An exceedingly rare opportunity to purchase a spacious 4 Bedroom detached bungalow which has remained in the hands of the same family since it was originally built within the kitchen grounds of the former Parkham Rectory in 1984. There are many notable features regarding this property but perhaps chief among them is the simply stunning south-facing walled rear garden. Whether wandering through the grounds and picking up the sound of birdsong or admiring it framed from the large picture windows of the bungalow, it is a joy to behold. The bungalow itself offers generous and versatile accommodation throughout with the vast potential to reconfigure, extend or add En-suite Bathrooms, as desired. To the front of the property is a large private driveway providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles as well as an impressive Triple Garage which could well be converted into a dwelling, subject to planning approval. The village of Parkham, where Balmae is situated, is a much sought after location being both quiet and scenic yet having a useful range of amenities whilst only being a short distance from nearby towns. Properties this well rounded in terms of size, situation and potential rarely come to the market and, therefore, we would not hesitate to recommend an early viewing.
Entrance Hall A spacious Entrance Hall with double glazed doors and windows to the front of the property. Fitted carpet, coved ceiling, radiator. Hatch access to a large 'A' frame loft space with dropdown ladder and light connected - the loft is partially boarded and well insulated, it is considered that there would be potential to convert this to further accommodation, subject to any necessary planning consent. Door to airing cupboard housing hot water tank with slatted linen shelving above.
Bedroom 1 19' x 10'8" (5.8m x 3.25m). A particularly spacious Master Bedroom with double glazed sliding doors which open to the rear garden and also serve to provide a wonderful view of the rear garden too. Fitted carpet, coved ceiling, radiator. It is considered that there would be plenty of space in this Bedroom to create an En-suite facility.
Bedroom 2 16'5" x 10'10" (5m x 3.3m). A very spacious and generous second Bedroom with double glazed window, again, offering fine views over the rear garden. Fitted carpet, radiator, coved ceiling.
Bedroom 3 10'10" x 9'2" (3.3m x 2.8m). A third double Bedroom with UPVC double glazed window overlooking the front of the property. Fitted carpet, coved ceiling, radiator.
Bedroom 4 9'2" x 7'6" (2.8m x 2.29m). Double glazed window to front elevation. Fitted carpet, radiator, coved ceiling.
Shower Room 7'6" x 5' (2.29m x 1.52m). A spacious Shower Room with pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking, close couple dual flush WC and corner shower with full wall tiling to area. Radiator. Double glazed obscure window.
Bathroom 9'2" x 6'6" (2.8m x 1.98m). Comprising pedestal wash hand basin, close couple WC and bath with half height wall tiling to area. Radiator, coved ceiling. Obscure double glazed window.
Living Room 19'2" x 13'2" (5.84m x 4.01m). A spacious, light and airy Living Room which enjoys a superb view of the delightful rear garden via the double glazed sliding doors. This really makes a centrepiece for the room and we understand from the owner that all guests are immediately drawn to the view. Feature fireplace with tiled hearth, glazed brick surround and polished timber mantle over. A disused Rayburn currently occupies the chimney space and it is considered that a wood burner could be installed, subject to any required works. Fitted carpet, coved ceiling, 2 radiators, TV point. Glazed internal obscure window to Entrance Hall allowing for the flow of further natural light.
Dining Room 13' x 9'10" (3.96m x 3m). A spacious Dining Room with ample room for a large dining table. Fitted carpet, coved ceiling, radiator. Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Door to:
Kitchen / Diner 18'6" x 9'10" (5.64m x 3m). An impressive room with double glazed window to front and side elevations and obscure glazed door to the side of the property. Space in here for a dining table. A range of eye and base level cabinets with matching drawers, rolltop work surfaces with tiled splashbacking and single bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap over. Space and plumbing for washing machine, space for electric cooker with extractor hood over, space for fridge / freezer, space for tumble dryer. TV point, radiator, down spot lights. There is potential here to extend into the Dining Room to create an even more generous family space.
Outside Front To the front of the property is a large, stone shingle driveway providing off-road parking for numerous vehicles. It is accessed via a wooden gate. The driveway is flanked by a:
Large Garage 16'2" deep x 30'10" (4.93m deep x 9.4m). A spacious Garage which was built before the bungalow. Stone walls with a mixture of brick, concrete and flagstone flooring. We understand that it used to serve as a fruit store for the Old Rectory. It has power and light connected, a useful overhead mezzanine storage area, an electric door, various windows, a door to the garden and also houses the oil tank. This Garage is such a substantial size that it could be converted into a separate dwelling, again, subject to any necessary planning consents.
Outside Rear To the rear of the bungalow is a magnificent south-facing garden which offers a high degree of privacy due primarily to it being bounded by attractive stone walls. The garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity and the relaxing sound of birdsong fills the air.
It is a true English country garden and comprises of a patio area which provides a lovely space to sit and relax and enjoy a view over the garden and the glebe land beyond. The patio leads onto a gently sloping lawned garden which is adorned with a variety of flowers, plants and shrubs as well as various specimen trees including a pink magnolia and a handkerchief tree. In the Spring, the garden comes alive presenting a myriad of colours to the eye.
Cobbled and paved pathways lead around the garden passing through a hedged arch and taking in a Greenhouse and a large stone-built Outbuilding with a pitched roof (currently a home to swallows) along the way.
We understand that the garden was formerly used as a large vegetable garden for the Old Rectory.
Access to the front of the property is available on both sides of the bungalow via a 5-bar gate on one side and a smaller pedestrian gate on the other. A large storage space beneath the bungalow, which is of a limited height, can also be accessed from the garden. It provides a useful dry storage space, has light connected and also houses the oil fired boiler which serves the property with hot water and heating.
From Bideford Quay proceed in the direction of Torrington on the A386. After approximately 1.75 miles, take the right hand turning and continue on this road for approximately 7 miles. Take the right hand turning towards Brewers Hill bearing left and follow this road to the junction with the Church immediately in front of you. Turn left onto Barton Road and take the left hand turning onto Rectory Lane travelling towards Penhaven Country Cottages. Bear right to where the property will be found the second property on your left hand side clearly displaying a For Sale notice and nameplate.