Flete House and Estate

Unsettled farmed valley floors

This type can be found around the middle reaches of the Erme, Avon and Dart rivers, north of their estuaries and where the watercourses remain a strong element within the landscape type.


  • Open flat landform, often with distinct vegetated floodplain edge
  • Shallow watercourses screened by riparian vegetation
  • Hedges, not banks, generally on the boundary with rising land
  • Pastoral land use, with wet meadows and some arable, with variable field sizes
  • Unsettled
  • Narrow winding lanes
  • Open internally, with views out screened by boundary vegetation