Wonham, Bampton, Tiverton, EX16

Under Offer ££1,975,000 Guide

Key Features

Traditional Livestock Holding
7 Bedrooms
290 Acres

About This Property

An outstanding run of productive pasture and arable land with an exceptional range of modern farm buildings and with the potential to create a new holding. In all, about 271.15 acres

Wonham Barton is believed to date from the early Victorian period and the scale of the house and adjoining courtyard of traditional buildings is indicative that this was a holding of considerable scale and significance. The property is offered for sale for the first time in over 60 years and affords prospective purchasers with the rare opportunity of acquiring a substantial and exceptionally productive agricultural holding in an outstanding location. The farmhouse has great residential appeal and the adjoining courtyard of traditional buildings offer enormous potential for a variety of residential or commercial uses to compliment the versatility of the property. With an extensive range of modern buildings, productive pasture lands and amenity woodland the holding also possesses considerable sporting and conservation appeal. The setting is exceptional and the property has featured in a number of films and television productions including the Land Girls and Tess of the D’urbervilles. In total, it extends to about 290 acres, and is offered either as a whole or in a combination of up to 3 Lots, by private treaty.

This is a significant block of productive farm land lying to the north of the main farmstead and separately accessed from the council lane or from a good hardened track which bisects this part of the holding. It has a predominantly southerly aspect and consists of productive pasture land, in part suitable for arable cropping with the enclosures of a convenient size and shape to allow for modern and efficient working. All of the enclosures are contained within well maintained traditional hedgerows, with the amenity and conservation appeal of this part, enhanced by a number of hedgerow trees, areas of amenity broad leafed woodland as well as some judicious more modern coniferous plantings. From the highest point of the farm, outstanding views may be enjoyed across the Exe Valley or northwards to Exmoor. The land to the north western most boundary is slightly more undulating but it has significant amenity and conservation appeal. Situated within this part of the holding is an outstanding range of modern farm buildings, which provide the main hub for agricultural operations today. They comprise:

8 bay steel framed and corrugated fibre cement roofed fodder barn 36.36m x 17.50m with hardened floor. Part precast concrete and space boarded elevations.

Adjoining covered passage way 36.36m x 5.03m with sheeted metal doors to either end. Concrete floor.

8 bay covered yard 36.36m x 37.27m overall comprising of a central feed passage with sheeted metal doors to either end and loose housed areas to either side. Part block and space boarded elevations.

To the front of the building is a concreted yard area with cattle handling facilities. To the rear and side are good sized hardened areas.

In total, Lot 3 extends to about 271.15 acres, as shaded blue on the site plan.


Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession available upon completion.

Mains electricity. Communal private water supply and drainage of dwellings to private systems.

These are believed to comprise of local council tax in respect of the Farmhouse Band (E) together with the usual service and environmental charges where applicable.

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixture and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars are otherwise expressly excluded in the sale of the freehold.

Basic Payment Scheme
Basic payment scheme entitlements for the relevant area of land will be included in the sale and the vendor agrees to use his best endeavours to transfer the entitlements to the purchaser(s) subject to receiving written instructions.

The vendors will retain the 2021 payment.

Rights of Way, Easements, Wayleaves, Etc.
The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the property charges register of the registered title together with all public and private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way whether these are specifically referred to or not.

The Vendor or Successors will retain a full and unrestricted right of access to the retained bungalow known as Auchangree between the points marked A and B on the plan.
If sold separately, the Purchaser(s) of Lot 1 will have a right of access for maintenance purposes only over the southern part of OS 6921 to gain access to the woodland and former mill pond.

Agri-Environment Schemes
The holding is subject in part to a Stewardship Scheme, further details are available form the Agents.

Ingoing Valuation
The purchaser(s) of Lot 1 and Lot 3 will (if applicable) be subject to an in going valuation in respect of any unconsumed fodder, silage, hay or straw, together with any other unconsumed oils or stores. The basis of valuation will be in accordance with the CAAV guidelines. Further details are available upon requests for the Agents.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights across the holding, insofar as they are owned, will be included in the freehold sale.

Live & Deadstock Sale
The Vendors reserve the right to hold a sale by auction on the premises of the live and dead farming stock prior to the date of completion.

Local Authority
Mid Devon District Council – Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon EX16 6PP

Measurements and Other Information
All measurements are approximate. Any field numbers and areas shown on the attached plan are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for identification purposes only. They do not necessarily correspond either with the National Grid plan numbers or with those produced on the Rural Land Register.

Whilst we endeavour to make our sales particulars as accurate and reliable as possible, if there are any point which is of particular importance to you please contact the office, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property. We have not tested any of the equipment, appliances, central heating or services.

The property occupies a glorious position within the Exe Valley with the farmhouse and adjoining courtyard occupying a sheltered position with a south easterly facing aspect. The farm land to the north gently rises and from its highest point, outstanding views may be enjoyed across unspoilt countryside which characterises this part of Mid Devon and northwards, towards Exmoor. Bampton is the closest settlement with this popular small town providing excellent day to day facilities as well as primary education and healthcare. To the north and approached through the Exe Valley is the renowned Exmoor town of Dulverton and the National Park itself. Tiverton lies to the south and affords a wider range of commercial, recreational and educational facilities including the noted public school of Blundell’s as well as secondary healthcare. From here and approached via the dual carriageway section of the A361 lies the M5 (J27) and with mainline rail connections available adjacent to this junction at Tiverton Parkway. Both Taunton and Exeter are within convenient reach and provide the diversity of facilities befitting those of County and Regional Centres.
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5 Fore Street Devon Tiverton EX16 6LN

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A M Overhill Partner - Surveyor & Valuer Full Bio 01884 243000 07770 750469
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