Wembworthy, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18

For Sale ££250,000 Guide

Key Features

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Outstanding rural location enjoying superb countryside views
Yard with full pp for an attractive four bedroomed detached residential dwelling
Adjoining pasture and amenity land
In all about 2.05 Acres

About This Property

A large yard with full planning consent for the erection of an attractive two storey detached four bedroomed residential dwelling set in an outstanding rural position enjoying far reaching countryside views, together with an attractive parcel of pasture and amenity land.

Lot 2 extends to about 2.05 Acres.

Partridge Meadows extends in total to about 5.97 Acres and is offered for sale by private treaty either as a whole or in 2 lots as follows:-

Lot 1: Bungalow and pasture land, extending in total to about 3.92 Acres - Guide Price £475,000

Lot 2: Yard with planning consent, farm buildings and pasture land extending to about 2.05 Acres - Guide Price £250,000

The sale of Partridge Meadows represents an excellent opportunity to acquire a most attractive and well situated agricultural/residential smallholding occupying an outstanding rural position enjoying far reaching countryside views towards both Dartmoor and Exmoor. During the current vendor’s ownership of about 27 years the holding has been operated as a poultry breeding and rearing unit, centred upon a deceptively spacious detached chalet style bungalow erected in the 1980’s subject to an agricultural occupancy condition, providing well-proportioned four/five bedroomed family accommodation set in delightful gardens and approached over a smart gated private entrance drive. In addition to the main dwelling, full planning consent has been obtained for the erection of a further four bedroomed detached house, with an existing traditional building providing domestic garaging. Both the bungalow and building plot overlook an excellent parcel of gently sloping and productive pasture land, conveniently divided into manageable enclosures. The land may be well suited to a variety of smallholder, equestrian, conservation or other amenity uses. In total, Partridge Meadows extends to about 5.97 Acres and is offered for sale as a whole, or in two lots, as described within these sale particulars.

Partridge Meadows occupies an outstanding rural position set in glorious Devon countryside enjoying a readily accessible location a short distance from Eggesford and the A377 Barnstaple to Exeter road. The town of Chulmleigh provides highly regarded primary and secondary schools, a sports centre, post office, various shops, a health centre, dentist, public houses, restaurants and a historic town hall.
Despite its rural position, Partridge Meadows still enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and main routes of communication with the A377 providing a convenient link to the larger towns of Barnstaple, Crediton and South Molton (via the B3226), all providing a good range of local services including shops, banks recreational facilities, health centres, primary and secondary schooling.
From South Molton and Barnstaple the A361 North Devon link road provides quick and easy access to the M5 motorway (Junction 27). There are nearby rail stations on the Barnstaple to Exeter (Tarka) line at Eggesford and Kings Nympton, with main line rail services available at Exeter and Tiverton Parkway, and international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

Lot 1 Bungalow & Pasture extending to about 3.92 Acres
The bungalow, which benefits from double glazing and gas-fired central heating, is entered via an entrance hall forming a focal point of the dwelling, with doors leading off into the majority of ground floor rooms and stairs rising to the first floor, with an understairs cupboard. A useful office is situated off the entrance hall. The L-shaped living/dining room represents a large reception area enjoying a double aspect and containing a feature fireplace recess in a brick surround with a raised hearth (no chimney). A full height window provides an abundance of natural light, whilst patio doors with glazed side panels lead out to the gardens. The kitchen/breakfast room also enjoys a double aspect enjoying lovely countryside views, containing a good range of modern fitted base cupboard, drawer and upright units with granite effect composite work surfaces, tiled splashbacks and matching wall cupboards. Inset ceramic sink, built-in dishwasher, space for a gas/electric cooker with extractor hood over, and space for an upright fridge/freezer. A built-in cupboard houses the Worcester wall mounted gas boiler providing the central heating and domestic hot water. Situated off the kitchen is a utility room with a fitted base unit and inset stainless steel sink. Plumbing is also provided for a washing machine, with a cloakroom off, and part glazed door leading out to the rear gardens. Two good sized double bedrooms are situated on the ground floor, each enjoying lots of natural light via two full height windows. The well-appointed family bathroom contains a white suite, which includes a P-shaped bath with a shower over. On the first floor a landing provides access to two large partially below eaves double bedrooms, both enjoying far reaching countryside views via dormer and Velux windows, with a further through-bedroom benefiting from a large gable end widow. A cloakroom is also situated off the landing, with tiled walls to dado height and a tiled floor. For approximate room dimensions and layout please refer to the enclosed floorplan. The property is approached from a quiet council lane via a private entrance with smart wrought iron double gates leading into a gravelled car parking and turning area situated adjacent to the bungalow. Overlooking the driveway is a Double Garage, with two up and over garage doors, a window to the rear, and a personnel door to the side. Adjoining the car parking area is a large lawned garden with well stocked flower and shrub borders. The lawned gardens continue to the side and rear of the bungalow, with mainly hedged boundaries and a fenced vegetable patch. From the gardens, a gate leads out into the poultry yard, where a block and timber Stable, 4.52m x 2.33m, is situated. Please Note:- The two storage containers are excluded from the sale.Situated immediately adjoining the gardens is an attractive parcel of gently sloping pasture land, divided into two paddocks and contained within hedge and fence boundaries. A further linear shaped paddock lies adjacent to the road containing fenced Poultry Runs and a portable Office/Store. Lot 1 extends in total to about 3.92 Acres, as shown shaded red on the identification plan.

Lot 2 Yard, Farm Buildings & Pasture extending to about 2.05 Acres
Situated to the west of Lot 1 and enjoying a separate private gated access form the quiet council lane, this comprises a large yard currently containing a small range of principally modern agricultural buildings. Lot 2 benefits from full planning consent for the erection of an attractive two storey detached residential dwelling, affording the potential to create a highly individual and architecturally interesting four bedroomed family home, overlooking its own attractive pasture land and enjoying far reaching views over the countryside beyond. The approved plans allow for the following accommodation:-Entrance Hall, open plan Kitchen/Dining, a Lounge, Utility Room, downstairs Shower Room and Double Bedroom on the ground floor. The first floor comprises a Master Bedroom with En-Suite, Two further Double Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. For the accommodation layout please refer to the attached proposed floorplan. Adjoining the entrance to Lot 2 is a traditional, stone, block and gi roofed former Smithy, approx. 7.24m x 4.48m, with an up and over garage door to the road. In the proposed development plan this building will be adapted to provide domestic garaging. The remaining buildings currently situated upon Lot 2 will need to be removed as part of the planning conditions, these principal buildings briefly comprise the following:-Poultry House - approx. 7.6m x 4m, adjoining this building is a partially collapsed lean-to Tractor Shed.Main Poultry Shed - 15m x 6.6m.Workshop/Store - 6.2m x 4.5m.Stable - 3.4m x 3.4m.Poultry House - 6.3m x 3.8m.Please Note:- The bulk feed bin is excluded from the sale.Included in the sale of this lot is the adjoining attractive gently sloping pasture field, containing a magnificent mature oak tree affording an almost parkland style feel. Lot 2 is shown shaded green on the identification plan.

Services & Outgoings
Lot 1 benefits from mains gas, electricity and water supplies, with drainage to a private system. Separate mains electricity and water supplies are connected to Lot 2. North Devon Council Tax - Band D, together with the usual service and environmental charges. In the event of the property being sold in lots adequate provision may need to be made for appropriate easements and rights for services.

Fencing Obligation
In the event of Lots 1 and 2 being sold separately, the purchaser of Lot 2 will be responsible, within one month of the completion date, for the erection and future maintenance of a new stock proof fence between points A and B shown on the identification plan.

Town & Country Planning
The bungalow is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition which 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 290(1) of the Town & Country Planning Act 1971 (including any dependants of such person residing with him or her) or a widow or widower of such a person’. A copy of the original planning consent may be available from the Agents upon request. Full planning consent was obtained from Mid Devon Council in September 2020 for the ‘Erection of a dwelling and conversion of existing agricultural building to domestic garage’. Copies of the approved plans together with the relevant supporting documentation are available to view via the Mid Devon Council planning portal using the Application Reference No: 20/01115/FUL.
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