Unique Grade II Listed farmhouse for re-development in stunning rural setting.
DPP for conversion & reconstruction, stunning rural views, detached former chapel,
grounds & paddocks approximately 6 acres.
The property is located in a stunning rural setting, enjoying fine views across the surrounding countryside towards the hills of Dartmoor. Within the Torridge Valley, the property sits on the edge of a select development of five residential units, all undergoing renovation. From the property, the delightful village of Sheepwash is two miles away, with the well known half moon inn, famous for its fishing on the River Torridge. The village also has a village store, whilst the larger village of Shebbear, some four miles away, is well know for the renowned Shebbear Colleage, whilst also having a primary school.
The towns of Hatherleigh, Okehampton and Holsworthy are all easily accessible with a range of shops, services, supermarkets, educational and recreational facilities. From Okehampton there is easy access to the A30 dual carriageway, providing a link west into Cornwall and east to the cathedral city of Exeter, a further 23 miles away with its M5 motorway, mainline rail and international air connections. The countryside around Sheepwash is renowned as fine farming country with many opportunities for riding, walking and outdoor pursuits. There is fishing on the Rivers Taw and Torridge and riding and walking on the Tarka Trail, together with excellent rides along country lanes directly from the property. There is easy access to the north coasts with attractive beaches and delightful coastal scenery.
This Former Farmhouse is believed to date from the late medieval period with 17th century alterations. Now in a derelict state, plans have been drawn to create an exceptionally spacious distinctive four/five bedroom residence retaining many character features. There are the remains of a medieval great hall and stair turret, together with a traditional cross passage. The proposed accommodation allows for approximately 3500 square feet of accommodation over two floors and it may be possible to further extend the building as evidence of additional accommodation has been discovered to the rear of the buildings; a further feature of Upcott Barton is the detached former chapel which lies adjacent to the main house and offers immense scope for further redevelopment, use as a studio, holiday cottage or separate dwelling subject to any necessary consent. A further detached barn has consent for a double garage with adjoining workshop.
The property is approached from the lane via a private driveway, passing the other conversions within the Upcott Barton development and down to Upcott Barton Farmhouse. Surrounding the farmhouse and buildings are area of garden, offering scope for imaginative landscaping to take full advantage of the fantastic outlook. Beyond the gardens are areas of pasture paddock. The total being in the region of 6 acres. There is space for the erection of further stabling if required and subject to any necessary consent. The present owners have planted a small copse of silver birch and there have been further extensive planting of lined trees, together with an avenue of beech. In addition, there is an area of orchard with a variety of fruit trees.
This is a unique opportunity to create a superb country home from this historic former farmhouse. The house itself is steeped in history, and it is believed that monks once occupied the site. The property will be of particular appeal to those with equestrian interests or anyone looking to create a distinctive country home in this most unspoilt part of Devon.
The original planning consent for the conversion was granted by Torridge District Council on Decision Number 1/0328/2008/FUL, and further listed building consent Number 1/0329/2008/LBC.
From Okehampton follow the A386 to Hatherleigh, upon reaching the mini roundabout on the edge of Hatherleigh, turn left signposted to Holsworthy on the A3072. Upon reaching the village of Highampton, turn right for Sheepwash. Continue through the village and after just under a mile turn left signposted Upcott Avenel, after approximately 0.75 of a mile, the buildings comprising Upcott Barton will be found upon the left hand side. Turn into the driveway, contining right to the bottom, where upon the entrance to Upcott Barton Farmhouse will be found straight ahead.
OS Landranger Sheet 191: Reference 478/075.
Mains Electricity and Water. Private Drainage.