Property Details

A Small Mixed Farm in Sopworth with a Cotswold Stone House, Tythe Barn and Farmland. Guide Price £1,500,000.

Property Name
Hundred Acres Farm – 26.68 acres
Category
Agricultural Property
Location
Hundred Acres Farm, Sopworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6PP

SITUATION
Hundred Acres Farm is situated in open countryside between the idyllic rural Cotswold villages of Sopworth and Sherston. The nearby market towns of Malmesbury and Tetbury provide most of the day to day shopping and other requirements. More extensive facilities are available in Bath and Chippenham. Travelling connections are excellent with the M4, Junction 17 about 8 miles distant and Junction 18 about 9 miles.

There is an excellent choice of schools and colleges in the area, including Sherston C of E Primary School, Westonbirt School and the Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester.

Recreational opportunities in the area including Bath Racecourse, Badminton Horse Trials, polo at Westonbirt, hunting with the Beaufort Hunt and a good availability of golf courses, shooting and equestrian facilities.

THE FARMHOUSE
Hundred Acres Farmhouse is constructed of Cotswold stone and blockwork elevations under a pitched Cotswold slate roof. The accommodation comprises a lounge, kitchen/ breakfast room, three bedrooms, a bathroom and two attic rooms.

The house is in need of modernisation and has the potential to be further extended, subject to planning.

The house is approached over a private concrete drive and is surrounded by open farmland bounded by Cotswold stone walls and post and rail fencing. The garden is laid to lawn with a number of mature trees and a working well.

THE BUILDINGS
1. A tythe barn constructed of natural stone elevations under a pitched concrete Cotswold slate roof. To the side is a blockwork extension utilised as loose box stabling. The tythe barn has the potential to be converted to a house, subject to planning.
2. A pigsty constructed of natural stone elevations under a corrugated tin pitched roof.
3. A 4-bay pole barn under a corrugated metal tin roof.
4. A number of derelict and semi derelict buildings.

THE LAND
The land comprises gently sloping farmland, pasture fields and pony paddocks. All of the field enclosures are mainly bounded by mature stockproof hedges. The pasture fields are mown each year for silage. One of the pony paddocks is connected to mains water. The arable fields are planted to maize. On the Agricultural Land Classification plan, the land is shown as being Grade 3.

DIRECTIONS
As you enter Sherston from Malmesbury turn right onto Court Street opposite the Rattlebone Inn. At the crossroads turn left heading in a westerly direction signposted to the village of Sopworth. Shortly after crossing a bridge over the River Avon the property will be found on the left-hand side.

From the M4 motorway, Junction 18, head in a northerly direction on the A46 Bath Road towards Stroud. After approximately 8 miles bear right onto the A433. Within 0.5 mile take the turning right towards the village of Sopworth. At the crossroads head straight over signposted to Sherston. Within 0.5 mile the property will be found on the right-hand side.

SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERALS
The sporting rights, timber and minerals, as far as they are owned, are included within the sale.

SELLER’S SOLICITOR
Loxley Solicitors, Langford Mill, Charfield Road, Kingswood, Wotton-under- Edge GL12 8RL. Tel: 01453 700620. For the attention of Ms. Lucy Wiggins.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Wiltshire Council, Monkton Park, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1ER. Tel: 0300 4560 1000.

COUNCIL TAX
Hundred Acres Farmhouse is registered in Band “F” for the Council Tax. The payment for 2021/22 is £2,754.00.

RIGHTS AND EASEMENTS
The property is sold subject to any existing rights of way, drainage, water and other rights, easements and incidents of tenure affecting the sale and all easements and wayleaves in connection with all electric or telephone
wires, pipes, cables, stays etc. as at present erected on or passing over the property and subject to all existing and all pending agreement if any affecting the same.

METHOD SALE
The property is freehold with vacant possession on completion. The property is offered for sale by informal tender. Prospective buyers are invited to submit offers to AJW Land & Development Ltd by 12 Noon on Thursday 14th October, 2021. Written offers should be submitted in a sealed envelope and sent to AJW Land & Development Ltd, Old Barn, Rodbourne Rail Farm, Rodbourne, Malmesbury, Wiltshire SN16 0ES and titled “For the attention of Mr. A.J. Wright – Hundred Acres Farm, Sopworth.”
Emailed offers should be sent to anthony@ajwlanddevelopment.co.uk.

VIEWING
Strictly by prior appointment through the Selling Agents (01666 318 992).

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Those fixtures and fittings not mentioned in the sale particulars are not
included in the sale.

SERVICES
Electricity: Mains electricity is connected to the Farmhouse.
Water: Mains metered water is connected to the Farmhouse and one of the paddocks. The water meter is located in the verge of the highway to Luckington.
Drainage: The Farmhouse has a private tank drainage system.
Heating: Part of the Farmhouse is heated through a solid fuel system.

CLEARANCE
Any remaining old farm machinery or debris will not be removed by the
Seller following completion. The property will be purchased as seen.

INGOING VALUATION
There will be no ingoing valuation of any nature.

TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
• The farmhouse and buildings are not listed.
• The property is situated within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding
Natural Beauty.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The farmland is registered with 10.97 units of NON-SDA Entitlements under the Basic Payment scheme. The Payment for the 2021 scheme year has been claimed and will be retained by the Sellers. The registered entitlements will be transferred to the buyer upon completion, if required.

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Property Details

Located within the heart of the popular and sought after village of Biddestone, Home Farm offers huge potential. Price Guide £2,750,000

Property Name
Home Farm, Harts Lane
Category
Agricultural Property

Home Farm, Harts Lane, Biddestone, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7DQ
Located within the heart of the popular and sought after village of Biddestone, on the outskirts of Chippenham, Home Farm offers huge potential. It’s 7.1 acre plot encapsulates a seven bedroom detached farm house and three bedroom detached cottage along with further outbuildings with potential for conversion including The Dairy, Barn and tiled Cart Shed. There are private gardens and paddock to the rear. An opportunity not to be missed.

 

    • Seven Bed Detached House
    • Detached Cottage
    • Multiple Outbuildings
    • 7.1 Acre Total Plot Size
    • Private Gardens and Paddock
    • Central Village Location
    • Development Potential STP
    • Mains Services Connected

History of Home Farm
Once part of the Hartham Estate, Home Farm has been part of the same family for over three generations. Whilst originally a dairy farm, in later years it has been used to rear Beef Cattle. The farmhouse its self is believed to have been built mid18th Century and is Grade II listed along with The Barn and Dairy. Later editions include the detached cottage and numerous semi permanent
barns, stores and sheds.

Biddestone
Biddestone is a small, rural and picturesque village in North West Wiltshire, England, with a population of a few hundred. It is situated near Castle Combe (4 miles), Lacock (6 miles), and Chippenham (5 Miles) with its Mainline Train Station to London Paddington (C.1h 10 minutes) and access to the M4 Junction Junction 17 (7 miles). Biddestone has a small Norman church (St. Nicholas’s), The White Horse Public House and a duck pond situated in a green at the centre of the village. There are also two smaller chapels, one of which is closed, the other recently re opened for its 150th anniversary in 2004. There is also a sports ground where football, cricket and tennis are played along with a village hall.

Land
The total plot size is 7.10 Acres (2.87 Hectares) of which 4.05 acres is the rear paddock accessed from the grounds of the main house.

The Farm House
The Farm House is in need of repair and modernisation with accommodation arranged over three floors, the farm house offers flexible living. Comprising; three reception rooms, study, utility room, kitchen and scullery. Further rooms on the ground floor include two store rooms and a boiler room. On the first floor
there are five bedrooms, bathroom and three shower rooms. On the second floor there are a further two bedrooms and an area of storage. Externally there is access to a number of storage spaces. Attached to the main home is the Malt House which is not currently a habitable area. This extensive property could possibly be converted into a quality care home, subject to planning.

Pear Tree Cottage
Detached from the Farm House, Pear Tree Cottage offers three bedrooms, bathroom and en suite to the ground floor bedroom with open plan Kitchen and living area.

Private Gardens
Surrounding the main house and cottage are the private gardens laid to lawn with a wide variety of trees and shrubs and enclosed mostly by dry stone wall.

Access and Parking
The property can be accessed from Harts Lane and The Green. The access from The Green enters via a five bar gate on to an area of gravelled driveway. The access from Harts lane is shared and provides parking to the side of the farm house as well as access to the stables, barns, stores and rear paddock.

Outbuildings
The outbuildings are in need of repair and modernisation. The three key structures are The Dairy, Barn and Cart Store. The Dairy and Barn are Grade II listed. All offer potential (subject to planning) for conversion in to habitable dwellings.

Joint Agents
Home farm is marketed in connection with AJW Land & Development, Malmesbury. www.ajwlanddevelopment.co.uk

Viewings
ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE VIA KINGSLEY PIKE ESTATE AGENTS. TELEPHONE 01249 464844 OR EMAIL SALES@KINGSLEYPIKE.CO.UK

Drone Image
All aerial images were taken by Marlinmedia – UAS Drone Pilot – Full Liability Insurance.

Internal Images
Internal images of the main house and pear Tree Cottage were taken over one year ago.

Opening Times
Monday – Friday 9.00am – 6.00pm / Saturday 9.00am – 4.00pm

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