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Property Details

Guide Price £1,100,000
4 bedrooms
Michelcombe, Holne
Under Offer
  • Picturesque Surroundings
  • Former Longhouse Conversion
  • Ancillary Two Bed Bungalow
  • Traditional Stone Outbuildings
  • Approximately 1.5 acres
  • Dartmoor Farming Hamlet Setting
Michelcombe is a tiny farming hamlet in a hidden valley between the villages of Holne and Scorriton, on the southern edge of Dartmoor National Park.

Long Barn is set back off a quiet, no- through lane, with wonderful walking and riding on the doorstep. Holne and Scorriton have traditional country pubs and the town of Ashburton, with its excellent range of shops and amenities, is an easy 15 minutes car journey. Ashburton is also where the A38 can be accessed providing a quick link to the cities of Exeter and Plymouth.

Long Barn is a stunning stone barn conversion on the site of a longhouse dating from the 16th century, and now a Grade II* Listed building. It has been sympathetically brought back to life over recent years by the present owner, who has created an atmospheric, one-off home full of character and warmth.

Beneath its fine thatch roof, it features bespoke oak carpentry, slate and timber floors (underfloor heating to the ground floor), original ceiling beams and exposed A-frame timbers.

The adjoining Shippon/Hayloft is a wonderful space over two connecting floors.

A separate detached single-storey building within the grounds provides modern two bedroom ancillary accommodation, and there is a deatched stone barn with conversion potential, subject to the required consents.

The magnificent gardens and grounds, with sweeping lawns, landscaped terraces and a small moorland river, really do provide a wonderful setting for Long Barn.

Tenure: Freehold
Living Room
22’ x 14’3” Glazed oak entrance doors. Slate tiled floor with underfloor heating. Large Inglenook-style fireplace with wood burner. Timber ceiling and beams. Window. TV point. Understairs cupboard. Oak latch door to the barn. Doorway to
Kitchen-Dining Room
22’ x 7’8” Range of bespoke wood kitchen units with solid wood worktop and inset Butler’s sink. BOSCH electric oven and hob. Integrated fridge. Slate tiled floor with underfloor heating. Windows to three aspects plus large ceiling window. LED spotlights. TV point.
First Floor Landing
approached via an oak staircase, with doors off to
Bedroom 1
15’3” x 11’2”Ceiling height to roof area with exposed A-frames, conservation roof window. Wood floor. Vertical wall radiator.
with shower enclosure with overhead rain shower and hand held shower, wash basin on stand, WC. Ceiling spotlights. Extractor.
Bath with shower over, wash basin on stand, WC. Wood floor. Vertical wall radiator. Exposed timber roof supports. Extractor.
Bedroom 2
16’ x 10’ Conservation roof window with a lovely outlook over the gardens and neighbouring countryside. A-frame roof timbers. Wood floor. Radiator.
Ground Floor Shippon Barn
30’10” x 16’ Original stone floor and drain. Three feature windows to end gable wall and window to rear wall. Timber and beamed ceiling. Timber staircase to the upper floor Hayloft. Wide door to the front outside, and door to boot/utility room.
First Floor Hayloft
23’ x 16’6” Two A-frame roof supports. Three feature window openings in end gable wall.
Boot Room/Utility
13’ x 7’4” Stone sink with hot and cold water supply, slate tops either side. Stone cobbled floor. Pair of oak doors to the rear garden, where there is a patio seating area. Door to
16’2” x 9’3” Workbench with power points. Pair of doors to the garden
Second Store
24’2” x 8’ Gable end window. Concrete floor. Wall lights.
Ancillary Accommodation
Wide stable entrance door to
Living Room and Kitchen
19’9” x 15’9” Slate tiled floor. Wood burner. Modern kitchen units along two walls with solid wood worktops and Butler’s sink. Built-in double oven, hob and fridge. Two radiators. Views over the gardens. Space for dining table and chairs. Inner area with doors to the bedrooms. Door to
Worktop with plumbing for washing machine. Double wall cupboard. Door to
Shower Room
with white suite of large shower enclosure, wash basin, wc. Slate tiled floor. Window. Towel radiator.
Bedroom 1
17’ x 7’9” Stable door to the garden. Radiator.
Bedroom 2
10’2” x 7’8” Window overlooking the gardens. Radiator.
Boiler Room
attached to one end of the bungalow, with an oil fired boiler and hot water cylinder.
A gated entrance (please note the five bar gate in the photos has been removed) opens to a large stone-chipped parking and turning area for numerous vehicles, with a paved terrace reception entrance area and shaped shrubbery beds.

The gardens and grounds include large expanses of sweeping lawns interspersed with fruit
trees, and bounded on one side by a Dartmoor river, and with a leat-fed pond. A large seating terrace runs along the length of the bungalow annexe, with landscaped shrubbery beds and steps down to the main garden and driveway.
The grounds continue beyond the bungalow annexe and connect around to the stone barn building, with an orchard hillside. The seller will be planting an area of wild flower meadow to encourage wildlife as required by the local planning authority (application pending).
Detached Barn
33’ x 10’10” with its own gated entrance a little further along the lane, and side entrance with a seating area and steps down to the main drive. Loft area over.
Council Tax
Mains electricity, private water and drainage.
VIEWING strictly by appointment through HOWARD DOUGLAS ESTATE AGENTS, telephone 01364 652656.
From the Pear Tree exit on the A38 Expressway at Ashburton (by the Shell Petrol Filling Station) take the road signposted for Holne and Poundsgate. After 2.3 miles turn left for Holne and after a further 1.2 miles take a left signposted for Holne village centre. At the junction go straight ahead (The Church House Inn and Church will be on your right). Follow this road and after taking the sharp right bend, turn left towards Michelcombe. At the bottom of this lane bear right, after the bridge, and Long Barn is the second entrance on the right.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.