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Canal Side House and Annexe
Situated in a beautiful position overlooking the Grand Western Canal is this 4 bedroom detached house with adjoining, self contained, 1 bedroom annexe.
Lovely Views over the Canal
4 Bedroom Family House
1 Bedroom Annexe with Potential
Walking Distance of the Town Centre
Bus Stop Nearby
This is a rare opportunity to secure a super family home in such a wonderful location. Tucked away at the end of Withy Close; a no through road located just beyond the basin of The Grand Western Canal, the property enjoys a very peaceful location yet is within easy reach of the towns amenities. Bingwell Mead is situated 3/4 of a mile from the town centre on foot and there are regular buses with a bus stop near the end of the road just 300 yards away.
The outlook from here is just lovely. Relax and enjoy watching the wildlife on the canal including swans and moorhens and for the fisherman the canal is home to a wide variety of fish including carp, pike and bream. The horse drawn barge can often be seen moving gently through the water and 'people watching' is another relaxing pursuit as they walk by on the opposite side.
The house is well proportioned for family living and the one bedroom annexe offers independent living for a relative, a home office or a great retreat for teenagers or indeed from teenagers! It could also be let in order to provide an income.
The house offers a light and spacious sitting room with double doors opening to the front garden and patio doors opening to a very private patio area at the side of the house. The kitchen is well fitted and complimented by a utility room, while the dining room offers space for a family dining table and just off this room is a study. The entrance hall has a cloakroom and stairs lead up to the first floor.
On the first floor, the master bedroom is dual aspect and has some lovely far reaching views, up the Exe Valley and across the roof tops of the town to the hills beyond. The en-suite offers a bath making this the perfect place to relax. There are two further double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family shower room.
The annexe can be accessed completely separately from the house and is only attached by the garage and the utility room giving the feeling of complete independence. The living room is a great size with plenty of light coming in through the double glazed sliding doors to the front which offer a pleasant outlook across the canal. A balcony just outside the doors provides a lovely space from which to watch life go by. A high ceiling in the living room adds to the feeling of space and when built, the possibility of adding a first floor was borne in mind. The kitchen is of a good size and offers plenty of storage and the accommodation is completed with a double bedroom with built in wardrobes and a full bathroom.
The gardens offer private areas as well as areas more open to the canal. To the side of the house is a very private patio area that is not overlooked and makes the best of the evening sunshine - A great place for a barbeque or cooling down with a drink after a hot day in the garden. To the front of the house is a level area of lawn with mature borders and shrubs proving some privacy while closer to the canal a further garden area offers a level lawn with space for a trampoline, a lovely seating area and a productive fruit and vegetable garden with a small variety of apple trees.
A drive leads to an adequate parking area in front of the large integral garage above which is a very useful loft area that could be further developed.
While this is a great family home with an annexe, one of the most appealing aspects is the superb location. It is just so peaceful, with such easy access to town and watching the activity along the canal is just mesmerising!
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide angle lens to show more of the rooms.
From the multi storey car park, turn left onto Great Western Way at the roundabout. Continue straight across the next roundabout taking the next right sign posted for the Canal. Pass the Canal basin and at the brow of the hill turn left into Withy Close. Continue straight along to the end and the drive for the property will be seen directly ahead.
Mains electricity, gas, water and drainage. PV Cells provide a FIT (feed in tariff) payment averaging £1400 p.a which almost completely offsets the current owners utility bills
Council Tax: Band E (Main House) Band A (Annexe - fully exempt if unoccupied permanently)
Situated in a beautiful position overlooking the Grand Western Canal is this 4 bedroom detached house with adjoining, self contained, 1 bedroom annexe. EPC: C