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16 bedroom detached house for sale

Confidentially Available, Witheridge, Devon, EX16

Guide Price £1,750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 bedroom Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • Superb, far reaching rural views
  • 5 holiday cottages
  • Pool complex
  • Annexe potential/B&B rooms
  • In all about 14.5 acres

Full description

NB the map shows the location of Stags Tiverton office, not the property. Contact the Holiday Complex department on 01392 680058 for further information.

A beautiful six bedroom 17th Century Grade II Listed thatched Devon longhouse, full of charm and period features. Five holiday cottages rated 4* and 5* and an outstanding leisure complex. Peaceful location with far reaching views. In all about 14.5 acres. EPC Band D

Introduction - A stunning group of properties in a peaceful rural location located at the end of a private drive with far reaching views. At its heart is a beautiful six bedroom 17th Century Grade II Listed thatched Devon longhouse, full of charm and period features.

There are five holiday cottages rated 4* and 5* and an outstanding leisure complex with heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, changing facilities and games rooms. The surrounding 14.5 acres include gardens, two duck ponds, an orchard, a children's outdoor play area and meadows. Guests are attracted by the high quality presentation of the holiday cottages and the rural location with many attractions and tourist destinations within easy reach.

Situation - The pretty village of Witheridge (1 mile) has a village store / post office, a newsagent and a pub, whilst more extensive facilities can be found in the market town of Tiverton (10 miles) and the regional capital of Exeter (20 miles). There is excellent schooling at Tiverton High School, Petroc College, several first and middle schools and also Blundells Independent School. Tiverton and Exeter offer access to the M5 and national rail services.

A small selection of the nearby visitor attractions include the stunning National Parks of Exmoor (13 miles) and Dartmoor (26 miles) with their characterful villages and amazing landscapes. National Trust properties at Knightshayes, Killerton and Castle Drogo. Tiverton Canal & Horse Drawn Barge and Bicton Park Botanical Gardens.

The Farmhouse - Believed to date back to the 1600s and constructed from cob, this thatched farmhouse was originally part of a 250 acre estate owned by The Earl of Portsmouth. The farmhouse is Grade II Listed and has a warm, welcoming feel with many period features and quirks including three staircases.

To the front of the house is a walled garden with a path to the front door. A cobbled courtyard to the east leads to the kitchen door, wood store and store rooms. To the rear is a garden mainly laid to lawn with far reaching countryside views. The kitchen has a tiled floor, range of oak cupboards and an island unit with granite worktops. There is a 4 oven red electric AGA stove. Door to the rear garden. Door and steps down to the utility room and stairs up to a useful room currently used as an office. The rear hallway, along the back of the house, has two sets of stairs to the first floor and doors off to the living room with wooden floor, built in cupboards, large fireplace with wood burner, door to dining room and further door to rear hallway. Dining room with Staffordshire brick floor, large fireplace with wood burner, bread oven and wooden settle benches. Door from hallway to the dairy with shelving. There are two interlinked bedrooms with an ensuite shower room on the ground floor which are currently used for Bed &Breakfast. A new owner may wish to continue with the current successful operation or explore alternative uses such as annexe accommodation for relatives.

On the first floor the master bedroom is dual aspect with exposed beams, built in storage and a window seat. Door to middle landing and the stunning, spacious bathroom with A frame beams and window overlooking the garden. Underfloor heating, freestanding bath, walk in shower, double sinks and airing cupboard. Family bathroom with window to the front, bath with shower over, WC and sink. Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with window to front. Bedroom 3 is a double room with window to the rear and a sink. Bedroom 4 is an L-shaped room with a window to the front

The Business - Primarily promoted via their own website the owners also use a number of booking agents and social media to drive the business forward. Continued investment and improvement is reflected in the Visit England ratings for the properties and excellent Trip Advisor reviews. The current owners also offer B&B in the farmhouse and one of the cottages. Accounts can be made available to bona fide interested parties after a viewing.

Swimming Pool Complex - A light, airy building houses the 10m x 5m indoor heated pool with a constant depth of 1.2m, a Finnish sauna, two indoor games rooms and a changing room with shower, toilet and disabled toilet.

Outbuildings - To the side of the farmhouse are a boot room with larger store room off and workshop above, wood store and laundry room. A new owner may wish to investigate the potential for other uses subject to obtaining the relevant consents.

The Land - The farmhouse has a private rear garden and each holiday cottage has an outside space. The majority of the land is split into two pasture fields - ideal for horses or livestock. A further field is devoted to a children's play area with equipment and a football pitch. There is an old cider orchard, two duck ponds and gardens. In all the land amounts to about 14.5 acres.

The Cottages - Originally farm buildings, the cottages have been cleverly converted and now offer 4* and 5*accommodation. In brief the cottages comprise:

Cottage 1 (Sleeps 6 Plus
- Previously a shelter for farm carriages and equipment this fabulous upside down cottage has a 5* Gold Quality in Tourism grading. On the ground floor are three bedrooms (1 ensuite), a bathroom and laundry room. Oak stairs lead to the vaulted sitting room with dining area and luxury fitted kitchen on the first floor. There is a private enclosed garden with patio area.

Cottage 2 (Sleeps 6 Plus Cot) - This wheelchair friendly cottage is rated 4* Gold and has an ensuite double bedroom on the ground floor plus two further bedrooms on the first floor. There is an open plan living room/dining room/kitchen with wood burning stove and patio doors to an outdoor terrace.

Cottage 3 (Sleeps 4 Plus Cot) - Also rated 4*Gold this cottage has an open plan living room/kitchen/dining room on the ground floor plus two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor. Wood burning stove and outdoor garden area.

Cottages 1 and 2 can be joined as one large cottage and are frequently booked as such.

Cottage 4 (Sleeps 3 Plus Cot) - Rated 4* by Visit England, there is an open plan kitchen/dining room/living room on the ground floor and a double bedroom with vaulted ceiling, single bedroom and bathroom on the first floor. Garden with seating area.

Cottage 5 (Sleeps 5 Plus Cot) - A wheelchair friendly, Visit England 4* Gold cottage with one ensuite bedroom on the ground floor. Open plan living room with wood burning stove/dining room/kitchen. French doors to private garden.

Outgoings - Farmhouse Council Tax Band E
The holiday cottages have a Rateable Value of £16,500 for 2017/2018. Actual Rates Payable £6,740.

Local Authority - North Devon Council
01271 327711

Services - Mains water, mains electricity, oil fired central heating to the farmhouse, Cottage 1 and the swimming pool complex. Electric heating to the other cottages. Private drainage.

Viewing - 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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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
04 April 2017


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