Hacche Lane, Near South Molton, South Molton, Devon, EX36

£795,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
An accessible and spacious south-facing farmhouse with delightful views and a versatile range of outbuildings with potential for conversion, with 7.45 acres. Grade II Listed house with five bedrooms. Attractive stone and cob outbuildings. An extensive and versatile range of modern barns to suit agricultural or equestrian use. Total covered area is 23,400 sq ft (2,178 sq m). Productive and level grass land. Additional land may be available.

SITUATION

South Leigh lies in a very accessible location on Hacche Lane, just two miles from the market town of South Molton and three miles from the Exmoor National Park.

The pretty village of North Molton is three miles to the north-east and has a thriving community with a shop and post office, a primary school (Ofsted rated Good'), a sports club, a garage, the Poltimore Inn, a church and a village hall.

The market town of South Molton is within two miles and has a more comprehensive range of shops including a delicatessen, a bank, primary and secondary schools, a supermarket as well as weekly livestock and farmers markets and the nearby independent West Buckland School.

The A361 (North Devon Link Road) can be accessed directly from Hacche Lane 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. Exeter and Bristol Airports have flights to many UK and European cities.

From the farm there is easy access to the Exmoor National Park, known for its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery, and the North Devon beaches of Putsborough, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are all within reach.

INTRODUCTION

South Leigh has been owned by the same family for two generations and was originally a traditional mixed farm.

For those requiring excellent accessibility, the A361 (North Devon Link Road) lies at the bottom of Hacche Lane and brings, Barnstaple, Taunton and Exeter within commuting distance.

Comprising a spacious farmhouse with a range of outbuildings (Total covered area is 23,400 sq ft (2,178 sq m), some of which would suit conversion (subject to planning consent), and offered with just over 7 acres of grass land, South Leigh has a wide appeal.

South Leigh Farmhouse

South Leigh Farmhouse is Grade II Listed and is believed to date from the late 17th Century. Originally a cross-passage house, it is constructed of rendered cob underneath an imitation slate roof and has retained some original features throughout including exposed beams and an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven.

Approached from the front path, a small covered porch opens into the entrance hall with stairs to the first floor.

The sitting room is a south-facing aspect and stone inglenook fireplace with a bread oven and a wood-burner with steps up to the dining room which has exposed beams and a second opening back to the sitting room.

The kitchen / breakfast room also has an inglenook fireplace with a bread oven, housing a two-oven Aga.

There are plenty of ancillary and storage rooms with an office, utility room / back kitchen, a boot room and internal log store to the rear of the house.

On the first floor there are four bedrooms accessed from the main landing, three of which have space for a double bed and the fourth, smaller bedroom provides access through to a dressing room. The bathroom has a panelled bath and separate corner shower cubicle, w.c and basin.

The second staircase leads up to the fifth bedroom / sewing room.

Outside

To the front of the house is a pretty garden with a lawn and colourful shrub / flower beds enclosed by a low level wall.

There is also plenty of space for parking to the front of the house.

Opposite the house is an area of lawn and an open-fronted building which are included with South Leigh.

The Outbuildings

The total covered building space at South Leigh Farm is approximately 2,178 square metres (23,443 square feet). All measurements are approximate.

Attached to the farmhouse are:

Stone & Cob Barn

8.13m x 4.37 (26'8 x 14'4 )

Used as a machinery store.

Stables

11.47m x 5.57m (37'8 x 18'3 )

Stone walls with three internal boxes and a loft above.

East of the Stone and Cob Barn is:

Sheep Shed

27.43m x 18.29m (90'0 x 60'0 )

Timber frame with part block / part space boarded walls under a corrugated iron roof. To the rear is a recent extension (22.96m x 19.31m) with a steel-portal frame under a box-profile steel roof.

To the west of the farmhouse are:

Stone Stables & Kennels

14.00m x 4.84m (45'11 x 15'11 )

Stone walls underneath a slate roof. Divided into three sections, one of which is used as a workshop. Loft above.

Cattle Collecting Yard

22.22m x 12.96m (72'11 x 42'6 )

Steel frame, concrete floor, box-profile roof.

Cubicle House (west)

15.65m x 6.64m (51'4 x 21'9 )

Cubicles for 28. Steel frame, concrete floor, box-profile roof.

Cubicle House (south)

18.51m x 7.91m (60'9 x 25'11 )

29 cubicles.

Large Stone Barn

36.19m x 4.64m (118'9 x 15'3 )

Stone walls, slate roof. Incorporating the former dairy and pump house.

Grain Store

22.86m x 10.33m (75'0 x 33'11 )

Fully enclosed, steel frame, concrete floor with attached:

Lean-To

13.97m x 7.04m (45'10 x 23'1 )

20 cubicles, a steel frame, block walls with fibre cement sheets to the eaves and a box profile roof.

West Lean-To

18.27m x 9.11m (59'11 x 29'11 )

Steel frame, concrete floor.

Machinery Store

18.10m x 9.78m (59'5 x 32'1 )

Steel portal frame, concrete floor, rendered block walls with box-profile sheets to the eaves and a fibre cement sheet roof.

Workshop

14.92m x 6.53m (48'11 x 21'5 )

Stone walls with a concrete floor and corrugated iron roof, with an attached:

Garage

6.85m x 4.12m (22'6 x 13'6 )

Block and stone walls underneath a corrugated iron roof.

The Land

The land surrounds the house and buildings and is all down to grass within three enclosures with traditional hedge boundaries. It is almost level and has been used for grazing and silage production during recent years, with separate access on to Hacche Lane.

There may be a possibility to purchase more land if required.

GENERAL REMARKS

SERVICES

Private water supply (well) to the house and land. Mains electricity is connected to the house and outbuildings. Private drainage. Central heating (Oil fired).

TENURE

The property is owned freehold and is registered on the Land Registry. Vacant possession is available upon completion.

The vendor would be interested in renting the Machinery Store for a period of two years from completion.

ENTRANCE LANE

The purchaser will be granted a right of access over the lane leading to South Leigh. Maintenance will be divided equally between the users.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

North Devon District Council. Telephone: 01271 327711 (www.northdevon.gov.uk).

Council Tax Band F.

PLANNING / LISTING

The farmhouse is a Grade II Listed building.

SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS

The sporting and mineral rights belong to the North Molton Estate.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

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

WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY

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 is a public footpath along the entrance lane.

VIEWING

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

DIRECTIONS

From the Aller Cross roundabout on the A361 (North Devon Link Road), proceed east towards Tiverton / M5 and after 0.75 miles turn left into Hacche Lane.

Proceed up the hill for about one mile and the entrance lane to South Leigh will be found on the right. Turn into the lane and South Leigh is the first property on the left.

WARNING

Farms and land can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of farm buildings and livestock.

DISCLAIMER

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

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

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Stags - South Molton

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

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