Land For Sale
DESCRIPTION 82.74 acres. An incredible block of land set on the north-western edge of Bath. The land is lot 1 of three lots and is available as a whole totalling 97.82 acres. This land currently forms part of Lansdown Grange Farm and this sale is a wonderful opportunity to buy a diverse and beautiful swathe of traditional English farmland on the edge of the city.
The land is predominantly pasture, some being arable capable, together with a small area of woodland. A significant area is steeply sloping, unimproved grassland, although around 50 acres is improved grassland and regularly mown for silage. The land has been relatively extensively farmed and used, primarily in recent years, for grazing of a beef suckler herd. Natural England have identified some of the grassland and the woodland as being Priority Habitats. None of the land is included in any agri-environment schemes such as Countryside Stewardship or Higher-Level Stewardship nor has the land been converted to organic status.
The land forms part of a beautiful valley at the south-western edge of the Cotswolds. The Cotswold Way, which starts in Bath, runs along the southern and western boundaries. No footpaths, bridleways or other rights of way cross the land. The land borders Kelston Round Hill and part is known as Dean Hill.
The land offers incredible views down the valley to Bath and across to Lansdown and Bath Racecourse. At its peak it is 195 metres (640 feet) above sea level, making many of Bath's landmarks visible, including the Bath Abbey and Beckford's Tower to name two. There are also fine views to the south and views towards the Mendip Hills.
The land lies within The Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but outside the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the City of Bath.
Two further lots adjoin of 7.74 acres (Lot 2) and 7.65 acres (Lot 3).
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BPS The owner claims under the current Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and the Entitlements are to be bought by the buyer at the market rate on exchange of contracts. The 2020 scheme year payments will be retained by the seller
WATER There are several troughs on the land which are spring fed, some are maintained by Wessex Water as part of a wider water catchment process for the Weston Reservoir which adjoins lot two. There are two spring supplies which will be reserved by the seller; one for the retained farmstead and another for a property owned by a third party. A water supply will be provided to each lot if each lot is sold to different parties.
ACCESS Access to the land is either from Dean Hill Lane to the south or from Broadmoor Lane and over an access strip adjoining lot two (see the sale plan). Both lots 2 and 3 will be granted access over the access strip but these lots also have frontage on to Broadmoor Lane the northern boundary although there are no existing gateways. A fence will need to be erected to create the access strip.
LOTTING AND GUIDES Lotting and guide prices.
Lot 1 - 82.43 acres (33.359 hectares) as edged red on the plan: £700,000
Lot 2 - 7.74 acres (3.132 hectares) as edged blue on the plan: £150,000
Lot 3 - 7.65 acres (3.097 hectares) as edged green on the plan: £150,000
The boundary between lots 2 and 3 is unfenced a therefore a fence will need to be erected.
No EPC available for this property
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