Stunning south facing farmhouse with adjoining cottage and some 6 1⁄2 acres of land in a wonderful setting on the North Cornish Coast. Five/six bedrooms, two principal reception rooms, kitchen & utility, beautiful garden room/conservatory, detached triple garage with games room, immaculate and extensive gardens, 3 1⁄2 acres of woodland, 2 1⁄2 acre pasture paddock and further land available by separate negotiation.
The property lies within the small hamlet of Hersham, which is located between the market town of Holsworthy and the coastal resort of Bude. Bude, some 3 miles distant offers an excellent range of leisure facilities which include leisure pool, all weather floodlit tennis courts, 18 hole links golf course and two excellent sandy beaches. The once ancient capital of Cornwall, Launceston, is about 18 miles distant and has direct access on to the A30 dual carriageway which in turn links with the M5 motorway at Exeter.
Bidna Farmhouse has been under the ownership of the present vendors for the last 20 years. Within this period numerous alterations and improvements have been made to create this simply stunning country residence which offers extreme versatility to suit individuals own needs. Whilst modern fitments have been introduced with full central heating and modern kitchen and bathroom suites the vendors have been extremely sympathetic ensuring all the charm and character of this period residence is retained. The house features two principal reception rooms, kitchen, garden room/conservatory, bedroom/study, cloakroom and utility on the ground floor with five bedrooms (one en-suite) and one large shower room on the first floor. There are two staircases, one leading to the master bedroom and one to the remaining bedrooms. Attached to the property is a one bedroom annexe with en-suite shower room, sitting/dining/kitchen area. Outside are beautifully maintained gardens with stunning views to Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor, large vegetable garden for those wishing to be self sufficient and some 6 acres of land comprising pasture and woodland. In all, Bidna represents a unique opportunity to acquire this rarely available country residence within 3 miles of the North Cornish Coast.
Pitched slate roof, benches on each side and slate floor.
Slate floor and doors leading off to:-
Window to the front with unimpeded views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Under stair storage cupboard, two further storage cupboards, display recess with slate shelf and former fireplace with beam above and slate hearth. Connecting door through to Bidna Cottage/Annexe.
A fantastic family room with plenty of character with views over the gardens and countryside beyond. Impressive inglenook stone fireplace with beam above, original cloam oven, slate hearth and solid fuel Rayburn for cooking and hot water. A wooden corner bench provides extensive seating for dining purposes, built-in dresser with cupboards, eye-level glazed cupboards and wine rack with shelving to the side. Central beam, recessed spot lighting and two display shelved recesses with beams over.
A practical farmhouse kitchen fitted with an extensive range of floor and wall cupboards with under-lighting and large open areas of work surfaces above incorporating double stainless steel sink unit. Electric Range oven with extractor canopy above, former fireplace with cloam oven, tiled floor, plumbing for dishwasher and windows to the rear elevation.
Staircase rising to the first floor.
Glazed wooden door to the driveway, windows on two sides, built-in shoe and coat cupboard and tiled floor.
Work surface, wall mounted cupboards, plumbing for washing machine and small cooling cupboard with slate shelf.
A white suite with vanity wash basin, close coupled W.C., bathroom cabinet, extractor fan and window to the side.
A large and characterful reception room with a slate fireplace at one end housing a "Villager" wood burner which supplements the hot water and integral heating set on a slate hearth. Staircase to the master bedroom with a range of built-in cupboards and work station beneath. Further floor standing storage cupboards, exposed ceiling timbers with recessed spot lights and French doors to the driveway.
A most attractive l-shaped garden room which runs over the corner of the house taking full advantage of the spectacular views with a solid base and double glazed windows above
running the full length of two sides. Pitch slate roof with exposed timbers, glazed doors to the southern and northern sides of the house, slate floor, radiator, power and lighting.
A most attractive master bedroom with a vaulted ceiling, dual aspect windows with stunning views across open countryside, two built-in double wardrobes and door to airing cupboard with slatted shelving and hot water cylinder.
Cast wood panel enclosed bath with Gainsborough shower over, pedestal wash basin and radiator.
Close coupled W.C., radiator, extractor fan and built-in cabinet.
Split Level Landing
Radiator and doors off to:-
A light and airy double room with far reaching country views to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor beyond. Built-in wardrobes, door to airing cupboard.
Pedestal wash hand basin, close coupledW.C. And radiator.
Again another double room with views over open countryside to Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor beyond and double opening cupboard with built-in shelving.
A twin room looking over the driveway.
A single room wonderful views.
A charming and characterful fully equipped cottage comprising open plan kitchen / living room and double bedroom with en suite.
The annexe is currently successfully holiday let providing a useful income however can easily be incorporated into the main residence to increase the living accommodation or to provide a self contained living space for a dependant relative.
The property is approached via a long concrete driveway which is shared with one other property and branches off to a private drive which terminates at an extensive tarmac parking and turning area which is bordered by mature shrub and flower beds and in turn gives access to the annexe, rear of the farmhouse and a detached:-
Block construction under a tiled roof with three sets of double opening timber doors. Power, lighting and two windows to the rear. Internal and external staircases give access to:-
A great room for entertaining with twoVelux windows, skittle alley, pool table, dartboard and table tennis.Attached to here is a further single garage with electrically operated up and over door. To the northern side of the house is a gravelled area providing further parking and access to:-
Floor standing boiler serving the central heating and hot water systems. On the southern side of the house are delightful and extensive landscaped gardens with paved seating area stepping out onto a large gravelled area leading to an expansive level lawn with a variety of specimen plants and flowers. On the western side of the house is an extensive and productive vegetable garden with a timber decked seating area, large timberWORKSHOP, potting shed with adjacent greenhouse and a number of productive vegetable beds and a large fruit cage. Beyond here is a further lawned garden with a number of mature shrubs and a productive orchard which then continues onto an area of broadleaf woodland which has an attractive stream border attracting an abundance of wildlife and providing great tranquility.
In all extending to approximately 6 acres with some 3.5 acres of broadleaf woodland and a good run of pasture contained within a single enclosure extending to approximately 2.5 acres located to the North of the farmhouse.
Available by separate negotiation is a multi purpose outbuilding and approximately 13 acres of productive pasture contained within three enclosures with connecting gateways. The outbuilding is of a box profile and corrugated construction. This is divided into two sections measuring 33’ x 19’ (10.06m x 5.80m) and 33’ x 19’ 3” (10.06m x 5.87m).
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.
From Bude take the A39 towards Bideford and at the bottom of the hill turn right signposted Launceston / Holsworthy A3072’. Follow this road through the village of Stratton and after approximately 3 miles turn left at Red Post Crossroads signposted ‘Kilkhampton’. Pass through the village of Grimscott and at the next crossroads turn left signposted Stratton. Follow the road for some half a mile and the entrance drive will be found on your left hand side with Bidna sign on a 5 bar gate over the cattle grid.
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