Delightful 219 acre ring fenced grassland farm located in the heart of West Dorset. Available as a whole or in two lots.
Narn Farm has a three bedroom bungalow, built by the vendors in the early 1970s that is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. The bungalow sits in an elevated position with enviable views across the land and open countryside. The Kitchen and the Sitting Room both have French
windows leading out to a paved seating area. Please refer to the floor plans for the layout and room dimensions. Adjacent to the bungalow is a double garage and a block of three stables with a tack/feed room. Behind the stables is the orchard.
Located in the centre of the farm and accessed either from Barness Lane or through the farm is Narn Barn (90ft x 95ft); used to over winter cattle,
hay/straw storage and as a machinery store. The barn is a 6 bay steel framed building of part concrete block, part corrugated steel and part
weather boarding sides under a fibre cement roof. The floor is part concrete and part chalk and opens out into an enclosed concrete yard. At the north western tip of the farm is a 3 bay steel portal frame Dutch Barn (45ft x 25ft) that is used for hay and straw storage as well as cattle housing.
The land runs west from Narn Farm Bungalow towards Holcombe Wood in a ring fence. All the land is down to grass and most of the fields have
mature well maintained hedges. The land is Grade 3, south facing with some steep slopes in places and is currently used to graze cattle and cut hay. The majority of the land is over clay with some chalk on the south western part of the farm. The species rich grass has benefitted from no artificial fertilizer applications and could easily convert to organic. The parcels of woodland are beautiful blocks of mature trees with a carpet of primroses and then bluebells and wild garlic over the spring months. These parcels of amenity woodland add to the overall beauty of the farm as well as providing shelter for the cattle in the winter months.
Available as whole or in two lots
Lot 1 - Bungalow, buildings and 83.77 acres
Lot 2 - 135.26 acres
Narn Farm is located in between the villages of Alton Pancras to the south and Henley, Buckland Newton to the north. The farm lies in an enviable
and sought after rural location, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village of Buckland Newton has a thriving village shop and a primary school. The nearby villages of Piddletrentide and Cerne Abbas also provide a variety of everyday amenities with Cerne Abbas having its famous chalk giant. For more extensive facilities there is the Abbey town of Sherborne and the market town of Dorchester. For the countryman, the area is well known for its excellent shooting and hunting country. National Hunt racecourses are within easy reach at Wincanton and Taunton, with flat racecourses at Salisbury and Bath. The
Dorset Jurassic Coastline offers excellent sailing opportunities and other water sports. The area is also well known for its excellent riding and walking. The surrounding area has numerous excellent schools in both the private and public sectors including the Sherborne Schools, Bryanston, Canford, Milton Abbey, Leweston and Claysmore. Prep schools are located at Knighton House, Hanford, Clayesmore and Port Regis.
Communications are good with rail links from Dorchester to London/Waterloo and Bristol/Temple Meads. Both Sherborne and Yeovil are on the
The Farm lies within a Nitrate
Vulnerable Zone and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
BOVINE TUBERCULOSIS (TB) The farm is subject to six month TB testing. The last test being in May 2017. Further details are available from the vendors agents. The farm also lies within a known area of Bovine Babesiosis (BB) commonly known as Redwater. The resistant suckler herd could be available for sale, by separate negotiation.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME 84.53 Basic Payment
Scheme Entitlements are included in the sale. The 2017 claim will be retained by the vendor. The vendor agrees to use all reasonable endeavours to transfer the entitlements for future Basic Payment Scheme payments to the purchaser.
ENTRY LEVEL STEWARDSHIP AGREEMENT There is an Entry Level Stewardship Agreement on the farm running until August 2018. Further details are available from the vendors agents.
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 is a bridleway which runs
along the northern boundary of the farm along the
track known as Barness Lane. The land at the western end of the farm is subject to rights that were reserved to benefit land to the east, to pass over the land to facilitate the extraction of timber from the adjoining property. Further details are available.
SPORTING The sporting rights are in hand over part of the land and are included within the sale.There is a parcel of land at the bottom of Mildron Hill that is subject for a term of 99 years from 19th May 1955 to a profit a prendre in gross relating to the sporting rights. Further details are available from the vendors agents.
West Dorset Tax Band E
EPC - E
Mains water and electricity, private
drainage, oil fired central heating. There is a private water supply which feeds a trough at the western end of the farm.
From Blandford take the A357 west
through Shillingstone and Sturminster Newton. After passing Sturminster Newton take the left turning on to the A3030 towards Sherborne. Then take the first turning onto the B3143 towards Buckland Newton. Continue along this road through Kings Stag, Pulham, Buckland Newton and Henley. After leaving Henley,pass a turning on your left and after approximately 200m the entrance to Narn Farm can be found on your
right hand side just after a white house.