Situated in the heart of the devon countryside is this fantastic opportunity for combination of home and income set within its own grounds of approximately 45 acres. This delightful four bedroom farmhouse has recently been refurbished and has the benefit of a further detached two bedroom cottage and three further holiday lets, which are extremely well appointed. There are a traditional range of modern agricultural buildings for machine and feed stores and the land is predominantly gently sloping pasture with an area of woodland which we believe have shooting rights and two established pens.
The property is surrounded by a wealth of beautiful open countryside and various local holiday attractions. There are beautiful walks and equestrian pursuits, especially in the nearby Cookworthy Forest, and are abundant throughout the county with coastal paths along the North Devon and Cornwall with numerous sandy beaches. The nearby village of Halwill Junction offers a traditional range of local amenities from Post Office and General Stores to a Public House, takeaway, recreational ground, a well established County Primary School and a regular bus service from the village to the nearby towns of Holsworthy, Launceston and Okehampton which offer a range of supermarkets, including Waitrose, secondary schooling, golf courses and leisure centres. Okehampton provides access onto Dartmoor and the Granite Way from where you can cycle and enjoy the surrounding countryside.
Situated in a rural position the property is perfectly positioned to enjoy far reaching countryside views across to North Devon with Exmoor in the background and Dartmoor in the other direction. Ideally suited for holiday lets as very accessible and yet in a tranquil location.
With the current owners semi-retired, the existing business is based on only a limited market throughout the spring and summer months. There is a tremendous opportunity for additional growth. Cottages of this high quality and delightful setting could potentially attract a variety of clients the whole year round.
East lake farmhouse:
Stair case leading to first floor.
Living room: - 16' 1'' x 16' 10'' (4.90m x 5.13m)
Large brick inglenook style fireplace.
Kitchen/breakfast room: - 17' 8'' average x 20' 6'' (5.38m average x 6.24m)
Range of base and eye level kitchen units with worktops. Built in oven and four ring halogen hob. Central island. Single sink and drainer unit. Integrated dishwasher and further integrated fridge and freezer. Feature brick fireplace with inset 'Alpha' cooking range with back boiler facilities providing cooking, heating and hot water. Dual aspect. Extensive panoramic rural views.
Dining room/snug: - 13' 5'' x 11' 10'' (4.09m x 3.60m)
Stone fireplace with a new inset multi fuel stove.
Tiled shower cubicle. Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin.
Study/occasional bedroom 5: - 7' 10'' x 7' 7'' (2.39m x 2.31m)
first floor landing:
Bedroom 1: - 11' 3'' x 12' 2'' (3.43m x 3.71m)
bedroom 2: - 9' 4'' x 8' 0'' (2.84m x 2.44m)
bedroom 3: - 10' 3'' x 14' 7'' (3.12m x 4.44m)
Built in double wardrobes.
Bedroom 4: - 11' 5'' x 10' 2'' (3.48m x 3.10m)
Bathroom/WC: - 7' 4'' x 7' 10'' (2.23m x 2.39m)
Low level WC. Pedestal wash hand basin. Panelled bath.
Second shower room/WC: - 12' 2'' x 12' 5'' (3.71m x 3.78m) max
Airing cupboard and linen cupboard. Shower cubicle with glazed screen and door. Electric shower over. Tiled splash back and half tiled walls. Close coupled WC. Wash hand basin set into vanity unit.
The holiday cottages:
In excellent condition both internally and externally and are all well equipped with all fixtures and fittings included in the sale price. Each cottage has its own allocated parking area, private gardens and sun terrace.
Lake view cottage: (115m² / 1238ft²)
A spacious three bedroom cottage with uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating. To the ground floor is an entrance lobby with inner hallway, shower room/WC, generous sitting room with French doors out to rear and open fire place with inset wood burning stove. The kitchen/diner is fully equipped with a comprehensive range of base and wall mounted units with roll edge work top surfaces, stainless steel sink and drainer unit and appliance recesses. Outside to the front of the property is a gravel parking area with space for three to four cars, and a paved sun terrace, with attractive lawned gardens enjoying commanding views of surrounding countryside.
Ship lake cottage: (93m² / 1001ft²)
An attractive two bedroom holiday cottage with parking for two to three cars directly opposite, gated access, pleasant sun terraces to both the front and side. The property benefits from double glazing and oil fired central heating. On the ground floor there is an entrance lobby. Cloakroom/WC. Comfortable sitting room. Well equipped kitchen diner with a comprehensive range of base and eye level units. Roll edge work top surfaces. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit built in oven and hob with extractor hood over, space and plumbing for washing machine, tiled splashbacks and window to front. Lounge, a light and airy room with French doors to outside and fireplace with inset stove. To the first floor are two double bedrooms, one with en-suite bathroom and the second with an en-suite shower room.
Spring lake: (93m² / 2153ft²)
Spacious four bedroom detached holiday cottage with entrance porch, entrance hallway, cloakroom, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge, dining room, four bedrooms with two having en suite facilities. Outside the property is approached from a private lane via its own gated driveway providing off road parking. There is a generous paved patio area and large garden laid to lawn which enjoys open views over the surrounding countryside.
An attractive two bedroom residential cottage with its own independent access, driveway, parking, and pleasant cottage style gardens which wrap around the property. The well-presented accommodation comprises lounge, kitchen, bathroom alongside the bedrooms. Outside the gardens are mainly laid to lawn for east maintenance with a summerhouse and off road parking.
The property is approached from a private lane by its own gated drive way providing off road parking. There is a generous paved patio area and large garden laid to lawn, which enjoys open views over the surrounding countryside.Set in approximately 45 acres, which is predominantly pasture land which leads down to a wooded area with stream borders and shooting rights, with two established pens. Towards the bottom of the land is a substantial fishing lake with Central Island and is well stocked. At the top part of the complex is a concrete yard with a traditional range of agricultural buildings incorporating:-
council tax band:
The property is approached from a private lane by its own gated drive way providing off road parking. There is a generous paved patio area and large garden laid to lawn, which enjoys open views over the surrounding countryside.
Barn 1: - 74' 4'' x 28' 10'' (22.64m x 8.78m)
Power and light connected.
Barn 2: - 106' 0'' x 39' 0'' (32.28m x 11.88m)
former cattle shed: - 89' 2'' x 74' 1'' (27.16m x 22.56m)
Former cattle shed 2: - 89' 2'' x 74' 1'' (27.16m x 22.56m)
The business is currently via an internet website, as well as bookings from established holiday cottage companies. Orlands Cottage is currently let on an assure shorthold tenancy at a figure of £525 pcm. The three holiday letting cottages have a gross turnover of approximately £35,000 a year, based on a limited season between March and October with a considerable amount of scope for improvement.
Torridge District Council; River bank house, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QG Tel: Should any prospective purchasers wish to make their own enquiries.
Spring Lake C - 72, Ship Lake D - 60, Orlands Cottage F - 37, East Lake Farm E - 46, Lake View D - 63.
Mains electricity, metered water and drainage. Broadband connected.