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Tawny Wood & Meadow - SOLD, Devon - About 3 ½ acres, £35,000

Tawny Wood & Meadow - SOLD

Tawny Woodland & Meadow is set in an attractive valley located within a mile of the quiet north Devon village of Bratton Fleming. With plenty of room for the family to explore, this ideal mixture of wood and meadow is perfect for camping and perhaps a game of rounders!

Tawny Woodland & Meadow consists of lush grassland with areas of recently planted woodland and a mature tree lined riverbank running along the eastern edge. The new wooded areas consist of native broadleaved trees planted for wildlife biodiversity, they also provide shelter, shade and privacy. The trees planted include hazel, rowan, bird cherry and sweet chestnut to give a food source to small mammals and birds. Bird cherry trees flower in spring and are a great source of pollen and nectar for bees, their foliage is also a food source for a number of species of moth. Other tree species planted here are alder, small leaved lime, violet willow, crab apple, field maple and silver birch.

The open grassland meadow areas in-between the planted trees are perfect for those seeking a mixed land holding. There is scope for bee hives to be placed here as well as vegetable beds or chicken coop.

An attractive stream along the eastern boundary provides a valuable source of water and is a great habitat for wildlife. A bench has been built by the river and is a wonderful place to sit quietly and enjoy the tranquillity to the sound of rippling water.

Wildlife found in and around the meadow includes tawny owls that can be heard calling to each other at times, hence the name of the wood and meadow. These calls 'too-wit - too-woo' are in fact the female calling and the male answering. Mammals found here include badgers that live in nearby woodland, along with both red and roe deer. Whilst bats can be seen swooping around the meadow feeding on the flying insects around the stream during hours of dusk.

The nearby village of Bratton Fleming is situated about 7 miles north east of Barnstaple on a ridge extending from the foothills of Exmoor National Park. The village is approximately 3 miles from the park boundary and has the historic Church of St Peter, a pub and a busy shop within the village.

There are many archaeological features in the countryside surrounding the village including six separate groups of barrows within the parish of Bratton Fleming. These barrows are all Scheduled Ancient Monuments. North Thorne is a deserted medieval village located to the north of Bratton Fleming and immediately south of Wistlandpound Reservoir. The former railway line between Barnstaple and Lynton passes to the north of the village.

Particulars and plans were prepared by our local manager Stuart Brooking.

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.

  • Price: £35,000 Freehold
  • Location: Bratton Fleming, Barnstaple, Devon
  • Size: About 3 ½ acres for sale


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

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Local manager

stuart Stuart Brooking
07801 789215 or 01392 436229

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OS Landranger: OS No 180
Grid ref: SS 683 384
Nearest post code: EX31 4SB



- From Barnstaple town centre head north on the Goodleigh and Bratton Fleming road until you enter the village of Bratton Fleming.

- Drive past the village shop on your right and take the left turn at White Hart Cross (just before the pub The White Hart) sign posted Button and Rye Park and towards the church.

- Go past the church and the school and continue down the hill. Stay left on the road at the fork, signposted to Rye Park. Continue down the hill, over an old bridge until you come to a sharp right hand corner (about 1/2 mile from the school). There is a gate on the road directly in front of you. Just in front of the gate to the left take a very narrow track and proceed along this narrow track for about 300-400 metres and over a narrow bridge called Button Bridge.

- About 25 metres after the bridge is our entrance gate on the left.

- Go through the gate, closing it behind you and you will see a wooden gate to your left with a 'Woodlands for sale' sign on it. This leads to Tawny Wood and Meadow.

- Park your vehicle here on the hard-standing and climb carefully over the gate with the 'woodlands for sale' sign on it.

- Please note the owner will be provided with a key for vehicular access.

- Once through the wooden gate stay on the stone track until you see the entrance to the wood and meadow on your left hand side defined by the 'Tawny Meadow' sign.

Satnav/GPS note: the postcode EX31 4SB is for the point shown by the red dot on the location map.


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

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