For Sale 4 Bed Detached House
Gooseham, Bude Asking Price Of £895,000
, Gooseham, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9PQ
Contact AgentColwills Estate Agents, Bude Office
About the Property
- Stunning former Mill House on the Devon/ Cornwall border
- 17th Century origins and an abundance of character
- Sympathetically restored and renovated in the last 10 years
- Situated in a car-free, protected river valley owned by Devon Wildlife Trust
- One mile from the Atlantic Heritage Coast and surrounded by protected woodland
- Landscaped gardens and grounds approaching 2 acres, detached Barley Mill
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION Gooseham Mill House with its 17th Century origins is found tucked away on the Devon/ Cornwall border in a protected and unspoilt woodland location, a one mile walk from the secluded beaches and rugged Atlantic Heritage Coast at Marsland Mouth and Welcombe. It benefits from extensive and beautifully landscaped grounds in the region of two acres in the middle of the Marsland Nature Reserve, protected for its rare butterflies and river ecology.
The property has been sympathetically restored and renovated to offer a beautiful, comfortable home using reclaimed timbers, slate flag stone flooring and many exposed feature beams and the original inglenook fireplace to the sitting room. There is also a detached one-up, one down Barley Mill, which makes for an excellent studio/ home office or play room.
Accommodation comprises: covered storm porch, kitchen and dining room overlooking the gardens, snug/ family room, sitting room with wood-burner, hall, cloakroom/ WC, utility room, master bedroom with stunning en-suite shower room, three further bedrooms and an impressive family bathroom.
GARDEN ENTRANCE PORCH A slate covered, open fronted porch with slate flooring, bench seats either side and stable style door leading into:-
KITCHEN DINING ROOM 24' 00" x 11' 2" (7.32m x 3.4m) Charming kitchen dining area overlooking the garden, with custom-made pitch pine base units incorporating reclaimed vintage drawers with solid butchers block recessed into slate work surface. Double sink unit with mixer tap over, oil fired Rayburn and slate splash-backs throughout.
The room is dual aspect with double glazed windows enjoying views out over the garden and a pedestrian door to terrace. Slate flagstone floors run throughout, exposed feature ceiling beams with recessed spotlights, door into family room and further door leading into:-
UTILITY ROOM A practical utility room, again laid with slate flooring, matching pine base units and slate worksurface over, further Belfast sink, space and plumbing for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, double radiator, double glazed windows to garden, boiler cupboard housing floor mounted oil fired central heating boiler, further door into a lockable store cupboard/ pantry.
FAMILY ROOM 12' 10 average" x 11' 2" (3.91m x 3.4m) A charming second reception room being dual aspect with double glazed wooden windows, exposed lintels and wooden sills, feature ceiling beams, slate flagstone flooring, double radiator, further door leading into:-
FRONT ENTRANCE HALL Timber staircase ascends to the first floor landing, exposed timber wall studs and feature ceiling beams, slate flooring, double radiator, windows and pedestrian door to the front.
WC Low-level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin, single radiator, slate flooring, window, exposed ceiling beams.
SITTING ROOM 16' 10" x 13' 7" (5.13m x 4.14m) A beautiful, cosy reception room for all seasons being dual aspect with double glazed windows to front and rear elevations enjoying views over the garden with French doors leading out to the terrace.
Large inglenook fireplace takes centre stage with exposed stone walling, timber lintel and freestanding wood burner recessed onto the stone hearth. Feature ceiling beams, slate flagstone flooring, two double radiators, fitted shelving and window seat.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING Timber staircase ascending to the first floor landing with double glazed windows and exposed wooden floorboards.
MASTER BEDROOM 15' 00" x 14' 00" (4.57m x 4.27m) Dual aspect with double glazed windows to front and rear elevations enjoying views over the garden, exposed wooden floorboards, feature beams, single radiator, door leading into:-
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM 9' 00" x 6' 00" (2.74m x 1.83m) A stunning contemporary en suite shower room with large shower, natural stone tiles to floor and part wall, electric shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, radiator with chrome towel warmer, window to front elevation, recessed ceiling spotlights.
BEDROOM TWO 13' 2" x 11' 2" (4.01m x 3.4m) Dual aspect double bedroom, double glazed windows enjoying views over garden, exposed wooden floorboards, double radiator.
BEDROOM THREE 12' 10 average" x 11' 6" (3.91m x 3.51m) Dual aspect with double glazed windows, exposed wooden floorboards, double radiator.
BEDROOM FOUR 10' 5" x 6'8 plus large recess to side' (3.18m x 1.83m) Double glazed window to front elevation, exposed wooden floorboards, double radiator, access to loft space.
FAMILY BATHROOM 11' 00" x 7' 10" (3.35m x 2.39m) Beautifully appointed with freestanding roll-top bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low-level WC, tiled shower enclosure with electric shower over complimented with natural stone floor and part wall tiling. Recess ceiling spotlights, double glazed window to side elevation, heated towel rail and radiator.
BARLEY MILL (Detached Studio) 11' 6" x 11' 00 over two floors" (3.51m x 3.35m) The detached Barley Mill was the former working mill that once housed the turning mechanism and grinding wheel in its former day. Now used as a games room this building also lends itself as a versatile space with the upper floor being suited to a home office or artist studio. On the lower level it is great for general storage.
There are windows on all elevations, exposed wooden floor boards, power and light.
OUTSIDE Gooseham Mill House is situated in the most idyllic car-free, river valley location. Free of light and noise pollution, it is a place of peace and tranquillity. The sound of running water and the birds add to the experience as do the starry skies at night. The property occupies generous grounds approaching two acres at the bottom of the valley and straddles the meandering river that not only divides the property into two halves, but also over two counties, Cornwall and Devon.
A path meanders up to the main dwelling with stone and slate patios providing a large stone-tiled terrace for entertaining. On the Cornwall side the gardens are laid mostly to lawn with an extensive selection of feature shrubs, planting areas and lily ponds with a pretty path along Marsland River. On the Devon side is an orchard with large vegetable growing area and summer house that is the perfect for reading or wiling away the afternoon.
There is plenty of off-road parking, a small detached timber garage ideal for bikes and general storage. Wood shed attached to the house, an outside WC and other useful sheds for furniture, extra wood and garden equipment.
SERVICES Mains electricity. Private water via bore hole and private septic tank foul drainage, oil fired central heating.