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7 bedroom detached house for sale

Fore Street, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39

£675,000

Property Description

Key features

  • HIGHLY INDIVIDUAL
  • INCOME POTENTIAL
  • GRADE II LISTED
  • SEPARATE 1 BEDROOM COTTAGE
  • ADAPTABLE ACCOMMODATION
  • DUAL OCCUPANCY POTENTIAL
  • PLENTY OF PARKING AND DOUBLE GARAGE
  • USEFUL OUTBUILDINGS
  • SECLUDED LEVEL WALLED GARDENS

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This attractive, highly individual 18th Century property is located in the very popular village of Northam, which itself is about 2 miles from the historic port and market town of Bideford. Northam village, originates from the Saxon North village and was first mentioned in the Doomsday Book, Cross House being one of the older houses in this area.

The property provides extremely flexible and adaptable accommodation and could suit a large family, dual family occupancy, someone looking for additional rental/holiday rental income from the separate parts of the house and cottage, as the current owners are presently doing and there could be scope for a bed and breakfast business, subject to any planning consents required.

The house has two staircases and is there are interconnecting doors on the ground and first floor and separate entrances to both parts of the property described as THE WING and THE MAIN HOUSE making dual occupancy living straightforward.

There is plenty of character throughout the house, including beamed ceilings, wood panelled walls, stained glass windows, flagstone floors and fireplaces.

The front door opens into a long hallway with a w/c and coat cupboard. The accommodation downstairs provides a sitting room with flagstone flooring, a large stone inglenook fireplace and a door to one of the staircases leading to the first floor.

There is a living room with a beamed ceiling and walls as well as a fireplace, a dining/drawing room with wood panelled walls and a 37' kitchen breakfast room fitted with a range of bespoke pine eye-level and base units with pull out larder cupboard, a gas range with 4 burner hob and griddle, double ovens and a grill and an integrated fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Also on the ground floor is an open plan kitchen/dining room with wood style units, a 4 ring electric hob with double ovens below, space for a washing machine and fridge and there is a useful pantry/store room.

The main staircase divides onto the top floor landing and there is a pretty stained glass window.

Upstairs are six well-proportioned bedrooms, many with exposed wooden beams and built in wardrobes. Two of the bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms and there are two family bathrooms both with white suites.

CROSS COTTAGE
Cross cottage is separate from the main house and comprises of a 9'9 x 7'10 kitchen/breakfast room with wood style units, an electric 4 ring hob with oven below and space for further appliances. There is also a living room of 12'6 x 10'6 and upstairs, a double bedroom of 12'10 x 10'9 with an ensuite shower room.


OUTSIDE
A large wrought iron gate opens to a cobbled driveway that leads to the rear of the property where there is a parking area for several vehicles and a very old Wisteria that covers one of the high surrounding stone walls. A gate leads to a pretty courtyard with raised flower borders and a fish pond. Overlooking the parking area is a 17' x 12'10 open fronted garage with attic storage, two workshops of 15'6 x 12'8 and 11'8 x 10'11 and a greenhouse of 10'10 x 9'. These buildings could offer scope for conversion, subject to planning consent.

A gate from the courtyard leads to a very pretty and secluded walled garden with lawn, established shrubs, trees and flowering plants and a garden store.
From the Heywood Road roundabout on the A39 Atlantic Highway, take the turning towards Appledore, Northam and Westward Ho! After passing the Durrant Hotel on the right, continue on, passing Chope Road on the left and take the next turning right into Fore Street and immediately right again where the property will be found on the left.


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23 March 2016

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