Orchard Hill, Bideford

Orchard Hill

  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 4 Reception Rooms

5 bedroom house for sale

  • Reference Number 29634017
  • Agent Seldons Bideford
  • Agent Number 01237 477997

Offers in excess of £650,000

About this property

Situated in an enviable location in this prestigious area, tucked away down a long private driveway and boasting most attractive grounds extending to approximately half an acre, is this very well appointed, extended home, offering well proportioned rooms and flexible accommodation, attractive, beautifully stocked gardens, ample parking and a double garage. EPC D

Tangletrees is quietly located in the prestigious Orchard Hill area of Bideford, towards the edge of town and offers easy access into the centre. This historic market town and port, is located on the banks of the River Torridge and offers a good range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities. The coast at Westward Ho!, with its long sandy Blue Flag beach, is about 2.5 miles. The former fishing village of Appledore and the coastal village of Instow are also nearby. North Devon's regional centre, Barnstaple, is some 11 miles distant and the A361 North Devon Link Road provides a speedy route to the M5 motorway at Tiverton at J27.

This substantial detached house benefits from double glazing and gas central heating throughout. Both the house and grounds have been greatly improved by the current owners. The house now boasts wonderfully spacious and adaptable accommodation and would be ideal for a family or those who love to entertain, equally it would suit someone wishing to work from home. The Garden Room is a superb addition, and connects the house to the thoughtfully planned grounds, which are sure to be a gardener's delight.

Covered Porch: Leading to the front door opening into the:
Hall: A generous vestibule with oak flooring, stairs to first floor and doors to:
Cloakroom: Fitted with a low level WC and wash basin.
Sitting Room: 16'10 x 12'7 (5.12m x 3.83m) with feature log burner, original parquet flooring, window to front and sliding doors leading into the:
Garden Room: 18'2 x 10'11 (5.53m x 3.34) A superb addition to the house, with glazing to three sides creating a wonderfully light & airy space. Large bi-folding glazed doors opening up onto a spacious outside timber decked area. Underfloor heating.
Study: 14'5 x 11'4 (4.39m x 3.46m) A good sized room overlooking the front of the property.
Kitchen/Breakfast Room: 14'5 x 10'11(4.39m x 3.33m) Enjoying views over the rear garden and fitted with a comprehensive range of cupboards & drawers with worktops over. Built-in appliances including an electric oven/grill, electric hob, extractor cooker hood & dishwasher, together with a breakfast bar. Tiled splashbacks and floor. Door to:
Utility Room: 12'10 x 9'6 (3.92m x 2.90m) Extensively tiled and fitted with an additional built-in electric oven, perfect for large social gatherings, twin stainless steel sinks, space/ plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier, range of floor and wall cupboards, door to a Storage Room with fitted cupboards and housing the 'Baxi` gas fired boiler providing central heating and hot water. Door to outside.
Dining/Family Room: 17'2 x 13'7 (5.22m x 4.14m) Approached off the kitchen, an impressive dual aspect room with oak flooring, also having access to the timber decking through sliding doors.

First Floor Landing
Master Bedroom: 14'1 x 13'7 (4.28m x 4.14m) Featuring a vaulted ceiling and oak flooring together with a large walk-in Dressing Room which benefits from extensive range of Sharps fitted wardrobes.
Ensuite Shower Room: Fully tiled and very well appointed with a large shower cubicle, wall hung WC and semi-pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled floor with under floor heating and heated chrome ladder towel rail.
Bedroom 2: 13'7 x 11'4 (4.15m x 3.46m) Window to front.
Bedroom 3: 12'8 x 8'8 (3.85m x 2.63m) Window overlooking the rear garden.
Bedroom 4: 12'8 x 8'0 (3.85m x 2.43m) Window to front.
Bedroom 5: 9'6 x 8'11 (2.9m x 2.71m) Window to front.
Bathroom: Luxuriously appointed, extensively tiled and comprising a four-piece white suite including a corner Jacuzzi bath, large shower cubicle, close coupled WC, 'His' & 'Hers' semi pedestal wash hand basins and built in television with water proof remote control! Chrome ladder towel rail and tiled floor. Built-in airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder.

Outside: The well planned gardens are a beautiful feature and surround the house, offering much seclusion. The property is approached through an impressive pillared entrance over a long driveway, to an area providing off road parking for numerous vehicles and a detached double garage approximately 21 x 20ft, with electric roller door and power and light connected. The garden also benefits from a stable measuring 12` x 10`1 which is currently utilized as a work shop, a potting shed, summerhouse, & large greenhouse.

With access from either the Garden or Dining Room, is a large timber decking seating area with glass and steel balustrade, perfect for al fresco dining and entertaining. A useful outside toilet, with WC & wash hand basin is accessed off the drive.

The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with various raised flower beds and borders with many mature plants, trees and shrubs. To the rear the garden continues to delight with well established borders, a wealth of trees and shrubs and an extensive lawn. The garden will surely appeal to those wishing to 'Grow Your Own', and includes a large raised vegetable bed, established asparagus bed, many fruit trees and bushes, a substantial, raised netted fruit cage producing, in season, boysenberries, tayberries, red gooseberries, black, red & white currants, summer & autumn raspberries. There are also two large chicken runs.

It is very unusual to find a property in this tranquil location, yet with close proximity to the town centre and with such good sized and productive private gardens.

Services: All Mains Services Connected
Tenure: Freehold. Council Tax: Band F
Two Solar Panels (Hot water) installed in 2012 which provide virtually all the hot water for the house between April and October

Directions: From Bideford Quay, proceed towards Northam & Westward Ho! After passing Rydon Car Sales on your left, take the next right into Orchard Hill. Continue along this road for approximately ¼ of a mile, where the entrance to Tangletrees will be found on the left-hand side.

Key Features

Orchard Hill, Bideford
  • Quiet, sought after location
  • Extended and improved by current owners
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Fabulous Garden Room with Bifold Doors
  • 5 Bedrooms (one en-suite)
  • Superbly appointed Bath/Shower rooms
  • Beautiful, Mature Half Acre Garden
  • Long Private Driveway, providing ample Parking
  • Double Garage and Workshop


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17 The Quay Bideford Devon EX39 2EN

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01237 477997

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