Church Lane, Kingston St Mary, Taunton, Somerset, TA2

£525,000

Guide price

A good sized block of farm land with woodland and adaptable modern agricultural buildings. In all about 51.61 acres (20.89 hectares) being 38.61 acres of productive farmland and 11.24 acres of woodland for sale as a whole or in two lots.

SITUATION

The land and buildings are situated on the edge of the Quantock Hills, on the eastern side of the popular village of Kingston St Mary, less than 4 miles from Taunton.

INTRODUCTION

The land and buildings at Church Farm extend in total to 51.61 acres (20.89 hectares) set in a ring fence with views over the Taunton Vale towards the Blackdown Hills and Brendon Hills. The land comprises a mix of sloping arable, pasture and woodland with a south easterly/southerly aspect.

Copses of broadleaved and coniferous woodland, including species of oak, ash and poplar, are interspersed throughout the land and offer sporting and conservation appeal.

LOT 1: Modern farm buildings and hardstanding in 1.94 acres Excess: £150,000

There are two modern buildings with a hardstanding and parking area to the front.

Livestock Building (50.47m x 14.97m) constructed as a sheep building of timber frame, open sided with wooden boarding to low level, fibre cement corrugated roof sheets, breeze block with Yorkshire boarding above to the gable ends with double doors. Internally there is a central passage, shearing area, office with kitchenette and W.C. This building could be adapted for housing other livestock.

The feed barriers and sheep handling equipment are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.

Machinery Shed and Workshop (24.06m x 7.84m) partly open fronted timber framed building under a fibre cement roof with box profile elevations. The workshop area is enclosed with double doors to the front. To the side of the building is a Collinson feed silo.

To the western side of the buildings is a grass bund planted with poplar, oak, cherries and ash to provide screening.

LOT 2: 49.67acres of arable, pasture and woodland Guide Price: £375,000

Lot 2 extends to 49.67 acres (20.10 hectares) of sloping well stock fenced arable, grassland and woodland in a ring fence. The land is currently grassland but has previously been arable cropped. The land is Grade 3 and the soil is described as well drained fine loamy reddish soils, in part over shillet.

ACCESS

Lot 1 has direct access from the public highway. The main access to Lot 2 is through Lot 1. Lot 2 also has a minor right of way through the grounds of Orchard Cottage to the public highway.

SERVICES

The buildings in Lot 1 are connected to mains electricity, mains water with private drainage . The buildings have an active security alarm system. Lot 2 is connected to mains water except field 4745 which has natural water from a stream.

METHOD OF SALE

The land and buildings are offered for sale as a whole or in two lots by informal tender. The closing date for tenders to be submitted is Friday 24th November 2017 at 12:00 noon.

An informal tender form is available from Stags. Tenders are to be submitted in writing to Stags, 5 Hammet Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1RZ or via email to Taunton@stags.co.uk.

Under the Money laundering Regulations 2017 all interested parties submitting an informal tender will need to provide proof of ID (photographic) and address. Please refer to the informal tender form.

TENURE AND POSSESSION

The land is held freehold and is available with vacant possession on completion.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME

Entitlements will be transferred with the sale of the land. The current years payment is reserved from the sale and the purchaser will take over the vendors cross compliance responsibilities for the remainder of the current scheme year.

DESIGNATIONS

The land is situated in the Quantock Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Taunton Deane Borough Council- Telephone 01823 356356

(www.tauntondeane.gov.uk)

UPLIFT CLAUSE

Should the agricultural buildings, in Lot 1, gain consent for any use other than agricultural or equestrian within 25 years, there will be a 30% clawback of the uplift in value to the vendors.

SPORTING AND MINERAL RIGHTS

The sporting rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold. The mineral rights are not included as they are not held within the vendors title.

 

 

WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

PLANS & BOUNDARY FENCES

A plan which is not to scale, is included with these sale particulars for identification purposes only. The vendor shall not be called upon to define the ownership of boundary fences.

VIEWING

Strictly by appointment through Stags, please contact Stags Taunton on 01823 256625. This is essential as the buildings are alarmed and entry on the property will activate the alarm.

WARNING

Farms and land can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of farm buildings and livestock. Please see above re alarm.

DIRECTIONS

From Taunton proceed on the main road (Taunton Road) to Kingston St Mary. On entering the village take the second right hand turning onto Church Lane. Proceed along the road pas the church and after 0.4 miles the entrance to the land can be found on the left hand side.

DISCLAIMER

These particulars are a guide only and are not to be relied upon for any purpose.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

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