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Countisbury Lodge, Lynmouth, Devon

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Available for sale


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Standing high above a wooded river valley overlooking the East Lyn river the property commands a sunny outlook facing SW towards Lynmouth hill with views towards Lynton, Lynmouth and the Bristol Channel. It is approached from a private road, Tors Park, that leads from Countisbury Hill off the A39 (the easiest approach) and also from the other end of the same private road which meanders up from the river valley floor. The twin resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth are often referred to as the 'Little Switzerland' of England and are considered an ideal venue to explore Exmoor National Park.

Believed to have been built as a vicarage and retreat for the clergy originally on church land, this attractive residence is built into the rocky hillside (indeed a rock face outcrop is visible in the bar/lobby area). The property stands detached with a parking area at the top for vehicles and a parking area at the front for additional vehicles. Countisbury Lodge provides a 5/6 bedroom house (2 rooms are currently used for bed and breakfast) as well as two self-catering properties, a one bedroom top floor apartment and an adjoining self-contained two-bedroom cottage. In the last two years, the current owners have improved the property having redecorated the cottage and undertaken reinforcement work to the front drive retaining wall. All the drains and gutters have been updated and the main roof has been renewed with a roofing membrane added and the old tiles secured firmly in place or replaced with other reclaimed tiles. The property has been generally upgraded throughout, and benefits from oil-fired central heating, provided from the Rayburn in the well-equipped kitchen.

This attractive home with income provides a unique lifestyle opportunity with a comfortable family home and profitable business. The gross turnover is £44,000 of which £27,000 is from the two holiday lets and the remaining £17,000 is generated from the two letting bedrooms. This B&B figure can easily be increased by letting further bedrooms on the buoyant B&B market. There is still scope to easily add value to the rooms and improve the self-catering properties from the existing 3* Visit England grading to 4* and increase income further. The property will be comprehensively equipped subject to trade inventory - excluding those items of a personal nature. Accounts will be made available to those seriously interested parties who have inspected the property.

The accommodation briefly comprises:


MAIN ENTRANCE PORCH    With part glazed door. Leading to conservatory-style entrance with water feature in the corner. Original Victorian sash window and door to


FORMER BAR/ LOBBY    Having exposed rock face, this area is now used as a storage area.

INNER HALLWAY    Radiator.

CLOAKROOM    Located under stairs with low level toilet, tiled floor and tiled walls.

L-SHAPED LOUNGE 15'10" X 17' MAX (4.83m X 5.18m MAX). With triple aspect windows affording views over the river valley, double doors to front patio, radiator and radiator cover, fully working marble fireplace with cast iron grate and mantle.

DINING ROOM 16'1" X 12'10" (4.9m X 3.91m). French door to outside. With triple aspect windows affording views over the river valley, exposed wooden floorboards and period style radiator.

KITCHEN 22'6" MAX x 12'7" (6.86m MAX x 3.84m). With tiled floor, window to front affording views of the garden, range of wall mounted base units with marble worktops below, built in wine rack, storage cupboards, radiator, oil fired Rayburn providing water, heating, cooking and central heating, breakfast bar island with cupboards and drawers under, electric cooker with 5 ring hob, oven, Butler sink with Chrome swan neck mixer tap, hand basin, space for large fridge freezer and door to

WALK-IN CUPBOARD/ PANTRY    With shelving, oil fired heater and boiler (no longer in use).

STAIRS TO FIRST FLOOR LANDING    With walk-in cupboard

BEDROOM ONE 9'8" X 9'10" (2.95m X 3m). This room is currently used as an office. With radiator.

BEDROOM TWO 11'9" X 12' (3.58m X 3.66m). SPARROWHAWK B&B ROOM. Incorporating en-suite shower room WC, bay window with triple aspect views over the river valley. This room has a double bed.

BEDROOM THREE 15'9" X 13'8" (4.8m X 4.17m). With triple aspect windows with views over the river valley, en-suite shower room WC, fitted dressing table, wardrobe units, central mirror and shelving.

BEDROOM FOUR 13'1" x 15' (3.99m x 4.57m). SANDPIPER B&B ROOM. A queen double room with en-suite shower room WC. Large radiator, double aspect windows, single French door to small balcony, views over the river valley and vertical radiator.

GUEST BATHROOM WC 10'7" X 8'3" (3.23m X 2.51m). With painted wooden floor, tongue and groove wooden cladding, window to one side, chrome heated towel rail, large contemporary bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment, pedestal wash hand basin, low level toilet and built in airing cupboard.

STAIRS TO SECOND FLOOR LANDING    With built in cupboard

BEDROOM FIVE 9'3" X 12' (2.82m X 3.66m). With large window, radiator, eaves storage and door to en-suite bathroom WC.

BEDROOM SIX 10'6" X 15'1" (3.2m X 4.6m). Large window with river valley views, wash hand basin, double bed and corner en-suite shower room WC

LANDING CONTINUED    Interconnecting door to

SELF CONTAINED FLAT    Interconnecting door to Approached from the rear, with disability access pathways leading down from the top car park. Briefly comprising:

ENTRANCE LOBBY    With fitted carpet. Door to

LIVING ROOM/ KITCHEN    With casement windows with garden and sea view, radiator, small kitchenette with range of base and wall units, single drainer sink unit, electric cooker, 4 ring hob, grill, oven and space for fridge.

BEDROOM (DOUBLE)    With radiator, window, double glazed door to rear pathways, built in wardrobes and door to en-suite shower room WC.

SELF CATERING COTTAGE    Briefly comprising of a holiday cottage adjoining to the main house, the cottage is accessed via six steps to the main front car park, with its own parking.


OPEN PLAN LIVING ROOM    With exposed wooden floor, radiator, double glazed window to the front with views over the valley, under stairs cupboard and plumbing for washing machine. Door to

KITCHEN    With tiled floor, radiator, window to rear, range of wall and base units, 4 ring electric cooker, stainless steel, extractor hood and light, single drainage sink unit and built in fridge.



BATHROOM WC    With panel enclosed bath with Chrome mixer taps, wall mounted shower, low level toilet, pedestal wash hand basin and extractor unit.

BEDROOM ONE    With double bed, double glazed casement window with views over Lynmouth and the valley, radiator, space for dressing table and wardrobe.

BEDROOM TWO    With single bed, window to side and rear and radiator.

OUTSIDE    From the top car park with space for 4 cars, a pathway (suitable for disabled access), leads to the self-catering second floor apartment. The steps and pathway lead to the first floor bedrooms, beyond this further steps meander down to the front of the property where there is decking and a patio outside of the lounge. The remaining hillside gardens are interspersed with mature shrubs, roses and mature woodland. There is a further split level decked area to the front just beyond the shed. Parking spaces are available in front of the cottage and on the drive plus four spaces at the top as described above. Just off the main steps, leading from the front of the property up to the car park, is a look out patio and bench with dramatic views over Lynmouth harbour, the village and the Bristol Channel.

SERVICES    Mains electricity and water. Drainage is by a private septic tank. There is no gas connected. An oil tank supplies the heating system and the tank is easily accessed from the top car park.

VAT    We understand that our client has not opted to charge VAT. All interested parties should make their own enquiries of HMRC

VIEWING    Strictly by appointment through the selling agents.

RATEABLE VALUE    £6,400 UBR, as of April 2017, 47.9p in the £   Our Rateable Value figure has been obtained from the Business Valuation website at the time of the property detail going to print, however, we would advise all applicants make their own enquiries via the Valuation Office or website regarding this figure.


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WANT TO KNOW MORE?    We recognise that buying a property is a big commitment and, therefore, recommend that you visit the local authority website (contact the branch for details) and the following websites for more helpful information about the property and local area before proceeding.

From the village of Lynmouth drive over the river on the A39 towards Porlock/Minehead, proceed up the hill for 300 metres, there is a cream/maroon sign for Countisbury Lodge on the left hand side, turn right immediately opposite this sign (this is a tight turn) follow tarmac drive 200 metres to parking area. Then follow steps down to reception area.

From Minehead/Porlock take A39 towards Lynmouth. From Porlock drive 6 miles to Countisbury Hill, the Blue Ball Pub is on the left hand side, continue down the hill to Lynmouth, after 1 mile the sign for Countisbury Lodge is on the right hand side, turn left immediately opposite to Countisbury Lodge. Follow tarmac drive 200 metres to parking area. Then follow steps down to reception area

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