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SOLD: Lundy Meadow £79,000 Freehold

  • Clovelly, Bideford, Devon
  • about 5 ⅔ acres
  • Devon

Description

Lundy Meadow is set partly upon an Early Bronze Age enclosure. This would have been a great place for a community to settle circa 4000 years ago as this prominent meadow overlooks the surrounding Devonshire countryside and distant Bideford bay. The edge of the round enclosure can still be seen on the ground. Please see the black and white image below.

The meadow is currently cut once a year for hay by a local farmer and gives scope for re-wilding or tree planting projects in the sections of the meadow that are not within the Bronze age enclosure.

To the north of Lundy Meadow the land slopes down to a level area which is tucked away and ideal for camping.

The purchasers of the meadow will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.

Trees

The northern and eastern boundaries adjoin surrounding broadleaved woodland with native trees such as oak, ash, birch and hazel lining the hedge bank.

Clusters of newly planted native trees are found along the northern fringes of the meadow with species such as oak, alder, wild cherry, hazel and birch.

There is scope for further tree planting upon areas of the meadow that are outside of the ancient hill fort.

Wildlife

Rich grassland supports a wide range of species with large numbers of ladybirds and other insects inhabiting the meadow. Sheep's sorrel, yorkshire fog and rye grass are just some of the species here.

Meadow brown and speckled wood butterflies skip across the meadow on sunny days.

House martins (Delichon urbicum) sweep over the meadow catching insects whilst in flight and are a delight to watch.

Features

Set within the heart of the meadow is a private picnic bench which has a panoramic view of the sea and rolling Devonshire countryside.

A good parking area at the entrance can also be used as a timber stacking area in the future if the purchaser wishes to create wooded areas.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Access is via a refurbished stoned forestry track off a quiet country lane.

Within a 30 - 40 minute walk is the SW coastal path along the Hartland Peninsula

Another beautiful walk is through the National Trust Woodreeve Wood that takes you to the upper reaches of the world famous village of Clovelly.

Rights and covenants

Sporting rights are included in the sale.

The standard covenant is attached to the meadow.

Activities

There is scope here for a small scale re-wilding project and tree planting.

For days out enjoying this very picturesque part of north Devon, Lundy Meadow is an ideal base for camping expeditions with family or friends. Surrounding quiet country roads allow blissful walking and cycling adventures. The South West coast path is within easy reach.

Local area and history

Sited betwixt the rural village of Hartland and Britain's 'Most Instagramable Village 2020', the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly. Lundy Meadow is located within the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The AONB covers 66 square miles of varied landscapes from wild coastal cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and rocky coves to sand dunes and beaches, wooded coombes and valleys with sheltered villages. You can explore a plethora of amazing places including Northam Burrows Country Park, Westward Ho!’s Pebble Ridge and Braunton Burrows which is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.

Lundy Island is set just 15 miles from this meadow where the Atlantic ocean meets the Bristol Channel. In 2010 it was the first Marine Conservation Area to be designated in Britain.

You can visit the 3 mile long/ 1/2 a mile wide island by ferry of helicopter and discover the unspoilt habitats, view the rich bird life which include puffins and visit the small village with an inn, Victorian church and the 13th-century Marisco Castle.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

All boundaries are indicated with red markings on posts and trees.

The northern and eastern boundaries are tree lined hedge banks.

The southern and western boundaries are fence posts.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 190
  • Grid ref: SS 292 255
  • Nearest post code: EX39 6AN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.0041, -4.43578

Location map

Directions

- Please contact the local agent to discuss access options for viewing prior to your visit.

- From Tiverton continue to follow the A361 until Barnstaple.

- At the first roundabout continue straight over still following the A361.

- At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A39 towards Bideford.

- Stay on the A39 for around 19 miles until just past Clovelly Cross where you take the next right turn onto the B3248 towards Hartland.

- After 2.5 miles leave the B3248 at Lighthouse Cross turning right signposted to Hartland Point and the Lighthouse.

- Carry on past Yapham Cross and turn right at the next junction called Highdown Cross at the fork in the road, signposted towards Brownsham Farm.

- After around 100 metres you will see the entrance gate on your right indicated by a ‘woodlands for sale’ sign.

- Park to one side of the gate to view Lundy Meadow, leaving access to the gate.

- Please note the buyer will have full vehicular rights to the meadow.

- Carefully climb over the gate and follow the stoned track for around 400 metres until you come out into a meadow area.

- Continue along to the end of the track where you will find a parking/ turning area and the entrance to Lundy Meadow indicated by a ride stop with a 'Lundy Meadow' name sign.

- From the Bude direction follow the A39 north until just before Clovelly Cross and take the left hand turn onto the B3248 towards Hartland. Then follow the directions above from here.

- Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX39 6AN is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps number 2.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

Free copies of two woodland books

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

Escape back to nature upon this rich grassland meadow with spectacular views of the sea within Bideford bay.

Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: stuart@woodlands.co.uk