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Lee Bay
Guide price £1,250,000 | 2 bedrooms | 68.59 acres

Property features

• Coastal Farm in a Fine Position
• 68.59 Acres
• Beautifully Finished Barn Conversion
• Panoramic Sea Views
• Productive Pasture
• Traditional Shepherds Barn

Lee Manor Farm is situated in an elevated position overlooking the North Devon coast, between Mortehoe and Lee Bay and with stunning sea views. Lee is a pretty, unspoilt village within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a Coastal Preservation Area, a Heritage Coast and An Area of Tranquility.

The well-known coastal town of Woolacombe, known worldwide for its four-mile sandy beach, lies approximately 3.5 miles to the west and offers a small range of shops. The nearby town of Ilfracombe has the Landmark Theatre, a doctors surgery as well as banks, shops and supermarkets.

The market town of Barnstaple, about 13 miles away, holds a weekly pannier market, and provides an extended range of shops including numerous major retailers and supermarkets, as well as leisure and commercial facilities.

The sandy beaches of Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough are within easy reach of Lee Manor Farm and the Exmoor National Park and coast provide wide opportunity for walking and riding. The Tarka Tennis centre and North Devon Leisure centre are found in Barnstaple with golf available at Saunton.

Schooling is available in Ilfracombe, Braunton and Barnstaple as well as West Buckland School for which there is a bus service within three miles of Lee Manor.

The A361 is within three miles at Mullacott Cross, which leads to the North Devon Link Road at Barnstaple and with easy access to the M5 motorway. There are regular trains to London from Tiverton Parkway, while Exeter and Bristol each have international airports serving UK and overseas destinations.

Lee Manor Farm occupies a stunning location with an uninterrupted outlook towards the sea.

The farm was previously home to the well-regarded Lee Manor Herd of Pedigree Red Ruby Devon cattle and includes a beautifully finished barn conversion called Farriers End and a traditional stone Shepherds Barns, all set within 68.59 acres (27.76 hectares) of pasture land and mature ancient woodland.

Farriers End is a detached split level house which was cleverly converted from a traditional stone barn. It has spacious accommodation with a beamed living room with wood-burning stove, hand-made kitchen with granite work surfaces and dining area. There is a double bedroom, a twin bedroom and bathroom.

It is centrally heated and includes some delightful features including stained glass windows and solid oak floors throughout. It also has a secluded patio area with pretty stone walls and a large lawn garden, providing sea views.

There is also a traditional stone built building which has been completely renovated to provide a shower, WC, kitchen facilities and a seating area with wood-burning stove. This building is currently used as a wash and rest room for for overnight stays when calving or lambing.

The pasture land offers much privacy and protection for Farriers End and most of the pasture enjoys stunning panoramic sea views and forms part of England's 33% of scenic coastline conserved as Heritage Coast. You can see out across the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island and the Welsh coast beyond.

The pasture is currently used for grazing cattle and is well divided by attractive Devon bank hedges, which contain a wonderful variety of wild flowers, including honeysuckle, wild roses, primroses, wild orchids, foxgloves, bluebells and violets. The farm has been re-fenced and all of the fields have access to a mains water supply. One field is bordered by a stream and there are two natural ponds.

The woodland is classified as ancient woodland and provides a natural habitat for flora, including bluebells and orchids in the spring months, and a wealth of wildlife. The trees are mostly mature and deciduous, with a stream flowing along the eastern boundary. The woodland is protected by a tree preservation order.

Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage, oil-fired central heating.

The land has been registered for the entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme. The Entitlements can be made available by separate negotiation, if required by the purchaser.

Farrier's End is subject to an occupancy restriction and is permitted to be used for short term holiday accommodation or a rural workers dwelling. The occupation of the property as a permanent dwelling is limited to a person solely or mainly employed in agriculture or in forestry, or in any other permitted activity undertaken at Lee Manor Farm.

North Devon District Council. Telephone: 01271 327711 (

All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

The sale is subject to all rights of support, public and private rights of way, water, light, drainage and other easements, quasi-easements and wayleaves, all or any other like rights, whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

There is a public footpath running through part of the land, linking Lee Manor Farm with Lee Bay.

Strictly by confirmed appointment with the vendors agents, Stags: 01271 322833 or 01392 680059.

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

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