Chapelcroft Road, Membury, Axminster

£800,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Best and final offers by Friday 5th June by 12.00 (noon) Character 5 bedroom farmhouse with courtyard of barns in nearly 30 acres

SITUATION & DESCRIPTION

The property is set in an elevated position amongst the rolling hills of East Devon, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, close to the Devon, Dorset and Somerset borders.

Although the property isn't listed, the character and the history are evident with a substantial 5 bedroom farmhouse, which would benefit from some updating and a range of lovely stone barns forming two courtyards.

Conveniently situated for a number of pretty unspoilt villages, including Membury 0.75 mile and Smallridge/All Saints 1.25 miles away each with its own church and primary school. The market towns of Axminster and Honiton offer good day to day amenities including mainline railway stations on the Exeter to London Waterloo line.

Exeter to the west and Taunton to the north both provide a comprehensive array of retail and leisure facilities and access to the M5. Exeter International Airport offers a number of domestic and international flights. The beautiful Jurassic Coast is within an easy drive and includes the popular towns and villages of Sidmouth, Branscombe, Beer and Lyme Regis.

ACCOMMODATION

For a detailed tour, follow the 3D tour.

The substantial well proportioned rooms, although now dated, create the potential for a comfortable family home. On the ground floor are two large reception rooms both with fireplaces. At the far end is a double aspect kitchen with Aga and to the rear is a large utility/boot room.

On the first floor are 5 good sized bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a staircase rising to a second floor with large interlinking attic rooms, giving potential for further living space, subject to consents.

OUTSIDE

Approached from the quiet council lane a short drive leads into one of two courtyards of barns up to the rear of the house.

The mix of barns, which can be seen in more detail in the video tour and the building plan are a combination of stone, brick and timber. Creating a wealth of opportunity for alternative uses, subject to planning. In 1987 planning permission was granted for the conversion of 3 barns to dwellings (Ref 87/P0362), however this consent has long since lapsed and there is now a different planning strategy and Local Plan in place.

South and east of the house is a near level lawn surrounded by a mature hedge, fence and a large Yew tree.

LAND

Amounting to 21.15 acres (8.55 ha), the rolling pasture runs north from the farmstead with a stream cutting through the centre and further split into a number of fields with mature hedge banks.

There is an option to purchase an additional 8.59 acres (3.48 ha) (far wast of plan) with separate access to the council lane, this single field has a useful agricultural barn (approx 9m x 10m) at £100,000

SERVICES

Mains water and electric. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.

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