A period farmhouse with an annexe, a large barn with Class Q conversion permission and 56.81 acres

Maidenford Farm has been in the same ownership for 30 years and is a rare opportunity to acquire a former farmstead with an equestrian bias. The farmhouse, believed to be date from the 16th Century, is not listed. The property offers generous and flexible accommodation, covering 3666 square feet, with six bedrooms and includes a self-contained first floor apartment. The property offers the potential to create a substantial modern family home.

The accommodation comprises an entrance hall with the main staircase, drawing room with a wood burning stove set in an inglenook fireplace and exposed beams, a dual aspect dining room with wooden flooring, study, kitchen/breakfast room with wooden fitted units, an electric Aga and walk in larder, conservatory with folding glazed doors to the garden, utility room, lobby with self-contained access to the apartment and cloakroom.

Upstairs are four bedrooms and a family bathroom. The master bedroom has an en suite shower room. The first floor annexe comprises a sitting room, bedroom and bathroom.

This property has 56.7 acres of land.


Maidenford Farm is approached from the lane via a single access which initially provides access to the stable yard and in turn the farmhouse. The farmhouse is set in formal gardens which feature sweeping lawns interspersed with mature specimen trees and shrubs. There are well stocked flower beds and borders, a walled cobbled courtyard with a rustic pergola clad in wisteria. There is a part walled vegetable and soft fruit garden, as well as a woodland area. There are two greenhouses, a garden shed and oil tank.

There is a dilapidated all weather tennis court adjacent to the main garden area behind the farmhouse, plus a former pump house and summerhouse/office.

Barn with Class Q conversion permission plus outbuildings: At Maidenford, there is a detached barn and round house with Class Q conversion permission into two dwellinghouses, one 4 bedroom house and one 2 bedroom cottage, plus approximately 12.34 acres. The barn is a substantial structure arranged over two levels comprising stores and stables. Adjacent to this is the stone roundhouse. There is also includes a range of stables with three boxes and a log store, and a further period building with three more stables, feed store and attached lean to (a two storey building with a large upper floor). There is also a manége. Further information regarding the Class Q conversion permission is available from the vendors agents.

The Land: The land at Maidenford Farm extends to approximately 56.7 acres. This land lies between the house and Barnstaple and provides additional opportunities for grazing. The land is presently let for £1,700 per annum. Subject to the purchaser obtaining the relevant planning permission, the land offers potential for future development.


Maidenford Farm is located just outside the regional centre of Barnstaple, which has an array of leisure and shopping venues, as well as North Devon District Hospital.

The rugged North Devon Coastline, much of it owned and managed by The National Trust, provides wonderful opportunities for long distance walking along the South West Coast Path. Inland from the property lies the open spaces of the Exmoor National Park with its many beauty spots and opportunities for walking and riding.

About 9 miles to the west lies the coastal resort of Woolacombe and, further south Putsborough, Croyde and Saunton Sands, all renowned for their beaches and excellent surfing. There are many sporting facilities in the area including a number of well-known golf courses and the property is easily accessible to many popular tourist attractions. The historic Royal North Devon golf club is nearby and Saunton offers two championship courses. The 200 year old North Devon cricket club is county league standard. There are several prestigious shoots in the area. Maidenford Farm is conveniently positioned just a mile and a half from the nearest junction of the Link Road with easy links to the M5 (approximately a 45 minute drive) and Tiverton Parkway, with a two hour rail connection to London Paddington.


From Barnstaple proceed along Bear Street and continue up the hill for approximately 1½ miles and then turn right, signposted for Maidenford. Continue down this lane for approximately ½ a mile and Maidenford Farm is found on the right hand side.

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Other features

  • Substantial farmhouse and annexe
  • Large barn with Class Q conversion consent
  • Approximately 56.7 acres
  • A range of outbuildings
  • Equestrian facilities

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Ref: EXE160100

Goodleigh Barnstaple Devon EX32

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Ref: EXE160100

Goodleigh Barnstaple Devon EX32

Guide Price