Shilland Farm lies within the attractive rural landscape of Devon's "Ruby Country" which offers peace and quiet and an abundance of wildlife. For local amenities, Bradworthy has a post office, primary school, community hall, doctor's surgery and a variety of recreation facilities. The nearby market town of Holsworthy, known for its weekly livestock and pannier markets, boasts a Waitrose Supermarket, a wide range of shops, banks, professional services and agricultural suppliers.
Tamar Lakes Water Sports Centre lies 3 miles to the NW and is popular with walkers, runners, cyclists, families, sailors, bird watchers and anglers. There are some of the country's best surfing beaches just a few miles to the west and the rugged North Devon coastline lies to the north and north west, offering excellent opportunities to walk, swim, sail, gig row and fish. Dartmoor National Park lies 23 miles to the SE and again offers excellent walking and outdoor pursuit opportunities. The A39 is approximately 4.5 miles away and the A30 dual-carriageway can be joined at Launceston and Okehampton (both 23 miles).DESCRIPTION
A substantial 4 bedroom farmhouse in need of modernisation, (not listed), enjoying a pleasant southerly aspect with far reaching views over unspoilt surrounding countryside, with gardens, various farm buildings with potential and surrounded by its own 7 productive pasture fields. 28.61 acres in all.ACCOMMODATION
The accommodation is shown on the floorplan overleaf and briefly comprises: Porch with front door leading into an entrance hall, with doors off to sitting room and dining room and stairs to the first floor. Both the sitting room and dining room have feature fireplaces and the dining room has a flagstone floor, with some impressive large granite flagstones .
Leading off the dining room is a kitchen with an oil fired Rayburn, which provides hot water and heating to a single radiator. On the northern side of the house is a utility room, with door to outside, and an old dairy. All the other rooms have south facing windows overlooking the garden.
On the first floor are four good sized bedrooms (each with a wash hand basin), a study and a family bathroom. The bathroom has a wash hand basin, bath and WC and an airing cupboard with a hot water cylinder.OUTSIDE
The property is set back just over 100m from the highway, with a private driveway leading past the farmhouse to the small farm yard of mainly traditional farm buildings. Behind the house is a private lawned garden. Adjacent to the house is a small courtyard of single storey traditional buildings, mainly built of cob construction under tin sheeted roofs.
Across the concrete yard from the farmhouse is a handsome double height stone barn with attractive external slate steps to a first floor with high vaulted ceilings and a 4 bay, steel framed barn with lean-to. Both the double height barn and the steel framed barn may have potential for conversion to separate dwellings. with potential to vary/split the driveway to give more private access to any future developments, subject of course to obtaining any necessary planning consents.
The land is divided into 7 south-facing fields which surround the farmstead. If desired, there is potential for pond creation, subject to obtaining any necessary consents. The property extends in all to 28.61 acres or thereabouts.ADDITIONAL LAND
Two additional lots are also available:
Lot 3 - An adjoining 14.52 acre field to the west, with generous stream frontage and a small bluebell spinney in the SW corner.
Lot 2 - 30.73 acres of pasture on the opposite side of the road, comprised within 5 fields and another small bluebell spinney in the SW corner.SERVICES
Mains water is connected to the farmhouse and most of the fields. Private drainage system. No mains electricity is connected. (A quote to connect to the overhead lines that cross part of the farm to the south, has recently been obtained from Western Power and is available upon request). Please note the agents have not inspected or tested these services.AGRICULTURAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUBSIDIES
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the appropriate number of entitlements can be included. The land is not currently entered into any environmental schemes although much of the farm would be eligible for capital and management payments under these schemes.VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's appointed agents, Stags. 01566 774999DIRECTIONS
From the centre of Holsworthy, initially proceed in a westerly direction along the A3072 towards Bude and almost straight away, turn right opposite the BP fuel station / Marks and Spencer Food, towards Bradworthy and Chilsworthy. 2.5 miles after Chilsworthy, at Soldon Cross turn left beside the post box and signed by a brown Tamar Lakes sign. Proceed for half a mile and the drive to Shilland Farm is the first on the left. A For Sale board has been erected.