4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Ilkerton, Barbrook, Lynton, Devon

Sold STC £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Grade II Listed beautifully presented 3 / 4 bedroom period farmhouse
  • Two holiday cottages; one 3 bedroom and one 2 bedroom
  • Barns with potential for conversion
  • Traditional cobbled farmyard
  • About 6.1 acres

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A beautiful, period farmhouse with two holiday cottages, in the highly sought after Exmoor National Park, standing in just over 6 acres

Location

Situated in the small hamlet of Ilkerton, within the highly favoured Exmoor National Park, is this beautifully presented holiday complex. The property enjoys tranquil, rural surroundings, with fantastic walks available close by, yet also within easy access of local amenities. The 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. There is also a wealth of country pursuits on offer, including hunting, shooting and fishing. The pretty village of Lynton is twinned with the coastal village of Lynmouth, both about 2 miles away from the property, offering a good range of local amenities. The larger town of Ilfracombe and the regional centre of Barnstaple, both about 19 miles away, offer a more comprehensive range of amenities, business opportunities, shopping and leisure pursuits.

Communications

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, or Tiverton Parkway there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours.

Mileages

Lynton – 2 miles
Barnstaple – 19 miles
Tiverton – 39 miles

The Property

This is an opportunity to acquire a traditional Devon farmhouse, which offers spacious and versatile accommodation, with an abundance of character features throughout. This Grade II Listed property has been the subject of considerable expenditure by the current owners, and now offers well-presented accommodation with three reception rooms, a traditional farmhouse kitchen and three / four bedrooms (one en-suite).

The property boasts two holiday cottages that provide a useful income, with further potential to increase the turnover. They have been converted to a high standard with a wealth of character features remaining. One of the cottages offers 3 bedroom accommodation with 3 bathrooms, and the other 2 bedroom with 2 bathrooms. The holiday cottages benefit from their own entrance, parking and garden areas.

To the side of the farmhouse is a cobbled courtyard, with a recently re-roofed stone barn which offers potential for conversion (subject to planning permission). In total, the property stands in just over 6 acres of grounds (6.15) which is a mixture of gardens and level pasture. The property must be viewed to fully appreciate the quality and potential on offer.

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

Front door leads through to

Entrance Hall Stairs rise to first floor landing.

Sitting Room Window to front elevation. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Exposed beams and lintel. Opens to

Study A dual aspect room with exposed beams. Access to rear hall.

Family Room Window to front elevation. Beamed ceiling. Inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove. Under stairs storage cupboard.

Rear Hallway Paving slab floor. Window to rear elevation. Beamed ceiling. Door giving access to rear garden.

Cloakroom Comprising low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room A traditional farmhouse style kitchen, enjoying a light and airy dual aspect, with oil fired Aga set in inglenook fireplace with bread oven. Slate flagstone flooring. Range of matching wall and base units with sink set into wood surfaces. Space for washing machine and fridge freezer. Walk in larder cupboard.

Dining Room A dual aspect room with beamed ceiling and slate flagstone flooring.

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1 Window to front elevation. Fantastic exposed oak floorboards and A frames.

En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Tongue and groove panelling. Exposed pine floorboards. Window to front elevation.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation. Fantastic exposed oak floorboards and A frames.

From the landing, it opens to

Occasional Bedroom 4 Window to rear elevation. Exposed pine floorboards. Hatch access to loft space. Access to bedroom 3 and bathroom.

Bedroom 3 Window to rear elevation. Exposed pine floorboards.

Bathroom Comprising of roll top, claw footed bath, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Exposed pine floorboards.

The Cottages

The holiday cottages have their own entrance and parking areas, and a path leads around to the front, where there are garden areas for both properties, including lawned sections and gravelled patios for al-fresco dining.

Hawthorn

Large glazed double doors with side panels give access to an

Open Plan Sitting / Dining Room / Kitchen A fantastic room with double height vaulted ceiling with exposed beams and A frames. The room enjoys a dual aspect, overlooking the garden, and has a galleried bedroom above.

Sitting / Dining Area Exposed timber floor. Feature fireplace. Stairs rise to the first floor and open to

Kitchen Area Comprising of an excellent range of matching wall and base units, with Belfast sink set into work surfaces, with an integrated oven, four ring hob and extractor over, with space for a fridge, dishwasher and a washing machine. Slate flooring. Stairs lead down to

Ground Floor Hallway Slate flooring. Under stairs storage cupboard.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation. Slate flooring. Fitted cupboard (small wardrobe).

En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle. Slate flooring.

Bedroom 3 Slate flooring. Window to front elevation enjoying countryside views.

Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin, tongue and groove panelled bath and shower cubicle. Slate flooring.

From the sitting area, stairs lead to the first floor and

Bedroom 1 Galleried over the sitting area, with a Velux window enjoying countryside views. Exposed oak floor.

En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a shower cubicle. Slate flooring.

Bramble

Stable door leads to

Kitchen / Dining Room Comprising of an excellent range of wall and matching base units, with circular sink set into work surfaces, with oven, four ring hob and space for a dish washer, fridge and washing machine. Slate flooring. Cupboard housing the boiler and hot water cylinder.

Steps lead down to the

Sitting Room Dual aspect room with double height vaulted ceiling, with exposed A frame. Oak floor and feature fireplace. Stairs lead down to the

Ground Floor Hallway Slate flooring. Under stairs storage cupboard.

Bathroom Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and a bath. Slate flooring.

Bedroom 1 Window to side elevation. Slate flooring.

En-Suite Comprising of low level WC, pedestal wash hand basin and shower cubicle.

Bedroom 2 Window to front elevation.

Agent’s Note The contents of both holiday cottages are available, by separate negotiation.

Outside

The property is approached through a stone archway to a cobbled courtyard, which provides ample off road parking and turning, for several vehicles. As you enter the courtyard, to the left is a substantial, two storey stone and slate barn which has been re-roofed. This barn offers superb potential for conversion (subject to planning permission), but at present, offers excellent storage. As you enter the courtyard, the gable end of the farmhouse is in front of you, with the rear of the cottages to the right. There are also a range of former pigsties that offer further storage. To the rear of the farmhouse is an area laid to lawn, with flowerbeds and borders and gates which provide access to the fields. There is also a recently re-roofed stone and slate barn, currently used as a workshop, but again, with potential. The garden to the front of the farmhouse is a beautiful cottage garden, with flowerbeds and borders, areas of lawn, and a patio area, with pergola. A gate provides access to the paddocks; in total, the land amounts to approximately 6.1 acres.

Property Information

Services

Mains electricity, private water and drainage. Oil fired central heating. Both cottages on the lower ground floor have under floor heating and central heating on the remaining floors.

Local Authority

North Devon District Council – 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.

Viewing

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

For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion.

Directions

From Barnstaple, proceed on the A39 signposted towards Lynton. Continue until reaching the staggered cross roads at Blackmoor Gate, then turn right, and immediately left, following signs for Lynton. Stay on this road, until you drop down the hill into Barbrook. Turn right, immediately before the petrol station, and proceed up the hill. Continue to the top of the hill, where the property will be found on the right hand side, with name plate clearly displayed.


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Listing History

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19 July 2016

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Nearest station

  • Barnstaple (13.1 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Jackson-Stops & Staff, Barnstaple

27 Boutport Street, Barnstaple, EX31 1RP

01271 604028 Local call rate

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