Guide Price £900,000
Rockfield Road, Woolacombe, Devon
Situated in an enviable elevated location in one of the most sought after roads within the village is this spacious 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom detached family home which enjoys magnificent uninterrupted panoramic views across the entire Woolacombe Bay taking in the golden sand surfing
The Anchorage sits in a beautiful location, south-west facing and enjoys the most breath-taking views to over 180 degrees across the stunning Woolacombe Bay taking in the award winning golden sand surfing beaches, Baggy and Hartland Points, Morte Point and the Atlantic Ocean with Lundy Island in full view. Arguably, the property enjoys some of the finest views that the area has to offer and has a real WOW FACTOR. As well as the fabulous scenery, there are some spectacular sunsets to enjoy throughout the year.
The characterful home is located towards the end of a private no-through road, yet is only a short stroll from the beach and village amenities. There is a footpath at the end of the road which provides a short cut to Barricane and Combesgate beaches and the rear garden also backs onto open National Trust Land and has a gate giving direct access; perfect for dog walking or an afternoon or evening wander.
The Anchorage is on the market for the first time in over 20 years and houses in this type of location seldom come to the market making this opportunity to purchase a truly rare event. The house has spacious bright and airy rooms with many enjoying the splendid vista across the bay and coastline. Whilst the house is in good order, it is considered that there is a great deal of scope and potential to further develop the property, like many others in the area, to provide a really amazing contemporary residence (all subject to any necessary consent of course!).
Woolacombe sits on the rugged North Devon Coast and amidst the surrounding National Trust land and is an extremely popular and well known village throughout the UK primarily due to its stunning golden sand award winning beach which has previously been rated as the No. 1 beach in the country by Trip Advisor. Many, many visitors flock to the area throughout the year but especially through the busy summer months. The village has an array of facilities which include a variety of small independent shops, a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all pockets and tastes, a health centre, chemist and a Primary School which has an 'outstanding' rating from Ofsted. As well as the 2 1/2 miles of golden sand that stretch across towards Putsborough there are Barricane and Combesgate beaches which have rock pools to explore and the former having a beachside kiosk selling delicious Sri Lankan curries through the summer season. The surrounding National Trust Land provides miles and miles of walking enjoying 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 and has many of the bigger name shops, a rail link and gives direct access on 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 and has 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.
The accommodation is arranged over two floors and benefits from uPVC double glazing and gas central heating. There is a wide entrance hall which has doors to all of the principal rooms leading off. The large 24ft x 12ft lounge has a bay window to the front with a window seat perfectly positioned to take full advantage of the superb views over the bay, Baggy and Hartland Points, Lundy Island and Morte Point. There is an electric fire set in a fireplace surround and hearth with a mantle over. Across the hallway is the dining room/sitting room which also has a bay window and similar views. The kitchen is another good sized room and has a range of fitted base and wall units and also includes an electric fired Aga set in a deep tiled recess. There is provision for a cooker with an extractor hood over and plumbing for a diswasher and a recess ideal for a fridge/freezer. Leading from the kitchen, at the rear, is a very useful 'practical area' comprising a 28ft utility room and store which is ideal for all manner of beach and outdoor equipment, surf boards etc. There are doors to both sides of the room, plumbing for an automatic washing machine and plenty of space for a tumble dryer and additonal freezers. There is also a Baxi wall mounted boiler for the central heating and hotwater. Back out in the main hallway, there is also a ground floor cloakroom/wc leading off.
Moving to the first floor, there is a spacious landing with the hatch to the large loft space which has potential for conversion to form additional accommodation if required and subject to any necessary consent. A window to the rear enjoys delightful views over the National Trust fields. There are four large bedrooms with bedrooms 1 and 2 enjoying the fabulous sea and coastal views. Bedrooms 3 and 4 are at the rear but do still benefit from views towards the sea and from bedroom 4 towards Morte Point.
There is a family bathroom as well as a separate shower room.
Outside, Rockfield Road is owned by Rockfield Road Management Company which is made up of the residents of the road (including The Anchorage). Each property contributes £100 per annum to the Management Company to cover expenses etc.
At road level there is a privately owned off road parking area for 3 - 4 cars. Steps and a pathway meander up through the large and well stocked colourful terraced front garden which has a wealth of flowering shrubs, bushes, plants and flowers. Immediately in front of the house is a large raised sun terrace which stretches across the width of the property and enjoys the outstanding far reaching views across the bay and rugged coastline. The terrace has a glass balustrade and is great for sunbathing, al-fresco dining and barbecues.
There is access from both sides of the house around to the rear. At the left hand side there is a useful wooden store shed, small yard area and outdoor power points. At the right hand side, steps lead up on to the rear garden which comprises a grassed strip and backs on to the open National Trust fields. There is a gate within the boundary (small annual charges for this access apply) which opens directly on to the land which provides miles and miles of walking enjoying the spectacular scenery the area has to offer.
The Anchorage represents a very rare opportunity to purchase a delightful family home in a truly outstanding coastal location and we fully advise an early internal viewing to avoid disappointment.
Entrance Porch 6' x 3'5" (1.83m x 1.04m).
Entrance Hall 20'4" x 5'10" (6.2m x 1.78m).
Lounge 23'7" x 12'1" (7.19m x 3.68m).
Dining/Sitting Room 13' x 12'1" (3.96m x 3.68m).
Kitchen/Breakfast Room 14'9" x 12'1" (4.5m x 3.68m).
Utility Room/Store 27'8" x 7'1" (8.43m x 2.16m).
Cloakroom/WC 5'10" x 3' (1.78m x 0.91m).
Bedroom 1 14'3" x 12'1" (4.34m x 3.68m).
Bedroom 2 13' x 12'1" (3.96m x 3.68m).
Bedroom 3 12'1" x 11'1" (3.68m x 3.38m).
Bedroom 4 11' x 8'8" (3.35m x 2.64m).
Family Bathroom 6'1" x 6' (1.85m x 1.83m).
Shower Room 6'5" x 3' (1.96m x 0.91m).
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 & Mortehoe. Continue along this road for approximately 4 miles following the signs towards Woolacombe village. Upon entering the village proceed down the hill towards the sea front and turn right immediately adjacent to the Red Barn onto the Esplanade. Continue along the Esplanade for approximately 250 yards taking the first turning on the right into Rockfield Road. Continue up Rockfield Road following up the hill and passing the right hand turn into Bay View Road. Continue on for approximately 100 metres where The Anchorage will be found on the right hand side.
- Superb uninterrupted views over the entire Woolacombe Bay and rugged coastline
- 24ft x 12ft lounge and separate dining/sitting room both with sea views
- 4 good sized bedrooms
- 28ft useful rear utility room/store and ground floor wc
- Bathroom and shower room
- Off road parking for 3 - 4 cars
- Well stocked front garden with large sea facing sunny terrace
- Rear gardens backing onto National Trust Farmland
- Minutes walk of the village centre and the golden sand award winning surfing beaches