Farmhouse next to surfer's paradise is on the market for £1.7million

Surf’s up! Grade II-listed farmhouse next to one of Britain’s best surfing beaches goes up for sale for £1.7m

  • Grade II listed South Hole Farm in north Devon is on the market for the first time in more than a century
  • The farmhouse, its three outbuildings and nine acres of land are on the market for £1.7million
  • It was a working farm until about a year ago and has been handed down through generations since 2017 
  •  Seven bedroom farmhouse and outbuildings are built near surfer’s paradise of Croyde in Devon

A farmhouse, three outbuildings and nine acres of land are on the market for the first time in more than a century.

South Hole Farm, on the outskirts of surfer’s paradise Croyde, in Devon, has been kept by one family since 1917 and was a working farm until about a year ago.

Now it’s on the market for £1.7million, offering buyers a seven-bedroom farmhouse, along with a range of stone and cob barns with planning permission to be converted into homes or holiday lets. 

The Grade II listed farmhouse, its three outbuildings and nine acres of land, are tucked away from the tourists and surfers who flock to the trendy resort every year. 

Until last year South Hole Farm in Croyde, Devon, was a working a farm owned by the same family since 1917. Now it can be yours for £1.7million. The seven-bedroom farm house comes with barns that can be converted into holiday lets and nine acres of sprawling countryside land

Cob and stone barns already have planning permission to be converted into holiday lets, making them perfect for visitors to nearby surfer’s paradise Croyde, in Devon. The barns also have permission to be converted into houses if buyers would prefer to sell or rent them as permanent properties 

Inside the £1.7million farmhouse visitors will find sprawling, light kitchen and sitting areas as well as seven bedrooms. Multiple generations of one family have lived at South Hole Farm since 1917, now it is on the market for the first time in a century

The South Hole Farm estate can be split into four lots if necessary. The sprawling farmhouse, currently a home for two families, could sell for £950,000, according to Jackson-Stops estate agents 

South Hole Farm’s floor plan shows the latest layout of a farmhouse that dates back to the 17th century. It is surrounded by rolling Devon countryside with no neighbours nearby 

Estate agents Jackson-Stops say the sale is a rare opportunity as most farms in the area have either been bought and split up or are still used as operating farms.

South Hole Farm is thought to date back to the 17th century and is surrounded by rolling countryside with no near neighbours.

The farmhouse itself is currently used as a dual family residence with a 3/4 bedroom main section and a three-bedroom annexe, but could be a seven-bedroom family home or offer income through letting out the annexe.

The outbuildings offer an excellent opportunity for conversion with each having some lovely period features including a stunning roundhouse, 15th century windows and an original cobbled floor.

James Carroll from Jackson-Stops said: “A lot of these have already been converted so this really is a rare opportunity, not just because it’s been in the same family ownership for a century, but equally because there just aren’t many of these left.

Residents of South Hole Farm will have no neighbours nearby. Most farms in the area have either been bought and split up or are still used as operating farms.

Barns are ready to be converted after the current owners sought planning permission from North Devon Council to use them as holiday lets or residential properties. The permission was granted and is ready for anyone willing to pay the £1.7million guide price for the 17th century property

Until last year South Hole Farm was a working farm. Unlike the land that surrounds it the farm has stayed with one family for the last century and all nine acres of the working land has been maintained together, while neighbouring farms have been sold off by other owners 

The farmhouse in surfer’s paradise Croyde, Devon, is currently used as a dual family residence with a 3/4 bedroom main section and a three-bedroom annexe, but could be a seven-bedroom family home or offer income through letting out the annexe

While the outbuildings do have planning permission, estate agents admit they would need considerable renovation. James Carroll from Jackson Stops said of the north Devon proprty: ‘There would be a lot of work involved to convert the outbuildings – their last use was as farm buildings, they had cattle in them up until fairly recently’ 

The seven bedroom farmhouse is currently shared by two different families. While the South Hole Farm estate is on the market for £1.7million, estate agents Jackson-Stops say the Devon property can be sold off in four lots. The farm house alone could be sold for around £950,000

‘Croyde is one of the most sought-after coastal locations. This is a mile and a half from the beach, you could walk that, but you’re tucked away in a valley surrounded by beautiful countryside.

‘There would be a lot of work involved to convert the outbuildings – their last use was as farm buildings, they had cattle in them up until fairly recently.

‘They are effectively shells but they are ready to be converted and you basically have a blank canvas.

‘It’s a coastal area of outstanding natural beauty so you’re not going to get new builds there. The place is full of character and it will be exciting to see what happens.’

Croyde is considered a hotspot for the surfing community and holidaymakers thanks to its sandy beaches and its annual Goldcoast Oceanfest, which will see performers including Rudimental and Kaiser Chiefs performing this year.

Other renowned surfing beaches nearby include Putsborough, Woolacombe and Saunton.

The property is being offered for sale by sealed bids and all interested parties wishing to bid will need to complete a tender form and return it to Jackson-Stops by April 17.

The estate can be split into four lots with the farmhouse available for £950,000. 

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Next launches 75% off sale online – here are the best bargains

HIGH street giant Next has launched a huge online sale with up to 75 per cent off clothing and homeware.

The fashion retailer has discounted thousands of items including clothing for women, men and kids.

The online sale is now live on the retailer's website but Next doesn’t say when it finishes.

As Next stores are shut due to coronavirus, you can only find the discounts online.

However, Next has temporarily waived all delivery fees – so anything you order will be delivered to your home for free.

Shoppers who order by 10pm can get next-day delivery.

Next hasn't said how long it plans on delivering for free.

Of course, just because something is in the sale that doesn't make it a good deal so always compare prices elsewhere first.

If you're wondering how to compare prices, PriceSpy logs the history of how much something costs.

It uses data from over 3,000 different retailers, including Argos, Amazon, eBay and the supermarkets.

Here are our top picks from the Next sale:

Black Spot Midi Tiered Dress

  • Was: £38. Now: £11. Save: £27 (71 per cent) – buy now

Ideal for casual or smart occasions, this black dress has white dots for a simple yet elegant design.

It features long sleeves and a long skirt.

The cheapest alternative we found was from Boohoo for £8 but you'll pay £4.99 delivery as well, taking your total to £12.99.

Berry Wax Faux Fur Parka

  • Was: £85. Now: £25. Save: £60 (70 per cent) – buy now

Coats are often cheaper when you buy out of season, hence why Next has reduced this brown parka by 70 percent.

It's chocolate brown in colour and comes with a fluffy hood.

Elsewhere, a brown parka can cost you anything from £49.99 from H&M plus £3.99 delivery.

Red Tartan Slim Fit Check Long Sleeve Stretch Oxford Shirt

  • Was: £25. Now: £7. Save: £18 (72 per cent) – buy now

This casual men's shirt features a red and green check design.

It's got long sleeves and is done up by buttons.

Sports Direct has a slightly cheaper shirt costing £5 but you'll pay £4.99 on top of this.

Dark Blue Slim Fit Jeans With Stretch

  • Was: £25. Now: £7. Save: £18 (72 per cent) – buy now

These jeans come in a classic blue denim colour.

The material is described as stretchy for extra give when moving.

Elsewhere, Burton sell blue jeans for £9, so £2 more expensive than Next.

Silver Glitter Unicorn High Top Trainers

  • Was: £20. Now: £6. Save: £14 (70 per cent) – buy now

These cute shoes are guaranteed to please the unicorn fan in your life.

They come with a sparkly finish and a unicorn motif complete with a fluffy mane.

Similar unicorn shoes from Sports Direct currently retail for £7.50, plus £4.99 delivery.

Red Bear Knitted Jumper

  • Was: £14. Now: £4. Save: £10 (71 per cent) – buy now

You'll also find jumpers cheaper now winter is slowly disappearing – including this cute red one with a sweet teddy bear soldier design.

It comes in size newborn to two years.

We couldn't find another woollen bear jumper, but this bear cardigan is almost £16 dearer at £19.95 from Joules and £3.95 delivery.

Tropical Palm Leaf Cut Velvet Cushion

  • Was: £40. Now: £10. Save: £30 (75 per cent) – buy now

If you're looking to add some glamour to your home, this cushion could do just the trick.

Featuring gold leaves, the design itself is made of a soft velvet material.

We did find similar cushions cheaper elsewhere though, including these ones from Shein which cost £2.99 plus £4 delivery – although this price is only for the cover and not the cushion inside.

Osbourne Casual Sit Tweedy Blend Light Teal

  • Was: £675. Now: £169. Save: £506 (74 per cent) – buy now

Even furniture is included in the Next sale.

One example is this comfy-looking teal "snuggle" seat – it measures 85cm by 142cm by 109cm.

We couldn't find a similar seat for a better price, with this forest green chair from Dreams costing £299 with free delivery.

We've rounded up a list of shops that ARE open today despite the coronavirus epidemic, from Poundland to Home Bargains.

If you need to visit your bank, here's all the information on which branches are still open.

Post Offices are also allowed to remain open.


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11 Emmerdale spoilers for next week including Dan’s horror allergic reaction and Jamie’s cheating scandal

EMMERDALE fans should brace themselves for a medical emergency after Brenda’s wrap gives Dan Spencer a nasty allergic reaction. 

Here’s the lowdown on what’s happening in Emmerdale next week…

Wendy needs support

As the day of the babies’ joint christening arrives, it’s all too much for Wendy. 

The grandmother breaks down in tears over her lost son. 

But she's touched when Bob and Luke console her and when Victoria goes over to her and gives her a big hug. 

Victoria has regrets

Victoria grows closer to both Wendy and Luke, and she then asks Luke if he fancies an early night.

The following day, Luke is clearly on cloud nine but Victoria is acting awkwardly.

Has sleeping with Luke proved too much for her too soon?

Chas humiliates Paddy 

Paddy and Chas are still reeling from Paddy's parenting blunder that saw him leave Eve alone in the car seat while he rushed after Marlon into hospital.

Paddy is mortified when Chas announces that he left Eve alone in the car to the whole pub.

Paddy rushes out, full of self-loathing.

Later, he continues to punish himself for the mistake.

Paddy lets Chas down again

Chas despairs when Social Services turn up and Paddy is nowhere to be seen. 

A desperate Chas tries to cover for him, but will they risk losing Eve for good?

And could things be over for Paddy and Chas?

Brenda and Pollard flirt

Eric Pollard sets about impressing Brenda with his healthy snacks and offers her an array.

Meanwhile, Jacob watches on and starts to suspect that Pollard might like Brenda a little more than he’s making out.

And when Pollard offers to buy Brenda a drink, Jacob's suspicions are confirmed.

Are real-life couple Chris Chittell and Lesley Dunlop about to have a relationship on-screen too?

Dan has an allergic reaction

Eric welcomes everyone into the cafe for its menu relaunch.

Dan and Matty take the opportunity to get sozzled on the free booze.

And when Dan forgets his wallet Brenda asks him to make the wraps to pay off the debt.

But disaster strikes when Dan nibbles on one of the snacks later at the garage.

The mechanic starts to feel his face go red and throat grow itchy.

When he reaches for his phone, he loses his balance and is left crying out in agony.

Brenda watches on in horror as Dan is carted off to the hospital.

Could the cafe be closed down?

Jamie cheats on Andrea

On a call out to the vets, Belle takes the opportunity to vent at Jamie for getting back together with Andrea. 

But Jamie shocks her when he says he’s only with Andrea out of guilt.

Jamie and Belle then give in to their temptation for each other and lean in for a kiss. 

Later, the reality of what they’ve done hits them when Jamie spots a number of missed calls from Andrea. 

Liam has to choose

After Jacob and Leanna grow increasingly suspicious that Liam and Leyla are back on, Leanne confronts her dad. 

Leyla and Liam sit down Leanna and Gabby and try to explain their relationship to them. 

But Leanna is furious and issues her dad with an ultimatum, insisting he pick between her and Leyla. 

What will Liam do?

Aaron is back 

Next week features Aaron's return scenes as he arrives for the christening. 

Upon his return, he can’t help but notice rising tension between Paddy and Chas. 

Aaron tries to talk to Paddy and get him to fix things with Chas, but will he succeed?

Zak is back 

Zak Dingle makes a dramatic comeback next week and is pleased to be back with his loved ones around him.

The Sun Online exclusively reported last month that Zak had been spotted filming on set. 

Fans have been wishing for his return for months and hoping that he’d help Cain and Nate make peace. 

Actor Steve Halliwell had been taking a break from the show following a heart operation.

Pierce calls Rhona

Rhona’s lost for words when Pierce calls her and tells her he’s been imprisoned for life. 

Fans were shocked by the chaos Pierce caused when he got released early from prison at the beginning of the year. 

The brute murdered Graham Foster, before kidnapping Vanessa Woodfield and blackmailing Rhona.

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Next Bachelorette to Be Announced on 'Good Morning America'

Will it be the most dramatic reveal yet? The next Bachelorette lead will be announced soon — and fans are desperate to finally know who will get the chance to find love this season.

Good Morning America confirmed via Twitter that the future Bachelorette will be revealed live on the daytime talk show on Monday, March 2, before the current season of The Bachelor ends. The timing of the announcement has many fans convinced that none of Peter Weber‘s finalists — Hannah Ann, Madison and Victoria F. — will be in the running to be the lead of the ABC dating series.

While some fans are hoping that former Bachelorette Hannah Brown will make a comeback as season 16’s leading lady, it seems as though she’s officially off the shortlist. On February 19, the 25-year-old Dancing With the Stars champion confirmed that she’s planning to perform in five more shows on the ballroom competition’s nationwide tour while filming for the Bachelorette would be taking place.

Bachelor Nation insiders have given Us Weekly their best guesses about who could be taking over the role this spring before the official news breaks next week.

“I think Tia Booth would make a GREAT Bachelorette,” Bachelor in Paradise‘s Raven Gates told Us. “She’s unfiltered, ready to find love, and would be so entertaining to watch! I may be biased because she’s my BFF but she would be SO great.”

The Bachelorette’s Jordan Kimball agreed, noting that “she’s mature, she’s looking for love and she’s real.”

Another common pick was Tayshia Adams, who made it to the final three of Colton Underwood‘s season last spring.

“I think Tayshia is a really good choice,” Ashley Iaconetti told Us. “She is just so likable. I don’t think anybody has met Tayshia and been like, eh, she’s mediocre. She’s just pretty fantastic.”

If she were to choose someone from the current season of the Bachelor to graduate to the lead role, however, the former reality TV star has just one in mind.

“I like the way that Kelsey is so emotional, she’s older, and she’s 100 percent ready for this,” she explained. “That girl is trying to find her husband. I don’t even think she cares about all the hoopla that comes with the show.”

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Coronavirus’ next victim: The New York state budget

This week’s stock-market plunge amid mounting fears of a global economic slowdown triggered by the coronavirus couldn’t come at a more crucial time in New York state’s budget-making process.

On Albany’s truncated budget calendar, this is the week Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are supposed to reach “consensus” on a revenue estimate for the state fiscal year that starts April 1. By mid-March, Senate and Assembly Democrats will have drawn up and passed their respective one-house responses to Cuomo’s budget proposal.

For lawmakers inclined to spend more than Cuomo has proposed, the turmoil on Wall Street should come as a timely and sobering reminder: New York’s tax base is both exceptionally wealthy — and exceptionally fragile.

As a financial capital, New York is more vulnerable than any state to the ripple effects of economic shocks affecting financial markets. The personal-income tax makes up two-thirds of New York’s total state tax revenue, a larger share than in all but a few states. And 40 percent of the PIT is generated by the highest-earning 1 percent of taxpayers, whose taxable income tends to be more heavily correlated with investment gains and market trends.

As the Assembly’s own fiscal staff pointed out in a report issued a decade ago, New York’s PIT base is “inherently unstable,” thanks to its “volatile” and “unsustainable” dependence on a small number of high-income taxpayers. Since then, with the enactment and repeated extension of New York’s extra-high “millionaire tax,” it’s only gotten worse.

Whether many state legislators actually understand this, or care, is another question.

For the past several months, ­Albany’s most ardent progressives have been pushing new soak-the-rich tax agendas cribbed from the presidential platforms of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

As if one state in isolation, much less high-tax New York, could get away with imposing new taxes on accumulated wealth and stock transfers on top of still-higher ­income-tax rates — even though the tight new federal cap on state and local tax deductions already has pushed New York’s effective tax price to an all-time high.

With his self-imposed (if squishy) commitment to spending restraint and warnings that wealthy taxpayers are flight risks, Cuomo stands as the main obstacle to such proposals in Albany.

Just more than a year ago at this time, the governor was sounding the alarm over what he described as a “serious as a heart attack,” $2.3 billion drop in PIT receipts. That revenue dip turned out to be more of a temporary blip, driven mainly by timing changes in tax payments prompted by the new federal tax law. PIT receipts ended up exceeding the governor’s original estimates — and Cuomo’s January budget proposal envisioned further moderate growth in revenues through fiscal 2024. But a lot has changed in the past week.

A public-health threat originating half a world away is confronting Cuomo with a serious revenue downside risk to go with a budget problem of his own making: a multibillion-dollar hole in the state’s massive Medicaid budget.

On paper, the governor is closing part of the Medicaid gap by permanently rescheduling $1.7 billion in Medicaid payments from one fiscal year to the next — the kind of accounting gimmick that state law would flatly disallow if New York City tried it. He has made further Medicaid cuts and changes that he says will save nearly $900 million a year going forward.

That still leaves a $2.5 billion ­recurring Medicaid imbalance, which he has assigned a “redesign team” to solve with recommendations due right around the time lawmakers pass their one-house budget resolutions in mid-March. Meanwhile, the education ­establishment is pushing for a much bigger ­increase in school aid than the governor has proposed.

And it’s a legislative election year — the first test at the polls for the large new Senate Democratic majority seated last year, with a handful of senior members in both houses facing June primary challenges from the left.

Before Thursday’s revenue conference at the Capitol, state Senate analysts projected that tax ­receipts will be $1.1 billion higher than Cuomo’s estimates for next year. Assembly Democratic staff think the number will be even higher, at $1.7 billion.

Cuomo’s task now is to push the consensus on added revenue closer to zero — if not even lower.

E.J. McMahon is research director at the Empire Center for Public Policy. Twitter: @EJMEJ

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Josh Taylor confirms next fight against mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong after signing with Bob Arum’s Top Rank – The Sun

JOSH TAYLOR will face mandatory challenger Apinun Khongsong in his next fight.

Unified super-lightweight champion Taylor, 29, will face the the Thai contender on Saturday, May 2 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.

The Scot added the WBA title to his IBF strap in October in a Fight of The Year contender against Regis Prograis, also winning the World Boxing Super Series.

But since then Taylor has split with Barry McGuigan's Cyclone Promotions to link up with US powerhouse Top Rank as well as management company MTK.

The Brit's next fight will be promoted by veteran Frank Warren – who has a partnership with Top Rank chief Bob Arum – with the Khongsong clash televised by BT Sports in the UK.

As part of Taylor's ugly split with the McGuigans it saw him part ways with trainer Shane.

The unbeaten southpaw has since trialled Adam Booth and Ben Davison while also wanting to explore a move to the US.

But ahead of his homecoming in Scotland, Taylor said: "I am super excited to kickstart the new year with a fresh start and with a new team.

"I can’t wait to get the ball rolling with putting on a great performance."

Promoter Arum added: “Josh Taylor is a truly special fighter who is set on becoming the undisputed 140-pound champion in 2020.

“I have no doubt he will put on a sensational performance for his home fans. I can’t wait for ‘The Tartan Tornado’ to return.”

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