Northam, Bideford, EX39 2RJ

Detached House 4 Bedroom
EPC Rating: EPC
Guide price £875,000

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Key Features
  • 4 Bedrooms (1 En-suite)
  • Impressive dual aspect Kitchen / Breakfast Room
  • Spacious Utility Room
  • Sitting Room with marble fireplace
  • Triple aspect Living Room with doors leading to the patio
  • Lovingly & tastefully extended by the current owners, offering versatile & adaptable living spaces
  • Tranquil setting on approximately 0.5 acres of picturesque grounds
  • Gated private driveway parking & Double Garage
  • Properties like this are rare gems
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Property Description

Additional Information

This former lodge house, with origins believed to date back to the 1850's, offers an exceptional opportunity to own a piece of history with contrasting modern enhancements. The property is located in a tree-lined setting on the doorstep of the South West Coastal Path and a stone's throw away from the River Torridge.

This exquisite property has been lovingly and tastefully extended by the current owners, offering versatile and adaptable living spaces. Nestled in a tranquil setting on approximately half an acre of picturesque grounds that offer serene, private living with lush trees, shrubs and enchanting flower beds.

As you step inside, you are greeted by a welcoming Reception Hall that leads to an impressive dual aspect Kitchen / Breakfast Room that promises countless mornings of sunlit serenity and is served by a spacious Utility Room. The Sitting Room features a captivating marble fireplace, perfect for cosy evenings. The triple aspect Living Room, adorned with another beautiful fireplace and fully glazed doors leading to the patio, invites you to experience seamless indoor / outdoor living. Completing the Ground Floor is Bedroom 4, versatile for guests or a home office, and a conveniently located Shower Room.

The home is served by 2 distinct staircases; the principal staircase leads to 2 spacious double Bedrooms and an indulgent Shower Room whilst the second staircase, from the Living Room, ascends to the private Master Bedroom suite. This sanctuary enjoys an En-Suite Shower Room providing the perfect retreat at the end of a long day.

Outside, a gated private driveway ushers you into a substantial parking area, accommodating several vehicles, with ample space for a caravan or boat. A large Double Garage, fully equipped with light and power, offers additional utility. There are also a number of useful timber sheds. The magnificence of the property's grounds cannot be overstated, offering a cocoon of privacy with mature trees, shrubs and vibrant flower beds enveloping the home. Stepping stones lead to a front door that beckons you to a raised, south-facing stone patio with Arbour – a sublime spot for morning coffee. A front lawned garden and a sloped rear garden with flourishing fruit trees, including quince and fig, create idyllic outdoor living spaces.

Properties like this, with its fusion of historic character and contemporary comfort, are rare gems. Make it yours and lose yourself in the beauty and serenity it promises.

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Services    Mains water and electricity. Water treatment plant. Oil fired central heating and solar panels. Calor Gas for the stove. Both fires are wood burners.


From Bideford Quay, with the River Torridge on your right hand side, proceed towards Northam passing Morrisons supermarket on your right hand side. Continue until you reach the Heywood Road roundabout and proceed straight across. Take the first right hand turning onto Limers Lane and continue on this 'no through road' to the River Torridge at the bottom and turn left into Lower Cleave. Continue along this narrowing lane signed 'Residents Only' until the tarmac turns into the entrance where Cleave Lodge will be found set up on your right hand side behind a featherboard fence and identified by a name plate.

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