Melbury Bubb, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2


Key Features

Wonderful residential farming opportunity
Four/five bedroom farmhouse
Range of traditional and modern farm buildings
Surrounding pasture and amenity land
In total extending to approx 85.30 acres (34.52Ha)
Available as a whole or in two lots
Fantastic countryside views
EPC Band E

About This Property

LOT 1: A wonderful residential farming opportunity in a rural location. Four/five bedroom farmhouse, range of traditional and modern farm buildings offering potential for a range of end uses, surrounding pasture and amenity land. In total extending to 55 acres (22.26 Ha) or thereabouts.

Available for sale by private treaty as a whole or in two lots.

Higher Woolcombe Farm provides a wonderful opportunity in a rural part of West Dorset. The property comprises a spacious four/five bedroom farmhouse with an adjoining range of traditional single storey brick buildings offering potential for further expansion or a range of alternative uses, (subject to the necessary planning consents). The property enjoys wonderful views over the surrounding rolling West Dorset countryside and benefits from a range of modern farm buildings, stabling and traditional buildings offering potential for further holiday let or commercial use. Adjoining is a productive block of pasture and amenity land in total extending to 85.30 acres (34.52 Ha) or thereabouts.

The property is situated in the hamlet of Melbury Bubb, which lies just south of the village of Chetnole within comfortable motoring distance of nearby towns, including the larger towns of Yeovil, Sherborne and Dorchester.

Sporting, walking and riding opportunities are abound within the area with many walks and rides to be had within the surrounding areas.

Mainline railway stations can be found at Yeovil and Dorchester linking directly to London Waterloo, a second station at Maiden Newton is on the Weymouth to Bristol line, while road links along the A303 joined at Wincanton giving swift access to London and the Home Counties along the M3/M25 route. Local hunting is with the Cattistock and Blackmore & Sparkford Vale packs. The region is also well known for both its public and state education with excellent range of schools within close proximity.

The farmhouse is situated along the north-west boundary of the farm. The original farmhouse dates back some 300 years or more and has been updated and extended in more recent years by the present owners linking the house to the single storey range to provide versatile and spacious accommodation and potential for further enlargement.

The main house has an attractive frontage with brick and rendered elevations to the rear beneath a tiled roof. The accommodation is set out on the attached floorplans and briefly comprises:

Door to front garden:

Entrance Hall
Radiator, door to yard:

Family Room
Stone fireplace with Clear View wood burner, radiators x2, exposed beams:

(Radiator), fitted wardrobes:

Sitting Room
Stone fireplace and hearth with Clear View wood burner, exposed beams, radiators, door to conservatory:

Radiator, double doors to outside:

Inner Hallway
Doors to:

Utility Room:
Plumbing for washing machine, Grant boiler (installed 2017), door to outside.

Panelled bath, shower cubicle and WC, radiators, hand basin.

Breakfast Room
Exposed beams, radiator, double doors.

Dual aspect, tiled flooring, radiator, Aga (four stove, oil fired), range of fitted floor and wall units, exposed beams, four ring hob, Butler sink with double drainer, door:

Rear Hallway
Tiled floor, radiator, doors to:

WC and hand basin, radiator

Shower Room
Shower cubicle, WC and hand basin, radiator.

First Floor
Landing with radiator, airing cupboard and doors to:

Master bedroom
Radiator, fitted cupboards, and wardrobes.

Corner shower with mira shower, WC, hand basin and radiator.

Bedroom Two

Bedroom Three

Bedroom Four

Family bathroom
Panelled bath, corner shower, hand basin and WC.

The property enjoys access to the front and rear of the property with a large parking and turning area within the farmyard. The front garden comprises attractive lawns, bounded by mature broadleaf hedgerows and trees and stone shed (20’6” x 13’9”/ 6.09m x 3.96m) with oil tank and a large attractive spring fed pond providing a natural haven for wildlife. The level gardens contain a number of well stocked borders and beds containing a range of mature broadleaf shrubs and herbs.

Situated around a large concrete yard area there are a range of traditional and modern former dairy and livestock buildings offering a range of potential end uses comprising stables and general storage:

Single Storey Traditional Range: constructed of stone and brick beneath a tiled roof as set on the attached floor plans and briefly comprising Barn, workshop, 7 No. stables and general storage.

Atcost Barn (57’6” x 38’6”/ 17.37m x 11.58m) concrete under CA roof with CA floor, block walling and CA cladding.

Lean To of similar construction (57’6” x 21’8”/ 17.37m x 6.40m).

Storage Barn (59’3” x 15’8”/ 17.98m x 4.57m) brick and part rendered beneath a profile sheeted roof, concrete floor divided into four loose boxes with enclosed block wall yard area.

Former Kennel Housing (60’ x 22’2”/ 18.29m x 6.71m) steel under profile sheeted roof and cladding. Concrete floor.

Silage Barn and Lean To (59’5” x 44’6”/ 17.98m x 13.41m) steel under CA roof with concrete panel walling to main section and concrete floor.

Located at the southern end of the farmstead is a Dutch Barn (45’ x 19’11”/ 13.72m x 5.79m) steel under CA roof with an earth floor and polytunnel.

The land lies to the south and east of the farmstead and comprises productive permanent pasture land, grazed by cattle and sheep in more recent years, situated in five main enclosures, bounded by an attractive stream which forms its western boundary. In total extends to 55 acres (22.26Ha) or thereabouts.

The property is offered for sale in two lots or as a whole by private treaty.

The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession available upon completion of the purchase.

The vendor will be claiming for the 2018 scheme year. Basic Payment entitlements will be made available for transfer to prospective purchaser(s). Purchasers will be responsible for the costs of transfer.

The sporting and mineral rights are in hand and will be included in the sale of the freehold.

A number of footpaths traverse the farm. There is a right of way across the access to Lot 2 in favour of the neighbouring properties and to the Wessex Water site, further details from the selling agents. Other than this the property is sold as far as required by the vendor, will be conveyed, subject to all rights of way, easements, and wayleaves of telegraph and telephone poles stays and wires, electric pylons, poles and cables, water and gas pipes at present erected on and passing over or under the property and subject to the agreements affecting the same (if any).

West Dorset District Council
01305 251010

Farmhouse- mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating, private drainage.

Farm Buildings- mains electricity, (Single Phase) mains water.

Land- mains water and spring fed water to troughs on the land.

From Yeovil take the A37 in a southerly direction. At the Evershot junction turn let signposted Batcombe and then immediately left signposted Melbury Bubb, follow the road beneath the railway line and the entrance to the farm will be found after approximately half a mile on the right hand side.

Strictly by appointment with Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Telephone 01935 415300

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