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Property features

  • 75 acres with a further 24 acres available
  • Attractive three bedroom bungalow (AOC)
  • Excellent range of dairy farm buildings

Property description

A model commercial dairy farm in an accessible rural location. Well presented three bedroom bungalow (AOC). Excellent range of modern dairy buildings including, cubicles for 125 head
‘GEA’ 32:32 herringbone parlour. Just under 75 acres of ring fenced productive pasture land.
A further 24 acres, of very close by land available as Lot 2.

Lying about 1½ miles south of Sampford Chapple, a small hamlet on A3072 main road, Great Youlden Farm occupies a quiet spot at the end of its own entrance lane, amongst the rolling Devonshire countryside. The nearby pretty village of Exbourne is a five minute drive to the north and it has a church, primary school, community shop and post office, garage and a public house. The market town of Okehampton, lies some 4 miles to the south and offers a wide choice of amenities including a Waitrose supermarket and the remains of an impressive medieval castle. The town sits on the foothills of north Dartmoor National Park which is extremely popular with outdoor enthusiasts as it offers numerous walking and riding opportunities. This area is well served by the A30 main trunk road which provides a quick link east to the cathedral city of Exeter and the motorway network, and west to the furthest reaches of west Cornwall.

Great Youlden is a model dairy farm with a super dwelling, excellent range of modern farm buildings and some 75 acres of ring fenced pasture land.

The bungalow built in 1998, subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition, and is set in a large plot with a lovely south westerly aspect. The accommodation benefits from oil fired central heating, a recently re-modeled kitchen, three bedrooms with the possibility of utilising the large loft space to create two further bedrooms.

The dairy complex comprises an easy working commercial unit which can accommodate 125 cows and followers with a rapid 32:32 parlour.

The farm is approached from the parish road over a hard core entrance drive which leads to a parking area at the front of the property. The bungalow sits in a slightly elevated position and has fantastic far reaching views to Dartmoor and beyond.

Steps lead to the front entrance door and a RECEPTION AREA which leads to the snug and an open plan DINING AREA and SITTING ROOM. A built in cupboard currently housing a gun safe, can be found by the front door and a further door leads through to inner hall. The snug, dining room and sitting room has oak flooring throughout, and the sitting room has a multi-fuel burner set on slate hearth with sandstone surround, patio doors to garden.

The inner HALLWAY gives access to the remaining accommodation including a superb KITCHEN which is fitted with burfurd grey shaker style units, granite worktops over, butler sink, plate rack over, ‘Rangemaster’ electric oven and hob with extractor hood over, space for double width fridge freezer and patio doors to patio. Large built in AIRING CUPBOARD which also houses the central heating system. Door to REAR PORCH/LAUNDRY with space and plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer.

Doors to Master BEDROOM with en-suite shower room, toilet and pedestal wash basin. TWO further BEDROOMs and FAMILY BATHROOM with large shower enclosure, toilet and vanity unit with slate top and counter set wash basin.

The GARDENS wrap around the bungalow and are a pleasant mixture of lawns, paved patio, decking and a slate chipping seating area with raised flower beds.

The Farm Buildings
The farm buildings are conveniently located a short distance from the bungalow and this efficient compact dairy unit suits approximately 125 cows. The buildings comprise;

Umbrella CUBICLE BUILDING - 80' 0'' x 126' 0'' (24.37 X 38.37m)

Steel frame, profile sheet elevations under a profile sheet roof. 125 Easy Fix cubicles with sand beds, on concrete flooring throughout, 16’ central feed passage with 12’ scrape passage.

EXTERNAL FEED PASSAGE & LOAFING YARD - 66' 0'' x 18' 6'' (20.10m x 5.63m)

Concrete floor and trough.

PARLOUR BUILDING & COLLECTING YARD - 80' 0'' x 46' 0'' (24.37m x 14.01m)
Steel frame, profile sheet elevations under a profile sheet roof, housing a 32:32 GEA herringbone parlour with auto ID, direct line and dump line, auto-cluster removal, rubber alley mats and backing gate. Four-out of parlour feeders and 7 ton feed bin. To the front of parlour building is the

DAIRY with OFFICE over

Concrete block elevations and timber cladding under a profile sheet roof housing 6000 litre bulk tank, 2 compressors (one mains, one generator fed), hot water tank for washing plate cooler, dump line receiver and door to parlour. First floor office accessed by external staircase with computer system for auto ID in parlour, water heater and viewing gallery.


To the rear of cubicle building


Part concrete floor, part earth bank, divided into three bunkers with concrete panel walling. Will hold approximately 1700 tons

External ‘JCB’ Generator (115 KVA)

CALVES HOUSE - 60' 0'' x 29' 0'' (18.27m x 8.83m)
Steel frame with part concrete block elevations with space boarding over, roller door to rear, under a corrugated sheet roof. Locking yokes and feed barrier to adjoining

LOOSE HOUSE - 45' 0'' x 22' 0'' (13.71m x 6.70m)
Steel frame, timber panelling and space board elevations under a corrugated sheet roof. To the side of here is an


GENERAL PURPOSE BUILDING - 84' 0'' x 45' 0'' (25.58m x 13.71m)
Concrete floor, steel frame with timber and galvanise iron sheet elevations under a corrugated sheet roof.

LOOSE HOUSE - 45' 0'' x 45' 0'' (13.71m x 13.71m)
Timber frame under a profile sheet roof.

WORKSHOP - 34' 0'' x 25' 0'' (10.36m x 7.61m)
Steel frame and timber clad. Housing 10,000 litre buffer tank for bore holes, site of filtration and UV filters

Lean-to STORE - 20' 6'' x 12' 0'' (6.24m x 3.65m) Steel frame, timber elevations under a profile sheet roof. Adjoining

Steel frame, timber clad under a profile sheet roof.

STABLE BLOCK - 20' 6'' x 10' 6'' (6.24m x 3.20m)
Timber frame, timber elevations under a profile sheet roof. Divided in two stables with tack room.

Outside the stables is a concreted pad which leads onto an orchard and paddock.

The Land
Extending to some 74.84 acres (30.29 hectares) in all, the land at Great Youlden surrounds the farm and has excellent access from the entrance lane, yard and internal tracks. It is divided into three good sized enclosures which are mainly level and down to productive pasture leys. Natural hedge banks form the boundaries with some periphery woodland on the northern and eastern fringes with a stream and woodland on the western edge of the farm.

A further 24 acres (Lot 2) is located directly opposite the farms entrance lane and can be accessed from the parish road. The land is mainly level or gently sloping and divided into good sized enclosures with hedge bank boundaries and a small area of woodland.

Other Information
TENURE: The farm is freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

SERVICES TO: The Farmhouse - Mains electricity, private drainage and bore hole water supply.

The Farm Buildings - Mains electricity, generator back up and bore hole water supply.

The Land - Bore hole water and stream supply.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES: West Devon Borough Council, Tavistock.


ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE: Energy Efficiency Rating D [58].

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS): The land is registered for the claiming of the Basic Payment Scheme and corresponding entitlements will be available as part of the purchase. Subject to the opening of Rural Payments Agency transfer windows the Vendor (and not Kivells as selling agents; unless specifically instructed in writing to do so) shall transfer the necessary entitlements commensurate with the eligible area of the Property and bear any necessary costs. The purchase of entitlements as part of the Property, the process of transfer and subsequent cross compliance measures will be covered in necessary clauses contained within the sales contract. Draft wording of such contract clauses can be obtained from the Vendor’s solicitor. There shall be no apportionment of the money claimed during any scheme year between the parties.

EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES, RIGHTS OF WAY: The Property is offered for sale, subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the Property and Charges Register of the registered title together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way, which cross the property.

FARM SALE: The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm Sale on the farm before completion.

FARM PLAN: The farm plan is based on ordnance survey extracts, and the areas are not guaranteed and purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.

BOUNDARIES: Any purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and neither vendor nor the vendor’s agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or the ownership thereof. Should any dispute arise as the boundaries or any points on the particulars or plans or the interpretation of them, the question shall be referred to the vendors agent whose decision acting as experts shall be final.

PHOTOGRAPHS: Taken October 2018.

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