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Bradninch, Exeter
Guide price £2,250,000 | 5 bedrooms | 25.0 acres

Property features

• Grade II Listed 17th century farmhouse, though added to in the Victorian era
• Superb rural views
• Overall 6,600 sq ft for the 5 bedroom house and 3 bedroom cottage
• Fine Victorian farm buildings with planning consent for conversion to 4 dwellings
• Productive arable and pasture land in a ring fence
• First time ever on the open market

INTRODUCTION
Bowhill Farm comes to the open market for the first time ever on behalf of Executors. It had been owned by the Duchy of Cornwall for many centuries and was purchased privately from the Duchy in the late 1970s.The Listed Buildings Note state that the house dates from the 17th and early 19th century and as a result the majority of the principal house has elegant well-proportioned rooms with excellent ceiling heights, dating from the Victorian era. The property will appeal to buyers looking for a small country estate in this favoured accessible part of Devon, just a short drive from Exeter and the M5 motorway. With the second dwelling, this would be ideal for another member of the family or for holiday letting, whilst the fabulous range of brick farm buildings with consent for conversion to houses offer scope for this use.

SITUATION
The property is situated in a rural location about 1 mile north of Bradninch, which provides a good range of day to day facilities, whilst the former market town of Cullompton, which lies just off Junction 28 of the M5, provides a wider range of facilities. The cathedral and university city of Exeter provides an extensive range of facilities befitting a centre of this importance is approx.11 miles. Exeter Airport is to the east of the city whilst Tiverton Parkway Railway Station is just off Junction 27 of the M5.

THE HOUSE
The house faces east though enjoys fine views to the south towards Bradninch and beyond over open countryside. There is a good amount of elegant, well-proportioned, accommodation with period features including large sash windows, marble fireplaces plus decorative coving in the principal rooms. Through the elegant veranda, stone steps lead up to the front door with the reception hall with fine easy rising staircase to the first floor. Sitting room with attractive marble fireplace, decorative cornicing plus picture rail. Off this is the 20th century conservatory enjoying fabulous views over the grounds and beyond over open countryside. The dining room is another fine formal room with marble fireplace and similar Victorian features. Inner hall with a Butler's pantry. The kitchen is a good sized room that was fitted out in the 1970s. There is also an occasional bedroom with en suite cloakroom and utility room. Off the elegant landing on the first floor there are three excellent sized bedrooms with sash windows etc., along with a fourth double bedroom and a smaller bedroom 5. There are two bathrooms plus separate cloakroom. Many of the bedrooms enjoy attractive outlooks over the grounds and beyond.

THE ATTACHED BOWHILL HOUSE
A range of outbuildings adjoining on the northern side were converted in the 1970s to a suite of offices and then altered to a self-contained home some years later. The drawing room of this home is one of the oldest parts of the whole property, being the original farmhouse kitchen of the original farmhouse with a massive inglenook fireplace with heavy beam, bread oven and exposed ceiling timbers. There are a further two reception rooms and on the west side a utility, study and modern kitchen. The first floor has three double bedrooms, one with en suite shower and bathroom.

THE GROUNDS
A tarmac drive leads down towards the house with a fine brick and slate building with garaging for six cars plus lockable store building, to the right. The driveway continues up to the delightful Victorian farmyard to the north. A path leads up to the front door through the wonderful Victorian veranda with lawns either side, large specimen fir tree and other attractive shrubs. There are further extensive gardens on the south side, which enjoy lovely views over the ha-ha to farmland and countryside beyond. Paved patio area on the west side and steps leading up to further secluded lawns with numerous shrubs. Gardener's WC.

THE FARM BUILDINGS
To the north of the house is a model range of Victorian buildings of attractive mellow brick elevations under slate roofs, though in part of stone. They comprise former wonderful farm buildings though in previous decades have been adapted and upgraded to provide useful storage and leisure areas.

Beyond is a late 20th century former covered yard and Dutch barn (101ft x 62ft) of 5-bay steel frame which has planning consent for caravan storage and provides a useful income.

THE LAND
The land lies in an attractive ring fence block with extensive road frontage on the eastern side. There are small pasture fields near the farmstead, whilst to the north are three productive arable fields. In total the property amounts to about 25 acres.

SERVICES
Mains electricity, mains water, mains gas, private drainage. Gas fired central heating to each dwelling.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The agricultural land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. The 2022 payments will be reserved by the sellers.

DIRECTIONS
From Junction 28 of the M5 proceed into and through Cullompton continuing towards Bradninch. Bowhill is on the right after 2 miles, 0.2 miles before Bradninch.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment through Stags on 01392 255202.
 

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