Land for saleCattistock, Dorchester, Dorset
Under Offer 326 ac. | £2,650,000
- 326 acres (131.9 hectares)
- One bedroom cottage | Bungalow with planning permission to build a 4 bedroom farmhouse |Agricultural buildings | Predominately pasture
- Available as a whole or in 3 lots
- About 326.05 acres (131.95 ha)
Lot 1 - Manor Farm Bungalow, farm
buildings and 319.03 acres (129.11 ha)
Manor Farm's main entrance is from a private
lane from Cattistock village.
Manor Farm Bungalow
Manor Farm bungalow is accessed from the private lane which leads to Cattistock and sits in a pretty fenced plot. The property consists of a pre -cast concrete bungalow and is not currently habitable. Planning consent to demolish the existing bungalow and replace with a four bedroom farm house subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition was granted on 15th July 2015 (Application no. WD/D/14/003171) which offers far reaching views across the valley and will be set in its own envelope of land.
A private lane from Cattistock leads to the farm yard. There are two agricultural buildings:
1. Dutch Barn
A steel frame Dutch Barn (12m x 7m) with a concrete floor and a corrugated iron roof with a
weather boarded elevation and a portal lean to
(6.5m x 12m) on a hard core floor. The building
houses 6 stables.
2. Steel Portal Frame barn
A portal frame with concrete sleeper elevations,
timber sides under a corrugated iron roof. Built
2 years ago and currently used as cattle housing.
The land at Manor Farm is in a single ring fence parcel comprising predominately pasture with some amenity woodland in a valley bowl with level pastures running through the valley.
The land parcels are separated by a mixture of hedge or post and rail stock fencing (with hunt fences) and there is water connected to most fields.
The land is accessed by a track from the village of Cattistock and the farm buildings or via the A37 to the North East of the land.
The farm benefits from being positioned across an open valley which has the potential for a challenging shoot which is currently not exercised.
The land is Grade 3 and the soil is a free draining, lime rich, loam soil. The land is currently being grazed on an annual grazing agreement with sheep and cattle. There are pony paddocks to the North side of the Dutch barn which are in hand.
Lot 2 - Marker's Paddock
A single 2.92 acre (1.18 ha) grass paddock with access off the bridleway.
Lot 3 - Jenny's Cottage/Hill Barn
Jenny's Cottage/Hill Barn is situated to the South East of the property in an elevated position with far reaching views over surrounding countryside. Entering through a boot room, there is an open plan kitchen/sitting room with fitted wooden units and a woodburner. Upstairs there is a double bedroom and shower room. Jenny's Cottage/Hill Barn is let on a licence which ends 15/08/2016.
Next to Jenny's Cottage/Hill Barn is a partially built (there is no roof) stone and brick barn with a timber frame and a concrete floor.
The property sits in a 4.10 acre (1.66 ha) plot.
The purchaser of Lot 1 will have an agricultural
right of access along the track within Lot 3.
Manor Farm occupies a rural position amidst the rolling West Dorset countryside. The property is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the edge of the village of Cattistock.
Cattistock is an active and young village with a store/post office, parish church of St. Peter and St. Paul, active village hall and a popular public house - The Fox and Hounds. Further local facilities can be found in Maiden Newton, about 2 miles away. There are more extensive shopping and business facilities in the county town of Dorchester and regional centre of Yeovil.
Sporting facilities in the village include a tennis and cricket club, and in the wider area there is hunting with the Cattistock Hunt and golf at Sherborne, Yeovil or Dorchester. Water sports are available along the Dorset coastline at Weymouth Bay, West Bay and Lyme Regis. There is horse racing at Wincanton, Exeter and Bath.
There are primary schools in Maiden Newton and Evershot. The Hardye School in Dorchester is a former grammar school and now a state secondary and well regarded. There is another secondary school at Beaminster. Private schools in the area include Sherborne, Leweston, Sunninghill, Canford and Bryanston amongst others.
Communications in the area include a branch line station at Maiden Newton and mainline stations at Dorchester and Yeovil (to London Waterloo). For routes by car to London and Devon, the A303 is located to the North of Yeovil and the A31 can be joined at Bere Regis.
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