Bishops Nympton, South Molton, Devon, EX36

Barn Conversion
For Sale ££875,000 Guide
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Key Features

Stunning 7 bed residence (sub to AOC)
Barn with planning for 3 Residential Dwellings
Detached Barn with planning for Holiday Cottage
Farm Buildings
Mobile Home
Range of Kennels
6 Acres in total
Further land may be available

About This Property

A stunning individual detached seven bedroomed country residence finished to an exceptionally high standard enjoying a delightful rural position with large gardens and grounds, benefitting from a range of traditional farm buildings with consent to create four additional properties, together with an adaptable modern barn and the adjoining productive pasture land. In all about 6 Acres. EPC=C


West Radley comprises a superb residential and agricultural smallholding with considerable development potential. The property is centred upon a stunning seven bedroomed detached residence (subject to an AOC) providing spacious and exceptionally well appointed accommodation finished to a very high standard throughout. Constructed in 2011, as a replacement of an earlier dwelling, the property has been built with traditional and contemporary methods in mind including exposed stonework and beams, stone, slate and oak flooring, stone fireplaces, a solid oak staircase, hardwood double glazed windows and doors and underfloor heating to the ground floor, creating a modern yet characterful family home of traditional stone and rendered elevations beneath a slate roof.
The immaculately presented accommodation branches off a large welcoming entrance hallway and briefly comprises a spacious living room with an inglenook style fireplace, sitting room, well appointed kitchen/dining room, rear entrance lobby, utility, study, office, store room and cloakroom. On the first floor is a wonderful galleried landing with seven good sized bedrooms leading off (three with en-suite shower rooms) together with the family bathroom.   
West Radley enjoys an elevated south facing rural positon taking full advantage of the unspoilt surrounding countryside, overlooking the picturesque valley of the Crooked Oak river whilst situated only a short distance from the bustling North Devon market town of South Molton. Lovely large private gardens and grounds adjoin the front and rear of the house with a useful range of outbuildings and driveways providing ample off road parking. A traditional farmyard with separate access provides a substantial traditional barn with permitted development consent for the creation of three residential units, together with an additional detached barn with holiday planning consent. Also contained within the farmyard is an adaptable modern barn. The gently sloping pasture land adjoins the gardens and farmyard divided into two main paddocks with a separate road access and track. In all, West Radley extends to about 6 acres.
Further land may be available by separate negotiation, if required.

Occupying a rural yet readily accessible position West Radley lies within the attractive and gently undulating band of countryside to the south of the Exmoor National Park, between South Molton and Tiverton. Despite its rural position West Radley enjoys easy access to the neighbouring villages and main routes of communication. Nearby Bishops Nympton has a primary school, village shop and hall and parish church. Knowstone boasts a thatched 13th Century Inn with a Michelin starred restaurant, whilst the larger centre of South Molton provides a useful range of everyday shopping, banking and scholastic services. Barnstaple to the north west affords an extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities, befitting those of an important regional and administrative centre. There are excellent road and rail communications with access to the M5 motorway available at Tiverton (Junction 27), with main line rail links to London Paddington available at Tiverton Parkway. The cathedral city and county town of Exeter is about 27 miles distant, with international airports available at Exeter and Bristol.
West Radley is surrounded by picturesque North Devon countryside providing a wealth of recreational activities including walking, horse riding, cycling, fishing on the rivers Mole, Bray and Taw, hunting, shooting and golf courses at High Bullen, Tiverton and Barnstaple. To the north the Exmoor National Park offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths and the stunning North Devon coastline, whilst to the west are the popular sandy beaches of Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe.

The property is approached off a no-through council lane, with two separate vehicular entrances to the front and rear of the property providing ample parking. A pretty stone and slate roofed Lych Gate style entrance porch opens into the gardens, with timber double gates. Stone and brick paved stepped entrance pathway leading to the front of the property with attractive lawned gardens to either side containing a variety of flowering and shrub bed borders, fully enclosed with a high stone and rendered wall.
Adjoining the side entrance hallway is a pretty courtyard style area with a gated access to the front gardens and a range of stone and slate roofed buildings currently used as Kennels, divided into three parts with doors to the front. From here a stone paved path and steps lead up into the large enclosed rear gardens laid mainly to lawn with young fruit trees, raised beds and vegetable areas, enjoying lovely views over the surrounding countryside, with pedestrian and five bar gates leading out onto the adjoining pasture land.
The stone paved path continues around to the rear of the property with stone retaining walls and flower beds. Bulk domestic oil tank situated behind a timber trellis. A timber door leads through to a stone paved entrance driveway with access to the rear entrance lobby. A further stone, brick and slate roofed useful Storage Building adjoins this parking area with power connected.
The Farm Buildings
The side entrance courtyard opens through to a large traditional farm yard containing a range of buildings as follows:-
Large stone and cob Traditional Barn, beneath a part slate and mainly corrugated iron roof. This buildings has permitted development consent for the creation of 2 no. two bedroomed residential dwellings and 1 no. three bedroomed residential dwelling. One end of this barn has a partly renovated first floor with external stairs leading up. It is thought that you could create parking and garden areas for each of the units within the farmyard.
A further detached stone and slate roofed Barn has the benefit of planning consent to create a three bedroomed holiday cottage with associated parking and amenity areas. This building has been partly refurbished and has two wide openings and a central door opening to the ground floor and is currently divided into two main rooms with a central hallway area. Velux windows have been installed in the roof to the rear. It is a requirement of the planning consent that the two existing dormer windows to the first floor elevation be removed and replaced with conservation style roof lights.
Adaptable three bay Modern Barn, approx. 58'2" x 37'9" (17.74m x 11.5m), steel framed with part stone faced and part open fronted elevations with profile steel cladding over, beneath a profile steel roof, with power and light connected, This building has a concrete floor and is currently divided into three main areas, one bay enclosed and used as kennelling with associated outside runs, a second bay used for livestock housing and the remaining area for machinery storage. A first floor area over half of the building is currently used as a Cattery, divided into two parts, with power, light and water connected.
Open fronted Pole Barn with corrugated roof measuring approximately 43'8" x 23' (13.3m x 7m).
A separate vehicular access from the farmyard leads to the lane adjoining the front of the property and hence to the council lane.
From the farmyard an opening leads to a parking area with lawned gardens and further kennelling. Situated within this area is a two bedroomed Mobile Home, briefly comprising, entrance porch, hallway, open plan kitchen/living area, shower room and two bedrooms. Please note, whilst it is understood that the mobile home has been present upon the site and continuously occupied for approximately 10 years, there is currently no formal planning approval for the siting of the mobile home.

. The accommodation, which benefits from hardwood double glazing and oil fired underfloor heating to the ground floor with radiators to the first floor, is conveniently arranged as follows:-

Ground Floor

Stone arched Entrance Porch with a wide opening and slate steps leading up to a half double glazed timber front door, with double glazed panels to either side. Two openings to either side of the entrance porch.

Entrance Hallway with stone tiled flooring and exposed ceiling beams, continuing through to the rear of the property and providing side access to the farmyard via a half glazed stable door with window to the side. Recessed cupboard housing the electric consumer unit and a solid oak staircase rising to the first floor with under stairs storage cupboard. Further walk-in Store Room.

Kitchen/Dining Room a large farmhouse kitchen, enjoying lovely southerly views over the surrounding countryside with slate flagstone flooring and beamed ceiling. Range of cream fronted base cupboard and drawer units with slate work surface over with inset drainer grooves and double bowl ceramic sink with mixer tap. Built-in Bosch dish washer. Ample space for a good sized dining table. Large fireplace style recess in a granite surround inset with a Leisure electric range cooker with five rings, a hotplate, oven, grill and warming tray below. Built-in extractor fan and brick style tiled surround.

Living Room another large reception room with continued stone tiled flooring from the hallway, exposed ceiling beams, wide window to the front overlooking the gardens and views beyond and further window to the side. Inglenook style fireplace with an open grate and effect feature bread oven door to side, heavy timber beam above and set in stone surround.

Sitting Room with two windows to the rear, window to the side and continued stone tiled flooring. Exposed ceiling beams, feature effect fireplace with timber mantel and slate tiled hearth.

Rear Entrance Lobby with half glazed door and window to the side, leading out onto the rear parking area. This opens through to a...

Utility Room which is of a good size, with a window overlooking the rear gardens. Ample space and plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and plumbing connected for a sink if required. Grant oil fired boiler providing under floor heating system to the ground floor, radiators to the first floor, and the domestic hot water.

Cloakroom comprising a close coupled WC, pedestal wash hand basin and obscure window to the rear.

Office with a slate flagstone style tiled floor.

Study with a window to the rear and side.

First Floor

Half Landing with oak stairs and balustrade leading to a lovely spacious...

Galleried Landing with ornate back lit stained glass skylight, two light tunnels, exposed timbers and Airing Cupboard housing the large hot water cylinder.

Bedroom 1 a lovely large master bedroom with views to the south over the gardens and surrounding countryside. Exposed ceiling beam and timbers. Opening through to...

En-suite Shower Room (requiring finishing), with round corner sink set in a vanity unit with cupboards below and granite top, close coupled WC and wide shower cubicle, ceiling down lighters, light tunnel and extractor fan.

Bedroom 2 a further large double room enjoying views to the front with exposed timber beams.

Bedroom 3 situated to the rear of the property with views over the rear gardens and grounds.

En-Suite Shower Room comprising a wide shower cubicle with Monsoon head and tiled surround. Vanity unit with oak door and solid granite work surface inset with a wash hand basin. WC with concealed cistern, extractor vent, wall mounted heated towel rail and obscure window to the side. Fully tiled walls and tiled floor.

Bedroom 4 a further double room with window to the rear also with...

En-suite Shower Room containing a wide shower cubicle with Monsoon head, fully tiled walls and tiled floor, ceiling beam, down lighters and extractor fan. WC with concealed cistern set in timber unit with granite work surface inset with a wash hand basin. Obscure window to the rear.

Bedroom 5 a large double room enjoying lovely southerly views with exposed beam.

Bedroom 6 another double room with a window to the side elevation and exposed beam.

Bedroom 7 a single room with window to the west.

Bathroom containing a corner panelled bath, half tiled walls, corner shower cubicle with curved glass screen and sliding doors. Oak fitted vanity unit with granite work surface, wide wash hand basin and close coupled WC with concealed cistern. Obscure window to the side and tiled flooring.

Outside The property is approached off a no-through council lane, with two separate vehicular entrances to the front and rear of the property providing ample parking. A pretty stone and slate roofed Lych Gate style entrance porch opens into the gardens, with timber double gates. Stone and brick paved stepped entrance pathway leading to the front of the property with attractive lawned gardens to either side containing a variety of flowering and shrub bed borders, fully enclosed with a high stone and rendered wall.
Adjoining the side entrance hallway is a pretty courtyard style area with a gated access to the front gardens and a range of stone and slate roofed buildings currently used as Kennels, divided into three parts with doors to the front. From here a stone paved path and steps lead up into the large enclosed rear gardens laid mainly to lawn with young fruit trees, raised beds and vegetable areas, enjoying lovely views over the surrounding countryside, with pedestrian and five bar gates leading out onto the adjoining pasture land.
The stone paved path continues around to the rear of the property with stone retaining walls and flower beds. Bulk domestic oil tank situated behind a timber trellis. A timber door leads through to a stone paved entrance driveway with access to the rear entrance lobby. A further stone, brick and slate roofed useful Storage Building adjoins this parking area with power connected.

The Farm Buildings The side entrance courtyard opens through to a large traditional farm yard containing a range of buildings as follows:-
Large stone and cob Traditional Barn, beneath a part slate and mainly corrugated iron roof. This buildings has permitted development consent for the creation of 2 no. two bedroomed residential dwellings and 1 no. three bedroomed residential dwelling. One end of this barn has a partly renovated first floor with external stairs leading up. It is thought that you could create parking and garden areas for each of the units within the farmyard.
A further detached stone and slate roofed Barn has the benefit of planning consent to create a three bedroomed holiday cottage with associated parking and amenity areas. This building has been partly refurbished and has two wide openings and a central door opening to the ground floor and is currently divided into two main rooms with a central hallway area. Velux windows have been installed in the roof to the rear. It is a requirement of the planning consent that the two existing dormer windows to the first floor elevation be removed and replaced with conservation style roof lights.
Adaptable three bay Modern Barn, approx. 58'2" x 37'9" (17.74m x 11.5m), steel framed with part stone faced and part open fronted elevations with profile steel cladding over, beneath a profile steel roof, with power and light connected, This building has a concrete floor and is currently divided into three main areas, one bay enclosed and used as kennelling with associated outside runs, a second bay used for livestock housing and the remaining area for machinery storage. A first floor area over half of the building is currently used as a Cattery, divided into two parts, with power, light and water connected.
Open fronted Pole Barn with corrugated roof measuring approximately 43'8" x 23' (13.3m x 7m).
A separate vehicular access from the farmyard leads to the lane adjoining the front of the property and hence to the council lane.
From the farmyard an opening leads to a parking area with lawned gardens and further kennelling. Situated within this area is a two bedroomed Mobile Home, briefly comprising, entrance porch, hallway, open plan kitchen/living area, shower room and two bedrooms. Please note, whilst it is understood that the mobile home has been present upon the site and continuously occupied for approximately 10 years, there is currently no formal planning approval for the siting of the mobile home.

The Land A hardcore track leads from the farmyard out onto the adjoining land and provides separate access to the council lane to the north. The land is divided into two gently sloping pasture paddocks with watering from the bore hole. Wonderful panoramic views are enjoyed from the land over the unspoilt surrounding countryside.
In total West Radley with its associated gardens, yards and adjoining land extends to about 6 Acres.

Services Private borehole for the water supply with UV filtration system in place. Private drainage to a septic tank. Mains electricity connected to the farmhouse and principle farm buildings. Telephone and broadband at present connected.

Outgoings North Devon Council Tax, Band F for the farmhouse and Band A for the mobile home, together with the usual service and environmental charges.

Town & Country Planning Planning consent, with amendments, was granted by North Devon Council for the rebuilding of the former farmhouse which was destroyed by fire Application No's. 37043, 43952 & 44790). Condition 5 of the approval states that:-
The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 336 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) or in forestry, or a dependant of such a person residing with him or her, or a widow or widower of such a person.
North Devon Council has granted prior approval under the permitted development legislation for residential conversion of the large traditional barn to create three residential dwellings (Application No. 61406). Planning consent has also been granted for the conversion of the detached stone barn to one unit of holiday accommodation (Application No. 47510). Further details may be obtained from the North Devon Council Planning website.

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