3 bedroom detached bungalow for saleFossleigh, Burlescombe, Tiverton, EX16
Sold STC £375,000
- Beautifully appointed
- Individual design
- Glorious gardens
- Siding onto open countryside
- uPVC double glazing
- Oil fired central heating
DESCRIPTION: This beautifully appointed 3 bedroom detached bungalow of an individual
design was built in 1986 and is set amongst glorious gardens that were opened for the National
Gardening Scheme (NGS-the yellow books) charity for six years siding onto open countryside and The Grand Western Canal. It is offered to the market with no onward chain.
The spacious accommodation benefits from uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating. From the front door into the hallway, the well thought out design is immediately evident with day to day accommodation separate from the sleeping accommodation. The sitting room is of a good size with a large picture window overlooking the front garden. The bungalow has a chimney and the facility for an open fireplace if required. From the hallway there is access to the vast loft space, ideal for further extension, subject to the necessary planning consent. The kitchen/dining room was opened up in 2004/2005 to create an open plan concept yet with two distinct areas. It can easy be seen how this becomes the social hub of the home. The kitchen provides a comprehensive range of modern wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces and an oil twin burner "Stanley" cooker. There is space for further appliances, a breakfast room table and chairs with a outlook over the pretty gardens. Open to the kitchen is the dining room providing further space for a more formal table and chairs with terracotta tiled flooring which continues through to the conservatory having been constructed around 2000 taking advantage of the stunning gardens. Adjoining the kitchen is the utility room by the back door providing access to the garden with a further doorway into the garage with power and lighting.
The sleeping accommodation comprises of 3 bedrooms. The master has a delightful outlook with the second bedroom being of a particularly good size. There are built-in wardrobes to bedrooms 2 and 3, the master bedroom is complemented by an en-suite and a further family bathroom.
Outside, equally impressive, are the surrounding gardens with different areas linked by lawns and pathways as a result of our client's lifelong ambition to develop a beautiful garden. There is a water garden with two different ponds at varying levels, an alpine garden with scree and flowers with decking and a summerhouse providing an ideal vantage point with adjoining shrubbery. To one side of the water garden there are the remains of an old hawthorn hedgerow which provides wonderful May blossom with various spring flowers below to include crocus, snowdrops and bluebells giving a sense of a miniature woodland with a secret patio, ideal for sitting out and entertaining, taking in the sunny aspect. This is linked with a Japanese garden of western influence. Our client's next great challenge was to create a miniature bowling green surrounded by perennial flower beds.
A winding pathway continues to the rear of the garden hidden behind two espaliered apple trees with the rear garden partitioned by trellis covered with honeysuckle and clematis providing an area for growing produce, which includes a large fruit cage with black and red currents, grapes, gooseberries and blueberries. There are also various fruit trees: bramley apple, conference pears and a number of damson trees. With all of this a visit to the property comes highly recommended to fully appreciate all that this fabulous home has to offer.
Please note in the late 1990's the current client, with the support of the canal authority dealt with the Japanese Knotweed on the bank at the edge of the land next to stream that borders the canal tow path. However, over time small shoots have appeared which have been dealt with before they become established and it has been managed successfully. Nevertheless the client understands that this needs to be formalised for a new owner.
For his own peace of mind and in the interests of the buyer the client has approached a
professional environmentalist and a management plan has been set up, which the client has paid for. This plan covers 10 years with an insurance backed guarantee and it acknowledges that the weed is no longer a threat to the property. The area will be surveyed twice annually for the first 4 years by the environmentalist and any knotweed that re-emerges will be destroyed. Any reappearance is not expected after this period but it will continue to be surveyed twice annually for another 2 years. The remaining 4 years will continue to be covered by the insurance policy as a safeguard.
LOCATION: Fossleigh is situated in a tucked away position in the village of Burlescombe on a private road shared with just four properties enjoying an enviable position by "Blackbridge" on the banks of The Grand Western Canal. A haven for wildlife and idyllic tow path walks and cycle rides. The village itself benefits from a church and primary school which feeds into the sought after Uffculme Secondary School. The village is approximately 3 miles from Junction 27 of the M5 with Tiverton Parkway less than 4 miles distant providing swift national rail access.
DIRECTIONS: From Junction 27 of the M5 motorway head towards Wellington on the A38. After approximately 3 miles turn left at the crossroads signposted Burlescombe. Continue through the village and just by the school entrance on the left hand side, nearing the bridge turn left where
Fossleigh is the third property on the right.
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