Exmoor and the close surrounding area provides many magical settings to live. Streamcombe Farm is certainly no exception, set as it is at the end of a long private drive and surrounded by some 33 acres, while being only 2 miles from Dulverton and Exmoor National Park.
The Property and its Setting
Streamcombe is located within a short drive of the renowned Exmoor community of Dulverton and as such has the benefit of being within some of the most beautiful countryside within the West Country. The property is located in a tranquil valley, at the end of a ½ mile private drive accessing both the house and the land. There is no doubt that the unique and wild setting plus the beautiful stone barns are a major feature of this home.
The main house was built in c.1850, is largely unaltered and retains many original features. This is linked to a sympathetic and award winning characterful barn conversion via a hardwood conservatory/dining room. This barn and the surrounding buildings are of earlier construction, some c. 300 years old.
The Exmoor market town of Dulverton offers a wide range of independent shops, stores, farmers' market, renowned restaurants and pubs (popular with locals and visitors alike). Local amenities including primary school, doctors, dentist, vets, pharmacy, beauty spa, and sports facilities including a cricket club, tennis and squash courts. For those keen on country pursuits and sporting activities, Exmoor is one of the smallest National Parks (267 square miles) but arguably one of the most attractive, offering such a variety of scenery from high heather-clad moorland, deep wooded river valleys to the breathtaking coastline boasting the highest marine cliffs in England and of course Exmoor's famous amazing Dark Skies, which can be admired from the grounds of the property.
Entrance Porch overhang with door into Entrance Hall, stairs to first floor and landing. Double aspect Sitting room with feature fireplace with surround and mantle over, slate hearth and wood burning stove. Under stairs storage. TV/Snug, again with feature fireplace, timber surround and mantel over, slate and tiled hearth with inset wood burning stove, recess at either side with display/bookcases, natural timber flooring. Family Kitchen with extensive work surfaces and base units, including peninsular unit, recess for refrigerator, double oven, recess and plumbing for dishwasher, recessed down lights, wall mounted cupboards and double aspect with window to rear and window overlooking the feature Conservatory/Dining room. A superb room with pitched double glazed roof with double glazed windows floor to ceiling and a pair of double glazed French doors to both front and rear.
First Floor (Main House)
Staircase to large first floor landing with sash window to rear attractive hand rail and balustrade. Large corner linen cupboard, exposed, original timber flooring. Bedroom 1 with window to side elevation . Bedroom 4 with window to front elevation. Bedroom 3 with window to rear elevation. Family Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC. Bedroom 2 with feature fireplace and window to the front elevation.
Converted Barn B&B Accommodation
This award winning conversion adjoins the Conservatory/Dining area (indicated blue on the floor plans) and is currently used as successful B and B accommodation with guests staying independently with their own access. This was originally a residential part of the property and could be brought back into full residential use subject to the appropriate planning consent (West Somerset and Taunton District Council).
At present it comprises a ground floor sitting area with corner fireplace and inset wood burner, Ground floor Double Bedroom with window to front elevation, stable door to side and en suite bathroom. Utility/Laundry room, Rear entrance lobby for guests and ground floor guests cloakroom.
At first floor level there is a second Bedroom with en-suite and a feature main Guest Bedroom with its own first floor balcony, dressing area and en-suite bathroom. With exposed stone work throughout and natural floor coverings
Gardens and Immediate Grounds
The immediate gardens and grounds surrounding the property extend to about 2 acres in total. These combine areas of lawn, cottage style gardens and a small turnout paddock to one side. The current owners hold a exemption certificate permitting the use of the paddocks for camping. There is extensive parking at the front of the property as well as additional parking at the other end of the farm yard.
There is a central farm yard, off which there is an open fronted barn with a loft/studio space above and an adjoining garage/workshop. The bank barn is a detached feature barn with approx. 545 sq ft of accommodation at main floor level. This space is currently used as a cookery school and event space. Underneath is 4 small stables making ideal lockable storage.
The remaining land amounts to some 30 acres and incorporates a mixture of pasture for grazing as well as more wild amenity land with a wealth of wildlife, and including some rare species of flowers and butterflies, and some steeper parcels of bracken, mature trees and streams.
Past Residential and Commercial Usage
The property has been run as a family home alongside a successful B and B (See Floor Plan indicating the parts that are residential and B and B designated), renowned cookery school, woodland wedding venue and some camping. The Cookery School does not form any part of the sale of this property and will be continued elsewhere by our clients.
Sold as a Whole on Two Separate Titles
The property is being sold as a whole but as part of two separate Titles with different ownership. Both clients have confirmed that they are happy for the whole to be combined as one simultaneous exchange and completion. Once a final price has been agreed the agents will provide potential apportionment figures for each part for all the parties involved.
Right of Way and Hunting Rights etc
A public Footpath crosses part of the combined freeholds. It passes through the lower pasture to the south of the house and then diagonally across the lower paddock area below the bank barn. The property was formerly owned by the League Against Cruel Sports and as such a restrictive covenant is placed over the freehold restricting any form of hunting or sporting rights over the property (See Agents for Details). There is also an overage clause on the potential development of the land covered on the second title (Details being obtained by the Agents but understood to have approx. 15/17 years remaining of the initial 25 year term)
From our office in Dulverton, proceed down the High Street passing over the River Barle. After passing the recreational ground to the left, bear right and follow Andrews Hill to the top and continue along this road for approximately one and a half miles and Streamcombe Farm driveway will be found on the right hand side of the road by the bridge.
- 4 Bedroomed Main House with Annexe of 3 Bedroomed Barn Conversion B&B Accommodation
- Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Conservatory
- Open Fronted Barn with Studio Attic with Adjoining Garage & Workshop
- Feature Stone Bank Barn Ideal for a Variety of uses with Pony Stables Below
- Wonderful Stream Bordered Gardens and Grounds of Approximately 2 acres
- C.30 Acres of Pasture and Woodland with Stream Frontage
- Private Drive of 0.4 miles
- Wonderfully Secluded but not Isolated Country Setting
- EPC Rating - F