Northam, Bideford, EX39 2RL

Detached House 5 Bedroom
EPC Rating: EPC
Sale agreed £795,000

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Key Features
  • 5-6 Bedrooms (3 En-suite)
  • Direct access onto the South West Coastal Path
  • Environmentally conscious property ensuring low heating & running costs
  • High-end fixtures & fittings throughout
  • Triple aspect Kitchen / Breakfast Room
  • Impressive Dining Room & Lounge offering stunning Estuary views
  • Potential to create a granny annexe or space for independent children
  • Detached Double Garage with Loft Room over
  • Very attractive gardens enjoying a sunny, south-facing aspect with purpose-built Summerhouse & adjoining Shed
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Property Description

Additional Information

This bespoke and versatile 5/6 bedroom home was built to an exceptional standard in 2006 and is situated on Durrant Lane, a serene and highly sought-after private road between Northam and Bideford. The lane comprises several highly individual properties and is in close proximity to the estuary and the coastal footpath offering picturesque walks.

The impressive and modern exterior of the house, with its white rendering, is perfectly complimented by ThermoWood cladding and contrasting slate window sills complete the contemporary look of this environmentally conscious property which boasts high levels of insulation and PV solar panels equipped with "Nest Smart" controls, ensuring low heating and running costs.

Dyers Lookout boasts high-end fixtures and fittings throughout, such as American white oak flooring in the principal reception rooms and in the staircases, quality tiled bathrooms, and a well equipped Kitchen with quality units, granite worktops and integrated appliances. The entire property exudes a feeling of quality, light, and airiness, making it ideal for families or those looking for dual occupancy.

As one enters the grand reception hall, with its double-height ceilings, full height windows and galleried landing above, the unique nature of this home becomes immediately apparent. The accommodation is cleverly divided into two directions, with large double doors to the left leading to an impressive dining room that offers stunning estuary views through its french windows. This room, in turn, leads to both the kitchen/breakfast room and the lounge.

The kitchen/breakfast room offers estuary views and features French doors which lead onto a charming outside patio & seating area. The triple aspect lounge is equally impressive, with large bi-fold doors enjoying estuary views and leading onto an adjoining timber decked balcony. For the winter months, an attractive inset Stovax wood-burning stove provides a central focal point.

To the right of the reception hall is the well appointed bedroom 5/study, a useful utility room, and a shower room. The configuration of the accommodation here would lend itself to create a granny annexe or space for independent children.

The galleried landing provides access to the 3 principle double bedrooms, two with en-suites, and a well-appointed family bathroom. The dual aspect master bedroom enjoys estuary views with its floor-to-ceiling windows.
Located off a half landing is the 4th double bedroom, which serves as an ideal guest room, with a large and well-appointed en-suite bathroom.

A staircase to the second floor provides access to bedroom 6 , which is currently used as a home office/hobbies room.

The sweeping "in and out" driveway at the front of the property features two pairs of entrance gates and a large lawned garden with a central 250-year-old London Plane tree, numerous attractive flowers & shrub borders, bushes & specimen trees, a productive vegetable garden, and a further patio seating area adjoining the kitchen, perfect for BBQs.
A detached two-storey double garage with two up & over doors, power, light and electric car charging point, has the benefit of a loft room over which is accessed via an external staircase and is considered to offer the potential to convert to additional accommodation.

The house also boasts a spacious paved seating area that benefits from a sunny south-facing aspect, an area of formal lawn, a large paved patio with a purpose-built summerhouse with an adjoining shed, providing an ideal area to enjoy the afternoon sun. A gate provides direct access to the Southwest Coastal path.

Impressive Reception Hall    Full-height double glazed windows. Dogleg staircase rising to First Floor with useful understairs storage cupboard. 2 radiators, solid oak flooring.

Dining Room 16'9" x 11'6" (5.1m x 3.5m). French doors enjoying delightful Estuary views. 2 radiators, wall lights. Door through to Kitchen / Breakfast Room.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 16'9" x 10'10" (5.1m x 3.3m). A triple aspect room with views over the Estuary, the Torridge Bridge and surrounding countryside. Equipped with a comprehensive range of contemporary style gloss finish units comprising 1.5 bowl sink unit. Black granite worktop surfaces with storage cupboards, drawers and appliance space below, matching wall storage cupboards, worktop lighting and black granite splashbacking. Built-in Miele 5-ring ceramic hob with extractor canopy over, built-in Miele eye-level electric double oven and grill with warming drawer under. Integrated fridge / freezer and dishwasher. Breakfast Bar. Radiator. French doors to side patio.

Half Landing    Providing access to Bedroom 5 / Study.

Bedroom 5 / Study 13'3" x 11'8" (4.04m x 3.56m). A double aspect room with French doors. Wall lights, radiator.

Shower Room    White suite comprising fully enclosed and tiled shower cubicle, hidden cistern WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking. Heated towel radiator, tiled flooring.

Utility Room 9'2" x 6'2" (2.8m x 1.88m). Laminate worktop surfaces with storage cupboards, drawers and appliance space below and matching wall storage cupboards. Larder style cupboard. Plumbing for washing machine. Space for tumble dryer. Wall mounted gas fired central heating and domestic hot water boiler. Radiator. Door providing rear access.

Lounge 23'6" x 14'6" (7.16m x 4.42m). A superb triple aspect room with bi-folding doors leading onto a glass frame timber Balcony enjoying views of the formal gardens and beyond to the Estuary and across to the surrounding countryside and Torridge Bridge. Stovax stove and slate hearth. 3 radiators, TV point.

First Floor Galleried Landing    Vaulted ceiling with Velux roof lights. Full-height window enjoying Estuary views. Large airing cupboard. Wall lights, 2 radiators. Staircase rising to Second Floor.

Master Bedroom 16'11" x 10'6" (5.16m x 3.2m). A superb double aspect room with full-height double glazed windows enjoying far-reaching Estuary and countryside views. Radiator, TV point, wall lights.

En-suite Shower Room    Double shower cubicle, his 'n' her pedestal wash hand basins and close couple WC. Illuminated vanity mirror, heated towel radiator, tiled flooring.

Bedroom 2 11'2" x 8'7" (3.4m x 2.62m). A double aspect room. Radiator.

En-suite Shower Room    White suite comprising corner shower cubicle, wall-hung circular sink unit and hidden cistern WC. Heated towel radiator, tiled flooring. Light tunnel.

Bedroom 3 14'6" (4.42m) x 12' (3.66m) maximum. 2 Velux roof lights providing Estuary and countryside views. Hatch access to loft space. Radiator.

Family Bathroom    White 4-piece suite comprising modern panelled bath, shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and close couple WC. Vanity mirror with light and shaver point, heated towel radiator, tiled flooring. Double glazed window.

Half Landing    Window. Staircase rising to Second Floor.

Bedroom 4 13' x 11'8" (3.96m x 3.56m). Double glazed window. Radiator.

En-suite Bathroom    4-piece suite comprising modern panelled bath, shower cubicle, vanity wash hand basin and hidden cistern WC. Extensive wall tiling, heated towel radiator, tiled flooring. Double glazed window.

Second Floor Bedroom 5 / Study 12'3" x 10'10" (3.73m x 3.3m). Feature fully double glazed window. Radiator.

Outside    The property is approached via a sweeping driveway with 2 pairs of timber gates, a feature central lawned area incorporating a 250-year-old London Plane tree, well-stocked flower and shrub borders and beds, specimen trees and fruit trees. A productive vegetable garden runs alongside a Detached Double Garage.

Around the property are attractive, raised flower and shrub beds, gravelled pathways, a large paved patio which incorporates a purpose-built Summerhouse and adjoining Shed. There is also an expanse of formal lawn complemented by flowers and shrubs. Accessed via the Kitchen is a delightful patio - ideal for enjoying the morning sun and barbecues, with raised flower and shrub borders and beds.

A gate provides direct access onto the South West Coastal Path.

Detached Double Garage 17'10" x 6'7" (5.44m x 2m). With 2 up and over doors. Power and light connected. Electric car charging point. External staircase rising to Loft Room.

Loft Room 17'10" x 12'5" (5.44m x 3.78m). Eaves storage cupboards. Opposing pairs of Velux roof lights. This room is considered to offer scope to create further accommodation, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Important Information    We are advised by the vendors that there is a charge of £115.00 per annum payable to the Durrant Lane Residents' Association towards the upkeep of the private road.


From Bideford Quay proceed towards Northam / Westward Ho! passing over the A39 Heywood Road roundabout. After passing the Durrant House Hotel on your right hand side, take the next right hand turning onto Durrant Lane. Continue down the lane bearing right. Upon nearing the bottom of the lane, bear left to where Dyers Lookout will be seen almost in front of you with a name plate clearly displayed.

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