Horwood, Bideford, EX39 4PE

House and Land 3 Bedroom
EPC Rating: EPC
Price £1,450,000

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Key Features
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Enjoying seclusion & tranquillity surrounded by farmland & enjoying panoramic countryside views
  • Tastefully renovated but with scope for further improvements
  • Traditional barns & outbuildings considered ripe for conversion, subject to the necessary pp
  • Landscaped grounds extending to some 3 acres including sun terraces, patios, a pond, lawns & 2 Paddocks
  • Triple aspect Sitting Room with large beamed fireplace
  • Handcrafted Kitchen / Breakfast Room & Utility Room
  • Refitted Shower Room & family Bathroom
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Property Description

Additional Information

A truly unique opportunity enjoying seclusion and tranquillity surrounded by farmland and enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding Devonshire countryside.

Approached by its private sweeping lane, Boskins will be found to be an impressive period barn conversion having been tastefully renovated by the current owner but with scope for further improvements. The courtyard of traditional barns and outbuildings, which are currently used for stabling and livestock, are considered ripe for conversion, subject to the necessary consents, whilst the landscaped grounds extend to some 3 acres and include large sun terraces and patios, a pond and formal lawns together with 2 Paddocks.

Character features are in abundance throughout this fine family home which boasts a large Reception Porch and welcoming Reception Hall at the heart of the property. On the Ground Floor is a large triple aspect Sitting Room with Dining and Study areas. This room features a large beamed fireplace and beamed ceiling. The handcrafted Kitchen / Breakfast Room has a large selection of cupboards beneath slate worktops and a matching Island / Breakfast Bar. This room is served by a separate Utility Room.

The Galleried Landing provides an ideal area to sit and relax with Velux roof lights flooding in the natural light. There are 3 generous Bedrooms and a recently refitted Shower Room and Family Bathroom on this floor.

Heavily beamed ceilings, exposed trusses, reclaimed Kentucky oak doors and exposed natural stonework are some of the many features that will greet you upon arrival.

Spacious Reception Porch 12'7" x 9'2" (3.84m x 2.8m). Large double glazed windows and matching entrance door. Fitted slate topped bench seating. Radiator. Exposed stonework. Polished herringbone style parquet flooring.

Spacious Reception Hall    Panelled entrance door. Kentucky oak stable door leading to the rear courtyard. Dogleg staircase rising to First Floor. Large understairs storage cupboard. Tower radiator, terracotta tiled flooring. Exposed natural stonework and timbers. Vaulted ceiling.

Sitting Room 13'6" (4.11m) x 16'8" (5.08m) maximum. A superb triple aspect room with fully glazed doors leading onto the rear garden. Feature beamed fireplace and slate hearth housing wood burning stove. Open-fronted storage recess. 2 radiators, wall lights, TV point. Beamed ceiling.

Within this room the current owner has designated a dining area and separate study area.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 18'6" x 16'2" (5.64m x 4.93m). A triple aspect room equipped with a comprehensive range of hand crafted units under slate worktop surfaces and matching slate splashbacking. Double bowl butler sinks. Island unit with breakfast area. Range cooker with multi hob and ovens with illuminated extractor canopy over and feature slate splashbacking. Beamed ceiling.

Rear Porch    Cloaks hanging area, tiled flooring.

Utility Room    Appliance space, plumbing for washing machine. Hot water heater. Tiled flooring.

Cloakroom    WC and wash hand basin. Tiled flooring.

Galleried First Floor Landing    Velux roof light. Exposed beams and wall panelling. Exposed natural stonework. Newly laid timber floor. Radiator.

Bedroom 1 16'3" x 11'10" (4.95m x 3.6m). Double glazed window with far-reaching countryside views. Built-in double wardrobes. TV point, tower radiator. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 2 13'6" x 11'10" (4.11m x 3.6m). Large double glazed window. Exposed beams. Radiator.

Bedroom 3 15'6" x 10'4" (4.72m x 3.15m). A double aspect room. Airing cupboard. Tower radiator. Exposed beams.

Shower Room 11'4" x 6'3" (3.45m x 1.9m). Recently refurbished with double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and close couple WC. Heated towel rail. Wall panelling to dado height. Exposed beams.

Family Bathroom 14'6" x 6'10" (4.42m x 2.08m). 4-piece suite comprising freestanding claw foot rolltop bath with mixer shower taps, double shower cubicle with fully glazed enclosure, wash hand basin and close couple WC. Heated towel rail. Raised and fielded wall panelling to dado height. Exposed beams and natural stonework.

Outside    The gardens and grounds are believed to extend to some 3 acres incorporating terraced formal lawns with sun terracing and patios. Feature pond. Whilst to the far end of the gardens which include a small area of established woodland are 2 small Paddocks.

Outside and around the concrete courtyard area to the rear are the following buildings:

3 bay open-fronted Garage 31' x 14' (9.45m x 4.27m).

Stables 14' x 11' (4.27m x 3.35m).

Stables / Milking Parlour 33' x 12' (10.06m x 3.66m). With central feed passage.

Former Stock Shed 52' x 11'3" (15.85m x 3.43m).

Workshop 25' x 11'10" (7.62m x 3.6m).

Lock-up Garage 28'6" x 25' (8.69m x 7.62m). Double doors to gable end wall.

Across the yard to the front of the house:

4 bay pole Barn

Open-fronted stone Barn 21'4" x 14'10" (6.5m x 4.52m).

Open-fronted stone Barn 38' x 14'10" (11.58m x 4.52m). Totally secluded and sheltered to the west of the house.

Note    The single-storey Barn shown in the south-facing picture of the house has extant planning approval for its conversion to residential accommodation. This building is about 60' x 15'

Services    Private drainage. LPG cooker. Oil fired central heating. Mains electricity and water.


From Barnstaple, proceed along the A39 towards the Roundswell roundabout and take the first exit signposted towards Great Torrington on the B3232. Stay on this road until you climb up the hill leading to the village of Newton Tracey. Just before reaching Newton Tracey, turn right signposted towards Lovacott. Continue along this road for around 1 mile passing through the village of Lovacott and turn right towards Horwood. Follow this road for approximately half a mile and, just after passing a large white house to the left of the road, Park Farmhouse, with a large tree in its garden, turn sharp left into the drive down to Boskins.

From Bideford Quay, proceed over the Old Bridge and turn left at the mini roundabout. Continue on and turn right onto Manteo Way. Take the next left hand turning onto Old Barnstaple Road and drive on passing through the hamlet of Eastleigh. At Horwood Cross, take the turning on your right to Horwood passing through the hamlet and out the other side where the driveway to Boskins will be found on your right hand side directly opposite Horwood Farm.

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