Brier House, 37 St Marys Road, Croyde, EX33

Sold Subject to Contract £497,000

Google Croyde and this is what you'll find: “Croyde, North Devon, is a magical location with superb sandy beaches and spectacular scenery. The unspoilt village is steeped in old-world charm with great input into the area by the young surfing community, tourism and walkers with three fantastic beaches to choose from. Today you can find places to stay, eat and drink in a huge variety of establishments in the area together with many outdoor activities to choose from”

And you could live there! We are delighted to present Briar House, a substantial property standing in a quieter part of the very much sought after and popular surfing resort of Croyde. It is not often that properties of this size and location come along. Briar house would be suited to a beautiful spacious family home or to a second residence and offering all the benefits of Croyde.
Dating back too and very much in the Victorian style this white rendered house is fully double glazed and under a slate roof. In its past Briar House has had some interesting times. Once it was the village garage and shop, a successful B & B and latterly a holiday let.

The present owner of some twenty three years has carried out many improvement's in addition to the ample space there is a large loft and at one time planning consent (now lapsed) was granted for conversion, application to reinstate this (subject to permissions) would make provision for more bedrooms, living space or even a flat or apartment.
To the rear is a generous courtyard style garden and superb detached double garage.

To the front of Briar House is a south facing small gravel stone chip garden with a slate topped front white stone and rendered wall and metal entrance gate. The red stylish front door is under a small slate roof porch with an outside light.

Walk into the house and there is a small entrance lobby with a half opaque glazed door with partial stain-glass work leading to the main entrance hall with a quality tiled floor. This takes you to the lounge door and on to the open plan Study/Library area which would serve as a nice dining room and is defined as such on the floor plan. The stairs are immediately in front of you rising to the first floor.

Sitting room: 12' 9”x 12” (3.89m x 3.66m) a very comfortable room featuring a large lightsome window to the front. To each side of what at one appoint would have been a fireplace are two ornate original glass built in cabinets. The current owners removed the fireplace, but have left the chimney and flue in place so it can be easily opened up again. The sitting room has a fitted carpet.

Study/Library/ Dining room: 17' 6” x 8' 2” (5.33m x 2.49m) an interesting open plan space presenting a variety of uses. Currently used as a music room and library, this in the past was the dining room, This area is half carpet/half tiled, with a low level central heating radiator and a window to the rear elevation..

Kitchen 21' x 10' 6” (6.4m x 3.2m) an open plan kitchen/ dining area with a great feel to it. The cooker is an Alpha range run by oil. The Alpha has an internal boiler that runs the hot water and heating. The Alpha is electrically programmable so can be set up to run if the property is left empty and the override to the cooker allows you to be up to cooking temperature within 10 to 15 minutes. The kitchen is laid with fired earth tiling, whilst the breakfast/dining area has oak flooring, window to front, fitted limed oak dresser. A window to the front southerly aspect makes this a light and pleasant room.

Utility Room: At one time this was a shop and now serves as a perfect utility area, currently housing fridges and freezers. With a window to the rear elevation overlooking the courtyard. This utility area also has downstairs W.C and sink with plumbing for the washing machine and tumble dryer. The W.C area would lends itself to conversion to a very useful wet room (subject to planning permissions etc)

From here a passageway gives access to the patio and courtyard area and on to the superb double garage at the end of the courtyard..


First Floor: From coming up the stairs, there is a large landing area which has a modern retractable wooden ladder to access the loft area. There is a relatively recent insulation installation of Isonine.

Master main bedroom ONE: 12' x 10' (3.66m x 3.05m) Walk in to this room you immediately are presented with a spacious king sized room with over the bed cupboards and fitted wardrobes. The window looks to the southerly front elevation. With fitted carpets, plugs sockets and centre pendant light and wall fitted over headboard lights.

Bedroom TWO: 11' 10”' x 10' (3.61m x 3.05m) Another very spacious and very light southerly facing room with ample room for a double or good King bed. With centre pendant light and wall sockets for bed side lights.

Bedroom THREE 11' 10” x 7' 2” (3.61m x 2.18m) More than a single room, we would almost call this a smaller double room. With a southerly aspect and a large lightsome window. Centre pendant light and electrical sockets

Bedroom FOUR 8' 10” x 6' 3” (2.69m x 2.01m) The buzzword is “working from home” and this room found on the left from the stairs presents itself as the ideal home office. But equally suited to a child's or spare bedroom. There is a single window looking out onto the courtyard area.

Adjacent to the bedrooms is the family bathroom and separate W.C, with options and possibilities to turn into one room. The bathroom is tiled to the bath wall and over the bath is a shower. The remainder is wooden panelled and has a white wash hand basin. An opaque window to the back elevation gives ample light and here is a huge storage cupboard. The floor has a neutral vinyl floor covering.

Outside and Double Garage

To the left of the property there is pedestrian and vehicular access to the rear, where a pedestrian gate leads into the courtyard garden, mainly laid to terrace with some mature flower borders, an outside store, oil tank and an outside tap.

Excellent and very useful double garage. At the rear of the courtyard is the pedestrian entrance to the large double garage which has new electric remote operating doors. There is light connected and storage in the eaves. Accessed from the private road and is large enough to park 2 cars and has shelving units along both back and side walls with more storage in the garage eaves. The land for the garage is owned on a leasehold basis with the remainder of a 999-year lease from 1985 with a ground rent of £10 per annum.

Situation And Amenities

Croyde is a highly desirable coastal village which caters for everyday amenities including post office and local shops, as well as a number of public houses and restaurant's. It is widely renowned for it delightful sandy beach which is considered a mecca for water sport enthusiast's. The rugged North Devon coast continues around Baggy Point to Putsbrough Sands and Woolacombe beach to the north, whilst to the south east can be found Saunton beach. Saunton Sands hotel and Saunton golf club, which offers 2 outstanding 18 hole courses, all within about 10 minutes by car. The village of Braunton is a short distance away, connected by a regular bus service and provides further amenities including primary and secondary schooling, local shops, public houses and restaurant's, a bank, post office, medical centre as well as Tesco supermarket. A further 5 miles to the south east of Braunton and again connected by a regular bus service is Barnstaple. As the Regional centre of North Devon this offers an even further range of national and local high street shops, supermarkets, theatre, cinema, hospital, college, train and bus station and access to the North Devon Link Road (A361), which leads in about 45 minutes to the M5 motorway at Junction 27, and where Tiverton Parkway also offers a fast service of trains to London Paddington in just over 2 hours. The neighbouring village of Georgeham has an excellent primary school.

Briar House is attached at the ground floor level to the well respected Manor Inn pub next door. The present owner has always enjoyed this connection and has found the pub to be a quiet food driven establishment and have lived alongside the business for over twenty years without any disturbance to their peace and quiet.

Tenure: Freehold

Local authority: Devon County Council

Services: All mains services connected

Council Tax Band D

Viewing is strictly by appointment with the sole selling agent


  • Situated in the North Devon village of Croyde
  • Four bedrooms
  • Large sunny courtyard garden
  • Oil central heating and double galzed throughout
  • Large detached double garage
  • South facing front elevation
  • Walking distance to Croyde village and beaches
  • Lapsed planning consent to convert loft
Floorplan for Brier House, 37 St Marys Road, Croyde
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