Brayford

£1,300,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 6
An unspoilt and traditional farmstead privately set within a good holding of land. Spacious period farmhouse (2/3 receptions, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms) with planning consent to extend. Extensive courtyard of traditional buildings with much scope for various uses (stp), pasture and woodland extending in all to about 40 acres. EPC Exempt

Situation

Mockham Barton lies about a mile north outside of the village of Brayford in North Devon. The property is set in an elevated position on the western side of the Bray Valley with superb views away to Exmoor. The closest village of Brayford has a village hall and primary school and a church at High Bray. The closest town is South Molton, which offers the usual market town amenities including schooling to secondary level. The larger town and regional centre of Barnstaple is about 9 miles to the west and has a further range of retail and commercial venues.

The renowned North Devon coastline with its wide, sandy beaches is within easy reach by car, as is the Exmoor National Park with the boundary of the park less than two miles from the property.

The A361 bypasses South Molton and links to the M5 motorway at Junction 27 to the south-east where there is also a station on the Paddington line at Tiverton Parkway.

Introduction

Mockham Barton is a historic farmstead with the current house believed to date from the 17th Century although the property was previously mentioned in the Domesday book and was known as Mogescome.

The house now provides an elegant and interesting family home with well-proportioned rooms and many historic, architectural features. There are six double bedrooms with the majority of the rooms enjoying an attractive outlook over the gardens. In addition, there is activated planning and listed building consent to extend the existing accommodation into an adjoining traditional building to the rear.

There are several other traditional stone buildings surrounding the yard to the rear of the farm house that provide further scope for alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

The Farmhouse

An open PORCH and front door leads into an ENTRANCE HALL with main staircase to the first floor. To the right is a STUDY with a fireplace. The impressive DINING ROOM has a slate flag stone floor, large 17th Century stone fireplace with herringbone slate back, brick hearth and wood burning stove. An opening leads through to a spacious KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM with an pamment tiled floor, large slate sink with space and plumbing for appliances either side and a former fireplace with space for a range cooker (Everhot range not included in the sale). A secondary staircase leads to the first floor. A door leads to a rear hall with original slate flag stone floor, door to rear and door to a SITTING ROOM with pamment tiled floor and a wood burning stove.

On the FIRST FLOOR there are SIX DOUBLE BEDROOMS with four of the rooms having an attractive outlook over the front garden. There are TWO BATHROOMS, both having have an antique cast iron roll top bath, wash basin, towel rail and WC.

The Gardens

The main garden lies to the front of the house. The front lawn has been recently landscaped and planted to provide a formal area of garden which opens up onto a larger and gently sloping area of lawn interspersed with young planted trees.

On the south eastern side of the courtyard of barns is a productive kitchen garden surrounded by a circular stone bank with a highly attractive outlook through an avenue of young planted chestnut trees to farmland beyond. There is also a sheltered cobbled area ideal for al fresco dining and barbecuing.

Outbuildings

There is a superb range of traditional 18th and 19th century farm buildings mainly set in a courtyard arrangement to the rear of the farmhouse and provide much scope for alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The barns currently provide plenty of storage and work space including an artist s and sculptor s studio.

To the west of the house is a two storey STABLE BARN and adjacent COACH HOUSE also with much scope for alternative uses (stc).

Planning Permission

The barn and former mill which adjoin the rear of the house has had a planning application approved to create additional accommodation. Both planning and listed building consent was granted by North Devon Council on 16th August 2012 under application number 53940 and 53941 respectively. The plans allow for the creation of a laundry/boiler room, store, cloakroom, large dining room with studio above and two further bedrooms. It is understood that this application has been activated.

The Land

The farmstead lies within a ring-fenced block of highly attractive land, mainly down to rolling pasture mainly to the south and east of the farm house. There are some small areas of woodland, orchards and ponds offering high amenity and sporting appeal. In total the farm extends to about 41.37 ACRES.

Sporting Rights

The shooting rights are in hand and are included in the sale in so far as they are owned.

Basic Payment Schene

The land is registered for entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme. The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser upon request. The payment for the 2021 scheme year will be retained by the seller.

Services

Mains electricity, private borehole water supply and private drainage system. Oil fired central heating.

Viewing

Strictly by confirmed prior appointment please through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.

Directions

From South Molton take the B3226 towards Barnstaple and on reaching the A361 North Devon Link Road at Aller Cross roundabout proceed straight across taking the A399 towards Brayford/Blackmoor Gate. Stay on this road for six miles, having passed Brayford and then take an unmarked, very sharp left turn next to a telegraph pole onto the driveway that leads to the property.

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