23rd Nov 2022
23rd Nov 2022
- Type: Detached house
- Bedrooms: 3
- Listing status: sale
- Country: England
Rare ring fenced smallholiding extending in all to 34 acres. Close to the coast in sought after location on a 'no through' private road with no near neighbours. Former barn conversion comprising 3 bedrooms, bathroom, open plan living and dining room with separate kitchen arranged over reverse accommodation. Further benefiting from detached pine lodge generating holiday let income, detached home office, large agricultural barn with further potential to convert (STP), two loose boxes and solar panel on a feed-in tariff. The land is split into several paddocks which in total extends to approx. 29 acres. High interest is expected for this private and secluded estate.
Whits End Farm is situated in a peaceful rural location approximately 2.5 miles from the very popular village of Marhamchurch, with its own public house, local church and primary school. The A39 ‘Atlantic Highway’ is in close proximity and provides excellent access North to the towns of Bideford and Barnstaple and South further on down into Cornwall. The popular coastal resort of Bude is about 6.5 miles away where you will find an excellent range of local and national amenities. Leisure facilities including all weather floodlit tennis courts, leisure pool and 18 hole links golf course. The town also has two sandy beaches with exhilarating surf and both primary and secondary schools.
Rare ring fenced small holding of 34 acres close to the coast and located in a sought after location on a ‘no through’ private road with no near neighbours. The property has been previously registered since 2004 to 2022 as organic with the Soil Association and used predominantly for equestrian use with very few livestock. The main residence is a former barn conversion which has been developed over a period of time and presents a wonderful opportunity to further improve. The property has reverse living accommodation with 3 bedrooms and bathroom on the ground floor and open plan living and dining room with separate kitchen on the first floor under impressive vaulted ceilings. In the grounds is a large agricultural barn (60’ x 30’) which has further development potential subject to planning permission being achieved and stabling with two loose boxes. Beside the barn is a solar panel array which benefits a feed in tariff which the vendor informs us allows them to be cost neutral on their energy bills.
Set away from the main house is a detached purpose built pine lodge which comprises open plan living downstairs with bathroom and two bedrooms on the first floor. Outside it has its own terrace and hot tub overlooking a wild flower meadow and walks down to a large pond. This has previously been a successful holiday let generating approx. £700 per week.
Beside the lodge is detached home office also benefitting power and lighting. The land is split into several paddocks which in total extends to approx. 29 acres with the whole estate extending to approx. 34 acres.
High interest is expected for this private and secluded estate.
Timber entrance door leads to:
Solid timber floor, directional spotlighting and access through to:
Continuation of solid timber flooring, stairs rising to the first floor and access to all principal rooms. Front aspect hardwood double glazed window with deep sill, coat and boot space, beamed ceiling and storage cupboard. Three steps lead down to:
Panel enclosed bath, low level flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Utility area with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Rear aspect double glazed opaque window, ceiling light and solid timber flooring.
Good size double bedroom with rear aspect double glazed window. Solid timber floors, beamed ceiling, recessed spotlighting and space for bedroom furniture.
Further double bedroom with rear aspect double glazed window. Beamed ceiling, recessed spotlighting, fitted carpet and space for bedroom furniture.
Accessed from the entrance hall via door to the under stairs gives access to:
Large master bedroom with rear aspect double glazed window. Ceiling fan, recessed spotlighting, fitted carpet and space for bedroom furniture. Space for en-suite with associated plumbing in place but un-finished.
Stair rise from the entrance hall to:
Wonderful large triple aspect room with double glazed windows to the side and rear in addition to front aspect double glazed French doors leading to a Juliet balcony (in need of replacement). Vaulted ceiling with exposed oak beams and trusses, slate hearth housing log burning stove, ceiling lights and solid oak flooring. Large open access through to:
Farmhouse style kitchen with excellent range of eye and base level units in Shaker style with granite work surfaces over incorporating porcelain sink. Further built-in storage cupboards and large Oak breakfast bar. Space for gas range cooker with extractor hood over and space for fridge/freezer. Triple aspect double glazed windows to the front and rear in addition to stable door providing access to the rear garden. Continuation of vaulted ceiling, ceiling lights and tiled flooring.
The property is approached via a long private driveway which leads up to an expansive parking and turning area with space for multiple vehicles to park and turn. A stone-faced retained wall gives rise to the rear lawn which is completely enclosed with established hedge boundaries and creates a wonderful entertaining space next to the house. The front door is approached via a concreted pathway which leads up and round to the side of the property.
There is a good size log shed to the side and further concrete path leading down around to the right hand side of the property joining the lower track which gives its own private access to The Lodge and other associated ancillary buildings.
The entire inside of the lodge is timber clad, adding to its visual appeal. Multi-paned timber door leads into:
Dual aspect multi-paned double glazed windows to the front and rear, solid timber floors throughout, exposed beams and trusses, television point and stairs rising to the first floor. Ample space for living room and dining room furniture. Open plan through to:
Good range of eye and base level units with roll edge work surface over incorporating 1½ bowl sink/drainer unit. Solid fuel Rayburn beside electric cooker point. Space and plumbing for dishwasher. Rear aspect multi-paned double glazed window.
Large double size walk-in shower housing electric shower and aqua-board panelling, panel enclosed bath, low level flush WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Space and plumbing for washing machine, centrally heated towel rail and immersion tank.
Excellent attic space currently used as a bedroom with multi-paned double glazed windows to the front aspect and a door leading out to a veranda balcony. Space for bedroom furniture, ceiling light, fully timber clad throughout and floors. Separate door to:
Double bedroom size with space for bedroom furniture. Multi-paned windows to the rear and door to rear veranda balcony.
The Lodge also enjoys its own private, fully paved sun terrace and garden area with further Orchard. Plumbing and connection for Hot Tub. Access leading down to a large Pond, making a wonderful private tranquil seating area.
Summerhouse: 3.8m x 3.8m
Timber built Summerhouse currently used as a home office with double glazed windows to the front and side, fitted carpet, insulated roof, power and lighting.
To the front of the Summerhouse is a timber decking area with seating.
Immediately adjoining the rear of the property is an attractive, wall enclosed, side garden which links around with steps leading up to the raised side lawn, being a principal entertainment space. Behind the property sits the hardcored track and lane leading up to:
Timber clad stable block comprising two loose boxes (14’ 6” x 11’ 6”) with central tack area. Box steel roofing and concrete floor.
There is a large agricultural barn measuring approximately 60’ x 30’ with concrete fibre sheet roofing, kick boards to one side, concrete floor, power and lighting connected. Suitable for a variety of purposes and could be further developed subject to the necessary planning permissions being received.
Beside the Agricultural Barn are privately owned Solar Panels which are on a feed-in tariff pr...
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