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Launcells, Bude, Cornwall, EX23

4 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Semi Rural, Fine and Country

4 Bedrooms

2 Bathrooms

2 Receptions

Key Features

  • Beautiful character cottage
  • New thatched roof completed in 2022
  • Impressive living room with recently installed multi-fuel stove
  • Formal dining room with feature fireplace
  • Characterful entrance lobby with vaulted beam ceiling
  • Study
  • Modern kitchen with a slate floor and understairs larder
  • 3 bedrooms (1 en-suite) on the first floor, one currently used as a kitchen.
  • Ideal set up for dual family or annexe accommodation
  • Well enclosed lawn and patio gardens, with new perimeter fencing
  • Parking on the drive to the front
  • Oil fired central heating
  • Raft of improvements conducted over the last 2 years
  • Located between the towns of Bude and Holsworthy
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Property Description

A stunning 3/4 bedroom (1 en-suite) Grade II listed thatched cottage, with dating back to 1531 in the reign of King Henry the VIII, located within 4 miles of Bude and the beautiful beaches of North Cornwall.

Having undergone a vast refurbishment under our clients care and understanding of such an historic building, this wonderful cottage is well worthy of an internal viewing to fully appreciate the character and condition of this unique home.

Our clients have managed, over the space of a couple of years, to totally transform this unique and historic building into a superb modern home.

A raft of improvements have been overseen and conducted to a high standard of finish to include;
a well-known local thatcher replacing the thatched roof, a new electric consumer unit and wiring upgrade, the addition of a new multi-fuel stove, a ‘Nuaire’ eco nox heat recirculation system has been installed to control and manage the atmosphere within such an old property and the cottage has also been re-decorated inside and out.

The private gardens have been greatly improved. Brand new, quality fencing has been installed around the perimeter, with the garden featuring a well tended lawn, a kitchen garden area ready for planting, a useful shed and a large workshop (which could be purchased separately).

There is a working well in the garden, with parking available on the gated driveway to the front or in the adjacent public car parking area.

Both the cottage and Red Post have an intriguing history linked to the smuggling past of North Cornwall, the cottage is linked to the English Civil War, and is thought to be Daphne Du Maurier's inspiration for Jamaica Inn, as it was recorded she visited the cottage before writing her most famous novel. The owners have also made a 'window' in the main bathroom so you can see the
centuries- old cob.

A beautiful rear lobby, with an exposed vaulted ceiling, provides a warm and characterful welcome to the cottage. The sympathetic wood internal doors lead firstly into a useful study, then into a superb living/dining room. This has an oak floor and, as its centrepiece, a wood burning stove set in an impressive inglenook fireplace, with a wooden mantel and a clome oven. A door leads from here into the formal dining room/2nd reception room, which has a fireplace recess adding character, which is currently arranged as a ground floor bedroom.

Completing the ground floor accommodation, there a kitchen, stocked with a range of quality matching units, a paved slate floor and useful under stairs storage cupboard, and a separate w/c.

The cottage has been arranged specifically for our clients, with dual occupancy in mind. To that end, the second bedroom has a kitchenette installed, so the first floor could be independently live in, with the master bedroom boasting an en-suite, with a further pretty double bedroom and modern family bathroom completing the first floor space.

Warmth is provided by oil fired central heating, with a recently replaced bunded oil tank, and 7 of the windows have been replaced recently, like for like, with wood framed thermal windows.

All Bedroom Furniture is available, subject to seperate negotiation, however, if the offer of the guide price is acceptable the new bedrooms furniture can be included.
Range Cooker is included in the sale

Red Post is about 4 miles from Bude, with its sandy beaches and town and leisure facilities, including this historic sea pool, a choice of supermarkets and schools and stunning cliff top walks. The popular surfing beach at Widemouth Bay lies about 2 miles to the south of Bude. The market town of Holsworthy is about 6 miles distant with a Waitrose supermarket and on open air market every Wednesday in the town

Council Tax band - D
Tenure - Freehold

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