Beach Road, Woolacombe, Devon
10 Sandpiper Court is a purpose built, beautifully presented, very spacious luxury penthouse apartment with the overall accommodation comprising (1,270ft2). The property has recently been most tastefully re-furbished throughout to an extremely high standard in a contemporary style, which reflects its prime coastal location. One of 11 individually designed units, number 10 provides a very light, well balanced space, which is superbly configured for personal lifestyle and entertaining. The very attractive building occupies a prominent, commanding position in Beach Road, just ¾ of a mile from the centre of the well renowned, highly regarded resort of Woolacombe, on the ruggedly beautiful Atlantic coast in North Devon.
The apartment enjoys breath-taking sea and country views, with a wonderful vista down the valley towards Woolacombe Bay, Baggy Point and the Atlantic Ocean. Across the road from the building, a pretty footpath takes you through fields to the centre of the village and the beach. Sandpiper Court is set within spectacular landscaped gardens and grounds of over one acre, which, in our opinion, are unrivalled by any other apartments within the Woolacombe area and which feature palm, cherry blossom and pine trees, as well as an abundance of flowering shrubs and bushes, sweeping lawns, gravel pathways and a natural stream with a waterfall feature. The many sitting areas enjoy sea and country views and there is the added advantage of a brick built BBQ for property owners' use. The whole area provides a superb, tranquil setting in which to relax.
Woolacombe is nestled at the foot of a valley and is surrounded by National Trust land. The village is highly regarded throughout the UK, due primarily to its stunning beach, Woolacombe Bay, which has been voted in the top 20 beaches in the world by Trip Advisor in 2020. The village has an array of facilities which include a variety of small independent shops, a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants, a health centre, chemist and a Primary School which has an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted. As well as the glorious 2 1/2 miles of golden sand in Woolacombe Bay, there are also Barricane and Combesgate beaches nearby, which have exciting rock pools to explore, with the former having a very highly rated beachside kiosk selling delicious Sri-Lankan curries to eat on the beach in a magnificent setting throughout the summer season. The surrounding National Trust Land provides many miles of walking, with some of the finest coastal scenery on offer. There are a variety of leisure facilities and excellent nearby golf courses, with the best known being the two links courses at Saunton, one of which is at championship standard.
Barnstaple is North Devon's main trading centre and is approximately 12 miles away. This historic market town has many of the bigger name shops, a rail link and provides direct access on to the main A361 North Devon Link Road, which joins the M5 at junction 27. Ilfracombe is just a short drive along the coast, approximately 5 miles away, with plenty of coastal charm and a picturesque harbour which is home to world renowned artist Damien Hirst's 60ft high bronze 'Verity' statue. The Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 50 miles away and has direct rail links to main stations in London.
At the front of the property there is a large communal storage building, ideal for storing surf boards/body boards etc. At the rear of the property is a large gravelled parking and turning area for property owners and their guests and the apartment also has the considerable benefit of a garage "en bloc". The main entrance to Sandpiper Court has completely level access direct from the car parking area and there is a passenger lift to all floors, as well as stairs. Apartment number 10 is on the top floor. having gas central heating via a new efficient Worcester combination boiler and UPVC double glazed windows throughout the apartment.
The impressive 30' long entrance hallway has a most welcoming feel and provides ample space to receive guests. There are two fitted work stations in the study area for anyone seeking a home office to work or study, as well as two good size storage cupboards. Large velux windows open to the rear and enjoy excellent views across the gardens towards the surrounding countryside. The hallway features Amtico flooring, which is both very attractive and practical and which continues throughout all the rooms in the apartment, along with solid oak thresholds.
Glazed double doors with bevelled glass panes lead from the spacious inner hallway to the stunning dual aspect separate living room, with vaulted ceiling, which is drenched in natural light that floods in through the glass front wall, comprising of a full height picture window and side opening windows which take maximum advantage of the breathtaking views down the valley across the surrounding countryside towards Woolacombe Bay, Baggy Point and the Atlantic Ocean. The room is extremely stylish, sophisticated and welcoming - the perfect place in which to relax or entertain.
The very bright and stylish open plan kitchen/diner, which features a high ceiling, is fully equipped with a comprehensive range of base and eye level units and matching drawers in a Shaker style, along with a built in wine rack. There are fully integrated Neff appliances, which include an electric halogen hob with a stainless steel extractor hood, double oven and microwave. Behind the hob there is an attractive glass splashback, in a muted blue/grey colour, which matches the large pendant light hanging over the central island. There is an integrated Bosch dishwasher and a stainless steel sink unit that is inset to beautiful, hard-wearing and low-maintenance quartz worktops. This delightful room exudes a sleek coastal ambience and has ample space for a dining table and chairs, large storage cupboard and double glazed sliding doors that lead out to the square-shaped, sea facing, very sunny balcony. The balcony itself is completely private and benefits from attractive, low maintenance Trex composite decking, with ample space for outdoor furniture, making it ideal for alfresco dining. With its stunning sea and country views, the balcony is the perfect place from which to enjoy the magnificent sunsets over the Atlantic Ocean.
The inner hallway has hatch access, via a pull down ladder, to a large insulated loft space that is fully boarded and which provides plenty of extra storage space for items of all sizes. There are three double bedrooms within the apartment. Bedrooms one and two are located at the rear and have large velux windows which let in huge amounts of light and provide excellent views across the gardens, grounds and countryside. Both of these rooms are tastefully decorated and have deep fitted "New England" style wardrobes. Bedroom three is a light filled, dual aspect room and again enjoys superb views from the front window down the valley towards the Atlantic Ocean and from the back window over the gardens towards the countryside. The contemporary shower room, which is virtually en-suite to the master bedroom, is in immaculate order and the three piece suite comprises of a large shower cubicle with a wall mounted shower appliance over, wash hand basin and WC. There is also a useful storage cupboard with space and plumbing for a washing machine underneath. The fully tiled family bathroom has a modern three piece suite that comprises of an L-Shape bath and wall mounted shower appliance over, wash hand basin, WC and a heated "ladder" towel rail for convenience.
An intercom and camera system linked directly to the main communal entrance provide extra security. Outside, the property is approached via a driveway at the side, leading to a very large gravelled car parking and turning area for property owners and visitors. There is a block of garages along the southern boundary, with apartment 10 owning the second garage from the right hand end. The garage has an up and over door with light and power connected. Part of the garage is currently being used as a soundproofed music room, which would be well suited to anyone with similar interests but the room could also be used to accommodate fitness equipment as a home gym. Alternatively, it could very easily be reverted back to its original garage space.
As stated previously, the large, landscaped gardens and grounds are an absolute delight and are a haven for birds of all descriptions, including Red Kite which often circle above. At the rear there is a two tier terraced garden with a gravelled pathway leading alongside the stream up to a natural pond. A bridge access crosses the stream and leads to the upper level, which opens up to a large lawned area with delightful sea views, which is totally un-overlooked and secluded from the apartments in the building. The brick-built BBQ is surrounded by outdoor benches and tables and the whole area backs on to delightful farm land, with fields of grazing sheep, horses and occasionally alpacas!
AGENTS NOTES: The property is leasehold with the balance of an original 999 year lease, which commenced in 2001, with 980 years remaining. The freehold is vested within the management company, with each apartment owner having a 1/11th share. The service charge currently amounts to £94.98 per month and includes maintenance of the common and external areas and buildings insurance. We understand that pets are not allowed within the building and to maintain the peaceful friendly ambience of Sandpiper Court, holiday letting is not permitted. However, 6 month assured short hold letting is allowed, as is letting to family and friends.
Communal Entrance Hall
Stairs and Passenger Lift
Private Entrance Hall/Study Area 30'8" x 8'3" (9.35m x 2.51m).
Bedroom 2 14'6" x 11' (4.42m x 3.35m).
Family Bathroom 7'2" x 5'6" (2.18m x 1.68m).
Bedroom 1 13'3" x 12'1" (4.04m x 3.68m).
Bedroom 3 6'7" x 13'7" (2m x 4.14m).
Shower Room 7'2" x 5'6" (2.18m x 1.68m).
Kitchen / Diner 15'9" x 15'10" (max) (4.8m x 4.83m (max)).
Living Room 20'4" x 13'4" (6.2m x 4.06m).
Balcony 7'7" x 6'9" (2.31m x 2.06m).
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in a westerly direction heading out of town on the main A361 sign posted Barnstaple. At Mullacott Cross roundabout take the right hand exit sign posted Woolacombe and Mortehoe and continue along this road for approximately 2 miles towards the village of Woolacombe. Proceed down the hill passing the petrol station at the top of the hill and at the large sweeping S bend the entrance to Sandpiper Court will be found on the right hand side up a tarmac driveway. Drive up the driveway and on into the gravelled parking area. The entrance to the building and lift is at the rear leading from the parking area.
- Double aspect living room with vaulted ceiling and stunning sea and country views
- Open plan kitchen/dining room with high ceiling and stunning sea and country views
- Totally private, well proportioned sunny balcony with stunning sea and country views
- Spacious study area with 2 individually designed work stations
- 3 double bedrooms, 2 with "New England" style fitted wardrobes
- Family bathroom & virtual en-suite shower room
- Good size garage and large gravelled parking/turning area for residents and guests
- Solid oak, contemporary handmade radiator covers in hallways
- Contemporary handmade painted radiator covers in living room and handmade bookcases with solid oak shelves in study area
- Top quality Amtico flooring throughout and quartz worktops and Shaker style units/drawers in kitchen area