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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Stratton, Bude, Cornwall, EX23

Sold STC £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming period farmhouse with adjoining cottage
  • Three bedroom main house with three large reception rooms
  • Two bedroom adjoining cottage with letting potential
  • 2.25 acres of gardens and grounds, with outbuildings
  • Close to Bude, Stratton and the coast

Full description

A charming period farmhouse with an adjoining two bedroom character cottage, located close to Bude, Stratton and the coast. This former farmhouse benefits from grounds of approximately 2.25 acres and a large outbuilding, lending itself as a perfect small holding or for those wanting to keep horses. The adjoining two bedroom cottage has been used for holiday letting and has its own drive and gardens, making it very separate and private to the main house - it could also be used as an annexe or similar.

The main house has lots of character with: entrance hall, sitting room with wood burner, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, garden room, three double bedrooms, bathroom and shower room. A perfect home for dual family occupancy or those wanting a rental income.

Directions - From Bude proceed out of the town towards Stratton and upon reaching the A39 turn left signposted to Bideford. Proceed for approximately quarter of a mile and take the right-hand turning signposted Holsworthy. Remain on the A3072 continuing up the hill out of Stratton and the property is the first house you come to on the right-hand side opposite Brooks Garden Centre. Please enter via the second drive (easterly side of the house).

Entrance Hall - The former front door is now closed off and used as a recessed bookshelf, with the main entrance now being located at the garden room to the rear of the property. However, the former entrance hall comprises staircase ascending to the first floor landing. Doors serve the following rooms:-

Sitting Room - 15'6 max into inglenook x 12' (4.72m max into ingl - A charming dual aspect reception room with a double glazed window to the front elevation and a double glazed door leading out to the rear garden. Exposed painted ceiling timbers, built-in window seat and single radiator. The main feature being a large inglenook fireplace with timber lintel over, former clome oven, recess to either side and a large slate and stone hearth with wood burner centrally mounted.

Ground Floor Shower Room - 6'9 x 5'4 (2.06m x 1.63m) - Re-fitted with a modern white suite comprising tiled shower enclosure, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, heated towel rail, part wall tiling, double glazed window to the rear elevation with meter cupboard under and recess ceiling spotlights.

Dining Room - 14'10 x 12'2 (4.52m x 3.71m) - Another dual aspect reception room with double glazed windows to the front and rear elevations, exposed painted ceiling timbers and double radiator. Door leading into:-

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 19' x 12'2 (5.79m x 3.71m) - A spacious family kitchen/breakfast room fitted with an extensive range of cream fronted base units with oak block effect work surface over, one and a half bowl sink with mixer tap over, space and plumbing for automatic dishwasher and washing machine, further space for upright fridge freezer, space for 600mm wide freestanding dual fuel cooker, original chimney recess housing oil-fired Rayburn with timber lintel over.

The room is again dual aspect with double glazed windows to the front and rear elevations, tiled flooring throughout and useful larder storage cupboard with fitted shelving. Door leads into:-

Garden Room - 22' x 12' (6.71m x 3.66m) - A light and spacious garden room being triple aspect with an extensive range of double glazed windows and doors to the rear and side elevations, pedestrian door leading out to the parking area and further double glazed french doors leading out to the rear garden. Slate flooring runs throughout, double radiator, range of matching base units with work surface over and space for tumble dryer.

Please note that this room is also used as the main point of entry as it leads directly out to the off-road parking area.

First Floor Landing - Staircase ascends to the first floor landing with a double glazed window to the front elevation, exposed ceiling timbers, two single radiators and stair case leading up to the attic space. Doors serve the following rooms:-

Master Bedroom - 17'8 max, 13' min x 12'4 (5.38m max, 3.96m min x 3 - A spacious master bedroom with a double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying pleasant rural views and sea glimpses in the distance. Two single radiators, wash hand basin with panelled splashback, exposed ceiling timbers and an extensive range of built-in wardrobes running the full width of the bedroom, with fitted rail and shelving throughout.

Bedroom Two - 13'3 x 12'6 max (4.04m x 3.81m max) - A charming double bedroom with a double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying pleasant rural views and sea glimpses in the distance. Single radiator, wash hand basin, exposed ceiling timbers, part exposed stone wall to the original chimney breast with built-in airing cupboard to one side housing the hot water cylinder with slatted shelving over.

Bedroom Three - 14' x 9'1 (4.27m x 2.77m) - Another spacious double bedroom with a double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying pleasant rural views with sea glimpses in the distance, single radiator, wash hand basin and exposed ceiling beams.



Family Bathroom - 10'7 x 5'7 (3.23m x 1.70m) - Recently re-fitted with a modern white suite comprising: panelled bath with electric shower over and tiled surround, wash hand basin with chrome mixer tap over and low level WC. Heated towel rail, recess ceiling spotlights and exposed timber beams and obscure double glazed window to the rear elevation.

Attic Room - 14' x 11' (4.27m x 3.35m) - A staircase leads up to a small landing area and to one side is a useful attic room with limited head space, but makes for an ideal play room, den or potential study. Double glazed velux roof window to the rear elevation.

Loft Space - 40' x 12' (12.19m x 3.66m) - A large walk-in loft space being part boarded with lighting throughout making an excellent storage area.

Kitts Cottage - Kitts Cottage is a charming attached two bedroom cottage which has been used by the current owners for holiday letting, but would suit those looking for annexe accommodation or similar investment opportunity. The cottage is approached via its own independent driveway with a five bar gate and also has its own private amenity space, meaning the two properties can be treated very separately to one another. The accommodation briefly comprises the following:-

Kitchen/Dining/Living Room - 20'2 max, 17'7 min x 12' max (6.15m max, 5.36m min - Part glazed door leads into an open plan dual aspect kitchen/dining/living room with double glazed windows to the front and side elevations. This charming open plan room benefits from exposed timber ceiling beams with recessed ceiling spotlights, fitted kitchen area with stainless steel sink and storage cupboards under, electric cooker point and space for under counter fridge freezer. Stairs ascend to the first floor landing with useful recess under providing space for a washing machine, further work surface area and wall mounted electric heater. Door leads into:-

Bathroom - 5'6 x 5'2 (1.68m x 1.57m) - A panelled bath with mixer shower attachment over and further electric shower above, recessed ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, exposed timber ceiling beams and heated chrome towel rail. Further door leading into:-

Wc - 6'6 x 3' (1.98m x 0.91m) - Low level WC, wash hand basin, recessed ceiling spotlight and exposed timber beams, obscure glazed window to the front elevation.

First Floor Landing - Staircase ascends to the first floor landing with doors serving the following rooms:-

Bedroom One - 14'6 max x 9'8 max (4.42m max x 2.95m max) - A spacious double bedroom with exposed hip beams, double glazed window to the rear elevation enjoying pleasant rural views and partial sea glimpses in the distance, wall mounted electric heater and built-in wardrobe with hanging rails.

Bedroom Two - 13'1 x 8'9 (3.99m x 2.67m) - A spacious twin bedroom with part exposed timber A-frames, double glazed window to the rear elevation with pleasant rural views and sea glimpses in the distance and wall mounted electric heater.

Outside - The property is situated on an extensive plot believed to be in the region of 2.25 acres in total. The main house is approached via its own gravel driveway providing off-road parking and turning for several vehicles, with various feature patio areas accessed directly from the garden room and main sitting room. The gardens are laid mostly to lawn with a central pergola forming a pleasant entertainment area, with extensive trees, shrubs and various planting borders throughout. A useful vegetable plot extends beyond the main garden and a further gate leads into the adjoining paddock.

Kitts Cottage also benefits from its own private driveway with a five bar gate leading onto an extensive gravelled turning and parking area and beyond this is a large area of private garden land for the exclusive use of Kitts Cottage, enabling the two properties to be treated very independently from one another.

The Paddocks - The paddocks run along from east to west, with the main area of land being level pasture land and would be suitable for either a small holding or equestrian use. As the land runs along in a westerly direction, it then runs down to a small brook at the bottom, with a selection of mature trees.

Outbuildings - 26' x 26' (7.92m x 7.92m) - A useful block built agricultural outbuilding with open frontage and metal clad roof. This outbuilding has two internal stable areas and a further workshop area to the rear, with fitted work bench and power and light connected. An additional door then leads out to a covered lean-to area, again with timber clad roof and timber sides, providing covered dry storage for further animals, or plant and machinery. The lean-to measures approximately 26' x 13' (7.92m x 3.96m).

Council Tax - Main House: Band E
Kitts Cottage: Small Business Rates apply.

Services - Mains water, private drainage via a septic tank, mains electricity and oil-fired central heating.

Tenure - Freehold

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