Witheridge, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Bungalow
Under Offer ££695,000 Guide
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2
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Key Features

Attractive & versatile Residential Smallholding
Outstanding rural position
Detached 5 bed chalet bungalow, now in need of some updating
Adaptable range of outbuildings
Productive pasture land
In all, about 8.57 Acres

About This Property

An attractive and versatile Residential Smallholding occupying an outstanding rural position, with a chalet style bungalow (5 beds), adaptable outbuildings and pasture land. In all about 8.57 Acres.



Higher Park represents a most attractive and versatile residential smallholding occupying an exceptional rural location in a sought after part of North Devon, enjoying superb and far reaching countryside views towards Dartmoor. Approached over a private entrance drive, the holding is centred upon a deceptively spacious detached chalet bungalow which, despite now requiring updating in some areas, provides well proportioned five bedroomed family accommodation. Set in delightful gardens the main residence is complemented by a useful range of outbuildings, which may afford potential for adaptation to a variety of alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consent. The homestead is conveniently situated within its own surrounding land comprising three attractive and gently sloping pasture paddocks enjoying separate gated road access, with a small copse area situated on the eastern periphery. The land may be well suited to a variety of smallholder, equestrian, conservation or other amenity uses. Higher Park extends in total to about 8.57 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole.

The property occupies an outstanding and yet readily accessible position set back from the B3137 South Molton to Tiverton road close to the village of Witheridge. Despite its rural setting Higher Park still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield. Witheridge itself offers a useful range of local services including a general store, post office, hairdresser’s, doctors surgery, primary school, public house, parish church and village hall. The bustling market town of South Molton provides an excellent range of everyday services including shops, schools, restaurants and banks, together with a Sainsbury’s supermarket, health centres, recreational facilities and a cottage hospital. The A361 North Devon link road is within easy driving distance providing access to the larger regional centre of Barnstaple as well as Tiverton and the M5 motorway (Junction 27).
Higher Park lies in the beautiful band of countryside between Exmoor and Dartmoor, a predominantly agricultural landscape primarily comprising pasture and arable land interspersed with an abundance of woodland and pretty river valleys. Exmoor to the north offers beautiful moorland scenery with many foot and bridle paths, whilst the North Devon coast is easily accessible with lovely sandy beaches at Instow, Saunton Sands, Croyde Bay, Putsborough and Woolacombe. Mainline intercity rail links are available at Tiverton Parkway (London Paddington approx. 2 hours) with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

The property is approached from the council road via a private driveway, flanked with small lawns, with a gated access into the adjoining land. The driveway continues into a large car parking and turning area situated adjacent to the house. A path and gateway lead from the parking area into the front gardens, which are gently sloping and mainly lawned, interspersed with ornamental trees and shrubs. A raised and paved Patio adjoins to the front of the bungalow, enjoying views over the gardens. Pathways continue to the sides and rear of the dwelling with steps leading up to a further raised lawned garden. A Dog Kennel is contained within the gardens, whilst immediately to the west is a fenced area formerly used to grow vegetables.
The Outbuildings & Land
From the rear garden a gateway leads out into a small home paddock which contains a useful and adaptable range of traditional stone, part block and galvanized outbuildings comprising a Store Shed, 5.37m x 3.91m, with two steel sheeted doors opening to the front. Adjoining this building is a further range currently used as a Log Store, 7.19m x 3.69m, with three steel sheeted doors and a concrete floor. A further small timber lean-to adjoins to the northern elevation of the store shed. The outbuildings may offer the scope, subject to obtaining any appropriate planning consent, for conversion to an annexe, holiday cottage, office, studio or other ancillary uses.
The land comprises productive pasture enjoying a gently sloping southerly aspect, principally utilised for livestock grazing and mowing. Divided into three convenient enclosures, the land is contained within hedged and fenced boundaries enjoying good road frontage and access, with trough watering available. Included within the land at the eastern periphery is a small woodland copse comprising mainly mature oak and ash. The land may be well suited to a variety of smallholder, equestrian or other amenity uses. Higher Park extends in total to about 8.57 Acres, as shown shaded red on the attached identification plan.

The Bungalow
The modern detached chalet bungalow provides a deceptively spacious five bedroomed family home which, despite now requiring refurbishment and updating, affords the potential to create a most attractive and individual country residence in a superb rural setting. Benefiting from double glazing and oil-fired heating, the accommodation is accessed via a large entrance hall which forms a focal point of the dwelling, with doors leading off into the majority of ground floor rooms and stairs rising to the first floor. An understairs cupboard and further cloaks cupboard provide useful storage space. The sitting room enjoys a double aspect and fine views over the land, boasting an open fireplace, whilst the kitchen also benefits from lovely southerly views, containing a good range of fitted base units and opening through into a breakfast room with an oil-fired Rayburn stove. Underfloor heating is provided in the kitchen and breakfast room areas, although it is understood that this system has not been used in recent years. A separate dining room/study is located to the rear, whilst situated off the kitchen are a pantry, boot room and a utility room containing an inset sink and plumbing for a washing machine. Two good sized double bedrooms, a shower room and separate cloakroom are also situated on the ground floor. On the first floor a landing provides access to three further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Accessed from outside to the rear is a boiler room containing the Worcester oil-fired central heating boiler, and a separate gardeners WC.For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the enclosed floorplan.


Outside
The property is approached from the council road via a private driveway, flanked with small lawns, with a gated access into the adjoining land. The driveway continues into a large car parking and turning area situated adjacent to the house. A path and gateway lead from the parking area into the front gardens, which are gently sloping and mainly lawned, interspersed with ornamental trees and shrubs. A raised and paved Patio adjoins to the front of the bungalow, enjoying views over the gardens. Pathways continue to the sides and rear of the dwelling with steps leading up to a further raised lawned garden. A Dog Kennel is contained within the gardens, whilst immediately to the west is a fenced area formerly used to grow vegetables.


The Outbuildings and Land
From the rear garden a gateway leads out into a small home paddock which contains a useful and adaptable range of traditional stone, part block and galvanized outbuildings comprising a Store Shed, 5.37m x 3.91m, with two steel sheeted doors opening to the front. Adjoining this building is a further range currently used as a Log Store, 7.19m x 3.69m, with three steel sheeted doors and a concrete floor. A further small timber lean-to adjoins to the northern elevation of the store shed. The outbuildings may offer the scope, subject to obtaining any appropriate planning consent, for comprising mainly mature oak and ash. The land may be well suited to a variety of smallholder, equestrian or other amenity uses. Higher Park extends in total to about 8.57 Acres, as shown shaded red on the attached identification plan.


Services & Outgoings
The property benefits from mains water and electricity supplies, with drainage to a private system. North Devon Council Tax - Band E, together with the usual service and environmental charges.


Planning Note
The dwelling was originally constructed subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC) however a Certificate of Lawfulness was granted in February 2013 allowing persons who do not comply with the AOC to occupy the property. The Certificate of Lawfulness is operational for as long as the AOC is continually breached.
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