SOLD: Slade Meadow £55,000 Freehold


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

The land offers a neatly contained opportunity for those looking to plant young woodland in an ideal location. With sea views to the west, and rolling hills to the south, Slade Meadow would be of interest to those with amenity and conservation interests. Two of the boundaries are formed by well established hedgerows, offering both privacy and habitats for wildife including birds, insects, wildfowers and mammals. Two ponds just across the southern boundary further add to the varied habitats in the immediate vicinity. The meadow itself is down to grass, having had prior use as pastureland for livestock.

Slade meadow is at its highes point on the northern boundary, close to the access track which skirts around the top of the land, before dropping very gently down to a more private section inside the hedgerows at the southern edge. Prospective buyers may wish to consider a planting plan to compliment the natural topography of the land, with glades, rides and perhaps a pond. A section of wildflower meadow could also be considered. The meadow provides an ideal escape from everyday life, and a blank canvas on which a new owner could shape the land to suit their needs.

Regarding the location of the meadow, 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 go through the gate, before walking along the stoned track through the first field. Upon entering the second field through the gap in the hedge, the land can be found immediately on the left hand side.

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.

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.

There are no public rights of way across the meadow, which comes with freehold title.

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


Slade 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 gently sloping North Devon meadow with views over Lee Bay.

Managed by Anton Baskerville

Telephone: 07952 694 652

Email: [email protected]