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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Southhole, Welcombe, Bideford, Devon, EX39

Sold STC £575,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming character cottage in sought after location
  • Sympathetically extended, close to Welcombe Mouth beach and coastal paths
  • Five bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms, large kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room, vaulted living room, utility room
  • Garage, gardens, one acre paddock

Full description

A charming period cottage located in the highly sought after Welcombe Valley close to the rugged National Trust coastal paths and nearby beach of Welcombe Mouth.

This spacious, sympathetically extended home boasts the best of both worlds, cosy characterful rooms with modern vaulted living space and much more. Having been the subject of considerable improvements, this property lends itself as a great family residence or second home due to its coveted location. The property sits on a generous plot with elevated gardens and views to the rear and an adjacent paddock.

The house offers flexible accommodation and comprises; sitting room, kitchen/dining room, vaulted living room, five bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms and a large utility. Externally, there is a detached garage and a selection of useful outbuildings and storage sheds. Available with NO ONWARD CHAIN.

Directions - From Bude head North on the A39 towards Bideford passing through Kilkhampton and beyond for a further 4 miles. As you cross the county border into Devon take the first turning left towards Welcombe. Head towards Welcombe until reaching a fork and at this point turn right towards the Church/Elmscott. Remain on this road all the way until the bottom of the steep valley and at the T-junction (Watergap) turn right. Continue along this road for approximately 0.5 Mile and the property will be found up the hill on the right-hand side.

Porch - A pitched slated storm porch with part glazed timber entrance door leads into:-

Hall - A welcoming entrance hall with recess ceiling spotlight, slate tiled flooring and open doorways lead into the sitting room and kitchen/dining room.

Sitting Room - 15'6 x 13'4 (4.72m x 4.06m) - A charming characterful cottage reception room with double glazed window to the front elevation and fitted window seat with radiator under. Inglenook fireplace with timber lintel over, original bread oven to one side and wood burning stove mounted on a tiled hearth. An oak staircase ascends to the first floor with fitted book shelving and storage under. A further door leads into:-

Bedroom Three - 13'2 avg x 10'8 avg (4.01m avg x 3.25m avg) - Double glazed window to front elevation, recess ceiling spotlights and radiator.

Kitchen/Dining Room - 20'10 max x 15'3 (6.35m max x 4.65m) - This stunning kitchen/dining/family room is exceptionally well fitted with a matching range of wall and floor cupboards, a large central island unit and solid slate work surfaces over, one and a half bowl sink and drainer and natural stone tiled splashbacks with slate upstands. Built-in dishwasher, built-in microwave, large Falcon range cooker with extractor over and to the side is a further built-in area housing an American style fridge freezer with further storage to either side and over.

This light and spacious dual aspect room is laid with slate tiles to the kitchen area, solid oak flooring throughout the dining area with part wood panelling to walls, double radiator, double glazed window to the front elevation and double glazed french doors leading out onto an attractive patio area. Recess ceiling spotlights throughout, under pelmet lighting and feature pendant lighting over breakfast bar. A glazed door leads into:-

Rear Hall - 13'2 x 8'6 (4.01m x 2.59m) - A spacious rear hall again laid with slate tiled flooring, with underfloor heating and an oak turning staircase to the first floor living room. A door leads into the utility room and also into:-

Bedroom Four - 13' x 8'6 (3.96m x 2.59m) - A dual aspect twin room with double glazed window to the rear elevation, double glazed pedestrian door to outside and underfloor heating.

Utility Room - 12'4 x 10'8 (3.76m x 3.25m) - A large fully fitted utility room again with matching wall and floor cupboards and work surface over, one and a half bowl sink and drainer, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer and further appliance space to one side. Slate tiled flooring with underfloor heating, recess ceiling spotlights, part vaulted ceiling with velux roof window, double glazed window to the side elevation and part glazed stable style door to the patio A further internal door leads into:-

Shower Room - 6'2 x 4'9 (1.88m x 1.45m) - A large double width shower enclosure being fully tiled with decorative stone mosaic and shower over, wall mounted wash hand basin, low level WC, slate tiled floor with underfloor heating, extractor fan and small double glazed window to the side elevation.

Living Room - 18'3 x 17'2 (5.56m x 5.23m) - Stairs ascend up from the rear hall to a large light and contemporary living room, which is vaulted with exposed timber A-frames and a large glazed gable elevation with views out to the garden. Centrally mounted wood burning stove takes centre state on a large slate hearth and a fitted oak bookshelf acts as a disguise to a secret door, which in turn leads into the master bedroom.

Master Bedroom - 15' x 15'3 (4.57m x 4.65m) - A large dual aspect master bedroom with double glazed window to the front elevation and feature double glazed circular window to the gable elevation. Double radiator, extensive range of built-in wardrobes with shelving/hanging rail and a door leading into the en-suite. A further door leads into bedroom five/dressing room.

En-Suite - 9'9 max x 5'4 (2.97m max x 1.63m) - Fitted with a modern white suite, being complemented with chrome taps and fitments, to include: large shower enclosure with soak head shower over, wash hand basin with vanity cupboard under and fitted mirror over and a low level WC. Heated chrome towel rail, recess spotlights and extractor fan.



Bedroom Five/Dressing Room - 14'4 x 6'9 max (4.37m x 2.06m max) - A versatile room, which connects the master bedroom through to the main central landing and, therefore, can be used either as a study, dressing room, or occasional bedroom five. Double glazed window to the front elevation and single radiator. Door leads to:-

First Floor Landing - The first floor landing is also reached via the staircase from the sitting room and benefits from a double glazed window to the front elevation and recess ceiling spotlights. Doors lead into:-

Bedroom Two - 14' x 10'4 (4.27m x 3.15m) - A spacious double bedroom being dual aspect with double glazed window to the front elevation, double glazed window to the side elevation, recess ceiling spotlights and double radiator.

Family Bathroom - 11'3 x 6'8 (3.43m x 2.03m) - Fitted with a modern white suite, being complemented with chrome taps and fitments, to include: separate shower enclosure being fully tiled with decorative stone mosaic and shower over, bath with timber panel surround, low level WC and wash hand basin with storage under. Heated chrome towel rail, recess ceiling spotlights, extractor fan, double glazed window to rear elevation, large storage cupboard over the stairs and built-in airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder.

Outside - Bucklebury sits on an extensive plot with a five bar timber gate leading onto an extensive gravel driveway, providing off- road parking and turning for several vehicles. A paved area then leads up to a detached single garage with further storage to the side and a small detached log store providing useful storage. A path and steps ascend to the front door with further paths to either side of the property providing access around to the rear garden and also to the main patio area, which is accessed direct from the kitchen. To the rear of the property is a large sloping garden with various level terraced areas providing many vantage points to take in the best of the views down towards Welcombe valley. There are also various other storage sheds throughout.

The Paddock - Across the road from the property, a further five bar gate leads into a useful yard area and into a small fenced paddock believed to be in the region of just under one acre. This paddock is relatively steep and, therefore, only has limited uses due to its gradient. The flat yard area at the bottom, however, could lend itself as a useful base for an agricultural building/workshop or similar, subject to necessary planning consents.

The Garage - An attractive detached single garage, being timber clad, with slate roof and side hung entrance doors, provides not only parking for one vehicle, but lean-to storage to one side.

Council Tax - Band E

Services - Private water supply via a well, private drainage via septic tank, mains electricity, oil-fired central heating with an externally mounted oil-fired boiler.

Tenure - Freehold

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