5 bedroom detached house for sale

Kings Nympton, Umberleigh, Devon, EX37

Guide Price £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • South Facing Position
  • 5 Bedroom House
  • 3 Bedroom Cottage
  • Range of Outbuildings
  • 9.29 Acres
  • Good Access
  • Further Land Available

Full description

A spacious south-facing farmhouse with an additional cottage, traditional and modern outbuildings set within 9.29 acres. Well proportioned 5 bedroom house with a cottage (3 bedrooms). Outbuildings with potential for alternative uses. Good access. Further land available. EPC Band E.

Situation - Highridge Farm lies in a quiet and peaceful location, with fabulous panoramic views available from the farm across the surrounding north Devon countryside.

The farm occupies a south-facing position and is accessible to the market towns of South Molton and Tiverton as well as the M5 at Junction 27.

The nearby villages of Alswear and Kings Nympton are within 1.25 and 2 miles respectively.

Kings Nympton has a thriving local community with pre and primary schooling, an award winning thatched public house, places of worship and large modern village hall. The Tarka Line, one of Britain's most scenic railways running for 39 miles between Exeter and Barnstaple, stops at Kings Nympton.

The market town of South Molton is found within 4 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 19 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 at South Molton 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 - Highridge Farm is a traditional family farm having been owned by the same family for over 100 years.

The farmstead occupies an elevated position with a mostly south-facing aspect and would suit dual occupation with the period farmhouse and additional cottage, both with separate and private gardens.

The buildings are versatile, and within two separate yards, the main concrete yard providing a wide open space surrounded by many of the buildings.

Lot 1 - Farmhouse, cottage, outbuildings and 9.29 Acres.

Highridge Farmhouse - Highridge Farmhouse is believed to date from the early 19th century, retaining many character features, although it is not Listed. It is of mainly stone construction underneath a slate roof, with high ceilings and double glazed windows throughout.

From the southern elevation, an arched porch leads up to the original oak front door, with a flagstone floor and shelves either side.

The wide entrance hall could originally have been a cross-passage with stairs to the first floor and a door into the sitting room. This room has a large window facing south, an open fireplace and door through to the rear kitchen.

Across the entrance hall, the living room also has a large window facing south, a fireplace with a stone surround and timber mantel, housing a wood-burner.

The dining room has a large window overlooking the rear courtyard, a stone inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and a wood-burner on a slate hearth with a brick-arch over and a door through to the kitchen. There is a two-oven Aga, a range of kitchen units, windows to the south and west and a door out to the garden.

The utility room has a door out to the rear courtyard and a tiled floor with a range of base and wall storage units, with a door through to the rear kitchen with large windows facing north and east and a range of storage units.

Wide, turning stairs lead to the spacious first floor landing with an airing cupboard. There are five double bedrooms, all with high ceilings and some with Victorian style fireplaces. Three of the bedrooms face south and have wonderful views over the farm and beyond.

There are two bathrooms, each with a bath, wash basin and w.c. And one has a separate shower cubicle.

Outside - Outside, the farmhouse has private gardens to the south and west, with areas of lawn interspersed with mature trees, shrub and flower beds boasting an array of colour during the spring and summer months.

There is also an enclosed courtyard to the rear of the house, providing access to the Cyder House.

The Cyder House - Attached to the northern elevation of Highridge Farmhouse is the Cyder House which was converted from a barn in 1988 and has double glazed windows throughout.

The timber front door opens into the entrance hallway with a door off to both the utility room and living room which has stairs to the first floor, a stone fireplace with a slate hearth and timber lintel, housing a wood-burner.

The kitchen has a tiled floor, a range of base and wall kitchen units, an integrated oven and hob, a Rayburn and a stable door out to the garden. There is a further rear storage room, a cloakroom with w.c. And the old dairy, presently used for storage.

The first floor landing has an airing cupboard and additional storage cupboard. There are three bedrooms, two double rooms and one single, all with exposed beams, the main room with a dual aspect and a built-in wardrobe with cupboards either side. The bathroom has a bath with shower over.

Outside - The Cyder House has a private cottage garden, screened from the farmhouses garden by a mature hedge. There are two areas of level lawn, colourful rose beds and further shrub beds and a rockery, specimen trees and a greenhouse.

The Farm Buildings - A wide concrete yard is accessed directly from the road, and is surrounded by the versatile modern and traditional buildings.

Cubicle House - 18.09m x 13.45m (59'4" x 44'2") - 51 cubicles. Concrete portal frame with fibre cement roof. Part block elevations. Concrete floor. With attached:

Lean-To - 12.27m x 6.28m max / 3.02m min (40'3" x 20'7" max - There is a small yard to the rear with a sheep race.

Silage Barn - 18.20m x 12.90m (59'9" x 42'4") - Concrete floor, block elevations with steel supports above. Galvanised iron (GI) sheets to roof and wall cladding and timber panels at lower end.

Cattle Yard - 10.50m x 9.36m (34'5" x 30'9") - Attached to the north elevation of the Cubicle House. Hardcore floor. Timber frame with part block, part GI elevations and a GI roof.

Former Parlour - 11.32m x 9.59m (37'2" x 31'6") - Block construction and fibre cement roof. Concrete floor. Incorporating two store rooms.

Former Granary Barn - 16.01m x 6.42m (52'6" x 21'1") - Cob and stone construction with a GI roof and a concrete floor. To the side is an attached:

Machinery Store - 16.01m x 9.67m (52'6" x 31'9") - Used for machinery storage, with an earth floor, steel frame and GI roof. Attached to the northern elevation:

Lean-To - 7.04m x 4.55m (23'1" x 14'11") - Part enclosed, part open-fronted. Timber frame, GI roof and elevations.

Implement Shed - 14.99m x 11.14m (49'2" x 36'7") - Plus additional bay 4.65m x 2.45m). Part stone construction with timber space boarding. Part concrete, part stone floor. Steel frame with a box profile sheet roof.

Cattle Shed - 19.75m x 14.53m (64'10" x 47'8") - Clear-span building incorporating a former stone shippen with a part cobbled floor. Timber frame, part stone, part block, part fibre cement sheet elevations. Part concrete floor.

Sheep Building - 19.38m x 14.87m (63'7" x 48'9") - Steel frame, part concrete, part earth floor. Part block, part timber space boarded elevations.

Stone Barn - 5.47m x 3.27m (17'11" x 10'9") - Attached to the Cyder House. A lofted building with cobbled floor and slate roof. Plus the Outhouse / Woodstore (6.87m x 3.13m).

The Land - The land within Lot 1 comprises two south-facing pasture fields, presently used for grazing and mowing, with separate access onto a the council maintained road to the north.

Additional Land - There is an additional 13.33 acres available, positioned to the east of Highridge Farm.

Services - Mains water to the Farmhouse, Cyder House and all fields. There is also a well water supply to the Farmhouse and Cyder House.

Mains electricity connected (single phase). Private drainage.

In the farmhouse the AGA heats some radiators and provides hot water. The wood-burner in the dining room heats some radiators.

In the Cyder House, the Rayburn provides hot water.

Tenure - Highridge 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 current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale.

Local Authority - North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EA. Tel: 01271 327711 (www.northdevon.gov.uk).

Fixtures & 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 insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.

Wayleaves & Rights Of Way - There are no public rights of way through the property.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01769 572263.

Directions - From South Molton take the B3137 south towards Witheridge. Continue on this road and enter the village of Alswear. Take the first right turn signed to Kings Nympton and shortly afterwards turn left towards Kings Nympton and Chulmleigh.

Continue on this road for about 1.25 miles and the entrance to Highridge Farm will be found on the left before the S bend.

Disclaimer - These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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