Charlton Musgrove

Bruton, Somerset, BA9 8HR
£3,250,000   Guide price (£3,250,000 )

Description

219 acre ring fenced farm with planning for a new farm house.

Location

Stoke Farm is located to the north of the village of Charlton Musgrove. The A303 lies approximately three miles to the south offering a direct link to the M3 and London beyond. Castle Cary is the nearest mainline train station and has a regular service to London Paddington, whilst Gillingham train station has a direct service to London Waterloo.

The towns, villages and countryside around Stoke Farm provide an extensive range of social and leisure activities, with excellent walking and riding. Golf can be played locally at Wincanton, Frome and Somerton. National Hunt Racing is within easy reach at Wincanton, with flat racing in Bath and Salisbury. Excellent sailing facilities are available at Poole and Weymouth.

This area has also become increasingly popular because of its excellent selection of schools at all levels in both the private and public sectors, including King's Bruton, Millfield, Sherborne School for boys & girls, Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Sexey's and Warminster School, with preparatory schools close by at Port Regis, Lewiston, Hazelgrove, Sandroyd, Hanford, Knighton House, Milton and Bourton.

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Further Information

Stoke Farm is a ring fenced farm set in the beautiful Somerset Countryside with far reaching views comprising 218.51 acres. There is planning permission in place for a brand new farmhouse comprising five bedrooms over two floors and extending to 6,316 sq ft including adjoining garage and barn. The new farmhouse replaces the current 2,976 sq ft farmhouse currently occupied by a farm worker. There are two farm cottages at the farm entrance.

The range of useful modern farm buildings are found centrally on the farm.

The ring fenced land is gently undulating and fertile, divided into manageable sized fields with good hard core tracks.

Description
Stoke Farm is a well positioned ring fenced farm with planning permission (Ref 14/04839/FUL and 07/05533/FUL) for an attractive spacious five bedroom family farmhouse which will benefit from outstanding views across to Alfred's Tower and south into Dorset.

The new farmhouse replaces the current five bedroom farmhouse which lies to the south east of the farm buildings, constructed c.1970 faced with textured concrete block under a tile roof. The farmhouse is currently occupied by a farm worker.

The proposed farmhouse has been designed by Mark Watson of Watson, Bertram and Fell Architects and has been sensitively conceived to reflect the local vernacular. Walls will be faced with natural stone. The roof will be finished with plain clay tiles with two rows of stone tiles at the eaves course.

The total floor space of the proposed farmhouse with adjoining garage and barn will be 6,316 sq ft. The proposed dwelling will be surrounded by native hedgerow and trees which will demarcate the curtilage to the property. To the north a small orchard of apple trees will filter the views of the agricultural buildings.

A part of the planning application is the replacement of agricultural buildings with a single agricultural building. The proposed single agricultural building will measure 42.75m x 41.5 m and 9m in height to the ridge line.

Further details of the consent and Section 106 documents are available from the vendors agents. Alternatively all related documents can be viewed on http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1404839FUL

Buildings
The agricultural buildings are located centrally within Stoke Farm with extensive concrete yards and comprise:

1. 8 bay steel portal framed covered silage clamp. Part concrete block, part sheeted elevations under a sheeted roof with concrete floor currently used as a general purpose building.
2. Former parlour, cubicles buildings and cattle sheds of steel portal frame construction. Under the planning permission granted these buildings will be replaced by a single building measuring 42.75m x 41.5 m and 9m in height to the ridge line. Further details are available from the vendors agents.
3. Steel portal frame 7 bay open fronted Hay Barn. Under a fibre cement roof with part concrete block part fibre cement walls.


Keepers Lodge and Hawthorn Lodge
Located at the entrance to the farm, Keepers Lodge and Hawthorn Lodge are two detached bungalows subject to Agricultural Occupancy Conditions and Section 106 Agreement.

Keepers Lodge was built in 1996 and is a three bedroom bungalow with an integral garage.

Hawthorn Lodge was built in 2000 and has two bedrooms with an integral garage.

Both cottages have large gardens and are currently let on Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements.


Land
The ring fenced gently undulating 218.51 acres of land at Stoke Farm is Grade 3 and down to grass divided by mature hedges. The land is currently grazed by a flock of 1,000 sheep.

Running through the centre of the farm is Elmton series – Jurassic limestone. Running along the eastern edge Denchworth series - Jurassic and Cretaceous clay. Running along the western boundary Evesham 1 series – Jurassic clay and limestone.

In 2008 the vendor was granted permission for the deposit of soil and reprofiling of land for agricultural purposes, within Quarry Field, for inert, uncontaminated, naturally occurring excavated material. Further details are available from the vendors agents.

Planning
The planning application reference number for the house is Ref 14/04839/FUL and 07/05533/FUL.
http://www.southsomerset.gov.uk/planningdetails/?id=1404839FUL

The planning for the deposit of soil and reprofiling of land for agricultural purposes, within Quarry Field is 08/02692/CPO and 11/04253/CPO.

GENERAL REMARKS

Tenure
The farm is freehold and is sold with vacant possession, subject to the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements on the two cottages.

Basic Payment Scheme
The vendors will use their reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlement to future payments under the Basic Payment Scheme to the purchaser. 85.29 entitlements are claimed over the farm. The current growing year entitlements are reserved for the vendors.

Services
The farm benefits from mains water and a private bore hole. Three phase and single phase electricity. All the properties benefit from private drainage and oil fired central heating .

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Lucinda Prince

Savills Salisbury

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