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  • First time on the market in over 100 years (since 1917)
  • Quiet tucked away position, yet within easy access of sandy beach & the excellent range of amenities Stone and cob barn with planning permission for conversion into a separate residential dwelling Planning permission granted for a 3 bedroom and 3 bathroom residence
  • Garden and off road parking
  • Grade II Listed
  • About 1.8 acres in total - further land available by separate negotiation


A stunning stone and cob barn with planning permission to convert into a residential dwelling Method of Sale The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender (sealed bids), unless sold prior. Tender forms are available from the selling agent upon request. All interested parties wishing to bid should complete a tender form and return to us by 12 noon on Friday 17th April 2020. Lots and Guide Prices: Lot 1 - The Whole - OIEO £1,700,000 Lot 2 - The Farmhouse - OIEO £950,000 Lot 3 - Horse Engine House - OIEO £275,000 Lot 4 - The Stables - OIEO £300,000 Lot 5 - Root House - OIEO £250,000 Location The property is situated on the outskirts of the small hamlet of Forda, only 0.7 of a mile from the edge of the village of Croyde, and just over a mile and a half from the sandy beach. South Hole is surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and sits in an ''Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' (AONB). The property is ideally positioned, enjoying a private and peaceful location, yet is within easy reach of Croyde village which offers an excellent range of amenities and places to eat, as well as the stunning and hugely popular Croyde Bay Beach. There are further world renowned sandy surfing beaches available close by located at Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton, the latter also boasting a championship golf course. The village of Georgeham is within easy reach being only 0.9 of a mile away, and offers a further range of amenities including two popular public houses and a primary school of high repute. The larger village of Braunton is around 3 miles away and offers a wider range of amenities and shopping facilities including primary and secondary schooling, doctor's and dentist's surgeries, vets, a supermarket and an array of shops and restaurants. The regional centre of Barnstaple, which is located about 8 miles away, houses all of the area's main business, shopping and commercial venues. Communications The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is an hour and 10 minutes' drive, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages The Thatch & Billy Buds / The Manor - 1.1 miles / 0.9 mile Croyde Beach - 1.6 miles Braunton - 3 miles Barnstaple - 8 miles M5 Motorway - 47 miles Lot 5 - Root House Root House is a stone and cob barn situated on the opposite side of the courtyard to the main farmhouse. It is semi-detached (attached to the Stables) and has a wealth of period features including roof trusses, and what is thought to be an original cobbled floor. The planning permission granted will allow the property to be converted into a stunning and spacious residence with three bedrooms and three bath / shower rooms (two en-suite). There will also be a kitchen / dining room and a double height sitting room. There is off road parking and a garden to the rear which will open onto the paddock. In total, Lot 5 will benefit from about 1.8 acres. Planning Permission Planning Permission, as well as Listed Planning Permission has been granted for the conversion of the barns into 3 dwellings. A set of full plans can be obtained upon request from the selling agents or via the North Devon District Council's website. The planning numbers are 66598 and 66599. 106 Agreement As part of the planning permission, a 106 Agreement has been agreed with the Council. The total contribution is £16,436, which is required to be paid prior to commencement of work. If sold in lots, it would be split 3 ways. Services If the property is sold in lots, it will need to be contracted that the cost of the services being brought to site will be split by the 3 properties. The vendor has received initial quotes which are listed below as an indication. Private Water (new boreholes) Circa. £4,000 per property Electricity Circa. £4,666 + VAT - £12,583 + VAT per property Further information is available from the agent, including detailed plans. ADDITIONAL LAND - Lot 6 To the rear of the main farmhouse and accessed via a public bridleway is an additional paddock of around 3.3 acres, which is available by separate negotiation. The vendors will only consider bids for this parcel of land if bought in conjunction with one, or all of the other lots. Property Information Local Authority North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Contents, Fixtures and Fittings Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing By appointment with Jackson-Stops North Devon, 01271 325153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions From Barnstaple, take the A361 signposted towards Braunton. Follow this road until you reach the traffic lights in the centre of Braunton village. Turn left, signposted towards Croyde and stay on this road until you drop down into the village of Croyde itself. Proceed through the village, heading towards Georgeham, and continue heading out of Croyde village. Upon entering the small hamlet of Forda, at the sharp bend, take the right hand turning, and proceed for a short distance until you see the driveway to the property on the right hand side, with For Sale board clearly displayed.