3 bed Detached house (for sale) Bowden, Stratton, Bude EX23

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Bond Oxborough Phillips - Bude
34 Queen Street, Bude,
01288 358014
First Published

29th Jul 2022

Last Published

21st Sep 2022



  • Type: Detached house
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Listing status: sale
  • Country: England


An exciting opportunity to acquire this extensively renovated 3 bedroom (1 ensuite) upside down detached house with a detached multi purpose garage/studio building suiting a variety of uses. The residence offers immaculately presented accommodation throughout with an open plan kitchen lounge on the first floor leading to a large balcony area providing spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
The property occupies a generous elevated plot in the sought after village of Stratton with ample off road parking for 5 vehicles, landscaped front and rear gardens with a useful workshop/outbuilding. Viewings are highly recommended to appreciate the size and scope of the property on offer.
EPC C. Council tax Band DApril Cottage is situated towards the edge of the ancient market town of Stratton supporting a good range of local amenities including general stores, post office, public houses, places of worship, hospital and medical centre. The adjacent popular coastal town of Bude offers a comprehensive range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities and lies amidst the rugged Cornish coastline famed for its many areas of outstanding natural beauty and popular for its safe, sandy, surfing beaches. The market town of Holsworthy lies some eight miles inland and the port town of Bideford is easily accessible off the A39 some 29 miles in a north easterly direction with connections, via the north Devon link road, to Tiverton and the M5 motorway.<br/><br/><b>Directions</b><br/>From Bude town centre proceed out of the town towards Stratton. On reaching the A39 turn left signposted Bideford and after approximately ¼ of a mile take the right hand turn onto the A3072 into Stratton. Proceed down the hill passing the hospital on the right hand side and take the right hand turning into Union Hill. Turn immediately left into Bowden Lane and continue for approximately 250 yards, rising up the hill and turn right into a narrow lane (off a sharp left hand bend) whereupon April Cottage will be found on the left hand side.

Entrance Hall

Staircase leading to first floor landing. Built in under stair cupboard. Utility cupboard with space and plumbing for washing machine/tumble dryer and gas boiler. Door to rear garden.

Bedroom 1

Double bedroom with window to front elevation.


Enclosed corner shower with mains fed shower over, wall hung wash hand basin, low flush WC, heated towel rail and window to side elevation.

Bedroom 2

Double bedroom with window to front elevation.

Bedroom 3

Double bedroom with window to rear elevation.


Modern slipper bath with handheld shower attachment, enclosed corner shower cubicle with mains fed shower over, wall hung wash hand basin, low flush WC, heated towel rail and window to rear elevation.

First Floor

Open Plan Lounge/Kitchen

A superb light and airy open plan reception room with twin feature sliding doors to the front elevation leading to the adjoining balcony area offering spectacular views over the surrounding village and fields.

Kitchen Area

A fitted range of base and wall mounted units with work surfaces over incorporating stainless steel 1 1/2 sink drainer unit with pull out spray tap, 5 ring ceramic hob with extractor hood over, built in high level double oven/grill combi, integrated slimline dishwasher and space for American style fridge freezer. Ample space for breakfast table and chairs.


Larch decking area with glass balustrade and timber pillars providing a fantastic space for al fresco dining with elevated views over the village of Stratton and the surrounding countryside.

Detached Garage/Studio

A multipurpose building suiting a variety of uses.


Up and over vehicle entrance door with power and light connected.

Utility/Garden Room

Fitted base units with work surfaces over incorporating ceramic sink drainer unit with mixer taps over. Stable door. Staircase leading to first floor.

First Floor

Studio/Hobbies Room

A spacious multi purpose area with lpg gas fired burner, triple Velux windows and window to front elevation enjoying countryside views.

Shower Room

Enclosed double shower with mains fed shower over, low flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Velux window. Built in airing cupboard housing hot water immersion tank. Built in storage cupboards.


The residence occupies a generous plot of 0.2 acres approximately in total, approached via a gravel entrance driveway providing extensive off road parking and access to detached garage/studio. A lawn area adjoins the building and parking with a useful timber framed shed and greenhouse. Pedestrian path leads to the main residence with landscaped gardens to front. Access to either side of the main dwelling leads to the rear gardens laid principally to lawn with mature borders and a useful block built workshop/store with power and light connected.


Mains electric, water, drainage and gas fired central heating.

Council Tax

Band D


Local info for EX23

Floor plan


Property Value Data/Graphs for EX23

Property Type % Avg. current value Avg. # beds Avg. # bathrooms
Detached house 22.5% £657,231 4 2.3
Flat 12.4% £330,750 2.1 1.5
Bungalow 10% £364,259 2.5 1.1
Land 10% £324,952 0.3 0.1
Semi-detached house 10% £316,548 3 1.5
Terraced house 8.6% £320,580 2.8 1.1
Detached bungalow 5.7% £415,821 2.8 1.1
End terrace house 5.3% £295,636 3.1 1.6
Lodge 3.8% £178,748 2.3 1.3
Mobile/park home 3.3% £118,569 2 1
Other 2.9% £149,165 2.5 1.2
Link-detached house 1.4% £435,000 3.7 1.3
Barn conversion 1.4% £365,000 2.7 1.7
Cottage 1% £599,975 4 3
Semi-detached bungalow 0.5% £275,000 2 1
Maisonette 0.5% £325,000 5 2
Country house 0.5% £3,750,000 5 3

Area Information

Average Price Paid




Current Average Value


Value Change

£410,179 0%


Current Asking Prices in EX23 Average: £410,179

Property Type 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds 4 Beds 5 Beds
Houses £147,500 (2) £164,360 (40) £419,045 (63) £639,525 (32) £947,079 (12)
Flats £178,950 (10) £368,182 (11) £465,000 (4) - £325,000 (1)
All £173,708 (12) £203,586 (57) £416,085 (69) £639,525 (32) £899,227 (13)

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