A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire this 12 acre smallholding with an agricultural/leisure tie. Beech Tree Farm is currently running as a pheasant rearing and engineering business, but would suit a variety of uses subject to gaining the necessary consents. The main residence is a spacious, 3/4 bedroom (1 en-suite), detached house with 3 reception rooms. The property benefits from superb panoramic views over the North Devon countryside and must be viewed to truly appreciate. The land comprises mainly grassland, with a large yard area, and an excellent range of outbuildings including stables. EPC=D
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES (all measurements are approximate):-
LIVING ROOM 30'4" x 22'5" (9.25m x 6.83m). A most impressive, light and airy, triple aspect room with windows to front, side, and rear elevations all enjoying stunning views over the surrounding North Devon countryside. High gloss tiled ceramic floor. Open staircase with glass balustrade to First Floor. Originally designed as an Open Plan Kitchen/Diner/Living Room, all the utilities and services have been put in ready for the Kitchen to be connected if wished but currently provides a large living space and ample space for a large dining table and chairs with office area.
KITCHEN/ORIGINAL BEDROOM 4 9'9" x 9'4" (2.97m x 2.84m). Originally designed as a Ground Floor Bedroom, but currently used as a Kitchen comprising a range of base and wall units with worksurfaces over, and incorporating a 1 1/2 bowl stainless steel sink/drainer unit with mixer taps. Recess for cooker with stainless steel splashbacking. Recess and plumbing for dishwasher. Space for tall fridge freezer. Window to rear.
BOILER ROOM 9'11" x 6'2" (3.02m x 1.88m). Oil fired central heating boiler supplying domestic hot water and heating systems. Pedestrian door to patio.
CLOAKROOM 5'9" x 3'9" (1.75m x 1.14m). Close coupled WC. Vanity unit housing wash hand basin. Window to front.
SITTING ROOM 17'6" x 12'11" (5.33m x 3.94m). Spacious room with window to front. Pedestrian door to rear.
GARAGE/STORE 17'7" x 13' (5.36m x 3.96m). Originally designed as a Garage but currently used as a Store Room. Development potential subject to gaining the necessary consents to enlarge the living space.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING
BEDROOM 1 16'3" (4.95m) x 12'1" (3.68m) maximum dimensions.. A stunning double aspect room with a large feature window to the front elevation enjoying breathtaking, far reaching views over the North Devon countryside.
DRESSING ROOM 9'5" x 7'9" (2.87m x 2.36m). Leading off the Master Bedroom with hanging shelves and drawer units. Door to:
EN-SUITE 9'5" x 3'11" (2.87m x 1.2m). Walk-in shower with electric power shower connected. Close coupled WC. Wash hand basin. Dual-fuel heated towel rail.
BEDROOM 2 16'7" (5.05m) x 11'3" (3.43m) maximum dimensions.. A generous sized double bedroom with window to rear.
BEDROOM 3 12'8" x 9'8" (3.86m x 2.95m). Spacious double bedroom with window to side enjoying fantastic countryside views.
FAMILY BATHROOM 9'4" x 5'9" (2.84m x 1.75m). Enclosed panelled bath with mains fed "rain water" shower over. Close coupled WC. Wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. Window to rear.
FORMER HATCHERY 64'2" x 18'10" (19.56m x 5.74m). A purpose built outbuilding suiting a variety of uses having previously been used as a hatchery building for pheasant chicks. Lined with food grade white cladding. Services connected including 3 phase electricity. Insulated walls and roof. Power floated concrete floor with damp proof membrane. This could suit a variety of uses subject to gaining the necessary consents.
Adjoining this outbuilding is an:
OPEN FRONTED BAY 18'10" x 10'7" (5.74m x 3.23m).
PURPOSE BUILT STEEL STABLE BLOCK Comprising 3 LOOSE BOXES each measuring 12'0 x 12'0 (3.66m x 3.66m), with an enclosed yard. There is the space and potential to expand the amount of stabling if required.
STEEL FRAMED WORKSHOP/AGRICULTURAL SHED 60' x 45' (18.3m x 13.72m). Currently used as an engineering workshop with light and 3 phase electricity connected. Staff WC. Secure lock up unit with electric roller shutter door. Benefits from change of use planning permission from agriculture to the manufacturing of game rearing equipment which could easily be expanded.
Large useful yard area with hardstanding being approximately 1 acre, with a good splayed access out onto the parish road via twin 5 bar gates providing easy access for lorries, including artics.
THE LAND The land in its majority is accessed via the yard, with a further 5 bar gate access off the road. It is mainly grassland with Devon hedging bordering, all enjoying breathtaking views over the surrounding countryside. It is currently split up into smaller paddock areas, one with a pheasant rearing area and 2 small pony paddock areas.
THE GARDENS The landscaped gardens are superbly presented and total approximately 0.5 acres with a gravel laid pathway leading to the front door. The garden is principally laid to lawn with a variety of mature planting and shrubbery bordering, with a stock proof fence fronting onto the land maintaining the lovely views. A superb kitchen garden is located at the top of the garden with a POLYTUNNEL, GARDEN GREENHOUSE, raised vegetable beds, FRUIT CAGE, and assorted fruit trees. Immediately to the rear of the property is a sheltered paved patio area with raised flowerbeds providing a perfect spot for alfresco dining, enjoying a high degree of privacy.
SERVICES Mains 3 phase electricity. Private water supply via a borehole with a treatment plant. Private drainage via a septic tank with a soakaway. LPG central heating (underfloor heating to the Ground Floor) configured to add a ground or air source heat pump if wished.
COUNCIL BAND Band 'E' (please note this council band may be subject to reassessment).
EPC RATING Rating D.
THE TIE Details on this are available to view on Torridge District Council's planning portal under reference number: 1/0147/2010/FUL.
The occupation of the dwelling hereby permitted shall be limited to a person solely, or mainly, working or last working in the locality in game bird rearing or in agricultural, or in forestry, or a widow or widower of such a person and to any resident dependents.
From Holsworthy, proceed on the A388 Bideford road and after approximately 9 miles you will reach the village of Stibb Cross. Here turn left signed Woolsery/Clovelly and continue on this road, going straight on at the crossroads. Proceed for a further approximately 0.25 miles, turning left signed Putford where you will see a Bond Oxborough Phillips 'For Sale' notice clearly displayed, and the entrance to the property will be found on the right hand side.