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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached Former Farmhouse
  • Grade II Listed
  • Private Location
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • En-suite & Family Bathroom
  • Extensive Gardens
  • Double Garage & Parking

Full description

Grade II Listed Period detached former farmhouse situated in a private tucked away location the centre of the popular village of Northam. 5 Bedrooms, Ensuite and Bathroom, 3 Reception Rooms, delightful sunny Gardens, Parking, Detached Double Garage.

Situation & Description - Bonehill is situated in a private, tucked away position in one of the most sought after villages in North Devon with access to the sandy beach at Westward Ho! The village of Northam benefits from an excellent range of amenities including post office, newsagents, small supermarket, pubs and restaurants, church, primary school, library, health and dental centre and a swimming pool. The coastal town of Westward Ho! benefits from a 3 mile long safe and sandy beach that adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club, which is reputed to be the oldest links course in England. There is also a good range of transport and amenities for its size as well as access to the South West coastal footpath, which affords excellent walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge and offers a wide range of amenities including schooling for all ages (public and private) and three supermarkets. There is also access to the Tarka Trail, which affords superb walks or cycle rides that extend beyond Torrington and Barnstaple. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 10 miles away and offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities via the A361 link road, which connects to the motorway network at junction 27 of the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.

Description - First time on the market in over 20 years Bonehill is a fantastic opportunity to acquire this rare and charming 400 year old former farmhouse, Grade II listed of architectural and historical importance. Situated in a highly favoured location and within walking distance of the village centre.

The accommodation is deceptively spacious, light and airy in a traditional style with a plethora of character features and would make a perfect family home. Arranged over two floors the accommodation briefly comprises of a separate kitchen, utility room, breakfast room, dining room, living room and study on the ground floor and five bedrooms with an en-suite and family bathroom on the first floor. Outside generous sunny private gardens wrap around the property which enjoy the backdrop of St Margaret's church and stunning views across Northam Burrows Country Park, towards the sea with Saunton Sands and Baggy Point in the distance. There is also the added benefit of a detached double garage and off street parking for several vehicles. The property is also being offered with no onward chain.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified in the accompanying floorplan but comprises;

Entrance - Via a wooden door with matching side windows into the entrance hall comprising tiled flooring and light oppressive original period wooden farmhouse door into;

Hallway - Exposed ceiling beams, part wooden panelled walls, stairs rising to first floor with doors to the Living Room, Breakfast Room and Dining Room.

Breakfast Room - Two wooden windows to rear, double panelled radiator, range of wooden floor units and wooden work surface over. Door to Utility Room and opening into the;

Kitchen - A characterful room with double Rangemaster gas oven and a range of farmhouse style floor units with roll top work surface over. Exposed ceiling beams and window lintels, tiled splash backs and flooring, extractor fan, 11/2 bowl and sink drainer with mixer tap, space for dishwasher and additional space for a fridge/freezer.

Utility Room - Comprising matching floor units similar to the kitchen, roll top work surface, sink and drainer with mixer tap, tiled splash backs and flooring. Floor mounter Worcester gas boiler providing domestic hot water and heating for the property, space and plumbing for washing machine, wooden window to rear and built in storage cupboard. Access to roof storage. Wooden stable door to rear garden and door to;

Wc - Wooden window to side, low level WC, hand wash basin, tiled splash backs, single panel radiator and tiled flooring.

Dining Room - Coved ceiling, built in original cupboards, double panelled radiator and box bay window with wooden windows looking out onto the rear garden.

Living Room - Traditional in style with stone fireplace, wooden inset mantel, wood burning stove and stone hearth. Comprising wooden panelled ceiling, original exposed beams, wooden windows to front and side looking onto the gardens, two double panelled radiators and door to;

Study - Window to rear looking onto the rear gardens and single panelled radiator.

First Floor Landing - Exposed original beams, doors and small set of steps leading up to Bedroom 2 and the family Bathroom.

Bathroom - Two wooden windows to rear looking onto the rear garden, built in cupboards, airing cupboard, panelled bath with Mira mains shower over, low level WC, vanity wash hand basin with cupboards underneath and two single panelled radiators.

Bedroom 1 - Wooden window with window seat to front looking towards the church and Braunton Burrows in the distance. Feature open fireplace, built in wardrobes, double panelled radiator, door to;

En-Suite Bathroom - Wooden sash window to rear looking onto rear garden. Three piece suite comprising panelled bath with electric shower over, tiled walls, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and single panel radiator.

Bedroom 2 - Exposed beams, two wooden sash windows to rear, built in cupboards and single panelled radiator.

Bedroom 3 - Exposed beams, window to front with window seat, single panel radiator, built in wardbrobe

Bedroom 4 - Wooden window to front with window seat and single panel radiator.

Bedroom 5 - Exposed beams, window to front with window seat, built in cabin bed with storage underneath. Built in wardrobe and single panel radiator.

Gardens - The Gardens wrap around the front, side and rear of the property enclosed by stone walls and wooden panelled fencing with several stone patio and lawn areas to the front and side, mature trees, shrubs and flower beds.

To the side of the property, there is an ornamental pond with water pump and a pathway that leads to the front garden. This area of the garden also benefits from being south facing and enjoys a great deal of sunshine as the sun sets towards the rear of the property.

The front garden proudly boasts views towards St Margarets Church, Braunton Burrows, estuary and sea beyond. Also comprising wooden shed, detached double garage with courtesy door to the side and window, power, lighting, roof storage and double up and over door.

To the left hand side of Bonehill Farmhouse there is a workshop with wooden double doors, power and lighting.

Access - Bonehill Farmhouse can be accessed via a pedestrian lane off Lakenham Hill which leads between the properties of St Margret's Court. From here the front gate of the property can be seen with a small gate which leads to the footpath to the front of the property.
Vehicle access is obtained at the rear of the property via a row of residential garages, where there is a double electric operated sliding gate leads to a block paved driveway, allowing off street parking for up to 4 vehicles.

Directions - From Bideford Quay with the River Torridge on your right hand side proceed towards Northam passing Morrisons on your right and Rydons Garage on your left. Upon reaching the Heywood Road roundabout continue straight across following signs for Westward Ho! Northam and Appledore. Stay along this road passing the Durrant House Hotel on your right hand side and then take the right hand turning signposted towards Northam village centre. Proceed down into the village centre and after passing the church the road will bear around to the left hand side becoming Lakenham Hill. If arriving by car, take the first left into Mondeville Way where the entrance to the property can be found through a row of residential garages via an electrically operated gate.
If arriving by foot the front, the front of the property can be found at the end of a pedestrian lane on the left hand side between two stone pillars.

Services - All mains connected. Gas fired central heating.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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12 April 2016


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