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£1,950,000 guide price

18 bedroom detached house for sale

Small Private Estate, Coastal North Devon, Combe Martin Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

£1,950,000 guide price

18 bedroom detached house for sale

Small Private Estate, Coastal North Devon, Combe Martin Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

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Property features

  • Close to the coast
  • Fabulous far reaching countryside views
  • Grade II Listed farmhouse split into two wings both with residential permission and rated 5* Gold by Visit Britain
  • Fantastic 5 bedroom barn conversion with residential permission. Rated 5* Gold by Visit Britain
  • 3 self-catering holiday cottages rated 4* Gold by Visit Britain
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Indoor games room and soft-play area
  • Charming gardens and grounds
  • In all about 15.7 acres

Property description

A small private estate tucked away in its own wooded valley on the outskirts of a pretty seaside village in North Devon. There are six properties on site and all are currently used to provide stylish, high quality, self-catering accommodation rated 5* Gold and 4* Gold by Visit Britain.

However, three properties have full residential permission offering an excellent opportunity for those looking for multi-generational living. Also on site are an indoor swimming pool, children's play area, kitchen garden, animal paddocks and well-maintained gardens and grounds. In all about 15.7 acres.

Introduction - A small private estate tucked away in its own wooded valley on the outskirts of a pretty seaside village in North Devon. This peaceful but accessible location has stunning, far reaching views across the surrounding countryside to the south and west. Understood to have pre-Conquest origins, there are six properties on site surrounded by well-maintained gardens and grounds of about 15.7 acres.

Currently all properties are used to provide stylish, high quality, self-catering accommodation rated 5* Gold and 4* Gold by Visit Britain. Three of the properties have full residential permission offering an excellent opportunity for those looking for multi-generational living. Also on site are an indoor swimming pool, children's play area, kitchen garden and animal paddocks.

An excellent opportunity for a new owner to continue the current successful holiday letting business or to adapt the accommodation to suit.

Location - The nearest village (0.5 miles) offers a good range of day to day amenities and at the end of the high street is the beach and access to the South West Coastal Path with its challenging walks and stunning views. Exmoor National Park has a beautiful and varied landscape with over 700 miles of footpaths and bridleways. The North Devon coastline offers fantastic surfing beaches including those at Woolacombe (12 miles), Croyde and Saunton (16 miles). For traffic free cycling, the Tarka Trail starts at Braunton (14 miles).

The market town of Barnstaple (12 miles) has the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. There are excellent public schools in the area including West Buckland School at Barnstaple, Blundells School at Tiverton, Shebbear College and Kingsley School at Bideford. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road where Junction 27 of the M5 motorway can be reached in about 45 minutes, nearby is Tiverton Parkway with trains to London Paddington in just over two hours. The nearest airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

The Business - The current owners focus on providing high quality, stylish self-catering accommodation for couples, families with children and groups of friends or extended families. As they choose to only open between Easter and the October half term there is potential to expand the business if desired. Bookings are taken direct by the owners and via a number of agents. Accounts can be made available to interested parties following a viewing.

The Main Houses - This substantial Grade II Listed property comprises two self-contained wings (one with three bedrooms and one with five bedrooms). Both have residential permission and are currently let for high quality self-catering holidays rated 5* Gold by Visit Britain.

The original part is believed to date from the 16th Century and many period features including a Listed staircase and old beams have been retained. An interlinking door from the kitchen leads to the other wing enabling the properties to be let as one if required. About 200 years ago, a grand Georgian style, self-contained extension was built to the front of the original farmhouse. With a classic Georgian facade and large terrace this is an impressive statement property. Both properties have south facing terraces and lawns complete with hot tubs, barbecue and garden furniture.

Large Residential Property - On the western side of the estate and approached via its own spur off the driveway is a beautiful stone barn which was converted about 14 years ago. Centred around the stunning triple height drawing room with gallery and snug, this five bedroom (3 en-suite) barn conversion would make an excellent family home or could continue to be let as a 5*Gold self-catering property. There is a stone terrace to the front of the barn and to the rear the superb decked area with hot tub takes full advantage of the stunning views to the south and west.

The Holiday Cottages - Approached via a turning from the main drive, old stone barns have been converted into three attractive, high quality holiday cottages surrounding a brick paved courtyard.

Cottage A (Sleeps 4 & Cot) Rated 4* Gold by Visit Britain
Dual aspect dining/living room with exposed beams. Steps up to the well-equipped kitchen. One king size four poster bedroom, one twin bedroom and a family bathroom with bath and shower.

Cottage B (Sleeps 4 & Cot) Rated 4* Gold by Visit Britain
Dual aspect, open plan kitchen/living room/dining room with good views. One king size bedroom and one twin bedroom. Family bathroom . Private enclosed terrace with garden furniture, BBQ and lovely views.

Cottage C (Sleeps 2 & Cot) Rated 4* Gold by Visit Britain
On the ground floor is an open plan kitchen/dining room/ living room. King size bedroom with a small cot room off and a
separate wet room.

Leisure Building - Also overlooking the courtyard is a separate building with an indoor swimming pool, changing room, shower & WC. Games
room with table football and table tennis. Steps up to a soft play area with ball pool. Store room with swimming pool treatment plant. Laundry room.

There is access from the courtyard to the fabulous children's play area with pirate ship, Wendy house, swings, slides, trampoline, climbing frame and sand pit.

The Tallett - An old stone barn with store rooms on the ground floor and three rooms and a shower room on the first floor. There may be potential to develop this further subject to obtaining the relevant consents.

The Land - The 15.7 acres (approx) includes lovely formal gardens and grounds with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the peace and views, a greenhouse, poly tunnel, vegetable garden with raised beds and paddocks. There are several ponds and small streams run through the land to the wooded valley on the south side of the site.

Services - Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating. Private borehole water supply. Private drainage.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council
www.northdevon.gov.uk

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Stags on[use Contact Agent Button].

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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