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5 bedroom detached house for sale
Bideford, Bideford, Devon, EX39
- Superb Views Over River
- Period Property
- Elevated Position
- Versatile Accommodation
- 4 Bedrooms ( 1 En Suite)
- 1 Bedroom Annexe
- No Onward Chain
An imposing and substantial detached period property in this elevated position with superb views over the River Torridge. Benefiting from spacious 4 bedroom (1 en suite) accommodation with a 1-bedroom annexe. No Onward Chain.
Situation & Amenities
The property is situated off Grange Road, which is a private no through road on the eastern side of the port and market town of Bideford. The property is within walking distance of the town centre, which offers an excellent range of amenities and leisure pursuits including the famous Tarka Trail, which is excellent for walkers and cyclists alike. Also close by is the popular village of Appledore renowned for its quaint cobbled streets, historic quay and fisherman's cottages. Westwards Ho! is also close at hand renowned for its safe sandy surfing beach, an adjoining championship golf course as well as the Northam Burrows Country Park, which offers lovely coastal walks. The A39 North Devon link road is within easy access of the property and gives access to regional centre of Barnstaple approximately 10 miles distance, housing the areas main commercial, shopping and entertainment venues. The A39 leads onto the A361 and thereafter junction 27 of the M5, just beyond Tiverton, which then gives access to the motorway network beyond.
This is an opportunity to acquire an imposing and substantial detached Victorian property enjoying an elevated position and commanding superb views over the River Torridge, the Old Bridge and the Towns quay. The property is believed to have been constructed in circa 1870s and has been the subject of considerable improvement over recent years, including re-roofing in 2007. The accommodation on offer is versatile and well proportioned with many of the period features you would expect, including high ceilings, large windows, feature fireplaces, ceiling cornices and picture rails. The detached residence could be laid out in a variety of ways, either as a four bedroom (one en suite) property with a one bedroom annexe or as a three bedroom property with a two bedroom annexe. The property could also be utilised for a bed and breakfast or for a purchaser wishing to run a business from home. However, the property would ideally suit as a permanent and comfortable family home within walking distance of the Town Centre. The agents have no hesitation in recommending a full internal inspection to appreciate this period property with superb river views. The property is available on the open market with no ongoing chain.
The accommodation layout and approximate dimensions are more clearly shown on the accompanying floorplan. The accommodation is described in brief as follows:
The front door leads to the entrance conservatory. There is a tiled floor and glazed window to the front elevation that affords views over the River Torridge. A door then leads to the reception hallway that has high ceilings and ceiling cornice with stairs rising to the first floor landing. The kitchen breakfast room is a superb family orientated room with high ceilings, original ceiling cornice and a large bay window to the front elevation affording views over the River Torridge and wealth of ample natural light. A door also gives access to the garden. The kitchen area has an excellent range of matching wall and base units with double stainless steel sink set into wood work surfaces. There are a range of integrated appliances including two ovens, a five ring electric hob with extractor over, dishwasher and a fridge. There is an ornate fire with tiled hearth and period surround. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect and views over the River Torridge with a large bay window to the side elevation. There is a multi-fuel stove on a slate hearth with a marble surround. The dining room has a window to the side elevation, ornate fireplace with decorative tiled hearth and cast iron insert with a marbled surround.
From the reception hallway there is access to an inner lobby where there is built-in storage and access to the utility / cloakroom, which benefits from a two piece white suite, roll top work surfaces with space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer below. There is also a further storage cupboard. The snug / study is a very versatile room and could be used in a variety of ways. There is a window to the side elevation, separate access and a multi-fuel stove on a tiled hearth with timber lintel over. This room could be used for a purchaser wishing to run a business from home, as an extra reception room to the main house or could be utilised as a living area for the annexe, if required. A door then leads to a further lobby, which has a storage cupboard and space for cloaks. A door then leads to the rear entrance hall where the second staircase rises to the first floor. This door would be utilised if a separate annexe were required.
The annexe kitchen / breakfast room has a window to the side elevation, plus a range of matching wall and base units with a stainless steel sink set into roll top work surfaces. There is an integrated electric oven with a four ring electric hob over and space and plumbing for an automatic washing machine. A door then leads to the very useful pantry.
From the reception hallway of the main property the stairs rise to the first floor landing. A door then leads to bedroom one, which has a large bay window to the front elevation affording views over the River Torridge, Bideford and the countryside beyond. There is an ornate fireplace with a tiled insert and timber surround. The en suite benefits from a three-piece white suite with a separate shower cubicle. Bedroom two has a bay window to the side elevation affording views over the River Torridge and the Old Bideford Bridge. Bedroom three has a window to the side elevation. The family bathroom enjoys a dual aspect and benefits from a four piece white suite with a roll topped stand alone bath and a double shower cubicle. From lying in the bath views over the River Torridge and the Old Bideford Bridge can be enjoyed. Bedroom four has a window to the side elevation and an ornate fireplace. A door then leads to the landing of the second staircase in the annexe and bedroom five, which has a window to the rear elevation. There is an en suite bathroom off which benefits from a three-piece white suite with a panelled bath.
The property is approached over a driveway laid to stone chippings and provides ample off road parking for several vehicles. There is an in and out driveway plus space for a garage, if required and subject to the necessary planning permissions. The majority of the garden is to the front and side of the property. There is a good size lawned section to the front with a large flower bed housing a range of mature plants and shrubs. There is a good size patio area enjoying river views. To the side of the property is a summer house whilst to the other side of the property there is a further garden area with a lawned section, further flower bed bordered by mature hedgerow. To the rear are some raised vegetable beds and a storage shed and gardeners toilet.
Torridge District Council Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon EX39 2QG. Tel: 01237 428700.
From Bideford Quay, with the River Torridge on your left hand side, turn left over the Old Bideford Bridge. At the roundabout proceed straight across with the Royal Hotel on your left hand side. As the road climbs up the hill take the second left hand turning (which is a sharp turning and will immediately turn back on yourself). Continue along this road as it leads up hill and at the top bear left and follow the road down until you see two large stone pillars. Proceed through the pillars into the private driveway and Chudleigh House will be found a short distance along on the right hand side with nameplate clearly displayed.
All mains connected. Gas fired central heating.
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