Hackpen Barton occupies a truly rural location and enjoys far reaching views of the surrounding Devon countryside. Accessed via Hackpen Cross Way, which is an no-through road, Hackpen Barton is privately situated at the end of its own gated drive, surrounded by its own gardens, barns and land.
The nearby village of Culmstock offers a pub, church, primary school and village store. The local towns of Wellington and Cullompton offer a wider range of shopping facilities whilst the Somerset and Devon County Towns of Taunton and Exeter are also within easy reach and offer a wider range of shopping and sporting facilities, including racecourses, the county cricket ground in Taunton and premiership rugby in Exeter.
Wellington, Tiverton and Taunton are all well serviced by respected independent schools (Wellington School, Blundell’s, King’s, Queen’s and Taunton Schools), whilst Uffculme has a highly regarded secondary school. The Blackdown Hills provide excellent walking and riding countryside, whilst Dartmoor and Exmoor are also within easy reach, as are the West and East Devon coastlines.
Hackpen Barton is situated within easy reach of the A38, M5 motorway and the A303. Tiverton Parkway Station and Taunton Station both offer fast trains to London Paddington, and there are also trains available from Honiton to London Waterloo.
Hackpen Barton Farmhouse is a most attractive Grade II Listed property with stone and cob colour washed elevations, and is understood to date back to the C16. The farmhouse was originally of a cross passage plan and retains numerous character features including inglenook fireplaces in both the kitchen and dining room, together with a number of chamfered cross ceiling beams and exposed cruck beams in the bedrooms and landing. Described in more detail by the floorplan below, the farmhouse offers accommodation including, on the ground floor; Reception Hall, Study, Kitchen, Dining Room and Sitting Room. On the first floor there are four Bedrooms, together with a Family Bathroom. Accessed from the secondary staircase adjoining the kitchen is a potential Bedroom Suite which is currently used as a store.
The farmhouse is tucked away with the surrounding gardens, driveway and buildings providing privacy and seclusion. Adjoining the farmhouse is a brick built store, whilst opposite there is a stone and block built garage with adjoining log store leading to an enclosed lawned garden bounded by a number of specimen trees. Adjoining the driveway to the west is a workshop together with the Threshing Barn with access to the adjoining stable building whilst the farmhouse overlooks its own land to the rear with far reaching views to the north.
Situated to the west of the farmhouse is a good range of traditional and modern farm buildings and stables, all of which are laid out within a good sized concrete yard area. The former Threshing Barn, which is Listed Grade II and believed to date back to the C17, offers potential for conversion to a number of alternative uses (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).
The buildings more specifically comprise as follows:
1. Stone, block and cob Threshing Barn with cruck trusses under a galvanised roof (about 16m x 5.36m).
2. Stone, brick and block Stables providing five loose boxes and two foaling boxes (about 5.7m x 22.15m).
3. Redundant rendered block Dairy.
4. Stone and box profile steel Cart Shed with concrete floor (about 12.97m x 4.63m).
5. Pebble dash rendered Workshop with concrete floor (about 5.6m x 18.09m).
6. Five bay Dutch Barn with concrete floor (about 5.8m x 23.1m).
7. Six bay Covered Yard with part concrete floor (about 11.22m x 22.18m).
8. Silage Clamp with sleeper walls and concrete floor.
Lot 1 extends in all to about 34½ acres; there are four pasture paddocks surrounding the homestead, together with five further gently sloping pasture enclosures, a small conservation area, which provides a haven for wildlife, together with a small enclosure of attractive amenity woodland. All of the enclosures are bounded by mature hedgerows with a number of attractive boundary trees including mature oak and beech, with the majority of the land on the holding classified as Grade II on the agricultural land classification maps.
Further Land – Lot 2
Lot 2 , which is shaded in blue on the plan below, comprises about 36.93 acres divided between six gently sloping, good shaped field enclosures, all of which are currently laid to pasture, but would be equally well suited to supporting arable cropping. Access is available via the no-through road which runs along the southern boundary.
Further Land – Lot 3
Lot 3, which is shaded in green on the plan below, comprises about 24.97 acres divided between two field enclosures, both of which are currently cropped to winter barley. Access is available from the council maintained road to the east.