A stunning individual architect designed 5 double ensuite bedroom three storey house providing over 3000 sq ft of high specification accommodation as well as a 700 sq ft garage, nestled in a peaceful countryside setting on the fringes of the historic port and market town of Bideford.
This visually stunning contemporary house is one of just 12 highly individual properties on a private gated development conveniently close to the facilities in the town and also ideal for access to the A39 Atlantic Highway and the spectacular North Devon coastline. Occupying an elevated position overlooking a wooded valley with splendid open countryside beyond towards the River Torridge and with open fields behind, this would be a wonderfully quiet setting in which to live.
The architects designed the property to require minimal maintenance by using weather resistant and sustainable materials. Design features include a slate roof, a raking brick buttress at the side which contains the staircase and has space for a lift to be retro-fitted, there are stylish composite exterior tiles and covered balconies with self- cleaning glass.
The site has been sympathetically landscaped so each house benefits greatly from the most available natural light, therefore benefitting from maximum thermal gain from the vast expanses of glass. Because of this, combined with the use of modern highly insulating materials and an air source heat pump for heating and hot water, the property has an excellent energy efficiency rating.
Inside, the property is equally impressive with an excellent specification including underfloor heating, a bespoke wood and glass staircase, top of the range kitchen with appliances and high quality bath and shower rooms. Outside at the front, is a block paved parking area leading to a 700 sq ft garage with electric doors capable of housing several vehicles.
The front door opens into the hallway with plenty of space for coats and shoes, there is a plant/storage room containing a large pressurised hot water tank. Further, is a useful laundry/utility room and a stylish shower room. The staircase leads up to the first floor landing with a door out to a small patio. There are four generous double bedrooms, all with their own luxurious ensuite facilities.
The master bedroom has built in wardrobe and a luxury bathroom with double ended bath and large shower as well as floor to ceiling sliding doors leading out to a balcony with far-reaching views. The adjacent bedroom also has a built in wardrobe, ensuite shower room and access to the balcony and similar views. The two further bedrooms have doors out to their own patios.
The top floor landing is galleried and gives access to a fabulous double aspect open plan living/dining/kitchen of approximately 1100 square feet, with an impressive vaulted ceiling and a custom made clear acrylic and stainless steel spiral staircase up to a galleried mezzanine. There are floor to ceiling windows with doors leading out to a balcony with splendid countryside views at the front and a paved terrace at the back. This impressive space is flooded with natural daylight and a wonderful space for family and entertaining guests.
The mezzanine level consists of a galleried area that leads to a double bedroom with ensuite shower room.
The kitchen provides an extensive range of sleek ultra-contemporary units including some touch sensitive automatic opening cupboards. There are wide expanses of seamless worktops with a under-mounted sink and top of the range appliances including an integrated SIEMENS 5 ring gas hob with pop up touch screen extractor, double electric ovens with warming draw, a dish washer, a microwave and tall fridge freezer. Outside are sloped garden areas to either side of the house and further areas of communal garden.
From Bideford Quay, proceed over the long bridge and at the mini roundabout take the first exit. Continue on and take the second turning on the right into Manteo Way. Drive on up the hill, passing a Tesco supermarket on the left and take the next left turning onto Mines Road and continue to the end of the road where Cleve wood is located.
If approaching from Barnstaple on the A39, take the slip road on the right at the traffic lights just before the new bridge and follow the road signposted to East The Water, Instow and Yelland. At the mini roundabout, turn left and follow the road until reaching Manteo way. Turn left and passing Tescos, turn left onto Mines Road and drive to the end of the road.