Postbridge, Yelverton

£1,300,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
A rare opportunity to acquire a secluded freehold residential farm in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Modernised 4 bedroom farmhouse and additional 2 bedroom detached cottage. Traditional stone barns with potential for a range of alternative uses (STP). Useful modern livestock buildings. Attractive and productive farmland and amenity land along the River Dart. In all about 114.5 acres (46.3 Hectares).

SITUATION

Dury Farm is situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in a truly wonderful moorland setting. The village of Postbridge has a shop / post office, a public house, church, village hall and a National Park Visitors' Information Centre.

Being situated in the heart of Dartmoor National Park, there are many thousands of beautiful, unspoilt moorland acres on the doorstep on which to enjoy a wide range of outdoor pursuits including walking, riding, cycling and fishing.

The town of Moretonhampstead has a good range of day to day amenities including restaurants, a swimming pool, sports centre, health centre, primary school and dental, doctors and veterinary practices. Other nearby towns and villages include Princetown, Chagford, Widecombe in the Moor and Tavistock.

INTRODUCTION

Dury Farm lies in a beautiful and secluded location surrounded by open moor. It is one of the few freehold farms and one of five ancient tenements on the moor. It was first mentioned in documents in 1344. In Reg Bellamy's book Postbridge The Heart of Dartmoor' the farmhouse is recorded as being probably on the site of an old longhouse, that fell into disrepair in the early 1900s and was eventually restored by Stones of Chagford (builders).

The current owners have made many improvements to the properties during their 13 year tenure, including complete modernisation of the farmhouse, including the addition of a bio-mass heating system, creating a spacious and comfortable family home. There is slate flooring throughout the ground floor with underfloor heating.

Brook Cottage has been completely renovated and offers excellent secondary accommodation with the potential for holiday use.

The land extends to approximately 114.5 acres and provides excellent grassland and as well as amenity land close to the East Dart River offering conservation appeal.

THE FARMHOUSE

The property is accessed via a covered porch leading to the Entrance Hall with door through to the Kitchen with a bespoke hand-made set of floor units with slate worktop incorporating a Miele integrated dishwasher, Liebherr integrated fridge and Britannia Range electric oven with 6-burner LPG gas hob. Large archway through to Dining Room which is a very light room with views over the terraced lawn area with oak and glazed doors into the sitting room. Utility Room with sink and space for fridge/freezer. Space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer. Door to cloakroom.

The super Sitting Room has patio doors leading to the rear decked area and to a sheltered deck for enjoying the afternoon and evening sun. Further archway leads through to the Snug with slate fireplace and oak over mantle and working wood-burning stove. Windows overlooking the front garden and recessed built in cupboards. Door to Study with fireplace and the potential for a wood-burning stove to be installed. This room could be knocked through (subject to any necessary consents) to the adjoining store room to create a granny annexe, as the electric and water points have been brought into the store room. Main Hallway with stairs rising to first floor with understairs cupboard housing all the underfloor heating controls.

The oak staircase rises to the first floor landing which is laid with solid oak flooring and continues through all the first floor bedrooms. Master Bedroom with windows to two sides, ample space for free standing furniture and door to en-suite Bathroom with separate corner shower and Velux windows. Door to Bedroom 2 with windows overlooking the front garden. Bedroom 4 currently laid out as a twin room with two Velux windows. Connecting door on the landing providing access to Bedroom 3, large storage cupboard and Family Bathroom with separate corner shower.

OUTBUILDINGS

To the side of Dury Farm there is a double car port with ample space for two large vehicles with wood storage to the rear and door to boiler room which houses the ETA bio-mass boiler and AKVA 3000 heat store, which provides heating and hot water for the house and cottage.

GARDENS AND GROUNDS

To the rear of the car port are some raised herb/vegetable beds and a decked pathway which extends all the way to the sheltered larger decked area which is accessed from the sitting room. This area has a damp proof course and footings already in place should the successful purchaser wish to convert this covered area to a garden room or conservatory, for example. Fantastic views are enjoyed over the terraced lawned area with an abundance of granite stone walling being a particular feature of the property.

The gardens surround the property on all sides, offering much sought after protection and seclusion. Bounded by granite stone walls. There is a recently planted area of broad leafed trees and a Beech hedge, screening off Brook Cottage from the property.

BROOK COTTAGE

This is a separate full residential property which is accessed via a separate gravelled drive after entering Dury Farm which leads through a coniferous copse, out to a parking and turning area to the side of the property. This concrete block built property has been insulated and clad with red cedar and has been recently upgraded to a very good standard. The entire property has a solid chestnut floor.

A decked path leads up from the parking area into the Utility Room with quarry tiled floor and space and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble dryer. A door opens to the Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a range of hand-made, floor-level units with oak worktops and an integrated Smeg electric oven, electric hob, Miele fridge and a Bosch dishwasher. Ceramic single bowl sink. Large window overlooking the garden below and door to the outside decked area.

Door to the Sitting Room which is a very bright and airy room with windows to two elevations and doors to a decked area, a fireplace with slate hearth and woodburning stove. Hallway with doors off to two

Double Bedrooms and Family bathroom with corner electric shower enclosure with Mira shower. Door to cylinder and control panel for heating and hot water.

OUTSIDE

Brook Cottage has a delightful decked pathway which leads round to one of the two decked areas to enjoy the far reaching views. Surrounding the cottage is a large enclosed garden.

THE FARM BULDINGS

TRADITIONAL 'L' SHAPED STONE BARN

(5.84m x 19.2m) and (4.89m x 7.75m) loft area (4.95m x 14.01m) granite stone construction under corrugated roof, with loft area

LAMBING SHED

(20.40m x 8.60m) concrete block construction under corrugated roof, with concrete floor.

HAY / STRAW BARN

(5.30m x 9.80m) timber frame and part concrete block walls under corrugated roof.

SHEEP SHED

(8.50, x 18.20m) timber frame with timber elevations under clad roof, with concrete floor.

CATTLE SHED

(23.20m x 11.30m) and Lean-to (8.06m x 13.58m) timber frame with part clad and block elevations under corrugated roof, with concrete floor and fitted with feed barrier and 4 yard gates (fuel tank excluded).

THE LAND

The land lies within a ring fence and is a mixture of predominantly level and gently sloping productive pasture divided by traditional stone-fenced banks and fenced field boundaries. The land is divided in two parts and split by the East Dart River. There is amenity land running along the River Dart providing conservation and sporting appeal.

GENERAL REMARKS

SERVICES

Water - Private water from a borehole.

Electricity - Mains electricity

Drainage - Private drainage

Central heating to the farmhouse and Brook Cottage is via the bio-mass boiler.

Broadband

RENEWABLE ENERGY

The bio-mass boiler is entered into a non-domestic renewable heat initiative (RHI) Scheme and as well as providing heating it generates an annual income. Further details available from the agent.

ACCESS

Dury Farm and the land to the west side of the East Dart River has a right of access over the common land via a track linking to the public highway.

TENURE

The property is freehold and is being sold with vacant possession.

A small section of the land is subject to a lease to the Environment Agency. Further details are available from the agents.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)

The farm land is registered for entitlements under the BPS. The current scheme year payment is reserved from the sale. The entitlements will be made available to the purchaser.

MOORLAND GRAZING RIGHTS

Dury Farm has grazing rights for about 270 sheep, 10 ponies and 50 cattle on Riddon Ridge.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Dartmoor National Park Authority.

West Devon Borough Council.

COUNCIL TAX

The Farmhouse Band E

Brook Cottage Band B

DESIGNATIONS

Dury Farm lies within Dartmoor National Park and part of the land is identified for open access under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act.

SCHEMES

Under the Catchment Sensitive Farming Capital Grant Scheme all concrete in the farmyard must remain in place and not be covered until 31/3/2020.

PLANS AND BOUNDARY FENCES

A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS

The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold. Fishing Rights are not included.

WAYLEAVES, RIGHTS OF WAY ETC

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

VIEWING

Strictly by appointment only through Stags Farm Agency 01392 680059 or Stags Totnes office 01803 865454.

DIRECTIONS

From Exeter take the A30 towards Okehampton. Exit at the Whiddon Down junction, signposted Chagford and Moretonhampstead on the A382. Continue until reaching Moretonhampstead. From Moretonhampstead take the B3212 signposted Postbridge. Just as you leave Postbridge turn left signposted Bellever and follow this road through Bellever and over the East Dart River. The track to Dury Farm is next on the left.

RIGHTS OF WAY

Part of the farmland is has open access under The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 (CROW Act).

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS

All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

WARNING

Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings.

DISCLAIMER

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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