Savills | Fordton Barton, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3PS | Property for sale
203.40 Ac(82.31 Ha)
Guide price £1,500,000

Fordton BartonCrediton, Devon, EX17 3PS

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Attractive non Listed 5 bedroom farmhouse
  • Further non Listed detached 3 bedroom farmhouse
  • Two ranges of traditional buildings with potential (subject to planning permission)
  • Modern farm buildings
  • Highly productive arable and pasture land
  • In all about 203.4 acres

Strategically located let farm providing a sound investment with potential for capital growth

About this property

  • The sale of Fordton Barton and Higher Fordton offers a rare investment opportunity to purchase an attractive working farm in a strategically favoured location on the edge of Crediton. The farm provides a secure income, potential for capital enhancement and pleasure through the exercise of sporting rights. The farm is occupied by a tenant under written agreement governed by the Agricultural Holding Act 1986. The farm benefits from two attractive detached farmhouses, together with two ranges of traditional farm buildings, further modern buildings and a block of high quality arable and grassland within an easily accessible location.

    Fordton Barton
    A highly attractive farmhouse of traditional construction under a slate roof, with well-proportioned accommodation including Entrance Hall, Sitting room with large fireplace, Dining Room, kitchen and breakfast room, pantry & store rooms, boot/utility room and rear hall. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and a bathroom. A further staircase leads to the spacious attic rooms There are lawned gardens to the south and east of the farmhouse bordered by traditional stone walls.

    Higher Fordton
    An entirely separate and privately situated farmstead located south of Fordton Barton accessed from the minor council road. Higher Fordton Farmhouse is a charming detached period house nestled in a fabulous private south facing position. It is traditionally constructed under a slate roof, with characterful accommodation full of natural light including Entrance Hall, Dining/Breakfast room with large fireplace, Sitting Room, kitchen and rear hall plus a storeroom which is currently accessed from outside. On the first floor there are three bedrooms and a bathroom arranged off the well lit landing. There are large mainly lawned gardens to the south the farmhouse bordered by traditional stone walls and hedges.

    A highly productive run of approximately 203 acres of level and gently to moderately sloping predominantly arable and pasture land. The soils are classified as Grade 2 and 3 under the Agricultural Land Classification and are described as free draining loamy soils capable of a wide variety of cropping. The fields are divided into good sized workable enclosures and the minor council roads afford easy access to all parts of the farm.

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Local information

  • The farm is situated just outside the lively market town of Crediton with an unusually magnificent church, an excellent school, many independent shops cafes and restaurants together with a thriving famers market and golf course. The cathedral and university city of Exeter is just 8 miles to the south east and hosts a full complement of commercial, retail, leisure, educational and health facilities.

Additional information

  • Tenancy - Fordton Barton and Higher Fordton are let under an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy. The current tenant succeeded to the tenancy in 2019. The principal tenancy terms are as follows: Rent payable quarterly in arrears. Detailed reservations to the landlord, including mineral rights, timber, sporting, wayleaves and water. Repair liability apportioned between landlord and tenant. Tenant not permitted to assign, underlet or part with possession of the farm or any part. Requirement for the tenant to reside in Fordton Barton Farmhouse. Provision to resume possession of Higher Fordton if no longer reasonably required for full time worker employed on the farm. Resumption clause in favour of the landlord for non-agricultural use to resume any part or parts of the farm. A copy of the tenancy agreement is available to genuine prospective purchasers on their signing of a confidentiality agreement.
  • Sporting, fishing mineral and timber rights - The shooting rights are let on a rolling yearly licence. The fishing, mineral and timber rights are in hand.
  • Covenants - The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights and covenants affecting the property specifically mentioned or not.
  • Basic Farm Payment - The Basic payment entitlements have been registered by the tenant.
  • Fixtures and Fittings - All items normally designated as tenants' fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale. Purchasers should be aware that because parts of the property are currently let there may be fixtures and fitting shown in photographs which are the property of the tenant. The inclusion of such fixtures and fittings within photographs does not constitute these items being offered for sale.
  • Wayleaves, easements and rights of way - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights, including rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves, masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains and water, gas and other pipe whether referred to in the particulars or not. There will be an agricultural, vehicular access right reserved to access Shippydown Wood.
  • Development Uplift Provision - The Farm will be sold subject to an uplift provision on the grant of any non-agricultural planning permission and will become payable on the earlier of sale with the benefit of planning permission or implementation of the planning permission. Please contact Savills for further detail.
  • Services - Water: Private supply to buildings and dwellings. The supply is located on third party land. Electricity: Mains electricity to the dwellings and primary farm buildings. Drainage: Private drainage.
  • Viewings - Strictly by appointment with Savills. Prior to making an appointment to view we strongly recommend that you discuss any particular points which are likely to affect your interest in the property with a member of staff who has seen the property in order that you do not make a wasted journey.
  • Directions: From Crediton Tesco roundabout proceed on A377 toward Crediton Town centre. Turn left just past the petrol station towards Venny Tedburn. Proceed for about 0.5 miles passing entrance to Crediton Milling and over bridge. Turn right into entrance drive just after Fordton House.
  • EPC Rating = E