Lower Cleave

Detached House: 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 receptions

Guide Price £900,000

Agent Details

Brights of Bideford

Tel: 01237 473241

4 bedroom Detached House For Sale in Lower Cleave, Northam, Bideford, Devon, EX39


A particularly impressive detached contemporary 4 bedroomed residence with further detached 2 bedroom annexe occupying a quite amazing riverside location affording spectacular views over the river Torridge.


This is the first time the property has been for sale since originally built almost 50 years ago. Recently the subject of extensive refurbishment and reconfiguring designed to accommodate visiting families and guests together with improvements sympathetic to those with disabilities through the installation of an internal lift to the main dwelling in addition to an easy rising custom built external wooden staircase.

Effectively 3 quite separate yet integrated living arrangements have been created the ground floor of the main dwelling and annexe whilst not having fitted kitchens have been provided with small serveries to facilitate light meals and snacks etc.

The views, across upstream and downstream of the river Torridge are sensational and enjoyed from most rooms through PVCu double glazed windows the full width and partly wrap around balcony, various terracing and woodland gardens to the rear.

Set within the former grounds of a late Victorian Period residence which stands adjacent to Nygarbor and was converted to a terrace of 3 dwellings during the mid 1960's.

Now set within a private and gated close accommodating a total of just 5 dwellings where the south eastern boundaries adjoin the river Torridge and Nygarbor set at the north eastern end with a further private vehicular entrance gate, large driveway/parking area, small area of front garden and terracing adjoining the riverside wall which has a return frontage of approx. 140' (42m).

Additionally there is a former wooden dock and boat shed now dilapidated with concrete and stone slipway to the north side.

Immediately to the rear and north east connected by pathways and further stepped paths are steep gardens formally with a kitchen garden enclosure, woodland adjacent to National Trust Woodland and coastal footpath.

Nygarbor is positioned at the bottom of Limers Lane at the northern end or the Lower Cleave area which runs parallel to the river Torridge, is effectively a no through road in vehicular terms yet readily accessible to walkers (although not within the private close).

Limers Lane is equidistant (less than 1 mile) between the Port and Market town of Bideford and Northam village.

A traditionally favoured residential road comprising a mix of substantial Victorian dwellings and individual homes of the 30's/50's through to the 60's/70's together with more modern infill in the main of individual character and design and of relatively low density.

A regular bus service is available from the top of Limers Lane.

Northam village affords a selection of locally owned shops, supermarket with Post Office facility, Newsagents plus village junior and infants schools, Medical Centre, Dental Surgery and indoor heated Swimming Pool Complex. The seaside resort of Westward Ho! with its long sandy beach and adjoining Championship Golf Course adjoins.

Nearby Bideford town affords a wider range of facilities and amenities plus a choice of secondary state and private education.

It is possible to walk along the coastal path into Bideford and Appledore (a popular estuary village community).

Access to the A39 North Devon Link Road is just over 1/2 mile distant allowing ease of communication to North Devon's principal town of Barnstaple (10 miles) and the M5 Motorway connection north of Tiverton (approx 45 miles).

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Oil fired and propane gas central heating systems. Private drainage system with on site treatment plant.


DIRECTIONS: From Bideford proceed in a northerly direction along Kingsley Road (passing Morrisons Supermarket on your right hand side) up into Heywood Road and continuing through the large Torridge Bridge roundabout.

Immediately after take the first turning right into Limers Lane continuing to the bottom and then turning left and continuing for a further 1/4 mile where a private entrance gate serving the 5 properties including Nygarbor will be seen. Continue to the end of the driveway until entering the private gateway of Nygarbor.

ACCOMMODATION (all measurements are approximate)


FIRST FLOOR: Approached via an easy custom built timbered staircase incorporating half and main landing seating areas with feature glazed floor panel plus stainless steel and glass balustrading.

OBSERVATORY/GARDEN ROOM ENTRANCE: 4.08m x 2.42m (13' 4" x 7' 11"). Warm roofed and PVCu double glazed on 3 sides including the entrance door and connecting door to the wrap around balcony. Upright wall radiator and Amazonias Magnolia wood effect porcelain floor tiles. 2 Person Stiltz lift facility from the ground floor suite. PVCu sliding patio door and side screen to:

RECEPTION HALL: 7.34m x 1.82m (max)(24' x 6'). Built in cloaks/store cupboard. Built in shelved linen cupboard with radiator and heating programmer. Double and single radiators. Fitted carpet.

CLOAKROOM: 1.67m x 1.41m (5' 5" x 4' 7"). Vanity wash basin and integrated low level WC, illuminated mirror splashback and shaver point. Ladder radiator and tiled floor.

LOUNGE: 4.85m x 3.92m (15' 10" x 12' 10"). Sloping Cedar panelled ceiling. Living Flame coal effect gas fire set in tiled fireplace with display shelved surround. Double radiator. Fitted carpet. East facing triple panelled glazed screen with central sliding door to:

BALCONY: 11.27m x 1.9m approx. (37' x 6' 2"). Glazed and stainless steel balustrading and pillars with tiled decking and a marvellous vantage to enjoy the marine setting.

KITCHEN/DINER: 4.73m x 3.52m (15' 6" x 11' 6") narrowing to 2.56m (8' 4"). Granite effect working surfaces. Pale Oak faced floor and wall storage cabinets, inset one and a half bowl Franke sink with mono block mixer, integrated Neff ceramic hob, 2 fan ovens, fridge and dishwasher. Tiled floor and splashbacking. Double radiator. Dual aspect picture windows.

SHOWER ROOM: 2.42m x 2.1m plus door recess (7' 11" x 6' 10"). Large walk in shower cubicle with glazed screen, vanity wash basin and integrated low level WC.

BEDROOM: 3.78m x 3.71m (12' 4" x 12' 2"). Picture window to the north with view across the river to Tapeley and Westleigh village beyond. Double radiator. Fitted carpet.

BEDROOM: 4.17m x 3.33m (13' 8" x 10' 11"). Radiator. Fitted carpet. Deep and partly shelved built in wardrobe.

GROUND FLOOR GUEST SUITE: Amazonias Magnolia wood effect porcelain floor tiling throughout incorporating under floor heating with individual room thermostat controls.

PVC Double glazed entrance door to:

HALLWAY: With Stiltz 2 person lift to the first floor.

INNER HALL AREA: With built in cloaks/storage cupboard.

LIVING ROOM: 5.95m x 3.36m (19' 6" x 11'). PVCu double glazed sliding front door with side screen and panel.

REAR BEDROOM: 3.37m x 3.13m (11' x 10' 3"). North side river view.

FRONT BEDROOM: 3.08m x 1.94m (10' 1" x 6' 4"). East side river view.

SERVERY AREA: Off Living Room 2.57m x 1.92m (8' 5" x 6' 3"). Providing a work station with storage and connecting fire door to the integral garaging.

BATHROOM: 2.41m x 1.81m (7' 10" x 5' 11"). Stylish white suite with 'P' shaped bath, shower and screen over, vanity wash basin and low level WC. Towel radiator, extractor fan, shaver point.

INTEGRAL GARAGE: 9.39m x 4.0m overall (30' 9" x 13' 1"). With electric roller door. Floor set Potterton Statesman oil fired central heating boiler with pressurized and insulated hot water storage cylinder and electric immersion. Cold water tap and wall mounted electric consumer unit.

Incorporating UTILITY area to the rear with storage cabinets, plumbing for automatic washing machine, side window.

CLOAKROOM Off: With china pedestal wash basin and low level WC.

Further INTEGRAL STORE with external access.


In part natural stone faced, rendered and whitened beneath a felt mono pitched roof. PVCu double glazed and calor gas under floor heating and Magnolia wood effect porcelain floor tiling throughout.

PVCu Sliding entrance door and side screen to:

ENTRANCE HALL: With servery area 2.8m x 1.78m (max) (9' 2" x 5' 10"). Incorporating a work station with storage.

REAR BEDROOM: 2.81m x 2.6m (9' 2" x 8' 6") (At one time a kitchen for the annexe) with northerly picture window.

LIVING ROOM: 5.27m x 3.12m (17' 3" x 10' 2") widening to 3.54m (11' 7"). Having spectacular corner glazing and river aspect including sliding patio door to the riverside terrace and garden area.

BEDROOM: 3.08m x 3.04m (10' 1" x 10'). East facing picture window.

SHOWER ROOM: 2.53m x 2.0m (8' 3" x 6' 6"). Another stylish suite with white china vanity wash basin, integrated low level WC and white marble effect dressing shelf and storage. Walk in shower cubicle with glazed shower screen. Ladder radiator. Cloaks rail and extractor fan. Boiler cupboard housing the Ideal Vogue calor gas combination central heating and hot water boiler with linen shelving.

EXTERNALLY: Approached by a private entrance with shared tarmac driveway serving 4 other properties and Nygarbor which is set at the far northern end.

A private gated vehicular entrance gives access to a large tarmac parking area with small garden and terrace arrangement adjacent to the river wall.

Beyond is a dilapidated timber and corrugated iron boat shed, slipway and stretch of beach.

From the upper floor entrance landing serving Nygarbor a pathway leads to the rear raised and sloping gardens (in part formerly a kitchen garden) and woodland.

In all whilst not measured the site appears to be approx. 0.75 acre.

River wall frontage of approx. 90' (27m) with return frontage of approx 50' (15m) plus further slipway and beach frontage - unmeasured.


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