A superbly situated holiday complex, home and farm with equestrian facilities located in Exmoor National Park with spectacular views and an abundance of wildlife.
A unique opportunity to purchase a thriving long-established holiday business in some of the most glorious surroundings in the British Isles.
Three residential dwellings with one, two and three bedrooms respectively. Nine en suite letting rooms, large catering kitchen, guest dining room, guest lounge. Stabling, extensive farm buildings, riding ménage, 31 acres of land surrounding the buildings.
Twitchen Farm is situated in the Exmoor National Park, a recognized area of outstanding natural beauty. The walking and riding in this area are some of the best in Britain. The location affords a quiet rural idyll, but with good access to village and town amenities as well as the North Devon Coast which is famous for its long sandy beaches.
Twitchen Farm is close to the pretty Exmoor village of Challacombe which has a popular award winning pub, The Black Venus; Challacombe Stores / Post Office and church. The twin resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth and the famous Valley of Rocks are some 10 miles distant. The regional centre of Barnstaple, situated at the head of the Taw Estuary, is 11 miles to the west
Exmoor National Park with its spectacular scenery offers a wealth of riding, walking and sporting opportunities. Barnstaple offers a good variety of shops and supermarkets, restaurants, popular theatre, schools, hospital and twice-weekly Pannier Market showcasing local produce. The nearest primary school can be found in the village if Bratton Fleming.
The North Devon Link Road (A361) provides good access to Barnstaple, Tiverton and the M5 Motorway; the Tiverton Parkway Station provides regular mainline services to London Paddington in just over two hours. There is also the train service from Barnstaple to Exeter via the Taw Valley.
Description Twitchen Farm () is a well-established holiday complex inspected by VisitEngland and awarded 4 stars. It has 8 large en-suite rooms plus 1 room which forms a popular suite. The rooms are suitable for couples, families or individuals. There are also 3 separate residential dwellings currently occupied by the present owners, together with a wide range of stabling, farm buildings and land. The land is largely pasture with a small portion of woodland bordering a stream.
The property is a popular and successful holiday venue, well-booked every year with a healthy turnover. Trading figures can be made available to bona fide purchasers. There is scope for further business expansion within the existing buildings as well as the possibility of additional extensions (subject to planning approvals). The current owners have previously held a residential drinks license.
The original stone buildings date to the 18th century and are arranged around the courtyard. They have been renovated extensively between 1994 and 1999 and subsequently maintained to a high standard.
Farmhouse (3 bedroom guest accommodation)
Entrance Hall: Spacious hall with wooden floor and split staircase.
Sitting Room: Dual aspect room with wooden flooring.
Dining Room: Impressive room with wooden floor, sash windows and notable stone fireplace with inset woodburner.
Flagstone Hallway: With doors to kitchen, courtyard and laundry room.
Laundry Room: Shelved area, Belfast sink, Grant oil-fired boiler, washing machines and tumble dryers, built-in cupboard. Cloakroom with WC and basin. Spring water treatment system.
Kitchen: Reaching to full height with a-frame beams and solid oak floor, a light and spacious room fully fitted with extensive base units and two stainless steel sinks, range cooker, gas cooker and two dishwashers. Doors to courtyard and parking area.
First floor All rooms are beautifully decorated with stunning views.
Double Bedroom: Beamed ceiling. Large en-suite with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Double Bedroom: Beamed ceiling. Large en-suite with bath and shower over, 2 hand basins, WC, connecting door to
Bedroom: Airing cupboard. Adjoins one of the other bedrooms to make a family suite.
The barn (6 Bedroom Guest Accommodation)
Hallway: Flagstone floor. Airing cupboard.
Family Bedroom: En-suite, recently re-fitted with shower, basin and WC.
Twin Bedroom: Beamed ceiling. En-suite with bath, basin and WC.
Double Bedroom: Beamed ceiling. En-suite, recently re-fitted with double shower, basin and WC.
A separate entrance leads to the First Floor Entrance Porch leading to Hallway: With large cupboard.
Family Bedroom: En-suite with bath, shower cubicle, basin and WC.
Double Bedroom: En-suite with shower, basin and WC.
Twin Bedroom: En-suite with double shower, basin and WC.
All the first floor bathrooms have recently been refitted.
1 bedroom cottage
Entrance Porch: Stained glass door to
Open-plan Living Area: Tiled floor with underfloor heating, under stairs cupboard. Kitchen Area with matching base and wall units, space for dishwasher and washing machine, space for fridge, integral Diplomat cooker with halogen hob and stainless steel cooker hood over. Grant oil fired boiler. Ground floor extension is under construction.
Bedroom: Countryside/moorland views.
Bathroom: Freestanding bath with shower attachment, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail.
Study: Airing cupboard.
3 bedroom cottage
Entrance Porch: Under stairs cupboard.
Stairs to first floor.
Bedroom: Built-in wardrobes.
Bathroom: Bath with shower over, wash basin and WC.
Rear Entrance Porch.
Open-plan Living Area: Wood burning stove, airing cupboard. Kitchen Area; with solid oak floor, matching base and wall cupboards, 1½ bowl sink, space for cooker, washing machine and dishwasher. Loft hatch.
Bedroom: En-suite with shower, basin and WC.
2 bedroom bungalow
Reception Hall: Reaching to full height with a-frame beams. Wooden floor.
Kitchen: Oak kitchen units with tiled worktop, one and a half bowl sink, ceramic hob with extractor hood over.
Rear Porch: Door to rear. Belfast sink.
Bathroom: Bath, WC and wash basin, space and plumbing for washing machine.
Bedroom: Full height with a-frame beams.
Living Room: A light and spacious room. Loft hatch, sliding doors to patio and amazing moorland views, wood burning stove.
Shower Room: Walk-in shower area, wash basin and WC.
Door to Garage: With up-and-over door, pedestrian door to parking area. Boarded loft area.
Store Room/Workshop: 19’6” x 5’10”. Door to rear. Storage over the office.
Office: 19’6” x 9’6”.
General Purpose Agricultural Building: 101’0” max x 46’0” max. 3-bays. Concrete yard to rear.
Implement Shed: 44'6" (13.56m) x 29'6" (8.99m). With bull pen.
Stable Block: 43’0” x 42’0”. 6 loose boxes. Lockable tack room. Feed store.
General Purpose Agricultural Building: 72’0” x 60’0”.
General Purpose Agricultural Building: 40’0” x 14’7”. Recently refurbished.
Pool Room: 30’0” max x 15’0”. Hot tub.
Swimming Pool, 30’0” x 14’0” Partially covered.
Land and Additional Features
the land surrounds the buildings on all sides and comprises 4 gently sloping fields and 2 slightly steeper. Many boundaries are traditional banks with beech hedges. The fields have water and interconnecting gateways. The valley bottom has old mixed woodland, a rich habitat for flora and fauna, with a stream.
All weather riding ménage; 5kw wind turbine, installed 2011; Large, hard, grassed parking area; Hard drive; gardens surrounding all buildings; vegetable garden with small greenhouse; mobile home (old).
Services: Spring water (with ultraviolet filter), wind turbine for electricity, mains electricity, septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating. The dwellings have separate oil tanks.
Fixtures and Fittings: Fixtures and fittings relating to the B&B business (Farmhouse & The Barn), are included the sale.
Local Authority: North Devon District Council. ()
Postcode: EX31 4TT
Method of sale: Private treaty.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment through Geoffrey Clapp Associates.
Important Notice: Whilst we, Geoffrey Clapp Associates (gca), make every attempt to ensure our sales particulars are fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property. No appliances have been tested and no warranty can be given by gca in relation to this property. It is the responsibility for any intending purchaser to check the property is available before setting out. Neither the Vendor nor gca accepts any responsibility for failed viewings.