for you. Located between the bustling regional capital of Barnstaple and the historic maritime town of Bideford, you really can experience the best of rural living whilst still being able to enjoy restaurants and entertainment relatively close by.

Furze Moor is a carefully converted barn that has been transformed into a rural retreat with spectacular views of North Devon's beautiful countryside. Having once been part of the nearby farm at Holmacott, this barn has been converted with thought and care providing a beautiful warm energy efficient home.

The current owners have carried out the conversion works over the last few years and have made a lovely home which maintains that rustic feel whilst incorporating many modern features to make life easier.

You won't need to worry about rising water and gas prices either, as the property has its own borehole providing the property with wholesome water and has its own water treatment plant within the large garden area. The boiler providing the hot water and heating is fuelled by wood pellets (purchased locally in bulk) and means your heating bills will be considerably cheaper than an equivalent gas/oil boiler.

Entering the property via the elegant entranceway with a modern composite front door with vertical windowpane into the dining room; this is a lovely open space with a vaulted ceiling. The room is bright and spacious and at the same time has a cosy and homely feel.  It is definitely the heart of this home.  The sliding patio door and floor to ceiling glazing  maximises the views of the stunning countryside all around and as far as the eye can see! 

The kitchen itself has a traditional cottage look, with an island unit providing not only a sitting area for breakfast but a natural division with the main dining area. As well as the wood pellet fired range cooker/boiler, there is also additional space for a conventional freestanding cooker and plenty of work tops for you to conjure up culinary delights.

There are inset LED lights between the timber beams on the ceiling along with decorative brick arched internal windows from the dining and kitchen areas into the main living room.  Your feet will be in for a treat too, as the ground floor has ceramic timber effect flooring with underfloor heating providing that luxurious and comforting feel. The exposed stonework from the original barn wall provides a rustic backdrop to the views which face the main garden and Southern horizon.

There's a white brick archway through to the main living area which is part of the  original barn and has windows to the East and West elevation which enables light to enter the room at different times of the day. The underfloor heating continues through the ceramic flooring and the walls are smooth plaster finish. A patio door leads out of the Eastern elevation into the courtyard garden which is southerly facing. At the opposite end of the room is a cosy seating area and a handy downstairs WC and shower room, which has been fitted with contemporary fittings.

Carpeted U shaped stairs lead to the first floor which has the main bedroom to the left. It has an Easterly aspect with elongated windows. Tastefully decorated with a feature wall, inset LED lighting with exposed beam running across the apex.

On the opposite side of the hallway is a further bedroom which is carpeted and has been fitted with Sharps' wardrobe and has a window to the North aspect; which is originally thought to have been one of the haybale access hatches. There is also a Velux window incorporated into the roof and provides additional natural light to the room.

Off the landing, there is a family shower room which has been fitted with contemporary fittings and has a further skylight incorporated into the roof, again providing plenty of natural light. 

Outside there is parking facilities available behind the 5 bar gates which have been thoughtfully set back from the access road and has capacity to accommodate several vehicles. This could be extended if required. The rest of the garden is laid mainly to lawn and the current owners have designed the garden to provide designated areas for growing veg or a mini wild meadow to keep the bees happy and leisure to keep the humans happy! Looking to become more self-sufficient? then this garden could be your solution! There is plenty of room to develop the growing beds and polytunnel and grow a wide range of produce and really enjoy the "Good Life". The owners have also planted fruit trees towards the Southern boundary. 

To the Eastern boundary there is a more structured area via strategic planting and pea gravel landscaping. There is a block and timber shed with slate tiled roof which houses the water filtration system and is equipped with power and light and has fittings for a washing machine so that it can be used as a utility room but is also a great storage space for wood pellets. Next to the shed, is a cosy seating area ideal for relaxing and enjoying the views. There is a further storage container that has been clad in timber and is to be included within the sale. The borders to the courtyard have raised planters and a variety of shrubs and plants providing a tranquil relaxing space.

The property and gardens make up just under a 1/3 of an acre and rarely come to the market so take advantage of this opportunity and book a personalised viewing today. 


The property is connected to mains electricity and has been equipped with a universal Electric Vehicle Charging point.

Heating and hot water is provided through the wood pellet fired boiler so you are not subject to the wide fluctuations in the price of wholesale gas. The water is supplied by a private borehole on site which goes through a filtration process before distribution throughout the home. Drainage is dealt with through your own water treatment plant located within the grounds and requires minimal maintenance.

The property also benefits from a low Council Tax banding of B and an EPC rating of C


From Barnstaple head out on the Old Barnstaple Road, Roundswell and follow the road around for 2-3 miles passing under the A39 and reaching the hamlet of Holmacott and turn left at the crossroads and continue for around 200 meters where Furze Moor can be found on the right hand side.

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EPC rating: C. Council tax band: B, Tenure: Freehold,

Reception Room

4.01m (13′2″) x 7.24m (23′9″)

Kitchen/ Diner

4.01m (13′2″) x 6.50m (21′4″)

Bedroom 1

2.92m (9′7″) x 3.81m (12′6″)

Bedroom 2

1.93m (6′4″) x 3.81m (12′6″)

Outbuilding 1

2.08m (6′10″) x 4.50m (14′9″)

Outbuilding 2

2.34m (7′8″) x 4.70m (15′5″)


These details are intended to give a fair description only and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed nor are any floor plans (if included) exactly to scale. These details do not constitute part of any offer or contract and are not to be relied upon as statements of representation or fact. Intended purchasers are advised to recheck all measurements before committing to any expense and to verify the legal title of the property from their legal representative. Any contents shown in the images contained within these particulars will not be included in the sale unless otherwise stated or following individual negotiations with the vendor. Northwood have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services so cannot confirm that they are in working order and the property is sold on this basis.

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