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4 bedroom house for sale

Wembworthy, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18

Sold STC £550,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Detached 4 bedroomed Home
  • Could suit annexe (sub to planning)
  • Double garage and Stable
  • Outbuildings
  • Adjoining pasture land
  • In total about 8.46 Acres

Full description

A most attractive and versatile Residential/Equestrian Smallholding occupying an outstanding rural position enjoying lovely views over its own adjoining pasture land and the surrounding open countryside, the whole extending in total to about 8.46 Acres. EPC=E


Babbages Farm represents a most attractive and well situated residential/equestrian smallholding set within unspoilt and yet accessible rolling Devon countryside. The property is centred upon a traditional farmhouse believed to date originally from the mid 1700’s, which over the years has undergone sympathetic enlargement and refurbishment resulting in an excellent country home. Whilst the house already provides spacious and well-appointed four double bedroomed family accommodation the potential may also exist for the creation of an annexe or guest suite, subject to obtaining any necessary planning/building regulation consents.
The property enjoys a delightful rural position with no immediate neighbours, set in large private gardens and grounds with a double garage, ample private parking and a useful range of adaptable outbuildings, appealing to those prospective purchasers with horses or livestock.
The adjoining level land is in excellent heart enjoying superb countryside views and comprising a productive and principally level pasture affording considerable agricultural, equestrian and amenity appeal.
Babbages Farm extends in total to about 8.46 Acres (3.42 Ha).

The property occupies an outstanding position in a peaceful rural area lying a short distance to the west of the picturesque Taw Valley. The surrounding gently undulating and unspoilt Devon countryside, affords a predominately agricultural landscape of mainly pasture and arable land interspersed with an abundance of wooded valleys.
The village of Winkleigh and small town of Chulmleigh both provide thriving and very active local communities which have managed to retain a good range of local services. Winkleigh has two public houses, a post office, butchers, a general stores, vets practise and a doctors' surgery. The village also provides a community centre, a village hall and a sports centre. Both Winkleigh and Chulmleigh have well regarded primary schools, with secondary schooling also available at the latter.
Despite its rural position the property still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and main routes of communication with the A377 providing an easy link to the larger towns of South Molton, Crediton and Barnstaple, each providing an extensive range of everyday shopping, banking, recreational and educational facilities.
From Tiverton the A361 provides quick and easy access to the M5 motorway (Junction 27). There are nearby rail stations on the Barnstaple to Exeter (Tarka) line at Eggesford and Kings Nympton. Main line rail services are available at Exeter and Tiverton Parkway, with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

The property is approached from the quiet council lane via a private double gated entrance drive with smart rendered pillars and stone walls to either side, flanked with a mown grass verge. This leads into a large concrete and gravelled car parking and turning area situated adjacent to the front of the house, with a pretty corner bed stocked with a variety of alpines. Adjacent to the car parking area is a rendered and profile steel roofed range comprising a Double Garage with two sets of double timber doors and adjoining former stable, currently used as a Store, with a stable door.
Adjoining to the front elevation of the house is a stone paved Sitting Out Area with a pathway leading to the side into a timber post and rail enclosed rear garden laid mainly to lawn, with some flower and shrub borders. This garden enjoys superb views over the adjoining land with a pedestrian gate leading out to the road.
From the entrance drive a pathway and steps lead up into a further lawned garden area primarily enclosed within hedge bank boundaries and containing a Poly Tunnel, approx. 24' x 11'6" (7.32m x 3.54m).


Bedroom 1 
a large double bedroom with a built-in double wardrobe and further Airing Cupboard containing the hot water cylinder and timber slatted shelving.

Dining Room 
a light double aspect room with exposed ceiling beams and joists. Four wall light points and double glazed French windows leading out to the garden.

Rear Entrance Hall 
with a part double glazed door to outside. Ideal Mexico gas fired boiler for central heating and domestic hot water. Access hatch to roof space.

Cloakroom 
containing a low level WC and wall mounted wash hand basin.

Garden Room 
a door leads off the entrance porch into a double aspect room with double glazed doors leading out to the gardens to the rear. Access hatch to the roof space and tiled floor.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 
containing an extensive range of solid pine fronted base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over and further matching wall cupboards with under cupboard lighting. Inset 1½ bowl single drainer sink with mixer tap, space and plumbing for gas cooker with extractor hood and light over. Space and plumbing for dish washer and washing machine and space for fridge. Exposed ceiling beams and joists, two wall light points and part tiled walls. Arched opening through to the...

Studio/Hobbies Room 
a large versatile space enjoying a double aspect with lots of natural light. Tiled floor, five wall light points and access hatch to roof space. The garden room and studio/hobbies room may afford the potential to create a self-contained annexe/guest suite subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent.

First Floor 

Landing 
with access hatch to roof space.

Bedroom 2 
enjoying views to the front elevation.

Bedroom 3 
a delightful double aspect bedroom enjoying views over the gardens, adjoining land and surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 4 
another good sized double bedroom enjoying lovely rural views.

Bathroom 
well-appointed and mainly tiled to dado height, containing a white suite comprising a panelled bath with mixer tap and shower attachment. Wash hand basin with mixer tap inset into a vanity style unit with cupboards under. Close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Tiled corner shower cubicle with a Mira Event electric shower. Heated towel rail.

Outside 
The property is approached from the quiet council lane via a private double gated entrance drive with smart rendered pillars and stone walls to either side, flanked with a mown grass verge. This leads into a large concrete and gravelled car parking and turning area situated adjacent to the front of the house, with a pretty corner bed stocked with a variety of alpines. Adjacent to the car parking area is a rendered and profile steel roofed range comprising a Double Garage with two sets of double timber doors and adjoining former stable, currently used as a Store, with a stable door. Adjoining to the front elevation of the house is a stone paved Sitting Out Area with a pathway leading to the side into a timber post and rail enclosed rear garden laid mainly to lawn, with some flower and shrub borders. This garden enjoys superb views over the adjoining land with a pedestrian gate leading out to the road. From the entrance drive a pathway and steps lead up into a further la (truncated)

The Outbuildings 
A gateway from the car parking area provides vehicular access to the adjoining land and to a further Vegetable Garden contained behind post and rail fencing with lawned borders. This area also contains a timber and gi roofed and clad former Lambing Shed, approx. 41' x 17' (12.5m x 5.18m), with restricted head height. A further gated access leads into a large enclosed grassed area, situated adjacent to the gardens, and containing a timber three bay Pole Barn, approx. 45' x 45' (13.72m x 13.72m). This building is currently used as a stable barn containing two stables/loose boxes, a hay store, a central gated passageway and tractor parking. A small timber and gi roofed Generator House is also situated in this area. To the rear of the stable barn is a timber post and rail fenced area which inter-connects between the two fields.

The Land 
Surrounding the farmstead on three sides this comprises a block of principally level and productive pasture conveniently divided into two enclosures with hedge and fenced boundaries and watering to both fields. Situated on the lower side of the main paddock is an established Orchard of mainly cider apples. Inter-connecting gates link the two fields each field benefiting from separate gated road access from the quiet council lanes which adjoin to the eastern and western boundaries. The land is currently utilised for equestrian purposes although it may be well suited to a variety of agricultural or other amenity uses. In total Babbages Farm extends to about 8.46 Acres.

Ground Floor 

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Half double glazed front door with side panel to…

Entrance Porch 
with a stone paved floor and wall light point.

Entrance Hall 
a spacious hallway with stairs rising and turning to first floor. Two wall light points, enclosed under stairs cupboard, exposed ceiling joists and oak boarded floor. Arched opening through into the...

Living Room 
a lovely large character room with exposed ceiling beams and joists. Large inglenook style fireplace in stone surround with original bread oven and beam over, inset with a Villager wood burning stove. Two window seats, four wall light points and oak boarded floor.

Services 
Mains water, gas and electricity supplies. Drainage to a private system. Telephone and broadband at present connected.

Outgoings 
Local Council Tax Band E, together with usual service and environmental charges.

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Added on Rightmove:
22 July 2016

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