Land for saleWootton Fitzpaine, Bridport, Dorset, DT6
- 242 acres (97.9 hectares)
- 4 bed house for modernisation
- Extensive farm buildings
- Productive Grade 3 land
- Isolated stone barn
- Pockets of woodland
- 242 Acres in all
- Additional 153 Acres available
A first class commercial farm with the option of additional nearby accommodation land, all situated on the edge of the Marshwood Vale. Traditional four bedroom farmhouse for modernisation with extensive range of modern farm buildings including parlour, dairy and livestock accommodation. Productive, predominantly Grade 3 land, capable of growing a wide variety of crops, as well as an isolated stone barn with potential (STP). Pockets of woodland. A further 153 acres of land and some farm buildings are available nearby, providing additional livestock housing, arable and grazing land.
Situation - Northay Farm is set in an attractive rural location on the north eastern side of Wootton Fitzpaine, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The locality is quiet and unspoilt with fantastic views over the Marshwood Vale and beyond to the Dorset Jurassic Coast. There is good access to the A35, which links to Axminster to the west and Bridport to the east.
The farm is located close to the charming villages of Wootton Fitzpaine and Whitchurch Canonicorum. The nearby towns of Axminster and Bridport offer a good range of day to day facilities while Axminster also has a rail connection to London Waterloo. To the south lies the World Heritage site of the Jurassic Coast, with Charmouth renowned as the best fossil beach in the world.
The picturesque town of Lyme Regis offers a wealth of local shops and recreational facilities while the county town of Dorchester, around 22 miles away, offers a comprehensive array of retail and leisure facilities. The domestic and international airport at Exeter is approximately 40 miles to the west and provides connections to an ever-increasing number of destinations.
Introduction - Northay Farm offers an opportunity to acquire a commercial farm with much potential, either as a dairy farm (as currently) or to be run as a mixed farm of arable and livestock.
The principal dwelling, Northay Farmhouse, is of stone construction under a slate tiled roof and provides the basis for a comfortable family home, subject to a programme of modernisation. The house has a south facing aspect and is situated at the heart of the farmstead.
Northay Farm is principally run as a dairy holding with a milking herd of 160 cows, and a similar number of followers, as well as a beef cattle herd and a sheep flock. There is an extensive range of modern farm buildings which could continue being run as a dairy, or be adapted to provide other livestock accommodation. The predominantly level land at Northay Farm which is
capable of growing a wide variety of crops, is currently down to grass but has previously grown maize and cereal crops.
Situated away from the main farmhouse is a stone barn known as Harpers Barn - offering potential for conversion subject to the necessary planning consents.
The Farmhouse - The floor plan shows the extent of the internal accommodation, but in brief comprises:
Front Porch with front door opening into the Hall. Open-plan Kitchen/Breakfast Room with large open fireplace housing a wood burner, wall and base units, single sink and drainer, gas hob and electric oven with extractor fan over, Stanley Rayburn (which provides hot water & central heating), airing cupboard with hot water tank. Sitting Room with fireplace. Dairy. Workshop. Bathroom with bath, wash hand basin and WC. Utility Room.
From the hall, stairs lead up to the first floor with 4 Bedrooms and a Toilet, with WC and wash hand basin.
Outside - To the front of the house is a decked area and lawned garden, while to the side is an orchard with a variety of fruit trees. Adjoining the property to the rear is a Garage and Farm Office.
The Land - The farmland extends to approximately 209 acres (84.94 hectares) including 27.62 acres of woodland. The land is predominantly Grade 3 and is currently down to grass, but has previously grown forage maize, cereal crops and forage crops.
The soil type is predominantly clayey soils with some fine loamy soil over clay. The woodland is mixed broadleaf and offers some sporting and amenity appeal.
Land & Buildings At Lower Abbots Wootton - Situated approximately 0.25 miles to the south of Northay Farm is an excellent block of accommodation ground and modern farm buildings suitable as a dairy youngstock rearing unit to support the main farm. The land is a mixture of arable, pasture and woodland. Further details are available from the agents.
General Remarks -
Services - Water - Private water from the Lady Well Water supply system a shared system between local farms, whereby water is pumped to a central holding tank and then gravity fed to Northay Farm. An additional private water supply from a spring is located in field 3756. A mains water connection is available at Point X on the sale plan. Rights will be reserved over the Land at Lower Abbots Wootton to allow for improvements to the mains supply.
Electricity - Mains electricity (3 phase)
Drainage - Private drainage
Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession.
Access - Direct access to the public highway. Northay Farm Lane is an unclassified road. A neighbour has a right of access along the first section.
Designations - The farm is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Rights Of Way - A public footpath and bridleway crosses the farm.
Local Authority - West Dorset District Council 01305 251010
Basic Payment Scheme - Entitlements will be made available. The purchaser will take over the vendors cross compliance responsibilities.
Schemes - Northay Farm is part of an Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) agreement which ends on 31/10/18. As part of the purchase of the farm and land the purchaser(s) will undertake to take on this agreement which may require
Ingoing Valuation - Upon completion of purchase and in addition to purchase price, the purchaser shall take over and pay for (including VAT where applicable) the following items below at valuation: The buyer will be required on completion to make a payment on account for the approximate amount of the ingoing valuation, as calculated by Stags, with the final valuation to be agreed within 7 days after completion. All remaining hay, straw, wrapped and bagged silage, feedstuffs grain, etc, upon the property at market values.
All remaining clamp silage at consuming value calculated in accordance with the CAAV Publication No 183. The valuation will be based on an analysis or if appropriate, analyses. The Vendor is responsible for obtaining the analyses and will pay the charges.
Beneficial cultivations carried out prior to completion and growing crops planted prior to completion at the cost of seeds, fertilisers, sprays, pesticides and labour thereto. Where labour has been undertaken by contract, then the actual cost shall apply. In all other cases, the labour charges shall be in accordance with the CAAV costings.
All fertilisers applied to pasture land which has not been cut or grazed between application and completion shall be taken over at cost price of fertilisers and labour at actual cost where undertaken by contract or in accordance with the CAAV costings.
All remaining diesel and domestic fuel oil, feeding stuffs, fertilisers in store, shall be taken over at cost price.
All matters of valuation shall be carried out by Stags acting upon behalf of the Vendors and Purchaser, whose decision shall be final and binding on both parties and whose fees and expenses shall be paid in equal parts by each. All valuation monies shall be paid, by cleared funds, in the account of the agents or vendor, within 14 days of completion and shall otherwise therefore carry interest at 5% above the HSBC Plc base rate applicable to the period. There will be no claims for tenants rights matters and in the usual way no counter claims.
Sporting And Mineral Rights - The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.
Fixtures And Fittings - All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.
Farm Sale - The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm sale by auction of live and deadstock on the property prior to completion.
Wayleaves, Rights Of Way Etc - The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.
Plans & Boundary Fences - A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.
Warning - Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings.
Disclaimer - These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
Viewing - Strictly by appointment with Stags Farm Agency on 01392 680059
Directions - From the A35 junction at Raymonds Hill/Hunters Lodge junction, take the B2165 signposted Crewkerne. Proceed along this road for about 3.3 miles, passing the Devon County and Dorset County signs. Take the first turning on the right and continue
for 0.5 miles and at the first junction, turn left signposted Whitchurch and after a mile the entrance to Northay Farm is on the left hand side.
Farm Buildings - 1 16.85m x 6.68m Feed Store and Workshop: Steel frame with part concrete block and clad elevations under a clad roof
2 10.18m x 19.03m Open fronted livestock building: Steel construction with part concrete block and clad elevations under
3 22.16 m x 4.99m Calf Rearing Barn: Concrete block and stone construction under corrugated roof
4 8.52m x 3.57m Feed Store: Stone and block construction under corrugated roof with water tank
5 9.10m x 5.35m Livestock Barn: brick construction under corrugated roof
6 10.16m x 5.21m Isolation Pen and Mill Unit: Concrete block construction under corrugated roof
7 Feed Silo approximately 12 tonnes
8 Grain Silo
9 Dairy and Parlour: Concrete block construction under corrugated roof. Cotswold water heater, hot water
tank, 2 fan refrigeration units, two pumps, Fabdec bulk tank of 10,000 litre capacity,12:12 Alpha Laval Herringbone parlour with in parlour feeders and feed bins in loft
10 Alpha Laval outside parlour feeder 4 units (redundant) and a 12 tonne feed silo
11 23.78m x 21.17m Covered Silage Clamp and Cubicle House: Steel frame with timber and concrete block elevations under
a clad roof. Approximately 35 cubicles
12 21.17m x 14.40m Covered Silage Clamp and Loose Housing: Steel frame with concrete block and timber walls under clad roof
13 10.39m x 33.76m Covered Yard: Steel frame with concrete panel and timber clad elevations under corrugated roof
14 Dung Store
15 Dung Ramp
16 22.80m x 13.30m
Covered Silage Clamp: Steel frame with part concrete panel and timber walls with clad elevations under corrugated roof
17 19.56m x 36.61
Cubicle House and Covered Silage Clamp: Steel frame with concrete block construction part clad
elevations under clad roof. Approximately 115 cubicles
18 Alpha Laval above ground dirty water tank approximately 200,000 gallons with hydrant system to the land
19 Former Chicken House
20 Harpers Barn; A traditional stone barn with adjoining timber frame linhay in field number 3368
21 Field Barn: Stone and brick construction in field number 3251
Warning - Farms and land can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of farm buildings and livestock.
These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.
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