5 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Withypool, Exmoor, Minehead, Somerset, TA24

Sold STC £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Set within the Renowned 'Golden Triangle

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The property will be sold by way of Informal Tender. We will require any interested parties to put their offer in writing to Webbers Fine & Country, Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9DW by mid-day on Friday 26th August 2016.

An exciting opportunity to purchase a stunning detached country residence, enjoying some unique architectural designs such as a two storey circular bay with panoramic views over Exmoor along with a central stable yard incorporating 6 boxes, tack room, double garage and two, 2 bedroom cottages, all set within 10 acres of grazing pasture and gardens and all requiring renovation; an ideal 'Grand Design'.

Set above the highly regarded Exmoor village of Withypool and enjoying some beautiful uninterrupted views over the surrounding moorland lays this spacious detached country residence. In need of a renovation programme to incorporate the adjacent stable block and two cottages, Bigmoor offers a rare opportunity to allow buyers to remodel and decorate a fine country residence to their individual design and taste.

Benefiting from the 6 loose boxes and two, two bedroom cottages, the property offers income potential through way of holiday lets and equine facilities or to accommodate groom/staff. Set within c.10 acres of land with open fronted barn, the riding from here is second to none with a short road distance to Withypool Common.

To conclude, Bigmoor offers an exciting opportunity within one of Exmoor's most regarded locations.

Location
Withypool is an attractive, traditional village predominantly surrounded by open moorland and bisected by the River Barle in the heart of the Exmoor National Park with good local amenities which include the village shop and post office, tea room and renowned village inn, The Royal Oak, where R.D.Blackmore wrote part of Lorna Doone and Alfred Munnings was said to have kept a studio.

The popular moorland town of Dulverton is c.8 miles South of Withypool, offering an excellent range of shops such as butchers, bakery and delicatessens to name but a few. There are also a good range of restaurants to include the award winning 'Woods' and the exotic 'Tong Dam' restaurant.

The national connections will be found at Taunton, the county town of Somerset which is c.30 miles East and Tiverton, c.20 miles South with access onto the M5 and National Rail networks respectively. London Paddington by rail is c.2 hours from Taunton whilst Exeter is c.1 hours' drive South and Bristol c.1 ½ hours' drive North.

Accommodation
Entering through the front door, a large and spacious Reception Hall, opens to the first floor which greets you with a wood burning stove, reminiscent of a Scottish Hunting Lodge. Doors from here lead to the principal reception rooms along with a store cupboard and large Cloakroom with original tiled floor, coats hanging space and wash basin with an adjacent WC with original seat and high cistern.

The Drawing Room is situated to the South West elevation with feature circular bay incorporating window seat and enjoying beautiful views over the grounds and onto the surrounding countryside. French doors lead onto the front veranda whilst an open fire provides additional warmth during those colder days and nights.

The Sitting Room is situated to the rear elevation with inner hall and door to the side dissecting these two reception rooms. Currently used as a piano room, this double aspect reception room with bay window and wood burning stove provides as a useful addition.

To the Eastern elevation lays the Dining Room with circular bay window and deep sill allowing for seating and secondary window to the side. A door returns to the reception hall whilst a second doorway leads through to an inner hall with access to a Walk In Pantry and beyond here the Kitchen/Breakfast Room; Fitted with a range of pine base and wall units with a 1 ½ bowl sink unit and recess oil fired twin plate Aga. A door leads into a Walk In Larder with slate shelf whilst a secondary staircase leads to the first floor accommodation.

To complete the ground floor accommodation, there is a single storey Utility Room with fitted sink unit and beyond here the Boiler Room with access to the outside and adjacent WC.

Moving to the first floor, the stairs rise to a half landing which then splits to the respective bedroom accommodation.

Bearing to the left, the Master Bedroom will be found with the feature circular bay and enjoying simply stunning views over the surrounding moorland. Built in wardrobes offer storage space whilst a secondary window to the West makes for this being a lovely light and airy room.

Moving back onto the Western landing area, a spacious 3 piece Family Bathroom will be found whilst Bedroom 5, a spacious single room with wardrobe will be found to the North West elevation.

Moving across to the spacious main landing area, Bedroom 2 will be found to the front with double aspect and again, lovely views over the grounds and countryside. A secondary door leads to a further 'Jack & Jill' Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and wash basin whilst adjacent to here is a separate WC.

Bedrooms 3 and 4 will then be found to the rear, both double rooms with fitted wardrobes and wash basin facilities whilst bedroom 3 also has access to eaves storage. Set between these two rooms is the secondary staircase whilst opposite here is an airing cupboard.

Cottages and Stables
Set to the East of the main residence is an attractive courtyard, accessed through brick pillars with block edging and concreate hard standing. There are 3 loose boxes to each side measuring c.3.3m x 3.0m with separate tack room with sink and wood burning stove. There are then two cottages that run in a Northerly direction with Double Garage nestled between them with sliding doors and an inspection pit to one side.

Stag Cottage
Situated to the Eastern side, a door from the central courtyard leads into an entrance hall with built in cupboard. A door then gives access to a spacious Sitting Room with large window to the side, door to the staircase and further door which leads to the; Kitchen/Dining Room, fitted with base cupboards with window to the side and then door to the outside.

The first floor landing gives access to the two bedrooms and bathroom. Bedroom 1 is a very generous double with built in cupboard over the stairwell whilst Bedroom 2 would accommodate a double bed with window overlooking the Court Yard.

Finally a 3 piece Bathroom will be found to the rear with built in airing cupboard.

Fox Cottage
Set to the opposite side of Stag Cottage, a front door leads into a Hallway with doors to the Kitchen and Sitting/Dining Room whilst a further door leads to the outside.

The Sitting/Dining Room enjoys a double aspect with serving hatch to the Kitchen which is fitted with base cupboards. The stairs then return to the first floor with cupboard beneath.

The first floor landing offers a built in cupboard with access to the two bedrooms and bathroom.

Bedroom 1 is a spacious double with window to the rear and built in wardrobe. Bedroom 2 is another double room with built in cupboard whilst a 3 piece Bathroom suite serves the cottage.

Gardens and Land
Approached from the roadside, a stone driveway leads up to the front of the property and the Stable Yard. To the right is a large level parking area whilst the drive continues around to the right, leading to a large open fronted agricultural barn and further parking which is screened from the main house.

The property incorporates well-kept gardens with large areas of lawn to the front, western side and rear. This continues across to the rear to the two cottages with gravelled seating areas for these properties.

The borders are well planted with mature shrubs and trees, giving a lovely mixture of colour throughout the year with the stunning backdrop of Withypool and moorland.

Bigmoor is well situated within the centre of the land with 4 main fields running in a horse shoe around the North, West and East side of the house and stables. All of the fields are interconnected with the main property and fenced with livestock fencing and mature hedging.

Property Renovation Reports
We have asked independent companies to provide us with reports for Damp & Timber, Electrics and Drainage, in order for buyers to ascertain the works that are required and to provide a guide on costs.

These reports are held within our Dulverton office and can be provided to any interested party upon request. There will be a nominal administration fee of £25.00 plus VAT for these reports to be provided.

These reports were commissioned by the vendor. They are for general information and guidance only. The vendors and Webbers Fine & Country will not be held responsible for the content. If any report is of concern, it is the buyer's responsibility to contact the specialist company directly.

The administration fee of £25.00 plus VAT does not form any binding contract.

Method of Sale
The property will be sold by way of Informal Tender. We will require any interested parties to put their offer in writing to Webbers Fine & Country, Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9DW by mid-day on Friday 26th August 2016.

Offer forms will be provided upon request.
Leaving Dulverton, proceed along Lady Street and follow the B3223 across Winsford Hill. When you have passed over the second cattle grid, take the left hand turning signposted to Withypool and start to follow the road downhill. Bigmoor Farm will be found on the right hand side a short way down identified by our For Sale board.

Main House 

Reception Hall 
6.2m x 3.63m

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
4.04m x 3.8m

Laundry Room 
4.32m x 1.88m

Boot Room 
4.65m Max x 2.54m Max

Dining Room 
4.85m x 4.24m

Drawing Room 
4.85m Max x 4.24m + Bay

Master Bedroom 
5.03m x 4.42m

Bedroom 3 
3.94m x 3.58m

Bedroom 4 
4.45m x 3.63m

Bedroom 5 
4.45m x 2.7m

Fox Cottage 

Kitchen 
3.43m x 2.8m

Stag Cottage 

Sitting Room 
4.93m x 4.5m

Kitchen/Dining Room 
3.45m x 3.38m

Bedroom 1 
4.7m x 3.91m

Bedroom 2 
3.8m x 3.35m

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  • King's Nympton (16.6 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Fine & Country, Dulverton

Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, Somerset, TA22 9DW

01398 398001 Local call rate

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