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Sandy Lane, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34
Guide price £1,450,000 | 2.0 acres

Property features

• A Rare Opportunity
• Mature Building Plot
• PP Individual Residence
• Over 6,000 sq ft proposed
• 5 En Suite Bedrooms
• 5 Reception Rooms
• Kitchen/Dining Room etc

A rare opportunity to acquire a large mature garden building plot with consent to build your own 'Grand Design' covering over 6,000 sq ft and enjoying breathtaking sea views situated on the semi rural outskirts of this much favoured coastal village.

2 ACRE PLOT
 
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
The highly desirable coastal village of Woolacombe is famous for its 2.5 mile sandy beach, which has been awarded blue flag and premier sea side beach awards, and has become one of Devon's premier surfing destinations. The village itself offers a range of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure activities and is surrounded by National Trust land, with a wide variety of trails and walks to enjoy. Other nearby beaches include those at Coombes Gate and Barricane.
The well regarded villages of Croyde and Saunton are both located a short drive away, each offering further renowned surfing beaches and in the case of Saunton a championship golf course. North Devons main trading centre, Barnstaple, is approximately 12 miles away and offers the wide range of amenities and facilities one would associate with a large town, including North Devon District Hospital. It also provides transport links onto the A361 (North Devon Link Road), which in turn connects, in about 45 minutes, to the M5 at Junction 27. Rail links to London Paddington can be found at Tiverton Parkway. The nearest International airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

THE SITE
Brackenridge is situated 2 kilometres to the north east of Woolacombe with 180 degree views of uninterrupted countryside. A campsite is located adjacent to the access drive on the western boundary but is screened from the site itself. A south facing embankment runs along the length of the northern boundary, mature conifers are present to the south west of the site (and along part of its eastern boundary). To the east of the site centre is a large flat area of managed grass, to the west of the site centre the ground level fluxuates and is generally south facing. There are mature specimen shrubs interspersed around the site, a track runs from the 'bottle neck' entrance in the north, then east through the site to the large area of flat lawn in its centre, the location of the proposed dwelling is in this area. This is an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a first class building plot in one of North Devons most sought after locations. The plot enjoys an elevated position with fine views down the valley over Woolacombe Bay and covers approximately 2 acres. Potential purchasers have the opportunity to construct a unique state of the art residence, which, using the existing designs, provides a gross internal floor area extending to approximately 576 sq m or 6200 sq ft with the accommodation set over 2 floors.

The proposed layout includes, on the ground floor; entrance vestibule, entrance hall, living room, family/games room, garden room, kitchen/dining room, snug, gym, utility/laundry and cloakroom. At first floor level there would be a landing, further sitting room, 5 En-Suite bedrooms. The plans also provide for a quadruple garage with adjoining workshop/store. These plans are merely for guidance and, subject to any necessary planning permission, could be changed to a bespoke design and layout. Externally the long private drive leads through to the already established gardens, in the past a tennis court was proposed, there is also possibly scope for an infinitely pool.

PLANNING HISTORY
This can be viewed on the North Devon Council online planning tracker system. Original consent reference 46696 dated the 1st July 2008 was for construction of tennis court, since expired. Application number 58980 was for the erection of a new dwelling, granted on the 29th April 2015. The latest application number is 59776, granted on the 14th September 2015 which was an application for a non-material amendment to planning permission 58980, in respect of amended design for new dwelling.

SERVICES
We are advised that there is already an electricity and water supply onsite. Drainage is proposed via a private treatment system and there is no mains gas supply in the area. Interested parties should satisfy themselves as the availability and capacity of all necessary services prior to making an offer.

DIRECTIONS
From Barnstaple proceed towards Ilfracombe on the A361, passing through the village of Braunton. At the Mullacott Cross roundabout take the first exit left onto the B3343. Follow this road for approximately 2 ½ miles and as it proceeds around a sharp left hand bend, turn right onto Mortehoe Station Road. After about ¾ of a mile turn left off this road into Sandy Lane, after 500 meters the entrance to the plot will be found on the left hand side, identified by a pair of wooden gates and our for sale board.

 

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