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Superb 3 bedroom bungalow with 1 bedroom annex, excellent equestrian facilities including approx 38 acres, manege and outstanding, far reaching views over unspoilt rolling countryside.
A rare opportunity to acquire a spacious three bedroom detached property with excellent equestrian facilities positioned along the Exe Valley with spectacular far reaching views of the Devonshire countryside and Exmoor. The property leads itself for further development with huge business opportunity having been run as a business for some 30 years.
Ashfield, a former Stud farm and National Hunt yard is set back off a peace-ful country lane just half a mile from the Village of Stoodleigh. The property is setback from the lane in a commanding location at the side of the valley, westerly facing with gently sloping permanent pasture to the front of the property. A freshly remodeled, and extended interior enjoying breath-taking views over its own land within a peaceful and tranquil surrounding.
Approached off the lane via a natural stone wall entrance which leads to a large open driveway with ample parking for several vehicles, the property is set independently from the extensive range of outbuilding and equestrian facilities within circa 38 acres of prime Grade 2 pasture and graz-ing land. The property boasts a large entrance garden, paved and gravelled which wraps around to the front where you are enveloped within uninter-rupted views.
Upon entering the property the open hall leads to an impressive living room featuring an attractive fireplace with AGA wood burning stove and large open windows offering spectacular views, a perfect space for dining and en-tertaining. Leading off to a wonderfully spacious kitchen which benefits from smart base and wall units with granite surfaces, a kitchen island, electric Rayburn with hob and two ovens, plus integrated fridge and washing machine. Leading off the kitchen and sitting room is the conservatory with a door opening out to the upper level garden ideal for al fresco dining with access to the larger lower garden bordered with privet.
Leading on from the kitchen is a second sitting room (reading area / snug/ home office) and a bathroom with a corner bath incorporating a separate shower. Completing the accommodation by turning right in the entrance hall leads to three double bedrooms all served by a family shower room.
Accessed by its own front door via a private garden, the independent adjoining one bedroom annexe includes a large living space that would make an ideal holiday let / Air B&B/ Rental or additional accommodation for family members. The annex comprises kitchen, large living room with patio doors, double bedroom and shower room.
The property boasts an array of outbuildings including a stable block with 8 full sized stables 12’ x 12’ and a foaling box of 12’ x 24’ (also including plan-ning consent and footings for a further block of 10 stable opposite the cur-rent block). The large steel framed barn (27m x 23m) is sectioned into 3 areas, the main centre area (previously housed a further 10 loose boxes and a tack-room (the tack-room still remains in position). Incorporated either side of the main area are further barn sections currently divided into a main workshop, machine store, studio and additional workshop. (See outbuilding floorplan).
An additional two timber store units are located adjacent to and below the yard to the barn these also offer additional opportunity for development.
Located behind the main barn, is the fully fenced international size (60m x 20m) arena professionally built by Andrews Bowen with Pro silica and wax surface. There is also completed ground works with installed electrics for a 5 horse walker (Planning consent already approved).
The land extends to approximately 38 acres of open pasture, enclosed with-in a hedged / Devonshire bank boundary. This is currently used for hay making, however the land also lends itself to the potential for holiday escapes, expanding into shepherd hut holidays or eco camping (subject to local authority permission) There are several external water and power points throughout the external areas. A kennel block with lighting and water connected is situated to the side of the property and garden.
Whilst sitting just outside a charming rural village and secluded location the property lies just 6 miles north of the bustling town of Tiverton and 4 miles from the popular village of Bampton. Both centres provide an excellent selection of local amenities with Tiverton offering superb shopping and supermarkets including an M&S Food Hall. Good access to the M5 motorway via the A361 North Devon link road, with Exeter to the south and Bristol to the north, and Tiverton Parkway railway station provides regular services to London Paddington in approximately two hours. There are many highly regarded primary schools in the area, and the property is within the 10 mile discount radius of the renowned Blundell's School in Tiverton. The area offers superb walking, riding and cycling routes with the beautiful Exmoor National Park to the north and the rugged North Devon coastline to the northwest.
The current vendors have enjoyed the area which offers not only breathtaking scenery with stunning views but the area lends itself towards long quiet rides enabling young horses, event horses and endurance ponies to safely get fit while benefiting from off road riding and in wooded areas without seeing a car or crossing any main roads. The area is also ideal for dog walking, cycling, running and hiking. ’
Mains electricity and water connected. Private drainage. Oil-fired central heating.
Rights of way: We understand there are no rights of way across the land.
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 J.27 of the M5 motorway exit signed for Tiverton on the A361 for approx. 7 miles. At the Tiverton roundabout turn right signed for Bampton (A396) and continue along for approx. 3 miles, then turn left for Stoodleigh. Cross over the iron bridge and follow the lane up into the village of Stoodleigh. At Quoit-at-Cross turn right and follow the road to Stoodleigh Moor Cross turning left at the cross, follow the lane bearing left at Ash Cross after approximately 300 yards turn right into the driveway entrance between stone pillars which leads to the property.