Nestled in the rolling Devonshire countryside is the small linear village of Upton Pyne, on the doorstep of Exeter, it’s a wonderful and ever popular location for those looking for a rural property within a stone’s throw of the city and all it offers. Just beyond Upton Pyne and up a private lane is Bidwell Barton, a Grade II listed farmhouse of considerable stature. Over the 3 floors (including the loft) is 4000sqft of accommodation and with a great opportunity to put your own stamp on it. It is in approx. 3 acres of land, and with huge potential to utilise or convert the multiple outbuildings to holiday lets or dwellings (stp), then for a buyer with a vision, there is such a lot of property for the money.
The main house is full of character, from the wide front door to the numerous fireplaces and from the high ceilings of the Georgian renovation flooding rooms with light, to the more traditional of the Elizabethan original, it really does have interest wherever you look. With 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on the first floor, plus a huge loft to the second floor, there is plenty of room for families. The ground floor has a flexible layout with large rooms suitable for a number of uses and working from home would be a dream. It’s worth noting that the current owners have drawings to show their ideas for creating a more open kitchen and adding another bedroom and ensuite. Although this doesn’t yet have permission, it’s an insight into what could be done.
Outside the main house has a walled courtyard to the rear and gardens beyond giving excellent privacy and there’s always a sunny spot to find. Across the driveway is a paddock and orchard, a perfect playground plus a number of single storey outbuildings that could be restored or converted (stp) to suit a range to uses including holiday lets, office, annexe, gym etc.
Agent’s note: Should someone only require additional land and a large outbuilding, this is available on a separate listing.
Please see the floorplan for room sizes.
Council Tax: F (Mid Devon 2022/23 £3113.43)
Utilities: Mains water, electric, gas, telephone & broadband
Heating: Mix of oil, wood-burner and solar hot water
Listed: Yes Grade II
From Crediton: Take the road to Exeter and at Three Horse Shoes (opposite Bernaville Nursery) take the road as signed to Upton Pyne. Follow this lane into the village and out of the other side. After approx. 0.3 miles, take the left fork signed to Jackmoor. Follow this lane and after another 0.3 miles, the entrance to Bidwell Barton will be found on your left.
From Exeter: Take the road at Cowley Bridge towards Crediton and at Three Horse Shoes (opposite Bernaville Nursery) take the road as signed to Upton Pyne. Follow this lane into the village and out of the other side. After approx. 0.3 miles, take the left fork signed to Jackmoor. Follow this lane and after another 0.3 miles, the entrance to Bidwell Barton will be found on your left.
EXETER is the cathedral city and capital city of Devon. The city is on the River Exe about 37 miles (60 km) northeast of Plymouth and 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Bristol.
Exeter was the most south-westerly Roman fortified settlement in Britain. Exeter Cathedral was founded in the mid-11th century. During the late 19th century, Exeter became an affluent centre for the wool trade. After the Second World War, much of the city centre was rebuilt and is now considered to be a centre for modern business and tourism in Devon and Cornwall. Famed for its world class University.
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