Cider Orchard at Hornblotton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4

££90,000 Guide

Farm Land For Sale


A rare and exciting opportunity to acquire an extremely attractive enclosure of commercial cider orchard, planted with Dabinett apple trees. The plot extends to approximately 9.06 acres (3.67 hectares) and is positioned within a peaceful and secluded location. The trees were planted approx. four years ago are now coming into production.

Benefiting from a mains water supply and right of way access (highlighted blue on sale plan) over a well-maintained track leading directly from the Council maintained highway. The land is Ideally suited for anyone with an interest in cider making or alternatively would suit a small holder, equestrian or amenity use, subject to any necessary planning consents required. Level in aspect and enclosed by a mixture of natural hedges and stock-proof fencing.

Agent’s Note

The Seller has indicated that they would be willing to rent the land back from the successful buyer or alternatively purchase the fruit, if so required.

Environmental Stewardship Schemes


Footpaths and Rights of Way

No footpaths and not subject to any rights of way.

Uplift / overage clause



Chubb Bulleid Solicitors, Wells

Telephone: 01749 836 100

Laura Maden acting.


Completion has been set for 16th July 2024 or earlier by arrangement.

Registering to bid and Administration fee

Cooper and Tanner requires all bidders who wish to bid at our Auction to register beforehand, whether you are intending on bidding in the room, by proxy or online. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to provide card details in order that the Buyer’s Administration Fee of £1,350 inc VAT can be paid if you are successful. A week before the auction a hold will be placed on your account for this sum, which will then be released if you are unsuccessful. This fee will only be taken if you are the successful buyer. The fee is retained by Cooper and Tanner and does not form part of your deposit or completion settlement. Please also be aware that the Buyer’s Administration fee is payable per lot purchased and applicable to all pre-auction sales. If you are successful in purchasing more than one lot, we will contact you following the auction to take subsequent payments for additional lots bought. All checks required by current anti-money laundering legislation must be satisfactorily completed, as part of the registration process before prior approval to bid will be granted; this will include providing proof of funds.


Successful bidders will be required to pay to the Cooper and Tanner Client Account the deposit of 10% of the purchase price within 24 hours of the auction. The account details will be provided to the successful bidder on conclusion of the auction. Once funds are cleared, they will be transferred on to the account of the solicitor acting for the seller. Please ensure that funds are in an account suitable to be able to make an Electronic Transfer from.

Local Council: Somerset Council. Telephone:0300 123 2224.

Services: We understand mains water is connected. The successful purchaser will be required to install a sub-meter a pay for all water consumed, further details contained within the Auction Legal Pack. Potential purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries into the adequacy and availability of any services.

Tenure: Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

VAT: The purchase price is not subject to VAT.

Viewing: At any reasonable time on foot with a set of the sale details. The postcode for the nearest property is BA4 6SF

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Ref: GPT/10944

Tenure: Freehold

Cider Orchard at Hornblotton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4
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