13 bedroom leisure facility for sale

Exford, Exmoor National Park, Somerset, TA24

Guide Price £1,200,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive 4 bedroom period farmhouse
  • Four self-catering holiday cottages rated 4*
  • Lovely rural outlook
  • 2 stable blocks with 7 stables in all
  • Extensive outbuildings
  • Fields with river frontage and woodland
  • Biomass boiler & PV panels
  • Airband WiFi up to 30 Mbps
  • In all about 11.4 Acres

Full description

In the heart of Exmoor National Park with a lovely rural outlook, is this attractive 4 bedroom period farmhouse and four self-catering holiday cottages rated 4*. Set in about 11.4 acres there are excellent equestrian facilities including 2 stable blocks with 7 stables in all, extensive outbuildings, fields with river frontage and woodland. Biomass boiler & PV panels. EPC Band D (farmhouse)

Introduction - An attractive 4 bedroom period farmhouse with flexible accommodation in the centre of Exmoor National Park. On a quiet country lane the property has 4 holiday cottages rated 4* and excellent equestrian facilities. Set in a lovely valley beside the River Exe, the beauty of the National Park is all around. An excellent lifestyle business easily managed by the owners with visitors attracted year round to the holiday cottages and the beautiful location.

Situation - The thriving community of Exford (1.7 miles) has a shop, tea room, a village school, two traditional pubs and a village hall. The beautiful villages of Withypool (3 miles) and Winsford (6 miles) are both close by and offer further amenities and activities. The delightful town of Dulverton is just 10 miles to the south and Minehead is 14 miles to the north. Taunton, which is 29 miles to the east, provides more retail opportunities as well as the railway with fast trains to Paddington and junction 25 of the M5. Exeter airport is within an hour by car and Bristol Airport within an hour and a half.

Exmoor National Park attracts visitors throughout the year drawn to its wild landscape with over 680 miles of footpaths and bridleways and an abundance of wildlife. The highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon, is just 4 miles away. The nearby dramatic North Devon and Somerset coastline has pretty harbours and historic villages including Watchet (16 miles) and Porlock Weir (9 miles), Dunster (13 miles) and Lynton/Lynmouth (14 miles).

The Farmhouse - Dating in parts to the 17th Century this welcoming farmhouse has a flexible layout and plenty of period features with beautiful old doors and beams but it is not Listed. Please see the floor plan for more detail but in brief the accommodation comprises:

Front door to hallway with cloakroom off. Dining room with 17th Century window to rear, kitchen with range of units, Everhot range cooker, larder area, boot room and door to garden/dining room. This lovely room has a vaulted ceiling, exposed beams and windows to three sides with access to the garden. Sitting room with windows to the rear, large fireplace, bread oven, log burner, built-in cupboard and stairs to the first floor. Step down to office. Door to bedroom 4 with its own front door, a lovely and light room with a large adjoining shower room/utility room.

On the first floor is the master suite overlooking the garden. This bedroom has built in wardrobes, dressing space and stunning en-suite shower room. There are two further double bedrooms and the family bathroom on this floor.

The south facing garden to the rear is extremely attractive with a number of seating areas, terraces, mature trees and plants, a rockery, a vegetable garden and fruit/vegetable cages. Gates lead to a paddock with a small stream.

The Holiday Cottages - There have been self-catering holiday cottages on site for over 30 years and the current owners offer 4* AA rated accommodation in these converted ancient stone barns. In brief the cottages comprise:

Gorse Cottage (sleeps 2)
Fern Cottage (sleeps 4)
Bracken Cottage (sleeps 5)
Heather Cottage (sleeps 6)

Bull Pen - Over 10 years ago a further building in the courtyard was converted into a one bedroom single storey cottage. This has an open plan kitchen/living/dining room with doors to a garden area, a separate shower room and a double bedroom.

Biomass Boiler And Pv Panels - A wood pellet Biomass boiler was installed in 2013 and provides the hot water and heating for all the premises on site. The owners receive quarterly payments under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). PV panels were installed on the stable block roof in 2011 and the owners receive payments via the Feed in Tariff (FIT). Further details can be made available after a viewing.

Equestrian Facilities - There are two stable blocks - one to the rear of the barn with three stables and a tack room and one in the courtyard with four stables, a tack room and a feed/bedding store room. There is direct access from both blocks to the paddocks beyond, which have 3 field shelters. Within a short ride along the quiet country lane you can explore the stunning surroundings of Exmoor.

Other Guest Facilities - There is a games room, guest laundry and drying room plus a secure store room for bicycles.

Outbuildings - There are a number of outbuildings on site including a substantial barn (36' x 24') with concrete floor and sliding metal doors, a
workshop (14.8 x 14') and an attractive restored open-fronted stone barn currently used as a wood store (28' x 13'9).

The Land - The paddocks to the north of the property lead down to the River Exe (with fishing rights) and have charming countryside views beyond. There is woodland to the East of the site and a further paddock beyond. In all the land amounts to about 11.4 acres.

Services - Mains electricity plus PV panels on roof of stable block. Private water (borehole). Private drainage (two septic tanks). Biomass boiler providing heating and hot water to farmhouse, cottages and the majority of the outbuildings. Airband WiFi up to 30Mbps.

Local Authority - Exmoor National Park -
Somerset County Council
Somerset West & Taunton Council


Outgoings - Farmhouse Council Tax Band E
The 4 holiday cottages and stables have a Rateable Value of £14,000. Actual rates payable for 2019/2020 - £4,250 (TBC)

Fixtures And Fittings - Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the holiday letting cottages and guest facilities will be included.

Viewing - Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complexes department on .

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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Nearest station

  • Umberleigh (17.0 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Holiday Complex Department, Exeter

21 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PR

01392 799175 Local call rate

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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Holiday Complex Department, Exeter

21 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PR

01392 799175 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Umberleigh (17.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Stags, Holiday Complex Department, Exeter

21 Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1PR

01392 799175 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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