A former dairy farm in East Devon has come to market for the first time in 100 years.

Cleave Farm in Wilmington, near Honiton offers the opportunity for further farming or for significant development and diversification.

It is a hidden gem that has been farmed by the same family since 1890 and the family bought it from the Marquess of Northampton in 1920.

The Grade II listed six-bedroom house dates from the 16th century and has later modifications and additions.

It retains many character features and provides tremendous opportunity for a purchaser to modernise and incorporate adjoining stone outbuildings subject to planning consents.

The house is well positioned within the 68 acres of ring-fenced land.

It has an elevated yet private position at the end of a no through road.

A range of stone buildings surround a cobbled yard are suitable for conversion, again subject to planning consents, together with two sets of more modern barns within yards.

The land is mostly level to gently sloping, with two steeper fields.

The farm overlooks the Combe Water Valley, within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The market towns of Honiton and Axminster, and the Jurassic Coast all within a short distance.

Cleave Farm offers tremendous potential to a buyer looking to establish an income alongside farming.

Ross Willmington, farm agency partner said: “This is our first farm to hit the open market this spring.

"We are preparing for the launch of a number of other farms and blocks of land later this month, including a 175 acre farm in West Devon, two farms in West Dorset and further properties in East Devon.

"Demand has been extremely strong over the last twelve months and the market shows no signs of cooling in 2021.”

The guide price for Cleave Farm is £1,200,000.

Contact Ross Willmington or Angela Gillibrand on 01297 33122 or visit symondsandsampson.co.uk for further details.