5 bedroom Detached House for sale: Monkleigh, Bideford, North Devon, EX39

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 5
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 37262_BEA200093


Most appealing detached 5 bed south facing former farmhouse offering a fabulous homely quality with many period features and character. Set within generous gardens and grounds, believed to extend to approximately half an acre, with adjoining mezzanine level store and various additional outhouses/stores.

This is a wonderful life style property which offers great scope for improvement, both inside and out, through choice and in some areas through necessity.

The internal accommodation is well proportioned and this is complimented beautifully by generous surrounding gardens and grounds.

Properties such as these rarely become available and the agents recommend an appointment to view to truly appreciate the size, scope and versatility the property offers.

West Annery is a hamlet of properties which are located just a mile or so outside the village of Monkleigh (on the Bideford side).

Monkleigh itself has its own highly regarded and sought after primary school, village church and local Tavern. The towns of Bideford and Torrington are both approximately 3 miles away and provide a good range of shops, amenities and additional educational facilities.

The seaside village of Westward Ho! with its long sandy beach, miles of Cliffside walks and adjoining Champion Golf Course lies just 6 miles to the north. Other places of interest within the locality include Yachting and Sailing upon the river Torridge with a Marina at Instow and the Tarka Trail popular as a cycling and walking route.

SERVICES: Mains water and electricity. Septic tank drainage with the cost of maintenance being shared between 5 (the tank is emptied approximately once a year with the last bill totalling £250). LPG fired central heating. Upvc double glazed windows.

COUNCIL TAX BAND: E (information gained via the Directgov Council Tax Valuation List).

DIRECTIONS TO FIND: From Bideford proceed south towards Torrington on the A386 turning right after approx. 2 miles at Landcross as signposted to Holsworthy on the A388. Continue up the hill and upon reaching the Beaconside Hotel on your left take a right turn immediately after down the unmarked lane and the property will be found beyond the 5 bar gate in front of you.

The accommodation is at present arranged to provide (measurements are approximate):-


ENTRANCE PORCH: Fitted bench seats with open storage under. Upvc double glazed side windows. Tiled floor.

ENTRANCE HALL: 16'10" x 4'7" (5.15m x 1.41m) Generous sized understairs storage cupboard. Central heating radiator. Original flooring. Opening through to the kitchen/breakfast room and doors to the living room and:-

SITTING ROOM: 14'6" x 12'6" (4.43m x 3.81m) plus recess. Recess with upvc double glazed window and seat. Open fireplace with inset wood burner. Recessed shelving. Exposed ceiling beam. Slate flooring.

LIVING ROOM: 16'5" x 11'3" (5.02m x 3.45m) plus staircase recess. Dual aspect upvc double glazed windows with deep sills. Provision for central heating radiator. Substantial fireplace with inset wood burner. Fitted book shelves. 4 Double wall lights. Exposed ceiling beam. Servery through to the kitchen and staircase to first floor. Slate flooring.

KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: 25'10" x 8'1" (7.88m x 2.47m) with head height of 6'3" (1.92m) Solid wood block working surface, incorporating ceramic Belfast style sink and matching drainer, with a range of base cupboards and drawers under. Range Master cooker with gas hob and electric ovens. Fireplace with inset solid fuel Aga. 2 Mobile working top units with storage under. Built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water cylinder. Ample space for breakfast table and chairs. Shelved recess. Upvc double glazed windows with aspect to the rear garden. Tiled floor. Door to the utility room and steps down to:

REAR PORCH: Fitted shelves. Upvc double glazed window and upvc double glazed door to outside.

UTILITY ROOM: 8'4" x 7'11" (2.54m x 2.42m) 'L' Shaped wood block working surface incorporating ceramic Belfast style sink with cupboard and space for appliances (plumbing for washing machine) under. Wall mounted Worcester LPG boiler. Upvc double glazed window. Tiled floor. Latched door to:-

CLOAKROOM: Wash hand basin and wc. Central heating radiator. Upvc double glazed window. Tiled floor.


BEDROOM 5: 11'1" x 7'8" (3.38m x 2.35m) Accessed directly off of the staircase. Upvc double glazed window. Recessed wardrobe. Central heating radiator. Exposed floorboards.

LANDING: Central heating radiator. Carpet as laid.

BEDROOM 1: 15'5" x 15'3" (4.72m x 4.65m) High ceiling with exposed beams. Dual aspect (south & east) upvc double glazed windows with deep sills. Pedestal wash hand basin. Central heating radiator. Access hatch to loft space. Exposed floorboards.

BEDROOM 2: 11'2" x 9'8" (3.41m x 2.96m) South facing upvc double glazed window with deep sill. Wash hand basin with cupboard under. Central heating radiator. Exposed floorboards.

BEDROOM 3: 15'1" x 11'7" (4.60m x 3.55m) South facing upvc double glazed window with deep sill. Ceiling beams. Central heating radiator. Laminate flooring.

LOWER LANDING: Access hatch to loft space. Carpet as laid.

BEDROOM 4: 14'8" x 8'2" (4.48m x 2.49m) Upvc double glazed window. Wash hand basin with cupboard under. Central heating radiator. Exposed floorboards.

BATHROOM: 'L' shaped. Roll top enamel bath with tap and shower attachment. Pedestal wash hand basin and wc. Obscure upvc double glazed window. Central heating radiator. Heater towel rail. Tiled floor.


The property is approached over a short shared (with 4 other properties) lane with private 5 bar gate giving access to substantial stone chipped parking area with additional recessed area, ideal for the parking of a caravan/boat, and access to:-

OPEN FRONTED STONE OUTBUILDING: 15'11" (4.86m) deep x 13'5" (4.11m) wide.

Substantial vegetable garden with a range of polytunnels, children’s play area, small orchard and chicken pen.

There is a raised garden area immediately in front of the property which adjoins farmland.

Following the front pathway to the western side of the property this leads to:

ADJOINING OUTBUILDING: 16'1" x 9'3" (4.91m x 2.83m) Semi vaulted ceiling with Velux window. Small wood burning stove. Mezzanine storage level. Wooden framed window.

DETACHED STONE BARN: 11'7" x 11'4" (3.55m x 3.46m)

Further garden area with GREENHOUSE and OPEN FRONTED 'GOAT' SHED with lawns continuing around to the rear of the property.

In all we believe the gardens and grounds extend to somewhere nearing half an acre.

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Reference: 37262_BEA200093

Contact Agent

Brights of Bideford
Tel: 01237 473241