Land for saleLangham Farm and The Chargot Shoot, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0SL
4,274 sq. ft.
- 4,274 sq ft (397 sq m)
- Commercial pheasant & partridge shoot
- Four bedroom farmhouse
- 2 cottages & 3 flats
- Shoot lodge with dining facilities
- Modern farm building
- For sale as a whole
- 665.74 acres freehold
- Option to rent shooting rights on 1,675 acres
Minehead 7 miles, Taunton 21 miles (M5 23 miles)
Exeter 40 miles, Exeter Airport 47 miles
Langham Farm is located in the Brendon Hills at the heart of the Exmoor National Park. The Farm lies just south of the village of Luxborough, approximately 7 miles south of Minehead, 21 miles west of Taunton and 40 miles north of Exeter. Access to the M5 and the wider motorway network is via a series of A and B roads. Bristol and Exeter International airports are both about 40 miles away.
Langham Farm stands amidst the picturesque hills and valleys of the Brendon Hills, 1200 ft above sea level, with views from part of the farm over the Bristol Channel.
The farm totals about 665 acres. Langham Farmhouse stands in an elevated but sheltered position in the centre of the farm and is accessed via a private drive from the B3224. Planning consent has recently been granted to create a new main access to the farm. There are a further five dwellings made up of two cottages and three flats. Traditional stone barns in Langham farmyard have been developed to create a comfortable shoot lodge with dining facilities and kitchen area. Additional barns provide beaters and loaders rooms, game chiller, estate office with kitchen area and WC and cartridge storage space. Three flats situated on the first floor of these buildings provide adaptable accommodation for staff.
Langham Farm is currently run as a beef and arable unit. Since purchasing Langham Farm the vendor has successfully run his farming and shooting operations together spending capital on both and most recently constructing new farm buildings including grain storage and covered cattle yards.
THE CHARGOT SHOOT
The topography and nature of the land provides the setting for a shoot of the highest calibre. Chargot has been consistently voted as one of the top ten pheasant and partridge shoots in England. Drives such as Spitfire and Melanie’s have become synonymous with game shooting of the highest quality and are the benchmark against which other shoots measure themselves.
Since 2008 Langham Farm has been in the ownership of Bettws Hall, renowned for owning and running some of the best shoots in the United Kingdom. During this time the shoot has been improved dramatically and run as a high bird quality commercial shoot, with average bags of about 380 birds. During this time the shoot has developed its reputation to such an extent that the majority of its clients are repeat bookings.
The owners have invested significantly in new access tracks throughout the woods and woodland thinning to improve the drives. The Chargot Shoot covers a total area of about 2340 acres and includes 36 drives of both partridge and pheasant. This includes the shooting rights over the adjoining three farms and Forestry Commission owned land which has been rented in. A plan of the drives is attached to these particulars.
The shoot is centered around the deep, steep sided valley which runs through the centre of Langham Farm. The birds are predominantly flushed from a mix of drilled game cover and woodland to provide an attractive variety and different challenges.
The shoot currently employs 4 full time gamekeepers, most of whom have been at Chargot for many years. There are an additional 3 full time farm workers.
There is the opportunity for the buyer to either continue to run the shoot commercially or to run it as a private shoot of the highest calibre. The vendor will retain the shooting rights for the 2014/15 season to run the shoot, but an arrangement will be made to ensure the buyer is able to hold his own days for the coming season. After the 2014/15 season the buyer can continue a similar arrangement or take full control of the shoot.
Constructed of stone with rendered and colour washed white elevations and timber frame casement windows, Langham Farmhouse comprises four bedrooms and two reception rooms.
KENNISHAM VIEW BUNGALOW
A three bedroom detached bungalow, rendered and colour washed under a slate roof. The accommodation also comprises sitting room, kitchen, utility room, office, and bathroom.
LANGHAM HILL COTTAGE
A detached property, rendered and colour washed under a slate roof. The accommodation includes, office, dining, room, sitting room, kitchen, utility room and bathroom. There are three bedrooms on the ground floor and three attic bedrooms and W.C. on the first floor.
Keepers Flat 1: Above the beaters room, open plan kitchen/sitting room, one bedroom, one bathroom.
Keepers Flat 2: Above the beaters room, open plan kitchen/sitting room, one bedroom, one bathroom.
Shoot Lodge Flat: Above the Shoot Lodge, dining room, open plan kitchen / sitting room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
Converted from a stone barn the accommodation includes a guns meeting room with cloakrooms, male & female WC’s, large dining room with quarry tile floor, kitchen with oil fired Aga, office and shower room.
Stone and timber single storey building under a corrugated roof comprising entrance hall, shoot office, kitchen, W.C, guest bedroom with en-suite shower room.
The land is a mix of arable, grass, permanent pasture and mature woodland. The majority of the land is in a single block and accessed from the main driveway and the highways which form the boundaries to some of the land.
The land is designated as grade 3/4. The soil type is Manod, a well drained loamy soil over rock, with shallow soil in places. Currently there is about 284 acres of arable land, 51 acres of temporary grass and 230 acres of permanent pasture.
For further information including general remarks and stipuliations, please call Savills Farms and Estate Department for a copy of the brochure on 0207 016 3780.
From M5 Junction 25 proceed to Taunton and then follow the
A358 towards Minehead for just over 5 miles. Turn left on to the
B3224 signed to Raleighs Cross and Exford and continue for about 8 miles to Raleighs Cross. At the Raleigh Cross Inn continue for 600 yards and turn right onto the B3224 towards Wheddon Cross. Continue for just over 2 miles and at the commencement of woodland on the right, turn right along a private drive signposted Langham Farm and Chargot Wood.
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