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AT HOME IN THE
WEST COUNTRY Inspirational homes from across the West Country Over 50 pages of superb property in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall
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Is this the busiest market ever? Welcome to this the 32nd edition of our “At Home in the West Country” magazine. The past 12/18 months have been a roller coaster for everyone and unfortunately not one that has been fair across the board, as whilst the property market has been at sometimes manic, so many business’s, industries and individuals have had a very tough time through this whole period. During the first lockdown of March/May 2020 we made a bold prediction (when many were saying that the property market would crash and prices would drop by at least 10% or more) that when the property market was re-opened for business, that it would be extremely busy (even before the Stamp Duty announcement was ever made). Whilst many completely dismissed this, we based this on our own research, the level of enquiries that were then starting to come in for west country property and indeed taking guidance from recognised industry behavioural economists who also had the same view that this would be the case.
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Low and behold the market actually ended up being far busier than even we predicted at the time and as a result, I think it’s fair to say, that the UK property market, particularly in areas like the west country have never experienced such activity, perhaps when we look back in years to come, may never see the same activity levels again that have taken place over the past 12/18 months, activity which at the time of preparing this report, continues for now, almost unabated. It has not been unusual for most properties to go live on the market and receive 10/20/30/40 plus viewing requests from buyers (sold/cash/under offer) within days or within the first 7/14/21 days and so many properties then receiving multiple offers and as a result then selling by informal tender (sealed bids) due to the difficulty in being able to split the difference between the collective buyers. Whilst that level of activity isn’t sustainable for the very long term, it is here with us now and likely to continue during the rest of the summer months and into the autumn, exacerbated by the shortage of available properties coming to the market to replace either those that have been selling or the demand presently being shown. Whilst the buyers have been regional, national and international, the volume of locals looking to move up and down the property market has been positive and indeed many of the best sales and prices have been achieved by local buyers willing to pay a premium for a particular spot, view or village location, regularly outbidding many away buyers as a result.
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Whether you are buying or selling locally, we are here on hand to help guide with your next move and look forward to working with you in the months ahead.
With our very best wishes,
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CONTENTS OUR TEAM
SOMERSET & MID DEVON MARKET COMMENT
NORTH DEVON MARKET COMMENT
CORNWALL MARKET COMMENT
COASTAL AND ESTUARY PROPERTY
WHEN A HOME AND INCOME CONVERGE
THE POWER OF FINE & COUNTRY ACROSS THE UK
SELLING BY INFORMAL TENDER
HOW THE FUTURE OF CARS MAY CHANGE HOW YOU LIVE IN YOUR RURAL HOME IN THE FUTURE
THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MARKET AND ITS LOCAL INFLUENCE
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Napoleon C Wilcox FNAEA CREA Director and Head of Webbers Fine & Country Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and London T 01398 324818 email@example.com
WHILST SELLING MIGHT BE CONSIDERED “EASY” AT THE MINUTE, NOW MORE THAN EVER IT’S CRITICAL TO HAVE THE RIGHT AGENT ADVISING YOU ON HOW BEST TO MAXIMISE THE INTEREST AND PRICE FOR YOUR HOME. When you have a sellers’ market it’s easy to assume that anyone can sell a home. In truth that’s partly true, the volume of buyers seeking homes across Somerset and Mid Devon, like North Devon and Cornwall, is almost unprecedented. However, there is a huge difference in finding a buyer and finding the very best buyer at the very best price as so many homeowners have found over the past 12/16 months. Placing a property up for sale and securing the asking price from the first offer is something that anyone can do in the present market. Having the experience and dare I say it, the insight into the local, regional and national market place actually allows a good agent the ability to know how far they can push the premium for your home, how to achieve the best result and to engineer a situation where there are multiple interested parties in your home. Always dealing with it in a fair way to you as the seller and also the multiple interested parties keen on making an offer (see our later feature on selling by Informal Tender). Many homes have been securing prices in excess of their guide price, whilst many have
been achieving 2/5/7/10% above asking price. There are many instances where we have eventually achieved offers and sales at 15/20/21% plus above the original quoted guide, far above the recognised increase in prices for the market as a whole. This time last year the greatest activity was for properties with land. Now that interest is generally right across the board, whether it be coastal property, equestrian, village, bespoke new build, homes with income (annexe’s etc), it is consistent. For the very latest update on the market, bespoke advice on how to achieve the very best price for your home, then do contact any of our Webbers Fine & Country offices for your free valuation and marketing assessment as we would be delighted to help you.
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With unrivalled coast and countryside North Devon continues to attract buyers from far and wide.
FOLLOWING THE DRAMA OF THE PAST YEAR MANY HOME BUYERS HAVE ELECTED FOR A DRAMATIC CHANGE AND ARE MIGRATING WESTWARDS FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE. In my 4 decades of Devon Estate Agency the past year, for a host of reasons, has been unprecedented. Early lockdown predictions by some of a market crash proved to be unfounded and the reverse has been the case. Demand has exceeded supply for good quality country homes across a wide price range boosted, of course, by the Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday and values have been steadily climbing. Even with the tax benefit reduced, demand remains strong and the trend looks set to continue. Coupled with attractive mortgage interest rates, there are no obvious reasons to suspect a downturn any time soon.
here is £595,000. At Northam, set between the Atlantic Highway and the ancient port town of Bideford, is New Melbury a sumptuous individual detached home with a fabulous specification and high quality appointments throughout. The guide price here is £1.5m. If any of these appeal please get in touch and whether buying or selling we are always here and happy to help.
We live in a beautiful part of the country and with many people now able to work from home it’s a life quality and good internet connection that have been important factors for many home buyers.
Peter H McHugh FRICS Director, Webbers Fine & Country North Devon Barnstaple Office T 01271 347868 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Currently on offer through our Fine and Country Department are a number of opportunities including The Old Parsonage at Winkleigh, a magnificent Grade II house set in almost 2 acres with extensive and handsome accommodation, currently for sale with a guide price of £1.25m. Heading west towards the Cornish border at Hartland is Charter House, close to the centre of the village, with its handsome Georgian façade and listed Grade II the accommodation offers 3 good reception rooms and 5 bedrooms. The guide price
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The Cornish premium property market continues to show a significant increase in values in the last 12 months
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A YEAR AGO,THE PROPERTY MARKET WAS IN THE MIDST OF FULL LOCKDOWN; A YEAR ON AND THE MARKET IS HITTING NEW HEIGHTS. SALES ACTIVITY AND MORTGAGE LENDING ARE SETTING NEW RECORDS, AS THE ROADMAP TO ‘NORMALITY’ THOUGH PRUDENT TO HAVE BEEN DELAYED IN JUNE, REMAINS ON COURSE. The soaring demand in The Cornish Market continues apace. We are constantly reminded of this in the media almost on a daily basis. Both consumer attitudes and business growth have proved stronger than expected in many quarters which is indicative that the economy has proved far more resilient than was the case in the first lockdown. Whilst the extended stamp duty holiday had stimulated the market, full rates of tax now apply again and we feel it likely the market will settle down in the near future returning to something nearer a normal balance of supply and demand. In Cornwall our three Fine & Country offices continue to go from strength to strength in business volume so to assist buyers and sellers in finding their next home we offer our search agent facility.This is a bespoke service including fully
interrogating the market types and areas required, viewing local properties to save time and travel in the first instance and reporting back with our findings and recommendations. Recent sales shown here include Treffry Farmhouse, Lanhydrock a fully restored, elegant Grade II* listed country home likely circa 1710, set in grounds of just over one acre and marketed at £850,000. Bradford Manor. is a fine titled Victorian Manor of elegant proportions, standing in approximately 13 acres and marketed for £2,000,000 and finally, . Great Hills a truly unique ‘Arts and Crafts’ home located on the edge of Week St.Mary with fantastic views over miles of rolling countryside and stunning gardens. The property was marketed at £825,000.
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Fabulous Grade II listed detached property, set in circa 7 acres, close to the coast
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Putsborough, North Devon Coast GUIDE PRICE £2,200,000 FULL OF CHARM AND CHARACTER THROUGHOUT FOUR DOUBLE BEDROOMS, FOUR RECEPTION ROOMS IN EXCESS OF 7 ACRES OF GARDENS, GROUNDS, WOODLANDS AND PONDS APPROXIMATELY ½ A MILE WALK TO THE SURFING SANDY BEACH OF PUTSBOROUGH SANDS PROPERTY SET WITHIN IT’S OWN GROUNDS ALLOWING A PRIVATE AND SECLUDED SETTING A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO BUY A SIGNFICANT HOME WHICH VERY RARELY COME TO THE MARKET IN THIS LOCATION
Many people would have driven through the ford in Putsborough with the wonderful raised mill pond running adjacent to it, this pond forms part of this absolutely wonderful country home, which is within minutes from the beautiful sandy beach of Putsborough Sands yet set in a private location surrounded by beautiful formal and woodland gardens which are an absolute delight. This is a truly rare opportunity to purchase this charming Grade II Listed former farmhouse with gardens and grounds approaching circa 7 acres. This property does not have words to describe how special it really is. There are four double bedrooms, three bathrooms, living room, sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. Attractive cobbled courtyard and conservatory. Outbuildings and Scope to convert the attached barn, subject to consents. EPC - Exempt
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An exquisite substantial manor house with a superb range of buildings & 56 acres of grounds
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Polyphant, Launceston, Cornwall GUIDE PRICE £1,750,000 AN ELEGANT AND SUBSTANTIAL GRADE II* LISTED MANOR HOUSE. SEVEN BEDROOMS INCLUDING THE EAST WING ANNEXE A WEALTH OF RARE AND HISTORIC FEATURES THROUGHOUT EXCELLENT RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS INCLUDING MANY SUPERB LISTED STONE BARNS WELL-MAINTAINED GARDENS WITH CROQUET LAWN, GARDEN ROOM AND TENNIS COURT SECLUDED AND RURAL POSITION YET EASILY ACCESSIBLE TO ROAD NETWORKS
This important landmark home dates back to around 1350. Originally a three-roomed Medieval Hall House which has been added to and extended over the centuries. Steeped in history, it has many unique features including impressive fireplaces, 18th Century panelling, original shutters, a cloam oven, a medieval bread oven and wig cupboard. There is an excellent range of outbuildings including five superb listed stone barns. Extensive gardens surround the house with an additional 52 acres of pasture with river frontage. The property has extensive and flexible accommodation in a delightful and secluded location with no near neighbours. It would suit a wide range of buyers including those seeking family or multigenerational occupation or those wishing to convert and enjoy the many barns and outbuildings, which offer exciting potential. EPC - Exempt
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BY LINDSAY BRADDICK, FINE & COUNTRY BARNSTAPLE, SPECIALISING IN NORTH DEVON PROPERTY FOR OVER 30 YEARS
Country homes with land have been in huge demand for many a year but particularly over the past 18 or so months. These homes being chased by not only your traditional equine enthusiast but also buyers really just seeking a country home with land around them for privacy and security. As a result prices have in this sector of the market seen perhaps some of the greatest increases in viewing activity, offers and eventual sale prices as a result.
acreage they are of course more rural and can therefore sometimes only be accessed down winding country lanes. Not always ideal for the seasoned competitor. Looking for access points and turning points for trailers etc is important and for those weekend riders then the proximity of bridlepaths and open riding (preferably as close by as possible) are essential.
For those seeking a country property with land purely as a home and with no horses, then factors such as privacy, views, the quality of the accommodation and indeed the grandeur of the house are perhaps the greatest factors influencing their interest and ultimate offer.
3) The quality of the land. It’s the one thing you can’t easily change on the property that you purchase. Free draining soil is ideal as it is easy to manage in all seasons and at least 1.5 acres per horse and more if your budget will allow it. It’s easier to rotate the pasture or have scope to expand your facilities at a later date should you need to do so.
For those seeking a home for their horses then other factors come into play and these can include:1) What kind of rider are you? The requirements of the casual weekend rider or the seasoned competitor will vary considerably. Those seeking an equestrian home for the weekend hack through the woods or over the moors generally require homes with 5/20 acres (ideally 1.5 acres plus per horse), 2/3 stables (or and American style barn with everything under cover if possible) and of course a good place to ride. Seasoned competitors may need an indoor school, horse walker and lorry park as well as easy access to good roads for all the travelling to and from events.The discipline in which the rider competes will also impact their requirements such as dressage, eventing, polo and point to point trainers as they all require slightly different facilities. 2) Location and Access? The old adage of Location, Location, Location is as true with equestrian property as it is with almost anything else. As most equestrian properties come with a good
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4) Access to water. Horses drink a lot of water, in fact the average horse drinks between 5/10 gallons a day. A good and trusty water supply is essential both within the pasture but also within the buildings. You don’t want to be lugging gallons of water long distances each day! 5) A convenient yard. Ideally close to the main house. Security is a big issue these days and also you and your horses will generally be happier if you are close to each other. It is still important that there is a degree of buffer between the main house and the buildings as you don’t want the stabling dominating the main house. 6) Buildings. Ideally a covered American style barn works best for all weather conditions, particularly in the colder and wetter winter months. Kinder for the horse and certainly for you and one you will always be grateful for at 5am on a cold and wet winter’s morning. Larger boxes if possible and of course good additional storage for tack, feed, supplements etc.
Featured are just some of the stunning country/equestrian homes that are either presently available or have sold over the past 12 months. Many country/equestrian homes have sold by Informal Tender due to the volumes of interest being shown and the competitive bidding that has taken place. Exford, Exmoor (sold for a substantial undisclosed sum) Formerly a sporting estate but now a substantial country home in the heart of the National Park, this wonderful country home sat within an edge of village setting, with views over “Court” and the surrounding countryside. Originally to be offered for sale with only 29 acres, ultimately the property was sold with 86 acres and comprised a substantial main home with a wonderful private setting, 5/7 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, farmhouse kitchen, conservatory with dramatic village and country views, 5 bathroom/shower rooms, shoot room with adjoining kitchen, cellar and ancillary rooms. A separate 2 bed barn conversion and 3 bedroomed bungalow in need of restoration, traditional and modern outbuildings. This home created immense interest from a combination of very local, regional and national buyers and eventually sold for an undisclosed sum substantially in excess of its Guide Price. Waterhouse Farm, Withypool, Exmoor Guide £1,850,000 (Sale Agreed) Few properties offer the depth and breadth of equestrian facilities as this. Set within the heart of some of the very finest open moorland and wooded river valley riding almost anywhere in the South West, this substantial 5 bedroomed main house had been carefully and expertly modernised and extended by the present owners and also came with 2 bedroomed Barn Conversion The property stood within some 40 acres, had extensive stabling and outbuildings as well as a magnificent 157’ Indoor Arena with elevated galleried viewing and judging area.The property also came with some 787 yards of single bank fishing on the River Barle. Equestrian homes of this calibre rarely come onto the market, particularly this close to such stunning moorland riding. Nr Launceston Guide £1,750,000 (Page 12-13) A wonderful Cornish Grade II* Listed Manor House stands within some 56 acres of gardens, grounds and south facing pasture, river frontage and views towards Bodmin Moor.
This important Cornish Landmark dates back in parts to 1350, originally built as a medieval Hall House with a later addition of 18th century panelling. Today the property offers a comfortable blend of period charm and modern convenience with 7 bedrooms (including East Wing annexe) and a wealth of historic features throughout. A home ideal for enjoying country life and entertaining or multi-generational living with its roaring fires, croquet and tennis lawns. The property has a substantial range of traditional outbuildings including 5 superb Listed stone barns and is set within a private rural setting easily accessible to road networks. Nr Holsworthy, Devon Offers over £2,000,000 (Sale Agreed) Built in the 1860’s this substantial Manor House offered the rare opportunity to purchase an un Listed Victorian home with elegant proportions all set within some 13 acres of gardens and grounds. Whilst the pasture only extended to some 3 acres it still gave any potential buyer the opportunity of acquiring a gracious home with some opportunity for 1 / 2 horses. The main accommodation was spread over some 6,500 sq ft and comprised some 25 rooms, including 6 bedrooms (2 en suite) as well as sitting room, sun room, kitchen, drawing room, dining room, library, boot room, additional ancillary rooms and feature “retro” cinema. The sale also included the prestigious title of Lord and Lady of Bradford Barnstaple Guide £1,450,000 (SOLD) This wonderful Grade II Listed farmhouse Nr Arlington was set within some 45 acres and also featured flexible living accommodation which could easily accommodate 2 families. Not previously for sale for some 40 years this lovely home and beautiful setting created lots of interest from buyers from across the UK. The accommodation comprised farmhouse kitchen, 5 bedrooms, bathroom and separate shower room, mature gardens with stunning outlook, large variety of stone barns with potential for conversion (subject to planning), 2 agricultural buildings (one offering potential for an indoor arena subject to planning) On the fringe of Exmoor and with the coast within 5 miles, truly a home to cater for most buyers requirements.
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Coombe, West Monkton, Nr Taunton Offers in excess of £950,000 (Sale Agreed) So many of these wonderful homes are Listed and this beautifully presented and sympathetically renovated 16th Century Grade II Listed mill house is no exception. Set within a small hamlet on the southern slopes of the Quantock Hills, the property offered an exceptional rage of outbuildings including large main barn, together with magnificent gardens, apple orchard and paddocks (in total some 7 acres). For those needing easy access to the motorway then junction 25 of the M5 motorway was within some 3 miles. West Hatch, Nr Taunton Guide £850,000 (Sale Agreed) Just some 6.3 miles from Taunton (Mid way between the M5 and A303) this equestrian home had an excellent location for those needing easy access for competitive events and an excellent array of equestrian facilities suitable for most buyers. The property had 4 bedrooms, family bathroom, cloakroom, dining room, snug, kitchen, sitting room, hall/study, shower room. The equestrian facilities were extensive and included a 60’ x 40’ hay barn, some 20 stables/foaling box’s, American style covered yard and all set within some 16 acres. Sharptor, Liskeard Guide £675,000 (Sale Agreed) Set some 850’ above sea level within a magical setting on Bodmin Moor, this wonderful home has dramatic and far reaching views towards Sharp Tor, Kit Hill and Dartmoor. The flexible 5 bedroomed living accommodation was well presented throughout and the property was approached via large security gates and a large private driveway. The property stands within some 6.5 acres of allotment, garden and pasture with a good selection of outbuildings, stable block and Ménage and immediate outriding onto the moor, making this most weekend hackers ideal location. Middle Marwood, North Devon Guide Price £750,000 (Sale Agreed) (page 46-47) Nestled within a beautiful sheltered Hamlet this charming and characterful detached period home was extended over 30 years ago, creating additional 2
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storey accommodation which now amounts in total to 5/6 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 baths/showers. The cottage stands within some 6.5 acres with large mature gardens paddock and stream bordered river meadow. Ample parking and detached double garage. Range of outdoor store, sheds and greenhouses. Ideal for small livestock and ponies/horses.
Exford, Exmoor Guide Price £595,000 (SOLD) There are few better places for open riding than Exmoor and Exford is located within the heart of the National Park and considered by many to be the Moorland home of riding. This property had previously been on the open market for a number of months with another local agent without success. Fortunately, Webbers Fine & Country were asked to take over and whilst we kept the asking price the same we set about re doing all of the photos, virtual tours etc to do this property justice.
Coombe, West Monkton
I’m pleased to say that within about a week the successful eventual buyer was found! Set on the edge of the village with some 3.3 acres of gardens and pasture the property comprised a detached woollaway bungalow (4 beds) and a detached 3 bedroomed barn conversion (Holiday use). A great range of outbuildings including stables and barn and extensive parking for multiple vehicles/trailers.
At the time of preparing this article the properties indicated are sold/sale agreed/ available as indicated. In a fast moving market which it is at present (particularly in this sector of the market) things can change quite rapidly. For up to the minute advice on how to secure a premium price for your country/equestrian home then do contact your local Webbers Fine & Country Office for your FREE VALUATION or for general property related advice.
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New Melbury, Bideford, Devon GUIDE PRICE £1,500,000 ONE OF THE FINEST NEW HOMES TO BE BUILT IN THE REGION IN RECENT YEARS ACCOMODATION THAT EXTENDS TO ALMOST 6,000 SQ FT DESIRED LOCATION ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE HISTORIC PORT TOWN OF BIDEFORD AWARD WINNING FEATURES AND EXTENSIVE USE OF LIMESTONE, MARBLE AND OAK ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPED GARDEN WITH AMPLE OUTDOOR SEATING, EATING AND ENTERTAINING FEATURES Without doubt New Melbury comprises one of the finest new homes to be built in the region in recent years. Completed in 2008, the house was built to a very exacting specification. Cinema/games room and an abundance of seating areas the house oozes character throughout and the accommodation flows naturally into the gardens, so that the best of indoor and outdoor living can be enjoyed. The house is very well located within its generous plot of almost 1 acre (0.89) and there is ample car parking space and access to the sizeable garage. New Melbury is located on the north side of the desirable Orchard Hill, situated on the northern outskirts of Bideford. The property is approached through stone pillars and possessing bundles of kerb appeal. EPC - TBC CHRISTOPHER KIVELL | BIDEFORD OFFICE | T 01237 472344 | CHRISTOPHER.KIVELL@WEBBERS.CO.UK | 19
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Trebles Holford, Somerset GUIDE PRICE £1,470,000 SIX BEDROOM CHARACTER BARN CONVERSION WITH FOUR EN-SUITE BATH/SHOWER ROOMS AND FAMILY BATHROOM DETACHED TWO BEDROOM COTTAGE (THE STABLE) ATTACHED ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE (SUNSET) ATTACHED ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE WITH COURTYARD GARDEN (THE BYRE) CURRENTLY PRESENTED AS A HIGHEND HOLIDAY LET BUSINESS
Presenting a unique opportunity to acquire a high-end business venture that presents itself in just over 6300 square foot. The property has retained so much of the charm that comes with buildings of this age and special attention has been paid to the uniform exposed beams that flow throughout the house and its three cottages. One of the key features for this property is the galleried staircase, vaulted ceiling and balconette overlooking the dining area. Well apportioned rooms, bi-fold doors, exposed wooden frames and wood burning stoves in the principle rooms further enhances this retreat. PLEASE NOTE: As this property is currently offered with business usage, residential status can be obtained by a change of use in order for this to become reinstated as a family home. Please ask us for further information. EPC - E
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Braunton, North Devon GUIDE PRICE £1,250,000 UTTERLY BREATHTAKING PANORAMIC VIEWS, ARGUABLY THE BEST IN BRAUNTON FROM HEANTON AROUND TO HARTLAND, WHERE THE RIVERS OF THE TAW, TORRIDGE AND CAEN MEET AND OUT TO SEA VIEWS TO EXMOOR AND DARTMOOR ON A CLEAR DAY SPACIOUS HOME WITH VERSATILE ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT MANY DIFFERENT LIFESTYLES POTENTIAL TO HAVE SEPARATE ANNEXE FOR FAMILY OR INCOME GENEROUS ROOF VOID PROVIDING FURTHER SCOPE IF SO REQUIRED AND SUBJECT TO ANY PLANNING PERMISSION FIVE BEDROOMS PLUS OFFICE, FOUR BATH/SHOWER ROOMS Set in a private and elevated position in the Braunton hills is this generous and versatile home which truly needs to be viewed to fully appreciate the superb views which take in the meeting of the three rivers, Taw, Torridge and Caen. Sea views can also be enjoyed in the distance and on a clear day you can see as far as Dartmoor and Exmoor. The property itself has versatile accommodation to suit as a family home, a home for those who like space, views and being away from the hustle and bustle of life, although it is also within easy reach of the heart of the village. It would also make a home with annexe for family or to gain income from letting as home with holiday let. EPC - D LYNNE JACKSON | BRAUNTON OFFICE | T 01271 818121 | LYNNE.JACKSON@WEBBERS.CO.UK | 23
COASTAL AND ESTUARY PROPERTY BY LYNNE JACKSON, FINE & COUNTRY BRAUNTON, SPECIALISING IN RURAL AND COASTAL PROPERTY FOR OVER 20 YEARS There is something magical about living by the sea. I’m sure that most of us catch this bug at an early age, whether that be growing up by the sea or visiting in our formative years on holiday with the family and the memories of magical times gone past. For many this then continues for those that fish, surf, wind or kite surf or for those of us that just love walking along the water front and hearing the crashing of the waves on a sandy beach or the loud roll of the pebbles as the water drags the stones along the beach. Whatever it is, for many of us it ends up being a lifelong obsession, part of our soul and part of who we are. Once bitten, a feeling rarely lost for the rest of our lives. Here in the West Country we are blessed with some of the very finest coastal and estuary settings within the UK and this is perhaps one of the many reasons that so many buyers flock to the west country for their retirement or more recently their lifestyle move, particularly for those now far more able to live and work from home. There has always been a demand for such properties here in the South West but this has perhaps been escalated due to Covid now that so many more people are able to work from home and where so many companies have now seen this as a practical working solution as a result. At Webbers Fine & Country we have such a variety of beaches across our patch. They vary from pebbled beaches at Porlock Weir and Bay along the Northern Coast of the Exmoor National Park, to world
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renowned surfing beaches at Fistral Bay, Widemouth Bay, Woolacombe, Saunton, Putsborough and Croyde Whether its small sheltered beaches such as Port Gaverne Cove at Port Issac, Summerleaze beach and Crooklets beach at Bude, winners of so many recent tourism awards or the wonderful sheltered estuary beach at Instow where the Torridge and Taw merge you can be sure that the opportunities of living close to the coast are bountiful here in this beautiful part of the West Country. As a result some truly stunning homes have been marketed and sold by our local teams and to give a flavour we have highlighted just a few: Croyde, Braunton, Devon Guide £2,500,000 This has to be one of the very finest settings to buy a home with planning consent to develop. Atlantis Lodge is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty close to some of the very finest beaches that the West County and indeed the UK have to offer (Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe, Putsborough). Planning consent has been passed to create an 8 bedroomed executive style home with approximately 6,900 sq ft of stunning accommodation. The property has large private gardens with uninterrupted views over the surfing beach of Croyde Bay and on a sunny day the North Devon Coastline towards Hartland Point. Croyde Bay is within approximately 5 minutes walk.
Putsborough Court, Devon Guide £2,200,000 - Page 10 Located very close by to Atlantis Lodge is Putsborough Court, Braunton.This stunning Grade II listed former farmhouse stands within gardens and grounds of about 7 acres (with ponds and woodland). The property is within about half a mile of the renowned sandy surfing beach of Putsborough Sands.
large sea facing balconies and with off road parking and all completed to a very high specification as you would expect within such a quality and bespoke development.
There are 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living room, sitting room, dining room and kitchen/breakfast room. Outside an attractive cobbled courtyard, conservatory, range of outbuildings and scope to develop the attached barns subject to necessary consents.
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A truly beautiful North Devon Home along one of the finest stretches of coast within the UK Ocean View, Woolacombe, Devon Guide £2,000,000 (SOLD) This is the first of many homes featured in Woolacombe. A location that has become a true hotspot over recent years, none more so than during 2020 and 2021 Offering very spacious overall accommodation of approximately 6,254ft2 and breath-taking uninterrupted views across the golden sand beaches, Woolacombe Bay and the rugged coastline is this extremely versatile waterside residence currently arranged as a 5 bedroom main house, a stunning 2 bedroom penthouse apartment and a further large one bedroom ground floor annexe. The property is ideal for dual family occupation or home with income and represented a truly rare opportunity to purchase a high calibre home in such a fabulous location. The Penthouse, Panorama, Woolacombe Guide Price £1,295,000 Part of a small and select development this is a seaside home with a true “Wow Factor”! Five stunning apartments were created here by the developer all coastal facing to make the most of the truly wonderful setting and panoramic view. The apartments are 2 and 3 bedroomed each with
Ideal for personal use or for high income earning potential. Quiet location yet readily accessible to the beaches and the village amenities.
Swiss Cottage, Woolacombe Guide £1,250,000 (SOLD) This 4 bedroomed home was located in a very sought after part of the village and created considerable interest from the very outset due to its far reaching views over Woolacombe Bay towards Baggy and Hartland Points and Lundy Island. The property was originally built in the 1930’s and had been extensively modernised within the past 10 years by the present owners. Creating a wonderful detached 4 double bedroomed home with 2 bathrooms, 20’ x 18’ kitchen/family room with sleek contemporary units. At first floor level you are hit by the most amazing vista via the expanse of glass that forms the “look out area” with wall to wall views across Woolacombe and the surrounding coastline. Upover, Woolacombe Offers in Excess of £1,200,000 (SOLD) Set within a quiet and private no through road this home had truly stunning views over Woolacombe Bay and the rugged North Devon Coastline. The property had particularly versatile accommodation which was arranged as two large self-contained apartments. Ideal for those seeking a home and income, or for additional family members. Despite being arranged as two separate units, there was an interconnecting staircase between ground and first floor which would enable the house to have be run as one if required.
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Gwin haven, Upton, Bude Guide £1,150,000 (page 30-31) With 180 degree view over the sea, cliffs and miles of open countryside towards Dartmoor this magnificent home featured reverse level accommodation, making the most of the views from the principle living accommodation at first floor level.
Boat Hyde, Bideford Guide £975,000 With a prime river/estuary setting along the River Torridge and wonderful views both up and down stream, this is almost a once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase such a wonderful 5 bedroomed home.
Double storey entrance with glazed atrium landing, open plan kitchen/diner/family room with balcony and rear terrace with stunning views. 5 bedrooms on the ground floor with 3 en suites, utility room and family bathroom. Principle bedroom suite with dressing area, spacious en suite, walk in wardrobe and sea view.
Set in about 4.5 acres (including a paddock of 3.85 acres) with its own slipway onto the river and mooring, this stunning home offers 5 bedrooms within the main house, complemented by a 4 bedroomed annexe directly fronting onto the river Torridge.
Garage and ample off road parking. All within some 50 meters of the coastal foot path. Pilmouth Farm, Landcross, Bideford Guide £1,100,000 (SOLD) Living on a dramatic coastline is one thing, living close to the coast but within a sheltered river estuary can be just as stunning and captivating. This wonderful Grade II Listed 7 bedroomed home borders the River Torridge, just 2 miles form the community of Bideford. The property stands within about 2.5 acres of level gardens and grounds (including a 1.1 acre paddock) and offered a variety of outbuildings with scope for development (subject to planning). Dating in parts to the 15th and 17th century Pilmouth Farm was used in the Napoleonic Wars as a prisoner of war camp for some 500 prisoners with one barn still retaining the metal bars on the windows, musket balls and clay pipes having been found in the gardens and grounds. This historic home offered some 5,000 sq ft of accommodation and had its own slip way onto the river.
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An ideal waterside home with potential for dual occupancy or as a home and rental income. Large workshop, boathouse and repair area, tennis court and river beach. Sharp Rock, Mortehoe, Devon Guide £950,000 (SOLD) Sharp Rock was an exciting brand new development of just 2 bespoke new eco homes, each finished to an exacting standard using carefully considered modern materials to create a wonderful contemporary coastal lifestyle, in arguably one of North Devon’s finest locations. Packed full of Tech, these stylish, high spec homes each offered approximately 1,800 sq ft of superb accommodation and each with simply stunning and amazing sea views and with easy access to the fabulous golden sand beaches…… Appledore, Bideford. Offers in excess of £950,000 (page 62) This Grade II listed Georgian residence is located within one of the most sought after local villages with estuary views towards Instow. A wonderful vibrant fishing community and a hive of culture and activity with some wonderful pubs and restaurants and boutique shops. This elegant home offers some 3,148 sq ft of accommodation with grand central stairwell, dining room, drawing room, breakfast room, utility and kitchen at ground floor level. First floor includes a living
room (to make the most of the quayside and estuary views) as well as a double bedroom, bathroom/dressing room, separate bathroom and bedroom/garden room. The second floor with 3 bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and office. Outside a secluded walled garden with lawn and raised patio with adjoining garden store/workshop. Warren House, Minehead Guide £545,000 Overlooking the West Somerset Golf Course and so close to the beach that you could almost fall out of bed and be on the beach this wonderful period home offers 3 double bedrooms (one en suite), sitting room with wood burner, large kitchen/diner, separate utility room and WC, family bathroom, 1 bedroomed self-contained annexe, separate detached home office, range of outbuildings and excellent parking facilities. Believed to date in parts to the 1600’s and enhanced with a two storey extension in 2015 this wonderful coastal home offers immediate access to both the golf course and the beach. Is located on the outskirts of Minehead, itself on the northern edge of the beautiful Exmoor National Park. Quay Cottage, Porlock Guide £465,000 (sale agreed) A wonderfully rare opportunity to purchase a charming former fisherman’s thatched cottage backing directly onto the beach and overlooking Porlock harbour. Living here could possibly feel like permanently being on holiday! This wonderful harbour side home had an almost unique setting as so few homes offer both a harbour side and beachside setting all in one. Whilst smaller than many of the homes featured here, it still offered 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, parking, secret walled gardens and studio and of course, truly stunning coastal views across Porlock Bay towards Hurlestone Point and Bossington.
Let for many years as a highly successful holiday let with 75% occupancy rate and providing a gross annual income of some £30,000 per annum. The Fernery, Ilfracombe Guide £685,000 (SOLD) Set over some 2,691 sq ft this stunning architects designed home created considerable interest from local, regional and national buyers. Ideal as a family home, coastal retreat o as a holiday letting investment (the owners at the time letting the property out and producing an income of £55,000 pa) The property offered 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a fabulous open plan living room with vaulted ceiling and galleried mezzanine area. Located about a mile out of the centre of town within a tree lined semi-rural valley setting close to the picturesque Cairn Nature Reserve. This striking home created a bit of a stir when it hit the market and similar homes are always required for local, national and international discerning buyers. The demand for coastal homes large and small from brand new custom built apartments and penthouses, to quaint former fisherman’s cottages and large stunning homes with dramatic coastal backdrops remains unabated. When selling it is important to feel comfortable that your agent has a real understanding of the demand and the prices that can be achieved for such special property.
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A stunning former squire residence offering characterful yet modern living – the best of both worlds
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Winkleigh, North Devon GUIDE PRICE £1,250,000 8 BEDROOM FORMER SQUIRE RESIDENCE DETACHED 2 BEDROOM GUEST COTTAGE STUNNING BARN WITH DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (STP) AND MULTIPLE OUTBUILDINGSKEY POINTS 1.8 ACRES PLOT WITH PARK LIKE GROUNDS HAVING SECRET GARDEN CURRENTLY SET UP AS A RUNNING BUSINESS A graceful Grade II Listed property arranged around a courtyard, offering substantial 8 bedroom accommodation with associated reception rooms, a detached 2 bedroom cottage (Grooms Cottage), a magnificent unconverted barn, outbuildings, walled garden, park like grounds and in part currently used as a Bed and Breakfast, all set within an overall plot in excess of 1.8 acres and in parts requiring updating. The house and cottage were extensively renovated and in part carefully remodelled, to provide homely living and that is reputedly to be at least in part from C17. Without doubt a major feature of The Old Parsonage (Parsonage Court) are the grounds which are laid to swathes of lawn studded with mature flora and fauna. EPC – Exempt
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Stunning 5 bedroom coastal home with amazing views over the sea & cliffs
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Between Bude and Widemouth Bay GUIDE PRICE £1,150,000 REVERSE LEVEL HOME WITH OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/FAMILY/DINING ROOM WITH BALCONY AND REAR TERRACE BOASTING STUNNING VIEWS DOUBLE STOREY PORCH WITH GLAZED ATRIUM LANDING SOCIABLE DINING ROOM SPACE WITH AMPLE SPACE TO SEAT 16 PEOPLE 5 BEDROOMS ON THE GROUND FLOOR WITH THREE EN-SUITES MASTER BEDROOM AND DRESSING AREA WITH A SEA VIEW, SPACIOUS EN-SUITE AND WALK IN WARDROBE 50 METRES TO THE COASTAL FOOTPATH Gwin Haven is a fantastic coastal home with some of the best views North Cornwall has to offer - with views as far down as Trevose Head to the south west and inland to Dartmoor, on a clear day. Located about 50 metres from the cliffs at Upton, there is easy access to the coastal footpath leading to the popular surfing beach at Widemouth Bay to the south and into Bude and the beaches at Summerleaze and Crooklets, to the north. Enjoying a superb coastal position, with stunning 180 degree views over the sea,cliffs and miles of countryside towards Dartmoor in the east, this 5 bedroom( 3 en-suite) detached contemporary house has a large open plan kitchen/family/dining room covering the majority of the first floor, with a balcony and rear terrace, enhancing the views from the front towards the sea.
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A stunning 5 bedroom thatched country home with 1.25 acres & expansive far reaching views
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St. Giles-On-The-Heath, Launceston, Cornwall GUIDE PRICE £850,000 STUNNING DETACHED GRADE II LISTED PROPERTY WITH A WEALTH OF CHARACTER THROUGHOUT. 3 RECEPTION ROOMS AND 5 BEDROOMS (2 EN -SUITE). PRODUCTIVE AND SHELTERED GARDENS WITH SWIM POND. WORKSHOP, STABLES AND STORES. MAGNIFICENT FAR REACHING VIEWS. NO FORWARD CHAIN.
A significantly extended stunning Grade II Listed thatched country residence with character features to include beamed and vaulted ceilings, slate floors, window seats, multi-paned windows and latched doors. Our clients have resided in the home for the past 10 years or so and have made further improvements to the property which has enhanced the quality commensurate with the exceptional position. The grounds amount to some 1.25 acres and are nicely broken up between formal and productive gardens, orchard, as well as, a large sunken swim pond and lower decking. Many outbuildings add to the appeal of the home including a thatched large workshop and stores, timber stable block and tack shed at the side, all of these components add to an idyllic lifestyle which would suit a wide range of buyers. EPC - F
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A fine Grade II Listed 17th Century village home with a wealth of history & character set in beautiful south facing gardens
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Sampford Brett, Nr Williton, Somerset GUIDE PRICE £795,000 SPLENDID VILLAGE HOME DELIGHTFUL SETTING LARGE SOUTH FACING GARDENS 3 RECEPTION ROOMS & CONSERVATORY 4 BEDROOMS AND 2 BATHROOMS KITCHEN, UTILITY ROOM & WET ROOM DETACHED OUTBUILDING (IDEAL HOME OFFICE OR SIMILAR) GARAGE & PARKING COUNTY TOWN TAUNTON 18 MILES Woodburnes is a beautiful detached period house delightfully situated in the centre of this highly desirable and pretty village nestling between the Quantock and Brendon Hills and within a few miles of the coast. Built of local stone under a tiled roof the property offers generously proportioned accommodation which has been sympathetically and lovingly restored whilst retaining its immense character and charm. It has many historic features to include inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and timbers, window seats, leaded light windows and twin staircases. The beautiful and mature rear gardens are an undoubted feature of the property and there is a detached two storey stone outbuilding, believed to be a former Brew House, which has great potential for conversion to a home office, studio, holiday let or annexe.
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Discrete detached cottage bordering Lower Tamar lake nature reserve. No immediate neighbours. A true ‘hidden’ gem
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Bradworthy, Holsworthy GUIDE PRICE £750,000 SET AT THE END OF ITS OWN PRIVATE LANE IDYLLIC, PEACEFUL LOCATION BORDERING LOWER TAMAR NATURE RESERVE SOUTH FACING, GENEROUS GARDENS ABUNDANCE OF WILDLIFE ENJOYED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR PRIVATE FISHING PLATFORM OR DECK TO ENJOY THE VIEW OVER THE LAKE SYMPATHETICALLY EXTENDED AND REFURBISHED USING WELL-KNOWN LOCAL ARCHITECT AND HERITAGE BUILDING SPECIALIST
My clients have carefully, thoroughly and sympathetically restored and extended the original 1740’s cob cottage, between 2005 and 2008, using a well - known local architect and local building firm specialising in heritage property as it was of the utmost importance to ensure the new extension blended with and accentuated the original cob cottage. To help with this the cottage was re-roofed, the windows replaced with timber double glazed units and stainless steel guttering and downpipes fitted – all completed to a very high standard so the property will very much stand the test of time and retain the character and feel of the 1740’s cottage. Having only been sold once within the open market since it was built, to my current clients, this a truly rare opportunity to purchase a perfect country residence. EPC - E
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WHEN A HOME AND INCOME CONVERGE BY TONY FOSTER HEAD OF WEBBERS COMMERCIAL, SPECIALISING IN WEST COUNTRY COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES FOR OVER 40 YEARS In the late 1980’s holiday cottages and complexes took a great leap in quality at a time when a recession hit and more people decided it was cheaper to stay in a holiday cottage rather than perhaps a hotel and as a result many traditional holiday cottages were upgraded and improved as holiday tenants still wanted high quality facilities as a result. These days, the variety and quality of the accommodation on offer is as good as it has ever been and unless you are really unlucky, many are now almost like staying in a quality hotel. Covid has been tough for those owning such properties over the past year but now, without the real ability of going abroad, almost every holiday home that you would care to book is already booked many months in advance and as a result the rental prices have increased considerably. This could end up being the busiest and most successful year ever for the holiday letting business in the UK as a result. Covid has also seen an increase in the number of people looking to buy complex’s or homes with additional letting income. Partly the urge to move westwards for a lifestyle choice, working from home but also the added benefit of a genuine income with a huge surge in buyers in their mid 40’s/50‘s escaping the rat race and city life and see the additional income as a way of supplementing their income, pension or
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allow them to scale back workwise whilst working from home but make up the difference via letting accommodation. Holiday cottages businesses come in a variety of shapes and sizes. It’s fair to say that the buyers tend to fall into two main camps as a result. Complexes with 5/10/15 or more units still tend to go to the traditional commercial buyer who see this as a full time and committed business, ideally seeking a project for the next 10 to 15 years. Their purchase is all about value for money, the potential revenue over the next decade and the ability to re sell. The main house as a result can therefore become slightly less important as they place the value of the property around the business and less so the actual private accommodation. The second and perhaps very influential group of buyers are those seeking 1/2/3 cottages for supplementary income. These buyers are generally focussed on the main house and the lifestyle that it offers. These buyers mainly buy the property because of the home that it will offer them, the cottages important but perhaps not really the main focus and therefore the premium that these buyers pay for is the private family accommodation. There has always been a demand for such properties (large and small)
but the past 12/16 months have seen a huge rise in demand and as a result an increase in price and a real surge in enquiries and viewings for such homes. As so many of these buyers are now what you would call “Residential Buyers” and Smythern Farm not purely commercial buyers, an agent that offers both specialist commercial advice and also excellent residential marketing is essential as the buyer could these days come from almost anywhere. At Webbers and Fine & Country we are fortunate enough to have a specialist Commercial department with the expertise to sell such property, supported by our dedicated Fine & Country Department, a brand recognised as one of the UK’s most successful agents for selling properties across the upper quartile of the market to both local, regional and international buyers. Our two departments work together in marketing such properties to make sure that no stone is unturned in finding the right buyer at the premium price.
Agreed) Set within 15 acres this large Holiday Complex is set within one of the region’s most popular coastal tourist locations and created an ideal opportunity for any new buyer to escape the rigours of busy city life and to relocate to a truly idyllic part of the world. The complex provide a superb family home with 9 cottages and as a result an excellent lifestyle business with and excellent and consistent income. The main house offered 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with the cottages catering for a wide variety of guests from couples to larger families and groups (sleeping 2 to 10 people). The indoor heated pool complex, hot tub and sauna, games room and outdoor play area meant that this was a good all round base for those with family or for those just seeking a bolt hole get away in North Devon.
Some of the recent properties that have been offered for sale or sold by our firm include:-
Surrounded by rolling open countryside but within a short distance of some of the regions finest coastline the property also had consent to develop a “Grand Designs” main residence within the grounds if required.
Smythern Farm Cottages, North Devon Guide £2,300,000 (Sale
Lambscombe Farm Cottages, Exmoor Guide £1,750,000 (Sale
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Agreed) A small Estate on the southern slopes of the Exmoor National Park.This Grade II Listed medieval farmhouse stands within some 5 acres and comprised 7 properties. The main house comprising a 4 bedroomed period home with 2 bedroomed annexe. 5 stunning holiday cottages (all achieving 4 or 5 star rating). Games barn, triple garage, extensive storage areas, offering potential for further accommodation (subject to necessary consent). The property overlooks a sheltered valley and offered pasture, paddocks and private gardens as well as ample onsite parking. Higher Mullacott Farm, Ilfracombe Offers in excess of £1,500,000 (Sold) On a slightly smaller scale, this period and stylish 5 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed farmhouse is set within some 3 acres of gardens and grounds in a private setting but close to the coast. The cottages (converted from former barns) are centred around a cobbled courtyard comprise Dollys Barn and Aggie’s cottage which cater for a variety of guests throughout the year and have built up an excellent following with repeat custom season on season. The property also featured a self-contained 2 bedroomed cottage annexe perfect for extended family or a dependent relative. The Old Parsonage, Winkleigh Guide £1,250,000 (page 28-29) A gracious Grade II listed property arranged around a feature courtyard. The main house offering 8 bedroomed accommodation with associated reception rooms and a detached 2 bedroomed cottage, a magnificent unconverted barn, outbuildings. Formerly a “Squires” residence and within a short walk of the village centre, the property stands within some 1.8 acres with walled garden, park like grounds and is in part used as a B and B Glendale Farm, Bideford Guide £1,250,000 (Sold) A very attractive and beautifully appointed 5 bedroomed country house enjoying a secluded location with no neighboring properties and panoramic countryside views within some 4 miles of Bideford.
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Set within some 2 acres of delightful gardens and grounds the property had the opportunity for dual occupancy living or rental and was the type and style of lifestyle home that so many seeking at present. Fosfelle Country House, Bideford Guide £1,200,000 (Sold) This substantial country house offered a fabulous lifestyle opportunity to own a large 6 bedroomed Victorian family home set within some 6 acres of well cared for gardens and grounds. The property also had the opportunity to generate income from 3 holiday units, 5 caravan/motorhome pitches, an Agatha Christie themed converted double decker bus and converted coach. Set within half a mile of the village of Hartland in an area of outstanding natural beauty and close to the dramatic North Atlantic Coast. Great Eckworthy, Buckland Brewer Guide £1,199,950 (Sold) With 10 acres (including 8 acres of pasture) this home could also have appealed to the equestrian enthusiast set as it was within a private location and surrounded by wonderful open countryside and with no close neighbours. The main house comprised a character 4 bedroomed farmhouse with 3 superb holiday lets which have provided an established income for many years. In addition there was a large converted coach house with hot tub rooms, substantial pole barn and scope for further development (subject to planning) Penbridge Court, Trebles Holford, Nr Taunton Guide £1,470,000 (page 20-21) Accessed by a private driveway this beautifully presented and sympathetically restored detached 18‘h Century converted barn is located on the western foothills of the Quantocks, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The property is split into 3 separate holiday cottages and has been run as such for many years. These include a 6 bedroomed main barn conversion with 4 en suite bath/shower rooms and family bathroom. Detached 2 bedroomed cottage (The Stable), attached 1 bedroomed cottage (Sunset) and attached 1 bedroomed cottage (the byre) with courtyard garden. Currently presented as a high end holiday let business.
Lambscombe Farm Cottages
Ettiford Farm, Ilfracombe Offers in excess of £1,000,000 (Sale Agreed) In need of extensive modernisation, this wonderful 5 bedroomed farmhouse is set within a secluded and tucked away position within easy reach of the local beaches and surrounding countryside. This was a fantastic opportunity for a buyer to escape busy urban life, seeking a project but also the added benefit of additional income from the letting cottages. Main house, 3 additional holiday cottages (3 bed and two 2 bed) and planning consent to develop 2 further barns for additional holiday cottages. Set within some 5.5 acres and with far reaching views. Laymore Farmhouse, Winsham, Dorset Guide £825,000 (Sale Agreed) This 17* century Grade II Listed home perhaps typifies so many wonderful rural homes within this part of the countryside and really was a beautifully preserved example of a classic south Dorset Farmhouse. Set within 0.44 acres the property featured a 4 bedroomed Dorset Longhouse with Wagon Barn and Cheese Cottage (2 bedroomed cottage with 1 bathroom). Other features included manicured and enclosed gardens and grounds, double garage and parking for multiple vehicles.
This attractive home created good interest early on in part due to its setting but also how pretty and attractive is was visually. Higher Thorne Cottage, Bideford Guide £975,000 (Sale Agreed) Set on the outskirts of the North Devon Village of Buckland Brewer, this highly secluded 4 bedroomed Grade II Listed detached home was set within a plot of about 4.5 acres. The property also offered 2 semidetached barn conversions, currently let as successful holiday letting units. Beautifully restored and renovated the whole property was in excellent condition and was ideal for those seeking a lifestyle home and income move or for those seeking an equestrian home with the wonderful North Devon countryside. The Old Farmhouse Complex, Parracombe, Exmoor Guide £950,000 (Sale Agreed) Located along the northern coast of the Exmoor National Park the Old Farmhouse and Trentishoe Cottages represented an ideal opportunity to acquire an established letting business and restored period farmhouse. The farmhouse (an old Longhouse) offered a wealth of charm and character with flagstone floors, old cottage doors, exposed timbers, original bread ovens and leaded windows. The 3 letting cottages generated a good income and other features included a cobbled courtyard, restored outbuildings, landscaped gardens and grounds, paddock (in all 3 acres)
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Fosfelle Country House
Lew Barn, Bradworthy, Holsworthy Offers in excess of £700,000 10/15 minutes walk from the wonderful village of Bradworthy, this wonderful home was set within some 1.5 acres of gardens and grounds in a rural/hamlet style setting. The main residence is a spacious 3 bedroomed barn conversion (one en suite) with two ground floor letting suites, each with lounge area and shower room/wc. Attached is a 1 bedroomed cottage/annexe and opposite a 2 bedroomed detached holiday bungalow. The flexible accommodation gives multiple opportunities for holiday letting purposes and a potential income as a result in the heart of farming countryside, close to the coast and close to the Devon/Cornish border. New Mill Farm, Nr Bude Guide £550,000 (Sale Agreed) A charming Grade II Listed attached cottage with 2 double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms and a detached barn conversion providing superb work from home office or ancillary accommodation.
The Old Parsonage
Having undergone major refurbishment during the past 10 years the property enjoys a wonderful valley location within easy reach of Widemouth Bay and the rugged North Cornwall coast. Homes in such settings with flexible accommodation can be quite rear and as a result there was no shortage of interest in this home. Our commercial department also offers a wide range of services marketing and selling guest houses, shops, hotels, tea rooms, commercial investment property, industrial premises and much more. Do contact the commercial team on 01271 347888 or your local Webbers, Fine & Country office. Laymore Farmhouse
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With gardens & grounds this property offers buyers the opportunity to live the “Good Life”
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Middle Marwood, Barnstaple GUIDE PRICE £750,000 NESTLED WITHIN A BEAUTIFUL SHELTERED HAMLET EXTENDED 5/6 BEDROOM DETACHED HOME LARGE MATURED GARDENS WITH PADDOCK AND STREAM BORDERED RIVER MEADOW (6.5 ACRES IN TOTAL) AMPLE PARKING + DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE
RANGE OF OUTDOOR STORES, SHEDS AND GREENHOUSES IDEAL FOR SMALL LIVESTOCK AND PONIES/HORSES
A charming and characterful detached period property which was extended over 30 years ago to create additional 2 storey accommodation and now amounts to 5/6 bedrooms. The inviting farmhouse style kitchen offers handmade units with slate worktops. There is a useful utility room, 2 reception rooms, the larger being part of the extension with wood burning stove and French doors, whilst the other being the original sitting room again offers inglenook fireplace with wood burner and having beautiful herringbone woodblock flooring extending through into the front entrance hall. All the bedrooms are on the first floor with the 6th bedroom currently being used as a study. With gardens and grounds this property offers buyers the opportunity to live the “Good Life” with vegetable plots, paddocks and a lovely stream bordered river meadow.
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A fabulous family home located within a convenient location on the outskirts of town
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Sticklepath, Barnstaple GUIDE PRICE £675,000 SUPERB DETACHED FAMILY HOME POPULAR AND CONVENIENT LOCATION OF STICKLEPATH LARGE LEVEL GARDENS TO THE FRONT AND REAR SOUTH FACING ASPECT TO THE REAR ELEVATION SWEEPING DRIVEWAY WITH DOUBLE GARAGE
CHUBB SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM A splendid 1950's detached family home set in mature level gardens with a south facing rear aspect and offering excellent privacy and seclusion. All the rooms are incredibly spacious with impressive entrance hallway, triple aspect lounge, extended dining room with patio doors to garden and a superb family kitchen/breakfast room. All the bedrooms are spacious doubles with en suite bathroom to Bedroom 2 and a further family shower room. There is a lovely balcony accessed from the second bedroom which enjoys a lovely outlook over the garden. There is a large garden to the front with sweeping driveway and a double garage and extensive lawned gardens to the rear. This is a fantastic opportunity to acquire an incredibly spacious detached property which is ideally located in this popular location of Sticklepath.
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An attractive, detached period former farmhouse together with gardens, garaging & former stables
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Wayland Farm, Stockland Bristol OFFERS OVER £600,000 DETACHED PERIOD FORMER FARMHOUSE SELF-CONTAINED FLAT 8 BEDROOMS 3 RECEPTION ROOMS TRIPLE GARAGE AND SEPARATE DRIVE LARGE STONE FORMER STABLE OUTBUILDING AND COACH HOUSE This beautiful and well preserved period home has large and varied accommodation offering much versatility, particularly in relation to home and income with an existing self-contained one bedroom flat (currently let.) Potential division of the accommodation, with two existing staircases, providing space for two or potentially three families or elderly relatives etc. (subject to the necessary consents.) Also further potential exists within the large coach house and stables for conversion (subject to the necessary consents.) The properties accommodation exudes a wealth of genuine character including flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces, exposed beams and mullion windows with much of the original character intact. The large garden has been divided into a well organised kitchen garden, providing very productive space for both fruit and vegetable growing. We encourage an internal inspection of this well preserved period home. EPC - G
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A superb holiday restricted barn with 5 bedrooms, large gardens & expansive views
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Clawton, Holsworthy Devon GUIDE PRICE £575,000 SUBSTANTIAL DETACHED FIVE BEDROOM BARN CONVERSION RESTRICTED TO HOLIDAY USAGE HIGHLY FLEXIBLE AND SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATION TUCKED AWAY LOCATION WITH FAR REACHING VIEWS DETACHED GAMES ROOM WITH ITS OWN FACILITIES EXTENSIVE GARDENS AND OFF ROAD PARKING A well-appointed and luxurious holiday restricted barn conversion which nestles in a tucked away location. It has sustainable utilities with rainwater harvesting, solar PV, solar thermal and a ground source heat pump.
The property has the benefit of a large detached games room with its own kitchen and toilet facilities and supports the barns flexibility to be able to suit many buyer’s needs. The attractive private gardens are extensive and focus on the surrounding views. The highly efficient and environmentally friendly lifestyle complement the wildlife rich surrounding landscape which epitomises biodiversity at its finest.
As a holiday home, this barn would tick many boxes when seeking a perfect destination in which to escape from it all and re-charge from busy day to day life.
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THE POWER OF FINE & COUNTRY ACROSS THE UK BY NAPOLEON WILCOX, HEAD OF WEBBERS FINE & COUNTRY It is hard to believe that Fine and Country was only established some 21 years ago but in that time it has upstaged many of the old established premium brands (many having been established for over 100 years or more) and is now recognised as one of the UK’s finest agencies selling premium property across the UK. At present (Figures accurate as of May 2021) Fine & Country is now the number 2 agency in the UK for properties across England and Wales priced over £500,000 (excluding central London) and in many regions of the UK has now become the dominant agency for the upper quartile of the property market. During 2020 and 2021, despite the pandemic, Fine & Country have been one of the very few brands expanding its coverage and offices across the UK, recently opening in Scotland and also now opening many new offices in central London and the greater London area. With over 225 offices across the UK the future for Fine & Country and its clients looks promising as we combine a truly local expertise with regional, national and international coverage. This feature showcases a selection of some of the finest homes for sale across the UK, a handful of the many thousands of properties that Fine & Country are now entrusted with the successful sale of for discerning home owners. The Knoll, Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire Overs Offer £3.5 million. Fresh out of the portfolio of Garry Phoenix a luxury Nottingham developer, this outstanding modern Californian style home has been designed with comfort, luxury and privacy in mind. This architectural
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masterpiece offers some 8154 sq ft of living space with 5 bedroom suites, 53’5 entertainment room, indoor pool and sauna, grand reception hall, dining room, triple aspect sitting room, office and a chic ultra-modern kitchen to die for. St Johns Wood, London £16,995,000 | Ref 1996371 This classical 1930’s villa is located within one of St Johns Wood’s most prestigious addresses, a tree lined boulevard with 125’ garden. Butterfly shaped outdoor pool designed by “Bindy”, “Fendi” kitchen, luxurious principle suite spanning the whole of the first floor, garage designed to accommodation the Rolls Royce, planning for an additional 5,000 sq ft of accommodation, housekeepers quarters. Personal gym and 45’ balcony. Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset Offers in Excess of £10,000,000 | Ref 1854447 Inspired by the glorious chateaux’s of France, Harbour Gate is a sophisticated, unique, waterside retreat that reflects the magical merging of imagination and architecture, creating the ultimate in luxury family living within one of the world’s most exclusive settings. Built in 1921 the current owners carried out a top to toe refurbishment in 2016 with a brief to bring the property into the 21st century but without losing the historical and architectural charm of the original residence. Sandbanks boasts the largest natural harbour in Europe (the second largest natural harbour in the world) with miles of golden beaches and sheltered waters. This truly is one of the finest locations for a “trophy home” anywhere within the UK.
This feature showcases a selection of some of the finest homes for sale across the UK, a handful of the many thousands of properties that Fine & Country are now entrusted with the successful sale of for discerning home owners.
Markyate, St Albans (Offers over £7,500,000) | Ref 2078732 This stunning Grade II* Listed Georgian Manor House is set within some 10 acres of formal gardens, woodland and orchards with a further 65 acres of parkland.
Dating back to the 12th century, the main house of Markyate Cell offers some 12,000 sq ft of accommodation and is unquestionably one of the finest and most lavish period homes within the county with its blend of Tudor fireplaces, Jacobean staircase and host of architectural features throughout. The principle residence offers 9 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, cinema and games room, double garage, self-contained 2 bedroomed cottage and 1 bedroomed staff apartment.
Droitwich, Worcestershire (POA) | Ref 1379849 Arguably one of the finest modern homes to have been constructed within England in recent years.This captivating reincarnation of a regency mansion is sumptuously appointed throughout and completed with elevations of sculptured English Stone with an interior defined by its exquisite period detailing, marble and the finest fittings throughout. 9 principle bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, separate 3 bedroomed cottage, health and leisure suite, 8 person lift to all floors and a private rural setting set within some 18.74 acres of wonderful parkland gardens.
Great Totham, Maldon, Essex (Offers in Excess of £4,850,000) | Ref 2093702 Set midway between Chelmsford and Colchester, the village of Great Totham is set close to the Blackwater Estuary. This superb 11,000 sq ft home stands within some 2.5 acres of gardens and grounds and is approached by an imposing driveway. The property has 7 double bedrooms, all with personal en suite bathrooms, four with dressing rooms and 3 bedrooms each with their own terraces. 6 reception rooms, a guest bungalow, pool house, tennis courts and secure gated grounds. Leeds,Yorkshire Guide £3,950,000 | Ref 1515860 The Manor is one of Leeds finest homes, standing in private landscaped gardens adjoining Alwoodley Golf Course, part of an exclusive area within North Leeds. Extending to over 10,200 sq ft this Tudor style home has been expanded and improved upon within recent years and now offers a grand reception hall with galleried landing and elliptical staircase, double aspect drawing room and sitting room (complete with cinema) and 2 further reception rooms and at the heart of this home a remarkable kitchen appointed with the finest range of appliances. Other features include a superb leisure suite with pool and gym, luxurious independent apartment and triple garage with apartment above.
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Tidenham, Nr Chepstow, Gloucestershire Guide £3,750,000 | Ref 1789158 An outstanding Palladian Manor House just outside the historic border town of Chepstow, completed to an exacting standard in 2005. The main house comprises some 9,000 sq ft of stunning accommodation with classical high ceilings, opulent reception hall with galleried landing, 3 large main reception rooms, study, superb kitchen, conservatory and cellars. 6 outstanding bedroom suites, staff flat and excellent detached cottage (and additional derelict cottage with the grounds) From the gated entrance a long drive curves up through the gardens and grounds (some 7.4 acres of gardens, walled garden and parkland) to the impressive sweeping central driveway at the front of the house. The dramatic views from this wonderful home including a panoramic vista over the Severn Estuary and towards the Southern Cotswolds. Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Guide price £3,600,000 | Ref 2096028 Huf Haus homes are regularly featured on Grand Designs and have almost created a cult following due to their stunning modern design and distinctive style. This superb home is no exception situated as it is within one of the very best private roads within Gerrards Cross. Arranged over 3 floors with tripel aspect double height atrium living space it has been meticulously designed to create a bright and amazing space for family living. Features include 5 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 3 bathrooms over some 4,610 sq ft of living space. The whole set within landscaped gardens and grounds designed by one of the Queen’s gardeners. Bossington, Nr Canterbury Guide £3,500,000 | Ref 1747952 This amazing property was in a somewhat parlous state, previously having been used as a nursing home for nearly 20 years. However, the current owners have brought it back to its former glory so that once again it would become a very special place and the results have been fantastic.
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This wonderful Grade II Listed home is set within some 3.45 acres of gardens, grounds and paddock with 12 bedrooms 10 reception rooms, 7 bathrooms which incorporate the main house and the selfcontained annexe/cottage. Outdoor heated swimming pool with vast dining/BBQ area. Office wing with 3 offices, gym, store/changing rooms and ideally located for the well-known and renowned Kings School. Nr Kettering, Northamptonshire Guide £3,500,000 | Ref 2144990 An historic Grade II Listed Northamptonshire estate set in approximately 40 acres including large lake, formal gardens, pleasure grounds, woodland, parkland and grazing. The Hall was built in 1675 from the ancient limestone of Cistercian Abbey that once stood nearby. The property is set over 3 floors and has a spectacular entrance hall, main reception room, library, family room, dining room and study. Large open plan kitchen/breakfast room/sitting area with bespoke bar. Extensive cellars, storage rooms, hobby rooms, pantry, boot room and WC. 9 principle bedrooms spread over the first and second floors including 6 en suites and 2 family bathrooms. 3 bedroomed cottage, 2 bedroomed cottage and 2 bedroomed Gate Lodge. Enclosed outdoor pool, tennis court. Tenby, Pembrokeshire Offers in excess of £3,000,000 | Ref 2039966 Surely one of the most impressive homes along the Pembrokeshire coast with its unparalleled cliff side setting and with panoramic views over the sea, coast, outlying islands and Tenby town. This Huf Haus custom designed home is set within some 4 acres offers some 3,000 sq ft of living accommodation with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, sauna, spacious open plan living area, triple garage, ample parking. Great Eco credentials with its green energy air source heating and cooling aided by solar PV panels, rainwater harvesting and natural filters with freshwater swimming pool. All within walking distance of Tenby town with its expansive beaches and quaint harbour. A town and beach internationally recognised as being one of the finest coastal resorts within the UK
Boreham, Nr Chelmsford, Essex Guide £2,750,000 | Ref 2133841 Built in 1797 this former vicarage is as you would expect next to the Church and an important heart of this attractive village. This gracious Grade II Listed Georgian home offers over 6,500 sq ft of accommodation including a 6 bedroomed main residence and attached two bedroomed Tudor/Elizabethan cottage. Wonderful gardens and grounds with sweeping entrance driveway and substantial garage and outbuildings. Featured within Country Life (Front page) and “25 Beautiful Homes” magazine Hoddesdon, The Chilterns Guide £2,999,950 | Ref 1620212 Designed in 1910 and sympathetically restored and renovated in recent years to create probably one of the most distinctive homes within its area. Set within approx. 0.75 acres this wonderful home is spread across three floors and includes a formal reception hall with inglenook fireplace, office/cinema room, snooker room, sitting room, extensively fitted kitchen, pantry and utility. Large central main landing with access to 5 en suite bedrooms, family bathroom and on the second floor additional bedroom accommodation and annexe/staff quarters. The craftsmanship (both original and as part of the renovation) is evident throughout this fine home, which now offers a combination of period elegance and modern convenience throughout.
offers an extra large detached double garage. Orchardton Castle, Castle Douglass, Solway Coast, Scotland Offers over £1,750,000 | Ref 2121729 This magnificent Grade B Listed Scottish Castle is located on the Solway Coast.The property offers over 40 rooms spread over 4 floors and is as eminently suitable as a grand private home as it is a magical event for a boutique hotel or wedding venue. Built in the 18th century for Robert Maxwell as a mansion house, the property was extensively renovated in 2011 and whilst some areas still require some TLC, Orchardton offers outstanding potential as a home or home with income. There are over 30 working fireplaces within the property, wonderful timber panelling, ornate moulded coving, grand central staircases, all set within some 5 acres of gardens and grounds. The property also offers access to a private beach via a footpath. With thousands of similar properties for sale both across the UK and throughout our global spread of offices, Fine & Country are here to help and assist buyers and sellers alike with finding their next dream home, wherever that may be. For more details or for your FREE VALUATION then do contact your local Webbers Fine & Country Office or any of over 300 offices/locations around the globe.
Staple Hill Abbey, Wimborne, Dorset Guide £1,795,000 | Ref 2031905 The Old Chapel is set within the renowned Staple Hill Abbey Development and is indeed the centre point of this outstanding landmark development set in grounds approaching 70 acres. A gated and exclusive private estate of exceptional quality, ensuring peace, tranquillity and a unique lifestyle. The property offers over 4,000 sq ft of stunning living accommodation blending its former history with modern contemporary open plan living.The Old Chapel stands within a large garden with courtyard and
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A country character home with no near neighbours, outbuildings, gardens & far reaching views
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Launceston, Cornwall GUIDE PRICE £500,000 ATTRACTIVE 4 BEDROOM COUNTRY PROPERTY FORMERLY TWO COTTAGES WEALTH OF CHARACTER THROUGHOUT RANGE OF WORKSHOPS, STABLE, GARAGE AND PIGGERY DELIGHTFUL GROUNDS AND FAR REACHING VIEWS NO NEAR NEIGHBOURS
This detached country home was originally two properties and dates back at least some 300 years having a wealth of character and charm throughout. Set behind its striking facade is the spacious four bedroom accommodation. The layout is highly flexible and would suit a wide range of buyers including large families who aspire their own space. Outside, the grounds are a major ingredient of the property and the many outbuildings that feature including stables, workshops and stores which all add to the appeal. The outside space includes large lawns, trees and a feature orchard, as well as, a further plot at the front. Glorious views towards Lawhitton village with Dartmoor and Kit Hill in the distance encapsulates the rural location with no immediate neighbours. EPC - F
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We have always felt very lucky being able to live here & hope whoever lives here next enjoys it as much as we do
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Hammets Walk, Taunton OFFERS OVER £500,000 4 BEDROOM FAMILY HOME 3 RECEPTION ROOMS EN-SUITE TO MASTER BEDROOM OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM ENCLOSED GARDEN WITH LAWN AND TERRACE OFF-ROAD PARKING A rare and iconic gem, located within the heart of the towns much loved Vivary Park. This property uses a mixture of traditional brick work, wood and the installation of glass panels to create a very contemporary home with charming classic cottage features. The property offers a mixture of separate and open plan reception rooms and four bedrooms to create this lovely versatile accommodation. To say a property like this is hard to find in this location is an understatement. The convenience of being able to walk through Vivary Park and into the town centre and still live in a property with a good degree of privacy, peace and quiet is unusual.
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SELLING BY INFORMAL TENDER, HOW DOES IT REALLY WORK? “YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE TO SELL YOUR HOME TO THE RIGHT BUYER AND FOR THE RIGHT PRICE”! As I have said many times over the years “As a seller you only ever get the one chance to get the best sale and secure the best price, so how any home is marketed and how your agent acts for you is really critical” and in today’s sellers’ market, this is as true as it has ever been, if not even more so. In today’s extreme market, selling a property to the first buyer that offers is easy, it is however not always the best way of securing either the best buyer or the best price in this sort of market and therefore having a proactive agent “with a plan” on how best to maximise your sale and your eventual sale price, is really important. At Webbers and Fine & Country we are neither the cheapest agent or the most expensive but one thing I have always felt comfortable with, is that we focus on ensuring that our clients get the very best “value for money” as myself, my team and indeed our teams across all of our offices, concentrate on how we maximise the marketing of your home to secure the very best buyer and price that we can. There have been dozens and dozens of such examples over recent months across our network of offices where we could have all too
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easily just advised our clients to accept the first good offer that came along. A prime example of the difference that we can make is this wonderful 2 bed detached cottage (featured above) with 4.8 acres (Guide Price £595,000). It’s a home I know quite well having sold it before over the years and from the day we arrived to prepare the sales details and photos we could actually have sold it that afternoon for the asking price without too much trouble. However, it wouldn’t have been the best advice for our clients at the time. Instead we took the view that the property needed to be heavily marketed and we needed to create as much interest and viewing appointments as we could to see if buyers were prepared to offer at or above the Guide Price. There were obstacles in so much that as a holiday rental there were restrictions on when we could actually gain access to the property and knowing how much interest we were likely to create this was going to become an extreme logistical exercise bar none on our part. Knowing in advance when the cottage might be free we set about engineering a start date to the marketing about 4/5 days before, anticipating that this gave us enough time to deal with the first wave
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of viewings as they came in. We also knew that we then had a second window of about 4 days about a week later and we used this to pre book overflow appointments from the first viewing window and had over 37 viewing requests during this time. The first 3 viewings on the first day enticed two offers (both already in excess of the asking price) and we could have accepted any of those offers at that time, as many agents probably would have done (it would have saved us about 40 hours’ worth of accompanied viewings, dozens of hours of booking and vetting and chasing the appointments). However, we knew that by sticking with the plan, despite the additional workload, that we could secure our clients a figure substantially in excess of the asking price (we might earn an extra £1,000 for the work but our client could potentially earn many tens of thousands of pounds more by the extra effort on our part and that was always our prime objective). Those parties wishing to offer on the property were each asked to complete a detailed Informal Tender form (and to supply this to our offices by no later than 5pm on a pre agreed date), outlining their best and final offer, their ability to purchase the property and confirmation that funds were held on account with solicitors or held in respective bank accounts to enable our clients to then make the most informed decision on the day as to which offer was actually the best to run with At the time of preparing this feature an offer has now been accepted by Informal Tender (sealed bids). Multiple offers came in for the property (all in excess of the Guide Price and many substantially so i.e. 15/20% plus above the Guide Price). Naturally, our clients are truly delighted as they know that their “special property and its very unique setting” have truly been marketed in the very best way possible to
maximise not only the most interest but also the very best market value price on the day. The slightly higher fee paid by our clients has ensured that they have achieved a sale price over 100 times greater than the cost of our fee which equates to exceptional value for our sellers. All of our West Country Offices have seen a rise in the volume of properties sold in this way with many home achieving 5/7/10/12/15 or even in excess of 20% of the Guide Price achieved. Figures that if quoted at the outset may very well not have been secured. Only by creating a competitive environment where numerous viewings take place, many of whom then decide to pursue the property above its face value, to secure the home that they have fallen in love with and want to live in for the next 10/20 years. At Webbers and Fine & Country our aim is always “To make a difference”. Put us to the test as we would be delighted to take up the challenge for you and to make sure that when you sell your home that you know that every avenue has been explored to maximise the interest and price for your home. Remember, you only get the one chance to secure the very best price and the very best buyer. It’s worth instructing the very best agent to do this for you. (Of course every Informal Tender sale creates multiple disappointed buyers urgently and actively seeking similar homes. Do call your nearest Webbers Fine & Country office if you would like to take advantage of this interest)
Napoleon Wilcox – Head of Webbers Fine & Country – Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, London (Dulverton Office)
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An elegant coastal haven with far reaching river views
Bradbourne House, Appledore, Devon OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £950,000 ELEGANT AND BEAUTIFUL GEORGIAN GRADE II LISTED HOUSE VIEWS ACROSS THE RIVER TORRIDGE DELIGHTFUL SECLUDED GARDEN AND ABUNDANCE OF ORIGINAL CHARACTER FEATURES This beautiful Grade II Listed Georgian three storey house has views across the river Torridge occupying a prominent position in the popular coastal fishing village of Appledore. Moments from the Quayside, it is close to all the shops and restaurants that Appledore has to offer. A fabulous permanent home but also has scope as a guest house.
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Boarding kennels available with chalet bungalow, annexe plus 2 acres of land
South Molton, Devon GUIDE PRICE £795,000 LICENCED BOARDING KENNELS FOR 50 DOGS DETACHED THREE BEDROOM MODERNISED CHALET BUNGALOW ADDITIONAL ONE BEDROOM ANNEXE Boarding kennels for sale with 2 acres of land, a nicely appointed three bedroom chalet bungalow and a detached one bedroom annexe. This business is a delight to run with 22 kennels plus exercise paddock, private gardens with pond and sun terrace. The driveway opens to a large reception area with seven further kennels, a dog grooming facility plus a garage. EPC’s - C & D
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Wootton Courtenay, Minehead, Somerset GUIDE PRICE £795,000 COUNTRY HOUSE WITH INCOME ESTABLISHED GUEST HOUSE AND LICENSED RESTAURANT LUXURIOUSLY APPOINTED BEDROOMS OVERLOOKING MATURE GARDENS Built as a hunting lodge this semi-detached country house and annexe now provides a lucrative bed & breakfast establishment with a large garden and ample parking. There are 8 luxury en-suite bedrooms, owner's suite and annexe cottage. The property overlooks Exmoor National Park with view towards Dunkery Beacon. The business has a six figure turnover and has an enviable reputation. EPC - D
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Enjoying an elevated position, the farmhouse has 2 acres of gardens & land offering a great opportunity to those buyers who are looking for an outdoors, rural lifestyle
North Tamerton GUIDE PRICE £750,000 LOCATED AT THE END OF A HALF A MILE STONED/CONCRETE LANE 2 ACRES OF GARDENS AND LAND ATTACHED AND INTEGRAL 2 BEDROOM COTTAGE WITH LOVELY EXTENDED GARDEN ROOM LOVELY COUNTRYSIDE VIEWS Enjoying a secluded, rural location this five bedroom, four bathroom detached farmhouse is currently set up and used as a multi generation home or could provide a useful supplementary income, with just under 2 acres of gardens and paddock, an open fronted barn and some gorgeous views towards Dartmoor from the land and surrounding countryside from the property and gardens. EPC - E
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Minehead, Somerset GUIDE PRICE £750,000 INDIVIDUAL 4 BEDROOM COUNTRY RESIDENCE WITH WONDERFUL VIEWS DOUBLE GARAGE AND TRIPLE CARPORT EDGE OF EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK Oaklands is an individual attached residence delightfully situated off a country lane, yet within a mile and a half of Minehead town centre and the coast. Believed to have been converted in the 1970’s with later extensions, the property offers generously proportioned and versatile accommodation together with a first floor self-contained annexe/studio which has both internal and external staircases making it suitable for a variety of uses or to incorporate into the main accommodation. EPC - E
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HOW THE FUTURE OF CARS MAY CHANGE HOW YOU LIVE IN YOUR RURAL HOME IN THE FUTURE BY NAPOLEON WILCOX HEAD OF WEBBERS FINE & COUNTRY (SOMERSET, DEVON, CORNWALL, LONDON)
Many rural property owners live very happily in their home for 10/20 or even 30 or more years, but as time passes the cost of maintaining the property, keeping on top of the gardens and grounds then become factors as does the potential of releasing capital to assist with retirement living. One of the major factors that forces many property owners to move from the countryside into a larger community closer to doctors, shops and amenities, is the concern that as time passes, it may not be as easy to drive and what happens if one or both parties are no longer able hold a licence or one person drives but the other does not and what then happens if the non-driver is then stuck on their own in a secluded rural spot? This has probably been one of the greatest factors influencing rural home owners making a move and one that could over the next 10/20 years change quite rapidly and allow many home owners the ability to stay in their rural property for far longer than they can at present. Car technology is moving at an incredible pace and right now firms like TESLA (now being followed by almost all car manufacturers) offer automated cars and whilst these are not yet completely “driverless”, there will come a time in the years ahead where it will be totally possible to own a car but not actually have to physically drive it or have to pass an updated test to continue driving (at present you have to update your licence at age 70). So what could the future bring? 1) Your car could be fully automated to the extent that you get in, programme where you want to go and it takes you straight there (and potentially you could be of any health and any age as the car is fully automated). 2) It could be that the future brings a time where many people actually don’t need to own their car (it spends 90% of its time sat on the drive or in the garage) and therefore you hire your automated car (a bit like a taxi) and it arrives, collects you and takes you where you want to go and after it has dropped you back home it then returns to the company that you have hired it from (no road tax, no licence required, no insurance, no capital outlay, just a fixed fee per mile as and when you need to use a vehicle). Another major factor could be the financial saving with no depreciating asset sat on the drive and decreasing in value the moment you have driven it off the dealership forecourt! (I can feel the traditional car enthusiasts amongst us shuddering at the thought)
These are the most likely outcomes in the years ahead, albeit it’s difficult to predict just how quickly these changes will take place but they will take place for sure (we could even find that some vehicles will commute without using roads, instead being pods, powered like drones, picking you up and flying you to wherever you want to go) Of course many of these predictions were made back in the 50’s/60’s and 70’s and probably almost every decade since. However, that technology is now as close to being here as it has ever been. It’s no longer a question of if, it’s more a question of when. Whilst progress can be scary, this is going to happen, led actually in part by the likes of Amazon etc mastering at first how goods are delivered either by drone or automated vehicle in the other direction. It’s going to be an interesting 10/20 years. Planning ahead is critical, it is also one of the hardest decisions to have to make. Those that make the move whilst they are fit and able generally give themselves time to find the right new home and to secure the best price for their own home. Those that delay making the decision until a health or other issue materialises can quite often find themselves pressured due to these life events of having to sell quickly (and not always then at the best price) and also having to suffer a greater compromise on their onward purchase (rather than time to make sure they have the home that they truly want for their next 10 or more years). There is no doubt that as this technology arrives it will give more rural home owners the opportunity of staying in the home and setting that they love for far longer than is presently possible. In the meantime however making that move to be closer to amenities is still here for now and should you need advice on how to do this and advice on how to achieve the very best premium price for your home and help on finding and sourcing your next home to move into, then do give either myself or my colleagues here at Webbers and Webbers Fine & Country a call as we would be delighted to assist. Napoleon Wilcox is Head of Webbers Fine & Country (Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, London) and is based in Dulverton. He has worked locally for over 36 years, advising clients on how best to maximise the sale of their homes. Napoleon can be contacted on 01398 323271 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org
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Superb elevated location with panoramic coastal & country views Braunton, North Devon GUIDE PRICE £750,000 ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS PANORAMIC VIEWS IN A FANTASTIC ELEVATED LOCATION ADAPTABLE ACCOMMODATION TO SUIT VARYING LIFESTYLES SOUTH FACING GARDEN WITH GENTLE SLOPING LAWNS AND PRETTY FLOWER BORDERS POTENTIAL FOR EXTENDING AND IMPROVING, SUBJECT TO PLANNING PERMISSION MORE LAND COULD BE MADE AVAILABLE, IF REQUIRED Detached three/four bedroom home set in an elevated position enjoying spectacular views over the village and beyond to the estuary and sea in the distance. In need of some updating and refurbishment with scope to add your own stamp. Kitchen, living/dining room, utility, ground floor WC, bathroom and three bedrooms enjoying the views. Gardens, garage and parking. EPC - E 70 | WEBBERS.CO.UK | FINEANDCOUNTRY.COM
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Near Launceston, Cornwall GUIDE PRICE £675,000 SUBSTANTIAL ATTRACTIVE BARN CONVERSION HIGHLY FLEXIBLE 5 BEDROOM ACCOMMODATION DELIGHTFUL GARDENS AND WELL FENCED PASTURE PADDOCKS A spacious and highly flexible attached five bedroom barn conversion with a wealth of original features. The property has the benefit of attractive gardens, grounds, many outbuildings and paddocks, bordering a river with lovely views. Good access to road networks. Perfect for a rural lifestyle. The plot extends to some 4.5 acres in all. EPC - G
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ANDREW SIMPSON | LAUNCESTON OFFICE | T 01566 771911 | ANDREW.SIMPSON@WEBBERS.CO.UK | 71
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Architecturally unique 6 bedroom detached house with picturesque gardens Lower Hilden, Bideford, Devon OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £675,000 ARCHITECTURALLY UNIQUE 6 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE HIGH STANDARD MODERN ACCOMODATION THROUGHOUT ELEVATED SOUTH FACING TOP GARDEN Conveniently positioned within a short stroll of Bideford town centre and local amenities is this architecturally unique six bedroom detached house with a garage, off street parking and picturesque gardens that wrap around the property. "Lower Hilden" has been extensively extended to an incredibly high standard by the current vendors and offers modern and contemporary accommodation. EPC - E
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CHRISTOPHER KIVELL | BIDEFORD OFFICE | T 01237 472344 | CHRISTOPHER.KIVELL@WEBBERS.CO.UK
Upton GUIDE PRICE £650,000 EDGE OF EXMOOR SETTING CLOSE TO RENOWNED LOCAL BEAUTY SPOT 6.2 ACRES AND A RANGE OF OUTBUILDINGS INCLUDING TWO STABLES (ALL WITH POWER CONNECTED) Located on the south eastern edge of the Exmoor National Park, this superb detached recently renovated home stands within some 6.2 acres of gardens, grounds and pasture close to the picturesque Wimbleball Reservoir. Three large double bedrooms, bathroom, two shower rooms, dressing room/study, three good sized reception rooms and feature 27’9 open plan kitchen/breakfast room. Range of outbuildings and parking. EPC - E
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Outstanding cottage with land
Borough Post, North Curry GUIDE PRICE £650,000 3 BEDROOM DETACHED COTTAGE 2 BATHROOMS, 2 RECEPTION ROOMS PADDOCK, BARN, STABLES AND MENAGE TRIPLE GARAGE AND PARKING ALL SET WITHIN 2.34 ACRES Stonecrest is a stunning modern country cottage, uniquely situated within 2.34acres of land including paddock, all weather menage, stable block with two boxes and tack room, and wooden built barn. Internally, the home offers well laid out accommodation for modern family living and entertaining with character features to include solid fuel burner and exposed wooden beams. EPC - D
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Beautiful Georgian home in private partly walled gardens
Rhind Street, Bodmin, Cornwall GUIDE PRICE £635,000 DETACHED PERIOD HOME, TUCKED AWAY IN PRIVATE PARTLY WALLED GARDENS OF APPROX. HALF AN ACRE
WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE OF TOWN CENTRE WITH OFF ROAD PARKING, GARAGE AND WORKSHOP
3 RECEPTION ROOMS, 4 DOUBLE BEDROOMS, BATHROOM AND EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM A true hidden gem. This beautifully restored Georgian period home is tucked away in private partly walled, beautifully landscaped gardens extending to approximately half an acre. The house is within a short walk of the town centre and has been fully restored throughout. Offering generous family accommodation comprising three reception rooms, four double bedrooms, two bath/shower room, garage, workshop and parking. EPC - F
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HANNAH JEFFERY | BODMIN OFFICE | T 01208 76800 | HANNAH.JEFFERY@WEBBERS.CO.UK
Brendon, Lynton GUIDE PRICE £625,000 SOUGHT AFTER VILLAGE OF BRENDON WITHIN EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK A 4 BEDROOM DETACHED HOUSE LARGE WORKSHOP TO THE REAR
Positioned within the Exmoor village of Brendon and available for the first time in over 10 Years is this 4 bedroom detached residence. Previously, the property has been a successful B&B and now makes for a wonderful family home. Outside to the front is a driveway with access to an enclosed garden space, outbuildings, large workshop and grounds beyond. Scope to improve. EPC - F
Offering charm throughout with some parts dating back some 400 years
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THE INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY MARKET AND ITS LOCAL INFLUENCE BY NAPOLEON WILCOX HEAD OF WEBBERS FINE & COUNTRY Many local home owners could be forgiven for not appreciating the influence that the global property market has here on us in the UK. The UK, particularly London and the close surrounding Home Counties has been seen by many international investors for many decades as a safe and secure bet when it comes to purchasing property and investing for the future. Of course recent stamp duty changes and levies charged on international buyers have had an impact on this but in truth the demand from international buyers has remained good. Another factor that many can forget is the number of “Ex Pats” that return to the UK on a regular basis. Many having moved away for work, relationships or just adventure in their earlier lives, now seeking to return to the UK (many describing it as “coming home”) after 10/20/30 years of living overseas.
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Fine & Country is represented in over 300 locations around the globe and whilst over 225 are within the UK, some 75 are located around the world from Hong Kong to Australia, Mauritius to Portugal, Spain to Nigeria amongst many others, each location driving enquiries back from our overseas offices to our London Park Lane HQ and in turn out to the UK netwrork as a whole and here in the west country we are no excpetion to that ongoing flow of buyers having personally dealt with enquiries recently from Australia, Portugal, the US and many others. The quality of the property marketed across the globe by Fine & Country is truly exceptional as you would expect from what has become in recent years one of the top UK brands for premium properties within the UK.
A sample of some of our homes from around the globe include:Jersey, Channel Islands (POA) | Ref 1768690 Le Val Lodge is a stunning coastal home set on the south west corner of the island above St Brelades Bay and Quaisne with enchanting sea views over the golden sands of the beaches below.
Knysa, South Africa (£1,464,000*) | Ref 1416429 This grand luxury villa is located within the award winning Pezula Golf Estateand is considered to be a “landmark” property with an extraordinary position.
There are 7 bedroom suites including a master bedroom suite with its own terrace, spacious and contemporary living accommodation throughout, large office suite complemented by its own kitchen and a self-contained 1 bedroomed apartment. The whole property offers versatile accommodation and everything that you need for visiting family, guests, staff or business visitors.
Set over two primary floors the property has been designed to offer a seamless flow of living space, entertaining areas and private accommodation. In all the property offers 7 bedrooms (including 2 mirror image flatlets), 5 reception rooms, 7 bathrooms, cinema room, steam room, triple garage and for the keen golfing enthusiast that wants to move in with as little hassle as possible, the property is offered fully furnished and equipped and includes a golf membership.
The whole property is set within some 2.24 acres of truly breath-taking gardens and grounds with 14 meter infinity pool, pool house, Jacuzzi, tennis court and tropical gardens. Calpe, Costa Blanca North, Spain (£3,003,000*) | Ref 2050764 A former fishing village with a fascinating history under many ancient civilisations, this community now offers a wonderful blend of ancient and modern, with stunning coastline and 14 beaches within a short drive. A first class tourist resort with an abundance of restaurants including Michelin Star and gourmet dining. This stunning villa is to be built over 3 floors with an internal elevator and staircase and will stand within a generous plot of some 1200m2. The property is located within 200 meters of the beach, close to the yacht marina and local amenities.
Above all, the stunning views from this wonderful home are a real feature with views over the ever changing Kynsa Estuary that forms a vast picture perfect backdrop. Setubal, Portugal (POA) | Ref 1642741 Set within some 52,250 m2 this modern farmhouse and luxury villa (366 m2) is in the heart of the Serra da Arrabida, just 40 minutes away from Lisbon and a few minutes away from international schools and some of the finest beaches on the coast (Sesimbra, Arrabida and Comporta). The property offers 5 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 5 bathrooms and parking for 5 cars. A water wall and swimming pool, barbeque area. Additional farm caretakers house and two other homes for guests.
South facing with stunning views it is within 50 meters of the first line of the sea and will when completed offer 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, infinity swimming pool, elevator, wine cellar, utility/laundry, storage. Fireplace with under floor heating, air conditioning, alarm system. Basement with gym, sauna, Jacuzzi and billiard room with bar. Summer Kitchen and BBQ, double garage and additional parking.
Cascais, Nr Lisbon, Portugal (POA) | Ref 1391790 Built in 1873 and classified in 2012 as a monument of public interest, this unique mansion (the Palmela Palace) is set within an extraordinary location on the Bay of Cascais, just 20 minutes from Lisbon and has fabulous panoramic views over the Bay of Cascais and the Atlantic Ocean.
Javea, Costa Blanca North, Spain (£3,409,000*) | Ref 1972032 Located in Javea, a place you may always have dreamed of with 320 days of sunshine and within 100km of two major airports (Alicante and Valencia) this stunning “Bond” style home with certainly impress with its unique modern contemporary and innovative design.
The property was originally designed by an English Architect and intended to dominate the Cascais coastline and is recognised as one of the finest architectural homes within the area set as it is within some 3000 m2 of gardens and grounds and 2500 m2 of accommodation. Set over 4 floors the property has over 40 rooms and the accommodation includes “Noble Halls” with elaborate ceilings and generous living accommodation throughout to match.
The principle floor is open concept luxury living at its best with interior and exterior blending perfectly. Spacious outdoor terraces, barbecue area and unique sparkling infinity pool with integrated “chill out”. A large living room, dining room and kitchen all open to incredible views. 6 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms, indoor spa with heated pool, sauna and gym. Separate 1 bedroomed guest apartment with its own living space. Indoor elevator, games room, underfloor heating, air conditioning, home automation system, 4 car garage and parking. Nueva, Andalucia, Spain (£10,120,000*) | Ref 2113554 Set witnin a plot of some 2,580 m2 and with accommodation of approx. 544 m2, this stunning home is a masterpiece of modern design and is how I imagined back in the 1970’s modern truly futuristic homes would and should look. Set on 3 floors (with private elevator) this 9 bedroomed, 10 bathroomed home is located close to the first line of golf and has stunning views over the garden and grounds, pool and La Concha Mountain. Features also include a large solarium, gym, spa, additional 12 meter indoor pool and cinema, garaging for 6/7 vehicles.
Costa Blanca North, Spain
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Black River, Mauritius (£2,051,000*) | Ref 1323671 Considered by many to be one of the most perfect places on earth, this island nation is located some 1,200 miles off the south east coast of the African continent, east af Madagascar. Discovered in 1507 by Portuguese sailors and with a mixed history of Dutch, French and British colonial history creating the perfect blend of architectural style. Now independent, this wonderful island nation has created a world renowned name for its stunning setting, wonderful coastline and beaches, tropical flora and fauna and has as a result become a truly wonderful setting for those seeking a holiday escape or place to live. This beachfront penthouse is a freehold property with breath taking views over the lagoon, nestled on the majestic “La Tourelle” mountainside. This secure 5 star resort with its club house, concierge desk, gourmet restaurant, a bistro chic restaurant by the pool, cocktail bar and spa. The spacious apartment has its own private pool, 4 spacious en suites, laundry, office, large living room, open kitchen.The perfect blend of luxury, comfort and modern lifestyle living. (For greater details on the Property development scheme (PDS), Tax Benefits and permanent residence permit, please contact our Fine & Country Mauritius office email@example.com) Beau Champ, Mauritius (£5,129,000*) | Ref 914188 One of our favourite properties presently for sale in Mauritius. The view from the wonderful open plan living room/dining room over the terrace is truly breath taking. The chance to treat yourself to a piece of paradise in the heart of one of the most prestigious residential estates in Mauritius. Recognised as a premium villa, this property is located on the exclusive seafront plots in the Rive East neighbourhood and are designed to perfectly blend into the tropical environment. The estate itself includes an internationally recognised 18 hole golf course and a second, just a hop away on Ile aux Cerfs, two exclusive beaches and an array of services, facilities such as concierge, restaurants, gym, spa, tennis courts and boat house. This stunning “Premium Villa” features 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and parking. (For greater details on the Property development scheme (PDS), Tax Benefits and permanent residence permit, please contact our Fine & Country Mauritius office firstname.lastname@example.org) La Garde-Freinet, Nr Cannes, France (£1,970,000*) | Ref 2133088 An idyllic country estate nested in the hilsides of the Gulf of Saint Tropez just 5 minutes from the charming and historic village of La Garde-Freinet. This wonderful villa
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stands within some 2.5 hectares of land with beautiful outdoor space for entertaining and relaxing. The main property comprises 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with open plan living room/dining room with fireplace and adjacent kitchen as well as a separate sitting room, all of which open onto inviting outdoor reception areas. Underground wine cellar, 2 car garage (additional 2 car garage with workshop), laundry room, swimming pool, pool house including sauna and gym. Private helipad. Cannes, France (£14,561,000*) | Ref 1835886 A trophy home in one of the world’s most desirable and cosmopolitan locations.With a sweeping driveway leading up through manicured gardens and palm trees, this magnificent ultra-contemporary mansion in the hills of Cannes enjoys a dominant position above the city and as a result truly breath taking panoramic views of the sea and the Bay. The property is located within 5 minutes’ drive of the beaches and the Croisette with its 5* hotels, gourmet restaurants and luxury shops. Featuring 7 spacious bedroom suites as well as a triple reception room with fireplace opening onto the terraces, garden and mirror infinity pool overlooking the Bay of Cannes. Cinema, wine tasting rooms, large infinity swimming pool with pool house and summer kitchen. Elevator, fully fitted gym with spa and hammam, garaging for 4 cars as well as additional guest parking and separate apartment for a gardener/caretaker. This exceptional sea view mansion is rare on the market and enjoys some of the best views and most prestigious addresses that money can buy in the south of France. Limassol, Cyprus (£5,340,000*) | Ref 1683115 Located in the heart of Limassol city’s seafront boulevard this 4 bedroomed penthouse apartment forms part of this exciting new development project in the heart of 5 star hotels, designer boutiques, a chis café culture and a world class super yacht marina. This particular apartment offers 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, private underground parking for 2 cars and spectacular unobstructed sea views from private verandas. The development offers ultra-modern design and specifications, hotel style services and facilities, VIP restaurant and exclusive resident only access areas and facilities, gym, spa, massage room, Jacuzzi, sky terraces and gardens, tennis courts and playground, outdoor and indoor swimming pool and pool area, landscaped gardens with fountains and lagoon. *All figures correct at time of writing editorial – Exchange rates can fluctuate and these figures should not be relied upon
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A fabulous linked barn conversion, with beamed accommodation and views towards Dartmoor Shebbear, Devon OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £600,000 LINKED BARN CONVERSION TUCKED AWAY LOCATION VIEWS OF DARTMOOR IN THE DISTANCE EXTENSIVE BEAMED ACCOMMODATION SEPARATE MODERN TWO STOREY BARN Set in amongst the rolling country side, a fabulous barn conversion forming part of a 3 property exclusive development offering extensive 5 bedroom beamed accommodation, with two storey barn, both formal gardens and paddock from which there are views towards Dartmoor. Part of the accommodation could be utilised to create an income. EPC - D
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ADRIAN HARDWICK | TORRINGTON OFFICE | T 01805 626999 | TORRINGTON@WEBBERS.CO.UK
Bideford, Devon GUIDE PRICE £590,000 FAR-REACHING ESTUARY VIEWS OVER THE RIVER TORRIDGE LARGE WELL MAINTAINED REAR GARDEN MODERN, SPACIOUS FAMILY-SIZED ACCOMODATION A modern detached house with spacious accommodation, ample parking and wonderful views of the River Torridge. Built around 2007 by a local builder and is of timber frame construction and therefore benefits from heat savings. Externally, it occupies a wonderful, mainly lawned plot extending to ¼ acre from where, fine views are enjoyed over the river and modern Torridge bridge. EPC - C
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Grade II* Listed dating back to the Medieval Period with timbers from the 15th century
West Anstey GUIDE PRICE £575,000 COMPLETE RENOVATION PROJECT 58 ACRES OF PASTURE INCLUDING A SMALL WOODED COPSE VARIETY OF TRADITIONAL AND MODERN AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS It’s very rare nowadays for a property like Bungsland to exist. Being sold by Informal Tender (Closing date Friday 18th August 2021 at 5.00pm Please see agents for a tender form and for further details) this project offers an exciting but rare opportunity for someone to restore this Grade 11* listed country home located on the southern fringes of the Exmoor National Park. The property offers a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking a complete renovation project to bring this home back to modern living but still retaining the character and charm it once had. The farmhouse is believed to have dated back to around the early 15th century and then improved on through the 16th and 17 century with some further alterations in the 19th century. 84 | WEBBERS.CO.UK | FINEANDCOUNTRY.COM
NAPOLEON WILCOX | DULVERTON OFFICE | T 01398 324818 | DULVERTON@WEBBERS.CO.UK
Porlock, Somerset GUIDE PRICE £565,000 WONDERFUL PERIOD VILLAGE HOME OF GREAT CHARACTER AND CHARM 3 RECEPTION ROOMS & 5 BEDROOMS ALL WITH EN-SUITE FACILITIES GARDENS AND PARKING Situated close to wonderful walks, around half a mile from the sea and enjoying views towards the Bristol Channel from the rear bedrooms Myrtle cottage offers beautifully presented accommodation and has been run as a successful B&B which will no doubt appeal to those looking to relocate to the West Country seeking a change of lifestyle or home with income although it is equally suitable as a family home. EPC - E
Wonderful village home believed to date back to around 1600 & steeped in history
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KEVIN PRESCOTT | MINEHEAD OFFICE | T 01643 700210 | KEVIN.PRESCOTT@WEBBERS.CO.UK | 85
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Nestled in the heart of Nether Stowey
Castle Street, Nether Stowey GUIDE PRICE £535,000 GEORGIAN VILLAGE HOUSE 4 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHROOMS, 2 RECEPTION ROOMS LARGE KITCHEN/DINING ROOM CONSERVATORY GARAGE AND PARKING CENTRAL VILLAGE LOCATION EXCELLENT LOCAL AMENITIES A beautifully presented Georgian village house set within the historic village of Nether Stowey at the foot of the Quantock Hills and containing well-laid out and spacious accommodation, together with garaging, off-road parking and manageable gardens. The accommodation was extended in the past by the current owners and has been well maintained and is warmed via gas fired central heating. EPC - D
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