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Diptford, Totnes Offers in Excess of £425,000

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  • Detached Bungalow
  • 10.59 acres (4.29 hectares)
  • Good Access
  • Conveniently Located

Detached 3 bedroom Bungalow and land extending to 10.59 acres (4.29 hectares) BEST AND FINAL OFFERS 12 NOON FRIDAY 1ST JULY

Totnes TQ9 7NF
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DRO02409 RES


Simpson Farm is situated within the parish of Diptford and lies just to the east of the village, which has its own primary school and church and which is conveniently located less than 3 miles from the A38 Devon Expressway with links to Plymouth and Exeter and beyond, whilst being within the rolling South Hams Countryside. The market town of Totnes is just under 6 1/2 miles where there is a mainline railway station bringing London within 3 hours travelling and the town offering an interesting range of independent shops, cafes and restaurants, galleries and good educational provision. The River Dart is celebrated for sailing and rolling and the beautifully South Devon coast is less than 30 minutes drive. The rugged beauty of the Dartmoor National Park is less than a 10 minute drive and the southern fringes of Dartmoor is visible from much of the land.


Simpson Farm comprises a detached part Grade II Listed character Farmhouse which has been extended within the last 50 years with the benefit of Simpson Farm Bungalow and a substantial range of mainly modern farm buildings but with some traditional farm buildings within the higher yard area and land in total extending to 69.71 acres (28.22 hectares). The property is offered in three convenient lots or a combination of lots as shown on the attached plan and detailed below.

Lot 1A: Simpson Farm Bungalow

Simpson Farm Bungalow is an agricultural bungalow of rendered blockwork construction under a tiled roof. The bungalow was originally a 2 bedroom property which has been altered with the original hallway being converted into a narrow third bedroom and with the original front door/porch being blocked up. The property is in need of some modernisation and updating and the windows are single glazed wooden framed with many being rotten and in need of replacement.

The accommodation extends to:


with base and wall units, night storage heater, electric cooker point, tiled splashbacks, plumbing for washing machine, stainless steel sink and drainer, strip light and sliding door leading to:


with doors to:


with lino floor, tiled splashbacks, wash hand basin, towel rail, single aspect window, shaver point, heated ceiling light and bath.


with low level wc with lino floor covering.


dual aspect with fireplace and surround, power points, tv aerial point and night storage heaters.

Bedroom 1

dual aspect with tiled floor, night storage heaters and power points.

Bedroom 2

single aspect with power points and fuse box cupboard.

Bedroom 3

double aspect with power points, night storage heater, built in cupboard and ceiling pull light.


Lawned areas surround the property with a small porch area to the front.


Directly adjoining the farm drive and of blockwork construction under a felted roof with concrete floor, power, light and window to south with up and over door.

Council Tax

Band B

Energy Performance Certificate

Energy Rating: F

Simpson Farm Bungalow Land

(Edged green on attached identifying plan) Extending in total to 10.59 acres (4.29 hectares) comprised of 10.45 acres (4.23 hectares) of permanent pasture fields and 0.14 acres (0.06 hectares) of bungalow, garage and gardens. The land directly adjoins the eastern side of Simpson Farm Bungalow with access via gateways immediately adjoining the southern side of the bungalow and garden area as well as a further gateway directly off the adjoining road to the north. The land is gently south facing, free draining and with the benefit of mains water. The boundaries are predominantly solid Devon hedge banks which are supplementary stock fenced.

Basic Payment Scheme

The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the Basic Payment Scheme and will be claimed for the 2022 scheme year by the vendors. The entitlements relating to the eligible areas of the various lots will be apportioned and the agents will use their best endeavours to transfer such entitlements if required and requested by the purchasers to enable use for the 2023 scheme year.

Stewardship Schemes

The land is not included in any Countryside or Mid-Tier Stewardship Agreement.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way

The property is sold subject to any Rights of Way, Wayleaves, Rights or Easements which exist at the time of sale whether they are mentioned in these particulars or not.

Public Rights of Way

The land is sold subject to any public rights of way that currently exist whether detailed in these particulars or not.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by private treaty.

Sporting and Mineral Rights

All sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale, as far as are known.

Boundary Ownership

All boundaries between separate lots will be owned to the middle of the boundary with each purchaser responsible for stock proof fencing and maintaining the boundary on their own sides.


The plan incorporated at the rear of these sales particulars is for identification purposes only and where different from the contract plan, the latter should prevail.

Local Authority

South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Telephone: 01803 861234


Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


Lot 1A Simpson Farm Bungalow is strictly by appointment through the Agents, Messrs Rendells, 57 Fore Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5NL Telephone: 01803 863888 or Email: totnesrural@rendells.co.uk

Guide Price

Lot 1A: Excess of £425,000


From Totnes head up the western bypass and at the traffic lights turn right heading towards Avonwick. After approximately 4 miles after passing Bluepost Garage on your right take the next turn left signposted Diptford, stay on this road heading up the hill and after approximately 1 mile instead of turning right towards Diptford stay left on the Moreleigh Road and after a further approximately three quarters of a mile the land will be found on both sides of the road at Christone Cross and Beenleigh Cross. For Simpson Farm Bungalow turn left at Beenleigh Cross and after approximately 100 yards the entrance to Simpson Farm Bungalow will be on your right-hand side.

Totnes TQ9 7NF
County: Devon
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: DRO02409 RES

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