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45 South Street, Braunton


8 bedrooms | 7 bathrooms | 4 reception rooms
  • Attractive 9 bedroom boutique style guesthouse
  • Situated in the heart of Braunton
  • Residential and commercial use
  • Many original features
  • Extensively renovated and refurbished
  • Five high quality ensuite letting rooms
  • Owners lounge, double bedroom and ensuite bathroom
  • Three further double bedrooms on top floor
  • Separate shower room
  • Dining room
  • Large conservatory
  • Second lounge and kitchen on top floor
  • Lovely south facing gardens
  • Off road parking for several vehicles
  • Excellent trip advisor reviews

The Brookfield is a beautiful Georgian property, extensively refurbished and renovated, bringing it straight into the 21st century. This boutique inspired bed and breakfast is furnished in contemporary style from top to bottom, whilst retaining many of the original Georgian features. Situated in South Street, away from the busy main road, but just 400 metres from the village centre with its shops, pubs, bistros and restaurants. It benefits from lovely south facing gardens and its own private car park on the front of the building, offering parking for several vehicles, with everything less than 5 minutes walk away.

Currently operating as a highly successful B&B but with planning consents to convert to Residential use, The Brookfield is one of the oldest properties in Braunton, having been built in 1798 by a wealthy gentleman farmer by the name of Edward Harris who had made his fortune through owning the lime kilns at Vellator. The land which went with the property stretched down from its frontage to the River Caen, as far back as the Exeter Road to it's rear, and down as far as what is now known as Vellator Way.
As well as what was then called Brookfield House, the family also owned the properties opposite which were provided to their farm manager, the Coach House which now sits on the opposite side of Brookfield Close, and various other cottages which have subsequently been demolished. The property stayed in the ownership of the family until 1891 when it was sold at auction by a local agent, Sanders & Son, but then came back into the family again in 1902 when it came under the ownership of Elizabeth Peard, nee Harris. The property was sold once again at auction in 1922, this time by our good selves, and over the next 50 years a variety of owners sold off the majority of the estate. Brookfield House became.

The Brookfield Hotel in the 1970's and stayed as a fully licensed hotel until early this century. All of the bedrooms are larger than the average bed and breakfast, decorated to a high contemporary specification, all with their own en-suite bathrooms. Three of the larger letting rooms are particularly spacious, have space for super king-sized beds and benefit from large En-Suites, with both full size bath and power shower, heated towel radiator, washbasin and W.C. The other rooms are finished and decorated to the same high standard, are still larger than average, and have space for super king-size double beds. En-suites have high power showers, heated towel radiator, washbasin and wc.The principal living rooms are equally of a high standard, with a gorgeous lounge, spacious dining room and generous south facing conservatory. The ground floor also offers a fully fitted kitchen, utility area and boiler room. The current business owners live comfortably on site, with a separate living area, along with bedroom and ensuite facilities. The third floor offers open plan kitchen/lounge, three bedrooms and a separate shower room, offering a spacious self-contained floor. Due to size and layout of the property, it may also suit families looking for dual occupancy or possibly other business use, subject to the necessary planning consents. The property currently has planning for Residential or Commercial use, and has the benefit of being sold with no onward chain.

Directions - To access The Brookfield, follow the A361 from Barnstaple, through to Wrafton, then at the roundabout (Murco fuel station on the right hand side), turn left onto Vellator Way signposted 'Superstore'. At the next roundabout take the third exit and after 20 meters, turn right into South Street. 500 metres along South Street you will see it on your right hand side. Turn into Brookfield Close then immediately right into the carpark.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

Large entrance door. Double doors leading to:

Entrance Hall

Stairs rising to first floor. Under stairs storage cupboard. Doors to principle rooms, kitchen and one of the letting rooms.

Owners Lounge

5.28m x 4.50m (17' 4" x 14' 9") max

Dining Room/Breakfast Room

4.50m x 4.81m (14' 9" x 15' 9") max

Conservatory/Sun Lounge

4.69m x 4.04m (15' 5" x 13' 3")


4.17m x 3.91m (13' 8" x 12' 10")

Utility Room

4.89m x 2.05m (16' 1" x 6' 9")

Owners Bedroom

6.09m x 2.83m (20' x 9' 3")

Owners En-Suite Bathroom

2.89m x 1.99m (9' 6" x 6' 6")

Bedroom Five

4.41m x 4.05m (14' 6" x 13' 3")

En-Suite Shower Room

2.51m x 3.23m (8' 3" x 10' 7")

First Floor Half Landing

Half Landing

Stairs rising to first floor. Window to the rear aspect.

Linen Room/Cloakroom

Window to the rear aspect. Useful storage/linen room. Fitted with a W.C and wash hand basin.

First Floor


Impressive, spacious area with doors off to four letting rooms. Airing cupboard. Door opening to staircase leading to the top floor.

Bedroom One

4.77m x 3.05m (15' 8" x 10')


3.50m x 1.16m (11' 6" x 3' 10")

Bedroom Two

4.30m x 3.74m (14' 1" x 12' 3")

En-Suite bathroom

2.96m x 2.07m (9' 9" x 6' 9")

Bedroom Three

4.27m x 3.70m (14' x 12' 2")

En-Suite Bathroom

3.09m x 2.09m (10' 2" x 6' 10")

Top Floor

Bedroom Four

3.93m x 3.31m (12' 11" x 10' 10")

En-Suite Shower Room

1.67m x 1.59m (5' 6" x 5' 3")


3.48m x 2.03m (11' 5" x 6' 8") Open plan through to lounge.


3.72m x 3.45m (12' 2" x 11' 4")


Doors off to bedrooms.

Bedroom Six

3.55m x 2.95m (11' 8" x 9' 8")

Shower Room

11' 2" x 6' 2" (3.40m x 1.89m)

Bedroom Seven

3.50m x 3.37m (11' 6" x 11' 1")

Bedroom Eight

4.20m x 3.58m (13' 9" x 11' 9")


To the front of the property is a large private car park, offering parking for several vehicles, with entry and exit points. There are lovely mature south facing gardens, along with lawn and seating areas. There is access to the large conservatory which overlooks the pretty gardens. There is also a useful bike/surfboard/golf club store, separate bin store, separate tool shed and greenhouse, within the grounds.

Property Facts

Vendors position. No onward chain.
Age of property. Built in 1798.
Is it listed? No.
Direction. West Facing. South Facing gardens.
Approx. 400yrds to Braunton centre.
Nearest Town. Barnstaple. 5 miles.
Nearest Primary School. Caen. Braunton.
Nearest Secondary School. Braunton Academy.
Nearest Medical Centre. Caen. Braunton.