The Common, Rowde

Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1TA
£4,000,000 Guide Price

6 Bedrooms

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Private and productive ring fenced farm with far-reaching views across open countryside set in 212 acres

Smithwick Farm is situated in an enviable secluded rural position at the end of a long private tree lined drive which leads to the dwellings and buildings. The farm totals approximately 212 acres in a ring fence with the farmhouse, cottage and buildings lying centrally within the land, giving privacy and seclusion.

The views from the house and farmstead are outstanding across the farmland and beautiful Wiltshire countryside beyond.

Smithwick Farmhouse is approached via a gravel parking area which leads to a beautiful courtyard. The charming Grade II Listed 17th Century property contains many traditional features over the three floors, including sash windows, exposed beams and Victorian fireplaces adding to the character of the house. A new roof has been put on the farmhouse by the vendors in the last 12 months.

The front door leads into a charming Entrance Hall with wooden floor and Victorian tiles. A door leads through to a Family Room and on to the spacious open plan Kitchen with oil-fired Aga and seating area with a mezzanine floor above. There are two sets of French Doors, with one set leading into the sheltered courtyard and …

Smithwick Farm is situated in an enviable secluded rural position at the end of a long private tree lined drive which leads to the dwellings and buildings. The farm totals approximately 212 acres in a ring fence with the farmhouse, cottage and buildings lying centrally within the land, giving privacy and seclusion.

The views from the house and farmstead are outstanding across the farmland and beautiful Wiltshire countryside beyond.

Smithwick Farmhouse is approached via a gravel parking area which leads to a beautiful courtyard. The charming Grade II Listed 17th Century property contains many traditional features over the three floors, including sash windows, exposed beams and Victorian fireplaces adding to the character of the house. A new roof has been put on the farmhouse by the vendors in the last 12 months.

The front door leads into a charming Entrance Hall with wooden floor and Victorian tiles. A door leads through to a Family Room and on to the spacious open plan Kitchen with oil-fired Aga and seating area with a mezzanine floor above. There are two sets of French Doors, with one set leading into the sheltered courtyard and the second leading out to the paved seating area and garden with stunning views. From the Kitchen a door leads through to a lovely dual aspect Dining Room and Sitting Room, round to a Downstairs WC and Study. Off the Kitchen is a useful Utility Room and former pig sties provide useful storage and WC

A curving wooden staircase in the Entrance Hall leads up to the first floor; Master Bedroom with Dressing Room and en suite Bathroom, Bedroom with integral bath and en suite WC and washbasin, third Bedroom with en suite Shower Room.

Stairs to the second floor lead up to three further Bedrooms and a Bathroom.

The large garden to the south of the house is laid to lawn with mature planted borders, limes and fruit trees. The views south are quite outstanding.

The courtyard parterre with variegated holy trees, roses and ornamental pond is a beautifully sheltered area to enjoy and approach the house from.

There is a double garage at the rear of the property.


THE COTTAGE
Adjacent to the farmhouse is the two bedroom cottage which has recently been renovated by the owners to create a comfortable and light single storey dwelling.

The cottage can be accessed via the courtyard as well as having access from the rear with its own separate parking area.

The accommodation comprises open plan Living Area with electric coal effect fire, Kitchen, two Bedrooms and a Bathroom.

BUILDINGS
The farm benefits from an extensive range of versatile traditional and modern farm buildings which could potentially be used for a wide range of uses depending on an incoming purchasers requirements;
1. Traditional two storey stable block containing four loose boxes, hay loft, workshop and two WCs, located on the opposite side of the courtyard to the farmhouse.
2. L-shaped singe storey open fronted building with charming circular stained glass window.
3. 5 bay timber framed part open fronted store.
4. 4 bay steel framed barn with enclosed concrete block sides, fibre cement roof, concrete floor and wooden doors.
5. 7 bay steel framed general purpose barn with concrete block sides under a fibre cement roof.
6. 6 bay steel framed barn with corrugated sides under a fibre cement roof used to store hay and straw.
7. Four commercial units all currently let.
8. Adjoining large steel framed open sided livestock barn under a fibre cement roof. Integral former milking parlour, adjacent to which is a row of four timber loose boxes with automatic drinkers.
9. Three adjoining Dutch barns with lean-to containing two stables and workshop.
10. Modern 4 bay steel framed cattle building with concrete panel sides, part weather boarded and concrete floor under a fibre cement roof.

To the east of the farm buildings adjacent to the drive, is the post and rail fenced manege (55m x 25m) with a rubber and silica sand surface.

LAND
The gently undulating land lies in a ring fence with the dwellings and farm buildings at the core. The land comprises approximately 206 acres with a mixture of arable and pasture with small pockets of woodland. The land is classified as Grade 3 being slowly permeable seasonally wet slightly acid base-rich loamy and clayey soils, capable of growing excellent grass and arable crops. The grass has been cut for silage and hay, with about 84 acres of beans being grown on the arable land.

There are a number of buffer strips and flower rich margins as per the Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Agreement the farm is entered into.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements relating to the farm are not included in the sale. The 2023 claim will be fully retained by the vendor.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEMES
The land is subject to a Mid-Tier Countryside Stewardship Agreement which runs until 31st December 2023. Further details are available from the vendors agent.

DESIGNATIONS
The farm lies within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS
Smithwick Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights of way whether public or private, including wayleaves, easements, covenants, restrictions and obligations whether referred to specifically in these sale particulars or not. The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and the ownership thereof.

There are no public rights of way crossing the farm.

Smithwick Farm is located in an easily accessible location to the west of charming village of Rowde, surrounded by open countryside. Rowde benefits from two pubs, a church, village hall, farm shop and café, two schools and a mobile library. The beautiful Kennet and Avon Canal runs along the southern boundary of the farm.

The market town of Devizes is approximately 2.5 miles to the east, providing good local shops and services. The towns of Melksham, Chippenham and Bradford on Avon are all also within easy reach. The City of Bath lies 18 miles to the west, providing an extensive range of business, entertainment and cultural facilities along with two universities.

The M4 to the north offers links to London and the West Country. Chippenham railway station has a fast regular train service to London, The area is well known not only for its beautiful countryside with excellent walking and riding but also for the excellent number of schools.

Farmhouse Band G
Cottage Band B

All the dwellings and the farm buildings are supplied by mains water and electricity. Private drainage.
Oil fired central heating in the farmhouse, electric heating in the cottage.

SN10 1TA
From Devizes take the A342 towards Rowde. In Rowde, after the George and Dragon Pub, turn left onto Cock Road. Follow this road for about a third of a mile and the entrance to Smithwick Fam is found on the left hand side, on a sharp right bend.

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The Common, Rowde

Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1TA
£4,000,000 Guide Price

6 Bedrooms

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