4 bedroom detached house for saleWeare Trees Hill, Great Torrington
REFURBISHED 4-BEDROOM FAMILY HOME
5 FULLY FURNISHED HOLIDAY COTTAGES
INDOOR HEATED SWIMMING POOL, SAUNA AND GAMES ROOM
CHILDREN'S PLAY FIELD
TAKINGS APPROX. £60,000 PER ANNUM
GENUINE RETIREMENT SALE
GARDENS AND GROUNDS OF APPROX. 6 ACRES
Within view of Great Torrington Church spire, and situated approximately 1 mile outside the town, Hill Farm is set within rolling Devon countryside. The property is set back from the country road that leads from Torrington to Weare Giffard, which is approximately one and a half miles away, in 'Tarka' country, the setting for Henry Williamson's famous novel Tarka the Otter.
The property was acquired approximately 24 years ago and the range of barns converted into 5 self-contained holiday cottages, as well as modernising their own comfortable 4-bedroom family home. The cottages are set around a mature landscaped and colourful courtyard with 3 cottages located to the far side and the other 2 and the owner's house in the top terrace of cottages.
The property is approached via a driveway giving access to the main courtyard and above the owners' house and top tier of cottages is a lawned area and parking space, beyond which lies a range of farm buildings converted to provide an indoor heated swimming pool with changing facilities and sauna together with an indoor games room, adjoining animal barn and beyond a large workshop. At the top of the agricultural buildings is a large playing field with children's play corner with climbing frame, four paddocks and goat enclosure, together with a vegetable plot and pathways leading through mature conifers back to the courtyard.
Hill Farm is an award-winning holiday cottage complex having been nominated the best self-catering establishment in 2007 from the North Devon Tourism Awards. It is successfully operated by a husband and wife team who have their own website www.hillfarmcottages.co.uk and undertake all their own marketing and bookings. The 5 holiday cottages are fully furnished and equipped, subject to a trade inventory, and are open 12 months of the year holiday occupancy. We understand the taking are in the region of £60,000 per annum. Accounts will be made available to those seriously interested parties who have inspected the premises.
THE MAIN HOUSE
Approached through a covered walkway with access to the communal and landscaped courtyard is the owners private accommodation which briefly comprises: entrance porch, main customer reception area with counter. From the entrance porch is a door to the inner hallway with tiled floor. Private lounge with double glazed window, natural stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove, recess with shelf and light and door to the L-shaped kitchen with a range of wall and base units with laminated working surfaces, single drainer sink unit, Rayburn cooking range, gas hob, Electrolux cooker, walk-in larder cupboard, understairs cupboard and step up to breakfast room/utility with breakfast bar and doors to outside and rear porch. From the kitchen a door leads to the dining room with natural stone fireplace, tiled hearth, beamed ceiling, deep window recess and double glazed window.
From the hallway stairs lead to the first floor central landing with built-in cupboard. Bedroom 1 with recess with cupboard under, bedroom 2 with wardrobes, bedroom 3 with ensuite bathroom with 3-piece suite and bedroom 4 also with an ensuite shower room with 3-piece suite. There is a guest bathroom with 4-piece suite.
Outside, the main private house overlooks the communal courtyard and a pathway leads to the rear of the property with pathways beyond to the gardens and farm buildings.
THE COTTAGE COMPLEX briefly comprises:
ANNERY KILN sleeps 4 plus cot
A 2-bedroom cottage comprising:
Kitchen/diner, hallway, bathroom with 2-piece suite plus further separate w.c., lounge.
On the first floor is a landing with airing cupboard and two bedrooms.
BEAM WEIR sleeps 7 plus cot
A 3-bedroom cottage comprising:
Kitchen/diner, and lounge.
On the first floor is a bathroom with 3-piece suite and three bedrooms one with ensuite shower room. Adjoining this cottage is a ground floor laundry room with single drainer sink unit, range of cupboards, hot water heater, commercial coin operated washing machine and tumble dryer and beyond is a small store room with a range of electricity juntion boxes.
HALFPENNY BRIDGE COTTAGE sleep 4 plus cot
A 2 bedroom cottage comprising:
Entrance hall, bathroom with 3-piece suite, lounge, kitchen and two bedrooms.
The top tier of cottages comprise:
LANDCROSS sleeps 4 plus cot
A 2-bedroom cottage barn conversion comprising: Open plan kitchen/diner with steps up to lounge/diner with understairs cupboard, doors to inner hallway and outside and stairs to first floor. Landing, two bedrooms and bathroom with 3-piece suite.
PEBBLE RIDGE COTTAGE sleeps 6 plus cot
A 3-bedrooms comprising: entrance hall, kitchen/breakfast room, lounge/diner. On the first floor are 3 bedrooms and bathroom with 3-piece suite.
AGENTS NOTE The cottages benefit from electric panel radiator heating with a mixture of night storage heaters and convector heaters. Beam Weir Cottage has an open fire and Annery Kiln Cottage has a wood burning stove. The cottages are offered fully furnished and equipped, subject to trade inventory.
The holiday complex benefits from a games room and sauna plus an indoor heated swimming pool converted from some of the farm buildings briefly comprising: indoor swimming pool changing room, changing area with cubicle and wet shower room, sauna, games room with small snooker and table tennis tables. Adjoining this is the main animal barn, a further agricultural barn mainly for storage purposes and a garage/workshop. There is car parking at the rear of the farm buildings.
The remaining land comprises four paddocks at the top plus a children's playing field with a play corner with climbing frame and summerhouse. There is also a goat enclosure with a good size vegetable plot and pathways leading to main farmhouse with mature conifer trees. Within the courtyard there are hanging baskets and 3 bench seats.
The property is situated just outside the small market town of Great Torrington which offers a good selection of shops, schools and leisure activities. The 'Tarka Trail' is close by and offers an extensive cycle trail linking a large area of North Devon. Riding, walking, fishing and golf are all close by and the glorious North Devon coast and Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks are all within easy driving distance.
Barnstaple is situated approximately 9 miles away and provides a range of larger shops, banks and leisure facilities. The town has a thriving market, theatre and cinema and a further range of schools. A mainline railway station provides easy access to Exeter St. David's for further transport links and Exeter Central for the excellent shopping facilities. The North Devon Link Road (A361) is also easily accessible providing a fast route to the M5 at Junction 27 (Tiverton Parkway) and the Motorway Network beyond.
Mains gas, electricity and water.
Septic tank drainage.
We are reliable informed that the main heating boiler for the swimming pool was recently renewed within the last 12 months
MAIN FARMHOUSE Entrance porch
MAIN RECEPTION AREA 7'10" x 6' (2.39m x 1.83m).
INNER HALLWAY 9' x 7' (2.74m x 2.13m).
PRIVATE LOUNGE 16'8" x 13'2" (5.08m x 4.01m).
KITCHEN 23' x 10'6" (7m x 3.2m).
BREAKFAST/UTILITY ROOM 15'6" x 11'4" (4.72m x 3.45m).
REAR PORCH 7' x 5'10" (2.13m x 1.78m).
DINING ROOM 15'6" x 11' (4.72m x 3.35m).
FIRST FLOOR LANDING 17' (5.18m) x 8' (2.44m) overall measurements.
BEDROOM 1 11'4" x 11'4" (3.45m x 3.45m).
BEDROOM 2 13'2" x 9'4" (4.01m x 2.84m).
BEDROOM 3 14' x 10'3" (4.27m x 3.12m).
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
BEDROOM 4 11'5" x 8'9" (3.48m x 2.67m).
ENSUITE SHOWER ROOM
GUEST BATHROOM 13'10" x 5'7" (4.22m x 1.7m).
HOLIDAY COTTAGES COMPRISNG:
ANNERY KILN Sleeps 4 plus cot
KITCHEN/DINER 12'1" x 8'1"! (3.68m x 2.46m!).
LOUNGE 15'4" x 12'1" (4.67m x 3.68m).
BATHROOM With 2 piece suite
FURTHER SEPARATE W.C.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM 1 15' x 13' (4.57m x 3.96m).
BEDROOM 2 11'5" x 8'5" (3.48m x 2.57m).
BEAM WEIR COTTAGE Sleeps 7
KITCHEN/DINER 12'1" x 11'9" (3.68m x 3.58m).
LOUNGE 24' x 16' (7.32m x 4.88m).
BEDROOM 1 13'9" x 13' (4.2m x 3.96m).
BEDROOM 2 11'10" x 7' (3.6m x 2.13m).
BEDROOM 3 17'3" x 11'9" (5.26m x 3.58m).
ENSUITE SOWER ROOM
GROUND FLOOR LAUNDRY ROOM 12'8" x 10' (3.86m x 3.05m).
STOREROOM 11'5" x 6'6" (3.48m x 1.98m).
HALFPENNY BRIDGE COTTAGE
LOUNGE 19'4" x 13'4" (5.9m x 4.06m).
KITCHEN 8'4" x 7'4" (2.54m x 2.24m).
BEDROOM 1 13'1" x 8'4" (3.99m x 2.54m).
BEDROOM 2 11'3" x 10'3" (3.43m x 3.12m).
LANDCROSS COTTAGE Sleeps 4 plus cot
OPEN PLAN KITCHEN/DINER 13' x 9'1" (3.96m x 2.77m).
LOUNGE 17'5" x 17' (5.3m x 5.18m).
BEDROOM 1 18'5" x 9' (5.61m x 2.74m).
BEDROOM 2 11'5" x 9'4" (3.48m x 2.84m).
PEBBLE RIDGE COTTAGE Sleeps 6 plus cot
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 13'5" x 13'4" (4.1m x 4.06m).
LOUNGE/DINER 19'6" x 14'7" (5.94m x 4.45m).
BEDROOM 1 9'7" x 9'6" (2.92m x 2.9m).
BEDROOM 2 14'8" x 10'3" (4.47m x 3.12m).
BEDROOM 3 14'8" x 9'6" (4.47m x 2.9m).
INDOOR SWIMMING POOL 34' x 15' (10.36m x 4.57m). 1.2 metres deep extending to 2 metres
CHANGING ROOM 10'2" x 5' (3.1m x 1.52m).
CHANGING AREA 13'7" x 5'9" (4.14m x 1.75m).
GAMES ROOM 28'4" x 17'9" (8.64m x 5.4m).
SAUNA 13'5" x 8'10" (4.1m x 2.7m).
ANIMAL BARN 44' x 29'11" (13.41m x 9.12m).
AGRICULTURAL BARN 44' x 26' (13.41m x 7.92m).
SERVICES Mains gas, elecgtricity and water. Septic tank drainage. We are reliable informed that the main heating boiler for the swimming pool was recently renewed within the last 24 months
COUNCIL TAX BAND MAIN HOUSE F - TDC. At the time of preparing these sales particulars the council tax banding is correct. However, purchasers should be aware that improvements carried out by the vendor may affect the property's council tax banding following a sale.
VAT We understand that our client has not opted to charge VAT. All interested parties should make their own enquiries of HMRC.
Leave M5 at Junction 27 sign posted Tiverton/North Devon/Barnstaple. At roundabout by East Devon College/Tiverton take A361 (North Devon Link Road) and follow until 1st roundabout, turn left for South Molton B3227 and follow to Great Torrington.
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