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Devon seaside village of Bantham 'on sale for £11.5m'

An entire Devonshire seaside village and popular surfing beaches are to go on the market this weekend.

Residents in Bantham, near Kingsbridge, were told last November by owner the Evans Estate that land and buildings in the village would be sold.

The privately-run estate, owned by the same family for several generations, is expected to go on sale with an asking price of £11.5m.

Estate agents said they had received interest from around the world.

'Happy community'

About 750 acres of land is expected to be included in the sale of the village, which has more than 40 homes, a pub, a harbour and a shop.

Local people have raised concerns about its future if a new owner did not maintain the policy of not letting out cottages to holidaymakers or allowing second homes.

Tenant Maya Plass said she hoped the National Trust might buy the estate.

She said: "They value that sense of community and society that we've got here."

The 750 acres area also includes a harbour

The National Trust said it was "aware" the estate would have an asking price of about £11.5m.

It said it was "actively discussing what role it could play in helping protect the area from future development" but it would need a "significant fundraising appeal" to buy it.

Tony Goddard, widower of Gill Goddard, the last member of the Evans family to live in Bantham, acknowledged it was "a happy community".

He said he hoped whoever bought it was "a family with personal interest in continuing the tradition that started in the 1920s" of not allowing holiday lets.

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Is this the same village where the villagers got a bit snobbish about snack vans on the beach and the owners got fed up and sold

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Is this the same village where the villagers got a bit snobbish about snack vans on the beach and the owners got fed up and sold

It appears to be so. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26530073

What's it worth? 40 homes.. land to maintain, few other bits and pieces, all the way out there?

Doesn't surprise me that, given an asking price, some Nimby-tendency market participants look to try and raise the money.

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Maybe this should be in the prog rock topic but...

I thought I was clever spotting that was Phil Collins on drums and thinking it was all a bit West Country. It's just Genesis and not very good.

But I can relate selling England by the pound to this ...

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