An immaculate mature detached bungalow enjoying fine views in favoured village close to the Coast subject to a local AOC restriction. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 reception rooms, conservatory, garaging for 3/4 cars. EPC Band G
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
On the fringe of this favoured, timeless and tranquil village, within easy access of Barnstaple, Bideford, Instow, and Torrington. Horwood is a convenient village and rural community lying along a Devon country road on high ground surrounded by glorious open countryside. From the property there are fine views over adjoining farm land, the nearby village of Lovacott offers a primary school and there is also a bus service available from here. Newton Tracey is about 1.25 miles, lies on the B3232 Torrington road and has a popular pub/ restaurant and bus services operating from here to Barnstaple, which is about 7 miles. Although on the outskirts of Barnstaple, Sainsburys at Roundswell, an out of town residential/ business district, is just 3.5 miles. As the Regional centre Barnstaple offers the area's main commercial, business, leisure and shopping venues as well as the District Hospital and Theatre. The market town of Bideford is about 3 miles and offers an excellent range of amenities. At Barnstaple the North Devon Link Road provides access to Tiverton Parkway in about 45 minutes where there are trains to London in about 2 hours. A little beyond is Junction 27 of the M5 motorway. The property is within about 15 minutes drive from the North Devon coast at Instow and Westward Ho!, whilst a little further afield are the safe, sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands (also with championship golf course). Westward Ho! offers the Royal North Devon golf course.DESCRIPTION
The property has never entered the market since it was originally built for the current owner in 1973. There have been various extensions and improvement's over subsequent years and the property presents elevations which are principally of whitened render and brick, with double glazed windows and doors, beneath a tiled roof. The accommodation is bright spacious, versatile and very well presented. The bungalow is set in formal gardens and there is an excellent detached garage which may have potential for conversion to annexed accommodation subject to planning permission. There is ample additional parking and the bungalow overlooks its own level pasture arranged as one large field. SPECIAL NOTE: the property is subject to the following restriction originally imposed in the planning permission of February 1973 'the dwelling hereby permitted shall be occupied only by persons employed or last employed locally in agriculture as defined by section 290 of the Town and Country planning act, 1971, and the dependents of such persons as aforesaid'. The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floor plans but comprises:
Porch and front door to ENTRANCE HALL with wood effect flooring. SITTING ROOM a delightful triple aspect room featuring open fireplace with stone surround, wooden mantel and matching display shelf flanking either side. From the hallway and opaque glazed door leads to the open plan kitchen running through to family/dining room also connecting to the conservatory. The KITCHEN is fitted with an extensive range of modern units, in a light wood effect theme with rolled edged work surfaces and incorporating 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink unit, fitted appliance's include electrolux double oven, Neff ceramic hob, Neff extractor hood, there is plumbing and space for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. A fireplace recess accommodates a Rayburn Royal for cooking and hot water, to the right of this there is a further range of larder and china cupboards, a space for upright fridge/freezer, tiled flooring. Open archway to FAMILY/DINING ROOM another bright double aspect room featuring ornamental fireplace with fitted electric fire. Returning to the kitchen french doors lead into the CONSERVATORY in U PVC with tiled flooring, triple aspect views over the garden and beyond, radiator ensuring the room can be used all year round, french doors to garden, electric blinds and overhead electrically operated fan, there is also oil fired underfloor heating within this room.
INNER LOBBY with door to rear porch and boiler cupboard housing Camray oil fired boiler for central heating. From the entrance hall an INNER HALLWAY leads to the bedroom wing and to BEDROOM 1 a double aspect room with triple mirror fronted wardrobe, further pair of single wardrobes matching bedside cabinets, dressing chest and bridge cupboards above the bed recess. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with corner cubicle, pedestal basin, low level w/c, heated towel rail, aqua board walls, tiled flooring, extractor fan. BEDROOM 2 views over the garden and beyond. BEDROOM 3 double built in wardrobe, fine views. BEDROOM 4 mirror fronted double built in wardrobe, pedestal basin, fine views, trap to loft space, via retractable aluminium ladder ideal for storage. FAMILY BATHROOM very well appointed in a contemporary black and white theme, incorporating panelled bath, central tap with hand held shower, separate overhead shower and shower screen, wash hand basin, marble effect surround and vanity cupboards, wall mirrors above, low level w/c, heated towel rail/radiator, fully tiled walls and flooring, under floor heating, shaver point, extractor fan, airing cupboard.OUTSIDE
The property is accessed from the lane over a driveway flanked by smart rendered walls which match the structure, this initial part of the drive is owned by the property but the adjoining farmer has right of way over it. We understand that the buildings house grain. There is then a separate five bar gate and cattle grid which is entirely private, with a tarmac driveway sweeping up the the front of the property. To the right of this is a wall tended lawn and deep bank of mature specimen shrubs screening the property from the lane. The driveway leads on to the DETACHED GARAGE of matching construction to the dwelling, with electrically operated up and over door, power and light connected, there is a storage loft over, this is large enough to accommodate 2/3 vehicles. To the rear of this is an original SINGLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP and separate store/workshop. The driveway provides ample parking and turning space. There are attractive coach lamps providing courtesy light at night, with stone terrace leading to the front door of the property. The driveway continues around to the rear. The gardens have been designed with ease of maintenance in mind and are principally laid to lawn, there is a central ornamental pond with waterfall overlooked by a timber SUMMER HOUSE which also screens the oil tank. A timber fence separates the side garden from the front. An attractive brick wall with wrought iron separators divides the garden from the PASTURE LAND, there is a pedestrian gate within this and a separate vehicular gate fronting the lane into the land itself, this is mainly level and enclosed by Devon bank hedging and fencing, there is a cluster of Scots pine trees in one corner as well as a water trough.DIRECTIONS
Leaving Barnstaple on the main Bideford road at the Roundswell roundabout bear left onto the Torrington road, continue to the outskirts of Newton Tracey, hear turn right signposted to Lovacott and Horwood. Pass through Lovacott village continue straight ahead and on a bend in the road the entrance to Horwood Farm will seen on the right hand side, identified by white rendered walls.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, oil fired central heating, private drainage. Security alarm fitted.