5 Bedroom Farm Commercial for sale in Kentisbury, Devon, EX31

5 Bedroom Farm Commercial - £1,200,000

Kentisbury, Devon, EX31

First listed on: 28th May 2020

Nearest stations: Barnstaple (8.8 mi)

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Tenure: Freehold

Hollacombe Farm represents a beautifully situated Residential Smallholding comprising a character farmhouse (5/6 beds), an attractive holiday cottage (2 beds) and an adaptable range of traditional and modern farm buildings, set at the end of a long private drive within its own productive pasture land interspersed with pockets of amenity woodland.
The farm extends in total to about 62.76 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole and by private treaty.

There has been a farmstead situated on the site of Hollacombe Farm since at least Domesday times, when it was held by a Walter de Douai. This most attractive residential smallholding occupies a superb position within the Exmoor National Park, centred upon an imposing traditional farmhouse, which is believed to date in part from the 17th Century with later Georgian style additions. In more recent years a barn conversion, undertaken to a high standard by the current owners, has created a well-appointed detached holiday letting cottage, providing a useful additional income source. Renewables in the form of solar PV panels and a wind turbine have also been installed. Situated within the farmyard is a substantial traditional bank barn with alternative use potential, subject to planning, together with an adaptable range of modern farm buildings.
The farmstead is exceptionally well positioned within its own block of productive agricultural land, comprising a delightful mix of traditional pasture, meadow and amenity land enjoying stream frontage and further complimented by small parcels of mixed deciduous woodland. Hollacombe Farm extends in total to about 62.76 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole.
Hollacombe Farmhouse
The farmhouse, which is not listed, has been extensively renovated by the current owners. It comprises a substantial detached traditional dwelling of principally stone and colour washed elevations beneath a slated roof, affording a superb country residence occupying a private position in a beautiful rural setting. Benefiting from well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights and an abundance of natural light, the accommodation is entered through a smart entrance portico with granite pillars and a flagstone floor leading into a grand entrance hall, with stairs rising and turning to the first floor. The lovely formal dining room enjoys a double aspect with a wood burning stove in an ornate marble fireplace surround. Patio doors afford delightful countryside views, opening directly out into the front gardens. An inner lobby area has an arched opening leading through into the sitting room, which contains a fireplace recess inset with a wood burning stove. This room also enjoys lovely views with patio doors leading to outside. The large character kitchen/breakfast room epitomises the traditional farmhouse style with a wonderful original heavy flagstone floor and a good range of solid oak fronted base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over, further matching wall cupboards and an inset 1½½bowl sink. Modern appliances include a four ring gas hob (bottled LPG), an upright unit with a built-in electric oven and grill, and a Stanley oil fired stove for cooking, domestic hot water and central heating. (Shelved cupboards to either side of the Stanley may indicate the presence of a former inglenook style fireplace recess.) Space and plumbing are provided for a dishwasher and under work-top fridge. A door from the kitchen provides access to the rear stairs, whilst double doors lead into a useful utility room containing the filtration system for the private water supply and a shelved larder area. Situated off the kitchen, a side entrance hall leads to a downstairs shower room and useful boot room.
The impressive main staircase rises to a half landing with a door and steps leading down to a lovely large family bathroom. The stairs continue up to the gallery style main landing, which has three good sized bedrooms off, including the double aspect master bedroom which benefits from en suite shower facilities. From the kitchen separate stairs lead up to a rear landing and three further bedrooms, one currently utilised as an office. The rear landing has a door and stairs leading up to a large partly boarded loft space used for storage purposes.
Unusually for Devon farmhouses, Hollacombe has a cellar, accessed via a door and steps under the main stairs. Once believed to have comprised the ground floor of an earlier farmhouse, this large space is currently utilised for a number of useful purposes including a freezer room, gym, workshop and wine/cold store. A former fireplace recess containing an early bread oven and a part flagstone floor hint at the considerable age of this part. A door from the cellar leads directly out to the front gardens.
The accommodation benefits from double glazing, oil fired central heating via the Stanley stove and solar hot water panels. For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the floor plan contained within these sale particulars.

Hollacombe Farm lies on the western periphery of the Exmoor National Park within its 267 square miles of beautiful protected landscape, occupying an outstanding rural position conveniently situated within its own land at the end of a long private entrance drive, enjoying an exceptional setting with superb views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside. The parish is made up of the three small hamlets of Kentisbury, Kentisbury Ford and Patchole, which together afford a thriving local community providing a primary school, post office/village store, garage, village hall and parish church.
Despite its peaceful and secluded rural position Hollacombe Farm still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield with the larger towns of Barnstaple and South Molton providing an extensive range of every day shopping, banking, recreational and educational facilities. From both of these towns the A361 North Devon link road provides easy access to Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27). Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway (London, Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
The Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths and the stunning North Devon coastline, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its popular resorts of Lynton, Lynmouth, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. Further to the west are the renowned bathing and surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton. The property is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside which provides unsurpassed riding and is renowned for its recreational and sportingopportunities, boasting some of the finest hunting, fishing and shooting in the country.

The property is approached from the main road via a double gated private entrance into a smart post and rail lined private entrance drive which leads to the parking area to the rear of the farmhouse and continues past, to provide access to the farm buildings, holiday cottage and adjoining land.
Adjoining to the front elevation of the farmhouse is a small raised lawned area with flower and shrub borders enjoying wonderful views over the gardens, which are gently sloping and mainly lawned interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. The lower part of the garden forms an attractive wildlife and part wooded area bordered by a pretty natural stream.
To one side of the house is a sitting out area adjacent to which is situated an attractive range of traditional outbuildings comprising a Garage/Workshop with an adjoining Bin Store. To the rear of this range is a further stone and slate roofed pair of Stables , approx. 4.7m x 3.2m and 4.6m x 3.9m.

The Red Linhay The entrance track continues past the farmstead and sweeps down to provide access to a pretty stone and tiled traditional building which was converted a number of years ago into an attractive holiday letting cottage. Known as The Red Linhay, the cottage enjoys its own delightful private and secluded position well removed from the farmhouse with lovely countryside views.
The character accommodation, which has been AA 4 star rated and boasts exposed ceiling timbers and joists, is accessed via an entrance hall with a cloakroom off. From here a door opens through into the superb open plan kitchen/living room. The kitchen area has a tiled floor and comprises an excellent range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over, an inset sink and further matching wall cupboards. An upright unit houses a built-in electric oven and grill with a further inset four ring gas hob (bottled LPG) with an extractor hood over. Arched double doors provide access to outside. The living area has further arched double doors to the outside front and a wood burning stove. Stairs rise to the first floor with an enclosed understairs cupboard. On the first floor a landing provides access to two double bedrooms, each benefiting from a well appointed en-suite shower room.
The accommodation benefits from a modern ground source heatpump heating system, solar hot water panels and double glazing. For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the floor plan contained within these sale particulars.
A gravelled area immediately to the front of the cottage provides sitting out space with an adjoining lawn overlooking a pretty tumbling stream, whilst to the rear is a large gently sloping lawned garden.

The Farm Buildings The property benefits from a useful range of adaptable traditional and modern farm buildings, offering the scope, subject to planning, for conversion to alternative uses, whilst also appealing to those prospective purchasers with livestock or horses. The buildings may be briefly described as follows:-
Substantial two storey stone and slate roofed Traditional Bank Barn, approx. 16.8m x 9.1m max, containing a former shippon on the ground floor, currently used as a poultry house and fencing store/workshop. A later lean-to Feed Store adjoins. Two large first floor storage areas may be accessed to the rear at first floor level. This building has been re-roofed in recent years and may lend itself to a variety of alternative uses subject to obtaining the appropriate planning consent. Adjoining to the front of the traditional barn lying between this and the stable is a concreted former yard area with a small natural stream running through what is believed to be the remains of a former traditional farmyard pond.
Modern range over split levels comprising a Fodder Store, approx. 9.1m x 7.9m, a Hay Store, approx. 9.1m x 7.9m, and a Covered Yard, approx. 9.1m x 6.5m, opening into a Cattle Running Out Area.
Situated opposite the above is a four bay Straw/Hay Barn, approx. 8.3m x 10.8m overall, opening to an adjoining lean-to Covered Cattle Yard with steel sheeted doors to either end. Adjoining to the front of this range is an enclosed Running Out/Feeding Yard with an adjoining block walled Manure Store.
To the lower side of the above is a lean-to five bay Cattle Shed, approx. 23.4m x 7.5m max., and a further adjoining Store Shed.
The Land
The farmstead is conveniently positioned within its own attractive block of agricultural land which is divided by traditional Devon hedge banks into a number of manageable enclosures. Comprising mainly gently and moderately sloping productive pasture, the land has been mainly utilised for livestock grazing and fodder production. Included within the land are attractive pockets of mixed deciduous woodland, with more steeply sloping pasture running down to a pretty stream which runs along a good length of the boundary. The land is generally in excellent heart, well suited to a variety of agricultural, equestrian, sporting or other amenity uses.
Hollacombe Farm extends in total to about 62.76 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole as shown shaded red on the attached identification plan.

Tenure and Possession Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.

Services Mains electricity. Private spring water supply. Drainage of dwellings to a private system.

Outgoings These are believed to comprise local Council Tax Band E on the farmhouse and business rates on the holiday cottage, together with the usual service and environmental charges.

Hollacombe Farm represents a beautifully situated Residential Smallholding comprising a character farmhouse (5/6 beds), an attractive holiday cottage (2 beds) and an adaptable range of traditional and modern farm buildings, set at the end of a long private drive within its own productive pasture land interspersed with pockets of amenity woodland.
The farm extends in total to about 62.76 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole and by private treaty.

There has been a farmstead situated on the site of Hollacombe Farm since at least Domesday times, when it was held by a Walter de Douai. This most attractive residential smallholding occupies a superb position within the Exmoor National Park, centred upon an imposing traditional farmhouse, which is believed to date in part from the 17th Century with later Georgian style additions. In more recent years a barn conversion, undertaken to a high standard by the current owners, has created a well-appointed detached holiday letting cottage, providing a useful additional income source. Renewables in the form of solar PV panels and a wind turbine have also been installed. Situated within the farmyard is a substantial traditional bank barn with alternative use potential, subject to planning, together with an adaptable range of modern farm buildings.
The farmstead is exceptionally well positioned within its own block of productive agricultural land, comprising a delightful mix of traditional pasture, meadow and amenity land enjoying stream frontage and further complimented by small parcels of mixed deciduous woodland. Hollacombe Farm extends in total to about 62.76 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole.
Hollacombe Farmhouse
The farmhouse, which is not listed, has been extensively renovated by the current owners. It comprises a substantial detached traditional dwelling of principally stone and colour washed elevations beneath a slated roof, affording a superb country residence occupying a private position in a beautiful rural setting. Benefiting from well-proportioned rooms with good ceiling heights and an abundance of natural light, the accommodation is entered through a smart entrance portico with granite pillars and a flagstone floor leading into a grand entrance hall, with stairs rising and turning to the first floor. The lovely formal dining room enjoys a double aspect with a wood burning stove in an ornate marble fireplace surround. Patio doors afford delightful countryside views, opening directly out into the front gardens. An inner lobby area has an arched opening leading through into the sitting room, which contains a fireplace recess inset with a wood burning stove. This room also enjoys lovely views with patio doors leading to outside. The large character kitchen/breakfast room epitomises the traditional farmhouse style with a wonderful original heavy flagstone floor and a good range of solid oak fronted base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over, further matching wall cupboards and an inset 1½½bowl sink. Modern appliances include a four ring gas hob (bottled LPG), an upright unit with a built-in electric oven and grill, and a Stanley oil fired stove for cooking, domestic hot water and central heating. (Shelved cupboards to either side of the Stanley may indicate the presence of a former inglenook style fireplace recess.) Space and plumbing are provided for a dishwasher and under work-top fridge. A door from the kitchen provides access to the rear stairs, whilst double doors lead into a useful utility room containing the filtration system for the private water supply and a shelved larder area. Situated off the kitchen, a side entrance hall leads to a downstairs shower room and useful boot room.
The impressive main staircase rises to a half landing with a door and steps leading down to a lovely large family bathroom. The stairs continue up to the gallery style main landing, which has three good sized bedrooms off, including the double aspect master bedroom which benefits from en suite shower facilities. From the kitchen separate stairs lead up to a rear landing and three further bedrooms, one currently utilised as an office. The rear landing has a door and stairs leading up to a large partly boarded loft space used for storage purposes.
Unusually for Devon farmhouses, Hollacombe has a cellar, accessed via a door and steps under the main stairs. Once believed to have comprised the ground floor of an earlier farmhouse, this large space is currently utilised for a number of useful purposes including a freezer room, gym, workshop and wine/cold store. A former fireplace recess containing an early bread oven and a part flagstone floor hint at the considerable age of this part. A door from the cellar leads directly out to the front gardens.
The accommodation benefits from double glazing, oil fired central heating via the Stanley stove and solar hot water panels. For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the floor plan contained within these sale particulars.

Hollacombe Farm lies on the western periphery of the Exmoor National Park within its 267 square miles of beautiful protected landscape, occupying an outstanding rural position conveniently situated within its own land at the end of a long private entrance drive, enjoying an exceptional setting with superb views over the surrounding unspoilt countryside. The parish is made up of the three small hamlets of Kentisbury, Kentisbury Ford and Patchole, which together afford a thriving local community providing a primary school, post office/village store, garage, village hall and parish church.
Despite its peaceful and secluded rural position Hollacombe Farm still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield with the larger towns of Barnstaple and South Molton providing an extensive range of every day shopping, banking, recreational and educational facilities. From both of these towns the A361 North Devon link road provides easy access to Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27). Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway (London, Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.
The Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths and the stunning North Devon coastline, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with its popular resorts of Lynton, Lynmouth, Combe Martin and Ilfracombe. Further to the west are the renowned bathing and surfing beaches of Woolacombe, Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton. The property is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside which provides unsurpassed riding and is renowned for its recreational and sportingopportunities, boasting some of the finest hunting, fishing and shooting in the country.

The property is approached from the main road via a double gated private entrance into a smart post and rail lined private entrance drive which leads to the parking area to the rear of the farmhouse and continues past, to provide access to the farm buildings, holiday cottage and adjoining land.
Adjoining to the front elevation of the farmhouse is a small raised lawned area with flower and shrub borders enjoying wonderful views over the gardens, which are gently sloping and mainly lawned interspersed with mature trees and shrubs. The lower part of the garden forms an attractive wildlife and part wooded area bordered by a pretty natural stream.
To one side of the house is a sitting out area adjacent to which is situated an attractive range of traditional outbuildings comprising a Garage/Workshop with an adjoining Bin Store. To the rear of this range is a further stone and slate roofed pair of Stables , approx. 4.7m x 3.2m and 4.6m x 3.9m.

The Red Linhay The entrance track continues past the farmstead and sweeps down to provide access to a pretty stone and tiled traditional building which was converted a number of years ago into an attractive holiday letting cottage. Known as The Red Linhay, the cottage enjoys its own delightful private and secluded position well removed from the farmhouse with lovely countryside views.
The character accommodation, which has been AA 4 star rated and boasts exposed ceiling timbers and joists, is accessed via an entrance hall with a cloakroom off. From here a door opens through into the superb open plan kitchen/living room. The kitchen area has a tiled floor and comprises an excellent range of fitted base cupboard and drawer units with work surfaces over, an inset sink and further matching wall cupboards. An upright unit houses a built-in electric oven and grill with a further inset four ring gas hob (bottled LPG) with an extractor hood over. Arched double doors provide access to outside. The living area has further arched double doors to the outside front and a wood burning stove. Stairs rise to the first floor with an enclosed understairs cupboard. On the first floor a landing provides access to two double bedrooms, each benefiting from a well appointed en-suite shower room.
The accommodation benefits from a modern ground source heatpump heating system, solar hot water panels and double glazing. For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the floor plan contained within these sale particulars.
A gravelled area immediately to the front of the cottage provides sitting out space with an adjoining lawn overlooking a pretty tumbling stream, whilst to the rear is a large gently sloping lawned garden.

The Farm Buildings The property benefits from a useful range of adaptable traditional and modern farm buildings, offering the scope, subject to planning, for conversion to alternative uses, whilst also appealing to those prospective purchasers with livestock or horses. The buildings may be briefly described as follows:-
Substantial two storey stone and slate roofed Traditional Bank Barn, approx. 16.8m x 9.1m max, containing a former shippon on the ground floor, currently used as a poultry house and fencing store/workshop. A later lean-to Feed Store adjoins. Two large first floor storage areas may be accessed to the rear at first floor level. This building has been re-roofed in recent years and may lend itself to a variety of alternative uses subject to obtaining the appropriate planning consent. Adjoining to the front of the traditional barn lying between this and the stable is a concreted former yard area with a small natural stream running through what is believed to be the remains of a former traditional farmyard pond.
Modern range over split levels comprising a Fodder Store, approx. 9.1m x 7.9m, a Hay Store, approx. 9.1m x 7.9m, and a Covered Yard, approx. 9.1m x 6.5m, opening into a Cattle Running Out Area.
Situated opposite the above is a four bay Straw/Hay Barn, approx. 8.3m x 10.8m overall, opening to an adjoining lean-to Covered Cattle Yard with steel sheeted doors to either end. Adjoining to the front of this range is an enclosed Running Out/Feeding Yard with an adjoining block walled Manure Store.
To the lower side of the above is a lean-to five bay Cattle Shed, approx. 23.4m x 7.5m max., and a further adjoining Store Shed.
The Land
The farmstead is conveniently positioned within its own attractive block of agricultural land which is divided by traditional Devon hedge banks into a number of manageable enclosures. Comprising mainly gently and moderately sloping productive pasture, the land has been mainly utilised for livestock grazing and fodder production. Included within the land are attractive pockets of mixed deciduous woodland, with more steeply sloping pasture running down to a pretty stream which runs along a good length of the boundary. The land is generally in excellent heart, well suited to a variety of agricultural, equestrian, sporting or other amenity uses.
Hollacombe Farm extends in total to about 62.76 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole as shown shaded red on the attached identification plan.

Tenure and Possession Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.

Services Mains electricity. Private spring water supply. Drainage of dwellings to a private system.

Outgoings These are believed to comprise local Council Tax Band E on the farmhouse and business rates on the holiday cottage, together with the usual service and environmental charges.

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