Higher Bye Farm is situated in a particularly attractive part of West Somerset with easy access to the coast to the north, the Quantock Hills to the east, and Exmoor National Park to the south.
The area is well serviced by good road connections with the A39 from Bridgwater to Minehead in close proximity, which also provides access to the A358 to Taunton. Watchet and Williton offer a good range of day to day services whilst Minehead and Taunton offer a wider range of shopping facilities.
Lot 1 – Higher Bye Bungalow and Paddock (£325,000 guide price)
Higher Bye Bungalow comprises a south facing detached property set within its own grounds, in an elevated position enjoying fine southerly views, set back from the entrance drive. The accommodation comprises:
Kitchen with adjoining breakfast room
Three double bedrooms
To the side of the house, there is a garage block which was originally designed as an annex. This building offers accommodation of office, cloakroom, utility/kitchen and garage space.
To the rear of the bungalow is an attractive pasture enclosure extending to 3.88 acres. In all, Lot 1 extends to 4.31 acres.
Lot 2 – Higher Bye Farm Buildings and Land (£600,000 guide price)
The Farm Buildings
Located a short distance from the bungalow is a good range of dairy and livestock buildings more specifically comprising:
1. Dairy and 7:14 parlour.
2. Covered yard (96’ x 24’) with lean-to (96’ x 20’).
3. Covered yard (72’ x 45’) with lean-to.
4. Cubicle house for 88.
5. Six bay mono-pitch store (95’ x 30’).
The buildings are set within a good concrete yard area with the benefit of two 400T silage clamps, outdoor feed areas and a slurry lagoon.
The land comprises free draining, level and gently sloping arable and pasture land which is divided between seven principal enclosures. In all, Lot 2 extends to 53.36 acres.
Method of Sale
The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in two separate lots.
Tenure and Possession
The freehold of the property is offered for sale, with vacant possession available upon completion.
Basic Payment Scheme
Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale. The vendor has claimed and will retain the 2019 payment.
The farm buildings are sold subject to an uplift clause. Should permission for residential or non-agricultural/non-equestrian commercial uses, the vendor will be entitled to 30% of the uplift in value for a period of 30 years from completion.
Water – there is a mains and borehole water supply to the property.
Electricity – there is a mains electricity supply to the property.
Drainage – there is a private drainage system.
The property is accessed via the driveway to the south which is shared with two neighbouring properties. The vendor contributes 50% towards to the upkeep of the driveway.
Following the A39 from Williton towards Minehead, continue to the village of Washford. Turn right signed Willow Grove (shortly before the left turning signed Washford). Continue on this road and take the second turning on the right where the entrance to Higher Bye Farm will be found. The property is the first on the left. Access is also available for articulated lorries from the Watchet to Blue Anchor Road to the north.
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