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  • Bedrooms: 5
A quietly positioned small farm with conservation appeal, including a spacious farmhouse suitable for dual occupation and level pasture land. 16.06 acres. House with five bedrooms (3,600 sq. ft.) and three bath / shower rooms. Established level gardens. Pasture paddock and grazing land. Tranquil location but with good access to the A361 (North Devon Link Road). EPC: Band F


South Venhay lies in a peaceful location with no near neighbours, a short distance to the south-east of Meshaw in north Devon.

The village of Witheridge is 3 miles south of the farm and provides a doctor's surgery, village shop, a pub, church, a veterinary practice and primary schooling.

The market town of South Molton is found within 10 miles and has a more comprehensive range of shops, a bank and schooling, a supermarket as well as weekly livestock and farmers markets and the nearby independent West Buckland School.

The town of Tiverton, about 13 miles away, is an old market town with an historic castle. There are several supermarkets and a wide range of shops in the town, together with schools for all ages, including the independent Blundell's School. There is also a hospital, sports centre and an 18-hole golf course.

The A361 (North Devon Link Road) can be accessed within 5 miles and provides a link to the M5 motorway at Junction 27, nearby to which is Tiverton Parkway rail station with mainline services to London Paddington.

The nearby Exmoor National Park is renowned for spectacular scenery and excellent walking, riding and fishing whilst the North Devon coast with its dramatic rugged coastline and sandy beaches at Putsborough, Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde, is also within easy reach.


South Venhay has been owned by the same family since 1970 and is a quietly positioned residential farm with good access to the A361 (North Devon Link Road).


LOT 1 - South Venhay Farmhouse with 16.06 acres (6.50 hectares).


The characterful farmhouse was originally two cottages and until recently has been occupied in two sections, but with interconnecting doors so it is able to be lived in as one, larger home totalling 3,600 square feet.

The elevations are rendered, with mostly double glazed windows and a part slate, part corrugated fibre cement roof (possibly containing asbestos).

From the driveway, a door opens into the garden room overlooking the gardens on the northern side of the house, which has a glazed roof and a brick fireplace with a wood-burning stove. Doors lead out to the garden and through to covered storage areas including a wood store and tool store.

The living room has exposed beams, an electric fire within in a stone fireplace and is open to the kitchen which was fitted approximately three years ago with new units and granite worktops. The Sandyford range cooker (oil-fired) provides hot water and central heating for the northern section of the house.

In addition there is a large utility room and shower room with w.c.

On the southern side of the house, the second sitting room has a stone fireplace with a wood-burning stove, exposed beams, a window seat and doors to the garden.

The kitchen / dining room has an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and wood-burning stove (provides heating and hot water for the southern part of the house) and the kitchen area is fitted with a range of cupboards and has doors into the conservatory.

The ground floor accommodation also includes a utility room, a bathroom with w.c. And an attached lean-to storage barn.

There are two staircases to the first floor which is also able to be divided into two sections. The master bedroom has a dual aspect, in-built storage and a large en-suite bathroom with a roll-top bath, walk-in shower cubicle, an airing cupboard and a mahogany floor recycled from a ballroom.

There are a further four bedrooms all of which have a south-facing aspect overlooking the gardens and two of which are double in size.


There is parking for two to three cars, a timber garage and separate storage shed with a post box.

The gardens to the north of the house are enclosed, with a level lawn and established flower and shrub beds, a patio and a large summerhouse with a veranda.

On the southern side of the house is a level lawn flanked by established beds, trees, a poly-tunnel, animal enclosures and a vegetable and salad patch and soft fruit bushes.

In addition there is a mobile home in a former orchard to the rear of the house, which has no planning consent but has been occupied continuously for over thirty years.


The land within LOT 1 includes a level paddock with road access and two additional enclosures of level pasture and culm grass land with mature hedge bank boundaries and a lot of conservation appeal with wild flowers in abundance.


LOT 1: Private water (borehole). Mains electricity. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating to part and a wood-burning stove provides central heating and hot water to other rooms (also with an immersion heater).


The farm is owned freehold and is registered on the Land Registry.

Vacant possession will be available upon completion.


There are no entitlements to be transferred with the farm.


North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711. (

Farmhouse: Council Tax Band D.

Mobile home: Council Tax Band A.


The farm is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).


A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.


The sporting and mineral rights are owned and included in the sale.


All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements and any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

There are no public footpaths, byways or bridleways passing across the farm.


Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01769 572263 or 01392 680059 to arrange an appointment.


From Tiverton, head west on the A361 towards Barnstaple and South Molton and after approximately 10 miles, at Moortown Cross, turn left signed towards Rose Ash and Ash Mill.

Follow the road around to the right and after 0.5 miles turn left at Beaples Moor Cross towards Witheridge and Meshaw. Upon reaching the following crossroads (Batsworthy Cross) continue straight ahead towards Meshaw and Witheridge.

Continue for approximately 1.5 miles and at Venhay Cross turn left towards Venhay. South Venhay is found on the right after just over one mile.


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

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29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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