An absolute perfect opportunity to acquire this highly versatile block of land extending to about 50 acres, offering a diverse mixture of pasture/grazing, stream borded woodland, culm grassland, and yard with light and power connected along with a useful general purpose 40ft x 40ft agricultural shed. Amazingly peaceful location tucked away in the heart of the countryside, with no public footpaths, some stunning views, and rich in wildlife.
THE LAND COMPRISES (all measurements are approximate):-
YARD/OUTBUILDINGS From the quiet parish road, a stone drive flanked by a large lawn with apple trees leads to the hardcore yard with plenty of parking.
GENERAL PURPOSE TIMBER/GALVANISED IRON STOCK SHED Some 40' x 40' (Some 12.2m x 12.2m).
ADJOINING BLOCK BUILT OFFICE/STORE 12'6" x 10'6" (3.8m x 3.2m). Light, power and water connected.
TIMBER/GALVANISED IRON OPEN SIDED STORE 12' x 7' (3.66m x 2.13m).
THE LAND The land may be approached directly from the yard, or from 4 gateways along the parish road. It follows the gently rolling topography of the locality, and from the highest point there are outstanding far reaching views. The land breakdown is approximately as follows:
1) PASTURE/GRAZING - 31 acres. The main fields are borded by tree topped hedges, and the natural stream provides water and a couple of drinking places. The majority of the hedges, particularly around the boundary, have post/wire fencing.
2) WOODLAND - 5.5 acres. A nice mix of native trees including oak, ash, hazel and beech, along with holly, and willow. Great habitat for wildlife, perfectly indicated by the fact that on the day these details were produced a pair of woodcock were flushed from a sunny bank.
3) CULM GRASSLAND - 11.8 acres. Locally known as 'Moors', these increasingly rare grasslands were a real feature of the North West Devon countryside. They can be Summer grazed and are much loved by the local 'Red Ruby' Devon cattle, and provide a perfect background for wildlife and fauna throughout the year.
4) YARD/BUILDINGS - 0.75 acres, including small enclosure with hardstanding for tractors/implements.
The land offers a lovely mixed opportunity to be farmed and also appreciate wildlife. Alternatively, because the shooting rights are included with the sale, it could well offer a couple of hours interesting rough shooting.
AGENTS NOTE Prospective purchasers are welcome to walk the land, but must respect the countryside, and do so totally at their own risk. Some of the land is very wet/rough and difficult to walk over.
AGENTS NOTE 2 Any rural payment entitlements will be transferred to the new owners, which we understand amount to approximately £3,000.00 per annum. The current vendor has employed an excellent local farm advisor who is more than happy to continue with overseeing registration/claims.
From Holsworthy proceed on the A3072 Hatherleigh road for 4 miles, and upon reaching Dunsland Cross turn right onto the A3079 Okehampton road. Proceed for 3 miles and turn right signed Halwill. Follow this road for 1.4 miles, and upon reaching Horsebridge turn left signed Foxhole. Proceed for almost 1 mile and the property will be found on the left hand side, with Bond Oxborough Phillips 'For Sale' notice board clearly displayed.