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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Fremington, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

Guide Price £999,950

Property Description

Key features

  • Main House; 4 Beds, 3 Recs
  • 1 Bed Annexe/Guest Wing
  • Studio Holiday Apartment
  • 4,000 sq ft Period Buildings
  • 7,000 sq ft Modern Buildings
  • Lovely Southerly Views
  • Timeless & Tranquil Location
  • Available with 25 or 68 Acres

Full description

A 4 bedroom farmhouse, 1 bedroom annexe, studio or holiday apartment, range of period barns and modern buildings of over 11,000 sq ft, 68 acres of pasture and woodland. EPC Band D 68 ACRES

Situation And Amenities

In timeless and tranquil rural surroundings at the end of a half mile No Through country lane, the property is surrounded by its own land, and enjoys delightful southerly views over open countryside. At the same time, the villages of Fremington and Instow are both about 2 miles, and offer local shopping facilities providing for day-to-day needs. Instow is one of North Devon's premier villages, renowned for its beach, the Taw Estuary and Yacht Club. The small market town of Bideford and the regional centre of Barnstaple are both about 4 miles, Barnstaple houses the areas main business, commercial, leisure and shopping venues. The property is also within about half an hours driving distance of the favoured safe and sandy beaches of Croyde, Saunton and Woolacombe and a similar distance to Exmoor National Park. The A39 / A361 North Devon Link Road is about 3 miles and affords access through to Tiverton, from where dual carriageway access leads to Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, where there is also the Parkway Railway Station, from where trains to London (Paddington) are approximately 2 hours.


A small country estate, currently with an equestrian bias, but suitable for operating as a small, residential farm. The property includes a range of traditional barns offering potential for conversion to holiday complex or similar, subject to any necessary planning permission. If a prospective purchaser is daunted by the amount of land, but likes the idea of controlling the activity upon it and the protection aspect, then the vendors can introduce a local farmer who will be pleased to rent as much land as is available. The amount of land being offered with the property is also flexible and is currently offered with either 25 acres or a total of 68 acres; further permutations may be considered, subject to further discussion. The farmhouse itself is of period origin, and presents colourwash rendered elevations beneath a tiled roof. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys and is bright, spacious and versatile. All principal rooms enjoy the delightful southerly views. Attached to the main house, there is a single storey self-contained annexe or guest suite, which could possibly be developed further, subject to planning permission. The courtyard of period buildings offer potential for a variety of uses as previously intimated, and the extensive modern range of buildings are suitable for housing livestock and machinery. The accommodation with approximate dimensions is more clearly identified on the accompanying floorplan, but comprises:

Ground Floor Entrance Porch

Flagstone steps to

Entrance Lobby

Quarry tiled flooring. Door to reception hall.

Rear Hall

Door to outside with storm porch.

Sitting Room

A delightful south facing character room with exposed ceiling beams and joists. Open brick and stone fireplace with two separate bread ovens, one with original clome oven cover and a fine example of a cream scalder. Wood burning stove set on slate hearth. Wall light points. Opening to recessed area (4'0 x 3'6).

Dining Room

South facing with open fireplace. Inset wood burning stove with copper hood above. Exposed ceiling beams. Spotlights. Wall lights. Pantry cupboard with stone slab and shelving.

Breakfast Room

Double aspect. Tiled floor. Exposed A frame. Roof truss ends.


Tiled flooring. Exposed A frame roof truss ends. Former open fireplace with original beam above. Partially inset new Rayburn oil fired range for central heating, hot water and cooking. Mantelpiece over. Range of roll top kitchen units with inset single drainer double bowl stainless steel sink, mixer tap. Matching wall cupboards. Tiled splash backs.

Inner Lobby

Ceiling beams, tiled floor. Door to under stairs cupboard.

Utility Room

Tiled floor. Range of roll top units with inset single drainer stainless steel sink. Space and plumbing under for washing machine. Dishwasher. Space for upright fridge. Matching wall cupboards. Door to outside.

Shower Room

Tiled floor with half tiled surround. Hand basin set in vanity unit. Fully tiled shower cubicle with Mira shower, shower tidy and tri-fold door.


Tiled floor, low level WC. Coat hooks.

Boot Room

Space for tumble dryer, freezer. Concreted boot wash. Door to outside.

Separate Wc

Low level WC. Electric wall heater. Tiled floor.

First Floor Landing

Bedroom 1

South facing with far reaching views.

En-Suite Shower Room

Vanity unit with His and Her inset basins, mirror above. Strip light and shaver point, storage space under. Low tiled splash back. Low level WC. Fully tiled shower cubicle. Mira power shower. Heated towel rail. Dimplex radiator. Laminate flooring.

Bedroom 2

South facing with rural views.

Bedroom 3

South facing with rural views.

Bedroom 4

Built in wardrobe cupboard. Plumbing for vanity unit.

Family Bathroom

Refurbished with white low level WC, pedestal basin, panelled bath, chrome combination mixer taps/shower attachment. Shower cubicle with Mira power shower. Built in airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater.


Attached Annexe / Guest Suite


Laminate flooring, storage heater. Walk in wardrobe. Provision for kitchenette.

Shower Room

Low level WC, pedestal basin, Triton wall heater above. Shower cubicle with Mira shower. Heated towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Tiled floor.


Low level WC, pedestal basin, Triton wall heater above. Shower cubicle with Mira shower. Heated towel rail. Partially tiled walls. Tiled floor.

Granary Studio

This is approached via stone steps to a first floor converted holiday unit, incorporating

Open Plan Double Aspect Bed / Sitting Room

With wide floorboards, kitchenette area with single drainer sink, drawers and cupboards. Double French doors leading onto raised decked balcony with superb views and steps down to private grassed area.

Shower Room

With shower unit, pedestal basin, low level WC and fully tiled walls.

Traditional Buildings

To the west of the house, a large former farmyard (70'0 x 70'0), fully concreted around which are a range of traditional barns. These buildings have all had new box profile roofs added in the last couple of years. Loose box (26'0 x 19'0), threshing barn (31'0 x 16'6) of two storey height with original double doors, former stables (21'0 x 16'6) cobbled floor with the whole building being of two storey height, running off is a store room (15'6 x 8'6) with door to kitchen garden. Cow shed (44'5 x 12'3) with concrete floor. Workshop (27'6 x 17'6) with power and light. Stable block (26'6 x 13'0) providing three pony boxes, one of which is currently used for poultry, with door to the south where there is a wire run. To the west of these buildings is an orchard plot with apple and other fruit trees and a productive kitchen garden, together with a large greenhouse (28'0 x 7'0). Above the traditional yard with concrete aprons to front are the range of adaptable modern buildings, which include a steel framed barn (74'0 x 45'0) fully clad on all elevations, and providing 4 large loose boxes with mezzanine floor over part, feed and store areas. To the rear of this building is a similar stable barn (90'0 x 28'0) with concreted floor and now housing 6 large cattle pens, each about 19'0 x 15'0. Stables (42'0 x 22'0) including 2 large boxes (22'0 x 14'0) and one further box (14'0 x 12'0). Machinery shed (65'0 x 16'0). Beyond these buildings is an all-weather turnout, about 100'0 x 50'0 of silver sand and rubber with high post and rail fencing. Beyond this is an open fronted hay barn (63'0 x 21'0). Below the building is a delightful conservation area that runs off from the garden, probably something over an acre, to the centre of which is a large, spring fed pond, which attracts waterfowl.

The land, all set in a ring fence and around the homestead comprises some 8 individual enclosures, principally surrounded by traditional Devon hedge banks, being grassy, level or gently sloping pastureland, with water troughs or natural water supplies to all enclosures. The hedges are well fenced with post and wire protection fences. The farm has about 45 acres of grass, and the southernmost enclosure turning into about 5 acres of wood, where there is also a stream boundary to part, whilst to the north, a further block of 18 acres of mixed deciduous wood. This has hardened access tracks and has partially been thinned to promote the growth of bluebells. The property is available with 25 to 68 acres.

Special Notes

The property has a camping and caravan club, license for 5 vans with electric hook-ups and water.

There is a little used public footpath that crosses through the property.

This farm is entered for the Single Payment Scheme, and the entitlements are available for purchase by negotiation.

Local Authority

North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon. 01271 327711.


From Barnstaple, take the road to Fremington and Instow. At the centre of Fremington village, shortly after the Han Court Chinese restaurant on your right, bear left into old School Lane, signed to Methodist church. Proceed for about of a mile, and bear right signed Bickleton and Instow. Continue for half a mile, drop down into the valley and take the left hand turn no through road signed Knightacott. Proceed to the end of this lane, where the property will be found.


Mains electricity. Solar thermal panels for hot water as well as photovoltaic panels. Private water supply. Private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Electric heating to the annexe and holiday let.

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17 October 2013

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