Records have been broken as a Devon farm sold for the highest ever amount in an online sale for Stags.

Wolversleigh Farm in Sidbury sold for £1,550,000, a couple of hundred thousand pounds over the guide price that was £1,200,000 - £1,350,000.

Five active bidders battled out the online sale with more than 30 bids.

It was a unique opportunity to buy a private residential farm of 104 acres located in an accessible, yet outstanding, private situation.

The property included a five-bedroom Devon longhouse of traditional stone construction, additional stone barns with potential for alternative uses and a range of modern farm buildings.

With over 5,500 views online and over 40 prospective buyers viewing the property in person, this incredible opportunity attracted a lot of regional and national interest.

Andrew Luxton, head of Stags Online Auctions, said: "Wolversleigh Farm achieved a fantastic auction result, making it not only the highest value property to ever be auctioned online by Stags, but also the highest value property ever sold by Bamboo auctions."

There are large levels of demand for properties such as this, with many appealing features and the potential for further development. George Alder, Head of Stags Farm Agency, said: “The number of viewings and bidders demonstrates the current strength of the market for farms in the south west, remaining strong with interest from both farmer and residential farmer buyers.”

"With four cash buyers from this auction still looking for similar properties in the south west, now is a good time to consider online auctions as a method of selling your farm or land," he added.

Other recent sales on the online auction platform this week include two parcels of land; 1.06 acres with a building at Whimple, which sold 16 per cent above the guide price at £87,000 and 0.64 acres with outline planning consent in Seaton, which sold 8 per cent above the guide price at £162,000.