Sunday, 10 April 2011

Friday, 8th April 2011

Back to the South Moor for a letterbox walk and another property to consider (post lottery win!)

As you drive towards Harford from the West, after passing through the picturesque village of Cornwood, you pass a particularly manicured area of parkland. On the right, and out of sight of the road is the impressive Manor of Blachford.

If you've ever been to Langcombe Head between the Rivers Plym and Yealm, or to Broad Rock near Erme Pits, then you have walked on the ancient boundary of this property. The BB inscription on their rocks standing for Blachford Bounds.

It is an impressive estate, with a fascinating history and long list of former residents, from the Prior of Plympton (14th Century), to the barons and MPs of the Rogers family (look them up). The current owner has completely refurbished the near 18000 sq ft mansion, and revamped the entire estate's land.

Savills estate agents have it advertised asking for offers over £8 million.

Back to the walk though, and on another beautiful day, we were up at Harford Moor Gate to turn a short charity walk into a slightly longer route encompassing Sharp Tor, Piles Corner, Three Barrows, Piles Hill, Hangershell Rock, Butterdon, Weatherdon and Tor Rocks. Its a great area to walk, with the terrain fairly easy, and usually, a lot of success letterboxing. It was true today, with 36 boxes found.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That house..... Where can i find a spare £8million lying around? One of the most beautiful things i've ever seen. Most definately my cottage in a field. :)