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Fairfield, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34

6 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Annexe, Coastal Views, Signature Homes

6 Bedrooms

4 Bathrooms

3 Receptions

Key Features

  • A truly unique opportunity to buy a beautifully presented family home with an additional superb, architecturally designed holiday let house
  • Delightful south facing elevated location enjoying far reaching views of the countryside and coast
  • Convenient location close to local amenities
  • Beautifully landscaped gardens and grounds of around 1/3 acre
  • Modern office/studio building ideal for those who live and work from home
  • ‘Chic Shed’ providing occasional ancillary overflow accommodation
  • Garage and off road parking
  • Excellent home and income opportunity
  • A complete one off with nothing else like it in the immediate area!!

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Property Description

This fabulous home has to be seen to take in all that is on offer here; the property offers a unique opportunity and a complete one-off. The main family home has been beautifully modernised and updated and provides 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms together with a superb kitchen/family room which is a great space for modern day family life or entertaining. The far reaching views stretch across the town towards the Torrs, Cairn, the countryside and out to the Bristol Channel and rugged coastline.

The real jewel in the crown is the fantastic additional holiday house which is a superb piece of architecture and known as The Kite. This imaginatively designed and highly contemporary building sits in an elevated position within the grounds of the property and offers fabulous light filled modern accommodation arranged over two floors, with high quality fixtures and fittings throughout. The building is orientated to enjoy the best of the far reaching views and the day’s sunlight and the perfect vantage point to admire the spectacular sunsets throughout the year. This building adds considerable appeal and versatility to the overall property and is currently run as a highly successful holiday let producing an excellent annual income in the region of £35,000. The stunning and stylish design is a big attraction to those visiting.

Furthermore, within the rear gardens, which have been beautifully landscaped and planted, there is a studio/office building which is perfect for those who live and work from home. The modern insulated room could be used for a variety of other purposes as well and has double doors opening onto a generous sized raised sun deck. And that’s not all! The ‘Chic Shed’ is another addition and an insulated unit with light and power and presented as an ancillary bed/sitting room. The Chic Shed is veiled within the garden and surrounded by flowering trees shrubs, bushes and plants and sits next to its own gravelled patio.

There are many features to this home that make it this unique offering and something you just won’t find anywhere else. The set-up is perfect for those looking for a family home with a good level of income with the property already having an excellent track record having built up an excellent client base over a number of years now. Additionally, the main house could also be used as a holiday let, alongside The Kite, using the entire property more as a commercial holiday let venture to provide yet further income. Projected holiday let income for the main house will be availble shortly.

Fairfield is a popular and select close situated on the sunnier side of the valley elevated above the town yet within easy reach of the local amenities. There are various shops, restaurants, wine bars and public houses, cafes, art galleries and the Landmark Theatre within the sea front area. Damien Hirst's "Verity" statute stands prominently on Ilfracombe pier and has been the catalyst for a great number of visitors to the town over recent years. The high street with its further selection of small independent shops and amenities is just a short distance away and there are schools for all ages, very close by, as well as Tesco, Lidl and Co-Op Supermarkets. Ilfracombe has beaches at Wildersmouth and the famous Tunnels Beaches which are accessed via Victorian hand cut tunnels and have a sea water pool at low tide.

North Devon has a huge amount to offer with the fabulous golden sand surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton just a short car ride away. The Exmoor National Park is also within easy reach and enjoys some breath-taking scenery and miles and miles of walking. North Devon’s main trading centre, Barnstaple, is approximately 12 miles away and has many of the big name shops. There is also a rail link to Exeter which then connects directly to the major stations in London. The main A361 North Devon Link road also connects from Barnstaple and joins the M5 at junction 27.

THE MAIN FAMILY HOME

Built in the 1970's, the main house has accommodation arranged over two floors and amounts to approximately 117m2 (1,259ft2) in total. The building occupies an elevated south facing position and is ideal as a family home.

An entrance porch opens into the entrance hall which has a high vaulted ceiling and galleried landing. Stairs lead up to the first floor and there is an attractive tiled floor. The heart of the home is the superb kitchen/family room which is a great daytime living space, perfect for family life or for entertaining guests. The twin aspect room has large picture windows which perfectly frame the delightful far reaching views. The kitchen area has an extensive range of fitted units with solid wood work surfaces over. There is provision for a range style cooker with a stainless steel extractor canopy over. The central island unit has further drawers and storage and a slate work surface over. At the rear, there is a conservatory/utility room which has direct access to the garden.

Across the hallway there is a cosy lounge which has a fireplace recess that provides a focal point to the room. The large picture window enjoys the attractive views.

At the rear, there is a ground floor double bedroom and a family bathroom which has a white suite with fitted furniture and a shower over the bath.

Moving to the first floor, on the galleried landing there is shelved linen cupboard and the hatch to the loft space. There is a further double sized bedroom 2 with far reaching views and a smaller single bedroom 3 which sits at the rear and is currently used as a dressing room. The main bedroom is a real treat and has a large dormer window which is glazed right up to the apex and provides the perfect frame to views over the town towards the Torrs, Cairn and the countryside directly from the bed. There is useful storage in the three eaves cupboards. The large side window offers views towards the sea and coastline.

The final room in the house is the additional shower room which provides the facilities for the first floor.

The main house has its own services that are separate from those that serve The Kite. There is mains electricity, gas, water and drainage and the property is subject to the usual council tax (Band D). There is gas central heating and uPVC double glazed windows and doors.

Whilst at present, this part of the property is used as a family home, there is potential for the house to also be used as a holiday let unit as well.

THE KITE - HOLIDAY LET HOUSE

As mentioned above, The Kite is a fabulous additional stand-alone building which sits in a sunny elevated position at the top of the garden. Built in 2020, this stunning house is a superb addition to the property. The Kite is restricted to a holiday use only but is perfect for those looking for a home with an income stream as The Kite is run very successful as a high quality holiday let unit producing an annual income in the region of £35,000. Access to this area of the property is wide gravelled steps at the side. The Kite does have its own private area of garden around it, complete with a beautifully landscaped sun deck and gravelled patio. The covered first floor balcony provides a further outdoor space and a great vantage point from which to enjoy some of the spectacular sunsets throughout the year.

The accommodation amounts to approximately 92m2 (990ft2) of bright and airy contemporary living. You cannot fail but to be impressed the minute you enter the building into the spacious open plan living room. Full height sliding doors occupy two of the walls within the living room, not only allowing plenty of light to flood in but also taking full advantage of the far reaching views. The contemporary feel is enhanced by the low wattage LED down lighters and recessed pelmet lighting around the ceiling in the dining area. The large sliding doors within the room open onto a large sun deck and provides a seamless connection with the outdoor space. The kitchen area has modern fitted base and wall units and is complimented by integrated appliances which include an oven, hob and extractor canopy and a dishwasher. Adjacent to the kitchen there are two useful storage cupboards, one housing plumbing for a washer/dryer and the other the electric boiler for the central heating and hot water. Furthermore, there is a very handy ground floor cloakroom/WC.

The first of the two bedrooms is located on the ground floor and comprises a double sized room which has double doors that lead out onto a secluded decked patio area. There is a beautifully appointed en suite shower room with modern white fittings.

Moving to the first floor, the style and quality continues. The second of the two bedrooms provides a double sized room which has its angular ceiling and a wall of glazing, much like a look-out tower, with the views being able to be enjoyed whilst lying in bed. Double doors open onto the covered balcony with its sleek glass balustrade and generous space for a table and chairs, a perfect spot for a morning coffee or an evening gin and tonic! At the rear of the room, there is a built-in wardrobe and a further beautifully presented and well-equipped en suite bathroom which has a bath as well as a separate walk-in shower cubicle.

The Kite has the benefit of an array of Solar PV panels on its roof which supplements the electricity supply to this property keeping the electric bills to a minimum! The services in The Kite are separate from the main house. There is mains electricity, water and drainage. The heating in The Kite is run via a modern and efficient Baxi electric boiler and can be controlled via The Nest App. There are uPVC double glazed windows and door. Due to The Kite being used as a holiday let, the property is subject to business rates but receives 100% rate relief at present.

OUTSIDE

At road level, there is a single garage and an adjacent hardstanding that provides off road space for a further vehicle. There is also unrestricted parking on the Estate road. Steps lead up to the front of the main house where there is a brick paved patio area that stretches across the front of the building and is a delightful area to sit and admire the views. There is an adjacent and colourful flowerbed and aa large and well-kept front lawn. The lawn extends around to the right hand side of the house and to the rear.

To the left of the house there are wide gravelled steps which lead up through the gardens and provide the main access to The Kite. There is the studio/office part way up the garden which is a very handy and good sized wooden framed insulated building with a mono-pitched roof. The office is ideal for those who work from home or as a hobbies room etc. There is light and power, double glazed windows to all sides and sliding doors at the front that open onto a large raised sun deck which is a great space for an al-fresco meal, a barbecue or just sitting out enjoying the surroundings of the garden.

Behind the main house there are further gently sloping lawned gardens with a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and bushes and a large and colourful, well-stocked rockery flowerbed. Further gravelled steps lead up to a raised and landscaped sitting area which offers a great deal of privacy. There are gravelled and decked sitting spaces, a fire pit and a garden pond, all surrounded by a backdrop of further flowering trees, shrubs and bushes. There is also a garden store shed. Adjacent to this area is the 'Chic Shed' which is currently used as garden room/ancillary occasional overflow accommodation to the main house. The shed is wooden framed with a pitched fibre-glassed roof, a double glazed window and has been insulated and tastefully decorated. There is a light and numerous power points. Currently, the shed houses a sofa and a double bed and provides a fun area and useful additional facility.

Moving up towards The Kite, beyond the office/studio building is a gravelled patio ideal for guests sun loungers and outdoor table and chairs. The steps lead up to The Kite where there is an additional larger raised terrace and sundeck which is directly accessible from the sliding doors from The Kite's main living accommodation. There are various attractive and well-stocked colourful flower beds within this area and mature hedge boundaries providing privacy. The delightful and far reaching views of the countryside and distant sea can be enjoyed from many different areas of the garden which also enjoy plenty of the day's sunlight and some spectacular evening sunsets throughout the year.

This really is a very unique opportunity to own a truly fabulous home that definitely has the wow factor. The added benefit of a significant income stream from the lucrative holiday letting of The Kite is naturally going to be a great attraction. At present The Kite is restricted to holiday use only but it is considered that consent for change of use could be obtained to utilise the property for permanent living for dual/multi-generational family occupation. YOU SIMPLY MUST COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF TO FULLY APPRECIATE THE FACILITIES ON OFFER.

Key Information

Tenure:

Freehold

Council Tax:

D

EPC:

D

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