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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Horns Cross, Bideford, Devon, EX39


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Tenure: Freehold

Webbers are proud to present to the market this classic Grade II Listed and thatched Devon Longhouse, set in an elevated position with far reaching views over the local countryside and conveniently close to the dramatic Atlantic coastline.

Formerly part of the Portledge Estate, this fine property has not been available for sale since 1919.

There is also the potential to purchase up to 13.5 acres of pasture and 3.5 woodland as well as a large 42'8' x 17' general purpose wooden barn/stable which is behind the house, (all subject to separate negotiations).

The property is beautifully presented throughout with delightful character features,, and has two staircases to the first floor. It has been very well maintained, including the ridge and front of the thatched roof being replaced 3 years ago, there are attractive modern bathroom facilities and inside is decorated in pleasing neutral colours.

The property also benefits from plenty of natural light due to the large bay windows at the front which also allow delightful views over the front gardens and local countryside beyond.

Located only 5 miles from the town of Bideford, which offers a good range of national and local shopping facilities, the property also has direct access onto the A39 leading both East and West, making travel along the coast very easy indeed.

The driveway provides plenty of parking space for numerous vehicles and sweeps up to the rear of the house.

The downstairs accommodation provides an entrance lobby and a door with attractive stained glass panels that opens into the hallway.

There is a spacious sitting room with solid oak flooring and a large fireplace with inset wood burning stove set on a slate hearth, a bay window with countryside views and a door to a useful store room at the side and a door to the rear entrance hall.

At the opposite end of the house is another reception room, currently used as a study and in the middle, a kitchen/dining room with matching built in oak units (the dresser is not included) and a Rayburn range that supplies some hot water to the house.

An arch leads to the kitchen behind, which has similar matching oak units, open shelving and space for a gas cooker and dish washer.

From one end of the kitchen, a door leads to the rear entrance hall and to a very useful storage room with wooden stairs up to a further store area. At the other end of the kitchen is a door to a utility area with space for a washing machine and dryer and the rear staircase. There is a lovely modern shower room with under floor heating, built in storage and a door to a further storage cupboard.

Both staircases lead to the main landing upstairs and to the four bedrooms, all of which have countryside views. There is a well-proportioned master, with a wall of built in wardrobes, two similar size double bedrooms, another bedroom and a well appointed family bathroom.

At the front is a terraced lawn of approximately 60' with established hedges and trees and with some splendid views over local countryside. At the side is a further secluded level lawn of about 40' x 40' with an area of decking, ideal for barbeques and views over the adjoining available paddock.

At the back, are two useful stone outbuildings, one of which is an ideal workshop of 14'11 x 6'8 with light and power, the other being divided into four useful stores.

At the bottom of the drive are two further stone out-buildings of 15' x 6'8 and 22'8 x 10'4, both currently used as garages.

The owners are prepared to negotiate separately on the large wooden barn/stable behind the house and up to 17 acres of adjacent land, depending on a buyers requirements.
From Bideford Quay, proceed to the A39 Heywood Road roundabout and turn left towards Bude. Drive through Fairy Cross and Horns Cross and as the road descends, you will see a traditional coaching inn at the bottom on the right called The Hoops Inn. The entrance to the property is on the right immediately after the Hoops Inn

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20 July 2016


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