7 bedroom house for saleCleeve, Ermington, Devon
Offers in Excess of
- A beautiful country home set within it's own land of 112 acres
- Income potential from integral apartment and annexe
- Exceptional views of the countryside
- Single bank fishing rights to the River Erme
- Barns with significant potential for conversion
- In all about 8,736 SqFt.
The property is dressed in limestone from the quarry in Plymstock and was built in approximately 1886. It's finely dressed stone elevations are an attractive and impressive feature of this fine country home with period brick detailing and sandstone mullions. Delightful views over surrounding countryside are provided from the property's impressive elevated position in the centre of its' own land. Within the property are an annexe and large self-contained apartment providing home and income potential. These could easily be incorporated into the main house. The house has been the subject of a program of extensive upgrading and enhancement in recent times. Improvements that have already been undertaken include the installation of an efficient underfloor heating system run from thermo-dynamic panels, sola photovoltaic panels on the roof, double glazed windows to most openings and pumped hot water system. High quality fittings have been used in bath/shower rooms, whilst some further works are required. Cleeve House provides comfortable and well-proportioned family accommodation in an outstanding rural location. Alternatively, the house can be used for letting or as a country hotel or for Bed & Breakfast, subject to the necessary consents.
Cleeve House is set in the Parish of Ermington, on the outskirts of the town of Ivybridge. The town is a vibrant, friendly community in the beautiful South Hams, nestling on the southern edge of Dartmoor. The town centre is little more than half a mile away from Cleeve House and there can be found a comprehensive range of shops and other businesses. The newly developed Watermark Centre is a flagship cultural and business centre in the heart of Ivybridge. It is home to a cinema and theatre space, conference and banqueting facilities with bar, new state-of-the-art library, IT suite, community information resources, coffee shop plus business units for rent and an on-site business support service. The town has several primary schools and a very well respected Community College. Within the town are numerous clubs and societies catering for a wide variety of interests and opportunities to participate in many sports including football, rugby, cricket and tennis. The South Devon Leisure Centre provides indoor and outdoor swimming pools, squash courts and gymnasium. The town lies alongside the A38 Devon Expressway which provides quick access to Plymouth less than 10 miles away and to Exeter and the M5 about 30 miles distant.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
The long and attractive carriage driveway passes over a stone bridge and through the established and well stocked gardens. There are formal lawns, several entertaining areas and a level croquet lawn.
LOT 2 - STONE BARNS
Stone barns with significant potential for conversion(subject to planning) to two residential properties, together with about 3.7 acres, as outlined on the site plan.
Accessed from the main drive, is an impressive range of stone barns which in total extends to circa 5,000 square feet. The barns enjoy a lovely rural aspect and are sold with an area of paddock and woodland.
As of 9 December 2016, plans have been submitted to the Local Authority for the creation of two residential properties and a decision is pending. These plans can be viewed directly on South Hams District Council planning portal.
The existing barn which will be sold as seen, with its current usage as at the time of completion. Please check South Hams planning for progress of the current application, ref 1675/16/FUL
Agent's Note: We understand from our client that it is intended for Lot 2 to have an easement for a future water supply at the purchasers expense . Please verify details via the vendor's Legal Pack.
LOT 3 - TWO MEADOWS EXTENDING IN TOTAL TO ABOUT 15.1 ACRES
Two enclosures currently to pasture with access from the initial section of the driveway of Lot 1.
Mains water is connected via a supply from Eastern Lodge. The vendor will install a sub-meter following exchange of contracts.
LOT 4 - FIELD OF CIRCA 5 ACRES
A level field accessed from the main driveway with a private water connection from Lot 1. If sold separate from Lot 1, the vendor will install a sub meter following exchange of contracts.
LOT 5 - BLOCK OF AGRICULTURAL LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 35.6 ACRES
A block of pasture/arable land with an area of mature broadleaf woodland, with some larch known as 'Northstock Wood' in the middle, as seen on the plan.
There are a number of modern agricultural buildings in the north-eastern corner which benefit from the private water supply from Lot 1. If sold separately from Lot 1, the vendor will install a sub-meter following exchange of contracts.
LOT 6 - BLOCK OF AGRICULTURAL LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 38.7 ACRES
Accessed from the drive on the southern boundary in a westerly direction from Marjory Cross, this land comprises pasture, arable and a block of woodland known as 'Mucky Mead Plantation' which has a variety of broadleaf trees.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered with the Rural Land Registry and the vendor has claimed BPS entitlements for 2015. The entitlements are not included in the sale but are available by separate negotiation if required.
The farm has not been entered into any schemes.
LOT 7 - STONE BARNS IMMEDIATELY TO REAR OF THE MAIN DWELLING
Currently without planning permission, purchasers are to make their own enquiries regarding the possibility of conversion. Set in approx. 0.3 acres.
LOT 8 - CEDARWOOD COTTAGE
A detached timber frame building with a protected tenancy, including a garden section. Set in about circa 0.6 acres No access will be allowed to this property until the remaining plots have been sold by the vendor. (This property is not suitable for home occupation purchase).
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