Detached period barn conversion situated in a popular countryside hamlet, a short drive from Bideford town. 1.18 acres of gardens and paddock, double garage/workshop. Sitting room, kitchen/dining room, garden room, four/five bedrooms and three bathrooms. EPC Exempt.
SITUATION & AMENITIES
The property enjoys the best of both worlds, being set in its own grounds quietly tucked away, yet within easy driving distance of local amenities and the coast.
The property is situated in a private and secluded setting in the small and sought after hamlet of Ford where properties rarely become available for sale. The hamlet of Ford is located on the outskirts of the port and market town of Bideford approximately 4.5 miles away and within easy access of the safe and sandy beach at Westward Ho! approximately 5 miles away and the rugged North Devon coastline affording fantastic walks less than 2 miles away. The popular village of Abbotsham is approximately 1.5 miles away and benefits from a church, local thatched village inn and a well renowned primary school. There is also access via Greencliff to the South West Coast Path, which offers excellent walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline.
The retail park, Atlantic Village, is just a short 2 mile drive away and has a excellent range of well known branded shops, factory outlets and Asda supermarket, as well as Starbucks and a Lidls supermarket. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge offering a range of amenities including various shops, banks, butchers, bakeries, places of worship, pubs and restaurants, schooling for all ages (public and private) and supermarkets. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately 12.5 miles away and offers all the areas main business, shopping and commercial venues. There is also a train station connecting to Exeter and road links to the A361 and M5 motorway at junction 27.DESCRIPTION
We are delighted to offer for sale, this detached period barn conversion situated in the private and peaceful countryside hamlet of Ford, whilst only being a short drive from the town of Bideford.
The Old Apple barn was formally an agricultural barn linked to the neighbouring farmhouse and because of this association the property has been Grade II listed for architectural and historic importance. The property was skilfully converted to a high specification at the turn of the Century, in more recent years has since been extended and updated by the current owners. Immaculately presented throughout and presenting a wealth of character features throughout the property has all the comfort and conveniences of a modern home.
The accommodation is spacious and adaptable with reverse level accommodation arranged over two storys briefly comprising entrance hall, utility room, bathroom, separate WC, master bedroom with en-suite and three further bedrooms on the ground floor. On the first floor, there is a stunning vaulted ceiling sitting room, library and bedroom/study with a shower room, which is ideal for guests or a dependant relative. The kitchen/dining room is the hub of the home with luxury kitchen and doors that lead to the garden room, which looks out over the surrounding gardens and land.
The gardens wrap around the property with an adjoining paddock, perfect for a pony, smallholding use or simply exercising your dog. There is extensive private parking as well as a detached double garage, workshop and a detached barn currently used as a garden store, which could be used as a home office. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan but the accommodation comprises in brief;ACCOMMODATION
The property is accessed via a pitched entrance porch at the front of the property, with a front door into the hallway. The hallway is light and airy with windows to the front, exposed ceiling beams, airing cupboard and stairs rising to first floor. A number of quality wooden latch doors into the useful utility room, WC, bathroom with shower cubicle and hand wash basin. The master bedroom and three further bedrooms are located on the ground floor, with the master bedroom having dual aspect windows, this is a spacious room with en-suite shower room.
Stairs lead up from the hallway to the vaulted ceiling sitting room with exposed period A-frame beams, wood burning stove and windows to the front and rear. Door leads into the bedroom/study, with mezzanine snug above which could be used as a library, play room or additional storage area, which has an en-suite bathroom with bath, WC, hand wash basin. The room would be also be ideal for a dependant relative of guests, being located on the first floor. From the sitting room doors lead into the luxury kitchen/dining room, in a modern family orientated layout, comprises exposed ceiling beams, access to loft space, triple aspect windows overlooking the gardens. There is also a built in fridge freezer, recess fireplace with electric range style oven, a range of wall and floor units in cream shaker style with granite work surfaces and matching island unit, within which is additional storage cupboards, oven and hobs. Double doors lead out to the triple aspect garden room with wooden panelled vaulted ceiling, floor to ceiling windows looking out to the gardens and french doors leading out to the rear garden.OUTSIDE
The Old Apple Barn is accessed initially via a shared drive leading to the stone pillar entrance, leading to the detached double garage and the front of the property. There is enough off street parking for a number of vehicles and space for a motor home or horse trailer if required. To the front of the property paths lead around the side and rear of the property, making easy access to the concealed oil tank, log store, ramp access to the paddock and steps leading up to the rear garden. The double garage has a pitched roof, two electric up and over doors and double doors into the workshop area, which could be converted into extra garaging.
The formal lawned gardens wrap around the property which are enclosed by trees and hedgerow with countryside views, stone laid patio area, shrubs, flower beds, fruit and ornamental trees. There is open trellis fencing dividing the gardens from the paddock and a detached garden store with stable doors, power and lighting, this could be converted into a horse stable if required. In total the grounds amount to 1.18 acres.DIRECTIONS
From Bideford Quay, with the River Torridge on your right hand side, proceed towards Northam passing Morrisons on your right hand side and Rydons Garage on your left hand side. Upon reaching the Heywood road roundabout turn left onto the A39 signposted towards Bude. Continue along this road until reaching the next roundabout. Proceed straight across following signs to Bude. Then take the first left hand turning signposted towards Ford. Follow this road until it leads in to the hamlet of Ford where the property will be located on the right hand side with nameplate clearly displayed.SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. EPC Exempt.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Torridge District Council.