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Beer Farm, Nr Okehampton, Okehampton, Devon, EX20

Sold STC £285,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Detached Barn
  • Consent to Convert to 5 Bed Dwelling
  • Grounds Approx 4.3 Acres
  • Excellent Access to Dartmoor
  • Further Barn & Additional Land by Separate Negotiation

Full description

A substantial detached barn for conversion with 4.3 acres of land. Substantial Detached Barn. Consent to Convert to 5 Bed Dwelling. Grounds Approx 4.3 Acres.
Further Land & Barn by Separate Negotiation. Excellent Access to Dartmoor.

Situation - The property is situated adjacent to Beer Farm, a small residential hamlet incorporating the original farmhouse and adjacent cottages. Situated just outside the Dartmoor National Park, the property enjoys an attractive rural aspect. Dartmoor offers hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery with many opportunities for riding, walking and outdoor pursuits. The nearby town of Okehampton offers an excellent range of shops and services, including three supermarkets, locally and nationally owned shops and businesses. There is schooling from infant to A-level standard together with a modern hospital and leisure centre in the attractive setting of Simmons Park. The A30 dual carriageway provides a direct link west into Cornwall and east to the cathedral and university city of Exeter with its M5 motorway, main line rail and international air connections.

Description - The property comprises a large detached traditional barn of stone construction with part brick, cob and concrete block beneath a recently renewed slate roof. Planning Consent Number 00841 / 2014 was granted in October 2014. The planning allows for the conversion of the barn into a spacious dwelling with approximately 2500sqft of accommodation. The proposed accommodation would incorporate five bedrooms and three reception rooms, as well as an attached garage. There is space for areas of garden around the barn, beyond which lies an area of pasture paddock, the whole being in the region of 4.4 Acres. The property is accessed over shared driveway, the ownership of which will be included within the sale of the barn, subject to rights of access by the other properties within the hamlet. It should be noted that the vendors have carried out some works within recent years, which has included the replacement and felting of the roof, as well as repairs to the walls internally and externally. This is a rare opportunity to acquire a detached barn with potential to create a delightful rural home with a useful amount of land.

Services - Mains Water Connected. Mains Electricity Not Connected, although there is a transformer approximately 100 metres from the property. A new private drainage system would need to be installed.

Planning Consent - Conditional consent for the conversion of Broomhill Barn into a dwelling was granted on the 10th October 2014, Reference 00841 /2014.

The property is the subject of a Section 106 Agreement with obligation for the purchaser to provide West Devon Borough Council with 'Affordable Housing Contribution' of £13,125. Full details can be found on the West Devon Borough Council web site, quoting the above planning reference number.

Additional Land And Farm Building Available - A large ATCOST BUILDING of approximately 2500 sqft is available by separate negotiation. This building is conveniently situated to be utilised by Broomhill Barn. It would be ideal for a variety of uses including conversion to stabling, garaging or storage, subject to any necessary consents. In addition, a further adjoining area of land of approximately 12 acres is also available by separate negotiation and incorporates areas of pasture, marsh and a sizeable lake, ideal for fishing or as a delightful natural habitat. The land has a separate access track.

Directional Note - From Okehampton town centre, proceed out of the town as if towards Exeter. On the edge of town, do not join the A30 dual carriageway, but continue straight ahead heading for Sticklepath. Continue past the BP Service Station and at Tongue End Cross turn left signposted to Sampford Courtenay. Continue over the A30 and take the first right hand turning at Beer Cross signposted for Taw Green. Continue for just under half a mile and the entrance to Beer farm will be found upon the left hand side. Continue down the drive and around to the left bypassing the farmhouse and cottages and the barn will be found upon the right handside.

Agents Note - It should be noted that an ATCOST BARN measuring 60 ft x 44 ft, situated close to Broomhill Barn, may be available by separate negotiation. This barn would complement the Main Barn during conversion, being ideal for storage of materials, workshop space etc, and later being ideal as garaging/storage, stabling or others uses subject to consent.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.


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