For those looking for character, convenience and potential then this home will deliver. Located in Saltrens, Monkleigh, this property enjoys a great position being close to both Bideford and Torrington as well as being just around the corner from Monkleigh itself with its acclaimed 17th Century pub. The 4 Bedroom detached residence that we are delighted to offer to the market sits on a large plot and has an extensive rear garden from which views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed. The rear garden is mainly lawned but is a grower's paradise with fruit trees, raised vegetable gardens, a Greenhouse and a range of Sheds. All of this can be observed from the large picture windows of a stunning Sun Room that has a wood burning stove making it a great space to enjoy all year round. The house itself has 4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms and plenty of Ground Floor living space including a newly fitted Kitchen, 3 Reception Rooms and the aforementioned Sun Room. Awash with character features, this house also benefits from having new UPVC double glazing throughout with UPVC triple glazing to the front of the property. At the foot of the garden is a large Garage / Workshop with space to park a few cars to its fore. It is considered that the house has clear Annexe potential with its 2 entrances and easily dividable layout. There is also potential for further development by converting the Garage to create further accommodation, subject to planning. Available for sale with no onward chain, this home comes highly recommended.
Solid wooden entrance door to:
Reception Lobby Fitted carpet, electric meter.
Sitting Room 17'4" (5.28m) narrowing to 12' (3.66m) x 14'9" (4.5m). Ledged door off. Carpeted stairs rising to First Floor. 2 radiators, wall panelling, fitted carpet, beamed ceiling. Built-in understairs storage cupboard. UPVC double glazed window to front elevation (all UPVC windows throughout the house have monkey tail window handles).
Living Room 17'5" x 15'1" maximum (5.3m x 4.6m maximum). A superb dual aspect room with UPVC double glazed window to front and rear elevations flooding the room with ample natural light. 2 radiators, beamed ceiling, TV point, fitted carpet. Attractive stone inglenook fireplace with original bread oven recess and housing a wood burning stove with slate hearth. Slate steps to:
Dining Room 17'7" (5.36m) x 12'11" (3.94m) narrowing to 10'4" (3.15m). Another dual aspect room with UPVC double glazed window to front elevation and 2 UPVC double glazed windows to rear elevation. Attractive stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove. Useful understairs storage cupboard. Built-in book shelving. Beamed ceiling, fitted carpet, radiator. Carpeted stairs rising to Bedroom 4 and Bathroom 2.
Kitchen 18'5" x 12' (5.61m x 3.66m). An extremely light room that has been extended and re-fitted and comes with a comprehensive range of Cream painted wood effect cupboards and drawers with complementing wood block work surfaces over. Inset stainless steel 1.5 bowl sink and drainer unit with tiled splashbacking. Integrated dishwasher and washing machine, space for American style fridge / freezer. Multi-ring LPG cooker (included in the sale). Large central Island with storage below and wood block work surface. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating, heated towel rail. UPVC door to property front and UPVC double glazed window and sliding doors to Sun Room.
Sun Room 18'3" x 10'7" (5.56m x 3.23m). A fantastic Sun Room located at the rear of the property with 2 large picture windows overlooking the rear garden and UPVC double glazed sliding door to the garden. Wood laminate flooring. A wood burning stove makes this a perfectly habitable and cosy room all year round.
Cloakroom Tiled flooring. Cupboard for coats. Wall mounted oil fired Worcester boiler. White 2-piece suite comprising close couple dual flush WC and wash hand basin. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation.
Store Room Accessed via the Dining Room. UPVC door to front elevation and solid wooden door to rear elevation. Ample shelving and overhead storage. This is a potential private entrance if the property were to be divided into an Annexe and main dwelling.
First Floor Main Landing UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation. Beamed ceiling, fitted carpet, access to loft space.
Bedroom 1 13'1" x 8'1" (3.99m x 2.46m). UPVC double glazed window to front elevation. Attractive Victorian cast iron fireplace. Built-in dressing table with storage cupboards. Walk0in wardrobe with plenty of shelving and hanging rails. Radiator, beamed ceiling, fitted carpet. Door to:
Office 6'3" x 3'6" (1.9m x 1.07m). Currently utilised as a small Office but could also be turned into a walk-in wardrobe or converted into an En-suite Shower Room.
Bedroom 2 11'4" (3.45m) plus recess x 9'8" (2.95m). UPVC double glazed window to front elevation. Built-in wardrobe with plenty of shelving and hanging rails. Radiator, fitted carpet.
Bedroom 3 11'10" x 7'5" (3.6m x 2.26m). UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation. Fitted carpet, radiator.
Family Bathroom 3-piece suite comprising close couple dual flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panel enclosed bath. Large built-in airing cupboard housing hot water tank, slatted shelving and hanging rails. Built-in storage cupboard. Vinyl flooring, beamed ceiling. Obscure UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation.
Second Landing UPVC double glazed window to side elevation. Beamed ceiling, access to loft space.
Bedroom 4 12'3" x 9'2" (3.73m x 2.8m). UPVC double glazed window to front elevation. Radiator, fitted carpet, beamed ceiling.
Bathroom 2 3-piece suite comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panel enclosed bath with shower attachment over. Built-in airing cupboard housing hot water tank and slatted shelving. Fitted carpet, beamed ceiling. UPVC double glazed window to rear elevation.
Outside To the front of the property is a garden laid to lawn together with mature shrub and flower beds. A cobbled pathway leads to the front door and around the side of the property. A further pebbled pathway also leads to the Store Room entrance - ideal if used as an Annexe.
A variety of outside water taps feed the garden where needed.
The main garden is a superb feature of the cottage and, in the agents opinion, is quite extensive. Directly outside the Sun Room is a south-facing large lawned area containing productive apple, plum and pear trees. Blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and rhubarb are also available in season. There is a paved area for clothes drying in which the oil tank is housed. A good size productive vegetable plot with 13 raised beds sits to the side of the pathway that leads through the garden. The pathway provides access to a large Greenhouse and a useful timber Outbuilding measuring 13'6 x 6'4.
The garden enjoys an extremely private aspect and is fully enclosed benefiting from a sunny, southerly aspect with some views over fields towards Monkleigh village. The gardens will need some care and attention in the coming year to bring them back to a fully productive state.
At the foot of the garden is block-built Double Garage / Workshop.
Double Garage / Workshop 23' x 16'1" (7m x 4.9m). Power and light connected. Large bi-folding doors give access to a tarmac driveway providing off-road parking for 2-3 vehicles.
From Bideford Quay proceed towards Torrington. After approximately 1.5 miles, upon reaching Landcross, turn right onto the A388 signposted Torrington / Holsworthy. Continue on this road for a further mile. Upon entering Saltrens, the property will be found a short distance on your left hand side with a numberplate clearly displayed. To park - take the next available left hand turning after passing the house and follow the road to where a driveway in front of some Green garage doors will be found.