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3 bedroom detached house for sale

Launcells, Nr Bude, Cornwall, EX23

Guide Price £695,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An exceptional, individual architect designed home
  • Stunning rural and coastal views, adjoining neighbouring farmland
  • Three bedrooms, stunning master with en-suite, mezzanine
  • Vaulted sitting room with contemporary wood burner
  • Double garage with studio over/scope for annexe
  • Highly energy efficient and low maintenance

Full description

An exceptionally well appointed and individually designed 'Wow House' set in a charming rural location with stunning coast and country views. Built without compromise, this low maintenance, energy efficient home offers ample flexibility.

The main house is constructed from a timber frame and clad with natural stone and slate roof. Hardwood double glazing complements this design with large feature openings, glazed gable windows and bi-fold doors. Internally the house offers the following accommodation: entrance porch, inner hall, double height vaulted sitting room with modern wood burner, contemporary kitchen with appliances, utility room, WC, three bedrooms with the master being vaulted and enjoying stunning views with an impressive en-suite bathroom, a mezzanine (that can easily be used as a guest bedroom) and a luxury main bathroom.

Outside, there is a larger than average detached double garage with studio space over. The studio has separate access to the side, a kitchenette, WC (room for a shower) and a large studio room/office/store over the garage.

Both the house and garage benefit from underfloor heating throughout, the main house is heated with a Ground Source Heat Pump and the Studio via an Air Source Heat Pump. There is also a 4kw PV solar panel system generating a Feed-In Tariff.

Homes of this calibre are rarely available and an internal viewing is highly recommended to really appreciate what this home has to offer.

Directions - From Bude proceed out of the town towards Stratton and upon reaching the A39 turn left signposted Bideford. Proceed for approximately 1/4 mile and take the right-hand turning signposted Holsworthy. Follow this road out of Stratton until reaching Red Post and turn left signposted Kilkhampton. Continue along this road passing through the village of Grimscott. The property will be located approximately 200 yards on the right-hand side, just after you leave the village.

Entrance Porch - 6' x 4'6 (1.83m x 1.37m) - An oak entrance door leads into a spacious porch with a double glazed oak window and sill to the side elevation, slate flooring with underfloor heating, coat hanging space and large built-in cupboard housing the ground source heat pump module, expansion vessels and electric fuseboards, etc. A part glazed secondary oak door leads into:-

Inner Hallway - The inner hallway serves as a dividing corridor between the open plan kitchen/dining/living area with engineered oak flooring throughout and underfloor heating. Two steps lead down into the impressive vaulted reception space and a further oak and glass staircase both ascend and descend to the various bedroom levels.

Sitting Room - 17'4 x 16' (5.28m x 4.88m) - Arguably the most impressive room within this property, this double height open plan sitting room benefits from ceilings exposed up to the ridge and being 17'4 in height. This impressive triple aspect room is enhanced by a large feature gable end oak window with double glazed french doors leading out to the garden, further feature floor to ceiling window to the side elevation, again with impressive views, and large sliding folding double glazed oak doors leading onto the slate patio area. Again the room benefits from underfloor heating throughout with engineered oak flooring over, exposed glulam ceiling beams and large contemporary freestanding wood burner with slate hearth. Two steps lead up into:-

Open Plan Kitchen - 11'10 x 11'7 (3.61m x 3.53m) - This stylish open plan kitchen/breakfast area benefits from being fitted with a matching range of contemporary wall and floor cupboards with handle-less and soft close door and drawer units with granite work surface over, one and a half bowl composite sink and drainer with mixer tap over, built-in Siemens double electric oven with microwave oven over, Siemens four ring ceramic hob with contemporary extractor over and glass splashback surround and under counter fridge.

The room benefits from a double glazed window to the side elevation with views over the garden and slate flooring with underfloor heating throughout. A sliding oak door leads into:-

Utility Room - 7'7 x 5'8 (2.31m x 1.73m) - Space for upright fridge freezer, wash hand basin with work surface and storage cupboard under, further space for washing machine and tumble dryer with fitted cupboards over and tiled splashback. Slate flooring with underfloor heating, pedestrian door leading to outside and a further door leading into:-

Wc - 5'8 x 3' (1.73m x 0.91m) - Fitted with a contemporary white suite, being complemented with chrome taps and fitments, to include low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with tiled splashback, slate tiled flooring with underfloor heating and extractor fan.

Lower Landing - An oak and glass staircase descends to the lower landing with a feature floor to ceiling double glazed window to the side elevation and oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating. Oak internal doors serve the following rooms:-

Bedroom Two - 13'6 max, 10'4 min x 9' (4.11m max, 3.15m min x 2. - Double glazed french doors lead out to a slate patio area and oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating.

Bedroom Three - 13'7 x 8', plus door recess (4.14m x 2.44m plus do - A dual aspect room with double glazed oak windows to the front and side elevations and oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating,



Family Bathroom - 10'6 x 9'6 (3.20m x 2.90m) - An exceptionally well-appointed and stylish bathroom being fully fitted with a contemporary white suite with complementary chrome taps and fitments throughout, to include: large Villeroy and Boch double ended bath with central mixer tap and shower attachment to the side, large contemporary wash hand basin with walnut effect storage cupboard under and large monobloc mixer tap over, low level WC and fully tiled shower enclosure with mixer shower over. The room benefits from majority wall tiling with stainless steel detailed borders and edges, heated chrome towel rail, extractor fan, recess ceiling spotlights and double glazed window to the side elevation.

First Floor Landing - Open glass staircase ascends to the first floor landing which again returns up to the mezzanine, but also has an oak door leading into:-

Master Bedroom - 16'6 max, 11'6 min x 17'5 max, 8' min (5.03m max, - A stunning master bedroom, being part vaulted with exposed glulam feature ceiling beams and large arched gable end window with stunning coast and country views in a westerly direction with glimpses of the rugged Cornish coastline in the distance. Further pair of cranked velux roof windows provide additional natural light, again with views in a southerly direction over open fields and farmland and with coastal glimpses in the distance. Oak flooring throughout with underfloor heating, a range of extensive built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and shelving and a further door leading into:-

En-Suite - 12' max x 9' max (3.66m max x 2.74m max) - An exceptionally well appointed and stunning master en-suite, again with Villeroy and Boch sanitary ware comprising: double ended feature bath with central mixer tap over, wall hung WC with concealed cistern and wall mounted wash hand basin with storage drawer under and monobloc mixer tap over. Glass wall tiling is complemented with a high quality pewter effect floor tile which extends into a large walk-in shower area with rainwater soak head shower over and feature mosaic tiled wall with complementary glass wall tiles and pewter floor tiles. Velux roof window to the rear elevation, heated towel rail, recess ceiling spotlights and extractor fan.

Mezzanine - 17'6 max x 15'10 max (5.33m max x 4.83m max) - Stairs lead up to the open plan mezzanine which provides a useful additional space, either as a reception area, study space or occasional bedroom, if required. Double glazed window to the front elevation, velux roof window to the side and glazed balustrading looking out over the double height living space and views in the distance beyond the floor to ceiling glazed gable. Fitted storage cupboard to one side, recess ceiling spotlights and exposed glulam feature beams throughout.

Garage/Studio - An extremely versatile detached building, built to exceptionally high standards similar to that of the house, being fully insulated throughout and benefiting from its own independent air source pump heating system with hot water, etc. This building could easily be converted into a completely self-contained annexe/holiday let subject to the necessary planning consents or, alternatively, makes for an excellent home office/overflow accommodation, as used by our current vendors. The building comprises of the following accommodation:-

Double Garage - 22'10 x 20' max, 16' min deep (6.96m x 6.10m max, - Two fully insulated electrically operated sectional doors lead into this extra wide and extra deep double garage with double glazed windows to the side elevations, fully plastered walls and ceilings with power and light throughout, large built-in cupboard housing a hot water cylinder, further fitted shelving/storage with storage cupboard under the stairs. Door leads through to:-

Studio - Double glazed door leads into an entrance lobby with slate tiled flooring throughout and underfloor heating, turning staircase ascends upstairs and a further door leads into:-

Kitchenette - 12'8 x 8' (3.86m x 2.44m) - Fitted with a matching range of wall and floor cupboards with work surface over, single bowl stainless steel sink and drainer with under counter space for storage or utility appliances. Tiled slate flooring throughout with underfloor heating, double glazed window to the rear elevation and double glazed patio doors leading to outside, velux roof window, recess ceiling spotlights and sliding door leading into:-

Cloakroom/Wc - 7'6 x 4'10 (2.29m x 1.47m) - A spacious cloakroom with low level WC and concealed cistern, wall mounted wash hand basin, heated towel rail, tiled slate flooring throughout with underfloor heating, recess ceiling spotlights, extractor fan and double glazed window to the rear elevation. Please note we are also advised that the vendors have installed suitable drainage and pipework close by should someone wish to install a shower into this space.

Studio Room - A turning staircase ascends to a large open plan studio space with a double glazed feature window to the gable elevation enjoying stunning southerly views over open fields, farmland and coastline in the distance. There are four double glazed velux roof windows to the front and rear elevations, again enjoying impressive views, useful range of under eaves storage space, underfloor heating throughout, recess ceiling spotlights and extensive range of power and lighting.

Outside - High View is situated on an extensive plot with electronically controlled electric gates leading onto an extensive brick paved driveway providing off-road parking and turning area for several vehicles. Complementary dry stacked walls are found to many boundary hedges with slate patios and sunken entertaining areas off the various reception spaces. The garden is laid mostly to lawn with a further raised area being laid to a wild flower meadow and a raised stone and slate barbeque area with stunning coast and country views. To the rear of the garage is a selection of raised beds, further storage area, garden shed and outside taps.

Council Tax - Band F

Services - Mains water and private drainage via treatment plant.
Rainwater harvester system collects the rainwater from the gutters and holds this in an underground store, which is subsequently recycled for the flushing of toilets, washing machine and outside tap.
Mains electricity with 4kW of photovoltaic solar panels providing an annual income in the region of £850.
There is also ground source heat pump providing central heating and hot water. This receives an RHI grant of approximately £1600 PA.
Heating and hot water to the garage/studio is provided by an independent air source heat pump and hot water cylinder.

Tenure - Freehold

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