- Mains and stream water supply
- Productive agricultural land
- As a whole or in up to 5 lots as may suit buyer’s requirements
- Wide views over surrounding countryside
- Potential for other uses subject to planning
- Rare opportunity
- For sale by Formal Tender with a tender closing date of 12 Noon on Wednesday 20 April 2022
Property Description: DIRECTIONS
From the hamlet of Dunstone proceed in a westerly direction along the road towards the hamlet of Tor (on the south side of the village of Yealmpton) and the land will be found on the left and right hand side of this council maintained road.
Alternatively, from Marland Cross proceed in a northerly direction towards Creber. On reaching the junction (right for Creber), proceed straight on over the green lane (between points A and B on site plan) into Lot 3 on the left hand side.
Lot 1 - realm.reports.anguished
Lot 2 - competing.abacus.decorator
Lot 3 - stable.cork.popular
Lot 4 - samplers.camera.drifter
Lot 5 - this.instant.unionists SITUATION
The land part Higher Dunstone Farm is situated between the hamlets of Dunstone and Tor on the south side of the village of Yealmpton in the South Hams area of South Devon in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The village of Yealmpton is about half a mile distant, the A38 dual carriageway expressway, connecting to the M5 motorway and national road network, approximately 5 miles to the north and the city of Plymouth is about 6 miles to the west. DESCRIPTION
The land part Higher Dunstone Farm extends to a total of some 86.19 acres (34.88 hectares) and is available for sale as a whole or in up to five lots, as may suit buyer's requirements.
Dealing with each lot in turn:- LOT 1 -
18.40 acres (7.45 hectares) as outlined in purple on the site plan
With access to this land being gained through a gateway into the northern corner of field number 5221, this block of land comprises 15.64 acres of grassland with the balancing 2.76 acres being made up of two areas of mixed broadleaf woodland.
The land comprises a combination of gentle, moderate and in places steep north, east, south and west facing slopes.
A public footpath proceeds in a north - south direction as shown on the plan through field number 5221. LOT 2 -
23.99 acres (9.71 hectares) as outlined in yellow on the site plan
Access to this block may be gained through a gateway in the north-east corner of field number Pt. 2336 (2.10 hectares). Alternatively, if Lot 3 was purchased with this lot, then access could be gained through a double gateway in the north-east corner of field number 9892 across into field number 1206.
This block has mainly been used for arable cropping purposes and is currently in forage maize stubble.
This lot includes the area taken up by the black dotted line strip on the east boundary of field 9892 (see "Fencing" below). LOT 3 -
11.52 acres (4.66 hectares) as outlined in green on the site plan
Access to this land may be gained over the green lane between Points A and B as shown on the attached plan, through a gateway into field number 9892. If Lot 3 was purchased in conjunction with Lot 4 then additional access could be obtained via the public highway on the north boundary of Lot 4.
This land again has mainly been used for arable cropping purposes in the recent past and comprises a combination of gentle and moderate north, east, south and west facing slopes and again is left as forage maize stubble.
There are two public footpaths through field number 9892, as approximately shown on the site plan. LOT 4 -
19.69 acres (7.97 hectares) as outlined in pink on the site plan
Access to this land may be gained through a number of gateways off the council maintained highway which runs along the north boundary, but if purchased with Lots 2 and/or 3, there are gateways connecting the lots.
Most of this land has been used for arable cropping purposes with some of it being down to permanent grass and comprises a combination of gentle, moderate and in small parts steep north, east and west facing slopes.
There is a small dilapidated ruin on the west boundary of field number Pt. 9205 (0.91 hectares). LOT 5 -
12.60 acres (5.10 hectares) as outlined in orange on the site plan
Access to this land may be gained through two gateways which run along the south boundary of this lot against the council maintained highway.
This land which is almost level again has been mainly used for arable cropping purposes in the past and is left as barley stubble. WATER SUPPLY
A small stream/ water course runs through part of Lot 1 and provides its water supply.
There is currently an underground metered mains water supply pipe which very approximately follows the route as shown in blue on the site plan. The meter for this supply is located in the road at the point approximately marked 'M' on the site plan.
This mains water supply is capped off in the north-east corner of field number 9892.
In the event that the land is sold in separate lots, then the buyers of Lots 3 and 4 will have the right to connect to this supply in the north-east corner of field number 9892, subject to the installation of a sub-meter for their own supplies and any associated pipework fittings within 8 weeks following legal completion.
The buyer of lot 2 will also have a right to connect to the mains supply and be required to install a sub meter on the west boundary of field 1206 where the pipe crosses Creber Lane.
The purchaser of Lot 4 will be responsible for settling the water bill read at the main meter (point 'M') and invoicing on a quarterly basis Lots 2 and 3 at the prevailing South West Water rate for the amount of water they have consumed by reference to their sub meters.
Lots 2, 3 and 4 to share equally in the cost of repair, maintenance or replacement of the water supply from the main meter in the road up to the north-east corner of field number 9892.
Lot 4 will also have the right to connect to the mains water supply approximately at the meter point 'M' (subject to South West Water regulations) and thereafter by laying a new underground supply pipe from point 'M' through field Pt. 2336 (2.10 hectares) along the north boundary under Creber lane and into the north-east corner of field number 0630.
No guarantee can be given regarding the condition of any existing underground pipe work, fittings, storage tanks or troughs left nor in respect of the rate of flow or adequacy of the supply.
Lot 5 does not come with a water supply or the right to connect to the mains supply referred to above. FENCING
In the event that Lots 1 and 2 are sold to separate buyers then the buyer of Lot 1 will be required to erect a standard agricultural stock-proof fence between points 'K' and 'L' within four weeks following legal completion, this fence to be owned and maintained thereafter by the buyer of Lot 1. The buyer of Lot 2 will be required to supply and install a standard agricultural stockproof fence against the remainder of Lot 1 where there is currently no boundary fence in place.
In the event that Lots 2 and 3 are sold to separate buyers then the buyer of lot 2 will own an 8 metre wide strip running along the east boundary of field number 9892 as approximately shown on the site plan by a black dashed line, to serve as a further access to Lot 2. The buyer of lot 2 will then be required to supply and install gates and a standard agricultural stockproof fence along this section (to separate it off from field number 9892) within eight weeks following legal completion. The buyer of lot 2 will have a right of way for all purposes at all times over the area as approximately shaded red inside the gateway into the south east corner of field number 9892 to get onto the black dash line.
The buyer of Lot 3 will be required to supply and erect a stockproof fence in the gateways on the west boundary of field 9892 and Pt 9205 (Est. 1.03 ha), but also a stile in respect of field 9892, within eight weeks following legal completion. BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land has been registered for the purpose of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), however there are no Basic Payment Scheme entitlements available to purchase with the land. SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS
All sporting and mineral rights are included with the land as far as are known. ENVIRONMENTAL GRANT SCHEMES
This land is not subject to any Environmental Grant schemes. METHOD OF SALE
The land part Higher Dunstone Farm is offered for sale by Formal Tender (unless sold prior) as a whole or in a combination of lots as may suit buyer's requirements.
Tenders must be submitted to 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge in an envelope clearly marked 'Land Part Higher Dunstone Farm' on or before 12 Noon on Wednesday 20 April 2022.
Buyers who wish to submit a tender will be required to sign a legal contract and provide a cheque equivalent to 10% of their offer price, as their tender. If either of these two component parts are not submitted, their tender risks being declined.
A tender which is accepted by the seller will be treated as a binding contract and immediately constitute an exchange of contracts. Legal completion and payment of the balance of the purchase price will follow approximately 28 days later, or in the time frame as set out in the legal pack.
The seller does not undertake to accept the highest or any of the offers and the seller reserves the right to withdraw, alter or amend the way in which the land is offered for sale. LEGAL PACK
A copy of the legal pack may be requested from the sellers' solicitors, Howard & Over solicitors, Plym House, 3 Longbridge Road, Plymouth PL6 8LT, Attention: Donna Baker, Tel: 01752 284048, e-mail: Donna.Baker@howard-over.co.uk GUIDE PRICES
Lot 1 - £125,000
Lot 2 - £200,000
Lot 3 - £145,000
Lot 4 - £180,000
Lot 5 - £100,000
The Whole - £750,000 LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234. VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Luscombe Maye of 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PP. Telephone 01548 800176 for details.