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  • Oare House Lynton, Exmoor, DEvon

  • Oare House Lynton, Exmoor, DEvon

    Lynton 7 miles, Exford 9 miles, Porlock 6 miles, Junction 25 M5 Motorway at Taunton 34 miles

    Rail services from Taunton to London Paddington in under 2 hours.

    (Distances and times are approximate)

    Hidden within a private Exmoor location commanding spectacular views, Oare House sits in 169 acres and has recently been restored and renovated.

    Accommodation and amenities Entrance hall • Drawing room • Dining room • sitting room • study

    large kitchen and breakfast room • utility and study • Cellar

    Master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and dressing room

    4 further bedrooms • 3 bathrooms

    Extensive attic rooms

    separate 2 bedroom flat with sitting room and kitchen

    Extensive range of traditional stone barns around a courtyard

    Modern agricultural building

    In all extending to approximately 167 acres Freehold

    Also included are an additional 160 acres of shooting rights across adjoining land

    These particulars are intended only as a guide and must not be relied upon as statements of fact. Your attention is drawn to the Important Notice on the last page of the brochure.


    Exeter 19 southernhay East,

    Exeter, Devon EX1 1QD

    Tel: +44 1392 423 111 william.morrison@knightfrank.com

    Farm and Estates 55 Baker street,

    London W1u 8AN

    Tel: +44 207 861 1653 james.prewett@knightfrank.com

  • Situation

    • Oare House sits within the hamlet of Oare, tucked away in a

    hidden valley on the northern fringe of the Exmoor National Park

    between the towns of Minehead and Lynmouth, on the Bristol

    Channel. The hamlet is surrounded by the wild moorland of

    Exmoor to the south.

    • Oare House overlooks the ancient Oare Church which is named

    in the famous R D Blackmoor novel “Lorna Doone” and the

    surrounding rolling Exmoor countryside with its magical hidden

    deep valleys and steep coombes is justly deserving of its

    description as “Doone country.”

    • Lynton and nearby Porlock are ideal bases from which to explore

    the wild and beautiful moorland and rugged coastline of Exmoor

    and the surrounding area. The area has a number of good hotels,

    inns, restaurants and shops. There is a picturesque harbour at

    Porlock Weir, which lies to the east.

    • Minehead is about 11 miles away and has a good range of

    supermarkets, shops and everyday facilities as well as a hospital.

    Barnstaple is about 25 miles away.

    • Communication links to the area are excellent, with the A39

    providing links to the M5 Motorway at Taunton, where there is

    also a mainline railway station with regular services to London

    Paddington in under two hours. Airports at Bristol and Exeter

    provide flights to uK and international destinations throughout the


  • Description of property • The house is situated on a historic site dating back several

    hundred years. south facing the property has excellent views over open farmland and the moor. Mature gardens surround the house and include a delightful walled garden which has been recently renovated. The secondary accommodation and renovated farm buildings are a short distance from the house, ideal for storage, agricultural or equestrian use.

    • Oare House is a substantial Georgian house which has been completely renovated by its current owners over recent years. The renovation has cleverly maintained the character whilst providing an extremely efficient and modern home that is attractive and beautifully finished in a simple but elegant style. The property enjoys a peaceful and private position, benefitting

    from far-reaching views over its own land, Oare Church and the surrounding countryside.

    • The house has spacious and well laid-out accommodation which is arranged over three floors. The ground floor comprises an entrance hall, drawing room, dining room, family sitting room and a good open-plan kitchen and breakfast room with bi fold doors opening onto a terrace overlooking the gardens.

    • On the first floor there is a master bedroom suite which has an ensuite bathroom and dressing room. There are 4 further bedrooms on the first floor and 3 bathrooms.

    • The second floor is extensive and comprises large attic rooms.

  • Reception






    Basement Second Floor

    Ground Floor First Floor

  • Approximate Gross Internal Floor Area

    6,621 sq ft / 615 sq m

    (includes annexe, excludes outbuildings & restricted head height)

    This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows & door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of this plan, please check all dimensions, shapes & compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.


    outbuilding 1 outbuilding 2

    main House


  • • Away from the house is the Flat which is on the first

    floor of the main traditional barn. This is well laid out

    and in good order. It can be used as a holiday let, for

    staff or can be let out on a long term basis if required.

    • The main traditional barns are extensive with a

    variety of stables, stores, barns and sheds that are

    adaptable to a number of modern uses.

    • The modern, general purpose agricultural building is

    suitable for livestock or storage.

    • The gardens and grounds are magnificent and have

    also been significantly improved by the current

    owners to include extensive new planting, the

    creation of terraces and lawns and the renovation of

    a lovely walled garden close to the house.

  • Important notice: Particulars: These particulars are not an offer or contract, nor part of one. You should not rely on statements by Knight Frank LLP in the particulars or by word of mouth or in writing (“information”) as being factually accurate about the property, its condition or its value. Neither Knight Frank LLP nor any joint agent has any authority to make any representations about the property, and accordingly any information given is entirely without responsibility on the part of the agents, seller(s) or lessor(s). Photos etc: The photographs show only certain parts of the property as they appeared at the time they were taken. Areas, measurements and distances given are approximate only. Regulations etc: Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property does not mean that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consent has been obtained. A buyer or lessee must find out by inspection or in other ways that these matters have been properly dealt with and that all information is correct. VAT: The VAT position relating to the property may change without notice. Knight Frank LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England with registered number OC305934. Our registered office is 55 Baker Street, London, W1U 8AN, where you may look at a list of members’ names.

    Photographs: 2013. Particulars: september 2015. Kingfisher Print and Design. 01803 867087.

    Note: “This plan is based upon the Ordnance Survey map with the sanction of the control of H.M. stationary office. This plan is for convenience of purchasers only. Its accuracy is not guaranteed and it is expressly excluded from any contract. Licence Number. No. Es100017767.”

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    Services and technology During the renovation of the property no expense has been spared on services or technology.


    Electricity Mains electricity includes 3 phase connection. There is also a direct port to connect into a generator if necessary. The property has been fully re-wired.

    Photo voltaic (Pv)

    A roof mounted 10KW PV cells producing an income of approximately £6,000 per annum.

    Drainage Private drainage is handled by a new Klargester. In the yards and around the house are new range land and storm drains.

    Heating Heating is a combination of air source heat pump and 20kw wood burner. This is distributed by underfloor heating. There are controls in each room.

    Internet and technology

    The house is fully wired for data and sound. Internet is a combination of BT infinity and satellite Broadband.

    Single Farm Payment/Basic Payment The vendor will make every effort to transfer the Single Farm Payment/ Basic Payment on completion

    method of Sale The property is to be offered for sale by private treaty.

    tenure and Possession The property is offered freehold, with vacant possession granted on completion subject to any tenancies/licences for current farming activities.

    Sporting, timber and mineral rights The sporting and timber rights are included in so far as they are owned by the vendor.

    Fixtures and fittings All items usually known as tenants’ fixtures and fittings, whether mentioned or not in these sale particulars are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation. such items include all fitted carpets, curtains, light fittings, domestic electrical items, garden equipment, statuary and machinery.

    Shooting rights In addition to the freehold land is an additional 16