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Tenure: Freehold

For buyers looking for the ultimate 'Utopian' dream home in the country then 'The Thatched House', East Long Furlong in Hartland has to be an essential consideration and a property that has to be physically seen to be fully appreciated. .

Positioned with no near neighbours and outstanding distant sea views out towards Lundy Island, this stand out home includes four acres of land including a three acre paddock, two stables and hay barn, a three car car-port, a two storey ancillary building with double garage and a fruit orchard.

With its origins dating as far back as the 17th Century, this period property certainly oozes charm and character and was originally believed to be a modest two bedroom country cottage when purchased by our vendor clients back in 1991. Described as 'in need of total modernisation' by the agents at the time, the cottage has since had a complete rebuild with subsequent additions to both the main building and the double garage complex, adjacent. Increasing the total square footage to over 4000SQFT, the property now features five bedrooms, four reception rooms and four bathrooms with notable improvements also including a re-thatch of the roof within the past four years, complete with fire boarding throughout the roofing structure. It is also worth noting that the bathrooms/ shower rooms within the home have also been upgraded along with an addition of a conservatory just two years ago.

The 'postmans' entrance is accessed via a pedestrian path off the country lane that runs along the plot and up to the thatched portico but our vendors tend to use the double doors off the terrace, near the parking area. So, venturing inside from their preferential entry into the house leads one into an internal hall with shower room off its right hand side. A stair case leads up to the first floor with the far end of the hall showing a first glimpse into the main living room. The showcase of the home, this is an impressive space expanding to over 33ft in length featuring a focal wood burner with stone fireplace, overhead oak beams and duel aspect Georgian Fret windows. A substantial space, this room is a perfect place to both socialise with guests and to unwind and relax.

The living room also includes a set of double internal glazed doors which in turn lead out onto the conservatory providing full garden views out towards the apple orchard beyond. A study with an exposed inglenook fireplace sits at its opposite end which then leads back into the original entrance porch with a door providing access to a secondary set of stairs.

It is the kitchen/breakfast room which really gives the property its rustic charm featuring painted chalky white beams, stone slabbed floors, a stone chimney breast with Rayburn, solid wood painted units and solid oak work surfaces. A breakfast bar compliments the kitchen area at the same time provides a social element into the space. Also on the ground floor is a separate dining room with fine views towards the sea complete with French doors and a functional utility.

The main staircase leads up to three of the bedrooms which are fed off a central corridor with the master bedroom positioned at its far end. A light and airy space thanks mainly due to its triple aspect windows, this semi vaulted room also benefits from an ensuite shower room and built in wardrobes and also commands fine views across the plot, open countryside and out towards the sea. The remaining bedrooms are both doubles which are complimented by a family bathroom.

Two further double bedrooms sit at the original cottage end along with a secondary landing, bathroom and door accessing the eaves.

Outside and the main house sits just off the lane with a shingled approach road with outer stone boundary wall leading into a central courtyard and three vehicle car port.

An 18ft double garage provides further sheltered parking or storage facilities with a personal door leading into a further utility room and ground floor bathroom. A set of stairs lead to a 26ft open plan room which is currently used by our vendors as a secondary seating area however it could also be utilized as a home office, gym or entertaining space.

The stable block, consisting of two dry stables and a hay barn, are positioned adjacent to a three acre paddock providing easy access on site equestrian facilities.

A five bar gate also leads into the formal garden which is mainly laid to lawn featuring an apple orchard and a alfresco seating area. An additional section of lawn circumvents around the house with a further orchard positioned at the base of the plot.


Living Room 33'9" x 16'3" (10.29m x 4.95m).

Dining Room 13'11" x 10'5" (4.24m x 3.18m).

Kitchen 13'3" x 10'9" (4.04m x 3.28m).

Study 17'5" x 12'3" (5.3m x 3.73m).

Utility Room

Conservatory 13'7" x 10'2" (4.14m x 3.1m).

Carport 44' x 11' (13.4m x 3.35m).

Double Garage 18'2" x 17'8" (5.54m x 5.38m).

Gym / Office 28'6" x 18'1" (8.69m x 5.5m).

First Floor

Master Bedroom 16'4" x 12'7" (4.98m x 3.84m).

Bedroom 2 15'9" x 9'7" (4.8m x 2.92m).

Bedroom 3 12' x 10' (3.66m x 3.05m).

Bedroom 4 12'4" x 8'1" (3.76m x 2.46m).

Bedroom 5 9'7" x 9'4" (2.92m x 2.84m).

Heading out of Bideford on the A39 continue past Buckscross towards Hartland. Turn off to the right which is signposted Hartland point and lighthouse, keep on that road towards Hartland point until you get to a crossroad then you will see the name cheristow - go straight across and then take the first right and the Thatched House is the only house on that lane.


Last Modified 01/10/2022

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