Clayhidon, Cullompton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A fine Grade II Listed country property situated in an outstanding private location with far reaching views, annexe and set in approx 15 acres. Freehold. Council Tax F Epc Exempt.


Battens Farm is situated in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is nestled within the wide valley of the small Bolham River and enjoys a sheltered location with magnificent views down the valley. There is a good range of local amenities found in Hemyock, 2 miles away whilst a larger range of shopping, schooling both private and state and recreational facilities can be found in Wellington, about 6 miles away. The County Town of Taunton is about 10 miles to the north east which provides an excellent range of facilities. Near Wellington is junction 26 of the M5 motorway and at Junction 27 is Tiverton Parkway intercity railway station, with further station at Taunton with fast trains to London Paddington.

The countryside around the property is most attractive, consisting of farmland and various copses and streams and there are footpaths and bridleways to take advantage. Both the north and south coasts are within a reasonable drive.


Battens Farm is Grade II Listed, being of special architectural or historic interest. The note in the schedule states that the house dates from the late 16th Century or early 17th Century with later additions, originally being a three room, through-passage plan house, the service end to the left of the passage, with a wing to the rear of the inner room. At some point the passage was blocked by the insertion of a massive chimney stack and a most unusual arrangement is that the fireplace is set diagonally across the corner of the room. The alterations may date from the late 18th Century. The property has a plank and muntin screen, a number of exposed ceiling beams and some interesting old windows whilst the roof is of cruck truss construction.


The house enjoys a magnificent private location with far reaching southerly views and charming mature gardens with a small stream running through them. It is principally of flintstone elevations with an unusual rounded corner at one end, under a thatched roof. The accommodation consists of 4 Bedrooms in the main house with two bathrooms on the first floor. On the ground floor is a spacious open plan Kitchen/Dining Room, Characterful Sitting Room, Library, Garden Room, Utility and further Study/Games Room.

Across the courtyard is a detached annexe providing 1-2 bedrooms, shower room, large sitting room, kitchen and open plan first floor.

Outside is a double garage, open Wagon barn and various outbuildings set in approximately 15 acres


Entrance Hall with stone floor and oak plank door to farmhouse Kitchen with a range of base units with work surfaces over. Deep drawers, thought to originate from a vintage haberdashery store, provide further storage and are quite a feature. Inset sink, breakfast bar, three oven electric Aga with beam over and tiled floor. Opening into Dining Room with a feature bow window, patio doors to the garden, storage cupboard, beamed ceiling and secondary staircase to the first floor. Sitting Room is a fine room filled with character featuring plank and muntin screen and impressive stone and brick inglenook fireplace with large beam over and original bread oven with inset modern Contura log burner and stairs to the first floor. There is a window overlooking the garden and doors to dining room and hall featuring original sliding lock. There is a walkway to the side entrance hall with access to the Garden Room and Library and a door to outside. The Garden room enjoys magnificent views over the garden and a door to outside. The Library features a window with window seat and built in shelving. The Study/Games Room, in the newer extension is a spacious and light room with a spiral staircase to the first floor. Complementing the ground floor is a good size utility and cloakroom.

On the first floor are four double bedrooms and a through room with exposed roof timbers and beautiful rural views and two bathrooms.


Adjacent to the main house is a detached spacious annexe with full height windows to two sides. In the large sitting room there is a feature glazed window showing the flintstone walls at one time where the waterwheel would have been. There is a Kitchen/Diner with a range of base units and a fixed dresser, inset sink, oven and hob. The shower room comprises of a white suite. Stairs rise to the first floor which is open plan and provides ample space.

From the ground floor, double doors open out into a low walled garden, gardening shed and views out over fields.


The property enjoys a magnificent private location approached via a long private drive, with orchard to one side as you drive down leading to a tarmac parking and turning area to the north of the house. Nearby is the wagon house providing garaging and other storage with adjoining greenhouse. There is a double garage and further wooden log store located in the top paddock.

The main gardens to the house lie to the south and west sides are a particular feature mainly laid to lawn, interspersed with an array of flower and shrub beds with a small stream meandering through, feature pond and to the west is a range of raised vegetable beds and various fruit trees.

The land is split into four paddocks of pasture and in whole extends to approx 15 acres.


Private water and drainage. Mains electricity, Oil Heating.


From Junction 26 of M5, proceed towards Wellington and the first roundabout take the exit onto the A38 toward Exeter. After about a mile, turn left into Ford Street, towards Hemyock. At the top of the hill go straight over, signposted Clayhidon. At the crossroad turn right, signposted Hemyock & Rosemary Lane, continue through the hamlet and at the next crossroads go straight over, signposted Churchinford. At the T junction turn right signposted Hemyock. After 100 yards take the next left and at the end of this no through road, the driveway to Battens Farm can be found on the left . Follow the private drive down the hill keeping right at the fork where the property will be found straight ahead. PLEASE USE POSTCODE EX15 3PP FOR SATNAV.

01823 619815

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