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  • Character home with river views in approx 0.7 acres
  • 4 Bedroomed house plus family/guest cottage
  • Games room with sail loft over
  • Triple garage and ample parking
  • Superb feature/formal gardens & grounds
  • HIghly sought after location


In a stunning location, very close to the River Torridge, a fine Grade II Listed detached period residence situated in grounds of approximately 0.7 acres. Separate cottage with studio over and further games building. Triple garage. Panoramic estuary views. Further 0.8 acre paddock, with river frontage and slipway by separate negotiation. EPC exempt

Full Description

Cleave House is Grade II Listed of Architectural and Historical Importance reputed to date back to the late 18th Century. The house benefits from gas radiator central heating and double glazing with a number of period features, complimented by modern day amenities. The house is located in an elevated south facing position overlooking the River Torridge with direct water views over the river to the open countryside beyond. A Cottage located to the rear of the main house is ideally suited to provide further accommodation for a relative, teenager or for letting purposes and boasts a separate room/studio above providing opportunities for those wishing to work from home. A separate GAMES ROOM with sail loft above and CLOCK TOWER gives additional potential. In all a rare opportunity to obtain a quality property in a highly sought after residential location.

A 0.8 acre paddock with slipway, foreshore and direct river access (potential mooring) is available by separate negotiation.

DIRECTIONS: From Bideford head to Northam, cross the roundabout, turn right into Limers Lane and at the bottom turn left continuing down into Lower Cleave. On your left Cleave House is easily identifiable.

PERIOD ENTRANCE PORCH: With part glazed multi-paned front entrance door with adjacent courtesy lighting gives access to:
ENTRANCE VESTIBULE: Flagstone flooring, arched access to:
ENTRANCE HALL: Flagstone flooring, coved ceiling.
CLOAKROOM: WC, wash hand basin, part tiled walls.
SITTING ROOM: Fireplace with wood burner, wooden surround and slate heath, coved ceiling, stripped wood flooring, access to:
STUDY: Wood block flooring, coved ceiling, part glazed door to courtyard.
SITTING ROOM/DINING ROOM: Stripped wood flooring, part glazed door gives access to:
SUN LOUNGE: Slate flooring, wooden vaulted ceiling, French doors giving access to exterior.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM: Fitted with a range of wooden units comprising inset 1½ bowl sink unit with mixer taps with cupboards under, matching units with work surfaces over, matching wall cupboards, tiled splashbacks, recessed fireplace with four oven gas Aga with mantel shelf over, fitted dishwasher, fitted fridge and freezer, slate flooring, fitted dresser unit, down lighting, original meat hooks, access to:
REAR PORCH: With open access to exterior and door to: BOILER ROOM: Worcester gas boiler serving hot water and central heating systems.
UTILITY ROOM: Fitted with units matching those in the kitchen with work surfaces over with drawers and cupboards under, fitted four ring hob, space and plumbing for washing machine, Belfast style sink, slate flooring.

A staircase with attractive balustrading leads from the entrance hall to:
LANDING: Access to loft space with lighting.
MASTER BEDROOM: Coved ceiling, dressing area with double aspect views across the River Torridge. Door to:
EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: Shower cubicle, bidet, WC, twin wash basins each with mirrored splashbacks and spot lighting over, further mirror with strip light, dado panelling to waist
height, coved ceiling, extractor fan, down lighting, ladder style heated towel rail/radiator, River Torridge views.
BEDROOM TWO: A dual aspect room, coved ceiling, down lighting, door through to: EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM: With glazed corner shower cubicle with shower fitment, WC, pedestal wash basin with mirrored splash back, coved ceiling, down lighting, extractor fan.
BEDROOM THREE: Coved ceiling, River Torridge views.
BEDROOM FOUR: Coved ceiling.
INNER LANDING: Airing cupboard with shelving and bi-folding door.
FAMILY BATHROOM: Comprising panelled Jacuzzi styled bath with mixer shower fitment, pedestal wash basin, low level flush WC, dado paneling to waist height, coved ceiling, extractor fan, heated towel rail.

BED/SITTING ROOM: Coved ceiling, down lighting, access to:
KITCHENETTE: Fitted work surface, sink unit with mixer tap with cupboards under, wall cupboards, tiled splashback, tiled floor, space for washing machine, cooker space. Access to:
WET ROOM: Shower fitment, wash basin, WC, extractor, towel rail heater.
COTTAGE FIRST FLOOR ACCOMMODATION: Accessed by a separate staircase and providing two areas with double doors to balcony and open access to further area with part glazed door to balcony.

GROUNDS: Access to driveway through both an electric gate and double gates, leading up to an extensive parking area and to the triple GARAGE with power and light connected. To the side is a WORK SHOP/STORE with power and light connected also giving access to the rear of Quarry Cottage.

The gardens of the property are a true feature being park like in appearance and boasting various lawned/terraced areas to the front from which to sit and enjoy the delightful views over the River Torridge. To the left of the main house is the CLOCK HOUSE: a detached building of timber construction beneath a slate roof adaptable to numerous uses (subject to planning permission) with the building itself having a sail loft over topped with a clock tower and weather vane. Adjacent to this is a detached stone WORK SHOP with power and light connected and a VICTORIAN GREENHOUSE overlooking a productive vegetable garden along with fruit trees and asparagus bed. The grounds benefit from a number of mature trees, a pond and to the left hand side of the property is a separate pedestrian access. To the rear of the house is s delightful courtyard affording a high degree of privacy with a former Ice House.

PADDOCK BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION Adjoining the river Torridge stands a paddock/grassed area extending to approximately 0.8 of an acre with extensive river frontage with river access via a slipway and providing the option for a mooring.

AGENTS NOTE: To comply with Section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 we advise prospective purchasers that one of the joint owners of this property is a Director of Seldons Estate Agents Limited.

Services: All mains services connected
Local Authority: Torridge District Council
Council Tax: Band G.
Tenure: Freehold.

Please contact us on 01237 477997 if you wish to arrange a viewing appointment for this property, or require further information.

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