The Olde Vicarage, Abbotsham, Bideford
- For Sale
The Old Vicarage is a magnificent and substantial six bedroom Grade II listed property dating back to the 1830's which is full of history and period features. The property is located in the highly desirable village of Abbotsham offering extensive and impressive accommodation.
The house occupies a secluded position yet located in the heart of this popular village of Abbotsham with the property approached via a driveway being just one of 3 properties and in turn a private driveway providing parking for several vehicles. The gardens and grounds of the property being a real feature with lawns and patios offering a great degree of space and privacy.
As you enter the house through the main door you are greeted by a welcoming Entrance Hall. Leading off this space are doors into the living room, drawing room and another inner hallway providing access to the rear wing of the house. The elegant staircase with stick balusters and swept handrails leads to the first floor and there is an inner door with access to a hallway and old 'front door' of the property.
The Living Room is the first room off the Entrance Hall and it is a magnificent large space featuring 2 large bay windows and feature fireplace. Opposite you come to an another inviting room, the drawing room, which is currently used as a Lounge, a cosy and tranquil room used regularly by the current vendor, namely their 'Small Lounge', this room again has the advantage of a bay window and feature fireplace.
Leading off the Entrance Hall is the inner Hallway which provides access to a great deal more house! With the second staircase here giving access to the first floor and 'bedroom wing' of the property. There is a cloakroom, and a door leads to the fantastic dining room which opens into the kitchen. This entire space is perfect for modern family living as well as being a fabulous entertaining area. The dining room also benefits from a feature fire place with wood burner which will make it a welcoming room on a cold winters day.
A door from the dining room leads to the kitchen. As well as having numerous base and eye level units the kitchen also benefits from a large pantry providing an abundance of storage space. The room benefits from a window overlooking the garden as well as an oil fired Rayburn cooker. Beyond the kitchen is a large utility room which provides access to the rear of the property and is a perfect area for housing all of your outdoor apparel. There is also a second w/c off of this room and an inner door leading to the substantial garage with double doors and old cobbled floor.
Heading upstairs to the first floor the main staircase has a glorious feature window and gives access to the generous landing, off of which are six double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a shower room. The two bedrooms along the rear aspect of the house provide a real sense of the grandeur of this property with all of them being substantial spaces, The master bedroom in particular an impressive room and with door into the Jack and Jill en-suite shared with the guest room. There are then a further four good sized double rooms, one currently used as an office and another as a snooker room. The second staircase from the bedroom wing of the first floor leads back down to the ground floor and really makes this property a versatile and impressive home.
Moving outside there is a cloistered courtyard with historic cobbling. This is a private area accessed from the Kitchen and Utility and houses a useful, wood and coal store with gates to both sides. Predominantly the garden is to the rear with a private large patio bordered by well stocked flower beds, shrubs and trees, moving down to the lawn which is bordered on one side by mature plants and trees offering a great degree of privacy with sweeping path which leads from the old gate. The front approach of the property is where the driveway provides plenty of parking and also give access to the garage.
An undoubted high quality property in all respects in a sought after area, early viewing is therefore advised to avoid disappointment.
17'8 x 11'2 (5.39m x 3.41m)
22'10 x 15'3 (6.96m x 4.65m)
15'8 x 14'10 (4.78m x 4.52m)
Inner Hall with Cloakroom
17'8 x 15'0 (5.39m x 4.57m)
15'8 x 14'9 (4.78m x 4.50m)
9'8 x 7'5 (2.95m x 2.26m)
Master Bedroom One
20'4 x 16'4 (6.20m x 4.98m) into En-suite
21'5 x 13'1 (6.53m x 3.99m) into En-Suite
16'7 x 15'2 (5.05m x 4.63m)
16'1 x 6'10 (4.90m x 2.08m) &
Dressing Area 11'10 x 9'10 (3.60m x 2.99)
Bedroom Five Office/Study
12'9 x 12'1 (3.89m x 3.68m)
20'8 x 14'9 (6.30m x 4.50m)
Private DRIVEWAY for approximately 4/5 vehicles leading to Integral Garage
20'5 x 15'2 (9.14m x 4.90m)
Cloistered Cobbled Courtyard accessed from the Kitchen and Utility Room being high walled with Coal, Wood Store and Oil tank.
Formal Gardens with level lawn bordered by mature trees and shrubs offering a great degree of space and privacy. Lovely patio seating area with an abundance of shrubs, plants and flowers. A garden shed and
The property is set within a very pleasant rural location yet Abbotsham village is within 1 mile of the Port and Market town of Bideford and also handily placed to access the North Devon Link Road allowing ease of communication to North Devon's principle town of Barnstaple (approx. 10 miles) and the M5 just north of Tiverton (approx. 45 miles).
Abbotsham village has its own junior/infants school, village tavern, church, with a twice weekly post office facility within the village hall and a monthly mobile library. Close to hand there is access to walks along the National Trust coastline at Green Cliffs. Also within a mile or so is the seaside resort of Westward Ho! with its long sandy beach and adjoining championship golf course.
From our offices on Bideford Quay proceed out of town towards the main Heywood Road roundabout, turning left at the roundabout signposted to Westward Ho! Abbotsham and Bude. Follow this road taking the second right hand turning off the link road sign posted to Abbotsham and then left at the junction towards the village, upon reaching the crossroads The driveway to The Old Vicarage will be seen immediately opposite with the property being up on the left hand side with a name plate clearly displayed.