6 bedroom detached house for sale

Buckleigh, Westward Ho!

Offers in Excess of £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Edwardian Country House
  • Staff annex
  • 6 beds, 4 baths
  • 4 receptions
  • 2 kitchens
  • Butlers pantry
  • Double garage
  • Courtyard of sheds
  • Garden, paddock
  • About 3 acres

Full description

A stunning and substantial stone built 6 bed Edwardian country house set south facing overlooking its own gardens and grounds, with staff flat and in all about 3 acres

The house is at the end of a private no through lane, which serves 3 or 4 other properties, is midway between the A 39 Atlantic Coast highway as it runs westwards from the port and market town of Bideford along the North Devon coastline passing Bucks Cross, Clovelly and Hartland and on towards the Devon/Cornwall border and Bude. Less than a mile to the north is the popular coastal village of Westward Ho! offering a good range of local facilities, a variety of restaurants, inns, the famous Pebble Ridge and sandy beach with surfing and windsurfing and its backdrop of the Northam burrows country park and the famous Royal North Devon Golf club. Within a short distance is the picturesque fishing village of Appledore again with a range of inns and restaurants and of course the port and market town of Bideford all set with the backdrop of the River Torridge and the Taw and Torridge estuary, renowned for its bird life.

At Bideford there is access onto the traffic free Tarka Trail for both walking and cycling, heading north to the village of Instow with its yacht club and popular beach whilst heading south through woods towards Great Torrington and beyond this being part of the coast-to-coast cycle path from Ilfracombe to Plymouth. Just to the west of Bideford is the Affinity centre formerly the Atlantic coast village with a wide selection of shopping outlets.

Barnstaple the ancient borough and administrative centre for North Devon is some 9 miles to the east from where there is access onto the A361 North Devon Link Rd which connects directly through to junction 27 on the M5 motorway to the east side of Tiverton from where there is also the Parkway Rail station, where journey times to London/Paddington are approximately two hours.

A stunning, most spacious, light and airy country home believed of Edwardian origin and set on the edge of Westward Ho and with excellent access to the North Devon Link Road, the dramatic coastline coast, the port of Bideford and Barnstaple. the administrative centre for North Devon.

The house retains many original features, deep sash windows, deep skirting boards, original fireplaces, door architraves, butlers pantry and hand basins in all rooms. To the west side a small enclosed courtyard with outhouses, one a good size for an office/studio with access to the garden from its south.

The main house does require some updating, the staff flat, moreso.

TENDERS

The property is offered to the market by Private Treaty with a view to having a tender date for best and final bids by Friday 6th September unless the property has been previously sold

Council tax - Band

EPC - Band

Services - Mains water and electric, gas central heating

The house is approached through double entrance doors to an

Entrance Porch - 2.13m x 1.60m (7' x 5'3") - Original tiled floor with mat well. Part glazed inner door with side lights to

Impressive Entrance Hall - 10.06m x 2.97m (33' x 9'9") - A most impressive area. original fireplace with ornate surround, stairs rising to the galleried first floor landing with skylight over. Tiled floor, radiator, picture rail, To the rear spurs off to greenhouse and front garden terrace

Sitting Room - 6.38m x 4.67m (20'11" x 15'4") - A fine double aspect room, south facing with both bay and bow windows. Original fireplace, decorative ceiling rose, picture rail, 2 radiators

Drawing Room - 5.33m x 4.55m (17'6" x 14'11") - South facing, picture rail, original fireplace, radiator

Study - 4.55m x 3.89m (14'11" x 12'9") - Double aspect with bay window to south, picture rail, original fireplace, radiator

Ground Floor Bathroom - 2.18m x 1.52m (7'2" x 5'52) - Panlled bath, wall mounted hand basin, low level w/c, original tiled floor

Dining Room - 5.44m x 4.83m (17'10" x 15'10") - A double aspect room, original fireplace, picture rail, decorative ceiling rose

Butlers Pantry - 4.11m x 2.16m (13'6" x 7'1") - Original built in cupboards with drawers under, large deep sink with worktops, brass mixer tap, space for fridge freezer.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room - 4.47m x 3.89m (14'8" x 12'9") - Ferroli gas central heating boiler, double Aga in former open fireplace recess, built in store cupboard, door to annex and rear hallway. Breakfast bar fitment with cupboards under part.

The first floor is approached over a wide easy staircase rising to the galleried landing with lantern roof light over

Bedroom 1 - 5.44m x 4.83m (17'10" x 15'10") - A double aspect room, original fireplace, wash hand basin, door to

En Suite - 2.21m x 1.70m (7'3" x 5'7") - Paneled bath with shower screen assist grips and Creda shower over, Pedestal hand basin, low level WC. Chrome towel rail. Tiled splashbacks.

Bedroom 2 - 3.66m x 3.02m (12' x 9'11") - Original fireplace, hand basin, radiator, picture rail

Bedroom 3 - 6.38m x 4.67m (20'11" x 15'4") - A fine double aspect room, original fireplace, hand basin, picture rail, radiator

Shower Room - 2.62m x 2.21m (8'7" x 7'3") - Large walk in fully tiled shower, pedestal hand basin, low level w/c. Tiled surrounds, radiator, chrome towel rail.

Bedroom 4 - 5.31m x 4.60m (17'5" x 15'1") - South facing, original fireplace, hand basin, picture rail

Bedroom 5 - 4.98m x 3.94m (16'4" x 12'11") - Double aspect, south facing, hand basin, original fireplace

Bathroom - 2.54m x 2.21m (8'4" x 7'3") - Paneled bath with Triton electric shower over, tiled surrounds, low level w/c. pedestal hand basin, mirror over, radiator

Bedroom 6 - 4.45m x 3.71m (14'7" x 12'2") - Original fireplace - door to annex

The Annex - To the rear of the house with separate access is what would have been the original staff accommodation, this being ranged over 3 floors.

Kitchen - 3.58m x 3.45m (11'9" x 11'4") - Single drainer sink unit with worktops, door to small courtyard with outhouses. Airing cupboard, wall units, quarry tiled floor, former open fireplace recess

Rear Courtyard - 6.25m x 3.45m (20'6" x 11'4") - Outside of the kitchen door is a small courtyard of single storey outhouses. A fully walled area with 4 small stores all with windows and about 5'11" x 5' deep wit one larger building 18'7" x 8'. Door to garden.

Inner Hall - Stairs up to first floor, internal doors to understairs cupboard, the main kitchen and rear hallway.

On the first floor

Sitting Room - 4.70m x 3.43m (15'5" x 11'3") - Fireplace, radiator

Shower Room - 3.94m x 1.12m (12'11" x 3'8") - Corner shower unit, radiator, low level w/c. pedestal hand basin

First Floor Landing - With stairs to second floor landing

Bedroom 7 - 4.65m x 2.74m! (15'3" x 9!) - Door to

Attic Storage Area - A door from Bedroom 7 leads into a large boarded attic store area which gives access all around inside the roof.

Double Garage - 7.62m x 7.62m (25' x 25') - In stone with a pair of up and over doors to front and a rear pedestrian access door

OUTSIDE

The house is approached over a short level no through entrance track that it shares with its 4 neighbours.

Entry is through a wrought iron gate to plenty of car parking and turning to the front of the garage.

To the south and front a large paved terrace overlooking its own garden and paddock.

To the west a greenhouse with lemon tree and beyond a walled garden - 3 walls. Immediate level grassed areas drop down to further garden interspersed with a variety of trees and bushes.

Below is access to the level paddock with the whole about 3 acres.


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  • Barnstaple (8.0 mi)
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03339 873588 Local call rate

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