SOLD: Cover Meadow £45,000 Freehold


Cover Meadow nestles on the Cornwall / Devon border between Holsworthy and Launceston in a truly rural and private location. Boasting a sought after mix of open land for planting, a woodland fringe and stream, it offers a dream escape from the stresses of everyday life. Launceston is 12 miles to the South, Bude 13 miles to the west and Holsworthy 3 miles to the north-west.

The land is accessed via a hardcore track which runs from a council maintained highway and has a private parking area. The meadow is flat and predominantly bordered by well established broadleaved species, most notably to the north where a delightful woodland fringe is located containing the stream at its northern boundary. The western boundary is demarcated by post and rail, whilst the access track forms the southern and eastern boundaries boundary. Red paint demarcates boundary features.

The land is currently down to grass, having previously been used for agricultural purposes, although there is already evidence of natural woodland regeneration as oaks trees take route close by to the woodland, where bluebells also arise during spring. Having established woodland in the immediate vicinity of the meadow is useful for those who might favour allowing the land to regenerate naturally, which could also be done in combination with active tree planting. The land offers an excellent opportunity for woodland creation, for either carbon offsetting or amenity purposes.

The meadow and wider area has been a haven for wildlife for a number of years, with the land supporting badgers, hares, snipe, woodcock and more. Deer also populate the land, whilst the watercourses attract birds and insects. The well established hedgerows found in the locality provide important habitats for a range of mammals, birds and butterflies.

In terms of finding the meadow, at the top of Bendibus Hill there is a crossroads on the corner of which is a “Planting Land” sign, at which point you should take the road heading due west (the opposite direction to Hay Meadow Farm). Follow this road for roughly 500m at which point there will be two 90 degree turns to the right. Continue for a further 200m and the entrance, marked by a second “Planting Land” sign, will be on your right hand side. Park here and climb the gate to walk along the access track across the field. The track will then enter a small section of woodland, after which it bends around to the left, the entrance can be found here on the right hand side of the track.

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.

Access, tracks and footpaths

The meadow is accessed via a hardcore track which runs from a council maintained highway.

Rights and covenants

Cover Meadow comes with freehold title and there are no public rights of way across the land.

Local area and history

The meadow is found in what is known as 'Ruby Country', renowned for some of Devon's most beautiful and unspoilt countryside. Bordered by the upland expanses of Dartmoor, Exmoor and Bodmin, and to the north by the wild North Devon coast, Ruby Country is known as "undiscovered Devon". Ruby Country is constituted by around 45 parishes surrounding the market towns of Holsworthy and Hatherleigh.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

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 385 003
  • Nearest post code: EX22 6PL
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7798, -4.29252

Location map


Cover Meadow is accessed via a stoned track from an unnamed public highway near the village of Clawton, in Devon. Holsworthy is around a 10 minute drive away to the north west, with Launceston (20 minutes) and Bude (25 minutes) both also nearby.

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 the track begins, where you can park. Thereafter please follow the maps.

Satnav: the postcode EX22 6PL is the nearest to meadow, but plese note it is a short drive from the entrance.

Coordinates for satnav are: N50.7798, W-4.2851 for the metal gate at the start of the access track.

Google maps location

The what3words reference for the main gate is: lakes.area.skate

Once parked at the main gate:

  • Carefully climb the gate and head down the access track which runs diagonally across the field
  • Follow the track through the wooded area until it bends around to the left
  • The entrance to Cover Meadow is on your right hand side

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.

An enchanting private meadow on the Devon / Cornwall border with an enviable mix of open planting land, woodland fringe and stream.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]