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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Woolsery, Bideford, Devon, EX39

Sold STC £650,000

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Tenure: Freehold

Dipple Farm is situated in the midst of beautiful open countryside on relatively high ground with no overlooking neighbours, approximately 2.5 miles south from the popular village of Woolsery and about 12 miles from the pretty town of Bideford.

Original parts of the property are believed to date to the 17th Century and there are many attractive original features including beamed ceilings, inglenook fireplaces and flagstone floors.

The property still has scope for further improvement and with two large barns having recently lapsed full planning permission for conversion, there is not only the potential to substantially increase the size of the main residence but also to add to the rental income already generated from the stunning attached one bedroom holiday let.

The house and barns are set on three sides of a courtyard with the main house facing due south. The 4 star holiday let known as The Old Dairy is attached to the rear and there is a large garden and some other useful outbuildings, including stables close by.

The main front door opens into a hallway with original flagstone floors. There is a spacious sitting room with beamed ceiling and inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, a large dining room with slate flagstone floors, beamed ceiling and an inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. A door leads through to a snug/family room with steps up to a study and a staircase to the first floor. The kitchen breakfast room has a pleasant view overlooking the courtyard and is fitted with a range of matching modern units, there is a Rayburn range, a wall of built in pine cupboards and a dresser. There is also a useful utility room and a cloakroom.
There are two staircases leading to the first floor where there is a large master bedroom, three further bedrooms and an attractive modern bathroom, including a double ended Jacuzzi bath and separate corner shower.

This superb and recently refurbished attached holiday let has been graded as 4 star holiday accommodation and has already generated approximately £10,000 in its first year.
It has a separate entrance but can be also accessed from the dining room in the main house.
There is an open plan living/kitchen/dining room with limestone flooring and underfloor heating. At one end is an open stone fireplace with inset wood burning stove and at the other, a range of attractive oak fronted kitchen units with integrated fridge freezer, electric hob, oven and grill oven and a dish washer. A door leads to a cosy double bedroom with exposed stone walls and beamed ceiling, there is also a luxury bathroom with limestone tiling and a wet shower area.

The West Barn is approximately 55' x 16' and is attached to the main house. Planning permission has now lapsed but it had full residential planning permission to become annex accommodation which would add a splendid double height vaulted central area with a living room, kitchen and two bedrooms upstairs.

The South Barn is approximately 41' x 19'10 with a further 19'9 x 9' area currently a twin stable and it had planning permission for conversion to a 3 bedroom holiday let.
There is also an attached former single garage 22' x 10'6 currently being used as a laundry/utility room with a separate WC.

Behind the barn is a large workshop/garage 34' x 27' with a small attached workshop 9'5 x 6'10, there is also a further concrete yard with potential for other buildings, subject to planning consent.
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The stone stable block is divided into three loose boxes.

The 27 acres of land consists of several different fields including many acres of good pasture, an area of natural woodland and about 10 acres of meadow, bounded by both the River Torridge and Dipple water, there are also established fishing rights.
Across the road from the house is a paddock of about 2 acres called Sheep Field with a soft fruit cage, a smaller enclosure called Pig Field and a further area with a polytunnel and veg plot.
From Bideford, proceed along the A39 towards Bude and at Bucks Cross, turn left towards Woolsery. Follow the road to the village and turn left at the T junction opposite the school. Drive out of the village past the village hall on the right and a little way further on, the road takes a sharp left turn. Do not turn left but drive straight on and after about a mile you will pass a red telephone box on the left. Drive on up the hill and at Ashmansworthy, take the next left signposted Dipple. Dipple Farm is about half a mile further on, on the right side of the road.

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