• Panoramic Coastal Views
• Having Undergone Extensive Improvement
• Quality and Stylish Accommodation
• Old Coach House With Potential For Conversion
• 4 Bedrooms (1 En Suite)
• No Onward Chain
A stunning character property enjoying panoramic coastal views in a tucked away yet convenient location that has been the subject of considerable improvement. Standing in generous gardens with an outbuilding with potential. EPC Band E.
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
The property is situated on the outskirts of this popular village in a tucked away location enjoying panoramic coastal views, easy access to the village centre and the sandy beach at Westward Ho!. Northam benefits from an excellent range of amenities including post office, news agents, small supermarket, pubs and restaurants, church, primary school, library, health and dental centre and a swimming pool. The coastal town of Westward Ho! benefits from a 3 mile long safe and sandy beach that adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club, which is reputed to be the oldest links course in England. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge and offers a wide range of amenities including various shops, banks, butchers, bakeries, pubs and restaurants, cafes, places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and three supermarkets. There is also access to the Tarka Trail, which affords superb walks or cycle rides that extend beyond Torrington and Barnstaple. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 10 miles away and offers all the area’s main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities via the A361 link road, which connects to the motorway network at junction 27 of the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.
This is an opportunity to acquire a stunning detached period residence in this stunning location enjoying panoramic views over the bay and the estuary. The property has been the subject of considerable expenditure by the current vendors to provide spacious and adaptable accommodation with a modern feel yet retaining the charm and character of the property. There are four bedrooms (one ensuite) but a particular feature of the property is the stunning kitchen/dining room which opens onto the conservatory and enjoys stunning coastal views. There is a slate floor throughout, exposed oak beams and stonework and a high quality kitchen with granite work surfaces and a range of integrated appliances. There is also underfloor heating on the ground floor and in the ensuite bathroom.
Standing in a generous plot there are various garden areas surrounding the property as well as a stone terrace that is the perfect place for enjoying the coastal views and al fresco dining.
To the left hand side of the property is a detached coach house that offers potential for conversion into a holiday cottage/workshops/subject to the necessary planning permissions. There is ample off road parking and a detached double garage.
The agents have no hesitation in recommending a full internal inspection to fully appreciate this quality detached residence. Available with no ongoing chain.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
A covered porch leads through to the entrance door which in turn gives access to the reception hallway. There is a slate flagstone floor, stairs rising to the first floor landing, exposed oak beams and stonework as well as a feature cast iron radiator. The sitting room enjoys a dual aspect with panoramic estuary views from the bay window with a window seat. There is a gas coal effect fire with cast iron insert and timber mantle over with built in storage either side of the chimney breast. The kitchen/dining room/conservatory is a stunning triple aspect room enjoying panoramic views over the Northam Burrows Country Park towards Saunton Sands, Baggy Point and Lundy Island. There is a slate floor that runs throughout the entire room with underfloor heating. There is an exposed oak beam and feature radiators. The kitchen area has a range of high quality units with stainless steel Franke sink set into granite work surfaces. There is an integrated combination oven/microwave/grill, dishwasher and wine cooler. There is space and plumbing for an American style fridge freezer and Range style cooker (which is available by separate negotiation) with a contemporary extractor hood over. There is also a breakfast bar area. The dining area has a multi fuel stove with exposed lintel and there is also an exposed stone wall and views over the garden from the side elevation. The conservatory overlooks the garden and the coastal views and has access onto the stone terrace. The family room enjoys a triple aspect with sea views and French doors leading onto a patio. The utility room has a window to the rear elevation and a range of matching wall and base units with slate work surfaces with a Butler sink. There is an integrated fridge, space for a washing machine and tumble dryer and access to the rear garden. There is a pantry cupboard and wall mounted gas fired boiler that provides domestic hot water and central heating.
Stairs rise to the half landing which has a cloakroom off with low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.
The first floor landing is split level and gives access to the bedrooms and family bathroom. Bedroom one has two windows to the rear elevation enjoying panoramic coastal views over the sea, towards Saunton Sands, Baggy Point and back up the estuary with the countryside beyond. There is an oak floor and deep oak window sills. The ensuite has a low level WC, his and hers sink and a walk-in wet room/shower. There is underfloor electric heating and a chrome heated towel rail. A window overlooks the side elevation and enjoys coastal views towards Westward Ho! Bedroom two enjoys a dual aspect and panoramic coastal and estuary views. There is an oak floor. Bedroom three enjoys a dual aspect with fabulous views over the estuary. There is a hatch access to the loft space. Bedroom four has a window to the front elevation. The family bathroom has a window to the side elevation enjoying views over the sea towards Westward Ho! There is a roll top claw footed bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin.
The property has a large stone terrace on three sides of the property. The front garden has raised flowerbeds and borders and a mature range of flowering plants and shrubs. The garden opens up to the right hand side which is laid to lawn and enjoys the coastal views on offer. There is a side gate that gives access to the block paved driveway that provides ample off road parking for several vehicles as well as the detached double garage which has two metal up and over doors with power and light connected. The stone terrace on the rear of the property is a perfect place for enjoying the views or a gin and tonic in the evening. Steps lead down to the rest of the garden which is laid to lawn with a greenhouse and fruit cage.
From the front garden there is access to the left hand side of the property where there is a separate access onto the lane and it is understood that this could be widened to provide a second vehicle access if required and subject to any necessary permissions. There is a detached former coach house that at present offers useful storage but offers potential for conversion into a variety of uses subject to any necessary planning permissions. The building is stone two storey and measures approximately 18’6 x 10’4. There is also a good size patio adjacent to the family room.
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 the right hand side and the health centre on the left hand side. A road will then drop downhill passing a speed camera on the left hand side. At the bottom of the hill take the right hand turning into Tadworthy Road and proceed along the lane until you see the property on the left hand side with a nameplate clearly displayed.
Mains electric, water and gas. Gas fired central heating. Private drainage.