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Rural Farm Guest House With Two Holiday Cottages For Sale

Braunton, Devon, UK
Asking Price:
£850,000
Turnover:
Available on request
Net Profit:
Available on request

This is a detached former farmhouse, parts of which are 300 years old (believed to be built around 1712) modernised over the recent years to a very high standard.

The property was extended in the late 70’s to house the guests’ dining room on the ground floor, and bedrooms on the first floor.

At the same time, the adjoining buildings were converted to two holiday cottages, one a one bedroom cottage and the other a four bedroom cottage.

In the 1980’s the rear was extended on the main farmhouse to provide a large kitchen, an office, a lounge, a shower room and a WC on the ground floor with four en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.

In total the main house now has four lounges, reception area, kitchen office, 10 en-suite bedrooms, chambermaid cupboard, shower room, WC, utility room and conservatory.

The property has a small south facing garden at the front, an enclosed terrace at the rear of the cottages and a large garden at the rear of the house bordered by conifer and fruit trees, with a large terrace at the top of the garden with far reaching views.

The property also includes: 2 open fronted stone car ports at the side of the cottages; a large open fronted car port/storage barn (shippen) and a block and stone workshop and storeroom to the side of the house; a greenhouse, a large car park and a further large barn converted to a games room, a storage room and a large storage/workshop (previously stables).

Both the main house and the cottages have fully double glazed windows and doors.

Heating for the main house is by Calor Gas central heating to radiators, 2 wood burners and an open fire.

The larger cottage has a wood burner and wall mounted electric heaters.

The smaller cottage has an electric fire and wall mounted electric heaters.

Agents note
We understand that the holiday cottages can be utilised for 10 months of the year, in addition we understand that the property benefits from a residential licence.
Operated by a husband and wife team, the business is that of a large B&B with potential to operate as a small hotel and self-catering cottage complex.

The income amounts to approximately £25,000 per annum (due to retirement) with the potential to earn £44,000 per annum with scope to increase further but it should be noted that only 8 of the en-suite letting bedrooms are utilised for customers as the remaining 2 en-suite bedrooms are used by the current proprietor.

The property also has ETC ratings with 3 stars for the self-catering cottages.

Property Information

Property:

Freehold

Living Accommodation:

10 bed all en-suite detached house currently a B&B with Barley Holiday Cottage sleeping 8 and the Old Granary Cottage sleeping 4.

Location:

Surrounded by unspoilt glorious Devon rolling hills and green countryside, this property is in the hamlet of North Buckland within approximately 3 miles of the golden sandy beaches at Croyde and Putsborough.

The famous surfing beach at Woolacombe is within approximately 3 miles and the property is ideally placed as a touring centre for the North Devon area and with Exmoor National Park on the doorstop. Georgeham with its 2 pubs is within 1 miles distance.

Directions:
Go straight through the villages of Braunton and Knowle staying on the A361, 1 mile after Knowle garage, turn left. (It is a very small crossroad and signposted to North Buckland - the sign is directly on the turning).
You will cross the old railway line, then negotiate a tight left hand corner between a farmhouse and a tractor shed.
The lane rises very steeply until you emerge at the top with North Buckland in view amidst the fields.
We are in the middle of the hamlet on the right with a red post box by our railings at the front of the house. The car park entrance is just past the house.
Alternatively, turn left at the traffic lights in Braunton, and follow this road through Saunton and Croyde.
There is a stunning view of the bay this way. Go through Croyde to the next village of Georgeham.
In Georgeham, take the first right after the village store (Rock Hill), go past the Rock Inn, and follow this lane for about a mile to North Buckland.
The road bends sharp right by North Buckland House and we can be seen at the bottom of the lane on the left.

Premises Details:

Peace and tranquillity at this country retreat yet only a few miles from the sandy beaches of Woolacombe and Croyde

Energy Performance Rating:
F

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