Guide Price £1,300,000
Located on the south eastern fringe of the beautiful Exmoor National Park, this striking country home stands within some 42 acres of gardens and pasture (further land available if required) and features a 5 bedroomed home with a range of both modern and traditional farm buildings.
The Property and Location
Set within an elevated south easterly facing position on the south eastern edge of the Exmoor National Park, this wonderful detached farmhouse stands proud within some 42 acres of gardens and pasture, offers wonderful 5 bedroomed accommodation and a variety of traditional and more modern farm buildings.
The property is set amidst rolling West Somerset farming countryside with the Exmoor National Park as its backdrop (within approx. 1 mile), on the outskirts of the village of Upton. Close to the picturesque Wimbleball Lake with its wide variety of water based activities (please visit the following website for further details
www.southwestlakes.co.uk/location/wimbleball-lake/), superb walking and riding countryside. The Lowtrow Cross Inn is a short walk from the property at the end of the farm track.
Bampton, Dulverton and Wiveliscombe are all within close proximity, each offering a wide range of local shops, amenities, clubs and societies as well as great restaurants, pubs and tea rooms. Taunton the County Town of Somerset is located to the East (approx. 17 miles) from where there is direct access to the main rail network and high speed trains to London Paddington (approx. 1:45 minutes) as well as the M5 Motorway Network. Tiverton is to the south (Approx. 15 miles) with similar rail and motorway connections. Each town having well known Private Schools (Blundells in Tiverton, Queens's College and King's Hall School in Taunton), State schools in Dulverton and Wiveliscombe are also within the catchment areas from the property.
Airports are located at Bristol and Exeter (north and south respectively) with regular flights to London City Airport and domestic and international flights.
An ideal country home for those who love country pursuits, riding, walking, fishing and a calmer, more relaxed rural way of life yet enjoy good communications to other parts of the country including London.
Entrance Porch access in to Entrance Hall with slate flooring, wide stair case to the first floor and landing, doors leading off either side in to the drawing room and sitting room
Drawing Room with two windows to the front elevation with views, exposed beams, large fireplace with inset wood burning stove set on a raised stone hearth with inglenook seats either side.
Large Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room dual aspect with windows to the front and side elevations, extensive range of work surfaces and storage units under, double bowl sink, range (with inglenook space behind could be opened up easily) and larder cupboard at the side.
Sitting Room two windows to the front elevation, fireplace with wood burning stove set on a slate hearth, door through to
Inner Hallway with slate flooring and steps down to Boot Room door to the side and window to the rear, slate flooring and door leading off in to
Study dual aspect with window to the front and side elevations, slate hearth with wood burning stove.
Off the inner hallway is access to a large store room and also access to a tiled wet room with slate flooring
Cloakroom with WC and wash basin, window to rear.
Dining Room with window to the rear elevation and door off to the
Dairy Kitchen with slate floor, work surfaces, sink unit and interconnecting door in to the main house.
The dairy kitchen, dining room, cloakroom, wet room, store, inner hallway, boot room and study have recently been used for letting out for Airbnb.
Cloakroom with WC, wash basin and slate flooring
Boiler/Laundry Room dual aspect with window to the rear and side elevations, slate flooring, oil fired boiler for domestic hot water and central heating and Santon premier plus hot water cylinder, plumbing for washing machines and pair of Belfast style sinks, access to roof void, coat hooks.
First Floor Accommodation
Wide stairs giving access to split level landing area with timber framed double glazed window to the rear elevation, door leading off into the:
Principal Bedroom with Victorian cinder grate timber surround and mantel over, pair of timber framed double glazed windows to the front elevation with commanding views over the gardens and surrounding area each with window seat.
At the end of the landing is an enlarged landing area with timber framed double glazed window to the rear, door leading off in to:
Bedroom 4 with timber framed double glazed window to the front elevation with views over the garden
Bedroom 5 with timber framed double glazed window to the front elevation and recess at the side of the chimney breast with hanging rail.
Bathroom with timber flooring, timber panelled bath with mixer tap and shower fitment, tiled splash back and glass screen, towel rail, pedestal hand basin with splash back, WC, down lights, extractor, access to roof void and linen cupboard.
Secondary landing area with access in to
Bathroom with shower cubical, bath, WC and wash basin, window to the rear elevation, timber flooring and ceiling mounted down lights.
Access off to bedrooms 3 and 2 (with potential to convert in to main bedroom/guest suite) presently divided in to two rooms with inner landing area
Bedroom 3 with window to the front and Bedroom 2 also with a window to the front elevation.
Outside A private farm track leading down to the front and side of the property, extensive concreted open area with parking, from which there is access up to the front gardens which in turn lead to the entrance porch and access in to the kitchen and also access at the side in to the side boot room.
The main area of garden is laid to lawn, to one side is a spring fed ornamental pond and then the upper garden area is laid to lawn with flower boarders ideal for sitting and enjoying the view. The other side of the drive is an extensive range of buildings comprising pointed stone buildings with recently re-slated pitched roofs, presently sub-divided in to stables and store rooms, behind which a mixture of farm buildings in various states of repair including, steel framed modern agricultural buildings presently sub-divided for covered stabling and a further concerted yard area.
The other side of this is another open fronted agricultural building of steel and block work construction with some stone work. Furthermore some derelict stone farm buildings that may have the potential to convert subject to planning.
From the main yard area there is an earth and stone track which leads up to a further range of buildings both of timber and brick construction also with steel cladding and former Nissan hut to the rear.
The area highlighted in blue on the floor plan indicates the part of the house that has been very recently used by our clients as Airbnb accommodation. As of the time of producing these particulars Airbnb had a star rating of 4.84 for the property based on 19 reviews
To the south of the main house lies a further block of land (some 68 acres) which may be available by separate negotiation if required (area marked in beige on land plan) – See agents for details.
We understand that Basic Payments are included in the sale of the property (If acquired as a whole). The sellers reserve the right to retain the payments for the present year.
The majority of the land at Moor House Farm has been entered into the Entry Level and Higher Level Schemes – More details can be provided by the sellers in due course.
A lengthy private drive leads down to the property from the B3190 – The first part of which our clients have a vehicular and pedestrian right of access over. The majority of the drive forms part of the Freehold of Moor House Farm.
The Farm Buildings are in various states of repair but may have potential for development to enhance the property. Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries with the West Somerset and Taunton District Council if this is required.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
A public footpath crosses part of the land. We understand that our clients have applied for and secured a rerouting of this path so that it no longer passes close to the house (please see agents for further details). The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way (whether public or private), light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.
Health and Safety
Farms are a working environment. We would therefore ask you to be vigilant at all times when visiting the property for your own personal safety, particularly around farm buildings and animals/livestock
From Taunton proceed in a northerly direction as though heading towards Williton and Minehead. Go past the Norton manor Marine Camp, past the Village of Bishops Lydeard and then take the left on the B3224. Follow this road for approximately 9 miles. At the cross roads (left Wiveliscombe/Right Monksilver) go straight over and take the B3190, proceeding up hill (passing the Ralegh's Cross inn on your left). Keep on this road for approximately 4 miles and shortly before entering Upton (just past the Lowtrow Inn) a drive will be found on your right hand side. Proceed down this track and the property will be found at the very end. (Whilst the track is fine for the vast majority of vehicles, particularly low sprung sports cars may need to drive with caution)
From Tiverton proceed in a northerly direction along the A396 (as though heading towards Bampton). At the Exeter Inn roundabout, take the 2nd turning towards Bampton. On entering Bampton the road turns left into Briton Street, travel through town and at the junction to the B3227, turn right and start to proceed out of town. On the outskirts of Bampton (at the top of the slight incline to Castle Street), turn left (sign posted Wimbleball) along the B3190. Keep on this road, though Morebath and heading towards Upton. On Entering Upton, pass through the small village (still on the B3190) after leaving (and just before the Lowtrow Inn) the entrance to Moor House Farm will be found on your left hand side. Proceed down this track and the property will be found at the very end. (whilst the track is fine for the vast majority of cars, particularly low sprung sports cars may need to drive with caution).
DIRECTIONS USING "WHAT3WORDS" SMART PHONE APP
For those who already use this Geolocation App device for your smartphone – Type in the following three words voters.hello.crucially and this will take you to the front door of the property.
For those not already using this facility. It is a smartphone App that can give you directions to any 3qm area on the planet and is ideal for finding properties in remote or secluded locations – You can download the app to your smartphone or visit their website by typing in https://what3words.com
Proceed down this track and the property will be found at the very end. (Whilst the track is fine for the vast majority of vehicles, particularly low sprung sports cars may need to drive with caution)
- Typical Period West Country Farmhouse
- 5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Wet Room, 2 Cloakrooms
- Superb Farmhouse Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Aga
- Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Study, Boot Room
- Dairy Kitchen, Laundry Room, Dining Room
- Large Range of Traditional and more Modern Buildings
- Extensive Parking with Adjoining Pond
- 42 Acres with Further 68 Acres Available if Required