Approximately 2,317 sq. ft.
Occupies a plot measuring approximately 1.37 acres
Unrivalled far-reaching views
Wayside is an impressive detached property, dating originally from 1918 and set in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, just moments from Saunton Beach. The character residence offers four bedrooms and four reception rooms, plus an extensive loft space. Wayside occupies a wonderful, secluded plot measuring approximately 1.37 acres with lawned gardens and spectacular views.
Entering the property, a lobby leads to the main entrance hall with an adjacent cloakroom. The sitting room is a welcoming reception room, with sliding glazed doors leading to the sunny south-facing conservatory. This room has the benefit of magnificent panoramic views and French doors at each end, leading to the gardens and terrace. There is a formal dining room with parquet flooring and more superb views, while the kitchen/breakfast room features attractive light green units, topped by polished granite work surfaces incorporating a twin-bowl stainless steel sink, an integrated dishwasher, an integrated fridge, a two oven AGA, induction hob, an extractor fan, an oak central island and an integrated Neff microwave. Bifold doors open out to the terrace, providing spectacular views. Beyond the kitchen there is a second cloakroom, a separate wet room, a useful office and a utility/boiler room. Upstairs, there are four good size bedrooms, all of which feature fine views, three in the direction of Saunton Golf Club and Saunton Beach, and the fourth in the direction of Croyde. A shower room and a spacious family bathroom service the bedrooms.
The North Devon Coast is arguably one of the most sought after waterside locations in the UK. This area of Devon is well-known for its rugged coastline, much of it owned and managed by The National Trust and Christie Devon Estates, provides wonderful opportunities for long distance walking along the South West Coast Path. Just 15 miles away from Wayside is the Exmoor National Park, with its many beauty spots and opportunities for walking and riding. The property is situated in a superb position, overlooking Saunton Beach and alongside the UNESCO Designated World Biosphere Reserve, Braunton Burrows, in the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The beach at Saunton is world-class and there is also Saunton Golf Club, which has two excellent 18-hole links courses.
The village of Croyde is two miles away, with its renowned surfing beach and a number of pubs, restaurants and shops. The renowned gastro-pub, The Rock, is about 1 ½ miles away in Georgeham, whilst more extensive shopping can be found in the nearby towns of Braunton and Barnstaple. There is also excellent schooling in the area. Of note is West Buckland School at Barnstaple, which is is well-respected and offers nursery, preparatory and senior education for children from the ages of 3 to 18.
As well as being world class family beaches, Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Croyde are also renowned for some of the best surf in the country. Backing onto the Atlantic, a good swell can produce line after line of beautiful long slow rollers that prove to be an irresistible draw for long boarders from all over the country. In addition to surfing there are many other sporting activities that take place on the North Devon beaches; kitesurfing, kayaking and paddle boarding to name a few.
Wayside is conveniently positioned for easy access to the North Devon Link Road, which leads to the M5 and Tiverton, as well as the A39 for access to Cornwall. The nearest International airports are at Bristol and Exeter.
Wayside occupies a unique plot measuring approximately 1.37 acres in an elevated position, with breath-taking views over the surrounding North Devon countryside and towards the coast. The plot enjoys a high level of privacy and seclusion, surrounded by mature trees and shrubs.
The property is approached via a track, which leads to an electrically-operated five-bar wooden gate. There is a substantial timber garage, which has space for two vehicles, while the driveway continues to the side, where there is further ample parking space. To the side of the drive is a retaining wall, with a built-in wine store and a covered oil tank. Above the retaining wall there is a bank of well-established shrubs, and beyond this is the large garden which is mostly laid to lawn, bordered by mature hedging and back onto open countryside. To the front of the house, ideally situated to take full advantage of the incredible views, is a terrace that provides the perfect space for al fresco dining, entertaining and enjoying the beautiful surroundings.