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6 bedroom house for sale

Bampton, Tiverton, Devon


Property Description

Key features

  • Sporting farm within its own land of 175 acres
  • Leisure facilities including swimming pool
  • 1327 yards of double bank fishing rights
  • Range of outbuildings

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Holmingham Farm is approached down a long drive and sits in an advantageous position looking across its land down the Exe Valley. Internally the house is well laid out to provide a flexible space for entertaining and family living. The current owners have recently installed a new bespoke kitchen. There are also many attractive features in the house which add to its appeal, such as the inglenook fireplace in the drawing room, and large bay windows with French doors to the terrace. There is a fine dining room, billiard room and a large office adjacent to a courtyard area beyond the swimming pool. The property has six to seven bedrooms, one of which can either be used as a dressing room or as a seventh bedroom, three bathrooms and two shower rooms. Plans have been drawn up to remodel the house and are available from the agents.

Holmingham Farm is located on a bend in the River Exe between Bampton and Tiverton. The Exe Valley is an unspoilt area of countryside with a huge variety of wildlife and great natural beauty.
The River Exe is the main Salmon river in the West Country and one of the most prolific salmon rivers in England, which makes Holmingham Farm ideally situated for fishing in the surrounding waters. There is a pub within a short distance of the house. For everyday facilities the pretty town of Bampton is about 1.5 miles away and has a range of local shops, public houses, restaurants, doctor's surgery and primary school.

Tiverton 8 miles away has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities including a Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons, a hospital, leisure centre and 18-hole golf course. There are schools for all ages including the well-respected Blundell's School and Preparatory School. Tiverton Parkway station provides regular services to London Paddington in a little over 2 hours.

Exeter, approximately 21 miles away is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants including John Lewis. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.

The M5 motorway at Exeter provides links to the A38 to Plymouth or the A30 to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the North and East. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Totnes and Exeter. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.

The majority of the attractive lawned gardens
at Holmingham are to the south of the property.
The boundary between the formal lawns and
the pasture beyond is by way of a haha which
allows spectacular views over the surrounding
landscape. A large terrace immediately between
the garden and the house gives a useful
south facing area for entertaining, perfect for
evening barbeques and enjoying the gardens
and surrounding views of the countryside.
This terrace also provides access to the outdoor
heated swimming pool which is well enclosed,
and has an open fronted entertaining barn
surrounding it.

Adjoining the farmhouse and separated by a
covered passage way is a range of traditional
stone outbuildings. These currently provide
garaging and storage but could be suitable
for a number of other uses subject to the
necessary permissions. There is also a separate
stable block with four timber stables, a store
room, tack room, and open fronted hay and
straw store.

The Land

The land at Holmingham Farm provides a
beautiful setting for the main house and provides
that much sought after seclusion and privacy.
The land is mainly laid to pasture, with some
areas of woodlandand and includes some attractive river meadows which run down to the River Exe. The vendor has enhanced the land in recent times, planting woodland and improving the
fencing and fishing access points.

Importantly, there is a strip of land included in
the sale, on the opposite side of the river.
The local council have agreed to build a high
stone wall along this area of land which will in
time screen off the traffic from the road in to
Bampton, which will only benefit the new owner.


There is 1327 yards of double bank Salmon
Fishing in a combination of 10 named pools,
glides and runs stretching through the majority
of the Farm. These are shown on the plan
within these details. The season runs from
14th February until 14th October (with the
current extension) and normally ends at the end
of September. However, Grayling can be taken
throughout the year.

This stretch has historically been one of the
most prolific on the River and for the avid
salmon fisherman it represents a remarkable
opportunity to fish for salmon within easy reach
of London.

Since the current owner purchased the property
in 2010, the fishing syndicate has been taken
back in hand and has only been fished by
the vendor and his close friends. However,
during 2010 and 2014, an average of 40-44
salmon has been taken every year. However,
the low water levels of 2014 reduced the
number of salmon caught. During 2015, the
vendor returned to start fishing at the middle
of August and 11 salmon have been caught in
the last 2 weeks of August, before these details
were printed. Salmon have been caught on this stretch of water with a weight of up to 14lbs. There are also two fishing lakes stocked with carp.

Lot 2- A block of land, former quarry with ponds and woodland, extending to about 56.78 acres (22.96 Ha) as shown coloured green on plan

This block of land and former quarry is a most beautiful area of woodland interspersed with remarkable cliff faces and is accessed from a gateway in the northern end of OS 6906 or from a long access track which leads up from the south eastern corner, running parallel with the River Exe. The vendor is about to put in for planning permission for a number of timber holiday chalets. If granted, these chalets could be let out to develop a significant business from letting them for fishing holidays.

Lot 3- A block of woodland, extending to 34.98 acres (14.15 Ha) as coloured blue on plan

Situated opposite the main farm on the other side of the road is a block of mature woodland with various access points along the road. This block should ideally be purchased by the buyer of Lot 1, as the view would then be protected from the house; alternatively a sporting purchaser may wish to purchase for the stalking, as often Red Deer are found in this block.

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11 May 2016

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