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Author Topic: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)  (Read 2958 times)

boogs22

  • Joined Aug 2014
Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« on: August 12, 2014, 12:39:08 pm »
Good afternoon all,

I'm currently looking to rent or potentially buy a smallholding in South Devon, preferably in the vicinity of Newton Abbot but I'm not having much luck finding anything...  :-\ Does anyone know of a good website that advertises smallholdings or where I might best direct my search efforts?

Many thanks,
Tom
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Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2014, 02:17:37 pm »
Can't help but wanted to say welcoe to the forums and good luck with the search  :fc:

Melmarsh

  • Joined May 2014
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2014, 05:07:53 pm »
Welcome, have you tried Rural scene ?? They have smallholdings and equestrian properties of various acreages. It may be of help. :excited:

Bigdreams

  • Joined Jul 2014
  • Devon
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2014, 05:14:35 pm »
Try uklandandfarms, uklanddirectory, rightmove, savills, plenty of groups and pages on facebook that possibly have land, even try sheepkeep   :fc:
Dreaming big

Mad Goatwoman of Madeley

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2014, 10:27:21 pm »
 :wave: and welcome to TAS. I'm In Shropshire so can't help with your query, I'm afraid, but good luck with your search.

suziequeue

  • Joined Feb 2010
  • Llanidloes; Powys
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2014, 10:36:56 pm »
Welcome. We found our smallholding on the Rural Scene website
We do the best we can with the information we have

When we know better we do better

benandjerry

  • Joined Jan 2014
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2014, 07:14:34 pm »
Hello & Welcome :)

SallyintNorth

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2014, 07:34:55 pm »
Welcome and good luck.

I suspect your best bet may be to drive around and see whose For Sale boards are up on the right sort of properties, and then keep tabs on those agents.  Personally I'd ring the top three every week or two or three; some properties may not make it to the internet ;) - and if they remember you (because you called recently) they just might give you a call when something comes in that may suit you ;)

Modified to add - oh, and get the local newspaper (mailed to you if you are out of the area) - the one(s) which have the best selection of the sort of property you are after.  That will help identify the right agents to be keeping in touch with, too, as well as letting you know what's on the market at the mo.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2014, 07:37:13 pm by SallyintNorth »
Don't listen to the money men - they know the price of everything and the value of nothing

Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing

waddy

  • Joined May 2012
Re: Newbie from Devon, advice required! :)
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2014, 07:57:48 pm »
We got our smallholding through Stags estate agents (South Somerset but we looked at loads in Devon too). Stags and GTH are the biggies but there are a lot of others too. Make sure you ring / email them with your requirements and they will send you property updates. We made the journey down from South Yorkshire every time anything came up (we bought ours a year ago) as we found we needed to move quickly or miss out. The brochures naturally don't show the negatives so we often found the properties we liked weren't the ones we thought we would like best, so keep an open mind and be prepared to see properties you wouldn't choose from the internet alone. Good luck!


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