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17 bedroom detached house for sale

Boutport Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Offers in Excess of £1,050,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bed farmhouse
  • Six 4* holiday cottages
  • Games room and play barn
  • Children's playing field
  • Tennis court
  • Farm buildings
  • Pasture land
  • 16.77 acres

Full description

A peacefully situated self-catering complex and smallholding in an ideal location bordering the Exmoor National Park and close to the North Devon coast. Period farmhouse with six 4* rated holiday cottages. Games room, play barn, tennis court and children's playing field. General purpose farm buildings. Pasture land. 16.77 acres. EPC band F.

Situation - PLEASE NOTE - the map and postcode show the location of our Barnstaple office and not that of the property.

Situated in a peaceful and secluded setting within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the property is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. From the property's top field there are magnificent views north over the Bristol Channel with the coast of Wales visible on a clear day. It stands on high ground above the seaside village of Combe Martin, about 1.1 miles from the nearest pub, 2 miles from the nearest local shop and 3 miles from the beach, the village having one of the longest streets in the country.

The delightful village of Berrynarbor is also about 2 miles away and the coastal town of Ilfracombe, offering more extensive facilities including a supermarket and secondary schooling, is about 6 miles away. The commercial centre of Barnstaple is about 10 miles away and from here there is access to the A361 North Devon Link Road, which connects with the M5 at Junction 27.

The rugged North Devon Coastline, much of it owned and managed by The National Trust, lies about 3 miles away providing wonderful opportunities for long distance walking along the South West Coast Path. Inland from the property lies the open spaces of the Exmoor National Park with its many beauty spots and opportunities for walking and riding. About 9 miles to the west lies the coastal resort of Woolacombe and, further south Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton Sands, all renowned for their beaches and excellent surfing. There are many sporting facilities in the area including a number of well-known golf courses and the property is easily accessible to many popular tourist attractions.

Description - Although it is believed the farmhouse dates from the late 18th Century, it is not Listed. Of traditional stone and rendered construction under a slate roof it is a substantial 5 bedroom family home with a southerly outlook over its own land. The windows are double-glazed and there is LPG central heating. The house stands to one side of the six holiday cottages which are converted from the former farm buildings and are arranged around a central courtyard.

Facilities for guests include a hard tennis court, large children's playing field, a games room adjoining the house and a separate play barn. The current owners operate as a small working farm, keeping a flock of sheep, pigs and poultry which forms an attractive environment for visitors and encourages repeat bookings. The attractive block of pasture land, which is equally suitable for anyone wishing to keep horses, lies around the farmhouse and cottages, ensuring privacy and providing a vantage point from which the superb views over the coast and hills of Exmoor can be fully appreciated.

The Farmhouse - Stone porch, front door with leaded glass and fanlight over. Hallway with stone flagged floor, staircase with storage cupboard under and back door. Sitting room with large stone fireplace with inset Rayburn grate, exposed stonework to chimney breast and exposed ceiling joists. Dining room with stone fireplace and hearth with inset Rayburn grate, exposed ceiling joists. Kitchen with stone flagged floor, exposed ceiling joists, built-in oak fronted cupboards and drawers with work surfaces over and inset stainless steel sink unit, LPG fired Rayburn Nouvelle for cooking, hot water and central heating and plumbing for dishwasher. Utility room with tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine and door to pantry. Shower room with washbasin, WC, bidet and shower cubicle. Tiled floor and fully tiled walls.

Galleried landing. Bedroom 1 - dual aspect with view over the fields to the front of the house. Built-in Schreiber furniture comprising wardrobes, high level storage cupboards, bed-side tables and shelves and dressing table. Bedroom 2 with view over fields to the front of the house. Bedroom 3 with built-in wardrobes, similar outlook to the front of the house. Bedroom 4 with outlook to the front of the house. Family bathroom with washbasin, WC and bath with shower attached. Bedroom 5 currently used as a linen store for the cottages with built-in cupboard. Bathroom 2 with washbasin, WC and bath with shower attachment.

Outside - The property is approached through a pillared entrance with wrought iron gates leading to a parking area beside the house. There is a shallow area of garden to the front of the house bordered by shrubs and hydrangeas with a view over the fields beyond. To one side is a timber building housing a hot tub.

The Holiday Cottages - They are believed to have been converted in the 1980s from a range of stone farm buildings and are grouped around an attractive central courtyard with shrubs beds and planters, communal barbeque and individual picnic tables. The cottages, which retain exposed timbers, are rated 4* by Visit Britain and provide comfortable, well-equipped holiday accommodation. They have electric heating and UPVC double-glazing.

January Cottage (Sleeps 4) - Sitting room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom downstairs; double bedroom and twin bedroom upstairs.

March Cottage (Sleeps 4) - Sitting room/dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom.

April Cottage (Sleeps 6) - Sitting room, kitchen/dining room and bathroom downstairs; double bedroom and two twin bedrooms upstairs.

May Cottage (Sleeps 4) - Sitting room/dining room, kitchen, double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom.

June Cottage (Sleeps 5) - Sitting room with kitchen leading off, dining room and bathroom downstairs; double bedroom with extra single bed and twin bedroom upstairs.

September Cottage (Sleeps 3) - Open plan sitting room/dining room/kitchen, double bedroom with additional single bed and bathroom.

Facilities -

Games Room - 295 x 910 (95'2" x 29'6") - Adjoining the farmhouse with stainless steel sink unit, television, pool table and tourist information.

Play Barn - In two sections 19'0 x 14'5 with table tennis table and 14'4 x 11'8 with table football.

A separate access off the lane leads to a car park for guests adjoining which is a grassed sitting area behind a low stone wall. Above the car park is a hard tennis court and a large playing field for football and other leisure activities with children's climbing frame and swings. A fenced enclosure nearby contains an old mobile home.

The Farm Buildings -

Barn - 446 x 219 (144'4" x 68'11") - For hay and implement storage and acting as a seasonal lambing shed with electric light and power connected. tractor shed 32'0 x 11'6.

Lean-To - 420 x 96 (137'10" x 29'6") -

Tractor Shed - 320 x 116 (105'0" x 36'1") -

The Land - Close to the farmhouse is a poultry house and run and a small home paddock for ducks, poultry and lambing. Beyond the barn is a vegetable garden with greenhouse. The land comprises 3 principal fields with mature hedge boundaries, the front field being fenced into two paddocks and the middle field having a small orchard fenced off. The top field, which is generally kept for hay making is also available for guests to enjoy and has magnificent views both to Exmoor and over the Bristol Channel to the Welsh coast. It has access to the lane and on one side is a copse with a small stream fed by a spring. The total area extends to approximately 16.77 acres 6.78 hectares.

The Business - The cottages are rated 4* by Visit Britain and are particularly well placed for exploring nearby Exmoor, walking the South West Coast Path and enjoying the well-known North Devon beaches. The animals kept on the farm are also a great attraction for children. Trading figures can be made available to bona fide purchasers.

Local Authority - North Devon Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1DG. Telephone: 01271 388361.

Outgoings - Farmhouse - Council Tax: Band F
June Cottage - Council Tax Band B
September Cottage - Council Tax Band A
The four remaining cottages have a rateable value of £10,250. Business Rates payable for 2015/2016 TBC.

Services - Mains electricity and water supplies. Secondary well water supplies. Private drainage system. The farmhouse has LPG central heating, the cottages have electric heating.

Entitlements - The land has been registered for entitlements under the Single Payment Scheme. The current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale. The purchaser will take over the vendors cross compliance responsibilities.

Disclaimer - 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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21 July 2016

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