Marston Bigot, Frome BA11

Marston Bigot, Frome BA11

7 Bedroom | Freehold | Outbuildings | Secondary Accomodation | 159 acres (64.4 hectares)

Guide price £3,105,000
Frome 2.3 miles
Cafe 1.9 miles
Fire Station 2.1 miles

An attractive residential former dairy farm of 159.03 acres offering numerous farming or equestrian opportunities. Detached 4-bed period farmhouse. Detached 3-bed cottage. Good range of dairy, livestock and general purpose farm buildings. For sale as a whole or in 6 lots.

In the recent past, Moat Farm has been let on a commercial Farm Business Tenancy which expires on the 29th September 2022. The farm has been servicing a productive dairy enterprise but is suitable for a wide range of agricultural, equestrian or lifestyle uses. Set back from the council maintained road, the farmhouse stands in its own lawned gardens enjoying views across the open farmland. A short distance away with separate road access is a further detached 3-bedroom cottage.

The holding is supported by a good range of predominantly modern dairy, livestock and other farm buildings, ideal to support various livestock or equestrian enterprises. The land which lies to the south and east of the house and farm buildings is serviced by council-maintained roads and consists of numerous level, good-sized fertile enclosures. The topography and nature of the land also offers additional biodiversity opportunities.

Moat Farm is located some 3 miles from Frome and is within easy reach of the nearby towns of Bruton, Shepton Mallet and Westbury, all of which offer a range of day-to-day facilities including supermarkets, surgeries and other shops. The property is also within easy reach of the cities of Bristol and Bath which offer a range of shopping, scholastic and social facilities.

Frome and Westbury train stations offer regular train services to London Paddington. There are further mainline railway stations at Yeovil, Bristol and Bath. There are excellent state and independent schools in the area including West Pennard primary school, St. Dunstan’s in Glastonbury, Crispin School in Street, Wells Blue School, Millfield senior and prep schools in Street, Wells Cathedral School, Downside School in Bath, All Hallows and Kings Bruton.

Lot 1 – Moat Farmhouse, farm buildings and 36.62 acres
The farmhouse enjoys access off the farm drive and is enclosed within its own extensive lawned gardens. Built in a traditional layout and enjoying views over most of the holding, it provides excellent family accommodation offering good-sized, high-ceilinged rooms. Accommodation on the ground floor of entrance hall with stairs off, good-sized dining room, family/living room, sitting room, fully fitted farmhouse style kitchen and rear hall leading to back door. Two external stores with cloakroom. On the first floor there are four double bedrooms, a large family bathroom and airing cupboard. The house is currently serviced by double glazing and storage heaters.

The farmhouse enjoys the benefit of a small range of traditional outbuildings to the rear and lawned gardens to the rear and side. To the rear of the farmhouse and sharing an access from the drive, there are a good range of former dairy and livestock buildings, ideal to service a number of farming or equestrian enterprises.

An attractive parcel of 7 enclosures, all laid to pasture located adjoining the house and buildings providing privacy, amenity and the potential to service a number of agricultural or equestrian interests. In all, totalling 36.62 acres.

Lot 2 – Moat Farm Cottage
Moat Farm Cottage comprises a good-sized detached stone and slate property which enjoys separate access onto the council road and lying within a large lawned garden with adjoining hardstanding and double garage. The cottage offers ample accommodation including on the ground floor, an entrance porch, sitting room with wood burning stove and stairs to first floor, a fully fitted kitchen, rear hall with back door, pantry off and ground floor bathroom. On the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a landing. The house is serviced by double glazing and storage heaters.

Lot 3 – Land totalling 67.38 acres
A parcel of some 67.38 acres of level, good quality pasture, divided into good-sized and well managed enclosures enjoying access off council maintained roads on both the north and western boundaries. The land has been used to service the dairy enterprise, sown to productive young leys.

Lot 4 – Land at Tuckmarsh Lane, totalling 10.61 acres
A further parcel of productive grade 3 land enjoying good road access and ideal for a number of agricultural or equestrian uses.

Lot 5 – Field number 8752, totalling 7.29 acres
An attractive paddock with excellent road access, currently laid to young leys.

Lot 6 – Land at Haslett Hill
A further productive parcel of some 36.86 acres of land, ideal to service a wide range of arable or pasture cropping.

The farm is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in up to 6 lots.

An existing FBT expires on the 29th September 2022 and the farm will be sold with vacant possession thereafter.

Neither the farmhouse, cottage nor buildings are listed.

No entitlements are available.

It should be noted that the Parlour and Dairy fittings, cubicles and above ground feed bins are all tenants’ fixtures and are excluded from the sale of the farm. The fixtures will be removed before completion and the property made good. These fixtures may be available by separate negotiation with the tenant.

The farm is serviced by mains water. Moat Farm Cottage is separately metred from the farmhouse and buildings.
The dwellings and farm buildings are connected to mains electricity.
Both dwellings are connected to private drainage systems.

The site currently comprises a working farmstead. Potential purchasers are therefore required to take particular care when inspecting the property, bearing in mind especially the risk of sudden movements from machinery, vehicles and livestock which may be present and operating at the time of inspection, especially in and around the farm buildings. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven and slippery ground surfaces.

Included within the sale in so far as they are available.

Moat Farmhouse: EPC rated F
Moat Farm Cottage: EPC rated F

Mendip District Council

By prior appointment with the Vendors’ agents, Carter Jonas 01823 428 590.

The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasieasements and restrictive covenants and all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

There is a 30 year lease for the service shed at the bottom of the pylon in lot 6.

From the centre of Frome, follow the B3090. On leaving the town and after approximately 1 mile, turn left on the A361 signed Trowbridge and Bath. Immediately thereafter, turn right where signed Tytherleigh and Lower Marston. After a further 0.7 of a mile, turn right where signed Trudoxhill. The farm will be found on the left hand side after a further 0.5 miles.

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Key Property Details
Additional attributes
Outbuildings Secondary Accomodation
Property type
Total land
159 acres (64.4 hectares)
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