North Tawton, Devon

A privately positioned country residence situated in the rolling Devon countryside,

only 8 miles north of the Dartmoor National Park and on the market for the first time in over 30 years!

A wonderful opportunity to acquire a Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse in a private rural setting, with a wealth of character features, complimented with a converted barn providing separate character 3 bedroom,

2 bedroom and 1 bedroom accommodation, which could alternatively be used as a home office facility.

Range of modern agricultural buildings, wind turbine and solar electric generating systems.

Set in a tranquil and private rural location, surrounded by its own grounds including woodland and a lake, extending in all to about 33 acres.

 NORTH TAWTON 2½ MILES * OKEHAMPTON 9 MILES * CREDITON 10 MILES * EXETER 18 MILES

A30 @ WHIDDON DOWN 8 MILES * DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK 8 MILES

SITUATION

Great Beere Farm is well situated amidst the rolling Devon countryside approximately 2½ miles from the ancient market town of North Tawton on the banks of the River Taw. North Tawton provides facilities and amenities for every day requirements including Post Office, grocery shop, dentist and medical care as well as a junior school. The larger market towns of Okehampton and Crediton provide more extensive amenities, retail and professional services etc.

The City of Exeter is about 18 miles distant and is the administrative centre for Devon boasting a plethora of retail and professional services, mainline railway service on the London Paddington to Penzance line, an international airport and access to the M5 motorway heading north through the Country.  To the south of the property lies Dartmoor National Park providing extensive riding and walking over the Tors and rugged moorland.

THE PROPERTY

Great Beere Farm is approached over a partly shared driveway which leads off a quiet country lane to a private tree lined drive which passes through mature woodland and is flanked by the property’s land, creating a most attractive country scene leading to the farmhouse, barn and outbuildings.

The farmhouse enjoys a sunny southerly aspect and has views over its own land and the Devon countryside beyond. Great Beere Farm is contained within a ring fence and benefits from no public rights of way across the land, enjoying a high degree of privacy and seclusion.

The farmhouse comprises a Grade II Listed Devon Longhouse under a thatch roof, constructed circa 17th Century with 18th Century additions, of stone and cob construction with whitewash elevations. The farmhouse has been improved over the years incorporating en-suite bathrooms and oil fired central heating, yet maintains a wealth of original character features.

The long stone barn at Great Beere has been converted to provide a three bedroom cottage ideal for letting purposes or ancillary accommodation together with a one bedroom apartment, as well as a home office with accommodation. The home office, apartment and adjoining workshop could be reconfigured to provide additional accommodation for multi-generational living, or indeed provide additional income from commercial opportunities, subject to planning permission.

Situated to the rear of the farmhouse is an extensive concrete yard and three modern agricultural buildings together with a potting shed, providing useful storage facilities or could be adapted for equestrian or commercial uses, subject to obtaining the requisite consents.

The property enjoys established formal gardens, predominantly laid to lawn with terraced areas. The rear garden, again predominantly laid to lawn contains a large established orchard with a variety of fruit trees, has a well-protected kitchen vegetable garden and a useful polytunnel.