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Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34

Guide price £3,450,000

15 Beds 11 Baths 4 Receptions

REF: BAN200043


  • Wonderful opportunity!
  • Spectacular position enjoying breath-taking coastal views
  • Currently run as a popular hotel
  • Potential for a variety of uses, subject to any planning permissions
  • Currently ten bedrooms, with eight letting bedrooms
  • Self contained three bedroom apartment
  • Two bedroom detached manager’s residence
  • Ample off road parking
  • No onward chain


FABULOUS OPPORTUNITY! A highly versatile detached residence situated in a spectacular cliffside location, enjoying simply breath-taking panoramic views over the coast and out towards Lundy Island. Location - The property is situated on the cliffside, enjoying uninterrupted views over the sea and the spectacular coastline, in a highly convenient position. Lundy House Hotel sits in between the villages of Mortehoe and Woolacombe, and boasts easy access to a stunning range of beaches within easy reach including the award winning Woolacombe, Barricane, Grunta and Combesgate. The village of Woolacombe is renowned for its award winning sandy beach which adjoins Putsborough, which is perfect for a variety of enthusiasts, including surfers. There is also an excellent range of amenities and leisure pursuits nearby including shops, a small supermarket, chemist, restaurants and public houses. The property is also within easy reach of a sheltered cove called Barricane, which has a seasonal shack overlooking the sea, serving various foods during the day and authentic Sri Lankan curry several nights a week (weather dependent). Located around 6.5 miles away to the south is the larger village of Braunton, which offers a wider range of amenities; whilst the sandy beaches of Croyde and Saunton are 5 and 7 miles away respectively, the latter also offering a championship golf course. The Victorian coastal town of Ilfracombe is also within easy reach to the north, around 6 miles away, and offers swimming pool, theatre, cinema, tennis courts and numerous restaurants. The regional centre of Barnstaple is about 13 miles away, and offers all of the area's main business, commercial, leisure and shopping 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 just over an hour's drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Braunton - 6.5 miles Ilfracombe - 6 miles Barnstaple - 13 miles M5 Motorway - 51 miles The Property - Situated in this spectacular location, enjoying breath-taking panoramic coastal views out to sea and Lundy Island is this spacious and highly versatile detached property, that could be suitable for an abundance of potential uses (subject to any necessary planning permissions). The property is currently run as a successful hotel, with eight en-suite letting rooms (two further bedrooms) as well as a self-contained three bedroom apartment and a detached two bedroom manager's accommodation, also enjoying breath-taking views. There is ample off road parking and gardens that also enjoy the stunning views on offer. The property has a multitude of potential uses including multigenerational family occupation, B&B / hotel (as it is run at the moment), home with an income, permanent family home or for conversion into apartments or multiple units, subject to any necessary planning consents. Only with a internal inspection can you start to appreciate the quality, position and potential that this property has to offer. The accommodation, in brief, comprises: Accessed from the rear of the property, there is a door which gives access to: Reception Hall Dining Room - Bay window with sea views to the rear elevation. Kitchen - At present, there is a commercial kitchen with an access door to the side elevation. Off the kitchen, are two storage rooms as well as access to the reception hall and bar / sitting room. Bar / Sitting Room - Bay window with sea views to the rear elevation, further window to the side elevation. Half Landing - Access to front elevation, cloakroom. First Floor Landing Bedroom 1 ("The Marisco Suite") - A double bedroom with sea views and a Juliet balcony. En-Suite with double shower cubicle and WC. Bedroom 2 ("Tibbets") - Double bedroom suite with sea views and Juliet balcony. En-Suite with double shower cubicle, corner bath and WC. Bedroom 3 ("Rat Island") - Double bedroom with sea glimpses. En-Suite with shower and bath. Bedroom 4 - Double bedroom with window to front elevation. En-Suite with bath and WC. Second Floor Half Landing - Giving access to Bedroom 5 - A good sized single bedroom with built in wardrobes and window to front elevation. Second Floor Landing Bedroom 6 ("Hanmers") - A double bedroom suite with window to front elevation. En-Suite with shower and WC. Bedroom 7 ("Pondsberry") - A double bedroom suite with sea views and balcony. En-Suite with shower and WC. Bedroom 8 ("Millcombe") - A double bedroom with sea views. En-Suite with double shower and WC. Bedroom 9 ("Punchbowl") - A double bedroom with sea views and a balcony. En-Suite with shower and WC. Bedroom 10 ("Ben's Chair") - A double bedroom with views over the countryside. En-Suite with shower and WC. From the second floor landing, a door gives access to: "Montagu Steps" - which is a three bedroom self-contained apartment on the third floor of the building. A door gives access to a Lobby Area - Space for cloaks, stairs rising to the third floor and the Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room / Kitchen - A dual aspect room enjoying sea views and access to a balcony. Family Bathroom - Four piece suite with shower cubicle and corner bath, WC and wash hand basin. Bedroom 1 - Enjoying sea views and a Juliet balcony. Bedroom 2 - A double bedroom with window to the front elevation. Bedroom 3 - A double bedroom with a window to the front elevation. Outside - There is parking to the front of the property and a tarmac driveway leads to the rear where there is further ample off road parking and turning space for several vehicles. Steps then lead down to the gardens and the manager's accommodation. Manager's Accommodation - The manager's accommodation has been built in an eco style with cedar roof tiles and cladding the building. The front door gives access to Sitting Room - Windows to the front elevation. Sliding doors leading out onto a decked area which enjoys stunning sea views. Wood burning stove. Stairs rise to the galleried first floor level. Shower Room Kitchen - Comprising an excellent range of matching wall and base units with integrated appliances. Bedroom 1 - Enjoying sea views with access to the decking at the front of the property. Range of built in wardrobes. Stairs rise to First Floor Galleried Study - Enjoying stunning views. Bedroom 2 - Velux windows to the front elevation with sea views. The manager's accommodation has its own garden area which is mainly laid to lawn, with a range of mature plants and shrubs, as well the decking, which is adjacent to the property, all enjoying the breath-taking views on offer. The main hotel also has sections of garden, which are terraced and divided into various patio and seating areas, all enjoying the breath-taking views on offer. Property Information Services - Mains water, electricity, drainage. Gas fired central heating. Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327711. Viewing - By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. Directions - From Braunton, proceed towards Ilfracombe on the A361. At Mullacott Cross roundabout turn left signposted towards Woolacombe. Stay on this road until you drop down the hill into the village. Turn right along the Esplanade, opposite the Red Barn and continue along this road for a short distance. The road will eventually pass the Watersmeet Hotel on the left hand side and climb uphill. After a short distance, the property will be found on the left hand side with name plate clearly displayed.