Foddington, Babcary, Somerton, TA11

Under Offer ££2,550,000 Guide

Key Features

Handsome Detached Period Farmhouse
Range of Traditional Buildings with Planning Consent for Holiday Let & Residential Use
Modern General Purpose Buildings
Adjoining Pasture Land
Delightful Private Location
Wonderful Views over the surrounding South Somerset Countryside
100.09 acres (40.50 Ha)
3D Tour Avaliable

About This Property

A versatile residential holding comprising a handsome detached period farmhouse, range of traditional farm buildings with planning consent for holiday let and residential use, range of modern general purpose buildings, with adjoining pasture land. In total extending to 100.09 acres (40.50 Ha) or thereabouts. For sale as a whole, or in 4 lots by private treaty with guide prices as follows:

Lot 1: £1,850,000, Lot 2: £325,000, Lot 3: £140,000, Lot 4: £235,000

As a whole: £2,550,000

The sale of Craddocks Farm offers the opportunity to acquire a residential farm occupying a very accessible but private location, with an excellent range of traditional buildings with recent planning consent for residential and holiday let use, a further range of traditional and modern farm buildings. Adjoining is productive pasture land in two main blocks with mains water supplied to troughs on the land, situated either side of Pylle Well Lane.

The farmhouse is believed to date from the early 1600s and has been renovated throughout by the present owners, (in circa 2003-2005), offering character accommodation with the ability to extend into the adjoining single storey cart shed.
Nearby the traditional stone built farm buildings currently have consent for two dwellings, one holiday let, an annexe and ancillary covered car parking with surrounding garden areas.

The adjoining land is currently utilised for livestock and equestrian purposes and comprises a delightful area of sloping and level productive pasture land enjoying wonderful views over the surrounding South Somerset countryside. In total the farm extends to 100.09 acres (40.50Ha).

The Farmhouse
A detached period property (not listed) built of local Blue Lias stone beneath a tile roof and is believed to date from the early 1600s. The accommodation is arranged over two storeys with a single storey traditional stone workshop/ store offering further opportunities for expansion to the existing accommodation. The property contains a number of character features including attractive stone flooring throughout a large part of the ground floor, exposed beams and stone fireplaces.

The accommodation is set out on the attached floor plans and briefly comprises; Hallway with stairs to first floor, attractive stone flooring, door to outside with steps down to rear Sitting Room with stone fireplace, stone surround and hearth, stairs to first floor, door to outside, double doors to rear garden, range of fitted floor and wall units, stainless steel single drainer single bowl, work surfaces, oak flooring, stone steps to first floor. From Hallway, Sitting Room, oak flooring, exposed beams, stone fireplace, window seats, steps up to first floor. Kitchen/Dining Room stone floor, exposed beans, double doors to front garden, range of fitted floor and wall units with granite work tops, 4 oven Heritage cooker (oil fired), Belfast sink and drainer, opening to Utility Room, with Butler sink, hard wood worktops, plumbing for washing machine, loft access, door to Pantry (also plumbed as wet room) with fitted shelving, floor units and worktops.

On the first floor; Landing with airing cupboard, loft access, Master Bedroom, triple aspect, Ensuite with WC, hand basin, shower cubicle with Swadling shower, towel rail, fitted cupboards. Bedroom Two double room, Bedroom Three single room, Bedroom Four dual aspect, fireplace with stone hearth and surround, stairs to ground floor, Ensuite hand basin, WC, corner shower cubicle, heated towel rails. From the landing, Family Bathroom panelled bath, hand basin, WC, corner shower cubicle, towel rail. Bedroom Five former stone fireplace, window seat, staircase to ground floor, steps down to Ensuite with WC, corner shower cubicle, hand basin, heated towel rail.

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The property is offered for sale as a whole or in four lots as detailed within these sale particulars. Interested parties are invited to discuss alternative proposals with the selling agent with regards to lotting if they so wish.

Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession available on completion.

Farmhouse: Mains water and electricity, oil fired cooker and heating, private drainage. Underfloor heating on ground and first floors.
Farm Buildings: Mains electricity (single phase) and mains water.
Land: Mains water.

These are believed to comprise local Council Tax on the house, together with the usual service and environmental charges.

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

Town & Country Planning
Planning permission obtained in March 2018 for the alterations and the conversion of existing barns to form 2 no. dwellings, 1 holiday let, an annexe and ancillary covered car parking. Planning reference 17/04827/FUL.

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

Fixtures and Fittings
All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these sale particulars are otherwise expressly excluded from the sale.

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

Rights of Way, Easements, Wayleaves, Etc.
There is a footpath that runs to the west of Pyle Well lane and traverses lots 3. Other than this the property is offered for sale subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the property charges register of the registered title together with all public and private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way whether these are specifically referred to or not.

Craddocks Farm occupies a delightful private location situated between the sought after South Somerset villages of Babcary and Foddington, at the end of a no through lane surrounded by open farmland. The property enjoys good transport links within a short distance from the A37 trunk road, leading to the A303 at Ilchester some 4 miles distance. The farm is located approximately 8 miles north of the centre of Yeovil which provides an excellent range of services, amenities and facilities and within 4 miles of Castle Cary, 7 miles from Bruton and 8 miles distance from Sherborne. The county town of Taunton is located approximately 22 miles due west and both Bath and Bristol lie within commuting distance. Intercity train services are available from Yeovil (London Waterloo) and Castle Cary (London/ Paddington). Access to the M5 is available from Taunton (Junction 25).

The property is approached at the end of a no through lane over a private driveway leading to the farm yard and parking area beside the farmhouse.

The main garden area lies to the front of the property and comprises a large patio area with adjoining flower beds, large level lawn, bounded by stone walling and hedgerow. The garden contains a number of mature broadleaf and coniferous trees and shrubs, with paddock areas beyond to the rear and side. To the side and rear is a further enclosed garden area bounded by timber fencing comprising flower beds, vegetable and herb growing areas, oil tank and Klargester.

Located to the south and east of the farmhouse is an L shaped range of single storey traditional buildings (with planning consent for holiday let, residential use, annexe and parking — App No. 17/04827/FUL), adjoining a concrete yard area. Constructed of traditional blue lias stone and block under a CI roof, there is also a Lean To of 5.26m x 4.68m of timber under a CA roof with earth floor. There is a further detached Barn, 2 storey, 13.93m x 10.84m of stone and block, part CI and part CA roof, with concrete floor and patrician walling. Beside the entrance to the farmyard is a mono-pitched block under CA roof Machinery Barn 6.73m x 4.94m with earth floor, adjoining Workshop 5.2 x 4m of block under a CA roof with mains electricity, and steel double floors. Storage Shed 7.69m x 4.51m timber and stone walls, under a CI roof with earth floor and Storage Barn 6.54m x 6.83m of stone and brick under a tile roof with concrete floor, and adjoining Lean To 6.54m x 6.03m stone under CA roof, concrete floor, open front. There is a further Stone Barn 8.19m x 5.39m of stone under tile roof with Lean To’s either side of timber under CA roof 8.11m x 3.89m, part stone and part earth floor. There is an open fronted Garage 5.9m x 5.29m stone under a tile roof with concrete floor.

To the east of the farmhouse and traditional buildings is a range of modern storage buildings accessed over a track from the farm yard utilised for machinery and fodder storage comprising: Portal Framed Building of steel under fibre cement roof, 18.07m x 15.2m with earth floor and adjoining Building of similar construction 13.75m x 12.1m with paddock areas adjoining, bounded by broadleaf hedgerows.
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