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Dolton, Winkleigh, Devon

Sold STC £1,500,000
154.6 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 154.6 acres (62.6 hectares)

Key features

  • 4 reception rooms
  • 6 bedrooms
  • Agricultural buildings
  • Range of traditional buildings
  • 136.87 acres of organic pasture
  • 11.05 acres of woodland
  • In all about 3794 sq ft

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Chapple Farm is an unlisted, south facing five bedroom family house, with flexible accommodation, that has been in the same ownership for over thirty years.

The accommodation, which maintains many of its period features comprises of an entrance hall with the main staircase and the main reception rooms on either side, a drawing room with a bay window, a sitting room featuring an inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove and views over the gardens, a study and the kitchen/breakfast room. The kitchen has fitted units, an oil fired Aga and a door leads out to the sun room/ conservatory with an original feature of a stone trough and pump. Off the kitchen is also a larder, cloakroom and family bathroom.

Upstairs are six bedrooms and two shower rooms. The master bedroom has walk in cupboards and great views over the land.

There is eaves storage and a further office on
the first floor. There are stone cellars under the house accessed from a tunnel in the garden.

Chapple Farm is surrounded by its gardens and land. To the front of the house is a south facing lawn with hedge borders overlooking the land to the river and surrounding countryside. To the side of the house is a cobbled pathway leading to a productive walled vegetable garden, with fruit bushes, and a further lawned area with many established trees including apple, damson and walnuts. There is a polytunnel and a small pond in the trees. There is access from here, through a five bar gate, to the solar panels in the first field.

To the rear of the house is a large hard standing with two garages and parking for several cars. A store room/workshop with the boiler is accessed from the courtyard. There is also a wood store.

Chapple Farm has a traditional stone barn and stables with potential for residential planning permission subject to the necessary planning consents. Further information is available from
the vendor’s agent.

The farm buildings comprise:

- Three-bay open fronted barn with a timber frame tin roof, weatherboard cladding and dirt floor. Currently used for log and straw storage.

- Timber portal frame agricultural barn (70ft x 68ft with four bays) with tin roof, weatherboard cladding and a part concrete floor. Water connected.

The yard also comprises a silage pit, slurry tank, and cattle handling area.

The land at Chapple Farm comprises 154.64 acres of extremely attractive undulating organic grassland interspersed with woodland and three small ponds.

The land is situated in a ring fenced block with views over unspoilt North Devon countryside and benefits from a high degree of amenity and river frontage on the River Torridge. All of the fields are well fenced and have water troughs.

Some of the fields have been used for arable production in the past, but are currently used to graze an Organic Aberdeen Angus herd. The land is classified as Grade III.

In addition there are free standing solar panels under an FIT agreement. These generate roughly £4,800 p.a. Additional information is available on request.

Chapple Farm occupies a most enviable and private position in the heart of Devon. The undulating grassland landscape is grazed by an organic Aberdeen Angus herd with pockets of woodland and River Torridge frontage provides a picturesque rural setting.

Chapple Farm lies 1 mile from the thriving village of Dolton with its primary school, village shop/post office, butcher’s shop, churches, two pubs and a well-used village hall. The larger village of Winkleigh is approximately 2 ½ miles away and is able to meet most everyday requirements.

Bideford, Barnstaple and Okehampton are all approximately 14 miles away, and provide a good range of schools, colleges, shops (including a Waitrose at Okehampton), facilities and a hospital.

The cathedral city of Exeter, approximately 26 miles away, offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best in the country.

There is easy access to the North Devon Coast with its delightful beaches and coastal scenery, the Tarka Trail, as well as Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks which are renowned for their varied recreational and sporting opportunities.

The M5 motorway provides links to Bristol and London, the A38 to Plymouth and the A30 to Cornwall. There are regular rail services to London Paddington from Exeter (2h43) and an increasing number of domestic and international destinations from Exeter International Airport, including two daily flights to London City Airport.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
28 August 2016

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