2 bedroom bungalow for saleThe Sun Houses, Allenstyle, Yelland, Barnstaple, EX31
- CONTEMPORARY DESIGN
- BUNGALOWS AND CHALET BUNGALOWS
- SOUTH FACING GARDENS
- SOME WITH ATTIC SPACE
The site presents several dominant and desirable characteristics. It has a long East / West elevation facing South to a wooded and green hillside. There are also distant occasional estuary views.
The houses are arranged in terraces on either side of East-West roads, all facing to the Southerly view. All houses have been designed with their living areas and at least one bedroom facing to the South and into a walled garden. The house plans therefore differ depending on which side of the road they are entered, ie the South or the North.
This layout concept is fundamentally different to most modern estates where houses are arranged around mostly 'cul de sacs' with houses and gardens facing in all directions. At Sun Houses every house has a South facing walled or partly walled garden directly accessed from the living area of the house, they have been designed to maximise the connection between internal and external space.
The design style is contemporary and is intended as a modern interpretation of a traditional bungalow which is the predominant local style. The plan is rectangular with two monopitch roofs linked by a continuous roof light admitting daylight into the centre of the plan and facilitating cross ventilation.
All houses have two bedrooms on the ground floor, one with an en-suite bathroom, some houses are 'chalet bungalow' style with a room on the first floor with a balcony always looking South.
All houses have a minimun of two parking spaces and most of the houses contain large garages and projecting window boxes on the North elevation. The roof mono-pitches allow space that would otherwise be lost to the roof to be included within the internal areas to form sculptural roomy volumes, adding quality of space.
The high quality materials used externally are white acrylic insulated render, with natural Oak double glazed windows and doors. Internally the rooms are prepared for a variety of floor finishes including engineered wood, tiling and carpeting, the bathroom has white sanitaryware in a contemporary style and the kitchen is designed with high gloss units, laminate worktops and built in appliances. All kitchens have mid level ovens and some have full height fridge/freezers. The internal detailing is also contemporary with shadow gap skirtings, flush doors and door frames and frameless glass.
Internal lighting is also contemporary in its design with recessed wall uplights, strip LED, and individual switched 5 amp sockets for the connection of owners floor standing and desk mounted fittings.
All houses are heated via underfloor heating powered from air source heat pumps (ASHP) mounted externally in the garden, internally every house has a 200 litre hot water cylinder assuring ample hot water. The ASHP units are exceptionally efficient with an energy delivery of approximately four times the input, this counts as 'renewable' energy and combined with the very high levels of insulation make the house particularly sustainable with low heating costs.
From Barnstaple take the B3233 towards Bideford. Pass through Sticklepath, Bickington and Fremington and then into Yelland. After a short distance turn left into Allenstyle Road at at the bottom of that road you will see the site facing you.
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