A Grade II Listed farmhouse for complete modernisation with a range of traditional barns and livestock buildings, set within 12.11 acres of grass land. South-facing house with 3 bedrooms. Kitchen gardens adjoining a stream. Good access. For sale by private treaty. Additional house, land and buildings available.
Lower Rill lies in a beautiful part of Devon in the Batherm Valley, close to the Somerset border and Exmoor National Park. Whilst completely unspoilt, the local area has easy access to Tiverton, Taunton and the M5 motorway.
Shillingford is a short walk from the farm and has a village hall, whilst just three miles away is the small town of Bampton which offers village stores, butchers, bakers, a primary school, post office and a good choice of restaurants, pubs and coffee shops.
The larger market town of Tiverton, about 9 miles south of the farm, is an old market town with an historic castle. There are several supermarkets and a wide range of shops together with schools for all ages, including the independent Blundell's School. There is also a hospital, sports centre and an 18-hole golf course.
The A361 (North Devon Link Road) can be accessed at Tiverton and provides a link to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 (15.5 miles), 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 renowned North Devon beaches of Putsborough, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are all within reach.DESCRIPTION
LOT 1 includes Lower Rill farmhouse, buildings and paddocks. 12.11 acres (4.90 hectares).Lower Rill Farmhouse
The farmhouse at Lower Rill is Grade II Listed and believed to date from the early 16th century. It is constructed of rendered cob elevations on stone footings with an asbestos slate roof (formerly thatched) and timber windows.
The house has a south-facing aspect and the accommodation on the ground floor includes an entrance hall leading to the kitchen with exposed beams and a solid-fuel range (provides hot water).
The living room has an open fire with a tiled surround and exposed beams. A passageway leads to a store room which includes a former w.c. (now a coal store) and a second door out to the front of the house.
The utility room has a large ceramic sink and a door out to the rear yard, whilst there is also a pantry and a downstairs bath / shower room with a w.c. And wash basin.
On the first floor there are three double bedrooms, all with a south-facing aspect, in addition to a store room at the back of the house.Outside
To the front of the house is a pretty kitchen garden, enclosed by a low level stone wall with a stream flowing to one side. To the rear of the house is a log store and concrete yard which opens to the barns and farm buildings.Lower Rill Barns and Farm Buildings Former Pig House
(8.25m x 5.46m) (( 27'1" x 17'11")
Brick walls under a corrugated iron roof. There are brick arches over the door openings and a lean-to (5.46m x 2.78m) to the rear.Former Parlour
(7.31m x 5.82m) (( 24'0" x 19'1")
Block walls with a concrete floor, fibre cement roof and attached store (2.85m x 2.18m).Stone Shippen
(11.43m x 4.98m) (( 37'6" x 16'4")
Stone walls with stone arches over the door openings. Two-storey with hay loft.Second Former Parlour
(5.38m x 5.28m) (( 17'8" x 17'4")
Block walls and a corrugated iron roof.Dutch Barn
(19.55m x 5.87m) (( 64'2" x 19'3")
Steel framed underneath a corrugated iron roof and a lean-to (19.5m max x 6.4m max) with attached Pole Barn.Former Cattle House
(7.83m x 7.65m) (( 25'8" x 25'1")
Timber construction on a concrete pad with a dilapidated lean-to.The Land
The land with Lower Rill includes a gently sloping paddock to the west of the farmstead and two further pasture fields to the east, with traditional tree lined hedge boundaries.ADDITIONAL LOTS AVAILABLE
LOT 2 includes a range of modern farm buildings and land opposite Lower Rill. 30.95 acres (12.52 hectares).
LOT 3 includes Way Cottage, a range of farm buildings and level pasture land. 55.74 acres (22.56 hectares).
LOT 4 is a productive and south-facing block of land extending to 30.73 acres (12.44 hectares).
LOT 5 is an attractive and mixed block of land totalling 89.77 acres (36.33 hectares)GENERAL REMARKS METHOD OF SALE
Lower Rill is offered for sale by private treaty.SERVICES
LOT 1: Mains water, mains electricity and private drainage (septic tank).ACCESS
LOT 1 has direct access on to a council maintained road.TENURE
Lower Rill is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The farm land is registered for entitlements under the BPS.
The current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale. The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser upon request.LOCAL AUTHORITY
Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. Tel: 01884 255255. Www.middevon.gov.uk
Lower Rill: Council Tax Band E.LISTED BUILDING
Lower Rill Farmhouse is a Grade II Listed building.FIXTURES & FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale.PLANS & BOUNDARY FENCES
A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting and mineral rights in so far as they are owned are included in 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.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01392 680059 or 01884 235705 to arrange an appointment.DIRECTIONS
From Tiverton, proceed north on the A396 towards Bampton. At the first roundabout (Exeter Inn) continue straight across towards Bampton and follow this road into the centre of the town.
At the Junction turn right signposted to Wiveliscombe on the B3227. After approximately 1.5 miles drive into and through the village of Shillingford and after a further half a mile turn right after the village hall.
For Lower Rill, continue along this lane for about 150 yards and the house will be found 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.