A stone built rural farmhouse, with 2 storey former cider barn for flexible office use, plus further outbuildings and stables. To be let by informal tender.
The principal access is via a rear door from the parking area entering into a Utility/Boot Room area with Belfast Sink and connections for washing machine and drier; adjoining is a separate downstairs WC and WHB.
Bedroom 5 - previously used as a bedroom this could be used for a number of purposes. It has traditional cupboards from the former tack room use and sash window overlooking the rear garden. The room has solid pine floors, shutters for the sash window and part Inglenook fireplace.
Kitchen - with solid pine floors, fitted high and low level units and connection for a dishwasher, steel sink, oil fired Aga, double aspect windows overlooking the parking area and rear garden.
Hallway - stone flagged hallway with access to central staircase and sitting room and southern door to garden.
Under stairs Cupboard/Boiler Room - off the central hallway a short section of steps lead down to the Boiler Room housing the electric consumer unit, oil boiler and storage area.
Sitting Room/Dining Room - Dual aspect windows and tall ceilings make this a bright room, stripped pine floorboards, presses around central chimney breast and woodburner.
First Floor: Landing - stairs and landing lit by full height sash window, with north and south aspects, large landing area with chimney breast and former fireplace. Access off to bedrooms and bathrooms. Fitted carpets.
Bedroom 3 - north east, fitted carpets, radiator, window to the east.
Bedroom 2 - south east, dual aspect windows, fitted carpets, radiator.
Bedroom 4 - north west, window to the west over the garden, fitted carpets, radiator.
Bedroom 1 - south west, window overlooking garden, fitted carpets, radiator.
Bathroom 1 - central north. With vinyl flooring, separate shower cubicle and bath, WC, WHB, airing cupboard with electric immersion heater, heated towel rail and window, over bath, overlooking parking area to the north.
Bathroom 2 - central, north west. With vinyl flooring, bath, WC, WHB, electric towel rail.
Workshop: Situated to the north west of the farmhouse and accessed from the central parking area, the workshop is a two storey traditional stone barn which has previously been used as a workshop. There is no power to this barn.
Open Fronted Store: A three bay, steel frame mono-pitch general purpose open fronted store, with earth floor. Used by the previous tenant for stabling.
Small Stable: A moveable timber framed stable sited on a concrete pad. The stable may be retained or taken away subject to applicants requirements.
The Cider Barn
Two storey, stone under modern tin roof. The barn is split into three distinct areas all with lights and power served by communal WC and utility room, there is parking area adjacent to the barn for approximately 3 cars, with separate access, separate utilities. metering and on-site facilities. It would suit as a self-contained office/workshop unit, but is a highly flexible space;
1st floor office suite - used by the previous tenant to run their business from, not currently rated for business rates, with separate electrical metering, separate entrance and BT connection. No heating, but this space could be utilized for commercial office use again.
WC and Utility: with water, septic tank drainage, small hot water cylinder, external access only.
Work/Entertainment area: Accessed from the east, a single storey entrance leads to full height barn area, flagged and with small terrace area. Lights and power.
Ground floor workshop: Accessed from the garden area, but adjacent to the easterly garden gate. With power and lights and concrete floor, currently set up as a workshop space with work benches. Unheated.
The farmhouse is set in a private rural setting and surrounded by a range of traditional and modern farm buildings. To the north of the property is a gravelled parking area with parking for over circa 6 vehicles. To the south is the walled garden area, which is mainly laid to lawn, with a gravelled patio area, and all bounded by a listed stone wall which renders the garden secure, sheltered and private. The garden has two separates access points from east and west. Adjoining the garden to the east and with it separate is the former Cider Barn. The farmhouse is approached along a short section of private access track from the highway.
Westcombe Farmhouse with the Cider Barn, workshop, store and stable as shown on the proposed tenancy plan is presented to be let to one tenant.
The specific use of each part of the property is subject to further discussion and agreement with potential applicants. If a commercial use of the Cider Barn is proposed it will be let under a separate commercial business lease of no more than 3 years. If the Barn is to be used for commercial use the tenant will contribute 50% towards the cost of drawing up a lease agreement, which will be prepared by the Landlord's agents. The former tenant of the Cider Barn has reported the office commercial to South Hams DC, they have not as yet taken steps to rate the property for business rates. Should a tenant's use of the Cider Barn attract business rates, the tenant will be responsible for their payment.
Tenancy length of the farmhouse is open to discussion, but shall be a minimum of 12 months and a maximum of 3 years.
Consent to keep pets at the property will be at the sole discretion of the landlord.
Westcombe Farmhouse is a traditional South Hams stone property, tenants will be required and expected to heat and ventilate the property.
Lotted proposals for the property will be considered, such as a letting of the farmhouse and workshop only. However regard will be given to the overall use of the whole site and the preference to have one user of the whole.
There is the potential for additional land to be made available by separate arrangement, with a guide rent for additional land of £300/acre/year. Use of additional land will be documented by separate agreement.
Applications and Informal Tender
The property is to be let by informal tender process, details are contained within the application form. In summary a guide rental value for the whole property is suggested and applicants will be asked to tender a rental figure for the property. The guide rental figure for the whole property (excluding additional land) is £2,400per calendar month. The informal tender process does not oblige the landlord to accept the highest or any of the tenders. An assessment of applicants will be based upon rental figure tendered, quality of information in the application and ability to live in, thrive and make home a unique rural property like Westcombe.
Oil central heating, mains power, BT connection, private septic tank and mains/private water.
An exemption from Minimum Energy Performance Regulations has been registered for this property.
The Cider Barn
Mains power, BT connection, private water supply and private drainage.
The broadband speed is reported to be between 8-10mbs, with a drop to lower speeds if there is a considerable amount of local traffic at peak times of the year.
Block viewing days will be arranged and applicants will be provided with a link to a virtual tour of the property.
All viewings will be accompanied and are strictly by prior arrangement through Savills Exeter Rural Agency Office.