Property of the Week: Luxurious home in unrivalled location
Becky Sheaves finds an attractive and versatile home on the North Cornish coast.
This week's star property is an exceptional equestrian and residential holding, set in an unrivalled location on the spectacular North Cornish coast.
Newton Farm has an enviable position, reached off a quiet country lane via a private driveway. Both the main farmhouse and four-bedroomed barn conversion have been extensively and tastefully equipped and offer top-spec accommodation while still retaining lots of traditional features and character.
Meticulous attention to detail has been put into this property, to create luxurious accommodation with layouts planned to take full advantage of the stunning views.
There is a beautiful five-bedroomed farmhouse, built in Victorian times in the charming and traditional Cornish style but renovated to a high standard in recent years.
The main house has an attractive four-bedroom barn conversion, which could provide accommodation for relatives or guests. Alternatively, the property could suit an extended family wanting to live together, but maintain a degree of independence.
If the new owners wanted to use their property to provide an income stream, then the barn could make a wonderful holiday let. There is a second outbuilding, which is not yet converted but has planning permission to become a holiday let too.
The area around the North Cornish coast and the picturesque village of Boscastle is much-loved by tourists. Self-catering holiday accommodation in this beautiful area is both extremely popular with visitors and financially rewarding for owners.
Newton Farm also offers superb facilities for horse lovers.There is a timber stable block with three looseboxes, as well as a generous stable yard, and eight acres of grazing. The countryside nearby is wonderful for riding out, with miles of good hacking on offer along the clifftops and quiet lanes of North Cornwall.
The property also has a 36 x 20ft multi purpose building, extremely useful as a store or workshop. It could be used for additional stabling or even for running a small business, subject to permissions.
Newton Farm is in a unique and truly spectacular position, with outstanding country and coastal views. You can see as far as Lundy Island out to sea from the property. It is well-connected despite its rural and coastal location, as it lies within three miles of the A39 Atlantic Highway which provides excellent road links northwards to the popular coastal town of Bude and southwards further on down into Cornwall. Bude is 15 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of business, shopping and leisure facilities as well as stunning beaches.
The harbour village of Boscastle is about two miles from the farm, where you will find a range of local shops and good restaurants, while the bay of Crackington Haven is within two miles and has its own pretty and sheltered beach, not to mention the popular Coombe Barton Inn.
To the south of Newton Farm lies Launceston, 17 miles from the property.This has direct access to the A30 dual carriageway, with its motorway, airport and rail links at Exeter.
Newton Farm offers a wealth of possibilities to its new owners and is sure to be of great interest to anyone looking for a versatile and attractive country home.
Newton Farm, North Cornwall
Property: Five-bedroomed farmhouse near Boscastle with four-bed barn conversion, eight acres, and superb sea views.
Location: In the hamlet of St Juliot, two miles from Boscastle and 15 miles south along the coast from Bude.
Accommodation: Five-bed main house with large family kitchen, wonderful views and a luxury finish. Four bed stone barn conversion, also to an impeccable standard.
Outside: Eight acres of land, plus a stable block, large workshop and additional building with planning permission for a holiday let
Agents: Kivells, Bude, 01288 359999, www.kivells.com