A mixed block of pasture, arable land and woodland, totalling 167.57 acres. Good road frontage. Some productive fields used for growing cereal crops, pasture land for mowing and grazing. Deciduous woodland with sporting appeal. Further lots available.
Highridge Farm lies in a quiet and peaceful location, with fabulous panoramic views available from the farm across the surrounding north Devon countryside.
The farm occupies a south-facing position and is accessible to the market towns of South Molton and Tiverton as well as the M5 at Junction 27.
The nearby villages of Alswear and Kings Nympton are within 1.25 and 2 miles respectively.
Kings Nympton has a thriving local community with pre and primary schooling, an award winning thatched public house, places of worship and large modern village hall. The Tarka Line, one of Britain's most scenic railways running for 39 miles between Exeter and Barnstaple, stops at Kings Nympton.
The market town of South Molton is found within 4 miles and has a more comprehensive range of shops, banks and schooling, a supermarket as well as weekly livestock and farmers markets and the nearby independent West Buckland School.
The town of Tiverton, about 19 miles away, is an old market town with an historic castle. There are several supermarkets and a wide range of shops in the town, together with schools for all ages, including the independent Blundell's School. There is also a hospital, sports centre and an 18-hole golf course.
The A361 (North Devon Link Road) can be accessed at South Molton and provides a link to the M5 motorway at Junction 27, nearby to which is Tiverton Parkway rail station with mainline services to London Paddington. Exeter and Bristol Airports have flights to many UK and European cities.
From the farm there is easy access to the Exmoor National Park, known for its hundreds of square miles of superb unspoilt scenery, and the North Devon beaches of Putsborough, Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are all within reach.INTRODUCTION
Highridge Farm totals 257.39 acres (104.16 hectares) and is available as a whole or in five lots:LOT 3 - LAND
The principal run of land at Highridge Farm lies in a ring-fence to the south side of the road, and includes mostly south-facing enclosures.
The fields at the eastern end of the farm are all down to grass and are sloping, used for grazing cattle and sheep. Separated by traditional Devon banks, these fields run down to an area of woodland (about 15 acres) and a stream on the southern and eastern boundary.
Highridge Wood totals about 21 acres and lies at the centre of the farm. It is a mixed wood with mature native deciduous trees and some conifers and has been used as part of a small shoot in the past.
The fields at the western end of the farm are more gently sloping and used for growing cereal crops or mowing, with the Great Moor field on the southern boundary having been improved and suitable for mowing or grazing.SERVICES
Mains water is connected to the fields from the main Highridge Farm supply. This will need to be separated by the purchaser of the LOT 3.TENURE & POSSESSION
Highridge Farm is owned freehold and is available with vacant possession upon completion.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
The farm land is registered for entitlements under the BPS. The current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale.
The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser.ENTRY LEVEL SCHEME (ELS)
The farm is entered into an Entry Level Scheme which terminates in the Autumn 2016.LOCAL AUTHORITY
North Devon District Council, Civic Centre, North Walk, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1EA. Tel: 01271 327711 (www.northdevon.gov.uk).PLANS & 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.SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.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.
There are no public rights of way through the property.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01769 572263 or 01392 680059.DIRECTIONS
From South Molton take the B3137 south towards Witheridge. Continue on this road and enter the village of Alswear. Take the first right turn signed to Kings Nympton and shortly afterwards turn left towards Kings Nympton and Chulmleigh.
Continue on this road for about 1 mile and LOT 3 will be found on the left, with additional field gates further along this road.DISCLAIMER
These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.