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3 bedroom smallholding for sale


Guide Price £585,000

Property Description

Key features

  • An attractive residential smallholding in rural North Wiltshire
  • Stone barn conversion which has been improved and extended
  • Range of former livestock buildings for redevelopment (STP)
  • Grade 3 arable land as separate enclosure
  • Property is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition
  • Property is subject to a S106 Agreement
  • About 11.633 acres (4.708 ha)
  • Available as a whole

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A highly attractive residential smallholding extending to some 11.63 acres (4.70 hectares) positioned in a rural hamlet in North Wiltshire. The accommodation comprises a 3 bedroom period barn conversion with separate self-contained garden room, farm buildings and productive arable land.

Old Dairy Cottage forms part of the rural hamlet of Preston, a picturesque area of North Wiltshire. The property is situated approximately 1.0 mile from the village of Lyneham, 5.0 miles southwest of the attractive market town of Royal Wootton Bassett and Junction 16 of the M4 within 7.0 miles.

The larger commercial centre of Swindon is approximately 11.5 miles north and provides a comprehensive range of recreational, retail and business facilities including a mainline railway station with direct connection to London Paddington (from 60 minutes).

Old Dairy Cottage is an attractive rural residential smallholding, suitable for agricultural or equestrian activities, approached from a quiet no-through road; a quiet and secluded position for any prospective buyer.

The agricultural land is separate but easily accessible off the main highway and the building complex lends themselves for improvement and alternative uses (subject to planning).

Old Dairy Cottage:
The cottage is a part red brick, stone and timber clad single storey barn conversion which has been sympathetically improved and extended by the current owners.

Accommodation briefly comprises a large kitchen/breakfast room with limestone tiled floor, separate snug, and utility room with gas boiler and electrics. Door leading through to a stunning galleried living room with part exposed stone walls, exposed beams and staircases at either side to the first floor. Off the living room, there is a ground floor family bathroom, double bedroom, separate storage cupboard and recently added glazed sun room. On the first floor, there are two double bedrooms (both with ensuite facilities).

The formal gardens surround the cottage with lawn interspersed amongst mature shrubs and well stocked borders, sleeper raised vegetable beds and opposite a separate garden room and carport with electric connected.

Farm Buildings:
There is a compact range of farm buildings that would support either agricultural or equestrian activities and in part lend themselves to alternative use (subject to gaining planning consent).

| The Open Fronted Barn adjoins the carport and is timber framed with block walling and timber clad above with a galvanised tin roof which provides general storage.

| The former Livestock Pen Building is a dilapidated single storey part red brick and stone open fronted building with blue slate roof which lends itself to redevelopment (subject to planning) and improvement.

| The General Purpose building is a very useful steel portal framed building sat on a concrete floor block walling and tin sheeting above with a profile roof and galvanised gates at either end.

The land extends to approximately 11.238 acres (4.548 hectares) of productive arable land as a single enclosure. The soil is predominantly Grade 3 and is a deep fertile clay loam which has continuously produced good yields. There is good vehicular access to the land off the main highway for modern agricultural equipment and vehicles.

Planning permission was granted on Old Dairy Cottage on 02 November 2003 (Ref: 03/00888/COU) for the conversion of an agricultural barn into an agricultural workers dwelling, subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC) and new access with further alterations approved on 01 September 2004 (Ref: 04/01455/S73).

Old Dairy Cottage is subject to a S106 Agreement dated 10 October 2003. Further details are available from the selling Agents.

Mains electricity and water together with private drainage via a Klarcester. Mains gas fired central heating to the property. Mains electric and water connected to the farm buildings.

Please note that the adjoining property, Springfield, shares the Klarcester and pays a contribution of 200 per annum to the sellers.

No guarantees are given in respect of these services and any buyer should make their own inspection and enquiries.

From Marlborough: take the road towards Rockley and continue down Hockpen Hill towards the staggered crossroad with the A4361. Go straight over and through Broad Hinton before taking the first left turn out of the village signposted Clyffe Pypard. At the Bushton crossroads go straight over signposted Preston/Thickthorn. Continue for about 1 mile before turning left towards Thickthorn/Preston. Continue for a further 1 mile before turning into Preston Lane keep to the narrow lane for approximately 0.35 miles where Old Dairy Cottage will be found on the left hand side as indicated by the Woolley & Wallis For Sale Board.


All viewings are by appointment only arranged through our Marlborough Farm & Rural Office 01672 515252.
No dogs allowed on site.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
01 August 2016

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