Cranborne 2 miles, Wimborne 7 miles, Blandford amp; Ringwood 10 miles, Bournemouth 17 miles, Salisbury 19 miles. Mainline trains: Salisbury to London (Waterloo) 90 mins. Airports: Bournemouth International 16.5 miles. New Barn Farm is situated just off the B3078 in the small hamlet of Knowlton that lies within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) designated for its varied and beautiful landscapes.
The farmstead is located within part of the scheduled ancient monument of Knowlton Circles, a group of Neolithic henge monuments, Bronze Age round barrows and Iron Age or Roman boundaries. The farm has been in the vendors family since 1932, originally renting it from the Shaftesbury Estate and latterly purchasing it from them in 1976. The farm extends to some 195 acres and was in dairy production up until 2000 and is currently run as a Residential Arable farm on a share farming basis, but clearly has potential for further Residential, Commercial, Tourism and Equestrian development.
There is an excellent range of both public and private schooling in the area to include Forres Sandle Manor at Fordingbridge, Canford, Sandroyd, St Marys at Shaftesbury, Clayesmore, Bryanston and the girls and boys grammar schools in Salisbury. For further details see www.isc.co.uk for independent schools and www.wiltshire.gov.uk for state schools information.
Local shopping facilities are available in Verwood, with a wider range of shops and amenities in Salisbury, Wimborne and Ringwood. There are numerous sporting and recreational opportunities: the local area has numerous bridleways and footpaths popular with horse riders and walkers alike. There is racing at Salisbury, Wincanton and Newbury, hunting is with the Portman. Golf can be played at Tollard Royal. Sailing and water sports can be enjoyed along the south coast.
Farmhouse - Lot 1
Constructed in the late 18th Century of brick elevations under a tiled roof, the farmhouse provides good family sized accommodation arranged over three floors. The house is in need of modernisation. The accommodation comprises:- Grade II Listed farmhouse (4,200 sq ft) 5 bedrooms (over 2 floors) Fitted kitchen with oil-fired Rayburn 3 receptions (sitting room with open fire and office with wood burner) Larder amp; stores Cellar Tall ceiling heights
Extensive parking/turning area (north approach) Triple garage Mainly lawned garden to the front of the house (facing south east)
There are a range of portal frame Dutch barns and buildings extending to some 15,000 sq ft and comprise:- Former chicken shed (80 x 40) Grain store (60 x 45) General purpose barn (45 x 20) 3-bay, open fronted, steel portal frame. Hay Store (75 x 20) 5-bay, steel portal frame. Hay Store (60 x 20) 4-bay, steel portal frame.
Land - Lot 1
Useable land amounting to some 5.4 acres (2.18 ha) of level, mainly permanent pasture, classified as Grade 3. One of the paddocks (2.1 acres) is rented out to a neighbour for equestrian use.
Barn - Lot 2
A substantial Grade II Listed barn constructed in the late 18th Century with brick elevations, oak beams and a clay tile roof, extending to some 2,926ft2 (GEA).
Planning consent has been obtained to convert the barn to a single dwelling with 5 bedrooms. Planning permission for the redevelopment along with listed building consent was granted in October 2008. Ref: 3/08/0836/FUL and 3/08/0837/LBC. Further information on the consent and associated conditions is available from the Agents.
Cubicle house (100 x 60) concrete floor, lying for 150 cows. Silage clamps x2
Land - Lot 2
Useable land amounting to some 9.75 acres (3.94 ha), the land is classified as Grade 3, partly in arable production, the remainder pasture.
Amounting to some 175.5 acres (70.73 ha), the majority of the land is in arable production and is currently farmed on a share farm basis and is offered as a whole or in two lots (Lots 3 amp; 4).
Gently sloping arable Vehicular access In all the land in Lot 3 amounts to some 77.7 acres (31.47 ha)
Gently sloping arable Vehicular access In all the land in Lot 4 amounts to some 97.8 acres (39.57 ha)
Cottage - Lot 5
Accessed off Lumber Lane to the north of the farm is this semi-detached cottage. Constructed in the early 1900s with brick elevations under a tiled roof extending to some 1,373 sq ft (GEA), and sitting in about 0.3 acres. The property is currently let on an Assured Shorthold Tenancy with an income of £10,500 p.a. and is offered with vacant possession if required.
3x bedrooms Bath/shower room Sitting room Dining room Kitchen Double glazed windows Off-road parking GARDEN Gravel parking area Large mainly lawned garden
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 The Agents and their clients give notice that: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents and The Agents have not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.
Health & Safety
Given the potential hazards of a working farm we would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around farm buildings and machinery. Children must be supervised by their parents on site.
Plans, Areas & Schedules
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been carefully checked and calculated by the vendors agents, however the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul the sale or entitle either party to compensation in respect thereof.
Town & Country Planning
The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient monument orders, town planning schedules and resolutions, which may or may not come into force. Purchasers will be deemed to have full knowledge and have satisfied themselves as to the provisions of any such matters affecting the estate.
Planning permission has been obtained on the barn for change of use to residential, if desired. (Ref: 3/08/0836/FUL and 3/08/0837/LBC)
Rights of Way
There is a public footpath that crosses part of the southern boundary (as shown on the sale plan).
East Dorset District Council Tel: 01202 886201 Dorset County Council Tel: 01305 267933
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House: Band G, £2,608.70 payable 2009 Cottage: Band D, £1,565.22 payable 2009
Both properties have mains electricity, mains water (metered), water also provided from the two wells, private drainage to a cesspit. The house has an oil-fired Rayburn (cooking), wood burner and economy 7 heating. The cottage has oil-fired central heating.
New Barn Farm is sold freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion, subject to right of holdover.
Fixtures & Fittings
Unless mentioned specifically all fixture, fittings and garden ornaments are excluded from the sale but may be available by negotiation.
Single Farm Payment
The Single Farm Payment entitlements are included within the sale. 2008 Values:- Normal: 70.65 ha at 332.40 euros/ha; Set-aside: 6.15 ha at 141.93 / ha
The farm was entered into the Countryside Stewardship Scheme in 2001 and the Entry Level Stewardship Scheme in 2005. The purchaser(s) will be required to continue it until both schemes terminate in 2010. Further details are available from the Agents.
There will be no in-going valuation.
Prepared in May 2009.
From Salisbury head south west along the A354 for approximately 14 miles. After passing through Cashmoor, turn left at the crossroads signposted for Moor Crichel and Horton. Continue for approximately 4 miles passing The Horton Inn and at the T-junction turn left onto the B3078. The entrance to New Barn Farm will be found on the left hand side after about a mile. See location map for alternative routes.
Viewings will initially be held on Thursdays and Saturdays between 10am 1pm. Strictly by appointment arranged through the sole agents Fox Grant on 08707 745600. For further information contact William Grant or Sara Netherway.
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 Fox Grant and their clients give notice: 1. They have no authority to make or give any representations or warranties in relation to the property. 2. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property, do not form any part of an offer or contract and must not be relied upon as statements or representations of fact. 3. Any areas, measurements or distances are approximate. The text, photographs and plans are for guidance only and are not necessarily comprehensive. It should not be assumed that the property has all necessary planning, building regulation or other consents. Fox Grant has not tested any services, equipment or facilities. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise.