Smeatharpe, Honiton
£1,000,000

Guide price

Bedrooms: 6
A spacious and versatile barn conversion together with 3 holiday cottages, detached annex and further outbuildings with potential, in all 2.74 acres. Freehold. Council Tax Band E

Introduction

This versatile home and income opportunity also offers excellent scope for multigenerational living, with its detached part converted barn annex, as well as the potential to split the main house to provide separate living, subject to the necessary consents.

The 3, now vacant holiday cottages provide excellent scope for income in this very accessible location within the Blackdown Hills ANOB. A large traditional barn provides further development scope, subject to the necessary consents, with a modern and well-equipped timber workshop providing extra versatility for storage, carpentry or home business/crafts. The whole runs to approximately 2.74 acres.

Situation

The property lies just outside the village of Smeatharpe. The closest amenities are found 2 miles away at Churchinford, they include, community shop/post office, public house, and health centre. Primary schooling is at Churchstanton, while the property lies in the catchment of the respected Castle secondary school in Taunton. There is also a range of private schooling in the area, in both Taunton and Wellington.

The towns of Honiton, with A30 access, Taunton and Wellington, both with M5 access all lie approximately 10 miles from the property. Taunton also offers a main line railway station on the Paddington line. The A303 can be accessed going East near Bishopswood, approx. 5 miles.

The property is situated within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The hills offer an abundance of open space with foot and bridle paths providing excellent walking and cycling opportunities. With the East Devon coast being approximately 20 miles, this location provides the convenience of access with a delightful country location.

Pipistrelle House

A characterful former barn converted in the early 1990 s and providing well laid out and versatile accommodation, which in brief comprises, large kitchen/dining room, sitting room, utility and WC, Lounge, with staircase to 2 first floor bedrooms which both have ensuites. A separate staircase gives access to the remaining 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. It is considered the utility would make a small kitchen with its adjoining lounge and 2 bedrooms upstairs providing a self-contained space for family members, subject to the necessary consents.

Detached Annex Barn

Next to the house is a barn, part converted, with planning for use as ancillary accommodation to the house and games room for the holiday cottages. It provides accommodation over 2 floors with the bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchen upstairs and games room and laundry on the ground floor. The majority of the major work has been completed and therefore could be attractive as a project to finish.

The Holiday Cottages

The holiday cottages were also part of the original farm buildings and converted in the 1990 s. They are all heated via LPG central heating. They comprise,

Pipistrelle Cottage - Sleeps 4

Pipistrelle View - Sleeps 4

Pipistrelle Grand Sleeps 6

Parking and garden space are provided for the cottages. The cottages are now vacant and would benefit from some decorative improvement, they provide an excellent opportunity to create a thriving holiday letting business without major outlay.

Gardens, Outbuildings and Land

The whole sits in approximately 2.74 acres, which comprises areas of garden, parking and small paddocks, but is currently open to being divided up as the need for either garden or grazing/storage are required. A private drive leads from the road and divides into barn/workshop and house/cottages access. The grounds surround the property on 3 sides with the main house, holiday cottages and annex barn at one end. A further detached barn provides future conversion potential, subject to the necessary consents, but also provides excellent storage space extending to just over 800sq ft. A separate timber workshop (approx. 1000sqft) was recently constructed to provide a carpentry work space for the owner and would offer potential for a number of uses including home office, crafts, storage etc, subject to consents.

Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways, in particular a public footpath follows the western boundary of the property.

Services

Mains electricity and water, Private drainage.

Oil fired C/H for the main house

LPG C/H for the holiday cottages

Outgoings

Main House council tax band E

Cottages currently rated for council tax at B,B and C, but will require business rating in the future.

Workshop Business rateable value £6100

Local Authority

Somerset West and Taunton

www.somersetwestandtaunton.gov.uk

Directions

From the A30 at Honiton heading West, take the 1st exit signed, Cotleigh, Stockland, Dunkeswell and Honiton. At the T junction turn right. At the next T junction turn right signed Luppit, Dunkeswell. Proceed over the bridge, taking the next left signed, Combe Raleigh, Luppit, Dunkeswell. Follow this road for approximately 8 miles and after passing Smeatharp village hall on the left, proceed for another mile and the drive can be seen on the left with the Pipistrelle House sign.

Viewings

Strictly by appointment with Stags Holiday Complex Department on 01392 680058

Disclaimer

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

01404 758007

Stags - Honiton Sales

Bank House, 66 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PS

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