Bish Mill
South Molton

Detached House: 9 beds

Offers in the Region of £735,000

Agent Details

Geoffrey Clapp Associates

Tel: 01769 572121

Key Features

  • Beautiful 4 bedroomed farmhouse
  • Established holiday let business
  • Adjoining 2 bedroomed annexe
  • Separate 3 storey converted former mill
  • Further outbuildings with potential
  • 2 pasture paddocks with river frontage
  • Dual occupancy
  • 2 orchards
  • In all, 6.88 acres
  • EPC = D (Farmhouse) & C (Old Mill House)


An established HOLIDAY LET BUSINESS with a beautiful 4 bedroomed family home. Useful outbuildings, stables, garage/workshop, play/seating area, polytunnel with moveable swimming pool and sand play area, 2 pasture paddocks, and 2 orchards. In all approx. 6.88 acres.


LOCATION The Mill is conveniently located close to the market town of South Molton and just 12 miles from the regional centre of Barnstaple. The cathedral city of Exeter and popular town of Tiverton are both within easy reach via the A361 North Devon Link Road providing access to the M5 Motorway and Tiverton Parkway railway station with links to London Paddington.

Nestled within a picturesque valley and on the edge of the hamlet of Bish Mill, the property is within walking distance of the local public house and is close to the village of Bishops Nympton with its thriving village community. A recently built parish hall provides social and sporting opportunities and houses the village shop. Primary schooling is available at Bishops Nympton along with a preschool. South Molton has a secondary school and independent schooling is available nearby at West Buckland or Blundells at Tiverton.

Exmoor National Park is within easy reach with its many beauty spots and opportunities for walking and riding. The North Devon coast line with its wonderful walks on the South West coast path and sandy beaches at Croyde, Saunton Sands, Putsborough and Woolacombe is only a short drive away.

Well positioned within the beautiful North Devon countryside The Mill is conveniently located to enjoy the many recreational opportunities available.


DESCRIPTION Situated towards the edge of the hamlet and within a pretty valley The Mill comprises a four bedroom house and adjoining two bedroom cottage. Across the newly tarmacked driveway is the recently converted original mill building that now provides a luxury three bedroom holiday let arranged over three floors.

Built approximately 400 years ago The Mill provides a beautiful family home full of character and charm with an adjoining cottage that can either be let or used as additional accommodation to the main house. The Old Mill building provides additional income since its recent conversion and has proved a popular choice as a holiday destination since its completion in November 2017. Further outbuildings provide scope to increase the holiday lettings business (subject to planning approval).

Situated within grounds of approximately 6.88 acres there are two large pasture paddocks, woodland, two orchards and gardens, all having river frontage.

A range of outbuildings provide useful storage and potential to increase the holiday letting business. There is a large polytunnel with mature vines and providing an indoor play area with sand pit and housing a collapsible swimming pool.

Adjoining the Old Mill is an attractive covered seating and indoor play area for guests. A raised deck with hot tub overlooks both the garden and river providing a lovely area to relax. A recently installed play area is well equipped and secure.



Ground floor

ENTRANCE PORCH: with slate floor and door to

DINING ROOM (21'4" x 15'2"): a dual aspect and south-facing with inglenook fireplace, beamed ceiling and door to

SITTING ROOM (14'7" x 12'8"): with tiled floor, fireplace with inset woodburning stove, stairs to first floor and opening to

KITCHEN (14'11" x 7'5"): with an extensive range of base and wall cupboards, space and plumbing for dishwasher, under counter fridge, one and half bowl sink, LPG range cooker and Velux roof light.

CONSERVATORY (15'3" x 10'7"): with door to garden and to

UTILITY: with Boulter Burderus oil-fired boiler and plumbing for washing machine.

STUDY: with deep window seat.

REAR HALL: connecting to Mill Cottage with walk in larder and separate WC.

First Floor

LANDING: off which are FOUR BEDROOMS. Measurements:

Bedroom: 15'11" x 14'3"

Bedroom: 9'1" x 9'1"

Bedroom: 11'11" x 7'5"

Bedroom: 8'5" x 7'11"

BATHROOM: with bath (shower over), wash basin, WC, heated towel rail and airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

SHOWER ROOM: with cubicle and heater towel rail. There is potential to make this an en-suite room to one of the bedrooms.



Ground floor

Glazed entrance porch to

LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM (22'10" x 15'1"): a beautiful open plan room with large fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove. Window seat and stairs to first floor. South facing.

KITCHEN (12'10" x 6'9"): with base and wall units, double bowl stainless steel sink unit, space and plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher. Stable door to outside.

First floor


TWO BEDROOMS: Measurements: 17'3" x 9'6" max and 11'2" x 8'2".

BATHROOM: with bath (shower over), WC, wash basin and heated towel rail. Airing cupboard.

Mill Cottage benefits from solar panels that generate hot water to the cottage.



Having been recently converted this historic building has undergone extensive restoration and now provides a very unique top end holiday cottage with much retained character. Benefiting from an air source heat pump heating system with transferable RHI remaining. Timber double glazed windows throughout.

ENTRANCE LOBBY: With tiled floor and understairs cupboard. Ground Floor WC

GAMES ROOM: A beautiful room with restored former grain mill providing a central feature.

First floor

HALL: with original granary steps leading outside.

CLOAKROOM: with WC and wash hand basin.

KITCHEN: with built in hob and cooker, washing machine, dishwasher and fridge freezer. Exposed ceiling beams.

LIVING AREA: With attractive fireplace.

Second floor


BEDROOM ONE: With en-suite shower room.

BEDROOM TWO: With en-suite shower room.

Third floor


BATHROOM: With bath, wash hand basin, WC and heated towel rail.


OUTSIDE The Mill is approached via a tarmacked driveway providing parking for several cars.

To the side is the GARDEN: laid to lawn with mature hedging.

To the rear of the property are the outbuildings that comprise:

A GARAGE/WORKSHOP: 16.23 m x 5.38m with concrete floor, light and power. Boarded attic. Conversion potential (STPP).

POTTING SHED: 4.88 m x2.92m with light, power and sink.


Attached to the Old Mill is a timber fronted under cover PLAY/SEATING AREA: 13.21m x 4.52m.

THE STABLES: solidly constructed of brick with light and power and adjoining store/tack room – conversion potential (STPP).

POLYTUNNEL: housing a moveable pool and sand play area.

TWO PASTURE PADDOCKS: river fronted and one with SUMMER HOUSE.

TWO ORCHARDS: one with two new timber sheds and the other a large timber shed.

The outbuildings surround a large grass play area with timber play equipment and a raised timber deck that enjoys views of the river.

In all approximately 6.88 acres


SERVICES Mains water and electricity, private drainage. Oil fired central heating. Solar panels to Mill Cottage and Air Source Heat Pump to The Old Mill (RHI transferable).

Tenure: Freehold.

Council Tax: The Mill – D, Mill Cottage – B

Business Rate exemption for The Old Mill.

Viewing: Strictly through the agents.

Note: Whilst we, Geoffrey Clapp Associates (GCA), make every attempt to ensure our sales particulars are fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property. No appliances have been tested and no warranty given by GCA in relation to this property. If there is any point of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to clarify the position for you. It is the responsibility of any intending purchaser to check that the property is available to view before setting out. Neither GCA nor the vendor accept any responsibility for failed viewings. An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is available for this property. You can either view a copy held at our South Molton office or we can send you a copy via email.



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