Great Cudworthy, Dolton EX19

Great Cudworthy, Dolton EX19

326.2 acres (132 hectares)

Guide price £2,285,000

A ring fenced organic dairy and livestock farm extending in all to about 326 acres. For sale as a whole or in three separate lots.

Situation

Great Cudworthy Farm is situated in unspoilt part of North Devon. The village of Dolton provides a primary school, village shop/post office, butchers shop, church and two public houses. A wider range of facilities are provided in Barnstable to the north and Okehampton to the south.

The area is well serviced by road connections; with the North Devon Link Road (A361) about 13 miles away and the A30 about 15 miles away, both of which provide easy access to the M5 motorway. In addition, regulation mainline services run from Tiverton Parkway to London Paddington, whilst Bristol and Exeter airports are also within easy reach.

Barnstaple, Okehampton, Tavistock and Exeter provide good schooling options across both the state and private systems across all age groups including West Buckland, Shebbear College and Mount Kelly.

Great Cudworthy Farmhouse

The farmhouse, which is not listed, offers spacious family accommodation as follows:

On the ground floor

Entrance porch
Dining room with open fireplace
Sitting room with inglenook fireplace with bread oven and wood burning stove
Breakfast room
Kitchen
Study
Utility room
WC
Store

On the first floor

Four double bedrooms
Single bedroom
Family bathroom

Outside, there is a well maintained garden to the south and west, which is fenced with mature herbaceous borders and good sized lawn.

The Farm Buildings

The farm buildings are situated to the north and east of the farmhouse. These comprise a range of traditional and more modern livestock and dairy buildings more specifically described as follows:

1. Stone, cob and slate calf house.
2. Stone, timber and steel loose housing with lean-to off.
3. Four bay timber and steel loose housing.
4. Steel and timber cubicle house for 36.
5. Stone, cob, block and fibre cement parlour building housing the 14:14 herringbone parlour together with a lean-to handling area off.
6. Rendered block and steel dairy housing the 10,000 litre bulk milk tank together with associated fixtures and fittings.
7. Rendered block and steel compressor room.
8. Traditional stone barn.
9. Timber and steel cow kennels for 24.
10. Timber and steel cow kennels for 24.
11. Timber and steel cow kennels for 24.
12. Timber and steel five bay feed passage.
13. Timber and steel four bay cubicle house for 64.
14. Timber and steel three bay loose housing.
15. Timber and steel five bay general purpose building.
16. Two block, timber and steel stables.
17. Steel, block, timber and fibre cement six bay loose house.
18. Timber and fibre cement four bay storage building.
19. Timber and steel poultry shed.
20. Silage clamps constructed of concrete panel walls with concrete floor.

The Land

Much of the holding comprises level and gently sloping productive pasture land. In addition, there is an attractive parcel of mature woodland and culm grassland running through the southern side of the holding. There are several attractive ponds within the holding which add to the sporting and amenity appeal of the holding. In all, Lot 1 extends to 212.40 acres.

Lot 2

Lot 2 comprises five enclosures of productive pasture together with culm grassland and several woodland enclosures. There is access from the main road to the north as well as the road to the east. In all, Lot 2 extends to 87.22 acres.

Lot 3

Lot 3 comprises a pasture and arable enclosure together with a pond/copse area, extending in all to 26.55 acres. Access is available from the road to the south.

General Remarks and Stipulations

Tenure

The freehold of the property is offered for sale with vacant possession available on completion of the sale.

Local Authority

Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QG. 01237 428700.

Rights of Way

There are public footpaths crossing the holding.

Services

Water – mains together with spring water for the drinking troughs
Elecricity – mains (with three phase)
Drainage – private

Renewable Energy

There is an Anaerobic Digester on the farm generating electricity. Further details are available from the agents.

Health and Safety

Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the property. Potential purchasers should bear in mind the risk of sudden movements from livestock and machinery which may be present and operating at the property at the time of inspection. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings, and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven and slippery ground surfaces.

Council Tax

Great Cudworthy Farmhouse is assessed for council tax under Band F. The 2019/20 council tax is £2,730 per annum.

Basic Payment Scheme

Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale. For the avoidance of doubt, the 2019 payment has been claimed by and will be retained by the vendor.

Environmental Stewardship

The farm is entered into a higher level stewardship (HLS) agreement which expires on 1 August 2020. The purchaser will be required to take over the prescriptions of this agreement. Further details are available from the agents.

Viewings

Viewings are strictly by appointment with Carter Jonas on 01823 428590.

Energy Efficiency Rating

Great Cudworthy Farmhouse has a current energy efficiency rating of F.

Directions

From Whiddon Down services off the A30, head north on the A382 and then turn right onto A3124. Continue on the A3124 for about five miles. Turn left onto A3072 signposted Winkleigh and Torrington. Then take the next right and stay on the A3072. Continue for a mile and then turn right onto the A3124. Continue on this road for about four miles and turn right onto the Torrington road and continue on the A3124 for about five miles. The farm will be signed on your left from the main road. The postcode is EX19 8PT.

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Situational Details
Property type
Farm
Total land
326.2 acres (132 hectares)
Carter Jonas reference
TAU190022
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