New to the market at £1.4m (over €1.6 million) is Barton Farm, an “adaptable” residential holding centred upon a detached 5-bedroom house (AOC), together with an annexe, extensive range of modern outbuildings and 53.73-acres of land.
Greenslade Taylor Hunt is overseeing the sale of the property.
The house was constructed in 1991, subject to an agricultural occupancy condition and is of red brick elevations under a pitched tiled roof.
The accommodation enjoys central oil-fired heating, double glazing and cavity wall insulation.
In brief, the house comprises a large entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor, a full-length dual aspect living room, a separate dining room and a large well-equipped kitchen/breakfast room.
In addition is a study, utility, pantry, downstairs shower room and a boot room which links to the annexe. Upstairs are five generous double bedrooms, two enjoying en-suites and a well-equipped family bathroom.
The annexe is a converted garage and offers two bedrooms, an 8m dual aspect living room, kitchen and a family bathroom, perfect for a dependant relative, holiday, or other similar uses.
The land associated with the property comprises a ring-fenced block of mainly arable land and enjoys good road frontage and access.
Whole or two lots:
The property is being offered for sale as a whole or in two lots as follows:
- Lot 1 – Barton Farm, annexe, agricultural buildings and 21.35 acres, as shown shaded pink on the attached plan
Guide Price £1,100,000
- Lot 2 – 32.38-acres of arable and pasture land as shown shaded green on the attached ID plan Guide Price £300,000.
Lot 2 is subject to a 30-year overage clause which started in 2012 whereby if planning consent is granted, 30% of the increase in value is payable to the original owner.
The property is set within its own land, down a long private driveway within rural surroundings, some two miles from the market town of Bridgwater.
An adjacent lane sets the property back from Minehead Road, giving quick and easy access to the surrounding district. Local facilities and schooling are available in Bridgwater, and Cannington College and Brymore Agricultural School are within two miles.
The M5 motorway Junctions 23 and 24 are approximately three miles away, facilitating communications north to Bristol and south to the County Town of Taunton and the remainder of the West Country.
At Junction 24, there is also Sedgemoor Auction Centre being the largest one-day livestock market in Europe.
The house is approached over a long private drive, which leads to a car parking and turning area to the side of the house.
Here an attractive stone wall divides the gardens, which lie adjacent to the house, and where a south-facing decking area can be found, which, according to the selling agent, is ideal for alfresco dining and summer entertaining.
The front gardens are predominantly lawned with a number of mature shrubs and bushes. To the rear, are again, lawned gardens contained within a post and rail fence.
The farmyard is accessed via the same entrance drive as the house and continues past to a complex of principally steel, portal framed agricultural barns of block and GI clad elevations, under fibre cement roofs with concrete standing out yards.
The buildings can be more particularly described as follows:
- DUTCH BARN (6.18m x 13.4m) with two lean-tos off either side. (9.1m x 13.4m) and (6m x 13.4m) with a further lean-to to the north elevation (4.8m x 13.4 m);
- MACHINERY SHED WITH WORKSHOP (10.1m x 40m) comprising a secure workshop, two fodder clamps/stores, and a clear span machinery shed;
- COVERED YARD ONE (16.3m x 23.15m) currently used for housing livestock;
- COVERED YARD TWO (22.6m x 13.6m) also used for housing livestock with lean-to off (22.6m x 9.2m).
According to the selling agent, there are also many polytunnels that were formerly used for strawberry production and could be utilised for lambing or calf kennels once they have undergone some repair.
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