A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this 4 bedroom Grade II listed waterside residence in this special and unique position with 750ft of canal frontage. The property offers well presented and versatile accommodation throughout formerly being 2 cottages. Fantastic landscaped gardens of approximately 2 acres including a private mooring. Driveway provides ample off road parking. A short 5 minute level walk gives access to the local beaches and town centre amenities. EPC Rating F
The Residence The original part of Castinghouse Cottage dates back to 1826 and was originally a casting facility for the lock components along the canal. In the gardens there is a quarry where sandstone was gathered and used in the construction of the canal. There is also a disused canal basin which was historically used to store and repair long canal barges, there is a now a Willow tree and private jetty with boat mooring on the site.
Covered Entrance Porch
Living Room 21' x 14'4" (6.4m x 4.37m). A characterful room with original flagstone slate floor, carved Portland stone fireplace with a multi- fuel burning stove. Recessed alcove, stairs to first floor. Twin windows to front elevation.
Kitchen/ Breakfast Room 18'3" x 10'10" (5.56m x 3.3m). A spacious dual aspect room with windows to front and side elevations with views over the attractive gardens and canal. Exposed ceiling beams. A fitted kitchen comprises an extensive range of base and wall mounted units with work surfaces over incorporating an inset round stainless steel sink with separate drainer unit. Integrated dishwasher, space for range style cooker with extractor system over. Space for tall fridge/ freezer. Walk-in shelved pantry with light. Ample space for breakfast table and chairs.
Dining Room 14'4" x 11'6" (4.37m x 3.5m). Window and door to front elevation, ample space for a large dining room table and chairs.
WC 6'7" x 4'9" (2m x 1.45m). Close coupled WC and wash hand basin.
Utility Room 12'8" x 10'9" (3.86m x 3.28m). A spacious utility room with floor mounted gas fired central heating boiler supplying domestic hot water and heating systems, Space for tumble dryer and freezer. Base mounted unit with inset sink drainer unit with mixer taps, plumbing and recess for washing machine. Window and French glazed doors to front elevation.
Bedroom 1 14'6" x 10'4" (4.42m x 3.15m). A spacious double bedroom with window to front elevation, with a fantastic outlook over the canal and beyond to the town centre, twin built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 11'7" x 10'2" (3.53m x 3.1m). A light and airy dual aspect double bedroom with windows to front and side elevation, with stunning views over the canal and up over the attractive rear gardens.
Bathroom 8'4" x 7'9" (2.54m x 2.36m). A fitted suite comprising an enclosed panelled bath with electric power shower over, close coupled WC and wash hand basin.
Bedroom 3 11'11" x 10'10" (3.63m x 3.3m). A double bedroom with window to front elevation, twin built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 10'5" x 7'6" (3.18m x 2.29m). Window to front elevation with superb views over the canal and marshes beyond.
Bathroom 7'4" x 6'9" (2.24m x 2.06m). A superbly presented fitted suite comprises an enclosed panelled bath with electric power shower over, close coupled WC and wash hand basin. Fitted cupboards.
Outside The residence is approached over a private lane via a five bar gate, at the end of a no through road. There is a further 5 bar gate with side pedestrian gate which enters the property with parking for 2 or more cars in front of the property. Immediately at the front of the property is a delightful terrace and seating area, providing an ideal spot for alfresco dining. The grounds total approximately 2 acres, boasting 750ft canal frontage, a productive orchard, and a historic quarry now a level garden fronting the canal. An elevated grass terrace offers stunning views back towards the town. To the side of the garden, steps lead up to a formally planted grass terrace surrounded by mature borders full of shrubs and plants. Below this, a grass path leads past a private jetty and mooring under a mature willow tree, the path rises past a summer house and concrete garage, both with fantastic views over the canal. The garden climbs to a terraced area principally laid to lawn providing a completely secluded and private area, with far reaching elevated views over the canal basin and the town centre beyond. The whole garden is a beautiful hidden gem offering many varied vistas as its paths gently wind their way through formal areas, informal planting, orchards and small meadow.
From Bude town centre, proceed along The Strand and upon reaching the mini-roundabout turn right towards Widemouth Bay, continue along the Crescent over the bridge passing the Falcon Hotel on the right hand side. Take the turning on the left hand side after Hanover House and follow the road along passing the Old Laundry Cottages.