The Farm Agency team at Axminster have kicked off their offering of farms this spring with Cleave Farm at Wilmington, near Honiton.
Cleave Farm is a hidden gem in the beautiful East Devon countryside. The former dairy farm has been farmed by the same family since 1890, and in their ownership since purchasing from the Marquess of Northampton in 1920.
The Grade II Listed 6-bedroom house dates from 16th Century with later modifications and additions. It retains many character features and provides tremendous opportunity for a purchaser to modernise and incorporate adjoining stone outbuildings subject to planning consents.
The house is well positioned within the 68 acres of ring-fenced land, enjoying an elevated yet private position at the end of a no through road. A range of stone buildings surround a cobbled yard suitable for conversion, again subject to planning consents, together with two sets of more modern barns within yards. The land is mostly level to gently sloping, with two steeper fields.
Overlooking the Combe Water Valley, within Blackdown Hills AONB and with the market towns of Honiton and Axminster, and the Jurassic Coast all within a short distance, the farm offers tremendous potential to a purchase looking to establish an income alongside farming.
Ross Willmington, Farm Agency Partner comments “this is our first farm to hit the open market this spring. We are preparing for the launch of a number of other farms and blocks of land later this month, including a 175 acre farm in West Devon, two farms in West Dorset and further properties in East Devon. Demand has been extremely strong over the last twelve months and the market shows no signs of cooling in 2021.”