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Bay View Road, Northam, Bideford, EX39

Offers in excess of £1,695,000

13 Beds 6 Baths 5 Receptions

REF: BAN200078


  • Two properties for sale next door to one another
  • Beautifully presented accommodation throughout
  • One 9 bedroom house
  • One 3/4 bedroom house
  • Wonderful coastal position
  • Sea views
  • Ideal business opportunity for home/income
  • Potential for a variety of uses!
  • Combined square footage of approx. 6'789
  • Walking distance of many amenities and beach


A RARE OPPORTUNITY! An opportunity to acquire two spacious and highly versatile properties, next door to one another, suitable for a variety of potential uses, all within walking distance of the beach Location The properties are situated in an elevated position, in one of the area's most sought after locations, enjoying stunning and ever-changing panoramic coastal views. Both properties looks out across the bay and over the sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands, out to sea and Lundy Island, with Baggy Point in the distance. Situated within the highly exclusive area of Northam, the properties are ideally positioned within a mile of the sandy beach at Westward Ho!, which adjoins the Northam Burrows Country Park and Royal North Devon Golf Club and also the village amenities found at Northam. There are a wider range amenities found at the port and market town of Bideford, which sits on the banks of the River Torridge, just a few miles away. There is also easy access to the South West Coastal Footpath, which affords excellent walking opportunities and stunning vistas. The regional centre of Barnstaple is located around 10 miles away, which houses all the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. Communications The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is about an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages NORTHAM VILLAGE - 0.7 MILE WESTWARD HO! BEACH - 1 MILE BIDEFORD - 2 MILES BARNSTAPLE - 10 MILES TIVERTON PARKWAY / M5 MOTORWAY - 45 MILES The Properties This is a rare opportunity to acquire two substantial detached residences situated in a fantastic and elevated position enjoying coastal views. The properties are situated next to each other, making this a unique and exciting proposition for a variety of potential uses including multigenerational family occupation, a home with an income, home / office use or as a holiday letting business / B&B. Further details of each property follows: Adderley House, Bay View Road Offered for sale for the first time in 21 years is this stunning, detached Victorian Gentleman's residence, privately set in this highly convenient location with easy access to the sandy beach. The property has been the subject of extensive, yet sympathetic refurbishment by the current vendors, to expertly blend modern conveniences whilst retaining the charming character one would expect of a property of this era. This fine property now offers elegant and well-proportioned accommodation that could suit a variety of uses including as a family home, for dual occupation, as a home with an income or as a holiday retreat / investment. The accommodation is arranged over three floors and enjoys panoramic coastal views from the front elevation. There are three reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen / breakfast room, nine bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. The property stands beautifully, set back from the road behind a high stone wall and is approached through a pillared entrance and gravelled driveway. The garden to the rear enjoys a south facing aspect, with a high degree of privacy and a mature range of trees and shrubs. Properties of this calibre and location very rarely become available to the open market and only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate the quality, character and potential on offer. History The main part of the house was completed in 1888, but there is evidence to suggest that there was an extension to a smaller Georgian residence. The west wing was filled in upstairs in 1998 and then in 2005 remodelled, creating a landing, bedroom and bathroom with a snug downstairs. There are many original period features like the servant's rotary bells, cornice and original chandeliers, and original Victorian light fittings that have been converted to electricity from gas. Original fireplaces can be seen in the reception rooms and bedrooms, with cast iron marble and tiled surrounds. The drawing room has an Esse Dragon wood / coal burning stove installed. The fireplace in the kitchen houses the Aga. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises: Entering the property through a large oak entrance door, which leads into the Reception Hall Ornate cast iron fireplace with marble mantel over. Glass chandelier. Stripped pine floorboards and mosaic tiled floor. The main staircase with original Victorian stairs with balustrades rises to the galleried first floor landing. Under stairs storage cupboards including a large pantry cupboard. Doors give access to the drawing room, dining room and kitchen. Drawing Room Esse Dragon wood / coal burning stove with marble surround and mantel. Decorative cornice and wood carved detail. Glass panelled display cupboards and shelves. Double glazed bay window with views of the garden, and a door giving access to the rear elevation. Chandelier and original Victorian gas wall lights (converted to electric). Kitchen Handmade pine kitchen consisting of a central island unit with polished granite top. Quarry tiled floor. Butler sink and a single lever Franke chrome stainless steel tap. Chandelier. Claret four oven Aga. Double glazed bay window with views over the garden. Door giving access to the Hallway Double doors lead to the dining room, and there is access to the utility. Dining Room Double glazed bay window with stunning views towards Saunton Sands and Croyde, over the bay. Quarry tiled floor. Chandelier. Original Victorian tall cupboard for china storage. Access to the laundry room. Utility Beamed ceiling. Double glazed French windows overlook the garden. Quarry tiled floor. Butler sink and single lever Franke brushed chrome tap. Door gives access to snug. Snug A dual aspect room with stripped pine floorboards. Storage cupboard. From the utility, there is a passageway which leads to the secondary stairs and the west wing. Laundry Beamed ceiling. Space for washing machine and tumble dryer, with worktop over. Window. Quarry tiled floor. Door to dining room. A door also gives access to Boot Room Window and door to the tiled veranda, where there is a gardener's WC. Quarry tiled floor. Door to cloakroom with WC and basin. A door also gives access to boiler room, with storage and two gas fired boilers. From the reception hall, the fabulous original Victorian stairs with balustrades and carved skirting brackets and polished handrail rise to the galleried first floor landing. Galleried First Floor Landing With original Victorian stained glass feature window to the front elevation. Stripped pine floorboards. Original chandeliers. Ceiling coving. Storage cupboard with shelving. Stairs rise to the second floor. Bedroom 1 Stunning views from the bedroom and en-suite bathroom towards Saunton Sands, Croyde and Baggy Point over the bay. Reclaimed wide pine floorboards (from the old Elizabeth Shaw chocolate factory in Bristol). Door to the dressing room, with hot water tank in airing cupboard, and space for hanging rails. Door also giving access to the landing. En-Suite Stained glass French doors lead to the en-suite, which comprises a roll top bath with chrome ball and claw feet, double shower with Aqualisa shower with remote press button control, frameless glass panels, rainfall shower head and handheld shower head, WC and ceramic basin on painted vintage cupboard. Two dual system heated towel rails. Shelved double cupboard with carved Victorian painted doors. Fireplace with original wooden mantel and surround. Bedroom 2 Two double glazed windows to the side elevation. Stripped pine floorboards. Ornate Victorian tiled and painted fireplace. Storage cupboard with shelving. Shower Room Quadrant shower, WC, feature unit holding ceramic basin, dual system towel rail, tiled floor. Bedroom 3 Two double glazed windows to the rear elevation. Stripped pine floorboards. Interconnecting door leads to bedroom 4. Bedroom 4 Two double glazed windows overlooking the garden. Stripped pine floorboards. It is thought that these two interconnecting rooms could be converted, if required into a bedroom with en-suite facilities. From the landing, there is a short flight of steps that lead down to the Victorian nursery rooms and west wing. Nursery Room Bedroom 5 Double glazed window overlooking the rear garden. Victorian painted fireplace. Unusual barrelled ceiling. Nursery Room Bedroom 6 Two double glazed windows with views over the coastal bay. Painted Victorian fireplace. Victorian floor to ceiling cupboard. Unusual barrelled ceiling. Cloakroom Comprising WC and basin. The West Wing Double height landing with beams and Velux window. Stripped pine floorboards. Shelving and bespoke work station for a computer. The secondary stairs lead down to the laundry and utility rooms. Bedroom 7 Two double glazed windows with views over the bay. Two double cupboards with shelving. Family Bathroom Comprising roll top bath with modern wooden block feet, shower with Mira pressure feed shower, WC and unit with ''His and Hers' ceramic basins. Dual system towel rail. Tiled floor. Dual aspect room. From the first floor landing, stairs rise to the Second Floor Landing Window to the side elevation. Bedroom 8 Velux window with panoramic views from Lundy to Baggy Point, and down the Taw estuary. Stripped pine floorboards. A door gives access to eaves space. En-Suite Comprising quadrant shower, WC, basin and window to the side elevation. Bedroom 9 Window to the rear elevation with distant and interesting countryside views towards Bideford and the town centre. Painted pine floorboards. Outside The property is approached through a pair of original stone pillars, which give access to a gravelled driveway which provides ample off road parking for several vehicles. Lawns with gravelled circular feature with plum slate and lavender. Victorian stone walls surround a large section of the garden, to the side is a courtyard with access to the boot room and a gate, which leads onto Buckleigh Road. Veranda with slate flooring and gardener's WC. A picket fence and gate leads to the rear garden, where there is a patio adjacent to the rear of the property a cedar gazebo with shingle roof, gravelled and lawned sections with various seating areas, landscaped with flower borders with mature trees and shrubs and bordered by stone walls. There is a small wooded area which is full of snowdrops, blue and white bells and daffodils in the spring. Two sheds, outside power and water. Coast House, College Close Coast House is a contemporary, detached modern residence that was constructed in 2008, to exacting standards. The property is situated in a highly sought after location, just off the ever popular Bay View Road, with easy access to the sandy beach and sea, and superb coastal walks, as well as an excellent range of amenities. The accommodation on offer is light and airy, and arranged over three floors, with panoramic coastal views from the front elevation from Lundy Island, across the bay towards Saunton Sands and Baggy Point. The current vendors have arranged the accommodation to suit their needs, with the large original sitting room on the ground floor having been converted to a home office. This could however be adapted to create a potential annexe or home studio, or converted back into a sitting room or further bedrooms, if required. There are currently three bedrooms and two bathrooms, but with some small alterations could easily offer four or five bedrooms. The property further benefits from off road parking and a garage, as well as enclosed walled gardens to the front and rear. It is thought that the property would ideally suit as a family home, holiday home / investment or equally as a home with an income. Only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate the versatility of this superb contemporary residence. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises: Front door to Reception Hall Curved feature wall with letterbox and custom built steel staircase with oak treads and concealed lighting rising to first and second floors. Under stairs storage with coat hangers. Utility / Cloakroom Custom built fitted stainless steel worktop with inset sink and mixer tap. Cupboard under and space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Full height storage cupboards with hanging and shelf space, and Potterton boiler that provides domestic hot water and central heating. Low flush wall mounted WC with concealed cistern. Window overlooking the front garden. Dining Room French doors leading to the front garden. Opens to Kitchen Ultra-modern kitchen with custom built stainless steel worktops and backlit glass panelling over, suspending soft closing drawer units on opposite sides. Two inset sinks with mixer taps. Inset Smeg five burner gas hob with extractor hood concealed in a range of high level wall units. Stainless steel shelving to the opposite wall. Range of floor to ceiling reflective red coloured door fronts, with integrated appliances including a dishwasher, oven, fridge / freezer and large larder cupboard. Window overlooking the garden. Stairs rising to the first floor landing. A door then opens to Sitting Room A dual aspect room with panoramic views across to Saunton Sands and Baggy Point. French doors lead to the balcony. This room could easily be divided to create a fourth bedroom, if the downstairs annexe was to the used as a reception room. Bedroom 2 A dual aspect room with sea views. Bespoke lighting. Bedroom 3 Sea views to the front elevation. Bathroom Ultra-modern bathroom incorporating contemporary fittings. Solid oak vanity top runs the length of one wall with cupboards under. Low flush wall mounted WC with concealed cistern. Two ceramic bowls with glass panelling and mirrors above. Victoria & Albert "Quarrycast" free standing bath on bespoke oak stand, wall mounted mixer tap on stainless steel panel. Large walk in bespoke shower with oak decking boards. Frameless glass screen and stainless steel derailing rainfall showerhead and tiled walls. Window to the rear elevation. From the landing, stairs rise to the Second Floor Landing Walk in storage cupboard with shelves and hanging space. Master Suite This room takes up the entire top floor of the property and currently comprises a bedroom area and bathroom, but could be split into two rooms, if required. The master bedroom is built into the roof space, taking full advantage of the vaulted ceiling height, and providing a large and airy room with four full opening Velux windows providing masses of natural light. Two of the windows benefit from fantastic coastal views across the beach and burrows to Saunton, Croyde and Lundy Island. Built in wardrobes. Bathroom Twin oak vanity units with ceramic bowls and wall mounted mixer taps, glass panelling and mirrors above stainless steel hanging rails below, shaver point. Victoria & Albert "Quarrycast" free standing bath on bespoke oak stand, mixer tap mounted on stainless steel pillar. Low level flush wall mounted WC with concealed cistern. Wide shower cubicle with glazed door, stainless steel panelling and rainfall shower head. Low Velux window with sea views which can be enjoyed from the bath tub. Potential Annexe This room is used by the current vendors as an office space, but could be utilised as a sitting room or additional bedroom/s if required. Accessed from the rear garden by French windows and a tall glass door, also with access onto the front garden. Feature wood burning stove. Outside A cobbled driveway provides parking for several vehicles and is enclosed by local dry stone walling. Under the entrance canopy is a bespoke centre pivot willow hurdle gate opening onto a south facing garden with decking, sleepers and areas of plum gravel for ease of maintenance. The garden is planted with palms and coastal evergreen shrubs. The front walled garden also has a decking and gravelled area. Garage Automated door with single pedestrian door to the rear garden. The garage is fully lined and insulated, and is currently used for storage, but could be used as a games room, if required. Power, light and water connected. Property Information Services For both properties: All mains connected. Gas fired central heating. 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 Jackson-Stops North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.