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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Kilkhampton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23

Guide Price £975,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful Grade II listed home
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 2 holiday cottages
  • 2 bedroom annexe (currently let as holiday cottage
  • Far reaching views
  • Triple garage
  • Orchard/Paddock
  • Over 2 acres

Full description

A fine Grade II Listed former rectory with holiday letting income in an accessible location close to the popular North Cornwall Coast and beaches. EPC band G.


The Old Rectory is situated on the southern edge of Kilkhampton, within walking distance of excellent village facilities including; church, post office, village shops, butcher, fish and chip shop, pizza restaurant, village hall, playing fields, public houses and a primary school with good local reputation. From its semi rural position it has uninterrupted views to the south over open countryside. The rugged North Cornwall coastline, much of it owned by The National Trust including beaches at Duckpool and Sandy Mouth, lies about 4 miles away.

The popular holiday resort of Bude is about 5 miles to the south providing a range of small shops, together with supermarkets, secondary school, golf course, indoor leisure complex, doctors surgery and dentist. There are level walks along the Bude Canal and around the Bude Marshes, a sanctuary for wild birds. The upper and lower Tamar Lakes are about 3 miles from the property offering sailing, windsurfing and coarse fishing. The North Cornwall coastline is a famous tourist destination with its long sandy surfing beaches and South West Coast Path drawing visitors from far afield.

The A39 provides easy access to many coastal beauty spots and villages in both Cornwall and North Devon including, Clovelly and Tintagel and to tourist attractions including The Big Sheep and Milky Way theme parks. The A30 dual carriageway can be joined at either Launceston or Okehampton, linking directly to the M5 at Exeter where there is a mainline railway station and regional airport.


The Old Rectory is Grade II Listed and is believed to date in its present form from the early 19th Century but has much earlier origins. Alterations in the 19th Century are believed to have been undertaken by the celebrated architect Sir Gilbert Scott who oversaw the restoration of the village church in the 1850s.

The house has spacious family accommodation with features typical of the period including sash windows and shutters, high ceilings and internal panelled doors. It has been updated by the present owners over the past 16 years, during which time a successful holiday letting business has been established. The accommodation is adaptable with the west wing of the house providing a two bedroom self-contained annexe suitable for extended family but currently forming part of the holiday letting business. There are two further holiday units comprising a charming one bedroom cottage adjoining the house and a detached three bedroom barn conversion overlooking the orchard/paddock.

The delightful gardens and grounds are typical of parsonages of this era and are a particularly attractive feature of the property. They are partly walled with drive approach, extensive lawns, informal wooded areas, former kitchen garden and an orchard/paddock. From the front lawns there are magnificent views over the surrounding countryside.

The Old Rectory

Entrance portico


Leading to the principal reception area with stripped wooden floorboards throughout. Elegant curved staircase to galleried landing.

Sitting Room

Fireplace with painted wooden surround and slate hearth, recess either side with adjustable book shelving, drawers and cupboards, ornate coving and ceiling rose and sash window overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond.

Music Room

Fireplace with slate surround and inset wood burning stove, extensive bookcases along one wall with cupboards under, ornate coving and ceiling rose, sash window providing similar south facing view and door connecting to The Curates Wing.

Dining Room

Fireplace with painted wooden surround and slate hearth, ornate coving and ceiling rose, decorative arch recess and sash window. Again providing a superb southerly outlook.


With splendid slate flagstone floor, four oven oil fired Aga, extensive range of cupboards and drawers with worksurfaces incorporating two enamel sinks, built in electric Neff oven and halogen hob, French windows leading to the side garden and substantial archway through to

Family Room

With similar slate flagstone flooring, old stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove, cupboard housing the Camray oil-fired boiler and built in dresser style cupboards, drawers and shelves and door to larder.

Rear Hall

Utility Room

Range of wooden wall and base units with roll top work surfaces. Plumbing for washing machine and venting for tumble dryer. Quarry tiled floor. Door to garden

Boot Room

With washbasin and built in storage unit for shoes and boots.


With WC


With stainless steel sink, Grant oil fired boiler serving The Curates Wing and door leading to the garden.

First Floor:


Staircase with polished balustrade, high arched ceiling and display shelves.

Bedroom 1

Sash window to front with superb southerly view over the gardens and countryside beyond. Built in wardrobe. Fireplace with painted wooden mantel and surround. Steps leading down to:

En Suite Bathroom

White suite of WC, bidet, pedestal washbasin and freestanding roll top bath with ball and claw feet and chrome shower attachment. Tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower. Access to roof void. Built in airing cupboard housing insulated hot water cylinder. Door to:

Dressing Room

Range of matching built in drawers and hanging space.

Bedroom 2

Sash window to front with similar southerly view.

Bedroom 3

Sash window to front again affording superb southerly view. Built-in storage cupboard and fireplace with painted wooden mantle and surround.

Inner Landing

Accessed from main staircase. Built in storage cupboard and access to roof void.

Bedroom 4

Window to rear overlooking gardens. Exposed roof truss. Built in wardrobe.


White suite of WC, pedestal washbasin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment. Tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower. Exposed roof truss. Window to rear overlooking gardens. Chrome heated towel rail.

The Curates Wing

Ground Floor


With flagstone floor. Stairs to first floor accommodation. Connecting door to main house. (Potential to incorporate the music room back into The Curates Wing if required).

Sitting Room

Stripped pine floorboards. Window to front overlooking gardens. French windows to side leading to patio area and gardens. Access to roof void. Range of built in shelving. Open plan leading through into


With modern wooden fronted wall and base cupboards with roll top work surfaces with inset stainless steel sink unit. Plumbing for washing machine. Spotlights. Old quarry tiled floor. Hotpoint electric oven and halogen hob.

First Floor:


Access to roof void, built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 1

Sash window to front with far reaching views. Built in wardrobe. Sealed fireplace.

Bedroom 2

Sash window to rear overlooking gardens


White suite of WC, washbasin and bath. Corner tiled shower cubicle with Mira electric shower.


Private use of patio area accessed via French windows in the sitting room.

The Cottages

The cottages all have flat screen colour televisions, Freeview digital boxes, DVD players and CD music systems which are currently rented.

The Stable Cottage (Sleeps 2):

A two storey stone built cottage, small but with immense charm situated to the south west corner of the house. Sitting room with galleried bedroom above with original roof timbers and view over the orchard, kitchen/dining room with slate floor and bathroom. Night storage heating.

The Barn (Sleeps 6):

A detached barn conversion providing reverse level accommodation on 2 floors with oil-fired central heating. Downstairs hall, double bedroom, two twin bedrooms, bathroom and separate WC. On the first floor is a superb open plan living room with vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and fireplace with wood burning stove. Double doors open onto a west-facing balcony overlooking the orchard. Stairs from the living room lead up to a galleried kitchen. Rear courtyard with boiler.

Gardens And Grounds

The property has an attractive drive approach with a pond on one side between an avenue of mature trees. On the left is a triple garage (242 x 141) with electricity connected (having potential for conversion into a further cottage, subject to obtaining the necessary Planning Permission). The driveway passes through a pillared entrance in a high stone wall. In front of the house is a turning circle with a mature cherry tree at its centre and beyond is an expanse of lawn from which the magnificent south-facing views over the adjoining countryside can be fully appreciated. On either side of the house are informal wooded areas with a variety of trees.

To the east of the house is a further area of garden with a double bank of fine beech trees, lawn and flower and shrub borders. Beyond this a former kitchen garden protected by high stone and cob walls on two sides and now mostly down to lawn. An arched doorway in one of the walls leads to an enclosed area immediately behind the house with oil tank, paved terrace, greenhouse 165 x 82 with nectarine tree, potting shed 124 x 85 with light and power, rose bed, further sheltered lawned garden and paved area with fish pond.

On the west side is a former orchard with corner sunken garden and a number of fruit trees. Much of the area has been cleared of trees and could form a small paddock.

The Business

The current owners choose to let all three cottages for holiday purposes through English Country Cottages, the national letting agency. Trading information can be provided to bona fide purchasers.


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating to main house.

Local Authority

Cornwall Council, Luxtowe House, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3DZ. Tel: 0300 1234 100.


Business rates: Rateable Value: 7,400.
Council Tax:


Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 286900 or Stags Launceston on 01566 774999.


The property is extremely accessible, located only a short distance from the A39 Atlantic Highway in North Cornwall, between Bude and Clovelly. From the village of Kilkhampton follow the A39 south towards Stratton and Bude and take the first left hand turning after leaving the village just before a bend and 40 mph sign. Follow the lane until it forks left into the entrance drive to The Old Rectory. Do not take the right fork which continues as a farm track.

Reference: 51272


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