8 bedroom house for saleParkham Ash, Bideford
- Beautifully Presented House
- Stunning Countryside Views
- Approximately 20.5 Acres
- 2 Detached Holiday Cottages
- Large Detached Stone Garage
- Granary and Outbuildings
- Scope to Develop (STPP)
- Two Large Pasture Paddocks
- No Near Neighbours
- Mature Woodland and Beautiful Nature Lakes
An extremely attractive and beautifully presented Grade II Listed character farmhouse with four double bedrooms and four reception rooms sits in a splendid secluded setting with no close neighbours. Offer approximately 20.5 acres of land which is made up of pasture, woodland and landscaped lakes. Kerswell Farm also benefits from 2 separate 2 double bedroom cottages, a large double garage, and a variety of outbuildings with scope to adapt. This property offers tremendous scope and potential to provide multiple avenues of lifestyle or business ventures.
Situated on the edge of the quiet hamlet of Parkham Ash, an attractive rural settlement between the villages of Parkham and Woolsery. The village of Parkham is approximately a mile away and offers a traditional thatched inn, primary school, village hall, local butcher and church and Woolsery provides a general store, pub, primary school, small garage and church. The historic port and market town of Bideford is approximately 6 miles away, offering a good range of national and independent shops, banks, primary and secondary schooling and recreational facilities. Other nearby attractions include the long sandy beach at the popular seaside village of Westward Ho!
together with its championship golf course and stunning cliff top coastal walks. The historic fishing village of Clovelly with its pebbled streets and the rugged picturesque coastline of Hartland are also within easy driving distance. The A39 is a short distance away providing a fast route to Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon and to the west, Bude a popular Cornish coastal town. From Barnstaple, the North Devon Link Road (A361) continues to the M5 motorway at Tiverton (Junction 27) a further 35 miles.
The Farmhouse - The front door opens into an entrance porch that leads into the main hallway with natural slate flooring. The ground floor accommodation provides a sitting room with a traditional beamed ceiling and an open fireplace with wood burning stove. A spacious family room that also enjoys an inglenook fireplace and inset wood burning stove with bread oven. The library room benefits from a double aspect with tall ceiling and extensive built in book cases as well as a stable door to the rear garden. The dining room has natural slate flooring with a door to the vegetable garden and a pair of doors opening to stairs down into the Kitchen. The stunning kitchen/breakfast room benefits from a triple aspect and French doors that lead onto the rear garden. Fitted with a wide range of hand crafted units by Simply Wood, a firm with the highest of reputes, includes a large dresser, pull out wicker baskets, a larder cupboard and a large island unit completed with extensive granite work tops throughout. Benefitting from a range of integrated appliances including a six gas burner Britannia range cooker with double electric ovens, two fridges, freezer, microwave and dishwasher. From the dining room is a large boot room with cupboard housing the oil fired central heating boiler and plumbing and storage for white goods. This leads to a large downstairs WC and adjoining utility area with additional space for a washing machine and a tumble dryer. Stairs lead up to a half landing and bedroom 2, which is a large double with en-suite shower room. On the main landing is the master bedroom with feature stone fireplace and an en-suite shower room. Two further double bedrooms and a recently modernised family bathroom are also located on the main landing.
The Barn - The well-presented detached two bedroom barn is also of stone construction with part painted render walls, a slate roof and an independent oil fired heating system. The accommodation is reverse level to make the most of the glorious views. Downstairs offers a hallway with two entrances, a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a further bedroom and a shower room. Upstairs is a spacious living room with wood burning stove and a kitchen/breakfast room with a range of matching units, fridge freezer and dishwasher. The Barn also has its own private large rear garden consisting of a generous lawn with a large patio and an attractive play house. There is private parking for the Barn and stone garage/playroom.
The Lodge - This recently converted single storey detached cottage is of a stone and render construction and slate roof. It offers two entrances, the main entrance is approached from the large parking area and enclosed garden. This enters the open plan kitchen/dining/living room. The kitchen has a range of matching units with fitted electric cooker with extractor fan. The living area also benefits a log burner. 2 good size double bedrooms and family bathroom lead off the hallway. The Lodge has an enclosed garden with seating area, a shed and large area for private parking.
The Outbuildings - Other buildings consist of an large double garage close to the house approx 22' x 22'
A Granary 11'7 x 9'10, with an attached log store 11' 7" x 7'
A large open sided barn with mezzanine floor 37' x 17'
Large workshop 35' x 35 with inspection pit
A part open barn 50' x 25 with a stone building adjacent ideal as
Stables 13' x 10 + 19' x 13'
A further stone barn close to the cottage 14' x 13' (used as garage for the Barn)
Large open sided corrugated metal hay barn 46' x 26'.
The Land - The land extends to some 20.5 acres, including two very large paddocks with tree lined boundaries and a small stream. A meadow with wild orchids. An area of cultivated woodland and another area of mature woodland. 4 large interlinked ponds filled with an abundance of wildlife, fish and water lilies and a level lawn area closer to the house as well as a kitchen garden. In addition is a level piece of ground that would be an ideal place for a sand school / tennis court which is in close proximity to the stables. There is also a level playing field and two Orchards containing various fruit trees located to the East and the West of the property.
Holiday Letting - The cottages offer great potential as a holiday lets, and award winning agents Holidaycottages.co.uk have put together information on how the properties would perform, should potential buyers wish to commercially holiday let. For information on the potential income the cottage could generate contact the Morris and Bott team to find out more.
Viewings - Viewings by appointment only through Morris and Bott, Grenville Wharf, 6a The Quay, Bideford, EX39 2HW. Tel: 01237 459998.
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