Sidmouth DEVON

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  • Set in Approx. 10 Acres
  • A Unique Off Grid Country Property in a Superb Tucked Away Location
  • Excellent Multipurpose Barn (Utilised as an Indoor Arena) 
  • Former Manege
  • A Three Bedroom Single Storey Residence and Planning Permission for A New House
  • Direct Bridleway Access and Lovely Outriding 
  • Approx. 4 Miles from Sidmouth and The Sea

A unique approx. 10 acre “off grid” country property near the South Devon Coast with a three bedroom residence, multipurpose barn, manege, pastureland and Planning Permission for a new detached house

The Sale of Hatway Stables is a truly unique opportunity to acquire a beautifully situated country property tucked away in the beautiful Devonshire Countryside down a no through / bridleway in a very private and quiet location.

The present owner developed some former stables on the property some years ago and subsequently gained a Certificate of Lawful Use and Development (CLUD) for the existing residence which in the agent’s opinion offers very comfortable, single storey accommodation. The vendors have subsequently obtained Planning Permission (Decision date 29th January 2019) for the demolition of the existing dwelling and construction of a replacement dwelling Planning Ref 18/1296/FUL. (Full details, elevations, etc on East Devon District Council Planning Portal).

The property was utilised by the vendors for private equestrian use for many years, and a large clearspan multipurpose barn utilised as an indoor school with a sand surface. There is also a former manege on the site, this is currently grassed over with post and rail surround and requires a new surface. For those with equine interests, loose boxes could be created within the other three bay timber barn or within a new building subject to necessary planning permissions being obtained.

The property is approached off a bridleway and there are numerous other bridleways in the area offering lovely outriding.

Whilst the property is in a very secluded location, it is only about 4 miles from the popular town of Sidmouth famous for its folk festival and seafront. It has a wide range of facilities and amenities and just along the coast are Seaton and the very popular Lyme Regis.


Price Guide £595,000 Ref: JN5896


A three bedroom single storey stable conversion with oil fired central heating, LPG fired water heating / back up heating. The property also has double glazed windows and the accommodation with approx. room sizes is as follows:

Entrance Hall

Utility Room 7’3 x 2’8 (about 2.2m x 0.81m) window, plumbing for washing machine, vent for tumble dryer

Kitchen 12’ x 11’ (about 3.6m x 3.3m) (max) L Shaped with fitted wall and base units, stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap,  Valliant LPG fired wall mounted boiler, cooker hood, LPG stove, tiled flooring, worksurfaces, roof light, radiator, door to built-in store cupboard, loft hatch

Sitting Room 15’4 x 11’6 (about 4.6m x 3.5m) (max) two radiators, two windows and wood burning stove, door to:

Conservatory 12’ x 12’ (about 3.6m x 3.6m) (max) double doors to outside

A door from the kitchen leads to:

Shower Room One with shower cubicle, ladder towel rail / radiator, wash hand basin and WC, extractor, tiled flooring, window

Inner Hall with tilt and turn window, door to outside

Bedroom / Dining Room 12’ x 8’4 (about 3.6m x 2.5m) with window and radiator

Bedroom One 11’9 x 11’7 (about 3.6m x 3.5m) with window, radiator and inset ceiling light

Bedroom Two 12’ x 11’7 (about 3.6m x 3.5m) window and door to outside, radiator

Shower Room Two 8’ x 4’6 (about 2.4m x 1.4m) double shower cubicle, wash hand basin and WC, two windows, ladder towel rail

Attached to the side of the residence there is a Workshop / Boiler House 11’7 x 8’ (about 3.5m x 2.4m) with Grant oil fired boiler plus water filtration system and UV filtration system (currently not connected)

Price Guide £595,000Ref: JN5896


The property is approached along an unmade but navigable trackway which we understand is a bridleway, which is about a third of a mile long and a private gated entrance then leads into the property. A driveaway then leads down passing an initial field area with mature tree, the manege and a further potential paddock area and onto an arrival / parking area, off which there is a

Purpose Built Barn c. 45’ x 25’ (about 13.7m x 7.6m) of mainly timber frame, concrete and Yorkshire boarding construction (scope for integral loose boxes). The main barn lies adjacent to and at the rear of the current residence and comprises a Multipurpose Barn c. 120’ x 53’ (about 36.8m x 16.1m) (int) clearspan with steel stanchion and some Yorkshire boarding and corrugated roof, currently with sand base. There is also a sprinkler system within (not currently in use), and lighting connected via the private electricity supply.

The residence has a pleasant garden with lawned areas and well stocked flower and shrub beds, and beyond this there is the main water storage tank (10,000 litres) with three further additional 5,500 litre storage water tanks. On the roof of the multipurpose barn there are twelve solar panels which are linked back to the generator shed / battery store. The power is stored by a power cube containing 24 batteries stored within with an adjacent 14kw back-up generator run by diesel with an exterior separate diesel tank. Full details are available on inspection with the vendor.

Planning Note for positioning of the new house, plans etc., see page four and East Devon District Council Planning Portal. One of the planning conditions is that the existing dwelling is to be removed after completion of the new house.

The Land comprises one main block of fairly level and productive pastureland which nowadays is cropped by a local farmer. It is enclosed by a mixture of mainly stock fencing and some mature trees.

The former Manege, approached off the drive to the property is c. 50m x 25m with post and rail surround, currently grass surface although below this there is a previous surface. This would need reinstating / resurfacing. We are informed there is a right of access along this driveway to a gateway leading into adjoining woods for maintenance and extraction of timber which the vendor informs us is rarely exercised.

We also understand there is an historic covenant on the property against it being utilized as a riding school or ancillary business.


Price Guide £595,000Ref: JN5896