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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Goats Hill Road, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39

Sold STC £899,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Prestigious location
  • Detached 1920's residence
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Hall, 3 reception rooms
  • Self-contained annexe
  • 2 double garages & parking
  • 2.1 Acres mature landscaped gardens

Full description

Detached 1920's character residence situated in a highly sought after private residential road. 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 1 bedroom annexe ideal for dual occupation, 2.1 Acre gardens, two double garages and off street parking, potential to extend stpp.

EPC Band G.

Situation & Amenities - Old Pastures is located in one of the most sought after private residential roads in the area. Goats Hill is well positioned with easy access to the village of Northam, the Torridge Estuary, the beach, the port and market town of Bideford and the regional centre of Barnstaple. The village of Northam itself has a good range of amenities for its size including doctor's surgery, library, shops, post office, primary school, places of worship, pub and restaurant. The safe and sandy beach of Westward Ho! is only one mile from Northam village and 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 access to the South West Coast Path, which affords excellent walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge, approximately 1.5 miles away, and offers a wider range of amenities including schooling for all ages (public and private) and three supermarkets. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 10 miles away and offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. There is also good road access via the link road to the M5 motorway network along with a train station at Barnstaple.

Description - Old Pastures was built in the 1927, architecturally designed to an Arts and Crafts style for Sir Arthur Watson, for use as a country retreat. The property was constructed to the highest of standards and presents stone elevations beneath a tile roof, which was originally thatched before it was replaced in 1945. This is the first time Old Pastures has been on the market for over 40 years and is a fantastic opportunity to purchase this rare and extensive home undoubtedly situated in one of the area's most prestigious roads.

Internally, Old Pastures is spacious and versatile with three reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Although needing some updating throughout, there is plenty of potential for a new owner to put their stamp on and could even be extended to create further accommodation if required, subject to planning permission.

Apart from its situation, one of the most outstanding features of the property are the wonderful gardens which take full advantage of the sheltered, south facing plot. The gardens have been designed for ease of maintenance and are landscaped and lawned, amounting to just over 2.1 Acres in total with an additional adjacent paddock also for sale available by separate negotiation. There is a private sweeping driveway, extensive parking and a detached double garage. Within the grounds is a self-contained annexe, ideal for guests, staff, in-laws, offices etc. Properties of this calibre, with so many unique and characterful features are rarely available and the agents, therefore, have no hesitation in recommending an early inspection. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises;

The property is approached through an open fronted, stone vestibule entrance. A solid oak door gives access to the superb reception hallway, where the staircase rises to the first floor and doors lead to most of the principal reception rooms. The sitting room is a dual aspect room, light and airy with views over the gardens. The dining room also overlooks the grounds with a serving hatch into the kitchen / breakfast room, a family orientated room with a range of matching wall and base units, space for a table and chairs and useful pantry. Beyond the kitchen area is a utility room, courtesy doors that lead to both the front and rear of the property and door to study. From the first floor landing, doors lead to three of the bedrooms, airing cupboard, shower room and access to the loft. The third bedroom is accessed from bedroom 2, alternatively, bedroom 3 could be used as a dressing room with adjoining bathroom suite.

The Cottage - Stone built and completely self-contained with its own front door, bedroom, sitting room and bathroom all with views over the gardens.

Outside - The gardens are a particular feature of the property. There is an extensive terrace, which adjoins the rear and sides of the property with ornamental water fountain, a range of flower beds and borders with an excellent range of flowering plants, specimen trees, shrubs and hedgerow. There is a stone secluded pergola, greenhouse and shed. The gardens to the front and rear are mainly laid to lawn. The property is accessed via stone pillars with double wooden gates, a private driveway sweeps down to the property passing the modern stone built detached garage on the right leading to an extensive area of parking. A stone archway leads to an enclosed courtyard where there is additional garaging, parking and storage rooms. In all the grounds amount to just over 2.1 Acres.

Directions - From the A39, or the centre of Bideford, follow signs towards Appledore and Northam on the A386. Proceed along this road for a short distance into Northam, passing the Durrant House Hotel on the right hand side. Bear right after 200 yards, towards Appledore on the A386. Proceed along this road for approximately 100 yards, turning right into Goats Hill Road, which is a dead end road. Proceed along this private road where the property can be found on the right hand side.

Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating system.

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01 October 2015


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