A most attractive livestock, equestrian and sporting farm in a sought after location within the Exmoor National Park between the Rivers Exe and Barle all offered together with up to 158 acres of land.
• Four bedroom farmhouse providing spacious, well laid out family accommodation.
• Attractive courtyard of traditional barns suitable for a range of uses.
• Large agricultural building suitable for a number of agricultural and/or equestrian uses.
• Further two bedroom cottage.
• Productive, gently south facing pasture and level meadow land extending the holding in all to about 158.74 acres.
• Single bank fishing along the River Exe.
• For sale as a whole or in up to six separate lots.
Perry Farm is located on the southern edge of the Exmoor National Park between the Rivers Exe and Barle, a short distance from the village of Brushford. The farm is therefore very well located to take advantage of the wonderful riding, shooting and wider sporting opportunities offered by Exmoor, whilst also benefitting from easy access to the south west’s main road and rail links.
The nearby town of Dulverton, located about two miles to the north, provides day to day shopping facilities together with a post office, primary and middle school, health centre, dental and veterinary surgery.
Tiverton, which is located about 12 miles to the south, offers a further range of facilities together with access to the M5 Motorway at Junction 27 via the A361 North Devon Link Road, Tiverton Parkway Railway Station (with trains to London Paddington in just over two hours) and Blundell’s School. The Cathedral and University City of Exeter is about 28 miles away and offers a further range of shops together with premiership rugby and an international airport.
Lot 1: The farmhouse, courtyard of traditional farm buildings, modern farm building and some 93.95 acres
Converted to a very high standard from a former granary in around 2005, Perry Farmhouse retains many of the fine features and character of the traditional barn, whilst also incorporating double glazing and oil fired central heating, and now offers excellent family accommodation extending to in excess of 4,300sqft, divided between well-proportioned rooms ideal for entertaining, and positioned to take full advantage of the southerly views.
The accommodation provides, on the ground floor, entrance hall with stairs off and cloakroom, sitting room, triple aspect drawing room with imposing fireplace, dining room, good sized farmhouse kitchen with fully fitted units, four oven Aga and door leading to utility room with boiler room, office, larder and further shower room off. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, three of which have the benefit of en-suite bathrooms, with the fourth bedroom enjoying the benefit of an adjoining family bathroom.
The Farm Buildings
Set out to the west of the farmhouse is a range of very attractive traditional stone farm buildings which offer privacy and seclusion to the farmhouse whilst also providing excellent stabling and further storage facilities. These buildings may also be suitable for alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents. In addition to the traditional buildings, to the east of the farmhouse is a covered yard suitable for a range of equestrian, beef and sheep enterprises. The buildings more specifically comprise as follows:
1. Stone, slate and fibre cement stable building providing three stables and foaling box with loft over (5.5m x 15.6m).
2. Stone, slate and fibre cement stable and storage building with three loose boxes, washroom and storage areas (4.3m x 7.6m and 24.9m x 5.3m).
3. Block, timber and fibre cement store (12.2m x 4.7m).
4. Brick, timber and slate Granary on staddle stones (5.2m x 3.3m).
5. Timber and galvanise livestock and storage building (36.6m x 18.3m).
The Land – Lot 1
Lot 1 extends in all to about 93.95 acres, all of which slopes gently up from the farmstead with a southerly aspect. The land is divided between a number of conveniently shaped and sized enclosures, all of which are suitable for mowing and/or grazing purposes. At the top of Pixton Hill, which forms the highest point on the holding at about 239m/1,079ft, Perry Farm benefits from outstanding far reaching southerly views over the Exe Valley and beyond.
Lot 2: Perry Cart House set in about 0.14 of an acre
Constructed of stone elevations under a slate roof, Perry Cart House comprises a most attractive single storey cottage which is situated off Perry New Road, a short distance to the west of the farmstead.
Accommodation comprises an entrance hall, living room with open plan kitchen and exposed beams, hall, utility room, cloakroom, bathroom and two double bedrooms. Outside, the property sits within a gravelled hardstanding area and is serviced by a log store abutting the southern and eastern boundaries.
Lot 3: About 48.65 acres to the south of Perry Farm
Lot 3 comprises a most attractive parcel of generally level pasture land which is located to the south of the Perry New Road and is bordered along its eastern boundary by the River Exe, with the River Barle on the western boundary, and the meeting of the waters at the southern end of this parcel. The land has the benefit of an established hardstanding adjoining the road (numbered 1169 on the plan) which previously had planning permission for the erection of a modern 100’ x 40’ farm building.
Lot 4: Pasture paddock and woodland of about 5.80 acres to the south of Perry New Road
Lot 4 comprises a level and gently sloping pasture paddock adjoining the River Barle, together with a most attractive parcel of amenity woodland. The land has the benefit of direct road access from Perry New Road together with a natural water supply.
Lot 5: About 10.20 acres to the east of Brushford
Lot 5 comprises a level pasture enclosure extending in all to about 10.20 acres which is well suited to service a range of equestrian and/or other livestock enterprises. The land has the benefit of direct access from Perry New Road and a natural water supply.
Lot 6: Single bank fishing along the River Exe
Lot 6 comprises a substantial length of single bank fishing on the western bank of the River Exe adjoining Lot 3, running from Perry New Road in a southerly direction, to the meeting of the waters on the southern boundary. This stretch of river provides excellent trout fishing with occasional salmon.
General Remarks and Stipulations
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession available upon the majority of the lots, with the exception of Lot 2, Perry Cart House, which is subject to the terms of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement dated 26th May 2016, the fixed term of which expires in May 2017.
Shooting rights are in hand whilst the hunting rights are vested in the Badgworthy Land Company.
Exmoor National Park Authority, Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9HL. Telephone: 01398 323665.
Water – Private.
Drainage – Private.
Electricity – Mains.
Heating – both the Farmhouse and Perry Cart House are serviced by oil fired central heating.
To comply with the Consumer Protection Regulations, Humberts would bring to your attention that it is unable to verify that any of the service systems in this property are operational. All measurements and distances in these particulars are approximate.
Health and Safety Issues
Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the property, bearing in mind especially the risk of sudden movements from livestock on the land, together with machinery which may be working at the time of inspection. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings, and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven, steep and slippery ground surfaces.
Rights and Easements
Should Lot 2 be sold separately to Lot 1, an easement in respect of the water supply to Lot 2 will be granted. The purchaser of Lot 2 will be required to install a sub-meter in respect of the water supply from Lot 1.
The private farm water supply is also connected to Nos.1 and 2 Perry Cottages for which there is an established easement.
There is a public footpath crossing Lot 5 only.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is all registered on the Rural Land Register and Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale.
Perry Farmhouse (Lot 1) is assessed for Council Tax under Band G (£2,558.84 for 2016/17).
Perry Cart House (Lot 2) is assessed for Council Tax under Band C (£1,364.71 for 2016/17).
From Junction 27 of the M5 motorway, follow the A361 towards Tiverton. Upon reaching the roundabout at the end of the dual carriageway, take the third exit onto the A396 towards Dulverton. Pass through Bolham on the A396 and shortly after passing through Cove, and upon reaching the Exeter Inn, turn left and continue towards Dulverton on the A396. At the cross roads turn right and immediately then go straight across (taking the lower of the two roads) and continue along the A396 towards Dulverton. Keep following the A396, passing the Exebridge Lakeside Caravan Club site on your left, and the turning to Brushford. About ¾ of a mile after passing Masons-Kings Farm Machinery on your left and passing under the bridge, turn left onto Perry New Road at Snapbox Cross (signed Dulverton 2½). The farmstead of Perry Farm will be found on your right after about ¼ of a mile.
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment via the agents, Humberts, on 01823 331234. Potential purchasers are advised to contact the agents to discuss the property in further detail before making a journey to visit the property.