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Avonwick, South Brent, Devon, TQ10
Offers in excess of £400,000 | 25.0 acres

Property features

• Located at the end of a long private track
• 90' x 44' timber framed agricultural building
• In all, approximately 25 acres.

SOLD BY STAGS TOTNES. Outline Planning Permission for a permanent Agricultural Tie dwelling, a superb agricultural building and approximately 25 acres. Located at the end of a long private track , 90' x 44' timber framed agricultural building, in all, approximately 25 acres.
 
DESCRIPTION
Approached over a private and part tar spray and chippings farm track, leading to the part of the property where the consent for the agricultural dwelling and the farm buildings are located.
 
Passing the current mobile home on the right, the farm track leads down to the recently built timber framed agricultural shed with part concrete floor which is currently divided into a number of storage and livestock handling areas, together with an internal breeze block feed store and egg processing station with power and water connected. Above this section and accessed via a flight of steps, is a tool store/workshop area and access to the hay barn above.
 
The building is constructed of a timber frame of six 15' bays with timber panel and Yorkshire boarding elevations under a corrugated fibre-cement roof. The overall length of the building therefore being 90'. The width is 44'. The areas for livestock handling have automatic drinkers in situ. From the building and from the farm track are numerous access points out into the fields.
 

BASIC PAYMENTS SCHEME
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency and a claim has been made under the Basic Payment Scheme by the vendor for 2017. 10.29 Hectares of entitlements will be made available to the purchaser, who will take over the vendors cross compliance responsibilities until 31st December 2017.
 
Whilst not officially designated organic, the land has been farmed along organic, permaculture principles since 2011.

LAND
The land extends to just over 25 acres and has recently been farmed by the current vendors who have kept a variety of poultry and water fowl, pigs, cattle and goats on the farm. The land is well fenced and divided into a number of enclosures as shown on the farm plan.
 
The views from the land are quite spectacular. There is a productive vegetable patch located to the side of the main entrance drive. Adjoining this and the length of one side of the drive, is a recently planted Orchard including cherry, pear, medlar, cooking and eating apples, together with numerous soft fruit bushes within the Devon bank itself.
 

PLANNING PERMISSION
The existing mobile home is located above the farm building and overlooking one of several ponds on the property and an ancient Chestnut tree.
 
The site approved for the permanent dwelling is adjacent to the mobile home plot.
 
Outline planning permission was granted under planning reference 0693/16/OPA in April 2016. With reference to this consent, the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed or last employed in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 336 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or in forestry, or a widow or widower of such a person (including any dependents of any such person, residing with them).
 
Once the house is built (details are available from the selling agents), the mobile home will need to be removed but could be dismantled to create a Summerhouse type building over the pond.
 
The mobile home could be occupied by the purchasers whilst the house is being built and is connected with a 240v electricity supply, LPG for hot water and a wood-burning stove for cooking and heating.
 

WAYLEAVES, RIGHTS OF WAY
There are no public rights of way which cross the land. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of a wayleave agreement with Western Power Distribution in respect of the electricity poles, wires, stays, cables etc. Passing over it.
 

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS
Field number 5653 is subject to a restrictive covenant in favour of Barons Hill Farm, whereby no buildings, whether mobile or on skids, no pigs, and no caravans will be allowed in this area.
 

FARM SALE
The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm sale by auction on the property prior to completion. All livestock, fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold but may be made available to the purchaser via negotiation.
 
 

SERVICES
There is an abundant natural water supply to the property, with a stream supplying field 0174. There are drinking troughs in all other fields supplied by collection rings in field 9060, with a pumped storage and purification system giving equivalent to mains pressure. A septic tank provides drainage.
 
There is an off grid electricity supply comprising an array of solar panels on the farm building roof, with battery storage and generator back up. If purchasers wish to connect to the National Grid, high voltage power lines cross the property in fields 5653 and 6662.
 

LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. E-mail: customer.services@southhams.gov.uk.
 

VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags Totnes property office on 01803 865454
 

DIRECTIONS
From Avonwick and opposite the Avon Inn Pub, turn onto the road towards Ugborough and Ermington and proceed out of the village approximately 1/4 mile and on the left hand side is a large drive with gates leading up to Lower Greenslade Farm.
 

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