The village of Halwill Junction is about 1.5 miles away offering a primary school, post office, village store, other shops, community hall and public house. The surrounding towns of Hatherleigh, Holsworthy and Okehampton offer wider facilities including supermarkets and vets. The coast at Bude can reached in about half an hour by car, and the Cathedral city of Exeter is about an hours drive with its mainline railway station, international airport and the M5 motorway. The open expanses of the Dartmoor National Park is just to the South of Okehampton, providing wide opportunities for outdoor pursuits. Also nearby are extensive Forestry Commission woodlands at Cookworthy Moor also providing attractive walking, riding and cycle routes.
This attractive period small cottage is dated 1836 and believed to be of mixed stone and cob construction with oil fired central heating and double glazed windows. The interior has plenty of character and the cottage is set in a large garden plot with a drive and off road parking, with plenty of space around to extend the cottage, subject to obtaining the appropriate planning consent. The cottage is currently tenanted.
A storm porch gives access to the front door opening into:
13' 0'' x 11' 10'' (3.96m x 3.60m)
Attractive period stone fireplace with open fire, bread oven and oak lintel. Exposed beam ceiling, dual aspect with two double glazed windows to side and front. Double glazed front door. TV point. Radiator.
11' 0'' x 8' 4'' (3.35m x 2.54m)
Double glazed window to rear with spectacular far reaching views across the farm and the countryside. Part tiled walls. Radiator. Range of wall and floor mounted kitchen units with work surfaces over. Inset chrome sink with drainer. Breakfast bar. Space and plumbing for washing machine. Electric meter cupboard. Telephone point.
Staircase to first floor with understairs storage area. Radiator.
5' 6'' x 4' 11'' (1.68m x 1.50m)
Frosted window to front. Tiled walls and floor. Radiator. Panelled bath with electric shower over. WC. Pedestal hand basin.
FIRST FLOOR LANDING:
Window over the stairs. Loft hatch.
9' 6'' x 9' 2'' (2.89m x 2.79m)
Double glazed window to front with views. Radiator.
12' 0'' x 9' 2'' (3.65m x 2.79m)
Dual aspect room with double glazed windows to front and rear with extensive views. Radiator.
The farm is reached by a right of way along a shared farm access track with a gateway leading into generous gardens with driveway and off road parking. Adjoining the house is the outside oil fired combination boiler for the central heating and hot water. Oil tank. There is a timber summer house, shed, some apple trees and lawns all enjoying the wonderful views.
RANGE OF FARM BUILDINGS:
A gateway from the shared access track leads into an enclosed mainly concreted yard area giving access to the five large modern farm buildings.
FARM BUILDING ONE:
74' 0'' x 29' 0'' (22.54m x 8.83m) approx
Steel portal frame construction. Enclosed three sides. Concrete floor on two levels.
FARM BUILDING TWO:
59' 9'' x 43' 8'' (18.20m x 13.30m) approx
Concrete portal frame building. Fully enclosed with three gates into the yard. Central feed passage. Mainly concrete floor.
FARM BUILDING THREE:
89' 3'' x 74' 0'' (27.18m x 22.54m) approx
Steel portal frame construction with concrete floor and fully enclosed with three gates into the year. Central feed passage. Internal cattle pens.
FARM BUILDING FOUR:
59' 0'' x 38' 6'' (17.97m x 11.73m) approx
Concrete portal frame construction. Concrete floor. Enclosed on three sides with four gates into the yard.
FARM BUILDING FIVE:
49' 6'' x 38' 6'' (15.08m x 11.73m)
Mixed construction. Used as an implement shed and firewood store.
In total the property extends to about 42.7 acres all within a ring fence with the exception of a small garden area across the track from the cottage. The land is mainly down to pasture divided into four fields with about 37 acres of pasture, all with well maintained grass as well as the hedges, fences, gates and water troughs.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME:
There is a basic payment entitlement attributable to the farm. This will be transferred to the purchaser in accordance with the Rural Payments Agency transfer guidance following completion.
A public footpath crosses the lower part of the farm past the fishing lake.
The pasture land is currently let to two different farmers on grazing licenses expiring in December 2018.
This delightful well-established lake extends to about an acre located in the lower part of the farm and has an island. Ideal for fishing or enjoying the peace and amenity of the area as well as the abundant wildlife.
Just beyond the lake is an area of woodland of about 3.7 acres again providing attractive wildlife habitats and providing firewood.
Orlands Cottage has had planning consent granted in the past for extending and now provides an opportunity for the purchasers to obtain planning consent to extend or re-model the cottage. Planning Prior Notification has also been applied for in 2014 to convert one of the farm buildings (farm building three) into two dwellings. Although Planning was not granted at the time the owners consider that there is still the possibility to obtain consent for at least one dwelling subject to a suitable application following recent changes in planning policy. Purchasers should of course make their own enquiries of the local planning authority Torridge District Council.
Torridge District Council.
Mains water is connected on two supplies: an un-metered supply to the cottage and a metered supply to the farm buildings and farm. Mains electricity to the cottage. The buildings are not currently connected but an electric pole is located in the yard. Orlands cottage drainage is by septic tank within the garden.