Marhamchurch, Bude, Cornwall
An idyllic four bedroom period double fronted detached country cottage with 3.8 acres of gardens and paddock, enjoying a lovely rural location with no near neighbours, just 1 mile from the village of Marhamchurch and approximately 2.
Harris's is a traditional, detached, period, double fronted character cottage offering four bedroom and three reception room accommodation in a stunning rural location just one mile from the picturesque village of Marhamchurch with a school, pub and community shop and approximately 2.5 miles from the sandy, surfing beach at Widemouth Bay and the North Cornish coastal path.
The position is quiet yet accessible and needs to be seen to be fully appreciated with no near neighbours creating a good deal of seclusion, peace and privacy.
Harris's really has a wealth of a cottage and character features throughout the accommodation including a fantastic fireplace, exposed floorboards, ledge and brace wooden doors, beam ceilings and multipane windows to name but a few which have been brought to life and enhanced by my clients within the last 13 years or so of their residence which means the internal and external presentation of the decor is of a high standard and the numerous improvements have brought a new lease of life to the cottage.
On entering the main hallway has stairs leading to the first floor and provides access to the ground floor accommodation. This includes a fabulous and characterful living room with a wood burner set in a fireplace, a study, a modern yet sympathetically extended garden room with double doors opening onto the rear lawn, the kitchen, a dining room plus a utility space and separate WC.
The kitchen is in two distinct areas with one area featuring a double Belfast sink, wooden work surfaces, a built-in range of units and a walk in pantry, with a window looking to the rear. An opening leads through to the larger area of the kitchen, where an oil fired Aga is very much the focal point and has very much a cottage style feel with the central island and all fitted units included in the sale. These two areas plus the dining room and utility have quarry tiled flooring.
The dining room features a beamed ceiling, has shelving providing a range of storage and has a stable style door opening to the garden. A door leads to a small utility room with a Belfast sink and shelving, with a door to the garden.
On the first floor the main bedroom is dual aspect with the multi pane windows allowing views to the south over miles of countryside and to the west towards the sea. There are three further bedrooms, a separate w/c and a quality bathroom including a roll top bath and a separate shower cubicle. Oil fired central heating supplements the wood burner and oil fired Aga providing warmth throughout the accommodation.
Externally the property has level, very well-tended gardens surrounding the property with a variety of trees, a pretty front lawn having a couple of beautiful mature trees and a natural hedge boundary to the lane.
The larger area of garden is set to the rear with a expanse of lawn, a mature pond, flowerbeds, trees and fruit trees in the small orchard plus a slate chipping patio area ideal for enjoying the bulk of the days sun with a good deal of privacy.
To one side there is a kitchen garden with a shed, which is sheltered ideal for growing and a small woodland area. To the rear of the workshop there is a further lawn area with a greenhouse with gated access into the paddocks.
The 10 m long garage, /woodturning workshop has a further woodstore to the side and would be ideal to park cars or if you have a hobby including woodturning or engineering it would be a great space with electric and power connected.
It could easily be converted subject to the necessary planning conditions into a holiday or family annexe.
The owners have added a staircase leading to an external elevated balcony which has breath taking views towards the sea in the distance. There is a wooden cabin tucked away behind the workshop which has power and is ideal for an additional work space/work from home office.
The two paddocks are situated to the west of the property, are level and well drained and if permission was granted to install stables, if buyers wanted to use the land for equestrian purposes.
Overall, Harris's is a lovely package of property and land enjoying a superb location and could suit a buyer looking for an outdoors lifestyle, early retirement buyers or could be a fantastic family home.
Located approximately 1 mile from the village of Marhamchurch the property has good access to village amenities including the community shop, public house and well respected County primary school with access in the village onto the Bude canal providing a lovely walk or cycle to the sandy beach in Bude at Summerleaze. Also within easy reach is the sandy, surfing beach at Widemouth Bay, the North Cornish coastal path on the main A39 Atlantic Highway, providing good access south to Newquay and its international airport and north to Bideford and Barnstable in North Devon and via the North Devon link road access, can be gained onto the M5 to Bristol and beyond.
From Bude proceed south on the A39 And take the first left turn signposted Marhamchurch and proceed into the village. Here turn left and you pass the Bullers Arms, take the left turn into Hobbacott Lane and then the immediate right turn into Hilton Road. Follow this until reaching a T-junction and turn right and proceed down into the valley at the other side and as the road levels out take the left turn signposted Bridgerule. Follow this road a little way where Harris's will be found on the left hand side.
- Approximately 3.8 acres of land
- Just 1 mile from the picturesque village of Marhamchurch with pub, school and community shop
- No near neighbours
- Good deal of privacy and seclusion
- Far reaching countryside and sea views
- Approximately 4 miles from Bude and its range of facilities
- Approximately 2 1/2 miles from the beach at Widemouth Bay and access to the North Cornish coastal path
- Four bedrooms, three reception rooms and study
- Wealth of character features
- Kitchen with oil fired aga