Bell Meadow, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16

Under Offer ££450,000 Guide

Key Features

Attached Village House
Four Bedrooms
High Energy Efficiency Rating
Off-road Parking
Contemporary Extension

About This Property

An attractive 4-bedroom attached village house, boasting a contemporary extension, with parking, garden and domestic outbuildings.

Lot 2 - Off-lying block of 7.68 acres of land, with two outbuildings, available separately. Guide Price for Lot 2: £125,000.

Available for sale as a whole or in two lots.

1 Bell Meadow (Lot 1) is an attractive and well-appointed end-of-terrace village house in the centre of the sought after village of Bickleigh. The dwelling boasts a contemporary single storey wraparound extension, which has substantially enlarged and enhanced the accommodation. The dwelling boasts a large corner plot which includes a driveway to the east with parking for a number of vehicles, a small range of outbuildings, and garden areas to the north, south and east. The domestic plot extends in total to approximately 0.13 acres of thereabouts.

NOTE REGARDING LOT 2: Available separately, as Lot 2, approximately 0.9 miles down the road from the house, passing over the picturesque Bickleigh Bridge and up the hill towards the village of Cadeleigh, is an associated block of pasture and amenity land, which is held in a separate title and is available either with the dwelling or as a separate Lot. This extends in total to approximately 7.68 acres or thereabouts, and affords significant agricultural and amenity appeal. The land holding forms a valley, being bisected by the Burn Brook, a tributary to the River Exe and River Dart. The land is complemented by two useful and adaptable outbuildings.

This is an end-of-terrace dwelling (being one of four), the original part of which is understood to have been built in the mid 1950’s, but having subsequently been the subject of refurbishment and extension, with a major single storey wraparound extension erected in 2015. The well-presented accommodation is arranged on two floors and benefits from gas fired central heating along with uPVC double glazed windows, fibre broadband internet, solar thermal and solar photovoltaic panels and rainwater harvesting.

On the Ground Floor:
The dwelling is principally accessed from the south via a useful partially enclosed Entrance Porch with front door to the main Entrance Hall with stairs up to the first floor, engineered oak flooring, access to under-stairs linen cupboard, door opening through to the Open Plan Kitchen, Dining Room and Sitting Room. The kitchen area benefits from modern kitchen units with resin Corian work surfaces and composite single drainer sink unit, matching wall cupboards, “Falcon” gas fired range-cooker with stainless steel hood over, wall cupboards and further base unit with slate work surface. The adjoining dining and family space benefits from bi-fold doors leading out to the rear garden and covered terrace/veranda. An opening leads through to the sitting room which has front aspect and a fireplace with a “Morsø” wood burning stove on a slate hearth. From the kitchen a door leads through to the Utility Room which provides further base units and wall cupboards, together with a ceramic sink unit and space and plumbing for white goods. Within this room is the “Valliant” hot water cylinder and the wall mounted gas boiler together with the manifold and controls for the solar photovoltaic panels, solar thermal panels and rainwater harvesting system, supplying water for flushing toilets and washing machine. There is a door leading to the rear garden and a door providing access to the Downstairs WC with close coupled WC and wash basin. Returning to the entrance hall a further door leads to a downstairs Master Bedroom which has a front aspect window and skylight, partially vaulted ceiling, and with access through to the En-suite Shower Room which boasts two wash basins, enclosed cistern WC and a walk-in shower.

On the First Floor:
The Landing Area has a loft hatch and doors to the Family Bathroom with modern WC and wash basin, together with re-conditioned original bath with shower over. There are Three Further Bedrooms (two doubles and one single) with attractive painted timber floor boards.

The dwelling occupies an attractive corner plot, with landscaped gardens and gated parking areas, running to the north, east and south. These comprise a mixture of lawned, paved and gravelled areas, together with mature shrub beds, including gooseberry, blueberry and blackcurrant bushes. To the south, a pedestrian gate (with outside lighting) leads from the adjoining public pavement, with a concreted pathway leading to the front door and continuing around the dwelling.
To the eastern side is a useful external rainwater tap with ceramic sink below for boot washing etc, access to the underground rainwater harvesting tank and storage space for recycling boxes and bins. Beyond this is the principal gravelled parking and driveway area, with a timber 5-bar gate to the adjoining public highway. From here, access can be gained to a small range of outbuildings which include an open fronted timber framed car port/machinery store with mono-pitched profile steel roof and partial timber cladding, measuring approximately 4.52m max. x 4.34m. There is a further timber built garden shed/workshop with a GI roof, and power and light connected, measuring approximately 4.78m x 2.97m. There is also a secure metal storage container measuring approximately 3.86m x 1.87m.
To the north and adjoining the dwelling is a timber framed covered terrace/veranda providing indoor/outdoor living, with a mono-pitched polycarbonate roof and composite decked floor, measuring approximately 4.64m x 4.20m. There is a small area of lawn and a further paved patio area, together with a small mono-pitched metal garden shed and steps leading up to a further paved terrace and outdoor dining area. There are 2no. outside electrical points.

This is an attractive private valley benefitting from vehicular gated access to the north and comprising of gently or more steeply sloping pasture land, interspersed with a number of copse areas, and bisected by the beautiful Burn Brook which meanders through the valley bottom, running eastward towards the River Dart and onward to the River Exe. There is a vehicular reinforced concrete bridge crossing point over the brook.
There is an attractive dew pond, and young woodland to the north. To the western side of the holding are two useful and adaptable outbuildings:
- A timber framed modern machinery and lambing shed, measuring approximately 12.05m x 3.50m (plus 1.35m cantilevered overhang), which has a mono-pitched profile steel roof, compacted earth/gravelled floor and timber clad elevations. The building has double timber vehicular doors to the east a further pedestrian door.
- Further to the south, on the opposite side of the Brook is a further metal built storage shed, measuring approximately 9.45m x 2.90m, with a shallow pitched roof.

Near the western boundary, and of historic interest is what is understood to be the remains of a former dam. The holding may be suited to variety of smallholder, equestrian, conservation or other amenity uses (subject to any necessary planning permissions where applicable).

The land holding extends in total to approximately 7.68 acres or thereabouts, as shown edged red on the attached identification plan. The main timber framed building may potentially be deemed suitable for possible alternative uses (subject to all necessary planning and approvals).


The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession available upon completion.

These are believed to comprise of local council tax (Band C) in respect of the dwelling, together with usual service and environmental charges. No main services are currently connected to the off-lying land, therefore prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries as to the availability of any services in respect of this land.

The land is not currently subject to any agri-environmental scheme agreement. No basic payment scheme entitlements are held by the owners, and therefore no entitlements will be included in the sale.

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 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 sale particulars, are otherwise expressly excluded from the sale.

All viewings are strictly by appointment only via the agents:
Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 5 Fore Street, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6LN
Tel: 01884 243000

All persons wishing to view the property do so entirely at their own risk. Neither the Vendors or their Agents will be held liable for any damage or injury that may occur when interested parties are visiting the property. A working farm is a potentially hazardous environment and for prospective purchasers own personal safety please be vigilant when viewing the farm, particularly around the farmyard and in fields containing stock.
Greenslade Taylor Hunt for themselves and for the Vendors of the property whose agents they are give notice that:-
- these particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. Prospective purchasers should seek their own professional advice.
- all descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition, necessary permissions for use and occupation, and all other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct. Any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them.
- no responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by any intending purchasers inspecting properties that have been sold, let or withdrawn.
No person in the employment of Greenslade Taylor Hunt has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property or the particulars.

Ref. TIV220076—v.3.1—produced 19.04.2022

The village of Bickleigh straddles the River Exe and affords a good level of local amenities with its village primary school , village hall (directly opposite the property), two public houses and Bickleigh Mill. Tiverton lies to the north via the A396 and offers a good level of commercial and recreational facilities, as well as local authority secondary schooling and the renowned public school of Blundells. Access is available from here also to the M5 (J27) and Tiverton Parkway mainline railway station. Exeter is accessed southwards and with the extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities befitting those of a Cathedral and Regional City.

1 Bell Meadow (Lot 1) is situated on a no-through road being the end of a terrace of four houses, and lying opposite the village hall and Bickleigh primary school The off lying land (Lot 2) lies approximately 0.9 miles distant by road to the west, walkable in around 15 - 20 minutes by passing over the beautiful Bickleigh Bridge, past the popular Fisherman’s Cot public house and a short distance up the hill towards the village of Cadeleigh.
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