Offers in excess of £975,000
Bradford, Holsworthy, North Devon
Set in a RAISED POSITION overlooking its own substantial grounds and wetlands, a FINE detached cottage offering a wonderful blend of CHARACTER and CONTEMPORARY accommodation, with a SEPERATE luxury STUDIO having its own decking to soak up the VIEWS, plenty of PARKING and expansive 5 BAY
Church Cottage, Bradford, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 7AW
A beautiful detached cottage with separate luxury studio overlooking its own delightful grounds of just over 17 acres, enjoying privacy and seclusion with an array of wildlife.
• Beautifully positioned character cottage
• Enjoying a stunning outlook over its own grounds
• A haven for a wide variety of wildlife, flora and fauna
• Well presented spacious and versatile accommodation
• Detached luxury studio/holiday cottage
• Excellent range of outbuildings including a 5 bay garage/barn
• About 17 acres being a delightful mix of paddock, meadows, ponds and formal gardens
• Available to the open market with no ongoing chain
The property is situated in the tranquil rural hamlet of Bradford, sitting beneath the shadow of the local parish church. Set at the end of a long, gravelled driveway, the property enjoys a high degree of privacy and a superb outlook over its own land, with an array of flora and fauna. The property has some excellent walking opportunities close by with the National Trust ruins at Dunsland and Cookbury Woods is also within easy reach and offers further excellent walking opportunities.
The market town of Holsworthy is around 7 miles away and offers an excellent range of amenities with primary and secondary schooling, supermarkets including a Waitrose, pubs and restaurants, various shops and places of worship. The popular village of Shebbear is within 3.5 miles and benefits from a renowned private school.
The property is situated within easy access of the stunning coastline and beaches, with the town of Bude around 16 miles away, whilst Dartmoor National Park with its beautiful moorland is within easy reach, around 17 miles away. Barnstaple, the regional centre of North Devon is around 26 miles away, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter is around 42 miles away, and offers a more extensive range of shopping, business and leisure facilities.
Shebbear – 3.5 miles
Holsworthy – 7 miles
Torrington – 13 miles
Bude – 16 miles
Dartmoor – 17 miles
Exeter – 42 miles
This is an exceptionally rare opportunity to acquire a beautiful detached country cottage enjoying delightful views over its own grounds. The character cottage offers well-presented accommodation, yet retains a wealth of character features. The accommodation is spacious and versatile and consists of three reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen / breakfast room, study and four double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite and dressing room.
There is an added advantage of a detached luxury studio that could be used for a variety of purposes (subject to planning permission), including as a holiday cottage/income, home office or as an annexe for dependent relatives or teenage children.
The property is located in a very special position, enjoying peace and tranquillity and surrounded by nature, yet within the heart of the hamlet. Church Cottage benefits from just over 17 acres which is an excellent mixture of mature formal gardens, paddocks, meadows and ponds that enjoy an excellent array of wildlife visitors. There is also a useful range of outbuildings including a good sized timber barn. Only with an internal inspection can you start to appreciate just how exceptional this property is, which is also available to the open market with no ongoing chain.
The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan comprises:
A decorative carved front door leads to
Entrance Hall A dual aspect room overlooking the garden. Inner hallway with stairs rising to first floor landing. Exposed stonework.
Study A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens. Parquet flooring.
Dining Room A dual aspect room with decorative window shutters. Parquet flooring. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove set on a slate hearth that is also open to the sitting room. Exposed stonework.
Sitting Room A dual aspect room with decorative window shutters and a box bay window to front elevation with window seat overlooking the gardens. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth and timber mantel over. Parquet flooring.
Kitchen / Breakfast Room Comprising a range of matching wall and base units with Belfast sink set into granite work surfaces. Triple Aga set into chimney recess. Space for range style cooker with extractor over. Central island unit with granite work surfaces and granite breakfast bar. French doors lead to the conservatory.
Conservatory Enjoying superb views over the gardens and land towards the ponds. French doors leading to the garden.
Shower Room Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Window to rear elevation.
Utility Room Range of base units with sink set into roll top work surfaces. Space for fridge freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. Excellent range of storage. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.
Rear Lobby / Boot Room Space for boots. Access to the garden enjoying outlook over the gardens and land towards the ponds.
First Floor Landing Windows to the rear elevation. Excellent range of storage cupboards. A door gives access to what is currently used as a bedroom suite.
Bedroom 1 A dual aspect room with views over the garden and church to the rear. Hatch access to loft space.
En Suite Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle and a slipper bath. Window to front elevation. Heated rowel rail. Interconnecting door to dressing room / bedroom 5.
Dressing Room / Bedroom 5 Window to front elevation. Mirror fronted wardrobes. Hatch access to loft space.
Bedroom 2 A dual aspect room with views over the gardens and land towards the ponds.
Bedroom 4 Window overlooking the garden. Built in storage.
Shower Room Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Window overlooking the ponds.
Bedroom 3 A dual aspect room overlooking the gardens and ponds. Airing cupboard.
Studio The door gives access to the
Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room / Kitchenette / Bedroom A superb dual aspect room with patio doors overlooking the land and ponds and giving access onto a large terraced deck. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Hatch access to loft space. Good sized walk in storage cupboard.
In the corner of this room there is what looks like a range of cupboards, but is actually a fold out kitchenette with sink, two ring electric hob, microwave oven and fridge, as well as excellent storage.
Shower Room Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, double shower cubicle, heated towel rail. Window to rear elevation.
The cottage benefits from electric underfloor heating throughout.
Outside The property is approached via a long and private gravelled driveway that leads to a parking area and an impressive 59’4 x 24’2 timber barn with five barn doors, which is currently used as garaging / workshop. Within this barn there is power and water connected, as well as a separate WC. There are two further barns around this yard, one being 31’0 x 20’3 pole barn and a 28’0 x 12’1 barn currently used as a wood store. There is also a further useful storage shed.
The yard area provides excellent parking for either a horse box, lorry, motor home or boat. From this area, a footpath leads you past the orchard over the picturesque bridge and into the formal gardens of the main property. From this area, the driveway continues to the rear of church cottage and the studio, where there is further parking.
The Gardens and Grounds The formal gardens are a delight to wander around, with a plethora of flowering shrubs, mature trees and hedgerows. A large patio area is just off the conservatory and is the perfect place for entertaining and al-fresco dining. In the lower area of garden there is a rectangular pond with a fountain, and beyond that is a well-stocked kitchen garden with raised beds.
Crossing the driveway is where the wildlife meadows can be found, with walkways cut throughout. These meander in different directions, giving a wonderful perspective to the property and church behind. There are three thriving wildlife ponds with water lilies and reeds, being a superb haven for dragonflies, birds, amphibians and several species of fish. To the rear of one of the ponds is an area known as ‘Sundowners’, where there is a timber constructed pergola that catches the last rays of sunshine in the evenings. From here, a short stroll across the boardwalk will take you across to the paddocks.
Services Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (a treatment plant). Oil fired central heating. Solar panels which heat the water.
Agent’s Note: Some of the external photographs were taken in 2020. The agents are advised that the current Vendor, when they purchased the property, they managed a substantial saving on SDLT under the current regulations of multi property relief with the guidance of their lawyer.
Local Authority Torridge District Council – 01237 428700.
Contents, Fixtures and Fittings Only those mentioned within this brochure plus all fitted carpets and blinds are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments and furniture etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.
Viewing By appointment with Webbers Fine & Country Torrington Office 01805 624 334 or Joint Sole Agents Jackson-Stops North Devon 01271 325 153.
For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.
From Great Torrington Square take the New Street exit and head towards Bideford on the outskirts of town turn left onto the B3227 Langtree road. Proceed through Langtree and on reaching the next village of Stibb Cross turn left at a staggered cross roads sign posted Shebbear. Continue along this road for approximately 7.5 miles. This will take you past Shebbear College. Keep straight on do not go into Shebbear. You will eventually go down a hill and over a humped back bridge (at Dipper Mill) go straight ahead into Bradford (Holemoor) and then turn right signed Bradford, Thornbury and Bradford Church. Continue for approx 0.75 of a mile, past Lana Springs Fish Farm on the left, down the hill and you will see the entrance on the right, signed Church Cottage. .
From Bude proceed along the A3072 into Holsworthy. On entering Holsworthy take the second left turn signposted Bideford. At the mini-roundabout go straight across. Turn left at the T junction and continue on the road (A3072) until reaching Brandis Corner and the Bickford Arms public house. Here turn left and proceed into the village of Bradford/Holemoor. As you turn a sharp right, take the left turn signposted Bradford church. take the left turn signed Bradford, Thornbury and Bradford Church. Continue for approx 0.75 of a mile, past Lana Springs Fish Farm on the left, down the hill and you will see the entrance on the right, signed Church Cottage
- No Onward Chain
- Stunning location
- Beautiful views over the gardens, orchard & meadows
- Elegant accommodation full of character
- Overall plot in excess of 17 Acres
- Fast Fibre (900MB) to the property via BT
- Master bedroom suite including dressing room
- Three further bedrooms
- Three reception rooms
- Potential annex