Guide Price £725,000
Nutcombe Hill, Combe Martin, Devon
With 11 ACRES of land, STABLES and a LARGE OUTBUILDING/WORKSHOP set in a delightful rural location with NO IMMEDIATE NEIGHBOURS and enjoying FABULOUS FAR REACHING VIEWS across the rolling countryside is this BEAUTIFULLY PRESENTED 4/5 bedroom, 3 bathroom DETACHED FAMILY HOME close to
THE LOCATION AND THE PROPERTY
Hillside is a delightful family home located on the very edge of the popular coastal village of Combe Martin in an elevated rural location enjoying fabulous far reaching views to a wide vista over the surrounding fields and countryside. The property sits in its own beautifully landscaped private and sunny gardens and has excellent facilities including off road parking for numerous vehicles, a large barn/outbuilding/workshop that would suit a variety of purposes as well as stabling and 11 acres of land with excellent road access and ideal for horses, sheep, goats, etc.
The property offers a great deal of privacy, peace and quiet and has no immediate neighbours and is surrounding by farmland as well as its own gardens and grounds. As well as the 11 acres mentioned above, there are a further 11 acres available (making 22 acres in total) by separate negotiation. This is offered with a guide price of £100,000. The additional ground also has excellent access from the road and is good quality land immediately adjoining the property.
Hillside has been lovely restored and virtually rebuilt by the present owners who purchased the property as a 'project' to use as a family home 20 years ago. The house has been considerably extended to provide spacious accommodation which retains plenty of character yet all the benefits of modern day living. In the recent past, the house has been utilised as a seasonal Bed and Breakfast and provided a useful supplementary income and this could be reinstated again if required. The home offers 4/5 bedrooms, two of which have their own en suite facilities and there is also a further family bathroom. The main living accommodation has a 'farmhouse feel' with the large 20ft kitchen/family room being the engine room of the home and being well equipped with a 'Nobel' Range and a slate floor. The 23ft x 21ft 'L-shaped' lounge/diner is a charming room with a feature fireplace and wood burner. The house has other practical areas such as a large utility room, a ground floor wet room ideal for cleaning off after working on the land, and there are various outbuildings/sheds immediately adjacent to the house ideal for storage and garden implements. All of the principal rooms within the house enjoy a sunny southerly aspect and the far reaching rural views.
There are excellent parking facilities, ideal for numerous cars and larger vehicles/farm machinery. The large barn/workshop could be used as garaging or for other semi-commercial purposes as a workshop or simply for storage. It could also accommodate other animals in conjunction with the adjacent stabling. There are four stables in total together with a tack room and a gated yard area. The land is immediately accessible from the stables and is divided in to various paddocks, some with electric fencing and all having a water supply fed by a natural spring. There is separate road access on to the land with space for larger vehicles or a horse box for example. The land is ideal for a variety of animals or as an equestrian facility and there is scope for vegetable/crop production if required.
The house sits on the edge of the popular coastal village of Combe Martin as mentioned earlier. Despite its rural and private location the village amenities are just a short drive away and include a variety of small independent shops, an Infant/Primary School, Health Centre, Post Office and a selection of restaurants/public houses. There is a pebble beach at the seaside end of the village, popular with visitors in the summer months. The larger town of Ilfracombe is just 5 miles away which has further shopping including a Tesco supermarket, theatre, Primary and Secondary Schools. Barnstaple, which is the region's main trading centre is approximately 15 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a hospital, rail link and direct access onto the main A361 Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27. Barnstaple also has a Higher Education College (post 16) and Private Schooling is available at West Buckland which operates a bus service to most areas within the region.
North Devon enjoys some spectacular coastal scenery and Hillside is ideally positioned to take full advantage. There is miles of walking which benefits from truly outstanding views along the dramatic coastline with numerous public footpaths and bridal ways meandering through the Exmoor National Park including the South West Coastal Footpath. There are many nearby charming hamlets and villages to explore and golden sand award winning surfing beaches a short drive away at Woolacombe and Croyde. Keen golfers have plenty of choice with courses throughout the region, the closest being at Ilfracombe and the well-known links courses at Saunton with a Championship standard course also just a short trip away.
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and uPVC double glazing and is well presented throughout in neutral tones. An entrance porch opens into the large living room which measures an impressive 23ft x 21ft and enjoys the south facing views over the countryside. There is an imposing brick built feature fireplace with a wood burner set on a raised slate hearth with heavy beamed mantle over and book shelves extending to both sides. There are attractive stripped floor boards throughout the room. Leading from the living room is the farmhouse style kitchen/family room. Full height double doors frame the impressive and far reaching rural views and open directly on to the garden making it ideal when entertaining outdoors. The kitchen is well equipped with an extensive range of hand built units with work surfaces over and an integrated double oven, plumbing for a dishwasher and space for a fridge/freezer. A large tiled recess houses a 'Nobel' electric range which has two ovens, two hot plates and a Calor gas integrated hob. The range is used for cooking and also has an oil fired boiler which runs the domestic hot water and central heating. The room has an attractive slate floor throughout, a brick feature wall and plenty of space for a family sized dining table and chairs.
A 'stable door' at the rear of the kitchen opens in to the rear lobby which has direct access on to the garden. There are also doors to the utility room and wet room leading off. The wet room comprises a shower, wc and hand basin and the large utility room is fitted with a range of base and wall units and has plumbing for an automatic washing machine. There is a large walk-in store cupboard ideal for the everyday essentials. To the rear of the main living room is a hallway which has the stairs to the first floor with a useful store cupboard under.
Moving to the first floor, the landing has all of the remaining rooms leading off, an airing cupboard with an insulated hot water tank and the hatch to the loft space. There are 4 spacious bedrooms, two of which have their own en suite facilities (bedrooms 1 and 2) and with the three front facing rooms enjoying the delightful views over the countryside. Bedroom 4 is at the rear of the house but has a pleasant open outlook over the rear garden. The family bathroom is well fitted with a modern white suite with a shower over the bath. There is an occasional fifth bedroom/study/store room which could be used in a variety of ways.
Outside, the main house and gardens are approached via double 5 bar gates which open on to a concrete driveway which provides off road parking for several vehicles and leads down to a double width car port and further parking area. The car port has light and power measures 18ft x 18ft and has a height of 6'9".
The formal gardens have been beautifully landscaped and surround the property on all sides, offering a great deal of privacy and shelter. From the car port and drive, paved steps lead down through the side garden which is laid primarily to lawn and interspersed with mature trees, shrubs and bushes and attractive and well stocked colourful flowerbeds with an array of plants and shrubs. A pathway meanders down through the garden to the house.
Immediately adjacent to the driveway is a level and well screened lawned garden area with two apple tees, the oil tank and a stone built garden store shed, a Tulip tree and Bamboo. A natural spring flows down from the land above via a culvert and through the side garden and on in to the front garden and forms an attractive feature. Adjacent to the house is a large stone built outbuilding with a slate tiled pitched roof which is divided in to two sections. There is some potential here for conversion in to a small unit subject to any necessary consent. Section 1 comprises a further utility area and has light and power and a terracotta tiled floor. The larger section 2 comprises a workshop/store and again has light and power and a fitted work bench. On the opposite side of the building there is an attached wooden framed greenhouse which also has light and power.
The main part of the garden is on the south western side of the house which is classed as the front of the property. A paved patio stretches across the width of the property and is accessible from the kitchen/family room via the double doors and provides a great area for outdoor entertaining, al-fresco dining and barbeques. The patio opens on to a large and level sunny lawned garden which enjoys the outstanding and far reaching views across the countryside. There are a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and bushes and colourful flowerbed borders. The natural spring runs alongside the front boundary and there is a stone built sitting area immediately adjacent to the spring.
Access from both sides of the houses leads around to the rear where there is a paved yard area with outside tap, light and the Calor gas hook up (for the hob). There are attractive stone built terraced garden areas with central steps leading up on to the two tiers which are gravelled and laid to lawn and interspersed with further shrubs, heathers and conifers and a mature hedge border.
THE LAND AND OUTBUILDINGS
Back up by the main entrance, there is a large garage barn/workshop measuring 30ft x 15ft (450ft2). There is a main head height of 15'3" lowering to 10' under a mezzanine level office/store area. The barn has large double doors to the front and a further pedestrian access at the side, light and power. Immediately adjacent to the barn/workshop is a further hardstanding area/yard suitable for 2 large vehicles/farm machinery.
Beyond the hardstanding and barn is a 5 bar gate which opens in to a large chicken run which houses a chicken coup and plenty of space for the chickens to roam. The stable block sits adjacent to the chicken run and comprises two blocks with a central and gated concrete yard area. There are four stables in total, all of a similar size and there is also a tack room/store.
The 11 acres of land are immediately adjacent to the stable block and directly accessible. There is also a direct gated access from Nutcombe Hill which is suitable for larger vehicles and horse box etc. There is a public footpath that runs from the gateway on Nutcombe Hill across the lower end of the land but we understand from the owners that this is very rarely ever used.
The land slopes up and away from the stable block to the north eastern side of the property and is divided in to various paddocks with post and wire fencing (there are some electric fences as well). A natural spring provides a water supply and runs down through the land on the roadside boundary.
THE ADDITIONAL 11 ACRES (Available by separate negotiation)
Sitting immediately above the included land and immediately adjoining is a further parcel of 11 acres comprising a gently sloping field bounded on all sides with direct road access from Nutcombe Hill as well as Vellacott Lane which runs alongside the northern boundary. This field is known as Purwell Down. The natural spring water supply again runs alongside the Nutcombe Hill boundary. This area of land is available by separate negotiation if required and has a guide price of £100,000.
From the A361 North Devon Link Road take the right hand exit off at the Aller Cross roundabout (South Molton) onto the A399. Follow the A399 for approximately 14 miles passing through Blackmoor Gate. Approximately 2 miles after Blackmoor Gate turn right into Coulsworthy Lane, signpost 'Hunters Inn'. Follow the road for a further mile and at 'Stoney Corner' turn left on to Nutcombe Hill. Proceed down the hill for approximately 450 metres where Hillside will be found on the right hand side.
- Superb rural location with no immediate neighbours
- Stunning far reaching views in all directions over the surrounding countryside
- Delightful 4/5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home
- 11 acres of paddocks and land
- Additional 11 acres available by separate negotiation
- 4 stables, tack room and large 30ft x 15ft barn/workshop/outbuilding
- Ideal for horses and other animals
- Extremely private and secluded yet close to the village amenities
- Plenty of nearby riding and walking within the Exmoor National Park
- MUST BE VIEWED!