Located within easy reach of Croyde beach, a stylishly refurbished 2 Bedroom Penthouse enjoying excellent sea and countryside views. This impressive home is being sold with a substantial Detached Garage/Annexe a real rarity for properties within Croyde and this price range.
Chequers Estate Agents of Barnstaple are delighted to offer for sale "The Penthouse" a stylishly presented and much improved 2 Bedroom Apartment forming part of the distinctive landmark building known as Lorna Doone located within easy reach of Croyde Beach and Croyde's village amenities.
This impressive home has the added notable attraction of being sold with a substantial Detached Garage/Annexe, a real rarity for properties within Croyde and within this price range. Ideal as a main home, or as a potentially lucrative holiday let.
Lorna Doone is an attractive and imposing Detached Residence made up of 6 Apartments with the buildings set in its own well maintained grounds. There is allocated Car Parking for each Apartment with the Penthouse having 2 Car Parking spaces plus its own Detached Garage/Annexe and third car space outside the garage.
The Penthouse enjoys open sea and countryside views which can be easily enjoyed from its excellent elevated position. The Apartment which has its own private balcony comprises; Hallway, Kitchen/Dining Room, Living Room, Bathroom and 2 Double Bedrooms. The Kitchen and Bedroom 1 have access onto the balcony.
The Detached Garage/Annexe has a Kitchen, shower and toilet and offers several possibilities either in its current setup as a home office or as a self contained Annexe giving you the option to let out the flat and stay in the Annexe. There is also a 4KW solar panel system installed, generating a tax fee income at the highest Feed in Tariff.
An internal viewing is strongly recommended and those who do take the time to view will be impressed with the high specification finish, the incredible sunsets across the bay and the open views across the bay and the open views across Croyde Bay and beyond with Baggy Point, Lundy Island and the surrounding countryside in the distance.
The village of Croyde is a sought after seaside village renowned for its sandy beach and world class surfing. There are two championship golf courses at nearby Saunton Sands while in the other direction there are dramatic coastal walks around Baggy Point to Putsborough, Woolacombe and Mortehoe.
Croyde village has its own amenities including a general store/post office, great pubs, restaurants and a lively village hall hosting the infamous Croyde deckchair cinema. Braunton is located 4 miles away and here there are further facilities including a Tesco supermarket, schooling for all ages and a medical centre. Barnstaple the regional centre for North Devon is some miles away and here there is a wide choice of shopping and leisure facilities as well as a train and bus station.
The Apartment is leasehold with 970 years remaining on a 999 year lease. An active management company is in place and the new owner will become a director of the company. Management fee is £87.20 per month this covers gardening, building insurance (for the flat), landlords insurance, refuse collection and recycling and can be put towards external decoration and maintenance. No pets.
The property benefits from a 4KW Solar PV system of 20 solar panels located on the garage/annexe roof. The system was installed in 2011 and has generated an annual return in excess of £1,400 as well as enabling substantial savings in electrical use within the Garage/Annexe. the Government Feed Tariff is a tax-free payment for generating electricity that is index linked and guaranteed for 25 years.
AGENTS NOTE: The Penthouse has been successfully rented out as a holiday Let in the past and although now a family home, it could equally be your second home/holiday let as there are no restrictions on the usage. The 2 bed Penthouse Apartments typically have a higher occupancy rate then the larger apartments and the village attracts visitors all year round.
Communal entrance Arched doorway details with oak front door leading into communal Hallway with mixed render and exposed brickwork, leaded uPVC window. Upstairs to second floor with Hallway outside Apartment 6.
LED motion sensitive dusk-dawn lighting and emergency lighting throughout Hallway. UPVC window on First Floor, two small Velux windows in landing outside the door to Apartment 6.
Hallway entrance and Front door into apartment 6. Spacious landing with all rooms off. Access to attic with useable storage space. Airing cupboard with boiler and some storage. Electric storage heater and mains smoke alarm
LOUNGE 15'3 X 11'1
With large windows to front aspect with excellent sea and country views. Window seat with cupboard above and wooden panelling, HD satellite connection and BT socket. Electric storage heater , uPVC double glazing and Velux window.
KITCHEN 10'7 X 16'4
Modern fully fitted kitchen, recently finished with underfloor heating, engineered wood floor, high gloss cupboards of high and low level with 1 1/2 ceramic sink, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, undersink hot water heater, LED lighting. Access to balcony via uPVC double glazed patio door with solar glass. Velux window, BT socket
BEDROOM ONE 10'1 X 15'3
Double aspect room with fantastic views to the sea and countryside. Built in wardrobes, desk, drawers, cupboards and shelving, half height wood panelling all around. Electric storage heater, uPVC double glazing and Velux window. BT socket.
BEDROOM TWO 10'11 X 9'7Double room with access to the balcony via double glazed uPVC door. Electric storage heater.
BATHROOM 7'6 X 4'11
Modern bathroom with underfloor heating. Ceramic marble design wall tiles and ceramic floor. Electric shower over full size steel enamel bath, folding glass shower screen, W.C and sink with under sink unit
BALCONY 17' X 10'2 5.18M X 3.10M
The apartment benefits from excellent sea and country views, South and East facing with hardwood decking, outside light and large hardwood storage cupboard for outdoor furniture. Outdoor lighting
GARAGE/ANNEXE 26'11 X 15'5
The property benefits from a substantial 2 storey Garage building, an insulated cavity block built building with slate pitched roof and uPVC double glazing. Ground floor - a good sized area with remote control insulated double door, main entry door and shelving currently setup as a workhop and storage. Modern W.C. with basin , fully tiled Shower set Room with electric shower. Wood panelled and tiled Kitchen facility with worktops, cupboards, sink, extractor and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. uPVC double glazing and alarm system.
Upstairs is a versatile area that could be used as an Office, storage or a fabulous Lounge or living space for an older child or dependant relative. Benefits from modern wiring, 2 x BT lines, mains water and mains sewage connection. Superfast fibre broadband with wifi link to Apartment, two Velux windows. Features wood panelling throughout and storage cupboards in the eves plus LED lighting.
Two allocated car parking spaces, with an extra parking space in front of the Garage. Large L shaped enclosed communal Gardens that are ideal for games of football, bbq's etc and bordered by mature beds and trees.
After entering Croyde village pass The Thatch pub on your left hand side and Redwood surf shop. Take the left hand sign posted to Putsborough & the Beach. Travel up the hill taking the first left turning into Moor Lane. Follow the road towards the beach & Lorna Doone Apartments are on your left just before Royland Riding Stables.
For clarification we wish to inform prospective purchasers that we have prepared these sales particulars as a general guide. Some photographs may have been taken using a wide angle lens. We have not carried out a detailed survey, nor tested the services, appliances and specific fittings. Room sizes should not be relied upon for carpets and furnishings. If there are important matters which are likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property.