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West Anstey, South Molton

Sale by Tender
£575,000
SSTC

3 Bedroom Detached House for sale in

2 3 1

For sale by Informal Tender and viewing strictly through the selling Agent.

• Complete Renovation Project
• Grade 11* Listed dating back to the Medieval Period with timbers from the 15th century
• 3 Bedroom Farmhouse with potential to extend into the attached Barn and Milking Parlour (Subject to planning consent).
• Variety of Traditional and Modern Agricultural Buildings
• Rural location within Striking distance of the Exmoor National Park
• A Horse Engine House dating back to the late 19th Century.
• 58 Acres of Pasture including a small Wooded copse

The Setting
For those interested in a rural way of life then both Bungsland Farm (also known as Bunksland Farm) in the Parish of West Anstey is an ideal location for you. Whilst on the very fringe of the National Park the property is conveniently away from the majority of hustle and bustle with tourists and visitors, yet close enough to all the main beauty spots to really feel being part of the wonderful and dynamic way of life that Exmoor offers.

The Parishes of East Anstey and West Anstey are a real throwback to how rural Exmoor Life was before the formation of the National Park, with quiet yet pretty rural communities right in the heart of rolling farming and moorland countryside with ease of access to Dulverton to the East and the North Devon Market town of South Molton to the west.

The Property and Accommodation
The property offers a fantastic opportunity for someone seeking a complete renovation project to bring this home back to modern living but still retaining the character and charm it once had. The farmhouse is believed to have dated back to around the early 15th century and then improved on through the 16th and 17 century with some further alterations in the 19th century. The current accommodation consists of entrance hall, lounge, separate snug, kitchen, and a downstairs bathroom.

Upstairs consists of 2 bedrooms and a small single room/ study off the landing.

See later notes from N.D planners and the conservation officer as to how the property may be further developed (subject to formal approval).

Outside
The farm is approached by a shared country lane with a 5 barred gate at the entrance with space for a number of vehicles to park.

In addition, Bungsland offers a range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings both in need of some works more so the traditional buildings.

Land
Offered for sale with approx. 58 acres including the upper fields which are gently sloping and mainly pasture, ideal for grazing. The old railway line runs in between the land splitting the upper and lower paddocks. The lower fields are a mixture of pasture and wild amenity land with a wealth of wildlife.
There is also a small parcel of woodland known as Bungsland/(Bunksland) Copse which has a small stream running into it creating a small ford crossing between the lower paddocks.

Planning
Bungsland Farm is a property of considerable architectural importance, hence its listing as Grade II*. As a result the owners of the property and Webbers Fine & Country have been both in communication with and held site meetings with the local Planning Department and the Conservation Officer (North Devon Planning Dept).

We have heard back from NDPD and in their view there is some potential for development of the buildings at the site for economic, tourism or residential purposes subject to the relevant planning permissions and further works to be carried out.

The Conservation officer has also provided a brief Q and A sheet for potential buyers which covers the following:-
• What is special about the property?
• What does Grade II* listed mean?
• Why is part of the building propped up by scaffolding?
• What happens to the scaffolding in the future?
• What can be done with the building? (this does not include further detailed advice that may be forthcoming from the planning dept in due course)
• What sort of techniques and materials will need to be used?
• What sort of consent will be needed?

This 2 page initial Q and A sheet is available from the agents be emailing dulverton@webbers.co.uk

We also have a detailed response from the North Devon Planning Department which indicates that there is potential for further development to the attached stone barn taking into consideration its physical capability and re-sue intended purpose which must be achieved without significant alteration.

It has been highlighted in a survey report that there are bats within the building.

The modern agricultural buildings currently have agricultural use on them so could be used for the storage of machinery, feed etc without the need for planning. Any other use such as equestrian or domestic purposes a change of use would be required.

There could also be potential for the modern agricultural barns to be converted under a Class Q planning application subject to a structural survey and subject to the approval of North Devon Council planning department.

The aim being to advise potential interested buyers as early as possible on the potential and to limit the volume of initial calls through to the Planning Department with similar questions. Of course, should a buyer have visited the property and are genuinely interested in pursuing the property then the North Devon Planners would be delighted to assist and advise in the usual way.

Similar to the Q and A the information from the North Devon Planners is available for us to email to prospective purchasers.

Informal Tender
The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender. The closing date is 18th August 2021 at 5.00pm if you would like to submit a tender then please complete the form and return to: Webbers Estate Agents, Woodton Lodge, Dulverton, TA22 9DW. Contact agent for more details.
Agents Note
Due to the condition of the property buyers should not be dependent on a mortgage to purchase this property (unless raised against an alternative property).

Rural Payments
No BPS is claimed on the land at Bungsland.

Hunting Rights
We understand the hunting rights are held with the farm.

Land Management
We understand no schemes are currently affecting the farm.

Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including rights of way (whether public or private), light, support, drainage, water, and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water, gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Viewing and Health and Safety
The property is deemed unsafe so therefore any requests to view internally will be denied. Any viewing will be strictly by appointment with the agent and no access will be allowed without a member of staff in attendance. We would therefore ask you to be vigilant at all times when visiting the property for your own personal safety.

Energy Performance Rating (EPC)
This property is exempt
Please see the selling agents for more details.

Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm

Services
Private Water- Water test has been carried out –see agents for more details. Private Drainage – We understand the septic tank is no longer in use
Mains Electricity

Tenure
Freehold

Council Tax Band
North Devon District Council - TBC

Directions
From Dulverton, proceed out over the bridge and take the turning right onto Andrews Hill signposted to East Anstey. Follow this road until you reach a T-junction where you will need to turn right and continue along this road into Oldways End. At the junction take the right turn proceeding into the village of East Anstey, Continue through the village past the school and take the left hand turn sign posted Yeo Mill. Proceed along the road for approx. ½ a mile and after passing Dunsley Mill on your right, Bungsland will then be a few yards on the left.

Property Ref: 56019_DUL210035

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