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Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39

4 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Semi Rural, Coastal Views, Fine and Country

4 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

4 Receptions

Key Features

  • 1.6 ACRE FIELD
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Jason Gilder

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Property Description

Gorrans Down is a three/ four-bedroom Grade II listed Devonshire thatched cottage dating back to the early 17th Century which sits in glorious rural countryside just outside the picturesque village of Hartland.

Constructed out of traditional cob and stone, with a recently reinstated thatched reed roof, the property really does blend in the old with the new and also provides a playful twist to both owners and guests. - I mean who else can boast of owning a French Boules pitch in their front garden! As well as the striking exterior the interior is equally as quaint as one would expect with its array of inglenook stone fireplaces, overhead oak beams and tiled and carpeted floors. Continuing with the playful element this property also features a hot tub in the garden which is perfectly positioned to take in the incredible views and sunsets noting the rear faces due west.

As well as the 0.23 acre garden the property also enjoys parking to the side and front of the plot including a garage and cold store, a separate 1.6 acre field (which could be utilised as a potential glamping site or for housing livestock) and a parcel of land that our owners currently maintain and where they house their chickens.

Perfect for anyone looking for that change of pace, a potential second home or incredible holiday let investment the property is offered with no chain meaning that Gorrans Down will suit the requirements of many types of buyers.


Venturing inside via the main front portico a stained oak door leads into the main body of the house and straight into the sitting room. It is worth mentioning that there is a side entrance as well to Gorrans Down that the vendors use which leads into a breakfast/ boot room. The sitting room itself is awash with charm and character and one gets an immediate impression to the excellent condition and maintenance that the property has enjoyed. The render, decoration and painted windows and stained sill have all been upgraded with the focal feature being the centrally positioned fireplace. For cosy winter evenings the crackle and heat of the impressive wood burner would be sure to create the perfect comfort blanket to any occupants coming in from the cold. A set of stairs lead to the upper level landing and a door in turn leads to a rear lobby area providing access to the outside, a hobby room and a recently upgraded bathroom complete with roll top standalone bath.

Continuing back through the sitting room and an equally impressive second main reception room showcased as a dining room measures over 18ft in length and again includes a focal centrepiece fireplace with wood burner to its near side. The solid wood kitchen sits behind the dining room with a utility room adjacent. Finally, on the ground floor is the secondary entrance room and a study/ ground floor bedroom.

Rising up to the first floor is a half landing with steps leading to the upper floor bedrooms. For a period, cottage the bedrooms are deceptively spacious with the two opposing rooms at either end particularly enjoying impressive proportions. The third bedroom also houses a double bed providing ample space for children or for staying guests. Accompanying the bedrooms is a cloakroom, again positioned off the landing.


Gorrans Down sits back in its plot with lightly used country lanes leading down its perimeter edges. To the front is a manicured front lawn with Devon bank boundaries and the aforementioned Boules pitch. Parking is provided across the lane with the entrance to a right of way which accesses a parcel of land that extends approximately 100 metres, with direct ownership of a 10 x 3m piece of land currently utilised as a chicken coop which was originally a beach hut from Bude! Beyond this the old drove continues to a private well which channels water directly into the house.

The rear grounds are unbelievably impressive and need to be seen to be appreciated with much care and attention given to taking advantage of those incredible coastal views. The standout feature undoubtably is the alfresco seating area and hot tub as well as designated areas to relax and unwind on the patio, raised vegetable planters and manicured flower borders. A detached garage sits at the base of the plot with an attached cold store as well as an additional parking space.

The 1.6-acre field is located a short walk from the house in the next field along. Laid to pasture and gently sloping the field is ideal for equestrian use, housing livestock or as potential camping grounds, given the excellent views out to Lundy Island and the coastline.

Tenure - Freehold
Services - Mains electric, oil heating and private drainage
Council Tax - Band D
EPC - Exempt

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Mains Electric, Oil fired heating, private drainage

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