Country house for sale in Widworthy, Honiton, Devon EX14

Guide price £6,500,000
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Country house for sale
Council tax band:
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Property features

  • Approximately 13,961 sq. Ft. Including the outbuildings
  • About 407 acres in total
  • Wonderful period features
  • Tennis court
  • Swimming pool
  • Cottage
  • Excellent views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Farm buildings
  • Farmland

Property description

Widworthy Barton is available for sale with 58 acres, or with up to 407 acres of surrounding farmland and woods. Please contact the vendor's agent for more information.

This listing is for all lots, with 407 acres in total.

Lot One
Widworthy Barton - About 57 acres (23 ha)

The property:
The property has recently been refurbished, striking the perfect balance between retaining the character and historical features with the comforts of modern living. All the services have been modernised with with new electrics and heating. The property is incredibly warm thanks to the installation of a biomass boiler which services the heating and hot water, as well as providing an incentive that covers a percentage of the total utility costs. Widworthy Barton is built of local stone, with Beer stone dressings and detailing, and the quality of the restoration of the exterior stonework and chimney is immediately apparent. The house is set out in the classic Tudor style; the accommodation surrounds a central inner cobbled courtyard.

An entrance porch opens into a reception hall, to the right of which is the Great Hall, the grandest room on the ground floor. Opposite the Great Hall is a large sitting room, and beyond this is the spacious kitchen which forms the heart of the home; fitted with a range of stylish units, high quality appliances and a central island. There is a home cinema room on the ground floor, in delightful contrast to the 16th century opulence of the Great Hall. A cross passage leads to two ground floor double bedrooms which are serviced by a Jack and Jill bathroom. Completing the ground floor accommodation is a large office, which is situated in the former Tudor kitchen and features the original fireplace and bread oven; plus the utility room, boot room, boiler room and cloakroom.

On the first floor, there are five additional double bedrooms, serviced by three contemporary bathrooms, all with an immaculate finish. From each room on the first floor, lovely views of the grounds and surrounding landscape can be enjoyed.

Services: Biomass boiler for heating and hot water. Air source heat pump and solar panels for swimming pool heating. Mains electricity. Private drainage and water.

Orchardleigh Cottage:
Orchardleigh Cottage is a detached cottage which is situated some distance away from the manor house. The accommodation comprises a newly installed kitchen and bathroom, plus a sitting room, three bedrooms and its own cottage garden.

Parkland & Woodland:
The parkland slopes gently upwards, wrapping around and framing the house and grounds below. Close to the house the land has been planted with orchard trees. The land rises to mixed woodland which is carpeted in bluebells in Spring and has private tracks and paths throughout. The land at Widworthy Barton includes about 29 acres of pasture land and orchard plus a 13 acre arable field which is occupied by a local farmer until Spring 2024. There is also an area used by the former estate gardener for raising chickens, occupied on an annual licence.

Traditional Barns:
Widworthy Barton has the benefit of a courtyard of traditional outbuildings which are situated to the north west of the house, with separate access to the road. There is also a large traditional barn adjacent to the courtyard which could offer the potential for conversion, depending on the purchaser obtaining the
relevant planning consents.

Lot Two
Widworthy Woods – About 110.98 acres (44.90 ha)
A substantial parcel of mixed species woodland which has been actively managed over recent years to balance its amenity appeal with its commercial timber value. Widworthy Woods is located at the top of the hill adjacent to Widworthy Barton and extends in all to about 111 acres.

Lot Three
Widworthy Farm Buildings & Farmland – About 125.79 acres (50.91 ha)
A parcel of land below Widworthy Barton consisting of a pair of modern farm buildings plus arable and pasture land, in all about 126 acres.

Lot Four – Harmony Hill Farmland
A parcel of hillside land across the valley and in view of the main house. Suitable for grazing, re-wilding
or woodland planting. In all about 93 acres (38 ha).

Lot Five – Land at Offwell
A parcel of productive arable land with good access, extending to about 20 acres (7.89 ha).

Widworthy Barton is located within the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with excellent walking, riding and cycling direct from the property with miles of unspoilt countryside to explore. The property is 8 miles from the World Heritage Jurassic Coast which covers 95 miles of beautiful coastline and beaches. The property is 5 miles from Honiton, 21 miles from Taunton, and 23 miles from Exeter.

Honiton offers a good range of local amenities including two primary schools and a secondary school. A more extensive range of facilities are located in Taunton and Exeter. The Cathedral City of Exeter is the most thriving city in the South West, boasting excellent cultural, business and recreational facilities including many restaurants, the Princesshay shopping development, John Lewis, David Lloyd Private Health Club and the prominent Rugby Stadium of the Exeter Chiefs.

There is an excellent range of educational options in the area including Blundell’s near Tiverton, Colyton Grammar School, Exeter School, Exeter College (Ofsted ‘outstanding’) and The Maynard School. King’s Hall Preparatory School, King’s College, Queen’s College and Taunton School are also popular. The university in Exeter is recognised as one of the best universities in the country.

Communication links are excellent. The area is well served with road and rail links providing easy access via the A30, M5 and A303 to the national motorway network and London. There is a regular train service from Taunton to London Paddington with regular journey times under two hours and nearby Honiton also provides a service to London Waterloo. Exeter International Airport is located approximately 18.5 miles away from the property, offering an excellent range of domestic and European flights, including daily flights to London City Airport.

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