Ash Mill, South Molton

£1,295,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
A superbly presented period farmhouse with 4 holiday cottages, modern poultry buildings and land. 5 bed/2 reception farmhouse, 4 holiday cottages, additional flat, stabling and pasture land, in total about 29 acres. EPC Band F.

Situation

East Ford Farm is privately set at the end of its own entrance drive in a rural area about half a mile from the village of Ash Mill, with the local market town of South Molton about six miles to the north west. South Molton is a thriving market town with some fine buildings dating from Saxon times and offers a good range of shopping, social and banking facilities and amenities including pannier markets on Thursdays and Saturdays and schooling to secondary level.

The property is highly accessible to the A361 North Devon Link Road, which links to the regional centre of Barnstaple and to Tiverton and the M5 Junction 27 to the east. Exeter and Taunton are some 40 minutes away by car and there is a main line railway station at Tiverton Parkway on the London Paddington line.

Description

East Ford is centred on an imposing and recently modernised period farmhouse presented in excellent decorative order. The farmhouse forms part of an impressive courtyard of traditional barns that have been converted into four excellent holiday cottages and a flat/apartment. Of particular mention is the superbly converted Hay Barn which has very spacious open plan accommodation and a fine outlook.

The farmstead is set within about 29 acres of productive pasture land and has a handy range of buildings including two modern, purpose built poultry buildings currently housing 8400 free-range hens in total and providing a profitable return.

The Farmhouse

Front door into ENCLOSED PORCH with slate floor, shelved alcove and part glazed door into a spacious HALL with stairs to first floor. The DINING ROOM has a bay with glazed doors to the garden and a brick open fireplace with a slate hearth. The LIVING ROOM also has glazed doors to the garden and a fireplace with slate hearth. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST room has a slate flagstone floor and is fitted with a range of cream shaker style wall and base units with worktops over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher, stainless steel 1 bowl sink unit and large former fireplace recess with 5 oven electric Aga. A SIDE HALL leads to a SHOWER ROOM fitted with a modern suite and also to a UTILITY room fitted with similar units to the kitchen. Rear porch with KENNEL off.

On the first floor there is a spacious GALLERIED LANDING leading to FIVE DOUBLE BEDROOMS with one having an EN SUITE SHOWER ROOM. The spacious FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite.

Hay Barn

Hay Barn is the most recent conversion and is an extremely spacious dwelling with particularly large, open plan rooms on the ground floor. The accommodation comprises ENTRANCE HALL with cloakroom off, large LIVING ROOM with stairs to the first floor and an archway leads through to a large, open plan KITCHEN/DINING ROOM with bi-fold doors to the outside. The kitchen area is fitted with an extensive range of oak fronted units with granite worktops, matching island unit and a range of tall cupboards along one wall. Fitted appliances include an integrated dishwasher, microwave and range cooker with hood over. The UTILITY has a slate floor and similar units to the kitchen. Off the dining area bi-fold doors lead into a large CONSERVATORY. Off the living room is a STUDY/BEDROOM 3 with an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM and on the first floor there is a MASTER BEDROOM 1 with a vaulted ceiling and an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM and DRESSING ROOM and a further BEDROOM 2 with vaulted ceiling. The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite.

Corner Cottage

HALL with stairs to first floor. Open plan KITCHEN/LIVING ROOM with tiled floor and with the kitchen area fitted with a modern range of units with integrated dishwasher, oven and hob with hood over and fitted microwave oven. Completing the ground floor is a BEDROOM with built-in wardrobes and a BATHROOM fitted with a modern suite. On the first floor is a large GALLERIED LANDING and TWO BEDROOMS.

East Ford Cottage

Front door into KITCHEN with a tiled floor and exposed wall timbers and fitted with a modern range of units with integrated fridge, dishwasher and oven. A wide arch leads into the LIVING ROOM. The UTILITY has plumbing for washing machine. There are TWO BEDROOMS and a BATHROOM with a modern suite.

The Bungalow

This has an open plan LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN with a tiled floor with the kitchen area fitted with a modern range of units with integrated appliances including dishwasher, fridge, electric oven and microwave. The DOUBLE BEDROOM has a tiled floor and vaulted ceiling and an EN-SUITE BATHROOM with a modern suite.

East Ford Apartment

A first floor apartment with open plan KITCHEN/LIVING AREA/BEDROOM with vaulted ceiling and modern kitchen units. SHOWER ROOM fitted with a modern suite.

Poultry Buildings

There are two exceptional poultry buildings (130' x 50' and 90' x 50') utilised for egg production with automatic feed and water systems, egg handling equipment and facilities. These buildings are adaptable to alternative uses if required.

Additional Buildings

There is a timber framed STABLE BLOCK with 4 stables and holding yard and a GENERAL PURPOSE BUILDING (68' x 27') incorporating a WORKSHOP.

The land

The farmstead lies within a ring fence of about 29.40 ACRES, mainly of well fenced pasture land with a run of mature woodland along the western boundary.

Viewing

Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents Stags on 01769 572263.

Directions

From South Molton proceed east out of the town on the B3227 and at Bish Mill turn right towards Rackenford. Stay on this road, passing through Ash Mill and after leaving the village the driveway to East Ford Farm will; be found soon after on the right.

Arrange viewing 01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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