West Aish Farm takes up a lovely rural position around 1.5 miles South-East of the pretty Mid-Devon village of Morchard Bishop, it enjoys wonderful views over its own land, onto rolling countryside with Dartmoor in the distance - seeing the sunset from here is magical!
The property offers fantastic flexibility. The current owners have used the land for farm animals but it is equally suitable for keeping horses with just a tweak to the large modern barn (erected in 2020). The holiday cottages generate good income with short term stays or offer a great option for multi-generational living if preferred.
THE MAIN HOME
The spacious accommodation reaches 188sqm / 2,000sqft and includes a superb kitchen diner with underfloor heating below slate floor tiles. From here you can enjoy the fantastic views with an abundance of glazing and two sets of double doors to the south and west facing terrace. There is a Rayburn, granite worktops, twin Belfast sink, electric hob and Miele dishwasher. The living room extends to over 6m /20ft and yet is still cosy with its Morso wood-burning stove set in the period fireplace, plus a lovely window seat looking over the formal garden. The ground floor also includes a study, two double bedrooms and a bath and shower room. Upstairs we have a bedroom which is a flexible large room, currently in use as an office, but has also been a spare bedroom and could be a master bedroom. This room has incredible views. There is also the 4th bedroom and a shower room to serve these bedrooms.
THE HOLIDAY COTTAGES
Both holiday cottages have access to gardens and have parking available. They will be left furnished and have two bedrooms served by a white suite bathroom with shower and screen over the bath and an open-plan kitchen, dining and living area with a wood-burning stove each. “The Roundhouse” is attached to the main home with an internal door so it can be incorporated in the main accommodation, or used as an Annexe. The kitchen has underfloor heating. “The Stable” is a detached single-story cottage which has a lovely raised seating area immediately outside. This property benefits from underfloor heating throughout the open plan living / kitchen / dining area. The owners have used these properties for family, short term holiday lets and longer term lets depending on their needs and time available to manage the properties themselves.
The plot reaches nearly 6 acres in total, with formal lawned gardens lying to the South and West of the main home and holiday cottages with some beautiful flower beds and borders adding a splash of colour. There is also an orchard with a wide selection of trees and vegetable plots, offering plenty of opportunity to get towards being self-sufficient. THE PADDOCK is approximately four acres, has its own gated access and is stock proof fenced suitable for horses or other animals.
OUTBUILDINGS, GARAGES and PARKING
The 2020 erected barn (13.2m x 7.5m) is split into three sections - an open-fronted tractor garage, a large garage style store with double doors (currently used as a gym) and insulated section with double glazed windows, which would make a wonderful studio or office with very little adaptation needed. There are TWO GARAGES (with owned SOLAR PV PANELS over) off the gated parking area (suitable for 4-6 cars), plus further parking for 3 cars side-by-side off the lane. To the far end is a further barn with potential to create a third holiday cottage subject to planning, which has space for a car with a massive storage area to the back. There are smaller outbuildings and a large workshop area found under the main home. All the outbuildings, barn and garages have outside power, water and are EV ready.
All in all, this property offers the next owner a fantastic amount of flexibility and an opportunity to make the most of everything West Aish Farm has to offer, with very little to change to make it suitable for all manner of uses.
Please see the floorplans for room sizes.
Current Council Tax: Main home ‘E’, holiday cottages on business rates
Utilities: Mains electric, water, telephone and broadband
Broadband within this postcode: Standard (both owners work from home without any issues)
Drainage: Private septic tank drainage
Heating: Wood-burners, Rayburn and electric underfloor heating to lounge diner
DIRECTIONS: For Sat-Nav use “West Aish Farm, Morchard Bishop”, as the post code directs you to the lane directly to the North of this property.
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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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