SOLD: Hugglepit Meadow £59,000 Freehold
- Clovelly, Bideford, Devon
- about 4 acres
A unique opportunity to create your own woodland
Private picnic bench with fine views
Entrance and private parking area
Views to the east
House martins swooping over the grass
Aspect of the meadow
The meadow within its setting
Recently planted copse
Oak 'gal' on a tree on the hedge
Mix of planted trees including oak, birch and hazel
Stoned access track along the southern edge
Looking over the meadow from the south
Tree lined hedge bank
Stunning aspect looking over the rolling Devonshire hills
Photo showing the outline of the Bronze age enclosure
Hugglepit Meadow is set partly upon an Early Bronze Age enclosure. This would have been a great place for a community to settle circa 4000 years ago as this prominent meadow overlooks the surrounding Devonshire countryside and distant Bideford bay. The edge of the round enclosure can still be seen on the ground. There are serene views of the sea from the meadow.
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.
Good access and a stoned parking area are ideal for camper van trips. For the more adventurous the meadow is perfect for camping and star gazing.
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.
Bordering the meadow at the north is a mature native woodland.
Clusters of newly planted native trees are found along the northern fringes of the meadow, these include oak, alder, wild cherry, hazel and birch.
There is scope for further tree planting upon areas of the meadow that are outside of the ancient hill fort.
Both red and roe deer graze the meadows and can often be seen in and around Hugglepit Meadow.
Bird life can be observed from the meadow, buzzards gliding in the thermals or house martins swooping to catch flies over the grassland.
Biodiversity can be encouraged via tree planting and the encouragement of a variety of native wildflowers.
The north - western edge of the meadow has a newly planted copse of tree which will go on to form a small sheltered area.
Outstanding views towards the east and south, which include views of the sea can be had from a rustic bench. This also makes the perfect spot for a picnic.
Access, tracks and footpaths
Access is via a refurbished stoned forestry track off a quiet country lane. There is a private parking area at the entrance to Hugglepit 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
Sporting rights are included in the sale.
Hugglepit Meadow is a perfect location to create your own small woodland. This could be a mixed area with pockets of wild grassland and trees.
Alternatively let nature take its own course with natural regeneration or just enjoy this great space as it is now .....a picturesque meadow.
Occasional overnight stays with family and friends can be enjoyed.
Local area and history
Hugglepit 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 coombes 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.
Hugglepit is a nearby place that could be derived from the old English words 'Hoc', 'Hyll' and 'Pyll'. This translates at a rounded hill near a reach of waterway, suitable as a harbour. It is often a Welsh place name but very localised and seems to only be common along the nearby Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary and fits in with the rounded hill location of the meadow and the nearby harbour found at Clovelly.
All boundaries are indicated with orange markings.
The northern boundary is a tree lined hedge bank.
The eastern boundary is a line of fence posts.
The southern and eastern boundaries are along the shared access track.
Find this wood
This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.
- OS Landranger: OS No. 190
- Grid ref: SS 289 254
- Nearest post code: EX39 6AN
- GPS coordinates: 51.0034, -4.43901
- 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 Hugglepit Meadow, leaving access to the gate.
- Carefully climb over the gate and follow the stoned track for around 400 metres until you come out into a meadow area.
- Hugglepit Meadow will be found straight in front of you indicated by the 'Hugglepit 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.
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.