Charming, versatile farm full of opportunity.
Cholhouse Farm is situated on the edge of the charming rural village of Bondleigh, in the West Devon district. Bondleigh lies between North Tawton and Winkeligh, just off the A3124 which is a link road providing easy access to the A30 at Whiddon Down. The village of Bondleigh itself is positioned on the River Taw, an impressive and renowned Devon river rising on Dartmoor flowing through the Devon countryside to Barnstaple and into the Bristol Channel. For a small village, there is a vibrant village community as well as a Church. North Tawton, just over two miles south, is a small market town full of day to day amenities including independent shops and cafés, post offices, four highly regarded pubs, pharmacies and much more. Okehampton, 10 miles south, is a larger town offering a full complement of facilities including supermarkets, leisure centres, restaurants and many retail outlets. There is a good range of schooling within convenient distances from Cholhouse Farm. There is a primary school in North Tawton as well as further primary options in Okehampton and Crediton. Okehampton and Crediton also offer secondary schooling whilst there is a number of private schooling options in Exeter as well as Shebbear College, near Beaworthy. Communications are good with easy access to the A30, joining the M5 at Exeter. The nearest rail option is at Lapford (5 miles east) which joins a mainline at Exeter offering daily trains to London in just over two hours. International Airports can be found at Exeter and Bristol.
Cholhouse Farm is a highly private, charming farm full of opportunity. The farmhouse sits centrally to the land with stunning views across rolling countryside. The Grade II Listed farmhouse is originally medieval and was modernised in the early C17. The property is constructed of mainly cob and was partly re built in 2018/2019 following a thatch fire in 2017. The exterior of the Grade II Listed property has been restored to the highest standard, complete with a brand new, thatched roof. All works have been closely managed alongside English Heritage. Whilst the exterior is in fantastic condition, internally, the farmhouse is in need of renovation. The spacious property provides five, good sized bedrooms and could be internally renovated to create a fantastic family home in a protected setting. The farm itself currently operates as a livestock farm, predominantly beef and sheep, and has done for many years. There is a good range of traditional and modern farm buildings which are capable of supporting a variety of farming enterprises. There are two off-lying traditional stone built buildings with potential for alternative uses (stp). The land extends to approximately 106 acres and comprises level and gently sloping pasture land, currently used for the grazing of livestock.
Lot 1 – Cholhouse farm, traditional and modern buildings. Approx 51.79 acres
The Grade II listed, attractive, south facing farmhouse has many interesting architectural features and offers spacious accommodation throughout. Whilst the property is in need of internal renovation, there is over 2,600 sq. ft of living space providing opportunities to create a wonderful family home. The first floor accommodation currently comprises an Entrance Hall, two large Reception Rooms, a Dining Room, Kitchen, Pantry and rear Boot Room. On the first floor, there are four Double Bedrooms, one Single Bedroom, and a Family Bathroom. The farmhouse has a well maintained and protected, south facing, partly walled garden. There is a gated archway leading to the farm buildings.
Lot 2- Approx 48.79 acres
A lovely run of productive, level and gently sloping Grade 3 arable and pasture land. The land is currently down to grass and has been predominantly used for the grazing of livestock. The majority of the land is stock proof fenced and is surrounded by mature hedge banks. There is a direct road access point on the southern border.
Lot 3- Approx 5.72 acres
Lot 3 comprises two, stone and cob built traditional buildings offering potential for alternative uses (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents). The traditional buildings are surrounded by approx. 5.7 acres of pasture land. Lot 3 is accessed separately from the farm, via a direct road access point.
Acreage: 106.3 Acres
From Whiddon Down, off the A30, follow signs for the A3124. Follow the A3124 for approximately 5 miles and at the junction, proceed straight ahead, crossing the A3072, heading towards North Tawton. Continue through North Tawton and at the square, take a right turn onto Market Street. Follow the road for appox. 2 miles which will lead into the village of Bondleigh. Upon arriving in Bondleigh, turn right at the crossroads and continue up the hill for approx. 1 mile. Cholhouse Farm will be the first farm entrance on the left hand side.