A fabulous equestrian estate of 43 acres in a secluded location. Magnificent 6-bed period house of 5,100sq.ft. Self-contained 2-bed Cider Barn. 60m x 35m outdoor arena. 40m x 20m indoor arena. 35 boxes. Pasture paddocks and fields. EPC Band E.
Barons Wood Estate is situated in a fabulous rural part of Devon, surrounded by rolling hills and enjoying far reaching views. There are no near neighbours providing a high level of privacy yet the property is conveniently positioned with good access
to the university and cathedral city of Exeter, the A30 and the M5 motorway.
Exeter (16 miles) provides a wide range of facilities befitting a city of its importance along with an international airport. The market towns of Crediton (10 miles) and Okehampton (13 miles) provide a choice of schooling and shopping whilst local
villages Zeal Monachoram (1.5 miles) and Bow (2.5 miles) provide facilities including pubs.
The Dartmoor National Park is 9 miles to the south where there is a range of rural pursuits and a stunning area for riding.INTRODUCTION
Barons Wood Estate is only on the market for the 2nd time since 1922 when the previous owners acquired a much larger estate. The current owners bought the property in 2004 and during their period of ownership have extensively renovated the stunning house as well as creating a well-appointed, self-contained cottage to the rear. The former farm buildings have been adapted and added to, to provide an exceptional range of equestrian facilities as a result of which, the property is probably
one of the best equipped equestrian properties in all of Devon, suitable for a variety of equine pursuits.THE HOUSE
Records show that a dwelling first existed on the property in the 14th Century as a Robert Baron was at the property in 1333. The late medieval house was replaced in 1861 by the existing impressive house. Though being of an historic nature
interestingly, the house is not Listed, which enabled the current owners to carry out the extensive renovation and alterations to take full advantage of its excellent position, the house enjoying uninterrupted views for many miles.
Entrance door leads into the entrance hallway with glass door into the main hall with its impressive atrium with lantern ceiling (approx. 7m in height) and attractive staircase to the first floor. Off which, at the front of the house, on the south side are
the two principal reception rooms, being the drawing room and the dining rooms, both of a size and layout typical of a house of its era with high ceiling heights and impressive bay windows taking advantage of the panoramic views. Each has an
impressive fireplace. Off the back hall is the kitchen/breakfast room, which is of a high quality with an impressive range of cupboards and drawers under reclaimed wooden surfaces, as well as matching wall cupboards, Smeg oven, ceramic hob
plus Aga. French doors lead into an enclosed landscaped garden on the west side.
Off the kitchen is a boot room also with door to the garden with a door linking here
to The Cider Barn to the rear. Also off the back hall is a dual aspect morning room
with fireplace, on the eastern side. Of further note on the ground floor is a wellappointed
utility room and cloakroom.
Via the impressive staircase with gently rising stairs and curved balustrade, one arrives at the landing off which, at the front, is the master bedroom being of an excellent size and on the south side but also with window to the east, which enjoys
magnificent views. Off this is a stunning en suite wet room. Bedroom 2, also on the same side and with a bay window, faces south with the fine views along with an en suite wet room. These en suites along with all the bathrooms in the house have under floor heating. Off the rear landing are a further 3 double bedrooms, one with en suite wet room, along with a family bathroom. Bedroom 6 also has a connecting door into the master bedroom, perfect for a nursery.THE CIDER BARN
This is attached to the house at the rear and has been skilfully created from a former period building. It is of reverse level accommodation with on the ground floor; a master bedroom with en suite wet room, a 2nd double bedroom plus bathroom. On the first floor there is a wonderful open-plan living area; one end a sitting area, one end a dining area. Off this is a well-appointed kitchen.THE GARDENS
On the south side of the house is a large border. There is level terracing with borders and lawns below from which wonderful views are enjoyed. As referred to earlier, there are garden areas on the west side of the house along with some cottage-style gardens on the east side serving The Cider Barn.
There is a private drive serving the house, which is totally separate from the second driveway, which serves the equestrian buildings referred to below.THE EQUESTRIAN FACILITIES
These are an exceptional range of facilities converted and adapted from previous agricultural buildings.
At the centre is a 40m x 20m waxed sand indoor arena with viewing galleries at either end with, on either side, 17 boxes, tack room and locker room. There is also a rug drying room, two solariums/wash down bays. In addition there is grooms accommodation. There are toilets and a shower and further large hard standing areas which provide scope for further
expansion, horse walker etc., subject to the necessary consents.
To the south is a 60m x 35m outdoor arena.
In addition, to the south of the house driveway is an L-shaped range of timber stables comprising 3 boxes and hay barn with water and electricity connected.THE LAND
To the rear of the equestrian yard is an area of pastureland divided into 17 fenced paddocks, all approximately an acre each, perfect for flexible equestrian use.
To the south of the house is a gently sloping pasture fields which runs down to a small stream along with areas of broadleaved woodland, which add to the amenity appeal of the property.
Overall the estate amounts to 42.95 Acres.SERVICES
Mains water, mains electricity, private drainage. Broadband enabled.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The farm has been registered for this.DIRECTIONS
From Exeter proceed westwards on the A30 towards Okehampton. At the Merrymeet exit turn the turn signposted to Whiddon Down and in the village turn right towards North Tawton (B3219). After 6 miles, at the T-junction, turn right signposted Bow and Crediton and after 1.4 miles turn left signposted Nichols Nymet. After 0.6 of a mile turn right, at the T-junction,
(Nichols Nymet Cross) signposted Zeal Monachorum. In half a mile keep left and after a further mile, at Great Wood junction, turn left signposted Newton and the entrance drive of the property is within half a mile, on the left.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. Tel: 01884 255255 www.middevon.gov.uk