Two commercial livestock farms including a 500 cow dairy unit and commercial pig unit, together with 8 dwellings and seven parcels of arable land. In all about 562 acres. For sale by private treaty as a whole or in up to 11 separate lots.
A COMMERCIAL DAIRY FARM CAPABLE OF SUPPORTING ABOUT 500 COWS AND A PIG HOLDING, ALL SERVICED BY A DETACHED FARMHOUSE TOGETHER WITH THREE FURTHER DWELLINGS AND OVER 170,000SQFT OF MODERN FARM BUILDINGS
Seven further parcels of conveniently situated arable land
In all extending to about 562 acres
METHOD OF SALE
Manor and Brickhouse Farms are offered for sale as a whole or in separate lots as follows:
Lot 1: Manor House, Cottages, Farm Buildings and land. In all about 8.37 acres Lot 2: Land at Manor Farm extending to about 112.22 acres Lot 3: Brickhouse Farm Dairy Unit extending to about 143.84 acres Lot 3A: The Willows (additional farm cottage). In all about 0.32 of an acre Lot 4: Brickhouse Farm Pig Unit. In all about 12.93 acres Lot 5: Land to the north of Brickhouse Farm extending to about 44.61 acres Lot 6: Land to the north east of Brickhouse Farm extending to about 7.63 acres Lot 7: Land and building at Leighton extending to about 147 acres Lot 8: Land at East Cranmore extending to about 39.45 acres Lot 9: Land at Batcombe extending to about 9.51 acres Lot 10: Land at Studley Lane extending to about 6.80 acres Lot 11: Land at Studley Bottom extending to about 29.95 acres
Manor and Brickhouse Farms are situated within close proximity to the village of Wanstrow. Wanstrow offers a church, a village hall and public house. The nearby towns of Frome and Shepton Mallet, about 6 and 7 miles away respectively, offer a good range of shopping and social facilities. The picturesque city of Wells is located about 13 miles to the west, whilst the Georgian city of Bath, a World Heritage Site, is located about 21 miles to the north and the city of Bristol is about 26 miles to the north.
The area offers excellent schools, both in the public and private sectors, including Downside at Stratton on the Fosse, Millfield at Street, Wells Cathedral School, All Hallows Prep School, Sunny Hill (Bruton School for Girls) and Kings School at Bruton. The area offers easy access to major rail and road links; Castle Cary station (offering direct trains to London Paddington) is only about 9 miles away, whilst the A303, A37 (providing access to Bristol), A361/36 (providing access to Bath) and M5 are all easily accessible from the property. In addition, Bristol International Airport (approximately 26 miles to the north) operates regular services to many European cities.
LOT 1 - MANOR FARM Manor Farmhouse comprises an attractive attached Grade II* Listed property. Constructed of stone walls under a tiled roof, the accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor Hallway/dining room with flagstone floor and open fireplace Sitting room Drawing room WC Kitchen/breakfast room Utility room Boot room Shower room and WC
First Floor Landing Four double bedrooms Family bathroom
There is a landscaped walled garden adjoining the farmhouse. There is also a farm office; constructed of stone elevations under a tiled roof, the accommodation comprises an office, WC and kitchen area. In addition, there is a four bay stone and fibre cement open fronted garage with access via the gated entrance over the large cobbled courtyard which also provides additional parking and access for the adjoining courtyard of barn conversions.
Melbury comprises a semi-detached one bedroom barn conversion of stone elevations under a slate roof with accommodation as follows:
Ground Floor Kitchen Sitting room WC Entrance hall
First Floor Double bedroom Bathroom Landing OUTSIDE Rear walled garden.
Baynards comprises a semi-detached three bedroom barn conversion of stone elevations under a slate roof with accommodation as follows:
First Floor Landing Two double bedrooms One single bedroom Bathroom
Walled garden to the rear. Carport constructed of stone walls under a tiled roof.
THE OLD SHIPPON
The Old Shippon comprises an attached three bedroom single storey barn conversion of stone elevations under a slate roof with a separate entrance drive to the west of the property with accommodation as follows:
Sitting/dining room Kitchen Hallway Utility room Three double bedrooms Two bathrooms
Entrance drive with parking and walled garden.
MANOR FARM BUILDINGS
Situated to the north of the farmhouse and barn conversions is a range of modern livestock buildings comprising:
1. Four bay steel framed straw shed. 250m² approx. 2. Adjoining five bay steel framed lean-to covered yard. 140m² approx. 3. Five bay steel framed cubicle shed for 152 with adjoining straw shed and lean-tos off. 700m² approx. 4. Three bay steel framed cubicle house for 30. 167m² approx. 5. Adjoining concrete yard and slurry pit. 6. Two silage clamps. 7. Three bay steel framed fertiliser store. 167m² approx.
The land with Lot 1 is situated to the north of the farm buildings and comprises an arable field enclosure of about five acres. In all Lot 1 extends to about 8.37 acres.
LOT 2 – LAND AT MANOR FARM
The land totals about 112.22 acres and is divided between eight principal field enclosures which are all included within an arable rotation with access at both ends. A stone track which starts on the southern boundary (with a right of access through Lot 1) runs through the centre of the land and provides excellent access. In addition, there are two field gates off Long Lane, which runs along the northern boundary of the land. Within the north easternmost field enclosure is a large slurry store constructed of earth banked walls with a concrete ramp.
LOT 3 – BRICKHOUSE FARM DAIRY UNIT
Brickhouse Farm Dairy Unit comprises a commercial dairy farm for about 500 cows, which is serviced by a detached four bedroom farmhouse, a range of dairy buildings totalling over 85,000sqft and totals about 143.84 acres. In addition, there is the option to purchase a further detached six bedroom farmhouse (The Willows – Lot 3A).
Clover Cottage comprises a detached four bedroom farmhouse constructed of dressed stone elevations under a slate roof. The accommodation comprises:
Large single integral garage. Large fenced garden area surrounding the property. Separate driveway with parking.
1. Two bay steel framed slurry separator shed. 63m² approx. 2. Seven bay steel framed dairy including the 34:34 De Laval milking parlour and 24,000 litre bulk tank together with the adjoining collecting yard. 665m² approx. 3. Ten bay steel framed cubicle (100) and loose house. 2,044m² approx. 4. Three adjoining earth banked and concrete panelled silage clamps. 5. Earth banked and concrete panel walled silage clamp. 6. Six bay steel framed straights store with one bay lean-to off. 500m² approx. 7. Three bay steel framed loose boxes. 162m² approx. 8. Slurry lagoon. 9. Twelve bay steel framed cubicle shed for 210. 1,755m² approx. 10. Seven bay steel framed cubicle shed for 170. 975m² approx. 11. Block built calf house. 56m² approx. 12. Five loose boxes. 93m² approx. 13. Steel framed straw shed/covered yard. 278m² approx. 14. Adjoining three bay steel framed cubicle shed for 52. 418m² approx. 15. Adjoining steel framed cubicle house for 24. 125m² approx. 16. Adjoining Dutch barn with cubicles for 24. 116m² approx. 17. Block built calf house. 56m² approx. 18. Three bay steel framed calf shed. 150m² approx. Adjoining three bay block built store. 42m² approx. 19. Eleven open pig pens. 157m² approx. 20. Steel framed pig housing. 98m² approx. 21. Steel framed pig housing. 181m² approx.
Lot 3 totals about 143.84 acres. The land itself is divided between ten principal field enclosures within a ring fence with access from the farmstead via an established track and from the road to the north. There is also a further field enclosure to the east of the farmstead with direct road access.
LOT 3A – THE WILLOWS
The Willows comprises a recently constructed six bedroom farmhouse of stone elevations under a slate roof. The accommodation comprises:
First Floor Three double bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes Bathroom
Integral garage. Large hedged garden surrounding the property. Driveway with large parking area.
22. Block built workshop. 75m² approx. 23. Block and timber courtyard farrowing pens. 250m² approx. 24. Outdoor weaner boxes. 25. Thirteen bay block built service yard. 127m² approx. 26. Nine bay block built weaner house. 250m² approx. 27. Nine bay timber framed weaner house. 200m² approx. 28. Twelve bay steel framed service yard with six bay lean-to. 332m² approx. 29. Four bay steel framed flat decks. 148m² approx. 30. Seventeen bay farrowing shed with adjoining seven bay block built flat decks. 1,008m² approx. 31. Weaner shed. 223m² approx. 32. Thirteen bay block and timber finishing shed. 580m² approx. 33. Six bay steel framed finishing shed. 335m² approx. 34. Two bay steel framed feed store/mixing shed/computer room. 84m² approx. 35. Fourteen bay steel framed finishing shed. 624m² approx. 36. Slurry lagoon. 37. Eleven bay steel framed finishing shed. 613m² approx. 38. Six bay steel framed gilt yard with adjoining sick pens and farrowing house. 350m² approx. 39. Flat deck building. 223m² approx. 40. Seven bay steel framed service yard. 520m² approx. 41. Ten bay steel framed farrowing house. 558m² approx. 42. Five bay steel framed farrowing house. 223m² approx. 43. Nineteen bay steel framed dry sow house. 1,412m² approx.
To the south of the farmhouses and buildings is a single enclosure of about 4.82 acres which includes various settlement ponds and the ground mounted solar array. In all Lot 4 extends to about 12.93 acres.
LOT 5 – LAND TO THE NORTH OF BRICKHOUSE FARM
Lot 5 comprises a parcel of 44.61 acres which is divided between three arable enclosures. The land has access from the road to the south with mains water available.
LOT 6 – LAND TO THE NORTH EAST OF BRICKHOUSE FARM
Lot 6 comprises a single arable enclosure of 7.63 acres. The land has access from the road to the north with mains water available.
LOT 7 – LAND AT LEIGHTON
Lot 7 comprises a parcel of 147 acres with the benefit of a modern four bay steel framed livestock yard of 669m² approx. and a borehole water supply. The land has access from the A361 to the north and Chovel Lane to the west. There is a well established track providing access to the land.
LOT 8 – LAND AT EAST CRANMORE
Lot 8 comprises a parcel of 39.45 acres of arable land together with several attractive copses.
LOT 9 – LAND AT BATCOMBE
Lot 9 comprises a single arable enclosure extending to about 9.51 acres with access from Cockpit Lane to the east.
LOT 10 – LAND AT STUDLEY LANE
Lot 10 comprises a single arable enclosure of about 6.80 acres with access via Studley Lane to the east.
LOT 11 – LAND AT STUDLEY BOTTOM
Lot 11 comprises a parcel of about 29.95 acres divided between two gently sloping arable enclosures which run down to an attractive woodland enclosure which forms the eastern boundary. Access is off Studley Lane over Studley Farm drive.
Health and Safety
Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the property. In particular, there are several slurry lagoons at both Manor and Brickhouse Farms. Although these are fenced off, potential purchasers should be aware of the risks of falling into the lagoon and then becoming asphyxiated with fumes from the slurry, and should therefore not inspect the lagoon other than from outside of the fenced area. Potential purchasers should also bear in mind the risk of sudden movements from livestock and machinery which may be present and operating at the property at the time of inspection, especially in the farm buildings area. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings, and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven and slippery ground surfaces.
Town and Country Planning
Melbury, Baynards, The Old Shippon, Brickhouse Farmhouse, Brentwood House, The Willows, and Clover Cottage are subject to agricultural occupancy conditions.
Basic Payment Scheme
All of the land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and entitlements are included in the sale, so far as it is possible to transfer them to the successful purchaser(s).
Electricity Mains electricity is connected to all of the dwellings. A three phase mains electricity supply is connected to the farm buildings. Situated within Brickhouse Farm Pig Unit is a 50KVA ground mounted solar array providing electricity to the pig unit. Situated on the roof of Clover Cottage are 16 solar panels.
Water A mains water supply is connected to the dwellings, buildings and land at Manor Farm. Brickhouse Farm is serviced by both a mains supply and two bore holes.
Drainage Manor Farmhouse, Melbury, Baynards and The Old Shippon are all connected to the mains sewer. Brickhouse Farmhouse, Brentwood House, Clover Cottage and The Willows all have private septic tanks.
Rights of Way, Easements and Wayleaves
There are public footpaths crossing Lots 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 11. There are two pylons situated within both Manor and Brickhouse Farms. The land at Studley Bottom has a right of access over Studley Farm drive.
Energy Performance Certificates
Manor Farm is grade II* listed and therefore EPC exempt. The other seven residential properties have an EPC band E rating.
Lots 1 and 2 will be sold subject to an uplift clause. Should permission be granted for further residential development of Lot 1, or the south western field enclosure of Lot 2 (immediately adjoining Lot 1 to the east), then the vendor shall be entitled to 25% of the uplift in value for a period of 25 years from completion.
Following the A359 in a northerly direction, upon reaching the village of Wanstrow, turn left onto Church Street shortly after the King William public house, signed to West Town and West Cranmore. Follow this road for a short distance towards the Church. Manor Farm will be found on the right hand side with reference to the enclosed plan for Lots 1 and 2. The other lots can be located with reference to the enclosed location plan.
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