Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon

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Added on 14/05/2020
Strutt & Parker, Exeter

Key features

  • Thatched Grade II Listed house
  • Set in approximately 49 acres
  • Four cottages
  • Martin Collins surface Arena
  • Ample stabling
  • Paddocks
  • Brook fishing and lakes

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Golland Farm is believed to have been built in the mid to late 1500’s and extended in the mid 17th century. The house has been completely modernised by the current owners and was re-thatched in 2011. Underfloor heating and hot water is provided by a “green” and efficient air source heat pump and a heat recovery system is installed which provides hot air venting on the first floor as well.

The property contains a number of attractive character features, including exposed timbers and character fireplaces. Surprisingly for a house of this age the ceiling heights are very good. The house enjoys rural views over its own grounds and
across the valley.

Golland Farm is approached over a long entrance drive to a large concrete parking and turning area to the front of the house. Although not used as an entrance, the main front door opens into the centre of this Devon longhouse into the sitting room. This is a lovely room with exposed timbers, a bread oven and an inglenook fireplace with a Villager wood burner. There is a study and a utility room beyond with a cloakroom and a stable door to the rear of the property and an office with a stable door leading to the outside. At the other end of the ground floor are the dining room and kitchen. The dining room has exposed wood beams with an Aga woodburner in the fireplace.
The kitchen/breakfast room is fitted with a 30 amp night storage four oven AGA and solid oak units with granite tops made by Ashgrove Kitchens. The central island has a dishwasher, electric AGA module and a sink. This is a large room with ample space for a dining table and living area and this room as with most in the house enjoys views out across the valley. Off the kitchen is a large store room/tack room with a stable door to the outside. The current owners use this as their main entrance as it provides direct access to the yard. Beyond here are a boiler room, with stable door to yard and provision for a groom’s toilet/shower room. Large slate flags feature throughout the property downstairs.

Oak stairs lead up to the first floor to a beamed
landing hallway where there are three double bedrooms. Large rustic French oak boards with handmade nails, run throughout upstairs. The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and an en suite wet room with shower, toilet and basin. There is potential to extend from here out over the kitchen and tack room (subject to the necessary permissions). The second bedroom has a very attractive wall with exposed original stud timbers. Both the second and third bedrooms have oak fitted cupboards. A further family wet room, with cast iron roll-top bath and shower is at the end of the hall.

The Shippon comprises a large open plan kitchen and living area with an en suite bedroom downstairs and two bedrooms and large living room upstairs.

Buzzards View has three bedrooms on the ground floor with a bathroom and a shower room and a large open plan kitchen living room upstairs.

Roe has a sitting room and kitchen downstairs with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.

The Studio Cottage has a kitchen, separate sitting/living room with vaullted ceilings and a large landing, bedroom and a bathroom on the first floor.

All cottages have woodburners.

Golland Farm is situated in a peaceful and elevated rural location about one mile from the quiet village of Burrington and three miles from Chulmleigh. Burrington offers a village pub and post office with shop service. Chulmleigh has a good selection of pubs, a café, butchers, garage, Indian restaurant, Spar and deli. The luxury Northcote Manor Hotel is also nearby as is the High Bullen Country House, offering golf and other leisure facilities. The main market town of Barnstaple is easily reached and offers a wealth of shops pubs restaurants as well as multi-screen cinema the Queens Theatre hosting a range of local and national productions to name but a few.

The cathedral city and county town of Exeter is about 25 miles away and provides a comprehensive range of cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities. Exeter also has a fine university.

Road – The A30 providing links to Cornwall in Westerley direction and the M5 motorway, about 25 miles away.
Rail – Intercity high speed trains operate from Tiverton and Exeter St David’s to London Paddington, or via Salisbury to London Waterloo.
Air – Exeter International Airport, about 30 miles from Burrington, provides flights to a number of cities within the British Isles and to a variety of continental and intercontinental destinations.

Golland Farm is well placed to take advantage of a number of recreational facilities within the area and on its own land including:
Hunting with the Eggesford Hunt, Tiverton Staghounds and riding out on various bridleways. Walking - The North Devon coastline offers some of the most spectacular coastal walks and golden sandy beaches.
Fishing in the River Taw
Sailing, climbing, bathing and water sports along the North and South Devon coastlines.

By the house there is a large barn that is currently used for stabling, a garage, a gym, workshop and storage. The latter is let and could provide further income if desired. Behind the main house is a yard and an area with five raised beds, adjacent to here is the orchard. A raised concrete area at the rear of the house is lit and has power for, inter alia, a hot tub. A large stone barn with a slate roof is behind the house. This is currently used for stabling and storage, but has a number of potential uses subject to the necessary planning permissions.

There is a small derelict cob cottage off a track on the way down to the paddocks that would be suitable for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. Beyond here is the 55m x 25m Arena with a Martin Collins silica sand and clopf fibre surface that has been installed by the current owners. The track then opens out into the paddocks, with the fields and ponds beyond. Further barns and outbuildings on the farm include a cowshed, a calfing barn and a hay barn. There is also a Claydon five-horse walker that is available subject to negotiation. The field and paddocks surrounding Golland Farm extend to approximately 49 acres meaning the house is completely ring fenced by its own land.

All barns have water and electricity. All fields are troughed or have access to water.



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Burrington, Umberleigh, Devon

NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode

  • King's Nympton Station0.9 miles
  • Portsmouth Arms Station2.5 miles
  • Eggesford Station3.3 miles
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