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6 bedroom detached house for sale

Harcombe, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Guide Price £2,045,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Residential/stock farm with 71.68 acres (29.01 ha) of gently sloping pastureland
  • A handsome 6 bedroom Victorian farmhouse requiring modernisation
  • A detached oak framed 4 bedroom barn conversion by architects Roderick James
  • Courtyard of traditional farm buildings with possible potential to convert (STPP)
  • Set in an AONB close to the coast at Lyme Regis (truncated)
  • Harcombe Farm & Entwood Farm - For sale by private treaty as whole

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

An excellent residential farm with handsome six bedroom period farmhouse, four bedroom detached oak framed barn conversion and versatile farm buildings surrounded by orchard, pasture and woodland close to coast at Lyme Regis. In all 71.68 acres (29.01 ha). For sale by private treaty as a whole or in three lots (Further lotting considered).

Harcombe Farm and its neighbouring barn conversion Entwood Farm are set in a sheltered position within the pretty hamlet of Harcombe in one of the valleys just outside Lyme Regis in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The nearby village of Uplyme has a public house, village hall, post office/stores as well as tennis courts and
cricket ground. The popular resort of Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site is close by with its impressive coastal scenery, sandy beach and famous Cobb Harbour. The town offers
independent shops, leisure facilities and an excellent selection of restaurants including Hix Oyster & Fish House. The market town of Axminster offers a good range of day to day amenities including the River Cottage Canteen & Deli as well as a mainline train station. The
Cathedral city of Exeter with shopping, sporting and cultural facilities is an easy commute. Whilst surrounded by unspoilt countryside, the property is readily accessible by road and rail with access both East and West via the A35 and A3052. There are motorway connections to the M5 at Taunton and Exeter, the latter also having a regional airport.

The Property
Harcombe Farm comes to the market for the first time in 55 years. This family farm was originally run as a dairy but later concentrated on beef production. Originally it was one of the farms of the Rhode Hill Estate owned by Sir John Talbot, an Admiral during the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars.

There is a rare opportunity to purchase a unique farm with two detached dwellings, a range of adaptable traditional farm buildings, an orchard, pasture and woodland, as well as a horticultural nursery growing area. The heart of the farmstead is centred round the period farmhouse (now requiring modernisation/improvement) with traditional yard. An adjacent barn which faces southeast was tastefully converted in 2003 to provide a unique separate dwelling, Entwood Farm. The range of stone farm buildings mostly border an unspoilt cobbled yard offering the potential for a residential conversion or a variety of alternative uses (STPP). The land which comprises of mainly gently sloping pastureland, forms an amphitheatre providing protection for the farmstead. The farm has considerable amenity and sporting appeal with some areas of unimproved land as well as mature hedgerows, woodland and
ponds, creating a haven for wildlife. A stream runs through the bottom of the valley, with areas which are considered ideal for the creation of lakes or ponds if desired.

LOT ONE - Harcombe Farmhouse, Farm Buildings
and 27.99 acres (11.33 ha).

An attractive 6 bedroom Victorian farmhouse with a range of traditional outbuildings, walled garden and orchard set in gently sloping pastureland with areas of woodland, several wildlife ponds and a stream running through.

Accommodation
Sitting room, dining room, kitchen, pantry and dairy.
Master bedroom with en-suite shower room, 5 further bedrooms and family bathroom.

Walled gardens, orchard, pastureland, wildlife ponds and woodland.

This fine, well-proportioned farmhouse dates back
to the 19th century. Constructed of rendered stone
under a slate roof, the property has generous and
light accommodation which is now in need of
modernisation/improvement. This unlisted house epitomizes the style of the era with generous classically proportioned rooms, large windows and high ceilings. A number of original features have been retained including flagstone floors, internal window shutters, window seats and a handsome period mantlepiece framing the substantial
kitchen fireplace which now houses an Aga and bread oven. Most of the principal rooms feature views over the yard to the meadows beyond. The layout of this spacious farmhouse with two staircases is flexible and offers the potential of creating a separate annex within the farmhouse for family, staff or income generation, if required.
See Floorplan for accommodation and measurements.

Outside
Harcombe Farm is accessed over its own drive to the side of the house which opens into the cobbled courtyard to the rear of the property. To the front of house there is a small formal garden which leads to the stone built Old Cider House (6.6m x 4.8m), behind which is the delightful walled kitchen garden, with a range of soft fruit bushes such as blackcurrants, gooseberries as well as some desert apple trees. The traditional orchard, replanted around 20 years ago with mainly cider apple trees as well as some plum trees, runs down the valley towards the stream.

There is a U-shaped run of traditional farm buildings set around a cobbled yard, that has now grassed over. Most of the buildings are single storey and predominately constructed of stone with slate or GI roofs. There are also corrugated metal buildings used for farm equipment storage. There are several fine stone barns including the Granary (15.85m x 6.10m) accessed by stone steps from the yard with an understorey and the adjoining Stables (22m x 5.24m) with a cobbled floor and excellent head height, suitable for a
variety of uses, most with scope for conversion (STPP).

The Land
A block of pastureland with hedgerows and mature trees that can be accessed from the farmyard and Harcombe Road. Much of the pasture behind the farmyard has been reinstated as a cider orchard, which is quite a spectacle when the trees are in blossom. On the other side of the stream in the bottom of the valley the pastureland rises toward Penn Hill, including woodland and two wildlife ponds. In all 27.99 acres (11.33 ha).

LOT TWO - Entwood Farm and 22.78 acres
(9.22 ha)

An exceptional oak framed 4 bedroom barn conversion created by award winning architects Roderick James in a secluded positon in the beautiful countryside close to Lyme Regis, set in
attractive landscaped gardens with a Horticultural Nursery area, woodland and meadows.

Accommodation
Open plan bespoke kitchen/dining/sun room and vaulted sitting room.
Two bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, two further bedrooms and family bathroom.
Double open fronted timber garage.
Landscaped gardens with wildlife pond, nursery area, woodland and pastureland.

The Property
Designed to be in harmony with its rural surroundings, Entwood Farm, an oak framed country home was created by the well known
architects, Roderick James. Their brief was to convert the existing period stone barn by integrating the original features sympathetically into the new structure using traditional building
methods, natural materials and settling the building into the natural landscape. Internally this welcoming and light filled contemporary home connects to the surrounding landscape through its many windows and glazed doors overlooking the gardens and unspoilt countryside beyond. The focal point of the house is a superb open plan bespoke kitchen/dining/sun room. This area has French doors which open onto a balcony and floor to ceiling glazed windows which greatly enhance the natural light. The sitting room features a vaulted ceiling, exposed ceiling timbers and a feature fireplace with woodburner. There has been a sensitive use of natural material such as oak
timbers, terracotta floors and a handmade kitchen, the barn is double glazed throughout with underfloor heating.

See Floorplan for accommodation and measurements.

The Land
A block of pastureland, with some areas of woodland divided into 4 enclosures. The land has gated access from Harcombe Road leading to the nursery growing area and meadows which eventually slope down to the stream with further land on the other side of the valley, bordered by Ashcombe Wood to the east. In all 22.78 acres (9.22 ha).

LOT THREE – A block of pasture and woodland
about 20.91 acres (8.46 ha)

A block of permanent pasture including 6.91 acres of mixed woodland with access from the A35.


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