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Mortehoe, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34

2 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Semi Rural, Coastal Views, Fine and Country

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathrooms

2 Receptions

Key Features

  • Superb stone built converted former barn packed full of character and charm
  • 112m2 (1,206ft2) of accommodation with high vaulted ceilings amplifying the feeling of space
  • Delightful rural location in a small hamlet of properties on the very outskirts of Mortehoe
  • Less than a mile from the rocky cove bay and beach at Lee
  • A short distance from the fabulous golden sand beaches at Woolacombe
  • 26ft x 13ft living room with 16ft high 'A-framed' vaulted ceiling and imposing fireplace and wood burner
  • 16ft x 14ft kitchen family room with 15ft high 'A-framed' vaulted ceiling
  • 2 bedrooms and a family bathroom
  • Many unique and charming features throughout the home
  • Off road parking for 2 vehicles
  • Large elevated gardens and grounds of approximately 0.42 acres
  • Further farmland of up to 13 acres available by separate negotiation
  • Stone built single storey 'Shepherd's Hut'/ancillary building available by separate negotiation
  • Delightful and far reaching views over the neighbouring countryside towards the distant coastline
  • Perfect as a characterful permanent home or a spacious holiday home/holiday let
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Property Description

Farriers End is a delightful and very spacious and charming, detached characterful home packed full of fabulous features having been converted from a stone-built former barn in 2008. With large, bright and airy accommodation of approximately 112m2 (1,206ft2), the property offers so much more that its 2 bedroom accommodation. There is a wealth of period features throughout the property with high vaulted ceilings amplifying the feeling of space, exposed beams, solid oak floors, stained glass windows and exposed stone. In the lounge there is a huge red-brick built fireplace with a wood-burning stove which adds further to the unique atmosphere that the property exudes. This home is truly unique and combines all of the modern creature comforts blended with the character and charm one would usually expect in a period home.

Located in a rural position on the very outskirts of the popular a sought-after coastal village of Mortehoe, the property occupies an idyllic location in a small hamlet of properties. Farriers End sits in its own large gardens and grounds of around 0.42 acres in a sunny south facing direction and enjoys views from the grounds to a wide vista over the neighbouring surrounding countryside and out towards the Bristol Channel and rugged coastline in the distance. There is five-bar gated access onto a parking area for 2 cars with the large gardens elevated and enclosed to the eastern side of the building. For those seeking more acreage, there is additional immediately adjoin land available to purchase, if required and by separate negotiation. This would allow for use for a pony/horse or other small animals or for vegetable production or similar. Furthermore, across the lane, there is a most attractive stone-built single storey gabled-roofed Shepherd's Hut which comprises a living room, kitchenette and shower room and is ideal as a home office, workroom or ancillary unit. The Shepherd's Hut is also available to purchase by separate negotiation if required.

The closest larger village is actually Lee Bay which is a small rocky cove bay and is just under a mile away. Lee has a Public House that serves food and a Church. There is plenty of nearby walking in and around the village too. The villages of Mortehoe and Woolacombe sit on the rugged North Devon coastline and amidst surrounding National Trust land. Mortehoe is a popular picture post card village which has two public houses serving food, a Post Office/general stores, tea rooms, Church and takeaways. Woolacombe is famous for its renowned golden sand surfing beach which has been voted best beach in the UK on Trip Advisor in recently years. Many of the visitors flock to the area throughout the year but especially through the busy summer months. The village has an array of facilities which include a variety of small independent shops, a selection of cafe, bars and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes, a medical centre, Pharmacy and a Primary School which continues to hold the 'outstanding' rating from OFSTED. As well as the main stretch of golden sand there is also Barricane and Combesgate Beaches which have rock pools to explore, with the former having a kiosk selling Sri-Lankan curries throughout the summer season! The surrounding National Trust land provides miles and miles of walking with some of the finest coastal scenery on offer. There is a variety of leisure facilities with the best nearby golf courses being the two links courses at Saunton, one of which is at championship standard. Barnstaple is North Devon's main trading centre and approximately 12 miles away with a range of bigger named shops, a rail link and direct access onto the main A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27 Tiverton. Ilfracombe is just a short drive along the coast approximately 5 miles away and has plenty of coastal charm a picturesque harbour which is home to the world renowned artist's Damien Hirst's 60ft high bronze Verity statue, the cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 50 miles away with direct rail links to the main line stations in London.

There is the immediate feeling of space upon entering the property into the welcoming entrance hall with its full height ceiling and a stained glass feature. Seven stairs lead up to the upper landing which leads onto the bedrooms. The heart of the home is the 16ft x 14ft kitchen/family room which has a 15ft high vaulted ceiling with a large 'A-framed' beamed ceiling with 'Velux' style roof windows allowing plenty of light to flood in. There is a range of fitted base and wall units and spaces for all of the various white goods and ample room for a family sized dining table and chairs. The solid oak floor runs through into the fabulous 26ft x 13ft lounge with its 16ft high 'Cathedral-like' vaulted ceiling. Much like the kitchen/family room, there are two large 'A-framed' exposed beams providing a wonderful feature to the room. Your eye is immediately drawn to the imposing red-bricked fireplace with is flue rising to the apex. Within the fireplace is an ornate wood-burning stove set on a stone hearth. There are feature stained glass windows including a small bow shaped window in the corner of the room. Large double doors open onto the front garden.

Moving through the property and back out into the entrance hall, the family bathroom leads off and comprises a modern white suite which includes a bath and a separate shower cubicle, a low level wc and a hand basin. There are tiled walls and a high ceiling with a stained glass feature within the wall between the room and the hallway.

Heading up the seven stairs to the upper hallway, the character and charm continues in bucket loads. The L-shaped high ceilinged corridor has exposed beams and a solid oak floor and leads to the two bedrooms. Bedroom two is set-up as a twin bedded room with high level stained glass windows. Bedroom 1 is a particularly spacious 17ft x 13ft double bedroom with an 11ft high vaulted and beamed ceiling. At the apex in a central position within the wall is a small stained glass feature window. Both bedrooms have the solid oak wood floors.

Outside, at the front of the property, double five-barred gates open onto a gravelled parking area which has space for two vehicles. There is a grassed terraced bank to one side and a further small lawned area which runs adjacent to the building. The property has a very attractive stone built front walled boundary.

Steps lead up at the side of the property to the gardens. Immediately adjacent to the house is a good-sized stone paved patio area which has plenty of space for outdoor furniture and sun loungers and is a great spot for an al-fresco meal or a barbecue. The remainder of the grounds stretch away from the property on the northern and western sides and are grassed, gently sloping and bounded by mature hedges and fencing. There is a further 5 barred gated access at the far northern end of the garden which would allow easy access for a ride on mower etc. Because the gardens are elevated, they see plenty of the days sunlight from morning to night and enjoy the far reaching and delightful views over the neighbouring countryside to the distant coastline.

As mentioned earlier, there is a parcel of additional farmland available by separate negotiation that immediately abuts the garden area, if required. There are up to 13 additional acres available.

Farriers End is perfect as a characterful permanent countryside home or alternatively would make a fabulous rural retreat offering a great getaway from busy city life. The property would holiday let very well and derive an excellent annual income too if desired.

This unique home truly offers something different and we full advise an early internal inspection to appreciate the character, charm, abundance of space the captivating surroundings.

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