Wonderful family smallholding in a beautiful valley set in 5.4 acres. 4 bedroom barn conversion. Range of outbuildings. Kitchen garden and poly tunnel.
Fruit orchard and paddock. EPC Band D.
The property is situated in the small hamlet of Bodmiscombe near the pretty village of Blackborough and Ashill which boasts a popular Inn, church, and village hall. The larger village of Uffculme has further amenities including a well respected school, shop pubs and restaurants.
Backwater Farm has excellent communication links with the M5 at junction 27 and 28 a convenient drive away as well as the train station at Tiverton Parkway on the London Paddington Line.DESCRIPTION
Converted by the current owners during the 1990's this spacious detached barn conversion is a wonderful family home. Sympathetically constructed incorporating a range of reclaimed materials the property and the grounds have an individual charm and character.ACCOMMODATION
The ground floor is predominantly open plan with rustic character features including timber beams, and exposed stone and brick work creating a seamless comfortable living space which links the property to its countryside surroundings. In the kitchen area is a polished granite work top surrounding an aga with walk in larder, the French Oak floor flows through into the cosy living/ dining area, with wood burning stove upon a granite hearth under an impressive Chestnut mantle. There are French doors out into the garden. Also on the ground floor is a boot room/ utility and a WC.
On the first floor are four bedrooms each with vaulted ceilings, the master with walk-in wardrobe. There is a shower room, separate bathroom, landing cupboard and minstrel style gallery landing.GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Approached through a five bar gate, up a private drive, with plenty of parking. The raised gardens have been carefully landscaped with low stone walls and well stocked borders surrounding an elevated partly covered alfresco dining area and patio.
Steps lead to a fenced raised kitchen garden with established poly tunnel, garden shed and a large ship' play area. There are a range of established fruit trees in the orchard including apple, pear, cherry and hazel nuts.
Beyond the kitchen garden and with access off the drive, the gently sloping west facing paddock is surrounded on 3 sides by mature hedge banks with lovely views down the valley.OUTBUILDINGS
To either side of the house is a former stone piggery and a separate stone and block barn. Both have potential for further uses, subject to consents. At the moment the barns are used for storage, workshop and 4 bay car port.
In the paddock is an excellent agricultural barn (45' x 30') with timber clad, expansive galvanised doors and concrete floor.SERVICES
Mains water and electric. Private drainage (Treatment plant).DIRECTIONS
Follow the postcode EX15 2HR and you will see the entrance drive to the East once you have reached your destination in the hamlet of Bodmiscombe.