Roadwater, Watchet, Somerset, TA23

For Sale ££875,000 Guide

Key Features

Residential & Mixed Livestock Holding
Located Within Exmoor National Park
Farmhouse - In Need Of Modernisation
Traditional & Modern Outbuildings
Far Reaching Rural Views
Approximately 83.7 Acres

About This Property

A traditional residential and mixed livestock holding occupying a delightful position within Exmoor National Park and extending in total to about 83.7 acres. For sale by private treaty either as a whole or in up to two lots.

Yea Farm is offered for sale on the open market for the first time in over 55 years and the sale presents a rare opportunity to acquire a versatile and productive mixed livestock holding. The property occupies an attractive edge of village location, set within the Exmoor National Park and from the farmland, outstanding views may be enjoyed across the surrounding countryside and Bristol Channel towards South Wales. The property affords considerable residential, agricultural, equestrian and amenity appeal. It extends in total to about 83.7 acres.

The property is offered for sale by private treaty either as a whole or in up to two lots as follows:-

Lot 1 - Farmhouse, Buildings and about 26.14 Acres

Yea Farm is an attractive and unspoiled traditional residential and mixed livestock holding. It is approached over a private lane, shared initially with other adjoining properties and terminating within the farmstead to the property itself. The farmhouse is unlisted and is in need of general improvement and modernisation but it provides the potential to create a highly individual character home in this unique setting. The versatility of the property is complimented by an exceptionally useful and adaptable range of both modern and traditional buildings . Although previously used for mixed farming purposes, the buildings are readily adaptable subject to consent, to a variety of agricultural, equestrian or other uses allied to the properties outstanding geographical position. With adjoining pasture land, interspersed with areas of amenity broad leafed woodland and flanked in part by the River Washford, the property also possesses considerable amenity and conservation appeal.

The Farmhouse
Constructed of rendered and colour washed elevations beneath a turnerised slate roof, the accommodation is presently arranged on two floors, as follows:-

The Ground Floor

Entrance porch with front door leading to:
Cross hall with further door to rear.
Sitting room with dual aspect and exposed ceiling beams. Brick built fireplace with tiled hearth and wood burning stove. Enclosed secondary stairs leading to first floor.
Kitchen/dining room with dual aspect and oil fired Rayburn for cooking and domestic hot water. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit with cupboard under. Part tiled walls and plumbing for washing machine. Cooker point. Enclosed stairs to first floor. Walk-in larder situated beneath the stairs with side aspect and fitted shelves.

The First Floor

Landing with side aspect.
Bedroom 1 with front aspect.
Inner landing with rear aspect and access to secondary stairs descending to ground floor sitting room. Enclosed airing cupboard with hot water cylinder. Encased cruck beam and timbers.
Bedroom 2 with front aspect.
Bedroom 3 with front aspect.
Bedroom 4 with front aspect.
Bathroom with panelled bath, pedestal wash basin and low level WC. Radiator. Dimplex wall heater and exposed timbers.

The house is set within enclosed level gardens, predominantly lawned and with various shrub borders. Situated within the main structure of the house but accessed externally on the ground floor is the following accommodation which is suitable for incorporation into the main accommodation subject to any appropriate consents:-

Workshop with front aspect.
External WC with concrete floor and low level suite.
Fuel Store 2.67m x 1.95m with concrete floor.
Situated within the garden is a stone and corrugated fibre cement roofed traditional building 5.65m x 3.41m.

The Farm Buildings
The main range of farm buildings lie to the south of the farmhouse and share access over the concreted entrance drive. They comprise of an adaptable range of modern and traditional construction as follows:-

Three bay steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roofed covered yard 14.15m x 11.85m with part block and part GI clad elevations. Concrete floor. Adjoining three bay steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roofed covered yard 13.57m x 8.86m with part block and part GI clad elevations. Concrete floor to part. Adjoining lean-to extension of timber and GI construction 13.57m x 4.94m.

Stone and GI roofed traditional barn 15.68mx 4.66m presently used as a granary with three internal bins. Adjoining extension of similar construction in a partially dilapidated condition 5.02m x 3.62m.
Three bay timber and GI roofed pole barn 13.37m x 9.45m with adjoining single bay extension.

Four bay precast concrete and corrugated fibre cement roof covered yard 18.15m x 8.62m with part corrugated clad elevations. Adjoining timber and GI lean-to extension 18.15m x 5.84m.

Three bay timber and GI roofed pole barn (dilapidated).

The Land
The land within Lot 1 lies to the east and south of the farmhouse and buildings and comprises a mixture of level or undulating pasture, together with an area of woodland (forming part of Harper’s Wood), and some further copse areas. Two hardened tracks provide useful access to the land. In total, Lot 1 extends to about 26.14 acres as shaded yellow on the identification plan.

Lot 2 - 57.56 Acres of Agricultural Land

This is an attractive block of productive pastureland, in part, previously used for mixed arable cropping, benefitting from direct road access off Slade Lane to the north. From the land, outstanding views may be enjoyed across the surrounding farmland or northwards across the Bristol Channel towards South Wales. In total, Lot 2 extends to about 57.56 acres, as shown shaded blue on the identification plan.

Roadwater is a linear village, situated adjacent to the River Washford and within an attractive wooded valley which leads from the Bristol Channel as the land rises to the Brendon Hills. It is an attractive and picturesque village with a thriving rural community and good local facilities including a parish church, village stores/post office and public house. Williton is the closest main settlement and provides good day to day facilities whilst the favoured coastal resort of Minehead provides a good range of commercial, recreational and educational facilities. Taunton is within convenient reach and provides the range of facilities befitting those of a county and regional centre, as well as providing mainline intercity rail connections (Paddington) and access to the M5 (J25). The national Park of Exmoor is renowned for the diversity of its countryside, ranging from open heathland to wooded valleys and traditional farmsteads and villages. Roadwater lies within the north east boundary of the park, conveniently located to a number of designated foot and bridle paths, including the renowned Coleridge Way. To the north is the Bristol Channel and the attractive and rugged North Somerset coastline.

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