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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Goodleigh, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32

Offers in Excess of £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Hall, 3 Reception Rooms
  • 6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms
  • Includes s/c annexe
  • Period barn/roundhouse
  • Potential to convert stpp
  • 9 Stables plus other buildings
  • 19.52 Acres

Full description

A detached period farmhouse with annexe requiring modernisation, large detached period barn, stabling & other buildings all with an equestrian bias but offering potential for various uses. Favoured & convenient edge of town location. Offered with 19.52 acres but up to 57 available. EPC Band E.

19.52 ACRES

Situation And Amenities - Maidenford Farm is situated in a renowned farming area of North Devon. The property is surrounded by its own grounds, yet is only 1 ½ miles from the centre of Barnstaple which is the regional centre, housing the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues as well as North Devon District Hospital. At Barnstaple there is access to the A361 North Devon Link Road which provides communications to and from the North Devon area connecting directly through to junction 27 of the M5 in about 45 minutes. Here also, at Tiverton Parkway there is a rail connection to London, Paddington in just over 2 hours. The property offers easy access to the dramatic North Devon Coastline and famous safe, sandy surfing beaches at Croyde, Putsborough, Saunton (also with championship golf course) and Woolacombe. Exmoor National Park is also within easy travelling distance. The nearest airports are at Exeter and Bristol.

Description - Maidenford farm has been in the same family ownership for about 30 years and represents an increasingly rare opportunity to acquire a former farmstead with an Equestrian bias but which offers potential for a variety of uses. The components include the original period farmhouse, believed to be of 16th century origin, possibly even earlier, with later additions but not listed and presents whitened rendered elevations beneath a slate roof. We understand that the oldest part of the property is cob built on a stone base and that the south, west and most of the north walls have been re-rendered in the last 20 years. The property offers generous and versatile accommodation, covering approximately 3666 square feet, which incorporates 6 bedrooms and includes a self-contained first floor apartment. There is potential for general modernisation and for a buyer to stamp their own mark on this lovely rambling farmhouse. Nearby there is a substantial detached 2 storey period barn and single storey roundhouse, presenting elevations of stone and whitened render beneath a CGI Corrugated roof. The roundhouse has a slate roof. It seems likely that this structure may have potential to convert to a separate residential dwelling or number of units possibly holiday orientated, subject to any necessary planning permission. The barn and round house incorporate stables, stores and large open spaces and form one side of an attractive stable yard where there are two further blocks of character stables, making 9 in all. The outbuildings total approximately 4122 square feet. Above one is a Manege. The house is set in attractive formal gardens with two period outbuildings and there are then two small and three large pasture fields. We understand that the owners have previously operated a livery business from the property, and there would appear to be potential to re-instate this, or turn it into a self-livery alternative. The layout of accommodation is more clearly identified upon the accompanying floorplans.

The Farmhouse - Porch and built in seats with glazed front door to Entrance Hall staircase rising to first floor described later. Drawing Room with attractive inglenook fireplace, fitted wood burner, Bressummer beam, fitted bookcase to left hand side, 2 windows to front. Study with range of fitted bookshelves, meter cupboard and built in storage cupboard. Dining Room a double aspect room with hard wood flooring. Inner Lobby with multi-pane glazed door to courtyard area. Cloakroom with low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled flooring. Utility Room with double Belfast sink, adjoining wooden drainers, cupboards and drawers below, plumbing for washing machine, Grant oil fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water, 2 ranges of fitted cupboards, tiled flooring. Kitchen/Breakfast Room double drainer stainless steel sink, adjoining marble effect work surfaces, drawers and cupboards beneath, matching wall mounted cupboards, peninsular unit, oil fired Aga for cooking only, tiled splashbacks, shelved recesses, walk in shelved larder with ample room for fridges/freezers. Conservatory/Greenhouse in 2 sections and accessed via folding glazed doors from the kitchen with sliding doors in turn to garden. Rear Lobby with multi-pane glazed door to Further Lobby which is the self-contained access to the first floor annexe above. There is also access to an
Integral Single Garage which could be converted to provide additional accommodation if required, subject to planning permission, this has an up and over door as well as light connected and a window to the side. The staircase rises to the

First Floor Annexe - Which includes; Landing Room currently utilised as 6th bedroom but formerly the annexe reception room with provision for kitchenette and double aspect views. Bedroom 5 double aspect views, double wardrobe. Bathroom with panelled bath, shower above, folding shower screen, low level WC and pedestal wash basin.
Returning to the main body of the house A staircase rises from the hall to: Main Landing with window seat and fitted bookcase
Lower Landing with 2 double built in airing cupboards. Bedroom 1 window to front, range of built in wardrobes to one wall, recessed shelving. En-Suite Shower Room with shower cubicle, wash hand basin, vanity surround, triple shelved cupboards to one wall also housing a small electronic safe, low level WC, overhead electric fire. Bedroom 2 window to front, fitted shelving, window seat. Bedroom 3 window to front, built in triple wardrobe, cupboards above, fitted bookshelves. Bedroom 4 window to front with window seat, built in triple wardrobe, cupboards above, electric wall fire. Bathroom with panelled bath, overhead shower, tiled and mirrored surround, folding shower screen, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, mirrored splash back, strip light/ shaver point.
SPECIAL NOTE: There is access to various loft areas above the property, one of which has 2 glazed roof lights.

Outbuildings - Within the garden there is a detached stone and slate former Pump House now housing water tank and acting as tool store/potting shed. There is a separate detached rendered and slate Summerhouse/Office with fitted shelving, Dimplex wall heater and exposed A-frames. Detached Barn And Round House is a very substantial structure, arranged on a split level basis with the lower level approached from the stable yard comprising stores and stables with the main body of the barn approached from the rear which is one vast open space suitable for a variety of uses. Adjacent to this is the stone roundhouse which appears to be in good structural repair. Within the main barn are parts of the original threshing equipment. Nearest to this is a Range of Stables in stone with tiled roof incorporating 3 boxes and log store. On the opposite side of the yard is a Further Period Building presenting rendered elevations with corrugated iron roof incorporating 3 more stables, feed store and adjoining lean to, with mezzanine level above.

The Land And Gardens - There is a gate from the yard leading to the fields to the west of the property and a gate adjacent to the barn allows access to the manage. There is a 5 bar gate between the barn and the farmhouse with a track leading to a further large paddock which gently slopes. The land is enclosed by hedging and stock proof fencing; there is a small paddock adjacent to the rear garden of the farm house and a small paddock in front of the farmhouse. The property is approached from the lane via a single access which initially provides access to the stable yard and then runs on to the farmhouse where there is a turning circle. The farmhouse is set in formal gardens which feature sweeping lawns interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs, there are well stocked flower beds and borders, a small walled cobbled courtyard with rustic Pergola clad in a mature Wisteria. There is a part walled vegetable and soft fruit garden, woodland area and a pond which drains into the stream which forms one boundary. There are 2 greenhouses (other than the one accessed from the kitchen) as well as a garden shed and oil tank. There is a dilapidated all-weather tennis court adjacent to the main garden area behind the farmhouse. The gardens and grounds provide an appropriate setting as well as a good deal of seclusion and privacy and amount to approximately 19.8 acres in all.

Additional Land - The vendors own additional land of approximately 37 acres which immediately adjoins the advertised land and is available by separate negotiation if required. This would make a total acreage of approximately 57 acres.

Services - Mains electricity, mains water and spring water, oil fired central heating, private drainage system.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711 (

Entitlements - We understand that the farm is registered under the Single Farm Payments Scheme

Sporting And Mineral Rights - The Sporting and Mineral Rights in so far as they are owned, are included with the freehold.

Fixtures And Fittings - All fixtures and fittings unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

Wayleaves And Rights Of Way Etc - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any Wayleave Agreement in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc or water or drainage pipes etc, either passing upon, under or over it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

Plans And Boundary Fences - A plan which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.

Photographs - Most of the photographs produced within this brochure are taken in the Spring of 2016, the overhead photograph has been borrowed from the vendors personal library and is historic showing the gardens and tennis court in better condition than they are now.

Overage - Taking in to account the ongoing development potential on the periphery of Barnstaple, the vendors intend to sell the property subject to an overage clause on the land, terms to be discussed with the eventual purchaser.

The price for the property is offers in excess of £1,038,000 with 56.81 Acres (Lot 1 & 2) or 750,000 with 19.52 Acres (Lot 1).
We are able to provide copies of the following documents upon request:

1. A covenant in favour of Devon County Council which affects part of Lots 1 & 2.

2. Details of the overage proposals affecting parts of Lots 1 & 2.

3. A plan showing the proposed route of the Barnstaple cycle path.

Directions - From our offices in Barnstaple, proceed up Bear Street passing straight over the crossroads and traffic lights, continue along this road, up the hill for approximately ½ a mile and then take the turning on the right signed Maidenford ½ a mile. Continue down this lane for just less than ½ a mile and the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side.

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

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