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339 acres, Thorne Farm, Holsworthy, EX22, Devon
Under Offer - Guide Price £5,750,000


A 339 acre commercial dairy farm with excellent additional residential and commercial property income

• Four bedroom manor house with annexe

• Four bedroom detached modern farmhouse

• Courtyard of barn conversions providing seven cottages and two flats

• Excellent range of modern dairy buildings for over 500 cows with a 20/40 Westfalia parlour

• Commercial properties generating further rental income

• Let wind turbine and telecommunications mast

• In all extending to about 339.11 acres within a ring fence

The properties are situated in a fertile area of mixed farms which is well known for dairy holdings due to the mild climate and capacity to grow excellent crops of grass. The thriving market town of Holsworthy is about three miles to the east, whilst the coastal town of Bude is about seven miles to the east. Holsworthy provides a good range of shopping, educational and social facilities whilst the north Devon and Cornwall coast is within easy reach for water sports and walking. Access to the A30 is at Okehampton, about 22 miles to the south east, which in turn provides access to the M5 at Exeter, a further 23 miles to the east. The city of Exeter provides a wider range of shopping facilities together with premiership rugby, a university and airport.

Thorne Manor and Annexe was originally a manorial chapel and dates from the 14th century. The property now offers a well-appointed four bedroom dwelling together with a further two bedroom dwelling. Outside, there is a spacious lawned garden to the south.

Thorne Farmhouse comprises a modern detached four bedroom dwelling of stone and rendered elevations under a slate roof. The farmhouse has the benefit of double glazing throughout with oil fired central heating. Outside, there is a steel framed car port together with a spacious lawned garden.

The majority of the traditional buildings have been converted to provide a courtyard of seven barn conversions together with two flats which are more specifically described as follows:

• Wagtail comprises a single storey two bedroom barn conversion.

• Curlew comprises a single storey two bedroom barn conversion.

• Goldfinch comprises a two storey two bedroom barn conversion.

• Eagles Lair comprises a three storey two bedroom barn conversion.

• Flats 1 and 2 at Thorne Farm both comprise a one bedroom flats.

• Linnet comprises a two storey two/three bedroom barn conversion.

• Woodlark comprises a two storey two bedroom barn conversion.

• Woodpecker comprises a single storey two bedroom barn conversion

The farm buildings comprise a substantial range of modern buildings, the majority of which are steel framed with concrete floors, and provide accommodation for over 500 cows. The buildings total over 108,000sqft and are more specifically described as follows:

1 4 bay steel framed farm workshop. Mezzanine over the end bay 60’x50’
2 2/3 bay steel framed calf shed 30’/45’x45’.
3 3 bay steel framed calf shed 50’x20’.
4 Steel framed dairy including 2no. Mueller bulk tanks with a total capacity of 20,000l, plate cooler, office over, collecting yard with backing gate, 20/40 herringbone Westfalia swingover parlour with fully automated feeding, milk recording and shedding gate, foot bath and handling area 120’x40’ and 75’x45’.
5 Adjoining steel framed cubicle sheds with lean-to providing 358 cubicles 180’x95’, 150’x55’ and 105’x15’
6 Adjoining 9 bay concrete framed cubicle shed providing 144 cubicles 115’x75’
7 Adjoining 3 bay steel framed slurry collecting yard with weeping wall system to the adjoining slurry lagoon 80’x45’
8 Adjoining 4 bay steel framed loose housing and cubicle shed 75’x35’
9 Adjoining 7 bay steel framed loose housing 105’x45’
10 Adjoining 8 bay steel framed loose housing 130’x45’
11 Adjoining 11 bay steel framed covered silage clamp 180’x45’
12 Adjoining 11 bay steel framed covered silage clamp 180’x60’
13 Adjoining 11 bay steel framed loose housing 180’x70’
14 3 bay steel framed machinery shed 60’x40’
15 7 bay fertiliser, grain and machinery store 140’x60’

In addition to the buildings occupied by the farming business, several of the buildings are occupied by Thorne Manor Nursery for use as a day nursery and summer school. In addition, there is a let wind turbine, workshop and telecommunications mast as well as office accommodation which was previously let as a hair salon.

The land surrounds the farm buildings and is well serviced by a network of tracks running out from the farmstead. The majority of the land is laid to pasture which is all mowable and ploughable, and there are several permanent pasture and woodland enclosures interspersed within the holding. In all Thorne Farm totals about 339 acres.


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