Greenmoor Lane, Yeovil Marsh, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21


Key Features

Versatile residential and commerical holding
Detached Grade II listed farmhouse
Excellent range of modern dairy and livestock buildings
Adjoining pasture and arable land
In total extending to 125.62 acres (50.84 Ha)
For sale as a whole by Private Treaty

About This Property

A versatile residential and commercial holding comprising a detached period farmhouse, requiring refurbishment with an excellent range of modern dairy and livestock buildings with adjoining pasture and arable land.

In total extending to 125.62 Acres (50.84 Ha) or thereabouts.

For sale as a whole by Private Treaty

Woodrow Farm has been in the ownership of the vendors family for over 58 years, the sale of the farm offers the opportunity to acquire a residential/commercial holding occupying a very accessible but private location with productive pasture and arable land adjoining with a versatile range of modern farm buildings.

The L shaped detached farmhouse is Grade II listed (late 16th Century), whilst requiring a degree of refurbishment offers character accommodation with the ability to extend into the adjoining two storey Wagon House to create either a larger farmhouse or a range of alternative uses, including possibly holiday let, office or ancillary accommodation.

The farm buildings largely comprise a range of modern livestock and general purpose storage buildings complimented by concrete yards and areas of hard standing. The adjoining land currently comprises short term leys and arable land with a small area of orchard and permanent pasture well suited to a range of agricultural or other amenity uses. In total the farm extends to 125.62 acres (50.84 Ha) or thereabouts and is offered for sale as a whole.

Woodrow Farm is located within the South Somerset hamlet of Yeovil Marsh which is largely surrounded by open farmland and working dairy and livestock farms. The property benefits from excellent transport links being located only a short distance from the A37 trunk road, which then leads to the A303 at Ilchester some 2.5 miles distance. The farm is located approximately 1.5 miles north of the centre of Yeovil which provides an excellent range of services, amenities and educational facilities. Taunton the County Town is located approximately 28 miles north west and Sherborne some 6 miles due east. Intercity train services are available from Yeovil (London/Waterloo). Access to the M5 is available from the Taunton Junction 25.

The Farmhouse
Woodrow Farmhouse is a detached L shaped farmhouse, believed to have been built in the late 16th Century and early 19th Century. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys with a two storey Wagon House attached. The property is built of local Hamstone elevations beneath a clay tiled roof. The property is Grade II listed and contains a number of character features including attractive stone flooring throughout a large part of the property, exposed beams, mullioned windows and Hamstone fireplaces. The accommodation is set out on the attached floorplans and briefly comprises:
Hallway – stone floors, exposed beams and doors to:
Drawing Room – stone fireplace and hearth, exposed beams, night storage heater
Sitting Room – alcove with wood burner, bread oven, exposed beams, door to rear hallway
Rear Hallway – exposed beams, under stairs cupboard, stairs to first floor, night storage heater, door to Dining Room, door to Kitchen, door to rear porch with door to outside and store room.
Kitchen – large inglenook with Aga (part electric/part oil), bread oven, stone floor, range of floor cupboards, granite worktops with Butler sink and drainer, exposed beams, door to conservatory with door to cloakroom with WC and hand basin
First Floor
Landing – exposed beams
Master Bedroom – exposed beams, Hamstone fireplace
Bedroom Two – exposed beams
Bedroom Three – exposed beams, fitting shelves
Bedroom Four – loft access, door to bathroom
Bathroom – night storage heater, panelled bath, low level WC and wall mounted hand basin

There is a driveway from the yard which leads to the attached Wagon House beside the farmhouse with up and over door and concrete floor (4.92m x 8.2m approx) with timber steps to loft over (8.2m 4.92m), offering potential for expansion of the existing accommodation and incorporating, oil fired boiler, leading to a part converted loft area above the Kitchen (4.9m x 6.31m), with water tank and offering further potential for ancillary accommodation (subject to the necessary consents).

Adjoining the Wagon House are stables (5.37m x 4.9m) with two timber loose boxes with lean to wood store to rear (11.37m x 4.37m) of block under a tiled roof. An attractive garden area surrounds the property bounded by mature broadleaf trees and shrubs with oil tank and stream to rear and side with timber kennels (x 5) on a concrete base.

The Farm Buildings
The farm buildings are situated to the east of the farmhouse and enjoy good access beside the farm entrance and are serviced by a large area of surrounding concrete yard and hard-core areas.

The buildings comprise a compact range of dairy, livestock and storage buildings as follows:-
Workshop (24.63m x 9.08m) of steel and GI construction.
Adjoining 4 bay steel and fibre cement lean to (24.28m x 6.17m) with block divisions.
Lying to the rear is a 3 bay open sided steel and GI store (17.91m x 9.49m)/Loose housing with concrete yard and feed barrier.
Fodder Barn (13.72m x 9.14m)
Machinery Store (9.14m x 9.14m) with concrete floor constructed of steel and box profile sheeting
Fodder Store (18.28m x 9.14m) steel and asbestos
Covered Silage Pit (24.38m x 12.19m) of block, steel and asbestos construction with adjoining Fodder/Grain Store (80ft x 50ft) of similar construction with lean to of block and CA construction with cubicles for 120 head.
Collecting yard, calf house, storage area (43.2m x 18.07m) of steel under fibre cement with concrete floor
Collecting yard with covered race and cattle handling system
Dairy of timber and block construction under a CA roof with 12/12 herringbone parlour, dairy housing 5000 litre bulk tank and milking equipment.
Outside is an above ground GI feed bin. Located to the north of the buildings is a dung ramp leading to below ground slurry store.

The Land
The farm is contained within a ring fence with access available from the farmstead and from the adjoining lane in the north east corner. The land is separated into a number of good sized workable enclosures of arable and pasture land, a large part of it having been cropped for maize and barley over recent years, some of which lies in temporary grass.

The land is generally level or gently sloping and supports the dairy and cattle enterprise carried out on the holding. The land is enclosed by traditional, natural hedgerows with stock proof fencing and benefitting from good access points. Mains water feeds troughs on the enclosures.

The soil comprises a combination of loamy and clayey soils with free draining lime rich loamy soil and is classified as being a Grade 3 on the Land Classification Maps. In total the farm extends to 125.62 acres (50.84 Ha) or thereabouts.

Tenure & Possession
The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession on all parts, subject to any rights of holdover which may be required depending on the date of completion.

Farmhouse – mains electricity and water, private drainage
Farm Buildings – mains electricity, (3 phase to the workshop), mains water
Land – mains water

Woodrow Farmhouse Council Tax Band– F

Local Authority
South Somerset District Council
The Council Offices, Brympton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2HT
Telephone: 01935 462462

Town & Country Planning
The current use of the farm buildings is agricultural however there may be scope for prospective purchasers to consider alternative uses within the farm buildings, subject to obtaining any planning permissions or permitted development consent.

Fixtures & Fittings
All fixtures and fittings unless specifically referred to within the sale particulars are otherwise excluded from the sale and will be removed by the vendors prior to completion.

Basic Payment Scheme
The relevant area of BPS entitlements will be transferred to the successful purchaser(s) after completion. The purchaser(s) being responsible for the agents transfer costs.

Sporting and Mineral Rights
Sporting and mineral rights are included within the sale.

Rights of Way, Easements etc
There are two footpaths which cross the farm, other than this the property is sold, as far as required by the vendor, will be conveyed, subject to all rights of way, easements and way leaves of telegraph poles, stays and wires, electric pylons, cables, water and gas pipes at present erected on and passing over or under the property and subject to the agreements affecting the same (if any).

Method of Sale and Lotting
The property will be offered for sale as a whole by Private Treaty.

Viewing by appointment only through the Sole Agents:-
Greenslade Taylor Hunt, 22 Princes Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1EQ
Tel: 01935 423474

Important Notice
Please note that Woodrow Farm is a working farm with associated risks. All persons wishing to view the property do so at entirely their own risk.

From Yeovil proceed in a northerly direction along the A37. At the bottom of the hill take the turning on the right hand side, signposted Yeovil Marsh. After approximately 1/2 mile, take the turning on the left hand side into Greenmoor Lane and follow to the end, to the farm entrance.
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22 Princes Street Somerset Yeovil BA20 1EQ

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