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5 bedroom farm house for sale

High Bickington

Sold by Us £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Immaculately presented 5 bedroom farm house with outbuildings
  • Fabulous countryside views
  • Peaceful location in small hamlet
  • Double carport, workshop with studio and games room with potential for conversion (SSTP)
  • Traditional barn
  • Large garden
  • Potential for dual occupancy or home working
  • In all, about 0.8 acres/0.3 hectares
  • EPC Rating = E

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION Seckington Farmhouse is situated in a small hamlet approximately 1 mile from the village of High Bickington. The village enjoys the benefit of two public houses, a church, Methodist chapel, a small post office and the new Community Centre, which offers a wide range of social and sporting activities. Libbaton Golf Course is just on the outskirts of the village offering a quality 18 hole course with excellent facilities. High Bickington is only a few minutes' drive from Umberleigh, with its regular rail connections to Barnstaple and Exeter.

The market town of South Molton is approximately 11 miles distant and provides good local facilities with supermarket, banks, Post Office, schools, health centre, library and the popular Pannier Market held on Thursdays and Saturdays, together with regular livestock markets.
The regional centre of Barnstaple, about 10 miles to the north, is situated at the head of the Taw Estuary and offers a greater variety of shops and other facilities.

The North Devon coast with its excellent sandy beaches at Saunton, Putsborough and Woolacombe and delightful cliff walks is also within driving distance. The North Devon link road (A361) gives good access to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 with intercity rail connections to London Paddington from Tiverton Parkway.

DESCRIPTION Seckington Farmhouse is a spaciously and comfortable detached and well-presented property located in the midst of the rolling countryside of North Devon with spectacular rural views. It was largely rebuilt in the early 1970's and is constructed of rendered stone and block under a composite slate roof. The windows are double glazed hard wood throughout.

The property has been extensively and sympathetically renovated during the current vendor's occupation whilst retaining much of its original charm and period features which include ledge and braced doors, exposed beams and a stone fireplace.

The house is set back from the country lane, with the garden beyond offering seclusion and takes advantage of the wonderful views. It has particularly spacious living accommodation and, has the benefit across the driveway of a double carport and workshop in the converted barn building with a separate studio and games room. A smaller detached traditional barn creates a focal point upon entering the good sized driveway.

Seckington Farmhouse is a fine example of a property which offers splendid views whilst being easily accessible to Barnstaple and South Molton.


ACCOMMODATION Please refer to the floorplan for approximate room measurements.

Ground floor

ENTRANCE PORCH Timber front door, tiled floor, dual aspect with a part glazed inner door to the  

HALLWAY Fitted door mat, under stairs storage cupboard with hanging rail, a dog leg staircase to the first floor with window on the half landing. 

LOUNGE Effel oil fired stove on a slate hearth with beam lintel. French windows to the 

LOGIA Dual aspect with a spectacular easterly view through a large double glazed picture window and doors which leads out into the garden. Loft access.  

CLOAKROOM Low level WC, partly tiled, vinyl floor, wall mounted cupboard and extractor fan. 

UTILITY AREA Plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Wall mounted storage cupboard. Vinyl floor. 

KITCHEN A range of base and wall mounted units with integral AEG & NEFF electric cookers, Hotpoint dishwasher, stainless steel NEFF extractor fan, five ring De Dietrich gas hob, stainless steel sinks & drainage board. Vinyl floor. Integral fitted cupboards with book shelves over. Access to the Living/Breakfast room. Views across neighbouring farmland to High Bickington.  

DINING ROOM The original exposed inglenock, stone fireplace with bread oven, hearth and beam lintel, Effel oil fired stove. Arched alcove with shelves. Access door to the Hallway and 

LIVING/BREAKFAST Effel oil fired stove on a slate hearth with beam lintel. Bookshelves in a corner alcove 

INNER LOBBY Part glazed doors to the kitchen and Outer Lobby. Vinyl floor, double full height storage cupboard with shelves. Access to loft. Worcester oil-fired boiler. Part glazed door to the 

OUTER LOBBY Pantry cupboard with shelving. Access to loft. Belfast sink. Vinyl floor.Stable door leading to the rear porch and garden beyond.  

FIRST FLOOR Landing with east facing window and views across the garden and farmland beyond. Access to the main roof space. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and shelving, separate Linen cupboard with shelving. 

MASTER BEDROOM A range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails and cupboards over. 

ENSUITE Part tiled, low level WC, pedestal hand basin, bidet, tiled shower cubicle, wall mounted medicine cupboard with mirror, heated towel rail and cork floor.  

BEDROOM 2 Currently being used as a study with shelving. Two fitted cupboards with shelving.  

BEDROOM 3 With fitted double wardrobe with shelves and storage cupboard over. Towel rail.  

BEDROOM 4 Westerly views across the driveway, pedestal hand basin with tiled splash back.
Towel rail.

BEDROOM 5 East facing, pedestal hand basin with tiled splash back and towel rail.  

FAMILY BATHROOM White bath suite with fully tiled shower cubicle, part tiled, low level WC, bath with shower attachment over, pedestal hand basin. Cork floor. 

OUTSIDE The property is approached over a tarmac and gravel driveway through a wooden five bar gate. Across the driveway is a double carport with workshop and stair lobby. The building was largely reconstructed 15 years whilst retaining the original hayloft door and stone steps. It is of a stone, concrete block and rendered cob construction under a natural slate roof with Velux windows. A staircase from the lobby leads to a Games Room & Studio at first floor

level. Both floors could be converted into separate accommodation subject to the relevant planning permission.

The separate Traditional barn (5.99m x 3.48m) is of brick, stone and rendered cob under a clay pantile roof with double height timber doors. There is a Lean-to (2.07m x 2.19m) under a composite roof on the northern elevation. To the side of the barn is a path way which leads to the rear entrance door and garden, which is predominantly laid to lawn and bordered by a mature hedge and stock proof fencing. A large terrace with timber Summer house which takes advantage of the fabulous views looking towards the village of High Bickington is easily accessed from the back door.

On the western side of the lawn, is a vegetable garden with fruit canes, vegetable beds, glass Greenhouse, oil tank and two timber Garden sheds; one of which houses the filtration unit for the private water supply. A second five bar gate provides access to the adjoining bridle way further

The large lawn with a number of mature trees and shrubs sweeps around the rear of the property, taking in the countryside views to the north and east. Just outside to the property's entrance, there is a small Wood store.


SERVICES Farmhouse: Mains electricity. Private water via a borehole shared with neighbour. Private drainage by a septic tank. Oil fired central heating, hot water and stoves. Calor gas for kitchen hob.
Studio & Games Room: Night storage heaters, power and light.
Workshop, lean-to & separate barn: Light & power only.
Separate intruder alarm to all three buildings.

NB There is a right of way from the neighbouring property for access over part of the driveway.  

VIEWING Strictly by appointment through Geoffrey Clapp Associates 


LOCAL AUTHORITY Torridge District Council  

DIRECTIONS From our offices in South Molton, take the B3227 road, signed for Umberleigh. Once in Umberleigh, go over the bridge and turn right on the A377 at The Rising Sun public house. Continue along and take the first turning left on the B3217, signed for Atherington. On entering the village, turn immediately left at the church on to the B3127, signposted to High Bickington. Continue along this road into the village, passing the Golden Lion public house on your left hand side. Upon reaching the small crossroads, turn sharp right, sign posted Vauterhill and proceed down Pow's Lane. After approx. 1 mile, the lane will enter the hamlet. At the small grass triangle, turn right and the entrance to the property will be found a few yards on the right hand side.  

IMPORTANT NOTICE Whilst we, Geoffrey Clapp Associates (GCA), make every attempt to ensure our sales particulars are fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property. No appliances have been tested and no warranty can be given by GCA in relation to this property. It is the responsibility for any intending purchaser to check the property is available before setting out. Neither the Vendor nor GCA accepts any responsibility for failed viewings. An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is available for this property. You can either view a copy held at our South Molton office or we can send you a copy via email.

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18 March 2016

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