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21.93 acres, Bickleigh, Tiverton, EX16, Devon
For Sale - Guide Price £840,000

  • Devon Farmhouse
  • Versatile Accommodation
  • Separate Cottage
  • Traditional Barn & further Outbuildings
  • Rural yet Accessible Location
  • 21.93 Acres

An exceptionally attractive Devon farmhouse providing versatile accommodation; former B & B, separate cottage and traditional barn, set within the beautiful Exe Valley, including paddock with River Frontage and extending in total to approximately 21.93 acres.

A stunning Devon farmhouse built in circa. 1840 with many original period features and formally run as a successful B & B business. This versatile family home also benefits from an independent holiday cottage / annexe as well as a fine traditional cob barn and further outbuildings providing potential (subject to necessary planning consents) for numerous holiday lets. The accommodation comprises front door into sun room a most attractive room with tiled flooring. Super Oak arched front door into the entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor. Cloakroom tiled to dado height and tiled flooring with close coupled WC and wash basin set in vanity unit. Doors into Kitchen / breakfast room with matching range of wood fronted wall, base and drawer units, continuous tiled work surface incorporating sink unit, integrated dishwasher, built in single oven with four ring gas hob. Wall mounted grill, built in microwave, space for fridge and tiled floor, opening into the breakfast room with mains gas AGA (in need of repair). Beside this is a further tiled work surface and the gas fired boiler supplying the central heating and domestic hot water. Ample space for seating area and taking advantage of the stunning views. Door to inner hallway and shower room with fully tiled shower enclosure with inset shower, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin and tiled floor. Utility / boot room a very useful space with further tiled work surface and wall cupboards. Second stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and tiled flooring. Access from the kitchen / breakfast room and entrance hall to the dining room, a super room of excellent proportions with large brick and stone built inglenook fireplace with brick floor and inset wood burning stove. Built-in book shelf to one side, attractive window seat again benefitting from rural views. Returning to the hallway a second staircase rises to the first floor and access to the sitting room another good size room with stone built fireplace with inset gas wood burning stove on brick hearth. Built in cupboards to either side, exposed beams, attractive Oak panelling to one wall and window seat taking advantage of the views. Office which could also be used as a single bedroom with rear aspect and exposed ceiling timbers.

From the main staircase attractive Oak balustrade rises to a split landing. Bedroom 2 a large double room with exposed ceiling and wall timbers, front aspect with spectacular views. Cleverly added en-suite comprising fully tiled shower enclosure with inset electric shower, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin and tiled flooring. Bedroom 4 another good size double room with front aspect benefitting from far reaching views, fully tiled shower enclosure with inset mains shower, wash basin set in vanity unit, built in double wardrobe and storage. Bedroom 5 a large single room with front aspect, range of built of wardrobes, cupboards and drawers. From the landing double doors led into a further suite comprising double bedroom with exposed wall timbers, rear aspect with window seat, built in wardrobes with hanging space and cupboard over. Across the landing is a bathroom fitted with matching suite comprising bath with mains shower over, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin, tiled flooring and tiling to dado height. From this area steps lead up to a very large loft / attic space ideal for storage or as a hobby room.

A second staircase rises to the first floor with attractive Oak balustrade and exposed wall timbers to a landing with linen cupboard. Master bedroom suite, a super room with front aspect, corner storage unit, built in double wardrobe with hanging space and cupboards over. A step rises up into a large bathroom fitted with matching white suite comprising bath, pedestal wash basin, close coupled WC and fully tiled shower enclosure with inset shower. Across the landing is bedroom 3 another well-proportioned double room with rear aspect, built in double wardrobe with cupboards over and attractive corner unit. Bathroom fitted with matching suite comprising sunken bath with shower over, WC and wash basin set in vanity unit, tiled floor and tiled to dado height.

This attractive village straddles the River Exe and affords a good level of local amenities with its village school, community centre, two public houses and Bickleigh Mill. Tiverton lies to the north via the A396 and offers a good level of commercial, banking and recreational facilities, as well as local authority secondary schooling, and the renowned Public School of Blundell's. Access is from here also to the M5 (j27) & Tiverton Parkway. Exeter is accessed southwards and with the extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities befitting those of a cathedral and regional city.

The property occupies a position within southwest England renowned for both the diversity of its countryside and for the many varied sporting and recreational facilities available either within the immediate vicinity or, further afield.

Delightful gardens with mature shrubs and trees leading from the kitchen and from the entrance is the most attractive paved seating area with low stone and brick walling. Rockery interspersed with numerous shrubs and trees. This continues to the far side of the property with gated access into the separate cottage which was built by the current owners and let as part of the B & B and separately on a longer term basis.

Entrance porch with tiled flooring and front door into the sitting room a lovely room with exposed ceiling and wall timbers. Central fireplace with inset wood burning stove (electric) and chimney for decorative use, tiled floor, Oak panelling to one wall. Attractive archway into the kitchen / dining room fitted with a matching range of cream pained wall, base and drawer units, wood work surface, ceramic sink unit, integrated dish washer, space and plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge / freezer, built in single oven, microwave and four ring gas hob with extractor hood over. Ample space for table and chairs with tiled flooring and benefitting from far reaching rural views. On the far side of the sitting room the door opens into a good size double bedroom with rear aspect, range of built in wardrobes and cupboards. Bathroom fitted with white suite comprising sunken bath, close coupled WC, wash basin set in vanity unit and separate fully tiled shower enclosure with inset mains shower and under floor heating.

The cottage benefits from a completely separate access with parking area, paved patio and small brick built pond. Steps lead to a further paved area with an expanse of lawn. Gated access into a secluded patio area with water feature, low retaining wall and access to the front door.

To the far side of the main house is the former linhay currently divided as follows:

Garage with up and over door, power and light connected. Adjacent is a good size room with sink unit providing water and a permanent ladder leading up to the extensive loft space and could provide further accommodation. A door leads to the front with steps leading down to a predominantly lawned area with access to a pretty potting shed. To the far end is a larger space currently used as workshop again with steps leading up to the second floor. The whole of this building could be converted subject to necessary planning consents to provide a further 2 or possible 3 holiday lets.

The property is approached via a private part tarmacadam and part gravelled entrance driveway which leads off the adjoining main road and sweeps around to the rear of the main house, with a spur off to the cottage. A further concrete spur provides access to the agricultural land running to the north of the house, and some of the outbuildings. The main entrance driveway culminates in a concreted parking and turning area to the rear of the house.

To the rear (north) of the main entrance drive is a substantial Grade II* listed L-shaped traditional building with significant heritage and conservation appeal, offering potential for alternative uses subject to planning and listed building consent. Adjoining this is an open fronted wood storage shed and to the rear is a pretty orchard area with access to the sloping woodland.

To the west lies some of the formal gardens serving the property which include a lawned area with various shrub and flower beds together with a gravelled and herbaceous garden area.

The Agricultural Land and Buildings

Lying to the north west, accessed via a separate driveway spur, is a largely concreted yard area, being the site of former agricultural buildings upon which are the following:-

• 4-bay steel pole barn with corrugated roof and some steel clad elevations (approx. 12.10m x 9.84m).

• Timber built former cubicle house with profile roof and part timber and part steel clad elevations (approx. 6.81m x 4.72m).

• Further storage building with profile roof and timber clad elevations (approx. 6.85m x 4.80m).

• Block wall remains of former silage clamp.

The majority of the agricultural land lies to the north of the house and comprises principally of undulating productive pasture, bounded by hedgerows or fencing and served by a mains fed livestock drinking trough. To the east is an area of mixed deciduous woodland providing a wonderful habitat for a wide range of flora and fauna, which runs down to a water course. From the land one is afforded beautiful and far reaching views across the Exe Valley and surrounding countryside.

Lying separately to the south west of the holding (accessed via a right of way) is a further level pasture paddock adjoining the River Exe together with an adjoining stretch of overgrown former railway line upon which are the dilapidated remains of a former part stone / part timber building. Mains fed drinking trough.

The holding will undoubtedly appeal to both those with agricultural interests, as well as those with equestrian, conservation or amenity interests.


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