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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Lee, Lee Bay, Nr Woolacombe, Devon, EX34

Sold STC £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 3 Reception Rooms, Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Study/Studio/Bedroom 5
  • 4/5 Beds, 2 Baths
  • Parking, Gardens, Terraces
  • Magnificent Sunsets
  • Holiday Income of 60k pa

Full description

With such a unique & dramatic location it's no surprise The Mill House has often been used as a film & TV location adding to its rich history dating back to 1572. The 5 Bedrooms, 3 Reception Rooms & unrivalled views out to sea make it both a fabulous holiday home & good investment proposition given its strong income as a letting property.


Situation And Amenities - The 'wow' factor of this property is the stunning front line infinity view across Lee Bay itself. Lee is a small coastal village quietly tucked away in a deep combe on the dramatic North Devon Coastline, often referred to as Fuscia Valley due to its maritime but sheltered climate. Lee and nearby Lincombe account for just over 100 properties and boast a church, village hall and the Grampus Inn all within walking distance, as is the South West Coastal Path which runs close to the boundary. From Lee there are a multitude of splendid contrasting local walks, most are well signposted and vary in type and length. The bustling village of Woolacombe with a 3 mile long sandy beach, is a short drive. Further afield, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Saunton Sands are all ideal for surfing and bathing. Saunton also offers a reputable championship golf course and Ilfracombe Golf course offers a view of the sea from every hole. Favoured Braunton is about 8 miles. Barnstaple, North Devon's regional centre is about 13 miles, or within about half an hour by car, and provides a comprehensive range of both business and leisure facilities. From the town there is direct access on to the A361 North Devon Link Road, providing easy access to Tiverton Parkway railhead (London, Paddington in about 2 hours) and beyond to the M5 Motorway. Exmoor is also easily accessible with its beautiful rugged coastline, dramatic scenery, open moorland and wooded valleys. Both Exeter and Bristol International airports are within about 2 hour's drive.

Description - The Mill House is one of North Devon's prime pieces of real estate and comprises a particularly charming detached period property which is built on rock and presents elevations of stone beneath a slate roof. We understand that the property dates originally from the 1572 and is Grade II Listed as being of architectural and historical importance displaying many original features. As the name suggests, the property was originally built as a corn mill and bakery but has also previously been a tea room. Bringing things up to date, the property has been a residence for a long period and for the last 16 years a second home for the vendors but run as a holiday let in most recent times producing a strong income, full details of which are available upon request if required. The contents are available by separate negotiation. The Mill House makes an ideal principal residence or holiday home, whether for personal, family & friends use or an investment given the substantial income of around £60k. There is simply no other property adjoining the beach at Lee Bay, therefore this is truly unique opportunity to purchase a historic landmark property enjoying dramatic front line sea views. We understand from the vendor that the property has featured in a number of national publications or promotions including; 'The Guardian, Top 20 Easter Breaks' - March 2010, 'Daily Mail, Win a Dream Holiday Home Competition' 'ITV Good Morning, Mini Cookery Series with Celebrity Master Chef Lisa Faulkner' - 2014 and is also the opening scene to the TV commercial for 'On The Market' property website launched in early 2015. The most recent feature was in the television programme 'Homes by the Sea' aired in October 2016.The layout of accommodation with approximate dimensions are more clearly identified upon the accompanying floor plans but comprises:

Ground Floor - LOUNGE With open fireplace, slate flooring, shelved recess, view of the bay, half glazed door (currently sealed) to: FRONT COURTYARD. SITTING ROOM With period fireplace with Bressummer beam and bread oven, fitted wood burner, shelved recess, stone flagged flooring, views over the bay, door to the outside front courtyard. The stairs are off this room. STORE ROOM OFF housing electrics. DINING ROOM Stone flag and slate flooring, pair of French doors via draw bridge to terrace and fabulous west facing sea views. Step ladder to GALLERIED MEZZANINE LEVEL ABOVE Currently arranged as: BEDROOM 5 but suitable as study, studio or library, painted A-frames. KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM Excellent range of modern units in pale biscuit and washed aqua, with granite work surfaces incorporating ample base and wall cupboards, twin bowl stainless steel sink unit, appliances include integrated dishwasher, integrated washer/dryer, upright American style Bosch fridge/freezer, AEG 4 ring ceramic hob and extractor hood, AEG microwave, AEG double oven, there is a central breakfast/preparation island with cupboards beneath, slate flooring with under floor heating, movement activated under cabinet floor lighting, bread oven feature, door to front courtyard.

First Floor - LANDING two sets of stairs lead off the sitting room. One leads to a landing to: BATHROOM with painted wood panelled bath, painted wood panelled wall surround, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, heated towel rail/radiator, painted wooden flooring. BUNK ROOM/BEDROOM 4 a French style bunk room curtained off. BEDROOM 1 double aspect room with painted wood panelled walls with views over the front terrace/bay and on the other side west facing views out to sea. SHOWER ROOM with walk-in shower, overhead rain dance and lower level shower head, travertine tiled surround and floor with under floor heating, wash hand basin, low level WC, shaver point, heated towel rail/radiator, wall mirror, trap to loft space. CLOAKROOM With low level WC, wash hand basin and travertine flooring. The other staircase leads to: LINEN ROOM. BEDROOM 2 with painted wooden floorboards, 2 wall light, views over the bay. BEDROOM 3 currently a double room with twin aspect over the front terrace and views over the bay.

Outside - Adjoining BOILER HOUSE accommodating KWB Easy Fire Biomass Boiler System and 500 litre water tank. The installation is registered with the Renewable Heat Incentive for a further 18 years, attracting payments according to heat used, currently in the region of £3,000 £4,000pa. There is also a bin store area to the immediate rear of the house behind a wooden gate.. Above this is an off road parking bay, below is a front walled courtyard, between is a pedestrian gate leading in to the rear garden which is mainly laid to lawn with mature border and Devon Bank above, this runs along the rear of the property where there are a number of well-established trees and an UPPER GALLERIED TERRACE With fantastic views out to sea. Steps then lead down to a LOWER TERRACE/ CONTEMPORARY BALCONY with built in pedestrian gate and steps chipped out of the rock below leading directly down to the beach. The terraces are ideal for Al-Fresco dining, BBQ's or just to sit and enjoy the views and sunsets.

Directions - At the Mullacott Cross roundabout, proceed towards Woolacombe and Mortehoe. After approximately 1 1/2 miles look out for a fairly inconspicuous turning on the right where there is a sign for Lee/Lincombe. Continue down this lane and at the next junction turn left towards Lee village. Proceed down in to the village to the bay itself where the Mill House will be seen on the right hand side literally adjoining the slipway.

Services - Mains electricity and water, private drainage, biomass heating system, installed at a cost of £36,000 & which attracts RHI payments of £3-4k pa and can be controlled remotely by laptop or phone on installation of the KWB interphase.

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

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21 June 2016


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