Taw Valley

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
A spacious period house with superb holiday cottage set in the attractive Taw valley. Hall, 3 receptions, kitchen/breakfast room, utility, cloakroom, 7 bedrooms (2 en-suite), family bathroom and cloakroom. 3 bed holiday cottage. Attractive gardens and part wooded grounds, about 2.94 acres in total. EPC Band E. Council Tax Band G. Freehold.


Hansford Barton is set in the highly attractive Taw Valley, in the midst of some of Devon's loveliest unspoilt countryside, which offers a wide range of recreational pursuits including fishing, riding, shooting, delightful walks and cycling.

The thriving small town of Chulmleigh is about two miles and offers a good range of local shops, amenities and schooling to secondary level. The market town of South Molton approximately ten miles distant offers a more comprehensive range of facilities, whilst the North Devon regional centre of Barnstaple lies about 15 miles away and the Cathedral City of Exeter 24 miles. The Tarka Line that runs between Exeter and Barnstaple is close by at either Kings Nympton or Eggesford Stations.

There are nearby railway stations on the Barnstaple to Exeter (Tarka) line at Eggesford and Kings Nympton and the M5 motorway is within easy travelling distance at Junction 27, where there is also a station on the Paddington line.

Exmoor National Park to the north and Dartmoor to the south are also within easy reach, so too is the dramatic and the spectacular North Devon coastline with the renowned beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe.


Having been used as a spacious family home by the current owners, Hansford Barton is an attractive period farmhouse that has a very appealing feel and offers extensive accommodation. There are three main reception rooms and seven bedrooms in total with a large en-suite bedroom on the ground floor offering the flexibility to create an integral annexe or similar if required. In addition there is a superb holiday cottage adjacent to the house that provides a very useful income.

The Farmhouse

An open porch leads into a wide ENTRANCE HALL with stairs to the first floor. The SITTING ROOM is a spacious, double aspect room with a bay window overlooking the garden, fireplace with slate hearth and ceiling beams. The DINING ROOM has exposed ceiling beams and a magnificent inglenook fireplace (currently sealed), built in cupboard and glazed door to kitchen. There is also a door into BEDROOM 7, a large double room with door to outside and EN-SUITE BATHROOM fitted with a modern suite. The LIVING ROOM is currently used as a spacious office and is a double aspect room with glazed double doors to the garden. The KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM is effectively divided into two parts. The dining area has a glazed door to the garden and a LOBBY off with wash basin that leads through to a cloakroom with WC. A wide opening from the dining area leads through to the double aspect kitchen with oak floor and fitted with a range of oak-fronted units with slate worktops, dual bowl ceramic sink, plumbing for dish washer and integrated fridge. 4 oven Aga. Central island unit with slate worktop, electric oven and hob, Glazed door to dining room and door to secondary staircase, A door leads through to a shelved pantry/larder and through to a UTILITY ROOM with Belfast sink, worktop and space and plumbing for appliances below.

On the FIRST FLOOR there is a GALLERIED LANDING that leads to the SIX BEDROOMS, all double rooms with the MASTER BEDROOM having built-in open wardrobes/storage and an EN-SUITE BATHROOM with a modern suite. The FAMILY BATHROOM is fitted with a modern suite including a tiled shower cubicle.

The Stable

The Stable lies a short distance from the main house and has been recently converted to a superbly appointed HOLIDAY COTTAGE. On the GROUND FLOOR there is a HALL with slate tiled floor, utility area with sink unit and washing machine and a CLOAKROOM with WC and wash basin. The 3 DOUBLE BEDROOMS are also on the ground floor with a well-fitted Jack and Jill BATHROOM.

On the FIRST FLOOR there is a spacious, open plan LIVING/DINING ROOM with oak floor, vaulted ceiling and glazed double doors to a glass Juliet balcony. A wide opening leads through to the KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM fitted with shaker style units with granite effect worktops, composite sink unit, integrated dish washer and built-in electric oven with hob and hood over. Matching island unit with cupboards below and further fitted units with integrated fridge/freezer. Glazed doors lead out onto a raised area of decking with steps leading out onto the cottage's own lawned garden.


The farmhouse is set in large, level gardens enclosed by stone walling and natural hedging and are primarily laid to lawn with some well-stocked flower and shrub beds. Set between the house and the holiday cottage is a useful, two storey stone barn/former granary. The farmstead as a whole is set in predominantly level grounds interspersed with a wide variety of mature trees, particularly in two enclosures to the south. In total the property extends to about 2.94 ACRES.


Mains electricity and water, private drainage. Oil fired central heating via radiators.


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


From South Molton take the B3226 south out of the town towards Exeter. Drive through the Mole Valley for about 9 miles and at at the junction with the A377 at Fortescue Cross, Newnham turn left towards Exeter. Drive for about a mile and at Colleton Mills turn right signposted to Burrington. Drive over the railway bridge and the River Taw and take the next left turn signposted to Ashreigney. The entrance to the property will be found soon after on the left.

01769 358002

Stags - South Molton

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

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