Building Plot / Land for sale
LOT 2 - Renton Farm, Kingston
Property Description: HOW TO GET THERE From Modbury, proceed along the A379 towards Kingsbridge. On reaching Harraton Cross, turn right following the signs towards Bigbury On Sea and St Ann's Chapel. Follow this road (B3392) for about 2 miles, taking the first available right (after Tuffland Farm on the left hand side) down Renton Lane. Proceed down this lane for just under 0.2 miles, where the entrance to Renton Farm will be found on the right hand side.
SITUATION Renton Farm is situated in the parish of Ringmore, between the village of Bigbury and town of Modbury, in the South Hams area of South Devon, being about 2 miles and 3 miles away respectively. The lovely South Hams coastline and beaches at Bigbury on Sea and Wonwell are both less than four miles distant. The larger town of Kingsbridge is about 8 miles to the east and the nearest city of Plymouth being about 15 miles to the west. The A38 dual carriageway expressway, connecting to the M5 motorway and national road network, being about 10 miles to the north.
DESCRIPTION Renton Farm comprises a spacious Grade II Listed farmhouse, pony paddock and a range of stone barns (with planning consent for conversion into one residential dwelling and one holiday cottage) with further curtilage also being available.
Renton Farm is being offered for sale as a whole or in up to three lots, to suit purchaser's requirements, as set out below and as shown on the site plan.
Dealing with each lot in turn:-
LOT 1 FARMHOUSE & PADDOCK (as outlined in red on the site plan)
Of Grade II listed status (listed entry number - 1108044), Renton Farmhouse occupies a south facing position with a private shared driveway leading to a parking area on the south side of the property. On the west elevation is a lean-to-stable block that could be converted to residential use, (subject to the necessary planning and Listed Building consents).
The farmhouse is believed to be constructed of a combination of exposed and in places rendered and part slate hung natural stone walls, under a slate roof and offers the following accommodation:-
GROUND FLOOR Entrance Porch
FIRST FLOOR Landing
OUTSIDE At the front of the property is an enclosed lawn garden, parking area, together with a further walled vegetable garden area. Detached single garage.
At the rear of the property is some stone and concrete block former pigs' houses and general purpose outbuildings. A right of way will be reserved over the yard area of Lot 2 to gain access to these general purpose outbuildings for all purposes at all times.
Courtyard area forming the courtyard between the house and the stone barns
COUNCIL TAX Renton Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band F with the amount payable for 2019/20 being £2,717.20.
PONY PADDOCK On the approach to the farmhouse, on the right hand side of the driveway, is a pony paddock extending to 3.01 acres (1.22 hectares). Down to permanent grass, this paddock is located directly adjoining the front garden/garage.
LOT 2 STONE BARNS (as outlined in blue on the site plan)
This lot comprises of a range of stone barns arranged around a courtyard that in total extends to some 3,003 gross internal square feet (279 square metres) over two floors (including the annexe). The barns offer significant potential for conversion to residential, holiday or ancillary use (subject to the necessary planning consents).
The barns have been granted planning and listed building consent for conversion to one dwelling and one holiday cottage (application reference numbers 40/1340/11/F and 40/1341/11/LB respectively) on 12 July 2011 and the proposed accommodation for the barns is proposed as follows:-
MAIN BARN Ground Floor
3 Bedrooms (1 with en-suite Shower Room)
Master Bedroom (with En-Suite Bathroom and Walk-in Wardrobe)
HOLIDAY COTTAGE Ground Floor
Open Plan Kitchen/Lounge/Dining Room
OUTSIDE To the east of the barns is an enclosed courtyard while to the south of the barns is a parking area. On the north and west sides is the proposed additional curtilage (see Lot 3 for more information). The sellers agree to the existing modern farm building only to be used for dry storage purposes in the future.
RIGHT OF WAY FOR LOT 1 Lot 1 will have a right of way for access purposes over the yard area relating to Lot 2 to gain access to the general purpose outbuildings to the rear of the farmhouse for all purposes at all times.
Water In the event that the house and barns sell as separate lots or as a whole the seller will undertake to install a separate metered mains water supply to both the farmhouse and the barns (the existing mains and private water supplies to the house will be disconnected and remain with the adjoining farmland).
Electric In the event that the house and barns are sold as separate lots, the seller will undertake to install a separate metered mains electric supply to the stone barns (the existing electric supply to remain with the house).
The work to install the new water and electric supplies is to be carried out within six months following legal completion or as soon as the relevant utility companies will allow.
LOT 3 ADDITIONAL CURTILAGE (as outlined in pink on the site plan)
This lot comprises of additional curtilage available only to the purchasers of the stone barns. In total, this lot approximately extends to 224 square meters. By reference to the site plan, the buyer of the curtilage will be required to construct a stock proof agricultural fence between points A, B and C, within six months following legal completion, this fence to be owned and maintained by the buyer in perpetuity.
The buyer will also be required to construct a 6ft wall between points D, E and F, within 12 months following legal completion, this wall to be owned and maintained by the buyer in perpetuity.
METHOD OF SALE Renton Farm is offered for sale by Informal Tender (unless sold prior), with a closing date of Wednesday, 25 September 2019 at 12 noon.
Buyers are invited to submit offers for individual lots or a combination of lots, as may suit their requirements and tender forms are 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 land is offered for sale.
DRIVEWAY Maintenance of the driveway will be shared on a proportional basis between users and buyers will be required to enter into an appropriate legal agreement to cover maintenance of this and any other common parts accordingly.
PUBLIC FOOTPATHS There are no public footpaths across the property, as far as are known.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP SCHEME The land is not subject to any Environmental Stewardship Scheme agreements.
TENURE Renton Farm is for sale on a freehold basis, with vacant possession being available on legal completion.
LOCAL AUTHORITY South Hams District Council, Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5NE. Tel: 01803 861234.
GUIDE PRICES Lot 1- Guide £500,000
Lot 2 - Guide £250,000
Lot 3 - Fixed Price £50,000
The Whole: Guide £800,000
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the sole agents, Luscombe Maye, 3 Church Street, Modbury, Ivybridge, Devon, PL21 0QW. Tel: 01548 830 831.