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Muddiford, Barnstaple
Guide price £1,350,000 | 4 bedrooms | 4.6 acres

Property features

• Spacious 3-4 bedroom main residence
• Established self-catering holiday business
• Additional 3 bedroom residential property
• 4 holiday properties sleeping between 2 and 8 guests, one with the benefit of residential use
• Ideal for multi-generational living
• Attractive gardens
• Stables, tack room and paddocks
• Stone barns with potential for conversion (STP)

Introduction
This lovely property is in a peaceful location in North Devon at the end of a mile long driveway, shared with just a few neighbours. This attractive courtyard of converted barns has long been run as a profitable self-catering holiday letting business and for those looking for a project there are three unconverted stone barns with potential for development (STP). Of the six properties on site, three have residential permission. A new owner might be interested in the potential for multi-generational living or perhaps choosing to reconfigure how the properties are used. The gardens and grounds are well-maintained and there are excellent equestrian facilities with a stable block and a number of paddocks.

Situation
Barnstaple (7 miles) is the regional centre and offers the areas main commercial, leisure and shopping venues. At Barnstaple there is access to the North Devon Link Road (A361) which provides a fast route to the M5 motorway in Tiverton (Junction 27) about 40 miles. There is also the Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station (London Paddington in just over 2 hours). The nearest airports are at Exeter and Bristol. The dramatic North Devon coastline where Exmoor meets the sea lies just to the north and can be enjoyed at locations such as Heddons Mouth, Combe Martin and The Valley of The Rocks at Lynton. The surrounding countryside offers miles of delightful walks, as well as riding and cycling and other outdoor pursuits. To the west, the coast runs down to the superb safe, sandy, surfing beaches of Croyde, Saunton Sands and Woolacombe, whilst the Taw and Torridge estuaries offer bathing, boating and fishing.

Main residential property
The main residential property is accessed from the courtyard with parking to the side. Generously proportioned rooms create a welcoming family home and on the first floor are 3-4 bedrooms including the master with en-suite bathroom and separate dressing room. As there are interlinking doors to both Wheelhouse and Fern Cottage the layout is flexible and a new owner could potentially reconfigure the layout to suit. A glimpse into the property's history can also be seen from a window in the dining room! Please see the floor plan for more detail.

Fern Cottage
This 3 bedroom property has residential permission and is currently used as such.

The Business
The current owners offer the following 4 properties for self catering holidays. Each property is presented to a very high standard and repeat business is strong.

The Linhay (sleeps 2) Rated 4* Set on one level, this charming cottage has an open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, an en-suite bedroom and a garden to the front. Although it is currently used as a holiday let, it has residential permission.

Woodland View (sleeps 4) Rated 5* Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room on the ground floor. Double bedroom, family bathroom and twin bedroom (en-suite) on the first floor. Private garden to the front. Holiday use restricted.

Valley View (sleeps 6) Rated 5* Open plan kitchen/dining room/sitting room on the ground floor. Double bedroom, family bathroom, two twin bedrooms (both en-suite). Private garden to the front with lovely views. Holiday use restricted.

Wheelhouse (sleeps 6 or 8) Rated 5* At the entrance to the property, Wheelhouse has its own parking area and private garden to the front. The sitting room is particularly impressive with its double height ceiling and bifurcated staircase leading to three en-suite double/twin bedrooms. Also on the ground floor are the dining room, well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room and utility room/cloakroom. An additional double bedroom and bathroom can be included in Wheelhouse accommodation. Holiday use restricted.

The Land
A field to the north of the holiday cottages slopes down to a stream and woodland on the boundary. A larger field to the east of the site contains the stables and yard and the land is divided into pony paddocks. In all the land amounts to approximately 4.6 acres. There are 3 stables and a tack room set around a concrete pad with direct access onto the paddocks.

Outbuildings
In the main courtyard are three attractive, single storey, stone barns with potential for conversion subject to obtaining the relevant consents. At the entrance to the site is a useful agricultural storage building.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the holiday letting cottages (excluding Fern Cottage) will be included.

Services
Mains electricity. Oil fired central heating to main house and cottages. Private drainage. Private water supply (borehole).

Outgoings
Main house Council Tax Band F
Fern Cottage combined with Linhay - Council Tax Band E
The three holiday cottages have a combined Rateable Value of £12,250, current amount payable £450pa.

Local Authority
North Devon Council www.northdevon.gov.uk.

Directions
From Barnstaple follow the A39 North out of town. Take the left-hand fork onto the B3230 which is signposted to Ilfracombe and Muddiford. Travel along this winding road for about 2 miles passing through the village of Muddiford. About 1.5 miles outside the village, the road widens and there is a disused quarry on the left-hand side. Slow down as the entrance to Hewish Mill is about 100 yards past this on the right-hand side around a sharp bend. Follow this lane for about 1 mile and Hewish Mill is on the left-hand side.

Viewing
Viewing Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complexes department on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
 

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