DESCRIPTION Upton Farm is situated on the south western edge of the village of Berwick St John in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Berwick St John lies approximately 6 miles east of Shaftesbury and 15 miles west of Salisbury in the county of Wiltshire.
A block of commercial farmland together with a small area of woodland and three groups of farm buildings and yards; in all comprising about 200.67 acres. The majority of the farmland is arable capable, largely level and classified as Grade 2. The largest area woodland lies to the south and slopes steeply.
One group of farm buildings lies at the centre of the property with the other two set on the northern and north eastern edges. The buildings are mainly of a more modern style of construction with two barns being of a traditional construction and may have potential for conversion to residential use.
Access is good with significant frontage on to public highways and there are a number of internal hard tracks.
LOT 1 This lot totals about 183.54 acres and comprises a block of farmland together with two building groups and several small areas of copse. Access is by gateways from the adjoining council maintained lanes; an unmaintained track to the east of the land has also been used. There are a number of hard internal access tracks.
The land is predominately level with a general slope from north to south ranging in height above sea level from approximately 195 metres to 160 metres.
The farmland is typical of the region and is arable capable with part currently in temporary pasture and part that grew maize in 2018. The boundaries are a mixture of hedge and post and wire fence. The soil type is mainly a well drained reddish coarse loam over sandstone with a small area of chalk to the south. The are several small areas of deciduous copse and these total no more than about 3 acres. There are two small ponds and a pheasant release pen for the shoot held on the land.
The farm buildings are located in two positions one in the centre of the lot and the other adjoining the lane on the northern boundary. The central group include a 4 bay Dutch barn with small lean-to and an attached 4 bay steel framed barn; At the northern boundary stands a single steel framed 4 bay (20') barn having block walls and cladding to three sides and adjacent hard-standing.
LOT 2 This lot is located on the extreme east of the holding, totals 6.73 acres and includes three buildings together with number of paddocks and an open storage area.
The buildings form part of a larger building group and comprise two traditional principally stone barns forming an L-shape and a 4 bay mono pitch steel frame barn with part block and boarded walls. One of the traditional barns is two storey the other is a single storey former cow stall measuring about 100' in length. The total ground floor area of the traditional buildings is about 3200 sqft. All the buildings have concrete floors and are set adjoining open concrete yards.
Note: due to the construction and style the traditional buildings they may have potential for development and conversion to other uses. No investigations have been made a prospective purchasers should rely entirely on their own enquires.
The land is level and all pasture. The open storage area lies at the south of this lot and has a Certificate of Lawful Use permitting the storage of lorries, lorry bodies, trailers, and steel containers. A copy of the certificate is available.
LOT 3 This lot is a single enclosure of woodland totalling about 10.40 acres. It is a deciduous mix of mature and semi-mature indigenous species with a naturally regenerated under-storey
GENERAL REMARKS Method of Sale
Vacant possession will be given on completion.
These are included in the sale as far as they are owned.
Wiltshire Council, Bythesea Road, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 8JN
Mains water is connected to the land and buildings.
Electricity is connected to the buildings.
Basic Payment Scheme
Entitlements are established on the property and these may be available for purchase.
The property lies within the Cranborne Chase and Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The property is within a Groundwater Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
These are included in the sale in as far as they are owned.
Rights of Way and Easements
A bridleway runs through Lot One along the track from the lane on the northern boundary to a track on the western boundary. The property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way either public or private, all easements and wayleaves, whether specifically mentioned or not.
Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event of a sale of the farm or any part of it, or any right attached to it becoming a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be paid for in addition to the purchase price.
There are no employees to be transferred under TUPE Regulations.