Premier holiday complex 1¼ miles from the sea and beach of Bude. Grade II listed detached 4/5 bed Manor House in need of refurbishment. Adjoining 2 bed cottage & 3 bed apartment. 16 holiday cottages (Rated 4*). Impressive facilities including pool & equestrian. 17.27 acres.
LOCATION The property is located in a rural location yet only 1½ miles to Bude and its sandy surfing beaches. Poughill is only ½ mile away and is home to the Preston Gate Inn which is within walking distance and is known for good food within the area. The closest beach is at Crooklets Beach which is sandy and is located 1¼ miles away where you can join the South West Coastal Path.
The village of Stratton located on the A39, known as the Atlantic Highway has a village store and further public houses. The picturesque seaside town of Bude with its redeveloped quay, canal and restaurant is only 1½ miles away offering a full range of amenities and facilities including supermarkets, Budehaven Community School, golf course, leisure complex with indoor pool, shops, doctor’s surgery and dentist. The area is known for its rugged and scenic coastline with much of it being in the ownership of the National Trust providing protected and enhanced public access.
The North Cornwall coastline is a popular tourist attraction with its sandy surfing beaches of Widemouth, Summerleaze, Crooklets and Sandy Mouth. Local tourist attractions in the area include Tintagel, the former fishing village of Clovelly, Port Isaac made famous by the television programme, Doc Martin and Padstow home to Rick Stein’s restaurants. The camel cycle trail that runs from Bodmin to Padstow along the River Camel is extremely popular within the area, along with Lanhydrock House (National Trust) which is a popular tourist attraction close by.
The Big Sheep and the Milky Way theme parks are located just off the A39. Bodmin Moor is close by, made famous by the BBC series, Poldark. The Eden Project and the Lost Garden of Heligan, near St Austell area are all year round attractions. Sports facilities in the area include golf at Bude and water sports at Tamar Lake. The property has easy access on to the A39 Atlantic Highway which connects the town of Barnstaple and Wadebridge. The regional airports of Newquay and Exeter are within easy reach.
THE BUSINESS Premier holiday letting business specialising in family holidays and has built up an established business since the 1980’s. It currently opens for 40 weeks of the year and is closed for 6 weeks either side of Christmas for maintenance.
The cottages and apartment are rated by Visit England as 4* Gold and have repeat business of approximately 45%.
The property is for sale due to retirement and the holiday accommodation is being actively advertised via their own website coupled with Premier Cottages, Baby Friendly Boltholes, Trip Advisor, Booking.com and Airbnb. In addition, they use social media including Facebook to promote the business.
The cottages are all refurbished to a high standard and have an annual maintenance programme. 5 cottages have new hot tubs that sit in their private gardens and 6 of the cottages welcome dogs.
The property has potential for weddings with stunning photograph opportunities within the gardens and a level grass area in front of the Manor House which is ideal for a marquee.
There is planning permission to build 8 holiday letting cottages within the walled garden which has been initiated with the building of the pads.
The property is set in 17.27 acres including 2 paddocks which are currently used for the equestrian centre. Currently the equestrian centre is let on a rental agreement on a peppercorn rent and adds a facility to the holiday letting business for guests; but could be developed further if brought in-house. The sand school could be developed into an area for a marquee for weddings subject to gaining the relevant consents.
The Manor House has been divided into three properties with House Cottage and the Manor House Apartment being let out as holiday letting cottages at this time but could be re-incorporated back into the main house or occupied by family members if required. The main Manor House includes many original features including open fireplaces, oak panelling, original shutters and has Georgian proportions and will require updating as the present owners have concentrated on the refurbishment of the 18 holiday letting cottages.
Within the leisure complex there is potential to remove the snooker table from the bar area and to let this space out for groups that rent the complex for functions such as anniversaries or milestone birthdays to increase the trade.
THE PROPERTY Hall accessed via French glazed doors. Parquet flooring. Coved ceiling. Linen fold oak panelling. Stairs to the first floor accommodation. Sash window to the front with window seat overlooking the driveway and gardens. Wooden carved open fireplace housing cast iron wood burning stove.
Drawing room accessed from hall with dual aspect with sash windows and original shutters overlooking the driveway and gardens to the front. Decorative coved ceiling. Wooden carved open fireplace with marble hearth.
Sitting room accessed from hall. Range of shelving. Coved ceiling. Wooden fireplace housing cast iron wood burning stove. Sash window to rear and walk in bay window to side with French doors leading to outside.
Dining room accessed from hall. Carved wooden open fireplace. Coved ceiling. Alcove. Built in original cupboard. Sash windows to front overlooking driveway to front.
Boot room accessed from hall. Ceramic tiled floor. Door to outside. Door into:-
Cloakroom with a white suite of low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Ceramic tiled floor and tiled to surrounds.
Kitchen with a range of pine base cupboards. Four oven Aga. Window to rear. Tiled work surfaces with inset 1½ bowl sink unit. Plumbing for dishwasher. Wooden pine stripped door into:-
Pantry with a range of wooden shelving. Windows to rear and side.
Office accessed from kitchen. High level window. Range of wooden shelving. Door into dining room.
Utility room accessed from kitchen. Flagstone floor. Range of wall and base cupboards. Stainless steel double bowl sink unit with single drainer. Window to rear. Former open fireplace with wooden mantle. Electric oven and grill. Plumbing for automatic washing machine. Stable door into:-
Reception with window to front and glazed door to outside. Adjoining tourist information room with book library and tennis rackets.
FIRST FLOOR:- Landing with picture window to rear. Former doorway into Manor House apartment. Skylight. Doors to rooms.
Bedroom 1 with dual aspect with sash window overlooking the driveway and front gardens. Range of built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 2 with sash window to side. Former bathroom with potential to make an en-suite.
Bedroom 3 with sash window to side. Built in wardrobes.
Bedroom 4 with dual aspect with windows to side and rear. Corner cast iron fireplace with wooden mantle.
Bathroom with a matching suite of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Separate double shower cubicle. Sash window to front overlooking front driveway and gardens.
Bedroom 5 accessed from bathroom. Bay window with Sash windows overlooking gardens and driveway. Carved pine fireplace with marble hearth and surround. Coved ceiling. Former doorway into Manor House Apartment.
MANOR HOUSE APARTMENT
GROUND FLOOR:- Entrance to the rear of the house leading to:-
Hall with stairs leading to:-
FIRST FLOOR:- Landing with former doorway into the main house landing and former doorway leading into bedroom 5 within the main house. Built in airing cupboard. Built in storage cupboard.
Sitting/Kitchen area with open plan sitting/kitchen with slate open fireplace with ceramic tiled hearth. French oak flooring. Shaker style kitchen with stainless steel electric cooker. Plumbing for dishwasher. Sash window to front overlooking the front gardens and driveway and also the side.
Dining room accessed from sitting room/kitchen. Window to side with sea view. French oak flooring.
Bedroom 1 with window to rear. Open cast iron decorative fireplace with wooden mantle. En-suite Bathroom with modern white suite of close coupled WC, wash hand basin in modern vanity unit and panelled bath with curved glass shower screen and shower. Ceramic tiles to floor and to ceiling. Chrome heated towel rail radiator.
Bedroom 2 with dual aspect with window to side and rear. Access to roof void.
Bathroom with a white suite of close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with glass shower screen and shower. Extractor fan. Frosted window to rear. Ceramic tiles to floor and surrounds. Chrome heated towel rail radiator.
Bedroom 3 with dual aspect with windows to rear and side.
GROUND FLOOR:- Sitting/dining room with window to front. Former doorway into dining room of the main house. Feature fireplace and doorway through into:
Kitchen with 1½ bowl sink unit. Skylights. Stainless steel electric cooker and halogen hob with stainless steel cooker extractor hood. Oak fitted kitchen of wall and base cupboards.
Bathroom with a white suite of close coupled WC, wash hand basin, panelled bath with curved glass shower screen with shower over. Travertine tiles to floor and ceiling. Built in airing cupboard.
FIRST FLOOR:- Landing with window to side.
Bedroom 1 with window to front overlooking driveway and gardens.
Bedroom 2 with window to front overlooking driveway and gardens.
THE COTTAGES The holiday letting cottages are located in a village setting with stone paths with gravelled areas for low maintenance. Each cottage has its own outside seating area for guests. Arrival is via a private circular driveway which leads to the main house and reception. There are three gravelled car parks for guests.
Each kitchen is equipped with a range of modern wall and base cupboards, an electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and a dishwasher.
All the cottages have a flat screen television, DVD player and are centrally heated via a biomass system and have been refurbished into a contemporary style with white bathroom suites.
LEISURE FACILITIES Games room 8.82m x 5.74m free to use pool table, table tennis and table football. Playroom 5.29m x 4.33m with laminate flooring. Children’s wendy house and Little Tikes slide. In front of the playroom is a children’s sand pit along with seating for guests. Feature red telephone box within this area.
Outdoor heated pool with a toddler pool. Surrounded by patio area with seating for guests. Recently refurbished all weather tennis court enclosed by chain link fencing.
Indoor heated swimming pool complex 19.51m x 13.81m. Tiled pool surrounded by non-slip ceramic tiles and vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. L-shaped tiled pool 11.92m (max) x 5.75m (max). Within the pool building is a 6 person jacuzzi as well as the plant room. Lower area for seating and patio doors leading out to a decking area for guests.
Gents changing rooms with non-slip ceramic tiled floor, shower cubicle and WC facilities. Ladies changing rooms with non-slip ceramic tiled floor, shower cubicle and WC facilities. Both recently refurbished in 2020. Treatment room 2.88m x 2.55m used by in-house beautician.
Bar/Snooker room 12.17m x 5.44m with a pine stripped floor. Vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. Flat screen TV. Full size snooker table. Bar servery with bottle chiller, stainless steel wash hand basin, beer station and range of optics. Free to use original 1970’s Jukebox. Newly refurbished with range of tables and chairs for 16 covers and 5 bar stools.
Sauna room 3.86m x 2.23m with free to use sauna for 4/6 people. Ceramic tiled floor and shower cubicle. Extractor fan.
Gym 6.63m x 5.30m with running machine, rowing machine, exercise bike and cross trainer. Storage cupboards. Door leading to outside.
Children’s play area located to the front of the property with timber swings, trampoline and timber climbing frame with further swings and slide. Two storey Wendy house. An adventure playground is located off the drive with a wooden climbing frame with cargo net, scramble pipe and timber wendy house.
Laundry room 3.50m x 3.36m with washing machines and tumble driers, linen store and storage cupboards.
EQUESTRIAN CENTRE Concrete stable yard with 10 loose boxes and tack room.
40m x 20m sand school along with a field shelter. The stable yard includes the stable office with adjoining garage with concrete floor, further managers office, kitchen/WC facilities and in-house laundry. There is also another yard enclosed with post and rail fencing and field shelter. Currently the two paddocks are used in conjunction with the equestrian centre for grazing.
OUTSIDE The property is approached via a circular gravel driveway with mature trees within the grounds including Horse Chestnut, Yew, Sycamore and Oak. Located just off of the front driveway is a triple car port 11.98m x 6.76m with power, lighting and a concrete floor.
The formal gardens which have a hexagonal patio area are located below the tennis court and have tiered ponds with Gunnera plus a greenhouse and potting shed with power and lighting.
Formal walled garden area with planning permission for 8 holiday letting cottages with concrete pads already installed. There is also a thatched summerhouse next to the ponds.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with agents Carter Jonas. For further information contact Stephen Richards on 07968 216 596 or 01823 428 858.
METHOD OF SALE The property is offered by private treaty, inclusive of trade inventory to include furnishings, equipment, fixtures & fittings within the holiday letting cottages and in relation to the business, excluding any personal items.
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