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Lower Cleave, EX39


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Tenure: Freehold

Lower Cleave is a highly sought after residential area being a mix of high quality period properties affording delightful views across the river Torridge and to open countryside beyond. Easy access is available into Northam village centre itself which has a good selection of everyday amenities whilst Bideford, a market town and working Port located on the banks of the River Torridge, is approximately 2 miles away and is within walking distance. Neighbouring Northam is the quaint former fishing village of Appledore with its narrow streets and quayside and just beyond is North Devon's coastal resort of Westward Ho! famous for its long golden sandy 'Blue Flag' beach, pebble ridge and the Royal North Devon Golf Course. North Devon's rugged coastline is accessible around the areas of Hartland and Clovelly. At Bideford the A39/North Devon Link Road provides access through to Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre located on the banks of the rivers Taw and Yeo and housing the areas main shopping, business and commercial venues. At Barnstaple the A361/North Devon Link Road provides access through to Junction 27 of the M5, part of the National Motorway Network.

Cleave House is Grade II Listed of Architectural and Historical Importance reputed to date back to the late 18th Century with part brick and part stone and part rendered elevations under a predominantly pitched slate roof with accommodation on two storeys which benefits from gas fired radiator central heating and double glazing along with a number of period features, blended with modern day amenities. The property is located in an elevated southerly facing position overlooking and directly adjoining the River Torridge over which is enjoyed pleasant views to open countryside beyond. Quarry Cottage located to the rear of the main house is thought ideally suited to provide accommodation for a dependent relative, teenager or for letting purposes with separate room above, to provide opportunities for those wishing to work from home. A separate GAMES ROOM with sail loft above with CLOCK TOWER gives additional potential. In all a rare opportunity to obtain a quality property in such a highly sought after residential location - an early internal inspection is advised to avoid disappointment!

Directions to find: From our offices on Bideford Quay depart in an easterly direction out of the town where at the Heywood Road roundabout proceed straight across and take the first turning right into Limers Lane. Continue to the bottom bearing around to the left which becomes Lower Cleave. Cleave House is located just a short distance along on your left hand side and is easily identifiable.

The well recommended accommodation briefly comprises (with all measurements being approximate):

PERIOD ENTRANCE PORCH: With part glazed multi-paned front entrance door with adjacent courtesy lighting gives access to:

ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: Flagstone flooring, radiator, open arched access through to:

ENTRANCE HALL: Flagstone flooring, coved ceiling, down lighting.

CLOAKROOM: Low level flush wc, wash hand basin, part tiled walls, radiator, extractor fan.

LOUNGE: 27' 0 x 13' 4 (8.23m x 4.06m) Fireplace with wood burner, wooden surround and slate heath, T.V. aerial point, coved ceiling, stripped wood flooring, two radiators, access through to:

STUDY: 11' 3 x 8' 3 (3.43m x 2.51m) Wood block flooring, coved ceiling, down lighting, radiator, part glazed door to courtyard.

SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM: 19' 3 x 13' 11 (5.87m x 4.24m) T.V. aerial point, telephone point, two radiators, stripped wood flooring, part glazed door gives access to:

SUN LOUNGE: 26' 5 x 11' 4 (8.05m x 3.45m) Slate flooring, wooden vaulted ceiling, two radiators, French doors giving access to exterior.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 18' 5 x 14' 4 (5.61m x 4.37m) Fitted with an extensive range of wooden units comprising inset 1 1/2 bowl sink unit with mixer taps and integral waste disposal unit, with cupboards under, range of matching units with work surfaces over, range of matching wall cupboards, tiled splashbacks, recessed fireplace with four oven gas Aga with mantel shelf over, fitted dishwasher, fitted fridge and freezer, slate flooring, fitted dresser unit, down lighting, original meat hooks, access to:

REAR PORCH: With open access to exterior and door to:

BOILER ROOM: Housing wall mounted Worcester gas fired boiler serving domestic hot water and central heating systems.

UTILITY ROOM: 15' 5 x 7' 10 (4.70m x 2.39m) Fitted with units matching those in the kitchen including fitted work surface with drawers and cupboards under, fitted four ring hob, space and plumbing for washing machine, Belfast style sink, slate flooring.

From the entrance hall as staircase with attractive balustrading gives access to:

FIRST FLOOR LANDING: With radiator, ceiling trap gives access to loft space with lighting.

MASTER BEDROOM: 19' 3 x 11' 6 (5.87m x 3.51m) Coved ceiling, radiators, dressing area with double aspect views across the river Torridge. Door to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: 19' 3 x 7' 3 (5.87m x 2.21m) With oversized shower cubicle with shower fitment, bidet, low level flush wc, twin pedestal wash basins each with mirrored splashbacks and spot lighting over, further matching mirror with strip light with electric shaver point over, dado panelling to waist height, coved ceiling, down lighting, ladder style heated towel rail/radiator, views across river Torridge.

BEDROOM TWO 18' 7 x 11' 10 (5.66m x 3.61m) A dual aspect room, coved ceiling, down lighting, two radiators, door through to:

EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: With glazed corner shower cubicle with shower fitment, low level flush wc, pedestal wash basin with mirrored splash back, coved ceiling, down lighting, extractor fan, radiator.

BEDROOM THREE: 14' 3 x 10' 10 (4.34m x 3.30m) Coved ceiling, two radiators, views across the river Torridge.

BEDROOM FOUR: 14' 3 x 7' 4 (4.34m x 2.24m) Coved ceiling, radiator.

INNER LANDING: Airing cupboard with slatted shelving and bi-folding door.

FAMILY BATHROOM: Fitted with a suite comprising panelled Jacuzzi styled bath with mixer shower fitment, pedestal wash basin, low level flush wc, dado panelling to waist height, coved ceiling, Airflow extractor fan, heated towel rail.


BED/SITTING ROOM: 16'4 x 10'7 (4.98m x 3.23m) Coved ceiling, down lighting, feature bow window, open access through to:

KITCHENETTE: 7'3 x 6'7 (2.21m x 2.01m) With fitted work surface with sink unit with mixer tap with cupboards under, fitted wall cupboards, tiled splashback, tiled floor, space and plumbing for washing machine, cooker space. Access to:

WET ROOM: With shower fitment, pedestal wash basin, low level flush wc, tiled walls and floor, extractor fan, towel rail and wall fan heater.

COTTAGE FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Accessed by a separate staircase and providing two areas 11'4 x 11'3 (3.45m x 3.43m) With double doors to balcony and open access to further area 14'3 x 7'5 (4.34m x 2.26m) with part glazed door to balcony.

EXTERIOR: The property is approached over tarmacadam driveways with two distinctive entrances - one with a single electrically operated gate and the other having double metal entrance gates with the driveways leading up to an extensive parking/turning area and leading to the three vehicle GARAGE BLOCK 34' x 18' (10.36m x 5.49m) With power and light connected and with gated access to the courtyard. To the side is a WORK SHOP/STORE: 14'10 x 9'6 (4.52m x 2.90m) With power and light connected also giving access to the rear of Quarry Cottage.

The gardens of the property are a true feature being park like in appearance and affording various lawned/terraced areas at the front of the house from which to sit and enjoy the pleasant views over the adjoining river Torridge. To the left of the main house is the CLOCK HOUSE: 25' x 16'3 (7.62m x 4.95m) a detached building of timber construction beneath a slate roof adaptable to numerous uses (subject to planning permission) with the building itself having a sail loft over topped with a clock tower and weather vane. Adjacent to this stands a detached stone WORK SHOP with power and light connected with a VICTORIAN GREENHOUSE overlooking a productive vegetable garden along with fruit trees and asparagus bed. The grounds benefit from a number of mature trees, a pond and to the left hand side of the property is a separate pedestrian access. To the rear of the house is s delightful courtyard affording a high degree of privacy with a former Ice House.

PADDOCK BY SEPERATE NEGOTIATION: Adjoining the river Torridge stands a paddock/grassed area extending to approximately 0.8 of an acre with extensive river frontage with river access via a slipway and providing the ability for a mooring.

SERVICES: All mains services connected.


AGENTS NOTE: To comply with Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 we advise prospective purchasers that one of the joint owners of this property is a Director of Seldons Estate Agents Limited.

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