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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stibb, Bude


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Tenure: Freehold

Situated at the end of its own private drive
Superb secluded wooded valley location
Just two miles from the beach and cliffs
Fantastic wealth of character features
Separate barn with permission to convert
4 bedroom ( one en-suite) detached Cornish House
1 bedroom attached cottage
Totally surrounded by its own gardens and grounds
Just one mile from self contained village
No chain and viewing is essential
This is an extremely rare opportunity to purchase an enchanting home, secluded from the rest of the world and seeming to be in its very own world and it's this feel that makes the house very special.

Although you may feel you are in the middle of nowhere, the beauty of the location means you are just two miles from the nearest beach at Sandymouth with access onto the rugged clifftop walks, just one mile from a bustling self contained village and just 5 miles from the busy up and coming coastal resort of Bude.

Thought to be at least 350 years old and was once part of the much larger Grenvill estate, the stone that the cottage is built with was apparently quarried from the land, just a stones throw away from the property and possibly from the old Grenvill Manor at Stow. The stone elevations are stunning, having been well maintained and add to the delight of the position at the end of its own drive, nestled towards the bottom of a wooded valley, surrounded by several hundred acres of private woodland to the rear. The property has a huge array of wildlife including pheasants, foxes, deer and birds of prey to name but a few There is a separate addendum attached to these particulars in which the owners go into much more detail regarding the history of the house and more specific information about the glorious gardens.

The main house has an amazing blend of character features and modern benefits. The welcoming entrance hall provides access to 3 character receptions rooms, the lounge and sitting room have superb fireplaces, and one with a wood burner the other having a large inglenook with clome oven and the dining hall features exposed floorboards. The modern kitchen is set to the rear with a range of quality matching wall and base units with room for a breakfasting table and throughout the accommodation there are exposed lintels, doors, sills and beams, slate, stone and wood floor boards. The windows in the main are made from solid oak and really fit in to the character of the house and the other windows are of good quality, are multi paned and are in good condition. Warmth is provided throughout the cottage by Oil fired central heating.

The lovely exposed staircase leads upstairs to a central landing and 4 well proportioned bedrooms, all with character features but with the huge benefit of a high quality bathroom and an en-suite to the main bedroom. These rooms are extremely tastefully done with modern lighting, superb tiling and high quality sanitary ware.

The attached cottage is very endearing, with a lounge, kitchen, 1/2 bedrooms and a sweet garden room/sun lounge, ideal for enjoying the peace and quiet. Both the lounge and garden room have a wood burner for warmth. The present owner holiday lets the main house to bring in very useful extra income and all the contents in the house would be available via a separate negotiation.

This property has potential for a third dwelling in this fantastic setting, with the adjacent barn having full residential planning permission and building regulations passed on it, both of which have just been renewed by the owner. The design of the barn is spectacular, using natural light and reversed level accommodation to add to the individuality. It would be easy to give the barn its own parking and gardens for it to become completely self contained. It would have a variety of different uses especially if two families were to buy this property, as both accommodation to add to the individuality. It would be easy to give the barn its own parking and gardens for it to become completely self-

-contained. It would have a variety of different uses especially if two families were to buy, as both would have two separate stunning properties to live in.

The gardens and grounds of are truly a delight, changing vividly through the seasons.

The semi walled garden situated at the front of the main house boasts a southerly aspect and enjoys
the sun for most of the day and perfectly secluded.

The wider gardens and wood are a real joy, with undulating grasslands, meadow and superb tall trees all forming part of this wonderful landscape. In the spring there are hundred of flowering bulbs bringing natural colour and artistry to the gardens followed by the green leaves of the mature trees and the flowering shrubs and perennials leading into summer. The glorious autumnal reds and browns need to be seen to be fully appreciated and all year round these gardens protect the house adding to the shelter, privacy and feel.

To the rear of the barn there is an area of younger broadleaf woodland and owns its drive and a further area which is currently used a productive kitchen garden. All in all, the land measures 2.47 acres.

It is the location which makes this home such an attractive proposition, and it really does enjoy the best of both worlds. The peaceful, tranquil wooded valley position means the property really could be in the middle of nowhere but it is very close to all the amenities of North Cornwall.

miles away, with the closest beach being Sandymouth. Other includes Widemouth Bay, Duckpool and Northcott Mouth all well thought of beaches and all within easy reach. The National Trust owns Coombe Valley lies within 3 miles with miles of woodland walks to be enjoyed.

The self contained village of Kilkhampton lies approximately one mile distant and boasts a Spar, Premier Stores, Post Office, two well respected public houses, a County Primary School and a range of further small businesses.

Bude, an up and coming beach resort is about 5 miles away with larger supermarkets, a secondary school and a rejuvenated canal area with lovely walks inland towards Marhamchurch or out past the lock gates to Summerleaze beach, one of the two fine sandy beaches of the town. About an hours drive to the South lies Newquay with its international airport providing links to Gatwick and London. The principle cities of Exeter and Plymouth are one and half hours drive away, with Barnstaple just 45 minutes away which lies on the North Devon link road providing access to the M5, Bristol and beyond

Directions will be provided once a viewing has been booked.

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The property and its surrounding lands, was part of the manor of Kilkhampton owned by one of the great families in Cornwall, the Grenvill's who are recorded in the area from the 1200's. It was Sir Bevill Grenvill (1596-1643) grandson of Sir Richard of the 'Revenge' who chose to live in this corner of his lands at the old manor house at Stow, between Kilkhampton and the sea. Nothing now remains of the original house which was pulled down in 1679 by Bevill's son, Lord Bath. A great new classical mansion was built in its place, only soon to be demolished as the main line of the family tragically died out.

It is very possible that stone from the original manor was used to re-build the main house. In Sir Bevill's map of his "world", now in Truro museum, four buildings were shown. The existing two storey barn, the wing and a remnant of wall may be three of the buildings, while the main house was re-built. Later a kitchen was inserted between the house and the wing.

The property was a substantial dwelling for these times, as farmhouses and cottages were then only one or two rooms with a loft above. With the direct Grenvills line gone, manors and lands were sold over the years until just after the Second World War the very last connections were lost.

The property as it is today became a secondary farmhouse and later divided into two and tenanted.

Over the last 35 years it has been restored too much of its original form, rooms returned to their former shape, old fireplaces opened up. With the addition of modern amenities, has become the warm, tranquil house it is today.

The Garden

Beside the drive in late winter, there is a mass of snowdrops, thousands in the banks, followed by primroses, with wild daffodils and bluebells in the little wood, among the ferns.

Against the south wall of the old barn (which was originally thatched) grows a large fruiting fig; if produces a mass of delicious figs in the summer.

Russet eating apples, which keep well in winter and prolific cooking apples, grow in the fruit and vegetable garden, along with blackcurrants, gooseberries, pear and young fruiting plums. There is also a young walnut tree just starting to fruit.

In the semi-walled 'front' garden, a 30 year old Acer Palmatum Dissectum is a dome of soft green in the spring and golden orange in the autumn. Among the mixed herbaceous plants is a large patch of Lily of the Valley which scents the air.

Around the house, Wisteria drapes the wing with delicate scent, along with the highly scented pink rose Zephirine Drouhin and another rose of pure white, locally called the "seven sisters".

The old orchard garden includes two Parrotia Persica, wide spreading small trees of reliable, glorious autumn colours orange and red these leaves lasting well into December. Nearby an Acer Rubrum turns scarlet earlier and a white stemmed birch shows up against the green in all seasons. A "Devonshire Quarrendon" eating apple, one of the earliest named varieties, has shiny red early apples, a Auris with snowy white bell flowers and a "Judas" tree which has pea like flowers of lilac clustered on bare branches, fruit before the heart shaped leaves, a golden Ash and a Nothofagus the southern birch related to our native beech trees here, planted perhaps 250 years ago - beautiful in all seasons, in spring under the palest green leaves, there are the little wild daffodils and primroses everywhere, followed by bluebells and scattered about groups of wild orchids of lilac. There are many other mature trees around the property.

Some of the trees and shrubs at the property
Acer Palmatum Dissectum
Acer Rubrun (Canadian Maple)
Aesculus Briotii (Pink horse chestnut)
Betula Alba
Ceris Siliquastrum (Judas Tree)
Fraxinus Aurea (Golden Ash)
Liriodendron Tulipifera
Parrotia Persica (Parrot Tree)
Philadelhus (Orange Blossom)
Prunus Sherrata and Tai Haki
Taxus Aurea
Taxus Baccata
Taxus Amerucanus
Wisteria Sinensis

Fruits etc
Cooking and Eating Apples
Bullace (hedge between drive/vegetable plots small plum like fruit excellent for jam.



Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm

Main House

Bedroom/Office 8'1" x 9'11" (2.46m x 3.02m).

Lounge 14'10" x 14'1" (4.52m x 4.3m).

Sitting Room 18'6" x 14'1" (5.64m x 4.3m).

Dining Hall 28'8" x 5'5" (8.74m x 1.65m).

Kitchen 10' x 13'5" (3.05m x 4.1m).

Utility Room 14'1" x 5'5" (4.3m x 1.65m).

Bedroom 1 14'10" x 13'1" (4.52m x 3.99m).

Bedroom 2 13' x 11'5" (3.96m x 3.48m).

En-suite Shower Room/WC 7'8" x 3'10" (2.34m x 1.17m).

Bedroom 3 14'6" x 8' (4.42m x 2.44m).

Bedroom 4 13'2" x 8'4" (4.01m x 2.54m).

Wet Room 10'6" x 6'7" (max) (3.2m x 2m (max)).

Cottage Ground floor

Kitchen 10'6" x 7'8" (3.2m x 2.34m).

Lounge 19'7" max x 10'6" (5.97m max x 3.2m).

Garden Room/Sun Lounge 17'9" (max) x 8'8" (5.4m (max) x 2.64m).

Cottage First Floor

Bathroom 18'11" x 6'11" (5.77m x 2.1m).

Landing/Study area 10'6" x 9'3" (3.2m x 2.82m).

Bedroom 1 13'6" x 10'6" (4.11m x 3.2m).

Room over part gdn/sun room 8'1" x 9'11" (2.46m x 3.02m).

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30 March 2012


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