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HIGHER BIRCH FARM, STOKE RIVERS, BARNSTAPLE, NORTH DEVON, EX32 7LE


BARNSTAPLE 6.9 MILES

SOUTH MOLTON 10.9 MILES

EXETER 44 MILES


AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE FOR £800,000, OR IN TWO LOTS

LOT 1 - OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £300,000

  • Four bedroom dwelling for renovation and farm buildings
  • 9.09 Acres  
  • Unspoilt North Devon location.
LOT 2 - OFFERS IN EXCESS OF £500,000
  • 111.01 Acres of Agricultural Land

SITUATION

Higher Birch Farm is well located within the North Devon countryside, yet is easily accessible to surrounding districts. The property is within convenient driving distance of Barnstaple, South Molton and Exeter. More locally, there are the villages of Stoke Rivers, Brayford and Bratton Fleming. There are excellent recreational and educational facilities throughout the area and the beaches and coast of North Devon are within a short distance, as is the Exmoor National Park to the north east and a short distance away the North Devon link road (A361) gives easy access to the M5 motorway at junction 27, where there is Tiverton Parkway with direct trains to London Paddington. Airports are located at Exeter and Bristol.


DESCRIPTION

Higher Birch Farm provides an outstanding opportunity for potential purchasers to create a residential and commercial holding occupying an exceptional and accessible position or for two separate lots. The dwellinghouse comprises a four bedroom property, not lived in recently following a chimney fire, and is ready for refurbishment  and renovation. There is an extensive range of farm buildings near to the dwelling, with the land situated principally to the east of the property, being in convenient sized enclosures.


LOT 1

THE HOUSE

Higher Birch Farmhouse is stone-built, with part-rendered walls under a slate and tile roof, with accommodation comprising two reception rooms, utility/pantry, hallway to the kitchen which contains a large traditional fireplace and beyond the kitchen a further utility room on the ground floor. On the first floor there are four bedrooms; three doubles and one single with a further small box room. Adjacent to the house is a further lean-to with fibre cement roof. The house requires refurbishment and modernisation following a chimney fire.


OUTSIDE

The garden adjoining the house is principally lawn with some shrubs.


FARM BUILDINGS

Situated to the east of the dwelling is an extensive and versatile range of farm buildings, briefly described as follows:-

Main concrete yard with steel framed profile clad lean-to building, with a further lean-to of steel frame construction, profile roof and concrete floor, opening out onto the concrete yard and providing versatile livestock and storage accommodation. Adjoining this concrete yard is a tradition stone, cob and part galvanized iron roofed stable. Adjoined to these buildings with separate access is found the tool shed, approximately 45 feet by 20 feet, with concrete floor, steel framed and profile roof.

The sheep shed is steel framed, with timber, galvanized iron and profile sheeted roof, 60 feet by 60 feet with an adjacent pole barn building with galvanized iron roof, approximately 65 feet by 70 feet with a further lean-to adjoining. Close by is a further barn which is steel framed and profile-clad, being 60 feet by 22 feet approximately.

At the end of the garden of the dwelling is a steel and timber framed barn with profile cladding, currently housing a mobile home with plumbing and electricity connected.


9.09 Acres of Land


LOT 2

111.01 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND

The land is well-placed to the east of the dwelling and farm yard, providing an excellent range of pasture fields for livestock production. The land has all been registered on the Rural Land Registry and claimed each year for Basic Farm Payment and the entitlements for the relevant area of land will be included in the sale. There are attractive areas of woodland and amenity land, as marked on the plan within these particulars.


GENERAL REMARKS

The property is freehold with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion.


SERVICES

Mains electricity, septic tank drainage, believed private water (to be confirmed)


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