Burlescombe, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Sold £795,000

Key Features

26.08 Acre Small Holding
3 Bedrooms
Former Plant Nursery
Rural Location
Uffculme School Catchment

About This Property

26.08 acres in total - A productive smallholding and former plant nursery, centred on a 3-bedroom detached period house with domestic outbuildings, polytunnels and hardstanding areas, together with an attractive run of productive arable land.

Velhay Farm was acquired by the current owners in 1979, who had until recently operated a successful and renowned plant nursery from the site. Situated adjacent to the M5 motorway, the property enjoys attractive views over its own land to the south, east and west, and to the countryside beyond, as well north beyond the M5 motorway towards Burlescombe Village. It is centred on a 3-bedroom period dwelling, with domestic outbuildings and 5no. remaining commercial specification polytunnels, together with its adjoining productive arable land.

The holding extends in total to approximately 26.08 acres and is offered for sale as a whole.

Velhay Farmhouse is a detached period dwelling understood to be of principally stone constructions, externally rendered and colour-washed, beneath a pitched clay pantile roof.

On the Ground Floor:
The dwelling is principally accessed from the northeast, where concrete steps lead up to an Entrance Lobby with bench and hanging hooks, with door through to an Inner Hallway with an opening through to the Dining Room with dual aspect and central open-tread staircase rising to the first floor. From here a door leads to the front Entrance Hall with further hanging hooks and door to outside, together with glazed double doors through to the Sitting Room which boasts a fantastic stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood-burning stove. From the inner hallway a door also leads to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with dual aspect including glazed patio doors to outside, and a modern range of fitted kitchen base units with a contemporary resin worktop and a granite composite single drainer sink unit. There is an ‘AEG’ electric hob with a ‘Zanussi’ extractor over and an ‘AEG’ combination oven and microwave. Matching range of wall cupboards and a further useful store/broom cupboard.

On the First Floor:
Landing with access to airing cupboard housing ‘Worcester’ combination boiler and slatted shelving, 3no. Bedrooms (two with fitted wardrobes or cupboards) and a Shower Room with enclosed cistern WC and vanity wash basin unit with cupboards under, radiator and shower cubicle.

The dwelling is surrounded by attractive gardens, laid mainly to lawn, with various mature shrub beds, together with a paved patio area, and a useful timber built summerhouse on a concrete base with a further adjoining patio area utilised for outdoor dining.

The dwelling is approached over a concreted parking and turning area leading off the main driveway, whereupon access is gained to a detached garage and workshop of principally block and part stone construction, beneath a profile steel roof. The building measures internally approximately 8.85m x 5.87m, and is divided internally to provide a double garage and a workshop. There are also 2no.further timber built garden sheds beside the garage.

The Former Nursery Grounds and Buildings
Lying to the west of the house and gardens is an extensive, mainly level, hardened yard area which extends to around 1.2 acres or thereabouts, which was formerly used to operate the plant nursery. On the site there remains 5no. commercial specification “National” polytunnels with galvanised frames, and one further small polytunnel. There is also a large aluminium framed and glazed greenhouse, a small freestanding timber built garden shed, a further timber built shed which was formerly used as a pay kiosk, and a useful timber built workshop building measuring approximately 6.62m x 5.20m internally, with power and light connected, beneath a corrugated fibre cement roof.

Moving further west from the hardened yard area is an attractive pasture paddock enclosure extending to approximately 0.59 acres.

The Agricultural Land
This is an attractive and productive block of level or gently sloping land, classified as Grade 3. It comprises a single parcel extending to around 22.47 acres, and has been farmed within an arable rotation in recent years. The land is bounded in part by traditional bank and hedgerows, together with some fencing.
Whilst the land is currently in an arable rotation, it may also be suited to a variety of smallholder, equestrian, conservation, or other amenity uses, subject to any necessary planning permissions where applicable. The holding extends in total to approximately 26.08 acres as shown in red on the attached identification plan.

Freehold, with vacant possession available upon completion in respect of house and former nursery grounds. The arable field will be sold subject to a Farm Business Tenancy which terminates on 30th October 2022, after which vacant possession will be available.

Mains electricity. Mains water, together with additional private borehole water supply. Private drainage system. Private LPG Calor gas supply.

The land is not currently subject to any Agri-environmental Scheme Agreement, and the current owners are not registered to claim subsidies on the land under the Rural Payments Agency Basic Payment Scheme.

The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned will be included in the freehold sale.

We are not aware of any extant planning permissions relating to the subject property. The property falls within the administrative authority of Mid Devon District Council.

The initial section of the entrance driveway is owned by a third party, with the subject property enjoying full and unrestricted rights of access over it (as shown hatched brown on the site plan for identification purposes only). A public footpath runs along the entrance driveway and continues through the land against the northern boundary. The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the property charges register of the registered title, together with all public and private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way whether these are specifically referred to or not.

All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sales particulars are otherwise expressly excluded from the sale.

These are believed to comprise of local council tax in respect of the house (Band D), together with the usual service and environmental charges.

All viewings are strictly by appointment only via the Agents,
Greenslade Taylor Hunt - 01884 243000.

Whilst it should be noted that the M5 motorway lies a short distance to the north of the property, it nonetheless occupies an accessible semi-rural position around 0.8 miles to the south of the village of Burlescombe, close to the Devon/Somerset border. It offers easy access to the M5 (J27) and Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station (around 2.5 miles distant), and currently lies within the catchment area of the renowned Uffculme Secondary School. The larger towns of Tiverton and Wellington are within convenient reach and provide a comprehensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities. Exeter (18 miles) and Taunton (12 miles) afford a range of facilities befitting county and regional centres. The surrounding countryside and nearby Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offer extensive walking, cycling and riding opportunities.
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5 Fore Street Devon Tiverton EX16 6LN

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