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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Helscott Road, Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall, EX23

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Beautiful lawn gardens
  • Two enclosed paddocks
  • Wealth of character features
  • 4 bedroom 4 reception room accommodation
  • Located at the end of no through road
  • Easy access to a public footpath leading to Widemouth Bay
  • Master bedroom with an impressive en-suite bathroom
  • Lovely views
  • Annexe potential
  • Marhamchurch has shop, public house and school

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Springbrook Cottage is a fantastic Grade II listed detached country cottage, located at the end of a no through road, which has been lovingly brought to life by the present owners to create flexible and versatile, 4 bedroom (1 en-suite), 4 reception room property, with garage, lovely gardens and 2 enclosed paddocks, one with river frontage.

This spacious cottage enjoys a wealth of character including two wood burners set in fireplaces with the original cloam oven and slate hearths, exposed beams ceilings, window seats and array of other features. A two story extension to the rear of the cottage creates the deceptive size of the accommodation providing an extra reception room, master bedroom with en-suite and a superb Victorian style garden room has been attached.

The garden room is an impressive room, with the roof having been upgraded from a glass roof to a Delabole Slate roof, with proper insulation, and with the installation of a character wood-burning stove, has created a fabulous light and airy living room.

The present owners have also removed the old pitched roof, leaving the original exposed beams beneath a brand-new roof, using Trevillett Cornish slates. They have created a superb family bathroom, preserving the fantastic exposed beams and incorporating a double shower cubicle with a Bristan shower, corner bath, sink and WC, set in a useful vanity unit.

There are quality tile floors and ceilings and, along with the en-suite bathroom and the ground floor wet room, have been finished to extremely high standard.

The kitchen and utility room have both been improved significantly in the last few years, with the main cottage kitchen boasting granite work-surfaces and built in appliances, including fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, oven and hob, with a quality sink and modern mixer tap. The window enjoys the view over the garden towards the countryside beyond. The utility room has also been fitted with a range of useful matching wall and base units beneath granite work-surfaces, featuring a range of further appliances. Heating is provided by LP gas fired central heating with the wood burners throughout the property providing extra warmth.

The versatile layout creates annexe potential, with the present owners using the main part of the cottage as a successful holiday let, whereupon they can also stay in a separate part of the property well away from paying guests. This might suit a dependent relative and a viewing would be required to fully appreciate the flexibility and quality of the property.

Externally the gardens are extremely well kept and maintained, with areas of garden on three sides of the property. There is a raised lawn area with fruit trees and the kitchen garden, a slightly lower area of garden which has a beautiful view across the valley and well stocked flower beds.

A bridge leads over to the first paddock area, which enjoys all day sun, and a further bridge across the tributary stream leads to a beautiful secluded paddock with frontage onto the river Neet.

The present owners have a verbal gentleman's agreement with the landowner at the rear, to pass over his land to reach the public footpath, which leads to the restaurant at The Weir, and across fields to the fantastic surfing beach at Widemouth Bay and access onto the North Cornish coastal path. A short walk provides access to the canal tow path, providing a lovely walk into the rejuvenated canal area with bistros, hotels and the lock gates, with access here on to Summerleaze beach. Also close by is the cycle path providing another easy link to the shops and businesses of the coastal resort of Bude.

Bude itself has main supermarkets, the local comprehensive school, a range of small businesses and 2 sandy beaches. The access onto the main A39 trunk road provides excellent links, north to Bideford and Barnstaple and south to the coastal resort of Newquay, with its International airport. Slightly further afield, at Launceston, access is gained onto the main A30 trunk road, providing links to Exeter and the M5 and beyond.

Mains water, electric and private drainage
Privately owned solar panels included in the sale providing cheaper electric and income from the national grid


For Council Tax Banding please telephone Cornwall Council 0300 1234 100

Agents Note: Until September viewings must be arranged, by appointment, on Sundays between 12 noon and 3 p.m
From Bude proceed south on the A39 passing the 2 left turns signposted Marhamchurch, a little way along take the right turn just before the brow of the hill into Helscott Road and bear right, follow this road to the very bottom where Springbrook Cottage will be found on the left hand side.

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16 June 2016


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