4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Woolsery, Bideford, Devon

Guide Price £950,000

Property Description

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A traditional, period farmhouse with holiday cottage and range of barns, surrounded by grounds of about 43 acres

Location

Leworthy Barton is situated two miles from the village of Woolsery, and stands in a tranquil, rural setting. Woolsery village itself offers a range of local amenities, including a primary school, garage, village hall, church and a local convenience store / Post Office. Also within easy reach are 3 very well respected private schools, the closest being Shebbear College. The larger town of Bideford offers a wider range of amenities, including schooling for all ages, banks and supermarkets; whilst Holsworthy benefits from a Waitrose and Barnstaple offers all of the area’s main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. Whilst enjoying a private and rural position, the property has easy access to the stunning and dramatic North Devon coastline, just 3 and a half miles away at Bucks Mills, whilst the sandy beaches of Westward Ho! and Bude are 13 and 18 miles respectively.

Communications

The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road. 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.

Mileages

Woolsery Village – 2 miles
Bucks Mills / Coast – 3 ½ miles
Bideford – 10 miles
Barnstaple – 19 miles

The Property

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a period farmhouse in a tranquil position, with no near neighbours, surrounded by its own grounds. Leworthy Barton offers spacious and characterful accommodation, with two reception rooms and four bedrooms. There is also a separate one bedroom holiday cottage, which is currently utilised as a luxury self-contained bed and breakfast, providing a useful income.

There is a traditional farmyard with a mixture of stone and slate barns, offering potential for conversion (subject to planning permission), as well as more modern farm buildings.

The property further boasts grounds of about 43.8 acres, which surround the property, offering complete seclusion and privacy, and from which there are wonderful southerly views over the countryside.

Leworthy Barton offers vast potential for a variety of purposes, including a lifestyle change, home with an income, equestrian purposes or a smallholding. Properties of this calibre rarely become available to the open market, and can only be fully appreciated with an internal inspection.

The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplans, but comprises:

Entrance Hall Tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Stairs rise to first floor landing. Under stairs storage cupboard. Exposed beams.

Drawing Room Window to front elevation. Inglenook fireplace with exposed lintel and bread oven. Exposed beams.

Dining Room Window to front elevation. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with exposed stone and brickwork. Shelving to chimney recess. Exposed timbers.

Breakfast Room A triple aspect room with a 4 oven oil fired Aga, set into chimney recess with a bread oven. Exposed beams.

Kitchen Window to rear elevation. Range of base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Built in butcher’s block. Walk in pantry with slate shelving.

From the breakfast room, a stable door gives access to

Conservatory Overlooking the garden with access to the rear elevation. In need of refurbishment.

Shower Room Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. (In need of refurbishment, currently being used for storage.)

From the kitchen, a door gives access to

Rear Lobby / Utility Access to the front yard. Oil fired boiler. Belfast sink. Space for washing machine.

Gun Room Space for fridge / freezers.

Office Window to front elevation.

First Floor Landing Exposed beams. Hatch access to loft space.

Bedroom 1 Window to front elevation. Exposed beams and floorboards.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation. Exposed floorboards and timbers.

Bedroom 3 Window to side elevation enjoying countryside views. Airing cupboard.

Bedroom 4 Window to front elevation. Exposed floorboards and timbers.

Family Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath. Window to front and side elevations. Exposed beams and floorboards.

The Stables

Stable door leads to

Entrance Hall Slate flooring. Exposed timbers and brickwork.

Cloakroom Comprising of low level WC and a wash hand basin. Hanging space for cloaks.

Sitting Room Window to front elevation enjoying countryside views. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth with exposed brickwork. Stairs rise to the first floor.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room Window to side elevation. Kitchen comprising of a range of wall and base units with stainless steel single drainer sink unit set into roll top work surfaces. Space for fridge. Integrated oven with four ring electric hob and extractor over.

First Floor

Bedroom Velux windows. Galleried areas over the sitting room. Exposed floorboards.

Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, bath and a walk in shower. Exposed timbers.

Outside

The property is approached via a no through council maintained lane serving only one other property, which leads to the farmyard where there is ample parking and turning space. Attached to the farmhouse is a workshop, a double car port and a storage shed. To the front of the farmhouse is partially walled garden laid to lawn, with a range of flowerbeds and borders. The garden area to the side of the farmhouse enjoys a southerly aspect, with views over the grounds, is mainly laid to lawn, which extends beyond to a kitchen garden and greenhouse. The rear garden offers further areas of lawn, and a wooded walk that meanders across a small stream.

The Outbuildings

The farmyard can be accessed via the main driveway, or via a separate vehicular access, off the same country lane. Attached to The Stables is a stone and slate barn, which offers potential for conversion into further cottages, subject to any necessary planning permissions. To the right of this barn is a bull pen, and beyond are further barns, that are currently being utilised as cubicles for cows.

To the front of the farmhouse is a more modern, agricultural clear span building, to the right of which is a single storey stone and cob barn. To the rear of the stone and cob barn are two pigsties and a chicken coop. From the yard, there is direct access out onto the fields.

The majority of the land (37.4 acres) is situated to the south of the country lane, surrounding the property, it is currently divided into several fields, laid to pasture and bordered by the River Dipple which is a tributary of the River Torridge. The remainder (6.4) acres lies to the north of the country lane and divided into two fields.

Property Information

Services

Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Local Authority

Torridge District Council – 01237 428700.

Directions

From Barnstaple, proceed on the A39 towards Bideford and Bude. After passing over the new bridge at Bideford, you will reach the Heywood Road roundabout. Continue straight across, staying on the A39, signposted towards Bude. At the next roundabout, continue straight across, and stay on the A39, passing through the villages of Ford and Fairy Cross, Horns Cross, and upon reaching Bucks Cross, turn left, signposted towards Woolsery (Woolfardisworthy). Follow this country lane until you enter the village. Upon reaching the T junction, with the primary school in front of you, turn left, signposted towards Stibb Cross. Proceed out of the village, passing the village hall on your right hand side, and after a short distance, turn left, signposted towards Stibb Cross. Proceed along this country lane for just over a mile, and turn right, signposted towards Leworthy. Follow this country lane, for a short distance, and the property will be situated on the left hand side.

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  • Chapleton (14.8 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

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01271 604028 Local call rate

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