The Croft Guest House offers tremendous scope to provide a fabulous coastal life style with income or possible development. It is ideally located on the main Exeter to Dawlish road with some views towards the picturesque Cockwood Harbour and the Exe Estuary. Standing in mature, established grounds the property also has the benefit of a small car park and offers well proportioned rooms retaining some period features and having en-suite facilities. Well served by public transport and just a two minute walk to 2 local pub/restaurants it enables you to sample the local seafood for which the area is renowned. EPC - E
AREA: The village of Cockwood adjacent to the Harbour is one of the most highly sought after villages on the beautiful Exe Estuary. There are two renowned inns. 'The Anchor' and 'The Ship', a church, village hall and Cockwood Primary School rated highly by OFSTED as well as an indoor pool and gym within half a mile of the village centre. The village is made up of many character cottages and quality homes mainly positioned to make the most of the panoramic views on offer. There is a regular bus service connecting the village to Exeter, the nearby towns of Dawlish and Newton Abbot. Less than a mile away is the larger estuary village of Starcross with the mainline train station, ferry, pubs, mini supermarket, chemists, church, garage, health centre, Fishing and Cruising Club etc. Sainsbury's new style eco-friendly superstore with filling station is less than five minutes’ drive (1.8 mile).
THE PROPERTY: The Croft Guest House has been successfully run by the current owners since 2006 to suit their lifestyle. There is tremendous scope to develop the business further in particular due to it's fabulous location and size of accommodation. Alternatively, subject to the necessary permissions, it could be altered to make a substantial family home.
There is potential to suit a variety of business propositions from creating a boutique style hotel, restaurant or possibly even camping pods in the wooded grounds, naturally all subject to the necessary permissions. The business in its' current format provides a comfortable lifestyle for the owners with a loyal customer base returning year after year. It is ideal for those looking to enjoy the pursuits on offer locally, such as cycling, fishing, walking or just relaxing on the beach.
The building itself has been extended over the years to provide versatile accommodation with bay windowed rooms to the front offering the best views towards the water and countryside. The dining area to the side of the property is a more recent addition as is currently used as the dining room, spaciously set with 22 covers. The owners accommodation has it's own private entrance and comprises a spacious one bedroom flat.
This is a rare opportunity for a new owner seeking a lifestyle business in a truly enviable position with fantastic potential for futher revenue streams beyond Bed & Breakfast.
GROUND FLOOR: The Ground floor of the building has 3 letting rooms alongside 2 bedrooms and a kitchen used by the owners. A particular feature of the ground floor is the single story extension which houses the guests lounge and dining room as well as the main commercial kitchen and utility room.
FIRST FLOOR: The first floor of the property has 6 letting rooms with facilities with the front 3 bedrooms enjoying a wonderful view towards Cockwood Harbour and the Exe Estuary.
THE GROUNDS: The property is approached by a large parking area for a number of cars that leads to a level lawn garden with established plants, plum and apple trees and a nest pond. To the rear of the property is a further area of garden which leads to single garage and separate driveway leading to the roadside which is currently unused. The extensive grounds are planted with a variety of trees which give the property a good degree of privacy and small areas of interest, currently over grown, such as a pond and and secluded seating areas.
DIRECTIONS: From Exeter and the M5 motorway, take the A38 towards Plymouth forking left onto the A380 Torquay Road. At the top of the hill turn left, signed for Starcross, continuing through the woods until reaching a Y - junction. Bear left and continue on this road for about 4 miles. At the T- junction, turn right and continue to the T-junction at Cockwood Harbour, turn right and the property will be found on the right hand side just past the road to Cockwood on the left.
NOTE: Please note the floor plan and measurements have been supplied to us by a third party and should be used as a guide only.
Then all you need to do is get in touch to ask any questions or arrange a viewing. We'd love to show you around!
Call on 01626 862379 or use the form below.
Dawlish: 19 Queen Street, Dawlish, Devon, EX7 9HB / 01626 862379
Exeter: 35 Cowick Street, St Thomas, Exeter, EX4 1AW / 01392 420410
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