Burrington - Umberleigh
A Country Estate Comprising A Main House & 4 Letting Cottages, Plus Outbuildings, Land & Lakes
- 4 Bedroom Main House
- 4 Letting Cottages
- Barn & Outbuildings
- 55 x 25 Arena with Martin Collins Surface
- Claydon 5 Horse Walker
- Paddocks & 2 Fishing Lakes
- 49 Acres in total (stms)
Golland Farm is situated in a peaceful and elevated rural location about one mile from the quiet village of Burrington and three miles from Chulmleigh. The property is currently a combined equestrian and organic farming enterprise comprising a mid to late 16th century refurbished Grade II listed thatched house, four cottages, two barns, a calving shed, stabling and outbuildings, garden, paddocks, an arena, fields and two lakes. Mully Brook, a tributary of the River Taw, runs through the property. The main house has been completely modernised by the current owners and was re-thatched in 2011. Underfloor heating and hot water is provided by a “green” and efficient air source heat pump and a heat recovery system is installed which provides hot air venting on the first floor as well. The property contains a number of attractive character features, including exposed timbers, flagstone floors and character fireplaces. The house benefits from having access to private water via a bore hole and enjoys rural views over its own grounds and across the valley.
The property is approached over a long entrance drive to a large concrete parking and turning area to the front of the house. Although not used as an entrance, the main front door opens into the centre of this Devon longhouse into the sitting room which has exposed timbers, a bread oven and an inglenook fireplace with a ‘Villager’ wood burner. There is a study (Bedroom Four) and a utility room beyond with a cloakroom and a stable door to the rear of the property and an office with a stable door leading to the outside. At the other end of the ground floor is the dining room with exposed beams and an Aga wood burner in the fireplace. A door from the dining room opens to the impressive kitchen breakfast room having a four oven, 30 AMP AGA and solid oak units with granite surfaces over, a central island and ample space for a large breakfast/dining table plus there is family sitting area. Off the kitchen is a large store/tack room with a stable door to the outside. The current owners use this as their main entrance as it provides direct access to the yard. Beyond here are a boiler room, with stable door to yard and provision for a groom’s toilet/shower room. Oak stairs lead up to the first floor to a beamed landing where there are three double bedrooms. Large rustic French oak boards with handmade nails, run throughout upstairs. The main bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and an en suite wet room. There is potential to extend from here out over the kitchen and tack room (subject to the necessary permissions). A further family wet room, with cast iron roll-top bath and shower is at the end of the hall. Most views in the house enjoy views out over the land to the front and across the valley. There is a large patio area to the rear of the house and a concrete yard with parking to the front.
Outbuildings & Grounds
By the house there is a large barn that is currently used for stabling, a garage, a gym, workshop and storage. A large stone barn with a slate roof is behind the house and is currently used for stabling and storage, but has a number of potential uses. There is a small derelict cob cottage off a track on the way down to the paddocks that would be suitable for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. Beyond here is the 55m x 25m arena with a silica sand and Clopf fibre surface. The track then opens out into the paddocks, with the fields and lakes beyond. Further barns and outbuildings on the farm include a cowshed, a calfing barn and a hay barn. There is also a Claydon five-horse walker that is available subject to negotiation. The field and paddocks surrounding Golland Farm extend to approximately 49 acres meaning the house is completely ring fenced by its own land. All barns have water and electricity. All fields are troughed or have access to water.
The Shippen comprises a large open plan kitchen and living area with an en suite bedroom downstairs and two bedrooms and large living room upstairs.
Buzzards View has three bedrooms on the ground floor with a bathroom and a shower room and a large open plan kitchen living room upstairs.
Roe has a sitting room and kitchen downstairs with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
The Studio Cottage has a kitchen, separate sitting/living room with vaulted ceilings and a large landing, bedroom and a bathroom on the first floor.
All of the cottages have wood burners and with the exception of The Studio, have tenants on a short hold tenancy agreements, but could be used as holiday lets.
N.B. There is also fishing rights on the River Taw (Salmon and Trout).
For more information or to arrange a viewing:
Tel: 01553 618834