4 bedroom equestrian facility for saleEast Down, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31
Guide Price £835,000
- SPACIOUS 4 BEDROOM DETACHED FARMHOUSE
- PLANNING PERMISSION TO CREATE A 2 STOREY EXTENSION
- ADJOINING SELF-CONTAINED ANNEXE IDEAL FOR DEPENDENT RELATIVE OR COULD BE INCORPORATED INTO THE MAIN HOUSE
- CURRENTLY RUN AS A SUCCESSFUL EQUESTRIAN CENTRE
- INDOOR 40M X 18M ARENA WITH 4 HANCOX LOOSE BOXES + 2 FURTHER OUTDOOR PURPOSE BUILT STABLES
- LAND OF APPROXIMATELY 18 ACRES - 12 AS PADDOCKS, THE REMAINING TO WOODLAND.
- SUBSTANTIAL LAKE, PRIVATE AND WELL LOCATED AT THE FOOT OF THE VALLEY - OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP FOR FISHING.
- EASY ACCESS TO THE EXMOOR NATIONAL PARK AND THE COAST
- SOUTH FACING GARDENS WITH FANTASTIC VIEWS
- QUALITY TRADITIONAL SHEPHERDS HUT - FITTED TO A HIGH STANDARD (SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATION)
The current vendors run an extremely successful and popular equestrian centre offering monthly workshops in classical dressage training for individuals or small groups where students can stay in the annexe or the traditional shepherds hut and stabling is available for their own horses. With ample parking, detached double garage, mature south facing gardens and an excellent productive vegetable plot the property offers extremely versatile accommodation which could suit a large family with a dependant relative or of course for those wishing to run a similar business or livery/stabling and utilize the annexe/shepherds hut for holiday accommodation to provide an income opportunity.
The house itself has planning permission for a two storey extension to provide a large kitchen/dining room and a large first floor master bedroom with an ensuite and bathroom (NDDC planning number 60529). There is also planning permission for an outdoor riding arena (NDDC planning number 56780). Solar panels to the lean to which assist in the running costs, private water supplies for both the main house and the stables in the indoor arena and shepherds hut.
There is a fantastic 40m x 18m indoor arena with Wax Track surface supplied by Equestrian Surfaces (which requires no watering) and alongside the arena are 4 loose boxes, tack room, washing down area and a viewing/seating gallery. In addition there are two further purpose built outdoor stables with an adjoining hay storage and bedding area and a further large covered area for vehicles.
Situated approximately 10 miles North of Barnstaple and 4 miles west of the Exmoor National Park boundary and within easy reach of the coast this is certainly an excellent opportunity to acquire a property which sits well within its own land and offers privacy and seclusion.
The main house offers accommodation arranged over two floors with the ground floor comprising: entrance porch, entrance hall, cloakroom with 2 piece suite, sitting room with triple aspect, feature fireplace with inset wood burning stove, patio doors leading to a sun lounge which enjoys pleasant views over the garden, there is a separate dining room, a good sized kitchen with 4 ring electric ceramic hob and extractor over, oil fired Rayburn Royal cook and heat stove, dishwasher, window overlooking the garden, walk in pantry and a utility area where there is plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer. Leading off the kitchen there is a rear porch with door leading to outside.
On the first floor are 4 bedrooms, three being good sized doubles and a fourth good sized single with built in wardrobes and a family bathroom with 3-piece white suite.
Adjoining the property is a useful one bedroom annexe which is completely self-contained but could of course be easily incorporated into the main house if required. The annexe accommodation comprises: front door leading to entrance porch, door leading through to an open lounge with kitchen, built in electric oven, 4 ring Calor gas hob, sink, dual aspect windows, under cupboard space for fridge, breakfast bar area and kitchen units. Stairs lead to the first floor where there is a generous double bedroom with wardrobe and an ensuite shower room with white 3-piece suite.
The property is approached off a private drive where there is ample parking and turning area, and a detached double garage (22'4" x 19'2"). There is a small enclosed low maintenance patio seating area for the annexe and the gardens extend around to the rear of the property enjoying a superb southerly aspect with rural views, productive vegetable plot. Outside are two purpose built loose boxes with adjoining hay store/bedding area and a further newly constructed open covered car port for vehicles.
As the current vendors run a successful equestrian centre there is a superb indoor arena with Wax Track surface supplied by Equestrian Surfaces (which requires no watering) and measures 40m x 18m which incorporates 4 Hancox loose boxes with rubber matting, tack room, wash down area and a viewing/seating gallery. There is power and light connected and water to all of the stables. In addition there is a shepherds hut (subject to negotiation) with woodburning stove, sink and storage units and a separate shower room. There are several paddocks, including a lower meadow, which extend to approximately 11 acres and the remainder of the land to woodland, meadow and a large pond. The property offers a fantastic opportunity for those purchasers with equestrian interests or for those wishing to run a small holding. The property also enjoys a fantastic degree of privacy and seclusion.
Shortacombe Barton lies within the parish of East Down, approximately 10 miles north of Barnstaple and with the Exmoor National Park being within easy reach. The rugged North Devon Coastline, together with the resorts of Combe Martin and Ilfracombe are readily accessible and the glorious sandysurfing beaches to the west are within easy reach.
Barnstaple is the regional centre for North Devon and provides a rich variety of facilities including multiple traders and more local stores, there is a thriving local theatre, cinema and the wonderful old Pannier Market restored in recent years and the adjoining Butchers Row. There are also excellent recreational facilities including leisure and tennis centres.
The North Devon Link Road (A361) provides a fast route to the M5 motorway at Tiverton (junction 27) about 34 miles away. There also is Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station (London Paddington 2 hours approx.). Exeter the county town and Cathedral City with its international airport is about 50 miles away.
From Barnstaple take the A39 signposted Lynton and Lynmouth. Before you reach Arlington, where the road turns sharp right, take the left turn off the main road, signposted East Down and The Pyne Arms. Pass the Pyne Arms on the right and East Down Manor on the left and take the next left turn, passing the high stone wall on the left and Shortacombe Barton is on the left hand side after approximately ½ mile.
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