Agent Details

Geoffrey Clapp Associates

Tel: 01769 572121

4 bedroom Farm House For Sale in East Worlington

Key Features

  • Grade II listed south facing farmhouse
  • Large courtyard setting
  • A range of traditional outbuildings
  • Potential to extend the farmhouse
  • Two barns have planning consent for holiday lets
  • Quiet country location
  • Paddocks extending to 1.8 acres
  • All set in approx. 3 acres
  • EPC exempt


A charming south facing Grade II listed farmhouse with a range of beautiful traditional outbuildings with potential to extend the farmhouse, two barns with planning permission for holiday lets, all situated in a pretty courtyard setting with large gardens and paddocks, all extending to approximately 3 acres.


LOCATION Rusdon Farmhouse is at the end of a hardcore driveway off a quiet lane, in the rural parish of East Worlington. The parish of East Worlington comprises of the two villages of East and West Worlington in the picturesque Little Dart valley; East Worlington has a well renowned primary school and Parish hall, whilst West Worlington has the historic church of St Mary.
The property is also approximately 3.4 miles from the larger village of Witheridge. Witheridge is a thriving rural village with church, village hall, newsagent, village shop, primary school and health centre.
The Devon link road (A361) is within a couple of miles, providing good access to Barnstaple, Tiverton and the M5. Tiverton Parkway station provides regular mainline services to London Paddington in just over two hours.
The regional service centre of Exeter offers a good variety of shops and supermarkets, restaurants, popular theatre and hospital. The traditional market town of South Molton falls within ten miles, and offers a good range of local facilities, as does Tiverton.
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. Also, Exmoor National Park with its spectacular scenery and Heritage coast is near at hand. There are good sporting and recreational facilities within the local area.

DESCRIPTION The attractive south facing Grade II listed farmhouse is nestled into the rolling North Devon countryside, situated at the end of a long drive which leads into a large gravelled driveway and courtyard setting. The property has many period features, with parts of the property dating from the early C17th. Rusdon has many period features with include exposed beams, deep window sills and open inglenook fireplaces.
The current vendors have renovated the property throughout and have used craftsmanship and materials which enhance the Grade II listing along with making features which are in keeping for example the ledge and brace doors.
The property offers the potential to start a business by converting the two detached barns into holiday accommodation.
The majority of the property is surrounded by its own land providing the perfect opportunity to enjoy the peace and tranquillity the location has to offer.

ACCOMMODATION Porch: Part timber clad with slate floor. Oak door to
Kitchen: A range of fitted units with granite work tops, Belfast sink and tiled splash back. Space for dishwasher. Flagstone floor. Solid fuel Rayburn set within in an alcove with oak lintel above; space for electric range cooker. Second stair case and exposed beams. Views across open farmland.
Steps leading to the
Dining room:Tiled floor and wall lights. Access to the adjoining unconverted barn. Access to a storage above. Views across open farmland. Oak step leading to
Boot Room: Tiled floor. Plumbing for washing machine. Oak door to the terrace and gravelled driveway beyond.
From the kitchen the flagstone hallway with storage cupboards under the stairs leads to the
Snug: Feature inglenock fireplace with a slate hearth and oak lintel above. Wall lights and deep window sill.
Doorway leads to Front Porch with oak front door and stairs to the first floor.
Drawing room: Exposed floor joists and floorboards. Feature inglenock with flagstone hearth with part stone surround and oak lintel above. Alcove bookcase and storage cupboard.
Study: Views across the garden.
Shower room: With vanity unit with hand basin. Tiled floor and space for a shower cubicle.
Utility room: A range of wooden units. Tiled floor and oak door leading to enclosed gravel terrace at the rear of farmhouse.
First floor
Landing with views across the adjoining farmland. Airing cupboard with fitted shelving and hot water cylinder. Split level landing with exposed beams.
Bedroom 1: Pretty feature Victorian fireplace and deep window sill. Exposed beams. Integral storage cupboard with hanging rail. Views across the gravelled driveway.
Bedroom 2: Exposed beams and views across the lawned garden.
Bathroom: Oak floor and exposed beams. Two pedestal hand basins, WC, standalone bath and double shower with Triton electric shower. Views across the adjoining farmland.
Bedroom 3: Exposed beams and deep window sill. Views across the gravelled driveway. Stairs leading to
Bedroom 4: Staircase from the kitchen. Deep window sill and views across the gravelled driveway.

TRADITIONAL OUTBUILDINGS The barns sit within a pretty court yard setting with a pond, along with the farmhouse and comprise of a range of traditional range stone, cob and timber clad buildings.
The Old Cider Barn (9.08m x 5.38m) & a further building (9.38m x 5.82m) form part of the range which adjoin the farmhouse and the current vendors applied for permission for this part to incorporate two further bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor with a dining room and games room on the ground floor. The barns have access to the driveway and also the land at the rear. A further barn (15.62m x 4.62m) adjoins with a loft over, concrete floor and wooden double doors.
Across the gravelled yard are two detached barns, one on the approach into the driveway and the second upon the entrance. The barn on the entrance benefits from a single storey extension which is currently used a work shop (9m x 12.6m). The building has a concrete floor, power, electricity and recently slated roof.
The second barn (5.45m x 11.4) has double wooden doors which open onto the driveway and is currently used as storage; the roof has recently been refitted and slated. Both of the barns have planning permission (60930) for the collective sum of three holiday cottages; one three bedroom and two three bedroom cottages. Please note that the decision notice was issued February 2017 and there is a Section 106 Agreement.

GARDENS & GROUNDS The property is approached via a long driveway which is bordered either side by a mature Devon bank. The driveway leads into the gravelled yard with stone walling and access to the lawed gardens with fruit tree which fall to the west of the farmhouse. The garden is planted with mature shrubs and trees which complement the rural setting. At the rear of one of the barns is a small paddock planted with a small arboretum.
The property also enjoys two further permanent pasture paddocks, one of which is an old cider orchard, they fall to the west and north of the property respectively. The paddock to the west is bordered by a Devon bank with mature native trees and benefits from a gateway to the drive.
The land extends to approximately to 2.9 acres, with the paddocks equating to 1.8 acres as shown green on the enclosed plan. The property can be purchased with a further 5 acres as shown blue.


RIGHTS OF WAY, EASEMENTS & WAYLEAVES The property is sold subject to, and with all existing wayleaves, easements and rights of way, public and private, whether specifically mentioned or not.
The purchaser will be granted a right of way over the driveway from the highway (A) to the gateposts (B).

SPECIFIC RIGHTS, COVENANTS & RIGHTS OF WAY The vendor will reserve the right to the electricity supply for the duration of 3 months to service an adjoining building.
The vendor will also erect a stock proof fence between points C, D, E & F.  

SERVICES Mains water and electricity. Private drainage. Power and light to the traditional outbuildings.
Please note the property will be serviced by a sub meter for the water upon the day of completion.  

LOCAL AUTHORITY North Devon District Council 



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