Pancrasweek, Holsworthy


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  • Bedrooms: 4
A 4 bedroom farmhouse with 3 bedroom holiday cottage, courtyard of traditional outbuildings, 14.63 acres of pastureland, 4.49 acres of woodland. EPC Bands F & F


Dunsdon Farm enjoys a peaceful, rural position, within the parish of Pancrasweek. It lies a mile from the Cornish border and is almost equidistant from Holsworthy and Bude. The farm is situated next door to the renowned Dunsdon Nature Reserve, claimed to be the single most important example of Culm pasture in England.

The popular North Cornwall surfing beaches lie to the west and the rugged North Devon coastline to the north and north west, offering excellent opportunities to walk, swim, sail, gig row and fish. There are far reaching views over unspoilt countryside to Rough Tor on Bodmin Moor and the Dartmoor hills form a handsome back-drop to the south east, again offering excellent walking and horse-riding opportunities.

The market town of Holsworthy, known for its weekly livestock and panier markets, boasts a Waitrose Supermarket, a wide range of shops, banks, professional services and agricultural suppliers. Nearby, Bradworthy and Bude also offer local amenities and shopping. The A39 is approximately 4 miles away and the A30 dual-carriageway can be joined at Launceston and Okehampton (19 miles and 21 miles respectively).



Dunsdon Farmhouse is a substantial, 4 bedroom, attractive property situated in the peaceful Devon Ruby Country. It lies within 19.12 acres (7.74 hectares) of Culm pasture and restored wildflower meadows and woodland. The farmhouse is generously proportioned with a south facing aspect and is full of character.

Adjacent to the farmhouse is a 3 bedroom holiday cottage, set within a private courtyard of traditional farm buildings.

LOT 1:

Dunsdon Farmhouse is a rendered stone building under slate roofs, with generously proportioned accommodation, possibly dating back to 1890. It is full of character features including high ceilings, large windows, flagstone floors, inglenook fireplaces and brass retro light switches. The property has been dry-lined and modernised in recent years, and includes a large Farmhouse Kitchen with solid fuel Rayburn, built in Miele electric induction hob, 2 Miele ovens, built in dishwasher and fridge and freezer. There are wall and floor mounted cupboards, with hardwood work surfaces and a large island unit with a granite work surface, a walk in larder and a large storage cupboard.

The Sitting Room and Living Room both have woodburners set within inglenook fireplaces. On the first floor are 4 substantial Double Bedrooms (3 with fireplaces and 1 with a 5 door built-in wardrobe). There is a spacious and impressive Family Bathroom with roll top bath, WC, wash hand basin & shower. There is also a fireplace, built in drying cupboard and 2 further storage cupboards and plumbing for a washing machine. There is underfloor heating throughout.

The Garden

To the side of the property there is a kitchen garden with raised beds, a greenhouse and potting shed. Lawns wrap around the property to south and west, and beyond this is an attractive orchard leading to a wildlife pond.

Holiday Cottage

The Old Shippon lies within its own private garden and is a beautifully restored stone barn on the edge of the courtyard. The property has been awarded a 5* self-catering rosette by and balances perfectly the traditional features of solid oak staircases, doors and skirting with a contemporary feel that retains the charm of its historic agricultural past. There is underfloor heating throughout. The 3 Double Bedrooms have a reverse layout with an open plan, Living Area with woodburner and timber floors on the first floor. There is a mezzanine Reading Area above. The Kitchen has a timber floor and is fully equipped with a built in hob, oven, dishwasher, washing machine and fridge, along with wall and floor mounted units and timber work surfaces. There is a modern Family Bathroom and there is also an En-Suite Shower Room.

The Courtyard

A range of mainly single storey traditional barns, incorporating 3 stables, a home office, various feed stores and storage areas, perhaps with potential for alternative uses (STP).

The Land

To the south and west of the farmhouse lies 12.88 acres of level pasture fields in 6 enclosures, some of which have been restored to wildflower meadows. Mature Devon hedges provide good shade and shelter. To the west of the land lies approximately 4.49 acres of attractive, young, broadleaf woodland with mown paths, providing a delightful, private area to walk through and observe the rich wildlife, flora and fauna. Adjacent to the woodland is Dunsdon Nature Reserve, designated a SSSI for its Culm pasture, wild flowers and habitat to a large range of insects and butterflies.



Lot 1: The farmhouse: Mains water, mains electricity, septic tank drainage, oil fired under-floor heating throughout.

Holiday Cottage: Mains water, mains electricity, mini sewage treatment plant drainage, oil fired under-floor heating.

Office: Mains electricity heaters.

Field Shelter: Mains electricity and mains water.


The property is offered freehold with vacant possession on completion.


Torridge District Council, Riverbank House, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2QG, T: 01237 428700.


The sporting and mineral rights, such as they are owned, are included within the sale.


All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of electricity or telephone equipment or water or drainage pipes affecting the property. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way. There are no public rights of way shown on the Ordnance Survey Plan affecting the property.


A plan, which is not to be relied upon, is attached to these sale particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.


Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of livestock. Extreme care must be taken on any uneven ground.


Strictly by prior appointment with the vendor's appointed Agents, Stags Launceston Office on 01566 774999.


From the centre of Holsworthy, proceed in a westerly direction along the A3072 towards Bude. After approximately 2.4 miles, at Burnard's House, just after Holsworthy Golf Course, turn right signposted Chilsworthy and Bradworthy. Proceed along this lane for approximately 1.5 miles. Take the 2nd turning on the left signposted Lana. Proceed for a further 1.3 miles and at the T-junction, turn right signposted Kilkhampton and Bradworthy. The entrance to the farm will be found on the right hand side after a quarter of a mile. No For Sale board has been erected.


These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purposes.

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