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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Devon

Guide Price £1,300,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Privately situated and completely secluded residence
  • Spacious family 4 reception room, 4 bedroom (1 en-suite) accommodation
  • Separate 3 bedroom single storey annexe
  • Superb equestrian facilities
  • Breath taking coastal views
  • Direct access to the South West Coastal Footpath

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A completely private detached residence in this breath-taking coastal position with a 3 bedroom annexe within a ring fence of 48 acres.


This quality, detached residence stands in a ring fence of just under 50 acres (48.6 acres), offering complete seclusion and privacy, in a spectacular coastal location, and enjoying 360 degree views. Located within Exmoor National Park, and bordered by National Trust land, the property enjoys direct access onto the South West Coastal Footpath and wonderful views over the Bristol Channel, and neighbouring countryside; this is indeed a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest situated properties on the North Devon coast. Exmoor National Park is renowned for its undulating moors and pastureland, with streams and rivers running down through deep wooded combes and valleys to spectacular cliffs along the North Devon coastline. The immediate area offers a wealth of country pursuits, including hunting, shooting, fishing and an array of stunning walks. The village of Combe Martin is within 1 mile, and offers a good range of amenities for day to day needs. There are also an excellent range of safe and sandy beaches within easy access, including Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, as well as golfing at the two championship courses at Saunton Sands. The regional centre for North Devon, Barnstaple, is about half an hour’s drive, whilst the cathedral city of Exeter is a further hour’s drive.


The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at the regional centre of Barnstaple, which connects to Exeter, and from there, there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station can be reached in about an hour by car, which also offers rail services to London (Paddington) in around 2 hours.


Combe Martin Village 1 mile
Woolacombe Beach 11 miles
Barnstaple 12 miles
Exeter 1 ½ hours

The Property

Properties in this stunning location rarely become available to the open market, and can only be truly appreciated once through the gateway. The main residence is approached over an undulating driveway, which leads through a valley. North Challacombe Farm comprises light and airy accommodation with four reception rooms, four bedrooms (one en-suite) and a balcony. In addition to the main house, there is a further detached three bedroom single storey annexe, which is situated to the rear of the main residence, and is considered ideal for dependent relatives or for housing different generations of the same family. At present, the planning on the annexe is for ancillary accommodation, however with a change of planning use, the annexe could potentially be used as a holiday let or long term let.

The property benefits from a fantastic range of equestrian facilities with stabling, yard, sand school, field shelters and two large timber barns that provide a wealth of potential for a variety of uses. The two properties are surrounded by formal gardens, with an array of terraced areas, which provide the perfect place for entertaining or al-fresco dining. There are also a range of lawned areas with mature trees and plants, with three ponds. Beyond this area is a section of woodland. From the top of two fields, there is direct access onto the South West Coastal Footpath, which affords superb coastal walks with stunning vistas of the rugged North Devon coastline. There are a range of paddocks, and in total, there is about 48.6 acres, providing a complete ring fence with seclusion and privacy. From wherever you are in the grounds, you have a view, whether it be over the surrounding countryside, or across the Bristol Channel.

The layout of the accommodation is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:

The front door leads through to the

Entrance Porch Which, in turn, gives access to the

Reception Hallway Stairs rise to the first floor landing.

Sitting Room Window to the front elevation enjoying countryside views. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth.

Sun Room Enjoying a dual aspect with fine countryside views and French doors leading out onto the garden terrace.

Dining Room Window to the front elevation overlooking the garden.

Kitchen Windows to the side elevation enjoying countryside views. Excellent range of matching wall and base units with sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Integrated dishwasher. Space for range style cooker with extractor over (available by separate negotiation, if required) and American style fridge freezer. Under floor heating.

Boot Room Space for a freezer and access to the front elevation.

Rear Lobby Access to the rear elevation and terrace. Storage cupboard.

Snug Quarry tiled floor. Brick fireplace. Window to rear elevation. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and central heating.

Shower Room Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin and a corner shower cubicle.

First Floor Landing Vaulted ceiling with feature apex glazing enjoying magnificent panoramic countryside views. French doors lead out onto a balcony, which also enjoy the fabulous views on offer.

Bedroom 1 Window to front elevation enjoying countryside views. Steps lead down to a walk in wardrobe and a dressing area, as well as an en-suite bathroom with roll topped bath.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation with countryside views, and built in wardrobe.

Bedroom 3 Window to rear elevation.

Bathroom Comprising corner Jacuzzi bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

Bedroom 4 Window to the rear elevation.

The annexe is situated to the rear of the main house, and comprises of:

The front door leads through to the

Kitchen / Dining Room Comprising of a triple aspect room with wall and matching base units with sink unit set into work surfaces. Integrated double oven, four ring electric hob, integrated fridge and freezer. Space for washing machine and dishwasher. Oil fired boiler.

Sitting Room Enjoys a dual aspect with French doors to its own rear garden, with wood burning stove.

Inner Hallway Door gives access to the front elevation.

Bedroom 1 Two windows to the rear elevation.

Bedroom 2 Window to the rear elevation.

Family Bathroom Comprising bath with shower over, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Built in cupboard.

Bedroom 3 Window to the front elevation.

The property is approached via a long and undulating driveway, which leads to the entrance gates of the property. There is ample parking and turning areas to the rear of the properties. Both the main residence and the annexe are surrounded by formal gardens, with a variety of terraced areas, which offer the perfect place for entertaining and al-fresco dining, whilst enjoying the fabulous countryside views on offer. There is then a lower section of garden, which is park like, with a range of mature trees and plants, expansive lawned areas and three ponds. Behind the properties are an extensive range of outbuildings; to the rear of the annexe is a stone garage, and beyond this are a range of stables and a yard, as well as a large timber barn measuring 45 x 20 and a greenhouse. From here, there is also access to the land, as well as the sand school and a further timber barn measuring 60 x 20, which provides excellent storage. There is also a detached stable building, which comprises of two stables and a tack room and a yard area with access to the paddocks. In total, there is approximately 48.6 acres.

Property Information

Mains electricity, oil fired central heating. Private drainage and water.

Local Authority
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711.

Contents, Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as carpets, curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation.


By appointment with Jackson-Stops & Staff, North Devon 01271 325153.

For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.


From Barnstaple, proceed on the A39, passing the North Devon District Hospital on your right hand side. After a short distance, turn left, signposted towards Ilfracombe and Combe Martin, on the B3230. Stay on this road until entering the village of Muddiford, passing the Muddiford Inn on your right hand side. Take the next right hand turning signposted towards Combe Martin, up Whitefield Hill. Proceed along this road until reaching the T junction at Berry Down Cross. Continue straight across, and stay on this road until you enter the village of Combe Martin. At the T junction, turn left and proceed through the village. After passing the Pack o’ Cards on your left hand side, take the next right hand turning into Shute Lane. Continue up the hill, towards the top, there will be an entrance to Silverdale Nursery on your right hand side. The driveway to North Challacombe Farm is unmarked, opposite, on the left hand side, via a public footpath. (Please note, the access track to the property is uneven, and is not suitable for low vehicles).

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Added on Rightmove:
14 June 2016

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