Guide price £1,555,000

Bondleigh, North Tawton

87.53 Acres

Managed by our Farm Agency office

Contact Farm Agency

Letting manager 1
George Alder Head of Farm Agency
Letting manager 1
Evelyn McBarnet Sales Coordinator/Negotiator
01392 680059

About the property

  • 4-bedroom Non-listed part thatched and tiled farm house
  • Range of modern farm buildings with alternative uses (StP)
  • Productive pasture fields with access to a stream
  • Pockets of woodland providing conservation and sporting appeal
  • 87.53 acres (35.44 hectares)
  • Available as a whole or in 3 lots
  • Council Tax Band E
  • EPC E
Handsford Farm is situated to the north of North Tawton and occupies a private, rural position. The village on Bondleigh lies just 1 mile away and comprises of a small hamlet of houses and a village church.

The larger community of North Tawton is just under 3 miles to the south and has an excellent range of local amenities, including a village store, post office, chemist, public houses and medical practice. A wider range of services and facilities are available in the nearby market town of Winkleigh, whilst Okehampton, only 8 miles away, is known as the gateway to Dartmoor, and has a Waitrose supermarket and leisure centre. At Okehampton there is access to the A30 which links to Exeter and the M5 to the east as well as a recently reopened railway linking to Exeter.

Handsford Farm extends to approximately 87.53 acres (35.44 Hectares) and offers an attractive residential livestock farm. The farmhouse sits in the centre of its own land occupying a private setting, set down a long drive. The unlisted farmhouse is of stone, cob and block construction under a thatched and part tiled roof. The property offers a spacious and comfortable family home.

The farm offers an excellent livestock farm with a combination of modern livestock buildings and a productive run of level and gently sloping grassland. Pockets of woodland provide conservation and sporting appeal.

The modern farm buildings offer potential for alternative uses (StP).

LOT 1 - Farmhouse, Farm Buildings (29.24 acres)
The floor plan illustrates the layout of the property. In brief, the accommodation comprises:

Covered Porch with front door opening to Hall. Sitting room with fireplace housing wood burner, window seats, under stairs cupboard and French doors leading outside. Dining Room with large wood burner, integral oak bookshelf, built in cupboard and an attractive alcove. Office with integral oak bookshelf. Kitchen with Rayburn, fitted wall and base units including single sink and drainer. Utility Room fitted with base units and sink, door to the rear with covered porch. Cloakroom with shower, WC and wash hand basin. Pantry.

From the entrance hall, stairs lead up to the first floor where there are 3 Double Bedrooms (one housing the hot water tank, with an airing cupboard) and 1 single bedroom, all offering light, airy accommodation. Family Bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC, wash hand basin.

Throughout the property the use of oak and elm timber provides character and a comfortable feel to the property.

On the southern side of the farmhouse is an attractive lawned garden with a greenhouse and garden shed

Covered yard (22.40m x 18.01m) - Steel portal frame with part concrete block and part timber-clad elevations under corrugated roof.

Covered silage clamp (18.10m x 13.80m) - Steel portal frame with concrete block and clad elevations under corrugated roof.

Cubicle shed (13.42m x 13.25m) - Timber frame with concrete block walls and part corrugated elevations under corrugated roof. Cubicle mats included.

Covered silage clamp and cubicle house (16.18m x 13.77m) - Concrete frame with part concrete block and clad elevations under corrugated roof.

Slurry store with concrete walls and floor, three chamber collection pits, pumphouse housing motor and pump.

Covered handling race (cattle crush excluded).

Covered yard (20.20m x 9.98m) - Steel portal frame with part block and part clad elevations under corrugated roof.

Covered yard (17.90m x 9.86m) - Concrete and timber frame with part block and part clad elevations under corrugated roof.

Livestock shed (9.96m x 6.55m) - Steel portal frame with concrete block and timber clad elevations under corrugated roof (calf rearing pens excluded).

Former dairy building (15.72m x 7.28m) - Block construction under clad roof.

Workshop and garage (11.53m x 6.44m) - Block construction under slate tiled roof. Two-storey. Work benches excluded.

Carport and log store (5.98m x 5.21m) - Block construction with cladding under corrugated roof.

Bunded tank stand. Tank excluded.

The land lies within a ring fence surrounding Handsford farmstead and is a mixture of gently sloping grassland and includes a small broadleaved copse of about 0.67 acres.

LOT 2 - Land to the south of Handsford (10.27)
Two attractive parcels of level grassland suitable for the grazing of livestock and the production of grass silage crops.

LOT 3 - Land to the east of Handsford (48.02)
Attractive parcel of sloping grassland suitable for the grazing of livestock and the production of grass for silage crops.

There is a small broadleaved wood (2.62 acres) on the northern boundary which offers sporting and conservation appeal.


LOT 1 - Mains water, mains electricity, and private drainage.

LOT 2 - No services connected

LOT 3 - No services connected

Freehold with vacant possession.

Lots 1 & 2 accessed from the public highway.

Lot 3 accessed via a right of way over Lot 1 between points A to B and a right of way shown in brown on the sale plan.

West Devon Borough Council -

The Entitlements are included in the sale. The current year's payment is reserved from the sale.

Where the property has been lotted, the Entitlements will be apportioned.

The purchaser will take over the vendors' cross compliance responsibilities.

The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold

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

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

There is a public right of way which crosses through part of Lot 1.

If sold in lots, Lot 3 will be granted a right of way over Lot 1 between point A to B and an existing right of way.

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.

From Exeter take the A30 to Whiddon Down. Take the first exit signposted Moretonhampstead, passing the services, and take the next right just before the Post Inn to North Tawton on the A3124. At De Bathe Cross turn left signposted Okehampton and shortly afterwards at Newland Cross turn right following signs to North Tawton. Continue following signs for North Tawton, joining the A3124, turning left at Culm Cross. Continue along this road for 1.6 miles. At Post Box cross, turn right signed Handsford. Follow the road for ½ mile and the entrance to Handsford can be found on the left-hand side.

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

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Contact Farm Agency

01392 680059


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