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Detached 5 bed/4 en-suite residence
Offers In Excess Of (OIEO) £2,195,000
    Croft House is a very spacious family home situated in an elevated position a few moments from the centre of the village but entirely private and within its own grounds of around 1 acre. Built in the 1970's, the property offers stunning views across the village and Croyde Bay, The Atlantic Ocean, Lundy Island and the beautiful surrounding hillsides of Croyde.

    Having been in the same ownership since 2000, the property has been the subject of considerable expenditure with additions including a beautifully appointed light and airy kitchen/breakfast room and modern en-suites.

    The property also has the benefit of granted planning permission for the erection of a substantial amount of ancillary accommodation within the grounds. Currently this is for a gym/studio/swimming pool which has fantastic views across the Bay. This offers an amazing opportunity to further enhance the property and create a state-of-the-art gym, a tranquil pool area for relaxation and rejuvenation or a versatile studio for creative pursuits – the choice is yours.

    The Accommodation:
    To the ground floor there is an impressive entrance hallway with turned staircase leading to a galleried landing, with further views over the village and Ocean.

    Off the hallway there is the main sitting room. A triple aspect room with wood burner, french doors to the rear patio and sliding doors lead to a further reception room currently used as a lovely sun room. This room is dual aspect and makes the most of the sea views with french doors opening to the front garden.

    Off the sitting room, there is a further snug/study/playroom overlooking the rear patio.

    The entrance hallway leads through to a formal dining room with french doors opening onto the rear patio and double doors to the impressive, spacious kitchen/breakfast room.

    The kitchen/breakfast room is a double height, vaulted room and has a fantastic central island/breakfast bar. The fully glazed east elevation is a real feature of this room and doors once again open onto the rear terrace, bringing the outside in.

    Bedroom 2 is located on the ground floor and has two built-in wardrobes and large walk-in wet room.

    Completing the ground floor accommodation there is a separate WC and a utility room with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. The utility room has an internal door through to the garage.

    The feature turned staircase leads to the first floor galleried landing with views over the front gardens to the sea.

    The master bedroom suite has sliding doors opening onto a large balcony and enjoys wonderful views over the front gardens, across the village, the hills that surround Croyde, the dunes, the Atlantic Ocean and out to Lundy Island. The en-suite shower room has french doors opening to a further balcony with a beautiful outlook over the rear terrace and the extensive gardens and grounds. This bedroom also benefits from a dressing room which if desired, could be utilised as an en-suite to Bedroom 5.

    Bedrooms 4 & 5 also have french doors opening to balconies providing the same beautiful views over the rear terrace and grounds (see note above regarding the possibility of an en-suite for Bedroom 5). Bedroom 4 benefits an en-suite shower room.

    Bedroom 3, positioned to the front of the property, has an outlook to the surrounding countryside and stunning sea views to the sea together with an en-suite shower room.

    The property is accessed via a short tarmacadamed drive which passes to the front of Allerford, the neighbouring property. A five-bar gate leads into the driveway, with parking for approximately 5 vehicles. There is a lawned front garden with mature shrubs and trees, patio area and garage

    There is access of to the rear of Croft House from both sides of the property, opening into a large rear patio with ample space for outside furniture and hot tub. Steps lead from the rear patio to expansive gardens and grounds. The upper part of the grounds has planning permission for the detached 980 sq ft/91 sq metre building leisure complex. The planning number is 74236 on the North Devon Planning Portal.

    It is considered that the upper garden is of sufficient size to be fenced off if desired, to create a pasture area for keeping chickens or livestock – or a number of alternative uses such as a paddock. This showcases the property's potential for self-sustainability or hobby farming.

    As you ascend the garden, the views become even more spectacular, serving as a constant reminder of the beauty that surrounds you, creating a truly unique and inspiring atmosphere and backdrop to your daily activities.

    Don't miss out on the chance to own this exceptional family home with planning permission for a gym/studio/pool room. Contact us today to arrange a viewing and explore the endless possibilities that await you

    Please note:
    Some photographs are taken with a wide angled lens to make more of the rooms

    Mains electricity, water & drainage. Oil fired central heating & hot water.

    Positioned within the charming coastal village of Croyde and which has long been considered a surfer's paradise on the west-facing coast of North Devon. The breathtaking scenery and internationally renowned surfing beach has drawn many to this surfing haven over the years, now forming part of the World Surfing Reserve.

    The village and beach appeal to both families and surfers alike creating a desirable living or holiday destination with its' mix of housing options, ranging from picturesque cottages to modern homes, all contributing to the village's charm.

    Daily necessities for residents and visitors are available in Croyde's local shopping facilities and amenities, with the nearby village of Braunton, offering a wider range of amenities such as a post office, health centre, schools, pubs, restaurants, library, and shops.

    There is an abundance of natural attractions and outdoor activities surrounding the village with Baggy Point, a National Trust designated site of special scientific interest (SSSI), offering fantastic walking trails.

    The proximity of other renowned beaches cannot be overlooked, including Putsborough, Saunton, and Woolacombe, all within easy reach and offering additional opportunities for outdoor activities and enjoyment.

    The North Devon Link Road gives convenient access to the region from Barnstaple and provides a direct link to the M5 at Tiverton, junction 27. The rail link at Tiverton Parkway railway station, offers regular mainline services to London Paddington in just over 2 hours.

    Barnstaple itself is the regional centre, showcasing its mix of Victorian and Georgian architecture, along with a wide range of business, leisure, and shopping facilities, as well as banking services and a post office.

    The popularity and appeal of the lovely coastal village of Croyde is not surprising given its' stunning coastal beauty, renowned surfing beach, diverse housing options, convenient amenities, nearby attractions, and excellent transportation links.

    Approximate Distance to Locations
    Croyde Beach 0.5 miles
    Putsborough 1.4 miles
    Saunton Beach 2.7 miles
    Woolacombe Beach 5.2 miles
    Braunton 5 miles
    Barnstaple Centre 10.1 Miles

    Directions to find from Braunton:
    Follow Caen Street out of Braunton towards Croyde and continue for approx 4.5 miles through Saunton and into Croyde. Continue into the village and as you approach The Thatch pub on your left turn right (almost straight ahead) into Cloutman's Lane. Pass Orchard Grove on the right and Watery Lane on the left. The next turning right will be Home Farm Close. Turn immediately left into the stone pillared access lane passing Allerford on your left, Croft House, 12 Home Farm Close will found immediately in front of you.

    Council Tax Band: D (North Devon District Council)
    Tenure: Freehold
    Reference: RS0157
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    Fantastic sea and countryside views are enjoyed from this large, detached 5 reception/5 bedroom/4 en-suite residence with garage, set on a plot of approximately 1 acre. PLANNING for detached GYM//OFFICE/STUDIO/POOL ROOM with amazing sea views.

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