6 bedroom house for saleParracombe, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31
Sold STC £1,650,000
A most attractive Residential and Commercial Livestock Holding enjoying a superb rural position on the western edge of the Exmoor National Park.
Traditional Grade II listed farmhouse with adjoining cottage. Superb farmyard style arrangement of traditional stone barns and further adaptable modern farm buildings. Surrounding productive pasture and amenity woodland, the whole affording considerable agricultural, residential and amenity appeal. (Epc's=D+D)
Lot 1 extends to about 168.40 Acres (68.15 Hectares).
West Middleton Farm extends in total to about 221.36 Acres and is offered for sale by Private Treaty as a whole or in up to 3 lots:-
Lot 1: Farmhouse, cottage, traditional and modern farm buildings, pasture and woodland, extending in total to about 168.40 Acres - Guide Price £1,650,000
Lot 2: Pasture and woodland extending to about 32.66 Acres - Guide Price £175,000
Lot 3: Pasture land extending to about 20.30 Acres - Guide Price £130,000
West Middleton Farm represents a most attractive and beautifully situated residential holding centred upon a traditional Grade II listed detached farmhouse with an adjoining cottage, both parts displaying many period features and affording versatile family accommodation. There may be scope to amalgamate the house and cottage into one dwelling, as well as for further enlargement into the adjoining former traditional outbuilding, subject to obtaining any necessary planning and listed building consent. The potential undoubtedly exists to create a stunning country residence in an outstanding rural setting.
The property benefits from an extensive farmyard style arrangement of traditional farm buildings which may offer the potential, subject to the appropriate planning consent, for conversion to annexes, holiday cottages, offices, studios, stables or other ancillary uses. A further range of modern farm buildings have been designed primarily for the housing and rearing of livestock, although these may also be adaptable to a variety of alternative enterprises.
Currently operating as a commercial dairy unit, the holding is well suited to livestock breeding and rearing, the farmstead conveniently situated within its own land, primarily comprising productive pasture which is in exceptional heart offering excellent mowing and grazing. West Middleton as a whole may be well suited to a range of agricultural, equestrian, conservation or other amenity uses, extending in total to about 221.36 Acres (89.58 Ha).
West Middleton is found on the western periphery of the Exmoor National Park within its 267 square miles of beautiful protected landscape, occupying an outstanding rural position conveniently situated within its own land at the end of a long private entrance drive, enjoying an exceptional setting on a south westerly facing hillside with superb views over the surrounding countryside.
The nearby favoured village of Parracombe affords a thriving local community providing a primary school, general store/post office, public house and parish church. Despite its peaceful and secluded rural position West Middleton Farm still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield with the larger towns of Barnstaple and South Molton providing an extensive range of every day shopping, banking, recreational and educational facilities. From both of these towns the A361 North Devon link road provides easy access to Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27). Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway (London, Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
The Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths and the stunning North Devon coastline with its popular resorts of Lynton, Lynmouth, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. The property is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside which provides unsurpassed riding and is renowned for its recreational and sporting opportunities, boasting some of the finest hunting, fishing and shooting in the country.
Situated to the front of the farmhouse is a very pretty formal garden enclosed within stone walls, with paved pathways flanked by lawned areas with flower and shrub borders. To the rear is a beautiful large landscaped garden laid mainly to lawn with well stocked flower and shrub beds and borders, containing a number of ornamental trees, with a further upper lawned garden with a copper beech hedge and gate out onto the adjoining land.
Adjoining the cottage is a stone and slate roofed two storey Traditional Range containing a store on the ground floor with external stone steps leading to a large loft over divided into three inter-connecting areas. This part may have potential to create additional accommodation, subject to any planning/listed building consent. Further, adjoining the above is a stone and fibre cement roofed range of Calf Pens divided into four stalls, with a timber and slate roofed Dog Kennel.
Situated to the front of the cottage is a part cobbled courtyard area with a gate leading out to the main yard, whilst to the rear is a lawned garden with shrub borders enclosed by timber post and rail fencing. Further recently established Orchard and fenced Vegetable Garden.
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