An exceptional coastal house in a popular location offering spacious and versatile accommodation arranged over three floors, suitable for a variety of purposes and sitting in an elevated position overlooking Appledore and superb panoramic coastal views. EPC Band D.
SITUATION & AMENITIES
Appledore is renowned for its historic quayside and intertwining cobbled streets lined with fisherman's cottages. There is a good range of amenities within walking distance including local shop, delicatessen/ Post Office, various cafes and restaurants, public houses, galleries, church and a primary school. There is also a slipway that provides excellent water sport opportunities. The port and market town of Bideford is approximately 3 miles away offers a wider range of amenities including banks, restaurants, schooling for all ages (public and private) and three supermarkets. The sandy beach at Westward Ho! adjoins Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club is approximately 3 miles away. The nearby coastal footpaths offer superb walks along the rugged North Devon coastline. The regional centre of Barnstaple offers all the areas main business, shopping and commercial venues is approximately 11 miles away.DESCRIPTION
This is a rare opportunity to acquire this stunning detached period property, situated in the heart of the village enjoying breath-taking and far reaching views over the river towards Instow and Braunton Burrows, yet within walking distance of Appledore's historic quayside. The property offers versatility and elegant well-proportioned accommodation arranged over three floors with the addition of a separate self-contained two bedroom apartment located on the top floor. Believed to date back to 1907 the property was once the Vicarage for the neighbouring church and in recent years, the property has been run as a successful guesthouse boasting 9 en-suite bedrooms and 3 receptions rooms, but could be utilised as a large family home, with the apartment being let out providing a useful income. The property is approached through stone pillared gates and leads to an area of off road parking that has a single garage. There is a detached barn within the grounds has potential to be converted into an additional separate cottage if required subject to planning permission. Gardens wrap around the property taking full advantage of the elevated stunning views with seating areas, lawns, flower beds and shrubs. The property must be viewed to appreciate the size and quality of the accommodation on offer.
The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises;GROUND FLOOR
Entrance via a covered porch with wooden double doors into the entrance hall. There is a stain glass door and window above leading into the reception hall. A characterful room with picture rails, original open fireplace and a staircase leading to the first floor and doors that lead into the sitting room which is a dual aspect room with views over the estuary towards Instow and patio doors leading to the front. Also on the ground floor is a dining room with river views, bedroom, bathroom and doors to an internal hallway with cupboard and additional bedroom with en-suite. There is a family room with original period safe and door into the kitchen, which has a range of modern floor and wall units, built in appliances, granite work surfaces, space for a range oven and a cupboard which houses the boiler (which provides domestic heating and hot water to the property). From the reception hall a separate staircase leads down to the lower ground floor (described later).FIRST FLOOR
There is a large landing with linen cupboard, courtesy door to the staircase leading up to Riverview apartment (described later) and doors to five of the double bedrooms, all of which have modern en-suite bathrooms, with most of the rooms enjoying views over Appledore and towards Instow. From the landing;LOWER GROUND FLOOR
Stairs lead to the lower ground floor with two bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms and hallway which could be utilised as a study.RIVERVIEW APARTMENT
This is a self contained apartment, located on the second floor, is accessed from the ground floor by its own entrance front door. From the private hallway stairs lead straight up to the apartment's landing with doors to two bedrooms, bathroom with bath and shower and open plan sitting/ dining room which enjoys stunning panoramic views across Appledore towards Instow. The kitchen is accessed from the sitting/ dining room and fully fitted with integrated appliances such as fridge freezer, dishwasher and washing machine with enough space for a table and chairs.OUTSIDE
Appledore House is approached by a pair of stone pillar gates to an area of off road parking for several vehicles, turning area and a single garage with up and over door. The gardens wrap around the property and enjoy views over the estuary from the stone chipping patio area, surrounded by shrub borders and an area of lawn. There is an outside utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine, tumble dryer and a sink. There is additional garden which is laid to lawn, ideal for entertaining. Also within the plot is a barn with double doors that lead to a good sized room with stairs that lead down to the ground floor where there is a former bathroom, kitchenette and bedroom. This barn has potential to be converted to a separate cottage, subject to the necessary planning permissions, the current owners gained planning permission for a 1 bedroom/ two storey cottage which has since lapsed (for details use reference number: 1/0800/2010/FUL) There is also pedestrian access down to Meeting Street.DIRECTIONS
From Bideford Quay proceed towards Northam, following signs to Appledore. Continue towards Appledore passing the Swimming Pool and Appledore football club on your right hand side, follow this road as it drops down hill and bears to the right onto the quay, with the river on your right hand side. Follow the quayside turning left into Meeting Street, before the Seagate Hotel, proceed up the hill where the property is located on the right hand side with a name plate displayed.SPECIAL NOTE
Appledore House is currently still registered under commercial status as the property has previously been run as a B&B.
Any buyer will need to gain change of use from Torridge District Council to be formally used as a full time residential property.SERVICES
All mains services. Gas central heating.