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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Huntshaw, Torrington, Devon, EX38

Offers in Excess of £600,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Well set up for equestrian use
  • Detached 4 bedroom barn conversion
  • Elevated position commanding far reaching views
  • 8 acres comprising 3 paddocks
  • 3 stables with tack room and haybarn
  • Olympic size all weather school
  • Spacious ground floor accommodation leading onto a large area of decking
  • Lounge with woodburning stove
  • Open plan kitchen and dining room with useful basement below
  • 4 bedrooms (master en-suite) additonal Jack and Jill bathroom

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

This fabulous equestrian property enjoys a beautiful countryside setting, being located in a delightful rural hamlet but only 5 mile distant from both Bideford and Great Torrington. The property boasts far reaching countryside views and access onto an abundance of bridleways and tracks, ideal for the horse enthusiast. With grounds extending to approximately 8 acres, the property commands an enviable spot. A true lifestyle property.

Originally converted in the 1990s, this superb barn conversion has been updated by the current vendors to create a great family home. Acquiring an adjacent piece of land in 2010, it has been landscaped and incorporated into the grounds of the property.

The property enters into a spacious hallway with access to a ground floor cloakroom, airing cupboard and under stairs storage. The impressive open plan kitchen/ dining room has been renovated by the current owners to include a modern kitchen suite with gloss units, solid wood tops and glass splashbacks, there is a range cooker, integrated fridge/freezer and contemporary breakfast bar. The dining area has ample space for a dining table and chairs with French doors leading out onto a large area of decking perfect for alfresco dining. A spiral staircase leads to the basement.

The spacious dual aspect sitting room has exposed beams to ceiling and French doors leading onto the large area of decking. An inglenook fireplace with brick surround and slate hearth houses a wood burner and has feature stained glass windows behind. Completing the ground floor there is a utility room with butler sink inset in wooden work surface with space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer.

To the first floor there are four bedrooms. The master suite enjoys views over the front aspect towards Huntshaw and an en-suite shower room. Bedrooms two and three benefit from a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom. A further double to the rear of the property has Velux style window and built in wardrobes. Off the landing is a deep cupboard.

Beneath the property, accessed both externally and via the dining area, is a very useful basement having power, light and heating. Ideal for a variety of purposes.

The outside is an impressive space with a private sweeping driveway leading past the property to an Oak framed triple open garage with store/workshop to the end. To the front of the property is a level lawn with mature trees and hedge border which surrounds the boundary. The driveway continues around to the stables, each providing spacious accommodation with rubber matting. There are three stables and an adjoining tack room with power and light connected. An open fronted hay barn is a new addition (2009) and gives additional storage. To the rear of the stabling there is a covered wood store with water connected. To the rear of the stables, there is additional land purchased by the vendor in 2010, which has undergone extensive landscaping to create gardens and level grounds to include an expanse of concrete hardstanding which has access to a second entrance, ideal for horse boxes and trailers, and is surrounded by lawn and trees. This area would be suitable for an automatic horse walker/exerciser if required (subject to the necessary consents). There is also space to add additional stabling or leisure facilities (subject to any necessary consents).

Pathways have been created to lead to the field which has been split into three paddocks with timber fencing, inter connecting gates and water supply. To the top of the paddock there is an Olympic size all weather school 20m x 60m (65' x 196') with a surface suitable for jumping. There are tracks leading off the property, which make it an ideal location for riding.


The small hamlet of Guscott is nestled just outside the village of Huntshaw within some of North Devon's most attractive and unspoilt countryside where there can be found numerous walks, woods and an abundance of wildlife yet being within approximately 5 miles from either Bideford or Great Torrington and 8 miles from Barnstaple. The historic market town of Great Torrington offers all of the local amenities needed at your doorstep. Thriving with an active community, this friendly town has pubs/ restaurants, supermarkets, boutique shops, banks and local theatre. There is schooling for all ages up to 16 years and various sporting facilities. Torrington is home to the famous Dartington Crystal and RHS Rosemoor Gardens. The town is surrounded by 365 acres of common land providing 20 miles of public footpaths to enjoy From Torrington it is an easy commute to the North Devon Coastline and Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. The bigger towns of Bideford and Barnstaple are within 15 minutes' drive and Exeter (one hour) and Plymouth an hour and a half where there can be found shopping centres and larger conveniences.
From Torrington take the B3232 Barnstaple road and continue until reaching Huntshaw cross. Turn left immediately after Auto-Mo-Beel by the television mast. Continue along this road until reaching the T-junction. Here bear right and take the next turning left signposted Huntshaw Water. Continue along this road until reaching the hamlet of Huntshaw Water and take the next left to Guscott. The property will be found on the right hand side with a Fine and Country For Sale board clearly displayed.

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