Savills | Buckland St. Mary, Chard, Somerset, TA20 3QZ | Property for sale
31 Ac(12.55 Ha)
Guide price £2,000,000

Buckland St. MaryChard, Somerset, TA20 3QZ

  • Freehold

Key features

  • 5 bedroom bungalow (AOC)
  • 2 bedroom bungalow (AOC)
  • C. 18,500 sq ft of temperature controlled former egg packing facility (classes B1/B8 & SUI) complete with office space and staff facilities
  • 3 further poultry buildings providing c. 37,000 sq ft of indoor space
  • Planning permission for change of use to caravan storage
  • Further modern buildings
  • Biomass and solar producing significant income
  • In all about 31 acres

Outstanding commercial opportunity

About this property

  • Higher Buckland Farm is a superb poultry facility with extensive infrastructure as providing scope for other food based, agricultural, commercial or equestrian enterprises. The farm previously operated as a free range egg enterprise with cleverly designed buildings finished to an exceptionally high standard. The main former egg packing facility also incorporates offices, a board room and further staff amenities over two floors. Aside from the poultry buildings, there is a commercial workshop and further agricultural buildings creating a totally diverse and rare opportunity to acquire a highly adaptable holding.

    There are two dwellings on the farm which both provide spacious and well-appointed accommodation. The main property is a five bedroom bungalow (AOC) with a wonderful open plan kitchen/living area with granite work surfaces above oak kitchen units, a falcon range cooker and a rangemaster double fridge/freezer. There are four double bedrooms (one en-suite), one single bedroom and two bathrooms. Adjoining is Blackdown View. This two bedroom bungalow (AOC) also provides generous accommodation and is currently let on an AST providing useful income to the holding. The combination of the two dwellings offers flexibility for staff, dependent relatives or continued letting opportunities.

    The farm has invested heavily into renewables by means of the installation of Photovoltaic panels and biomass boilers where production is utilised on the farm with the added bonus of producing significant income.

    Land
    Higher Buckland Farm sits centrally to a ring fence of approximately 31 acres offering a high degree of privacy and protection. The land comprises predominantly pasture as well as various strategically placed native plantations close to the poultry buildings to enhance the landscape and what previously was used for poultry grazing/roaming areas.

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Local information

  • Higher Buckland Farm is located within the unspoilt and tranquil rural landscape of the Blackdown Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Devon and Somerset border. The farm lies just two miles north west of the charming village of Buckland St. Mary with its ancient church, primary school and village hall. Taunton, the county town of Somerset is just seven miles north and offers an extensive range of everyday amenities including a number of Supermarkets together with a superb complement of retail facilities.
  • Whilst Higher Buckland Farm is positioned in fantastic rolling countryside, the farm is extremely well connected with M5 access at Taunton and the A303 just three miles south. There is a mainline railway station at Taunton providing daily trains to London (fast train 1hr 50 mins) and International Airports can be found at Exeter and Bristol.

Additional information

  • Directions: From the Illminster Southfields Roundabout, join the A303 towards Honiton/Exeter. After 4.2 miles, turn right signed Buckland St. Mary. Continue for approx. 3 miles and turn left opposite the Staple Hill Forest Car Park (national Trust) and into Farm Lane. Higher Buckland Farm is the first farm on the right hand side.
  • EPC Rating = D