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Week, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18
Guide price £630,000 | 3 bedrooms | 13.3 acres

Property features

• Tranquil Location
• 13.30 Acres
• Characterful House
• South-facing Position
• Stone Barns
• Pasture & Meadow
• Woodland & Stream

An attractive thatched farmhouse with 13.30 acres and a range of stone barns, nestled within a small hamlet. Quiet location. Non-Listed house with three bedrooms and potential for 4th bedroom. 2,314 sq ft. Private gardens. South-facing aspect. Productive pasture land, meadow and woodland running down to a stream. EPC: D
 
SITUATION
North Week Farm lies in a quiet and peaceful location, set amongst a small hamlet of houses and stone barns with an unspoilt southerly outlook. The house is hidden away yet accessible to the market towns of South Molton and Tiverton as well as the M5 at Junction 27.

The nearby small town of Chulmleigh is 4 miles away, and is positioned above the Taw Valley offering a range of shops, a bank, a health centre and schooling up to GCSE level. The school bus pick up point is as the bottom of the farm lane at Week Cross. The market town of South Molton is found within 6.5 miles and has a more comprehensive range of shops, banks and schooling, a supermarket as well as weekly livestock and farmers markets and the nearby independent West Buckland School, for which a school bus pick up point is within walking distance 2 miles away at Gidley Cross.

The town of Tiverton, about 16 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 Blundells School. There is also a hospital, sports centre and an 18-hole golf course. The A361 (North Devon Link Road) can be accessed within 7 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 in under 2 hours. 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
North Week Farm is a characterful farm set amidst picturesque North Devon countryside, including a pretty thatched farmhouse, a range of stone and cob barns and a mixture of productive pasture, meadows and mature woodland with streams flowing along the northern boundary. In total North Week Farm extends to 13.30 Acres (5.38 hectares).

NORTH WEEK FARMHOUSE
North Week Farmhouse occupies a south-facing position within a courtyard of traditional barns. It is a quintessential Devon farmhouse with stone and cob walls underneath a recently re-ridged and re-dressed thatch roof. The house offers 2,314 square feet of sympathetically improved accommodation yet retains its character throughout. There is oil-fired central heating and whilst the property is full of charm, it is not Listed.

A part glazed solid wood door opens into the wide cross-passage entrance hall, with a flagstone floor and doors through to the living room and the kitchen / dining room, with stairs rising to the first floor.

The dining space overlooks the courtyard and has a wood floor, a stone inglenook fireplace with solid beam over, a bread oven and a slate hearth. This room is open into the kitchen, which boasts a tile floor, a range of fitted kitchen units with a solid oak worktop and incorporating a Belfast Sink.

A door leads through to the utility or boot room, which has a tiled floor and space for modern appliances and a door to a downstairs cloakroom with w.c. The living room has a dual aspect including a window overlooking the courtyard to the south and an arched window to the rear. The striking stone inglenook fireplace houses a wood burner and includes a bread oven, beam over and hearth. From the living room there is a door through to the snug, which could also be used as a playroom, with a window overlooking the rear garden and a door out to the courtyard.

From the entrance hall a turning timber staircase leads to the first floor landing which boasts a vaulted ceiling, exposed roof timbers and original beams, and also space to create a fourth bedroom or study. There is a solid wood floor throughout the first floor including the three existing bedrooms, all of which are double rooms and have a south-facing aspect.

The main bedroom has an en-suite wet room including a shower, wash basin and w.c. The second bedroom has exposed timbers and the third bedroom has a Victorian style fireplace and a built-in cupboard to one side. The bathroom is fitted with a modern suite including an oak panelled bath with a shower attachment, w.c., wash basin and airing cupboard.

GARDENS
To the rear of North Week Farmhouse, a gravelled path runs the length of house beyond which is a large, mostly level lawn. The gardens are private and fenced off from the adjoining paddocks.

OUTBUILDINGS
In front of the house is the enclosed courtyard, which includes a range of traditional stone and cob outbuildings which could suit alternative uses including extending North Week Farmhouse, holiday or domestic use, subject to planning consent being obtained.

On the southern side of the courtyard is a Shippen: (40' x 13' / 12.19m x 3.96m). Two storey barn of stone and cob construction underneath a slate roof. Adjoining the eastern end of North Week Farmhouse and extending around to the southern edge of the courtyard in an L-shape area with a range of former livestock barns. These buildings are of mostly stone construction with a slate roof and provide approximately 1,615 square feet of covered space in total.

Also included is the modern Atcost Building (60' x 24' / 18.29m x 7.32m) with concrete frame and concrete floor, with a timber framed Lean-to (60' x 18' / 18.29m x 5.49m).

Please note that the Threshing Barn on the Western End of the courtyard does not form part of the property being sold.

THE LAND
Included within LOT 1 is a grass paddock behind the house, which opens into a gently sloping pasture field known as Long Meadow and suitable for grazing and mowing for hay. Below the pasture land is an area of deciduous woodland with a stream flowing along the base of the valley known as Huntacott Water.

SERVICES
Mains water. Mains electricity. Private drainage (septic tank shared with South Week). Oil-fired central heating.

ACCESS
The entrance lane to North Week Farm is part council owned, part private.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711. Www.northdevon.gov.uk). North Week House: Council Tax Band E.

RESTRICTIONS
The barns at North Week cannot be converted to create separate residential dwellings but could be converted to extend the existing accommodation of North Week Farmhouse or to form holiday accommodation.

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

VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01769 572263 or 01392 680059 or email: farms@stags.co.uk

DIRECTIONS
From South Molton take the B3137 south towards Witheridge. Continue on this road passing through the villages of Alswear and Meshaw and then at Gidley Cross take the right turning signed to Chulmleigh. At the next crossroads (Burrow Cross) go straight on, continue for about 1.75 miles and at Molland Cross, turn right signposted to Week. Follow this lane for 900 yards and turn right at Week Cross. Follow the entrance road for a short distance and North Week will be found on the left.

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

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

 

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