Combesfoot is constructed of local stone with painted exterior walls under a tiled roof. It is located in a magical valley setting, beside a narrow country lane, a short walk across a pasture field from the East Lyn River and the wooded hillside beyond.
The property is approached from the quiet country lane outside though its own gravelled parking & turning area. (Space for three to four cars.). There are stone walls either side of the wide entrance and a garage at the rear.
Concrete block construction with slate-tiled veranda to the front. Logs stores on either side. Double wooden doors. A good-sized garage with ample space to park one vehicle plus storage/workshop space.
Beside the garage, stone steps rise into the rear garden.
A good-sized rear garden, with lovely views along the valley and to the wooded slopes across the river and arranged in several levels with stone-faced banks. The garden includes several areas of lawn, vegetable area, a former chicken run with purpose-built hen house, and a greenhouse. Behind the garden is a wooded slope with open fields beyond.
Beside the house a wooden stable-style door opens into a lean-to storage shed of concrete block and render under a corrugated fibreboard roof.
The house is usually entered from a part-glazed door beside the parking area, which opens into the kitchen.
Lino flooring. Range of base units with tiled worktops over and a glass-fronted wall-mounted display cupboard above. Built-in four-ring ceramic hob with electric oven and grill below. Double drainer stainless steel sink with matching taps. One wall with exposed stone and a display recess. Space for fridge. Doorway to inner hall. Two steps rise to a cottage-style wooden door with thumb latch opening into the bathroom.
Fitted carpet. Three-piece bathroom suite including: panel-enclosed bath with mixer taps and shower attachment; low-level flush WC; wash basin in a vanity unit. Radiator. Opaque window to the side. Small double-glazed window to the opposite side.
From the kitchen two steps down to the inner hall.
Fitted carpet. Double-glazed window to the rear. Radiator. Wall-mounted central heating boiler. One step down to the ground floor bedroom. Two steps up to the living room. Stairs to the first floor.
A ground floor bedroom with two double glazed windows to the front. Radiator. Ceiling beams. Feature stone fireplace with wooden mantle and surround.
Wood-block flooring. Radiator. Glazed door to a small conservatory with double doors to the front of the property. Large stone fireplace with wooden mantle and surround, housing a “Villager” cast-iron wood burner. Display shelves in both chimney recesses.
Glazed to ceiling height, with dwarf walls below. Glazed double doors to the front.
Fitted carpet. Three steps up to bedroom one and a door to bedroom two.
A large double bedroom, currently used for crafts and hobbies. Two double-glazed windows to the side, with views along the valley. Two radiators. Built in cupboards on one wall. Two exposed roof trusses. Ceiling hatch with access to a loft area (not inspected).
Two double-glazed windows to the front with lovely views across the river to the wooded valley-side beyond. Radiator. Ceiling hatch to loft area (not inspected).
LPG central heating. Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank).
Combesfoot is located on the lane between Rockford and its near neighbour Brendon, tiny villages set in the beautiful “hidden” Brendon Valley near the northern coast of Exmoor National Park.
The village of Brendon, and the valley which shares its name, are well known to readers of Lorna Doone as the picturesque setting for RD Blackmore’s classic adventure. Nearby are also Oare Church, Malmesmead and Robbers Bridge, which feature prominently throughout the book.
There are two good pubs nearby: the Rockford Inn and the Staghunters Inn, Brendon, each about a mile away.
The twin village of Lynton & Lynmouth is about four miles away with scenic cliffs, beach, historic harbour and a good range of shops, pubs, restaurants, churches, a primary school, library and even a cinema
Exmoor National Park offers over 260 square miles of dramatic scenery including some of Britain’s highest cliffs, steep wooded valleys, rolling pasture and mile after mile of open moorland. It is a haven for a wide range of wildlife including deer, Exmoor ponies, buzzards and other birds of prey. Exmoor’s reputation as one of the finest areas in England for both walking and riding is richly deserved.