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5 bedroom detached house for sale

Compton, Marldon, Compton Marldon Paignton, Devon, TQ3

Guide Price £3,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • South facing 5 bedroom Georgian farmhouse
  • Beautifully maintained gardens
  • Ten 5* holiday cottages
  • Planning permission for 6 Shepherd's cabins
  • Indoor, heated swimming pool
  • Full size, all-weather tennis court
  • Biomass boiler
  • 5 lakes, paddocks & woodland
  • In all about 10.8 acres

Full description

5 bedroom Georgian farmhouse in a peaceful location in the pretty hamlet of Compton in the South Hams. Ten 5* self-catering holiday cottages and excellent facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, a full-size, all weather tennis court and a games room. Planning permission for 6 shepherd's cabins. In all the property sits in about 10.8 acres which includes lakes, woodland and paddocks. EPC Band F.

Introduction - Privately owned since 2005, the current owners have created a luxurious self-catering holiday business in a peaceful location in the pretty hamlet of Compton in the South Hams. The farmhouse and holiday cottages are all used for holiday purposes and are presented to a very high standard with 5* ratings. Guests benefit from the excellent facilities on site including an indoor heated swimming pool, a full-size, all weather tennis court and a games room. The gardens and land are beautifully presented and each property has its own private outdoor space. In all the property sits in about 10.8 acres which includes lakes, woodland and paddocks.

This is an excellent opportunity for a new owner to continue this established business and implement the recently gained planning permission for 6 shepherd's cabins.

Situation - Compton Pool Farm is in the pretty hamlet of Compton surrounded by rolling South Devon countryside. The nearby village of Marldon (1 mile) has a primary school, post office, shops, delightful pub and access to the A380. Torbay (4 miles) offers a comprehensive selection of educational, shopping and recreational facilities including the highly regarded Boys and Girls
Grammar Schools. Totnes (7 miles) is one of Devons gems, full of colour and character that stems from a rich cultural, historical and archaeological heritage. The facilities include a hospital, a wide range of good local schools, supermarket, interesting range of shops and galleries together with riverside walks, the Guild Hall, churches and its very own Norman Castle.

The spectacular coast provides an abundance of sandy beaches and sailing opportunities in nearby Torbay and Dartmouth. Dartmoor National Park is within easy driving distance. The mainline railway station can be found at Newton Abbot (4 miles away) with services to London Paddington in approximately 2 hours 40 minutes. There are international airports at
Exeter and Bristol.

The Farmhouse - This light, bright and spacious period farmhouse has interesting features including flagstone floors, two staircases and is presented to a very high standard. Although currently let for self-catering holidays the property has residential consent. Further detail can be found on the floor plan and in brief the farmhouse comprises:

Entrance hall with cloakroom and stairs to the first floor. There is a second sitting room, large open plan kitchen/dining and sitting room with Aga and open fireplace. Conservatory overlooking the garden. Utility room. On the first floor there are 5 bedrooms - a dual aspect master bedroom with ensuite, two further double bedrooms with ensuite shower rooms, family bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower, a twin room and a double room.

The farmhouse has a charming south facing private garden enclosed by stone walls. There is a private driveway from the country lane and parking for 4 cars.

The Business - This is a highly successful and long-established self-catering holiday business with excellent trading accounts. Accounts can be made available to bona-fide potential purchasers following a viewing.

Future Development - Planning permission has been granted by South Hams District Council under reference 2059/17/FUL for the erection of 6 (Use Class 3) units of tourism accommodation (shepherd's cabins) and associated parking and landscaping in the field to the west of the land. Further details can be obtained from the Agent or by visiting South Hams District Council's website. This is an excellent opportunity to further develop the site and expand this already high performing business.

Facilities - The excellent facilities on site include a 10m x 5m heated, indoor swimming pool with sauna, changing rooms and shower facilities. The adjoining outdoor terrace overlooks the hard surface, full-size, all weather tennis court and the grounds making it a lovely place to relax. Popular with all ages is the games barn with table tennis, pool and table football facilities. There is an outdoor children's play area with trampoline, swings and slides and a well-appointed indoor gym. To the rear of the swimming pool building is a guest laundry room.

The purpose built Reception and information point is extremely well equipped with a separate office, reception desk, WC and kitchen.

The Holiday Cottages - The 10 holiday cottages offer contemporary self-catering accommodation finished to a high standard with plenty of mod cons including WiFi. In the courtyard to the rear of the farmhouse, old stone barns were converted to create the following cottages:
Ambrook (sleeps 8)
Arch (sleeps 4)
Wray (sleeps 4)
Redlake (sleeps 4)
Kester (sleeps 4)
Bidwell (sleeps 6)
Crazy Well (sleeps 5)
Set slightly away there are three detached cottages:
Rookery (sleeps 8)
Torr Cottage (sleeps 6)
Bow Cottage (sleeps 2)

Further detail including images and video tours can be found at

Biomass Boiler & Solar Panels - In 2013 a Biomass boiler (burning locally sourced woodchip) was installed on site. This boiler generates substantial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments which will be transferred to the new owner and there are 15 years remaining on the scheme. The boiler along with the solar panels on the swimming pool roof and other initiatives contributed towards Compton Pool Farm gaining the Green Tourism Gold Award.

The Land - Compton Pool Farm sits in about 10.8 acres with private gardens for each property, plenty of space for children to play and meet the on-site animals and peaceful walks through the woodland and around the 5 lakes (2 of which are well stocked with fish). The property has two driveways one to the south west for the Farmhouse and Rookery cottage and one to the north west for the holiday cottages.

Services - Mains electricity, mains water, private drainage. A Biomass boiler supplies the hot water and heating to the farmhouse, cottages and swimming pool. Solar panels on the swimming pool building roof contribute towards the electricity used on site.

Outgoings - All 11 properties on site are currently let for self-catering holidays and have a combined Rateable Value of 39,750. Actual rates payable for 2017/2018 18,520.

Local Authority - South Hams District Council

Directions - From Exeter take the A380 towards Newton Abbot/Torquay. At Newton Abbot, take the right lane of the dual carriageway and continue over the Newton Abbot flyover signed to Torquay, A380. Continue for about 2 miles. At the traffic lights bear right at the sign to Paignton / Brixham, A380. Go straight over the first roundabout. At the second roundabout turn right to Marldon / Compton. Take the first right on to Vicarage Hill signed to Compton. Drive for about 1.5 miles and pass the Castle on your left. Compton Pool Farm is about 500m further along on the right hand side. Parking for the farmhouse and cottages is clearly signed.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex department on 01392 680058.

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

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

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