A FOUR-BEDROOM country house that has gone on the market for £325,000 makes a lovely family home – but hides a very interesting secret.
The property, described on Rightmove as “very interesting” and “versatile”, is at the heart of Atherington, a small village in North Devon.
It features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and three reception rooms.
The living room has a rural feel, with wood ceiling beams and a stone fireplace.
The kitchen is modern and bright, with cream cupboards and white walls.
The units are in Oak with work surfaces, stainless steel sink, night storage heater and wood laminated flooring.
On the first floor there are four bedrooms – all modern and spacious – and two of them overlook the local church.
But the most interesting feature in the property is a SHOP on the ground floor which is not currently in use.
It used to be a small village shop – selling everyday items including food and drinks.
The front of the house was previously used as a tea garden, according to the ad on the property website.
The main part of the home was used as a tea room and a post office.
The property description on Rightmove says: “We understand that the core of the property has previously been run as a Tea Rooms, Shop and Post Office.
“The owners are currently looking at obtaining change of use for the former shop from commercial to residential use.
“The annexe has potential to sub-let to produce income or is ideal for use by relatives.”
To the rear, there is also a small enclosed courtyard with trees and plants.
Potential buyers have the option to get a separate detached garage/workshop and garden by paying £50,000 extra.
Nearby amenities include pubs, village shops, a leisure centre and golf course.
The house is not far from North Devon’s rugged coastline and popular resorts including Appledore, Woolacombe, Exmoor and Dartmoor are all easily accessible.
Stags Estate Agents said: “This is a very interesting and versatile property representing an opportunity for a lifestyle change.
“This is certainly a property that needs to be viewed internally to be fully appreciated.”