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Property Description

Manor Farm is a well managed, productive livestock farm with a principal farmhouse and an excellent range of farm buildings set in approximately 126.71 acres (51.78 ha) set in the heart of Wiltshire.

Manor Farmhouse is set back in a private position away from the main road and behind the farm buildings. The property was built by the current owners in the 1970's to a high standard. The accommodation consists of an entrance hall, study, formal living room with brick fireplace and large woodburner, separate dining room with French door leading to the garden, shower room/w.c, large utlity room and a fitted country style kitchen diner. Upstairs there are four good sized double bedrooms all with views either to the lake or over farmland and served by a large family bathroom.

Outside there is plenty of parking for several vehicles as well as a single garage. The formal gardens are laid mostly to lawn and interspersed with ornamental fruit trees, shrubs and flowers. There is a decked area which is perfect for alfresco dining with overlooking views of the farmland and the escarpment of Salisbury Plain beyond. There is a small attractive freshwater lake which is fed directly from the land and is a haven for a wide variety of wildlife, flora and fauna. Surrounding the lake is a spinney with a number of woodland species of flower including snowdrop wood anemone and daffodils. The trees are a mixture of mature and semi-mature native hardwoods.

The popular village of Potterne boasts a range of facilities including a post office, public house, village hall, social club, church and primary school. The traditional market town of Devizes has a wide choice of business, commercial and retail outlets. There is easy access to the A350, M4 jct 17 (18.8 miles), Trowbridge with railway links to London & the West Country is approx. 11.2 miles.

Farm Buildings
The farm buildings in all extend to about 18,700 sq ft (1,737.287 sq m). Highly versatile offering a range of uses including housing livestock, machinery and equipment as well as hay and straw. The buildings are predominantly steel portal framed barns together with a range of traditional brick and clay tiled single storey buildings. There are good hard based and concrete yards allowing easy access to both the land and to the highway. There is plenty of scope for further development (subject to planning). There are three separate access points from the highway to the buildings.

1. Machinery Shed
80' x 44' (7.432 x 4.088 m) 5 bay steel portal framed barn with corrugated sheeted roof, hardcore floor.
18' x 80' (5.48 x 24.38 m) Open sided lean-to used for housing equipment and spares.


2. Livestock Housing
150' x 45' (13.935 x 4.181 m) 7 bay steel portal framed shed with part concrete and part hardcore flooring.


3. Livestock & Fodder Sheds
165' x 45' (15.329 x 4.181 m) A series of steel portal framed barns and lean-to's used for housing livestock and fodder.


4. Former Cow Byre
70' x 13.6' (6.503 x 1.263 m) A traditional brick and clay tiled former cow byre currently used for storage of materials.


5. Former Dairy
31' x 20' (2.880 x 1.858 m) An 'L' shaped formed dairy constructed mainly from concrete blockwork.

Land
Extending to 77 acres (31.16 ha) The soil is scheduled by the Agricultural Land Classification plans as being mainly Grade 3 and is a fertile clay loam allowing the grass leys to grow well. The ground has benefited from a sound management regime of grazing and mowing.


Planning
Planning permission was granted on 5th May 1978 (ref k/78/0083), for the erection of a dwelling subject to the following condition " the occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person or mainly employed or last employed in agriculture in the locality as defined by Section 290 (1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1971 and the dependants of such a person residing with him (but including a widow or widower of such a person)'. Further details from the selling agents.


Lot 2- 42.427 (17.17 ha) Acres of Land
Guide Price £375,000


Description
A block of useful and productive pasture extending to about 42.427 acres (17.17 ha) with good road access. The land is divided into a series of convenient sized fields making it ideal for grazing livestock and for taking cuts of hay and grass silage.


Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered with the Rural payments Agency (RPA) for the purposes of Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and there are a total of 46.99 Units of Entitlement which will be made available to the buyers as part of the purchase price.


Council Tax
Band F


Environmental Schemes and Designations
Manor Farm falls within a surface water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.


Services
Mains electricity to house and buildings. Metered mains water to the house and private drainage. Mains water to farm buildings and land.

Tenure and Possession
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on Completion. For the avoidance of doubt Lot 2 will not be sold until a sale of Lot 1 has occurred.


Local Authorities
| Wiltshire Council: 01249 706111
| Rural Payments Agency: 08456 037777


Finance
Woolley & Wallis Finance Ltd are well positioned to assist prospective buyers obtain specialist finance for rural property. We are agents for the AMC and also have good contacts with numerous other lenders who will be able to discuss your requirements in further detail.


Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Way
Manor Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the title deeds together with all existing rights of way whether public or private, including wayleaves, easements, covenants, restrictions and obligations whether to specifically in these sale particulars or not. The buyer shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and the ownership thereof. The property is crossed by 3 public footpaths and pylons as indicated on the sale plan.


Directions
From: From Devizes take the A360 out of the village heading south towards Potterne. Follow the road through the village taking the right hand turning onto Court Hill. Follow the road for just under 3/4 mile and the property will be on the left hand side as indicated by the Woolley & Wallis For Sale Board.


Viewings
All viewings are by appointment only arranged through our Marlborough Farm & Rural Office 01672 515252. No dogs allowed on farm.

Floorplans

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Shortlist Brochure

Worton Road, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10

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