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Scorriton, Buckfastleigh Offers in Excess of £2,000,000.00

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  • AS A WHOLE or LOT 1 - The Farmhouse, Courtyard and Buildings, garden and land totalling 16.28 acres.
  • LOT 2 & 3 - 12.37 acres of land at Holybrook & 8.36 acres of pasture and 14.75 acres of Woodland.
  • LOT 4 & 5 - 15.61 acres of land at Higher & Lower Scoriton Down.
  • LOT 6 - 27.77 acres of land including a Farm Building at Coombe Fields.
  • LOT 7 & Lot 8 - Postbox Field of 3.71 acres & Garden Plot of 0.11 acres at Combe.
  • LOT 9 & 10 - 8.53 acres of land at Higher & Lower Stumpy Oak
  • LOT 11 - Dribble Park a Stone Barn with a 1.36 acres Pasture Field 1.36.
  • LOT 12 — A Village Plot near the Middle of Scoriton.
  • LOT 13 - The Granary, a Stone and Slate Barn with 0.08 acres of Higher Meadow Field.
  • LOT 14 - Higher Court Barn, a Range of Traditional Buildings with 1.45 acres of Lower Meadow Field.

A unique unspoilt Dartmoor farm consisting of a large detached farmhouse with adjoining stone buildings, threshing barn, stone granary, village plot and approximately 123 acres (49.78ha) of farmland. For Sale as a Whole or in Lots. 1 mile Holne, 3 ½ Buckfastleigh, 5 Miles Ashburton In Dartmoor National Park, South Devon. Update! LOT 1 - SALE AGREED


General Remarks & Stipulations


The property is freehold and offered for sale with vacant possession. Land Registry title registrations: DN701128 & DN691692.

Boundary Ownership:

Where known is marked by a ‘T’ on the plans. Note the ‘red lines’ on all photographs depict the approximate position of the boundaries and are for guidance only.

Plans: A Location Plan:

A plan of the whole holding has been prepared from Ordnance Survey plans. This is not to scale but gives guidance of the overall extent of the property. Would-be purchasers are advised to make a thorough inspection to make themselves aware of the composition and extent of each Lot. A separate plan has been provided for Lots 1, 11, 12, 13 and 14. Floorplans of the property are for guidance and all measurements are approximate.


The EPC of the farmhouse is rated G with potential of a B Rating.


Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 , 13 & 14 enjoy rights of access from the unmade track known as the ‘Two Moors Way’ running from the public highway in Scoriton to the moorland gateway at Scoriton Down. Lot 11 has an easement for the right to access over and pass services under the hardstanding to the front of the barn from the highway. This is granted in favour of the neighbouring property “Moorlands House”. Access to Lot 13 is over the area shown hatched on the sale plan; for all purposes, at all times. The purchaser will have the right to construct a harden surface over that area and shall not park or leave anything upon it.

Local Authority:

Dartmoor National Park Authority, Parke, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9JQ. Tel: 01626 832 093. Email: South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Rd, Totnes TQ9 5NE Tel: 01803 861234.


Water: Mains water supply to Lots 1,6, 7 & 9. Note there is a natural water supply to Lots 2, 3 and 4. There is a mains water supply under the road running from the south into Scoriton Village. Lot 10 will have the right to lay a waterpipe under Lot 9 in order to connect to the mains water supply in the road. Electricity: Mains electricity is connected to Lot 1. Drainage: Lot 1 is connected to the mains sewerage system.

Utility Providers:

Water: South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7HR, Tel: 0344 346 2020. Electricity: Western Power Distribution, Avonbank, Feeder Road, Bristol, BS2 0TB, Tel: 0800 096 3080.


The property is sold subject to any Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Rights or Easements which exist at the time of sale whether they are mentioned in these particulars or not.


Leaving Newton Abbot take the A38 Devon Expressway south towards Plymouth. Exit at the Dartbridge, Buckfastleigh junction, turn right over the A38 and continue to the roundabout. Take the second exit (signposted for Scoriton) along Buckfast Road. At the mini roundabout take the first left up Higher Mill Lane. After 550 yards at the brow of the hill turn right at Church Cross onto Hockmoor Hill, continue for around 2 ½ miles, turn left signposted for Scoriton. After 550 yards enter into the village take the first left in Scoriton Lane and Higher Farm is on the right.

Fixtures & Fittings:

All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold. Viewing Arrangements: Lots may only be viewed by arrangement with the sellers’ agents who will explain current protocols.

Sellers’ Agent:

Rendells, 13 Market St, Newton Abbot TQ12 2RL Tel. 01626 353881 Email Ref CCM/JJB

Sellers’ Solicitor:

Tozers, 10 St Pauls Rd, Newton Abbot TQ12 4PR Tel. 01626 207031 Email Ref.MM


Entry to some of the buildings could be hazardous, the agents advise inspections should be taken at a reasonable distance and at ones own risk.

LOT 1 —The Farmhouse, Courtyard and Buildings, Garden and Land totalling 16.28 acres - Guide Price: £750,000

Situate to the west of the popular moorland village of Scoriton and adjoining the ‘Two Moors Way’, an access-only track leading to the moorland gateway at Scoriton Down. The farmhouse is constructed of stone, rendered under a slate roof, facing south next to a former drift road leading to Scoriton Down, being a typical Dartmoor longhouse. The ground floor comprises an entrance lobby with front door, sitting room and kitchen with an open fireplace and snug, former dairy (dining room), churn room and utility with boot room and access to the rear; to the west end of the ground floor is a converted annex containing two bedrooms and a bathroom. The first floor consists of a main bedroom with ensuite WC and wash basin, two further double bedrooms with a separate bathroom. Above the annex is a room containing a water tank and immersion heater. To the east end of the main house is the shippon and dairy suitable for conversion, subject to the necessary planning permission. To the front is a stone walled garden with a picket front gate and a cobbled path that leads to the porchway entrance. To the west side is the original stone mounting block and entrance with a granite pillared gateway. A rendered brick garage adjoins the gateway, leading to the rear of the farmhouse opening into a traditional yard area which can be approached by gateways to both sides of the farmhouse. Within the yard behind the farmhouse is the former calving house currently used for log storage, a two storey stone block barn, stables and a workshop with the old pulp house to the rear offering further ancillary accommodation subject to the necessary planning permissions, while a lawned garden with fruit trees provides a secluded garden area. The adjoining farmland of just over 16 acres, lies to the south and west of the farmhouse, gently sloping towards the northern boundary of Holybrook, consisting of six pasture fields that are well fenced with access through the farmhouse entrance, off the ‘Two Moors Way’ through field no. 1154 and from the east through field no. 0874 at Holybrook bridge.


Stone built and rendered entrance, with a solid wooden front door that leads into;

Entrance Hall: - 9' 8'' x 5' 6'' (2.94m x 1.66m)

Tongue and groove panelling with solid wooden beams, built-in utility cupboard and telephone point, with doorways leading into the sitting room or kitchen.

Lounge Dining Room: - 18' 2'' x 16' 10'' (5.53m x 5.12m)

Solid deep walls and a large double-glazed uPVC window with seating area. Open fireplace with a stone-built surround and wooden mantle.

Annex consisting of:

Bedroom 1: - 18' 2'' x 9' 5'' (5.54m x 2.88m)

Double bed, front double glazed uPVC window, power sockets and built in cupboards containing immersion hot water tank.

Bathroom: - 6' 7'' x 7' 7'' (2.02m x 2.31m)

WC, pedestal sink and bath, tiled walls, glazed window to the rear and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2: - 7' 0'' x 9' 10'' (2.14m x 2.99m)

Single bed with a window to the rear and power sockets.

Kitchen Breakfast Room: - (5.4m x 4.2m)

The heart of the home with solid kitchen units and laminated worktop. Electric hob and oven with extractor hood. Built in dishwasher and under-counter refrigerator. Fully tiled surround and a stainless-steel double bowl sink. Exposed timber beams. open fireplace with brick surround creating a ‘snug’ beside the staircase to the first floor accommodation. Large window with seat to the front overlooks the walled garden and there is enough room to place a large kitchen table and chairs for up to eight people. Leading to:

Former Dairy: - 14' 11'' x 11' 9'' (4.56m x 3.56m)

Sloping access onto a solid floor and thick walls with recent double-glazed uPVC patio doors opening onto the front garden. The electricity meters are located on the southern wall.

Back Porch & Boot Room: - 17' 9'' x 13' 9'' (5.41m x 4.2m) max.

Solid stone floor and rear window.

Utility & Washhouse: - 11' 2'' x 7' 4'' (3.42m x 2.24m)

Solid walls with rear window, Belfast sink, hot and cold water taps


Landing: - 12' 1'' x 6' 2'' (3.7m x 1.88m)

A wooden staircase leads to the landing where all the bedrooms follow. With thick outer walls and a low roof line the space on this level has been used to the full extent.

Bedroom 1: - 15' 4'' x 13' 1'' (4.67m x 4.00m)

Double room with fireplace, large uPVC front window.

Bathroom: - 14' 2'' x 8' 1'' (4.32m x 2.4m)

Containing an enamelled roll top bath, WC and handbasin, part tiled and wood panelling with built in airing cupboard.

Bedroom 2: - 14' 9'' x 11' 6'' (4.51m x 3.5m)

Double room with a window to the front.

Bedroom 3: - 17' 10'' x 13' 0'' (5.43m x 3.95m)

Large double master, with fireplace and dressing area. Double windows to the front, carpeted and built in wardrobe (1.6m x 1.3m) ensuite (1.25m x 3.6) WC and handbasin.


Garage: - 16' 0'' x 9' 8'' (4.9m x 3m)

Constructed of rendered brick with an apex galvanised iron roof.

Stables, Workshop & Pulp House: - 29' 5'' x 39' 4'' (9m x 12m) max

Consisting of three stables and an enclosed tractor shed/workshop while to the rear is the old pulp house that leads into the first floor hay store above the stables.

Wood Store/Stable: - 13' 1'' x 13' 1'' (4m x 4m)

LOT 2 — 12.37 acres of land at Holybrook - Guide Price: £100,000

This land lies north of Scoriton lane leading to Scoriton Down known as “Two Moors Way” and consists of 3 pasture fields with a meadow adjoining Holy Brook and a natural water supply. Note: This can easily be connected with Lot 1 the house, buildings and land.

LOT 3 — 8.36 acres of pasture and 14.75 acres of Woodland - Guide Price: £140,000.

This land borders Holybrook river to the north. There is a separate access to the woodland and rough pasture. The 3 pasture fields having access from the ‘Two Moors Way’ leading to Scoriton Down. Note: This can easily be connected with Lot 1 & Lot 2 to create a substantial Dartmoor farm.

LOT 4 —19.30 acres of land at Higher Scoriton Down - Guide Price: £100,000.

Consisting of 3 pasture fields with direct access off ‘Two Moors Way’ and an area of woodland with access to Holybrook river to the north.

LOT 5 — 6.31 acres of land at Lower Scoriton Down - Guide Price: £40,000.

Two level south facing pasture fields, that have been cut for hay most years with direct access onto the “Two Moors Way”.

LOT 6 — 27.77 acres of land including a Farm Building at Combe Fields -Guide Price: £250,000.

A block of gently sloping pasture land that runs from the “Two Moors Way” down to Higher Combe. The land has the benefit of a mains water supply to the east and includes a timber & galvanised iron pole barn measuring (9.5m x 7.5m x 7m). There is a mains water connection at the south east corner of OS 0839 which flows from Lot 7 and under adjoining land to the water trough. Lot 6 will have the right to continue to take a water supply from Lot 7 on condition a brick or block built inspection chamber is constructed, together with a stopcock and meter, with a metal cover level to the ground. Water usage will be paid at SWW rates within seven days of demand by the owners of Lot 7. Note OS number 7515 has access to the lane at Higher Combe.

LOT 7 — Postbox Field of 3.71 acres - Guide Price: £50,000.

A south facing pasture field with a mains water supply through a meter. Access through the gateway from Combe Bridge Road. Lot 6 will have the right to continue to take a metered water supply see Lot 6 particulars.

LOT 8 — Garden Plot of 0.11 acres at Combe Bridge Road - Guide Price: £15,000.

See attached plan.

LOT 9 — 6.99 acres of land at Higher Stumpy Oak - Guide Price: £70,000.

Consisting of two pasture fields with gateway access off the public highway to the east. Field 6419 has road frontage on two sides. There is a mains water supply by meter.

LOT 10 — 1.54 acres of land at Lower Stumpy Oak - Guide Price: £40,000.

A gently south sloping pasture field with a right to lay a pipe under Lot 9 to connect to the mains water supply. There is direct access from Stumpy Oak lane through a gateway above Cullaford Cottage.

LOT 11 — Dribble Park Barn, Vegetable Garden & 1.39 acres - Guide Price: £115,000.

A fine stone and timber frame barn with a slate roof measuring 32’ x 14’5’’ (4.4m x 9.8m), double doors to the front where there is a large hard-standing area. To the rear through the garden gate is a south facing vegetable garden with raised beds. With separate gateway access off the road a pasture field measuring 1.39 acres adjoins the vegetable garden and barn to the south. Note the neighbouring property “Moorlands House” has a right of way over the hard standing for access only and the right to pass services under the hardstanding to the highway.

LOT 12 — A Village Plot - Guide Price: £20,000.

An interesting investment. See attached plan.

LOT 13 —The Granary with approximately 0.08 acres part of Meadow Field - Guide Price: £80,000.

A stone and slate barn with wool loft above, situates on Scoriton Lane opposite the farmhouse. There are steps to the rear and separate access to the land as shown on the sales plan hatched blue. A new roof and guttering was installed in recent years. Access to Lot 13 will be over Lot 14 as referred to in the remarks and stipulations. The pasture field that adjoins the plot measures around 0.08 acres. A right will be reserved in favour of Lot 13 to lay all types of service media and drainage including a soakaway under Lot 14. The purchasers shall within six months of completion erect a fence with access gateway constructed of pressure treated creosote timber posts with galvanised stock netting and two strands of galvanised wire. This will be maintained in good condition thereafter by the owner of Lot 13. DANGER: Entry to some of the buildings could be hazardous, the agents advise inspections should be taken at a reasonable distance and at your own risk. DO NOT enter the loft of Lot 13.

LOT 14 — Higher Court Barns, a Range of Traditional Buildings with 1.50 acres Meadow Field - Guide Price: £180,000.

An Old Threshing Barn made of solid stone and a fantastic oak timber frame, with a corrugated galvanised sheeted roof. The barn has been extended with adjoining pole barns. The range of traditional buildings together with a meadow extends to around 1.60 acres in all. Note: there is a right of access reserved in favour of Lot 13 as shown by the hatched area on the sales plan.

Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008:

1) These particulars are set out for the interested parties and purchasers as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description but not to constitute an offer or contract. 2) All descriptions, dimensions, distances, orientations and other statements/facts are given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement or representation of facts. 3) Nothing in these particulars shall be deemed to be a statement that the property is in good condition or otherwise nor that any services are in good working order. The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for their purpose. Interested applicants are advised to make their own enquiries and investigations before finalizing their offer to purchase. 4) The photographs appearing in these sales brochures show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time the photographs were taken. Aspects may have been changed since the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. Items shown in photographs are not included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. They may however be available by separate negotiation. 5) Any area measurements or distances referred to herein are approximate only. 6) Where there is reference in these particulars to the fact that alterations have been carried out, or that a particular use is made of any part of the property, this is not intended to be a statement that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained and these matters must be verified by any intending purchaser. 7) Descriptions of a property are inevitably subjective and the descriptions contained herein are used in good faith as an opinion and not by way of statement of fact. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before viewing please do not hesitate to contact this office. 8) References to the tenure of a property are based on information supplied by the seller. The agent has not had sight of the title documents. A buyer is advised to obtain verification from a solicitor and before finalizing their offer should make their own enquiries and investigations. Buyers should check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.


Floorplans (Click to Enlarge)

Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DRN00696 Res