A charming, Grade II Listed 2 bedroom detached period cottage at the centre of this premier coastal resort. EPC Band E.
Croyde and its neighbouring North Devon surfing beaches are the nearest in the South West to London, the South East and the Midlands, and only 45 miles from the M5. The village lies on the South West Coast Path, near to Baggy Point, which is owned by the National Trust. It also lies within the North Devon Coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Croyde has become internationally renowned for its superb surfing beach, which has hosted numerous top ranking surfing competitions. The village has also become one of the West Country's most popular areas in which to live or holiday, consistently featured in the National Press and holiday / property programmes. Croyde is a pretty village with an eclectic mix of picture postcard cottages nestling next to contemporary homes, as well as a good range of local shopping facilities and amenities. The property is ideally situated to explore the nearby beaches and coastline of Ilfracombe, Lee, Putsborough, Saunton and Woolacombe, Exmoor with its rocky coastline and the market towns of Barnstaple, Bideford, South Molton and Torrington, together with pretty villages, the estuary at Westward Ho!, Appledore, Clovelly and Instow are all within easy driving distance. The nearby larger village of Braunton provides a wide range of local amenities to include Post Office, banking facilities, health centre, three primary schools, senior school, pubs, restaurants, library and a good range of shops. North Devon's regional centre of Barnstaple is about 10 miles and houses the area's main business, commercial, entertainment and shopping venues. The North Devon Link Road can be accessed at Barnstaple and provides link to the M5 at Tiverton, Junction 27. Tiverton Parkway Station has regular mainline services to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.
A detached two storey period cottage which presents stone elevations beneath a tiled roof. The property is Grade II Listed of architectural and historical importance, and there are many original period features in evidence, including a heavily beamed main reception room. The property is considered ideal as a second home or UK base, but has unrestricted use, and therefore could equally make an ideal principal residence also. The property currently forms part of Chapel Farm, which is being sold in three separate lots, the main lot is a five bedroom farmhouse with integral one bedroom apartment, currently run as a bed and breakfast business, Smithy Cottage is the secondary lot, and the third lot is a retail premises approached via Cott Lane nearby. The Smithy Cottage is being sold with the benefit of a private courtyard garden, as well as an allocated parking bay. The layout of the accommodation is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:
Sitting / dining room 21'5 x 13'9 (6.53m x 4.19m)
With raised feature fireplace. Double aspect windows. Beamed ceiling. Feature wall beams.
Kitchen 11'0 x 5'10 (3.35m x 1.78m)
Single drainer sink unit. Base kitchen units. Entrance to roof space.
First floor landing 8'8 x 5'8 (2.64m x 1.73m)
Entrance to main roof space.
Bedroom 1 (double) 13'4 x 8'4 (4.06m x 2.54m)
bedroom 2 (double) 8'3 x 7'6 (2.51m x 2.29m)
bathroom / WC 7'10 x 5'4 (2.39m x 1.63m)
With three piece suite.
To the front, the property benefits from pedestrian right of way over an attractive courtyard garden owned by Chapel Farm. To the right hand side of the Smithy Cottage is a personal gate, which leads into a small private courtyard, large enough to accommodate a table and chairs, and understood to be quite a sun trap. The vendor advises us that the area measures approximately 6 meters x 2.6 meters or 19' x 8'.
The property is being sold with the benefit of one allocated parking space, large enough to accommodate a car only, within the private car park of Chapel Farm. This space is accessed via Cott Lane.
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon.
From Braunton, take the coastal road into Croyde village. Continue on to the centre of the village, where the property is clearly identified on the right hand side and identified by our For Sale board.
Mains drainage, electricity and water. Provision for central heating, which is currently fed from Chapel Farm, and will therefore need to be adapted by any purchaser.
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