Sherford, Kingsbridge, TQ7

Under Offer ££850,000 Guide

Key Features

27.38 acres
4-bed bungalow (AOC)
Productive land
Outside of AONB
Adaptable modern outbuilding

About This Property

27.38 acres - An attractive and productive smallholding enjoying a private position in the heart of South Devon, affording panoramic views across the South Hams. 4-bedroom bungalow (AOC), adaptable modern agricultural building and productive land.

In all about 27.38 Acres.

Fursdon Hill Farm was purchased by the current owners in around 1979, from a local farming family. The current owners originally set up a fruit and vegetable enterprise, before turning the holding to horticulture, with a specialism in the growing of world-renowned carnations. The property enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding South Hams countryside, including some distant views of the nearby coastlines.
The holding lies just outside of the designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is centred on a detached 4-bedroom bungalow (subject to AOC), and an adaptable modern agricultural building with possible potential for alternative uses (subject to planning approval), together with its adjoining productive land.

The holding extends in total to approximately 27.38 acres and is offered for sale as a whole.


This is understood to have been built in the 1970’s, subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition worded as follows:

“The dwelling hereby permitted shall be occupied only be persons employed or last employed full-time locally in agricultural or forestry work, as defined by Section 290 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 and the dependants of such persons as aforesaid.”

The bungalow is understood to be of conventional cavity wall construction, externally rough rendered beneath a pitched concrete tiled roof, together with a small flat felt roofed section above the utility and offices.

The bungalow is principally accessed from the southeast where there is a Storm Porch leading to the Entrance Hall with airing cupboard housing hot water cylinder and gas fired boiler, and a further storage cupboard. Doors lead off to a Family Bathroom with WC, bath with attached shower and wash basin, a further separate WC, and 4no. bedrooms (three of these are complete with wash basins and two also benefit from fitted wardrobes).

Moving the southern end of the bungalow there is a good sized L-shaped Sitting Room/Dining Room featuring an open fireplace with stone surround, and a Kitchen/Breakfast Room with a basic range of fitted kitchen units. From the kitchen a door leads to the adjoining Utility Room with rear door to outside and further door leading through to 2no. Office/Store Rooms.
Whilst perfectly habitable, the dwelling would now benefit from some modernisation and refurbishment, presenting a fantastic opportunity for prospective purchasers to “put their own stamp” on the property.

Outside, the bungalow is approached via a private concreted entrance driveway and parking area, and is surrounded by extensive lawned garden areas overlooking its adjoining land.
For approximate room dimensions and layout, please refer to the enclosed floor plan.

Lying a short distance to the north of the bungalow, and benefitting from a separate road access, is a detached 6-bay steel framed general purpose agricultural building with blockwork to part height with GI cladding over to three sides, a concreted floor and corrugated fibre cement and part Perspex roof. The building measures approximately 36.36m x 14.53m internally. Adjoining to the north are the remaining block walls of a former lean-to pig building with a collapsed GI roof.

Further to the east is the remaining frame only of a “National” 120ft x 30ft poly-tunnel, and a further redundant frame of a twin span “Fordingbridge” 112ft x 96ft poly-tunnel.

This comprises a highly attractive and productive block of gently sloping land, classified as Grade 2, and divided into a number of convenient sized enclosures. The field parcels are bounded by traditional banks and hedgerows. The northernmost field parcels are currently down to pasture, whilst parts of the southernmost field parcels (extending to approximately 8.7 acres) is currently planted out to young mixed deciduous trees including oak, hazel and sweet chestnut, which were planted in 2014. To the far eastern end of the holding is a small area of mixed deciduous copse, with a natural pond area.
In the past, the land has been used for arable cropping, as well as horticultural enterprises, but may also be suited to a variety of smallholder, equestrian, conservation, or other amenity uses, subject to any necessary planning permissions where applicable. The holding extends in total to approximately 27.38 acres as shown edged red on the attached identification plan.

Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.

Single-phase mains electricity, private spring water supply and further private borehole water supply (currently with no filtration), private drainage system, Calor gas supply, 4kw domestic solar photovoltaic array on bungalow roof.

The land holding lies outside of the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The land is not currently subject to any Agri Environmental Scheme Agreement, and the holding is not currently registered for the Rural Payments Agency Basic Payment Scheme.

The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned will be included in the freehold sale.

The bungalow is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition as described within these particulars. A copy of the original planning decision notice is available from the Agents.

Full Planning Permission was granted on 6th August 2012 (Reference: 43/0434/12/F) for the installation of a single wind turbine on the holding. This permission has now expired as it was not implemented, however prospective purchasers may wish to make suitable enquiries of the Local Planning Authority regarding the potential to re-apply for a turbine on the basis of this now expired consent.

All viewings are strictly by appointment only via the Agents, Greenslade Taylor Hunt - 01392 908777.

Take care if using Sat Nav as postcode does not lead to precise location—refer to plans within these particulars.

“What3Words” For the exact location download the ‘What3Words’ app and enter: ”undertook.mailbox.coconut”

Please note the property includes some buildings in a poor state of repair, together with other outbuildings and agricultural land, with associated risks.

Our Health and Safety Policy requires all interested parties undertaking viewings of this property to be accompanied by a member of our staff. (If so directed by a member of GTH they must wear their own appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)). If interested parties do not adhere to our policy and view the site unaccompanied (or without PPE) then they do so at their own risk and we/the seller cannot be held liable for any personal injury or associated claim for compensation.

v.2.1 - Ref. TIV210108 - date amended 22/09/2021

Fursdon Hill Farm occupies a stunning elevated position, affording panoramic views over the beautiful surrounding South Hams countryside. It lies just 1/2 a mile to the north of the village of Sherford, and 1.8 miles north of the village of Frogmore, with Frogmore Creek being a tributary to the Kingsbridge Estuary. Kingsbridge itself is around 3 miles distant to the west and provides a good range of services and amenities including shops, public houses, Church and educational facilities, including a successful secondary school rated ’Outstanding’ by Ofsted. The property is around 22 miles from the city and port of Plymouth .
The nearest beach and coastline of Slapton Sands is only around 10 minutes drive away (4 miles). The South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is “on the doorstep” and Dartmoor National Park around 12 miles to the north also provides exceptional scenic beauty and extensive walking, cycling and riding opportunities.
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