Bridgwater Road Bleadon, Weston-super-Mare
£1,325,000

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  • A unique and rare opportunity with huge development potential (subject to planning permission and building regulation approval)
  • Wonderfully placed farm with substantial income potential extending to circa 73.08 Acres
  • Recently converted, two bedroom dwelling which was formerly the Dairy Barn
  • Considerable range of farm buildings, productive farmland and pasture land
  • Stone Barn (Approx. 398.20 sq. metres) which may suit conversion
  • Fishing rights along the bank of the River Axe
  • Additional 42.54 Acres of land available by separate negotiation
  • EPC Rating C70, Council Tax Band D, Business Rates may apply

A unique and rare opportunity to acquire a working Somerset farm, situated in a rural location on the outskirts of the sought after village of Bleadon and sitting along the banks of the River Axe.

ACCOMMODATION
This fantastic set up offers huge development potential (subject to planning permission and building regulation approval) and includes a charming two bedroom barn conversion which was formerly the Dairy Barn, which retains its characterful features. The freehold property is light and bright and comprises two bedrooms both with en-suites, utility room, kitchen/breakfast room, snug, living room and cloakroom. Patio doors from the living room open out onto a lovely enclosed garden which provides just the spot for relaxing in the sunshine. An extensive collection of farm buildings, barns, livestock sheds, machinery stores, general stores and enclosed livestock yards are accessible via the central yard which have been carefully and thoughtfully positioned with handling livestock and general farm duties in mind. A large Stone Barn which is currently used as workshops and office space presents a wonderful opportunity for a possible conversion (subject to planning permission and building regulation approval). The agricultural pasture land extends to circa 73.08 Acres and surrounds the farm buildings on three sides. The land is mainly grass with a hard core track running through the farm to allow access to the fields all year round. The sale of the farm includes fishing rights along the bank of the River Axe and a further 42.54 acres of land to the South of the River Axe is available to be purchased by separate negotiation if required. Opportunities like this do not come to the market very often – viewing is highly recommended! EPC Rating C70, Council Tax Band D, Business Rates may apply.

LOCATION
Being placed within the charming country village of Bleadon is most desirable for prospective residents. Local facilities include Bleadon village country store & Post Office, a cafe, two garages, a hair and beauty therapy centre, three pubs providing food and drink and fortnightly visits from the mobile library. Doctors’ and dentists’ surgeries are found at nearby Weston-super-Mare. The hourly daytime bus service will take you directly to nearby Weston General Hospital in ten minutes and on to Weston town centre ten minutes later. The 700-year-old church of St Peter & St Paul stands proudly at the heart of the village and welcomes all to its regular services. The thriving Coronation Hall has a full events calendar; rarely a day goes by without some social activity in the two halls. Alongside you’ll find a delightful and safe little children’s play area, plenty of free parking and a popular purpose-built youth club. Within minutes of leaving the Coronation car park you can be walking one of many delightful footpaths that will lead you around the Parish. From demanding climbs to the top of the Mendips, an area of outstanding natural beauty, to easy-going riverside trails. For the commuter there is access to the M5 at Junction 21 for those travelling North, but there is also access to the M5 at Junction 22 for those who are travelling South. Railway stations at Weston-super-Mare and Weston Milton are also accessible.

Farm Entrance
Shared private driveway on approach leading to South Hill Farm yard and Dairy Barn.

Dairy Barn
Recently converted into a two bedroom dwelling.

Entrance Hallway

Cloakroom

Bedroom One
14' 1'' x 13' 0'' (4.29m x 3.97m)

En-suite

Utility Room
7' 2'' x 6' 3'' (2.18m x 1.91m)

Bedroom Two
12' 10'' x 10' 8'' (3.91m x 3.24m)

Kitchen/Breakfast Room
17' 8'' x 12' 10'' (5.38m x 3.91m)

Snug
11' 5'' x 10' 10'' (3.47m x 3.29m)

Living Room
17' 7'' x 16' 5'' (5.36m x 5.01m)

Garden
Mainly laid to lawn with raised flower beds and enclosed by wooden panel fencing, the garden wraps around the Dairy Barn on two sides.

Stone Barn Workshop and Office
May suit conversion (subject to planning permission and building regulation approval) approximately 398.20 Sq. Metres (4286.00 Sq. Feet).

Workshop One
37' 9'' x 24' 4'' (11.50m x 7.41m)

Workshop Two
38' 0'' x 25' 3'' (11.59m x 7.69m)

Workshop Three
28' 11'' x 18' 0'' (8.81m x 5.49m)

Storage Room One
30' 3'' x 18' 11'' (9.23m x 5.76m)

Storage Room Two
18' 1'' x 17' 11'' (5.52m x 5.47m)

Workshop Four
17' 10'' x 9' 11'' (5.43m x 3.03m)

Stairs rising to First Floor Office

First Floor Office
18' 2'' x 12' 4'' (5.53m x 3.76m)

Store
10' 7'' x 9' 8'' (3.23m x 2.94m)

Shower Room

General Store
27' 7'' x 13' 10'' (8.42m x 4.21m)

Outbuildings
The comprehensive collection of farm buildings are accessible via the central yard and have been carefully positioned with handling livestock and general farm duties in mind.

Five Bay Dutch Barn (Plus Lean-to)
Metal sheet roof, part concrete panel part weather boarded walls, concrete flooring, external livestock yard.

Three Bay Dutch Barn (Plus Lean-to)
Metal sheet roof, concrete panel walls, earth floor, external livestock yard.

Four Bay Dutch Barn (Open Fronted)
Corrugated roof, part concrete panel-part weather boarded walls, hard core flooring.

Six Bay Steel Portal Frame Barn
Fibre cement roof, concrete flooring.

Adjoining Livestock Shed and Cattle Handling Area
Fibre cement roof, cattle crush, block walls, concrete flooring.

Adjoining Four Bay Dutch Barn
Corrugated roof, concrete flooring, steel plated doors.

Adjoining Cattle Shed
Fibre cement roof, concrete block walls, concrete flooring, formerly a cubicle shed.

Five Bay Steel Portal Frame Barn
Cement roof, concrete panel walls, concrete flooring.

Five Bay Steel Portal Frame Open Fronted Barn (Plus Lean-to)
Fibre cement roof, part concrete panels-part weather boarded walls.

Six Bay Steel Portal Frame Livestock Building (Plus Lean-to)
Fibre cement roof, part weather boarded-part concrete panel walls, external yard.

Agricultural Pasture Land
The land extends to circa 73.08 Acres and surrounds the farm buildings on three sides. The land is mainly grass with a hard core track running through the farm to allow access to the fields. The land is mainly Grade 3 loamy and clayey soil with the steeper slopes being Grade 4 free draining base-rich soil and is divided into various fields which rise up from the level banks of the River Axe.

Tenure
Freehold.

Services
Private drainage with a Digester shared with South Hill Farm House, LPG central heating and ‘Rangemaster’, three-phase electricity to some of the buildings, mains electricity and water.

Designations
An annual payment must be made to the Axe Brue Drainage Board as the farm is situated within the Axe Brue Drainage Area.

Basic Payment Scheme
Under the current Farm Business Tenancy Agreement the tenant claims the Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements relating to South Hill Farm. On termination of the tenancy agreement the entitlements will be transferred back to the landlord. Purchasers should satisfy themselves that they will be in a position for the entitlements to be transferred back to them at the end of the tenancy agreement.

ELS/HLS Agreement
The Farm is entered into an ELS/HLS agreement effective from 1st December 2013 to 30th November 2023. It is a condition of sale that the buyer takes over this agreement or indemnifies the vendor for any monies reclaimed in breaking this agreement.

Farm Business Tenancy
The land and the majority of farm buildings (excluding the Stone Barns and Five Bay Steel Portal Frame Barn) at South Hill Farm are currently let on a Farm Business Tenancy, which commenced on 12th March 2018 for a period until and including 11th March 2024. There is a break clause within the tenancy agreement stated as 12th March 2021.

Rights of Way
The land is sold subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the title deeds together with all public or private rights of way, wayleaves, easements and other rights of way affecting the property. There are a number of footpaths which run across the farm. There is a right of way for agricultural purposes to access Hill Field from Shiplate Lane, as shown hatched blue on the sale plan.

Sporting and Fishing Rights
All sporting rights and the single bank fishing rights along the Northern bank of the River Axe are in hand and are included within the sale.

Mineral Rights
The mineral rights relating to the farm are owned by the Church Commissioners who retained the rights when the farm was sold to the current owners.

Additional Land and Farm House
A further 42.54 acres of land to the South of the River Axe is available to be purchased by separate negotiation.

VAT
Value added Tax on the land is included in the sale price.

Viewings
All viewings strictly by appointment arranged through David Plaister Ltd.


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Name Location Type Distance
Bleadon

County: Somerset
Sale Type: For Sale
Ref #: DP003412

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