Farm House for saleLOT 1 - Lower Poole Farm, East Allington
- 5 bedroom farmhouse
- In need of modernisation
- Detached stone barn, offering potential for conversion into an office/ancillary accommodation to the
- Garage, garden and pond
- Former orchard
- Up to 10 lots available for sale either as a whole or to suit buyer's requirements
- For sale by Informal Tender
HOW TO GET THERE From the centre of the village of East Allington, proceed in an easterly direction along Dartmouth Road for about 200 or so yards and the entrance drive to Lower Poole Farm can be seen on the left hand side(next to the recreation/football field). Alternatively, if coming from the Totnes direction, turn off at Stanborough Hundred junction, proceed along Five Mile Lane for about 1½ miles and bear right towards the village of East Allington. On reaching Kellaton Cross, bear right and continue along Dartmouth Road towards the village of East Allington and the entrance drive to Lower Poole Farm will be found on the right hand side.
SITUATION Lower Poole Farm is situated on the north side of the village of East Allington, between the towns of Kingsbridge and Totnes, in the South Hams area of South Devon. Kingsbridge town being about 3 miles to the south and the town of Totnes being about 8 miles to the north, with the A38 dual carriageway expressway, connecting to the M5 and national road network, being some 15 miles distant.
There is a good selection of shopping and recreational facilities at the nearby towns of Totnes and Kingsbridge. Kingsbridge is situated at the head of the Salcombe estuary with excellent boating and sailing facilities within the sheltered estuary waters. The South Hams coastline is renowned for its beaches and spectacular scenery stretching from Dartmouth in the East to Plymouth in the West.
The unique and charming market town of Totnes sits above the River Dart in the heart of the South Hams. The town is one of Devon's gems, the birthplace of the Transition Town movement in England and nominated in British Airways' HighLife magazine as one of the world's top ten funky towns. Full of colour and character, its atmosphere is cosmopolitan with a West Country flavour and those looking for history, alternative therapies and beautiful countryside will find it in and around Totnes. The town is said to have more listed buildings per head of the population than anywhere else in Britain. With a twice-a-week market and full of small independent shops, it's well-known for ethical products, wholefoods and fair trade goods. It is the second oldest borough in England, with an ancient Guildhall and Church, a Norman Castle and its North and East Gates. There is a well-regarded community college and a mainline railway station and Dartmoor, the South Hams and many of its fine beaches are within easy reach.
DESCRIPTION Lower Poole Farm is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to 10 lots, to suit purchaser's requirements.
The farm has in the past been used for arable and livestock farming purposes, but offers the potential for equestrian or alternative uses (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent).
The full extent of the ten lots is as approximately shown outlined on the site plan, forming part of these particulars.
Dealing with each lot in turn and by reference to the site plan:-
LOT 1 (as outlined in red)
Standing in grounds of approximately 1.43 acres (0.58 hectares), Lower Poole Farmhouse occupies a private, south facing position with its own short driveway approach to a parking area on the south side of the property.
Believed to be constructed of colour washed rendered solid stone walls, the property offers the potential to create a desirable family home, in a desirable location.
Not of listed status and by reference to the floor plan, the property extends to a total of 223 Sq. Metres (2,403 Sq. Ft) over two floors as follows:-
GROUND FLOOR Glazed Conservatory, Dining Room, Living Room, Dairy/Larder, Office, Kitchen, Back Kitchen
FIRST FLOOR Main Landing/Corridor, 5 bedrooms, separate WC, family bathroom.
OUTSIDE On the south side of the property, is a driveway, parking area, garage, garden and pond.
On the north side of the property is a former orchard, small courtyard and detached stone barn, offering potential for conversion into an office/ancillary accommodation to the house (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent).
SERVICES Mains electric, private water and private septic tank drainage.
COUNCIL TAX Lower Poole Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band D with the amount payable for 2018/19 being £1,812.
LOT 2 (as outlined in light blue)
Extending to 0.07 acres (0.03 hectares) this lot comprises a walled garden and stone barn, (attached to the farmhouse), with planning consent for conversion to residential use (as a separate dwelling).
Conditional planning consent (application reference number 0084/18/FUL), granted on __________ , shows the proposed accommodation for this barn (203.67 internal square feet over one floor), being as follows:-
Long Barn (Unit 3) Entrance hall, two bedrooms, family bathroom, open plan kitchen/lounge area, office/utility.
Outside Walled garden on the south side, parking area and curtilage on the north side.
LOT 3 (as outlined in yellow and to include entrance drive)
Extending to approximately 2.25 acres (0.91 hectares) this comprises a range of stone barns (total of 612 Sq. Metres (6585 Sq. Ft) over two floors internally), together with associated curtilage, which, by reference to the approved plans, indicates the proposed accommodation for each of the barns as follows:-
The Shippen (Unit 1) 245 Sq. Metres over two floors.
Entrance hall, open plan kitchen/lounge/dining area, cloakroom/WC, utility room, four bedrooms, three bathrooms.
Outside Patio and garden area, two bay Heritage garage and log store.
The Shippen (Unit 2) 136 Sq. Metres over two floors.
Open plan kitchen/dining room, utility room, snug, lounge, three bedrooms, two bath/shower rooms.
Outside Patio and garden area, two bay Heritage garage and log store. Bat roost.
Dung House (Unit 4) 223 Sq. Metres over two floors
Entrance hall, open plan kitchen/dining/living room area, utility room, five bedrooms, four bathrooms.
Outside Patio and garden area, two bay Heritage garage and log store.
LOT 4 (as outlined in pink)
Extending to approximately 18.54 acres (7.51 hectares), this block of agricultural land may be accessed either off the Council maintained highway running along the east boundary, or off the shared driveway, leading to the house and farm buildings.
In the event that Lots 4 and 5 are sold to separate buyers, then the purchaser of Lot 4 will be required to erect a standard agricultural stock-proof fence between points A and B on the site plan, within eight weeks following legal completion. This fence to be owned and maintained thereafter by the purchaser of Lot 4.
SX7749 5832 2.00 4.94
SX7749 4428 0.96 2.37
SX7749 6323 2.45 6.05
SX7749 4914 1.16 2.86
SX7749 4206 0.94 2.32
7.51 ha 18.54 acres
LOT 5 (as outlined in purple)
Extending to approximately 10.24 acres (4.15 hectares), this land may be accessed again either off the Council maintained highway running along the east boundary, or off the shared driveway to the house and farm buildings.
SX7749 6713 2.05 5.06
SX7749 4914 1.16 2.86
SX7749 4206 0.94 2.32
4.15 ha 10.24 acres
LOT 6 (as outlined in brown)
Extending to a total of some 6.86 acres (2.78 hectares), access to this land may be gained through a gateway off the shared driveway to the farmhouse and buildings.
LOT 7 (as outlined in yellow)
Extending to approximately 14.67 acres (5.50 hectares), this comprises approximately 8.82 acres of grassland and the balance 5.85 acres being woodland and copse area.
In the south-east corner of the field and at the access point to the land (off the shared driveway to the farmhouse and buildings), is a range of dilapidated farm buildings, which offers the potential for other uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.
SX7749 1002 3.57 8.82
SX7749 0307 1.77 4.37
SX7648 9994 0.16 1.48
5.50 ha 14.67 acres
LOT 8 (as outlined in orange)
Extending to approximately 8.69 acres (3.52 hectares), this land may be accessed off the shared driveway to the house and farm buildings.
SX7749 2708 2.67 6.59
SX7749 3519 0.85 2.10
3.52 ha 8.69 acres
LOT 9 (as outlined in bold black)
Extending to approximately 5.73 acres (2.32 hectares), this land may be accessed off the shared driveway to the house and farm buildings.
This lot also includes a former quarry on the south boundary and running through the middle of this meadowfield is a stream water supply.
LOT 10 (as outlined in dark blue)
Extending to approximately 77.65 acres (31.45 hectares), this block of land may be accessed off the Council maintained highway running along the north boundary and comprises a combination of gentle and moderate north, east, south and west facing slopes.
There is a bridleway/public footpath running along the western boundary of this lot.
SX7749 1593 3.48 8.59
SX7749 0377 5.81 14.35
SX7749 2577 2.31 5.70
SX7749 9167 0.08 0.19
SX7749 1565 2.45 6.05
SX7749 9752 2.30 5.68
SX7749 1348 3.08 7.61
SX7749 2553 2.07 5.11
SX7749 3759 3.40 8.40
SX7749 3244 0.78 1.92
SX7749 2231 2.00 4.94
SX7749 0531 3.69 9.11
31.45 ha 77.65 acres
MAINS WATER SUPPLIES The seller undertakes to supply and install a mains underground water supply pipes to Lots 1, 2, 3 (three separate supplies), 4 and 5, within eight weeks following legal completion or as soon as possible thereafter within the time constraints set down by South West Water.
METHOD OF SALE Lower Poole Farm is offered for sale by Informal Tender (unless sold prior), with a closing date of Thursday, 18 October 2018 at 12 noon.
Buyers are invited to submit offers for individual lots or a combination of lots, as may suite their requirements and tender forms are available on request from the sole selling agent.
The seller does not undertake to accept the highest or any of the offers and the seller reserves the right to withdraw, alter or amend the way in which the land is offered for sale.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME There are no Basic Payment Scheme entitlements included (or available to be purchased), with the farm.
PUBLIC FOOTPATHS There are no public footpaths across the farm, as far as are known.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME The farm is not subject to any Environmental Stewardship Scheme agreements.
SECTION 106 AGREEMENT The planning consent for the conversion of the stone barns is subject to a Section 106 Agreement, requiring the following contributions to be paid to the relevant authority/organisation.
Education Contribution - contribution towards the provision of furniture and equipment relating to Phase 1 of additional teaching provision at Kingsbridge Academy - £13,152
Open Space, Sport and Recreation Contribution - improvement of changing facilities at the East Allington United Football Club - £ 9,223
Open Space, Sport and Recreation Contribution - towards improvement of the play area and/or skate park at the East Allington Recreation Ground - £5,890
School Transport Contribution- a contribution towards the cost of school transport between the Development and Kingsbridge Community College - £3,372
TOTAL CONTRIBUTION £31,637
TENURE Lower Poole Farm is for sale on a freehold basis, with vacant possession being available on legal completion.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.
GUIDE PRICES Lot 1- Guide £350,000
Lot 2 - Guide £100,000
Lot 3 - Guide £300,000
Lot 4 - Guide £135,000
Lot 5 - Guide £75,000
Lot 6 - Guide £50,000
Lot 7 - Guide £80,000
Lot 8 - Guide £65,000
Lot 9 - Guide £45,000
Lot 10 - Guide £500,000
The Whole: Guide £1,700,000
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Luscombe Maye, 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1PP. Tel: 01548 800176.
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