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Luna Meadow £45,000 Freehold

Description

The increasing urgency of the climate crisis is turning many people’s attention towards the actions that they could take to have a positive impact on the environment, both in terms of carbon sequestration and biodiversity. Individuals, families, groups of friends and businesses are increasingly choosing to acquire parcels of land with potential for woodland creation to make their own contribution to the collective effort. Luna Meadow presents as an ideal such meadow, being both totally private and of a size which shouldn’t daunt a buyer new to the rural land market. It is ripe with potential for diversification and would also provide a private amenity space where one could spend time and be close to nature.

The meadow has excellent access, with the entrance lying just beyond the main gate from the public highway. From here, the meadow takes a rectangular shape stretching out to the north towards the valley in the distance. The land is largely flat in nature but does have a gentle incline towards the valley, with the hill dropping off more sharply beyond Luna Meadow’s boundaries. This gradient creates a spectacular vista, with far reaching views to be enjoyed for 180 degrees across the rolling hills of Devon’s Ruby Country. With only the tweets of the birds to be heard, and the verdant pastures and woodland to be seen ahead, the meadow epitomises the classical rural English scene.

Walking away from the entrance down the meadow, one will see a collection of trees (both broadleaved and coniferous) in the north west corner of the meadow where a woodland copse stands. As one draws closer, entering through the rushes and shrubs, a glistening pond reveals itself in the middle of the trees. The pond is fed by a small stream which runs close to the western boundary and provides a natural collection point for the water. The pond provides both important opportunities for wildlife and a source of natural water. Whilst willow can be found in close proximity, as one moves away a collection of pine trees stand proudly to the west of the pond, with a mixture of native broadleaves beyond to the north and west.

This wooded enclave provides a balance to the open land in terms of biodiversity whilst also acting as a source of seeds for natural regeneration of the meadow – a process by which seeds naturally disperse (perhaps with the help of some kindly local animals and birds) to the open land before taking root. This rewilding approach could be used in conjunction with active tree planting, for which a number of financial grants are available to help with (and often completely cover) the costs of planting.

An access track embraces the land to the south and the east (the edge of the track forms the meadow's boundaries) meaning excellent vehicular access can be gained throughout the extent of these boundaries. A generous pad of hardstanding can be found in the south west corner where a vehicle can be parked.

Luna Meadow has had an agricultural use in recent years having been cut for hay and silage. Buyers may wish to leave a small section of the land open (unplanted), which is of great benefit to insects such as butterflies and bees, whilst also having the benefit of leaving space for camping or playing games. With the right nurturing, wildflowers could be encouraged.

The land would make a great fit for anyone keen on a small and manageable parcel of land which has excellent potential for woodland creation and high amenity appeal, which is only increased with the woodland copse and pond.

Luna Meadow could be purchased in conjunction with the adjoing parcel of land, Oldfield Meadow.

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.

Features

- Excellent access

- Spectacular views

- Well established hedgerows

- Wooded section inlcuding a pond

Access, tracks and footpaths

The entrance to the meadow lies just beyond the main entrance gate off the public highway, meaning only the shortest section of access track is required to reach the meadow. The track forms the southern and eastern boundaries meaning vehicular access can be obtained along the length of both of these boundaries.

Rights and covenants

Luna 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

Meadow map

Boundaries

Northern - hedgerow and bank

Eastern - access track

Southern - access track

Western - hedgerow

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Location

  • OS Landranger: OS No. 190
  • Grid ref: SX 385 998
  • Nearest post code: EX22 6PL
  • GPS coordinates: 50.7756, -4.2911

Location map

Directions

Luna 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 northwest, 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. Please carefully climb the main gate and you will see Luna Meadow directly in front of you.

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

Coordinates for satnav are: 50.7752, -4.2914 for the metal gate at the start of the access track.

What3words reference for main gate: ///achieving.firelight.winds

Google Maps pin for main gate: https://www.google.com/maps/dir//50.7752214,-4.2914624/@50.775695,-4.2921465,283m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e0?entry=ttu

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 manageable private meadow with spectacular views across Devon's Ruby Country. The meadow is well suited to woodland creation and includes a woodland copse and pond in the north west corner.

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