Farm House Churchstow, Kingsbridge Offers in the Region of £695,000

Reference: 36539_10317661

2 bedroom Farm House for sale: Churchstow, Kingsbridge

  • reception rooms 2
  • bedrooms 2
  • bathrooms 1
Reference: 36539_10317661

Key Features

  • Farmhouse in need of modernisation
  • Adjoining Traditional Stone Barn
  • Range of Modern Farm Buildings
  • 47.69 acres (19.31 hectares)
  • Edge of village location
  • Potential scope


Farmhouse in need of modernisation with adjoining traditional stone barn and further range of modern farm buildings and land extending in total to 47.69 acres (19.31 hectares).

Trowbridge Farm has been used for agricultural purposes but offers potential scope for other uses such as equestrian, camping or more recreational use. The barn adjoining the farmhouse offers possible potential for extending the residential footprint of the property, subject to any necessary planning consents or permissions required being obtained.

Trowbridge Farmhouse
Trowbridge Farmhouse is a detached property attached to a stone barn to the west. Trowbridge Farmhouse is of rendered stonework construction under a tiled roof. The property runs on both ground and first floor level and is linked at ground floor level to the north-west via a single storey stone barn. The property faces directly onto the A381 trunk road to the south with pedestrian access onto the road and with the main access being from the rear/northern side via the barn and yard area to a further yard behind the farmhouse. The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage.

Front Porch - 4' 11'' x 26' 3'' (1.5m x 8.0m)
UPVC double glazed door to porch area. With door to:

Sitting Room - 10' 0'' x 8' 3'' (3.04m x 2.51m)
UPVC double glazed window, power points, telephone point. (Currently there is a lift with mechanism located in the middle of this room which rises to the bedroom above providing disability access).

Lounge - 15' 2'' x 11' 5'' (4.63m x 3.49m)
UPVC double glazed window, serving hatch (to Pantry), open fireplace with stoned surround and brickwork and wooden mantel piece and with tiled hearth, power points, wall lights, tv aerial.

Pantry - 9' 7'' x 6' 7'' (2.91m x 2.01m)
Single glazed window, light, power point and serving hatch (to Lounge).

Kitchen - 13' 9'' x 8' 1'' (4.20m x 2.46m)
UPVC double glazed window, base and wall units, tiled splashbacks, single drainer stainless steel sink unit, hot and cold water taps, strip light, power points, fuse box and storage cupboard.

Scullery - 15' 0'' x 8' 4'' (4.57m x 2.53m)
Belfast sink, hot and cold water, power and lights, power points, concrete floor, gun cabinet, exposed beams, limited headroom and with steps leading up to rear barn adjoining to western end of northern wall.

Rear Porch - 12' 7'' x 8' 3'' (3.84m x 2.52m)
UPVC double glazed windows, tiled floor, cold water tap and rear door to back garden.

Accessed via an external door is a:

UPVC Conservatory - 10' 11'' x 8' 11'' (3.34m x 2.72m)
Tiled floor, no power. The Conversatory is not currently accessible from the farmhouse itself and only via an outside door.

From the Lounge are stairs leading to first floor level which has narrow steps/risers with wooden handrails to small landing area leading to:

Bedroom 1 - 10' 4'' x 15' 4'' (3.15m x 4.68m)
UPVC double glazed window, power points and boarded ceiling.

Bedroom 2 - 9' 3'' x 7' 3'' (2.83m x 2.21m)
UPVC double glazed window, power points.

Bathroom - 9' 11'' x 7' 8'' (3.01m x 2.33m)
UPVC double glazed window, tiled splashbacks to approx. 3'0 height, wash hand basin with hot and cold mixer tap, heated towel rail, Mira Sport electric shower, low level w.c., ceiling pull light, utility light with shaver point. There is a small loft hatch leading to the loft area which has limited headroom.

To the front/south of the property is a small garden area bordered on the south side to the road with a low stone wall. There is a pedestrian gate and footpath leading to the front door from the road area. To the rear/north of the property immediately adjoining the Conservatory area and adjacent barn area is a garden area with flower borders, shrubs and pathway leading to:

Side Yard Area
A tarmacked area leading around to the north-east of the property and leading to:

Traditional Stone Outbuilding - 23' 0'' x 14' 8'' (7.0m x 4.47m)
Directly adjoining Trowbridge Farmhouse (offering potential for possible expansion subject to necessary consents and permissions). Traditional stone construction under sheeted roof with concrete floor and power/light. To the north-east of the rear farmhouse yard area is a range of small wooden garden sheds and a pre-fab shed which are of limited quality and condition.

Trowbridge Farm Buildings

Traditional Stone Barn - 78' 11'' x 15' 8'' (24.05m x 4.77m)
Of traditional stone construction under a sheeted roof which is accessed from various doors from the higher yard area to the western elevation of the building. The building is comprised/split into three separate sections, which are detailed as follows:Southern Section: 4.77m x 6.77m (15'64 x 22'21) with approx. 1.21m (4'0) wide wooden door with window above leading to yard area. The door and window have been recently replaced and with a new concrete lintel above. There is a fuse box, power and steps leading down to the Scullery Area (blocked) and water tank serving the adjoining farmhouse.Mid-Section: 4.77m x 13.77m (15'64 x 45'17)Storage barn former cow stall with power, light and water with stone/concrete floor, door to yard to west. North Section: 4.77m x 3.51m (15'64 x 11'51)Stone/concrete floor, door to yard to west.

Modern General Purpose Building - 40' 0'' x 40' 0'' (12.19m x 12.19m)
Steel frame building under sheeted roof with 10% clear panels and sheeted side elevations, galvanised sheeted cladding to sides and double entrance doors on northern elevation to adjoining yard.

Open Fronted Pole Barn - 16' 11'' x 36' 3'' (5.16m x 11.05m)
Of wooden pole/frame construction under a sheeted galva prime roof with further corrugated GI sheeting to south-east and west elevations and open to north onto adjoining yard area. Three bay building with concrete floor and lighting.

Fodder/Storage Barn - 31' 2'' x 28' 3'' (9.51m x 8.6m)
Of wooden frame construction under a sheeted roof with corrugated sheet cladding to side elevations to west, north, south and northern half of eastern elevation. Remaining southern section of eastern elevation open to yard area.

Yard Area
Adjoining the above buildings is a tarmacked yard area which in turn leads to an approx. 4.572m (15'0) gateway to the adjoining road to north which in turn leads to the main block of land on the northern side of the road.

Temporary Field Shelter - 10' 0'' x 10' 0'' (3.048m x 3.048m)
Situated within OS9991, of wooden construction providing shelter for stock with sheeted roof.

Temporary Field Shelter - 10' 0'' x 10' 0'' (3.048m x 3.048m)
Timber frame and clad under an onduline sheet roof.

General Livestock Building - 21' 4'' x 26' 3'' (6.5m x 8.0m)
Located on the southern edge of the main block of land to the north of the road within OS1396. With further adjoining 6m x 8.2m (19'68 x 26'90) Lean-To. Timber frame construction under a sheeted roof with corrugated sheet and timber cladding.

Mobile Home/Caravan - 35' 0'' x 12' 0'' (10.668m x 3.65m)
Situated within OS9991 just to the west of the farmhouse and buildings is located a Mobile Home/Caravan: The caravan is understood to have a mains water connection via plastic pipe. (It is understood that there is no permission for the mobile home/caravan to remain).

Land at Trowbridge Farm
Trowbridge Farm extends in total to 47.69 acres (19.31 hectares) which is comprised of 46.05 acres (18.64 hectares) of pasture/grass, 1.22 acres (0.50 hectares) of rough and areas of copse and 0.42 acres (0.17 hectares) being the farmhouse, buildings and yards area. The land is comprised in two sections, one smaller section adjoining the western side of the buildings and yard area which extends to 2.59 acres (1.05 hectares) and the main block of land which is to the north of the road that bisects the farm and which extends in total to 44.68 acres (18.09 hectares).

Southern Block of Land
Comprised of OS Numbers 9393 and 9991 with access directly from the yard area which adjoins to the east via a 3.65m (12'0) gateway. Both fields are generally level and bordered externally by solid Devon hedge banks with hedgerows mechanically trimmed/maintained with supplementary stock fencing and with internal boundaries predominately fenced with sheep netting and two strand barbed wire. There is a water supply to troughs via plastic alkathene pipe.

Northern Block of Land
Comprised within one single useful block with the building identified above situated to the south-west corner of OS1396. The land benefits from access via gateways from roads that adjoin to the south and east which are predominately 3.04m (10'0) wide gateways with one further 2.43m (8'0). The southern most section of the land is generally level being primarily OS1396, 9599 and part 7915, however, the land then slopes generally northwards through the mid-section towards the copse areas OS0296 and 9111 which total 0.78 acres (0.32 hectares) and which is primarily a broadleaf copse with a handful of conifers interspersed with trees being primarily semi-mature and mature in age. The copse areas are fenced from the adjoining grass fields that surround. To the south-west corner of OS1822 is an area of further copse and quarry which is again primarily broadleaf species of trees and for which there is a approx. 3.65m (12'0) access gateway from OS1406 which borders the area on the southern side. The external boundaries of the land are Devon hedge banks with hedgerows mechanically trimmed with some semi-mature trees interspersed along some boundaries. Some internal boundaries are merely fenced with sheep netting and two strand barbed wire. There is a spring water supply to troughs on the lower section of the land as well as a water collection system off the roofs of the buildings.Whilst the vast majority of the land is in grass which appears certainly through the mid-steeper sections of the land to be more permanent pasture in type some of the land is considered of more arable quality particularly OS1822 to the north-east and sections of the southern side of the block including OS1396 and 9599.

Trowbridge Farmhouse and adjacent buildings benefit from mains electricity, water and drainage. The land north of the road benefits from a spring water supply to troughs.

Wayleaves, Rights & Easements
The property is sold subject to any Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Rights or Easements which exist at the time of sale whether they are mentioned in these particulars or not.

Public Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to any Public Rights of Way that currently exist whether they are detailed in these particulars or not.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
All sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale as are known.

Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and the Basic Farm Payment has been claimed on the land. The vendors have submitted a claim for the 2020 scheme year and purchasers will be required to observe and adhere to relevant cross compliance regulations until the 31st December 2020 so as not to prejudice the vendors claim.The entitlements matching the eligible areas of land included in this sale will be included, if required by the purchaser, and the vendor will endeavour to transfer the relevant entitlements to the buyer to enable a claim for the 2021 scheme year. has not been registered with the Rural Payments Agency and Basic Payment has not been claimed in previous scheme years on the eligible areas of the pasture paddock. There are therefore no entitlements or rights included as they do not total the minimum claim area of 5 hectares required for the scheme.

Stewardship Schemes
The land is not included in any Countryside or Mid-Tier Stewardship Agreements.

The plan incorporated at the rear of these sales particulars is for identification purposes only and where different from the contract plan, the latter should prevail.

Council Tax
Band B

Energy Performance Certificate
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