Beautiful Dartmoor Farm with further potential.
Mill Leat Farm occupies an idyllic setting, positioned in the River Dart Valley on the southern flank of Dartmoor National Park. The farm is situated less than a mile from the picturesque, moorland village of Holne, with its ancient church and renowned pub. Just 5 miles to the east is the bustling ancient stannary town of Ashburton which has a vibrant community and an interesting range of independent artisan shops and restaurants together with popular pubs, a church and primary school. Newton Abbot and Exeter are also easily accessible where a full complement of cultural, commercial and retail facilities can be found. There is an array of highly regarded independent schools in the area including Stover in Newton Abbott, Mount Kelly in Tavistock and St. Cristopher’s in Totnes.
Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 365 square miles of stunning, un-touched countryside and is renowned for its spectacular scenery, with its ancient granite tors, heather clad moorland and wooded valleys providing unrivalled opportunities locally for walking, cycling, riding and fishing. Also within easy reach is the beautiful South Devon coast with its estuaries, beaches and excellent sailing facilities.
Transport links are excellent with easy access to the A38 Devon Expressway at Buckfast (2.8 miles) which joins the M5 at Exeter. Both Exeter and Newton Abbot (13 miles) offer mainline railway stations with regular services to London and Bristol International and Exeter International Airports are both within convenient reach. Plymouth has a ferry port providing regular services to Roscoff in France and Santander in Spain.
Mill Leat Farm is truly unique and offers the market an opportunity to acquire a charming Dartmoor Farm centred around a 4 bedroom family home with a fabulous range of traditional barns all surrounded by its own land.
The farmhouse is full of interesting architectural features and has undergone an extensive programme of renovation recently which is largely complete. Whilst two of the bedrooms have been left for a new owner to finish and stamp with their own style, the farmhouse already provides a wonderful family home over two floors. There is also a large loft with scope for conversion (subject to the necessary planning consents). To the rear of the property there is a highly attractive courtyard surrounded by a range of stone built traditional farm buildings, some of which are currently used as stabling, which offer potential for a myriad of other uses (subject to planning) providing opportunities for alternative income streams. Mill Leat is particularly well suited for equestrian enthusiasts as some of the finest outriding the south west has to offer is on the doorstep.
The land extends to approximately 42 acres and comprises a productive mix of pretty pasture ideal for a small farming enterprise or horses together with areas of rougher grazing and broadleaf woodland high in amenity value which has been thoroughly enjoyed by the current owners. The land immediately adjoins Hembury Woods, a National Trust owned ancient woodland site (SSSI) extending to 350 acres, home to some of Dartmoor’s most quintessential specimen trees. To the south, the land is bordered by the picturesque Holy Brook which is a tributary of the River Dart rising on the Western edge of Holne. A footpath crosses one of the western fields.
Mill Leat Farm has the benefit of grazing rights over Holne Moor and the Forest of Dartmoor. Further details are available from Savills.
Electricity: Mains Single phase
Central Heating: LPG Gas
Superfast Fibre Broadband to premise/FTP circa 80mb download
Acreage: 42.54 Acres
From Exeter and the M5 Motorway take the A38 Devon Expressway towards Plymouth. Take the second Ashburton turning and follow the River Dart valley road, signposted Poundsgate and Princetown. Continue past the River Dart Country Park and over the
stone bridge across the River Dart. Pass Holne Chase and continue up hill. On the right hand bend turn left, signposted Holne. At Stoney Post Cross turn left signposted to Hembury Woods. At Gallant Bower continue straight on towards Buckfastleigh for
around 0.4 miles. Take the first right hand turn (unmarked) and continue for 0.8 miles until the T junction. Turn left signposted to Buckfastleigh and proceed for 0.3 miles. At Handleigh Cross turn left signed to Higher Mill Leat and continue down the hill for 0.2 miles. Mill Leat will be seen on the left hand side.