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Crediton, Crediton, Devon, EX17

Sold STC £350,000
31.8 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 31.8 acres (12.9 hectares)

Key features

  • Productive Farm Land
  • 31.83 Acres
  • Modern Farm Buildings
  • 18,500 sq ft (1,720 sq m)
  • Level / Gently Sloping Land
  • Direct Road Access
  • Mains & Natural Water
  • Further Land Available

Full description

A range of modern farm buildings used for livestock and machinery storage with 31.83 acres of productive land. 1,720 sq metres (18,500 sq feet) of covered space. Concrete yard. Further land available.

Situation - The land forms part of Lower Newton, which lies in a tranquil location near to the village of Zeal Monachorum and small town of North Tawton and surrounded by rolling mid Devon countryside.

Zeal Monachorum, a mid Devon village mentioned in the Domesday Book with a population of around 350, has a church, village hall and The Waie Inn public house.

North Tawton lies approximately 3 miles to the west and provides a primary school, stores, doctors surgery, post office and two pubs. The late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, moved to North Tawton in the 1960s and subsequently wrote Moortown, a poetry diary of his everyday life on a Devon farm.

The market town of Crediton is about 10 miles from the farm, with a wide range of shops and supermarkets, banks and recreational facilities including a weekly farmers market, a leisure centre and indoor swimming pool. In addition there is an excellent school, Queen Elizabeth Academy, which has its own sixth form.

The cathedral city of Exeter is located about 17 miles to the south east from where there are mainline rail services to London Paddington, access to the M5 and Exeter International Airport.

The Dartmoor National Park lies 8 miles to the south, providing 368 square miles of stunning scenery with paths and trails for walking and riding.

Barnstaple, north Devon's regional centre, lies 25 miles to the north, near to which is the rugged north Devon coastline with its beautiful sandy beaches.

Introduction - Lower Newton is offered to the market for the first time in 56 years and extends to approximately 179.76 acres (72.75 hectares) in total.

The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in four lots:

Lot 2: Farm Buildings & Land - LOT 2 totals approximately 31.83 acres (12.88 hectares) and includes a range of modern farm buildings (1,720 sq metres / 18,500 sq feet) and some productive land.

The Farm Buildings - Situated on the opposite side of the lane from the bungalow are the modern farm buildings, all linked by a concrete yard to the front.

Former Parlour - (12m x 4.96m) (( 39'4" x 16'3") - Rendered block construction with a fibre cement roof and concrete floor. Part lofted with a concrete apron to the front.

Machinery Store - (24.31m x 23.89m max / 18.05m min) (( 79'9" x 78'5 - Concrete stanchions, concrete floor. Fibre cement roof (possibly asbestos) and enclosed on three sides.

Silage Barn - (32.02m x 10.84m) (( 105'1" x 35'7") - Clear-span steel frame with fibre cement roof and block walls to one side. Concrete floor.

Workshop - (13.65m x 9.51m) (( 44'9" x 31'2") - Steel frame construction, fully enclosed, a concrete floor and electricity connected.

General Purpose Building - (27.61m x 21.44m) (( 90'7" x 70'4") - With part concrete and part earth floor. Steel frame construction with fibre cement roof.

Fuel Store - (4.88m x 3.74m) (( 16'0" x 12'3") - With concrete floor and timber clad roof and walls.

The Land - The land with Lot 2 lies to the south and west of the buildings with road frontage on the eastern boundary.

The land is mostly level, gently sloping in part and divided into five enclosures of pasture suitable for mowing / grazing and arable land, suitable for growing cereal crops.

There is a small stream flowing through the land and the boundaries are traditional hedge banks.

Services - Mains water: The land within Lot 1 and the whole of Lot 2 are on a separate mains water supply (meter in field 8338).

Single mains electricity supply (single phase). The meter is located on Lot 2. Peak / off-peak supply.

Access: - LOT 2 has direct access from a council maintained road which forms the eastern boundary.

Basic Payment Scheme (Bps) - The farm land is registered for entitlements under the BPS.

The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser(s) and will be apportioned between the lots of required.

Tenure - The farm is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion.

Local Authority - Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6PP. Tel: 01884 255255

Covenants - The farm is sold subject to a restrictive covenant on field 8022 (Lot 2), restricting any building within this field. Please contact the agents for further information.

Sporting & Mineral Rights - The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.

Plans And Boundary Fences - A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.

Wayleaves & Rights Of Way - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements and any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

Viewing - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Farm Agency Department on 01392 680059.

Directions - From Crediton, proceed north on the A377. Continue through the village of Copplestone and upon reaching Morchard Road, turn left onto the B3220 towards Winkleigh.

After just over 2 miles, at the crossroads at Blackditch Cross, turn left towards North Tawton.

Continue for about 1.4 miles and upon reaching Leigh Cross, turn left and LOT 2 will be found on the right after approximately 300 yards.

Contact Information - Stags Farm Agency Department, 21 Southernhay West, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1PR. Tel: 01392 680059. Email:

Disclaimer - These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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27 April 2016


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