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  • Charming 17th Century Village House
  • 3 double Bedrooms
  • Full of Character & History
  • Bespoke Kitchen
  • Useful Barn
  • Pretty Garden
  • Spacious Garage
  • Exmoor National Park

SOLD. A charming 17th century three-bedroom house with an abundance of original character features, in the heart of the sought-after Exmoor village of Parracombe. The property is stone-built and painted, with a slate-tiled roof. In addition to the house itself, there is a pretty garden, a small barn directly opposite the house and a separate garage a short walk from the house.


The house is approached from the lane outside through a wooden stable-style front door with an antique leaded window set in, and light over. Opens into

Entrance Hall

Victorian tiled floor. Character beams. Radiator. Coat hooks. Wall-mounted cupboard housing the electric consumer unit. Glazed French-style doors lead into:

Living Room

Double glazed casement windows to the front. Wood floor. Attractive stone fireplace with slate hearth and newly-fitted wood-burner. Stone and slate display area to the side of the fireplace. Wall lights. Radiator. Feature wooden beams and struts divide the Living Room from the Dining Area. Open plan carpeted stairs to the first floor. Glazed door to Kitchen and two steps up to:

Dining Area

Wood floor. Fitted cupboard. Recessed shelving. Wall lights and central light. Radiator. Sash window to the side. Three stone and slate steps rise to a double- glazed door giving access to a small outside yard/wood store. Delightful exposed ceiling beams and wood feature divide the dining area from the staircase.


Decorative ceiling beams. Slate-tiled floor. Radiator. Four adjustable ceiling spotlights. Range of bespoke wall and base cupboards with solid wood worktops over and stone tile splashback behind. Inset Butler sink with chrome swan-neck mixer tap. Space for fridge/freezer. Space for tumble dryer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Two double-glazed casement windows to the front and side. Electric Cookmaster range with five rings and three ovens. Fitted shelves. Two charming built-in character cupboards, one with stained-glass insets, sitting in an alcove, with Bressumer beam above.

Stairs from the living room rise to:

First Floor

Fitted carpet. Ceiling light. To the right, a fitted outside mat and a double-glazed door opens onto a small wooden footbridge (approx. 2m across), which leads to slate steps up to the rear garden. To the left, the bannister returns and a step up to the landing. Space-saver staircase with bannisters to the Attic. Attractive stripped-wood, four-panelled doors to the bedrooms and bathroom. Built-in storage cupboard with shelving.

Bedroom 1

Fitted carpet. Casement window to the rear. Vaulted ceiling with Minstrels gallery recess. Beautiful wooden frieze at picture-rail height. Two exposed roof trusses. Radiator. Wall lights.

Note: This room is known by the owners as ‘The Kings Room’. It is said that the former Prince of Wales [later King Edward VII] once rested in the room when it formed part of a former London Inn, renamed the Royal Hotel after his visit.

Bedroom 2

Fitted carpet. Radiator. Ceiling light. Casement window to the front. Built-in wardrobe which also contains the electric central heating boiler, controller and hot water tank with immersion heater.

Bedroom 3 (currently used as an office.)

Fitted carpet. Double-glazed casement windows to the front and side. Ceiling light. Recess for a wardrobe. Fitted cupboard. Radiator.


Casement window to the front. Vinyl floor. Tiled to full height on two-and-a-half walls. White bathroom suite with panel-enclosed bath, low-level flush WC and pedestal wash-basin with mirror and light above. Above the bath there is a wall-mounted electric shower. Towel rail. Radiator. Ceiling light. Extractor unit.


A large, useful space for storage, running the length of the property; boarded and with good height in the middle and restricted height to the sides. Insulated. Central light.


Outside light and water. Steps lead to the first level, which has a paved patio with space for table and chairs, surrounded by trellising, established plants and stone walls. Three slate steps rise to the second level, which has beds around a small lawn and a fruit tree. Three steps rise to another paved patio, surrounded by borders with mature shrubs. The garden has wooden fencing and trellising, offering privacy and some views to the surrounding countryside.

The Barn

Situated opposite the house and constructed of stone. Double wooden doors open into the ground floor area. There are exposed stone walls on all sides and a concrete floor. A raised area with a stone quarter circle and top is the ‘bread-oven] of former mill to which the barn is attached. Steep, wooden steps rise to a mezzanine level which is boarded for storage. Window at one end. At the front, above the door, at head-height, is a hay door. The recently re-slated roof is felted on the underside. Original A-frame trusses and beams. Electric power and light connected. Note: We understand that The Barn is Grade 2 listed; neither Kingsley House nor its garage are listed.

The Garage

Located about a minute’s walk from the house, a detached stone-built garage with up-and-over door. The pitched roof has recently been renewed and is constructed of plastic grey coated corrugated sheet metal with two matching perspex panels for light. Concrete floor.


Kingsley House is situated in Parracombe, a village 5 miles to the west of Lynton & Lynmouth, in the Exmoor National Park. The property is walking distance from all the village amenities, including Parracombe Primary School, the Church, Village Hall and the Fox and Goose Pub, which is renowned for its local food and ales.

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Name Location Type Distance
Barnstaple EX31 4PE
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Council Tax: C
Available: NOW
Ref #: EXP00424
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