Bentwitchen

£725,000

Guide price

133.43 acres of level and sloping pasture land within the south-western boundary of the Exmoor National Park. Natural water from streams. Road access. Stunning views towards the open moor. Available as a whole or in two lots. LOT 1: 91.04. acres. LOT 2: 42.39 acres. For sale by private treaty.

SITUATION

The land lies to the north and south of Bentwitchen, a small hamlet on within the south-western boundary of the Exmoor National Park. The village of Brayford is 2.8 miles to the west and North Molton is 4 miles south of the land.

The market town of South Molton is 7 miles to the south and provides a weekly livestock market. Access to the A361 (North Devon Link Road) is within 6 miles of the land.

DESCRIPTION

The land totals 133.43 acres (54.00 hectares) and is within two blocks either side of Bentwitchen with stunning views towards the open moor. The soils are described as 'freely draining slightly acidic loamy soils' by the National Soils Resource Institute and at its highest, the land lies at approximately 300 metres above sea level.

The land is available as a whole or in two lots.

LOT 1 - GUIDE £485,000

LOT 1 totals 91.04 acres (36.84 hectares) and is south and east facing, including some level and gently sloping pasture fields, cover crops and a steeper section of pasture which runs down to a stream on the eastern boundary. Approximately just over 50 acres of this lot are level or gently sloping with the remainder sloping and suitable for grazing with some sporting appeal having been part of a nearby shoot during recent years. There are varying enclosure sizes with traditional hedge-bank boundaries and the land is mostly fenced for sheep.

LOT 2 - GUIDE £240,000

LOT 2 totals 42.39 acres (17.15 hectares) and lies to the south of Bentwitchen and comprises a mixture of pasture and woodland. The land is mostly grass and has access to two streams which flow along the western and eastern boundaries, and the field boundaries are mostly traditional hedge-banks.

SERVICES

LOT 1: Natural water from the stream and leat. LOT 2: Natural water from a stream.

ACCESS

LOT 1: Access to LOT 1 is via the byway which runs along the western boundary from Bentwitchen. LOT 2 has direct access from a council maintained road.

METHOD OF SALE

The land is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in two lots.

TENURE & POSSESSION

The land is owned freehold and is currently let until the 15th January 2020. The game cover plots within LOT 1 are let on a rolling three year agreement with one year's notice required by the 1st February to terminate this agreement.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)

The land is registered for entitlements under the Basic Payment Scheme. The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser upon request.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

North Devon District Council, Lynton House, Commercial Road, Barnstaple, EX31 1DG. Tel: 01271 327711. (www.northdevon.gov.uk).

Exmoor National Park Authority. Tel: 01398 323665. Info@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk.

DESIGNATIONS

The land is within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ).

LAND PLAN

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.

SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS

The hunting rights are reserved to the Badgworthy Land Company. The shooting and mineral rights are not within the seller's ownership.

WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements and any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

There are no public footpaths, byways or bridleways passing across LOT 1. There is a public footpath passing across LOT 2.

VIEWING

Strictly by prior appointment with Stags. Please call: 01769 572263 or 01392 680059 to arrange an appointment.

DIRECTIONS

From the A361 (North Devon Link Road) at the Aller Cross roundabout proceed north signposted towards Brayford on the A399. Stay on this road for approximately 1.4 miles and at Northland Cross turn right signed towards Simonsbath. Continue on this road for about 3 miles and at Yardewells Cross turn right signed to Bentwitchen.

After just under 1 mile and upon entering the hamlet of Bentwitchen the entrance lane to LOT 1 will be found on the left.

For LOT 2, continue along this road around a sharp right bend and at the following sharp left bend, LOT 2 will be found on the right.

DISCLAIMER

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

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