4 bedroom detached house for saleWitheridge, Tiverton, Devon, EX16
Guide Price £1,000,000
- Grade II Listed House
- Pretty Gardens & Orchard
- Former Farm Shop
- Diverse mix of land uses
- Ponds, Woodland & Stream
- 82.64 Acres
A charming and characterful farm in a quiet part of mid Devon with conservation and wildlife appeal. 82.64 acres. Grade II Listed thatched farmhouse with four bedrooms and pretty gardens overlooking an orchard. Outbuildings including a former farm shop with potential. Diverse mix of land uses including meadows, paddocks, ponds and woodland with stream frontage. EPC Exempt.
Situation - West Yeo Moor Farm lies in a quiet location near to the Mid / North Devon border, surrounded by fields and woodland, yet accessible to the market towns of South Molton and Tiverton as well as the M5 at Junction 27.
The village of Witheridge is 2 miles south of the farm and provides a doctor's surgery, village shop, a pub, church, a veterinary practice and primary schooling.
The market town of South Molton is found within 9 miles and has a more comprehensive range of shops, banks and schooling, a supermarket as well as weekly livestock and farmers markets and the nearby independent West Buckland School.
The town of Tiverton, about 12 miles away, is an old market town with an historic castle. There are several supermarkets and a wide range of shops in the town, together with schools for all ages, including the independent Blundell's School. There is also a hospital, sports centre and an 18-hole golf course.
The A361 (North Devon Link Road) can be accessed within 5 miles and provides a link to the M5 motorway at Junction 27, nearby to which is Tiverton Parkway rail station with mainline services to London Paddington. Exeter and Bristol Airports have flights to many UK and European cities.
From the farm there is easy access to the Exmoor National Park, known for its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery, and the North Devon beaches of Putsborough, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are all within reach.
Introduction - West Yeo Moor Farm has been significantly improved by the present owners, the house having been completely rebuilt after they purchased the farm in 2001.
The house is Grade II Listed and was originally two cottages, now comprising one house with a south-facing aspect and boasting oak floors, doors and beams with the stone and some of the timber coming from the farms woodland and quarry.
The buildings include the former farm shop, a workshop and other outbuildings used to rear pigs, chicken and cattle, with the farm land managed with conservation in mind, resulting in an abundance of wildlife and wild flowers.
West Yeo Moor Farm extends in total to about 82.64 acres (33.44 hectares) and is offered for sale as a whole, or in four lots.
Lot 1 - The farmhouse, former farm shop, farm buildings and 11.27 acres (4.56 hectares).
The Farmhouse - The house at West Yeo Moor Farm is a highly attractive building, constructed of cob and stone walls with a thatched roof, with solid oak windows and doors throughout. The house was thatched in 2003 and was re-ridged and dressed in 2012.
A solid oak door opens into the entrance porch, which has a slate roof and a door into the dining room which boasts a stone inglenook fireplace with a bread oven, a slate hearth and a beam over, housing a wood burning stove. There is an exposed beam, an oak floor which continues through most of the ground floor and a solid oak staircase to the first floor.
A door opens into the living room which has a dual aspect overlooking the gardens and with views to the rear, a door to outside and a stone inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, with a bread oven, stone hearth with a beam over.
From the dining room, steps lead down to the kitchen / breakfast room which has a tiled floor, a range of fitted units with a burr oak veneer and a solid oak worktop. There is an integrated Universal range cooker and a separate integrated AEG electric oven with an extractor fan over.
The kitchen opens into the breakfast room, with a stone floor and fitted bookshelves.
There is a door into a boot room which has a door to the outside and a cloakroom with w.c and wash basin.
On the first floor, there are four bedrooms, three of which are double sized with an oak floor continuing throughout the landing and bedrooms. The master bedroom has exposed beams, a dual aspect and an en-suite shower room with w.c and wash basin
The other bedrooms have wonderful views over the surrounding fields and there is a separate bathroom with a tiled floor, panelled corner bath, w.c. And wash basin.
Outside - The entrance lane leads into a turning and parking area, with a low level stone wall enclosing the gardens on the south side of the house. A flagstone path flanked by gravel, leads to the front door, with an area of lawn opening into the former orchard and a feature well with stone walls and a slate roof cover.
To the rear and western side of the house is a gravelled area with raised stone flower and fruit beds and a private seating area.
The Buildings -
Former Farm Shop - Constructed of stone and timber clad elevations, this building was formerly a Farm Shop and Cutting Room, with ancillary storage rooms and food preparation areas. Subject to planning consent, this building could be suitable for alternative uses. Electricity and water are connected.
Note: the equipment is available by separate negotiation.
To the rear is an attached
Lean-To: - 5.54m x 2.81m (18'2" x 9'3") - Timber frame with galvanised iron (GI) roof.
Workshop: - 7.61m x 4.29m (25'0" x 14'1") - Stone faced block elevations, a concrete floor and corrugated GI / plastic roof. Electricity is connected.
Pig / Chicken Houses: - Two stone buildings with GI roof, one measuring 3.52m x 2.99m, the other 2.49m x 2.07m.
Hen House: - 3.70m x 2.50m. (12'2" x 8'2") - Timber construction
Farrowing House: - 7.78m x 3.49m. (25'6" x 11'5") - Cob construction with a timber framed roof with a Galvaprime covering. Four internal pens.
Poultry House: - 8.34m x 5.74m. (27'4" x 18'10") - Timber building with a thatched roof.
The Land - The land within LOT 1 lies predominantly to the south-east of the farmstead and comprises two level pasture fields and a paddock to the south of the orchard.
Wildlife & Flora - The fields at West Yeo Moor Farm are predominantly wildflower meadows which have developed a varied sward, with Marsh Orchids, Marsh Marigolds and Devils Bit Scabious evident.
The orchard provides apples from August to November with varieties including Pigs Snout, Bramley and Discovery.
The farm is also a habitat for over 50 species of bird with Marsh Harrier, Red Kite and Barn Owls frequent visitors.
Lot 2 - LOT 2 forms a ring-fenced block of gently sloping land totalling 40.23 acres (16.28 hectares), with access from the B3137 adjoining West Yeo Bridge.
There are four good sized fields which the present owners have managed for hay making and grazing Angus Cross cattle. The north western field is a County Wildlife Site and there is a pond which provides water to many of the farms troughs. The land runs down to an area of deciduous woodland, with a carpet of bluebells evident during the spring and a stream flowing along the northern boundary.
Lot 3 - LOT 3 extends to 21.66 acres (8.77 hectares) and includes three fields, which are mostly level or gently sloping and which have been used for grazing and mowing by the present owner. There is a pond which provides water to some of the farm's water troughs and also the poly-tunnel within this lot.
Lot 4 - LOT 4 is a gently sloping paddock with the former Witheridge to South Molton road within the south western boundary and still evident with an attractive avenue of trees. This lot totals 9.48 acres (3.83 hectares) and has direct access on to the B3137.
General Remarks -
Services: - LOT 1: Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank). The house is heated by wood burning stoves and electric radiators. LOTS 2, 3, 4: Natural water is pumped from a pond to the field troughs and the poly-tunnel within Lot 3.
Tenure: - The farm is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion.
Basic Payment Scheme (Bps): - The farm land is registered for entitlements under the BPS. The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser.
Higher Level Scheme (Hls): - The farm was entered into an HLS agreement which has now been terminated.
Local Authority: - North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711. (www.northdevon.gov.uk).
Planning: - The house is Grade II Listed. There is planning consent for one further poly-tunnel and an open-fronted cattle shed.
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.
Fixtures And Fittings: - All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale.
Sporting & Mineral Rights: - The sporting and mineral rights are owned and included in the sale.
Wayleaves & Rights Of Way: - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements and any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc. There are no public rights of way through the farm.
Viewing: - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01769 575244 or 01392 680059.
Directions: - From the centre of Witheridge, take the B3137 towards South Molton. Continue for just over a mile and take the right fork signposted to Rose Ash and Creacombe at Doorpark Cross. Continue for just under half a mile and the farm entrance will be found on the left.
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