3 bedroom detached house for saleBucks Cross, Bideford, Devon, EX39
Sold STC £530,000
- WELL-PLANNED SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION
- PLENTY OF CHARACTER
- TASTEFULLY PRESENTED
- DOUBLE GARAGE WITH USEFUL ROOM AND OFFICE ABOVE
- GENEROUS SURROUNDING GARDENS
- SECLUDED AND QUIET LOCATION
- FAR REACHING VIEWS
- CLOSE TO THE DRAMATIC ATLANTIC COASTLINE
Primrose Cottage is located in a splendid secluded rural setting backing onto open fields and is close to the dramatic North Devon coast, about 8 miles from the ancient port and market town of Bideford. The historic fishing village of Bucks Mills is a short drive away where you can access the stunning beach and the coastal path and the village of Woolsery is also close-by with a shop, pub church and junior school. There is also a post office/shop just a few minutes walk from the house for everyday supplies.
At first glance, this attractive house looks like a centuries old chocolate box thatched cottage but it was in fact only built about 12 years ago, therefore benefiting from modern building materials and construction techniques. The house has a much higher energy efficiency rating than the equivalent older property making this home warmer and less expensive to run.
The property was designed and built with great care and attention to detail and there is an impressive amount of character within, including many large wooden beams with engravings, exposed stone work, stone inglenook fireplaces, wooden flooring and traditional style doors. The kitchen suits the property perfectly and has cream coloured country style units with modern appliances and even a wood burning stove.
The current owner had the front of the thatch and the ridge replaced in 2015 and has made some other improvements as well and the property is tastefully presented throughout.
The property as approached through a pair of metal gates opening to a private gravel drive which leads to the house.
The front door opens into a wide entrance hall with wooden flooring and an Ash panelled staircase leading upstairs.
There is a comfortable double aspect living room with a large stone inglenook fireplace containing an inset wood burning stove, a replica bread oven, and there is a beamed ceiling.
The dining room is also double aspect and has a beamed ceiling and a feature window seat.
The kitchen breakfast room is fitted with a range of attractive cream coloured country style eye level and base units with over-lit roll top work surfaces incorporating a ceramic butlers sink, there is an integrated 4 ring electric hob with extractor fan above and electric oven below and there is space for a dish washer.The chimney breast has been designed with a flu which would enable an AGA or Rayburn to be fitted if desired.
A door from the kitchen leads to a useful utility room which also has a range of fitted storage units and includes an airing cupboard. There is a sink, space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a door out to the garden.
Also on the ground floor is a modern bathroom with a walk in shower, a bath, wc and wash hand basin.
On the first floor are three well-proportioned double bedrooms. All of them are double aspect and benefit from splendid far reaching views over the local countryside and one has distant views across to Bideford Bay. Bedroom 3 has access to a useful storage area.
Further, is an attractive family bathroom comprising of a white three piece suite.
The level gardens extend to approximately half an acre and are enclosed on all sides by established hedges and trees giving this property a very secluded feel.
There is a large expanse of lawn at the front and side and a gravelled parking area at the front and rear.
To the side is a detached double garage with double wooden doors and an inspection pit. Attached to the garage is a useful workshop of 19'3 x 9'1 which has stairs leading up to a play room and office. The play room has Velux windows whilst the office has built in storage cupboards. At the back of the garage is a storage shed.
From Bideford Quay, proceed to the A39 Heywood Road roundabout and turn left towards Bude. Turn left at Bucks Cross and the property can be found about 500 yards along on the right hand side.
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