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Offers Over £1,500,000
5 bedrooms
Hawson Farm, Nr Buckfastleigh, South Dartmoor
  • Beautiful location on the edge of Dartmoor
  • Integral part of the mixed landscape of the Holy Brook Valley
  • Pasture, woodland, orchard, mill leat, pond and wetland
  • Nearby bridle path with direct access to the open moor
  • 5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms in the farmhouse
  • Detached and unconverted stone barns
  • Traditional barn converted into 2 letting apartments
  • About 8.25 acres in all
  • Ideal for working from home
Hawson farm occupies a wonderful, sheltered position in the lee of the moor on the southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park between the villages of Holne and Scorriton. A nearby bridle path leads directly to the open moor, and there are outstanding woodland and riverside walks/rides on the doorstep.

The Tradesmans Arms public house at Scorriton is a pleasant walk along the winding high-hedged lanes, and nearby Holne has an excellent community village shop, meeting room with regular community events and church. The towns of Buckfastleigh and Ashburton (around 10 and 15 minutes by car respectively) offer useful everyday shops and facilities including post offices, medical practices, dental surgery (Ashburton) and schools.

The larger towns of Totnes and Newton Abbot (each around 20 minutes by car) have supermarkets, bustling shopping centres, a selection of independent and state schools and mainline rail stations with direct connections to London Paddington.

The A38 Expressway can be joined just 3 miles away at Dartbridge, with a travel time of around 30 minutes to the two Devon cities of Plymouth and Exeter where the road connects to the M5. Exeter also has an airport with a growing number of UK and international destinations.

The farmstead at Hawson comprises the unlisted granite farmhouse epitomising the vernacular style of the area which is supported by its traditional outbuildings, one of which has been converted into two high quality letting units that are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancies. The farmstead is surrounded by a delightful holding of farm and woodland that forms part of the Dartmoor landscape as it runs up to the open moor and provides amenity and protection for the house. The northern boundary is formed by the Holly Brook, off which a picturesque leat brings water to the garden.

Tenure: Freehold
The House
Hawson Farmhouse is a good example of a Dartmoor farmhouse with a cosy kitchen breakfast room and spacious reception rooms. The house has been extended to provide a study with access out to a sunny and protected terrace ideal for outdoor dining. Upstairs the master bedroom suite has its own bathroom and there are 4 further bedrooms and a family bathroom. The house retains many of its original features including open fireplaces and use of granite and slate stone work.
The Barns
Beside the house and forming a wide open yard, that is attractively landscaped with hedges and ornamental trees, lie the traditional stone barns. The main barn has been converted into two highly specified residential letting units that are let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreements bringing in around £24,000 per year.

One of the units has one bedroom the other two. Both are finished to a high standard with much use of oak joinery and have outside seating areas. Forming part of the same structure as the letting units is a storeroom/ wine cellar and above that a home office.

In addition to the converted barn there is another similar range the other side of the yard and two separate smaller single storey stone barns beside the garden area.
The Gardens
The main gardens are informally set around the house with a mown lawn, broken bordered shrubs and ornamental trees running down to the leat -fed pond. The mown grass extends via pathways to a lower level where there is a vegetable garden and soft fruit frame beside the leat.
The Land
The land forms part of the Dartmoor hinterland, and is divided into a number of small hedge-bound enclosures with some interesting natural trees, including Ash, Oak and Holly. It has been managed for its amenity value with the pasture being part of Moor Meadows scheme that encourages wild flowers, insects and birds in traditional pastures. The woodland beside the leat accommodates a delightful circular walk which extends to the rewilded wetland below the house. As well as the pasture there is an old orchard behind the unconverted barns.
POSTCODE TQ11 0HX Travelling west on the A38 Expressway towards Plymouth, take the Dartbridge exit for Buckfastleigh. At the mini-roundabout take the right-hand exit for Buckfast/Holne. Stay on this road, passing the entrance to Buckfast Abbey, and at the brow of the hill turn right at round cross - signposted Holne/Scorriton. Stay on this road for 2.2 miles and the entrance to Hawson Farm will be seen on the right.
Property Information
SERVICES: Mains electricity. Private drainage (one system for all three dwellings. Compliance with current regulations not verified). Mains water supply via sub meter. Oil fired Rayburn. Propane gas fired central heating. Fast broadband.

EPC Rating: House: F. Barn: D.

LOCAL AUTHORITY: South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel. 01803 861 234.

CONTENTS, FIXTURES AND FITTINGS: Only those mentioned in these sales particulars are included in the sale. All others such as curtains, carpets, light fittings, garden ornaments etc. are specifically excluded but may be available by separate negotiation.

VIEWING: only by appointment with Jackson-stops’ Exeter office: 01392 214 222 and Howard Douglas: 01364 652 656.

For sale by private treaty.
Council Tax
Band E at the time of preparing these particulars.


Whilst every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of these details, it should be noted that the measurements are approximate only. Floorplans are for representation purposes only and prepared according to the RICS Code of Measuring Practice by our floorplan provider. Therefore, the layout of doors, windows and rooms are approximate and should be regarded as such by any prospective purchaser. Any internal photographs are intended as a guide only and it should not be assumed that any of the furniture/fittings are included in any sale. Where shown, details of lease, ground rent and service charge are provided by the vendor and their accuracy cannot be guaranteed, as the information may not have been verified and further checks should be made either through your solicitor/conveyance. Where appliances, including central heating, are mentioned, it cannot be assumed that they are in working order, as they have not been tested. Please also note that wiring, plumbing and drains have not been checked.