Dunkeswell, Honiton, Devon, EX14

Guide price

Bedrooms: 7
An attractive ring fenced residential holding occupying an outstanding private and secluded position in the heart of the Blackdown Hills. Substantial main dwelling and separate bungalow, both affording scope for refurbishment, together with a superb range of buildings, productive land and woodland.

Lot 1 at Bywood Farm extends in total to around 17.84 acres.

Bywood Farm extends in total to around 200.35 Acres, and is offered for sale as a whole or in up to 4 lots:

Lot 1: House, Bungalow, Buildings and Pasture Land - in all 17.84 acres

Lot 2: 68.04 acres of Pasture

Lot 3: 50.59 acres of Pasture

Lot 4: 63.88 acres of Woodland & Pasture



A substantial unlisted farmhouse constructed of local stone, some brick with part rendered and part slate hung elevations. The property is currently divided into three separate units of self-contained accommodation, as follows:

"Bywood Left": this part has been substantially improved over recent years, benefiting from oil fired central heating and double glazed windows. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys, briefly comprising:

On the Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Kitchen with exposed ceiling beam, fitted base units and wall cupboards, Sitting/Dining Room with exposed ceiling beam and stairs to first floor, Rear Entrance Lobby/Utility Area with work surface, sink and door to rear courtyard, WC and Office.

On the First Floor: Landing with enclosed store room, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 with wall cupboard, and a Bathroom with close coupled WC, vanity wash basin with cupboard under and panel bath with shower over.

Outside: The property fronts onto an enclosed level lawned garden, which is used communally between the parts of the house. To the rear is an enclosed traditional courtyard, similarly used communally between the parts of the house.

"Bywood Right": this part is habitable and in a reasonable condition, however would benefit from modernisation and refurbishment. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys, briefly comprising:

On the Ground Floor: Entrance Hall with flagstone floor, Sitting Room with original features, Kitchen/Dining Room with inglenook fireplace with inset oil fired Rayburn, expose ceiling beam, fitted base units and wall cupboards, and enclosed stairs with cupboard under, leading to first floor.

On the First Floor: Main Landing, Bedroom 1 with wall cupboard, Bedroom 2 with exposed wall timbers and original cast iron open fireplace, Inner Landing with exposed wall timbers, Bathroom with low level WC, pedestal wash basin and panel bath, and Bedroom 3 with exposed wall timbers.

Outside: From the kitchen, a door leads to the rear and to an attached store which provides access to the enclosed rear courtyard. Situated off the communal entrance hall is a Utility Room with Belfast sink and further wash basin and WC.

"Bywood Middle": this part is currently uninhabitable, having not been occupied for many years, and is now in need of complete and substantial renovation throughout. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys, briefly comprising:

On the Ground Floor: Entrance Hall with flagstone floor and understairs cupboard, Sitting Room, Kitchen with range of basic base units and door to adjoining Utility Room.

On the First Floor: Main Landing with enclosed stairs to the attic, understairs cupboard and store/linen room, Inner Landing, Bedroom 1 and Bedroom 2.

Outside: Formal gardens lie to the south of the dwellings comprising lawn with direct access onto the main entrance drive.


A detached bungalow, situated adjacent to the entrance drive and constructed of rendered elevations over a stone plinth with tiled roof. It is believed to have been constructed in the early 1970's and affords spacious accommodation, although it is now in need of some improvement and general modernisation. The accommodation briefly comprises:

Entrance Porch, Entrance Hall with enclosed cupboard, Sitting/Dining Room with reconstituted stone open fireplace, Kitchen with range of base units, oil fired range cooker (not working) and enclosed larder cupboard, Utility Room with Belfast sink and doors to rear garden and attached garage, Inner Hall with linen cupboard, Bedroom 1 with wash basin and enclosed cupboard, Bedroom 2 with wash basin and enclosed cupboard, Office with enclosed cupboard, and Bedroom 3 with enclosed cupboard.

Outside: The bungalow is set within enclosed level gardens which formerly provided a productive vegetable area. The gardens are approached from the main entrance over a concreted drive which leads to the attached Double Garage. The adjoining former lawned areas are now partially overgrown.


Adjoining to the north and west of the farmhouse is a superb and extensive range of traditional farm outbuildings, forming two adjoining courtyards and constructed principally of local stone faced elevations. These buildings undoubtedly afford potential for a variety of alternative residential, recreational or commercial uses, subject to necessary planning permissions. Beyond this traditional range lies a further, highly adaptable, range of more modern farm buildings.


The land comprises a mix of level and sloping pasture and is considered to afford appeal to prospective purchasers with lifestyle, equestrian and small holding interests. The purchaser of Lot 1 will be required to erect a fence to an agreed specification between points X-Y within 1 months of completion.

Lot 1 is shown shaded pink on the accompanying plan and extends in total to about 7.22 hectares (17.84 acres).

Bywood Farm occupies an enviable position in a picturesque area of the Blackdown Hills, designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and widely regarded as some of the most attractive countryside in the county. It enjoys a private position down its own driveway. The property is situated approximately 2.6 miles by road to the east of Old Dunkeswell. The town of Honiton lies approximately 6.5 miles to the south and provides a good range of everyday shopping, educational and banking facilities. Taunton lies approximately 13 miles to the north whilst Exeter lies approximately 23 miles to the south west with both affording an extensive range of commercial, educational and recreational facilities befitting those of important regional and administrative centres, together with a wide range of primary, secondary and further education facilities. Despite its rural position the property enjoys easy access to the surrounding districts and further afield with access to the M5 motorway available at Taunton (J25) and Exeter (J29). Main line rail services are also available at Honiton (London Waterloo) and Taunton (London Paddington). Access to the A30/303 trunk route at Honiton provides an easy link to London and the South East, with international airports at Exeter and Bristol.

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