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12 bed farm for sale


Bridgerule, Holsworthy EX22

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Property features

  • Well Located
  • 240 Acre Dairy & Livestock Farm
  • 12 Bedroom House Divided Into Two
  • Traditional Barns With Potential
  • Extensive Modern Buildings
  • 20:10 Swing Over Parlour
  • Slurry System
  • Quality Level Or Gently Sloping Land
  • 1 Mile of River Frontage
  • Available with Less Land

Property description

A very well located 240 acre dairy and stock farm, with a 12 bedroom character house, extensive modern buildings and traditional barns with potential. Quality level or gently sloping arable and grassland. River frontage. Available with less land.

Holsworthy - 4.5 Miles * Bude - 7 Miles * Launceston - 14 Miles * Exeter - 50 Miles


Norton Farm is quietly situated approximately 1 mile from the village of Bridgerule, which has a Primary school, church and public house. The market town of Holsworthy is approximately 4.5 miles to the east and offers a range of facilities including a variety of independent retailers, businesses and Waitrose supermarket. A weekly market is held in the towns square every Wednesday. The coastal resort of Bude is approximately 7 miles distant, with its extensive sandy beaches and cliff walks, 18-hole golf course and access to the A39 Atlantic Highway providing easy access to North Cornish coast. Launceston is 14 miles to the south where there is easy access to the A30 dual carriageway, providing valuable links to other towns, villages and places of interest including the cathedral cities of Truro to the west and Exeter to the east. At Exeter the A30 joins the M5 motorway and there is also a mainline railway station and international airport.


Water There are a number of delightful beaches on the North Cornish coast including those at Bude, Widemouth Bay, Crackington Haven, Trebarwith, Polzeath, Harlyn Bay and Constantine Bay.
Horse Riding & Walking Horse riding is accessible via bridleways and country lanes in the area. The South West Coast Path also offers scenic walking and further walking and riding are available on Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor.
Golf Golf courses can be found at Bude, Holsworthy, Launceston, Kennards House and St Mellion


Road The A39 Devon link road (dual carriageway) provides easy access to Tiverton, or the A30 (dual carriageway) from Launceston provides easy access to Exeter and the M5 motorway beyond.
Rail Regular intercity services operate from Exeter to London (Paddington) and via Salisbury to London (Waterloo)
Sea Ferry services operate from Plymouth to northern France and northern Spain.
Air Exeter International Airport provides daily flights to London City Airport and flights to the Isles of Scilly, Channel Islands, Ireland, Scotland and a number of continental destinations. Bristol International Airport offers flights to numerous European destinations. Newquay Airport offers flights to numerous destinations including London Gatwick.

The Property

A very well located 240 acre dairy and stock farm, with a 12 bedroom house currently divided into 2, extensive modern buildings, traditional barns with potential for conversion. Quality level or gently sloping pasture and arable land with approximately 1 mile of river frontage. This is the first time the farm has been on the market in 35 years and was bought by the current owners in 1982.

The character and spacious, 12 bedroom farmhouse provides flexible living accommodation and benefits form uPVC double glazing, oil fired Aga, Rayburn and woodburner effect stove and woodburning stoves. The accommodation is currently arranged as the main farmhouse comprising: 9 bedrooms, large kitchen/breakfast room, drawing room, sitting/dining room, utility room, farm office, sun room and bathroom. The annexe comprises: Kitchen/breakfast room, sitting room, study, sun room, 3 bedrooms and bathroom.

There are two traditional stone barns to the side of the house and a planning application has been submitted to create a dwelling with full residential use and store/utility room, office and garages.

The extensive yards and modern buildings provide accommodation for calf rearing, youngstock, followers and cubicles for 230 cows. The dairy has a DeLaval 20:10 swing over parlour and undercover collecting yard. Adjacent to the yard are 2 large slurry lagoons and a dirty water lagoon.

The whole farm extends to some 240 acres of which the level or gently sloping land is circa 233 acres with around 1 mile of river frontage along the northern boundary. The land is well served by farm tracks for ease of management and movement of stock. Available with less land.

The Farmhouse

Front Entrance / Sun Room (6.83m x 3.73m (22'5" x 12'3"))


Drawing Room (5.31m x 4.52m (17'5" x 14'10"))

Inner Hallway

Shower Room (2.50m x 1.97m (8'2" x 6'6"))

Farm Office (3.38m x 2.09m (11'1" x 6'10"))

Dining Room (4.73m x 3.89m (15'6" x 12'9"))

Sitting Room (5.71m x 4.71m (18'9" x 15'5"))

Oil-fired woodburner effect stove with back boiler.

Kitchen/Dining Room (6.96m x 4.15m (22'10" x 13'7"))

Oil-fired Aga.

Utility Room (4.26m x 1.83m (14'0" x 6'0"))

Rear Entrance/Boot Room

Adjoining door to the annexe

On The First Floor

Bedroom 7 (5.40m x 3.00m (17'9" x 9'10"))

Bedroom 8

Bedroom 6

Bedroom 2 (4.92m x 2.71m (16'2" x 8'11"))

Bedroom 9 (3.17m x 1.48m (10'5" x 4'10"))

Walk-In Airing Cupboard (1.65m x 1.44m (5'5" x 4'9"))

Cloakroom (1.31m x 0.93m (4'4" x 3'1"))

Shower Room (1.58m x 0.75m (5'2" x 2'6"))

Bedroom 3 (3.27m x 2.90m (10'9" x 9'6"))

Bedroom 4 (3.26m x 3.02m (10'8" x 9'11"))

Bedroom 1 (4.73m x 3.60m (15'6" x 11'10"))

Bedroom 5 (3.10m x 3.10m (10'2" x 10'2"))

The Annexe

Front Entrance /Sun Room (3.45m x 2.68m (11'4" x 8'10"))

Office/Reception Room (3.78m x 3.43m (12'5" x 11'3"))

Inglenook fireplace housing woodburner.

Sitting Room (5.60m x 3.60m (18'4" x 11'10"))

Multi-fuel burning stove

Inner Hallway

Shower Room (2.31m x 1.19m (7'7" x 3'11"))

Kitchen/Dining Room (5.39m x 4.31m (17'8" x 14'2"))

Oil-fired Rayburn with back boiler.

Utility Room (2.33m x 1.91m (7'8" x 6'3"))

On The First Floor

Split Level Landing:
Airing Cupboard

Family Bathroom (2.62m x 2.11m (8'7" x 6'11"))

Bedroom 3 (3.61m x 3.37m (11'10" x 11'1"))

Bedroom 1 (3.85m x 3.63m (12'8" x 11'11"))

Bedroom 2 (4.30m x 2.97m (14'1" x 9'9"))

Gardens & Grounds

To the side of the house is an enclosed lawned garden interspersed with a variety of specimen shrubs and trees. To the front and side of the house is a paved patio area, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. At the front of the house is a large parking area and just across the entrance drive is a lawned orchard with a variety of apple trees.

Yard & Buildings

The buildings and silage clamps are conveniently arranged around concrete yards.

Two Storey Stone Barn (13.25m x 5.90m (43'6" x 19'4"))

Single Storey Barn (14.95m x 3.10m (49'1" x 10'2"))

Adjoining Lean-To (6.25m x 4.60m (20'6" x 15'1"))

Concrete block under a mono-pitched roof.
Planning consent has been applied for, to provide a residential unit, with associated garaging; and conversion of former 'Piggery' barn to provide a workshop and office block to support and enhance farm operations

Garage (9.25m x 6.00m (30'4" x 19'8"))

Steel portal frame with timber cladding under a mono-pitched Big 6 roof.

Adjoining Workshop (17.85m max x 15.00m max (58'7" max x 49'3" max))

17.85m max x 15.00m narrowing to 9.00m (58'7 max x 493 narrowing to 29'6)
Steel portal frame with concrete and timber clad walls under a Big 6 corrugated sheet roof. Power and light connected.

Calf Rearing Buildings (18.30m x 15.50m (60'0" x 50'10"))

Concrete block under a box profile sheet roof, divided into 8 pens, 4 pens either side with a central passage.

Lean-To Store (17.95m x 5.50m (58'11" x 18'1"))

Concrete block under a box profile sheet roof.

Livestock Building (11.03m x 7.74m (36'2" x 25'5"))

Steel portal frame with corrugated sheet cladding under a mono-pitched corrugated sheet roof.

Silage Clamp (27.43m x 13.41m (90'0" x 44'0"))

Concrete panel walls and a concrete floor.

Adjoining Silage Clamp (41.15m x 13.72m (135'0" x 45'0"))

Concrete walls and earth banks and a concrete floor.

Molasses Tank

9 tonnes capacity

Grain Silo

17 tonnes capacity

Grain Silo

24 tonnes capacity

Transition Building (13.90m x 9.87m (45'7" x 32'5"))

Steel portal frame with Yorkshire board and corrugated sheet cladding under a corrugated sheet roof used for cows pre-calving with 10 cubicles, feed barriers to the front, concrete feed apron.

Adjoining Calving Building (13.88m x 10.17m (45'6" x 33'4"))

Steel portal frame with concrete block walls and Yorkshire board cladding under a pitched corrugated sheet roof. Loose Housing used for calving.

Collection Yard Ands Handling Race (34.25m x 4.35m min (112'4" x 14'3" min))

Steel portal frame under a mono-pitched box profile sheet roof.

Dairy (5.51m x 4.27m (18'1" x 14'0"))

Concrete block under a box profile sheet roof housing the 6450 litre Kristal bulk milk tank.

Parlour Office (2.55m x 1.85m (8'4" x 6'1"))

Pump And Condenser Room (1.93m x 1.78m (6'4" x 5'10"))

Parlour And Collecting Yards (39.00m x 5.45m (127'11" x 17'11"))

Steel portal frame under a box profile sheet roof.


DeLaval 20:10 swing over parlour with ACRs and computerised in-parlour feeders.

Cubicle Building (44.50m x 25.00 (146'0" x 82'0"))

Timber frame under a box profile sheet roof housing 131 cubicles with rubber matting and sand beds and central feed passage.

Livestock Building (35.50m x 10.00 (116'6" x 32'10"))

Steel portal frame with concrete walls and Yorkshire board cladding incorporating a concrete feed area to the front with galvanised diagonal feed barriers under a Big 6 corrugated sheet roof.

Adjoining Cubicle Building (41.50m x 12.10m (136'2" x 39'8"))

Steel portal frame with timber dung board cladding with Yorkshire boarding above under a pitched Big 6 sheet roof and housing 64 sand bed cubicles with feed passage, 2 DeLaval Swinging Cow Brushes with feed apron to the font with diagonal galvanised steel feed barriers.

Fodder/Machinery/Fertiliser Store (48.50m x 12.25m (159'1" x 40'2"))

Of steel portal frame with timber dung board and Yorkshire board cladding under a pitched corrugated Big 6 sheet roof.

Livestock Building (27.30m x 12.80m (89'7" x 42'0"))

Divided 50% loose housing and 50% 25 heifer training cubicles. Concrete feed apron and steel feed barriers to the front.

Slurry & Dirty Water Lagoons

2 large slurry lagoons and a dirty water lagoon situated below the cubicle buildings, with push-off ramps leading directly from the concrete yards.

The Land

The whole farm extends to some 240 acres of which the level or gently sloping land is circa 233 acres with circa 1 mile of river frontage along the northern boundary. The land is predominantly grassland with 20 acres of arable currently in Wheat and a small area of amenity woodland. The yard, buildings and slurry lagoons extend to approximately 7 acres conveniently located at the head of the farm. The land is well served by tracks for ease of management. Available with less land.


Water House & Dairy - Mains / Farm - Borehole & Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Private
Telephone & Broadband BT Connection
Council Tax Band G

Basic Payment Scheme

There is a Basic Payment entitlement attributable to the farm. This will be transferred to the purchaser in accordance with the rpa transfer guidance following completion.

Local Authorities

Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon EX39 2QG.
South West Water, Peninsula House, Rydon Lane, Exeter, Devon EX2 7WP.
Western Power Distribution, Avonbank, Feeder Road, Bristol, BS2 0TB.

Agents Notes

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all outgoings, rights of way, easements and wayleaves there may be whether mentioned in these general remarks and stipulations or particulars of sale or not. All figures, floorplans and maps are for guidance purposes only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description of the property but do not constitute any part of any offer or contract.
None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating, or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to this property are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact. All items known as tenants' fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale. However, certain items may be available in addition, by separate negotiation.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly by arrangement with D R Kivell & Partners. Tel: All viewings are to be accompanied without exception. Walking the land unaccompanied is strictly forbidden, as this is a working livestock farm.

Property misdescriptions act 1991
The agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings, or services, so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from his or her professional buyer. References to the tenure of the property are based on information supplied by the vendor. The agents have not had sight of the title documents. The buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor. You are advised to check the availability of any property before travelling any distance to view.

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Average price paid £246,602 Sales 158 Current average value £293,893 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change £16,813 ▲ 6.07%

Property value data/graphs for EX22

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £361,972 £248 3.7 £306,944
Semi-detached £217,710 £245 3.0 £207,067
Terraced £178,404 £202 2.7 £163,038
Flats £142,015 - 2.1 £256,000

Current asking prices in EX22

Average: £350,827
Avg. current asking prices in EX22
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £146,333
Flats - £114,748
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All £146,333

Current asking rents in EX22

Average: £554 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in EX22
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - - £776 pcm
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Flats £351 pcm
£544 pcm
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All £351 pcm
£544 pcm
£776 pcm
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Wesley Road 45.8%
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Nearby transport

  • Okehampton (20.0 miles)
  • Sampford Courtenay (22.0 miles)
  • Gunnislake (22.0 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (45.1 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (62.9 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (84.8 miles)
  • Bideford Ferry Landing (18.1 miles)
  • Appledore Ferry Landing (20.5 miles)
  • Instow Ferry Landing (20.6 miles)

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  • Bridgerule Church of England Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Whitstone Community Primary School (3.1 miles)
  • Marhamchurch CofE VC Primary School (3.7 miles)
  • Callywith College (26.1 miles)
  • Exeter Mathematics School (40.2 miles)
  • EF Academy Torbay (46.1 miles)
  • Holsworthy Community College (3.8 miles)
  • Budehaven Community School (4.5 miles)
  • Shebbear College (11.2 miles)
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