Guide Price £2,500,000
Sterridge Valley, Berrynarbor, Devon
Set in 15 acres of glorious North Devon countryside and enjoying far reaching views towards the rugged coastline, this superb holiday cottage complex gives the perfect opportunity to relocate from the rigours of urban living and run your own business in this fantastic part of the world.
Smythen Farm Cottages is a fabulous opportunity for those looking to escape the rigours of busy city life and to relocate to a truly idyllic part of the world. Set in approximately 15 acres of landscaped gardens, grounds and paddocks, this superb holiday cottage complex offers a fantastic lifestyle business producing an excellent annual income from its 9 stylish and characterful cottages which cater for couples and larger families sleeping from 2 to 10 people.
There is so much more on offer at Smythen Farm Cottages. Not only are there the delightful and charming holiday cottages, but a spacious and recently remodelled and refurbished 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom main farmhouse which offers excellent family accommodation for the owners and presented to a high standard throughout. For the holiday guests, there are an array of onsite facilities that include a fantastic indoor heated swimming pool complex with a smaller tots pool, hot tub, sauna and changing facilities, a games rooms with a variety of activities such as pool and table tennis, an outdoor children's play area, landscaped gardens and sitting areas and the stables with their ponies and donkeys.
Furthermore, planning permission has been granted under application number 65405 for the construction of a brand new 'Grand Designs' style family home of approximately 350m2 of accommodation with a sedum roof, arranged over three floors, and comprising a spacious, stylish and contemporary 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with a fantastic open plan first floor living space and additional business associated facilities on the lower ground floor. The consent ties the new home to the business and is to be used as owners/managers accommodation only. This then would free up the existing main farmhouse to be used as additional holiday accommodation thus increasing the potential income for the complex significantly.
The new home would sit on a plot of approximately 1/2 acre and is specifically designed and orientated to take full advantage of the spectacular views down the valley and over the neighbouring countryside towards Exmoor and the rugged North Devon coastline and Bristol Channel in the distance. The permission includes the construction of the new garage and private parking facilities.
Smythen Farm Cottages occupies a fabulous location on the very outskirts of the award winning picture post card village of Berrynarbor, in a rural location, yet on hand for the many facilities, amenities and attractions that North Devon has to offer. The complex provides a great base from which to explore the delights of the area with the Exmoor National Park with its stunning scenery and clifftop walks, bridleways, footpaths and tumbling rivers, woodland and open moorland just a short distance away. The outstanding golden sand beaches at Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton area all just a 20 minute drive away and there are an array of rocky coves and bays to explore and enjoy. North Devon also has a variety of tourist attractions, theme parks, stately homes and events to enjoy and quirky characterful villages and towns. There are many high quality restaurants and public houses in the area serving a wide selection of hearty fare to suit all pockets and tastes. There are excellent golf courses in the area with the most well-known being at Saunton with its two links courses, one being at championship standard. The nearest is the course at Ilfracombe Golf Club which enjoys a sea view from every tee!
The nearest town is Ilfracombe, set in a delightful coastal setting with its harbour and working quay, there are a range of amenities, shops and supermarkets, restaurants and pubs, schools, a theatre, banks and all the things you need day to day. The coastal village of Combe Martin is also nearby. Barnstaple, North Devon's main trading centre, is just 10 miles away and is a market town with further facilities and many of the big name shops. There is a rail link to Exeter and Tiverton stations which connect to major London terminals and direct access on to the A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27. The Cathedral City of Exeter is approximately 50 miles away and has the regions closest airport.
THE MAIN FARMHOUSE
The main family home has been completely remodelled and refurbished by the present owners and comprises spacious and characterful living accommodation arranged over two floors. An entrance porch leads in to the main daytime family living room which is a particularly spacious open plan room comprising a stylish modern fitted kitchen and large sitting room which has a feature fireplace and wood burner. There is a walk-in pantry, useful rear boot room, separate utility room and a ground floor cloakroom/wc. Leading from the sitting room is a further cosy snug, again with a wood burner, and an area ideal as a home office/study.
Moving to the first floor, there are 4 double bedrooms, 2 with en suite facilities, and an additional family bathroom.
THE HOLIDAY COTTAGES
There are 9 holiday letting cottages in total, all well-equipped and all offering different levels of accommodation designed to cater to for a wide variety of visiting guests from couples to larger families and groups. Tariffs range £315 - £795 in the off peak season up to £750 - £2,195 in the peak summer weeks.
Honey Pot Cottage
Honey Pot is a beautiful, compact cottage ideal for couples with a small child. Honey Pot is dog-friendly and fully equipped for a comfortable break in North Devon.
Sleeps: 3. Rooms: 3
Primrose Lane Cottage
Primrose Lane cottage is a dog-friendly, compact cottage which has just been fully-refurbished to a high standard. Boasting a double bedroom, Primrose Lane cottage can sleep up to 3 with a put-up bed suitable for children.
Sleeps: 3. Rooms: 3
Buttercup Cottage is an ideal cottage for families, especially those with fury members as its dog-friendly. Located in the courtyard, Buttercup cottage can sleep 4
Sleeps: 4. Rooms: 4
Located in the courtyard, Honeysuckle Cottage is dog-friendly and ideal for families of up to 4.
Sleeps: 4. Rooms: 4
Sea View Cottage
Sea View cottage is a superb, dog-friendly holiday cottage with stunning view across the North Devon coast. Ideal for families of 5, Sea View has been fully refurbished to a high standard. The bedrooms have the amazing view across the Sterridge valley and the Bristol Channel to Wales
Sleeps: 5. Rooms: 4
Sunalways Cottage is a spacious, family-friendly cottage sleeping 5 with beautiful views of the Sterridge valley. The vaulted ceilings give a large bright spacious living area
Sleeps: 5. Rooms: 4
Fisherswood Cottage is a large and spacious cottage with beautiful vaulted ceilings. Sleeping up to 5 guests, Fisherswood Cottage has recently been refurbished to a high standard throughout.
Sleeps: 5. Rooms: 4
Forest View Cottage
Forest View Cottage is a large, spacious cottage ideal for large families. This cottage is dog-friendly and can sleep up to 6 guests.
Sleeps: 6. Rooms: 4
Meadow Sweet Cottage
Meadow Sweet is dog friendly and the largest cottage at Smythen Farm. Book this cottage early as its well sort-after for large families or 2 families sharing. Meadow Sweet boasts stunning views across the Sterridge Valley.
Sleeps: 10. Rooms: 4
The current owners have completely overhauled and refurbished the swimming pool complex to produce a state of the art indoor complex heated by a green BIOMAS boiler system. The pool is 4.5 meters wide and 8.8 meters long and has a depth of 0.75 meters at the shallow end and 1.4 meters at the deep end. The pool is kept around 29-31 degrees which is regarded as the ideal swimming temperature.
The swimming pool house also has a sunken hot tub that seats 5 people and a tots tub - a small play pool which is 18 inches deep and warmer that the main pool. Again, both are heated via the BIOMAS boiler system.
There is a changing room with a shower, toilet, basin and baby changer. The pool house also hosts a wicker designed sofa, chairs and coffee table so people can relax in comfort whist watching their children in the pool, hot tub or tots tub.
The sauna is a great way for adults to relax and unwind on their holiday.
GAMES ROOM AND OUTDOOR PLAY AREA
The games room is another excellent facility on the site offering further entertainment for all of the family including the kids and of course the adult (big kids!). The spacious room includes a pool table, table tennis, table football and air hockey and could also be used for other leisure activities. Immediately outside the games room is a large decked sitting area which enjoys the stunning views over the grounds and countryside.
There is a further outdoor play area with a play boat, swings and trampoline and plenty of grounds for the children to run around in.
OUTDOORS AND THE LAND
Smythen Farm is perfect for those who love outdoor living. The stunning location enjoys delightful far reaching views in all directions across the neighbouring fields, wooded valleys, countryside and towards Exmoor and the rugged North Devon coastline and the Bristol Channel. The land amounts to approximately 15 acres in total and surrounds the main farmhouse and the cottages and extends away from the property mainly on the northern and western sides.
The main farmhouse enjoys its own private areas of garden as well as its own off road parking area that sits immediately in front of the house and provides spaces for 2/3 vehicles.
The cottage complex comprises attractive courtyard areas and lawned level gardens with many sitting areas immediately adjacent to some of the cottages. The swimming pool and complex sits centrally to the cottages and is easily accessible. Adjacent to the pool is a laundry room (not for public access) as well as the BIOMAS plant room. The games rooms sits on the western side with the outdoor play immediately adjacent. There are fenced paddocks and stables and a further large wooden building divided in to several smaller rooms which is used as a small spa and beauty treatment.
The building plot for the proposed new owners accommodation sits in a more private area of the grounds and amounts to approximately 1/2 an acre of fenced mainly level grounds which enjoy some of the best views the complex has to offer. The new house would enjoy a great deal of sunlight and far reaching views over the countryside towards Exmoor and the Bristol Channel in the distance.
The land extends out on the northern side and slopes down towards the wooded valley below and comprises mainly open pasture. Smythen Farm Cottages sits in a very sunny elevated position and enjoys spectacular uninterrupted views to a wide vista of some of North Devon's finest countryside and coastline.
- Fantastic opportunity to escape the rigours of urban life
- Superb family home with 9 holiday cottages
- Excellent lifestyle business providing an excellent and consistent income
- 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom main farmhouse
- Holiday cottages catering for a wide variety of guests from couples to larger families and groups
- Indoor heated swimming pool complex with hot tub and sauna
- Games room and outdoor play area
- Approximately 15 acres of delightful rolling pasture with fenced paddocks and stables
- Planning consent granted for a brand new contemporary 'Grand Designs' style main residence
- Outstanding far reaching views over the countryside and the distant rugged coastline