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4 bedroom bungalow for sale

Buckland St. Mary, Chard, Somerset

Sold STC £1,650,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 4 bedroom & 2 bedroom bungalows (subject to AOCs)
  • 3 free range chicken houses max capacity 30,000 birds
  • 18,471 sq ft egg packing and distribution centre
  • Range of flexible ancillary buildings
  • Biomass boiler providing income and heat
  • Solar panels providing income and electric
  • Strategic location with easy access to the M5 and A303
  • Pastureland and wildlife pond in 31.84 acres (12.89 ha)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A well-equipped poultry farm with former egg packing enterprise in the Blackdown Hills. Two Bungalows (subject to AOCs), substantial range of farm buildings with potential for alternative uses (STPP) set in 31.84 acres (12.89 ha) of well fenced pastureland.

Higher Buckland Farm is situated in the heart of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Its elevated sunny location affords far reaching panoramic views over the unspoilt rolling countryside. Despite its setting in such a rural location the property is by no means remote,
with excellent transport connections to the rest of the country. The nearby village of Buckland St Mary has an ancient church, primary school
and village hall. The county town of Taunton is easily accessible with an excellent range of shopping, educational and recreational facilities,
together with a main line rail link to London Paddington and a connection to the M5 motorway. The A303 is within 4 miles providing excellent links to London and the South East, with Exeter and its international airport within an easy commute. The Jurassic Coast is only about 25 miles to the south
at the popular resort of Lyme Regis.

The Property
This sale affords prospective purchasers the rare opportunity to acquire a most attractive, adaptable residential and agricultural holding. The vendors
have run the farm as a free range egg enterprise, although it is considered it could easily be converted to a livestock unit or to a variety of alternative agricultural, equestrian or commercial enterprises (subject to planning). The two semi-detached bungalows are situated to the southern corner of the farm and are constructed of brick with rendered block walls under a tiled roof. The two bedroom Higher Buckland Farm bungalow was built in 1988, most of the principal rooms face south, featuring superb rural views. The kitchen opens into a conservatory overlooking a private garden. Blackdown View bungalow was built in 1993 as an L-shaped extension to the original dwelling. At the heart of this four bedroom home is a generous open plan kitchen/diner, well-equipped with oak units, granite worktops, integrated appliances and oak floors. Patio doors open onto a terrace and the garden beyond. By the entrance to Blackdown View is a wooden Utility/Boot Room (5.4m x 3.65m) supplied with water and electricity. These flexible dwellings provides accommodation for multigenerational
living or staff use.
See floorplans for accommodation and measurements.

Outside
To the front of Higher Buckland Farm is an enclosed south facing gravel garden with beds filled with spring flower shrubs. Blackdown View has an easy to maintain garden mainly laid to lawn with some ornamental shrubs surrounding the landscaped terrace. The dwellings are accessed over a separate entrance drive leading to the outbuildings and farm beyond. To the left of the drive is a Garage/Store (6.75m x 3.65m), an open fronted Log Store (5m x 4.5m) and a block built Storage Shed (9m x 4.44m) with a Nissan Hut (13.25m x 4.98m) opposite.

Further up the yard is an excellent Commercial Workshop (13.54m x 12.2m) with extra mezzanine store and adjoining store (12.2m x 4.56m), this building is of steel frame construction with block and fully GI clad walls. Beyond is a pole and GI clad Fodder Barn (12.2m x4.56m) in poor repair. In the southern corner of the farm is a newly constructed entrance giving excellent commercial
access to the Packing Centre and Poultry Units.

The Poultry Unit
Previously run as Blackdown Hills Westcountry Eggs, a free-range poultry and egg packing enterprise. The poultry units are located to the northwest of the farmhouse and comprise of three chicken houses with capacity for up to 30,000 birds. The newly built egg packing and distribution centre with offices, has excellent access and parking areas with further planning permission for a lorry loading bay.

Chicken House 1
Constructed in 2003. 1070 sq. meters - 39.01m x 27.43m. Clear span, steel framed, fibre cement roof with insulated cladding on a concrete base. Internal Egg Room. Roof mounted solar panels.

Chicken House 2
Constructed in 2005. 1070 sq.meters - 39.01m
x 27.43m. Clear span, steel framed, fibre cement roof with insulated cladding on a concrete base.
Chicken House 3 constructed in 2008. 39.01m x 33.53m. Clear span, steel framed, fibre cement roof with insulated cladding on a concrete base.

Egg Packing Centre and Offices
Constructed in 2013. 7.31m x 27.43m. Clear span, steel framed, fibre cement roof with insulated cladding on a concrete base with front façade finished with natural stone and brick. Roof mounted solar panels. Air conditioning and heating from the biomass boiler. The egg packing area is 33.4m x 42m with polished concrete floor and
electric doors. The two story administrative section contains a reception, control, store and maintenance areas as well as staff welfare facilities on the ground floor with offices and a conference room on the first floor.

Storage Building
Constructed in 2013 (27.4m x 16.8m) Clear
span, steel framed with insulated cladding on a concrete base with roller door.

Biomass Building (7.35m x 4.14m) Steel frame with plastic coated box profile cladding on a concrete base to house the boiler.

Water Storage Shed (14.12m x 2.78m) Steel framed and insulated cladding containing water settlement tanks.

Renewables
Biomass Boiler: installed in 2013 to supply heating to the Packing Centre and the two dwellings as well as providing an income stream. This wood pellet boiler can be partly fed by chipping timber from the plantations around the chicken sheds.

Solar: a roof mounted 143 kwp photovoltaic solar system was installed in 2014 supplying electric to the holding as well as providing an income.

Rain Water Harvesting: which supplies additional water for farming operations, especially washing down.

The Land
The adjoining permanent pasture land, is divided into five enclosures with good access from the farm or the highway. 6,000 native trees have been planted close to the chicken houses to provide enhanced ranging areas. At the edge of the 7.31 acre paddock close to the lane is a stone linhay with GI roof. In all about 31.84 acres (12.89 ha).


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