A 'Colonial' style detached character residence enjoying what are arguably some of the finest sea views in Woolacombe, if not the West Country. The versatile accommodation could be used as a single family home for dual occupation or as home with income. This includes 5/6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2/3 Reception Rooms.
Garage + Parking for 5/6, Hillside Gardens.
FANTASTIC COASTAL VIEWS
SITUATION AND AMENITIES
Enjoying quite simply what is an unrivalled elevated position in front line Mortehoe with enviable 180 degree panoramic views across Woolacombe Bay taking in Barricane, Combes Gate and Rockham beaches, as well as the main Woolacombe beach, Lundy Island, Hartland Point and the Atlantic Ocean. Upper Clay Park is a timeless and tranquil no-through lane and therefore a particular attraction of the property is the fact that it is close to all that Woolacombe has to offer, but also away from it all, enjoying peace and quiet. The view is ever changing and also takes in a direct outlook over the golden sandy beach and surf, as well as scenic open countryside in the ownership of the National Trust, and where the South West Coast Path runs close by allowing access to many miles of open countryside and breathtaking coastal walks. We are advised by the vendors that from the terraces at Harrold Lodge, the sunsets are quite magnificent and binoculars are essential apparatus to monitor the various vistas. No photograph will do justice to these views which are quite simply not only one of the best in Mortehoe and Woolacombe but also in the West Country if not the UK. Woolacombe is of course famous for its surfing and award winning beach, but also offers a range of shops, restaurants, bars and leisure activities.
The well regarded villages of Croyde and Saunton are both located a short drive away, each offering further sandy beaches and in the case of Saunton a popular championship golf course. There is also a more local golf course on the edge of Woolacombe. Nearby Ilfracombe has an attractive harbour and Exmoor National Park and Lynton/Lynmouth, with further dramatic coastal scenery, are easily accessible by car. North Devon's main trading centre of Barnstaple is approximately 12 miles and offers a wide range of amenities and facilities one would associate with a large town including Theatre and District Hospital. It also provides transport links onto the A361 (North Devon Link Road) which in turn connects to the M5 at Junction 27 where there are rail links to London (Paddington in about 2 hours) can be found at Tiverton Parkway. The nearest International airports are at Bristol or Exeter. Schooling is available at Ilfracombe, Braunton and Barnstaple, as well as the well regarded West Buckland School.DESCRIPTION
This highly individual detached character residence presents whitened rendered elevations, with black window shutters to the 2 main elevations and extensive double glazing, beneath a slate roof which we understand was replaced in 2010. The property is understood to date originally from around 1900 with later modifications. Internally the accommodation is characterful, well presented and versatile, currently arranged as 2 units which can interconnect or be self-contained. Accordingly the property could be operated as one large family house for dual occupation by parts of the same family, for various home and income uses or could also appeal to buyers wanting a second home/UK base/holiday let investment etc. There may be scope to extend or remodel the property subject to a purchaser's requirement subject to any necessary planning permission. The mature gardens follow the hillside and have been landscaped with terraces and vantage points strategically placed to enjoy different views and to follow the sun around. There is a large detached timber summer house which could be improved and would make an ideal studio, home office etc. All in all this is a special property with magical views and truly a rare opportunity for a discerning buyer to own one of the finest coastal views in England. The layout of the accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans but comprises:MAIN HOUSE GROUND FLOOR
Front door to ENTRANCE LOBBY, quarry tiled flooring, inner door to ENTRANCE HALL, quarry tiled flooring, original staircase rising to first floor described later, cupboard under stairs. CLOAKROOM/BATHROOM, with panelled bath, low level w/c, pedestal wash basin, painted wood panelled walls, extractor fan. SITTING ROOM, this double aspect room enjoys views both to the sea and of open countryside, there is a fireplace with fitted wood burner and wooden mantle, sliding double doors lead onto the terrace, there is a built in storage cupboard with louvred doors and wood laminated flooring. KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, double aspect with leaded light windows, strip wood flooring throughout. The kitchen is finished in oak with polished granite work surfaces, there are ample base and wall cupboards, space for free standing electric cooker, extractor fan above, integrated fridge. STUDY/BEDROOM 6, with leaded light window and strip wood flooring. MEZZANINE HALF LANDING, with window featuring stain glass panels.FIRST FLOOR
LANDING, trap to loft space, airing cupboard housing Potterton wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. BEDROOM 1, attractive bay window with fine views to open countryside, range of fitted wardrobes, matching dressing table and chest of drawers, oak flooring. BEDROOM 2, once again with attractive bay window, fine views, oak flooring. BEDROOM 3, a further bay window, fine sea views, built in storage cupboard, cupboard under eaves, built in wardrobe and cupboard. BATHROOM with panelled bath, wash hand basin, cupboards under, low level w/c and strip wood flooring.THE ANNEXE
Either connects at ground floor level via the main entrance hall or has its own independent self-contained access into ENTRANCE HALL, cupboards concealing plumbing for washing machine with work surface above. SITTING/DINING ROOM, double aspect with picture window to enjoy the best of the sea views, half glazed door to private terrace, wood laminated flooring. KITCHEN 2, single drainer stainless steel sink unit adjoining wood effect work surfaces, cupboards above and below, Beko electric free standing cooker, fitted refrigerator, tiled flooring. BEDROOM 4, with ornamental fireplace, wooden mantle, picture leaded light window to enjoy the best of the views, wood laminated flooring. BEDROOM 5, with leaded light window to the front. BATHROOM, with panelled bath, Mira shower, pedestal wash basin, low level w/c, extractor fan and Dimplex wall heater.OUTSIDE
Adjacent to the access road is a DETACHED GARAGE with a parking bay for several vehicles in front and another for several vehicles behind. 2 series of steps then drop down from the parking area, the first leads to the main house and archway to the courtyard and annexe, the second leads down to the gardens where a terrace wraps around 2 sides of the house, within one is a bbq area and ideal for Al Fresco dining. There is then a lower terrace, steps meander through the hillside gardens where there are well stocked flower beds and borders displaying masses of specimen trees and shrubs, many of which have been specifically chosen to be compatible with the coastal environment. The TIMBER SUMMERHOUSE has power and light connected and its own private galleried terrace to enjoy yet another wonderful view. There is then an uncultivated area of grass over several levels separated by stone walls. SPECIAL NOTE this particular area is understood to be held on a 999 year lease from the 25th March 1909 and therefore has approximately 890 years remaining on the lease. This area was purchased by the vendor as protection from any potential development.SERVICES
All main services are connected, gas fired central heating (one system for both units)DIRECTIONS
As you drive along Woolacombe Esplanade continue around the bend with Watersmeet Hotel on your left, climb the hill towards Mortehoe and shortly before the Lundy View Hotel bear sharp right into Upper Clay Park, Harrold Lodge is found after about 300 yards on the right hand side, parking is above the property.LOCAL AUTHORITY
North Devon District Council, telephone 01271 327711 (www.northdevon.gov.uk)FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings unless specifically referred to within these particulars are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold, although some of the contents of the property are available by separate negotiation if required.VIEWINGS
Strictly and only by appointment please with the vendors agents Stags. Please call Barnstaple office 01271 322833.