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Colscott, West Putford, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22

7 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Semi Rural, Fine and Country

7 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

3 Receptions

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Orchard House and The Old Forge

Located in the picturesque rural village of West Putford in North Devon, Orchard House and The Old Forge are two deceptively spacious adjoining properties under the same title enjoying glorious elevated countryside views, bubbling stream borders and a plot approaching an acre.

Perfect for multigenerational living or investment, this property provides enormous opportunity for a number of possibilities including holiday letting or a long-term rental on site as well as having enough space for a family home. With 3200 sq ft of accommodation, one could easily reopen up the dividing partition between the utility room and drying room to create a full conversion into a substantial seven-bedroom home.

Ideal for those looking for both a lifestyle change and an income opportunity, this plot offers the very best surroundings that North Devon has to offer and enjoys a small village community feel, still only 12 miles from Bideford and 14 miles from Bude.

Partly secluded from the lane above, the entrance and driveway meanders down past the five-bar gates towards the front elevations of both properties. Orchard House, a traditional quintessential stone former farmhouse appears both impressive yet timeless, complimented by matching stone walls creating an attractive lawned south facing garden with path up to the front door. Solar panels compliment the traditional, providing 4kw of renewable power to keep the electrical costs down from the grid, to include a feed in tariff generating ca £800 per annum. Symmetrical in its appearance with the door in the middle and matching windows to either side, a pretty storm porch gives shelter from the rain and leads into the main front door. Once inside Orchard House it is apparent that this part of the property is currently vacant. Previously rented, the owners have recently decorated and created a blank canvas for any new buyer with neutral tones throughout. A set of stairs rise through the middle of the home with a living room off to the right with a focal fireplace with log burner and large flagstone flooring complimenting the space. At its opposite end is a dining room, again with central fireplace and log burner which leads on into a kitchen to the rear, featuring a range of wall base and drawer units, work surfaces with inset sink and drainer, oven and hob. A door leads to the rear garden and there is a pantry cupboard under the stairs. Also, on the ground floor is a downstairs cloakroom and utility room.

Continuing upstairs and the landing again is positioned in the centre of the house with doors leading to all rooms. There are four double bedrooms with the largest two at the front of the house, both enjoying built in wardrobes over the stairs’ bulkhead. The remaining two bedrooms again have built-in cupboards and wardrobe and benefit from fine views across the garden. A family bathroom with bath and shower over completes the space.

Blessed with original charm and character on the outside, with contemporary accommodation inside, The Old Forge is positioned perpendicular to Orchard House and its main entrance is accessed by a pretty flagstone path, which is up-lit in the evening to dramatic effect; there is a south facing alfresco seating area with wooden pergola. Upon entry the barn immediately feels open and spacious, completely renovated to an exacting standard and benefitting from under floor heating, this property is the main current residence for our owners and is beautifully presented with whitewashed plastered walls, exposed beams and stunning tiled floors. A utility room creates a welcoming area for taking off coats and shoes, which features base level units, shelving and a granite worktop along one side towards a rear drying room. The space links into a lobby with rear external door onto the grounds outside and into the main kitchen/ breakfast room. Extending to over 24ft in length this is undoubtably the heart of the home. The kitchen area sits at the far end and is complemented with composite worksurfaces, inset stainless sink and drainer, under counter range oven and space for an American style fridge freezer. It is worth mentioning that this area also is blessed with fine views out across open countryside so is a fantastic vantage point to observe the environment outside.

From the kitchen diner a hallway leads to a fully tiled wet-room featuring double vanity basins, wc and bidet and a roundhead rainshower; an airing cupboard housing the under-floor heating manifold sits just outside. Further along the sun-tunnelled hall are two double bedrooms; at the end of the hall there is a step up to a vaulted lounge with Velux windows and French doors to the garden.
Venturing up from the ground floor in the kitchen the main stairs lead to a small landing with a door into the master bedroom. Measuring 27ft across, this area is particularly bright and airy, again vaulted with Velux windows flooding natural light into the space. This room also benefits from a Juliet balcony which, thanks to its direction, provides stunning panoramic views across rolling North Devon countryside. A fully fitted five-piece en-suite is also a wonderful selling feature, housing further double matching vanity sinks, a close coupled WC, bidet and a luxurious ‘p-shaped' bath with shower.

Orchard House and The Old Forge
Undoubtably one of the property’s stand out features are the lawn gardens across the whole of the rear of the two properties. Laid mainly to manicured and mowed level lawn with flower borders. a natural stream flows down its far end of the plot which creates a wonderful wildlife haven and place of serenity due to the sound of the gently flowing water. There is also a delightful patio area accessed some way beyond the living room, which is considered to be the ideal spot for alfresco dining or an area ideal for summer BBQ's.
To the side of Orchard House is a double garage measuring 24ft in length which also houses the main wood burning biomass boiler which heats both properties. The controls for the solar panels are also located here. There is also off-street parking for several vehicles which continues right down the drive from the lane. There is further gated access to the rear of Orchard House providing a separate entrance if required with additional parking.

NB - We understand that there is a septic tank providing private drainage which is compliant to the latest 2020 general binding rules. according to our vendor clients. Suitable purchasers would need to also check this as part of their legal enquiries.

SERVICES - Mains and solar electric, Wood biomass heating and private drainage
EPC - both C

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Mains Electric and Solar, Wood Biomass Heating, Private Drainage

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