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Sold Cox Hill

Cox Hill

Price Guide: £940,000 Marnhull

A substantial detached farmhouse (currently divided) in need of updating, with detached stone barns, other outbuildings, pond , gardens and approximately 10 acres of agricultural land set in a stunning secluded location. Available as a whole or in three lots. LOT 1: £850,000 (Approx 6.6 acres) LOT 2: £50,000 (Approx 0.42 acres) LOT 3: £40,000 (Approx 2.4 acres)


Lot 1 comprises a former stone farmhouse that is currently divided into two dwellings with potential for restoration into a single dwelling. Both dwellings will require updating and improvement. There is a large garden with a well and a range of single storey stone buildings located immediately to the rear. Adjoining the farmhouse is a yard with traditional barn that has potential for conversion either for business use or possibly residential subject to gaining the necessary consents. Beyond the traditional barn is a range of modern agricultural barns formerly associated with dairy farming. Surrounding the farm are a number of small paddocks extending in all to approximately 6.6 acres. The end of lane location that is quiet and elevated, affords tremendous views over the Blackmore Vale and River Stour. Lot 2 is a dilapidated stone barn with yard and small area of land extending in all to approximately 0.42 acre. This barn currently has agricultural use but could be converted subject to Planning Permission and gaining the necessary consents. Lot 3 comprises a steel frame Dutch barn with open sides, a small piggery and a paddock that slopes, measuring in all about 2.4 acres. Lot 3 would lend itself to either an equestrian enthusiast or small holder interested in keeping sheep or pigs.


Yardgrove Farm is located at the end of a 'no-through' road in the area of Cox Hill on the southern edge of Marnhull with the River Stour flowing through the Vale below. Marnhull is a large village with excellent facilities including a surgery with a pharmacy, two garages and schools. The nearby towns of Sturminster Newton, Gillingham and Shaftesbury offer a good range of local services to cater for most everyday requirements. Gillingham has an excellent secondary school, Waitrose supermarket and mainline railway station serving London Waterloo.


Traditional stone barn 16.76m (55ft) x 5.64m (18ft 6in) with a pair of central large barn doors under a corrugated sheet roof. Attached stone and concrete block barn 13.26m (43ft 6in) x 3.86m (12ft 8in) single storey, corrugated sheet roof. Feed area 9.68m (31ft 9in) x 0.84m (2ft 9in) Heron covered yard 22.78m (74ft 9in) x 14.55m (47ft 9in) Steel frame under a cement fibre roof with block walls and concrete floor. Covered yard 22.86m (75ft) x 16.15m (53ft) with block walls, concrete and chalk floor. Timber frame cubicle shed 23.62m (77ft 6in) x 18.29m (60ft) under a profile steel roof with central feed passage. Car port 6.1m (20ft) x 4.34m (14ft 3in) open fronted with rear access door. Stable 5.79m (19ft) x 2.9m (9ft 6in) Flag stone floor The old dairy 27.89m (91ft 6in) x 5.49m (18ft) stone construction with concrete floor, under a slate roof divided into a number of rooms and used as ancillary storage to the farmhouse. Slurry Pit Pond In all approximately 6.6 acres (2.67 ha)


Dilapidated stone barn, 9.75m (32ft) x 4.27m (14ft) Attached former parlour, 10.67m (35ft) x 4.57m (15ft) Block walls under an Apex roof Store, block walls under a mono pitch, 3.05m (10ft) x 2.44m (8ft) Metal Shed, 4.88m (16ft) x 3.66m (12ft) In all approximately 0.42 acres (0.16 ha)


Dutch barn, 10.97m (36ft) x 7.32m (24ft) extending to 10.97m (36ft) x 4.88m (16ft) Steel frame with corrugated sheet sides and roof. In all approximately 2.4 acres (0.97 ha)


Not included


From Shaftesbury take the A30 to East Stour, turning left towards Marnhull along the B3092. Bypass Marnhull and go through a series of bends at Walton Elm before turning right towards Pleck. At the next 'T' junction turn left and then left again down a 'no-through' road in the direction of Yardgrove Farm.


Mains electricity and drainage, oil fired central heating. Private drainage. The purchasers would be responsible for connecting the mains water.


North Dorset District Council Tax Band D. Amount Payable £1,547.06 year 2012/13.

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