Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse in an elevated position enjoying fantastic countryside views, set in 0.75 acres. *Available with more or less land if required.* Three reception rooms, two detached garages and outbuildings which could be converted stpp. EPC Exempt.
SITUATION & AMENITIES
Lower Holwell is situated in the semi rural hamlet of Hoops located just off the A39, well placed to take full advantage of local amenities and the dramatic North Devon coastline. The nearest village is Parkham, located approximately 2 miles away which benefits from a primary school, butchers and church. The property is also located close to highly favoured and award winning thatched public house & luxury hotel 'The Hoops Inn'. There is also easy access to the rugged North Devon coastline at the historic village of Bucks Mills approximately 3.4 miles away, where there is a pebbled beach and coastal footpath that offers superb coastal walks with stunning vistas.
The port and market town of Bideford is approximately 5.7 miles away and sits on the banks of the River Torridge offering a wider range of facilities including various shops, butchers, banks, bakeries, pubs and restaurants, cafes, schooling for all ages (public and private) and 5 supermarkets. Atlantic Village shopping outlet and retail complex is also nearby and offers a range of popular brands such as Marks & Spencers, GAP and Starbucks to name a few. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 14 miles away and offers all the areas main businesses, shopping and commercial venues. There is also good transport opportunities via the A361 link road which connects the motorway network at Junction 27 at the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.DESCRIPTION
Lower Holwell is situated in an elevated, prominent position surrounded by rolling farmland and enjoys stunning countryside views over the valley towards the village of Parkham in the distance. The property is Grade II listed, as being of historical and architectural importance, is believed to date back to the early 16th Century. This traditional Devon Longhouse has been in the same family for over 98 years. The roof is thatched with water reed and the owners believe the majority of the rendered walls to be constructed of stone with some cob infill. Internally, the property is extremely well presented with a combination of character features combined with modern conveniences. Externally, there are extensive south facing gardens that wrap around the property with a private sweeping driveway, workshop and garaging.
There is also a detached outbuilding which is currently used as garaging and workshops, but could be converted into ancillary accommodation, holiday cottages or potential home/income use, subject to the relevant planning permissions. We are
offering the property in two connotations with 0.75 acres or with approximately 17 acres, so that the property can be purchased with more or less acreage if required.
The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises in brief;GROUND FLOOR
The property is accessed via a sweeping private driveway that leads up to the property and passes the detached garage, workshops and leads to the rear of the property. A pathway from the beginning of the driveway leads to the front of the property entering through the bay entrance hall. From the hallway stairs rise to the first floor and doors lead into the dining room, currently used as an office, and the kitchen/breakfast room. With a stunning bay window looking over the front gardens this room is light, airy and well equipped with a range of country style oak wall and floor units, Rayburn range that supplies the hot water for the property and enough space for a table and chairs. An archway then leads to the rear of the kitchen which has matching units, sink, space for a gas cooker and plumbing for a dishwasher.
From the kitchen/breakfast room, a door leads into the cosy sitting room with a bay window overlooking the front garden, wood burning stove and a useful store room. There is a courtesy door that leads to the rear hall, with doors to the rear of the property, additional store and a door leading back into the rear kitchen. From the rear kitchen a door leads into a storage area with a secondary staircase to the first floor storage room. There is also a ground floor modern shower room accessed from the lobby with underfloor electric heating.FIRST FLOOR
On the first floor, there is several storage rooms, a large airing cupboard and a modern bathroom with a white three piece suite. There are three double bedrooms and a single bedroom, the master bedroom has built in wardrobes, and all the bedrooms enjoy countryside views.OUTSIDE
The property faces South East with private, enclosed lawned areas to the front and side with mature trees, shrubs and seating areas to enjoy the fine views. To the rear of the property there are two stone outbuildings, divided into four stores, one with light and power. A pedestrian gate that leads to a detached barn/outbuilding and a small section of land, which could be developed (as previously mentioned) subject to the relevant planning permission. To the bottom of the driveway there are two detached garages/workshops with plenty of parking for a caravan or boat.
We believe due the fantastic position the property is situated it could also be used as a tea room, B&B or semi-commercial basis subject to permissions.ADDITIONAL LAND
We are offering the property in two connotations;
1. The property and outbuildings within approximately 0.7 acres, at a guide price
2. The property and outbuildings within approximately 0.7 acres, with around 17 acres,
at a guide price £550,000
An illustration of the land can be found on the accompanying land plan.SERVICES
Mains electricity and water, private drainage. (EPC Exempt)DIRECTIONS
From Bideford proceed to the Heywood Road roundabout at the end of the Torridge New Bridge and turn left, continue for approx. 5 miles until reaching Horns Cross, carry through the village. Eventually you will see a sign for Foxdown, approximately 100 yards after and just after The Hoops Inn Restaurant the property will be found on your right, with a Stags For Sale board displayed.