Guide price £1,380,000

Winkleigh

6
3
62.02 Acres

Managed by our Farm Agency office

About the property

  • Grade II Listed 6 bedroom house with adjoining Cider House
  • Derelict farm cottage
  • Grade II Listed water wheel
  • Outdoor Tennis Court
  • Range of traditional barns offering potential for alternative uses (StP)
  • Modern Farm Buildings
  • Pasture, Ponds and Woodland
  • Council Tax Band F
  • FREEHOLD
SITUATION
West Chapple occupies a peaceful and private setting in the heart of Mid Devon. The property is 2 miles from the village of Winkleigh, with its excellent range of local services including Post Office, a store, highly regarded primary school, hairdresser, GP & veterinary surgeries, and a butcher. There are two public houses. The A30 dual carriageway is within easy reach, offering a direct link west into Cornwall, or east to Exeter with its large shopping centres, main line railway, international airport and the M5 motorway.

INTRODUCTION
West Chapple extends to approximately 62.02 acres (25.08 hectares) and offers a very private farm, full of character and charm. The farmstead sits in the centre of the farm occupying a south facing aspect at the end of a long drive. The farmhouse and adjoining Cider House overlook the south facing gardens and benefit from total privacy.

There are no public footpaths that cross this farm.

The farm offers opportunities (StP) with a courtyard of traditional buildings and a former farm cottage.

The land is free draining with a mixture of pasture and woodland, with ponds. Suitable for farming and conservation.

THE FARMHOUSE
West Chapple Farmhouse and Cider Barn are of stone and cob construction under part slate tile and part tile roof.

The floorplan illustrates the size and layout of the accommodation.

Covered slate tiled porch with granite pillars with front door opening to hall and boot room. The hall includes fitted cupboards and slate shelf. Pantry with granite salting bath and fitted cupboards. Door leads through to kitchen with open fireplace with bread oven and timber mantel, single sink drainer with base and wall units. Oil-fired Rayburn. From the kitchen, door open to gardens. Sitting room, with exposed moulded beams forming 6-panels, light room overlooking the gardens with glazed door to garden, fireplace housing wood burner, built-in storage cupboard. Drawing room with fireplace, timber surround and mantel housing wood burner, attractive alcoves, built-in spice cupboard and book shelving.

From the sitting room stairs lead up to the first floor - From the landing doorways lead to Bedroom 2, large double with built-in wardrobe. Shower room with shower, WC and wash hand basin. Bedroom 3, single, with exposed cruck beam. Bedroom 4, single, again with exposed cruck beam, built-in cupboard.

From kitchen, back stairs lead up to secondary landing. Master bedroom with dual aspect, built in wardrobes. Bedroom 5, double. Family bathroom with bath, shower, WC and wash hand basin.

From entrance hall a door leads through to cider house which has its own separate access. Bedroom 6 with exposed beams, original timber mullion window and shutter, balcony area, overlooks the garden.

The Cider House ground floor houses cider press and cider barrel room. Log Store.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Situated on the southern side of the farmhouse are attractive terraced gardens running down to a stream. The gardens include a wonderful array of fruit trees, apples, pears and quinces, ornamental trees, two ponds fed from the water leat, all situated within a sheltered suntrap.

On the eastern side of the property there is an all weather surface tennis court with lights surrounded by trees, providing privacy and protection.

OUTBUILDINGS
Thatched Log Store - Stone and cob construction under a thatched roof.

Thatched Cart House ( 8.28m x 4.64m) - Stone and cob construction under a thatched roof.

Grade II Listed Wheelhouse - Housing 20ft diameter overshoot cast iron wheel, dating from 1880. Farm pond with sluice gate controls waterflow via a underground leat to the Wheelhouse, currently not in working order.

Lutehouse Farm Cottage:

Situated at the end of the farm drive is a Derelict farm cottage, of stone and cob construction under corrugated roof with adjoining barn, last occupied approximately 1948.

Threshing Barn - Stone and cob construction under corrugated roof.

TRADITIONAL FARM BUILDINGS
Forming a courtyard.

Threshing Barn ( 13.71m x 5.57m) - Stone and cob construction under corrugated roof

Lean-to 1 - Machinery store, timber block construction under corrugated roof.

Lean-to 2 - Mill House stone and cob construction, grain mill and all implements to be included.

Cow House (25.25m x 4.85m) - 2-storey stone and cob barn under corrugated roof, housing original hay racks and original hay loft.

16 PV panels generating an income of approximately £2500 per annum.

Stable Barn ( 14.27m x 5m) - 2-storey with granite steps leading up to tallet.

Garages - Block and timber construction under clad roof, housing diesel tank included in the sale.

MODERN FARM BUILDINGS
Workshop (4.89m X 8.25m) - Block and timber construction under corrugated roof, housing work benches and shelving units.

Sheep Barn (23.00m x 9.93m) - Concrete frame construction with part concrete block walls under corrugated roof.

Hay and Straw Barn ( 16m x 13.54m) - Steel portal frame construction with part concrete block and part concrete and timber panel walls under corrugated roof.

THE LAND
The land, is made up of 31.61 acres of productive pasture, 26.47 acres of woodland. Areas of commercial woodland are planted with Douglas fir, Sitka spruce and larch. The commercial woodland was planted approximately 20 years ago and was last thinned in 2021.

From the land there are fantastic views to Dartmoor.

GENERAL REMARKS

SERVICES
Mains water to farm, private water from well to farmhouse. Mains electricity. Private drainage.

TENURE
Freehold with vacant possession.

ACCESS
Direct access to the public highway.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Torridge District Council www.torridge.gov.uk

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The current year's payment is reserved from the sale. The purchaser will take over the vendors' cross compliance responsibilities.

PLANNING
Farmhouse, Cider House and Water Wheel and Wheel House are Grade II listed.

SPECIFIC RIGHTS OF WAY
Chubb House and Chawtle have rights of way for all purposes between points A to B.

Chapple Down Woodland has a right of way for all purposes between points A to C.

West Chapple is responsible for the maintenance of the farm drive.

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. All granite included in the sale.

FARM SALE
The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm sale by auction of live and deadstock on the property prior to completion.

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.

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
The postcode of West Chapple Farm is EX19 8HB.

The farm is situated 2 miles from Winkleigh. Winkleigh is 14 miles from Crediton, 12 miles from Whiddon Down (on the A30M), and 12 miles from Okehampton.

Directions from Winkleigh: - Take the Hatherleigh Road out of Winkleigh and continue for about one mile until the first 4 crossways where you turn right. Keep right down this road and the entrance to West Chapple is at the bottom of this road on the right. Drive all the way up the long drive.
 

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