Successful free-range poultry unit with potential for expansion (STP)
House presented to a high standard
Beautiful rural position
This contemporary farmhouse, set in a rural Devon location, has five bedrooms and extensive accommodation, arranged across four floors and finished to a very high standard throughout. The house incorporates many top quality features, including solid oak flooring, oak windows and doors, as well as underfloor heating. Westway Farm has been designed to take full advantage of the superb southerly views of the surrounding countryside and to Dartmoor in the distance.
The main entrance to the property opens into an impressive double-height reception hall and dining room, while off to the side there is a welcoming and comfortable sitting room, with French doors opening onto the rear terrace.
The lower ground floor has a substantial, 27ft additional sitting and dining room, opening via French doors directly onto the rear gardens. The crescent-shaped kitchen is well-equipped with a range cooker, oak units, granite worktops and a travertine floor, while there is also a pantry and a useful utility room.
There is a family bathroom and three bedrooms on the first floor, including one en suite guest bedroom, while the master bedroom on the second floor has its own shower room and dressing room. There is a further bedroom on the lower ground floor, plus a shower room.
The Poultry Unit
The vendors of Westway Farm have built a successful poultry enterprise run in hand. The current broiler contract is with Two Sisters. The purchaser has a number of options to either re-negotiate or source an alternative company to supply.
The farm has two access points from the lane. Westway Farm is currently run as a successful free range poultry business and there are five chicken houses with ranging areas and feed silos. The farm produces between 5 to 6 crops per annum, each crop totalling approximately 28,500 birds. There is also an agricultural building which has planning consent to create a rest room and facilities for the farm. Further details are available from the vendor’s agent.
Westway Farm is set within the mid Devon countryside, occupying a delightful rural position surrounded by peaceful farmland. The property is ideally located for those who wish to enjoy a rural location, yet is situated just 7 miles from Tiverton and 16 miles from Exeter. There are many local opportunities for walking, cycling and riding, and the National Parks of Exmoor and Dartmoor are found to the north and south respectively.
Tiverton, approximately 7 miles away, has a comprehensive range of shopping facilities including a number of supermarkets, banks, a hospital, leisure centre and 18-hole golf course. There are schools for all ages including the well-regarded Blundell’s School and Preparatory School. Westway Farm sits within the 10 mile reduced fee catchment area for Blundell’s. Tiverton Parkway station provides regular services to London Paddington in a little over 2 hours.
Exeter, approximately 16 miles away is the most thriving city in the South West and offers a wide choice of cultural activities with the theatre, the museum, arts centre and a wealth of good shopping and restaurants including John Lewis. There is also a Waitrose supermarket in the city. Many primary and secondary schools can be found in Exeter including Exeter School and The Maynard, whilst Exeter University is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.
Communication links are excellent; the M5 motorway provides links to the A38 to Plymouth, or the A30 to Cornwall to the South and Bristol and London to the north and east. Exeter International Airport provides an ever increasing number of domestic and international flights including two flights a day to London City Airport.
The property is approached via a farm service road, which leads to a spacious parking area to the side of the house, and the attached garage. There are well-maintained gardens to the front and rear of the house, with the gardens to the rear benefitting from Dartmoor views. The ground floor opens to the back of the house onto an elevated terrace, while steps, and the lower ground floor accommodation, lead to an expanse of lawn, bordered by woodland to the southeast, and open fields to the west.
Adjoining the main farm is approximately 31.78 acres of pastureland set across the small valley, which comprise 5 good sized fields currently used for grazing sheep. These fields provide a purchaser with an excellent opportunity to expand the poultry offering subject to planning.