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7 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Roborough, Winkleigh, Devon, EX19


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Set in a private and secluded location and only 2 miles distant to the active community village of Roborough lies this idyllic property offering the live / work lifestyle. The 17th Century farmhouse has been beautifully restored, offering spacious family living with an adjacent converted barn offering income potential. The whole is set in approximately 16 acres with a range of domestic and agricultural outbuildings.

Lower Whitsleigh Farm is situated in a private and elevated location on the outskirts of the popular village of Roborough. Enjoying unspoilt rural views across the North Devon countryside, the beautifully restored farmhouse offers the ideal live/work lifestyle in a completely self-contained environment.

The original farmhouse comprises porch with entrance corridor having flagstone flooring. To the left is the dining room which has deep cilled windows (which run throughout the property), exposed brick fireplace, exposed ceiling beams and tiled flooring. To the right is the impressive sitting room which has large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove and bread oven. The room is light and airy with storage cupboard and gives access into the dual aspect kitchen which has been recently refitted with a range of handmade pine units accompanied with slate worktops. Inset Belfast sink, oil fired Aga and space for dining table and chairs completes this room. The rear hall has space for white goods with storage cupboard to the roof space and gives access to the downstairs bathroom comprising corner bath and wash hand basin. The utility has storage cupboard, single drainer sink and space and plumbing for a washing machine. To the rear of the dining room is the spacious study which has exposed vaulted beams and could conveniently convert to a fifth double bedroom. Finishing the down stairs accommodation is a cloakroom.

To the first floor of the farmhouse there are four double bedrooms with the master bedroom benefitting from an en-suite shower room. All bedrooms enjoy south facing views over the countryside. In addition there is a cloakroom with wash hand basin and low level w.c.

The cottage was converted in 2003 from an existing barn and holds many character features throughout. The cottage has been given 4 stars by the National Tourist Board and has the potential to sleep 6. The cottage enters into a spacious entrance hall with lounge to the left, being dual aspect and having wood burner in situ. The open plan kitchen/dining room has ample space for a dining table and chairs, with storage space under the stairs. The fully fitted kitchen has single drainer sink, electric cooker, and space and plumbing for a dishwasher as well as being complemented with a central island directly opposite the French doors leading outside. To the rear of the cottage is a utility room which has base units and wet room off and a cloakroom off the entrance hall. To the first floor there are 3 bedrooms, each having exposed beams with vaulted ceiling and family bathroom with bath, low level w.c. and wash hand basin. There is ample parking to the front as well as an attached barn and private garden of the farmhouse which lends itself to the cottage.

The entirety of the accommodation has been restored and converted to a high specification.

The farmhouse and cottage sit in approximately 16 acres of pasture land, having a private attached garden to the front and rear of the farmhouse with garage and hedged boundary. There are a number of domestic outbuildings attached to the farmhouse providing plenty of storage space. Adjoining the cottage is an old barn approximately 40' x 20' (12.2m x 6.1m) which is currently used as a workshop but could lend itself to a further holiday cottage (Vendors already have plans drawn up and happy to leave for new buyers).

There are a further range of farm buildings including a four bay steel portal frame building with lean to, covered yard/machinery store and very useful concrete frame building which is split into four separate rooms with power and light connected. This setup would be ideal for those wanting to work from home. The fields are split into conveniently workable sizes and are interlinked surrounding the farmhouse.

Four bay steel portal frame - 60' x 38' (18.29m x 11.58m) with 30' x 28' (9.14m x 8.53m) lean to.
Covered yard/ machinery store - 70' x 82' (21.34m x 25m)
Concrete frame building - 60' x 25' (18.29m x 7.62m)
Covered store attached to cottage - 30' x 30' (9.14m x 9.14m)
Leave Torrington on the A3124 towards Exeter/ Winkleigh. Follow the road for approximately 2.5 miles and then take the turning left at Woolleigh Bridge signposted Roborough. Continue along this road for approximately 1.5 miles until reaching Whitsleigh Crossroads and take the right turn signposted Roborough. After approximately 1/2 a mile there will be a grass island on the right hand side with a For Sale board clearly displayed. The property can be found at the end of the track.

From Barnstaple take the A361 and take the Bishops Tawton exit (A377) signposted Credition. Follow this for approximately 6 miles where upon reaching the junction before Umberleigh take the right turn onto the B3227 signposted Torrington/Atherington. Upon reaching the small village of Atherington, take the immediate left past the Tearooms and follow this road for approximately 4.5 miles. Following the B3217. Upon reaching Middlemoor Cross roads take the right hand turn and go through the village of Roborough and continue along until reaching a grass island on the left hand side with a For Sale board clearly displayed. The property can be found at the end of the track.

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