Rural pretty and detached cottage in a beautiful location - such a rare opportunity to acquire a secluded, but not isolated, being the first time on the open market for over 30 years! Two reception rooms, 3 bedrooms. extensive gardens, garaging and plenty of private parking. Walking distance to the coast. EPC Exempt.
Spekes Valley Cottage is idyllically situated, approached over an old stone humped bridge, crossing Milford Water a stream which follows the base of the valley down and cascades as a spectacular waterfall over the cliff tops to the beach and sea below. This is Speke's Mill Mouth which is accessible via an unmade track which gives access down to the beach via a healthy 15minute walk. This is the same beach where Prince William is reputed to have tried his hand at surfing, whilst he was staying locally for his stag weekend.
The cottage backs onto woodland in a quiet and peaceful valley surrounded by countryside the hamlet offers wonderful coastal and inland walks, together with delightful countryside ideal for riding and cycling. Nearby Hartland village, about 3 miles away, has a thriving community with an excellent range of local amenities including cafe, shops, Post Office, pubs, medical centre and primary school. There are churches, a variety of clubs, societies and an award-winning restaurant called Pattards Kitchen. Popular attractions include Hartland Abbey, The Lighthouse at Hartland Point, Docton Mill Gardens and a 16th Century Quay with its shipwreck museum, pub and hotel. Hartland is also a famous filming location as seen in The Night Manager.
The towns of Bideford and Bude around 15 miles away offer extensive facilities, including further education establishments, banks and other amenities. Barnstaple is around 45 minutes by car. Junction 27 of the M5 and Tiverton Parkway rail station are approximately 90 minutes away with regular services to London Paddington, the Midlands, the North, Scotland and the South West.DESCRIPTION
Stags Bideford are privileged to offer for sale quintessentially, detached, thatched home situated in what is acknowledged to be one of the most beautiful areas of North Devon. The cottage was believed to have been built around 400 years ago, out of stone and cob under a traditional Devonshire thatched roof.
The property started life a humble dwelling for a worker on the Hartland Abbey Estate. It was originally a one roomed cottage with a fire in the middle of the room, with a hole in the roof to let out the smoke, where all of the family would eat and sleep on the ground floor. Because the of this the property is Grade II listed for historical and architectural importance. Over the time the property has been extended and now has two reception rooms, kitchen and WC on the ground floor and three cosy bedrooms and a shower room on the first floor. Externally, the cottage has extensive gardens that back onto woodland with garages and parking. This is undoubtedly a rare opportunity to acquire a secluded, but not isolated property, that has not been on the open market for over 30 years. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions, is clearly identified in the accompanying floorplan.DIRECTIONS
From Bideford, take the A39 to Clovelly. After the roundabout at Clovelly Cross, continue along the A39 for a further 1.5 miles and turn right onto the B3248 towards Hartland. Proceed through Hartland Village, bearing left towards Stoke. Upon reaching Stoke, turn left before the telephone box, following the brown tourist signs towards Docton Mill. After about 1 mile, take the next two right hand turnings, keeping left at the next crossroads. At the bottom of the hill, turn right at the crossroads where the property can be found on the right hand side of the road indicted by a Stags for sale board.SERVICES
Private water and drainage. Mains electricity with electric boiler for heating and hot water. EPC Exempt.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Torridge District Council.