This striking 5 Bedroom detached property is situated in the rural hamlet of Parkham Ash, within minutes of the North Devon coast. It is a 15 minute drive on the A39 to the amenities in the town of Bideford, and within walking distance of Parkham village with its village hall, primary school, butchers shop and the thirteenth century thatched Bell Inn. "Southview" as the name suggests, commands panoramic southerly views which stretch to the horizon. It lies in approximately one acre of grounds which includes plentiful off-road parking, a large orchard and a variety of lawns and patios plus a decking area with seating to enjoy those surrounding views. There is a Detached Garage which could be converted into further accommodation, subject to planning permissions. There is also space to build a further detached residence in the grounds, again, subject to planning consent. The house itself has 5 Bedrooms (4 doubles and 1 twin (2 have En-suite facilities)), a stunning Kitchen / Diner, a spacious Living Room, formal Dining Room, Study, 3 Porches and a large Conservatory overlooking the orchard and the countryside beyond. Solar panels on the roof are owned and, over the course of the year, they provide an income covering the current owners' electricity bills. Southview combines the charm of a cottage with the flexible living space of a family home. An early viewing is highly recommended as a prized property like this is likely to be widely sought after.
Entrance Porch to property front UPVC double glazed entrance door. Radiator, quarry tiled flooring. Fitted bench seating. Part glazed door to:
Entrance Lobby Quarry tiled flooring, carpeted staircase rising to First Floor.
Sitting / Dining Room 14' x 13' (4.27m x 3.96m). Perfect as a formal Dining Room for a large family with ample space for a large dining table. Feature brick fireplace with fitted multi-fuel burning stove. Radiator, wall lights, understairs storage cupboard. Delightful views can be enjoyed from the UPVC double glazed window.
Lounge 17'2" x 12'8" (5.23m x 3.86m). A lovely, light room with fantastic views from the large UPVC double glazed window. Inset multi-fuel burning stove set on a slate hearth with beam over. Wall lights, radiator, fitted carpet. Glazed doors to:
Conservatory 15'8" x 10'8" (4.78m x 3.25m). The Conservatory provides the perfect space to really enjoy views over the surrounding countryside as well of the gardens belonging to the property. This room can be used all year round. Quarry tiled flooring. UPVC double glazed doors to gardens.
Study 17' x 7'9" (5.18m x 2.36m). 2 UPVC double glazed windows. Radiator, fitted carpet, telephone point, wall lights.
Kitchen / Diner 20'3" x 15'6" (6.17m x 4.72m). The heart of the home is this Kitchen / Diner which has an extensive range of oak fronted units comprising a range of drawers and cupboards, rolltop work surfaces with extensive tiled splashbacking and inset 1.5 bowl sink unit. Built-in NEFF self-cleaning oven, built-in ceramic hob, integrated dishwasher. Rayburn oil fired cooker and water heater set in the former fireplace with a tiled surround and beam over. Ceiling beams, quarry tiled flooring. There is ample space in here for a dining table. UPVC double glazed window with window seat, again, enjoying fine views. Door to:
Side Porch UPVC double glazed door to brick-paved driveway. Quarry tiled flooring, radiator, pine corner cupboard. Door to:
Boiler Room Housing the oil fired central heating boiler.
Utility Room Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer. Close couple dual flush WC and wall mounted wash hand basin. Extractor fan, heated towel rail, vinyl flooring.
Rear Porch Quarry tiled flooring, cloaks hanging and shoe storage space. UPVC double glazed door to outside. Leading to:
Rear Hallway Space for fridge / freezer. Sink and drainer unit. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation.
First Floor Landing Fitted carpet, exposed beams.
Bedroom 1 14'2" x 13'2" (4.32m x 4.01m). UPVC double glazed window enjoying a fantastic southerly outlook. 4-door wardrobe. Fitted carpet, exposed roof trusses, radiator, hatch access to loft space (there are various access points to the loft at this property) (the cold water and Rayburn tanks have recently been moved to the loft space). Door to:
En-suite Shower Room Walk-in power-shower with glass screen, contemporary cabinet mounted wash hand basin and close couple WC. Fully tiled walls, tiled flooring, extractor fan, heated towel rail. UPVC obscure double glazed window.
Bedroom 3 17' x 9'8" (5.18m x 2.95m). Wonderful southerly views via the UPVC double glazed window. 4-door wardrobe. Radiator, fitted carpet, hatch access to loft space.
Family Bathroom Matching White suite comprising rolltop bath with hand shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin with mixer tap over and low level WC. Heated towel rail, fully tiled walls, quarry tiled flooring. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water tank which has recently been replaced.
Bedroom 4 14'8" x 9'6" (4.47m x 2.9m). Lovely southerly views via the UPVC double glazed window as well as a window seat from which to enjoy them. Radiator, fitted carpet. Built-in wardrobe and shelved alcove. Drop-down hatch and ladder access to loft space.
Bedroom 2 11' x 11' (3.35m x 3.35m). A lovely open outlook over farmland to the rear via a UPVC double glazed window. 2-door wardrobe. Radiator, fitted carpet. Door to:
En-suite Shower Room UPVC obscure double glazed window. Close couple WC, cabinet mounted wash hand basin with mixer tap over and walk-in power shower with glass screen. Extractor fan, tiled flooring, heated towel rail.
Bedroom 5 15'6" x 6'4" (4.72m x 1.93m). Views over the fields to the rear via a UPVC double glazed window. 3-door wardrobe. Radiator, fitted carpet.
Outside On the eastern side of the farmhouse is a brick-paved driveway which is accessible via a 5-bar gate that provides ample car parking space for a number of cars and leads to a rear courtyard area. This adjoins a gently sloping area of lawn with mature hedge boundaries that currently houses a range of raised beds and a 30 sq. m fruit cage. The oil tank for the property is also located in this area of the garden. It is also believed that this space could provide room for an Annexe dwelling, subject to planning permissions.
Within the courtyard area is the:
Garage 23' x 9'3" (7m x 2.82m). With up and over door. Double glazed windows.
Beyond this is a stone-built Storage Shed.
In addition, there is a log storage area and an outside WC
On the western side of the property are raised lawns with picket fencing. There is a paved patio providing an ideal space to sit out and relax, an Arbour and a raised decked area provides a fantastic spot to sit out and relax and enjoy the views to the south. The gardens here also offer a 10' x 8' Rhino Greenhouse with power installed. Paved paths lead from this to a further wooden Storage Shed. The garden is adorned with a range of flowers, shrubs and ornamental trees.
Further to the west is an extensive gravelled hard standing area which has recently been resurfaced and provides a further parking area for numerous vehicles. This adjoins the level orchard which is well hedged and fenced and in very good condition and features a range of fruit trees.
All in all, the property is set within, what is believed to be, approximately an acre of gardens.
Important Information The solar panels belonging to the property are fully owned and are transferrable to the new owners. They generate a yearly income.
From Bideford Quay, proceed towards Northam turning left on to the A39 at the Heywood Road roundabout following signs to Bude. Continue on this road for approximately 7 miles. Upon reaching Bucks Cross, turn left signposted Woolfardisworthy (Woolsery). After a few hundred yards, bear left off this road following signs for 'Merry Harriers'. Past Merry Harriers Garden Centre, the lane narrows and at the crossroads, go straight on. Take the next left hand turning and follow the lane for about a mile. Take the right hand turning to Parkham Ash. Follow the road through the hamlet and turn left at the first junction. Southview will be found on your left hand side as you begin to leave the hamlet clearly displaying a nameplate.