5 bedroom detached house for sale

Guide price £645,000

Berrynarbor, Berrynarbor, Devon EX34

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Property info

Property features

  • 3 bedroom thatched cottage
  • Two 1 bedroom det cottages
  • Ideal dual occupation
  • Suitable for home/income
  • Views over beach & to sea
  • Tucked away but convenient
  • 1 Acre. No upper chain

Property description

A coastal estate in miniature incorporating three charming detached period cottages set in secluded grounds of 1 acre directly overlooking Combe Martin Bay Total 5 Bedrooms. EPC Bands E/F/D.

Situation and amenities

The views are the wow factor of these unique properties, which nestle close to the beach in Combe Martin, at the heart of the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is literally on the borders of Berrynarbor and Combe Martin, and close by is a footpath which leads directly onto Newberry Beach which provides excellent rock pool fishing for inquisitive children. Newberry Beach is adjacent to Combe Martin Beach which is larger and sandier. Dogs are permitted on Newberry Beach, but not on the adjacent Combe Martin Beach. One of the main attractions of this small estate is not having to walk along or across any main roads to get to the beach. Also close by, there is direct access to the South West Coast Path which provides walks with unrivalled views of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the UK. There are fabulous views, particularly from Ancient Cottage over Combe Martin Bay and towards Lester Point and Hangmans Hill. Combe Martin village is within easy walking distance and in addition to its hilly coastline and sheltered beach, offers a variety of shops catering for day to day needs. The property is within 20 minutes drive of many centres including the coastal town of Ilfracombe, about 5 miles, the regional centre of Barnstaple is a little further, with excellent shopping facilities including many of the well known High Street stores, and out of town superstores. At Barnstaple, the North Devon Link Road provides access Junction 27 of the M5, where Tiverton Parkway also can provide access to London (Paddington in just over 2 hours). The surrounding countryside and coastline provide excellent recreational facilities with lovely wide open safe and sandy surfing beaches at Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe. The Exmoor National Park is also nearby and provides endless bridleways and footpaths for those who wish ride and walk and appreciate the dramatic rugged coastline and countryside.


Saltdene is the collective name for the 3 properties on site, which are individually known as Ancient Cottage, Careys and Love. This is rare opportunity for a lifestyle change, to acquire adaptable accommodation which offers a number of permutations for ongoing use. At present, the property is run as three self-catering holiday cottages, but also utilised by the family who own them as holiday homes as and when they want to put personal enjoyment over income. Alternatively, one could live in the main dwelling and operate the other two as ancillary accommodation for dependent relatives or paying guests on a home and income basis. The cottages produce a healthy income, more details of which can be obtained from the selling agents. The accommodation layout and approximate dimensions are more clearly shown on the accompanying floorplans, but comprise as follows:

Ancient cottage

This charming detached thatched cottage is reputed to be of 16th Century origin and presents whitened rendered elevations, the property combines tasteful modern refinements with many original period features. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, and is accessed at ground floor level directly from the thatched covered porch into the

Sitting room

Which boasts an open inglenook fireplace with stone surround and original bread oven, beam above. Beamed ceiling. Stone flooring. Corner meter cupboard. Concealed staircase rising to first floor described later.

Breakfast room / snug

A double aspect room with tiled flooring and beamed ceiling.

Kitchen / dining room

In a classic quality bespoke oak theme with polished granite work surfaces incorporating double Belfast sink unit. Beamed ceiling. Aga. Appliances include Neff oven and Neff halogen hob, separate fridge and freezer. Integrated dishwasher by Siemens. Integrated washer dryer by Gorenje. Tiled flooring. Fitted dresser unit. Glazed fronted corner cupboard. Door to front garden. Separate door to rear garden.

Covered porch

Also allowing access to

Utility / cloakroom

With low level WC, space for appliances and former shower tray.

As previously mentioned, a doorway from the sitting room conceals the stone and timber curved staircase, which leads to the

First floor landing

Bedroom 1
Vaulted beamed ceiling. Velux window which allows sea views from the bed.

En-suite bathroom

With French slipper style bath, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, ladder style heated towel rail / radiator. Velux window.
Bedroom 2
With William Morris style wall covering. Vaulted ceiling. Clothes hanging area.
Bedroom 3
Approached via double timber doors. With exposed beams.

Shower room

With tiled cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC. Extractor fan. Ladder style heated towel rail / radiator.


Is located nearest to Ancient Cottage and presents colourwash stone elevations beneath a slate roof. The cottage is detached and has accommodation arranged over two floors. There is access straight into the

Living room / kitchen

Which features a stone fireplace with brick hearth. There are fitted shelves and a meter cupboard. The kitchen units are in high quality bespoke oak, with polished granite work surfaces. There is a stainless steel sink. Neff oven and halogen hob. Neff fridge. Extractor hood and Neff microwave.

Above, on the First Floor is a

Galleried landing / sitting area

With exposed beams and double doors to


With fitted double wardrobe. Steps lead down from the galleried landing to

Lower landing

With cupboard housing Ariston gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water.

Sun room

With access onto Private Sun Deck.


Ball and claw footed acrylic bath with telephone style mixer tap / shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

Love cottage

Across the driveway is Love Cottage, once again, of whitened stone construction beneath a slate and part tiled roof, but single storey, with front door leading directly into the

Bedroom area

Which has a tiled floor. Vaulted ceiling with exposed beams. Incorporates an unusual semi circular Bathroom with crown top and curved doorway leading directly into the room itself, which features a Jacuzzi bath, telephone style mixer tap / shower attachment, low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and extractor fan.

Steps lead down from the bedroom to

Living room / kitchen

Once again, with range of high quality bespoke oak units incorporating stainless steel sink, polished granite black surfaces, Neff fridge, Neff oven and halogen hob. Extractor hood. Neff microwave. Tiled flooring. Glazed door to Private Sun Deck. Cupboard housing Ariston wall mounted gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water.


From the lane, the property is approached through a five bar gate, over a gravel driveway, which leads onto the 3 cottages and provides ample parking and turning space. Between Ancient and Love, is a detached stone outbuilding with vaulted ceiling, suitable for use as garaging / storage, or possibly conversion to additional accommodation, subject to planning permission. This also has a cobbled floor. As previously mentioned, each cottage has its own designated garden or sun deck area, and which are pretty well secluded. Shaped hedges provide additional screening. Above Ancient Cottage is a steep grass bank which is left natural for spring bulbs to flourish, and beyond Ancient and Love, there is a small area of paddock. In all, the gardens and grounds amount to approximately 1 acre and include a small area of copse to the right of the drive, where a stream runs through and onto the beach.

Special note

The physical boundaries on site differ from the area of land that is to be sold with Saltdene. Purchasers are advised to study the land plan, which is produced in good faith and for identification purposes only, which is on the back of the insert letter which accompanies the glossy brochure, as this more clearly represents what is to be sold. The vendors intend to install suitable new boundary fences when appropriate.

Local authority

North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.


As you drop down into Combe Martin, with the bay and sea ahead of you, pass through the village, and with the sea to your right, climb the hill passing the car park on your right hand side. Shortly after the car park, bear right into Newberry Road (be careful because it is easily missed). Drop down Newberry Road and the entrance to the property will be found, set back, eventually on the right hand side.


All mains services. Gas fired central heating to each property.

Special note

The majority of the contents of the cottages are available by separate negotiation, if required.

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EX34 Zed-Index
£226,425 £318,421 £218,682 £167,970 £171,895

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Avg. price paid: £209,224
No. of property sales: 264
Avg. price paid: £207,934
No. of property sales: 779
Avg. price paid: £207,552
No. of property sales: 1,270
Avg. price paid: £210,613
No. of property sales: 1,862
Avg. price paid: £144,700
No. of property sales: 6,468

Avg. asking price in EX34: £291,655
No. of properties for sale in EX34: 325
Avg. asking rent in EX34: £520 pcm
No. of properties to rent in EX34: 73

Property value data/graphs for EX34

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £318,421 £214 3.7 £278,922
Semi-detached £218,682 £199 3.7 £220,622
Terraced £167,970 £157 3.4 £155,887
Flats £171,895 £236 2.1 £158,620

Current asking prices in EX34

Avg. current asking prices in EX34
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £90,000
Flats £116,970
All £115,798

Current asking rents in EX34

Avg. current asking prices in EX34
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £401 pcm
£593 pcm
£773 pcm
£1,352 pcm
Flats £401 pcm
£488 pcm
£585 pcm
£693 pcm
All £401 pcm
£510 pcm
£665 pcm
£1,022 pcm

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Highest turnover in EX34
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Fortescue Road 57.1%
Larkstone Crescent 44.4%
Northfield Terrace 40.0%
Foxbeare Road 39.1%
Market Street 38.9%

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Nearby transport

  • Barnstaple (9.2 miles)
  • Chapelton (Devon) (13.2 miles)
  • Umberleigh (14.7 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (33.0 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (42.5 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (58.5 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Ferry Landing (3.0 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (12.3 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (12.3 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Combe Martin Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Berrynarbor Church of England Primary School (1.0 mile)
  • Ilfracombe Church of England Junior School (3.5 miles)
  • Ilfracombe Arts College (3.2 miles)
  • Pilton Community College (8.2 miles)
  • Braunton Academy (8.8 miles)
  • Pathfield School (8.3 miles)
  • The Lampard Community School (9.3 miles)
  • West Buckland School (11.3 miles)

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  • Youngs Electrical in Electronic Shop
    01271 882136
    Woodlands, Mark Villa, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0AR
    0.06 miles from this property
  • R & N Jenkins in Builder
    01271 882222
    The Bungalow, King Street, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0DA
    0.38 miles from this property
  • J K N Plumbing in Plumbers
    01271 882861
    Greenhills, Rosea Bridge Lane, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0DP
    0.42 miles from this property
  • Wellington Surveying Ltd in Building Surveyor
    01271 883945
    Southview Valley Lane, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0HB
    0.64 miles from this property
  • A P Rook in Gas Installers
    01271 883670
    22 Highfield Gardens, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0HQ
    0.67 miles from this property
  • R J Lewis Plumbing & Heating in Plumbers
    01271 882344
    60 The Village, Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9SE
    0.90 miles from this property
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    01271 882999
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    0.93 miles from this property
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    01271 883554
    2 Dan-y-craig Villas, Sunnyside, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0JJ
    1.00 miles from this property
  • Sean Wheatley in Plasterers
    01271 883349
    Coney Park Lane, Fircombe, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 0LR
    1.04 miles from this property
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    01271 883426
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    01271 863361
    Unit 3 Hele Business Park, Witheridge Place, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9RA
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  • S & J Decorating in Painters & Decorators
    01271 866175
    6 Pine Close, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9RY
    2.68 miles from this property
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    07800 811396
    16 Chambercombe Park Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9QN
    2.69 miles from this property
  • Andrew Isaac Heating & Plumbing in Plumbers
    01271 867829
    8 Chambercombe Park Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9QN
    2.69 miles from this property
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    07890 550758
    4 Chambercombe Park Terrace, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9QW
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    01271 863071
    26 Willow Close, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9RP
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    2.81 miles from this property
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    01271 863595
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    2.83 miles from this property
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    01271 864517
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    2.83 miles from this property
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    07837 246581
    1 Chambercombe Villas, Chambercombe Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9PQ
    2.83 miles from this property
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    01271 864111
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    2.89 miles from this property
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    3.15 miles from this property
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    01271 863080
    2 Fairfield, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9ND
    3.24 miles from this property
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    01271 864505
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    3.25 miles from this property
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    01271 864182
    2 Cambridge Grove, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9JZ
    3.27 miles from this property
  • R Prideaux Plumbing & Heating Engineer in Plumbers
    01271 865445
    2 Orchard Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9JY
    3.29 miles from this property
  • D A Bulled in Electronic Shop
    01271 862370
    Norwood, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9LH
    3.31 miles from this property
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    01271 855729
    2b Portland Street, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 9NL
    3.33 miles from this property
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    01271 867558
    10 The Shields, Ilfracombe, Devon EX34 8HP
    3.33 miles from this property
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