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Rosedown Meadow £69,000 Freehold

  • Clovelly, Bideford, Devon
  • over 5 ½ acres
  • Devon

Description

Rosedown Meadow is an undulating meadow with stunning views over the local countryside with long reaching views towards the sea at Bideford Bay. Set partly upon an Early Bronze Age enclosure, you can see how this meadow has been a prominent feature with the local landscape for centuries. The edge of the round Bronze Age enclosure can still be seen on the ground.

The meadow is currently managed by an annual cut for hay by a local farmer but can be adapted for re-wilding or tree planting projects in the sections of the meadow that are not within the Bronze age enclosure.

There is good access along a stoned forestry track and the meadow links to local country roads and the south west coastal footpath making the meadow is a great base for walking and cycling.

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

At the south of the meadow is a mature native woodland.

Clusters of newly planted native trees are found along the south eastern edge of the meadow, these include oak, alder, wild cherry, hazel and birch whilst further tree planting is possible upon areas of the meadow that are outside of the ancient hill fort.

Wildlife

The local area is teaming with wildlife thanks to the variety of coastal habitats from rolling grassland to wooded groves and plentiful hedgerows. A variety of mammals benefit from this; deer roam within the ancient woodlands at the south and come to graze the meadow on occasion, wood mice feed on the nuts and seeds of the hedgerows and rabbits and hares enjoy the grassland environment.

House martins and swallows can be seen through the summer months sweeping over the meadow catching flies.

A mix of grassland species dominate the meadow currently with wild flowers found around the field edge.

Features

An open meadow is a blank canvas for tree planting or wildlife enhancement projects.

There is a rustic picnic bench to sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and viewpoints.

Access, tracks and footpaths

Rosedown Meadow is accessed from quiet country lanes and then via a refurbished stoned forestry track directly to the entrance. There is a shared parking/ turning area at the entrance to the Meadow.

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

The standard covenant applies to this wood.

Activities

An open meadow is a blank canvas for tree planting or wildlife enhancement projects.

There is scope to plant more trees to create a mixed habitat - although no planting is allowed on the area of land where the Bronze Age enclosure is sited.

Family camping trips can be enjoyed here as well as local walks and cycle rides around the quiet lanes of the Hartland Peninsula.

Local area and history

Rosedown Meadow is located within the North Devon Coast Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is near both the rural village of Hartland and the picturesque fishing village of Clovelly.

The AONB covers 66 square miles of varied landscapes from wild coastal cliffs, spectacular waterfalls and rocky coves to sand dunes and beaches, wooded combes 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.

Wood maps

Wood map

Boundaries

All boundaries are indicated with pink markings.

The southern boundary is along a tree lined hedge bank.

The northern boundary is a line of fence posts and the edge of the access track.

The eastern & western boundaries are a line of fence posts.

Find this wood

Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 190
  • Grid ref: SS 291 253
  • Nearest post code: EX39 6AN
  • GPS coordinates: 51.0024, -4.43643

Location map

Directions

- Please contact Stuart 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, 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 Wrinkleberry Meadow, leaving access to the gate.

- Please note full vehicular access will be given to the buyer.

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

- Continue along the stoned forestry track for around 150 metres and you will see the entracne to the meadow indicated by the 'Rosedown 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.

A lush grassland meadow and small copse set upon a headland near the north Devon coastline with potential for tree planting.

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Managed by Stuart Brooking

Telephone: 07801 789215

Email: stuart@woodlands.co.uk