SOLD: Brook Meadow £85,000 Freehold


Brook Meadow is situated in Lee, just 1 kilometre inland from the attractive North Devon coast line, nestled between Woolacombe and Ilfracombe. It enjoys sea views across Lee Bay, and the beach is a 20 minute walk from the meadow. The land is accessed via an excellent stoned track which is suitable for all year round vehicular access.

After turning left from Higher Slade Road, the entrance gate can be seen 400m down Dibbons lane on the right hand side. Please park here by the side of the road and carefully climb the gate, before walking along the stoned track through the first field. Upon entering the second field through the gap in the hedge, walk up the track as it bends to the left, and the entrance is the last one on the right hand side of the track.

Brook meadow offers a terrific balance of open land for planting, a belt of woodland and a gentle stream. This combination provides an opportunity for those with conservation and environmental interests, with varied habitats already in place which would be further complimented by the planting of young woodland. The sea views out across Lee Bay are an additional feature which add to the amenity appeal of the meadow.

The land consists of mainly grass, with the addition of about 1 acre of well established woodland situated on a bank which drops down towards the delightful stream on the Northern boundary. The woodland is a mix of broadleaved and coniferous species. The meadow land offers an excellent opportunity for woodland creation, for either carbon offsetting, personal enjoyment or a combination of the two. The established woodlands will provide a natural seed source which will aid woodland regeneration. The land has previously been grazing land for livestock, and is currently down to grass.

The open land is broadly divided into two useful sections, with the higher ground offering the best views out to sea, whilst the parcel of land siutated lower down and closer to the woodland offers excellent privacy and a secluded feel, making it an ideal spot for camping.

Local amenities can be found a short drive away in Ilfracombe.

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.


The trees in the woodland shaw are a mixture of broadleaved and coniferous species.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The land is accessed via a metalled track which runs from Dibbons lane to the entrance to the meadow. The track is composed of Morte Slate, which is abundant in the local area.

Rights and covenants

There are no public rights of way across Brook Meadow.

Local area and history

Lee Bay is a small village on the rugged North Devon coast, lying at the foot of the wooded Fuchsia Valley, so named due to the abundance of the red blossom found in its hedges. The rocks in the area are Morte Slates, formed some 350 million years ago. During the eighteenth and the beginning of the nineteenth centuries smuggling was carried out extensively along the coast. On the 20th September 1820; reports state that three hundred tubs (about five gallons each) of gin and brandy were smuggled in at Lee Bay.

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  • OS Landranger: OS No. 180
  • Grid ref: SS 496 574
  • Nearest post code: EX34 8LS
  • GPS coordinates: 51.1898, -4.15278

Location map


Brook Meadow is in Lee on the North Devon coast, and is about a 10 minute drive from Woolacombe (to the South West) and Ilfracombe (to the North East). Barnstable is 30 mins by car.

Click here for Bing Maps directions, enter your own postcode, (the location coordinates are already entered), and click on the "Directions" box. This will take you to the roadside gate where you can park.

Satnav: the postcode EX34 8LS is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.

Coordinates for satnav are: N51.1898, W-4.15278 these are for the metal access gate.

Bing maps location

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

EITHER £300 for a woodland course of your choice

OR £300 contribution towards buying trees, tree shelters or stakes

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

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.

A wonderful North Devon meadow with sea views out across Lee Bay and an enviable mix of open planting land, a woodland shaw and gentle stream.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]