* Many period features including corniced ceilings, original tiled floors and large open fireplaces
* 4 x self catering cottages each with private patio area
* Biomass heating system producing income of circa £24,000 per annum and estimated to having reduced carbon footprint by 75%
* Leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, croquet lawn, grass tennis court, games room, hot tub
* 2015 Turnover £300,000, split 55% wedding parties 45% holiday letting
* Specialising in wedding parties, marquee and wedding licence included
* Set within 17 acres, 3 acres of formal grounds including walled garden
* Additional 8 acres of woodland with river frontage and fishing jetty
Beaconside House is set in a rural position in an area of outstanding natural beauty and enjoys panoramic countryside views down the valley. The property is within 5 miles of the North Devon coastline. Monkleigh is the closest village just over 1 mile away which has a thatched pub, primary school, village hall and church. Further amenities and facilities can be found 2 miles away, in the estuary town of Bideford, including supermarkets, shops, public houses, restaurants, primary, secondary schools and Atlantic Village Retail Park. Barnstaple, the commercial centre of North Devon is 12 miles away.
Popular tourist attractions in North Devon including the picturesque former fishing village of Clovelly, the beach at Westward Ho!, Dartington Glass factory, RHS Rosemoor at Great Torrington as well as The Milky Way and The Big Sheep family entertainment attractions on the A39.
Situated in approximately 17 acres the complex offers a peaceful destination overlooking the North Devon countryside. Comprising of 9 bedroomed Manor House and 4 self catering cottages, our client has owned the complex since 1999 and has developed the site over these years, particularly during 2014 with the installation of a Veismann Biomass heating system which reduced the carbon footprint of the complex by an estimated 75%. The client has also established the complex as a wedding venue having a 150 cover marquee and wedding licence. It is thought the wedding market at the venue could be further expanded with the erection of a permanent wedding building, subject to planning permission, which could also be used for conferences / corporate events. There has previously been planning permission granted to build 3 further holiday cottages, although this has now lapsed.
Leisure facilities on site increase the length of letting season that is offered, these include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, grass tennis court, croquet lawn, hot tubs, games room as well as guests having use of the 3 acres of formal grounds and 14 acres of woodland.
There is a further 8 acres of woodland close by, which includes a river frontage and a private jetty for fishing.
Our client currently lets the entire complex as he does not live on site, although in the past he has occupied both the main Manor House as well as one of the letting cottages (The Lodge). Such is the configuration of the site that bookings can be taken from as little as two people up to 40, with a weekly tariff ranging from £595 for the one bedroomed cottage to £4,250 at the height of the season for the Manor House. Since 2014 our client has offered the complex as a wedding venue with guests occupying all of the accommodation for three nights and having use of the marquee at an additional cost, with the wedding party making their own arrangements for catering, flowers, entertainment etc. In the first year of offering weddings, which was 2014, our client had 6 wedding parties with 21 undertaken in 2015 and future bookings taken for 2016, 2017 and 2018 with an estimated average cost of £8,000 per weekend. Turnover for 2104 was £275,000 with 2015 producing £300,000, and an approximated split of 55% weddings and 45% holiday letting. The split for 2016 is expected to be 65% / 35% weddings to holiday letting. It is thought the wedding aspect of the business will continue to grow particularly if new owners erected a permanent wedding venue on site, subject to necessary planning consents, thus enabling the complex to offer other income producing events such conferences, corporate events etc.
BIOMASS HEATING SYSTEM
In 2014 our client installed a biomass heating system on site, with the previous heating system having been oil run at an annual cost of approximately £12,000 per annum. Now under the Renewable Heat Incentive the complex has 20 year funding for installing the system receiving approximately £24,000 per annum indexed linked, as well as significantly reducing the carbon footprint of the complex.
The property is sold with an inventory of trade fixtures, fittings and equipment.
BEACONSIDE COUNTRY MANOR HOUSE
The main Manor House, originally constructed during the Victorian era, is predominantly built of Petersmarland brick under a pitched slate roof with many period features still in situ. To the front of the Manor House is a gravelled parking area for a number of vehicles.
Entrance via heavy wooden door into:-
Hall Original encaustic Victorian tiled floor. Wooden doors to rooms. Stairs to first floor accommodation with wooden balustrade and Chinese style decorative spindles. Coved ceiling. Built in cupboard. Heavy wooden door to:-
Sitting Room 5.41m x 4.80m (17’8 x 15’8) open fire place with marble mantle and surround. Coved ceiling. Wooden flooring. Windows in box bay with panoramic countryside views. Sash windows to side overlooking driveway.
Dining Room 5.38m x 4.82m (17’7 x 15’10) accessed from hall via heavy wooden door. Wooden flooring. Sash windows to side overlooking driveway. Built in cupboards. Open fireplace with painted mantle and surround. Heavy wooden door to games room. Alcove. Coved ceiling.
Snug 4.53m x 3.82m (14’10 x 12’6) accessed from hall via heavy wooden door. Open fireplace with painted stone mantle and surround. Built in wooden shelving with cupboards below. Two sets of French doors to side with panoramic countryside views down the valley. Sash window to rear overlooking pool. Coved ceiling.
Cloakroom Accessed via heavy wooden door from hall. White suite of pedestal wash hand basin and Victorian style WC. Frosted sash window to rear. Wooden flooring.
Kitchen 5.07m x 4.63m (16’7 x 15’1) accessed from hall via heavy wooden door. Wooden fitted kitchen of base units with granite work services with stainless steel sink unit. Built in stripped pine cupboards. Plumbing for dishwasher. Ceramic tiled floor. Window to rear. Wooden door to :-
Rear Hall Built in wooden cupboard. Wooden doors to games room. Wooden door into adjoining cottage, known as The Lodge.
Second staircase to first floor accommodation leading to bedroom 9 and the attic. Heavy wooden door to outside. Wooden door to:-
Boiler Room 4.00m x 1.20m (13’1 x 3’11) window to side. Trianco boiler. Stainless steel sink unit with cupboard below.
Store Accessed from rear hall. Plumbing for automatic washing machines and frosted window to side.
Utility Room 1.68m x 1.55m (5’6 x 5’0) access from rear hall via wooden door. Frosted window to side. White wall mounted wash hand basin. Plumbing for automatic washing machines. Further wooden door to store room.
Landing Wooden balustrade with decorative Chinese style spindles. Coved ceiling. Built in linen cupboard. Sash windows to rear overlooking the pool. Wooden door to second staircase. Heavy wooden doors to rooms.
Bedroom 1 5.00m x 3.78m (16’5 x 12’4) accessed from landing via heavy wooden door. Dual aspect with sash windows to front with panoramic countryside views down the valley. Sash window to side overlooking the outdoor pool and walled gardens. Coved ceiling. Open fireplace with painted mantle and surround. Wooden flooring. Built in wardrobe. Wooden door to:- En-suite bathroom White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment over. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 2 4.83m x 3.65m (15’10 x 11’11) accessed from landing via heavy wooden door. Dual aspect with sash windows overlooking driveway and gardens. Sash window to side with panoramic countryside views down the valley. Coved ceiling. Wooden door to:- En-suite bathroom White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment over. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 3 5.03m x 2.38m (16’5 x 7’10) accessed from landing via heavy wooden door. Sash windows to front overlooking driveway and gardens. Wooden flooring. Coved ceiling. Wooden door to:- En-suite bathroom White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment over. Extractor fan.
Bedroom 4 5.14m x 3.18m max (16’10 x 10’5 max) access from landing via heavy wooden door. Sash window to front overlooking driveway and gardens. Wooden flooring. Coved ceiling. Alcove with shelving. Built in wardrobe. Wall mounted wash hand basin.
Bedroom 5 4.83m x 3.18m max (15’10 x 10’5 max) access from landing sash window to front with views over the driveway and gardens. Coved ceiling.
Bedroom 6 3.21m max x 2.73m max (10’6 max x 8’11 max) access from landing sash window to front with views over driveway and gardens. Coved ceiling. Built in wardrobe.
Bedroom 7 4.20m x 3.08m (13’8 x 10’1) accessed via heavy wooden door from landing. Dual aspect windows to front and side overlooking driveway and gardens. Wooden flooring. Built in wardrobe. Coved ceiling. Wooden door to:- En-suite shower room White suite of close couple WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and tiled shower cubicle with Drencher shower. Extractor fan. Access to roof void.
Bedroom 8 4.57m x 3.51m (14’11 x 11’6) accessed from landing via heavy wooden door. Sash windows to rear overlooking outdoor swimming pool. Wooden floor. Coved ceiling. Built in wardrobe. Wooden door to:- En-suite bathroom White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment over. Frosted window to side. Wooden flooring.
Bathroom Accessed from landing via heavy wooden door. White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment over.
Shower room Access from landing via heavy wooden door. White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and double tiled shower cubicle with Drencher shower. Frosted window to side.
Bedroom 9 3.76m x 3.27m (12’4 x 10’8) accessed via heavy wooden door from second staircase. Sash window to side. Built in wardrobe. Painted wooden flooring. Wooden door to:- En-suite shower room Matching suite of low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin and tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower. Access to roof void.
To the front of the property is a gravelled driveway for parking and a veranda which wraps around two sides of the house with Wisteria and door leading into games room. Gravelled path and steps leading down onto level garden area for seating with panoramic views over the countryside down the valley.
Ground Floor:- Entrance via heavy wooden door into:- Hall/kitchen 6.95m max x 3.36m max (22’8 max x 11’0 max) modern wooden kitchen of wall and base units with roll top work surfaces. Stainless steel sink unit. Electric oven and halogen hob. Fridge/freezer. Stainless steel cooker extractor hood. Spotlights. Walk-in storage cupboard. UPVc door to outside. Plumbing for automatic washing machine and dishwasher. Concrete flagstone patterned flooring. Wooden doors to rooms.
Bedroom 1 4.97m max x 3.95m max (16’4 max x 12’11 max) accessed from hall/kitchen. Spotlights. UPVc double glazed window to front overlooking garden. Wooden door to:- En-suite bathroom White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath with chrome shower attachment. Ceramic tiled floor. Chrome heated towel rail radiator. Tiled to ceiling. Spotlights. UPVc double glazed frosted window to rear. Wooden door to rear hall in main house.
Sitting/dining room 6.97m max x 5.49m max (22’10 max x 18’0 max) accessed from hall/kitchen. UPVc double glazed window to front overlooking garden. Patio flooring. Spotlights. Cast iron wood burning stove in fireplace. Opaque glass bricks to rear. Wooden ledge and brace door to:- Inner hall Windows to side. Wooden doors to rooms.
Bedroom 2 5.05m x 3.55m (16’6 x 11’7) accessed from inner hall via wooden door. UPVc double glazed window to side. UPVc double glazed French doors leading out onto garden. UPVc door to outside with rear access into the indoor swimming pool.
Bedroom 3 3.83m x 2.50m (12’6 x 8’2) accessed from inner hall via wooden door. UPVc double glazed window to side. Access to roof void. Bathroom Accessed from inner hall via wooden door. White suite of close couple WC, pedestal wash hand basin and panelled bath. Tiled to ceiling. Separate tiled shower cubicle with chrome Drencher shower. Wall mounted Ariston boiler. Chrome heated towel rail radiator. Ceramic tiled floor. UPVc frosted windows to rear.
Front garden enclosed by fencing laid to gravel for low maintenance. Hot tub for 4 people.
The cottages are self-contained and overlook the walled garden and outdoor heated swimming pool. Each cottage includes a flat screen television, Sky box, DVD player and wood burning stove. The cottages have a good quality fitting kitchen equipped with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave oven, washing machine and dishwasher.
All of the bathrooms have white suites and each property has an outdoor patio area to rear with garden furniture overlooking the walled garden and outdoor heated swimming pool. The walled garden is laid mainly to lawn with flower and shrub borders with gated access into the outdoor swimming pool area. The car parking for the cottages is laid to gravel and is accessed from the main entrance.
End of terrace two storey cottage providing on ground floor open plan sitting room, dining room and kitchen area. Cloakroom. At first floor landing, 3 bedrooms (one with balcony) and bathroom. (Sleeps 6).
Mid terrace two storey cottage providing on ground floor open plan sitting room/dining room and kitchen area. Cloakroom. At first floor landing, 2 bedrooms (both with en-suite bathrooms). (Sleeps 5/6).
Single storey end of terrace cottage providing open plan sitting, dining room and kitchen area plus a bedroom with en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath. (Sleeps 2).
Games room 8.41m x 5.66m (27’6 x 18’6) adjoining the main house with table tennis, slate bed pool table, range of tourist information and seating.
Lawn tennis court with one side of chain link fencing.
Children’s play area with trampoline, swings, children’s climbing frame with cargo net, rope ladder and playhouse. Picnic tables.
Croquet lawn next to the children’s play area screened by hedging.
Indoor swimming pool complex 11.34m x 6.98m (37’1 x 22’10) with French UPVc double glazed doors to outside and UPVc full height windows to side. Ceramic tiled floor. Plastic tongue and groove ceiling with spotlights. Changing room. Cloakroom. Plant room with Heat Star heat exchange system. Pool 8.00m x 3.58m (26’2 x 11’8) shower with chrome Drencher shower on pool side.
Outdoor heated swimming pool 11.57m x 4.84m (37’11 x 15’10) with patio area to side with seating. The majority of the heating for the pool comes from solar panels on the roof of the main house. On the pool side is a hot tub for approximately 8/10 people. Plant room for outdoor heated swimming pool in outbuilding with Certikin boiler and adjoining storage sheds.
Marquee providing covers for circa 150, installed in 2014, and providing additional space to the side for adjoining catering tent.
Beaconside Country House is set in 16.78 acres of grounds. The property includes an attractive amount of woodland planted with Bluebells. Formal gardens are the location for the wedding gazebo located in an enclosed garden area predominately laid to lawn. Orchard with a variety of apple trees. Metal shed used as a garden store. There is a further 7 acres of woodland, awarded County Wildlife Status, with river frontage and private fishing jetty.
We are informed by Torridge District Council that planning permission was granted for the following which has now lapsed. Application No:- 1/0766/2008/OUT - for the erection of 3 holiday letting cottages and the relocation of the croquet lawn.
Freehold. It should be noted that there is a green lane across the woodland which can be used by neighbouring properties.
Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, North Devon. Tel: 01237 428700.
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From Junction 27 of the M5 motorway at Tiverton, take the A361 North Devon link road towards Barnstaple. Just before Barnstaple turn left onto the A39 signed to Bude and Bideford. Pass over the Torridge bridge and at the next roundabout turn left signed to Bideford. Follow the road down the hill passing Morrison’s supermarket. Follow the road along the harbour to the next mini roundabout. At the roundabout follow the signs to Torrington/Okehampton A386 and Holsworthy A388. Follow the road for 1½ miles and at the top of the hill in Landcross, turn right onto the A388 signed to Monkleigh and Holsworthy. Follow the road for ½ mile and the property is on the left after the lay-by.
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