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Sold STC £275,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A superb block of arable and pasture land

Full description

An extremely attractive block of just under 89 acres of arable and grassland with a small range of agricultural buildings. Excellent access and outstanding far reaching views. Available as a whole or in two lots;
LOT 1: Approximately 35.78 acres (14.48 ha) of high yielding arable land and very productive pasture - Guide £275,000
LOT 2: A superb block of 53.11 acres (21.52 ha) of arable and pasture land together with a small range of buildings - Guide £425,000

The land at Delworthy sits in true rolling Devonshire countryside and has wonderful far reaching views over the surrounding countryside to Exmoor and beyond. The pretty village of Yarnscombe is just over 2 miles away and has some basic village amenities, however 5 miles to the south is the historic civil war town of Torrington with an excellent range of shopping, schooling and recreational facilities.  The regional centre of Barnstaple is a some 8½ miles to the north and offers a wonderful choice of high street and independent shops, places to eat as well as much to see and do. The whole area offers a vast range of outdoor activities such as sailing on the Taw estuary and surfing on the north coast. Exmoor National Park, with its diverse landscape and the south-west coastal footpath are both within easy striking distance and great for walkers. The North Devon Link road (A361) from Barnstaple provides a direct route to the M5 motorway  and beyond and the Cathedral city of Exeter is some 39 miles away with its international airport, mainline rail station and bus terminal. 

Extending to some 88.19 acres (36.00 hectares), this excellent run of productive grass and arable land, with two useful agricultural buildings and yard, offers an outstanding opportunity for a discerning purchaser to develop a small farming enterprise.

Situated in a renowned farming area, this adaptable block of land is full of inherent fertility and has deep free draining loamy soil capable of growing high yielding cereal crops and an abundance of grass. The land is level or gently sloping in part and bounded by well fenced hedge banks with excellent gated access on its eastern boundary from an adjoining parish road.  Available as a whole or in the two following lots;

LOT 1 (Coloured pink on the plan)
An attractive run of ground extending to 35.78 acres (14.48 hectares) and contained within three gently sloping enclosures, two of which are in winter and spring barley. The third enclosure is in permanent pasture and can be accessed from the parish road via a solid track adjacent to the western boundary. There is also a small parcel of deciduous woodland on the northern boundary.

LOT 2 (Coloured green on the plan)
Approximately 53.11 acres (21.52 hectares) of productive pasture and arable land with some 3½ acres of deciduous woodland on the western boundary. The land has excellent access onto the adjoining parish road and benefits from a small range of buildings with a concreted yard, collecting pen and race (suitable for cattle or sheep).  There is direct access onto the parish road and mains electricity and water are connected. The buildings comprise;
‘Kwik Scrape’ Livestock Building - 80' 0'' x 60' 0'' (24.37m x 18.27m)
Steel portal frame with concrete block, rendered elevations under a corrugated sheet roof.       Internal feed passage with feed barriers and concrete floor throughout. Adjoining Lean-to Fodder/Machinery Store - 60' 0'' x 30' 0'' (18.27m x 9.14m)
Open fronted, timber frame with profile sheet elevations under profile sheet roof.

From Great Torrington and heading north-east, proceed through the town and take the B3232 towards Newton Tracey. After approximately 3 miles turn right at Cloggs Hill Cross towards Three Gates and Yarnscombe.  After ½ mile, take a left turn and proceed for a further ¾’s mile. The land can be found on the left hand side. Please see plan on back page for identification.

Intending purchasers may inspect the property at a time of their choosing bearing a copy of the sale particulars.  Please ensure that in making your inspection you do so with due care, taking responsibilities for your actions.  In particular, please do not climb gates but open same and leave them shut where found shut and wear suitable footwear.

Important Information
Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Basic Payment Scheme - Basic Payment Entitlements have been established over the land.  Entitlements equal to the area of land being sold will be transferred to the purchaser. The vendor will undertake to lodge any such documents with the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) to allow the transfer of entitlements subject to RPA guidelines. Details regarding the value of these entitlements are available at the Agents offices.

Easements, Wayleaves, Rights of Way - The Property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Register of the registered title together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way, which cross the property

Boundaries - Any purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither vendor nor the vendor’s agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof.  Should any dispute arise as the boundaries or any points on the particulars or plans or the interpretation of them, the question shall be referred to the vendors agent whose decision acting as experts shall be final.

Location & Land Plan - The attached plan is for identification purposes only and based on ordnance survey extracts. The areas identified are not guaranteed and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

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Farms & Land Department. Phone: 01409 259547. Email:

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