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Bude, Cornwall, EX23

5 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Fine and Country

5 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

4 Receptions

Key Features

  • Historic 17th Century Farmhouse
  • 5 Bedrooms and 4 Reception Rooms in the Main Residence
  • 5 Self-Contained Holiday Cottages
  • Expansive 3.8 Acres of Gardens and Land
  • Oil-Fired Central Heating
  • Panoramic Rural and Coastal Views
  • Convenient Location Near North Cornish Coast
  • EPC Ratings: Farmhouse - E, Cottages - D
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Property Description

Main Farmhouse:

Believed to date back to the mid-17th century, the superbly presented farmhouse exudes character with original features throughout. The entrance hall welcomes you with flagstone slate flooring, leading to the living room with its dual aspect windows and feature inglenook fireplace housing a wood burner. The sitting room also boasts an inglenook fireplace, providing a cozy retreat.

An office with a connecting door to the conservatory, and a sunroom enjoying a pleasant southerly aspect with glazed doors to the patio, add to the versatility of the living spaces. The kitchen/breakfast room is fully fitted with pine-fronted drawers and cupboards, granite work surfaces, and an oil-fired Aga range. A central island with a built-in electric oven and ceramic hob, alongside a breakfast bar and flagstone slate flooring, makes this kitchen a functional and inviting space. The hobbies/dining room, accessed from the kitchen, features double doors to private gardens.

The ground floor also includes a bathroom with a large shower. Upstairs, the first floor landing leads to five bedrooms. The master bedroom comes with an en-suite bathroom featuring a freestanding roll-top bath, and a walk-in dressing room. The second bedroom has a window seat overlooking the gardens, while the other bedrooms offer charming views and access to the Jack & Jill bathroom.

Sellers Insight:

In August 2002 our lives changed completely,we had been visiting Bude for many years and loved the area with its amazing beaches, cliff top walks and friendly town and thinking about our future knew it would be here.

We both worked for the government and wanted to work for ourselves,making our own decisions, and had a few ideas but foremost was the idea of creating a holiday home for others to enjoy the area.On that bank holiday weekend we came up the farm drive turning gently left and knew we had found the perfect location,tumbledown buildings either side of a drive framing the beautiful view down to sea surrounded by fields,minutes from Bude and Widemouth Bay,sold our house in surrey to neighbours and moved on January 3rd,the only snowy day for years.

The building work commenced, it already had planning permission to convert all the barns to holiday accommodation, so dairy parlours, grain stores and stables all changed to spacious holiday homes.We learnt a lot over the following two years,from building management to how many sugars each builder took in the ritual morning cuppa,it was exciting, exhilarating and exhausting and we loved it all.

In May 2005 at 4pm on the dot 5 cars slowly crept up the drive and we were officially open for business , everyone was happy, we all enjoyed a celebratory drink together and friends were made with guests returning year after year.
We have had family get togethers,wedding receptions, artists weekends, BBC film crews, our own chickens and a veg garden,thought about glamping in the paddock, animals for the children(and adults), taken pre planning advice for a venue in the field with log cabins( already have a borehole and three phase electric) We ran the barns at full tilt the first years but then eased off to allow us time to travel and visit some of the places on our bucket list,taking time out in quiet times meant a few weeks here and there in Asia, India, France and then cruising all over the world.

It is now time to fully retire and explore the rest of the world,spend more time in our French home and enjoy our life to the full.

Helscott, Stratton: A Versatile Country Residence with Holiday Cottages


Helscott is approached via a shared entrance lane, leading to a private driveway for the main residence and barns. The formal gardens are mainly laid to lawn with established flower and shrub beds. A paved patio and seating terrace adjoining the conservatory offer pleasant garden views. Additional features include a vegetable garden with raised beds, a large greenhouse, and a timber shed/store. The property also boasts a 2.1-acre gently sloping paddock with far-reaching views across open countryside, to Bude town and the coast beyond.

Holiday Cottages:

The five holiday cottages, sympathetically converted from former barns, provide well-appointed accommodation with oil-fired central heating and double-glazed windows. Each cottage has its own private garden area with lawn and patio, offering a peaceful retreat for guests.

Rose Barn:

Featuring a dining room with glazed doors to a south-facing patio, a kitchen, and a spectacular living room with vaulted ceilings. The ground floor includes a bedroom and a bathroom, while the first floor offers two additional bedrooms and an en-suite shower room.

Granary Barn:

Comprises an entrance hall, two bedrooms, a bathroom, and an open-plan kitchen/living area.

Ivy Barn:

Includes a living room with stairs to a galleried bedroom, a kitchen, an additional bedroom with an en-suite shower room, and a bathroom.

Oak Barn:

Offers a living room, kitchen/dining area, one ground floor bedroom with an en-suite shower room, and two additional bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

Acorn Barn:

Features an entrance hall, an open-plan living room/kitchen, two bedrooms, and a bathroom.

Tenure - Freehold

EPC: Farmhouse - E , Cottages - D

Council Tax band - F - Main farmhouse

Mains water and electric. Private drainage system

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