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  • Idyllically situated period residence
  • Enjoys a south facing aspect with panoramic countryside views
  • Immaculately presented versatile accommodation
  • Five/six bedrooms
  • Three bath/shower rooms
  • Planning permission to create an annexe and agricultural barn
  • Detached linhay with home office/studio
  • Delightful grounds offering a mixture of pasture, meadow, woodland with a stream and small lake
  • Renewable heating with solar panels creating a generous income
  • In all, about 24.6 acres


A beautiful detached period residence offering highly versatile accommodation, in a delightful setting with a mixture of meadow, pasture and woodland with a stream and small lake. Location - The property stands in beautiful rural surroundings, enjoying panoramic countryside views, yet enjoys easy access to a wide range of amenities. The thriving market town of Chulmleigh is within easy reach and boasts a range of shops, a deli, health centre, bakery, two public houses, restaurants, cricket and golf clubs as well as well-regarded primary and secondary schooling (with a bus service located close to the property). The regional centre of Barnstaple is located around 18 miles away and serves as a gateway to the spectacular North Devon coastline and world renowned safe and sandy beaches. The town itself offers many high street and independent retailers, a renowned Pannier Market and theatre, as well as state and private schooling. The spectacular North Devon coastline - recently selected as a ''World Surfing Reserve' (WSR) - the first in the UK and only cold-water WSR in the world - is around 50 minutes from the property with the coastal village of Instow about 25 miles away, which offers a sandy estuary beach, sailing club, delicatessen, pubs and restaurants. The thriving cathedral city of Exeter is approximately 22.5 miles away, and boasts the Princesshay shopping centre, Guildhall shopping centre and food hall, a John Lewis department store as well as an extensive selection of independent shops, eateries, theatre, and an award winning museum, world-class university as well as excellent transport links. The Tarka train line runs between Exeter and Barnstaple and runs every hour, and the nearest station is at Eggesford which is around 6 miles away. Communications - The area can be accessed from Junction 27 of the M5 Motorway, and along the A361 North Devon Link Road which leads onto the A39 Atlantic Highway. The nearest train station is located at Eggesford, which connect to Exeter, where there are regular mainline rail services to London (Paddington) in just over 2 hours. Alternatively, Tiverton Parkway Mainline Railway Station is just under a forty minute drive away, which connects to London and beyond. Mileages Chulmleigh - 4.5 miles South Molton - 7 miles Tiverton - 18 miles Barnstaple - 18.5 miles Exeter - 22.5 miles M5 Motorway - 24 miles The Property - This is a charmingly situated period residence enjoying a south-facing aspect, and panoramic views across the property's land and surrounding countryside. This substantial stone property offers well-presented light and airy accommodation that could suit a variety of uses. The property enjoys a wealth of character features with two reception rooms, a family orientated kitchen/dining room, 5/6 bedrooms and 3 bath/shower rooms. The property further boasts planning permission to extend into the Cider Barn and create ancillary accommodation. There is also a detached two storey Linhay with garaging below and a home office/studio, which is the perfect place for home working. Equally as impressive on the outside, there are beautiful south-facing gardens surrounding the property, with various seating areas and a vegetable garden. It also benefits from around 24.6 acres in total, which is a superb mix of pasture, meadow, woodland with a stream and a small lake. There is also planning permission for a large agricultural barn that would provide excellent storage for animals, feed, tractors etc. Only with a full internal inspection can you start to appreciate the quality, potential and setting of this beautiful period residence. The accommodation, with approximate dimensions more clearly shown on the accompanying floorplans, comprises: Front door gives access to Reception Hall - An unusual sweeping staircase rises to the first floor landing. Exposed beams. Double doors lead to the garden. Window overlooking the front courtyard. Cloakroom - Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, tongue and groove panelling to dado height. Slate floor. Sitting Room - A triple aspect room overlooking the gardens and countryside beyond. Exposed beams. Open fire with a slate hearth. Double doors lead to the garden. Oak flooring. Kitchen/Dining Room - A superb family orientated room enjoying a dual aspect with French doors giving access to the garden. There is a range of matching wall and base units with sink set into granite work surfaces and a central island unit. Integrated dishwasher, oven, fridge, fridge freezer and microwave oven. Triple Electric Aga with hob extension set into inglenook style fireplace with exposed brickwork. Slate flooring. Drawing Room - Overlooking the garden with a door giving access onto the garden and covered veranda. Secondary stairs rising to the first floor landing. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Timber floor. A secret door gives access to the Cider Barn, which benefits from planning permission to convert to an ancillary cottage, but it is currently used for storage and houses the original cider press. Boot Room - Slate floor. Access to the garden. Utility/Laundry - Space for fridge freezer and washing machine. Sink and various storage areas. First Floor Landing - A superb light and airy space galleried over the hallway, enjoying a dual aspect with views over the land and countryside beyond. Timber flooring. Hatch access to loft space. Secondary stairs. Walk-in airing cupboard. A door also gives access to the second floor and bedroom six/gym. Family Bathroom - Comprising roll top bath, bidet, low level WC, wash hand basin and a double shower cubicle. Window to the front and side elevations. Timber floor. Bedroom 1 - A stunning triple aspect room with views over the gardens, land and countryside beyond. Juliet balcony. Wood burning stove on a slate hearth. Timber floor. Vaulted ceiling with exposed A frames. Built-in wardrobe. Bathroom - Comprising double shower cubicle, low level WC, wash hand basin and a tongue and groove panelled bath. Timber floor. Window to the front elevation. Bedroom 5 - Window to the rear elevation enjoying countryside views. Timber floor. Bedroom 4 - A dual aspect room overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Timber floor. Bedroom 3 - Window overlooking the garden. Timber floor. Bedroom 2 - Window overlooking the garden. Timber floor. Built-in wardrobe. Bathroom - Comprising low level WC, wash hand basin, tongue and groove panelled bath and a double shower cubicle. Timber floor. Window overlooking the courtyard. Second Floor Bedroom 6 - Window overlooking the garden and countryside beyond. Outside - Electric gates lead to the front of the property and a gravelled courtyard, where there is ample parking. To the left hand side of the entrance is a detached Linhay, which has been converted by the current vendors. On the ground floor there is a double carport and boiler room, whilst on the first floor there is a home office/studio with vaulted ceiling and exposed A frames enjoying stunning views over the countryside. There is also a WC. The delightful gardens are a particular feature of the property, and wrap around the house, enjoying a south and south-west aspect, bordered by mature stone walls with various seating areas from which to enjoy the views that are on offer, as well as al-fresco dining and entertaining. From this area, a five bar gate leads to an enclosed area which is currently being used for a vegetable garden with fruit cage. It is in need of refurbishment, as it has been left to nature. A gate gives access to a small paddock, with the lake beyond and a further barn used for storage to the left. From the lane, a separate five bar gate gives access to the land, where there are three stables and a tack room. There is also planning permission here for a large agricultural barn, where the access and levels have been started by the current owners. The land provides a stunning setting, and comprises a delightful mix of pasture, meadow, woodland and a stream with a small lake. In all, the property stands in a total of around 24.6 acres, with no public footpaths, public rights of way or bridleways. Property Information Services - Mains electricity and water. Private drainage (septic tank). Log burner boiler. There are also solar panels which generate an income of around £1,300 per year depending on sunshine levels. Agents Note: The property is subject to a number of restrictive covenants to protect the property and neighbouring properties. A copy of these can be obtained from the agents upon request. EPC Rating: F Local Authority - North Devon District Council - 01271 327 711 Contents, Fixtures and Fittings - Only those mentioned within this brochure are included in the sale. All others, such as curtains, light fittings, mirrors, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded, but may be available by separate negotiation. Viewing - By appointment with Jackson-Stops, North Devon 01271 325 153. For sale by private treaty with vacant possession upon completion. What 3 Words: ///storyline.hotel.warm Directions - Exit the M5 at Junction 27 and take the North Devon Link Road (A361) west towards Tiverton. Continue for around 16 miles and turn left at Mortown Cross, signposted towards Rose Ash, Ash Mill and Bishops Nympton. After about 0.5 of a mile, turn left, towards Chulmleigh. Continue for around 5 miles crossing straight over three crossroads, the third of which is Burrow Cross. Continue for around 1.75 miles and at Molland Cross, turn right signposted towards Week. Follow this lane for around 900 yards and then turn right at Week Cross. Follow the entrance road, and the property will be located on the right hand side through the electric gates.