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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Gooseham, Bude, Cornwall, EX23

Sold STC £650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • " Protected Valley Views over a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty including Marsland Mouth Nature Reserve, the coastline, sea and Lundy Island
  • " Superb mix of garden, woodland and meadow within 2.7 acres
  • " Triple aspect sitting room with woodland, valley and sea views
  • " Large dual aspect kitchen/dining room with views to the sea
  • " The Stables and The Shippon converted from former outbuildings to a high standard to provide flexible and versatile extra accommodation
  • " High degree of privacy without being isolated
  • " Planning permission for an additional living room to create an annex has been granted
  • " Generous master bedroom with impressive en-suite bathroom and en-suite dressing room
  • " Beautiful light and airy accommodation throughout
  • " Lovely character fireplace with wood-burning stove in the ground floor living room

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Located on the edge of a tiny hamlet of traditional buildings, with far reaching and protected valley views over a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty towards the sea and Lundy Island, this 5 bedroom detached house has 2.7 acres, a triple garage and has commercial/B and B potential.

The original well (which can be seen today) and original buildings on this site date from the 17th century, with the house being substantially rebuilt in the 1970's by a well-known and well regarded local firm Bryant and May to an extremely high standard, with the present owners improving and extending converting the attached outbuildings to the main dwelling, forming a further living room, a gorgeous sitting room with fully glazed elevations to the West and North and 2 independent bedroom suites known as The Stables and The Shippon, both featuring a range of character features and high quality en-suite facilities.

Before my clients purchased the property there were no views to the North and West from the property and this is one of the single biggest improvements they have made during their ownership, so you can enjoy from the kitchen and the extended main sitting room stupendous and protected views over a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which covers the Wildlife Trust owned Marsland Mouth Nature reserve, as seen on TV recently, the coastline, the sea and Lundy Island in the distance, through large picture windows. This also creates wonderfully light and airy accommodation throughout the whole property and a viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate the versatility and views Lower Brownspit Farm has to offer a potential purchaser.

The gravel driveway welcomes you to the property providing a fantastic first impression to the property and sweeps round to form an ample area of off road parking and turning area in front of the wood clad, block built triple garage which has an attached tractor shed to the rear. You can enter the property from both the ground and first floor levels and the accommodation comprises, on the first floor, a double bedroom with an en-suite shower room/WC, a single bedroom, a generous kitchen/dining room with views to the North and West, a magnificent sitting room with fully glazed elevations to the North West and South West, with patio doors opening out onto a large veranda style deck area offering some gorgeous views over the woodland and land the property owns. On the ground floor, there is a characterful living room with the inglenook fireplace, housing a multi fuel stove, and original cloam oven are the focal points of this sociable and sizeable reception room. The master bedroom is also found on this level, which is an excellent size and has a dressing room and steps up to an impressive en-suite bathroom/WC which features a separate shower cubicle, part under floor heating, high quality sanitary ware and lovely tiling. The original Cloam oven in the bedroom is still on show in the bedroom, a picture of which is on the particulars.

The owners have formed 2 independent bedroom suites in the attached outbuildings, which are affectionately known as The Stables and The Shippon. The Stables is a lovely ground floor bedroom with an exposed stone wall providing a feature, and has French doors opening out onto a gravel patio area. There is a high quality en-suite shower room/WC and planning permission was granted in June 2016, to create another room beneath the veranda, with the potential to form an independent granny annex.

The conversion of the outbuildings by the present owners has been done to a very high standard with lime rendering and a huge amount of attention to detail. The Shippon has a completely different feel and style, with a vaulted ceiling and exposed beams, parquet flooring and also has water and drainage supplied to create a little kitchenette area for any potential purchaser wanting to earn extra income on a commercial/B and B basis. The en-suite shower room/WC has high quality tiling and sanitary ware and again this could form a small granny annex. Both of these suites create potential for dual or even triple generational living for families, although The Stables could easily be knocked through to form part of the main accommodation if required.

Oil fired central heating provides warmth throughout the main property with underfloor heating in the sitting room and kitchen plus electric underfloor heating in the en-suite bathroom. The 2 bedroom suites have independent electric heating and all windows are UPVC double glazed.

The gardens and grounds measure 2.7 acres and form a lovely blend of meadow, garden and woodland. The stream meanders through the woodland with the owners having made a path along the stream and also through the woodland creating easy access to it although they have left the woodland as natural as possible. There is a spiral staircase from the gravelled ground floor patio area to have external access from and to the veranda, which offers a lovely view of the woodland and the gardens and enjoys the sun for the majority of the day. The gardens to the front and rear are mainly laid to lawn featuring well stocked flower beds with shrubs and perennials, and the gardens open into the meadow area which the owner keeps lightly cut to provide a sizeable and generous area, which could be used to create a self-sufficient lifestyle, to keep animals or for recreational use. There is a tucked away and more sheltered area of garden which would be ideal as a kitchen garden.

Brownspit is just a handful of traditional buildings and barns forming this tiny hamlet, in the popular and picturesque parish of Morwenstow in the very North of Cornwall. The nearby hamlet of Shop has an Ofsted outstanding primary school, a community centre and children's playground, WI, youth and adult football teams and slightly further away within the parish are the National Trust owned Coombe Valley woods and Duckpool cove, the rugged cliffs and coastline of the parish and the public house, The Bush Inn at Crosstown is a popular spot with tourists and locals alike. The nearest village of Kilkhampton, approximately 3 miles away, has a range of day to day shopping, including a Spar, Co-Op, Premier Stores, as well as numerous other businesses and is on a regular bus route. The main coastal resort of Bude lies approximately 11 miles away, with the local Comprehensive school (a bus can be caught from Shop daily), supermarkets, rejuvenated canal area, 2 sandy beaches and a range of town centre businesses. To the North the major town of Bideford, with an Asda, the popular Atlantic Village and a picturesque quay lies approximately 30 minutes away. From there the North Devon link road provides excellent access to M5, Bristol and beyond.


Mains water, electric and private drainage via septic tank

For Council Tax Banding please telephone Cornwall Council 0300 1234 100
From Bude proceed North along the A39 passing through the village of Kilkhampton and after approximately 2 miles take the left turn signposted GCHQ, Morwenstow and The Bush Inn. Follow this road and as you enter the hamlet of Shop, take the right turn, signposted Gooseham and School. After passing the Primary School on the right hand side, take the next right hand turn and then after a little way take the next left turn and pass through the main part of Brownspit. The driveway to Lower Brownspit Farm will be found as the last one on the left hand side.

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