Large estates on Exmoor rarely appear on the market ? particularly if they are situated within the Exmoor Environmentally Sensitive Area and the Exmoor National Park. The Exmoor Forest Estate at Simonsbath is one of the most substantial areas of land farmed in a single unit in southern England and has just launched on the market through joint agents Savills and Strutt & Parker. ?This is undoubtedly one of the most attractive estates to come to the market in the South West,? says Robin Thomas of Strutt & Parker, ?The countryside and views are breathtaking.?

fairtradeteaExmoor Forest Estate is one of the largest areas of land farmed in a single unit in southern England

The principal house has five spacious bedrooms and enjoys far-reaching panoramic views across Exmoor towards Simonsbath. Over the past year it has been substantially improved and now includes stabling for 9 horses and a wide range of traditional stone and slate farm buildings. At Cornham there is a second four bedroom farm house and the sale also includes three cottages and three bungalows.

The estate lies in a single block traversed only by minor roads and there are two adjoining farms, one at Simonsbath Barton and the other at Cornham. Both farmsteads have substantial ranges of farm buildings including cubicle housing, lambing sheds, Dutch barns and some traditional stone barns. Two 10-year Exmoor Environmentally Sensitive Area Management Agreements are in place dating from May 2003 and May 2004.

David Cross from Savills comments, ?Any purchaser will undoubtedly be attracted by the high levels of environmental subsidy payments which the estate receives in recognition of the quality of the landscape and its management?.

Offers in excess of £4.5 million are invited for Exmoor Forest Estate. For further information please telephone David Cross Savills Salisbury +44 (0) 1722 426833 or Robin Thomas Strutt & Parker Exeter +44 (0) 1392 215631.