Lot 1 - Attractive residential livestock farm situated in a rural location on the outskirts of Shapwick. Farmhouse, extensive range of buildings together with 64.25 acres productive land held within a ring-fenced enclosure. BPS entitlements included.
DESCRIPTION Coppice Gate Farm is an attractively located agricultural property that comprises 19th century traditional farmhouse, extensive range of farm buildings together with approximately 64.25 acres of pasture and arable land. Currently operated as a specialist well-equipped dairy farm, to which it is extremely well-suited. The buildings and land however, are very adaptable and offer a wide variety of alternative uses, including general livestock, equine, recreational or low-use commercial - subject to any necessary planning consents being obtained.
The lot is held within a single distinct parcel; with a further 122.72 acres of productive farmland available within approximately 0.7 miles of the farm.
Situated on the outskirts of the quiet rural village of Shapwick, which lies approximately 3.5 miles west of Street.
The location is within easy commute of regional areas of settlement, namely Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Exeter.
DWELLING 19th century detached dwelling constructed of natural blue lias stone elevations under a pitched tiled roof. UPVC double glazed windows and doors. Offering extensive living accommodation extending to over 3,200ft2. Ample windows throughout provide extensive natural light.
Living accommodation situated over 4 floors, with potential to be split into two self-contained dwellings. The ground floor is accessed from the rear courtyard and offers dining room and separate kitchen/ breakfast room with range of oak base and wall units. Ground floor space extends further with ample utility/storage.
Accommodation continues to the first floor and provides two dual aspect sitting rooms, utility/cloakroom and fully fitted bathroom.
The second floor provides four well-proportioned bedrooms and contemporary bathroom, fully tiled with modern suite. The attic space is accessed via two separate stairwells and can be used as bedroom or office accommodation.
GARDEN & GROUNDS The dwelling is directly accessed from the highway and is situated immediately adjacent to the farm buildings. Adjoined by large garden area to the west. To the rear is a pleasant courtyard area with range of ancillary buildings.
FARM BUILDINGS Accessed from either the dwelling, highway or immediate land and benefiting from interconnecting concrete yards with sorting race.
Parlour (1,120ft²) - 8 - swing over herringbone with 'Fullwood augermaster' feeders and ACRs. Adjoining Bulk Tank Room (330ft²) - Fullwood 5,000 litre Bulk Tank and washing through system.
Cubicle House (13,800ft²) - partitioned to provide 104 cubicles (mature cattle) and 36 cubicles (young cattle). Feed passage. Loose boxes.
Silage Clamp (4,050ft²) - 800 ton capacity.
Silage Clamp (2,700ft²) - 500 ton capacity.
Silage Clamp (2,900ft²)
Cubicle House (2,700ft²) - 62 cubicles.
Livestock House (2,700ft²) - 20 young stock cubicles. 3X loose boxes.
Dutch Barn (2,880ft²)
Slurry Lagoon - Capacity for 95 cows (4 months).
Underground holding tanks - connects to settlement tanks and below ground irrigation system ('Briggs spreader'). Holds parlour washings, surface water, building and yard run-off.
Range of single-storey buildings (2,140ft²) - L-shape.
Ancillary buildings - including former bull pen.
LOCATION Shapwick is a traditional, un-spoilt village, surrounded by beautiful Somerset countryside. The village has a thriving community spirit and is easily accessible to many larger settlements, including Glastonbury, Street, Wells, Wedmore, Bridgwater, with Taunton and Bristol within commuting distance.
The area boasts a number of attractions including Shapwick Moor Nature Reserve, Cheddar Caves and Gorge and Clarks Village, Street to name just a few. Nearby village of Ashcott offers further facilities by way of post office/stores, butchers, three pubs and church.
Major communications are within easy reach, the A303 within a 20 minute drive, providing access to London. The A361 provides a route giving access to Bristol and Bath. The A39 provides communication to the M5. Mainline railway stations are situated at Castle Cary and Bridgwater, both providing service routes to further afield. Bristol International Airport operates regular services to many European cities.
EDUCATION The area is known for its excellent educational facilities, with a number of schools in the locality, including primary at Ashcott, Meare, Walton and Catcott, together with the independent Shapwick School, Shapwick, which specialises in educating pupils with dyslexia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
Other notable secondary schools in the area include Crispin School, Street and Millfield School, Street.
Further information regarding educational facilities within the area can be obtained from https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england.
DIRECTIONS From Street take A39 toward Bridgwater. Continue for approximately 1 mile and just before leaving Walton turn right on to Whitley Lane (just before The Walton Gateway Public House).
Continue on this road, bearing left after 700m. Continue for further 1 mile and turn right at T-Junction (Hemstitch Hill). Continue circa ¾ mile and turn left onto Buscott Lane. Continue for approximately 1 mile and the property can be found on the right-hand-side.
SERVICES It is understood the property benefits from mains water supply and private drainage. Electricity, central heating and hot water via biomass boiler (wood chip)*. Purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries into the adequacy and availability of any services.
*The system is subject to a contract, with approximately 20 years' term remaining. Income generated of circa £5,000 per annum.
COUNCIL TAX BAND OF DWELLING Band E
LOTTING AND GUIDE PRICE Lot 1 - Farmhouse Buildings and Land
Total Acres 68.21
Guide Price - £1,250.000
Lot 2 - Farmland and Woodland
Total Acres 81.97
Guide Price - £680,000
Lot 3 - Farmland
Total Acres 40.75
Guide Price - £370,000
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS All fixture and fittings not referred to within these sale particulars are available to purchase, subject to further negotiation.
TENURE Freehold and vacant possession.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Sedgemoor District Council - 0300 3037800
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY As far as can be established there are no footpaths crossing the property. The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, light, sport, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME Entitlements are included in the sale and will be transferred at completion.
IMPORTANT NOTICE Cooper and Tanner for themselves and for the Vendors of this property, whose agents they are, give notice that:
1. The particulars are prepared in good faith to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Prospective purchasers and lessees ought to seek their own professional advice.
2. All descriptions, dimensions, areas, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith, and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representation of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of them.
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4. No responsibility can be accepted for any expenses incurred by intending purchasers in inspecting properties, which have been sold, let or withdrawn. Photographs taken 5th April 2016. Particulars prepared 12th April 2016.
MEASUREMENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION All measurements are approximate.
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