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£950,000 Guide price

Farm for sale

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31

£950,000 Guide price

Farm for sale

Kentisbury, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31



Property features

  • Grade II Listed farmhouse
  • 31.55 acres
  • Range of stone barns with potential

Property description

An organic dairy farm in a pretty valley setting
Grade II listed farmhouse with six bedrooms suitable for dual family occupation. Range of traditional stone and slate barns (some with potential, subject to planning). Range of modern dairy buildings including a 9:18 herringbone parlour and cubicles for 120 cows. Approximately 31.55 acres of mainly pasture land with some valley woodland.

Further land available

Barton Farm can be found in rural North Devon on the outskirts of the small rural hamlet of Kentisbury which has a small Primary School, St Thomas’ Church, and a farm shop only a short drive away. The nearby coastal village of Coombe Martin has a small range of amenities whereas the regional centre of Barnstaple, some 9 miles to the south-west, has an excellent and wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants. and recreational facilities. The town also benefits from a main line railway station and bus services and the A361, known as the North Devon Link Road provides a quick link to the M5 motorway, the cathedral City of Exeter and beyond. Exmoor National Park is also on the doorstop with its stunning scenery offering the outdoor enthusiast numerous walks and riding opportunities. The dramatic North Devon coastline is only a short drive from the farm and is strewn with pretty coves, harbours and sandy surfing beaches.

Barton Farmhouse is Grade II listed and is mentioned in the Doomsday book as the Manor House in Kentisbury, which then became the Barton at a later date. It is thought to date back to 15th century and has played host to Saxon Lords, a Rector and first world war veterans as a farm school. This substantial property is currently divided into three; the main farmhouse, the annexe and a self contained flat, all of which need varying degrees of updating and modernising. It sits in level gardens a stones throw from St Thomas Church with the farm buildings lying to the north and east of the property. The farms is currently run as an organic dairy unit, but it could be adapted for a variety of enterprises, such as stock rearing, an equine enterprise or developing the numerous stone and slate, subject to gaining the necessary consents. From the parish road a entrance lane leads to the front and side of the farmhouse where there is a hard standing/parking area, access to the gardens and

The Farmhouse
Front entrance door to HALL with slate flagstone floor, under stairs cupboard, and doors off to;

SITTING ROOM with attractive stone fireplace and wood burner, beamed ceiling. OFFICE with shelving, door to rear hall. OFFICE with plumbing for sink, wash basin and WC. Door to KITCHEN/DINING ROOM with a range of fitted wall and base units, work tops over with Belfast sink, space for cooker, oil fired Rayburn set in former fireplace with cloam oven. Door to rear HALL with door to side PORCH and UTILITY ROOM, door through to DAIRY (which also allows access to the annexe).

From the rear hall, a staircase rises to the first floor LANDING, which has doors off to the following;

FAMILY BATHROOM with pedestal wash basin, WC and bath with shower over.

TWO BEDROOMS, one with en-suite shower room, pedestal wash basin and WC.

The Annexe
Benefiting from night storage radiators and its own front entrance door leading to a RECEPTION HALL with stairs to first floor, coat hanging area. Doors to DINING ROOM and SITTING ROOM with feature fireplace and inset wood-burner, door to KITCHEN with a range of fitted units, work surfaces over, sink and drainer, tiled surrounds and integral cooker, sink and drainer. Oil fired Rayburn set in to former fireplace, door to side PORCH and UTILITY with worktop, plumbing for washing machine, further door to downstairs SHOWER ROOM with corner shower and WC. Door to PANTRY which also gives access to the main part of the farmhouse.

Stairs rise to first floor LANDING with doors to THREE BEDROOMS, separate WC and BATHROOM with freestanding bath, pedestal wash basin.

First Floor Flat

Door from the landing to a KITCHEN/DINING ROOM with a range of fitted units with worktops over, cooker, sink and drainer unit. Door to SITTING ROOM, further door to BEDROOM with wash basin.

Immediately to the front of the farmhouse is an enclosed walled garden which is laid to lawn. Adjacent to this is a parking area and a range of traditional stone outbuildings as follows;

GARAGE - 23' 0'' x 19' 0'' (7.01m x 5.79m) Stone elevations and slate roof with double doors. Adjoining

STABLES/PARLOUR - 62' 0'' x 26' 6'' (18.88m x 8.07m) Stone elevations and slate roof and concrete block lean-to (former tank room)

THRESHING BARN - 43' 0'' x 26' 0'' (13.10m x 7.92m) Stone elevations and slate roof with arrow slit windows and lean-to off. Stairs to granary

A gate from here leads through to the yard and

CALVES HOUSE - 30' 0'' x 32' 6'' (9.14m x 9.90m) Stone elevations and slate roof

LOOSE HOUSE (L-shaped) - 41' 6'' x 41' 0'' x 17' 6' (12.64m x 12.49m x 5.33m) Stone elevations under a slate roof

COVERED YARD - 25' 0'' x 18' 0'' (7.61m x 5.48m) Open fronted, steel frame with concrete block elevations under a corrugated sheet roof

CUBICLE SHED and covered feed area - 130' 0'' x 100' 0'' (39.59m x 30.46m) Steel frame, space boarded elevations under a corrugated sheet roof. 120 ‘Easy Fix’ cubicles with sand beds, scrape and feed passages



CUBICLE SHED - 60' 0'' x 60' 0'' (18.27m x 18.27m) Steel frame, profile sheet cladding

LOOSE HOUSE - 30' 0'' x 20' 0'' (9.14m x 6.09m) Open fronted, concrete block under a profile sheet roof

PARLOUR - 40' 0'' x 18' 0'' (12.18m x 5.48m) 9:18 Herringbone direct line parlour with in parlour feeders and ACRs. Adjoining

DAIRY with 8000 litre bulk tank and associated heat recovery system and ice bank


DUTCH BARN - 46' 0'' x 20' 0'' (14.01m x 6.09m) Steel frame, corrugated sheet cladding



WORKSHOP - 46' 0'' x 29' 0'' (14.01m x 8.83m).

The Land (Lot 1)
The land at Barton Farm extending to some 31.55 acres (12.75 hectares) and comprises a mixture of productive pasture/arable land with some valley woodland. The land is sloping in part with more level ground closer to the farmstead and it is serviced by a spring water supply with good access is from the adjoining parish roads or internal cow tracks.

Further land is available by separate negotiation.

Other Information
Tenure: The farm is freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Services: Farmhouse, Annexe and Flat - Spring water supply, private drainage, mains electricity.

Farm Buildings - Spring water supply and mains electric.

Farm Land (All lots) - Spring water supply.

Listing: The farmhouse is Grade II Listed. For further information please visit .

Local Authorities: North Devon District Council, Barnstaple.

Council Tax Bands: Farmhouse - D and Annexe - D.

Nitrate Vunerable Zone (NVZ): The property is in a NVZ.

Organic Status: The farm is registered as organic with Organic Farmers & Growers.

Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) - The land is registered for the claiming of the Basic Payment Scheme and corresponding entitlements will be available as part of the purchase. Subject to the opening of Rural Payments Agency transfer windows the Vendor (and not Kivells as selling agents; unless specifically instructed in writing to do so) shall transfer the necessary entitlements commensurate with the eligible area of the Property and bear any necessary costs.

Easements, Wayleaves, Rights of Way: The Property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Register of the registered title together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way, which cross the property.

Farm Sale: The vendor reserves the right to hold a Farm Sale on the farm before completion.

Farm Plan: The farm plan is based on ordnance survey extracts, and the areas are not guaranteed and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

Boundaries: Any purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither vendor nor the vendor’s agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof. Should any dispute arise as the boundaries or any points on the particulars or plans or the interpretation of them, the question shall be referred to the vendors agent whose decision acting as experts shall be final.

Photographs: Taken February 2019.

Directions: Postcode is EX31 4NQ. Grid Reference: SS62228 43850. Please see location plan included with this brochure.

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