Ashreigney

£1,850,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
An attractive, quality small farm and holiday letting business, set amongst beautiful countryside with no immediate neighbours. In all just under 22 acres.

Introduction

This beautiful small farm has benefited from a programme of improvement and investment and now provides an enviable opportunity to purchase a home

with substantial established holiday letting income. There are a range of outbuildings and ring fenced land, all providing excellent opportunities for a

smallholding for livestock rearing or growing as well as the potential expansion to glamping, wedding venue and other events (subject to obtaining the necessary consents), due to the unspoiled nature of the land and picturesque surroundings, as well as the lack of immediate neighbours. The property provides the opportunity for a home in this peaceful, tucked away country location, while still being accessible and providing a lucrative income stream with future potential.

Situation

The property is found a mile from the village of Ashreigney. Local amenities are available at Winkleigh, approximately 4 miles, including a shop, 2 pubs,

butchers, village hall and sports centre. Slightly further is the small town of Chulmleigh, 5 miles, with a wider range of amenities including a popular primary and secondary school and health centre. A local train station is found at Eggesford, 6 miles providing a link to Exeter and the main line to London

Paddington. Exeter is approximately 26 miles and A30 dual carriageway access at Whiddon Down is 17 miles, while Exeter International Airport is 35 miles.

The Farmhouse

A classic southerly facing double fronted Victorian farmhouse with sizeable rooms and high ceilings, with some period detailing. The accommodation has been improved and upgraded in recent years with zoned underfloor heating, a replacement kitchen and all bedrooms with en-suite bath or shower rooms.

The well laid out accommodation briefly comprises, a large covered entrance porch, half glazed front door to central hall and stairs rising to first floor. Sitting room with open fireplace with inset wood burning stove, drawing room with French windows and fireplace with inset wood burning stove, dining room and a farmhouse style kitchen/breakfast room. This has been refitted with a range of modern, attractive base and wall mounted units with central island and integral appliances including Rayburn, 2 electric ovens, induction hob and dishwasher. The kitchen leads to a rear lobby, walk-in larder and

cloakroom with low level WC. Beyond this is a utility room and study, further rear hall and boot room with sink unit and cupboards. On the first floor are 4

double bedrooms all with en-suite bath or shower rooms.

The Holiday Properties

The 3 holiday properties are made up of 2 detached new build contemporary barns, and one cottage attached to the rear of the house. These comprise,

Old Orchard Sleeps 6

Nine Pines Sleeps 6

Westyard Cottage Sleeps 4

The stunning new build barns were architect designed and completed in 2018. They feature crisp contemporary design and a quality specification, together with superb positioning to maximise solar gain and take advantage of the beautiful unspoiled views surrounding the properties. Westyard Cottage provides in contrast a more traditional cosy cottage feel with a high standard of presentation. Both bedrooms have en-suite shower facilities. Further details can be found at www.westyardfarm.co.uk.

The Business

The owners have quickly established a strong demand through a quality website, good social media presence and stunning properties. This is now an established business with good turnover with future growth potential. Basic accounts can be made available to bona fide potential purchasers following a viewing.

Biomass and Solar

A biomass boiler was installed on site in 2017 and serves all the 4 properties with hot water and heating. The system, whilst having excellent

environmental credentials, also provides a substantial RHI (Renewable Heat Incentive) payments for 20 years from initial commissioning. At the same time solar panels were installed on the roof of the boiler and car port building, which is a 6.72KW system and collects the associated feed in tariff for 20 years from 2018 and feeds into the domestic requirement supplementing home electrical use when generating.

Gardens, Outbuildings and Land

The farm drive leads off Hayes Lane and then divides into two; a drive for access to the Farmhouse & farm buildings and a drive for access to the holiday properties. The gravel leads around to the front of the three holiday properties providing large turning and parking spaces for numerous vehicles. The properties are surrounded by landscaped and lawned gardens to the front and side, while both new build barns have enclosed dog-friendly gardens to the

rear. Beyond the drive is a small area of pine and oak trees used for alfresco dining and firepit evenings with climbing ropes, swing etc., providing a superb spot with an open vista across the adjoining meadow to the pond and trees beyond. The second drive leads around past the gardens and paddock to a large triple carport and plant room for the Biomass boiler. Beyond this the drive sweeps around the front of the property with additional parking space and around the far side to the rear. The front garden to the house is a beautiful formal garden with a southerly aspect with surrounding low stone walling

with a central path and mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub beds. At the far side of the house is further hard-standing parking for numerous vehicles and the outbuildings. These comprise a small cob single storey barn, currently used as garage and workshop. Beyond this is a large, timber framed, agricultural building which has, in part, been divided up into horse loose boxes, sheep and pig pens, wood, fodder and machinery storage. This is a versatile building covering a large space and suitable for a number of different purposes. The current owners run a farmhouse kitchen garden with

polytunnel, raised beds, garden shed and chicken enclosure. Beyond this is a small orchard with a range of fruit trees. The wider paddock land is divided into neatly fenced and hedged paddocks, the property is ring fenced with its own land surrounding the house and buildings on all sides.

Services

Main electric, water and private drainage.

Outgoings

Farmhouse Council tax band G

Holiday Properties rateable value, £7000 (currently 100% relief applies)

Local Authority

Torridge district council

www.torridge.gov.uk

Directions

From the A377 Taw Valley road and about a mile west of Chulmleigh at Leigh Cross take the turning signposted to Bridge Reeve & Ashreigney. Proceed along this lane and turn right at the T-junction signposted Ashreigney. Continue along this lane and proceed up the hill into Ashreigney. On entering Ashreigney, where the road bears sharp left at Bush Corner follow the road on to the village center. Here you bear left with the road and continue and turn next right into Hayes lane, proceed for a short distance and the entrance to Westyard Farm can be found on the right.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058

Disclaimer

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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