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Highways House is a substantial, much improved imposing detached residence situated in a semi-rural location in between the coastal town of Ilfracombe and the very popular seaside resort of Woolacombe with its fantastic award winning golden sand surfing beaches.
The property sits in its own large level sunny gardens and enjoys views in every direction for many miles over the surrounding fields and countryside and towards the rugged North Devon coastline, distant Hangman Hills and Bideford Bay.
The nearest main town is Ilfracombe being approximately 2 miles away and Woolacombe is also very near by being approximately 3 miles away. Barnstaple, which is North Devon's main trading centre and an ancient market town with a pannier market is approximately 14 miles away and has many of the big named shops, a rail link and direct access onto the A361 North Devon link road which joins the M5 at Junction 27.
North Devon has plenty to offer and enjoys some spectacular coastal scenery with fabulous golden sand beaches of Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. There are many other delightful old world villages along with the Exmoor National Park and the nearby Tarka trail ideal for cycling or walking. There are miles and miles of walking across rugged footpaths which enjoy the splendid rural and coastal views and a whole host of other different leisure activities.
High Ways House is currently run as a successful guest house offering 6 letting bedrooms as well as private owner's accommodation. There is plenty of scope to extend the property (subject to any relevant consent).
The accommodation is arranged over 3 floor and benefits from gas central heating and has Upvc double glazing to the majority of the windows throughout the property. The property is accessed through a good sized sun porch which in turn leads through into the spacious entrance hallway which has the stairs to the first floor with a useful guest's cloakroom/w.c. beneath.
At the front there is a pleasant lounge which overlooks the front garden and has a feature fireplace with gas fire. Across the hallway there is a very spacious 24' dining room which has a fold away bar in one corner and also has a door leading directly out onto the front garden.
At the rear of the property there is a private sitting room/lounge which overlooks the rear garden. A doorway gives access into the kitchen which has been fitted with a range of modern fitted base and wall units which in turn leads through into a large utility room which has a further fitted range of wall units and has plumbing for an automatic washing machine and dishwasher and has a larder cupboard.
Leading from the utility room there is a side passageway giving access into the rear garden and also into a useful ground floor cloakroom/w.c. A door at the front of the passageway leads into the large double garage/workshop.
On the first floor there are 5 good sized bedrooms 4 of which are used as guest's letting rooms with bedroom 1 at the rear of the property being used as the owner's private accommodation.
Bedrooms 1, 2 & 3 have their own en suite facilities whilst bedrooms 4 & 5 inter connect and are often utilised as a family suite.
There is an additional shower room located across the across the landing from bedrooms 4 & 5 which provides their facilities.
Bedrooms 2, 4 and 5 overlook the front of the property and enjoy the far reaching views over neighbouring fields towards the rugged North Devon coastline. Bedrooms 1 & 3 are located at the rear and again enjoy excellent views to the south and east across neighbouring countryside towards the distant Bideford Bay.
On the second floor there is a recently reconfigured suite comprising 2 bedrooms or possibly lounge & bedroom with a door through to a modern re-fitted shower room, again both the bedroom and lounge area enjoy excellent views to a wide vista.
Outside, the driveway leads in from the main road to a large parking and turning area which provides space for 5 to 6 cars and leads to the large double attached garage which has an up and over door to the front, light and power and a wall mounted condensing boiler which fires the central heating and hot water for the entire property.
The front garden which is laid primarily to lawn and is level with a mature hedge border at the front which provides considerable privacy to the property. There are a variety of conifers, fir trees and hydrangeas.
The front garden does regularly get utilised as a tea garden providing seasonal cream teas in the busy summer months.
There is gated access to the left hand of the property where there is a base for a caravan or boat. The main rear garden is a particularly attractive feature and is level and laid primarily to lawn.
A patio stretches across the width of the house and provides a delightful sunny sitting area enjoying considerable privacy.
There is an ornamental pond with waterfall feature and a variety of mature shrubs, bushes and trees. There are further flower beds and a small vegetable area.
Further down the garden there is a summer house with electric and an adjacent garden shed and a large conifer hedge with central archway clad in Clematis leads through to a further green area of garden which again is laid primarily to lawn with large tree lined borders.
This delightful and very spacious versatile family home could suit a variety of different purposes and we fully advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the size and quality on offer.
7 bedrooms (4 en suite)
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in a westerly direction along the High Street heading out of town on the main A361 sign posted Barnstaple.
At Mullacott Cross roundabout take the right hand exit sign posted Woolacombe & Mortehoe and continue along this road for approximately half a mile.
High Ways House will be found on the left hand side shortly after the Veterinary Surgery.
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