Offers in excess of £650,000
GORGEOUS COTTAGE IN POPULAR COASTAL VILLAGE! Stunning recently refurbished Grade II listed character cottage in a superb and highly popular coastal village. Location - The property is situated on the outskirts of the highly sought after coastal village of Croyde, within a 10 minute walk of the world renowned lifeguarded sandy surfing beach, and excellent range of amenities in Croyde village including popular pubs, restaurants and shops. There is also an excellent array of beautiful walks nearby, with stunning vistas to be enjoyed on the South West Coastal Footpath. The property is ideally positioned within easy reach of some other superb local beaches including Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton, the latter also boasting a popular golf club, with two championship courses. The larger village of Braunton is around 4 miles away and offers a wider range of amenities including primary and secondary schooling, health centre, various shops, places of worship and numerous pubs and restaurants. The regional centre of Barnstaple is around 10 miles away, and offers all the area's main business, shopping, commercial and leisure 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 two hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is about an hour and twenty minutes' drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Croyde village - 0.5 mile Braunton - 4 miles Barnstaple - 10 miles Exmoor National Park - 14 miles The Property - This is a rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully presented Grade II listed thatched cottage, thought to date back between 500-550 years, in a highly sought after seaside location, within easy reach of the stunning North Devon coastline. The cottage has been the subject of extensive, yet sympathetic renovation, having been rewired and re-plumbed, installation of a new central heating system, with underfloor heating in the sitting room and dining room, re-fitted kitchen and bathrooms, as well as re-thatching (around 4 years ago). It has also been re rendered using lime render exposing the original stonework. The versatile accommodation could suit a variety of purposes including as a main home, or equally as a holiday home/investment. There are two reception rooms, four bedrooms and four bath/shower rooms. The property also benefits from a separate garden area, and off road parking as well as a double car port. There is a good sized and private seating area, perfect for al-fresco dining, as well as an outdoor shower, perfect for after a day at the beach. This superb property is available to the open market with no ongoing chain, and the agents have no hesitation in recommending a full internal inspection to fully appreciate the accommodation on offer. Viewings Note: This property is currently a holiday let, therefore viewings are to take place strictly on changeover day only - please contact us for further information. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan (to follow shortly), comprises: Front door leads through to Dining Room - A dual aspect room with windows to front and rear elevations, and a window seat. Ornate fireplace with bread oven and exposed lintel. Stairs rise to the first floor landing with under stairs storage cupboard. Oak flooring. Sitting Room - A dual aspect room with oak flooring and beamed ceiling. Inglenook fireplace with electric stove, exposed lintel and bread oven. A secondary front door leads to a Hall - with a secondary set of stairs rising to the first floor and bedroom 1. Bedroom 4 - Window to the side elevation. Exposed lintel. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Window to the front elevation with stained glass insert. Kitchen / Breakfast Room - A dual aspect room with access onto the rear courtyard. Kitchen comprising a range of matching wall and base units, with ceramic sink set into quartz work surfaces. Space for electric range cooker. Integrated dishwasher. Beamed ceiling and oak flooring. Utility - Space for fridge freezer, separate chest freezer and washing machine. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath with shower over. Heated towel rail. Window to the front elevation. Hatch access to loft space. From the hall, stairs lead up to Bedroom 1 - Window to the front elevation. Hatch access to loft space. Built in storage cupboard. There is an interconnecting door to bedroom 3. Dressing Room - Window to the rear elevation. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Window to the front elevation. From the dining room, a secondary staircase rises to the First Floor Landing - Hatch access to loft space. Beautiful exposed floorboards. Bedroom 2 - Window to the front elevation. Exposed beams. Bedroom 3 - Window to the front elevation. Exposed floorboards and stonework. Built in wardrobe. En-Suite - Comprising low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Heated towel rail. Window to the rear elevation. Outside - To the rear of the property, there is an enclosed and covered seating area, which also houses the oil fired boiler. From this area, there is pedestrian access to the road. From the front of the cottage, and further up the lane, there is an area of off road parking for the property, and a double carport, as well as a lovely garden area with a patio ideal for al-fresco dining, which is private and enjoys a splendid sunny aspect. There is also a useful outdoor shower, perfect for coming back from the beach with wetsuits, kayaks, surfboards etc. Property Information Services - Mains water, electricity and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Underfloor heating in the sitting and dining room and radiators on the first floor. 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, proceed on the A361 towards Braunton until reaching the traffic lights in the centre of the village. Turn left here, signposted towards Saunton and Croyde. Continue along this road and you will eventually drop down the hill into the village of Croyde itself. Proceed through the village, bearing right in the centre of the village, towards Georgeham. After you pass a sharp right hand and then left hand turning, continue for a short distance, where you will see a chapel on your left hand side. The property will be situated a short distance along on the right hand side, and it is advised on first inspection to park in the car park for the chapel, and proceed on foot to the front door of the cottage.
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