Fine & Country

Asking price

£825,000

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Heywood Road, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39

5 bedroom house for sale

Semi Detached House, Fine and Country

5 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

3 Receptions

Key Features

  • FIVE BEDROOM PERIOD HOME
  • 3500SQFT
  • FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS AND FOUR BATHROOMS
  • FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER
  • FOUR GARAGES
  • CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE NORTH DEVON COAST
  • STUNNING GARDENS
  • MULTIGENERATIONAL HOME OR LARGE FAMILY RESIDENCE
  • BEAUTIFUL CONSERVATORY
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Property Description

This impressive period residence sits in an exclusive area of just four properties commanding glorious countryside views off the rear elevations which forms part of a former Country Estate, originally thought to date back to c.1860. The property boasts spacious accommodation of over 3500SQFT retaining an abundance of attractive character features throughout the home and is positioned just outside the village of Northam via a shared private lane from Heywood Road.

Ideal for a large family or second home ownership, this stunning property also includes two staircases that lead to separate sleeping quarters making it open to multigenerational living or even holiday letting one section of the house to provide income potential if and when required. This property also has extensive and immaculately maintained gardens which are sub divided and includes the original stone wall which runs down its perimeter boundary. Also featuring a four car garage and workshop area this property is also ideal for a keen motorist or classic car collector.

STEP INSIDE

Accessed via a shared parking area an etched stone sign announces your arrival to Higher Fordlands with a driveway leading towards the front door via a small flagged courtyard. The main door leads to a welcoming reception hall with a handy area for coats and shoes as well as a downstairs cloakroom. Turning left and it is here that you are treated to the main living room. A substantial spacious room expanding 26ft in length commanding articulated arched windows and high ceilings which is modestly balanced with a newly positioned standalone log burner and French patio doors. A set of stairs rise to the first floor wing of the house which compliments two double bedrooms and a large shower room. It is here that one could use these rooms as guest accompaniment, family members or for holiday letting the rooms. It can also be said that with the way the living room is positioned this could also be easily separated from the rest of the house, such is the size of the property which includes a number of alternative reception spaces found within. It is also connected to a circumventing Utility room which provides washing and potential cooking facilities adjacent to the kitchen.

Continuing on the ground floor and ahead of the reception hall is the library/ study. Again, a beautiful space, lined with shelving for books or artefacts across two walls the room sits around a central cast iron fireplace. At the far end, a set of French doors provide a first glimpse of the gardens and provides direct access onto the patio outside. Beyond the library is an internal hallway with staircase to the main sleeping accommodation upstairs as well as doors leading to the dining area and conservatory. The dining area is a bright and spacious room again complimented by a focal wood burner as well as a set of internal by-folding doors. This room also leads on into the kitchen. In contrast to the period features dominating this house the kitchen is modern by design and includes step and pelmet lighting, wood effect flooring and granite work surfaces and matching splash backs. There is a range of wall, base and soft closing drawer gloss units and an inset Belfast sink and drainer as well as fitted induction hob and extractor above, built in double oven, integral dishwasher and wine cooler and space for an American Style fridge freezer. Finally, and by no means less impressive is the conservatory. Bathed in light and facing West and looking directly out into the garden this is an area to relax, unwind and enjoy the fruits of your labour. This room stretches 20ft across the dining room and hall and includes a further set of French patio doors which connects the internal space to the outside. Venturing up the main staircase and a landing with multiple windows provides access to all the bedrooms. With four bathrooms in total, three or these are also included here with two being en-suites, with under floor heating connected to the main and second bedrooms. It is also worth mentioning that all five bedrooms are large doubles and the main bedroom also features duel aspect windows and a bank of wardrobes, providing a vast range of hanging storage. In addition, all three bedrooms in the area of the property face directly onto the garden providing fine views across the grounds and out into open countryside. The main family bathroom is located at the far-right hand side of the building and concludes the space.

STEP OUTSIDE

Once outside and the main formal garden is positioned directly off the rear of the house stretching out towards the stone wall and garaging area behind. There is a multi level patio area/ sun terrace, which is an ideal place to enjoy summer Al-Fresco dining as well as an area to entertain with guests in warm summer evenings. Mainly laid to lawn the top garden also features a pond and rockery, banked walled borders and herbaceous and mature plants and shrubs. The drive continues to a four car garage with workshop behind and a turning circle area for multiple vehicles. After this the grounds widen considerably creating a serene space for both gardening, landscaping and vegetable growing. Indeed the current owners have multiple raised sleeper beds for various fruits and vegetables with a large greenhouse, pergola with climbing roses and mature tree species dotted within. At the far end of the garden is a now defunct chicken coup and run as well as composting area and an area currently designated to bee keeping.

Key Information

Tenure:

Freehold

Council Tax:

E

SERVICES:

Mains Electric, Oil Fired Heating and Shared Septic Tank Drainage

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