Croyde, North Devon
Barnstaple: 01271 379314
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. 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. 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 with Bedroom 1 having access onto the balcony. The Detached Garage/Annexe has solar panels and offers several possibilities either as venue for working from home or as holiday let as it is self contained with a Kitchen and Shower plus a Living Room/Bedroom within loft space. 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 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 surfing. There are two championship golf courses at nearby Saunton while in the other direction there are dramatic coastal walks around Baggy Point. Croyde village has its own amenities including a general store/post office, inns, restaurants and a village hall. 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. AGENT'S NOTE 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. SOLAR PANELS The property benefits from a 4KW Solar PV system of 20 solar panels located on the garage 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. AGENT'S 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. GROUND FLOOR 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. SECOND FLOOR HALLWAY Front door into apartment. Spacious landing with all rooms off. Access to attic with useable storage space. Airing cupboard with boiler. Electric storage heater and remote control ceiling fan with 'Pulleymaid' clothes airier. 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, wifi link to Garage. HD satellite connection and BT socket. 'Dimplex Quantum' fan assisted electric storage heater. Modern uPVC double glazing and Velux window with Velux energy blackout blind. KITCHEN 10'7 X 16'4 Modern fully fitted kitchen, recently finished with underfloor heating, 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 with Velux aluminium venetian blind. 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, dedo rail and wood panelling. BT socket. Fan assisted electric storage heater. Modern uPVC double glazing and Velux window with Velux energy blackout blind. BEDROOM TWO 10'11 X 9'7 Double room with access to the balcony via double glazed uPVC door. Electric storage heater. BATHROOM 7'6 X 4'11 Modern recently refurbished bathroom with underfloor heating. Ceramic marble design wall tiles and ceramic floor. 'Aqualisa Lumi' electric shower over full size steel enamel bath, folding glass shower screen, W.C and sink with undersink unit. Humidity controlled fan. 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. Good sized area with parking area, remote control up and over double door, W.C. with basin, fully tiled Shower Room with electric shower and Kitchen facility with plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Lots of space for your surfboards or other equipment. Upstairs is a versatile area that could be used as an Office, storage or a fabulous Lounge or Play Area. 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 with Velux blackout blinds. BALCONY 17' X 10'2 The apartment benefits from excellent sea and country views, South and East facing with hardwood decking, outside light and hardwood storage cupboard for outdoor furniture. OUTSIDE 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. DIRECTIONS 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. NOTE 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.