"The essence of peace and tranquillity" is how the owner describes this wooded valley with a stream running through it. Most of the time, all that can be heard is the birdlife and the babbling brook as is tumbles over stones and small waterfalls. Trout have been seen in the stream and there are two coarse fishing lakes, less than a mile away.
The land is located about 3 miles west of Yelverton and less than a mile from the National Trust owned Buckland Abbey, famous as being the home of Sir Francis Drake. It lies close to the edge of Dartmoor National Park and within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in a peaceful, rural part of West Devon. There are ample walking and outdoor pursuit opportunities within easy reach.
The land lies on the edge of the quaint village of Milton Combe which is home to the well known pub 'The Who'd Have Thought It'. There is also a church and a village hall. Nearby Yelverton has more comprehensive local services and or course Tavistock and Plymouth have far more retail, education and leisure amenities.
The south coast with its numerous little fishing villages and popular beaches lies about 20 miles to the south. The nearby A38/ Devon Expressway provides dual carriageway access between Plymouth and Exeter.DESCRIPTION
The land comprises 3.31 acres (1.34 ha) and is accessed off a private lane (part of which is a footpath) that runs along the full length of the southern boundary and leads down the hill to the village. There is a parking space just inside the property and just off the lane. At the top of the land, there is an area of former pasture meadows that is partly re-wilded with areas of wild flowers and bracken, with the occasional small tree.
Passing through this area, the land then turns to mature woodland leading down to a glorious very private stream., which in the spring, sees an abundance of wild flowers including wild garlic, bluebells and primroses. This supports a wide variety of small mammals, insects and other wildlife and would be a perfect habitat for beavers. (The vendor regularly sees a family of deer, rabbits, badgers and foxes and in the past otters have also been seen on the land). The mature broadleaf woodland stretches alongside both sides of the stream.
The land is likely to appeal to purchasers interested in wildlife and wanting to own an attractive parcel of Devon countryside with mainly woodland and a generous stretch of babbling stream. The more level area of land at the top is ideally suited to camping under the 28 day (currently 56 days) Permitted Development Right rules.METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a single lot. Please note that as of 4th June we are now seeking Best and Final offers by 12:00pm on Tuesday 8th June.TENURE
The land is held freehold and will be sold with vacant possession upon completion.SERVICES
The land is naturally watered from the stream and a clear spring on the land that could be piped.. An overhead electricity line crosses the land, that appears to be suitable for connection. Buyers must satisfy themselves.SPORTING COMMONERS AND MINERAL RIGHTS
The sporting and mineral rights and a small number of Commoners Rights on Roborough Down , such as are owned are included with the freehold.WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements, along with any public or private rights of way that may affect it. The Ordnance Survey Plan shows no public footpaths or bridleways affect the property, although a footpath runs just beyond part of the southern boundary. The vendor is not aware of any other rights that affect the land.PLANS AND BOUNDARIES
A plan, which is not to be relied upon, is on the back of the sale particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves from inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy. The land is generally bordered by a mature hedges or a fence set back several metres on the far side of the stream.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors appointed agent, Stags Tavistock office. Please take care on uneven ground.DIRECTIONS
Proceed out of Tavistock on A386 towards Yelverton and Plymouth. Carry along this road for approximately 4 miles passing the speed camera at Horrabridge and the Manor Garage on the left hand side. Carry on up the hill for a short distance and turn right on the corner signed posted Buckland Monachorum/Crapstone. Continue along this road until reaching the War memorial at Crapstone. At the War memorial turn right and then left signposted Milton Combe.
Proceed along this road, passing the entrance to Buckland Abbey on the right hand side and then take the turning on the left into Milton Combe. Proceed down the hill into the village and take the first turning right at the bottom of the hill. Follow the road down to the very narrow bridge by the church. Continue over the bridge. and up the lane. The woodland starts just after the last garden on the left, but continue up the lane and turn left at the T junction. Pass a small equestrian smallholding on the right and the entrance to the land is the first gateway on the left (very sharp turning). It is suggested that viewers go past and turn around and come back. A For Sale board has been erected.