Devon village and its pub for sale for £10m

12 November 2013 by
Devon village and its pub for sale for £10m

An entire Devon village, including its pub, is on sale for £10m.

Evans Estates, which owns the land, buildings and surf beach at Bantham in South Devon is going on the market in spring 2014.

The entirety of the estate, which includes land and properties in Wales and Dorset, is being sold for £35m. It has been privately-owned by the same family for generations.

Rod Seymour, licensee at the Sloop Inn pub in the village told the Daily Mail that Evans Estates has been responsible and well-liked landowners and would be missed.

"They have always run the beach with an eye to keeping it very natural and unspoilt, and supported local businesses and families. We are very concerned that a new owner may not share the same attitude," he said.

The village also has 25 homes, a harbour and a shop.

Richard Branson is understood to be a regular visitor to the village, and the nearby island of Burgh is said to have inspired Agatha Christie when she wrote And Then There Were None, as well as the Hercule Poirot mystery Evil Under The Sun.

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