An historic coastal estate with diverse income streams and amenity, leisure and environmental opportunities has come to the market in South Devon.

The 920-acre Strete Estate on the South Hams between Dartmouth and Salcombe in Devon is now for sale as a whole or in 11 lots with a guide price of £11.5million quoted by selling agent Savills.

South West Farmer:

At the heart of the estate is a Grade II* Listed principal house dating from 1726 in need of renovation but which retains many of the original Georgian features.

Behind the house is the original walled garden and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which offer potential for a variety of agricultural or other uses subject to the necessary planning consents.

There are two farms on the estate; Lower Fuge a let mixed dairy farm with a farmhouse, a substantial range of farm buildings and 253.19 acres mainly subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy and Coxs Farm, an arable and pasture farm with coastal views and a modern farm building and 185.79 acres.

South West Farmer:

Penny Dart, a director in Savills rural agency team, said: “Arriving at the Strete Estate does feel like taking a step back in time. It is a wonderful example of an unspoilt traditional estate steeped in history.

"Its South Hams location is exceptional and so much of the estate has not changed for generations, which has enabled a rich abundance of plant and wildlife to thrive.”

The area played an important role during the Second World War as a training ground in the lead up to the Normandy D-Day landing and there is a very well-preserved wartime air raid shelter on Coxs Farm.

South West Farmer:

A valley on the western side of the estate known as Gara valley includes steep wooded valley sides interspersed with rough grazing and wetland.

This part of the valley is completely private with no public rights of way and at the southern end where the valley meets the sea there is a shingle barrier beach enclosing a small lagoon enabling a mosaic of coastal freshwater supporting an extensive variety of flora and fauna providing an important habitat for a wide range of over-wintering ad breeding birds.

On the north-west edge of the estate is a 28.38-acre block of mature mainly broadleaved woodland, which is high in amenity, conservation and wildlife appeal.

There are four further dwellings including a Grade II Listed farmhouse, a mill cottage and adjoining derelict mill housing, a modern house on the edge of Strete village with coastal views and Coxs farmhouse, which is Grade II Listed and includes an historic stone barn with an orchard.

South West Farmer:

Also included in the sale are two blocks of agricultural land strategically located for a potential change of use subject to the necessary planning consents of 14.66 and 6.36 acres respectively.