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  • Bedrooms: 4
A highly attractive and beautifully presented period property set in 3 acres. Hall, two receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms (master en-suite) and family bathroom. Attractive gardens, useful outbuildings, orchard and pasture. EPC Band F


Goulds Leary is set in a rural yet accessible location on the north side of a shallow valley approximately midway between South Molton and Barnstaple. The A361 (North Devon Link Road) is about two thirds of a mile and provides excellent road access to both towns with South Molton being the slightly closer, traditional market town with a good range of shops and amenities including weekly stock and pannier markets and schooling to secondary level. Barnstaple is the regional centre with its excellent commercial venues and a wide range of facilities and amenities. The excellent and renowned West Buckland School is only two miles.

The A361 continues past South Molton and links via Tiverton to the M5 at junction 27, where there is also a station on the Paddington line at Tiverton Parkway.


Goulds Leary is a highly attractive property centred on a spacious and well-presented Grade II listed period house which is believed to date from the early 17th Century and which has been considerably improved by the current owners and is now presented in superb decorative order. There is a range of versatile outbuildings, attractive gardens and a useful holding of pasture and woodland.


The front door leads into an enclosed PORCH with seats either side and a door leads into the spacious HALL with part exposed stone walling and stairs to the first floor. To the right is the MUSIC ROOM/SNUG with exposed beams, window seat, fireplace with carved beam over and slate hearth. The SITTING ROOM is a large room with two window seats, beamed ceiling, inglenook fireplace with slate hearth, cloam bread oven and wood burning stove. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a travertine tiled floor, 4 oven electric Aga with companion hob, range of bespoke units with integrated dish washer, polished granite work tops, dual bowl ceramic sink unit with mixer tap and plate rack over and matching wall cupboards. Door to outside. Off the main hall is a smaller rear hall with return door to music room, door to outside and a CLOAKROOM off with WC and wash basin. The UTILITY ROOM has a tiled floor, ceramic sink unit with mixer tap, plumbing for washing machine, vent for dryer and a corner shower cubicle with mixer shower. Door to shelved LARDER with slate slab shelving.

On the first floor the LANDING has an airing cupboard and doors to all FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS and the FAMILY BATHROOM. BEDROOM ONE has a window seat and built in double wardrobe and an EN-SUITE BATHROOM fitted with a modern suite. All the remaining bedrooms have built-in double wardrobes and the FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite including a freestanding roll top bath.


The property is approached from the lane through a five bar gated entrance and a tarmac driveway leads past the front of the house. The formal garden is opposite the house and is mainly laid to lawn, bordered by some mature trees and very well stocked flower and shrub beds. Adjacent to the left of the house is a former stone barn that is now utilised as an attractive SUMMER HOUSE with power and light connected.

Across from the summer house is a very useful OUTBUILDING comprising an open CAR-PORT, central BARN which is currently utilised as a GYM/HOBBIES ROOM with mezzanine floor. Adjoining is a good-sized WORKSHOP. To the rear of this building is a vegetable garden with raised beds and a GREENHOUSE.

There are well-fenced pasture paddocks to the front and rear of the house together with an area of woodland along the southern boundary. There is also an ORCHARD with young planted trees and a HAY BARN.

In total the property extends to 3.08 ACRES.


Mains water and electricity. Electric heating (under floor to kitchen, bathroom and en-suite). Private drainage system.


Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From South Molton proceed out of the town on the B3226 towards Barnstaple. After about a mile and shortly before reaching the A361 turn left signposted to Filleigh, Hill Village and Swimbridge. Continue on this road, passing through Stags Head and take the next right turn at Sawmills Cross signposted to East and West Buckland. Stay on this road for 1.4 miles, crossing a bridge over the A361, and take the left turn soon after at Old Station Cross towards Leary Cross. Stay on this lane for a further half a mile and the entrance to Goulds Leary is on the left.

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Method of Sale

Due to the exceptional level of interest in Goulds Leary we have our clients' instruction to invite 'Best and Final' offers for the property by midday, Friday 23rd April using a prescribed form available from the selling agents. For further information and a copy of the form please contact Stags on 01769 572263.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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