Established holiday letting business with a 5 bedroom farmhouse and 9 holiday letting cottages converted from former farm and mill buildings plus an indoor swimming pool complex with sauna and an all-weather tennis court set in gardens and grounds of approx 7.35 acres.
LOCATION The property is located in the rural North Devon countryside but only 1.5 miles from the sea and has easy access to Exmoor National Park.
Berrynarbor is 2.5 miles away with a post office/village shop, church, primary school, The Globe 16th Century Inn and the Saw Mills public house. Combe Martin is 1.5 miles away with shops, restaurants, pharmacy, petrol station, health centre and the Pack O’Cards Inn. The Black Venus Inn is 10.5 miles away within Exmoor National Park and is known for good food within the area.
Further facilities can be found in Ilfracombe (7 miles) with supermarkets, restaurants and secondary school. The independent school of West Buckland, near Barnstaple is 15 miles away.
The North Devon coastline is renowned for its excellent surfing beaches at Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton Sands which are all within easy reach. The south west coastal path which provides uninterrupted cliff top and coastal walks is 1.5 miles away. The property has a peaceful and secluded setting and enjoys views over the surrounding countryside.
Popular tourist attractions in North Devon include the former fishing village of Clovelly, RHS Garden Rosemoor at Great Torrington and the theme parks of Milky Way and The Big Sheep are within the area. National Trust properties of Arlington Court and Knightshayes Court make ideal day trips.
Exmoor National Park with its enhanced public access is extremely popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Lynton & Lynmouth with its funicular railway, Doone Valley and Dunster village with National Trust Castle and original yarn market are popular with guests.
BUSINESS The cottages are open all year round and have 12 month occupational use. The business is VAT registered. The business is established and was developed over 20 years ago and currently have a letting agent that promotes their properties and manage their website.
The site has potential for glamping, especially in the paddock which was previously used as a CL caravan site and by the play area which could easily be relocated.
Lower Mill Cottage, Upper Mill Cottage and Mill Wheel Cottage are converted from the original mill building and could easily be converted into one large holiday let by interlinking the apartments to Mill Wheel Cottage. (Currently it is only connected with Upper Mill Cottage via a doorway) which would provide a 5/6 bedroom property, sleeping 12 which is currently extremely popular for large groups within the holiday letting market.
THE FARMHOUSE Two storey detached farmhouse located at the bottom of the site with its own private driveway, garden and with the potential to extend to provide a larger kitchen and principle bedroom.
On ground floor there is an entrance hall, sitting room with inglenook fireplace with heavy beam over and original bread oven housing cast iron wood burning stove, kitchen with range cooker, utility room, shower room and a dining room which is currently used as an additional bedroom with a blocked doorway into the sitting room.
Office with its own separate entrance which could be re-connected into the dining room if required and would make an ideal reception/office for the business. At first floor there is a landing, 4 bedrooms (bedroom 1 en-suite shower room) and bathroom with a modern white suite.
Outside the gardens are laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders with a patio area and garden shed with electric.
THE COTTAGES The Barn Two storey end of terrace cottage providing on ground floor an open plan sitting/dining room leading through into the kitchen. Shower room. First floor with two landings as the property has two staircases with each section have 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. (Sleeps 12/14).
Linhay Single storey 2 bedroom stone cottage with an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area. Bathroom. (Sleeps 4).
Dairy Single storey 2 bedroom stone cottage with an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area. Bathroom. (Sleeps 4).
Hayloft Two storey stone built cottage providing on ground floor an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with wood burning stove. First floor landing, bedroom and bathroom. (Sleeps 2).
Byre Two storey stone built cottage on ground floor providing an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with wood burning stove. At first floor there is a landing, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. Bedroom 1 with French doors and Juliet balcony. (Sleeps 5).
Shippen Two storey stone cottage with open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with wood burning stove. At first floor there is a landing, 3 bedrooms and bathroom. (Sleeps 4).
Lower Mill Ground floor apartment converted from a former mill building providing a hall, open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with wood burning stove. Bedroom and bathroom. (Sleeps 2).
Upper Mill First floor apartment converted from the former mill building providing a landing, sitting/dining room and kitchen area with wood burning stove, bedroom and bathroom. (Sleeps 2).
Mill Wheel Cottage Two storey upside down cottage accessed via patio doors with an open plan sitting/dining room and kitchen area with wood burning stove and vaulted ceiling with exposed roof trusses. At lower ground floor there is a hall with an interconnecting door into Upper Mill, 3 bedrooms and a shower room. Outside there is a private enclosed garden. (Sleeps 5).
LEISURE FACILITIES Pool building with a guest laundry along with a ladies & gents changing rooms. Tiled pool 9.12m x 4.53m (29’9 x 14’8) with a depth of 1.4m to 0.8m. Within the pool room is a 4 persons sauna.
All weather tennis court with chain link fencing (an ideal location for a marquee for events).
Children’s play area at the top of the site with slide, wooden rope bridge and obstacle course plus a levelled area for ball games.
OUTSIDE Reception/office with guest freezer, DVD library, tourist information, storage cupboard and a kitchen.
Adjoining linen store with a range of shelving and base units for storage.
At the top of the site there is a timber agricultural building 8.31m x 3.35m (27’2 x 10’9) with a concrete floor along with a loose box.
Next to the pool building is a levelled lawn area for seating where the mill pond is located and original mill wheel. At the bottom of the site is a nature walk which leads down to a stream which is popular with guests.
At the entrance to the site is the paddock which has previously been used as a CL site for caravans and has potential for glamping. Next to the paddock is an overflow car park laid to scalpings with parking for approximately 12 vehicles. The main car park is laid to gravel with parking for 10 vehicles and has bin storage, a recycling station and log store.
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