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6 bedroom semi-detached house for sale

North Morte Road, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34


Property Description

Key features

  • Spacious family home ideal for the larger family or multi-generational living
  • Could suit a variety of purposes including a B&B or restaurant with rooms
  • Ideal for family with dependant or elderly/disabled relatives
  • Central village location close to the amenities
  • Short distance from Woolacombe's golden sand award winning beaches
  • 6 en suite bedrooms including one on the ground floor
  • Self-catering one bedroom apartment
  • Large reception rooms and spacious kitchen
  • Useful basement
  • Off road parking for numerous vehicles

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Cleeve House is a beautifully presented and substantial attached family home situated in the heart of the ever popular charming coastal village of Mortehoe which sits on the rugged North Devon coast. The property comprises spacious, bright and airy rooms which is arranged as a 6 bedroom, all en suite main house together with an additional 1 bedroom self-catering apartment and has been extensively improved, extended and remodelled in recent years.

The accommodation is particularly flexible and could suit a variety of purposes and is ideal for the larger family or multi-generational living with dependant or elderly relatives or for younger members of the family to have their own independent space. On the ground floor there is a large dining area and bar which could easily be self-contained and has disabled friendly access. This area could also be used for commercial purposes, subject to any necessary consent, as it is ideal as a restaurant. The premises have, in the recent past, been used as a successful Guest House/Bed & Breakfast and this could also be resurrected again if required and subject to any new consents required. There is also an ideal opportunity for a home and income as the self-catering apartment can be let for holidays.

The property also has the considerable benefit of plenty of off road parking as well as attractive and mainly level landscaped sunny gardens. Good open views stretch across neighbouring farm land and down towards the Atlantic Ocean.

Local amenities include a variety of public houses serving food, a village shops and Post Office, tea rooms and church. The neighbouring village of Woolacombe is just a short distance away and is popular with visitors from all around the UK, especially in the busy summer months, and is famous for its 3 miles of Blue Flag award winning golden sand beaches which have been voted No 1 in the UK by Trip Advisor for the past 2 years. Woolacombe has further amenities which include a variety of small shops, bars, restaurants and cafes to suit all pockets as well as other leisure facilities. The village has an excellent Ofsted primary school, a chemist, health centre and post office. The village is also surrounded by open National Trust land which enjoys miles and miles of walking along meandering footpaths offering some breath-taking coastal scenery along the rugged North Devon coastline. For keen golfers, Saunton's professional golf course is just a short drive away and has two links courses and there are further smaller courses within Woolacombe at Easewell and nearby Willingcott. Barnstaple, which is North Devon's main trading centre, is approximately 14 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a rail link and direct access onto the main A361 North Devon link road which joins the M5 at junction 27.

The accommodation benefits from gas central heating and uPVC double glazing.

An entrance porch with an attractive stained glass leaded light window leads through in to the entrance hall which gives access to all of the principal ground floor rooms and has the stairs leading to the upper floors. There is a 16ft x 13ft lounge at the front of the property with stripped floorboards and an electric fire set in a feature tiled fireplace and hearth with surround and mantle over. At the rear of the house is a huge dining room and bar area which measures an impressive 25ft x 24ft overall and comprises a dining area with a delightful feature cast iron and tiled fireplace with a decorative surround and mantle and a gas fire. Again there are stripped floor boards and large double doors at the rear lead directly out on to a raised terrace within the garden. The bar area has a small bar servery and is particularly bright and airy. This area of the property has a separate entrance which is designed for disabled use and has a ramp access in to a front lobby which in turn leads in to the dining/bar area. There is also a cloakroom/wc again with disabled users in mind with plenty of space for wheelchairs etc. This part of the house could be self-contained and converted to form a granny annexe or alternatively be ideal as a restaurant or similar (subject to necessary consent).

There is a rear hallway and rear lobby which has the stairs down to the basement. The large 21ft kitchen is fitted with a range of white high gloss units and enjoys views to the rear across the neighbouring farmland.

There is a ground floor double bedroom (Pink Room) with en suite facilities designed for disabled use which again is ideal for elderly residents or disabled guests.

Moving to the first floor, there is a spacious split level landing which has useful linen cupboard and doors to the remaining 5 bedrooms and the door to the top floor self-catering apartment. The 5 bedrooms are all large bright and airy rooms and all have their own en suite bath or shower room. The three rear facing rooms (Blue, Peach & Lemon) enjoy open views across the farmland with some having an oblique view towards the sea. The two front facing rooms (Wine & Brown) enjoy a pleasant open aspect and the morning sunshine.

The self-catering apartment is located at the top of the building and comprises an open plan living room and kitchen area with pleasant open views towards the countryside. There is a double bedroom at the rear, again with rural views, and an en suite shower room. This area could be let separately or used as part of the main house or is ideal for teenage children.

There are further useful rooms in the basement which sits at garden level. The basement can be accessed from the rear lobby via stairs or from the rear garden. There is a central room which can be utilised in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes. There is an office, utility room with the gas fired boiler for the central heating and hot water and a large hot water cylinder, as well as plumbing for an automatic washing machine and space for a tumble dryer. There is also an additional bathroom with a modern white suite.

Outside, at the front of the property there is a large tarmaced car parking which provides off road parking for several vehicles. The neighbouring Capra Cottage shares the access and has its own allocated parking space. A gate at the left hand side leads around to the rear garden.

The rear garden comprises a paved covered terrace and opens on to a large mainly level lawn with hydrangeas, palm trees, shrubs and bushes. There are walled and fenced boundaries. Immediately behind the house is a semi-circular raised stone paved terrace which can be accessed directly from the dining room/bar area. The gardens enjoy plenty of sunlight and the open views across the farm land.

The contents of the property are available to purchase by separate negotiation if required and there is no onward chain.

AGENTS NOTE: We understand that there is planning consent for the property to be split in to two separate dwellings under application number 58832. One dwelling would comprise 3 bedrooms and the basement, the other 2 bedrooms and apartment. Further information available upon request.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in a westerly direction heading out of town on the main A361 sign posted Barnstaple. At Mullacott Cross roundabout take the right hand exit sign posted Woolacombe & Mortehoe and continue along this road for approximately 2 miles. Shortly after Turnpike Cross turn right sign posted Mortehoe just before the Fortescue Public House and continue along this road for approximately two and a half miles into the village of Mortehoe. Upon entering the village proceed down the hill and turn first right immediately after the post office into North Morte Road. Cleeve House will be found approximately 50 yards along the road on the left hand side.

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13 September 2016


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