GRAHAM SINGER Chartered Surveyors, Auctioneers, Valuers, Land and Estate Agents 5 warren business park, knockdown, Tetbury, glos, gl8 8qy Tel: 01454 238600. fax: 01454 238860. Hardings Farm, Buckhorn Weston, Gillingham, DORSET SP8 5HT Guide Price: £650,000 to £700,000 For Sale by Public Auction on Friday 1st October 2010 at 2pm at The Standerwick Suite, Frome Livestock Market, Standerwick, Frome, BA11 2QB Description Set in a private and secluded location, off a private driveway, on the outskirts of this Dorset village lies Hardings Farm. It currently comprises a substantial period farmhouse that now requires a degree of modernisation and improvement with the potential to increase the accommodation into the adjoining annexe Features have been retained or replaced including flagstone flooring on the ground floor, stripped wooden panelled doors, cast iron fireplaces to each of the bedrooms and picture rails in some of the rooms. The front door opens onto a welcoming entrance hall with stairs rising to the first floor and door to the rear. Doors lead on the two of the reception rooms and the kitchen. The principal reception room lies to the left and benefits from an open fireplace, currently fitted with an electric fire, and a fine built in wooden dresser with glazed display cupboards. A door leads from here to a further reception room, again with built in storage. To the right of the entrance hall is a reception room, probably used as the dining room, with a door linking to the kitchen. This room too has an open fireplace which again is currently not in use. The kitchen sits to the rear of the house and has a range of fitted wall and base units with a built in hob and sink unit. The oil fired Stanley provides the heating and hot water for the house. The ground floor also has a cloakroom under the stairs. The first floor provides four pleasantly sized bedrooms. A master suite has been created with the largest of the bedrooms, with superb views and built is wardrobes and a shower room. There is an additional family bathroom located at the end of Adjoining the house to the side is an annexe arranged over two floors with a lean to to the rear that could be incorporated into the main accommodation or retained as a self contained living area. Further to the side are two garages. To the front of the house are the outbuildings which comprise a combination of traditional and more modern that would suit a wide number of uses and, subject to the relevant consents being granted, could provide ancillary accommodation to the main house, office space or holiday accommodation; The accommodation comprises: Ground Floor: Entrance Hall with stairs to first floor: Sitting Room 16’4” x 15’11” Drawing Room 16’4” x 12’8” Dining Room 15’ x 12’11” Kitchen 14’10” x 12’10” First Floor: Master Suite 16’7” x 16’3” with shower room Bedroom One 15’ x 13’ Bedroom Two 14’11” x 12’10” Bedroom Three 13’9” x 12’8” Bedroom Four 12’7” x 11’11” Family Bathroom Former cow stalls Red brick construction under a tiled roof measuring 15' 1 x 40' 0 (4.60m x 12.19m) with a store room on the end of 9' 11 x 15' 2 (3.02m x 4.62m). Former Stable building Red brick construction under a tiled roof. Divided into three stalls with a hayloft over. 17' 11 x 24' 11 (5.46m x 7.59m). Lean to hay store 16' 0 x 26' 0 (4.88m x 7.92m) Hay barn Sleeper walls with galvanised tin cladding and roof. 26' 5 x 30' 0 (8.05m x 9.14m) Stable block Concrete block construction and divided into four boxes with a wash down/clipping bay. 43' 4 x 18' 4 (13.21m x 5.59m). Feed room 5' 5 x 0m x 3.76m) Loose Housing shed Steel portal frame with block walls and spacing boards. Part concrete floor. Gates to the side. 89' 3 x 45' 5 (27.20m x 13.84m) Open fronted barn/field shelter Steel portal frame with galvanised roof and cladding. Part concrete floor. An opportunity to acquire a detached farmhouse buildings and 26 acres with the potential to create a rural idyll with superb views over the Blackmore Vale The house offers three reception rooms, kitchen, four bedrooms, shower room and bathroom. Attached two storey annexe that could be incorporated into the main accommodation. Detached traditional outbuildings with potential for a variety of uses. Stables. Loose shed. Hay barn. All weather ménage. All set in around 26 acres of gardens, grounds and pasture land. The Manor or Lordship of Buckhorn Weston in the County of Dorset is included in the ownership of Hardings Farm. Local Authority North Dorset. Tel: 01258 454111 www.northdorset.gov.uk Buyers Lot Charge A Buyer’s Lot Charge of £350 (inclusive of VAT) will be payable on each of these lots on the fall of the hammer. Cheques to be made payable to Cooper and Tanner. Solicitor Forrester and Forrester,59 High Street, Malmesbury. Mr Andrew Gill acting. Tel: 01666 822671 Note Mr W.G Singer FRICS of Graham Singer Chartered Surveyors is a relation and therefore a connected person to one of the vendors, Mrs P. E Singer Joint Agent Cooper and Tanner, 6 The Bridge, Frome, Somerset BA11 1AR (Tel: 01373 455050). The Land Extending to just over 26 acres of grounds and pasture land, Hardings Farm sits centrally within its land. Sloping towards the southern boundary, the land is enclosed by a combination of mature hedges and fencing, it is divided into five paddocks, each of a convenient size. The land now requires some cultivation to return it to its former state but would be suited to a variety of uses including agricultural or equestrian. Location Hardings Farm is set on the outskirts of the village of Buckhorn Weston, which offers a good community with a local cricket club and popular public house. The neighbouring village of Templecombe (3 ½ miles) offers a village primary school and railway station (London Waterloo to Exeter). The towns of Gillingham (4 miles) and Wincanton (4 ½ miles) both offer a good range of amenities with Wincanton giving access onto the A303 Directions From the B3081, Wincanton to Gillingam road, take the turning right (Tinkers Hill), sign posted Cucklington. Continue along this road for a couple of miles and at Quarr Cross take the turning on the right, signposted to Buckhorn Weston. Continue along this road and into Buckhorn Weston. The entrance to Hardings Farm will be found on the left hand side, just past Windy Ridge. Viewing By appointment through Cooper and Tanner on 01373 455060 Services Mains water and electricity and private drainage are connected to the house and adjoining stores. The Loose shed and stable block benefit from mains electricity with the stables also having water connected. Planning A small area of the farmland, adjoining the lane to the north will be sold subject to an uplift clause of 30% to last for a period of 80 years. Completion Date Completion has been set for Friday 29th October 2010 Single Farm Payments It is understood that the land is not registered as eligible for Single Farm Payments. No entitlements are available for transfer with the farm. Auction Notes Conditions of Sale Unless otherwise stated, each Lot is sold subject to the current edition of the Law Society’s Standard Conditions of Sale and the General and Special Conditions of Sale for each lot. Auction Catalogue The details of each lot have been prepared based on information given by the vendor and their solicitor. There may be occasions where the person acting on behalf of the vendor does not know the property in detail. Therefore, potential purchasers must satisfy their own enquiries and should refer to the legal documents available at either the Auction Department from the vendors’ solicitors. Legal packs These will be available to view at the Auction Department office. Alternatively they can be obtained from the vendors’ solicitors. There may be a charge payable direct to the solicitor. We recommend that each potential purchaser take independent legal advice on the content of the packs. Potential purchasers are deemed to have made all the necessary enquiries and purchase with full knowledge of the content of the legal packs. Registration of Interest Cooper and Tanner encourage potential purchasers to register their interest in specific lots. This will enable the Auction Department to inform you of any amendments made to that lot during the lead up to the auction day. Tenure and Possession Unless stated otherwise, the tenure of each lot is freehold and vacant possession will be given upon completion. Questions The vendors’ solicitors are usually available for questions prior to the start of the auction. However, there may be occasions when they are unable to attend. Therefore, it is advisable that any queries have been answered before the date of the auction. Members of the Cooper and Tanner staff will be on hand and will be able to answer questions concerning the procedure. They will not be able to answer any legal questions. No further questions will be permitted once the auction has started. Buyers Lot Charge A Buyers Lot Charge will be applied to each lot, including those bought prior to and post auction, details of which are found within the general remarks for each lot. This is to be paid at the fall of the hammer. Cheques are to be made payable to Cooper and Tanner. Bidding When bidding for a lot, please make your bid clear to the auctioneer or his clerk. The auctioneer will be happy to take bids in smaller increments, for example £250 and multiples thereof. The auctioneer will call the bidding three times, giving you the opportunity to place a final bid. Fall of the Hammer On the fall of the hammer, the successful bidder is under a binding contract to purchase that property. The purchaser must then present himself or herself to the auctioneer’s clerk, giving their name, address, solicitor’s details and a form of identification. Deposit A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will be payable to the vendors’ solicitor at the fall of the hammer. Cash will not be acceptable and Cooper and Tanner do not have the facilities to take payment by credit or debit card. Lotting The vendors reserve the right to amalgamate, sub-divide or withdraw any or all of their property. Proxy and Telephone bidding Cooper and Tanner do accept bids by proxy or by telephone. Should you require any further information, please contact the Auction Department. Important Notice These particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of potential purchasers and do not constitute an offer or contract or part of the same. All descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, warranties and other details are given without responsibility and any potential purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. Any photographs and plans are contained within the catalogue to identify the property to potential purchasers. They do not show the extent of the property and must not be relied upon to be to scale. It should not be assumed that each lot has the necessary planning consents, building regulations or other consents. The vendors reserve the right to sell their property prior to auction. Please contact Cooper and Tanner prior to the auction to check the availability of each lot.