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5 bedroom farm for sale

Fifehead Neville, Sturminster Newton, DT10 2AJ

Under Offer £1,550,000
2,253 sq. ft.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 2,253 sq ft (209 sq m)

Key features

  • 5 bedroom bungalow (subject to an agricultural occupancy condition)
  • Superb range of farm buildings including grain store, livestock buildings, workshop and office
  • Productive arable and pasture land
  • Far reaching countryside vistas
  • In total about 125.88 acres (50.94 hectares)
  • For sale by Private Treaty as a whole

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Higher Sandhills Farm is an attractive ring fenced mixed farm with 125.88 acres. In the last eight years a significant programme of improvement has been undertaken to make it one of the best equipped and productive farms of this size in the area.
Improvements include the construction of an excellent grain store, existing farm building upgrades, a land drainage scheme, a new farm track and new kitchen and utility in the bungalow.

The land is eminently capable of producing good arable crops and grass leys which has enabled the farm to rear and finish 160 bull beef per year. The spacious and modest farm bungalow combine to make Higher Sandhills Farm a conveniently sized farm suitable for arable, livestock, equestrian, recreational and residential purposes.

The farm is situated in one of the prettiest parts of the Blackmore Vale set on a small limestone ridge overlooking the land and approached over a tree lined private drive. There are magnificent panoramic views towards Bulbarrow Hill to the east and to Lydlinch and the Caundles to the west with Alfred’s Tower at Stourhead visible on clear days.

Fifehead Neville is a typical quaint vale village. The former market town of Sturminster Newton has a range of everyday facilities including shops and primary and secondary schools. Shaftesbury and Blandford offer a wider range of retail, recreational and commercial facilities.

A light and spacious bungalow in a stunning position overlooking the farmland and countryside beyond. It was constructed in 1988 of rendered cavity wall elevations under a concrete tile roof, and benefits from PVC double glazing throughout and oil fired central heating. The dwelling has an Agricultural Occupancy Condition.

The accommodation includes a 23’ dual aspect living room with stone surround fireplace and inset wood burner leading to the conservatory with superb westerly views. The kitchen diner and utility were refitted in 2016. Refer to the floor plan for layout and room dimensions.

The dwelling is approached over a gravel drive and parking area with a triple garage and block garden shed. The bungalow is surrounded by large level lawns.

A range of modern steel frame buildings served by stone yards comprise:

Grain Store 30.4 x 15.2m (100’ x 50’). Constructed in 2012 to a high specification with concrete panel walls, box profile cladding and part power floated concrete floor. The building is currently arranged with 3 bays forming the enclosed grain store with full height electric roller shutter door and 2 bays are open fodder storage. The dividing concrete panels are easily movable to extend or reduce the grain store capacity.

5 bay General Purpose Building 30.4 x 23.8m (100’ x 78’) clear span building constructed in 2001. 3 bays of livestock pens with feed barriers and water troughs and 2 bays are open fodder storage. Adjoining store.

4 bay Livestock Building 27.0 x 18.3m (88’6” x 60’0”) including lean-to’s. Internal feed barriers and water troughs. Integral/adjoining store room. To the front is a stock handling yard and race.

Workshop and Office 12.5 x 8.7m (41’0” x 28’6”) The workshop has a roller shutter door, insulated roof and power points and the farm office, also insulated, has a kitchenette and WC.

Level and gently west facing land which is a mix of sandy loam over limestone on the higher land sloping down to Oxford clay beyond the farmstead. The lower fields benefit from a comprehensive land drainage scheme conduced in 2013 and 2015. Fields are accessible via a central track and off Haydon Lane and most fields have access to a water trough. Fields are currently in an arable rotation of winter barley, peas and clover leys with manure from the bull beef applied and not taken off farm.


The farm is situated in one of the prettiest parts of the Blackmore Vale set on a small limestone ridge overlooking the land and approached over a tree lined private drive. There are magnificent panoramic views towards Bulbarrow Hill to the east and to Lydlinch and the Caundles to the west with Alfred’s Tower at Stourhead visible on clear days.

Fifehead Neville is a typical quaint vale village. The former market town of Sturminster Newton has a range of everyday facilities including shops and primary and secondary schools. Shaftesbury and Blandford offer a wider range of retail, recreational and commercial facilities.

The A30 and A303 provide good east/west road links. Mainline trains to London Waterloo available at Sherborne and Gillingham. There are a number of first class independent schools in the areas, notably Bryanston, Clayesmore, Milton Abbey and the Sherborne Schools.

The area provides excellent recreational opportunities with many footpaths, bridleways and lanes to explore the countryside by foot, car or horseback. There are race courses and golf courses nearby with sailing and fishing within an hours drive on the Jurassic coast. The farm sits on the border of the Blackmore & Sparkford Vale Hunt and Portman Hunt countries.


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Nearest station

  • Templecombe (7.8 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Templecombe (7.8 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Symonds & Sampson, Sturminster Newton

Agriculture House, Market Place, Sturminster Newton, DT10 1AR

01258 919015 Local call rate

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