Holwell Farm, Bampton, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

For Sale ££1,200,000 Guide

Key Features

Residential & Mixed Livestock Holding
Grade II Listed Farmhouse
Rare Opportunity
Outstanding Location
Traditional Stone Buildings
63.55 Acres

About This Property

An exceptionally attractive traditional residential and mixed livestock holding with alternative potential, set in unspoiled countryside and occupying a strategic position close to Bampton. In all about 63.55 acres. Available as a whole or in up to two lots.

Holwell Farm is offered for sale on the open market for the first time in nearly 30 years and the sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire an exceptionally attractive and conveniently situated traditional residential mixed livestock holding. The property occupies an idyllic setting close to the favoured small town of Bampton and set within undulating and unspoiled countryside. The property affords considerable residential, agricultural, equestrian and amenity appeal. It extends in total to about 63.55 acres.

Holwell Farm is an unspoiled traditional residential and mixed livestock holding. It is approached over its own private lane, with the farmhouse occupying an idyllic and sheltered position set within its surrounding land. The farmhouse is Grade II listed and occupies a south facing position within the holding. It affords extensive accommodation that is both spacious and well-proportioned and with the potential for further enhancement to create an exceptionally attractive and individual character family home.

Set to either side of the entrance drive is an attractive range of adaptable and well-maintained traditional outbuildings. One formerly had planning consent for conversion to residential use although this has since lapsed and it is considered that they are suited to either provide additional residential accommodation subject to consent, or, to continue in their existing use as providing general outbuildings suitable for small holding, equestrian or other amenity purposes. The holding is complimented by attractive and gently undulating permanent pasture, contained within a ring fence and with the equestrian appeal enhanced by a fine m鮡ge from which outstanding views may be enjoyed together with two amenity and conservation ponds.

The Farmhouse
This is believed to be constructed predominantly of stone and cob with part rendered and colour washed elevations beneath a slate roof. The accommodation is arranged over two floors, as follows:-

The Ground Floor
Glazed double doors lead to:-
Entrance hall with small open fireplace and stone hearth. Enclosed store cupboard and gothic style door leading to:
Kitchen/breakfast room with dual aspect and exposed ceiling beams and joists. Tiled floor and range of wood fronted base cupboard and drawer units with stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap. Part tiled walls and range of matching wall and glazed display cupboards. Oil fired two oven AGA. Four ring electric hob with extractor fan over. Enclosed larder cupboard.
Dining room a spacious and well-proportioned room with fine inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework and beam. Inset wood burning stove. Exposed ceiling beams.
Front entrance hall with original studded door. Stairs to first floor and tiled floor.
Drawing room well-proportioned with feature brick open fireplace in timber surround. Wall recess and coved ceiling.

Situated across the rear of the farmhouse are the following further rooms:-

Utility room/rear entrance hall approached from the kitchen through a gothic style door with further door to outside. Ceramic glazed sink with drainer. Plumbing for washing machine. Vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers. Door to:
Boiler room with Firebird Enviromax condensing boiler and pressure vessel.
Inner hall with flagstone floor and part exposed stone walls.
Cloakroom with close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin. Flagstone floor and heated towel rail.
Boot room with quarry tiled floor and stable door to outside. Part galleried to the landing above and access to under stairs cupboard. Door to dining room.

The First Floor
Stairs rise to a mezzanine landing with separate staircases rising to:

Bedroom 1 with south facing aspect.
Bathroom with side aspect and panel bath, close coupled WC and pedestal wash basin. Exposed roof timbers.
Galleried landing with exposed roof timbers and good under eaves storage areas.
Bedroom 2 south facing with access to roof void.
Bedroom 3 with south aspect and enclosed hanging cupboard.
Inner landing with exposed cruck beams and enclosed store cupboard.
Bedroom 4 south facing and access to roof void.
Bedroom 5 south facing with exposed cruck timbers.
Bathroom with suite comprising of panel bath, close coupled WC, pedestal wash basin and tiled shower cubicle. Part tiled walls. Enclosed airing cupboard with hot water cylinder.

The farmhouse occupies an attractive and secluded position within its surrounding land, approached over a hardened entrance drive which rises through the farm buildings and terminates in a large hardened turning and parking area situated to the front of the farmhouse and providing parking for several vehicles. Stone steps lead up to level lawned gardens situated to the front of the farmhouse and set behind stone retaining walls. Further garden areas lie to the west, predominantly lawned and gently undulating and interspersed with a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs. Paved terrace. Garden store 4.00m x 3.15m of stone construction beneath a mono-pitched pantile roof. Concrete floor. Pedestrian access to rear of the property. Further garden areas lie to the south, with an enclosed garden area laid predominantly to lawn and with former vegetable area. From this garden, outstanding views may be enjoyed across the properties own land and that beyond.

The Farm Buildings
Situated to either side of the entrance, is a fine range of traditional buildings. Constructed principally of stone beneath pitched slate or GI roofs, the buildings are attractive, adaptable and compliment the residential appeal of the holding. They may be further described as follows:-

Former linhay with stone pillars to front and tallet loft over. Presently used as stabling, the building is readily adaptable to a variety of alternative uses, subject to consent. Concrete floor. Adjoining tack room and workshop. Adjoining the western elevation and of similar construction is a workshop/store with concrete floor and mezzanine over. Sheeted metal doors to front. Adjoining to the rear and of timber framed construction beneath a mono-pitched profile steel roof is an implement store 11.88m x 7.12m.

Situated on the opposite side of the entrance drive is a traditional barn of part stone and part block construction beneath a GI roof and divided internally to provide two loose boxes. Concrete floor. Adjoining lean-to of similar construction with concrete floor and stable door to front. Attached is a former linhay presently used as stabling with two further loose boxes. Adjoining to the rear and of similar construction is an attractive open fronted implement store.

Situated within the holding and set within post and rail fencing is an all weather m鮡ge enjoying fabulous views across the adjoining valley.

The Land
This is an exceptionally attractive block of level or gently undulating pasture and amenity land, complimenting the seclusion and versatility of the holding and eminently suited to a variety of agricultural, small holding or equestrian interests. As well as being agriculturally productive, it also has considerable amenity and conservation appeal, with the majority of fields set within traditional Devon banks and well maintained hedges. Lying adjacent to the m鮡ge are two amenity ponds, with adjoining summer house and veranda. Bisecting the holding is a green lane with the land to the north rising more steeply to a level plateam and from which panoramic views may be enjoyed across the surrounding undulating countryside of Devon and Somerset.

The property extends in total to about 63.55 acres as edged red on the identification plan.

It is understood that the trackway that runs through the holding shown for identification purposes only hatched yellow on the site plan is deemed to be an unclassified county road.

Holwell Farm occupies an attractive and accessible location, lying a short distance to the north east of Bampton. This is a popular town lying close to the Exe Valley and providing an exceptional level of local amenities , primary schooling and health care, as well as a thriving community. To the south and approached through the Exe Valley via the A396, lies Tiverton; a popular Mid Devon town straddling the River Exe and affording a more comprehensive range of commercial, recreational and educational facilities including the noted public school of Blundell’s. From here access is readily available eastwards via the A361 (T) to the M5 (J27) with mainline rail connections available adjacent to this junction at Tiverton Parkway. To the north lies Dulverton and Exmoor National Park, with Wiveliscombe and Taunton to the east and approached via the B3227.

The property occupies a position within South West 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. The National Park of Exmoor lies a short distance to the north and provides diverse scenery ranging from open moorland to deep wooded valleys interspersed with traditional farmsteads, hamlets and villages. Within the immediate surroundings, there are a number of foot and bridle ways and the property will undoubtedly appeal to those with all rural interests.

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