Approached via a ½ mile driveway, the property is tucked into the hillside in a tranquil location with views over the surrounding countryside to Jennetts Reservoir and beyond towards Exmoor to the north east. Established as a holiday letting business for over 30 years this is a proven venture with potential for further expansion, perhaps in the form of glamping or camping. Set in about 12.46 acres there is a charming 5 bedroom period farmhouse, 6 holiday cottages and excellent guest facilities including an indoor pool and games room.Situation
The property enjoys the best of both worlds, being set in a picturesque and tranquil location with fabulous views over the surrounding countryside yet only a short drive from amenities. The nearest village is Littleham (1mile), the port and market town of Bideford (3 miles) offers a wider range of amenities including various shops, pubs, restaurants and cafes. Bideford also has schooling for all ages (public and private), a retail park and numerous supermarkets. The renowned coastal town of Westward Ho! (4 miles) has a three mile long safe and sandy beach and the regional centre of Barnstaple (13 miles) offers all the areas main business, shopping, commercial venues and train station connecting to Exeter, the A361 and onto the M5 motorway (junction 27).
Visitors to the area are attracted by the famous North Devon beaches; the Tarka Trail offering over 30 miles of traffic free cycling; the oldest golf course in England (Royal North Devon) and two championship Links courses at Saunton; the Instow Yacht club; the Tarka tennis centre; stunning scenery and walking in Exmoor National Park and much more.The Farmhouse
The farmhouse is believed to date from the 18th Century but is not Listed. This lovely 5 bedroom family home has a warm and welcoming feel with good sized rooms and some period features. Please see the floor plan for more detail but in brief the accommodation comprises:
Porch with front door opening to the dining room with exposed beams and large fireplace. Door to the kitchen with a range of cupboards, composite worktops, oil and electric range cooker, butler sink, integrated slimline dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer and window seat looking out to courtyard. The Sitting room/garden room/tv room is a very light room with glass doors to the patio. Steps up to the dual aspect sitting room with large fireplace and wood burning stove. Rear hall with cloakroom off. Utility room with built in fridge freezer and cupboards, plumbing and space for washing machine. Linen room with racking for holiday cottage linens and door to garden/staff access.
Halfway up the stairs is a double bedroom with en-suite shower room. On the first floor is a spacious dual aspect master bedroom with built in wardrobes and an en-suite shower room. This lovely room has a vaulted ceiling with A-Frame beams and views across the valley to the reservoir. Bedroom 2 is a double with en-suite shower room. There is one further double and a single bedroom currently used as an office. Family bathroom.
The farmhouse benefits from private gardens from where the fabulous far reaching views can be enjoyed. There is a patio, substantial decked area, lawn, mature planting and a path leading to the adjacent field with vegetable plot.The Business
Established for over 30 years and under the same ownership for the last 10 years, this is a long running holiday letting business catering for families and couples visiting the area. Bookings are taken via their own website and cottages.com. Accounts can be made available after a viewing.The Holiday Cottages
The holiday cottages were converted from old stone buildings and retain many interesting features. In brief the cottages comprise:
Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot)
Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot)
Cottage (sleeps 4)
Cottage (sleeps 6 + cot)
Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot)
Cottage (sleeps 4 + cot)Leisure Facilities
There is an indoor swimming pool (PV panel installation on pool room) with 7 seater hot tub, changing cubicles, toilet and pump room. Adjacent games room with range of indoor games. Next to the pool room is a large guest conservatory with a substantial sun deck to the front, both perfect for post swim relaxation or just to enjoy the views. There are plenty of areas of lawn with seating and an outdoor play area for younger guests with climbing frame etc.The Land
The property is set in nearly 5 acres of woodland and 8 acres of pasture and surrounded by farmland. The woodland has a stream running through it and the owners have created a delightful woodland walk for guests. The sloping pasture field can be accessed via the driveway and offers grazing land or perhaps the potential for glamping or camping subject to obtaining the relevant consents and some landscaping work.Outbuildings
Opposite the parking area are former stables now used for storage and a garage which contains the water holding tank.Services
Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage, electric heating to holiday cottages, electric heating to pool (including solar panels), oil fired heating to farmhouse. Airband WiFi.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 letting cottages will be included.Outgoings
Farmhouse - Council Tax Band E.
The holiday cottages have a Rateable Value of £14,000. Actual rates payable £6986.Local Authority
Torridge District Council www.torridge.gov.ukRights of Way
The neighbouring farmer has a right of way along the private lane to the property to access his fields.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.