4 bedroom house for saleWitheridge, Tiverton, Devon, EX16
Sold STC £500,000
- Residential smallholding
- Range of adaptable outbuildings with alternative potential (Subject To Planning)
- Family home
- 4 bedrooms
- Enclosed garden
- Attractive rural views
- Rural yet accessible location
- 21.52 acres
Full descriptionAn attractive and versatile residential smallholding with a range of adaptable outbuildings located close to the popular village of Witheridge.
In total about 5.31 acres. Further land available.
Millmoor Farm is an attractively situated holding centred on a detached four bedroomed farmhouse, substantially extended in the 1980's, which provides well-proportioned accommodation and offers attractive views over open countryside. The farmhouse would benefit from some modernization in parts, and offers scope for further enlargement (subject to planning consent). The farmhouse is complemented by an adaptable range of outbuildings (offering alternative development potential subject to planning approval), and is approached over a private entrance driveway. The holding includes a ring fenced block of agricultural land, lying mainly to the south of the farmhouse and which will undoubtedly appeal to those with agricultural, equestrian and conservation interests. In total, the holding extends to about 21.52 acres and is available either as a whole or in up to two lots, which may be further described as follows:-
Lot 1 - The Farmhouse, Buildings & about 5.31 Acres
This is centred on the farmhouse which offers comfortable four bedroom accommodation which would benefit from a degree of modernisation in parts, The house has double glazed uPVC windows throughout.
The accommodation is arranged as follows:-
THE GROUND FLOOR:
Rear entrance hall with tiled floor, coving to ceiling and doors to...
Kitchen/Breakfast Room with range of wood fronted base cupboard and drawer units with work surface over and inset stainless steel double drainer sink unit, range of matching wall cupboards, tiled floor and part tiled walls. Oil-fired Aga (with back-boiler for hot water), breakfast bar and access to walk-in larder cupboard with fitted shelving, tiled floor and window.
Sitting room with southerly aspect, window seat, stone inglenook fireplace with inset wood burning stove, bread oven and granite hearth, cupboards in alcove, radiator, access to under stairs storage cupboard and door to...
Front entrance hall (south) with stairs rising to the first floor, tiled floor and glazed double doors to...
Conservatory of glazed construction with tiled floor and double sliding glazed doors to front garden.
Dining room with southerly aspect, stone built open fireplace with back boiler connected to radiators, radiator, coving to ceiling and door returning to rear entrance hall.
Downstairs Bathroom with P-shaped panel bath with shower over, low level WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled floor and walls, electric heated towel rail and toiletry cupboard.
Utility Room with part glazed door to outside, tiled floor, work surface, coat hanging hooks, range of wall cupboards, and space for automatic washing machine, dryer and free standing kitchen appliances.
THE FIRST FLOOR:
Split level landing with doors to...
Bedroom 1 with front aspect and radiator.
Bedroom 2 with front aspect, radiator and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and slatted shelving.
Box room with access to roof void.
Bedroom 3 a dual aspect room with radiator and coving to ceiling.
Bedroom 4 with rear aspect, coving to ceiling and radiator.
Shower room with rear aspect, tiled shower cubicle with 'Mira sport' shower, pedestal wash basin, low level WC, part tiled walls, linoleum flooring, electric heated towel rail, radiator and Dimplex electric wall heater.
The property is approached over a private concreted entrance drive, the initial section of which is shared with Millmoor Bungalow. To the north and east of the dwelling are tarmacadam or concreted yard areas, which provide access to the farm buildings and onwards to the land. To the west is a stone laid pathway and a concreted patio area. To the south are enclosed predominantly lawned garden areas with fenced or hedgerow boundaries and a paved patio area. To the north, on the far side of the yard areas, is a sloping grassed paddock area and orchard area with various fruit trees and other mature trees running down to a stream on the northern boundary.
These are situated to the east of the farmhouse and comprise a range of modern construction presently utilised for general agricultural storage purposes but readily adaptable to a variety of alternative uses (subject to planning approval). They may be further described as follows:-
Rendered block and mono-pitched GI roofed workshop with concreted floor, divided into 2 internal sections, sliding sheeted metal doors, domestic oil tank, power and light connected, window to rear and fitted work bench.
2-bay open fronted machinery store with steel uprights under a pitched profile steel roof, concrete floor and part stock boarded, part profile steel clad elevations to three sides.
Rendered block built agricultural building with mono-pitched fibre cement roof and some Perspex roof panels, divided into three sections including open fronted timber and fuel store, loose housing area with double sheeted metal doors to front and further loose housing area with sheeted metal gate to side. Concrete floors throughout.
4-bay general purpose building of steel framed construction beneath a pitched corrugated fibre cement roof, with part block, part corrugated sheeting and part timber space boarded elevations, mainly concreted and partly compacted earth floor, sheeted metal gates to one part and part open fronted.
Former silage clamp with concrete floor and steel uprights with sleeper and part ply-boarded sides.
The buildings are readily adaptable to a variety of agricultural, equestrian or other uses (subject to any appropriate planning consents) and may also offer potential for conversion to residential use under the newly revised Town & Country Planning (general permitted development) Order 1995 - 'Class Q' - subject to the satisfaction of all necessary requirements and subject to prior approval from the local planning authority.
The land within lot 1 is contained within two principal field enclosures consisting of either level or gently sloping permanent pasture and conveniently located to the farm buildings and house. Both enclosures enjoy good access from the main yards.
In total, Lot 1 extends to about 5.31 acres as edged red on the identification plan.
BASIC FARM PAYMENT
The Basic Farm Payment for 2016 has been claimed by the vendor and will be reserved from the sale. The entitlements are available for transfer to qualifying purchaser(s) following completion. Further details are available from the Agents.
The property is of freehold tenure. The agricultural land is currently subject to a short term grazing licence which expires on the 31st December 2016.
These are believed to comprise solely of Local Council tax (Band D) together with the usual service and environmental charges.
RETENTION OF DEVELOPMENT CLAUSE
It is the Vendor's intention to impose a covenant upon the sale whereby if, within a period of 25 years from the date of completion, change of use planning consent or permitted development approval should be granted in relation to the existing agricultural buildings on the holding, then the vendors or their successors in title will be entitled to 30% of any resulting uplift in the value of those buildings.
Millmoor Farm occupies a semi-rural position approximately ¾ mile to the south west of the popular village of Witheridge. Witheridge is located equidistant between the market towns of Tiverton and South Molton and affords amenities for everyday use including a primary school, local shops, two public houses, Church and nursing home. The market towns of Tiverton and South Molton provide a more comprehensive range of recreational, educational and commercial facilities. Access to the M5 and mainline railway can be obtained via the North Devon link road at Tiverton.
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