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4 bedroom detached house for sale

Watermouth, Watermouth, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Reception Hall, Sitting Room
  • Dining/Garden Room
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Utility Room, Dairy, Cloakroom
  • 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms
  • Large Car Port + Parking
  • Mature Good Sized Gardens
  • Sea glimpses from the garden

Full description

A charming detached character property formerly an estate cottage to Watermouth Castle in a tranquil, secluded sylvan setting close to the coast. 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sitting Room, Dining/Garden Room, Large mature garden etc. EPC Band E.


Situation And Amenties - Watermouth is a delightful hamlet half way between the village of Combe Martin (known as the gateway to Exmoor) and Ilfracombe. The South West Coast Path traverses the cliffs, passing the charming Watermouth Harbour and Widmouth Head, a favoured spot with strategically placed bench for viewing porpoises, dolphins and seals, when the tide is right. Immediately opposite the harbour is Watermouth Castle, a Victorian country house, now a toy museum. Watermouth Cottage is set in the former estate grounds to the castle and is approached by a private no through lane, shared with three other properties, within a sylvan setting on high ground with sea glimpses. At the bottom of the access lane there is a bus stop running between Combe Martin and Ilfracombe and across the road from this and therefore within easy walking distance, is the Sawmill Pub. There is even a GPO letterbox at the end of the drive. Berrynarbor village is 3/4 of a mile and offers village store/post office, character inn, church and reputable primary school. Barnstaple, the regional centre, is about 12 miles and houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as District Hospital and renowned Pannier Market. At Barnstaple there is access to the A361, North Devon Link Road, running through to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway in about 45 minutes and where Tiverton Parkway offers a fast service of trains to London, Paddington, in just over 2 hours. Less than half an hour by car are the safe, sandy, surfing beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton ( also offering championship golf course) there are local golf courses closer by, including one at Ilfracombe itself. The nearest airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

Description - A charming detached character residence which presents elevations of stone beneath a slate roof. All windows on the front elevation are original and have external window shutters. The majority of the remaining windows are double glazed. The property is understood to date from the mid Victorian era with later additions, notably a splendid garden room extension added in 2010. The accommodation is characterful, deceptively generous and well presented. Original character features combine with 21st century refinements and the property is complimented by mature gardens of good size. This is certainly a property that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated. The layout of the accommodation with approximate dimensions are more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises;

Ground Floor - UPVC front door to RECEPTION HALL with cloaks cupboard, slate tiled flooring and cupboard under stairs. INNER LOBBY with stair case rising to first floor described later. SITTING ROOM and fireplaces at each end of the room, one is ornamental and has a stone surround, the other is fitted with a wood burning stove and has display niches above, there is strip wood flooring and steps down to DINING/GARDEN ROOM in two distinct sections, the dining room has laminated flooring which runs through to the DOUBLE GLAZED GARDEN ROOM which benefits from heating and views over the garden as well as distant glimpses of the sea, there are French doors to the GALLERIED SUN DECK BELOW. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM re-fitted in recent years in a cream theme with attractive sand coloured polished granite work surfaces which incorporate a stainless steel sink, there are cupboards beneath and matching wall cupboards, integrated Hot Point dishwasher, Neff electric oven, Neff two ring induction hob, there is a skirting heater and tiled flooring, a recessed microwave with cupboard above. A former fireplace accommodates a burgundy coloured Aga for cooking only with tiled surround and beam above, there is a peninsular breakfast bar once again in polished granite as well as a shelved storage cupboard. REAR LOBBY with tiled flooring ORIGINAL DAIRY with slate shelving and room for an upright fridge/freezer. UTILITY ROOM housing Potterton gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, tiled floor, stable door to outside, plumbing for washing machine, shelf and coats pegs. CLOAKROOM low level WC, pedestal wash basin.

First Floor - LANDING with attractive feature stained glass window above the stair case. BEDROOM 1 a double aspect room with wood vinyl flooring, DRESSING ROOM off as well as ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM with shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin, cupboard under, strip light/shaver point, wood effect flooring. BEDROOM 2 window to front. BEDROOM 3 window to front. BEDROOM 4 strip wood flooring. BATHROOM with panelled bath, telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, shower cubicle, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, strip light/shaver point.

Outside - To the front, a private driveway leads off the access lane and provides parking for 2 vehicles. Immediately to the left of the property is a LARGE CAR PORT also utilised as a LOG STORE here there is a power point and access around to the rear of the property where there is a retaining wall with built in seat, water tap and SMALL GARDEN SHED. The garden is mainly arranged to the right hand side and the rear of the property and follows the hillside. Nearest to the garden room is a GALLERIED DECK ideal for Al-fresco dining or to watch the sunsets whilst enjoying a glass of wine. A series of pathways lead to other parts of the garden which include concealed terraces, areas of lawn, a small orchard, there is a gardeners WC, shed and aluminium framed greenhouse. The gardens are interspersed with mature shrubs and well stocked flower beds and borders. We understand that wildlife are regular visitors including deer. There are strategically placed security lights. The gardens are well tended and provide an appropriate setting.

Services - Mains electricity, gas and water, gas fired central heating, security alarm fitted, shared private drainage.

Special Note - We understand that maintenance of the access lane is shared between Watermouth Cottage and one other.

Directions - Travelling from Combe Martin to Ilfracombe on the A399, at the bottom of the valley opposite the Sawmill Public House, turn left immediately after the bus stop into a private lane through a pair of stone pillars. Climb the hill and the property is the second along on the right hand side.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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16 March 2016


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