A rare opportunity to purchase an attached character two bedroom cottage in the desirable, picturesque & timeless coastal village of Bucks Mills. Truly a unique home with garden, parking and sea views from the garden. Ideal holiday home/Investment. No Onward Chain. EPC Band E.
Bucks Mills is a former fishing village which grew along the stream leading down the valley to the sea. Most of the cottages in Bucks Mills were originally estate cottages built around 1812 to1835, but many are now private dwellings or holiday homes, making this unique property an ideal principle residence or a perfect holiday let investment.
The nucleus of the village is a cluster of about a dozen houses, one of these being St Johns Cottage, centred around a small square at the cliff top. Beyond the square and properties, the cliff drops sharply and the stream cascades over the cliff to the beach. A steep pathway leads down from the square, past the Old Lime Kilns to a pebbly beach with charming rock pools. There are strips of sandy beach between the rocks at low tides. The coastline is also a haven for sporting pursuits including fishing, kayaking and coastal walks to name a few. From the beach, there are spectacular views across the North Devon coastline and beyond, including the famous, historic village of Clovelly and Lundy Island.
Literally a stone's throw from St Johns Cottage is access to the South West Coast Path providing picturesque walks to Clovelly, Peppercombe, Westward Ho!. Local amenities at Bucks Cross include the village church and post office/ general store.
There are more extensive shopping facilities and amenities available at the port and market town of Bideford around 10 miles away. Clovelly village is located around 4 miles away and Hartland and Bradworthy are also both just over 8 miles.
The regional centre at Barnstaple, about 18 miles, offers all the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. There are also good transport opportunities via the A361, which connects to the motorway network via junction 27 of the M5 or via rail and the Tarka Line.DESCRIPTION
A rare opportunity to acquire a attached character cottage in the desirable, picturesque and timeless coastal village of Bucks Mills. The cottage has been tastefully updated by the current owners combining modern refinements whilst retaining the individuality and character features of this original fisherman's cottage. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys with a country cottage style kitchen/breakfast room with enough space for a table and chairs, cosy living room with wood burning stove and a luxury bathroom with a roll top bath and separate shower on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms, both with en-suite WC's on the first floor.
The cottage has recently been re-fitted with double glazed wood sash windows throughout and newly renovated attached stone shed. There is a lovely south facing garden with stunning sea views and a private parking space for one vehicle.
St Johns Cottage offers potential for a variety of uses from a main or second home to holiday letting accommodation/ UK base, having the potential to earn a healthy holiday rental income. Properties in Bucks Mills rarely become available to the open market therefore we highly recommend a early viewing to fully appreciate St Johns Cottage and the location.SPECIAL NOTES
1) The neighbouring cottage, Williams Cottage has access through the front garden of St Johns Cottage to their door.
2) Due to the nature of the location the property is subject to a restrictive covenant dated 11th April 1997 stating that all development or alternations to the property needs consent of the National Trust before commencement. For further information please contact the selling agent, Stags Bideford office on 01237 425030.DIRECTIONS
On the A39 from Bideford, proceed along the road passing through the villages of Ford and Fairy Cross and Horns Cross until entering the village of Bucks Cross. As you enter the village, turn right signposted towards Bucks Mills. Continue down into the valley and through the village, As you enter the square, St Johns Cottage can be easily identified by the name plate.