Halwill, Beaworthy


Guide price

11.15 acres of attractive, mainly culm pastureland of high environmental value with stream-side woodland. Extensively managed pastureland, generous stream frontage and Broadleaf woodland. Haven for wildlife, numerous wild flowers & wetland plants. Potential for camping. Available as a whole or in 2 lots.


The land is located approximately 3/4 of a mile from the rural farming hamlet of Foxhole and 2 miles from the village of Halwill Junction, which has a post office/general store, public house and primary school. Roadford Lake, with its delightful walks and range of leisure activites is approximately 5 miles distant. The market town of Holsworthy is situated 8 miles away with facilities including a Waitrose supermarket, doctors, dentist, veterinary surgery, leisure centre and schools. There is also a thriving livestock market and agricultural centre.

Okehampton is approximately 12 miles away and offers access to the A30 dual carriageway linking to Exeter which has a wide range of shopping facilities, a mainline railway station serving London Paddington, access to the M5 motorway network and international airport. Dartmoor National Park lies 12 miles away and the stunning North Cornwall coastline is approximately 18 miles distant.


The land comprises 11.15 acres (4.52 hectares) including approximately 0.41 acres of woodland. It has been extensively managed with drains stocked up to encourage wetland plants and some of the land is partly rewilded. The whole area is a haven for wildlife and has a diverse mix of wild flowers and plants. The land is peaceful and private and divided into 5 fields, each surrounded by Devon banks with numerous mature trees. If desired, the drainage could easily be improved to create more productive agricultural land once again.

The land is available as a whole or in 2 lots as follows:

LOT 1: 6.51 ACRES (2.64 HECTARES) - GUIDE PRICE £45,000

Comprising an attractive roadside mowing meadow, 2 fields of wetter culm pasture and approximately 0.41 acres of stream-side, broadleaf woodland which could provide a valuable supply of firewood. In the past the area has been used for family recreation with a stick framed bivouac and another shelter making an excellent children's den. The boundary is believed to be in the centre of the stream which is currently fenced off.

LOT 2: 4.64 ACRES (1.88 HECTARES) - GUIDE PRICE £35,000

Relatively level, former hay meadows currently managed as productive culm grassland with approximately 100 metres of road frontage.


Both lots are accessed through the existing gateway off the highway as cross-hatched brown on the plan. The access box will be owned by Lot 2 with access rights reserved for Lot 1. In the south west corner of Lot 1 is an overgrown gateway that could be opened up again to provide private access for Lot 1. If this is carried out, the purchaser of Lot 1 will be required to surrender their access rights across the corner of Lot 2. If the property is sold in 2 lots, the purchaser of Lot 2 will be required to erect a fence around the perimeter of the access box to a minimum standard of 2 strands of plain or barbed wire and install a gate out of the box into Lot 2. The purchaser of Lot 1 shall be responsible for erecting a gate in the existing gateway between Lot 2 and Lot 1.


There are no mains services connected. Lot 1 is naturally watered from 2 streams running along the south and eastern boundaries. An overhead electricity line crosses both lots that may be suitable for connection. Purchasers must satisfy themselves on this point.


The land is ideally suited to a range of amenity and alternative uses, many of which can be carried out for up to 28 days under the 28 Day Permitted Development Right rules. There may be potential to erect a field shelter, a small stable block or agricultural building, or possibly even glamping accommodation. The land lends itself also to pond creation. All of these matters are subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.


The Sporting and Mineral rights such as are owned are included within the sale.


There are no agricultural subsidy entitlements included within the sale nor is any of the land entered into any environmental schemes. The Government have announced that they plan to phase out production subsidies and allocate more monies to environmental schemes which could be ideally suited to provide an income stream for this land or assist in funding capital works, such as tree planting, pond creation and fencing.


There are no restrictive covenants affecting the use of the land.


The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of any Wayleave Agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone equipment crossing the property, together with any restrictive covenants or public or private rights of way. There are no restrictive covenants or public or private rights of way that affect the land.


Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QG, T: 01237 428 700 E: customer.services@torridge.gov.uk


A plan which is not to be relied upon is attached to the sale particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves from inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.


Viewing of the property is strictly by prior appointment with the Vendor's appointed Agent, Stags Launceston Office.


From Launceston take the A388 north towards Holsworthy. In the village of St Giles on the Heath, turn right signposted Tower Hill, Virginstowe, Halwill. Continue on this road for approximately 5.5 miles. Then take the left hand turning signposted Foxhole. Proceed through the hamlet of Foxhole and after a further 3/4 of a mile, take the sharp left corner where there are some buildings, a footpath and a bridleway on the right. The land will be found on the right hand side after a further 200 metres. A For Sale board has been erected beside the gateway.

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