Unique family home with business opportunities in the Blackdown Hills AONB. Grade II Listed 4 bed home, guest room, annexe and mobile home. Planning for 7 camping pods. In all 14.85 acres (6 ha)
Estabilished and successfully run by the current owners for over thirty years, the award winning Royal Oak Farm is a lovely place to live, farm and deliver high quality hospitality. Over the years the owners have developed and improved the property creating tea room, holiday let, pick your own site' and shop.
Royal Oak Farm now presents a fantastic opportunity for new owners to continue or adapt the holding, subject to any consents required.Situation
Nestled in the quiet heart of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the property is by no means remote being a short distance from the A303 and the community villages of Cotleigh, Stockland and Upottery.
Nearby Honiton is a renowned centre for antiques and offers a range of independent shops and cafes. The town provides a good range of day to day amenities, schools, recreational facilities, and a railway station on the Exeter - London (Waterloo) line.
The University and Cathedral City of Exeter is to the west with an excellent range of shopping facilities, main line rail link to London (Paddington) and Exeter International Airport.
To the south is Englands first World Heritage Site, the Jurassic coastline at Lyme Regis, with further popular resorts along the coast at Beer, Branscombe and Sidmouth.The House
The farmhouse, understood to have been a 17th century coaching inn, has a wealth of character and charm with exposed timbers and warming fireplaces.
A comforting lounge in the old part is used as the tea room in the colder months, whilst the kitchen/dining room with the Rayburn is the centre of the home. A double aspect sitting room, utility, WC, second kitchen and what is thought to be the old
bakery makes up the rest of the ground floor.
On the first floor are four bedrooms, the master with fitted cupboards, whilst the second bedroom has access to the large loft. There is a family bathroom and shower room.Acorn Cottage Annexe
Converted in 1996/7 the spacious 1 bedroom Granny annexe' has recently been refurbished and subsequently used for holiday letting. There is bathroom with shower, sitting room, large kitchen/breakfast room and utility, all on one level.Orchard View
Converted some time ago this guest accommodation has been a popular holiday let for several years, with a kitchenette, living room/bedroom and shower room.Mobile Home
Positioned behind the Pick your own site', the mobile home has two bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and bathroom.Gardens & Tea Room
The tea rooms are open most days throughout the year. In the warmer months visitors can enjoy the beautiful gardens, well stocked with specimen trees, flowers and shrubs. There is a large raised marquee for when the weather is not so kind.
To the side is a private garden with sunny patio and swimming pool heated by solar panels.The Farm & Pick Your Own
Offering a selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables, there are strawberries, raspberries, redcurrants, gooseberries, peas and broad beans, set inside and outside of the large poly tunnels making the most of this lovely south west facing position.
The land is split into a number of fields with some cultivated and others left for grazing, surrounded by tree-lined banks or hedges.Shop
Selling a range of goods from the farm, local producers and from further afield, the shop appeals to both locals and tourists alike.Planning Consent
Planning permission is valid for the installation of 7 holiday camping pods, situated in one of the fields as shown on the plan. More detail plans available from the agents or on the East Devon Council Website. Ref 17/0371/FUL dated 27th June 2017.Business
The business can be included as required. Equipment and items may be available by negotiation.Services
Mains and private water. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating. Super-fast' broadband via BT. Photovoltaic Panels.Directions
From Honiton head East on the A30, after about 4.5 miles turn right along Stockland Hill (known as Seven Mile Straight) at Royal Oak Cross, turn right to Cotleigh and the property is set on your right after a short distance.