The chance to buy 153 acres on the doorstep of Dartmoor comes with the auction of Pittsworthy Farm, Thorndon Cross near Okehampton on 21 October.

Its dilapidated bungalow, although recently inhabited, provides an ideal opportunity for a replacement dwelling in a quiet, elevated position with superb views, according to agent David Kivell.

With 80 acres of the land being in one south-east facing block, some further fencing and hedge rebuilding to provide smaller blocks would make for easier livestock management. Pittsworthy carries a guide price of £500,000. (D R Kivell & Partners 01822 810810).