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Natcott Lane, Hartland, Bideford, Devon, EX39
Guide price £1,050,000 | 5 bedrooms | 10.5 acres

Property features

• 4/5 bedroom period farmhouse
• Three superb 5* holiday cottages
• Peaceful but accessible location
• Stables and farm buildings
• Potential for development (stp)
• Biomass boiler
• In all about 10.5 acres

Close to the rugged North Devon coastline and in a peaceful but accessible location is this 4/5 bedroom period farmhouse with 3 superb 5* holiday cottages and In all about 10.5 acres. Stables and farm buildings - potential for development (stp). EPC Band D.
 
Introduction
Netherton Farm is a period farmhouse with 3 high quality holiday cottages set in 10.5 acres just outside the charming village of Hartland. It is close to the rugged North Devon and Cornish coastline famed for its many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with breath taking cliff top coastal walks and safe bathing beaches. Although in a peaceful, rural location the property is accessible being just 5 minutes drive from the A39, North Atlantic Highway.

Situation
There are many attractions within the Hartland Peninsula including wonderful cliff top walks along the South West Coast Path around the famously rugged North Devon coastline, Hartland Abbey founded in 1157, the Lighthouse at Hartland Point, a 16th Century quay with its shipwreck museum, Docton Mill Gardens and the picturesque cobbled village of Clovelly. For family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure parks are close by and there is fishing, water sports and sailing at Tamar Lakes (12 miles).

Hartland village (1 mile) has a thriving community with shops, a post office, pubs, medical centre, primary and small secondary school, churches and a variety of clubs and societies. The seaside resorts of Bude, Westward Ho! and the market town of Bideford are all about 14 miles away and offer a wider range of amenities. The regional centre of Barnstaple (22 miles) offers the areas main business, shopping and commercial venues. From Barnstaple there are good transport links via the A361 link road which connects the motorway network at junction 27 of the M5. There are international airports at Bristol and Exeter.

The Farmhouse
This attractive stone and part rendered period farmhouse is not Listed and provides charming, flexible accommodation. The property has previously been split into two cottages and there is potential to alter the current layout should a new owner wish to.
In brief the accommodation comprises:
Entrance hall with shower room off. Hallway with stairs to first floor and door to Bedroom 5. Family room with exposed beams, stone chimney breast with log burner and French doors to front garden. Sitting room with exposed beams, feature stone fireplace, French doors to the front garden, stairs to first floor. There is a step down to the study with sliding doors to the garden. The open plan kitchen/dining room has doors to the patio and garden beyond. The flagstone floor is complemented by a range of wall and base units and a maroon Everhot range cooker. There is an adjoining utility room and larder with a door to the garden. The side hallway leads to a utility room, door to garden, bathroom with WC, sink and bath with shower over. There
is a substantial further reception room with a vaulted ceiling, fully fitted kitchen, large chimney with log burner, underfloor heating and doors to the front and side gardens. This space is currently used as an office but a new owner may wish to explore other
options.

On the first floor the master bedroom has two windows to the front, built in wardrobe, ensuite bathroom with WC, sink, bath and separate shower cubicle. Bedroom 2 is a double with a window to the front and an ensuite WC and sink. Bedroom 3 is a double with a window to the front. Bedroom 4 is also a double and has a substantial window. Family bathroom with WC, sink and bath with shower over.

There is a private south and west facing garden to the rear of the farmhouse with a large sunny patio, lawns and mature planting with a pond and a well. The land slopes down to a stream running along the western boundary.

The Holiday Cottages
The three holiday cottages are presented to an exemplary standard and are promoted via the website www.netherton-farm.co.uk and through a number of holiday letting agents. Converted from stone barns with seating areas to the front and rear they let for self-catering holidays. In brief the cottages comprise:

Hawthorn Cottage (sleeps 2)
On the ground floor are a fully fitted kitchen/dining room and a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom. On the first floor is the living room with French doors to the Juliette balcony.

Bramble Cottage (sleeps 2)
On the lower ground floor is a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate shower. On the ground floor is the fully equipped kitchen/dining room and a utility room. On the first floor is a cloakroom and the living room with French doors to the Juliette balcony.

Tamarisk Cottage (sleeps 4)
This property was converted in 2016 and on the ground floor has a fully equipped kitchen/dining room and utility room with WC. On the first floor is the living room with French doors to the Juliette balcony, a double bedroom with ensuite bathroom and separate shower and a second double bedroom on the lower ground floor with ensuite shower room and door to the rear seating area.

There is parking for guests to the rear and side of the cottages.

The Land
The property is approached from a country lane down a private driveway. The driveway forks left towards the farmhouse and right towards the cottages and farm buildings. The paddocks on both sides of the drive could potentially be used for camping/glamping. The farmhouse has private gardens including a greenhouse, vegetable patch and orchard. The majority of the 10.5 acres of land is to the north of the farmhouse and holiday cottages and is laid out in paddocks grazed by the
owners herd of Dexter Cattle and Dartmoor Greyface sheep. The fields are newly fenced and have a water supply. A small stream runs along the western boundary flanked by areas of woodland.

Outbuildings
Netherton Farm is well equipped with outbuildings. A single storey outbuilding houses the Biomass boiler and associated pellet store. To the rear is a utility room/laundry room, currently used in association with the holiday cottages.

There is a single storey, stone and block built building with 4 stables, currently used for storage. A further timber built stable block has 2 stables.

There are two new timber framed barns (41 x 24 and 29 x 29) with concrete pads.

Future Development
A new owner may wish to explore the potential for a small campsite or glamping site in the field at the entrance to the property. Torridge District Council previously granted permission under reference 1/0578/2010/FUL for a covered swimming pool,
although this permission has now lapsed.

Services
The Biomass boiler provides the central heating and hot water for the farmhouse and holiday cottages. Mains water, mains electricity and private drainage.

Outgoings
Farmhouse Council Tax Band F
The cottages have a Rateable Value of £3,700.

Local Authority
Torridge District Council. Www.torridge.gov.uk

Directions
Directions
From the M5 at J27 take the A361, North Devon Link Road. Stay on this road passing through two roundabouts. Just before Barnstaple take the first exit onto the A39. Stay on this road and pass through three roundabouts. Turn right onto the B3248 and then left onto Natcott Lane. Continue along this country lane and take the left hand fork. Netherton Farm is on the left hand side.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment via Stags Holiday Complexes department on 01392 680058.

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

 

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