Hardings Farm_ Buckhorn Weston

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					      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,


                     DORSET SP8 5HT

              Guide Price: £650,000 to £700,000

                 For Sale by Public Auction

             on Friday 1st October 2010 at 2pm


      The Standerwick Suite, Frome Livestock Market,
              Standerwick, Frome, BA11 2QB

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

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

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


Forrester and Forrester,59 High Street, Malmesbury. Mr Andrew Gill acting.
Tel: 01666 822671


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.


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

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.


By appointment through Cooper and Tanner on 01373 455060


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.


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’

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.


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.

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


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.


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.

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