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5 bedroom detached house for sale

North Devon, Braunton, Devon, EX33

Offers in Excess of £1,350,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 5 bedroom period farmhouse
  • 3 bedroom annexe
  • 4 holiday cottages
  • Amenity buildings
  • Farm buildings & stables
  • 1 acre coarse fishing lake
  • In all about 15.2 acres
  • Further land available

Full description

A peaceful valley location in the rolling North Devon countryside for this 5 bedroom farmhouse with 3 bed annexe and 4 holiday cottages. 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake. Extensive outbuildings. 15.2 acres with additional land available by separate negotiation. EPC Band F.

Introduction - The property is set in a peaceful, secluded valley in North Devon surrounded by rolling green hills grazed by livestock. North Devon is a beautiful part of the country with a stunning coastline and expansive golden beaches. There are many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and plenty of charming villages and towns to explore.

This attractive property has lovely gardens and grounds with plenty of tucked away areas to enjoy the peace and quiet. A bridge over the River Caen, which runs through the property, takes you to the 1 1/2 acre coarse fishing lake which is a draw for guests and day ticket holders. The 5 bedroom period farmhouse is privately located and has an adjacent 3 bedroom annexe
with residential permission (although this is currently used as a holiday let). The existing stone barns on site were converted around 25 years ago to create 4 holiday cottages. A new owner could continue with the current successful holiday letting business or perhaps look to develop the site further as there are an extensive range of amenity buildings and farm buildings on the site (subject to obtaining the relevant consents).

Situation - The property is 4 miles from Braunton with its local shopping facilities whilst more extensive amenities including schooling, the Pannier Market, North Devon Leisure Centre, Tarka Tennis Centre and many more are available at Barnstaple (7 miles); the ancient market town and regional centre.

North Devon has fantastic surfing beaches at Croyde, Woolacombe (voted best in the UK), Saunton and Westward Ho!; the Tarka Trail offering over 30 miles of traffic free cycling; the oldest golf course in England (Royal North Devon) and two championship links courses at Saunton; the Instow Yacht Club; the Tarka Tennis Centre; stunning scenery and rugged beauty of Exmoor National Park and much more.

The A361 North Devon Link Road at Barnstaple leads to J27 of the M5 and onwards to the wider motorway network. There is an hourly train service from Barnstaple to Exeter with onward connections to London and the rest of the rail network. The nearest airports are at Exeter and Bristol.

The Farmhouse - Set away from the holiday cottages and with its own private drive this period farmhouse has a lovely terrace with verandah and sloping gardens down to the River Caen. To the side and rear of the farmhouse is a further patio area and lawn along with a substantial vegetable garden with two greenhouses.

The front door opens to a large hallway with slate flagstone flooring and doors off. The stunning 26 kitchen/breakfast room has bespoke oak units, built in appliances, a cream oil fired AGA, fireplace with bread oven and red wood burning stove. There are windows to three aspects and a glazed door to the conservatory. The conservatory has a tiled floor, door to the front plus doors to the utility/boot room, separate WC and the rear garden. The sitting room has oak flooring, a large fireplace with bread oven and wood burner and the handmade French doors lead to the terrace and garden. To the rear of the ground floor is a study/snug/dining room with two windows and a wood burning stove.

On the first floor is the master bedroom, a triple aspect room with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. To the front, and enjoying views to the garden and lake, are two large double bedrooms (one with built-in wardrobes) and a generous single bedroom with built in wardrobe. There is a further double bedroom to the rear with built in wardrobe and a sizeable family bathroom. Loft hatch to part boarded loft. Airing cupboard with hot water tank.

To the side of the farmhouse is an oak framed double garage. This useful building currently houses the pump room for the private water supply and a separate room with wood burner, previously used as an office for the business. It could be possible to reinstate its use as a garage or investigate other uses.

The Annexe/ Caen End (Sleeps 6) - Adjacent to the farmhouse, Caen End has residential use permission although it is currently used as a holiday let. This single storey cottage benefits from a private terrace and garden sloping down to the River Caen. Open plan kitchen/living room/dining room with French doors to the terrace. Three bedrooms (master en-suite) and family bathroom. Parking to the rear.

There was previously an interlinking door between the Farmhouse and Caen End and a future purchaser may wish to investigate options for incorporating the two properties, altering the existing layout or even creating a first floor to Caen End.

The Business - The holiday letting business has been established since 1970 and for the last 16 has been successfully operated by a husband and wife team with help on changeover days. Bookings are taken via their own website. A new owner could continue with the current profitable business or look to further develop the site.

The Cottages - The cottages are accessed via their own driveway and in brief comprise:

Mill House (sleeps 10)
Entrance porch, kitchen, sitting room with wood-burner, dining room. 5 bedrooms: Bathroom and shower room. West facing garden and parking for 3 cars.

The Granary (sleeps 4)
A single storey character cottage. Large, beamed sitting room with oak floor and wood burner, dining area and double doors to the kitchen. Two bedrooms and a bathroom with separate shower. Outside is a terrace and an enclosed garden. Parking for 2 cars.

Woodlark (sleeps 4)
An upside down cottage with two ground floor bedrooms and a shower room. Open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining room with wood burning stove and lovely views. Courtyard garden and parking space.

Caen Byre (sleeps 5)
A traditional detached converted stone barn with plenty of character and exposed beams. Large sitting room with wood burner. Kitchen with dining area, bathroom. Two bedrooms and a cloakroom on the first floor. Courtyard garden and parking space.

Farm Buildings - To the north of the site are three adjacent timber framed farm buildings. (60' deep x 38' wide, 60' deep x 48' wide and 60' deep x
18' wide). These buildings are used for a variety of purposes including livestock housing, indoor games area for guests, stabling, workshop and a play room. A new owner may wish to investigate the potential to develop these further subject to obtaining the relevant consents.

Amenity Buildings - There is a large car parking area and to one side is a single storey timber clad building. This is currently divided into a storage area, games room, farm shop/office, fishing office and toilets. Planning permission (now lapsed) was previously granted to develop this building into three further holiday cottages. The current owners have in the past set up a marquee in this area for a function which was served by the amenity buildings.

The Fishing Lake - The 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake has been established for over 45 years. In a tucked away location its a peaceful spot for guests and day ticket holders to fish and for enjoying a gentle walk. Wildlife enjoys the surrounding land including wildflower hedge banks.

The Land - Lot 1 is approximately 15.2 Acres and includes the 1.5 acre fishing lake, gardens and pasture extending to the north east on either side of the River Caen.

Two further land lots are available:
Lot 2 - approximately 17.6 acres of pasture.
Lot 3 - approximately 36.2 acres of pasture currently used for grazing livestock.
A public footpath crosses Lots 1 and 2.

Services - The property benefits from a private water supply with pump room and UV filter and private drainage. Farmhouse oil fired central heating and mains electricity. Cottages electric heating and wood burners.

Outgoings - Farmhouse - Council Tax Band D
Business Rates - Rateable Value £TBC

Fixtures & Fittings - Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

Local Authority - North Devon Council, PO Box 379, Barnstaple, EX32 2GR www.northdevon.gov.uk

Directions - Please note that Sat Nav may direct you down some narrow lanes. We suggest you use the following directions instead.

From junction 27 of the M5 take the North Devon Link Road (A361) to Barnstaple. At the roundabout just before Barnstaple take signs for the A361 to Ilfracombe. Pass through Braunton still on the A361 (towards Ilfracombe). Pass through the village of Knowle still on the A361. 2/3 mile after Knowle turn right towards Halsinger at Heddon Mills Cross, by bus stop. Proceed 1.8 miles turning left at the second crossroads. Then left again after a very short distance. Continue for 1 mile down a winding lane, over a small bridge and take the first right immediately over the bridge.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058.

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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