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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 reception rooms


  • Impressive detached farmhouse in approx. 5 acres
  • 4 bedrooms plus annexe (rental income)
  • 7 stable block and yard (visible from house)
  • Ample parking for vehicles and trailers etc
  • All weather manege, paddocks and lakes
  • Semi-rural setting approx 1 mile from village
  • Recent thatch and in good condition

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A pretty and detached farmhouse with 5 bedrooms or used with separate annexe if required, in approx. 5 acres with Equestrian facilities including stables, yard, manege and paddocks, all just 1 mile from the village.

Nestled In the quiet hamlet of Oldborough and just 1 mile from the popular village of Morchard Bishop, the property is an impressive Grade II listed house dating back to 1640 and offers superb accommodation with over 2000sq ft of internal space. It is presented in good order throughout with a new thatch and many original features and neutral decor. Sitting in just under 5 acres of land with south facing gardens an elegant stable yard, double garage, all weather 20 x 40 manege, a small lake and paddocks, it really does have it all. It is surrounded on three sides by open farmland with no immediate neighbours.

Internally the property consists of 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms with the added flexibility of arranging the accommodation to provide a 1 bedroom annex adjoining the main house and with its own front door .

The kitchen is fitted with a bespoke oak kitchen and oil fired Aga plus a useful laundry / office adjacent .

All the reception rooms are light and airy are south facing and have have original exposed beams and Inglenook fireplaces, with two having polished oak floors and wood burners, perfect to hunker down on cold winter nights .

Glazed double doors lead from the main sitting room to the pretty generous garden and large patio area ideal for summer entertaining and enjoying the far-reaching views. Upstairs in the main house are four bedrooms, a family bathroom and en-suite to the master bedroom. Newly fitted carpets can be found throughout.


Approached via a 5 bar gate from a lane to the rear. There is ample parking for several vehicles including if desired a horsebox . Adjoining the drive is an attractive stable yard consisting of seven loose boxes, a tack room and feed store There is also a large double open fronted garage. An all weather 20 x 40m manege lies immediately behind the stable block and enjoys wonderful views across the fields and beyond with a delightful orchard as well . There are 3 paddocks and a small lake which is a haven for wild life .

This is a terrific rural property all in a very neat package making it ideal for those with horses and children who want a safe and visible environment to enjoy.

Please see the floorplan for room sizes.

Council Tax: G

Utilities: Mains water, electric, telephone & broadband

Fastest broadband speed within this postcode: Up to 50Mbps

Drainage: Private drainage

Heating: Oil fired central heating

Listed: Yes Grade II

Tenure: Freehold

directions From the A377 at Morchard Road, proceed towards Morchard Bishop. After approx. 1.7 miles (just before the Morchard Bishop sign) turn right as signed to Oldborough and Newbuildings. At the next t-junction turn right and proceed down the hill and the property will be found on the right after approx. 0.2 miles.

Morchard bishop is a village and civil parish set in the sumptuous hills and valleys of Mid-Devon, halfway between the North and South of the County, 7 miles west of Crediton and 14 miles from the regional capital, Exeter. The showpiece is the spectacular 16th Century Church of St Mary's, one of two churches in the village. This small but thriving community, with a population of just under 1000 has a primary school, doctor's surgery and local shops. Those who lead an active lifestyle can take advantage of the football, netball and outdoor tennis clubs as well as enjoying a game of bowls on the Green. At the centre is the friendly London Inn, loved for its generous servings of delicious, locally sourced food. Dating back 400 years, this traditional pub was once a stop for passing coaches when the main road from Exeter ran through the village. Today, the nearby railway station at Morchard Road carries passengers from Exeter to Barnstaple along the scenic Tarka Line. Dartmoor and Exmoor, areas of outstanding natural beauty are within 30 minutes' drive.

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Map & Nearby

Local Amenities

  • Morchard Road 1.6 miles
  • Copplestone 1.9 miles
  • Morchard Bishop Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
  • Copplestone Primary School 1.8 miles

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Local Amenities

  • Morchard Road 1.6 miles
  • Copplestone 1.9 miles
  • Morchard Bishop Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
  • Copplestone Primary School 1.8 miles

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  • £429,391
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27th Sep 2019 £725,000 First listed

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