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Bedrooms: 4
A superbly presented period farmhouse set in a very peaceful rural location. Kitchen, 2/3 receptions, wet room, 4/5 bedrooms (1 En-Suite) and bathroom. Traditional stone barn with potential (stp), Attractive gardens and grounds. Outstanding views. About 1.08 acres. EPC Band E. Freehold. Council Tax Band E.


Benley is privately set in a peaceful rural location off a little used country lane and is situated approximately equidistant between Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks.

The small town of Chulmleigh is about 3 miles and offers excellent day to day facilities including medical centre, post office, shops, church, chapel, senior and junior schooling and a popular 18 hole short golf course. The local market town of South Molton is about 6 miles and offers a further and wider range of amenities. The A361 (North Devon Link Road) is approximately 7 miles away at Moortown Cross, making the property easily accessible to Tiverton and the M5 (J 27) where there is also Tiverton Parkway railway station on the Paddington line. The Cathedral City of Exeter is about 26 miles.

The North Devon regional centre of Barnstaple is 20 miles and offers an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities. The renowned North Devon coastline with extensive sandy beaches at Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe is within easy reach by car.


Constructed of stone and cob under a natural slate roof and believed to be over 200 years old, the property is an attractive, south facing, period farmhouse (not listed) which has been sympathetically improved to provide well-presented and spacious accommodation whilst retaining a wealth of character features including exposed timbers and stonework, inglenook fireplaces and ledge and brace doors. There is an adjacent traditional barn, ideal for conversion (subject to the necessary consents) to provide additional accommodation or a holiday let, if required. Outstanding far reaching views across surrounding countryside are enjoyed from the house, particularly to the rear.


The front door leads into an ENTRANCE HALL and off this is a superb WET ROOM. The DINING ROOM has an inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove, exposed stonework and slate flooring. An opening leads through to the KITCHEN which has a vaulted ceiling and enjoys superb views over surrounding countryside towards Exmoor. There is a range of painted units with timber work surfaces, Belfast sink with mixer tap. space and plumbing for dishwasher. Oil-fired Aga and dual-fuel range cooker with 6 ring hob over. The UTILITY/BOOT ROOM has fitted units with sink, plumbing for washing machine, space for tumble dryer and door to rear garden. The attractive, double aspect SITTING ROOM has an inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove. The FAMILY ROOM/BEDROOM 5 has a wood burner and a door to the rear garden.

On the FIRST FLOOR the GALLERIED LANDING has an airing cupboard and doors lead into the FOUR SOUTH FACING BEDROOMS and FAMILY BATHROOM fitted with a modern suite. The MASTER BEDROOM has exposed ceiling timbers and a range of built-in wardrobes and an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM. BEDROOMS 2 and 3 also have built in wardrobes.

The Grounds

A gravelled driveway leads off the country lane down to a good-sized parking area. To the south of the house and adjacent to the driveway is a large area of lawn and orchard, planted with numerous trees and there is an enclosed and productive vegetable garden with raised beds.. There is an attractive garden to the rear of the house with pergola, greenhouse and superb views.

In total the property extends to JUST OVER AN ACRE (1.08 ACRES).


To the left of the parking area is a single GARAGE with adjoining STORE and enclosed YARD to the rear. Traditional BARN (48'4 x 15'11 ) with double doors to one end and power, light and water connected. This building is also considered ideal for conversion (subject to the necessary consents) to provide additional accommodation or similar. Attached to the barn is a GREENHOUSE 13'5 x 10'9 and adjoining the house is a WORKSHOP with power and light connected. To the other end of the house is a further open fronted stone LOG STORE. Timber SHED 16' x 8' with power and light connected.


Mains electricity and water (private water supply also available). Private drainage.

Further Land

A short distance from the house is a further 6.95 ACRES of pasture and amenity land, available by separate negotiation.


Strictly by confirmed prior appointment through the sole selling agents, Stags on 01769 572263.


From South Molton take the B3137 out of town towards Witheridge. Drive through the small villages of Alswear and Meshaw and after a further one mile turn right at Gidley Cross. Continue on this road for about 3 miles and at Benley Cross turn right. Drive down the hill and Benley is the only property on the right after about half a mile

What3words Ref: body.waggled.horn

01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

29 The Square, South Molton, Devon, EX36 3AQ

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