Superb diversified lifestyle farm with good income stream.
The Barton commands a fantastic location on the outskirts of Poughill, a popular hamlet positioned within the stunning, unspoilt Mid Devon countryside. Poughill sits just 5 miles to the north of the market town of Crediton which offers a whole host of day to day amenities including pubs, restaurants, supermarkets and a monthly farmers market. The cathedral city of Exeter can be found just 12 miles south west offering a wealth of further amenities to include popular cafés, restaurants and shops as well as a number of leisure activities. There is an abundance of educational options in the area with a primary school in Cheriton Fitzpaine, secondary options in Crediton and Exeter and private schools available at Blundell’s in Tiverton (within the catchment area) and Exeter School.
Communications are good with mainline railway stations in Exeter and Tiverton as well as Exeter International Airport and excellent road links to both the M5 motorway and the A30 dual carriageway offering easy access to north Cornwall. The A361 north Devon link road is just 7 miles to the north with access to Exmoor and the north Devon coastline (AONB), home to some of the county’s most scenic landscapes and beaches.
The Barton is a charming, extremely well maintained lifestyle farm which offers a rare opportunity to acquire a superb combination of a substantial Georgian Farmhouse, two large holiday lets providing good income together with circa 62 acres of pasture and woodland offering a high degree of privacy. The main residence is an elegant Grade II Listed, 6 bedroom farmhouse offering stunning southerly views across unspoilt rolling countryside. The farmhouse dates back to circa 1820 and the current vendors have undertaken sympathetic renovations over the years to create what is now a superb family home. Behind the farmhouse is a traditional courtyard enclosed by a range of highly attractive traditional stone barns which offer potential for alternative uses (subject to the necessary planning consents).
The current owners have converted two barns to provide two superbly appointed cottages (The Granary and Brimbles) and an indoor swimming pool which are used to run a highly successful holiday letting business which provides substantial income. At the western end of the farmstead is a highly attractive outdoor kitchen area ideal for hosting family and friends during the summer period.
The farm itself is currently operating as a beef enterprise and the land is particularly well suited for the grazing of livestock. There are two main modern agricultural buildings which are used for both the housing of cattle and feed storage.
This highly attractive, Grade II Listed property has many interesting architectural features and offers spacious, well proportioned accommodation full of natural light. The front door opens to a large entrance hall with high ceilings and extensive under stair storage area. Door left leads through to the dining room with far reaching south facing views. The large dining room is complete with original shutters as well as a fitted ‘stovax’ log burner inset in an elegant fireplace with attractive partly glazed china cupboards either side. The farmhouse kitchen is at the heart of the house and has a fabulous flagstone floor and a gorgeous fireplace with painted timber mantle inset with a four oven electric AGA. The kitchen is amply fitted with attractive painted and partially glazed kitchen units and traditional large Belfast sink and large integral storage cupboards. A large traditional pantry is directly accessed from the kitchen. The drawing room is also accessed from the kitchen which is an impressive room with dual aspect (north and south) providing excellent natural light. To the rear of the kitchen is a further family room again with fabulous flagstone floor and a wonderful open fire place. WC and separate Belfast sink. Covered Porch/ lobby and back door leading outside. At the western end of the farmhouse there is a study (which could also be used as bedroom 7) utility room with a Belfast sink and a shower room fitted with WC, shower and basin which can be separately accessed and has potential to be a self contained annexe for staff/relatives or guests.
An elegant staircase rises to the first floor landing off which is the master bedroom suite with dressing room and well-appointed en-suite shower room. There are three further double bedrooms (one en-suite), two single bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The Granary has been converted from a Grade II Listed Georgian grain store and threshing barn into a five bedroom, wonderfully presented holiday cottage which has retained much of the original character of the original building. It is located at the top of the farmyard with stunning views from the garden and terrace.
Brimbles was converted in 2003 from the Jacobean dairy and shippen into a similar sized, five bedroom holiday cottage. The sensitive Grade II Listed conversion retained the majority of the original features of the barn.
Communal Ancillary Entertaining Areas
The current owners have added additional features for their guests including an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor games room and outdoor kitchen area.
The land extends to approximately 62 acres and comprises level and gently sloping grade 3 pasture divided into good sized enclosures. There is approximately 5 acres of woodland bordering a small water course, high in wildlife and amenity appeal. The land is used for the grazing of livestock and therefore well fenced and is accessed either through the farmyard or via the separate driveway at the southern end of the farm.
Acreage: 61.71 Acres
From Crediton join the A3072 heading north and continue for approximately 3 miles. Take a left turn onto Coffintree Hill signposted Cheriton/Fitzpaine and follow the road for approximately 1.6 miles. Pass through the village of Cheriton Fitzpaine and cross the junction towards Poughill and take the next left signposted Poughill/Puddington. Continue down the narrow road for approximately 1.6 miles and The Barton will be on the left.