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Productive ring fenced grassland farm
Charming four bedroom house, subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition.
Range of useful modern farm buildings
Ring fenced farmland
Wonderful views across the land
In all about 80.25 acres
Lark Farm House is a comfortable four bedroom family farmhouse, subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. The property was built in the early 1970s and later extended in 2008.
The entrance hall leads through to the Kitchen and Sitting Room beyond. There is a separate Dining Room and a useful Utility Room with WC and a Boot Room on the ground floor.
On the first floor there is a Master Bedroom with en-suite Bathroom and built in wardrobes. There are three further Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom.
There is parking at the front of the house and the garden wraps round the house of three sides. The enclosed garden is mainly laid to lawn with mature hedges that give privacy and separate the house from the farmstead.
There is a useful range of easily accessible modern farm buildings at Lark Farm which comprise:
1. Five bay steel frame livestock building (approx. 22m x 12m) enclosed with concrete panels, weather boarding and corrugated steel with a concrete floor under a fibre cement roof. Adjoining steel frame lean-to (approx. 8m x 9m)
2. Three bay steel frame Dutch Barn (approx. 8m x 9m) with corrugated iron roof and sides.
3. Former Dairy Parlour (approx. 5m x 10m) of concrete block construction under fibre cement roof.
Adjoining two bay covered yard (approx. 6m x 9m) and adjacent concrete yard with handling facilities.
4. Cubicle building (approx. 27m x 25m) of steel frame construction with a fibre cement roof, with concrete panels and weather boarding sides. Comprises four rows of 90 cubicles in total, arranged around a central feed passage.
Silage Clamp (approx. 21m x 9m) with sleeper walls and concrete floor.
Slurry Lagoon, earth walled and enclosed by stock fencing.
The gently sloping pasture land at Lark Farm lies within a ring fence and is classified as Grade 4. The underlying soil being base-rich loamy and clayey soil, ideal for growing grass. All the fields have livestock water troughs, many of which are bordered by mature hedges.
There is a small parcel of attractive woodland in the south-eastern corner of the farm comprising an attractive mix of native species, as well as woodland parcels running along Cannwood Lane.
The northern half of the farm lies within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It should be noted that VAT is chargeable on the sale of Lark Farm.
The land to the north of Cannwood Lane lies within the Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
30.65 Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements relating to the farm are included in the sale. The 2019 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(s).
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. A bridleway runs along Cannwood Lane which runs west to south-east across the farm.
The vendor may require holdover on the silage clamp for 2019 harvested crops until 31st December 2019.
Lark Farm is located in the stunning South Somerset countryside between the pretty villages of Kilmington and North Brewham. The popular market town of Bruton lies 4 miles to the west, with a good range of local shops, train station, pubs and restaurants including the highly regarded 'The Chapel' as well as being home to Hauser and Wirth and their world-class gallery, multi-purpose arts centre and Roth Bar & Grill. To the south is the beautiful Stourhead Estate owned by The National Trust, with its superb grounds and Alfreds Tower.
The A303 lies approximately six miles to the south offering a direct link to the M3 and London beyond. Castle Cary has a regular service to London Paddington, whilst Gillingham train station has a direct service to London Waterloo.
The towns, villages and countryside around Lark Farm provide an extensive range of social and leisure activities, with excellent walking and riding. Golf can be played locally at Wincanton, Frome and Somerton. National Hunt Racing is within easy reach at Wincanton, with flat racing in Bath and Salisbury.
This area has also become increasingly popular because of its excellent selection of schools at all levels in both the private and public sectors, including King's Bruton, Millfield, Sherborne School for boys & girls, Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Sexey's and Warminster School, with preparatory schools close by at Port Regis, Lewiston, Hazelgrove, Sandroyd, Hanford, Knighton House, Milton and Bourton.
Mains water and electricity, private drainage, oil fired central heating, with three-phase electricity to the buildings.
From the A303 at Mere take the A3092 north towards Kilmington, Stourton and Stourhead. After just under 2 miles turn left towards Kilmington Common. Continue along this road for another two miles until you come to a T-junction, then turn left. Follow this road for approximately 1.5 miles and the entrance to Lark Farm will be found on your right hand side.