Set near the North Devon Coast in a stunning location this holiday home was formerly part of the farm workers cottage for the nearby Exmansworthy Farm. Restored in 2009 and more recently completely refurbished it now provides a wonderful little holiday home bolt hole in this lovely region of Devon. Surrounded by open farmland, the pretty barn is one of a group of only 10 little barns just a field back from the National Trust coastline in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
On entering Driftwood from the front garden you arrive in a bright and spacious living area with a beamed ceiling that retains the character of the old building. The cosy wood burner forms the heart of this room and provides the focal point during those cooler evenings. The recently fitted modern kitchen is large enough for a small table and chairs and looks out over the pretty garden. There are two bedrooms, one double and a twin and a large shower room. The current owners have completely refurbished this charming holiday home having replaced all the windows and patio doors with double glazed hardwood ones and put in new oil fired central heating making it the perfect low maintenance getaway.
Outside there is a pretty south facing enclosed post and rail garden laid mainly to lawn with hedging a rock garden, and established shrubs. This sunny garden enjoys a wonderful outlook of the surrounding countryside and has a stone laid terrace for outside dining. To the rear of Driftwood there is a secluded and sheltered courtyard which is sunny in the mornings, where there is the oil tank and external boiler. The parking for two cars is to the side of the property.
Driftwood provides a successful smart and stylish self-catering experience for those who seek the rural idyll within a stones throw of some of the West Countries most glorious coastline
The popular village of Hartland which has a thriving community with excellent local amenities, pubs, a Post Office, general stores and coffee shop is approx. 1 mile away. The South West Coast path is joined from the National Trust car park immediately next to the barns and offers wonderful walks and spectacular countryside to magnificent Hartland Point with its dramatic cliffs, and it’s pretty white washed lighthouse deep down on the rocks below. Further afield but still only 25 minutes by car is the lovely sandy beach at Sandymouth, in stunning countryside and with a National Trust Cafe and plenty of parking. Bude is a delightful small seaside resort with a huge sandy beach, a great selection of shops and cafes and a fascinating canal and Sea Lock.
This whole area of North Devon is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and for those wishing to walk, be surrounded by pretty unspoilt countryside or just wishing to unwind it really is the perfect location!
Mains Electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating.
Service fee approx. 350 per annum, to include water.
The property is holiday restricted meaning that it cannot ever become a primary residence. The owner must have a primary residence elsewhere. Currently Driftwood is used mainly as a second home by the owners however they do let it out for approx. 10 weeks a year via Owners Direct.
Contents, fixtures and fittings are also available by separate negotiation.