- ATTRACTIVE FORMER RECTORY
- PLENTY OF CHARACTER FEATURES
- 3.5 ACRES OF GARDENS AND GROUNDS
- GARDEN ROOM AND PLAY ROOM
- RURAL HAMLET LOCATION
- TENNIS COURT
- SCOPE TO IMPROVE
The Old Parsonage is believed to date from around 1730 and is a Grade II listed house of architectural and historic importance. Until 1928 it was an active rectory, then passing from the church into private ownership. It is located in the pretty hamlet of Horwood, which lies conveniently between the towns of Bideford and Barnstaple, both of which are a relatively easy drive away and provide a range of shopping and leisure facilities.
The house is well-presented throughout with some rooms having been recently completely refurbished, including the play room and the lovely garden room at the rear which has pleasant views over the lawn. There are also other areas of the house that would benefit from some cosmetic improvement to bring the house up to the same standard.
Within the house are many attractive character features, including fireplaces, sash windows with shutters, decorative ceiling coving and an impressive stone inglenook fireplace.
The layout of the downstairs rooms has the potential to be adapted to create an annexe, but this would of course be subject to the relevant building consents.
The house is well set back from a country lane, and a five bar gate leads to an in and out drive which also gives access to a detached double garage with greenhouse attached.
The attractive facade of the house has an entrance portico and the front door opens into a wide hallway. There is a study/bedroom 6, a cloak room and floor to ceiling windows with double doors out to a small courtyard.
The sitting room has a beautiful grey marble fireplace surround with open fire, there is decorative ceiling coving and window shutters.
The dining room has an impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, built in alcove cupboards and stripped and varnished floor boards.
The spacious kitchen is fitted with a range of painted units with over-lit worktops and there is also a large island unit with wooden worktop.
Fitted into the chimney breast is a dual fuel Rangemaster range, there is space for a dish washer and fridge freezer, a pantry, plenty of room for a large farmhouse table and a door to the rear entrance lobby.
Adjacent to the kitchen is a utility room with modern built in cupboards, worktop space, a sink, space for a washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer and the oil fired central heating boiler. Further, is a door to a good size boot room with more storage and a useful log store and a workshop with double doors opening to the garden.
Towards the back of the house is a playroom with vaulted ceiling and the garden room, which has views of the garden and bi-fold doors out to a patio.
The staircase leads up to a split level landing, where there are five well-proportioned bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The property sits within approximately 3.5 acres of mature gardens and grounds. There is a large west facing level lawn with patio area, a further lawn on the opposite side with several established trees.
The owners have left some area of the garden to be more natural with some woodland and long grass and there is an all-weather tennis court.
Also within the grounds is an old granary building and detached roundhouse.
From Bideford Town, proceed over the old long bridge and turn left at the mini roundabout. Continue on and turn right onto Manteo Way. Turn left onto Old Barnstaple Road and drive on, pasing through Eastleigh and at Horwood Cross, turn right signposted to Horwood and Lovacott. Upon entering Horwood, there is a signpost to Ashridge and Torrington. Turn right here, and after passing a cottage on the right, the entrance to the property is the next on the right.
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