- Substantial 5 bed farmhouse (Agricultural Occupancy Condition)
- 26.89 acres (10.88 ha) of agricultural land
- Useful modern farm building with PP for change of use to offices
- Tucked away location
- Exceptional views over countryside and River Avon beyond
- Additional 17.85 acres (7.23 hectares) of agricultural land available by separate negotiation
Property Description: HOW TO GET THERE
From the centre of the village of Aveton Gifford, proceed up the hill in a northerly direction towards Ashford. On reaching the A379 junction, turn left towards Kingsbridge, then take the first available right hand turn signposted Waterhead and the private driveway to the smallholding will be found on the right hand side. SITUATION
Tree Farm is situated under a mile away from the nearby village of Aveton Gifford, which is situated between the towns of Kingsbridge and Modbury, in the South Hams area of South Devon. The town of Kingsbridge is 4 miles to the south-east, whilst Modbury is 4 miles to the north-west. The A38 dual carriageway expressway, connecting to the M5 and national road network, is some 8 miles distant to the north. DESCRIPTION
Tree Farm comprises a spacious and attractive detached farmhouse (subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction), modern farm building with planning permission for conversion to office use and agricultural land extending to some 44.74 acres (18.11 hectares) in all, as approximately outlined in red on the site plan. FARMHOUSE
Tree Farmhouse occupies a south facing position with a private driveway leading to a parking area on the north side of the property. Constructed of colour wash rendered cavity blockwork walls under an interlocking tiled concrete roof and by reference to the attached floorplan extends to a total of some 2,786 square feet (258.8 square metres).
By way of a summary the property currently offers the following accommodation:- GROUND FLOOR
Integral Double Garage FIRST FLOOR
Patio area with garden on south east side, access track (to parking area and modern farm building) and garden on north west side of property. Integral double garage. SERVICES
Mains water, electricity and private drainage. Oil fired central heating. MODERN FARM BUILDINGS
Extending to approximately 6,349 square feet (589 square metres) the modern farm building is located near the farmhouse and is constructed of a steel portal frame under a plastic coated corrugated steel roof with Yorkshire boarding side cladding and an earth floor.
Prior approval for change of use to offices (B1 (a)) use has been granted under Class R application reference 0142/19/PAU by South Hams District Council on 8 March 2019. This has since been amended by application reference 1035/19/FUL on 13 September 2019 for the refurbishment of a building to create offices.
Mains electric (three phase) and mains water connected to the building. AGRICULTURAL LAND
The agricultural land extends to approximately 26.89 acres (10.88 hectares) as is approximately outlined in red on the enclosed plan. A schedule of the land is as follows:-
Field Parcel Hectares Acres
SX6848 6809 2.58 6.38
SX6848 8312 2.89 7.14
SX6847 8593 2.84 7.02
SX6847 9580 2.57 6.35
TOTAL 10.88 26.89
There is also an additional 17.85 acres (7.23 hectares) available by separate negotiation as is outlined in blue on the enclosed plan. A schedule of the land is as follows:-
Field Parcel Hectares Acres
SX6947 0487 0.92 2.27
SX6948 0601 0.60 1.48
SX6847 9999 2.40 5.93
SX6848 9720 1.92 4.74
SX6948 0124 1.39 3.43
TOTAL 7.23 17.85
The land is accessed either off the single vehicular track that runs past Tree Farmhouse and modern farm building or off the single vehicular width council maintained road on the western boundary. The additional block of land can also be accessed off the A379 single carriageway expressway on the eastern boundary.
The agricultural land has a combination of gentle, moderate and steep east, south and west facing slopes and benefits from a spring water supply running through the centre of the land
The land has in the past been used for agricultural purposes but offers the potential to be used for equestrian/recreational or amenity use (subject to planning) to suit purchasers' requirements. AGRICULTURAL TIE
Tree Farmhouse is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. For further details please contact the selling agent. METHOD OF SALE
Tree Farm is offered for sale by Private Treaty. BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the purpose of the Basic Payment Scheme and the current owner has claimed for the 2020 scheme year.
Buyers will be required to adhere to the scheme rules until the end of 2020, in order that the seller's claim for the payment is not prejudiced in any way.
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are not included in the sale of the land. If the buyers would like to purchase these entitlements they may be available to the successful bidder. PUBLIC FOOTPATHS
There is a public footpath (identified by mean of blue dotted line on the site plan) that runs across the farmland from Waterhead Farm towards the village of Ashford. ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES
The land is not subject to any Environmental Stewardship or Countryside Stewardship Scheme agreements. OVERAGE CLAUSE
Field parcels 0487, 0601, & 0124 are offered for sale subject to an overage clause in respect of future residential or commercial development. Any development of the land within 30 years following legal completion, for either of the aforementioned uses will require a payment of 40% of the increase in value (on granting of the planning consent) to be paid to the sellers. TENURE
Tree Farm is for sale on a freehold basis, with vacant possession being available on legal completion. 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, 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1PP. Tel: 01548 800176.