The property has an interesting history as it is set next to a disused war-time airfield and within the property there are the remains of an old military firing range. The bungalow is understood to have been built-in in the 1970’s, the present owners moved in in 2004 since when they have developed the poultry business and established the fishing lake.
Winkleigh offers a useful range of local facilities including a school, shop, Post Office, butcher and two pubs. Torrington which is nine miles to the North offers further local amenities, or further afield Barnstable, Okehampton and the cathedral city of Exeter.
Price Guide £400,000 Ref: EO5198
A detached Woolaway bungalow of concrete panel construction under a tiled roof. There is oil-fired central heating, double glazing and the following accommodation with approx. room sizes:
Main Entrance a front door leads to the Hall, tiled floor doors to:
Sitting Room 17’ x 9’3 (about 5.2m x 2.8m) front and side windows, log burner
Kitchen 17’ x 8’9 (about 5.2m x 2.7m) rear window, built-in range of base and eye level units, worksurfaces incorporating 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink with drainer and mixer tap, electric cooker point, larder, oil-fired Stanley (also providing hot water)
Rear Lobby external glazed door, boiler cupboard
Shower Room 8’9 x 5’6 (about 2.7m x 1.7m) two rear windows, shower, WC, wash hand basin, tiled floor
Bedroom One 10’8 x 9’11 (about 3.3m x 3m) front window
Bedroom Two 12’11 x 10’8 (about 3.9m x 3.3m) front window
Bedroom Three 10’6 x 9’2 (about 3.2m x 2.8m) rear window
NB The bungalow was built subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition
Price Guide £400,000Ref: EO5198
OUTSIDE, OUTBUILDINGS & LAND
The property is set adjacent to a small country lane. There is an enclosed front lawn and to the side of the residence are the following outbuildings with approx. sizes:
Store 18’ x 8’7 (about 5.5m x 2.6m)
Garage / Workshop 25’ x 11’3 (about 7.6m x 3.4m) with UV Filtration System for private water supply
The bungalow is surrounded by its own land which has several access points onto the lane. The land is in a long, reasonably narrow block with the remains of a former runway running for virtually the entire length which provides excellent vehicular access to and from the poultry house which is towards the far end.
In addition to the pasture there are areas of natural woodland and rough ground surrounding the remains of the former firing range.
Some years ago the current owners developed an approx. ¾ Acre Lake with a central island. The lake is currently stocked with brown trout and grass carp.
The FREE RANGE POULTRY HOUSE was purpose built in 2005 and measures approx. 177’ x 36’ (about 54m x 11m)
There is a Packing Room 28’7 x 10’ (about 8.7m x 3m) and Egg Store 9’11 x 8’8 (about 3m x 2.7m) There is an automatic stand-by generator and solar panels on the roof.
Surrounding the poultry house is a fenced area over which the hens have free access. This area is a mix of pasture with numerous young trees of various ages.
AVAILABLE WITH APPROX. 18 or 26 ACRES (About 7.3 or 10.5 Hectares)
THE POULTRY BUSINESS
Until September 2019 a poultry enterprise was conducted under contract with Noble Foods, with 5000 free range hens on a 64 week cycle. Hens were purchased at 16 weeks and they started laying at around 21 weeks. All feed and egg collection was conducted through Noble Foods. Following completion of the cycle the birds were sold back to Noble foods and there was a four week cleaning and changeover period before the next batch were delivered.
The poultry business had an excellent turnover, further details of which are available from the Agents.
The vendors have suspended the business for the time being, due to retirement
BUNGALOW, LAKE AND APPROX 18 ACRES £400,000
POULTRY HOUSE AND APPROX 8 ACRES £150,000
AS AN ENTIRE £550,000
Price Guide £400,000Ref: EO5198
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