Riddlecombe, Chulmleigh, Devon

Price £695,000

6 Bedroom Equestrian For Sale in Riddlecombe, Chulmleigh, Devon



A rural retreat nestled in the middle of a small Devon village.

Looking for a country residence with income or annex potential, then this property is for you. Located in the small North Devon village of Riddlecombe, Chichesters is set in grounds of approximately 2 acres, with stabling and also INCLUDES A SEPARATE 3 BEDROOM DETACHED BARN CONVERSION.

The properties are arranged in order to achieve privacy and to make the most of the stunning countryside views. On a clear day, Dartmoor can be seen in the distance beyond the immediate, rolling Devon fields.

Chichesters is believed to date back to the Eighteenth Century-indeed a hand-carved slate-stone on the front of the house suggests 1744 as a possible date. The house is full of the period charm and charisma expected in a property of this age but it still offers the modern comforts that today's purchasers expect.

The wide front door opens into the dining hall-an impressive room with a substantial beam and deep-cilled window.

A latched door (similar to all the doors in the property) leads through to the sitting room. Here we find the impressive double staircase that leads up to the first floor and a large, stone inglenook fireplace with bread oven and housing a Clearview wood burner.

The lounge leads off from the sitting room and is a welcoming, comfortable space, again, with inglenook and wood burner.

The kitchen is a light and airy room with ample room for a table and chairs. The white units have wooden worktops with an inset butler sink, integrated dishwasher and fridge and range-style cooker. There is space for a free-standing fridge/freezer. A useful separate, utility room provides space for washing machine and houses a recently installed worcester bosch oil fired boiler with adjacent cloakroom.

To the first floor, there are three spacious double bedrooms, each with en-suite facilities. The largest, the master bedroom has a vaulted ceiling, with full en-suite bathroom incorporating a four piece suite. The large landing area has been utilised to create a spacious study area.
Outside, the brick-paved patio area leads into the garden, laid mainly to lawn but with flower and shrub beds providing seasonal colour. The lawns also include an orchard and wild flower meadow which stretch to the far boundary. This could be separated in order to create a paddock or large vegetable plot. There are a series of outbuildings including a timber stable block (with tackroom and two boxes), a workshop and log store. Immediately to the front of the house connected to the porch is a stone barn providing additional storage. The substantial parking area is laid with granite cobble sets and a five-bar gate enables the properties to be secured from the lane.

Riddlecombe is in the heart of the North Devon countryside and has easy access to an abundance of footpaths and bridleways with easy access onto the renowned Taw Valley Ride. Visit:http://www.bhsaccess.org.uk/ridemaps/Ridingmap.php?file=Ridemapshome for local riding routes around the area. There is a local bus route to Barnstaple and Chulmleigh, where there will be found schooling. It is part of a farming hamlet which has a bustling social community which forms part of the Ashreigney Parish. Ashreigney offers a village hall having a variety of social activities such as a monthly Saturday market, Wednesday club, art classes, yoga, WI and evening events such as pop-up pub, quizzes and musical evenings. There is also a newly established community allotment in Riddlecombe. Within approx. 5.5 miles is the village of Chulmleigh which has a good range of facilities with shops, pubs, primary school and community college and a health centre. The attractive North Devon coast is within driving distance along with both Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks. Further amenities can be found in Bideford Barnstaple, Okehampton and the city of Exeter with its large shopping centre, university, Cathedral and international airport.

Agents note: A signposted public footpath runs through the driveway and then follows the boundary line to adjacent fields. The footpath is contained within a bank and hedge and does not encroach upon the privacy in the rear gardens.

Services & referral fees

Webbers Property Services Ltd (WPSLtd) refer buyers and vendor clients to The Mortgage Advice Bureau, please be aware that should you decide to use this service (WPSLtd) will receive an average referral fee of £175 from them on legal completion. (WPSLtd) may also provide a conveyancing quotation via Law Firm Services (LFS) in conjunction with a local law firm, should you decide to use this service (WPSLtd) will receive a referral fee of £150 on legal completion. This fee is taken for recommending their services and to cover the on-line transaction management service provided by (LFS).

Dining Room 17'7" x 13'7" (5.36m x 4.14m).

Sitting Room 20'1" x 12'1" (6.12m x 3.68m).

Lounge 19'11" x 12'7" (6.07m x 3.84m).

Kitchen/breakfast room 16' x 13'2" (4.88m x 4.01m).

Utility room 6'4" x 6'3" (1.93m x 1.9m).

Cloakroom 6'4" x 3'3" (1.93m x 1m).

First Floor

Galleried study 25'9" x 13'2" (7.85m x 4.01m).

Bedroom 1 17'9" x 14'3" (5.4m x 4.34m).

En-suite bathroom 8'10" x 6'4" (2.7m x 1.93m).

Bedroom 2 13'9" (4.2m) x 11'11" (3.63m) plus recess.

En-suite shower-room 5'11" x 5'7" (1.8m x 1.7m).

Bedroom 3 16' max x 13'6" (4.88m max x 4.11m).

En-suite shower-room 6'1" (1.85m) x 3'6" (1.07m) plus shower recess.


Woodstore 11'4" x 10'2" (3.45m x 3.1m).

Workshop 22'5" x 8'4" (6.83m x 2.54m).


Tack room 12' x 8'2" (3.66m x 2.5m).

Box 1 11'7" x 11'4" (3.53m x 3.45m).

Box 2 11'7" x 11'4" (3.53m x 3.45m).

Stone barn 15'1" x 8' (4.6m x 2.44m).


Entrance hall

Kitchen/breakfast room 14'6" x 10'9" (4.42m x 3.28m).

Cloakroom 4'5" x 4'1" (1.35m x 1.24m).

Dining Room 12'1" (3.68m) max x 11'5" (3.48m) max.

Lounge 16'3" x 16' (4.95m x 4.88m).

Conservatory 13'2" x 11'5" (4.01m x 3.48m).

First floor

Bedroom 1 16'8" x 9'10" (5.08m x 3m).

Bedroom 2 13' x 9'9" (3.96m x 2.97m).

Bedroom 3/Dressing room 7'9" x 6'9" (2.36m x 2.06m).

Shower-room 7'8" x 5'6" (2.34m x 1.68m).

From Torrington:
Leave Torrington on the A 386 towards Okehampton then turn left just outside Torrington onto the A3124 signposted to Winkleigh. Continue through the village of Beaford and after approx. 8 miles, turn left at Dolton Beacon Garage. Take the next right signposted Riddlecombe and follow this lane until reaching a T-junction. Turn right here into Riddlecombe, follow the road around the left-hand bend and the rear of Chichesters can be seen on your right with the nameplate clearly displayed. Turn into the driveway where there is parking.

From Barnstaple:
Leave the town using the A377 towards Umberleigh. Just before going into Umberleigh, turn right onto the B3227 signposted to Atherington. On entering the village, turn left towards High Bickington (B3217). Pass through High Bickington and pass Libberton Golf Club. Continue until just before Dolton Beacon Garage where you will see a lane on the left signposted Riddlecombe. (If you reach the garage, you will have missed the turning) Turn here and continue until reaching the T-junction where you turn right into the village. Proceed around the left-hand bend where Chichesters can be found on the right with the nameplate clearly displayed.

Property Features

  • Exciting opportunity to purchase TWO properties
  • South facing
  • Grade II listed longhouse with 3 en-suite bedrooms
  • Level grounds
  • Detached 3 bedroom barn conversion
  • Very well presented accommodation
  • Approx. 2 acres of garden and land with stables
  • Equestrian potential
  • Parking for several vehicles
  • Extensive countryside views from both properties





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