Nr Honiton

Guide price

Bedrooms: 5
A fine established holiday letting business set in a stunning location with outstanding views overlooking the Otter Valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, conveniently placed with great road access and set within

over 9 acres in all. Freehold. EPC C.


The property comprises a 5 bedroom farmhouse with large owners accommodation and private garden space as well as 4/5 holiday cottages primarily set around a courtyard providing the perfect home and income country lifestyle opportunity. The whole property enjoys the most tremendous views over the valley below and can be taken in from almost any point. Cottage 5 provides the advantage of a second residential property allowing for a number of uses including dual family, or long term rental or just included in the holiday business. There are a range of outbuildings including a large multi room games barn which could be further developed subject to necessary consents. The land extends to the north and south of the site and totals 9.1 acres. There would be further scope for glamping subject to any necessary consents.


Nestled on the side of the tranquil Otter Valley in the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, set within its own land, the property has a peaceful feel with outstanding views to the south for many miles. The nearby village of Upottery has a well-regarded pub, The Sidmouth Arms, village hall, church and a well-respected primary school. Honiton (6 miles) benefits from a range of amenities including shops, schooling and recreational facilities and a rail station on the London - Waterloo line. The cathedral city of Exeter (21 miles) boasts a wide range of sporting and leisure facilities, excellent dining, shopping, museum, theatre and recreational pursuits.

The property is well situated to explore the picturesque Dorset and East Devon coastline ( the Jurassic Coast ) with the historic resorts of Lyme Regis, with its famous Cob harbour, and Sidmouth, plus the fishing villages such as Beer and Branscombe.

The Farmhouse

The farmhouse is of stone and rendered elevations under a concrete tiled roof and has been upgraded into a lovely family home. Many rooms face south and benefit from the fantastic views across the valley. It has underfloor heating, double glazing and accommodation totalling over 2,600 sq ft. On the ground floor there is a sitting room with wood burning stove and double doors into the sun room. This room offers beautiful views to the south and is also used as a dining room and lounge. A door leads to the dual aspect fitted kitchen with utility room and

cloakroom off. Also on the ground floor is a separate living room, a useful office and Bedroom 5 with ensuite bathroom.

Upstairs the master bedroom is dual aspect enjoying stunning views with built in wardrobes, next door is the family bathroom. Bedroom 2 has views to the south and built in wardrobes. Bedrooms 3 and 4 each have an ensuites.

The Cottages

Three of the cottages were created from the original Devon longhouse and two from farm barns. All offer excellent accommodation and are well equipped. Cottage 5 has residential use and therefore could be used for extended/dual family occupation or shorthold long term rental if desired. A summary of each cottage is as follows:

Cottage 1 (sleeps 5 + cot) 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Cottage 2 (sleeps 3 + cot) 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom

NB: Cottage 1 and 2 have interlinking doors and can be let as one unit sleeping up to 8.

Cottage 3 (sleeps 2) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Cottage 4 (sleeps 2) 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom

Cottage 5 (sleeps 6) 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

The Business

The current owners have run the business for nearly 18 years and have continually developed and improved the property. They take all the majority of bookings from their own website with many

repeat bookings as a well-established and successful business. The remainder come via limited agent use. Accounts can be made available to bona fide interested parties after viewing.


The games room (42 5 x 31 6) provides a substantial recreation area for guests. This spacious room has underfloor heating and a vaulted ceiling and steps lead up to an office/store room (26 10 x

13 9) and down to a further recreation area with changing room, shower and toilet. Laundry room (16 4 x 10 1) with Worcester oil-fired boiler, insulated hot water cylinders, built in cupboards and

shelving. The whole building offers further potential subject to any necessary permissions.

The Land

Apart from the garden surrounding the property, there are two pasture fields one to the north and one to the south of the property. In the south field is a stable block with 4 loose boxes, a tack room and a feed store. In all the property extends to about 9.1 acres. The whole site enjoys the most impressive views over the wide valley beyond.

Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or boundaries. In particular a neighbour has a right of access along the lane to their property.


Mains electricity and water. Private drainage. Oil-fi red under floor central heating. Solar PV panels.

Local Authority

East Devon District Council


Main farmhouse - Council Tax Band E

Cottage 5 - Council Tax Band A

Self catering holiday units Business Rates £7,500.


Strictly by appointment through Stags Holiday Complex Department

on 01392 680058


These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for

any purpose.

01404 758007

Stags - Honiton Sales

Bank House, 66 High Street, Honiton, Devon, EX14 1PS

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