METHOD OF SALE
The property is being offered for sale by Informal Tender/Sealed Bids. The target date is noon on Friday 12th November. Tender forms are available from the selling agents. The vendors reserve the right to consider offers prior to the due date. They also reserve the right not to accept the highest or any offer.SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Downland House enjoys an elevated position in Beach Road just before the turning to Springfield Road which is on the fringe of the centre of this very sought after coastal village. It has miles of superb sandy beach which has in recent years been voted by Trip Advisor best beach destination in the UK and 13th best in the world! This makes Woolacombe a fabulous place for holidays and for recreational water sports. The beach blends nicely into Putsborough sands to the south.
The village nestles on the North Devon coast through which the South West coastal path runs, this provides many miles of delightful walks to Baggy Point in Croyde and up to Mortehoe and the rugged North Devon coast beyond. The village has a good primary school, church, medical centre, pharmacy, post office and many shops, pubs and restaurants. The larger Victorian town of Ilfracombe is 6 miles away. Saunton Sands with its championship golf course is easily accessible as is Exmoor National Park. Barnstaple the Regional centre is about 14 miles to the south and houses the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as District Hospital and theatre. The North Devon link road is also within easy access and connects, after about an hour or so, to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and where Tiverton Parkway offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over two hours. The nearest International airports are at Bristol and Exeter.DESCRIPTION
Downland House comprises an attractive individual detached character residence which presents painted rendered elevations with double glazed conservatory extension and windows beneath a tiled roof. The front elevation is also relieved by a triple balcony at first floor level from which to enjoy views not only out to sea but also of open countryside, in stewardship of the National Trust and lovely sunsets over the bay. The original core is understood to date from the 1930s but has been remodelled and tastefully modernised in more recent years. The accommodation is arranged over 3 storeys and presented to a high standard. The property is considered ideal as a principal residence, second home or a number of home and income uses. Externally there is a detached two storey garage with potential to convert to ancillary accommodation/studio/office etc, subject to planning permission. There is additional parking for 7 vehicles and the gardens are well established colourful, well tended and of good size.GROUND FLOOR
Front door to ENTRANCE HALL, shelved recess with cupboards beneath, built in double cloaks cupboard, travertine flooring running through via a pair of multipaned glazed doors to CONSERVATORY UPVC French doors to terrace and garden, sea views. From the hall a multipaned glazed door leads to INNER HALL with cupboard under stairs. CLOAKROOM WC, basin, cupboard under. SITTING ROOM a delightful double aspect room with open corner fireplace with painted brick surround, painted wooden mantle, bay window, fine sea views, French doors to garden, pair of multipaned glazed doors to DINING ROOM matching fireplace to the sitting room also with bay window and sea views. SNUG/BEDROOM 5 with French doors to front garden, sea views. Adjacent SHOWER ROOM with hand held and over head drench shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail/radiator, travertine flooring and walls, extractor fan, wall mirror, shaver point. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM/UTILITY ROOM in a cream theme with polished sparkle granite black worksurfaces, incorporating a double bowl stainless steel sink unit, AEG 5 ring gas hob, extractor fan, twin AEG ovens, Smeg integrated dishwasher and integrated fridge, wine cooler, fireplace feature with recessed shelving, cupboards and drawers beneath, two glazed fronted cupboards, central island/breakfast bar with wine bottle storage beneath, built in storage cupboard, travertine tiled flooring running through to UTILITY AREA with plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer both with worksurfaces above, space for American style fridge/freezer half glazed door to rear garden.FIRST FLOOR
Staircase with dolphin stained glass feature window above, rising to GALLERIED LANDING, built in linen cupboard. BEDROOM 1 double aspect, sea views, pair of French doors to private BALCONY. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with corner cubicle, tiled surround, basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point, tiled walls. BEDROOM 2 sea views, pair of French doors to private BALCONY, double built in wardrobe. BEDROOM 3 double aspect, sea views, pair of French doors to private BALCONY, built in wardrobes. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled cubicle, basin, WC, shaver point, extractor fan, tiled flooring and half tiled walls. FAMILY BATHROOM/SHOWER ROOM with tiled panel bath, corner cubicle, basin, shaver point, WC, heated towel rail, half tiled walls and floor.SECOND FLOOR
LANDING with trap to loft space. BEDROOM 4 Velux window, range of fitted wardrobes to one wall. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled cubicle, basin, extractor fan, tiled walls, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point, access to eaves storage.OUTSIDE
Vehicular access to the rear of the property from a private road off Springfield Road where there is a gravelled parking bay for 3 /4 vehicles and DETACHED GARAGE with storage beneath. To the right of this is a brick paviour driveway providing parking for several more vehicles, below the parking is an enclosed lawn and mature shrubbery with steps leading down to the rear of the house and pathway giving access to both sides and leading to the front garden where a terrace wraps around the front elevation, there are external lights and a water tap this is partially covered by. A PORCH a central path is then flanked by lavenders and lawns either side, interspersed with specimen shrubs including agapanthus and hydrangea, steps then lead down to a lower level where there is an attractive waterfall and large fishpond feature with paved surround, there are further well established specimen shrubs and trees, there is a side brick path and gate to the lower road which leads on to Woolacombe Village. The garden is of good size, gently sloping and very well maintained.SPECIAL NOTE
The majority of fitted blinds and carpets are included as are the fish in the pond.SERVICES
All mains services, gas central heating.DIRECTIONS
As you drop down the hill into Woolacombe on Beach Road the property is on the right-hand side on the corner of Beach Road and Springfield Road but vehicular access is to the rear.