Milton Abbot

Tavistock, Devon, PL19 0QB
£3,000,000   Guide price (£3,000,000 )


A delightful country house surrounded by its own land of approximately140 acres in a beautiful and private setting.


Willesley Farm occupies a delightful and tranquil setting amidst unspoilt countryside about 6 miles north of the market town of Tavistock and about 7 miles south of the A30 trunk road. Plymouth is approximately 21 miles to the south and Exeter about 40 miles to the east via the A30.

Excellent daily facilities are available in nearby Tavistock 6 miles away with more extensive cultural, educational, recreational and shopping facilities being found in Exeter and Plymouth. There is also a very good farm shop in Lifton, 6 miles away.

The communications by road and rail are excellent with the A30 dual carriageway providing rapid access to the M5 motorway
at Exeter.

Whilst there are mainline train stations at Plymouth and Exeter, with regular services to London Paddington (Exeter to London Paddington in approximately 2 hours) there is also a very speedy service from Tiverton Parkway Station to London in about 2 hours as well.

The district and area is well known for its sporting facilities, including fishing on the River Tamar and Lyd with golf at Tavistock, Yelverton, and St Mellion.

The Dartmoor National Park is very close by and there are an excellent range of country pursuits, to include extensive walking and riding available in the area.

There is also a good range of schools in the area, including Mount Kelly Prep School and Kelly College at Tavistock.

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Further Information

Non-listed house renovated to a very high standard and surrounded by its own land. Adjoining courtyard of stone barns and further modern agricultural buildings. Tennis court. Small lake. Extensive pasture and young woodland. 3 bedroom cottage. EPC: F. In all about 140 acres.

Whilst not Listed, Willesley Farm dates from the mid-19th Century and was originally a traditional farm developed as part of the Duke of Bedford's Tavistock Estate. The attractive stone farmhouse has been renovated to a very high standard by the current owners and, combined with its adjoining range of superb stone barns, is an outstanding residential farm.

The house and buildings sit centrally with the land and the house enjoys lovely views over its immediate gardens and grounds, as well as the lake below the house and the rolling open countryside surrounding it. The magnificent gardens have informal and formal areas lying around the lake fed from a natural spring. To the rear is a kitchen garden area and fine Victorian style greenhouse and beyond the farm buildings is a hard tennis court.

The traditional buildings are suitable for a variety of uses with the main barn being ideal as party barn. One of the barns next to the house has already been converted into an office and wine store.

Away from the house is a separate 3 bedroom bungalow currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy and subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction.

Beyond the courtyard is a range of modern cattle buildings which could easily be converted into American barn stabling for the equestrian enthusiast. The farmland and modern farm buildings are currently let to two local farmers on annual grazing licences. All of the land is laid to pasture, interspersed with woodland.

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