Moor Lane, Croyde, Braunton
Talisker is a high specification, contemporary property that was converted from two dwellings in 2015. It occupies a substantial plot within walking distance to the renowned surfing beach at Croyde, and benefits from beautiful sea views from the first and second floors. The house incorporates high-quality contemporary design and modern family living. The fabulous open plan kitchen/dining/sitting/games room on the ground floor covers over 3,050 square feet of indoor and outdoor space (including the terrace), connected through bespoke floor-to-ceiling fully-retractable glass panels for a seamless extension to the striking south-facing terrace. The location, high-specification, contemporary design, property size and large garden combine to make Talisker a truly remarkable property.
The front door opens into a welcoming entrance hall with an adjacent cloakroom and WC. The extensive open plan kitchen/dining/sitting/games room is at the heart of the ground floor. This impressive room has been thoughtfully designed to create the perfect flexible space for modern family living as well as entertaining, and benefits from bespoke floor-to-ceiling fully retractable glass panels that lead out to a large terrace. The stylish Hacker kitchen is well-equipped, with a large central breakfast bar, two wine coolers, Neff dishwasher, Neff induction hob, extractor fan, boiling water tap, two ovens, an integrated microwave and a Sub-Zero American-style refrigerator and freezer. Two additional reception rooms are located on the ground floor; an office, plus a playroom with retractable glass doors that lead out onto the terrace. A useful utility room with a Butler sink completes the ground floor.
A glass panelled staircase leads to the first floor, where there are five well-proportioned double bedrooms. Large windows in each of the rooms provide plenty of natural light. The double-aspect master bedroom benefits from far-reaching sea views, and has a dressing room as well as a contemporary en suite bathroom with Porcelanosa fittings including a large walk-in rain shower and a freestanding bath. Bedroom two also benefits from an en suite shower room. A stylish family bathroom services the other three bedrooms on the first floor. In front of the first floor is a flat roof that could, subject to gaining the necessary planning permission, be adapted into a balcony with outstanding views to the sea and countryside.
On the second floor are two further double bedrooms and a shower room. Bedroom 7 has a large picture window with incredible views towards the sand dunes and Croyde beach.
Talisker has an in-and-out driveway, providing plenty of parking for a number of vehicles or boat trailers on the private drive. The house enjoys a high level of privacy, with established trees and shrubs surrounding the boundaries.
To the rear of the house, the terrace creates the ideal space for al fresco dining and entertaining. At one end, there are two permanent white sofas facing a slate-topped coffee table. At the other end of the terrace is a permanent slate-topped table and an adjacent built in BBQ area with both gas and charcoal options. There are also built-in speakers. Steps lead down to the large lawn and orchard.