County: Devon Sale Type: Freehold Reference: DRO1718 Category: Freehold
- Grade II Listed Thatched Farmhouse
- Range of Traditional Stone Farm Buildings
- Agricultural Land extending in total to 100.87 Acres (40.82 hectares)
- In need of some restoration and improvement
Property SummaryGrade II Listed Thatched Farmhouse in need of restoration, range of traditional farm buildings, manege and agricultural land extending in total to 100.87 acres (40.82 hectares). The house will be re-thatched prior to sale.
Situated at the head of the drive and buildings area, Rora Farmhouse is believed to be constructed in stone and cob with rough cast rendered externally and with a thatched roof which will be renewed prior to sale. The property has a slated lean-to roof covering the kitchen area on the ground floor. Currently used as a successful equestrian centre, the property would suit many other uses such as camping, glamping or keeping other animals, subject to any necessary planning consents being obtained.
Entrance Hall (17' 2'' x 7' 10'' (5.24m x 2.40m))
including entrance door to quarry tiled floor, exposed timbers and with low beam across hall restricting head room. Leading off the hall are doors to:
Kitchen (21' 4'' x 8' 2'' (6.50m x 2.50m))
with Aga stove, stainless steel sink unit with base cupboards and drawers, windows on two aspects, strip lights, borrowed light to hall and built-in airing cupboard with copper cylinder hot water tank and power points.
Lounge (17' 7'' x 14' 9'' (5.37m x 4.49m))
with flagstone floor, open Inglenook fireplace with enclosed grate, panel wall against old pantry and door into the original reception hall now used as a cloak cupboard, power points, tv point, door and staircase to first floor.
Old Pantry (17' 7'' x 7' 11'' (5.37m x 2.41m))
with flagstone floor, meat hooks to ceiling and dual aspect windows to outside.
Cloak Cupboard (9' 5'' x 5' 11'' (2.88m x 1.81m))
with door to front of building, originally the main entrance to the side door into what is currently converted to a ground floor cloakroom.
Cloakroom (8' 0'' x 10' 7'' (2.45m x 3.22m))
with fireplace, pedestal wash hand basin and low level flush W.C.
leading off Lounge to First Floor with steep staircase rising and with entrance door within the rise of the staircase giving access to what would have been the original drying room above the former porch entrance (now used as a bathroom).
Bathroom (8' 1'' x 9' 4'' (2.47m x 2.85m))
with panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level flush WC and bidet with walls part timber paneling and part tiled splashbacks and plastered. NB This bathroom has slightly restricted access through a low height door off the staircase itself with three steps leading down to the floor level of the bathroom.
with doors to:
Bedroom 1 (17' 9'' x 12' 10'' (5.40m x 3.91m))
including corner area with cupboard above the stairwell head, power points and seated window and door to:
Intercommunicating Bedroom/Dressing Room (10' 10'' x 17' 2'' (3.31m x 5.22m))
with high centre ceiling and sloping ceiling to front and rear.
Bedroom 2 (16' 8'' x 10' 8'' (5.09m x 3.26m))
with power points and recess window.
Bedroom 3 (9' 8'' x 4' 2'' (2.94m x 1.28m))
box room, power points.
Detached building also of stone with a sheeted roof alongside the farmhouse itself is a 3 bay open fronted Building/Implement Store: 4.87m x 2.74m of traditional stone building under sheeted roof and with fully concreted floor. This building faces onto the orchard area.
To the rear of the property is an enclosed garden area as well as further garden to side and front primarily laid to lawns. To the side of the house is an old orchard paddock and three bay implement barn of stone under a sheeted roof. On the outside of the garden and house enclosure is a rough stoned yard area off which there is a detached open fronted garage of stone with sheeted roof.
Rora Farm Buildings
Sitauted to the east of Rora Farmhouse is a range of traditional stone buildings with a central courtyard area as follows:
Building 1 (57' 9'' x 23' 5'' (17.60m x 7.13m))
Traditional stone construction building under a slated roof. The building is two storey and benefits from mains electricity with external lights but no water. The building is currently divided into various loose boxes and tack/general storage.
Building 2 (21' 0'' x 24' 7'' (6.40m x 7.50m))
Directly adjoining building 1 and of traditional stone construction under a corrugated sheet roof and benefitting from a concrete floor. This building is two storey and benefits from mains electric but no water. The building is internally divided on the ground floor into various loose boxes with the first floor used as an open general storage/tack store. This building benefits from various openings to the north and south elevations.
Building 3 (36' 5'' x 17' 9'' (11.10m x 5.40m))
Adjoining building 2, traditional stone building under an onduline roof with concrete floor. The building is single storey and benefits from mains power with no water. There are various openings and doors leading into the central courtyard area. The building is internally divided into various loose boxes and tack rooms.
(N.B. Directly adjoining this building is a 3.10m x 5.40m tack room used by the current owners but which belongs to Rora House, the adjoining neighbour. This tack room benefits from access into the internal courtyard area but also has a rear access to Rora House).
Building 4 (29' 6'' x 14' 9'' (9.00m x 4.50m))
Directly adjoining the tack room above, this building is of traditional stone construction under a terracotta tiled roof and benefits from a fully concreted floor. This building is single storey and benefits from openings onto the internal courtyard area and also from mains electric but has no water supply.
Building 5 (25' 3'' x 10' 6'' (7.70m x 3.20m))
Adjoining the southern side of the courtyard, this building is of wooden frame construction under an onduline sheet roof with wooden cladding to side and rear elevations with concrete floor, mains electric but no water supply. This building is divided internally into two loose boxes with internal barge boarding to approximately 1.20m in height.
Located to the south of Rora Farmhouse:
Building 6 (23' 11'' x 17' 1'' (7.30m x 5.20m))
Traditional stone building under a sheeted GI roof with compacted earth floor. To the rear of this building lies a further Lean-to: 4.10m x 5.20m.
All-Weather Exercise Area (40' 0'' x 30' 0'' (12.19m x 9.14m))
All-weather exercise area with post and rail fencing to all boundaries and with wooden gate providing access to the south-eastern corner. The exercise area also benefits from external lighting and with a stoned/hard core track leading back towards the traditional stone buildings and yard area.
The land extends in total to 100.87 acres (40.82 hectares) including the farmhouse, buildings, drive and land and of this 92.35 acres (37.40 hectares) is free draining grassland and 6.62 acres (2.68 hectares) natural regeneration broadleaf woodland.
The western side of the land being OS Numbers 7136, 7524 and 9155 is predominately level and in an elevated position with extensive views across South Dartmoor towards Hay Tor and the Bovey Basin. towards Teignmouth. The eastern side of the farmland faces down into the valley with Rora Farmhouse and Buildings within the central section with much of the land being east facing apart from the woodland OS0712 and the adjacent field OS1120 which is more steeply north facing.
The field boundaries are predominately bordered by semi and mature tree and hedge growth to all boundaries and with some boundaries particularly along the internal track OS9738 being to only mature trees. External boundaries and some internal boundaries are also stock fenced with sheep netting and two strand plain wire and some other internal boundaries not fenced.
There are various interesting wild habitat areas situated across different sections of the farm and areas for stock to shelter and the land benefits from a private water supply rising on the farmland which leads to a water tank situated to the north of Rora Farmhouse. This supply also provides water to neighbouring land and property owners with Rora Farmhouse having an arrangement with the neighbouring land/property owners wherein they maintain this supply.
Access is via the farm drive which is also owned but over which the adjoining property Rora House is understood to benefit from a full legal right of way at all times and for all purposes. This drive is partly stoned. There are footpaths/bridle tracks that cross the land at various points providing extensive opportunities to walk and ride without the need to use public roads.
Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to any Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Rights or Easements which exist at the time of sale whether they are mentioned in these particulars or not.
Public Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to any public rights of way that currently exist whether detailed in these particulars or not.
Sporting and Mineral Rights
All sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale, as far as are known.
Basic Farm Payment Entitlements
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and the Basic Farm Payment has been claimed against the land up to and including the 2018 scheme year. Appropriate entitlements covering the eligible areas of the land are included and the Agents will use their best endeavours to transfer such entitlements if required and requested by the purchaser.
The land is not included in any Entry Level, Countryside or Mid-Tier Stewardship Agreements.
All boundary ownerships where known are indicated on the sale plan.
The plan incorporated at the rear of these sales particulars is for identification purposes only and where different from the contract plan, the latter should prevail.
Dartmoor National Park, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot Devon TQ13 9JQ
Tel: 01626 832 093
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
In Excess of £1,250,000
Method Of Sale
The property is being offered for sale by Private Treaty with offers being invited as detailed above.
Rora Farmhouse and Traditional Farm Buildings – Strictly by appointment through the Agents, Messrs Rendells, 57 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NL, telephone: 01803 863888. Please note all viewings of the farmhouse and buildings to be accompanied.
The Land – The land may be viewed at any time during daylight hours only with a set of Rendells Sales Particulars to hand. Please make sure that all gates are shut as there will be livestock on hand please respect the fact that Rora Farm is a working farm.
From the A38 Devon Expressway Drum Bridges Interchange, follow the signs for Liverton and Ilsington and after approximately 200 yards turn right on the Liverton Road and stay on this road for approximately three quarters of a mile heading into the village of Liverton, turn back hard left and then stay on this road for approximately a third of a mile, where signposted Rora turning right onto the road leading to the farm drive and stay on the drive passing Rora House on your right hand side and Rora Farmhouse and Farm Buildings will be found at the end of this drive to your right hand side.
Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008
These particulars are set out for the interested parties and purchasers as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description but not to constitute an offer or contract. 2) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, orientations and other statements/facts are given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement or representation of facts. 3) Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition or otherwise nor that any services are in good working order. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Interested applicants are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations before finalising their offer to purchase. 4) The photographs appearing in these sales brochures show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time the photographs were taken. Aspects may have been changed since the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. Items shown in photographs are not included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. 5) Any area measurements or distances referred to herein are approximate only. 6) Where there is reference in these particulars to the fact that alterations have been carried out, or that a particular use is made of any part of the property, this is not intended to be a statement that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained and these matters must be verified by any intending purchaser. 7) Descriptions of a property are inevitably subjective and the descriptions contained herein are used in good faith as an opinion and not by way of statement of fact. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before viewing please do not hesitate to contact this office. 8) References to the tenure of a property are based on information supplied by the seller. The agent has not had sight of the title documents. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from a solicitor and before finalising their offer should make their own enquiries and investigations. Buyers should check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.
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