Farm House for saleBeaminster, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8
A rare opportunity to acquire an attractive block of pasture land with an excellent range of versatile livestock buildings with the benefit of planning consent for the development of a three bedroom farmhouse (subject to AOC). The property enjoys a wonderfully secluded position with fabulous views over the surrounding West Dorset countryside. Est.2,500 sq.ft approx (GEA). Excellent range of modern versatile farm buildings. In total extending to 54.26 acres (21.96ha) or thereabouts. Available for sale as a whole by private treaty.
Planning consent was originally obtained on 20th January 2011 for the erection of a two storey agricultural workers dwelling and garage and development works have now commenced. The dwelling is to be principally constructed of timber with oak frame with stone and timber cladding beneath a tiled roof. The property has been designed to a high Eco standard and to maximise light and views over the surrounding countryside.
N.B. Planning consent for the dwelling requires the removal of the mobile home within a fixed timescale of completion. The mobile home measures 21.55m x 3.83m overall and benefits from private drainage, mains electricity and water. Double glazed throughout.
The accommodation briefly comprises: living room, shower room with WC and hand basin, shower cubicle, kitchen/dining room, 2 bedrooms and office.
The vendors have invested in a large range of interlinking livestock and storage buildings suitable for a variety of agricultural and equestrian uses accessed over a concrete yard. The principal buildings comprise:
Calf Barn - 24.32m x 11.86m
Four bay. Steel beneath a fibre cement roof with concrete panel walls with space board cladding above. Concrete floor.
Sheep Shed - 32.06m x 9.01m widening to 13.86m
Steel beneath a fibre cement roof , block walling, space boarding above, chalk floor.
Covered Yard Area - 16.94m x 11m
Steel beneath a fibre cement roof with concrete floor.
Straw Barn -
Steel under CA roof with block walling and profile sheeting, chalk floor. Storage area with concrete floor and lock up.
Lean-To - 18.86m x 4.51m
Steel beneath a fibre cement roof with block and timber space boarding above. Steel doors to yard area. Chalk floor.
Stock Shed - 30.63m x 17.76m
Steel under fibre cement roof with concrete panel walls and space boarding above. Chalk floor.
The land is situated to the north and south east of the farm buildings and proposed dwelling and comprises gently sloping and productive permanent pasture contained within a ring fence. The farming operation in recent years has comprised intensive calf rearing and sheep farming operations.
The majority of the land is contained within stock proof fencing with the benefit of mains and private water supply. In addition there is a small area of mature wet woodland extending to 1.88 acres (0.76ha) or thereabouts situated at the northern end of the farm adjoining the River Axe which forms the northern boundary. In total the farm extends to 54.26 acres (21.96 ha) or thereabouts.
Lower Chapel Marsh Farm is situated in a tranquil and secluded position in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The popular West Dorset town of Beaminster is about 3 miles away and is a historic market town. Facilities include restaurants, a good selection of independent shops as well as a church, post office, library, two schools and a bank. There are numerous events and locations to visit nearby including the Abbotsbury Swannery, Evershot Country Fair, Horn Park, Summer Lodge and Buckham Down Fair.
The nearby towns of Crewkerne and Bridport offer a more extensive range of facilities including Waitrose supermarkets.
The mainline railway station at Crewkerne runs a regular service to London Waterloo (2 hours 39 minutes) and services London Paddington from Dorchester (2 hours 36 minutes). The A303 is circa 12 miles to the north and connects with Exeter to the west and the M3 and London to the east and the M5 at Taunton (junction 25). Bristol, Bournemouth and Exeter airports offer a range of national and international flights.
The Jurassic coast one of only two natural world heritage sites in the UK is about 12 miles to the south and offers a range of water sports, sea fishing and sailing as well as picturesque walks along the 18 mile Chesil beach, one of the world's largest shingle beaches.
Other sporting activities in the area include golf at Sherborne, Bridport, Lyme Regis and West Bay as well as national hunt racing at Wincanton and Taunton. Flat racing at Bath and Salisbury. Hunting is with the Cattistock and Seavington Hunts.
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