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Martinhoe, Parracombe, Barnstaple
Offers in excess of £725,000 | 5 bedrooms

Property features

• Main house; 3 Reception Rooms
• Kitchen with Rayburn
• Inner Hall & Utility
• 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
• The Annexe; Living Room, Kitchen
• 2 Bedrooms, (1 En-suite), bathroom
• Detached Garage + Parking
• Large, well established, secluded garden
• Suit dual occupation or home/income use

The parish and village of Martinhoe sit high on the cliff tops over looking the North Devon Coast. Its elevated position offers some of the most scenic and breath taking views of this beautiful part of England.The spectacular steep rocky cliffs below are a feature of this part of the British coastline providing great climbing opportunities and have long been favourites for coasteering. Set within Exmoor National Park the property sits in a timeless and tranquil location overlooking the medieval Parish Church. The South West Coastpath
is three minutes walk away and the nearby deep lush wooded Heddon Valley with the popular Hunters Inn leads down to the sea at Heddons Mouth beach. There are also many other attractions easily accessible by car including beauty spots, gardens, historic villages, towns, individual shops and Pannier Markets. The world class beaches of the North Devon biosphere reserve are about 45 minutes drive away at Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton (also with Championship golf course) and Woolacombe. The nearest local shops are at the twin coastal villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, and about 15 minutes by car. Road access is good with the North Devon Link Road (A361) located at South Molton giving some dual carriage way to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 where Tiverton Parkway allows access to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. The nearest international airports are at Bristol and Exeter.

Ivy Cottage presents elevations of stone, clad in wisteria and roses to the front, beneath a slate roof. There are some original and some double glazed windows. We understand that the original building is of early Victorian origin, Circa 1840, and that the annexe was skilfully added as an 'in keeping' extension around 1960. The property offers versatile accommodation which includes the 3 bedroom, 3 reception room main core, the 2 bedroom, two storey annexe wing can be self contained or intercommunicate. The property is considered suitable as a one family home, for dual occupation by parts of the same family or as home with income. Externally there is a detached garage, ample additional parking and large, well established gardens arranged as a series of external 'rooms'.

Pair of wooden framed glazed front doors to ENTRANCE PORCH and glazed inner door to RECEPTION HALL. Bay window to lower front section, staircase rising to first floor (described later), shallow step to higher section featuring fireplace recess with working wood burner, built in original cupboards flanking either side, cupboard under stairs. SITTING ROOM window to front, fine original open marble fireplace with ornate tiled surround, pair of glaze fronted original shelved display cupboards flanking either side with cupboards below each. DINING ROOM beamed ceiling, pair of double glazed French doors to rear garden, boiler cupboard housing Camray oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, also plumbing for washing machine. KITCHEN fitted with an extensive range of limed oak units incorporating Belfast sink with wooden drainer, oil fired Rayburn for cooking and domestic hot water.

LANDING cupboard above stairs. BEDROOM 1 shelved recess with fitted curtain screen, trap to loft space. BEDROOM 2 built in wardrobe cupboard, display niche. BEDROOM 3 (currently arranged as a study) fitted desk, two chests of drawers, glass fronted cabinet, cupboard beneath, glass fronted wall cupboard, two built in wardrobes with cupboards above. BATHROOM panel bath, hand held telephone style mixer tap/shower attachment, pedestal wash basin, tiled surround, tilting wall mirror, two double airing cupboards, low level WC, bidet, extractor fan, half tiled walls, two mirror fronted medicine cabinets, stained glass panel door, trap to loft space via retractable aluminium ladder; we understand that the loft is boarded, insulated, has a light as well as window with a sea view, it may be possible to convert the loft into additional accommodation subject to any necessary
planning permission.

Returning to the dining room the stained glass panel stable door leads to an INNER HALL where there is shelving and potential to create a downstairs WC. At the other end is a SUN PORCH/UTILITY ROOM with the water filtration system, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and stable door to garden; there is also an internal access door to the:

Which is also self-contained and has its own half glazed door to ENTRANCE PORCH with glazed inner door as well as further door to the rear garden. ENTRANCE HALL with cupboard under stairs. LIVING ROOM with window to front, stone fireplace with fitted wood burner, TV plinth to left. KITCHEN a good range of modern units incorporating single drainer stainless steel sink unit adjoining work surfaces, cupboards and drawers beneath, matching wall mounted cupboards, fitted ceramic hob, Lamona double oven, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for upright fridge/freezer. SHOWER ROOM with tiled cubicle, wash hand basin, vanity surround, cupboard under, tilting wall mirror, extractor fan, low level WC.

(Stannah stair lift included) LANDING trap to separate loft. BEDROOM 1 with deep built in storage cupboard. EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM with tiled cubicle, Mira shower unit, illuminated toiletries recess, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, wood effect flooring, half tiled walls. BEDROOM 2 fitted bookcase, built in airing cupboard, pre-lagged cylinder.

The property is approached from the lane via a five bar gate; the driveway then leads to the garage and provides parking for four or five vehicles. The GARAGE is double tandem, has power and light connected and is currently used for storage with WOOD STORE at the rear. Attached to the house is a FORMER AVIARY there is a small wall enclosed front garden. The majority of the garden is arranged to the right hand side and rear of the property and features external 'rooms' of which the first is mainly laid to grass; there are two ornamental ponds (1 raised) and many specimen plants, shrubs and trees and aluminium framed green house, all bounded by hedging and backing onto fields. Close to the rear of the house is a rose garden, an old stone built building housing an original privy and garden store, which then screens a KITCHEN GARDEN with raised beds. The gardens are very secluded and compliment the house.

Oil fired central heating (one boiler for both buildings but separate thermostats), mains electricity (separate meter for annexe), private bore hole water supply and private drainage system. Superfast broadband is connected.

From Blackmoor Gate take the A39 towards Lynton and Lynmouth, pass Woody Bay railway station and take the next turning left signed towards Woody Bay. Continue for about 1 mile and, with the sea ahead of you, bear left signed Martinhoe. As you enter the village pass the Church on your right and the drive to Ivy Cottage is immediately afterwards on the right.

There has never been a better time to consider a buy-to-let investment and this property may be of interest to buy-to-let investors. Our lettings department has prepared some figures for this property, which should be achievable in the current market. The Stags Residential Letting team would be happy to discuss these figures and provide further information about the letting services on offer. They can be contacted on 01271 322837 or

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