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5 bedroom detached house for sale

North Tawton, Devon, EX20

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • South facing 5 bed farmhouse
  • 4 excellent holiday cottages Far reaching views
  • Single storey stone barn with potential for conversion (stp)
  • Extensive garaging
  • In all about 7.8 acres

Full description

Five bedroom period farmhouse with four high quality, spacious holiday cottages in a peaceful rural location with outstanding views towards Dartmoor. Excellent opportunity for a new owner to improve the current low key holiday letting business. In all about 7.8 acres. EPC Band F.

Introduction - Warden Farm is a five bedroom period farmhouse with four holiday cottages set in about 7.8 acres of land just to the east of the town of North Tawton. The cottages have been thoughtfully converted to provide high quality, spacious holiday accommodation and all benefit from far reaching southerly views across rolling farmland to Dartmoor. Run on a low key basis this is an opportunity for a new owner to increase the business.

Situation - The property occupies an attractive rural setting less than a mile from the town of North Tawton which has a range of everyday facilities including a small supermarket, three pubs, a Post Office, primary school and health centre. The larger town of Okehampton (8 miles) has a wider range of shops and supermarkets, including a Waitrose, a hospital, leisure centre, and schooling from infant to sixth form level. The university and cathedral city of Exeter (18 miles) has a wide range of facilities befitting a centre of its importance plus a mainline railway station to London Waterloo and Paddington and an international airport.

The edge of Dartmoor National Park, with its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery with many opportunities for riding, walking and outdoor pursuits, is just 8 miles away. In addition, the north and south coasts of Devon are within easy travelling distance, with some delightful beaches and attractive coastal scenery. The Taw Valley has riverside walks and the Tarka Trail follows the footsteps of the famous Otter in Henry Williamsons novel.

The Farmhouse - An old stone barn has been converted and extended to create a five bedroom farmhouse. The property faces south and enjoys far reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor. Porch to front door and hallway. Doors off to family room with wood burning stove, parquet flooring and built in cupboard. Dual aspect sitting room with large chimney breast with wood burner and old bread oven, exposed beams and timber floor. Utility room with WC, sink, boiler and storage. Triple aspect kitchen with a large window looking down across the valley, range of units, space for appliances. Door to conservatory with tiled floor and French doors to garden.

On the first floor is the dual aspect master bedroom with vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, wood floor, shower cubicle and sink. Family bathroom with roll top bath, WC and sink. Dual aspect double bedroom. Single bedroom. Double bedroom with loft hatch. Large double bedroom overlooking the garden.

The farmhouse has a private garden to one side with a stone outbuilding currently used as a wood store. The garden is mainly lawn with a large pond.

The Holiday Cottages - Converted from a range of stone barns approximately 7 years ago, the four spacious holiday cottages are presented to a
high standard. The imaginative layouts make the most of the rural views and each cottage has a feel of privacy along with
a private garden/terrace and allocated parking. In brief the cottages comprise:

Bale House (Sleeps 8) - Formerly a large hayloft and granary this now provides a hallway with steps down to the dining room which leads in turn to the sitting room with exposed beams and French doors to garden. Fully fitted kitchen with door to garden. Stairs from the dining room lead to the master bedroom which has a vaulted ceiling with exposed beams, sink, shower and ensuite WC.

A separate set of stairs from the hallway lead to the family bathroom with roll top bath, sink, WC and space for washing machine. Two double bedrooms (one with shower cubicle, sink and ensuite WC) and a twin bedroom.

Folland House (Sleeps 8) - A substantial stone barn has been converted and now offers a large reception room/dining room with feature window. Fully fitted kitchen with door to garden. Cloakroom with WC, sink and washing machine. L shape sitting room with windows to three sides and door to garden.

On the first floor there is a spacious master bedroom with shower cubicle and ensuite WC and sink. Twin bedroom, two double bedrooms (one with shower cubicle) and family bathroom.

The Stable (Sleeps 2) - A charming detached stone barn with open plan living room/kitchen/dining room plus bathroom on the ground floor. Double bedroom with sitting area and large picture window looking down the valley on the first floor.

The Shippen (Sleeps 6) - Located to the south of the site, this is a popular stone built cottage with parking to the front, a private south facing terrace and garden and uninterrupted views towards Dartmoor in the distance. This single storey cottage has a large entrance hall, substantial kitchen/dining room, dual aspect sitting room with French doors to the garden and corner chimney feature. Twin bedroom, two double bedrooms (one with sink and shower cubicle), bathroom and separate cloakroom.

The Business - The cottages are marketed on a low key basis and there is scope to increase the bookings and improve the turnover. The cottages are currently marketed through Sykes Cottages and accounts can be made available to interested parties after

The Office - There is a single storey stone built barn with permission to be used as an office and amenities area in connection with the holiday business at Warden Farm. This building currently has an office, kitchen, bathroom, inner hall and two reception
rooms. A new owner may wish to investigate alternative uses for this building (subject to obtaining the relevant consents) such an annexe or another holiday cottage.

The Land - The land slopes to the south and away from the farmhouse and holiday cottages. Primarily pasture fields, it is ideal for grazing. The views are superb and far reaching and on a clear day you can see to Dartmoor. In all about 7.8 acres.

Outbuildings - There is a triple garage at the entrance to Warden Farm, two garages by The Shippen and two open fronted garages between The Shippen and The Stable. To the side of the farmhouse is a stone log store.

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, garden ornaments etc., are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

Services - Mains electricity. Private drainage. Private water supply. Gas LPG heating in farmhouse and cottages.

Outgoings - Warden Farmhouse Council Tax Band F.
The holiday cottages have a Rateable Value of £9,900 for 2016/2017. Actual Business Rates Payable £TBC

Directions - From the A30 take the A382 exit towards Moretonhampstead/Torrington/Winkleigh/ A3124. Continue onto Exeter Rd/A382. Turn right onto Whiddon Down Bypass/ A3124 and follow this road. At the roundabout continue straight onto High Street.
Turn right onto Exeter Street and Warden Farm is less than a mile along this road on the right hand side.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complexes department on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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