I suspect we can all agree the infinity view offered here at South Corner is stunning. It is not uncommon to find fine views here in North Devon. What is uncommon is to have such a view and the convenience of being directly in the Town. What is more uncommon is that this view is largely protected as it is commons land all the way to the River Torridge. The gardens at RHS Rosemoor reside just past here, and there is sky for days.
The best of both worlds then? Well, yes - frankly. To stroll from the gardens to both 365 Acres of commons and the Pannier Market ? leading into town, is 15 to 20 paces either way. A very rare thing indeed.
Extended and re modelled, the accommodation is big. There are four bedrooms, A bathroom and additional shower room. A sitting room, Lounge (with wood burning stove and one of the largest windows I have seen to frame the view) Tall sliding doors that disappear into the walls opens up the Dining room and this flows beautifully into the Kitchen. The Utility is attached to this, and further along, the large former entrance hall now suits as an office and the porch from here, a perfect wood store and home for modern tech for the home?s solar installation. A new entrance was created with the extension, and this features a high pitch and Velux window flooding it in light. The sitting room could be used as an office too, is so desired, as could Bedroom 2. In fact, at both wings of the home, there is potential to isolate space for dual occupancy. That said, there is a large, detached garage which could serve for either of the afore mentioned purposes. It is a perfect workshop currently.
Parking? Oh yes. There is parking enough for minimum six vehicles and a camper will fit too. The driveway is level and handy for a spot of tennis in lockdown, we are told. There is another garage and parking space which can be purchased separately if required also.
The gardens. Yet another feature of this unique home. They surround and are perfectly balanced with the home. The gardens were all but lost to overgrowth and brambles but now, with hard work, time and skill, they are back. There is a productive fruit and vegetable garden at the rear of the property with the greenhouses in the corner, steps and the gate lead out to the commons and passing this, another perfect woodstore, stocked beds, a hedged boundary, the air source pump for the central heating and the path ? which leads all the way around the garden, passing the sunken seating area adjoining the commons and back. There is a stunning, tall stone wall along the western boundary. This too has received a great deal of restoration. The lawn has been restored with borders all round packed full of colour. The paths and plinths dotted throughout the gardens are made of the bricks from redundant pillars in the garden. As much character as possible has been retained.
To coin a phrase, we have heard a lot recently, there is nothing to have to do. The electrics have been completely upgraded, the heating system also. The kitchen is Howdens and beautiful with hardwood surfaces, the bathroom and Shower rooms are also new In fact most of the home is less than 3 years old. It is efficient too. The house is heated with a state of the art NIBI heat pump run for much of the year by the solar energy generated by the solar panels on the roof. These solar panels also generate the electricity to provide hot water. The hob has a separate LPG connection ? so you are cooking on gas.
With everything looking perfect then, what?s the catch? Truth is there isn?t one. If there were any grumble, it might be that the catch of living right in town means you have to pass the back of town to arrive at the retreat. If you do notice, you will soon forget it anyway when you gaze out and ask yourself, is this real? It could be. We look forward to meeting you there as spending time here is in no way a chore. In fact, it is probably my new favourite place.
From our offices continue round to the left on Cornmarket Street then turning left into Castle Street. Follow Castle street to the end past the public car park and up the track past the bungalow on the left and at the far end of the garages bearing left onto the driveway where the property can be found beyond.
Leaving the High Street via the Pannier Market, stroll to the end and continue towards the commons. There is a gate on the right after a short distance. Enter here into the property.