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Building Plot / Land for sale

Lot 3 - Higher Yetson Farm, Ashprington

0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
0 bedroom  for sale in  TQ9 7EG
Building Plot / Land for sale

Lot 3 - Higher Yetson Farm, Ashprington

Features:

  • Lot 1 - Higher Yetson Farmhouse, Modern Farm Building & 28.99 acres (11.73 hectares) of agricultural
  • Lot 2 – The Stables
  • Lot 3 – Swallows Retreat
  • Lot 4 – River Meadows - 10.28 acres (4.16 hectares) of permanent pasture
  • Lot 5 – Millpool - 20.53 acres (8.31 hectares) of arable land
  • Available as a whole or in a combination of lots, to suit purchaser's requirements

Property Description:

DIRECTIONS From the town of Totnes, proceed along the A381 towards Kingsbridge for approximately 1 mile and then take a left turning signposted Ashprington and follow this road for approximately 1½ miles and then take a right at the crossroad towards Bow Bridge. Follow this road until you go over the bridge and then take the first right hand turn next to the Waterman's Arm pub and follow this road for approximately half a mile and the property will be found on the left hand side.

SITUATION Higher Yetson Farm is situated in the hamlet of Yetson, which is approximately a mile and a half distant from the nearby village of Ashprington, while the town of Totnes is some 3 miles distant. The A38 dual carriageway expressway, connecting to the M5 motorway and national road network, is some 5 miles to the north.

Higher Yetson Farm is located within walking distance of the popular Watermans Arms and Maltsters Arms pubs and under 4 miles from Totnes train station, which has a direct service to London Paddington.

DESCRIPTION Higher Yetson Farm is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to five lots, to suit purchaser's requirements.

The land is being used for a combination of arable and livestock farming purposes, but offers the potential for equestrian or alternative uses (subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent).

The full extent of the five lots are as approximately shown outlined on the site plan, forming part of these particulars.

Dealing with each lot in turn and by reference to the site plan:-

LOT 1 - FARMHOUSE, MODERN FARM BUILDING AND 28.99 ACRES A spacious and attractive detached farmhouse situated in an elevated position, together with a modern farm building and agricultural land that extends to approximately 28.99 acres (11.73 hectares) in all, as outlined in red on the site plan.

Not of a listed status, Higher Yetson Farmhouse is believed to be of an exposed stone construction under a slate roof. The farmhouse extends in total to approximately 315.30 square metres (3,394 square feet) over four floors and comprises the following accommodation:-

GROUND FLOOR Entrance Porch
Front Entrance Hall
Sitting Room
Dining Room/Sitting Room
Kitchen/Breakfast Room
Conservatory
W/C


LOWER GROUND FLOOR Garage
Deep Freezer Room
Cider Cellar

FIRST FLOOR Landing
4 Double Bedrooms (all with En-Suite Shower Rooms)
Family Bathroom

SECOND FLOOR 2 Bedrooms (one with an En-Suite Bathroom and one with an En-Suite Shower Room)

OUTSIDE To the north of the property is a garden area with a detached modern farm building extending to approximately 1,875 square feet (174 square metres). There is also a stone barn currently used for storage purposes to the south of the farmhouse that offers potential for residential conversion (subject to obtaining the relevant planning consents).

SERVICES Mains water, electric and shared private septic tank drainage (with three other properties). Oil fired central heating.

A management agreement will be created in regards to the shared private septic tank drainage.

The seller will reserve a right for the buyer of Lot 3 to bring mains electric and water supplies across Lot 1, as required.

The water trough and water supply in the south-eastern corner of Lot 3 will remain with Lot 1.

COUNCIL TAX Higher Yetson Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band E with the amount payable for 2020/21 being £2,391.29.

AGRICULTURAL LAND Extending to approximately 28.99 acres (11.73 hectares) of permanent pasture, access to this block of land may be gained through a gateway off the council maintained single vehicular width highway on the western boundary or by means of a right of way on the north-western boundary.

A schedule of the land is as follows:-

Field Parcel Acres Hectares Land Cover
SX8056 9624 5.34 2.16 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 1524 4.87 1.97 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 1232 0.10 0.04 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 3421 6.82 2.76 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 3435 3.43 1.39 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 2435 4.08 1.65 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 1841 4.35 1.76 Permanent Pasture
TOTAL 28.99 11.73


LOT 2 - THE STABLES The Stables is situated a short distance away from the farmhouse and is a detached stone barn under a slate roof that extends to approximately 103.50 square metres (1,114 square feet) as is outlined in blue on the site plan. The property offers the following accommodation:-

GROUND FLOOR Kitchen/Dining Room
Utility Room
Sitting Room


FIRST FLOOR 2 Bedrooms
1 Office/Cot Room
Family Bathroom


OUTSIDE Parking area and garden.

SERVICES Mains water, electric and shared private septic tank drainage (with three other properties).

A management agreement will be created in regards to the shared private septic tank drainage.

TENURE The Stables is currently let out under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and vacant possession will be available on 17 November 2020.

COUNCIL TAX The Stables is in Council Tax Band D with the amount payable for 2020/21 being £1,956.51.

LOT 3 - SWALLOWS RETREAT Planning consent was granted by South Hams District Council (reference number 3795/19/FUL) on 12 February 2020 for the demolition of the general purpose storage building (as is outlined in green with the surrounding curtilage on the site plan) and the construction of a new four bedroom single storey dwelling offering the following accommodation:-

Boot Room
Utility Room
Kitchen/Dining Room
WC
Lounge
Study
Family bathroom
3 Bedrooms
1 Bedroom (with en-suite shower room)

The full extent of Lot 3 will amount to approximately 2.12 acres (0.85 hectares).


SERVICES The seller will reserve a right for the buyer of Lot 3 to bring mains electric and water supplies across Lot 1, as required.

The water trough and water supply in the south-eastern corner of Lot 3 will remain with Lot 1.


LOT 4 - RIVER MEADOWS Extending to approximately 10.28 acres (4.16 hectares) of permanent pasture as is outlined in purple on the site plan, this block of land is accessed off the council-maintained highway on the south-eastern boundary by means of a gateway or a right of way across the Waterman's Arms car park.

A schedule of the land is as follows:-

Field Parcel Acres Hectares Land Cover
SX8156 0665 4.67 1.89 Permanent Pasture
SX8156 0555 5.61 2.27 Permanent Pasture
TOTAL 10.28 4.16

The land has in the past been used for agricultural purposes but offers the potential to be used for equestrian/recreational or amenity use (subject to planning) to suit purchasers' requirements.


SERVICES The land benefits from having a separate mains water supply, but requires a sub-meter to be installed by the purchaser.

LOT 5 - MILLPOOL LAND Extending to approximately 20.53 acres (8.31 hectares) of arable land as is outlined in orange on the site plan this land is accessed by means of a right of way over a narrow lane (suitable for access for by foot, quad bikes or small tractors).

A schedule of the land is as follows:-

Field Parcel Acres Hectares Land Cover
SX8155 1888 4.32 1.75 Permanent Pasture
SX8155 1875 7.64 3.09 Permanent Pasture
SX8155 0173 5.04 2.04 Permanent Pasture
SX8155 0662 3.53 1.43 Permanent Pasture
TOTAL 20.53 8.31


WATER In the event that the land is sold as separate lots, then sub-meters for the mains water supplies will need to be installed by the purchasers of Lots 4 and 5.

METHOD OF SALE Higher Yetson Farm is offered for sale by Informal Tender (unless sold prior) with a closing date of Thursday, 29 October 2020 at 12 noon.

Buyers are invited to submit offers for individual lots or a combination of lots as may suit their requirements and a tender form is available on request from the Sole Selling Agent.

The seller does not undertake to accept the highest or any of the offers and the seller reserves the right to withdraw, alter or amend the way in which the property is offered for sale.

GUIDE PRICES Lot 1 - Higher Yetson Farmhouse, Modern Farm Building & 28.99 acres of agricultural land - £875,000
Lot 2 - The Stables - £420,000
Lot 3 - Swallows Retreat - £350,000
Lot 4 - River Meadows Land - £80,000
Lot 5 - Millpool Land - £110,000

The whole - £1,835,000


BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency for the purpose of the Basic Payment Scheme and the current owner has claimed for the 2020 scheme year.

Buyers will be required to adhere to the scheme rules until the end of 2020, in order that the seller's claim for the payment is not prejudiced in any way.

The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are not included with the sale of the land. If the buyers would like to purchase these entitlements these may be available to the successful bidder.

PUBLIC FOOTPATHS It is our understanding that there are no public footpaths that cross the Higher Yetson Farm, as far as are known.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCHEME The land is not subject to an Environmental or Countryside Stewardship Scheme agreements.

TENURE Higher Yetson Farm is for sale on a freehold basis.

The agricultural land at Lots 1 and 4 is currently let out on a grazing licence until 1 December 2020 after which vacant possession will be available.

Vacant possession for Lot 5 will be available once the current tenant has eaten off the stubble turnip crop by approximately the end of February 2021.

The Stables is currently let out under an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) and vacant possession will be available on 17 November 2020.


LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.

VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Luscombe Maye, 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1PP. Tel: 01548 800176.

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