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13 bedroom detached house for sale

East Chilla

Withdrawn from Market £850,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Well Presented Period Farmhouse
  • Established Holiday Letting Business
  • Three Holiday Letting Cottages
  • Panoramic Countryside Views
  • Approximately 4.5 Acres
  • Rural Location

Full description

SITUATED in the HEART of the DEVON countryside is this FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY for combination of home and INCOME set within its own grounds of approximately 4.5 ACRES.
This delightful four bedroom farmhouse has recently been refurbished and has the benefit of three further holiday cottages appointed to a high standard throughout.
Due to retirement there is a tremendous potential to build on the existing revenue.

The property is surrounded by a wealth of beautiful open countryside and various local holiday attractions. There are beautiful walks and equestrian pursuits, especially in the nearby Cookworthy Forest, and are abundant throughout the county with coastal paths along the North Devon and Cornwall with numerous sandy beaches. The nearby village of Halwill Junction offers a traditional range of local amenities from Post Office and General Stores to a Public House, takeaway, recreational ground, a well established County Primary School and a regular bus service from the village to the nearby towns of Holsworthy, Launceston and Okehampton which offer a range of supermarkets, including Waitrose, secondary schooling, golf courses and leisure centres. Okehampton provides access onto Dartmoor and the Granite Way from where you can cycle and enjoy the surrounding countryside.

The property is approached from a private lane by its own gated drive way providing off road parking. There is a generous paved patio area and large garden laid to lawn, which enjoys open views over the surrounding countryside.

The business is currently generated via an internet website, as well as bookings from established holiday cottage companies. The three holiday letting cottages have an average gross turnover of approximately £29,000 a year, based on the years between 2013- 2015. A limited season between March and October with a considerable amount of scope for improvement.

Torridge District Council; River bank house, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QG Tel: 01237 428700 Should any prospective purchasers wish to make their own enquiries.

Mains electricity, metered water and drainage. Broadband connected.

Spring Lake C - 72 Ship Lake D - 60 East Lake Farm E - 46 Lake View D - 63

17' 8'' average x 20' 6'' (5.38m average x 6.24m)
Range of base and eye level kitchen units with worktops. Built in oven and four ring halogen hob. Central island. Single sink and drainer unit. Integrated dishwasher and further integrated fridge and freezer. Feature brick fireplace with inset 'Alpha' cooking range with back boiler facilities providing cooking, heating and hot water. Dual aspect. Extensive panoramic rural views.

12' 2'' x 12' 5'' (3.71m x 3.78m) max
Airing cupboard and linen cupboard. Shower cubicle with glazed screen and door. Electric shower over. Tiled splash back and half tiled walls. Close coupled WC. Wash hand basin set into vanity unit.

In excellent condition both internally and externally and are all well equipped with all fixtures and fittings included in the sale price. Each cottage has its own allocated parking area, private gardens and sun terrace.

13' 5'' x 11' 10'' (4.09m x 3.60m)
Stone fireplace with a new inset multi fuel stove.


Tiled shower cubicle. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin.

7' 10'' x 7' 7'' (2.39m x 2.31m)


11' 3'' x 12' 2'' (3.43m x 3.71m)

9' 4'' x 8' 0'' (2.84m x 2.44m)

10' 3'' x 14' 7'' (3.12m x 4.44m)
Built in double wardrobes.

11' 5'' x 10' 2'' (3.48m x 3.10m)
Wardrobe recess.

7' 4'' x 7' 10'' (2.23m x 2.39m)
Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled bath.

SHIP LAKE COTTAGE: (93m² / 1001ft²) 
An attractive two bedroom holiday cottage with parking for two to three cars directly opposite, gated access, pleasant sun terraces to both the front and side. The property benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating. On the ground floor there is an entrance lobby. Cloakroom/WC. Comfortable sitting room. Well equipped kitchen diner with a comprehensive range of base and eye level units. Roll edge work top surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit built in oven and hob with extractor hood over, space and plumbing for washing machine, tiled splashbacks and window to front. Lounge, a light and airy room with French doors to outside and fireplace with inset stove. To the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and the second with an en-suite shower room.

SPRING LAKE: (93m² / 2153ft²) 
Spacious four bedroom detached holiday cottage with entrance porch, entrance hallway, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, dining room, four bedrooms with two having en suite facilities. Outside the property is approached from a private lane via its own gated driveway providing off road parking. There is a generous paved patio area and large garden laid to lawn which enjoys open views over the surrounding countryside.


LAKE VIEW COTTAGE: (115m² / 1238ft²) 
A spacious three bedroom cottage with uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating. To the ground floor is an entrance lobby with inner hallway, shower room/WC, generous sitting room with French doors out to rear and open fire place with inset wood burning stove. The kitchen/diner is fully equipped with a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted units with roll edge work top surfaces, stainless steel sink and drainer unit and appliance recesses. Outside to the front of the property is a gravel parking area with space for three to four cars, and a paved sun terrace, with attractive lawned gardens enjoying commanding views of surrounding countryside.

Situated in a rural position the property is perfectly positioned to enjoy far reaching countryside views across to North Devon with Exmoor in the background and Dartmoor in the other direction. Ideally suited for holiday lets as very accessible and yet in a tranquil location.

With the current owners semi-retired, the existing business is based on only a limited market throughout the spring and summer months. There is a tremendous opportunity for additional growth. Cottages of this high quality and delightful setting could potentially attract a variety of clients the whole year round.



Stair case leading to first floor.

16' 1'' x 16' 10'' (4.90m x 5.13m)
Large brick inglenook style fireplace.

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Added on Rightmove:
27 June 2016

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