Pink Heather is a superb, beautifully presented and much improved detached character cottage which occupies an enviable location sitting in its own large gardens and grounds in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Sterridge Valley is on the outskirts of the award winning village of Berrynarbor, is 2 miles from the coast and offers considerable peace and quiet with delightful rural views.
Berrynarbor is an attractive Olde Worlde picture post card village and has won several awards over the years for the "Best Kept Village". The amenities include a primary school with a good reputation, a public house serving food, a community post office/general stores and a church.
There is a bus service which comes into the village and has links to neighbouring towns and villages including Barnstaple.
Barnstaple, which is North Devon's main trading centre is approximately 14 miles away and has many of the big name shops, a rail link and direct access onto the A361 North Devon Link Road which joins the M5 at junction 27 (Tiverton)
THE HOLIDAY COTTAGE BUSINESS
The property is currently utilised as a comfortable family home with the ability to provide a ready-made income in excess of £20,000 per annum from the two 4 star rated holiday cottages, namely Deer's Leap and Sky Lark, which are located within the grounds and have been beautifully refurbished to a high standard. Pink Heather has been run as a thriving business for over 30 years and represents a great 'change of lifestyle' opportunity.
Deer's Leap and Sky Lark are beautifully presented throughout and each comprise of a kitchen area with modern units and appliances, lounge, double bedroom and a modern shower room/w.c. There is a paved sun terrace immediately in front of the cottages enjoying the rural views across the valley.
The holiday cottages are separately rated on non-domestic rates and are subject to an occupancy restriction for holiday use only from the 15 March to the 15 November, however, this could easily be upgraded with consent from the Local Authority who have already indicated that 12 month holiday use would be looked upon favourably.
THE MAIN COTTAGE
The charming character accommodation dates back several hundred years, thought to have been built around 1750, and has a wealth of period features. The property is accessed via an entrance lobby which has glazed double doors leading into the lounge. A door opens to a utility room housing an automatic washing machine and work surfaces with an inset stainless steel sink unit.
The living room is particularly cosy room with beamed ceilings and an imposing inglenook fireplace with a former bread oven. This room is a large and light filled sitting area with ample space for sizeable furniture and enjoys a delightful view to the front elevation. A stable door leads out onto a south facing terrace.
Immediately leading off the lounge is a good sized study/hobbies room which has a tiled floor. This room would make an ideal home office.
The main hub of this wonderful family home is the immaculately presented open plan kitchen/dining room which has an attractive tiled floor, double doors leading out to the south facing terrace, and superb countryside views to the front elevation. This room makes for a great place to entertain family and friends and has been configured with modern living in mind. The kitchen area is fully equipped with a comprehensive range of base and eye level units with matching drawers, built in appliances and a large five ring gas cooker. The dining area is a triple aspect room located at the front of the property with a vaulted ceiling and rural views. There is ample space for a dining table and chairs and a stairway leading up to the mezzanine floor. The mezzanine bedroom is a good size and benefits from a shower room en-suite and could also be utilized as a further sitting room or study.
At the very rear of the cottage there is a covered area which has a part tiled floor and extends half way along the width of the property and also provides a dry log store for the solid fuel burner. There is also a rear lobby which could be used as a further utility room or storage.
On the first floor there is a spacious landing which has a uPVC door which gives level access onto the rear garden. There is a large and useful eaves store cupboard. There are latched doors leading to two double bedrooms and the bathroom/w.c.
The bathroom is a particularly attractive room, is only a year old and comprises a modern and white four-piece suite. The two bedrooms are both doubles and enjoy the pleasant rural views with one bedroom having a built-in wardrobe.
THE GARDENS & GROUNDS
The grounds amount to over an acre and are beautifully presented and offer a variety of different areas. The front garden is a real delight and has an attractive stone wall which forms the front boundary. There are 2 access points from the road via stone steps. Pathways meander up through the well laid out gardens which have many different sitting areas, terracing and very well stocked and colourful flower beds. There is an attractive area around a small pond as well as 2 further ponds with a bridge crossing one. A waterfall feature fed by a natural spring cascades down into a lower small pond. At the top of the front garden there is a sunny south facing paved terrace which enjoys the extensive rural views.
The holiday cottages are located at the right hand side of the main cottage and both have their own private paved sun terrace immediately in front enjoying the super rural views.
Steps lead up onto the paved area at the rear giving access into a garden room/office. This has a red tiled gabled roof matching that of the main cottage, light and power and an adjacent log store. There is also a large decked sitting area.
Behind the property there are 2 greenhouses. There is a large garden shed with light and there is a trap access to a large water tank fed by a natural spring which is thought to have been the original water supply for the property.
At the top of the garden there is large area of woodland. The woodland has a variety of both wild life and attractive plants and trees.
At road level there is an off road parking area for 5 cars but there is scope to increase the number of spaces if required. Leading from the parking area is a large level lawn surrounded by mature trees and a good sized garage and further garden shed. This area leads down to the stream's edge which forms the lower boundary.
Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction heading out of town on the A399 sign posted Combe Martin. Continue along the A399 after leaving Ilfracombe for approximately 3 miles turning right into Berrynarbor immediately opposite the Saw Mills Public House. Follow the road towards the centre of the village taking the first turning right sign posted Sterridge Valley. Follow the road over the brow of the hill for approximately a quarter of a mile passing through the cut in the rocks and the entrance to Berrynarbor Park and into the Sterridge Valley. Continue along this road for approximately half a mile where Pink Heather will be found on the right hand side.