Kilmington, Axminster, EX13

£1,150,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 5
Charming 5 bedroom period farmhouse on the edge of a popular and bustling East Devon village. Lovely landscaped gardens and two fields suitable for equestrian purposes. Three holiday cottages generating a healthy income and planning permission for further development. In all about 5.3 acres. Farmhouse EPC Band F.

Introduction

On the eastern edge of the sought after village of Kilmington is Valley Farm, an attractive 5 bedroom farmhouse with charming south facing gardens and three holiday cottages generating a healthy income. With lovely rural views the property is set in just over 5 acres including two fields suitable for equestrian use. There are outbuildings with potential for further development and planning permission in place for a further holiday cottage.

Situation

Kilmington is a favoured village with a thriving community on the edge of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is home to a wide range of facilities including pubs, churches, a primary school rated Outstanding and a locally renowned farm shop and cafe. There is easy access to the A35 and the village is close to the renowned Colyton Grammar School, one of England's top state schools.

From the village there is easy access to the numerous attractions and rolling countryside in East Devon and of course West Dorset and South Somerset are nearby. The Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis (6 miles) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for geology and fossils. This pretty coastal town also has the famous harbour called the Cobb providing shelter for boats. The South West Coast Path, originally created by coastguards, patrolling the south west peninsula looking out for smugglers, and now the longest National Trail in the country, can be joined at many points nearby.

Axminster (2 miles) provides a wide range of day to day facilities including supermarkets, the renowned River Cottage Canteen, and a rail service to London Waterloo. Honiton (9 miles), on the edge of the Blackdown Hills AONB is an historic market town with a range of day to day amenities also has a rail service to London Waterloo and is widely renowned for its specialist antique and book shops. The nearest airports are Exeter and Bristol.

The Farmhouse

Approached either by foot across the village green or from a gate in the walled garden, the farmhouse is an attractive period property with stone elevations and a slate roof but it is not Listed. The property faces south and overlooks the landscaped gardens with a terrace, seating areas and a raised pond. For those with green fingers there is a vegetable garden with a greenhouse and a pathway leads to the gardens for the holiday cottages.

This charming 5 bedroom family home also offers potential to generate additional income as three of the bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms or shower rooms and have previously been used for Bed & Breakfast purposes. With a shower room on the ground floor there is potential for a granny annexe. Please see the floor plan for more details but in brief the accommodation comprises:

Entrance porch to hallway. Shower room/cloakroom. Light and bright dual aspect sitting room with wooden parquet flooring, wood burning stove and two bay windows overlooking the garden. Adjacent is the study with a window to the side. The welcoming farmhouse kitchen with AGA overlooks the garden and has an extremely useful utility room next door with a door to the garden. The conservatory/dining room can be accessed from the kitchen and provides an additional flexible reception room. Stairs to the first floor.

On the first floor the master bedroom overlooks the garden and is a substantial dual aspect room with en-suite shower room and built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 is a double room with built in cupboards and a view over the garden. Bedroom 3 is a dual aspect double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Also on this floor is the family bathroom. Behind a door on the landing are the stairs to the second floor.

On the second floor are bedroom 4 and bedroom 5, both are double rooms with vaulted ceilings and exposed roof trusses. Bedroom 4 has an en-suite bathroom.

The Business

Run to suit the owner's lifestyle the business is primarily promoted via the website www.valleyfarmholidaycottages.co.uk where further information and images can be found. Visitors are attracted by the high standard to which the cottages are presented, the village location and the range of places to visit in the surrounding area. Accounts can be made available to interested parties after a viewing.

The Holiday Cottages

Old stone and flint barns have been converted into three high-quality, attractive holiday cottages each with a patio area, allocated parking and shared use of the gardens.

The Cider Barn (sleeps 4)

This is an upside down cottage with two bedrooms and a shower room on the ground floor and an open plan living room/dining room/kitchen with vaulted ceiling and exposed beams on the first floor. There are lovely rural views, particularly from the first floor.

Horseshoe Cottage (sleeps 2) and Plough Cottage (sleeps 2)

These two semi-detached properties are similar in layout and offer high-quality one bedroom holiday accommodation with character features and charming views across the valley. Open plan living room/kitchen/dining room on the ground floor. Bedroom and bathroom/shower room on the first floor.

Outbuildings

There is a garage block with 3 garages and parking to the front and side. Each garage has light and power and one has a mezzanine level. There may be potential for conversion to other uses and interested purchasers should make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority. To the rear of the garages is a laundry room for use by guests. To the rear of The Cider Barn is an unconverted stable with planning permission for conversion.

Future development

Planning permission is in place (under reference 07/2462/FUL) for the conversion of the buildings to the rear of The Cider Barn to a further holiday letting unit. A new owner may wish to investigate with East Devon District Council the possibility of installing glamping units in the fields and/or developing the garage block further. Previous owners of Valley Farm have offered Bed & Breakfast in the main farmhouse and there is potential to re-instate this should a new owner wish.

The Land

In addition to the attractive landscaped gardens there are two grazing fields with a water supply, ideal for equestrian purposes. On the far eastern boundary of the property is an area of woodland. In all the property amounts to about 5.3 acres.

Services

Mains water, mains drainage, mains electricity. Oil fired central heating to the farmhouse and cottages.

Local Authority

East Devon District Council www.eastdevon.gov.uk

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those mentioned in the sales particulars are included in the sale. All others are excluded but may be available by separate negotiation. However, the majority of furniture, contents, fixtures, fittings and equipment in the letting cottages will be included.

Outgoings

Farmhouse Council Tax Band G

Viewing

Strictly by appointment through Stags on 01392 680058.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Arrange viewing 01404 758007

Stags - Honiton Sales

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