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Guide price £280,000 | 4 bedrooms | 4.6 acres

Property features

• Superb Rural Location
• Stunning Views
• Full Planning Permission
• Plans for 4 Bedrooms
• Pasture Land
• About 4.6 Acres
• Further Land (Lot 2) Available

Shortridge Barn is set in a peaceful rural location within its own land on the eastern side of the picturesque Taw Valley. Set in an elevated position, the property enjoys a stunning outlook across the valley. The villages of Umberleigh, Chittlehampton and Chittlehamholt are all within three miles, with each having a public house amongst other village amenities. The popular market town of South Molton is about 6 miles and has a good range of further amenities and facilities including schooling to secondary level.
Umberleigh Railway station is also within easy reach and provides an hourly service on the Tarka Line between the regional centre of Barnstaple to the north and the Cathedral and University city of Exeter to the south.

Shortridge Barn provides a superb opportunity to create a wonderful family home together with a more than useful holding of land.

Planning Permission
Planning permission was granted by North Devon Council on 13th February 2020 for 'Conversion of a barn into a dwelling' (Reference: 70400). Full details are available on the North Devon Council website at

Plans indicate accommodation to include: Entrance LOBBY, open plan KITCHEN/DINING ROOM, LIVING ROOM, UTILTY, BATHROOM and TWO DOUBLE BEDROOMS (1 EN-SUITE) on the ground floor with TWO FURTHER BEDROOMS with a shared EN-SUITE on the first floor.

The land is currently set towards the eastern edge of a single enclosure of pasture / arable land amounting to about 13.6 acres in total and is offered for sale as a whole or in two lots as below.

Lotting and Guide Prices
Lot 1 - The barn, together with about 4.6 acres of sloping pasture (hatched green)
Guide price £280,000.
Lot 2 - The remaining land, amounting to about 9 acres (hatched red)
Guide price £70,000.
The Whole (13.6 acres)
Guide price £350,000.

Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents Stags on 01769 572263.

From Umberleigh, at the eastern end of the bridge take the turning signposted to Warkleigh. Continue over the level crossing and stay on this country lane for 2.5 miles and the gateway to the property will be found on the right.

From South Molton take the B3226 out of the town and after about 5.5 miles, having passed through Clapworthy Mill, take the second right turn at Clapworthy Mill Cross signposted to Warkleigh. Continue up the hill and at the crossroads continue straight on at Hilltown Cross and after a short distance take the next right at Fire Beacon Cross signposted to Warkleigh Church. At the next crossroads (Swingate Cross) continue straight on for about a mile and the gateway to the property will be found on the left.

Fencing Covenant
In the event that Lots 1 and 2 are sold separately. the purchaser of Lot 1 will be required to erect a stock proof fence between points A and B on the plan, which is included within these particulars.

Wayleaves and Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreement and any public or private rights of way that may affect it. Currently a public footpath crosses the field and passes close to the barn. It is considered that the route of the path could be diverted away from the barn, subject to gaining the necessary consent to do so.

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