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Farm land and building for sale in Harbertonford

Rolster Bridge Farm, Harbertonford, Totnes, TQ9 7SS | Ref: 81868_EXE240002
For sale
£2,520,000 Sale by Tender
kivells-ltd
This property is marketed by:
Kivells Ltd

187.97 acres (76.07 hectares) of scenic pasture land, a range of both modern and traditional Agricultural Buildings. Set in the heart of the South Hams with huge opportunity and potential. Available as a Whole or in 10 Separate Lots. For Sale by Formal Tender

LOCATION
The land and buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm gives opportunity to purchase picturesque rolling pastureland together with a large array of agricultural buildings situated in the heart of the popular South Hams. The property, located in a prominent area and split into 10 lots, is positioned just to the west of the scenic village of Harbertonford and 3 miles south of the town of Totnes. Whilst the land is located in a secluded area of Devon, country lanes bordering the properties boundaries provide access points throughout. The A38 Devon Expressway linking Plymouth and Exeter is located 9 miles to the west, which in turn provides direct connection to the M5 at Exeter.

DESCRIPTION
The land and buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm, in all totals approximately 188 acres of predominantly picturesque rolling pastureland. To the centre of the holding lies Beenleigh Brook and Ashwell Brook which in turn serve into the Harbourne River. The land, located in a renowned farming area has provided prolific grazing and forage facilities for a sustained period of time.

At the heart of Rolster Bridge lies a range of both modern and traditional buildings. A former dairy farm, the buildings are currently used to house livestock and store machinery. The land is of level to sloping in topography, containing principally Grade 3 and 4 freely draining slightly acidic loamy soils. The fields are divided into good sized enclosures and are largely complete with stock proof fencing and well-maintained hedgerow boundaries.

The land and buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm, located just to the south of Totnes, provides a unique and rare opportunity to purchase a large area of well-maintained farmland in a popular area of the South Hams. The land, which has been extensively farmed, gives an opening for further agricultural use or the prospect of other uses, subject to appropriate planning.

Lot 1 – Rolster Bridge Farm Buildings and Agricultural Land totalling approximately 64.03 acres (25.91 hectares)
The land and buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm totals approximately 64.03 acres of generally sloping pastureland. The land forms a stunning symbolic valley containing typical features of that found in the heart of the South Hams. The River Harbourne runs along the properties northern boundary whilst Ashwell Brook curves through its centre.

The farm buildings are situated directly off an unnamed country land located a stone's throw west of the village Harbertonford. The buildings previously managed for a dairy enterprise are now currently used to house livestock and store machinery. Situated within the range of buildings lies a Grade II Listed former Farmhouse. List Entry Number: 1108253.

The land forms a total of six field parcels with a further area of woodland. The land benefits from newly fenced boundaries generally in the form of typical hedgerow banks. The land is all down to permanent grassland and has been grazed by livestock.

Lot 2 – Land forming Part Rolster Bridge Farm totalling approximately 12.44 acres (5.03 hectares)
The land totals, in all approximately 12.44 acres (5.03 hectares) of slightly sloping pasture land. The three separate field parcels, accessed directly off an unnamed country lane, are south facing and are bordered by newly fenced Devon hedgerow banks.

Lot 3 – Land forming Part Rolster Bridge Farm totalling 14.97 acres (6.05 hectares)
A single field parcel down to pasture land and accessed directly off the unnamed country lane which forms the properties southern boundary. The field parcel in all, totals approximately 14.97 acres (6.05 hectares) and has either been cut for forage purposes or grazed by livestock in the past.

Lot 4 – Land forming part Etheridge Farm totalling approximately 14.87 acres (6.01 hectares)
Two land parcels which are accessed directly off the unnamed country lane which forms the properties southern boundary. The land is currently down to pasture and has either been grazed by livestock or cut for forage purposes. The boundary features form typical Devon hedgerow banks that include livestock fencing.

Lot 5 – Land forming part Etheridge Farm totalling approximately 4.10 acres (1.66 hectares)
A single enclosed field parcel, in all totalling approximately 4.10 acres (1.66 hectares) of generally level topography. The field parcel is currently down to pasture and is accessed directly off the unnamed country lane which forms the parcels southern boundary.

Lot 6 – Land forming New Parks totalling approximately 10.99 acres (4.45 hectares)
A single enclosed field parcel situated to the far north of Rolster Bridge Farm. The parcel, currently down to pasture land, in all forms approximately 10.99 acres (4.45 hectares) and is accessed directly off an unnamed country lane on its southern boundary. The field parcel, bordered by typical Devon hedgerow banks has primarily been cut for forage purposes.

Lot 7 – Monkey Oak Barns and Land totalling approximately 20.82 acres (8.42 hectares)
Monkey Oak Barns consists of a former dairy cubicle shed with an attached storage building primarily used to store livestock fodder. Surrounding both buildings, is an area of hard standing.

The land forms two sizeable field parcels down to pasture land. The land has been grazed by livestock and is bordered by typical Devon hedgerow banks. Access to Monkey Oak Barns is directly off an unnamed country lane to the south. The River Harbourne meanders along the properties western boundary.

Lot 8 – Land forming Corner Meadow totalling approximately 8.10 acres (3.27 hectares)
A single field parcel down to pasture land which forms an attractive meadow. The land is accessed off an unnamed country lane which borders the field parcel on the east. The land is largely surrounded by Devon hedgerow banks, whilst on the west side, the field parcel is bounded by the River Harbourne. A wildlife haven.

Lot 9 – Land forming The Mounts totalling approximately 37.42 acres (15.14 hectares)
A total of six field parcels all down to pasture, form the property known as The Mounts. The land is of level to sloping in topography. The land, predominantly grazed by livestock is circulated by well fenced Devon hedgerow banks. Access to the land is available at a number of locations directly off an unnamed country lane.

Lot 10 – Rolster Bridge Piggery totalling approximately 0.23 acres (0.09 hectares) 
Rolster Bridge Piggery is constructed of red brick under a slate roof. The property includes a paddock, in all extending to a total area of 0.23 acres (0.09 hectares)

SCHEDULE OF AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS

BUILDINGS LOCATED AT LOT 1
1. General Purpose Storage Building (30.48m x 18.28m)
Steel frame construction with part Yorkshire boarding above concrete panel walls under a sheeted roof.

2. General Purpose Livestock Building (36.57m x 18.28m)
Steel frame construction with concrete panel walls under a sheeted roof, to include concreted feed passageway.

3. General Purpose Livestock Building (21.14m x 13.30m)
Steel frame construction with concrete panel walls with above Yorkshire boarding, concrete floor under a sheeted roof.

4. Livestock Building (27m x 13.30m)
Concrete floor with concrete panel walls, part sheeted elevations above with sheeted roof.

5. Attached Lean-To Livestock Building (27.18m x 13.46m)
Concrete floor with concrete poured walls with part sheeted elevations above with sheeted roof.

6. Covered Feed Passageway (40.87m x 6.64m)
Concrete floor with sheeted elevations under sheeted roof.

7. Livestock Building (40.87m x 14m)
Concrete frame and concrete wall construction with part sheeted elevations above with sheeted roof.

8. Straw Building (24m x 9m)
Steel frame construction with sheeted elevations under a sheeted roof.

9. Livestock Building (9.86m x 17.95m)
Concrete frame construction with concrete floor and sheeted elevations under a sheeted roof.

10. The Old Dairy and Attached Storage Building
Part rendered block construction under a sheeted roof.

11. Traditional Building
Local natural stone construction under a sheeted roof.

12. Grade II Listed former Farmhouse
Local natural stone construction under a sheeted roof. List Entry Number: 1108253.

BUILDINGS LOCATED AT LOT 7
13. The Shippon (14.10m x 10.63m)
Concrete floor, concrete block wall under sheet roof.

14. Hay Barn (9.08m x 10.53m)
Steel frame, part concrete block, part sheeted sides under sheeted roof.

BUILDING LOCATED AT LOT 10
15. Rolster Bridge Piggery (9.14m x 5.72m)
Red brick construction under slated roof.

SERVICES
Lot 1 – Mains Electric and Natural Water serviced by a borehole
Lot 2 – No services
Lot 3 – No services
Lot 4 – Mains Water connection
Lot 5 – Mains Water connection
Lot 6 – Mains Water connection
Lot 7 – Mains Electric and Natural Water supply
Lot 8 – Natural Water supply
Lot 9 – Mains Water connection
Lot 10 – No services

Whilst certain Lots are not connected to any services, we understand services are located in close proximity to certain Lots. Further information is available from the Selling Agent.

STEWARDSHIP
The land is subject to two Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Agreements, ending 31st December 2026 and 31st December 2027. Full details and plans of the Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Agreements are available from the selling agents.

RURAL PAYMENTS AGENCY
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. Any 'De-Linked' monies relating to the Basic Payment Scheme will remain with the vendor of the land.

METHOD OF SALE 
The Land and Buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm is being sold by Formal Tender (unless sold prior) with a closing date of Monday 22nd April 2024 by 5.00pm. Tender forms are available on request from the Sole Selling Agent. 

All Tenders must be submitted via a sealed envelope marked 'Land and Buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm' to Kivells, The Matford Centre Matford Park Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8FD. 

CONDITIONS OF TENDER 
The Land and Buildings forming Rolster Bridge Farm is being sold by Formal Tender. An emailable copy of the formal tender pack will be available shortly from the selling agents. The pack will contain the legal documentation with regard to the property, as well as useful further information including searches.

When submitting a tender on Monday 22nd April 2024 by 5.00pm, a deposit cheque equivalent to 10% of your offer will also be required. Whilst the vendor is not obliged to accept the highest or any offer, if one of the offers is accepted, the agents/solicitor will sign the tender/Memorandum of Sale whereby there will be a legally binding agreement with exchange of contracts taking place. Exchange of contracts is scheduled for Wednesday 24th April 2024. Completion will then take place on Friday 31st May 2024. The unsuccessful parties will have their cheques returned. Before submitting a tender, we recommend that potential buyers ask their solicitor to inspect the formal tender pack and, if necessary, raise any enquiries with the vendors' solicitor, Tony Osborne of Windeatts Solicitors LLP, 19 High Street, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NW

LOCAL AUTHORITY
South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE

WAYLEAVES AND RIGHTS OF WAY
The land is offered for sale subject to and with all the benefits of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property Charges Register of the registered title, together with all public rights of way, wayleaves, easements, and other rights of way which cross the property.

BOUNDARIES
Any purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither vendor nor the vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof. Should any dispute arise as the boundaries or any points on the particulars or plans or the interpretation of them, the question shall be referred to the vendors agent whose decision acting as experts shall be final.

PLANS OF THE PROPERTY
The plans are based on ordnance survey extracts, and the areas are not guaranteed, and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy. 

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS
The shooting, timber and mineral rights, as far as they are owned, are included within the freehold sale.

VIEWINGS
Viewings are strictly by appointment with the Agent. 

TENURE AND POSSESSION
The land is held freehold and with vacant possession upon completion. 

WHAT THREE WORDS
Lot 1 – interviewer.sniff.evolving / asterisk.napped.grow
Lot 2 – contain.isolating.hype / romance.hotspots.mole
Lot 3 – debut.deduced.skim
Lot 4 – dunk.taped.ready
Lot 5 – traders.windmill.paid
Lot 6 – tags.valve.spruced
Lot 7 – joystick.locating.drops / devalued.bowhead.nightfall
Lot 8 – chefs.polite.eggplants
Lot 9 – headings.enjoy.masters
Lot 10 – foreheads.slyly.tuxedos

IMPORTANT
We would like to inform prospective purchasers that these sales particulars have been prepared as a general guide only. A detailed survey has not been carried out, nor the services, appliances and fittings tested. Room sizes should not be relied upon for furnishing purposes and are approximate. If floor plans are included, they are for guidance only and illustration purposes only and may not be to scale. If there are any important matters likely to affect your decision to buy, please contact us before viewing the property.

CONTACT US
Please call to make an appointment.

Particulars produced February 2024. 
Photographs January 2024.