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Holdstone Down, Devon

Guide £600,000

4 bedrooms | 3 bathrooms | 1 reception rooms
  • Location Location Location!
  • Unique Coastal Property
  • Direct Sea Views
  • Surrounded by National Trust Land
  • Garage & Off Road Parking
  • Large Mature Garden
  • Living Room & Kitchen/Diner
  • Bathroom & Separate Shower Room
  • Four Double Bedrooms
  • No Onward Chain

Heatherdown Cottage is that once in a generation opportunity to purchase a unique property, that offers stunning uninterrupted sea views in a beautiful setting.Nestled within the National Park with fantastic 180 degree sea and countryside views, it is both the most spectacular of vistas and a very special, timeless location.The building itself is a timber framed and timber clad cottage, which has been in the same family since the early 1970’s. Planning permission was granted in the 1990’s to develop the property, which was finished in the year 2000. Planning permission conditions included a Welsh natural slate roof. The garden is simple, with lawn and heather surrounding the property. The National Park offers an abundance of natural wildlife, open moorland and is a protected area of outstanding natural beauty. Holdstone Down is quiet and crowd-free, frequented mainly by nature lovers, walkers and astronomers. Exmoor was the first area in Europe to be designated an International Dark Sky Reserve, so a perfect spot for stargazing. One of the world famous walks takes you down into the picturesque Heddons Mouth and Hunters Inn, which is a traditional country pub and restaurant, owned by the National Trust, along with its surrounding land. 

Access to the property is straight forward, with a private parking area for up to four cars. There is also the attraction of a detached single garage. A five bar gate then gives pedestrian access to the entrance porch and gardens beyond. There is also great potential to create a fantastic viewing terrace off the main living areas, to take in the superb views and scenery.The accommodation is arranged over two floors and briefly comprises of the following; entrance porch, hallway, cloakroom/W/C, double aspect living room with direct sea views and access to the garden, fitted kitchen/diner, bathroom, separate shower room and four double bedrooms, including a superb master bedroom.This type of property in this location only ever comes onto the market on very rare occasions. The views and the surroundings are simply stunning. Interest will be high for this once-in-a-lifetime purchase.

Please check out a video of the property and its spectacular setting!     https://vimeo.com/344518756     

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch

1.24m x 3.01m (4' 1" x 9' 11")
Window, door to side aspect, cloak space, inner door leading to hallway.


3.81m x 5.24m (12' 6" x 17' 2")
Stairs to first floor, doors leading to main living areas.


W/C, hand basin.


1.73m x 1.81m (5' 8" x 5' 11")
Suite comprising bath with shower over, pedestal hand basin, chrome heated towel radiator, airing cupboard.

Bedroom Four

2.88m x 3.83m (9' 5" x 12' 7")
Window, radiator, fitted carpet.


3.62m x 5.19m (11' 11" x 17' 0")
Double aspect room with windows to front and side aspect, radiator, range of fitted cupboards and drawers, space for table and chairs, 1 1/2 bowl sink drainer unit, space for fridge/freezer, large open hatch to living room.

Living Room

3.84m x 8.89m (12' 7" x 29' 2")
Spacious double aspect room, windows to side and rear aspect, patio doors leading to rear garden, fireplace with wood burner inset, wonderful direct sea and countryside views, door through to bedroom three.

Bedroom Three

2.88m x 3.84m (9' 5" x 12' 7")
Window to rear aspect, radiator, fitted carpet.

First Floor Landing

Bright and spacious gallery landing, skylight windows, storage cupboard.

Bedroom One

5.88m (Max) x 5.97m (Max) (19' 3" x 19' 7")
Superb master bedroom, double aspect, radiator, fitted carpet.

Bedroom Two

2.87m x 5.97m (9' 5" x 19' 7")
Double aspect, radiator, fitted carpet.

Shower Room

1.61m x 3.56m (5' 3" x 11' 8")
Window to front aspect, shower cubicle, W/C, pedestal hand basin.

Property Facts

Vendors status. No chain.
Age of property. Major rebuild & renovation completed in year 2000.
Construction. Timber framed and timber cladding.
Full Residential Use.
Size of property. Approx. 1753 SQ FT.
Set within National Trust Land.
Barnstaple. Approx. 13 Miles.
Ilfracombe. 6 Miles.
Kentisbury Primary School. 2.6 Miles.
Combe Martin Primary School. 2.7 Miles.