Holcombe Barton is situated between the market town of Ottery St Mary and East Hill. Ottery St Mary was originally a Saxon settlement and has developed into a bustling town in the centre of East Devon containing all the local amenities such as a school, hospital, supermarket and doctor's surgery.
The market town of Honiton, 5 miles away, provides a weekly farmers market and train station with links to London Waterloo.
The A30 dual carriageway lies just 4 miles away and provides excellent access to the A303 and the M5 motorway. The Cathedral city of Exeter lies just 12 miles away, providing high speed rail links to London Paddington.
There is excellent walking and riding from the property to East Hill and Gittisham, with the Jurassic coast of Sidmouth only 8 miles away.INTRODUCTION
Holcombe Barton is a substantial property offering potential to create a fantastic family home subject to a programme of renovation and modernisation, set in an enviable position outside the bustling town of Ottery St Mary.
Holcombe Barton farmhouse is a classically styled Georgian farmhouse with many characterful and original features. The unlisted property has rendered elevations with some exposed stone work all under a natural slate roof.
The two courtyards of traditional outbuildings and range of modern agricultural buildings offer potential for alternative uses (StP).
Surrounding the farmstead are paddocks with stream and orchard with fruit trees.
The farm land offers good grazing and mowing land for grass forage crops.Lot 1 - THE FARMHOUSE, TRADITIONAL BARNS
The classical Georgian residence has a wealth of character and an attractive external faade with well proportioned rooms, high ceilings and large windows. The property benefits from its own private entrance drive leading to the front of the property.
The floorplan illustrates the layout of the property. In brief, the accommodation comprises.
Through wrought iron railings, a path leads up to the front door and a covered entrance porch opening into the main entrance hall. The Sitting room is well proportioned and bright, with a woodburning stove surrounded by an ornate marble fireplace, picture rails, large windows with shutters.
Dining room with open fireplace and wooden fitted cupboards, parquet flooring, large windows looking south over the front garden.
Drawing room with woodburning stove, bordered either side by wooden fitted cupboards and shelving, window seat and picture and chair rails.
Back kitchen, sink, wall and base units.
Cloakroom with WC.
Rear hall with flagstone floor and door leading outside.
Morning Room, feature brick wall and timber surround with large windows looking out onto the garden.
Kitchen with single sink, base units and Stanley Range and door to rear yard and kitchen garden.
From the hall, timber stairs lead up to the first-floor landing where there are 6 bedrooms. Bedroom 1 (double) with fireplace (currently boarded) with wooden floor and large windows overlooking the rear garden and orchard. Bedroom 2 (double) with fireplace (currently boarded), Bedroom 3 (double) with fireplace (currently boarded) overlooking the front garden. Bedroom 4 (double) with fireplace (currently boarded). Bedroom 5 (double), Bedroom 6 (single) with corner sink and partition with cupboard space
There are 2 large bathrooms at either end of the house, with bath (one includes a standalone electric shower), WC, wash hand basin and airing cupboards housing hot water tanks.THE GARDEN & GROUNDS
The front garden is enclosed by wrought iron railings and is primarily laid to lawn with border flower beds.
The gardens and grounds include, orchard with Apple, Plum and Cherry trees, walled kitchen garden paddocks with a stream.TRADITIONAL FARM BUILDINGS
( Floorplans illustrate the layout of these buildings)
Former Kennel - Brick construction, slate roof, stone floor.
Workshop - Stone and block construction under clad roof (with electricity).
Surrounding the courtyard are a number of barns, including:
Open fronted double garage and General Store- stone construction under slate roof.
Stable barn -Stone and block construction under corrugate roof.
Stone barn 1 - Stone construction under slate roof (double storey) with loft.
Stone barn 2 - Stone construction under slate roof.LOT 2 - RANGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND TRADITIONAL FARM
(Floorplans illustrate the layout of these buildings)
Former shippon - Brick and stone construction under tiled roof
Former cowshed - Brick and stone construction under tiled roof
Carport - Corrugated roof
Modern Farm Buildings:
Livestock shed (15.77m x 9.65m) - Block and brick construction under clad roof
Atcost shed (12.58m x 9.09m) - Concrete frame under corrugated roof
Livestock building (9.36m x 28.56m) - Concrete frame with part block walls under corrugated roof.
Livestock building (11.76m x 22.61m) - Steel portal frame under corrugated roof.
Pole barn (17.10m x 7.43m) - Steel and timber frame under corrugated roof.THE LAND
The land lies to the north of the buildings and includes 2 paddocks of gently sloping pasture land.LOT 3 - LAND 41.17 acres
The land comprises of level and gently sloping grassland suitable for the grazing of livestock and mowing for grass silage.The land lies in a parkland type setting, with a stream running through the centre and bounded by mature trees.GENERAL REMARKS SERVICES
LOT 2 & LOT 3: No mains services connected.
LOT 2 & LOT 3: have natural water.TENURE
Freehold with vacant possessionACCESS
Access from the public highway.
LOT 1 - Right of access to the public highway between points 1 to 2 and between points 2 to 4.
LOT 2 - Right of access to the public highway at point 4
LOT 3 - Right of access to the public highway between points 1 to 3.
(shown on attached plan).LOCAL AUTHORITY
East Devon District Council
(https://eastdevon.gov.uk/)SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.WAYLEAVES, RIGHTS OF WAY ETC
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.PLANS AND 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.
If the property is sold in lots
LOT 1 will own the boundary between the points A, B, C, D, E.
LOT 1 will be required to erect a new boundary between points A to B within six months of completing the sale.
LOT 2 will own the boundary between points X to Y.
LOT 1 & 2 will be granted rights to be able to maintain these boundaries.WARNING
Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings.DISCLAIMER
These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.DIRECTIONS
Exit the A30 onto the B3174 towards Ottery St Mary. Continue along the road, passing Kings School on your left. Procced over the bridge on Mill street and at the traffic lights, take the first right onto Hind Street, signposted 'Honiton and Sidmouth'. Follow the road, bearing left through the high street and after about 200m turn left onto Jesu Street. Continue straight along this road which tuns to Chineway road, for approximately 1 mile and the entrance lane to the property can be seen on the left-hand side, signed by a 'Private Road' and public bridlepath sign. Continue along the track for 300m and the entrance to the property can be seen on your right-hand side.WHAT 3 WORDS
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