- Four bedroom converted stone barn
- Modern Farm Buildings
- Potential for equestrian or other uses (STP)
- Rural location
- Pony paddock (0.61 acres)
- Available as a whole or in up to four lots
- Countryside Views
- Character features
- For sale by Informal Tender, with a closing date for tenders on Friday, 23 September 2022 at 12 noon
Property Description: SITUATION
The Byre is a well-presented four-bedroom barn conversion in the heart of the South Hams countryside. It is situated on the outskirts of the village of East Allington which benefits from a primary school, village shop, public house and is approximately 1 mile to the north-west.
The picturesque market town of Kingsbridge, situated at the head of the Salcombe Estuary is approximately 4.2 miles to the south-west. The town enjoys an abundance of amenities and facilities including a wide range of shops, churches, a cottage hospital, health centre and a sports centre with an indoor swimming pool. The town is also equipped with a library, primary school and highly rated secondary school. Kingsbridge is surrounded by the renowned South Hams coastline with a large number of beaches and spectacular scenery to enjoy. DESCRIPTION
The Byre and Part Cross Farm comprises a converted stone barn, range of modern farm buildings and some 58.74 acres (23.77 ha) of agricultural land in all. The property is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to four lots to suit buyers requirements as outlined below. LOT 1 THE BYRE (OUTLINED IN PINK ON THE SITE PLAN)
Converted in 1995, The Byre is a spacious and well-presented four bedroom semi-detached barn conversion set within the South Hams countryside enjoying a quiet, rural location. The Byre, previously part of Cross Farm, is set within a small complex of converted barns and was originally used by the seller as a Cowshed. The barn boasts character throughout with a range of exposed beams, stone walls and high vaulted ceilings.
Included with Lot 1 are two farm buildings one a former workshop extending to approximately 75 square feet (49m²) and the other a general-purpose building having been used for dry storage in the past, extending to approximately 1453 square feet (135m²).
There is also a pony paddock/recreational area extending to approximately 0.61 acres (0.25 ha) which could be used in conjunction with the farm buildings.
The Byre is entered through a red stable door which leads to the entrance hall with space for shoes and coats. On the left of the hallway is the spacious living room enjoying dual aspect windows providing an abundance of natural light, French doors leading to the front garden and a log burner with exposed stone feature wall behind.
Proceed along the hallway from the living room discovers a large utility room with space and plumbing for a washing machine and dryer, while a sink and window overlooking the garden can be found on the right-hand side. There is also a door leading to the large pantry with ample storage.
At the end of the entrance hallway is the spacious kitchen with space for a kitchen table, plenty of mounted storage, a large oil fired Esse cooker, space for a dishwasher and dual aspect Velux windows overlooking the beautiful countryside views. From the kitchen is access to the large dining room boasting character with original exposed beams, feature windows and exposed stonework. The dining room is generous in size with dual aspect windows and stairs leading to the lower ground floor.
The first floor also benefits from a large double bedroom with built in storage cupboards and a bathroom with large shower cubicle.
The hallway has a stable door providing access to a lower courtyard area in the garden. On this level are three further bedrooms, the master bedroom is generous in size with exposed beams and a window overlooking the courtyard. There is a further double bedroom with built in storage and a further generous single bedroom. The family bathroom is very spacious with separate shower cubicle and bath, pedestal hand basin, heated towel rail and WC.
Located in front of The Byre is driveway parking for three cars and a patio area providing the ideal space for al fresco dining whilst enjoying the extensive countryside views. On the other side of the gravelled parking area is a mainly laid to lawn private garden which is level with a garden shed and is bordered by a range of mature flowers and shrubs.
Steps lead from the patio area to a lower enclosed courtyard, there is also a large bank with a range of shrubs and trees adding privacy and the large oil tank.
The driveway to the Byre is owned by the property but it is shared with other properties (as is the ongoing repair and maintenance).
Currently private spring water supply.
Mains electric, shared private drainage. Oil fired central heating and domestic hot water from Esse cooker.
Band E with the amount payable for the year 31/3/2022 - 1/4/2023 £2,612.79 BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered for the purposes of the Basic Payment Scheme and the entitlements will (where possible) be included and transferred to the buyer post legal completion.
The seller has submitted a claim in 2022 and the buyer will be required to undertake not to do anything with the land which might affect the sellers entitlement to this payment. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT
The land is part of an environmental stewardship agreements which commenced on 01/01/22 and ends on 31/12/2027. HOLDOVER
The seller reserves the right to holdover to hold a sale of farm machinery and equipment. DIRECTIONS
From Coles Cross proceed in a northerly direction for about 200 yards and then bear left. Continue down this road for about 500 yards and the entrance to the property will be found on the left hand side. TENURE
Freehold with vacant possession on legal completion VIEWINGS
Strictly by appointment through the sole selling agents, Luscombe Maye 01548 857474 LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.