Ash Mill
South Molton

Farm House: 5 beds

Offers in the Region of £950,000

Agent Details

Geoffrey Clapp Associates

Tel: 01769 572121



Key Features

  • Grade II listed 3 bedroom farmhouse
  • Far reaching south facing views
  • Peaceful and secluded location
  • No near neighbours
  • 2 holiday cottages
  • Further outbuildings
  • Potential for dual occupancy or income potential (STPP)
  • Permanent pasture and woodland extending to 47 acres
  • In all about 49 acres

Summary

NEW PRICE: A beautiful south facing Grade II listed farmhouse with two holiday cottages and further traditional outbuildings (with potential to convert) offering income potential or dual occupancy (STPP) in a wonderful secluded and tranquil position. All in about 49 acres. EPC not required.

Description

LOCATION Muckford lies approximately 3 miles to the thriving market town of South Molton, offering a host of everyday facilities including a number of independent shops, a twice- weekly pannier market show casing a wide variety of local produce, as well as primary and secondary education. The regional centre for the area, Barnstaple, located at the head of the Taw Valley offers further facilities including a comprehensive range of leisure and retail.

The independent schools of West Buckland and Blundells are within easy reach.

The North Devon coast lies within easy reach and the nationally acclaimed surfing beaches of Croyde Bay, Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe, as well as sailing and water sports. The Exmoor National Park, with its spectacular scenery, provides a wealth of riding, walking and sporting opportunities. The North Devon Link Road (A361), which falls within 3 miles of the property, provides direct access to the M5 motorway as well as Barnstaple. Tiverton Parkway provides a regular main line service to London Paddington in just over two hours.

 

DESCRIPTION The Grade II listed 17th Century farmhouse is believed to have originated from Medieval times and offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a fine residence with two holiday cottages and beautifully and unique converted studio/office, with a further range of converted and unconverted traditional barns.

Muckford has the potential to create a range of holiday cottage accommodation or would equally suit dual occupancy or those who wish to run a home based business (subject to planning).

The property enjoys the most splendid south facing countryside views which extend across the valley over woodland and open farmland. One of true delights of Muckford is its tranquil and secluded position with no near neighbours.

The farmhouse nestles in the side of the valley surrounded by the range of traditional barns and cottages. The property is of stone and cob construction under a colour washed render under a slate roof. Attractive exposed stonework features at the rear of the property and on the chimney breast.

The farmhouse offers well-proportioned living space with the principal rooms benefitting from the superb open views whilst having the comfort of underfloor heating, built-in speaker system, telephone points in every room and central vacuum unit. The quiet setting is a haven for flora and fauna, especially with the broadleaf woodland and stream and established permanent pasture.

The property is approached by its own long drive which proceeds through open farmland and provides a wonderful vista on the approach. At the front of the farmhouse are the gardens which are predominantly laid to lawn with mature borders, pond and paved terrace which allow for fine views across the pasture land and beyond.

The property and land stand in approximately 19.9 ha (49.3 acres).

 

THE FARMHOUSE Ground floor

Utility room: Dual aspect. Plumbing for washing machine and space for tumble dryer with work top over. Storage cupboard. Clothes maiden. Space for fridge/freezer. Composite sink with storage cupboard underneath. Slate floor.

Wet room: Hand basin within a vanity unit. WC. Fully tiled with galvanised bath with shower attachment over. Heated towel rail. Partly tiled and a slate floor.

Kitchen: Dual aspect. A range of fitted units with 1½ composite sink and island unit. Integral larder cupboard, fridge and Miele coffee machine. An inset 4-oven Aga in a stone inglenook with ornate tile behind. Exposed beams and slate floor. Second staircase. Archway leading into the sitting room with exposed stonework.

Entrance hall: Oak front door and window with ironwork. Slate window sill, exposed beams, interesting feature of an arrow slit. Slate floor. Pine glass doors to the dining room.

Study: View to the driveway and garden. A range of storage units.

Sitting room: Sash window with countryside views. Exposed beams. Integral storage cupboard with drawers and shelving. Feature fireplace with stone surround and slate hearth with inset Radlance wood burner with feature lighting behind, oak lintel above and bread oven. French doors to the

Dining room/hallway: Slate floor with natural timber staircase to the first floor. French doors to the terrace creating a splendid naturally light room.

Drawing room: Sash window, exposed beams and stone fireplace with oak lintel above.



First floor

Landing with window overlooking the driveway. Linen cupboard.

Bedroom 1: Wonderful south facing views, exposed beams including the 'A' frame and ornate feature Victorian fireplace. En-suite bathroom: Corner bath with shower attachment over and tiled surround, vanity unit with hand basin, bidet, WC and towel rail.

Bedroom 2: Countryside views. Exposed beams including the 'A' frame.

Jack & Jill bathroom: Panelled bath, WC, heated towel rail, hand basin and partly tiled. Exposed beams.

Bedroom 3: Exposed 'A' frame and access to the second staircase, leading to the kitchen.

 

THE COTTAGE A pretty detached one bedroomed cottage of stone and rendered colour washed cob benefits from holiday consent. The cottage is located to the south west of the farmhouse and is accessed by a gravelled driveway between the other traditional barns. The cottage, like the farmhouse, enjoys the south facing vista.



Ground floor

Sitting room: Double aspect, exposed 'A' frame, slate floor and under stairs cupboard. Wood burner with exposed flue. French doors to the terrace. Stairs to the mezzanine

Bathroom: Corner bath with shower attachment over with tiled surround. Vanity unit with hand basin and WC. Storage cupboard and slate floor.

Kitchen: A range of fitted kitchen units with integral stainless steel sink, Hamex single electric cooker, gas hob and extractor fan. Space for washing machine.

First floor

Mezzanine with pine balustrade and window.

 

THE ROUND HOUSE Currently used as an office and would be suitable as a games room or studio. Feature beams and part of the original pulley wheels. Exposed brick coining on the stone work and slate window sills. French doors. Down lights and a number of phone line sockets.  

THE BARN Gallery landing/hallway with beams. Views to the garden.

Bedroom: Beams including an en-suite of a bath with shower attachment over and tiled surround, hand basin and WC.

Workshop: This is attached to The Barn and is currently used as a workshop. Triple aspect and part cobbled floor and beams. Door to the garden. Wood burner.

 

THE OLD GRAIN STORE Accessed from The Barn and currently being used as a store room with a mounted Daikin air conditioning unit. Feature shaft and pulley. Adjoining a further store room with concrete floor.  

GENERAL PURPOSE ABUILDING GRICULTURAL Insulated timber frame with electric roll top door. Part block wall with concrete floor. Work shop area with light and power. 

THE HAY STORE Located upon the main entrance, the hay store has been granted planning permission for conversion to holiday accommodation; this permission has since expired.

The stone and cob building benefits from a staircase to a mezzanine floor.

 

THE LINHAY Part of the building is used for housing the oil tank, gas tank for the Aga, oil fired boiler, water purification and underfloor heating system. The boiler supplies all the hot water to the properties. An automatic diesel generator provides additional support during emergencies.  

THE SHIPPON A 2-storey cob and stone barn with a cobbled floor under a corrugated roof. Adjoining is a lean-to (currently in disrepair).



There are two further storage buildings including a car port along with a potting shed within the grounds.

 

THE GARDEN & THE LAND The property is approached over a long driveway of nearly a mile which proceeds through open farmland. The entrance to Muckford widens upon the approach and is laid to lawn on one side with a mature hedge boundary to the other. A gravelled parking and turning area is at the rear of the property providing ample room for parking; it also leads to the remaining traditional barns and the cottage.

The cottage style gardens at the front of the farmhouse can be enjoyed from the terrace with the open countryside views beyond and features mature borders and a pond.

The land falls to the rear and front of the property and is predominantly permanent pasture; the native broadleaf woodland forms a parcel along the stream at the bottom of the valley. A number of small parcels can be found at the rear of the farmhouse. The majority of the parcels have mature hedge boundaries and are stock fenced.

 

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