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South Hole, Forda, Croyde, EX33

Offers in excess of £895,000

7 Beds 2 Baths 2 Receptions

REF: BAN200087


  • First time on the market in over 100 years (since 1917)
  • Quiet tucked away position
  • Within easy access of sandy beach
  • Grade II Listed period farmhouse with a wealth of character features
  • 7 Bedrooms in total
  • Suitable for dual family accommodation
  • Further potential to extend (STPP)
  • Delightful gardens and off road parking
  • About 2.4 acres in total - further land available by separate negotiation


FARMHOUSE NEAR CROYDE BEACH! A traditional 7 bedroom Devon farmhouse offering dual occupation or home/income in a quiet and tucked away position, close to Croyde Beach and village, with 2.4 acres 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 The Property This substantial period farmhouse is Grade II Listed, and offers spacious and versatile accommodation that could suit a variety of purposes. At present, it provides dual family occupation with a three / four bedroom main section and a three bedroom annexe, however, could easily suit as a seven bedroom family home, or equally as a home with an income / bed & breakfast. There are delightful gardens with various seating areas that surround the property, with a courtyard to the rear, and further range of outbuildings offering further potential, subject to any necessary planning permissions. The property also benefits from ample off road parking and a paddock to the front. There is planning permission to create a separate driveway leading to the property, if required. In total, there is around 2.4 acres. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying plans, but comprises: Front door leads to Entrance Hall Stairs rising to the first floor landing. Tiled floor. Exposed beam. Door giving access to the rear courtyard and the annexe. Drawing Room A dual aspect room, with a wood burning stove on a slate hearth, with exposed stonework and brick lintel. Bread oven. Kitchen / Breakfast Room A dual aspect room with door to the front elevation leading out onto a secluded patio area of garden. Range of matching wall and base units with a double stainless steel sink set into roll top work surfaces, with space for a dishwasher and washing machine. Central island unit with base unit below and granite work surfaces over. Tiled floor. Oil fired Stanley range set into a brick surround. Built in electric oven with four ring hob with extractor over. Space for an American style fridge freezer. First Floor Landing Windows to the rear elevation overlooking the courtyard. Cloakroom Window to the rear elevation. Low level WC. Family Bathroom Comprising bath with Mira shower over and pedestal wash hand basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Extensive tiling. Obscure window to the rear elevation. At the moment, two bedrooms have been knocked into one to create a main bedroom suite; this could be reversed, if required. Door from the landing gives access to Dressing Room / Bedroom 4 Window to the front elevation. Airing cupboard. Corner shower cubicle. Vanity wash hand basin. Opens to Bedroom 1 Window to the front elevation. The original door to the landing remains, and could be opened up, if required. Bedroom 2 Window to the front elevation. Pedestal wash hand basin. Bedroom 3 An L shaped room with a window to the front elevation. Exposed beam. From the main entrance hall, a door gives access into the annexe side of the property, and leads to Sitting Room Window to the front elevation with window seat. Exposed beams. Slate flagstone flooring. Built in storage cupboard. Stone fireplace with wood burning stove and exposed lintel. Inner Lobby Stairs rising to the first floor landing. Dairy Window to the front elevation. It is understood that there is a slate flagstone floor beneath the lino in this room. One window is currently boarded. Shower Room Comprising low level WC, Mira shower and pedestal wash hand basin. Exposed beams. Kitchen A dual aspect room with views over the rear courtyard and countryside. Matching wall and base units with stainless steel sink set into roll top work surfaces. Space for cooker and fridge freezer. Door giving access to the courtyard. Inglenook style fireplace with a wood burning stove on a slate hearth with timber mantel over. Airing cupboard. Exposed beams. First Floor Landing Also accessed from the main landing of the property. Exposed beams and uprights. Bedroom 5 Window to the front elevation. Exposed beams. Window seat. Bedroom 6 Window to the front elevation. Pedestal wash hand basin. Utility Room This room has been converted (it was previously a bathroom) and now comprises base units with stainless steel sink set into roll top work surfaces, with space for washing machine and tumble dryer. Window to the rear elevation overlooking the courtyard. Access to a storeroom. Adjoins the neighbouring barn, which has the potential for further conversion and extension, subject to any necessary permissions. Bedroom 7 Window overlooking the rear courtyard with storage off. Additional Land 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 Services Mains electricity. Private water and drainage. 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 325 153. 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.