- 15.25 acres (6.17 hectares)
- Permanent grass land
- Small wooded copse
- Shared mains water supply
- Desirable location
Property Description: DIRECTIONS
From Avonwick village head east along Plymouth Road for approximately 0.2 miles. After crossing the bridge, take the next right signposted Diptford. Continue along this road for approximately 1.5 miles. After passing through Diptford village, take a slight left and continue for 0.3 miles. The property can be found on the left hand side. SITUATION
Diptford Court farm bungalow and associated agricultural land is situated on the north side of the village of Diptford in the South Hams area of South Devon and within the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
The nearest town of Totnes is about 5 miles away and the A38 dual carriageway expressway, connecting to the M5 motorway and national road network, being about 3 miles distant. DESCRIPTION
Diptford Court comprises a residential farm, the full extent of which amounts to approximately 37.58 acres (15.21 hectares) as outlined in red, blue and green on the attached plan.
The farm is being offered for sale as a whole or in a combination of lots to suit purchasers requirements as set out below: LOT 1 - DIPTFORD COURT BUNGALOW (8.62 ACRES IN ALL) - OUTLINED RED
Diptford Court comprises a spacious detached bungalow constructed in 1968 of predominantly rendered cavity blockwork walls and under an interlocking concrete tiled roof and briefly comprises the following accommodation:-
Front Entrance Porch, Front Entrance Hall, Office, Open Plan Kitchen/Dining Room, Sitting Room, Family Bathroom, Bedroom 1, Shower Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Utility Room, Bathroom, Garden Room. Outside
Integral single garage and driveway parking.
Garden area mainly laid to lawn with flower and shrub borders.
A paddock extending to some 7.86 acres adjoins the property on the north side with access being gained from the orchard on west side of bungalow, as denoted by 'G' on the attached plan. The paddock benefits from a shared mains water supply with the bungalow connected to a drinking trough as shown on the attached plan by 'WT'. The bungalow, orchard, garden and driveway make up approximately 0.76 acres, to give a total of 8.62 acres for this lot. Services
The bungalow is served by mains water and electricity, oil fired heating and private drainage. LOT 2 - 15.25 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND (OUTLINED GREEN)
Lot 2 extends to some 15.25 acres of land down to permanent grass over two enclosures. The land is characterised by gentle to moderate sloping land with some steeper ground in parts. Within the central parcel lies a small wooded copse of mixed native broadleaf trees believed to have been planted in the 1970's. The land benefits from two drinking troughs currently fed by the shared mains water supply from Diptford Court Bungalow. Access to the land can be gained through gateways off the bordering council maintained highways on the east, north and west boundaries as denoted on the plan by 'G'. A schedule of the land is set out hereunder:
SX7257 7941 - 8.43 acres (3.41 ha)
SX7357 0844 - 6.82 acres (2.76 ha)
TOTAL 15.25 acres (6.17 ha) LOT 3 - 14.01 ACRES OF AGRICULTURAL LAND (OUTLINED BLUE)
Lot 3 extends to some 14.01 acres of land down to permanent grass over two enclosures. The land is characterised by gentle to moderate sloping land with some steep ground in parts. The land benefits from one drinking trough currently fed by the shared mains water supply from Diptford Court Bungalow. Access is through a gateway over a vehicular (narrow in parts) track to the south of the Lot as denoted on the plan by 'G'. A schedule of the land is set out hereunder:
SX7257 7826 - 7.51 acres (3.04 ha)
SX7257 9430 - 6.50 acres (2.63 ha)
TOTAL 14.01 acres (5.67 ha) SERVICES
Mains water and electric, private septic tank drainage and oil fired central heating serve Diptford Court Bungalow.
Mains water is supplied to the drinking troughs on the agricultural land. TENURE
The land and building are being offered for sale on a freehold basis with vacant possession being available on legal completion. PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY
There are no public rights of way over the land at Diptford Court Farm bungalow and its associated land as far as are known. BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the Basic Payment Scheme and the entitlements may be available to purchase via separate negotiation. The buyer will responsible for the agent's costs in arranging and completing the transfer. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The land is not subject to any Environmental or Countryside Stewardship agreements. WATER SUPPLY
In the event that the farm is sold in more than one lot the vendor undertakes to install sub meters to the different lots in appropriate locations. The buyer of lot 1 will be responsible for settling the water bill with South West Water and recover the cost of the water consumed by the other lots at the prevailing rate, by reference to the sub meter reading for each lot. Access to read the sub meters will be reserved for Lot 1. RESTRICTIVE COVENANT
The area of land in Lot 1 as approximately shaded in pink is not to be disposed of by the purchaser of Lot 1 at any time in the future without the seller's (or their successor's) prior written consent. OVERAGE CLAUSE
The Orchard on the west side of the bungalow in LOT 1 and parcel SX7357 0844 in LOT 2 is being sold subject to an overage clause in respect of future residential development, such that should any future owner be successful in gaining planning consent for change of use to residential the current owner (or their successors) will be entitled to 25% of the uplift in value (triggered on gaining planning consent) and this to apply for a period of thirty years from legal completion. METHOD OF SALE
Diptford Court Bungalow and the associated agricultural land is offered for sale by private treaty; however, the seller and the seller's agent reserve the right to draw the interest to a close by a deadline date if required. GUIDE PRICES
Lot 1: Diptford Court Bungalow and paddock (8.45 acres in all) - £600,000
Lot 2: 15.25 acres agricultural land - £100,000
Lot 3: 14.01 acres agricultural land - £85,000
The Whole: Diptford Court Bungalow and farmland (37.56 acres in all) - £785,000 COUNCIL TAX BAND
Band E. 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.