4 bedroom detached house for saleChittlehamholt, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37
Sold STC £895,000
- Attractive Detached Period House
- 32 Acres with Pasture, Woodland Area and Pond
- Self-contained Holiday Cottage
- Barn With Consent for Two Further Holiday Cottages
- Consent for Barn Conversion with Full Residential Use
- Other Useful Outbuildings
- Long Private Drive
Enjoying a truly idyllic and peaceful rural setting in an area which is renowned for its natural beauty Mollands Farm is a traditional DETACHED FARMHOUSE with origins which are believed to date back to the 16th century. Set above the truly picturesque Taw Valley the property stands within 32 ACRES and offers excellent privacy.
Easily accessible, the house is just over a mile from the centre of Chittlehamholt which has a well-known thatched Inn, a community shop, a village hall and the High Bullen Country House and Leisure Complex with its golf course, swimming pool, tennis courts and gym. The thriving market town of South Molton, with access to the North Devon Link Road (A361), is just 7 miles and the regional centre of Barnstaple is 11 miles distant.
Purchased by the present owners in 2001 the house is in excellent decorative order and it has been tastefully renovated while still retaining many original features.
On the GROUND FLOOR there is an ENTRANCE DOOR to a UTILITY/BOOT ROOM with a slate flagged floor, a built in butlers sink ,and worktops, plumbing for a washing machine , a walk in shelved larder and a door to a SEPARATE WC. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM has a slate flagged floor, part exposed stone walls, a good range of drawer and cupboard base and wall units, an oil fired 'AGA' with ovens, a separate oven with gas hob, a double sink, exposed beams, a stable door to the gardens and terrace and glazed double doors to the DINING ROOM with a slate flagged floor, an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and timber beam, part natural stone walls and a doorway to the SITTING ROOM with a fireplace housing a wood burning stove, a door to the terrace and gardens, exposed beams and part natural stone walls.
On the FIRST FLOOR there is a LANDING with an airing cupboard. BEDROOM 1 is a bright double aspect room with good views and an ENSUITE BATHROOM with a corner bath, basin and wc. BEDROOM 2 has built in wardrobe cupboards and excellent views, BEDROOM 3 has excellent views and BEDROOM 4 has fitted bookcases and cupboards. There is a FAMILY BATHROOM with a suite comprising a shower cubicle, a bath, twin wash basins and a wc.
Away from the house and on the opposite side of the yard there is a DETACHED HOLIDAY COTTAGE which sleeps four. On the GROUND FLOOR there is a SITTING ROOM with a tiled floor, exposed beams, built in downlighters, a built in woodburning stove and an understairs cupboard. There is a KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with a tiled floor, a good range of drawer and cupboard base units and with eye level wall units, a built in sink and drainer and built in downlighters. From the sitting room there is a door to a SHOWER ROOM with a wash basin, shower cubicle, wc and airing cupboard.
On the FIRST FLOOR there is an open plan BEDROOM/SITTING ROOM with exposed roof timbers and superb rural views.
At the rear of the house there is a DOUBLE CARPORT which links the main house to the TWO STOREY STONE BARN 13.72m x 5.18m (44'5" x 17') which provides storage with a loft over. Planning consent was obtained to convert this barn into two 2 bedroom holiday cottages and it is still valid. Opposite the barn there is an original single storey barn divided into 4 sections.
Adjacent to the existing holiday cottage there is a modern single storey clear span general purpose timber building 18.28m x 12.19m (60' x 40'). This building would be ideal for stables or a number of uses and on the 20th November 2015 planning consent was obtained for a conversion with full residential use in accordance with planning application 59103 submitted to North Devon District Council on 20th March 2015.
GARDENS & GROUNDS
There are large gardens to the South and East of the house. Doors from the kitchen and sitting room open onto an attractive cobble terrace, along the front of the house is a gently sloping lawn, a carp pond and a timber deck which is a delightful sitting area enjoying beautiful rural views.
From the terrace there are steps up to an attractive vegetable garden and orchard with fruit canes and a variety of fruit trees. There is a SOLAR HEATED SWIMMING POOL surrounded by a paved area and enclosed by a low wall. There is a CHANGING ROOM with a fitness area, a sauna, a pump room and a conservatory.
Set amidst its own grounds there is a large area of gently sloping paddocks divided by traditional banks and hedges and along the Northern boundary a stream runs through a wooded area. On the Southern boundary a stream runs through steeper uncultivated cleaves and woodland. The Western boundary adjoins woodland and the whole area is a real haven for a wide variety of flora and fauna. The pasture has been farmed without chemicals for approximately 15 years and there is a perimeter footpath of over 1 mile which is a delightful walk.
Just under 1 mile from the very popular village of Chittlehamholt. The village includes the Exeter Inn, a well known public house, the High Bullen Country House Hotel with its leisure complex and golf course and a community shop. The busy market town of South Molton with a complete range of amenities and access to the North Devon link road (A361) is just 7 miles away, the regional centre of Barnstaple is 11 miles distant and there is a nearby railway station at Portsmouth Arms on the Barnstaple to Exeter Tarka line. The area offers a wealth of outdoor pursuits including walking, cycling, riding, fishing on the Taw and the Mole and golf at Libbaton, Chulmleigh and High Bullen.
From our office leave the square via South Street (B3226), stay on this road for approximately 5 miles and then take the turning on the right signposted Chittlehamholt. Drive up the hill and at the T junction turn left towards the village. On entering the village take the right turn signed Portsmouth Arms. A short distance down this road take the first right turn at Drakes Cross signed Spycott and Mollands. Approximately 1/2 a mile down this lane there is a concrete drive on the left which leads to Mollands Farm. Follow this drive and on reaching a pair of wrought iron gates drive through and follow the drive down to Mollands Farm.
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