A wonderful small farm in a magnificent position in the heart of the Exmoor National Park
Exmoor is renowned for its wonderful countryside, far-reaching views and stunning scenery, and Litton Farm takes full advantage of all of these, occupying a very private location in the heart of the moor and yet is only a short distance from the centre of Withypool. Communication links are excellent, with the M5 motorway at Junction 25 or at Junction 24. There are excellent mainline rail links from Tiverton and Taunton, including London Paddington, with the fastest trains taking approximately 1 hour 40 minutes. There are airports at Exeter and Bristol offering various flights to national and international destinations, including a daily flight from Exeter direct to London City Airport. Litton Farm lies about four miles away from the very popular village of Withypool which has a general store, a post office and renowned pub, The Royal Oak. Nearby, Dulverton is approximately 10.5 miles away with more extensive day to day facilities including a doctor, butchers, general stores and a greengrocer. Further afield at Tiverton, about 21.5 miles away, there are a number of supermarkets and further amenities. South Molton (8 miles) is well-equipped for day-to-day shopping and offers a selection of independent shops and businesses including a post office, pubs, restaurants, local shops and a garden centre. It also hosts a very well-regarded weekly livestock market. There are excellent schools in the area including primary schools at Dulverton and Exford (6 miles) where there is also a nursery. There are superb independent schools in the area including Blundells at Tiverton and a wide range of schools at Taunton to include Kings, Queens, and Taunton School. Exmoor is renowned for its wonderful recreational and sporting opportunities including riding and walking as well as excellent shooting and hunting with the Exmoor and the Devon & Somerset Stag Hounds. There is also fishing on the Rivers Exe and Barle.
Litton Farm sits at the head of a long gravel drive in a secluded and peaceful south-facing position. The main dwelling is rendered, with a tiled roof and sits in a truly stunning setting, surrounded by its own land and with far-reaching views of the Exmoor National Park. The property has very well laid out accommodation, but also offers the potential to develop into the adjacent cart shed, subject to the appropriate planning permissions. Everyday life focuses on the large double aspect kitchen at the eastern end of the property. The current owners developed this area to create a charming cooking/eating and seating area that forms the heart of the house. Adjacent to the kitchen is a well-proportioned dining room with a slate floor with doors leading directly to the south facing sun room. There is a warm sitting room, with a large wood burner set in an enclosed stone fireplace forming a lovely feature. At the western end of the large entrance hall that runs to the rear of Litton Farmhouse is a porch conservatory entrance that leads through to a covered patio area that is attached to the stone cart shed. A well-equipped utility room, adjacent to the back door, completes the ground floor accommodation. Upstairs, there are four double bedrooms, two of which have en-suite bathrooms and there is a further family shower room.
Gardens and Outbuildings
The gardens lie predominantly to the south of the main house and there is a large raised decking area that runs the length of the main house on the south side. To the west of the garden is a large stone cart shed that could be incorporated into the main accommodation, subject to the appropriate planning permissions. To the rear of the cart shed is a workshop and a substantial dog kennel. Attached to the southern end of the cart shed is a further mono pitched building.
The predominantly permanent pasture land is organic and within a mid-tier country stewardship scheme. The pasture land is split by hedgerows and stock fencing into good sized grazing paddocks. The grassland is grazed under a licence from March to October each year. The 58 acres comprises of:
Pasture land: 54.5 Acres
Ponds: 0.44 Acres
Miscellaneous: 3.5 Acres
Woodland: 0.34 Acres
General Purpose Building currently used for stabling
Steel portal framed building with block walls and timber cladding under a corrugated sheeted roof incorporating seven American style stables with additional tack room complete with sink and work tops, storage and feed areas and separate WC. The building is connected to electricity and water. This building is occupied under a licence.
To the rear of the building is a mobile home which is connected to all services.
At the entrance to the yard is a small outbuilding and lean-to with block walls under a corrugated sheeted roof and incorporated 4 stables and storage area. The building is connected to electricity.
Acreage: 58 Acres
Postcode EX36 3LU