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Higher Slade Road, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

4 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Signature Homes

4 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

2 Receptions

Key Features

  • Extensively modernised and refurbished elegant family home
  • Beautifully presented with stylish decor, fixtures and fittings
  • Many internal and external improvements made
  • Semi-rural location in the picturesque Slade Valley on the outskirts of the town
  • Well-screened, private and enclosed gardens
  • Delightful views towards the tree-lined Cairn and countryside
  • Spacious yet cosy lounge with wood burner
  • Newly fitted kitchen and dining area - a great space for family living and entertaining
  • 3 bedrooms (1 en suite)
  • Ground floor study/bedroom 4 - ideal for an elderly or dependent relative
  • Delightful family home, surrounded by nature - DON'T MISS OUT!

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Property Description

Welcome to The Poplars, a characterful detached family home, beautifully modernised and refurbished to a high standard, exhibiting a complete programme of internal and external enhancements that bring the home right up to date whilst still retaining the period character and charm of its origins. Situated amidst the picturesque tree-lined Slade Valley and close to the National Trust owned Cairn, this individual property offers delightful views over the neighbouring countryside as nature works its artistry as the landscape transforms with seasonal colour changes throughout the year. The home sits in a good-sized private gardens and is located in a semi-rural location on the outskirts of the town, just over a mile from the high street and town centre, and is very close to the meandering footpaths that traverse the Cairn Nature Reserve and lead onto the Tarka Trail cycle track/footpath which winds its way through miles of the picturesque North Devon countryside. These footpaths and proximity to the countryside are great for dog walking or simply enjoying an afternoon stroll. A short drive away, you'll find the rocky cove at Lee Bay and the golden sand surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Saunton, and Croyde, perfect for enjoying the coastal lifestyle. If you love nature, this could well be the home for you!

The property has been extensively renovated throughout with many improvements made, too many to list here, but include an overhaul of all of the internal and external decorations, fixtures and fittings, a new water main to the property, the creation of a handy new utility room, a re-wire throughout and revamp of the existing central heating system and new attractive uPVC sliding sash windows all around the house. The property is presented in A1 order throughout with a new kitchen, new family bathroom and en suite to the main bedroom with a whole host of other decorative and characterful features added to complement the period of this characterful home. The versatile accommodation is ideal for the family market, with spacious reception rooms, 3 double bedrooms and a ground floor study/bedroom 4 with an en suite WC, perfect for an elderly or dependent relative.

The period characterful feel is immediately evident upon entering the property into the entrance hallway which has a delightful original mosaic tiled floor and an attractive staircase with its ornate spindle balustrade that ascends to the first floor. The spacious yet cosy lounge is adorned with an ornate fireplace and wood burner, providing a focal point to the room, and a large bay window that frames the rural views perfectly. Across the hallway, the dining room features a fabulous period fireplace, adjacent arched alcoves, and a large bay window with a window seat, offering a great spot to relax and admire the vista. The dining room opens to the newly fitted kitchen, equipped with modern and elegant units, integrated appliances, and ample storage, making it a perfect space for modern-day family living and entertaining guests. From the kitchen, there is access to the practical and very useful newly created utility room which has access directly to the garden.

Moving to the first floor, the spacious landing has all remaining rooms leading off and a deep handy storage/airing cupboard which houses the gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water. This floor hosts three bedrooms, including a main bedroom with its own newly created modern en suite shower room. All three bedrooms are double sized rooms and all enjoy the superb views over the neighbouring countryside. The family bathroom is beautifully appointed with modern sanitary ware, in keeping with the period style of the house, featuring a rolled top claw foot bath and a separate walk-in shower cubicle. In addition, there is a huge loft space which is ripe for conversion to form additional accommodation, if required, and subject to any necessary consent.

The well-screened private gardens surround the house and feature an elegant front sun terrace and veranda with attractive Victorian style mosaic tiles providing a perfect space for an al-fresco meal or barbecue, morning coffee or an evening G&T! The gardens have been landscaped with a new paved pathway leading through to the veranda area and front door and offer a plethora of well-stocked flowerbeds, mature trees, shrubs, and bushes, including a splendid Magnolia tree, creating a vibrant and inviting outdoor space. There is a large newly paved and fenced patio at the side of the house making this a perfect dog enclosure, or simply another area to sit and enjoy the delightful surroundings. There is an adjacent store shed and a backdrop of colour from the large flowerbed. Access from the right-hand side of the house leads up to the rear where there is a further area of enclosed garden and a larger garden shed.

The Poplars is full of elegant style, character and charm, presented to a high standard and in move in condition. Don't miss this opportunity to make this beautifully modernised family home your own and enjoy the best of countryside living with modern conveniences.

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