SITUATION Bourne Farm is situated in a quiet rural location in Bridge Reeve approximately two miles from Chulmleigh which offers a good range of shops and facilities including a butchers, general store, a bakers, a delicatessen, a newsagent, two public houses, an Indian restaurant, primary and secondary schools and a doctors surgery. The market town of South Molton to the north and Torrington to the west both offer a more comprehensive range of facilities and amenities, while the local railway station at Eggesford, 3 miles, provides a rail link between Exeter and Barnstaple. There are excellent recreational and sporting facilities in the area with Leisure Centres at Crediton and Barnstaple, near-by tennis courts and clubs, fishing in the rivers Taw and Torridge, further golf courses at Libbaton, High Bullen and Down St Mary and excellent walking and riding in all directions.
DESCRIPTION Bourne Farm is a detached Grade II Listed thatched farmhouse situated in a peaceful rural location with stunning views across open farmland. Internally the property offers highly versatile and generously proportioned four Bedroom, two Bathroom, and three reception room unfurnished accommodation benefitting from many traditional character features one would expect from a property of this period including oak plank and muntin screens, chamfered beams, moulded cross beams, oak staircase and exposed stone fireplaces in the Kitchen and Sitting Room. The property has also recently been re-wired and benefits from oil-fired central heating. Outside Bourne Farm is approached from a quiet country lane over a private concrete drive allowing ample space for several cars and access to the Front Garden and Outbuildings. Water and drainage included in rent and more land available by separate negotiation.
ENTRANCE From the Front Garden steps lead up to the Front Door with inset glazed panels leading into the Sitting Room
SITTING ROOM A lovely large reception room containing a large inglenook style fireplace in a stone surround with beam over, inset with wood burning stove on a slate hearth with a recess for log storage. Further shelved display recess, two wall light points, beamed ceiling and large window seat. Enclosed oak stairs to first floor with understairs cupboard.
STUDY/MUSIC ROOM Fireplace in stone and brick surround with slate hearth, fitted with a flue for an oil-fired stove/woodburner. Part exposed oak plank and muntin screen. Ceiling beams, window seat, deep shelved recess and four wall light points.
KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM A large farmhouse style kitchen containing an inglenook style fireplace in part stone surround with beam over and two bread ovens, one with original clay door. Fireplace inset with Aga oil-fired double oven stove with slate tiled work surfaces and fitted cupboards to either side. Range of fitted base cupboards units with work surfaces over and inset 1 bowl single drainer sink complete with mixer tap. Further matching wall cupboards with under cupboard lighting and part tiled walls. Enclosed secondary stairs to first floor with Under-stairs cupboard.
SIDE ENTRANCE HALL Of cross passage style with original oak plank and muntin screen. Door to outside front with inset glazed panels and further door to outside rear with an oak and slate roofed Rear Entrance Porch.
BOOT ROOM Containing a large fireplace in brick surround, part cobbled floor, large understairs cupboard and enclosed stairs to first floor. Shower room and downstairs WC.
BOILER ROOM Containing a Trianco Eurostar oil-fired boiler for the farmhouse central heating and domestic hot water, with a door out to the rear entrance porch and window to rear.
LANDING Doors lead to all principal rooms, with exposed roof timbers, two wall light points and access to roof space.
BEDROOM 1 With a Victorian style fireplace in cast iron surround. Exposed roof timbers, two wall light points and window seat.
BEDROOM 2 With window seat and exposed roof timbers.
BEDROOM 3 With part exposed roof timbers, recessed hanging cupboard and window seat.
REAR LANDING with large enclosed Airing Cupboard containing hot water cylinder complete with the immersion heater and slatted shelving. Wall light point and access to roof space. Part of the rear landing is currently used as an Office Area with and secondary stairs leading down to the kitchen. Door to Bedroom 4.
BEDROOM 4 Containing an enclosed wardrobe cupboard, two further deep storage cupboards and window seat.
BATHROOM Well appointed containing a white suite comprising a panelled bath in tiled surround complete with mixer tap. Corner shower cubicle with newly installed electric shower close coupled WC, bidet and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splash back.
OUTSIDE Pretty walled gardens adjoin the farmhouse to the front elevation with a stone paved patio, gravelled areas, flower and shrub borders, an ornamental pond and two gates leading out to the farmyard. Adjoining the front garden is a stone and slate roofed Garden Store, 18'6" x 8' (5.65m x 2.44m), internally divided into two parts each with a window and door to outside. To the rear of the farmhouse is a further stone paved patio area with raised flower and shrub beds. Adjoining the secondary kitchen, is a Store intended for use as a utility room with plumbing for a washing machine, hot and cold water supplies and drainage installed. The farmhouse enjoys the benefit of front and rear access drives with a gate out from the main farmyard enjoying a wonderful panorama across the Taw Valley.
Opposite the house there are a range of farm buildings for available for the tenants use.
SERVICES The farmhouse benefits from mains electricity and a private water supply, with drainage to private system. Oil fired boiler providing domestic hot water and servicing radiators. Telephone connected subject to BT Regulations.
TENURE The property is to be let unfurnished on a six month Assured Shorthold Tenancy (minimum). Possession will not be granted until the Agreement has been signed, references have been taken up and the in-going funds have been paid (cleared funds). Please Note: Pets by arrangement.
RATES The Tenant will be responsible for the Council Tax ~ Band F
Rent ~ 1400 per calendar month, payable in advance by Banker's standing order, inclusive of (reasonable) water & drainage costs.
In-Going Costs ~ A deposit in the sum of one months rent to be paid, which will be held by the Agent as stakeholder and returned to the Tenant at the end of the tenancy, providing the terms of the Agreement have been adhered to. One whole month's rent is to be paid in advance before taking occupation.
APPLICATION FEES We will require your photographic identification (i.e driving license or passport) and a copy of a recent Utility Bill from your current address. We will check your credit rating as well as seek references from your employer and current/previous landlords. The Keenor Estate Agent standard set-up and administration fee for a single occupant is 125.00 plus VAT = 150.00. or for a joint application it will be ~ 165.00 plus VAT = 198.00.
DISCLAIMER These particulars are issued on the understanding that all negotiations are conducted through The Keenor Estate Agent. The particulars have been reproduced in good faith and although every reasonable care has been taken in their preparation they must be treated as a guideline only and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. All measurements and distances given within these particulars are approximate and mention of any appliances and/or services does not imply that they are in full and efficient working order. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying to interested parties prior to viewing please contact our office.
VIEWINGS Strictly by appointment through the agent. Out of Hours ~ Please Call or E-Mail
Property first listed: Over a month ago