Farms and Land for Sale

Northam, Bideford

16 Jul 2014

Stags - Bideford
Address of property to sell:
Marshford House, Churchill Way, Northam, Bideford
EX39 1NR
Acres: 1.119
Telephone: 01237 425030
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•Panoramic Coastal Views
• Convenient Location
• Versatile Accommodation
• Possible Dual Family Occupation
• Tennis Court
• Approx 1.119 Acres

A substantial Grade II Listed period Georgian residence in this highly convenient location with panoramic coastal views. Standing in approx 1.119 acres of mature gardens with a tennis court, the accommodation is well presented with the possibility of dual family occupation.

The property enjoys a unique and tranquil location on the borders of the popular villages of Appledore and Northam enjoying panoramic coastal views and is within walking/cycling distance of both villages. Appledore is a quaint fishermans village renowned for its historic quayside and intertwining cobbled streets. The village itself has a good range of amenities including a public slipway, cafes and restaurants, post office / delicatessen, galleries, pubs, a hotel and a primary school. Northam has its own supermarket, post office and a very popular restaurant. Northam also boasts the Torridge swimming pool and leisure centre. Westward Ho! village is certainly within cycling distance and has a popular and competitive tennis club. Within easy reach of the property is access to the Northam Burrows Country Park, the sandy beach at Westward Ho! and the South West coastal footpath, which affords stunning walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge and has a wider range of amenities including banks, butchers, various shops, pubs and restaurants, places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and three supermarkets. The North Devon Golf Club is within walking/cycling distance of the property and is reputed to be the oldest links course in England. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 11 miles away and offers all the area’s main business, shopping and commercial venues. The property is situated on the main through bus route to Bideford and Barnstaple with bus stops close by. There is easy access to the Tarka Trail which is a popular footpath and cycleway connecting Torrington, Bideford, Instow and Barnstaple to the coast along the route of the old railway line. The Tarka Trail offers 30 miles of country/coastal cycling. Instow also has the benefit of a long established Yacht and sailing club.

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a substantial grade II listed Georgian period home in this superb location with uninterrupted panoramic coastal views across open farmland, to the Northam Burrows Country Park, towards Lundy Island and the sea. The grade II listed south facing residence is the major portion and is believed to date back approximately 200 years. There is a wealth of character features throughout including fireplaces with wood burning stoves, tiled floors and stained glass windows. The accommodation is extremely spacious and versatile. At present it offers three reception rooms, five double bedrooms (two en suite) all with large Georgian windows but could easily be utilised for dual family occupation or a home with an income (with letting cottage) or an upmarket country/coastal bed and breakfast as there is already two staircases and entrances. The whole is believed to stand in approximately 1.119 acres and has delightful mature gardens as well as an all weather tennis court. There is parking at the front of the property for 2 cars with further parking for several vehicles at the rear. The agents have no hesitation in recommending a full internal inspection to fully appreciate this stunning property.

The layout of the accommodation and approximate dimensions are more clearly shown on the accompanying floorplan but comprise in brief:

The front door leads into the entrance hall which has a delightful tiled floor. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. The snug enjoys a dual aspect with original wooden shutters to the large Georgian windows, wood floor, picture rail and an open fireplace with timber mantel over. The lounge enjoys a dual aspect with French doors with original wooden shutters leading out to the garden under a conservatory canopy which runs across the rear of the house and picture rail. There is a multi fuel Jet Master fire in a stone fireplace with stone hearth which burns coals and logs. Within this room there is also a study area. From the lounge a door gives access to the 3rd reception room, which is dual aspect with original window shutters to the large Georgian window and picture rail. This door also gives access to the 2nd staircase which rises to the first floor landing to bedrooms 4 & 5. These 2 bedrooms together with the 3rd reception room, staircase and own entrance porch makes the property suitable for dual occupation, if required. The kitchen/dining room enjoys a light and airy aspect with panoramic views over the Northam Burrows Country Park, towards the sea and Lundy Island. The kitchen has an excellent range of matching wall and base units with a stainless steel sink. There is an oil fired Aga which supplies all the hot water (there is an emersion boost switch in the airing cupboard upstairs for times when the Aga is off or when extra hot water is required), integrated four ring electric hob and space for a fridge and dishwasher. There is also a central island unit. From the dining area there are French doors that lead out onto the terrace that also enjoy the fabulous views on offer. A door gives access to a utility room where there is a further range of matching wall and base units with the wall mounted gas fired boiler that provides the central heating. There is also space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer.

A stable door gives access to the garden.

From the entrance hall there is a rear lobby with a delightful marland brick floor and storage area. Off this lobby there is a large downstairs cloakroom/boot room with a low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. There is also a stained glass window. This room is large enough if required to convert into a shower room. From the lobby there is a stained glass door leading out to the rear garden.

The first floor landing enjoys a light and airy aspect with fabulous views across the Northam Burrows Country Park towards Lundy Island and the sea. There is a hatch access to the loft space as well as an archway that leads through into the second landing and the second staircase. Bedroom one enjoys a dual aspect with fabulous sea views through the large double glazed Georgian windows. There is also an extensive range of built in wardrobes with an en-suite shower room off. Bedroom two has a large double glazed Georgian window to the side elevation enjoying sea views across to Lundy Island. There is also a range of built in wardrobes and an en suite shower room off. The family bathroom has a three piece Heritage suite with large bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. There is also a built in storage cupboard. Bedroom three is L shaped and enjoys a dual aspect looking out over the front garden and patio.

From the landing an archway leads through into the second landing where the second staircase rises from the separate entrance hall.

Bedroom four is a good size with built in wardrobes and a window to the front elevation. There is an interconnecting door with bedroom five which leads to a small dressing room which could be converted to an en suite subject to any necessary planning permissions and building work. Bedroom five has a range of built in wardrobes and a window to the front elevation and garden as well as an interconnecting door with bedroom four which leads to the dressing room. Off the landing there is a large shower room with three piece white suite with dressing area. From this room it is also possible to enjoy the fabulous views across the garden towards the sea and Lundy Island.

The property is approached through a pair of pillars and five bar gate to a tarmaced driveway that provides ample off road parking for several vehicles. There is a good size garage and the driveway sweeps around the right hand side of the property where there is also a separate access which leads out onto Churchill Way. There is a large level area of lawn with fabulous sea views as well as a good size terrace adjacent to the property and a feature well. There is a conservatory canopy with a range of climbing clematis as well as workshop off. There is also a stone and slate shed and further small section of lawn. The all weather tennis court also enjoys the stunning views on offer and looks out across the Northam Burrows, the golf course, Torridge Estuary to Saunton. The tennis court is surrounded by a lawned garden area and there is also a wooded section to one side of the garden.

Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2QG. Tel: 01237 428700.

From Bideford Quay with the River Torridge on your right hand side proceed towards Northam passing Morrisons supermarket on your right and Rydons Garage on your left. upon reaching the Heywood Road roundabout continue straight across following signs for Northam, Westward Ho! and Appledore. Stay on this road passing the Durrant House Hotel on your right and take the next right hand turning signposted towards Appledore. Continue along this road passing the swimming pool on your right hand side. After a short distance the road will sweep around to the left hand side (known as bloody corner). Continue along passing the organic farm shop on your left hand side. You will then go over the brow of the hill and after a short distance take the left hand turning into Primrose Lane. Proceed along this road and take the second entrance on the left hand side with a name plate clearly displayed.

Mains water, electricity and drainage. LPG gas central heating. Oil fired Aga.