An elegant country house B&B hotel with lovely views, standing in beautifully landscaped grounds of wide, flowing lawns, woodland paths and paddocks.
A former gentleman’s residence, Moorlands is currently trading with six B&B rooms; two self-catering flats (one-bedroom and two-bedroom); a large, four-bedroom owners apartment; a two-bedroom owners’ “granny” flat; guests’ lounge; dining room with licensed bar; a large car park; grounds and paddocks totalling about four acres.
From the road outside, Moorlands is approached through an ornate iron gate to a tarmac drive. The drive continues past a large tarmac car park, through the grounds to the front door. A gravelled drive, with space for guests’ tables and chairs, continues past the house to the rear entrance.
Radiator. Doors to bedroom one, bedroom two, butler’s pantry and inner hall.
Window to the rear. Sink & taps.
Double room. Double-glazed windows to the front and side. Radiator. En-suite shower room with radiator, shower cubicle, WC and wash basin in a vanity unit.
Double room. (Can be let separately or as a family suite with bedroom three.) Double-glazed windows to the front and side. Radiator. Door to inner lobby giving access to shower room and bedroom three. Shower room has shower cubicle, WC, pedestal wash basin and radiator.
Double room. (Let with bedroom two, when a suite is required and accessed via bedroom two.) Double-glazed window to the side overlooking the grounds. Radiator.
Door to guests’ lounge and telephone lobby.
A spacious lounge with double-glazed windows and French doors to the side, overlooking the grounds. Three radiators. Fireplace with wooden mantle and surround. Double doors to the Dining room & Bar.
Dining room & Bar
Double-glazed windows to the rear and side overlooking the grounds. French doors to the side. Space for several tables and chairs. Corner bar with slate and wooden counter, optics etc. Two radiators. Door to rear hall.
Doors to storeroom, two WCs, laundry room and boiler room.
Sink unit with taps. Wall-mounted cupboards. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Door to the rear. Door to the boiler room.
Oil fired boiler. Water filtration equipment.
Double-glazed windows to the rear overlooking private terrace. Range of wall and floor kitchen cupboards with worktops over. Space for large kitchen table and chairs. Oil-fired Rayburn range. Electric cooker with electric oven and grill below. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for five fridges. Door to rear porch.
Stairs to first floor owners’ apartment. Door to the rear. Door to bar.
A self-contained ground floor flat, known as “The Dean Suite”, with one bedroom, bathroom, lounge, small kitchen and its own patio. Flat one is accessed from the rear of the building via its own exterior door.
Double-glazed windows to the rear and to the side overlooking the grounds and with splendid views to countryside and distant moorlands. Fireplace. Two radiators.
Owners' bedroom one
Double-glazed windows to the rear with countryside views. Built-in wardrobes and airing cupboard with louvre doors.
Owners' bedroom two
Double-glazed window to the side. Radiator. En-suite shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Owners' bedroom three
Double-glazed window to the side. Radiator.
Owners' bedroom four
Double-glazed window to the side. Radiator.
Radiator. Panel-enclosed bath, shower cubicle with power shower, WC and wash basin.
Double room. Double-glazed window to the side overlooking the grounds and with fine countryside views. Radiator. Fireplace. En-suite with double-glazed window, bath with shower attachment, WC, pedestal wash basin.
Double room. Double-glazed window to the side overlooking the grounds and with fine countryside views. Radiator. Lobby with door to shower room. Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
Double room. Double-glazed window to the side. Radiator. Door to en-suite bathroom. Bathroom has bath with shower attachment, WC, wash basin.
Known as “The Bodley Suite”. A self-contained apartment accessed from the first floor landing, with two bedrooms, a shower room, and an open-plan kitchen & lounge.
Currently used by the owners as a “granny flat”, but could add further income as a self-catering unit. Accessed via its own stairs from the first floor. Flat three has two bedrooms, a large lounge, kitchen and bathroom.
At the rear of the building, accessed through a wooden five-bar gate and with ample room for leisure and entertaining. A door opens into the owners’ apartment.
Grounds & Paddocks
The grounds of approximately two acres mainly consist of lawns, with a wooded area and a large tarmac car park. Timber shed and greenhouse. Path to Woody Bay steam railway station. Two grass paddocks believed to extend to around two acres.
The business is traded gently by the current owners with five/six B&B letting rooms and two of the three flats let on a self-catering basis. It currently produces an income of around £40,000pa. In our opinion there is considerable scope for increased trade.
Moorlands was built by Colonel Greene-Lake in the early 1900s. The Colonel owned a large estate in the area, including the neighbouring land now occupied by the narrow-gauge Lynton & Barnstaple Steam Railway, a popular tourist attraction.
Located in the Exmoor National Park on the A39 road between Parracombe and Lynton. Guests can enjoy excellent walking from the door and a wide range of outdoor activities is readily available nearby.
From the junction of the A399 and A39 at Blackmoor Gate, take the turning towards Lynton. After about four miles, the entrance to Moorlands is on the left, immediately after Woody Bay steam railway station.