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When we bought the farm we quickly understood the enormous responsibility we were taking on. We are committed to becoming good custodians of the land for all those that interact with it.
Situated on a tributary of the River Dart next to ancient woodland in Dartmoor, the farm lies on the edge between closed canopy woodland and farm land. According to permaculture principles, the edge "is where it's at", where two ecosystems of forests and open plains collide.
The Farm aims to maintain the balance between productivity and conservation. By careful observation, we ensure our interactions between humans and nature don't come into conflict. We hope to become a central point for the local community to connect and make everlasting friendships.
We are certain that our beef and pork will be the best around: our animals are moved every few days onto fresh ground ensuring the quality of the forage is always at its highest. The old ground is left to rest for a minimum of 60 days allowing new grass to express itself, building topsoil and sequestering carbon.
Later on, we hope to offer nature and regenerative farming based educational services. This will include woodland crafts, bush crafts, art classes and a forest school for the little ones.
We are committed to the farm and our projects will continue. Right now, we need to be in Italy to help our family and so we are looking for someone to look after our home - without them needing to worry about looking after the farm, of course. This represents a wonderful opportunity to sample this amazing way of life.
The property has been through a program of restoration and improvement of the last few years to create a spacious family home. A great deal of expense has gone into making the property as efficient as possible, with the addition of high quality double glazed windows and exterior insulation. Inside, the property has been finished to a high standard and decorated in natural tones and with exposed beams keeping the character farmhouse feel throughout.
The main entrance opens into a spacious hallway with tiled floor and main staircase to the first floor. On the left there is a sitting room with dual aspect windows and a wood burner providing a great focal point to the room. On the right of the hall is the kitchen dining space, a great family kitchen with plenty of work top space and storage and a good sized dining table. Off the kitchen there is a door which opens into the pantry, which has a door to the boiler room. At the end of the kitchen there is a door into the very useful boot room. Off the boot room there is a secondary staircase to the first floor, a shower room and a door to the yard.
The first floor, has four great size double bedrooms. The third bedroom has a door to the landing where the secondary staircase is located. Bedroom four is accessed of this landing, and can utilise the shower room off the boot room below. The three main bedrooms off the main landing have access to the modern bathroom, complete with beautiful copper bath.
The property has it's own private outdoor space which is best accessed from the kitchen, this is a perfect spot for a bbq or simply eating al-fresco. To the other side of the property is the main yard. The yard serves as access to the farm, but there are some unused barns that the owner is happy for a tenant to utilise, be it for horses, other animals or simply for storage. There is also a separate barn space in the yard which has been renovated and would make a great home office.
The fields and land from the farm extend to around forty acres. The tenant will be able to enjoy walks, fresh air and plenty of wildlife with walks through the woods and down to the river. However, as it is a working farm, access is at the tenants own risk and the advice of the farmer should be adhered to at all times, to ensure everyone is able to enjoy the land safely.
The property is set in around forty acres between Buckfastleigh and the village of Holne. It is a beautiful part of Dartmoor National Park, which is still very much accessible to the A38 for Plymouth and Exeter.
Holne is located on the edge of Dartmoor's south moor near the sublime Dart Gorge and beauty spot Spitchwick. The Dartmoor gateway towns Ashburton and Buckfastleigh are below to the east and south east. It's a great place from which to experience Dartmoor's high moor and steep-sided valleys.
There are two beautiful moorland reservoirs relatively close by. The long distance walking route The Two Moors Way passes through the village.
Holne is also a beautiful, short drive from Dartmeet where you can pick up the B3357 to explore the heart of Dartmoor at Two Bridges, Princetown, Bellever and Postbridge.
Because Holne is situated near the south eastern border of Dartmoor National Park, it's also easy to get to Exeter and Plymouth via the A38 and the South Devon coastline with all its famous beaches via other Devon A roads.
Assured short hold tenancy
Minimum 6 month tenancy
Primary contact during tenancy is the owner.
£3,450 per calendar month.
Holding Deposit: £796
All bills are in addition to monthly rent
FEES AND DEPOSIT
A holding deposit, equal to 1 weeks rent is payable at the start of the application. Successful Applications - any holding deposit will be offset against the Initial Rent, with the agreement of the payee.
Fees, payable in accordance with the Tenant Fees Act 2019:
- Default Fee for Late Payment of Rent Interest will be charged in line with the Bank of England's rate if a rent payment is more than 14 days overdue for each day the payment is outstanding.
- Replacement of Lost Keys/Security Device. The Tenant is liable for the cost of the replacement item.
- Change to the Tenancy Agreement A fee of £50 will be charged where the Tenant(s) requests a change to the Tenancy Agreement. For example, but not limited to a change of sharer or permission to keep a pet in the Property or permission to add a Permitted Occupier.
- End a Tenancy Within the Initial Fixed Term The Tenant is liable to pay for any reasonable costs incurred by the Landlord should the Tenant(s) wish to end the Tenancy within the initial fixed term.
- Breach of Tenancy Agreement The Tenant is liable for any reasonable costs or damage suffered by the Landlord or Agent as a consequence of any breach of the Tenancy Agreement.
A deposit equal to 5 weeks rent. The deposit and first months rent is payable once the references have been passed and before the tenancy begins.
The owners are willing to consider applicants with 2 / 3 horses subject to negotiation.
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