It is with great pleasure that we are marketing this spectacular detached residence which presents a rare opportunity as it has not been offered to the market in over sixty years. The house stands grandly on a substantial plot and is surrounded by its own well-maintained gardens. Having all the elegance and grace that you would wish for as you step into the spacious Entrance Hall and with a triple aspect Living Room stretching from front to back of the house, there is no shortage of natural light and eye pleasing outlooks. The Ground Floor offers a well-appointed Dining Room with French doors out to the Veranda and a large Sun Room which would make a very comfortable Office or Playroom. There is a modern Kitchen / Breakfast Room that has the added advantage of a large Utility Room leading directly into the garden and a Ground Floor Shower Room. The First Floor currently has 3 double Bedrooms which could be altered to make an additional Bedroom if required. There is a modern Bathroom and separate WC. A real feature of the property is the Detached Double Garage that has an additional 2 Workshops (one of which has been previously used as a photographic dark room). The property could make a beautiful and enviable family home or may have business potential, subject to any necessary planning consent. We have no hesitation in encouraging an early viewing to avoid disappointment and, with no onward chain, this property is a precious gem in the heart of Bideford Town.
Please Note: we have created a marketing video for this property which is attached to the online listing.
Covered Storm Porch Leading to:
Entrance Hall High ceilings, wooden parquet flooring, radiator, decorative ceiling beam detail. Carpeted stairs rising to First Floor.
Lounge 26'1" (7.95m) into door recess x 12'11" (3.94m). A grand and spacious triple aspect room with French doors out onto the large front Veranda. Double glazed windows overlooking side and rear gardens. Large marble fire surround and hearth with timber mantle over. Fitted carpet, decorative ceiling beam detail.
Dining Room 14'4" (4.37m) into door recess x 12'10" (3.9m). Double glazed French doors onto front Veranda. Built-in storage cupboard with louvre doors. Serving hatch to Kitchen. Wooden parquet flooring.
Sun Room 17'7" x 10'6" (5.36m x 3.2m). A beautiful room flooded in natural light with sliding patio doors onto front Veranda. Additional windows to two sides. Fitted carpet.
Shower Room 8'4" x 6'1" (2.54m x 1.85m). A modern Shower Room with double shower enclosure with wall mounted Triton shower, concealed cistern low level WC forming part of vanity unit with built-in wash hand basin and storage space under. Partially tiled walls, ceramic tiled flooring, wall mounted heated towel radiator. Obscure windows to side and rear elevations.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room 18'10" (5.74m) maximum x 13'8" (4.17m). 2 large windows to the rear garden. Serving hatch to Dining Room. Built-in storage cupboard. Built-in boiler cupboard housing gas central heating boiler. Kitchen comprising a light wood effect range of base and eye level cupboards and drawers and inset stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splashbacking. Built-in Hotpoint oven and grill, built-in 4-ring gas hob with extractor hood over, built-in dishwasher, built-in fridge / freezer. 2 radiators, laminate flooring.
Utility Room 10' x 8'11" (3.05m x 2.72m). A step up from the main Kitchen into a generous Utility Room with obscure glazed door to rear garden and large double glazed window to side elevation. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer. Stainless steel sink and drainer. Vinyl flooring, tiled splashbacking.
First Floor Landing Fitted carpet, loft hatch access. Built-in large airing cupboard with slatted shelving. Double glazed window to front elevation.
Bedroom 1 23'4" x 12'7" (7.11m x 3.84m). An impressive triple aspect room with views over the gardens to the front, side and rear. WC and vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking. Built-in wardrobe space. Fitted carpet, radiator.
Bedroom 2 13'2" x 11'1" (4.01m x 3.38m). Double glazed window to front elevation. Vanity wash hand basin with built-in storage below. Fitted carpet. Built-in wardrobe.
Bedroom 3 12'9" x 8'3" (3.89m x 2.51m). A dual aspect room with double glazed windows to front and rear elevations. Vanity wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking. Fitted carpet, radiator.
Bathroom 10'7" x 8'2" (3.23m x 2.5m). A large Bathroom with White Spa Jacuzzi bath with tiled surround and mixer tap, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking and shower enclosure with wall mounted mixer shower and fully tiled walls. Obscure double glazed window to rear elevation. Radiator, fitted carpet.
Separate WC Low level concealed cistern WC. Vinyl floor covering. Window to rear garden.
Outside To the front of the property is an impressive Veranda running the full length of the property with steps down to a generous area of lawn bounded by mature trees and shrubs to both sides. A pathway leads to a wrought iron pedestrian front gate.
The front garden leads seamlessly around to the side offering an additional area of level lawn and access to the impressive driveway space and Garages and Workshop building.
Double Garage 19'11" x 19'11" (6.07m x 6.07m). With 2 electric up and over doors to front elevation. Power and light connected, water tap and hose.
Workshop 15'5" x 14'1" (4.7m x 4.3m). Large window to front elevation overlooking driveway. Power and light connected.
Additional Workshop 15'4" x 5'5" (4.67m x 1.65m). Having been previously used as a photographic dark room. Stainless steel sink unit. Power and light connected.
It is suggested the Garage and Workshop buildings may be suitable for conversion into either an Annexe or additional Workshops, subject to any necessary planning consent.
From Bideford Quay proceed towards Northam. After passing Rydon Garage on your left hand side and just before reaching the Heywood Road roundabout, take the right hand turning into Hanson Park. Swiss Cottage is the first property on your left hand side with its sweeping driveway located just after the house and a pedestrian gate to the front.