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A beautifully presented, traditional farmhouse in a delightful, rural location with a 3 bedroom holiday cottage, a range of outbuildings with potential for further development and c. 15 acres of pasture. Further land available.
Beautifully secluded, rural location
3 reception rooms
Farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room
3 bedroom holiday cottage
Range of outbuildings with potential for conversion
In all c. 15 acres. Further land available by separate negotiation
Tiverton Parkway & J. 27 M5 c. 8 miles, Taunton c. 16 miles, Exeter 25 miles
Approached by a long, private driveway, Helecombe Farm is situated in a beautifully private, rural location set within an unspoilt valley on the Devon/ Somerset border, two miles from the village of Clayhanger and within easy reach of Haddon Hill, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor National Park. The property lies within 6 miles of the sought after town of Wiveliscombe and 7 miles from the historic village of Bampton. Junction 27 of the M5 is just 8 miles away, with its adjoining Tiverton Parkway station providing fast trains to London Paddington in approximately 2 hours. Both Wiveliscombe and Bampton offer excellent day to day amenities including traditional butchers, chemists, boutique shops, restaurants, schools and doctors surgeries. Tiverton, just 10 miles to the south, has excellent facilities and schools including the renowned Blundell's School, for which Helecombe Farm falls within the catchment for discounted fees.
Helecombe Farm is a charming and spacious country house which has been refurbished by the current owners to provide a most welcoming and comfortable family home. The interior is beautifully presented, yet retains the rustic charm of a Devon farmhouse with large open fireplaces and woodburning stoves, pine latch doors, slate tiled floors and original wooden flooring upstairs. On the ground floor there are two sitting rooms, a study, a traditional farmhouse kitchen/breakfast room with Aga, a cloakroom and a utility/ boot room. Upstairs there is a good-sized master bedroom and three further double bedrooms, all served by a family bathroom with a free standing bath and separate shower. The property is south facing and enjoys some lovely, rural views over its own land.
The gardens to the farmhouse provide a pretty setting and are mostly laid to lawn. To the front is a south facing patio, the perfect place to enjoy the rural outlook and to the side is an area of garden with raised vegetable beds, a greenhouse and shed. In addition there are two areas of orchard and a pond with a wooden jetty.
The Cottage: Situated adjacent, yet detached, to the main house with its own private garden and ample parking, the cottage has been converted by the current owners to provide a stylish holiday let. The accommodation is light and airy and comprises a galleried open plan living area with kitchen, slate flooring and a patio door to the garden. Shower/ cloakroom and downstairs bedroom. Upstairs are two bedrooms, linked by a galleried bridge, and a family bathroom. The cottage has the benefit of a west facing, enclosed garden, paved for ease of maintenance.
Outbuildings: The outbuildings are a particular feature at Helecombe Farm and provide great potential for development, in particular, further holiday lets, subject to planning. Situated opposite the farmhouse, forming a traditional farmyard, are a range of brick built outbuildings with a corrugated iron roof. In addition there a number of storage barns, two stables, a large agricultural barn, kennel run, tractor shed, workshop with WC and piggery. Further up the drive is a carport.
Land: The land is enclosed by a mix of hedging and fencing in a pretty south facing valley. The property is being offered with approx 15 acres of mainly gently sloping pasture. There are two additional lots of land available by separate negotiation.
Lot 2: Guide £125,000. Approx 14 acres of prime pasture, divided into three fields and with direct road access.
Lot 3: Guide £65,000. Approx 12.8 acres of mainly steep but with some areas of gently sloping land and direct road access.
Please see the floor plan for the dimensions. The internal photos have been taken with a wide angle lens to show more of the rooms.
From Bampton proceed out of the town in the Taunton direction on the B3227 for approximately 5 miles turning right at Venn Cross signed for Clayhanger and Huntsham, then turn immediately right and after approximately half a mile, the entrance driveway to Helecombe Farm will be found on the left.
Mains electricity. Private drainage. Spring fed water supply with a new treatment system facility and pipework installed for the house and cottage in 2016. Electric storage heating. Double glazing throughout.