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Northlew, Okehampton, Devon, EX20

Guide Price £1,275,000
125 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 125 acres (50.6 hectares)

Key features

  • Period 5 Bedroom Farmhouse
  • Versatile Modern Buildings
  • Productive Grass Land
  • Quiet Location
  • Views to both Moors
  • As a whole or in two lots
  • In all about 125.02 acres

Full description

A productive grassland farm with a period farmhouse and an extensive range of modern farm buildings. Spacious 5 bedroom house. Versatile farm buildings presently used for livestock use. Productive grass land, gently sloping and suitable for mowing and grazing. Quiet location with views to Dartmoor and Exmoor. Available as a whole or in two lots.

Situation: - Overlake Farm is situated in a quiet but accessible part of west Devon, approximately one mile from the popular village of Northlew which is centred around an attractive village square. Northlew provides a primary school, community shop, public house and parish church.

A more comprehensive range of amenities can be found in the former market town of Okehampton which offers a range of supermarkets (including a Waitrose), local and specialised shops, a doctors surgery, dentists and hospital.

The town has schooling from infant to A-level standard together with numerous sports and leisure facilities including a cinema and leisure centre/swimming pool in the attractive setting of Simmons Park.

The A30 dual carriageway lies close to Okehampton, providing a direct link west into Cornwall or east to the Cathedral and University City of Exeter with access to the M5 motorway, mainline rail and Exeter International Airport.

The north and south coasts of Devon and the Dartmoor National Park with its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery are all within easy reach of the farm.

Introduction: - Overlake Farm lies in a tranquil position in the renowned farming parish of Northlew. In total the farm extends to approximately 125.02 acres (50.59 hectares) and has been used most recently as a livestock holding, although in the past it was used as a dairy farm.

The farmhouse is on the south side of the farmstead and is an attractive house, with large windows on the southern elevation to provide plenty of natural light.

The extensive modern farm buildings include cubicle houses, covered silage clamps and covered yards and are surrounded by open concrete yards.

The land is mostly productive pasture suitable for mowing, with a small area of woodland on the eastern boundary.

Overlake Farm is available as a whole or in two lots.

Lot 1: Farmhouse, Buildings & Land -

The Farmhouse: - Overlake Farmhouse was constructed in the early 1900s of stone and rendered elevations underneath a turnerised slate roof. Despite its age, the house is not Listed, but is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition (AOC).

The house has been tastefully modernised to create a light and spacious family home with high ceilings and large rooms. There is oil-fired central heating, double glazed windows throughout and the bathrooms have all been recently updated.

The accommodation is shown on the floor-plan and includes:

An Entrance Porch with glazed double doors opening into the Hallway, which has laminate flooring and doors through to the Dining Room and Breakfast Room.

The south-facing Dining Room has an original brick fireplace and has recently been re-decorated whilst the Breakfast Room with large south-facing windows has an open archway through to the Kitchen. There are a range of base and wall units and a separate Pantry with space for a fridge / freezer and washing machine.

From the Kitchen there is a returning door into the rear section of the hallway, which opens in the dual aspect Sitting Room. This room boasts a large inglenook fireplace, with a slate hearth and timber mantle, a former bread oven to one side and a wood burner.

The Office overlooks the yard and there is a separate Cloakroom with W.C. And wash basin. The Boot Room completes the ground floor accommodation and has doors out to the yard and farm buildings.

From the Hallway, a timber staircase rises to the first floor landing, with two large cupboards housing the hot water tank and an airing cupboard.

In total there are five double bedrooms including three larger rooms and a master bedroom, which has built-in wardrobes and en-suite bathroom including a stand-alone roll-top bath, walk-in shower, W.C. And wash basin. The fifth bedroom is a smaller double room and the bathroom includes a bath with shower over, a wash basin, W.C and heated towel rail.

The Garden: - On the south-side of the house, away from the farmstead is a gravelled parking area with a patio / seating area to one side. Stone steps lead up to a large level lawn, with mature flower beds, three vegetable beds and a greenhouse.

The Farm Buildings: - Positioned to the north of the house are the modern farm buildings, all connected with various concrete yards.

1. Workshop: - (13.37m x 9.23m). (( 43'10" x 30'3") - Steel portal frame with hard earth floor and fibre cement cladding to the roof and walls. Including a solid fuel heating boiler which provides additional heating to the house. Electricity connected.

2. Log Store: - (11.15m x 4.49m) (( 36'7" x 14'9") - Open-fronted with stone walls and timber-framed roof. Earth floor. Attached Lean-to (7.52m x 3.05m).

3. Cattle Building: - (16.72m x 13.86m) (( 54'10" x 45'6") - Concrete floor, steel frame, box profile elevations and roof. Central feed passage and cubicles for 52.

4. Livestock Building: - (22.34m x 10.5m) (( 73'4" x 34'5") - Steel frame with box profile roof. Yorkshire boarding on one side. Concrete floor
Attached Cubicle shed (18.20m x 6.59m). Block construction with concrete floor and fibre cement roof. 32 cubicles.

5. Grain Store: - (18.21m x 8.83m). (( 59'9" x 29'0") - Steel frame with part block walls with fibre cement elevations above and fibre cement roof. 90 tonnes of grain storage with block divisions.

6. Calf House: - (17.96m x 12.36m). (( 58'11" x 40'7") - Block construction with a timber frame roof. Box profile cladding and fibre cement roof.

7. Covered Silage Clamp: - (13.60m x 9.60m). (( 44'7" x 31'6") - Steel portal frame with concrete half panels and space boarding above. Concrete floor.

8. Cubicle House: - (12.27m x 6.02m). (( 40'3" x 19'9") - Block elevations with space boarding above.

Cubicle House: (17m x 6.02m). Block elevations with space boarding above.

9. Former Parlour: - (7.94m x 4.65m) (( 26'1" x 15'3") - Of rendered block construction, previously housing a herringbone parlour with a feed loft above. Attached Dairy (4.73m x 4.63m and Store (4.13m x 3.54m). Isolation Room (5.42m x 5.47m)

10. Open Concrete Yard -

11. Open Silage Clamp With Concrete Walls And Floor. -

12. Clearspan General Purpose Building: - (35.90m x 23.70m). (( 117'9" x 77'9") - Steel frame with fibre cement roof and concrete floor. Timber boarding to half height with space boarding above. Used for straw and machinery storage and housing cattle.

13. Open Silage Clamp With Concrete Floor, Part Timber Panels And Part Block Wall To The Sides. -

14.Slurry Lagoon. -

The Land - The land within Lot 1 comprises nine enclosures of pasture with good access via either the road on the northern boundary or the stone track running alongside the western boundary.

The fields are gently sloping and productive, used for producing silage and grazing cattle and sheep. Boundaries are mostly traditional hedge banks and there is a stream and a small area of woodland on the eastern boundary.

Lot 2: Land (13.39 Acres / 5.42 Hectares) - Lot 2 is a single, mostly level field positioned on the west of the track, directly opposite Lot 1. It is a productive enclosure used for mowing with traditional hedge bank boundaries.

Further Land - The owner of Overlake Farm presently rents an additional 30 acres near to the farm. This arrangement may also be available to the purchaser by separate negotiation. In addition, there is a further block of land (up to 91 acres) presently for sale near to Overlake Farm.

General Remarks -

Services: - Mains electricity (split phase). Mains water. Oil-fired central heating. Private drainage (septic tank).

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

Access: - The access lane is council owned to Overlake Farm. South of the farm, the lane is a byway open to all traffic.

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

The current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale and the purchaser(s) will take over the vendors cross compliance responsibilities for the remainder of the current scheme year.

Planning: - The farmhouse has an agricultural occupancy condition (AOC).

The condition reads: The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed or last employed in the locality in agriculture or in forestry, or a widow or widower of such a person.

Local Authority: - West Devon Borough Council, Kilworthy Park, Drake Road, Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0BZ. Tel: 01822 813600 (

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

Fixtures And Fittings: - All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

Farm Sale: - The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm sale by auction of live and deadstock on the property prior to completion.

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.

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.

Viewing: - Strictly by prior appointment with Stags: 01392 680059 or 01837 659420.

Warning: - Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings and yard.

Directions: - From Okehampton proceed out of the town in a westerly direction towards Tavistock. After approximately 1 mile turn right signposted to Holsworthy and after a further 1/4 mile turn signposted to Northlew.

Follow this lane until the next crossroads and proceed straight across again signposted Northlew. Proceed to the village and up into the square.

From here continue straight ahead, passing the community shop on the left hand side, follow this road around the left hand bend and take the next right turn signposted towards Kimber.

After about 0.75 miles the entrance lane to Overlake Farm will be found on the left. Turn into this track and the entrance to the farm will be found after about 200 yards.

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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