High Meadow £49,000 Freehold
- Knightacott (Bratton Fleming), Devon
- nearly 3 ¼ acres
- Tree planting land
Looking towards the Hartland Devon Heritage coast
View from the north west corner of the meadow
Looking back up the meadow towards the hedge and access track at the top
The southern boundary is demarcated with stakes
A combination of established woodland and rolling hills in the distance
Views out to the west
A clear sky behind the extensive hedge on the Northern boundary
The access track and parking place on the left hand side
Clear blue skies over High Meadow
The hedge on the northern boundary
View from the western edge of the meadow
Traditional devon hedge banks make up two of the boundaries
Looking back up the High meadow from the western boundary
Main entrance on the public highway
High Meadow is situated in the Parish of Bratton Fleming, a quaint village which lies conveniently between the Exmoor National Park (to the East) and the North Devon Coast AONB (to the West). The land is accessed via an excellent stoned track which is suitable for all year round vehicular access.
After exiting left from the A399 towards Knightacott, the entrance gate and Woodlands sign can be seen 350m down the lane on the right hand side. Please park here by the side of the road and carefully climb the gate, before walking around 250m along the track which runs along the top of a large field. The meadow can be found here on the left hand side at the top of the field.
The meadow benefits from an elevated position offering fabulous panoramic views out to the west of rolling hills. On a clear day, the land enjoys south westerly sea views stretching out to the headland on the Hartland Devon Heritage coast. The land is at its highest on the eastern boundary, before dropping very gently down towards the Devon bank on the western boundary. This hedge, along with the extensive hedge on the northern boundary, offering important habitats for wildlife, which the planting of new woodland will complimemt. The meadow is currently down to grass having had previous use as pasture land for livestock.
The meadow presents an excellent opportunity for those looking to plant trees for conservation, environmental or amenity purposes. The woodlands in the local area will provide a useful seed source, whilst the location of the meadow in combination with its westerly aspect offer ideal conditions for young trees to establish and flourish. One may also conisder maintaining a section as wildflower meadow. High meadow also benefits from a very private and secluded location, creating the perfect escape from the cut and thrust of everyday life.
Local amenities including a pub, post office and general store can be found less than 5 minutes away in Bratton Fleming, whilst a larger array of shops can be found in Barnstable or South Molton, both around 20 minutes away. The attractive North Devon beaches of Woolacombe, Lee Bay anf Croyde are only half an hour by car.
Larger meadows in this area are available by request.
The purchasers of the land 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 metalled track from the public highway which enables year round vehicular access directly to the meadow, which comes with a parking spot.
Rights and covenants
There are no public rights of way across High Meadow.
Local area and history
Bratton’s history begins with its name, which is thought to have originated in old English and means ‘brush or thicket’ or ‘land cleared for cultivation’. By the time of Domesday (1086) there were six manors in what is now the parish of Bratton Fleming, the oldest being probably Knightacott, which High Meadow lies closest to. In the years after the Norman conquest, Bratton was a small community of a dozen or so farmers and smallholders.
Find this wood
- OS Landranger: OS No. 180
- Grid ref: SS 657 396
- Nearest post code: EX31 4SF
- GPS coordinates: 51.1375, -3.91911
High Meadow, near Knightacott (Bratton Fleming) is about 20 minutes North East of Barnstable and about 15 mins north of South Molton.
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 EX31 4SF is for the point shown by the red dot on the location maps.
Coordinates for satnav are: N51.137466, W-3.919114 these are for the metal access gate.
Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.
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