Detached country bungalow set in 6 acres occupying level ground ideal horticultural enterprise. Level location between Bude and Holsworthy.
• Detached single storey residence set in 6 acres
• A well proportioned home ideal for a family or retirement
• Impressive double height Reception Hall
• Kitchen with Rayburn
• Living Room
• Dining Room
• 3 Bedrooms
• Family bathroom
• En suite shower room
• Utility Room
• Double glazed Doors and Windows
• Radiator Central Heating
• Loft with conversion potential
• pv Solar panels supplementing electricity
• Lucrative maximum feed in tariff
• Integral Double Garage with gardeners WC off
• Ample driveway parking to both front and rear
• Electric car charging point
• Good size well tended gardens extend around the bungalow
• Formal and cultivated gardens
• 2 x 40’ plus, Poly Tunnels
• 5 Acre field sub divided into 4 enclosures
• Broadleaf wood and willow plantation
• Orchard and poultry runs
• Selection of useful timber sheds and log stores
• Useful Studio, Greenhouses and small outbuildings
• Potential for off grid self sufficiency
Shernick Lodge is a deceptively spacious property was built in the late 1980’s with some surprising character. The centrally heated and double glazed accommodation is arranged as follows; front entrance door leading to integral entrance porch in turn leading to impressive double height reception hall located in the middle of the property with inner hallway off and doors to the family rooms of kitchen and living room, a dining room is approached from and interconnecting with both. 3 bedrooms and bathroom are approached off the inner hall, the main bedroom has an en suite shower room. Also off the reception hall is a study and off the kitchen is a utility room . Accessed from the property is an integral double garage with gardeners WC off. In the living room is a focal fireplace and patio doors off to the garden and in the kitchen is a wood fired Rayburn supplying domestic hot water and central heating. Solar panels supplement the electricity supply and also benefit from a feed in tariff and could potentially provide free energy for an electric car as there is charging point at the front of the property. Well tended gardens, cultivated areas and enclosures totalling 6 acres. The current owners have endeavoured to sustain an ecological ethos whilst in occupation and feel the property has even more scope for any new like minded owners.
The accommodation comprises
(All measurements being approximate):
Double glazed front entrance door leading to:
Entrance Porch: Ceramic tiled floor and glass panelled door leading to:
Reception Hall: 14' 9 x 9' 6 (4.50m x 2.90m) With radiator, and cloaks cupboard. This space is full height with tongue and groove wood panelling at higher level and 4 x "Velux" sky light roof windows and easy access to loft storage. Inner hall off; leading to bedrooms.
Study: 8' 9 x 6' 8 (2.66m x 2.03m) With opaque double glazed window. Currently utilised as a walk-in pantry with plumbing for washing machine, Living Room: 25' 7 x 13' 6 (7.80m x 4.11m) With patio doors leading onto a large patio, corner aspect double glazed windows with attractive outlook over the garden, feature fireplace housing a 4kW multi-fuel stove with pine mantle surround, radiator, wall lights, TV point, Telephone point and archway to:
Dining Room: 12' 0 x 11' 5 (3.66m x 3.48m) With 2 x double glazed windows providing a corner aspect and outlook over the garden, wall display cabinet and archway to:
Kitchen: 13' 6 x 12' 7 (4.11m x 3.83m) With solid wood floor, Pine base and eye level cupboards with a combination of beech wood and slate worktops, under slung stainless steel sink with slate drainers either side, tiled splash backs, dado rail, moveable work station with drawers and cupboards to either side, wood-fuelled "Rayburn" for cooking, supplying domestic hot water and central heating, slate flagstones to the front of the "Rayburn", separate lpg and electric cooker points, tunnel roof light, double glazed window overlooking garden, telephone point, space for appliance and door to:
Utility Room: 11' 4 x 7' 9 (3.45m x 2.36m) With ceramic tiled floor, base and eye level cupboards, with roll top work surfaces, radiator, space for freestanding appliances, door to integral garage and Stable door off to garden.
Bedroom 1: 19' 8 x 16' 1 (5.99m x 4.90m) With 2 x radiators and 2 x double glazed windows providing a corner aspect overlooking the garden.
En-Suite: With white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and corner shower cubicle with tiled walls and "Triton" electric shower, radiator, opaque double glazed window and vinyl floor.
Bedroom 2: 11' 4 x 10' 2 (3.45m x 3.10m) With radiator and double glazed window overlooking the gardens.
Bedroom 3: 11' 3 x 8' 0 (3.43m x 2.44m) With radiator and double glazed window overlooking the gardens.
Bathroom: With white suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, panel bath with mixer shower tap over and low level WC, 2 x opaque double glazed windows, vinyl flooring, radiator and wall heater.
Integral Double Garage: 19’ 8 x 19’ 7 (5.99m x 5.96m) With power and light, twin roller doors, windows to front and side, access to loft storage with feature circular window to one end, "sma" solar panel meter controls and Gardener’s WC.
The property is approached off a private lane serving 3 properties. Shernick Lodge being the first property off the lane and approached off its own private driveway leading to an ample parking area to the north of the bungalow, alternatively there is a second entrance to the south with 5 bar gate leading to further parking and the double garage. The gardens surrounding the bungalow extend to just under an acre and have been extensively planted creating impressive formal gardens and extensive cultivated area for home grown produce. The gardens and grounds have been established by the present vendors who have created an idyllic and very versatile smallholding perfectly complemented by the large family home. The whole property extends to some 6 acres and features lovely landscaped grounds, and highly productive vegetable/fruit gardens surround the bungalow with the remaining 5 acres comprising a level field divided into 5 enclosures, with delightful walk extending around the perimeter and established woodland.
To the front of the property there is a level lawn, a selection of mature trees and shrubs. Positioned to one side of the drive, are the following range of pine clad buildings which include Studio, Seed Drying Room, Root Store, and numerous open fronted Log Stores. The expansive landscaped side garden with winding paved pathways, and well stocked shrub beds, 2 x Aluminium Greenhouses and Timber Shed. The lawns to the rear with grass walkways provide a lovely backdrop, and adjoining this is a vegetable garden with numerous raised beds, and an area growing willows. Small nature pond. Topiaried conifers. Peaceful seating area. On the West side of the bungalow, a large paved patio takes full advantage of the western aspect and overlooks a further area with geometrically arranged raised beds. Another timber garden shed. Orchard with espalier, and specimen trees.
2 Large Polytunnels: 48'0 x 16'0 (14.63m x 4.88m) and 42'0 x 16'0 (14.63m x 4.88m) both with irrigation systems.
Adjacent to the polytunnels are further raised beds and a fruit cage. The main field at Shernick Lodge is level and extends to some 5 acres. In the centre are 4 professionally fenced paddocks with sheep netting, topped by 2 strands of barbed wire. The 3 larger enclosures are about 0.5 acres each, and each have a water trough, with the smaller being about one third of an acre with a mains water tap.
The enclosure layout was specifically arranged for small stock including pigs and sheep. Wrapping around the enclosures are about 1000 broadleaf trees planted in 2009 and is now a established woodland. In addition, there are 2 double rows of 200 willows stretching the full length of the field and 2 x chicken pens. The well mown grass pathways provide excellent access to all enclosures with a further access from the entrance lane via 2 timber 5 bar gates.
Located to the front of the property is an electric vehicle charging point.
Services: Mains water and electricity. Private septic tank drainage. There are solar panels to supplement electricity and generate an income of approximately £1,600 to £1,700 per annum.
Council Band: Band 'D' (please note this council band may be subject to reassessment).
Bude 4.7 miles, Holsworthy 5.3 miles, Kilkhampton 5 miles, Launceston 15 miles, Bideford 24 miles and Exeter 50 miles.
Although the property is situated in the county of Devon it is actually on the Devon Cornwall border and only a short drive to the coast yet being privately located away from the tourists in a peaceful countryside setting occupying a surprisingly level position creating an ideal opportunity for anyone looking for an ecological lifestyle away from the rat race of urban living. Shernick Lodge is a rare opportunity considered ideal for a family or equally those looking for an active retirement.
Agents Note: Due to a typographical error made when planning was originally granted to build this property, North Cornwall Council recognises and acknowledges this property is not exclusively agriculturally tied. The property does still have an occupancy condition and can be occupied by somebody employed locally or in agriculture as well as somebody who last worked locally or in agriculture.
Directions: From the M5 Junction 27 at Tiverton. Take the A361 to Barnstaple and then follow the A39 towards Bideford and Bude, passing through Kilkhampton. Turn left after the shops onto the B3254 (signposted Launceston) follow the road passing through Grimscott and Lancells Cross and on to Red Post turn left onto A3072 towards Holsworthy, after 1/3 mile turn into the lane on the right marked Shernick Farm, cross the cattle grid, the property is the first on the right. (The Red Post crossroads is on the A3072 (Bude to Holsworthy) and the B3254 (Kilkhampton to Launceston) roads. It is approximately 1 mile from the Devon Cornwall border and is a useful landmark nearby).