5 bedroom detached house for saleSterridge Valley, Berrynarbor, Devon, EX34
Sold STC £500,000
- Delightful and very spacious detached bungalow
- Flexible accommodation ideal for the larger family or family with dependent relative
- Large, private and sunny elevated plot of over 1/2 an acre
- Excellent views over surrounding countryside towards the sea and distant Welsh coast
- A short gentle pleasant walk to the village centre amenities
- Village has an 'Outstanding' Ofsted Primary School, Public House, Community Shop & Church
- Excellent village community with various clubs and associations
- Private driveway with plenty of parking and attached garage with electric door
- 4/5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
- Superb 24ft living room and delightful uPVC double glazed conservatory
Mandalay is a delightful and very spacious detached bungalow situated in a tranquil setting in an area of outstanding natural beauty in the picturesque Sterridge Valley set within the award winning picture post card olde worlde village of Berrynarbor. The property enjoys a great deal of peace, quiet and privacy and fabulous views in all directions across the neighbouring countryside and the village and towards the sea and distant Welsh coastline. There are good local amenities which include a primary school with a good reputation and an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted, a charming public house serving food, a community post office/general stores and a church. All of these facilities are within a gentle and pleasant walk from the property. The village also has a thriving community with many local clubs and associations to suit a variety of different interests.
Berrynarbor has won several awards over the years for the "Best Kept Village" from Britain in Bloom and every spring and summer the village is awash with colour with attractive hanging baskets and neat and well-kept gardens throughout. The coast is just a short distance away, only about a mile or so and there is plenty of nearby walking along miles of meandering footpaths which enjoy the best of North Devon's spectacular countryside and coastline. There is a bus service which comes into the village and has links to neighbouring towns and villages including Barnstaple, which is North Devon's main trading centre and is approximately 14 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a rail link to Exeter which then allows a direct route to major Stations within London. Barnstaple also has direct access onto the A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27 (Tiverton).
The property has very versatile accommodation and an abundance of space which can be utilised in a variety of different ways to suit the needs of modern day family living, provide an area for an elderly or dependent relative if required or be ideal for those who live and work from home. There are up to 5 spacious double bedrooms depending on how the accommodation is arranged, together with 3 bathrooms allowing plenty of space and facilities for all the family or for visitors and guests alike. For those that enjoy various hobbies, the fifth bedroom is a perfect area to use as a studio or work room, for musical interests, a gym, or the arts. There is air conditioning to the room and it is sound proofed as it was once used as a radio studio!
Mandalay is approached through a large 5 bar gate on to its own wide private driveway which provides plenty of parking and leads to the garage. The drive adds extra privacy to the already delightful and secluded gardens which enjoy plenty of the day's sunlight and the fantastic sea and country views.
There is the benefit of oil fired central heating, uPVC double glazing and uPVC fascias, soffits, gutters and down pipes for ease of maintenance. In addition, there are solar PV panels which supplement the electricity supply and provides a feed in tariff and a return over the past 9 month of £1,712 which exceeds the annual electricity bill. There is also solar hot water providing a constant supply all year round and rarely needing a top up from the boiler.
There is the immediate feeling of space upon entering the property in to the large entrance porch which has a solid oak floor and an attractive glazed door which opens in to the spacious entrance hallway. The solid oak floor continues through in to the hall which has the stairs to the first floor with a useful store cupboard under. The 15ft x 12ft bright and airy kitchen/breakfast room enjoys the excellent views across the gardens, village and countryside towards the sea and an extensive range of fitted base and wall units complimented by granite work surfaces and incorporating a pull out shelved larder cupboard, an integrated dishwasher and space for a range style cooker (Rangemaster Cooker available by separate negotiation) with extractor canopy over. There is also a recess suitable for an American style fridge freezer. There is direct access from the kitchen on to a delightful large patio ideal for 'al fresco' dining and entertaining.
The heart of the home is the fabulous 24ft x 18ft living room which has full height double doors and large windows to the length of one wall taking full advantage of the super views across the countryside and towards the sea. The double doors open directly on to the large sea facing patio. Within the living room there is a feature stone built fireplace and hearth with a large wood burner all providing a focal point to room together with oak beams. Glazed double doors at the far end of the room open in to a triple aspect uPVC double glazed conservatory with a pitched roof. The conservatory allows the full splendour of the garden and views to be enjoyed whatever the weather and offers a bright and airy west facing room which has direct access on to a particularly private and secluded area within the garden.
Moving along the hall way, there is a ground floor double bedroom which has its own hand basin set in a modern vanity unit with a cupboard under, mirror vanity light and shaver socket over. The bright and airy room enjoys a pleasant open outlook, whilst lying in bed, across the gardens and towards the tree-lined hills. There is a study which could also be used as a fourth bedroom if required. There is a family bathroom providing ground floor facilities and, combined with the ground floor bedrooms, would suit use by an elderly or dependent relative. Furthermore, there is a 23ft fifth bedroom which could also be used for a variety of purposes as mentioned earlier.
At the rear of the main hallway is a useful utility room which has fitted cupboards and a sink unit and has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and tumble dryer and the oil fired boiler for the central heating and hot water. A door gives direct access on to the rear garden.
Moving to the first floor, the landing has a south facing 'Velux' style window allowing plenty of light to pour in. There is an airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder. The master bedroom has a range of built in wardrobes to the length of one wall and views to the east across the neighbouring countryside. There is an en suite shower room with modern sanitary ware. Across the landing is a further double bedroom 2 this time enjoying views to the west, up the valley and towards the countryside and tree-lined hills. There are two eaves storage areas and again the room has its own en suite shower room.
Outside, Mandalay is approached through a wide five bar gate which opens on to its own private driveway which leads up to the bungalow and to the attached garage. There is parking and turning space for numerous vehicles. The garage has an electrically operated door and has light and power connected.
The front garden comprises a large two tier lawn with mature and colourful flowering tree-lined boundaries and with a variety of shrubs and bushes. On the eastern side of the drive there is a further sloping lawned garden with flowering trees and siding on to neighbouring fields and stretching the length of the eastern boundary to the rear of the bungalow. Immediately in front of the property is a large brick paved patio with raised flower bed borders and outdoor power points. The patio is directly accessible from the living room and the kitchen making it an ideal outdoor entertaining area, for al fresco dining, barbeques, sun bathing etc. There are far reaching views from the patio over the village and countryside to the sea and distant Welsh coast. Beyond the patio is an attractive gravelled garden with an ornamental pond surrounded by colourful and well stocked flower beds, shrubs and bushes and again enjoying the splendid views and plenty of sun light and privacy.
Access under a trellis arch leads to the wide side garden on the western elevation which is particularly private and secluded and bounded by mature colourful trees. The garden is laid primarily to lawn with flower bed borders, grape producing vine, fig tree, rose and strawberry garden and a small patio sits adjacent to the conservatory. There are outdoor power points and lights. There is a summerhouse with a decked covered verandah and an adjacent store shed. At the rear there is a useful large covered alcove ideal as a wood store and a further lawned garden, outside tap and lights.
Mandalay offers considerable peace and quiet in a delightful position in an area of outstanding natural beauty with excellent views over the ever changing colours of the countryside and towards the sea and coastline. The flexible accommodation provides a variety of options and full and early internal inspection is a must to appreciate the size and quality on offer.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction heading out of town on the main A399 sign posted Combe Martin. Continue along this road for approximately 4 miles turning right into the village of Berrynarbor immediately opposite the Saw Mills Public House. Follow the road towards the centre of the village taking the first right hand turn shortly after the entrance to Mill Park sign posted Sterridge Valley. Follow the road around to the left and continue along this road for approximately half a mile and through the 'cut in the rocks' where there is a left hand turn into Berrynarbor Park. Proceed into the park turning right where the road leads up to the entrance to Mandalay.
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