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4 bedroom farm for sale

Hartland, Bideford

Withdrawn from Market £750,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Farm with just under 66 acres
  • Immaculately presented farmhouse
  • Great location, just off the A39 Atlantic Highway

Full description

A traditional residential and stock farm in an accessible rural location with an immaculately presented character farmhouse with four bedrooms and three reception rooms. Small range of stone barns with potential (subject to planning) and range of semi-modern farm buildings and yard. Land and woodland extending to 65.98 acres (26.71 hectares) with sporting potential. EPC rating G.

East Bursdon Farm can be found in the parish of Hartland on the Hartland Peninsula, which is the most northern tip of Devon. This unique coastal headland has much to offer with its spectacular scenery, quaint fishing villages such as Clovelly and the historic Hartland Abbey with its impressive house and gardens. The whole area is protected as area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

The farm sits within a tiny hamlet of three other properties and is set at the end of a long entrance lane just off the A39 main road, also known as the Atlantic Highway. This main route provides an excellent link to the port town of Bideford and the regional centre of Barnstaple with both towns offering a wide range of shopping and recreational facilities together with a mainline railway station and link to the M5 motorway. 

The village of Hartland is around four miles away and has a small range of shops, places of worship, doctors surgery and primary school. The award winning coastal town of Bude lies some 11 miles to the south and offers much to see and do with its two sandy surfing beaches and dramatic coastline. The town has a wide variety of places to stay together with all the usual amenities including four supermarkets. Holsworthy lies some 15 miles to the east and has a Waitrose supermarket together with the new Agri-Business Centre and livestock market. 

Exeter, a cathedral city, is some 56 miles away and again offers a wide and diverse range of shopping and recreational opportunities together with a mainline railway station, bus terminal and regional airport.

East Bursdon Farm briefly comprises an immaculately presented, traditional farmhouse with four bedrooms and three reception rooms, small range of stone and slate barns, further range of semi-modern farm buildings and approximately 66 acres of productive pasture including some 7 acres of

The farmhouse offers warm comfortable accommodation with many character features such as ceiling beams and an inglenook fireplace. It also benefits from double glazing and has LPG connected for central heating, hot water and cooking. The property could easily be divided to create an annexe or holiday let, subject to planning and there is potential to incorporate the adjoining barn.

A small collection of traditional stone and slate barns can be found immediately outside the property and these have been utilised as a workshop, log
store and garaging. The livestock buildings and yard sit to the higher side of the farmhouse with a second smaller range to the lower side of the lane.  

The land lies principally to the west of the property with some lying to the south, across the lane and it extends in all to some 65.98 acres (26.71 hectares). Access is from a good stone track and the land is gently sloping and in permanent pasture with some periphery woodland and a large pond.

The Farmhouse 
The property is approached via a concreted entrance lane which leads in turn to a tarmac parking area at the front of the farmhouse, and located here is a glazed Entrance Porch with door to Lobby and further doors off to the main sitting room and 

Snug/Sitting Room II with an attractive wooden ‘fireplace’ surround and hearth and retiring stairs to the first floor. A large inglenook fireplace with a slate hearth and multi-fuel burner can be found in the main Sitting Room which also has a beamed ceiling. From here a door leads through to the Hallway with the principal staircase leading to the first floor and doors also lead to the kitchen, dining room and outside. 

The Kitchen has a range of fitted wall and base units with work tops over including a stainless steel sink and drainer, integral dishwasher, space for 
washing machine and space and connection for a LPG cooker. Door to a Utility Area with sink unit and cupboard under. From the hallway, a door leads to the Dining Room which has a fireplace and slate hearth  (currently capped).

Stairs rise to the First Floor Landing with doors going clock-wise to; Bedroom with ceiling beams and a wash hand basin. Bedroom with ceiling beams, built in cupboard and wash hand basin. Door to separate WC and Further door to Bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower over, WC and pedestal wash hand basin. Partially tiled walls, built in cupboard with slatted shelving housing the central heating boiler and hot water cylinder. 

The retiring stairs lead to a second landing and a small inner landing with doors to built in cupboard and hanging rail, Bedroom with wash hand basin and further Bedroom with built in cupboard and hanging rail. Second Bathroom with partially tiled walls, panelled bath with power shower over, wash hand basin and WC. Linen cupboard with radiator and shelving.

The Gardens & Grounds
East Bursdon Farm is approached over a concreted lane and this leads to a tarmac parking area in front of the farmhouse and from here a path leads to the entrance porch. The lawned gardens wrap around the front and rear of the farmhouse and a few steps up lead to a productive vegetable garden behind the shippon. 

The LPG tank is located at the rear of the property.  

Adjoining the farmhouse on its southerly aspect is a stone barn with a loft over, slate floor and a slate roof which could be converted to provide additional accommodation such as a holiday let/annexe, subject to planning. 

At the front of the property there is a small range of traditional stone and slate building (with some CGI) which are used for storage, garaging and a workshop as follows;
Open fronted Garage - 85' 4'' x 49' 3'' (26m x 15m)
Stable Barn - 59' 1'' x 42' 8'' (18m x 13m) with cobbled floor
Workshop Barn - 23' 0'' x 11' 0'' (7.01m x 3.35m internal).

Farm Buildings
A separate concreted entrance lane leads to the north of the farmhouse to;

Higher Yard which is self contained and has mains water and electricity connected. The following buildings can be found here
Cubicle House - 60' 0'' x 23' 0'' (18.27m x 7.01m) Concrete block under a profile sheet roof
Calving Box - 27' 0'' max x 24' 0'' (8.22m x 7.31m) Concrete block elevations under a profile sheet roof. Gate through to 
Calving Box - 14' 0'' x 11' 6'' (4.26m x 3.50m) Concrete block under a profile sheet roof.

Lower Yard is located across the lane to the southwest of the farmhouse and comprises;
Machinery Store - 38' 0'' x 19' 0'' (11.57m x 5.79m). Open fronted timber frame with timber slat elevations under a profile sheet roof.
Pole Barn - 45' 0'' x 15' 0'' (13.71m x 4.57m) Open fronted with CGI elevations under a profile sheet roof. Adjoining
General Purpose Building - 15' 0'' x 15' 0'' (4.57m x 4.57m) Timber frame with CGI elevations and a profile sheet roof.

The Land
Extending in all to 65.98 acres (26.71 hectares), the land at East Bursdon Farm lies principally to the west of the farmhouse, with a further block to the south of the lane and smaller acreage to the east of the farm and across the main road. The majority of the land is south facing, gently sloping and predominantly in permanent pasture with about 7 acres of woodland on the western boundary. Enclosed by natural hedge banks with post and wire fencing, the land is divided into useful sized enclosures and there is a mains water trough, pasture pump and natural water supply here. Each field can be accessed from the adjoining stone lane and a large pond can be found at the far end.

Some 16½ acres sit to the south of the lane with the Lower Yard and range of farm buildings. This block is a mixture of gently sloping pasture with some rough grazing and it has a mains water trough alongside a stream boundary providing a natural water supply.

Located directly across from the farm entrance and over the main A39 road, is approximately 6.99 acres (2.82ha) of gently sloping permanent pasture in two enclosures. It is enclosed within natural hedge bank boundaries and has good access. 

The farm also benefits from 52 units of Grazing Rights on Bursdon Moor and these will be passed on to the new owner

Important Information
Basic Payment Scheme: Basic Payment entitlements have been established over the land. Entitlements equal to the area of eligible 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. Further details regarding these entitlements are available at the Agents office.

Tenure: The farm is freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Farm Sale: The vendor reserves the right to hold a Farm Sale on the farm before completion.

Farm Plan: The farm plan is based on ordnance survey extracts, and the areas are not guaranteed and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

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.

Photographs: Taken April 2016

Services: Farmhouse - Mains electricity, water, septic tank drainage. LPG for central heating.
Land and buildings—Mixture of mains and natural water (as described).

Local Authorities: Torridge District Council, Bideford, Devon.  Tel: 01237 428700. 
Council Tax - Band E

Please call to make an appointment.  We are open from at least 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturdays.  

Contact Us
Kivells Farms, Land and Smallholding Department, Holsworthy Agri Business Centre, 
Holsworthy. Tel: 01409 259547, email:


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