A substantial detached 4-bedroom period farmhouse, a good range of dairy, livestock and general purpose farm buildings and 36.62 acres. Further lots availabe.
PROPERTY 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.
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.
LOCATION 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.
FARM BUILDINGS 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.
LAND 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.
METHOD OF SALE The farm is for sale by private treaty as a whole or in up to 6 lots.
TENURE & POSSESSION An existing FBT expires on the 29th September 2022 and the farm will be sold with vacant possession thereafter.
LISTING STATUS Neither the farmhouse, cottage nor buildings are listed.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME No entitlements are available.
FIXTURES & FITTINGS 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.
SERVICES 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.
HEALTH & SAFETY 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.
SPORTING, TIMBER & MINERAL RIGHTS Included within the sale in so far as they are available.
EPC RATINGS Moat Farmhouse: EPC rated F Moat Farm Cottage: EPC rated F
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council www.mendip.gov.uk
VIEWINGS By prior appointment with the Vendors’ agents, Carter Jonas 01823 428 590.
WAYLEAVES EASEMENTS & RIGHTS OF WAY 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.
DIRECTIONS 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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