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Upcott Hill, Bideford
Guide price £2,250,000 | 5 bedrooms | 2.69 acres

Property features

• Stylish modernised detached 1920s house
• Main house 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
• 3 High quality holiday cottages
• Large double garage and outbuildings
• Stunning hillside location, panoramic views
• Gardens and woodland
• High degree of privacy
• In all 2.69 acres
• Freehold

Introduction
This simply spectacular home occupies, arguably, one of the best locations in the area, with a most striking view over 180 degrees up and down the Torridge Estuary and beyond for many miles to Exmoor in the distance. Sitting, as it does, in an elevated position surrounded by its own gardens and woodland enjoying great privacy and seclusion, with an ever-changing view never to tire of. During the current ownership the main house has been modernised and improved to now reflect a high standard of presentation and comfort. The owners have also added two quite superb, newly built and contemporary, holiday homes within the grounds, now attracting high income levels, added to the existing smaller conversion making three in total.

The location speaks for itself, being just a short distance from the town and just 4 miles from a quality, local sandy beach. It offers the enviable opportunity of a fabulous environment to live in and benefit from a highly attractive holiday location. We believe there is also an opportunity to extend the current business levels by a considerable amount.

Situation
The property enjoys the rarely found combination of privacy and seclusion with convenience of amenities as Bideford town centre lies only one mile away. The town sits on the banks of the River Torridge and offers a wide range of amenities including various shops, pubs, restaurants, cafes, places of worship and schooling for all ages (public and private). The regional centre of Barnstaple (10 miles) offers the area's main train station, business, shopping and commercial venues and good transport links via train or the A361 North Devon Link Road, connecting to the M5 at Junction 27.

Visitors to the area are attracted by the famous North Devon beaches at Westward Ho! and Croyde, the estuary at Instow, the Tarka Trail offering over 30 miles of traffic-free cycling, the oldest golf course in England (Royal North Devon) and two championship links courses at Saunton, the Instow Yacht Club, the Tarka Tennis Centre, stunning scenery and walking in Exmoor National Park and much more.

Mallacleave House
Originally built, we believe, in the 1920s, the house has undergone considerable improvement and extension over the years, most recently modernised and presented to a high standard of comfort. The spacious accommodation is well laid out to take advantage of the wonderful views from many of the rooms.

In brief, the accommodation comprises, reception hall with WC, fabulous drawing/dining room with panoramic views up and down the estuary and extending to 35ft in length. Adjoining this is a sizeable study, separate sitting room with access to a garden room/conservatory. Further to this is the fitted kitchen/breakfast room, leading to a utility, WC and boot room with a separate entrance.

On the first floor are four bedrooms, two with en-suite bathrooms and a separate family bathroom. On the second floor is a master bedroom suite with large 25ft bedroom, dressing room and luxury en-suite bathroom.

The Holiday Cottages
The collection of three cottages provide well-presented, high quality accommodation and is reflected in the strong bookings experienced. The cottages comprise two contemporary detached properties constructed in 2017, both with two bedrooms and two bathrooms and a one bedroom detached single storey cottage.

•Otters Leap - Sleeps 4
•Seagrass - Sleeps 4
•Tarka View - Sleeps 2

Parking and exclusive gardens with hot tubs are provided for all three with Otters Leap and Seagrass having their own separate entrance for cars. All the holiday cottages have a great outlook amongst the trees to the estuary beyond.

The accommodation is marketed exclusively, at present, by holidaycottages.co.uk for the owners' convenience, however, this could be changed in time if the new owner wished to have a more independent approach. Basic accounts can be made available to bona fide potential purchasers after viewing.

Outside
The entrance is via double iron gates to a driveway leading up to the front of the property passing the detached double garage building with large gravelled parking area in front of the house for further cars. Immediate far-reaching views can be taken in across the estuary. A wide gravelled path sweeps around the side of the house and steps down onto a cantilevered deck with large seating and entertaining space with railings and quite stunning direct views down the estuary. A simply outstanding spot to sit and entertain. Beyond this is a lawned terraced garden, fenced with woodland beyond. Further around the side is a wide gravelled area, with a patio offering alternative views up the estuary and the surrounding countryside. To the rear further gravel and paved patio from the conservatory and retaining stone walls to the higher garden terraces. The garden rises up being mainly laid to lawn with lower terraces partly wooded with flower/shrub beds and tree specimens. From the top of the garden framed views can be taken in down the estuary within the pretty surroundings of the wooded hillside. To the righthand side of the driveway is a separate garden area, mainly laid to sloping lawn with a central landscaped area providing wide gravelled pathways, timber seating, firepit area and entertaining space with surrounding flower and shrub beds. A further lawn beyond this and kitchen garden with raised beds provides further opportunities. Moving back towards the house, is a further area of garden with trees and interlocking pathways opening onto an area giving access to the small barn and separate potting shed and terrace.

Services
Mains electricity and water, private drainage

Outgoings
Mallacleave House - Council Tax Band G
Cottages - Rateable Value £8,100, currently 100% relief.

Directions
From the A39 travelling west, pass over the large estuary bridge to the roundabout, taking the first left onto the A386 towards the town centre. Continue into the town and follow the road around to the right along the river. At the roundabout at the old bridge, take the 2nd exit straight on into New Road. At the roundabout take the 1st exit continuing on the A386 signposted Torrington/Okehampton/Holsworthy. As you exit the town, take the last right turn and then immediately left into Upcott Hill (marked), follow the road up and Mallacleave is the first entrance on the left.

Viewings
Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058

Disclaimer
These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
 

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