Berry Down, Combe Martin, Devon

Offers in region of £475,000

3 Bedroom Detached House For Sale in Berry Down, Combe Martin, Devon


A charming characterful 3 bedroom detached cottage with plans passed for a considerable extension, situated in a rural location and ideal for those looking to keep horses or other small animals.

Twitchen Farm is a charming and characterful detached character cottage situated in the small rural hamlet of just a few properties and considered an ideal countryside retreat.

The property sits in large mainly level gardens and grounds which amount to just under 4 acres (1.61 hectares) in total. The grounds are divided up into formal landscaped gardens which surround the cottage and large enclosed pasture paddocks ideal for horses, along with stables and tack room (albeit currently not used for this purpose). The property is ideal for a buyer wanting equestrian facilities or for keeping small animal or growing vegetables etc. The cottage and grounds enjoy excellent far reaching views over neighbouring fields and the countryside towards the Exmoor National Park.

The cottage has well-presented 2 storey accommodation full of character and charm. An entrance porch leads into a small entrance hallway which has the stairs to the first floor and doors to the lounge and dining room leading off. The cosy lounge has an imposing stone built inglenook fireplace and former bread oven with beam over and a tiled hearth. Across the hallway, the dining room has a multi-fuel fired burner which heats the hot water and runs the central heating for one part of the cottage. There is a beamed ceiling and a useful under stairs store cupboard. The dining room leads into the 17ft long fitted kitchen which has a range of base and wall units and includes a 'Belfast' sink, provision for a range style cooker, plumbing for an automatic washing machine, and space for an under counter fridge and freezer. There is a large 21ft x 10ft conservatory opening from the kitchen which is a delightful daytime living room which enjoys direct access to the gardens and views over the countryside towards Exmoor. There is a tiled floor and a cupboard which houses the hot water tank for the property.

Moving to the first floor, there is a spacious master bedroom with exposed stone feature to one wall and a built in wardrobe. The master bedroom has its own en suite shower room which comprises a walk in shower cubicle, low level wc and hand basin. The en suite also enjoys superb far reaching views over the countryside! There are 2 further bedrooms, a double room and a single room and a large bathroom/wc comprising a rolled top bath with shower mixer over, a separate walk-in shower cubicle with mains fed shower, a low level wc and a hand basin.

Planning permission has been passed for a significant extension to the property under application number 61149. The proposed plans would see a two storey extension built. This would significantly increase the size of the kitchen and add a boot/utility room and ground floor wc. On the first floor there would be an additional en suite bedroom added and the existing bathroom and en suite would also be enlarged considerably. We understand that this planning permission will now remain constant in perpetuity as there has already been a substantial amount of work carried out and therefore this constitutes a 'material commencement'. Plans are available upon request or by visiting the North Devon District Council's website at and following the planning links and entering the application number 61149.

Outside, the cottage is approached via a recently created wide vehicular entrance through double five barred gates from the road. There is a large gravelled parking and turning area for several vehicles. A further 5 bar gate opens from the rear of the parking area on to an inner drive way which leads down to the stables and garage/workshop and on in to the paddocks beyond. The access is suitable for a range of vehicles including a horse box.

There is a decked sitting area with outdoor power points immediately adjacent to the conservatory as well as an old well (still contains water).

Behind the cottage is a further enclosed area of level garden which has further 5 bar gate access from the road. This area contains the LP Gas tank and the septic tank for the property.

The main gardens extend out to the east and south and enjoy a sunny aspect. There is a further gravelled sitting area adjacent to the conservatory. The garden is laid to level lawn and interspersed with a variety of flowering trees, shrubs and bushes. Within the garden is a large wooden outhouse/man cave which is divided internally into three rooms. The main room measures 14'2" x 13'7" and has a window to the side, light and power. Room 2 measures 10'4" x 7'10" and has a window to the front and door to side, again with light and power and there is a shower room and wc leading off. This outhouse could be used for a variety of leisure purposes. At the bottom end of the garden is a Devon bank separating the grounds from the paddocks. Sitting alongside the bank is a further shed, a veg plot and a poly tunnel. A 5 bar gate leads in to the paddocks.

There is a large garage/workshop with double doors suitable for large vehicles and machinery, an inspection pit, light and power. Beyond the garage is the stable block which comprises two equal sized stables and a store shed/tack room. In front of the block is a paved yard are with outside tap.

The paddocks amount to 3.2 acres (1.295 hectares) and are located on the south eastern side of the property and have five barred gate access from the gardens. Both paddocks are level and laid to pasture and fenced on all sides There is a mains fed water trough located centrally. The paddocks are ideal for horses and other small animals and are level which is a real rarity for the area.

Twitchen Farm offers a great deal for those who love the outdoor life and is perfect for a lifestyle change from the busy city areas. We fully advise an early internal inspection to fully appreciate the quality of the land and facilities on offer.

Ground Floor

Entrance Porch 6'9" x 3'6" (2.06m x 1.07m).

Entrance Hall 6'1" x 3'3" (1.85m x 1m).

Lounge 13'5" x 13'1" (4.1m x 3.99m).

Dining Room 13' x 11'8" (3.96m x 3.56m).

Kitchen 17'6" x 7' (5.33m x 2.13m).

Conservatory 21'4" x 10' (6.5m x 3.05m).

First Floor


Bedroom 1 13'7" x 12'1" (4.14m x 3.68m).

En Suite Shower Room 7' x 6'10" (2.13m x 2.08m).

Bedroom 2 13'4" x 7'8" (4.06m x 2.34m).

Bedroom 3 9'3" x 6'3" (2.82m x 1.9m).

Plus 3'8" x 3'8" (1.12m x 1.12m).

Bathroom 10'2" x 6'9" (3.1m x 2.06m).


Outhouse Room 1 14'2" x 13'7" (4.32m x 4.14m).

Outhouse Room 2 10'4" x 7'10" (3.15m x 2.39m).

Outhouse Shower Room 7'7" x 2'4" (2.31m x 0.71m).

Garage/Workshop 23'3" x 13'1" (7.09m x 3.99m).

Stable 1 11'3" x 11'1" (3.43m x 3.38m).

Stable 2 11'3" x 11'1" (3.43m x 3.38m).

Store/Tack Room

Applicants are advised to proceed from our offices in an easterly direction along the High Street taking the first right hand turn into Springfield Road. At the top of Springfield Road turn left into Highfield Road and proceed up the hill taking the fourth right hand turn into Worth Road. Proceed up the hill passing Ilfracombe College and at the T Junction turn left. Continue up the hill and straight across the Tesco roundabout for approximately 1 mile turning right at Two Potts onto the B3230. Follow the road around to the left and turn second left after a further half a mile at Lynton Cross Garage, sign posted Combe Martin. Continue along this road for approximately 2 miles passing Stowford Meadows Caravan Site. At the end of the straight turn right off the sharp left hand bend and Twitchen Farm is the first property on the left.

Property Features

  • Charming and characterful cottage in a rural location
  • Set in large gardens and grounds of just under 4 acres
  • Large level formal gardens plus 2 fenced paddocks of approximately 3.2 acres
  • Two stables and tack room
  • Ideal for horses and other small animals
  • Large garage/workshop with inspection pit
  • Outhouse/'Man Cave' suitable for a variety of purposes
  • Delightful views over the countryside towards Exmoor
  • Parking for numerous vehicles and easy access for larger vehicles/machinery
  • Short drive from the Exmoor National Park and the golden sand beaches at Woolacombe and Croyde




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