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4 bedroom house for sale

Orchard Hill, Bideford

Under Offer £445,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Charming Former Coach House
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • Highly Favoured Location
  • Splendid Kitchen/Diner With Bay Window
  • Superb Outside Space
  • Large Covered Courtyard Area
  • Well Stocked Orchard
  • Useful Outbuilding - Ideal Home Office
  • Large Double Garage
  • Ample Parking

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Situated in a quiet tucked away location on the highly favoured Orchard Hill area, a most charming 4 bedroom detached former coach house with superb outside space of approximately 0.3 of an acre comprising of a well stocked orchard, large double garage & ample parking.

Garden Cottage was believed to have once been the coach house to the nearby large manor residence and has been improved & extended over the years to offer charming characterful accommodation which makes a wonderful family home. The present owners have made a number of changes within the last five years which include the addition of an excellent 18`5 x 8`8 Home Office/Summer House and a substantial timber Double Garage measuring 29` x 18`9, which is the perfect man cave!

The charming accommodation will be found in good order throughout with the hub of the home being the splendid Kitchen/Diner with a bay window overlooking the front of the property whilst there is a feature woodburner & an excellent range of fitted soft closing cupboards & drawers together with an electric range cooker, plumbed-in American fridge/freezer, built-in dishwasher, corner carousel storage, pull out larder cupboard, double Belfast sink, drying rack & central feature lights.

In the centre of the house is the Sitting Room with a feature woodburner & uPVC double glazed patio doors to the outside and in turn double doors lead through to a useful inner lobby which would make an ideal Study Room with Bedroom 4 & the Utility Room adjoining. A Shower Room adjoins the Utility Room and it should be noted that the area to this side of the house could be made fairly self contained if desired for those seeking space for a dependent relative.

Also on the ground floor accessed from the Entrance Hall is a further double Bedroom and a well appointed Shower Room, whilst on the First Floor are two further Double Bedrooms, with Bedroom 1 benefiting from extensive built-in wardrobes.

Approached through wooden entrance gates, a long private drive leads to a large parking area for several vehicles and in turn leads to the front of the property and towards the garage & the extensive gardens.

The outside space at Garden Cottage is a particular feature with a number of areas for all of the family to enjoy. Adjoining the property is a good sized (21`9 x 9`11) covered courtyard seating area with lighting which is ideal for outside entertaining on those rainy days. A useful outbuilding measuring 11`6 x 9`1 (previously used as a home office) benefits from extensive built-in storage cupboards, power, light, electric heater, Velux window & spot lights. At the front of the house is a pretty courtyard with stone chippings and the superb purpose built Home Office which would suit a number of uses being fully insulated with carpet, power, light & electric heating.

The large detached wooden Double Garage measures 29` x 18`9 and is perfect for any car enthusiast or for those seeking the dream workshop. Benefiting from 2 large sets of doors with ample power sockets & lighting together with a further side pedestrian door.

Beyond the garage is the excellent garden space which really is a hidden gem & needs to be seen to be fully appreciated. A large covered timber decked BBQ seating area with a cooking Aga, LED lighting and an extensive lawn enjoy complete privacy and in turn leads to a large well stocked orchard with a water supply from two large water storage units & Polytunnel comprising a number of fruit trees including apple, pear, gooseberries & plum together with raspberries and black & red current bushes.

Orchard Hill is a favoured residential area consisting of a number of substantial properties and benefits from being in a quiet position yet within easy reach (less than a 10 minute walk) of the Port & Market Town of Bideford. Coastal footpaths are within easy reach alongside the banks of the River Torridge whilst the long sandy beach at Westward Ho! is approximately 2.5 miles. The regional centre of North Devon – Barnstaple, is approximately 10 miles distance, with the M5 motorway network being an approximate 45-minute drive.

Need To Know
Mains water, electricity & gas are connected.
Private drainage.
Valliant gas fired Combi Boiler (serving the hot water & central heating).
uPVC double glazing.
Council Tax Band – ‘D` £1,934.83 per annum.
Energy Performance Certificate - D

From Bideford Quay, proceed towards Northam & Westward Ho! After passing Rydon Car Sales on your left, take the next right into Orchard Hill. Continue along this road for approximately ¼ of a mile, where the entrance to Garden Cottage will be seen on the left with name plates clearly displayed.

Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
18 June 2019


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