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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Higher Clovelly, Clovelly, Bideford

Guide Price* £1,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Auction, unless sold
  • Date to be announced
  • Auction guide 1m to 1.1m
  • Period farmhouse
  • 2 holiday cottages
  • stone barns with conversion consent (3)
  • extensive portal frame barns
  • surrounding pasture
  • about 55 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The property is set at the end of a private no through country lane that it shares with its surrounding farm land and with a modern bungalow some 300-400 yards to the east.  Other than the house and its surrounding buildings there are no other buildings being retained by the seller. The house is set with far reaching southerly views over its own farm land to lightly wooded slopes in the distance.  

Although privately set the property is within 1.5 miles of the A39 Atlantic Coast Highway which runs westwards from the Port and market town of Bideford on the river Torridge to the coastal town of Bude on the Devon/Cornwall borders.  Locally the fishing village at Clovelly with its cobbled main street and Quay is some 3 miles to the north as is Hartland, about 5 miles and Woolsery, about 2 miles, between them providing a good range of local facilities, junior schooling, village inns, places or worship, post offices and the like.  Along the North Coast some 3-5 miles north and west of the property is the dramatic North Devon coastline with its steep cliffs, sheltered coves and waterfalls such as Spekes Mouth, Peppercombe and Greencliffe. Some 21 miles to the east is Barnstaple, the administrative centre for North Devon.

Briefly the property comprises the period 6 bedroom farmhouse, subject to an agricultural occupancy condition, with 2 attached holiday cottages, a range of stone barns with planning approved for 3 further units of residential accommodation and extensive adaptable modern portal frame buildings previously used for a dairy enterprise and about 55 acres of gardens, ground and pasture land surrounding. The period house is constructed of stone  under a pitched roof, is a period home retaining many character features and offering spacious accommodation with the benefit of double glazing and oil fired central heating.  The accommodation on two floors comprises as follows:- 

Entrance door to


Doors off to

STUDY  17'10 X 10'10

DINING ROOM  13'10 X 12' (4.22m X 3.66m)

DRAWING ROOM  14'5 X 11'10 (4.39m X 3.61m)




KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM 16'8 X 10'6 (5.08m X 3.20m)

SITTING ROOM 16'11 X 10'6 (5.16m X 3.20m)

REAR LOBBY/BOOT ROOM 12' x 10'1 (3.66m x 3.07m)

From the Hall, stairs rise to the


Serving all rooms, panel radiator, access to loft hatch and door to external lobby and staircase.


BEDROOM 1 13'1 X 10'4 (3.99m X 3.15m)

BEDROOM 2 13'3 X 12'8 (4.04m X 3.86m)

BEDROOM 4 12'8 X 9'6 (3.86m X 2.90m)

BEDROOM 6 10'10 X 9'9 (3.30m X 2.97m)

BEDROOM 3 14'4 X 10'11 (4.37m X 3.33m)

BEDROOM 5 11'9 X 8'4 (3.58m X 2.54m)

OUTSIDE To the south and front of the house, private south facing garden taking the fullest advantage of the views afforded.

To the rear and north side a courtyard and adjacent to the house is


This is an attached cottage for holiday use with the following accommodation.


Recessed ceiling spotlights, night storage heater, timber framed double glazed window.

SITTING ROOM 14'8 X 12'11 max (4.47m X 3.94m max)


KITCHEN/DINING ROOM 14'9 X 9'11 (4.50m X 3.02m)

SUN ROOM 13'9 X 6'2 (4.19m X 1.88m)


Serving all rooms, night storage heater, exposed ceiling beams and timber framed double glazed window.

BEDROOM 1 15' 2 X 13'6 max (4.57m 0.05m X 4.11m max)

BEDROOM 2 10''8 X 7'6 (3.05m X 2.29m)

BEDROOM 3 7'5 X 6' max (2.26m X 1.83m max)


Attached to Jessies Barn is


LIVING ROOM 22'8 X 13'1 (6.91m X 3.99m)


BEDROOM 13'3 X 13'2 (4.04m X 4.01m)



There are small enclosed gardens outside of both cottages. On the north side of the courtyard away to the rear of the house are the following


These comprise a range of single storey traditional stone buildings previously used for the farms dairy enterprise and comprise: BARN 22'8 X 13' now utilised as an office. BARN 56' X 26' together with other buildings including FORMER SHIPPON, MILKING PARLOUR, GRAIN STORE, MILL HOUSE & DOUBLE GARAGE. Planning under the permitted development basis has been approved for on these buildings for conversion into 3 further residential cottages.



In 2 separate ranges are the following modern portal frame buildings:- DUTCH BARN 75' X 22'6, LIVESTOCK BUILDING 75' X 18'6, MACHINERY STORE 105' X 22'6, FODDER STORE 60' X 43', LIVESTOCK BUILDING, 8 bay with lean to's on either side, COW KENNELS for 23 with central feed passage, OPEN FRONTED BARN.

The land included with the property comprises the immediate gardens together with a kitchen garden and surrounding in a half dozen enclosures are further level or very gently sloping pasture fields, in all about 55 acres.

AGENTS NOTE - The pictures on the details where all taken before 2015. 

The property can be acquired with a reduced acreage if required. 

DIRECTIONS - Grid Ref SS295/210 From Bideford take the A39 towards Bude. After 10 miles at Clovelly Cross continue on the A39 and then after about a half mile take the first left turn signposted Woolsery. Proceed to the four cross way at Burford Cross. Pass over the 4 cross way and on passing a couple of farms and then on a left hand bend turn right signed Trew Farm/Trew View. Follow the drive to the end where you will find Trew farm.


By appointment through the joint sole agents Phillips Smith and Dunn telephone 01271 327878 or Kivell's telephone 01409 259547. Out of hours Michael Challacombe on 07970 445204

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Added on Rightmove:
10 October 2016


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