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Orchard Hill, Bideford
Guide price £875,000 | 7 bedrooms | 0.36 acres

Property features

• Impressive and unique attached period home
• Seven bedrooms
• Four reception rooms
• Gardens and parking
• Garage and outbuildings/studios
• Walking distance to town amenities
• Quirky home full of period features
• Suitable dual occupancy/dependent relative

Glenrowan is situated in a highly sought after location tucked away at the end of a private tree lined driveway shared by one other period home a location where properties rarely become available. The property is also within walking distance of amenities in Bideford and easy access to the sandy, surfing beach at Westward Ho! The historic port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge, offering a range of amenities including various shops, banks, butchers, cafes, bakeries, places of worship, pubs and restaurants. Schooling for all ages (public and private), five supermarkets and Affinity Retail Park is just a short two-mile drive away with an excellent range of well-known branded shops, factory outlets. From Bideford, there is also access to the Tarka Trail, which affords superb walks or cycle rides that extend beyond Torrington and Barnstaple. The nearby village of Northam is 1 mile away and offers a range of amenities including Post Office, newsagents, small supermarket, pubs and restaurants, church, primary school, library, health & dental centre and a gym and swimming pool.

The coastal town of Westward Ho! is two miles away and benefits from a three mile long, safe and sandy beach that adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park (The owners inform us that Glenrowan qualifies for the 'Manor Pass' access into Northam Burrows) and the Royal North Devon Golf Club, which is reputed to be the oldest links course in England. There is also a good range of amenities for its size, as well as access to the South West Coast Path, which affords excellent walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. The regional centre of Barnstaple is approximately nine miles away and offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities via the A361 link road, which connects to the motorway network at junction 27 of the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.

Glenrowan is an impressive and unique period character home situated in a private and secluded location yet moments walking distance from Bideford's amenities. The earliest parts of Glenrowan are understood to be hundreds of years old and is believed to have been a traditional Devon long house, just one room deep, including what are now the kitchen, bathroom and attached outbuildings. In the 19th Century, the property was substantially grandified, extended in phases when it became the home to George Wiley Vincent, his wife and ten children, joint owner of Vincent and Duncan`s Collar factory in Bideford. In more recent years the property has been a significant labour of love for the current owners, who have painstakingly reinstated, uncovered and restored many of the original period features including marble fireplaces, oak panelling and an amazing double hearth in what is now a cosy sitting room but was probably originally part of an early outhouse kitchen or bakery.
The property impressively boasts over 5461 Sq ft of accommodation primarily arranged over two floors with a lower ground floor games/music room and a detached artist's studio/pottery.

The accommodation briefly comprises of a delightful south facing garden room, spacious grand reception hall leading to three large reception rooms and ground floor wet room which could be utilised in conjunction with the drawing room and dining room to create a ground floor suite for a dependant relative. There is a family orientated kitchen/breakfast room and dining area with extensive utility room combined with store rooms and outbuildings. Two stair cases both lead to the first floor where there is a large landing with a family bathroom and seven double bedrooms, ideal for a large family.

The property is approached from a private lane that meets the driveway with parking for 3-4 cars and a detached single garage. To the side is a picturesque patio area with climbing flowers and vines. To the front, there is a delightful lawn garden with shady areas from various tall mature trees adding to the property's tucked away all most secretive location on the edge of Bideford Town Centre. The accommodation is adaptable and versatile and could provide one spacious substantial family home or alternatively for those seeking a dual occupation or semi commercial use property (subject to planning consents) including B&B, guest house, small hotel etc.

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