This is a detached former farmhouse, parts of which are 300 years old (believed to be built around 1712) modernised over the recent years to a very high standard.
The property was extended in the late 70’s to house the guests’ dining room on the ground floor, and bedrooms on the first floor.
At the same time, the adjoining buildings were converted to two holiday cottages, one a one bedroom cottage and the other a four bedroom cottage.
In the 1980’s the rear was extended on the main farmhouse to provide a large kitchen, an office, a lounge, a shower room and a WC on the ground floor with four en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.
In total the main house now has four lounges, reception area, kitchen office, 10 en-suite bedrooms, chambermaid cupboard, shower room, WC, utility room and conservatory.
The property has a small south facing garden at the front, an enclosed terrace at the rear of the cottages and a large garden at the rear of the house bordered by conifer and fruit trees, with a large terrace at the top of the garden with far reaching views.
The property also includes: 2 open fronted stone car ports at the side of the cottages; a large open fronted car port/storage barn (shippen) and a block and stone workshop and storeroom to the side of the house; a greenhouse, a large car park and a further large barn converted to a games room, a storage room and a large storage/workshop (previously stables).
Both the main house and the cottages have fully double glazed windows and doors. Heating for the main house is by Calor Gas central heating to radiators, 2 wood burners and an open fire.
The larger cottage has a wood burner and wall mounted electric heaters.
The smaller cottage has an electric fire and wall mounted electric heaters.
We understand that the holiday cottages can be utilised for 10 months of the year, in addition we understand that the property benefits from a residential licence.
Operated by a husband and wife team, the business is that of a large B&B with potential to operate as a small hotel and self-catering cottage complex.
The income amounts to approximately £25,000 per annum (due to retirement) with the potential to earn £44,000 per annum with scope to increase further but it should be noted that only 8 of the en-suite letting bedrooms are utilised for customers as the remaining 2 en-suite bedrooms are used by the current proprietor.
The property also has ETC ratings with 3 stars for the self-catering cottages.
Is accommodation included?:
10 bed all en-suite detached house currently a B&B with Barley Holiday Cottage sleeping 8 and The Old Granary Cottage sleeping 4.
Surrounded by unspoilt glorious Devon rolling hills and green countryside, this property is in the hamlet of North Buckland within approximately 3 miles of the golden sandy beaches at Croyde and Putsborough.
The famous surfing beach at Woolacombe is within approximately 3 miles and the property is ideally placed as a touring centre for the North Devon area and with Exmoor National Park on the doorstop. Georgeham with its 2 pubs is within 1 miles distance.