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Woolacombe Station Road, Woolacombe, Devon, EX34

6 bedroom house for sale

detached House, Coastal Views, Fine and Country

6 Bedrooms

3 Bathrooms

2 Receptions

Key Features

  • Beautifully presented and extended versatile family home
  • Great for those looking to escape the busy cities for a life on the coast and in the countryside
  • South-facing with stunning views across the countryside, Woolacombe Bay and the Atlantic Ocean
  • Perfect for the larger family or as a high-quality holiday home/holiday let
  • Average income as a holiday let of £65,000 over the past 5 years
  • 6 double-sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
  • Superb 28ft x 13ft living room with direct access onto a huge sea facing sun terrace
  • Delightful kitchen/family room
  • Private drive access right up to the side of the house
  • Two large garage/workshops (one with electric car charging point) and plenty of additional parking
  • Good-sized landscaped gardens of around ¼ acre
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Property Description

Mount Rose is a delightful, much improved and considerably extended detached family home situated in a sought-after and enviable south facing location, in an elevated position overlooking Woolacombe Bay. The property has unique and versatile accommodation, perfect for the larger family or ideal as a high quality holiday home or holiday let. Indeed, the property is currently used for holiday letting purposes and is very successful, producing an excellent annual income. Over the past 5 years of holiday letting, the income averages out at £65,000 per annum but there is scope to significantly add to that by including shorter 2 and 3 night breaks throughout the year as well.

The present owners have considerably extended and improved the home, presenting it is excellent order throughout, ready for immediate occupation. The property enjoys delightful and far reaching views over the surrounding countryside, down the valley and towards the golden sand beach and across Woolacombe Bay towards Baggy and Hartland Points and Lundy Island in the distance. All of the principal rooms enjoys the lovely views with a real feature of the home being the stunning and very spacious sea facing roof terrace which leads directly from the main lounge, and which provides a fabulous vantage point from which to admire the vista whilst enjoying an al fresco meal, a barbeque or simply sitting out enjoying outdoor life. There is plenty of off-road parking for numerous vehicles as well as two large garages, both with electrically operated doors and one housing an electric car charging point. The total plot sizes amounts to a generous 1/4 of an acre or so with the rear garden and outdoor entertaining area offering a great deal of privacy.

Woolacombe sits on the rugged North Devon coast and amidst the surrounding National Trust land, and is an extremely popular and well known village throughout the UK primarily due to its stunning golden sand beach. Many visitors flock to the area throughout the year but especially through the summer months. The village has an array of facilities which include small independent shops, a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes, a medical centre, pharmacy and a primary school which has an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted. As well as the 2½ miles of golden sand that stretch across to Putsborough, there are Barricane and Combesgate beaches which have rock pools to explore and the former having a beachside kiosk selling delicious Sri Lankan curries through the summer season. There is also Grunta beach which is a smaller and quieter private cove. The surrounding National Trust land and the South West Coastal Footpath provides miles and miles of walking to enjoy some of the finest coastal scenery on offer. There are a variety of leisure facilities and excellent nearby golf courses with the best known being the two links courses at Saunton, one of which is at championship standard. The Exmoor National Park is also just a short drive away.

Barnstaple is North Devon's main trading centre and is approximately 12 miles away and has many of the bigger name shops, a rail link to Exeter which has direct trains to London, and direct access to the main A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27. There is a helipad at Chivenor and the nearest airports are at Exeter and Bristol.

The house has been designed to take into account the topography of its plot and has three storey accommodation that cascades down over the site. There is plenty of space, perfect for modern day family living, with excellent connections between indoor and outdoor living with the two main living spaces both having direct access onto outdoor areas and many of the bedrooms having access to the garden or their own balcony.

There are various routes of access to the property, both on the lower ground floor as well as the upper ground level. The hub of the home is the superb very spacious open plan living room and kitchen area which is a great daytime living space with plenty of room for a family sized dining table and chairs, as well as sofas and armchairs. Glazed sliding doors frame the views across the valley towards the countryside and the bay and open onto a sheltered paved veranda which stretches across the width of the building. The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern base and wall units and complimented by various integrated appliances including a dishwasher, wine cooler and an extractor canopy. There is also a range style cooker and an upright fridge/freezer too. A breakfast bar provides a partial room divider and is a great place to pull up a stool for morning coffee or informal dining. There is excellent storage within the room and underfloor heating sits below the attractive flooring that flows through the entire floor. Practicality is provided within the handy utility room which has a sink, plumbing for the washing machine and a plant room/store. There is also a cloakroom/wc.

Moving up to the upper ground floor, the impressive 28ft x 13ft main lounge provides a wow factor and the wall of glazing in form of bi-folding and sliding doors take full advantage of the super views over the countryside, across the bay and out over the coast. The direct access onto the large front sun terrace blends indoor and outdoor living seamlessly and is perfect for those who love entertaining. A cosy feel and a focal point to the room is provided by the wood burner that sits on its slate hearth.

Glazed double doors open in to the inner hallway which has the stairs to the top floor and doors out to both the front and the rear of the property. There are three generous sized bedrooms on this floor, one double bedroom and two set up as twin-bedded rooms, albeit capable as double rooms as well. There is also a well-appointed family bathroom which has a bath as well as a separate walk-in shower cubicle and attractive tiling.

Up again, on the top floor, there are a further three bedrooms, again all very well proportioned. Bedroom 1 and bedroom 2 both have their own balcony at the front of property which provides an uninterrupted vista down the valley, over the countryside and out over Woolacombe Bay and across the sea. Bedroom 1 also has its own en suite shower room with modern fittings. Bedroom 3, at the rear of the building, has a sliding door that overlook the attractive rear gardens from the Juliet balcony. A further shower room provides the facilities for this floor.

The impressive accommodation is beautifully presented throughout and decorated in neutral tones. There is gas fired underfloor heating throughout the property and attractive graphite-coloured double-glazed windows and doors. There is a concealed 5,000 litre tank which collects rain water from the roof and a pump is used to supply three of the four toilets within the property and the garden taps. The property is on a water meter and this facility drastically reduces water bills. Fibre internet is provided by Airband with current speeds of 100 – 150 mbs.

The furniture and equipment in the property is available to purchase by separate negotiation, making the property ready for immediate use or to facilitate the continuation of the holiday let business.

Outside, the property is approached via its own driveway which leads right up to the front of the property providing easy access for older or disabled residents. At the bottom of the drive there are two large garages, both with electrically operated doors, ample power points and lighting and one which houses an electric car charging point. There is further parking in front of these two garages for 3 - 4 vehicles. The drive continues from here up to a further area of parking with space for at least one more vehicle immediately in front of the building. As mentioned earlier, there is a sheltered veranda that stretches across the front of the building, directly accessible from the lower ground floor kitchen and living room.

Access from the side of the property leads around to the rear garden which enjoys a good deal of privacy. The rear garden has level terraces with an outdoor entertaining area, perfect for an al-fresco meal, barbecues, sunbathing etc. There is a good sized paved patio with plenty of space for garden furniture and further lawned gardens, all bounded by mature hedging, shrubs and bushes. The gardens are safe for younger children and dogs.

Mount Rose is a fabulous home which has excellent facilities and enjoys superb far reaching views. We fully advise an early internal inspection to fully appreciate the quality of the property on offer.

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