A delightful smallholding of 5 acres, ideal for equestrian purposes, or just enjoying the peace, tranquility and biodiversity it has to offer. The sympathetically renovated old smithy is now a 3 bedroom family home. There is a large open-plan living/dining room, with a bay window overlooking the front 2 fields and the stream. Heating is by way of energy efficient, thermostatically controlled and fully programmable electric heaters, but an 8KW woodturner keeps the main room cosy in winter and is powerful enough to heat the adjoining rooms.
Externally there is a purpose-built stable block, consisting of 2 stables and a larger foaling box. There are also wood and hay stores, a garage and a Dutch barn (in need of attention). There is a 16 panel, 4KW solar array on the stable roof. The property is served by mains water (although there are springs which could be tapped) and private drainage via a septic tank.
There is a large back garden, with apple, pear, plum and cherry trees and soft fruit bushes.
The land is divided into 3 main enclosures, lovingly called the ‘top field’, the ‘main field’ in front of the house, including a turn-out area and a fenced-off riding area and the ‘hay meadow’ across the stream, which also has a small area of woodland and a grassy bank that is a mass of daffodils in the Spring.
The land has been granted species-rich grassland in the past but doesn’t officially belong to the scheme. Although very peaceful, and appearing secluded, the house is in fact only a mile from the main coast road and local amenities, 7 minutes walk to the local primary school and 2 mies from the sea, long, sandy beaches and the coastal path.