6 bedroom detached house for sale
Orchard Hill, Bideford
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Tenure: FreeholdSUBSTANTIAL 6/7 BEDROOM FAMILY HOUSE
WEST FACING GARDEN AND ENCLOSE COURTYARD
QUIET LOCATION CLOSE TO BIDEFORD TOWN CENTRE
ABUNDANCE OF ATTRACTIVE CHARACTER FEATURES
LOWER FLOOR WITH ANNEX POTENTIAL
INTEGRAL GARAGE AND OFF ROAD PARKING
FULLY REFURBISHED ABOUT 14 YEARS AGO
NO ONWARD CHAIN
OUTSIDE TOTALLY REDECORATED LAST YEAR
FAR REACHING VIEWS FROM UPPER FLOORS
This striking substantial detached five storey period family residence occupies a secluded position on one of Bidefords sought after residential roads and is one of the local landmarks with the top floor not only giving tremendous far reaching views but being a prominent feature of the surrounding skyline.
Having been completely restored about 14 years ago from a very dilapidated state, the property retains most of the original features including some superb marble fireplaces, ornate decorative coving, stained glass windows and sash windows and has recently been comprehensively redecorated outside to now offer a fabulous period home in a convenient location close to the centre of Bideford town.
The boundaries of the property are traditional stone walls with two piers that lead to a gravelled parking area at the front. Double doors open to an entrance vestibule which in turn leads to an impressive hallway with herringbone parquet flooring and a lovely ornate staircase with attractive carved detail, there is also a cloakroom.
Downstairs accommodation offers a comfortable double aspect sitting room, a dining room with original bookshelves and cupboards, there is a good size kitchen breakfast- room fitted with a range of Beechwood fronted eye level and base units, solid granite worktops with integrated 6 ring gas hob, eye level electric oven and grill, a microwave and a door to a useful utility room.
On the lower floor is a large games/family room with cast iron solid fuel stove and original quarry tiled floor, a garage and a store room ideal as a wine cellar.
On the first floor is a bathroom and three large double bedrooms including one with ensuite bathroom, on the second floor are a further two double bedrooms, a useful study/bedroom 7 and a shower room and on the top floor, a superb double aspect room with far reaching views over the town and countryside beyond.
Outside at the rear is a west facing 60' garden with open aspect, surrounded by mature trees giving a good degree of privacy, there are established flower beds, a modern veranda providing a useful covered area for barbeques, there is also a pretty enclosed courtyard with original cobbles, a wood store and further storage areas.
From Bideford Quay, proceed towards the A39 Heywood road roundabout and just before the speed camera, turn right into Orchard Hill. Drive up the hill where the road bends to the right then the left after which you will see a high stone wall on the left with a garage door belonging to Tower House. The entrance to the house is on the left at the end of the stone wall.