Set on high ground enjoying countryside views is this versatile cottage. At present the property is used as a 2 bedroom owners accommodation with a 3 bedroom holiday cottage, delightful grounds with stables and approx. 2.6 acres in total. EPC Band G.
This is an opportunity to acquire a versatile cottage set overlooking its own land with the countryside beyond. Located approx 2 miles from the village of Hartland and within easy access of the coast. The village of Hartland is highly sought after and situated equidistant in between the towns of Bideford and Bude. The village has an excellent range of amenities for its size including various shops, post office, doctor's surgery, places of worship and a primary school. There are also excellent coastal walks close by across National Trust land. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge approx. 14 miles away and offers a wide range of amenities including various shops, banks, butchers, bakeries, pubs and restaurants, cafes, places of worship, schooling for all ages (public and private) and three supermarkets. There is also access to the Tarka Trail, which affords superb walks or cycle rides that extend beyond Torrington and Barnstaple. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 22 miles away and offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities via the A361 link road, which connects to the motorway network at junction 27 of the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.
This is an opportunity to acquire a highly versatile detached cottage in this sought after, tranquil, rural location, within easy access of the coast. The property is also within easy access of the village of Hartland. Standing on high ground, overlooking the property's own land, and enjoying countryside views beyond, is this character cottage. At present, the property is used as two bedroomed owner's accommodation with a three bedroomed holiday cottage that provides a useful income. There is also the possibility to use the property as a three bedroomed owner's accommodation, with a two bedroomed holiday cottage. However, if there was no need for an additional income, the property could, quite simply, be used as a five bedroomed cottage. The property's main strength is its flexibility. There are good sized areas of garden, all enjoying a private aspect, with lawns sections and various seating areas throughout. There is ample off road parking, and beyond the parking area is a paddock, with two stables, a tack room, storage barn and a separate vehicular access. The property also has the benefit of stock-proof fencing. In total, there is approximately 2.6 acres. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
The front door leads through the entrance hall, which has a tiled floor. Utility room off, which has a single drainer stainless steel sink unit with wall and base units, with space for a washing machine, fridge and freezer. There is a beamed ceiling and a boiler room off, with the floor mounted oil fired boiler that provides domestic hot water and central heating. Off the hallway is a cloakroom with low level WC and vanity wash hand basin. The sitting room has a window to the side elevation, exposed beams and uprights. There is a wood burning stove on a tiled hearth with exposed stonework and lintel. Stairs rise to the first floor landing. The kitchen / dining room enjoys a dual aspect overlooking the garden and the land. There is an oil fired Nobel range in a chimney recess. There is a range of matching wall and base units with stainless steel sink unit set into roll top work surfaces, with integrated cooker, four ring electric hob and extractor hood over. There is space for a fridge freezer and dishwasher. Double doors lead to the conservatory which overlooks the garden and the land, with the countryside beyond. The first floor landing is a good size, and can be used as a study area, with a window to the side elevation with sea glimpses. Bedroom 1 enjoys a dual aspect with superb views over the surrounding countryside with sea glimpses. There are built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 has a window to the side elevation and a storage cupboard. The bathroom has a tongue and groove panelled bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a walk in shower cubicle. There is a window to the side elevation and an airing cupboard.
From the entrance hall and first floor landing, there is access to the cottage. If required, the cottage could easily be used as one dwelling.
The front door leads through to the sitting room, which has a multi fuel stove in an inglenook style fireplace with exposed stonework and lintel. There are windows to the front elevation with views over the property's land and the surrounding countryside. There are exposed beams and stairs rise to the first floor landing. The kitchen has a further door to the front elevation and a lobby area, for a table. There are an excellent range of matching wall and base units with a stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces with tiled splash backs. There is an integrated electric cooker, four ring lpg gas hob, space for a washing machine, dishwasher and a fridge freezer. There is a tiled floor and a hatch access to the loft space. Bedroom 1 has a window to the front elevation enjoying the fine views over the garden and the countryside beyond. Off is an en-suite white suite with three piece white with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double shower cubicle with extensive tiling. The first floor landing has a storage cupboard and hatch access to the loft space. The shower room has a three piece white suite with low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle with extensive tiling. Bedroom 2 has a window to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. Bedroom 3 has a window to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. It also has access to the first floor landing of the main property, so therefore can be used as part of the main house, depending on what is required.
There is an area of off road parking and turning for several vehicles. The garden is to the front of the property, and mainly laid to lawn, with flowerbeds and borders, as well as a greenhouse. The cottage has a separate area of garden, as well as a pedestrian access. The garden has been laid to timber decking and cobbles. There are two timber garden sheds and flowerbeds and borders. Beyond the parking area is a children's play area and a paddock. The paddock also has a separate vehicular access from the council maintained lane. There are two stables, a tack room, a detached barn for storage, all with water and a generator for power. On the whole, the property has 2.6 acres.
Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon, EX39 2QG.
From Bideford Quay, with the River Torridge on your right hand side, proceed towards Northam, passing the Morrisons Supermarket on your right, and Rydons Garage on your left. At the Heywood Roundabout, turn left, signposted towards Bude on the A39. Continue on this road until reaching the next roundabout. Then, continue straight across, following signs for the A39 and Bude. Stay on this road, passing through the villages of Ford and Fairy Cross, Horns Cross and Bucks Cross. On reaching the roundabout at Clovelly Cross, continue straight across, and then take the first turning on the right, signposted towards Hartland. Stay on this road, and then take the right hand turning, signposted towards Hartland Lighthouse. Continue along this road, until you see the entrance to the property, on the right hand side, with the For Sale board, and nameplate clearly displayed.
Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels for heating the water.
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