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Countisbury Hill, Lynmouth
£650,000

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  • Large Character Detached Home-With-Income
  • Spectacular Sea & Country Views
  • Short Walk to Lynmouth & Sea
  • Five En-suite Bedrooms
  • Separate Two-bed Cottage
  • One-bed Self-Contained Flat
  • Plenty of Parking & Electric Car Charger
  • Exmoor National Park

A wonderful period home-with-income. This delightful Victorian gentlemen’s residence, provides a spacious home with parking and breath-taking views. The property comprises the main house with five bedrooms, a two-bedroom attached cottage and a one-bedroom self-contained flat. The property is set in an elevated position, with stunning views across Lynmouth harbour, Lynmouth Bay and the Bristol Channel.


Approach

The property is best approached from Countisbury Hill, where a sign shows the entrance to Countisbury Lodge. A drive rises gently to the rear car parking area, with space for four cars. A second drive rises from Tors Park to the front of the property, where there is parking for a further four cars. This drive is steep and has several sharp corners.

Outside

At the front of the property is a gravelled area, a sun deck and wooden steps to other decked levels. There are steps up to the self-contained cottage (Treetops). Steps also rise to another elevated rockery-garden area, with space for a table and chairs, giving fabulous views over Lynmouth Harbour and Lynmouth Bay. Further steps lead to the main entrance to the one-bedroom flat and second car park, which has its own drive back down onto Countisbury Hill.

Main Residence

Entrance Porch

A part-glazed door leads into a conservatory-style entrance with original Victorian sash window and tiling. A wooden door leads into an inner porch with original floor tiles. An inner front door opens into the hall.

Hall

Wooden floor. The exposed stone of the hillside itself forms the rear wall. Radiator. Doors lead to the Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen and WC. Stairs rise to the first floor.

Living Room

Fitted carpet. Large casement windows in a bay to side. French doors to the front, opening onto a patio and decked area. Large feature fireplace, cast iron grate in a marble hearth, mantle and surround. Period-style radiator and standard radiator.

Dining Room

Exposed wooden floorboards. Decorative coving. Single French door to one side leading to patio. Windows to side and front with lovely views over the valley. Period-style radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room

Wall-mounted control panel for fire/intruder alarm. Attractive tiled floor. Casement windows to front, part-glazed door to side. Good quality range of wall-mounted and base kitchen units with marble worktops over. Built-in wine rack and storage cupboards. Vertical radiator. Ceiling hung clothes airer/dryer. Oil-fired Rayburn range providing water & heating, as well as cooking. Central island unit with drawers, cupboards and vegetable baskets, also with marble worktop. Modern electric range with 5 ring ceramic hob, grill and two ovens. Butler sink with chrome swan-neck mixer tap. Handwash sink with swan-neck tap and small second tap. Space for large fridge/freezer. Door to utility room, with shelving and plumbing for a dishwasher.

Under-stairs WC

Low-level flush WC and wash basin in the under-stairs area.

First Floor Landing

Fitted carpet. Radiator.

Office

Fitted carpet. Period-style radiator. Casement windows to side.

Bedroom One

Fitted carpet. Large casement windows with fabulous views over the valley. Radiator. Fitted wardrobe. Door to En-suite Shower room Shower cubicle with built-in shower. Modern washbasin with mixer tap, set in to a vanity unit. Low level flush WC. Chrome heated towel rail. Extractor unit.

Bedroom Two

Fitted carpet. Large casement windows to the front and sides set in a bay, with lovely valley views. Radiator. Built-in dressing table with wardrobes either side. Door to: En-suite Shower room Shower cubicle with wall-mounted electric shower. Low level flush WC. Pedestal wash basin with mirror and light over. Chrome heated towel rail. Extractor fan.

Bedroom Three

Fitted carpet. Casement windows to the front. Single French door onto a small balcony with lovely valley views. Radiator. Door to En-suite Shower room Shower cubicle with wall-mounted electric shower. Low level flush WC. Pedestal wash basin with mirror and light over. Chrome heated towel rail. Extractor unit.

Rear Hall

Part-glazed door to the side, providing a fire-escape and opening onto exterior stairs that lead out to the elevated garden area, with views over the harbour and sea.

Utility room

Windows to side. Plumbing for washing machine.

Bathroom

(Note: The bathroom suite is not currently plumbed-in . It can be easily removed, or reinstated, depending on the new owners’ intended use of this room.) Painted wooden floor. Tongue and groove wooden cladding to dado height. Opaque window to side. Chrome heated towel rail. Slipper-style bath with chrome mixer tap and shower attachment. Pedestal wash basin. Low level flush WC. Built-in cupboard with shelves.

Second floor Landing

Fitted carpet. Doors to Bedrooms 4, 5 and separate self-contained flat.

Bedroom Four

Fitted carpet. Casement windows and bay to side. Radiator. Door to En-suite Bathroom Panel-enclosed bath with Victorian-style mixer tap and shower attachment. Low level flush WC. Wash basin. Chrome heated towel rail. Extractor unit.

Bedroom Five

Fitted carpet. Casement windows to front with views over Lynmouth and the valley. Radiator. Victorian-style wash basin in wooden vanity unit. Door to En-suite Shower room Shower cubicle with wall-mounted electric shower. Low level flush WC. Chrome heated towel rail.

Self-contained Flat

Entrance Lobby

Fitted carpet. Doors to Living room/Kitchen and bedroom.

Living room/Kitchen

Fitted carpets. Casement windows to side with partial sea view. Radiator. Small kitchenette with range of base and wall units with roll-top worktop over. 1½-bowl, single drainer stainless-steel sink unit with chrome mixer tap. Free-standing electric cooker with four-ring hob, grill and oven below. Fridge. Open-plan to living room area.

Bedroom

Fitted carpet. Radiator. Double- glazed door to rear for private access, leading to wooden decked area. Casement window to front. Door to

En-suite Shower room

Shower cubicle with wall-mounted electric shower unit. Low level flush WC, pedestal wash-basin with mirror and light above. Extractor unit.

Cottage Annex

Attached to the house, but with a separate entrance, the cottage is accessed via a flight of steps from the front car park, to a gravelled area in front of the cottage, with space for a table and chairs. Three concrete steps lead to the part-glazed front door, opening into

Living Room

Exposed wooden floor. Radiator. Double-glazed casement windows to the front with views over the valley. Under-stairs cupboard with washing machine. Door to

Kitchen

Tiled floor. Radiator. Opaque windows to the rear. Range of wall and base kitchen units with roll-top worktop over. Four-ring electric hob with electric oven and grill. Stainless-steel extractor hood and light. Single-drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Built-in fridge.

First Floor Landing

Fitted carpet. Doors to Bathroom, Bedrooms One and Two.

Bathroom

Panel-enclosed bath with chrome mixer tap. Wall-mounted shower. Low level flush WC. Pedestal wash basin with mirror and light above. Extractor unit.

Bedroom One

Double-glazed casement windows with lovely views over Lynmouth and the valley. Radiator. Space for dressing table and wardrobe.

Bedroom Two

Windows to side and rear. Radiator.

Outside

The owners have made maximum use of the gardens, which are terraced, with decked and patio areas, where owners and guests can enjoy the wonderful views. There are two drives leading to two car parks, each accommodating three to four cars.

Outbuildings

A stone shed, with clay-tiled roof.

Income

Countisbury Lodge is used by the present owners as a five-bedroom family home, with income from the two self-contained units, via AirB&B. It currently generates income of around £45,000 for the self-catering business only. A future owner could add further income by offering B&B accommodation, as previous owners have done in the past.

Services

Mains water. Private drainage (septic tank). Mains electricity. Oil-fired central heating via a Rayburn range.


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Name Location Type Distance
Countisbury Hill
Lynmouth EX35 6NB
County: Devon
Sale Type: Under Offer
Council Tax: B
Available: NOW
Ref #: EXP00633
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