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North Morte Road, Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34
Offers in excess of £895,000 | 10 bedrooms | 1.07 acres

Property features

• CONSENT APPROVED
• 1 x 1 Bedroom Apartment
• 2 x 2 Bedroom Apartments
• 2 x 3 Bedroom Apartments
• Residential Use On All
• Extensive Cellarage
• Parking + Visitors
• Includes Garden Building Plot

An imposing detached Victorian property with consent for reconfiguration as 5 residential apartments all with sea views together with garden building plot with consent for a new detached 3 bedroom house. EPC Band D.

DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
 
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
The property enjoys an attractive situation in the sought after village of Mortehoe, being in an elevated position commanding fine views at the front over Rockham Bay and the Bristol Channel towards Wales. Village shops, local pubs, the church and other amenities, including the coastal footpath and Rockham Beach itself, are within walking distance of the property. Neighbouring Woolacombe with its renowned surfing beach is about 1 mile. The commercial centre of North Devon, Barnstaple, is about 13 miles and offers excellent shopping facilities, entertainment and other amenities together with railway station providing regular services to Exeter with connecting services beyond. Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway and Tiverton Parkway Station, offering a fast service of trains to London, Paddington, in about 2 hours, is approximately 1 hour travelling distance. The spectacular coastline adjoining Mortehoe offers delightful walks to locations such as Morte and Bull Points together with other rocky coves and beaches such as Lee Bay, Woolacombe and Putsborough sands. Riding and cycling can also be enjoyed in the area and there is a choice of golf courses, the nearest being on the outskirts of the village or the championship course at Saunton Sands, less than half an hour by car. Exmoor is also within easy reach to the west and to the south lie the rivers Taw and Torridge which provide excellent fishing, bathing, sailing and boating. The nearest airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

DESCRIPTION
The Grange comprises a substantial Victorian residence which is believed to date from the 1870s, although this was extended at a later date.
Built of local stone under a slate roof, the property displays many of the original features including superb moulded coving, ceiling roses, some stained glass windows and well-proportioned reception rooms. The property has been utilised for a seasonal holiday letting business comprising four apartments on the ground and first floor together with owners own spacious accommodation however planning consent Reference 63904 has been obtained in recent times for reconfiguration of the property in to five self-contained residential apartments to include an entirely new unit within the roof space. The new floor plans differ from the existing ones and are available from the selling agents. A further consent has been achieved to develop the lower front lawn and to construct a 3 bedroom detached coach house style property under planning reference 63938. All related plans can be viewed on NDC planning tracker website.
The Grange is likely to appeal to investors/speculators interested in developing the property to its full potential, with a view to possibly selling off the apartments and new build individually. Alternatively, any new owner may choose to live in the new build and continue to operate the main house as a holiday business once the property is upgraded.

The layout of the accommodation and approximate dimensions are more clearly shown on the accompanying floor plan but comprises:

THE CEDARS - Currently a Ground and First Floor 2 Bedroom Maisonette
THE PINES - Currently a Ground Floor 2 Bedroom Apartment.
LARKRISE - Currently a First Floor 2 Bedroom Apartment
ENDERLEY- Currently a First Floor 3 Bedroom Apartment.
DOVE COTE - Currently a First Floor Studio Apartment
PROPOSED NEW PENTHOUSE
The existing access to the roof space is to change to a new staircase as part of the latest planning consent.

LOWER GROUND FLOOR
External & internal access to CELLAR with electricity and light connected. This is divided into four areas including: BOILER ROOM housing Ideal Concorde automatic gas fired boiler with programmer. GAMES ROOM with separate access to the garden.

GARDENS
The entrance driveway winds through mature pines, shrubs and areas of lawn, where it is envisaged that a new car park, able to accommodate 12 vehicles for the 5 apartments, will be created on the top lawn. The gardens are laid to lawn with a variety of trees including Monterey Pines, there is a full width of crazy paved terrace along the front elevation, together with level lawn and to the rear, a further area of lawn for enjoyment of the community.

SPECIAL NOTE
The vendor has previously sold a building plot to the right of The Grange and the new build is underway. Site plans of what is to be sold with the property and the proposed new car park, planning reference 63903, are available upon request from the agents.

SERVICES
Mains drainage, electricity, gas and water.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711 (www.northdevon.gov.uk).

DIRECTIONS
From Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, take the A361 towards Barnstaple, after approximately 24 miles, turn right and proceed along the A399 towards Ilfracombe. Proceed straight over the crossroads at Blackmoor Gate and continue on the A399 for about another 4 miles then take the left hand fork on the A3123 towards Woolacombe and Mortehoe. Continue along this road for about 6 miles and then proceed straight over the roundabout, at Mullacott Cross, on to the B3343 and follow the signposts to Mortehoe. Upon entering the village, turn right immediately past the post office in to North Morte Road. Continue for about ½ a mile and the entrance to The Grange will be found on the right hand side just beyond a block of apartments.

 

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