Dartmoor National Park Devon TQ11 Buckfastleigh

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    Features at a glance

    • Extensive hill grazing land
    • Impressive views across Dartmoor and to the coast
    • Outside of the SSSI boundary
    • Natural capital / biodiversity credit opportunities including tree planting
    • Natural springs including the head of the Dean Burn
    • Archaeological features
    • Subject to common grazing rights

    Environmentally significant farmland within Dartmoor National Park

    Lot 2 of 3

    Land at Water Oak Corner

    About 122.83 acres (49.71 ha)

    A large parcel of upland heath and open moor land with extensive views across neighbouring commons and farmland, and down to the coast of South Devon. This land is outside of the SSSI and SAC boundaries, however still within the National Park and subject to common grazing rights and open access. This land is predominantly shown as Wet Heath, being shallow peaty soils (source: Natural England). The land cover is mostly grassland heath, with granite boulders and interspersed with areas of bracken and occasional scrubland trees. There is an area of prehistoric settlement with two hut circles, a field enclosure and a length of bank. There are two natural springs/watercourses and the remnants of a leat that once took water across the moor to the copper mines on the Brook Manor Estate. Access is via a stone track forming the ancient driftway leading to Lud Gate and onto the moor. This access will also be used and shared with the owner of Lot 1 if sold separately. The boundary to the east of Lot 2 is farmland and woodland, bordered by stone walling, earth banks and fencing. To the north, west and south is open access moorland, and the indicative boundary is an old reave along the high ground running roughly north to south with occasional boundary stones.

    General Matters

    Method of sale: The property is offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots by private treaty. Tenure: The property is sold freehold subject to commoners grazing rights. Services: No services are connected. There are natural water supplies within each lot. Outgoings / Rates: None. Access: Lot 1 is accessed via stone tracks at Lud Gate and at Chalk Ford. Lot 2 is accessed via the stone track at Lud Gate. Access is otherwise available on foot or on horseback across other areas of the moor. Wayleaves, easements and rights of way: The Dartmoor Commons Act (1985) provides a right of access on foot and horseback for members of the public to common land including this property. In addition, the public has a right of access on foot across the property under the Countryside & Rights of Way Act 2000 (CRoW). There is a public bridleway between Lud Gate & Chalk Ford. The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. Basic Payment: The entitlements to the Basic Payment are not included in the sale. Plans, Areas & Boundaries: any representation by the owner or agent is indicative only and should not be relied upon without clarification from a legal advisor. Schemes: The land is entered into a Higher Level Stewardship scheme ending November 2023. The purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the scheme(s) and will take it on and comply with the scheme from completion if necessary. The vendor will retain any HLS payments payable up to completion. Whilst a new scheme is not compulsory, it is envisaged the new owner will have the opportunity to enter the land into a new scheme if they choose. Designations: National Park, Special Area of Conservation, Sporting, timber and mineral rights: All sporting timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. Covenants and/or restrictions: There are restrictions / covenants listed on the Land Registry Title deed, details of which will be made available by the vendor’s solicitors on request. Local authority: South Hams District Council (01803 861234). VAT: Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition. Health and safety: Given the potential hazards of the moor including livestock and a remote location, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety and to have appropriate clothing, footwear and provisions at all times. Always inform someone of your visit to the property for safety reasons. Viewings: Viewings are to be arranged by appointment with the agent, Strutt & Parker in Exeter 01392 229 408 or London 020 7629 7282.

    This property has 123 acres of land.


    Situation Buckfastleigh Moor is located in south Dartmoor, one of the last great wildernesses in the UK with an inspirational landscape of heather clad moors and rugged tors. The property itself is in open countryside about 3 miles from the market town of Buckfastleigh and 25 miles from the two regional cities, Exeter & Plymouth. The A38 dual carriageway (4 miles) provides excellent accessibility to the area which is popular with tourists due to an abundance of visitor attractions and prime natural landscapes including the moor, as well as the Devon coast and the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Buckfastleigh Moor is however, in a more secluded and less visited part of the moor.

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