A well located farm full of opportunity.
Sunnyhaye Fruit Farm is located just 8 miles east of the vibrant cathedral city of Exeter in a prime location amid stunning East Devon countryside with the Jurassic coast, only a few miles away. Exeter offers superb private schools together with a full complement of cultural, commercial, retail and healthcare facilities. Communications are excellent with the M5 motorway (J29) about 4 miles away. Exeter Airport offers flights to many UK and European destinations and there are good rail services from Exeter St David’s (Intercity to London Paddington) or from Honiton to Waterloo.
Sunnyhaye Fruit Farm is an attractive residential and lifestyle farm which is full of potential. Until a few years ago, Sunnyhaye Fruit Farm operated as a successful business processing apple juice, cyder and sparkling/still water on site from the farm’s 50 acres of orchard and with the infrastructure still in-situ there is potential to reinstate and further develop this business or to utilise the buildings and land for alternative uses (stp). The property is centred around a 4 bedroom renovated farmhouse full of natural light providing spacious well laid out family living space with an adjoining 1 bedroom self contained annexe ideal for guests, staff or dependant relatives. There is opportunity to extend the farmhouse further as there is planning consent (which has been implemented by virtue of the works being started) to provide a laundry room, orangery, garage and walled garden. One of the traditional buildings within the farmyard has been converted to a spacious three bedroom detached cottage with its own garden.
The majority of the land at Sunnyhaye is currently in apple orchards which comprise a good range of apple varieties to include Cox, Bramley, Braeburn, Russet, Elstar and Discovery, all of which used to run the juice processing business. In total, there are circa 12,000 trees. The orchards are situated to the north and west of the farmstead and sat within a ring fence. As well as the orchards, there is an area of woodland high in amenity and sporting appeal as well as two pasture fields located to the east of the farmhouse alongside the stables.
For an equestrian enthusiast, Sunnyhaye is perfectly located with Woodbury Common on the doorstep offering some of the finest outriding in East Devon. There is also a modern purpose built timber framed stable block comprising three stables and a tack room.
Acreage: 58.51 Acres
From junction 30 of the M5 motorway, proceed along Sidmouth Road and at the Clyst St Mary roundabout take the A3052 signposted Seaton/Sidmouth. Continue along this road for approximately 3.3 miles and take the first right after The White Horse Inn onto Sanctuary Lane. Follow the narrow road for approximately 1 mile and Sunnyhaye Fruit Farm will be on the left hand side.