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Northam, Bideford, Devon


7 bedrooms | 5 bathrooms | 8 reception rooms
  • Impressive Country Home Set Within 1.5 Acre Grounds
  • Prime Residential Location
  • 3 Bedroom Main Residence
  • 5 Self Contained One Bedroom Flats With Some Original Features
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Tennis Court
  • Potential For Development Subject To Necessary Planning Permission
  • Many Period Features
  • Excellent Rental Income With Tenants In Place
  • Owned By The Current Family For Over 30 Years

FOR SALE BY ONLINE AUCTION. Starting Price £700,000. Terms and Conditions Apply. Owned by the current family for over 30 years, Gresham Court offers a unique opportunity to acquire a magnificent example of a substantial late 19th Century residence, situated within a prime secluded and peaceful residential location. The house enjoys a South facing aspect and is set within mature grounds, extending to over an acre, with parking for several vehicles. The grounds are well maintained, including landscaped and large lawn areas with a variety of mature shrubs, plants and trees.There is also a level croquet lawn and hard surface tennis court.

The property is currently arranged as a spacious two/three bedroom house with its own large courtyard and parking. The five one-bedroom flats lie along the west wing of the house. The parking and entrance of the flats are discreet and are not visible from the Main House. The flats all benefit from double glazing and gas central heating and the ground floor flats each have a private sun terrace. The property which is not overlooked has a real feel of being in the middle of the North Devon countryside while being part of village life.

We feel this property, which would benefit from general modernisation, works extremely well in its current layout. It could, however, be easily converted into a large five bedroom family home with three self-contained holiday lets or into any other layout the purchaser wishes. There is also an excellent development opportunity to erect further stand alone holiday/residential accommodation subject to necessary planning, within the extensive grounds. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a unique property, offering a variety of uses, whilst also generating income and enormous potential for further modernisation and expansion.

The property lies within walking distance of the village centre of Northam and yet enjoys a quiet tucked away location. The village of Northam offers an excellent range of amenities including health centre, dental surgery, post office, news agent, village shop, butcher and restaurant along with various Public Inns. The property is also close to the coastal village of Westward Ho! which has a three mile long safe and sandy beach adjoining the Northam Burrows Country Park and the Royal North Devon Golf Club and is one of the country's leading Kite surfing locations. The coastal footpath also runs through Westward Ho! and offers wonderful walks with breath-taking vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. Appledore, which is one of the most attractive villages in North Devon, is 2 miles away. The port and market town of Bideford sits on the banks of the River Torridge and offers a wider range of amenities including banks, schooling for all ages, places of worship and two supermarkets. The regional centre of Barnstaple is 10 miles away.

Main Two Storey House (2/3 Bedroom Property)

Vestibule Entrance
Lounge 20'8 x 16'6 (6.30M X 5.03M)
Dining Room 20' x 14'9 (6.10M x 4.50M)
Kitchen 14'2 x 13'6 (4.32M x 4.11M)
Bedroom One 16'6 x 14'9 (5.03M X 4.50M)
Bedroom Two 16'3 x 15'2 (4.95M X 4.62M)

Ground Floor Flat One

Lounge 12'5 x 11'9 (3.78M X 3.58M)
Kitchen 13'3 x 10'3 (4.04M X 3.12M) Max measurements.
Dining Area 14'3 X 6'5 (4.34M X 1.96M)
Bedroom 12'5 X 10' (3.78M X 3.05M)

Ground Floor Flat Two

Lounge 17'2 X 15' (5.23M X 4.57M)
Kitchen/Diner 16' X 9'5 (4.87M X 2.87M)
Bedroom 17' X 13'3 (5.18 X 4.04M)

First Floor Flat Three

Lounge 12'4 X 11'7 (3.76M X 3.53M)
Kitchen/Diner 13'2 X 10' (4.01M X 3.05M)
Bedroom 13' X 9'3 (3.96M X 2.82M)
Study 16'4 X 5'5 ( 4.98M X 1.65M)

First Floor Flat Four

Lounge 16'3 X 15'9 (4.95M X 4.80M)
Kitchen/Diner 9'6 X 8'3 (2.90M X 2.51M)
Bedroom 13' X 12'9 (3.96M X 3.88M)

Second Floor Flat Five

Lounge 12'3 X 11' (3.73M X 3.35M)
Kitchen/Diner 14'5 X 11' (4.39M X 3.35M)
Bedroom 12'8 X 10' (3.86M X 3.05M)


The property itself is set within approximately one and a half acres of its own grounds bordered mostly by open field and having the benefit of not being overlooked. Directly to the front of the property is a stone patio while beyond is a large croquet lawn. The property benefits from its own tennis court and has numerous trees surrounding its grounds. Each flat comes with its own allocated parking space while the main residence has parking for numerous vehicles. These are truly impressive grounds and give a sense of space you would not expect in a village property which is close to everyday amenities.

Property Facts

Vendors Status. No onward chain.
Age of Property. Victorian. 1800's.
Direction. South Facing.
Northam Village. Short walk away.
Bideford 1.5 Miles.
Westward Ho! 2 Miles.
Appledore Quay. Approx. 2 Miles.
Barnstaple. 10 Miles.
Exeter 48 Miles.
M5 Motorway 44 Miles.
Tiverton Mainline Station. 47 Miles.