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FARMHOUSE WITH LAND AND TOURISM BUSINESS An opportunity to acquire a four bedroom, spacious farmhouse with large garden, two-storey double garage, two workshops, agricultural building, American Barn stables and an established successful Tourism Business. Set in approximately 4 acres (1.62 hectares).
THIS PROPERTY IS SUBJECT TO AN AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION (Please refer to this section in the details for further information).
FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Freehold with vacant possession on completion
INTRODUCTION This introduction and particulars are intended to give a fair and substantially correct overall description for the guidance of the intending purchasers and do not constitute part of an offer or contract. No responsibility is assumed for the accuracy of individual items.
SITUATION/LOCATION The property is situated to the south of the sought after village of West Bagborough at the foot of the western slopes of the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village and the Quantocks are also accessible via a scenic footpath, making it ideal for camping visitors.
The quintessential Quantock village includes a public house, parish church, village hall and cricket club. There is also an established family run garden nursery at Triscombe. Bishop Lydeard to the south has a medical centre, petrol station/auto repair shop, village shop, newsagents, hair salon, spa and tea rooms.
West Bagborough is within a Conservation Area and boasts amazing views of Taunton Deane, the Blackdown Hills and Brendon Hills. The village provides a variety of accommodation supporting the tourism industry.
Taunton is just eight miles from the village and offers an extensive range of amenities including shopping and leisure facilities, Racecourse and Cricket Club. There are both private and public schools with thirteen in close proximity. Mainline train station to London Paddington (1 hr 47mins).
DESCRIPTION An opportunity to acquire a four bedroom spacious farmhouse with three bathrooms (two en-suite), large garden, two-storey double skinned double garage, two workshops, agricultural building, American Barn stables and an established successful Tourism Business. Set in approximately 4 acres (1.62 hectares).
The farmhouse, which was built in 2001, has been extensively refurbished to a high standard including stone and oak flooring.
Living space totals approximately 174m2. With mainly wooden double glazing throughout, the accommodation comprises:
Porch leading to front door.
3m x 2.7m
3.6m x 3.5m
Large En-suite Shower Room Walk-in shower, hand wash basin, W/C and spacious linen closet.
4.6m x 5m Custom inset cabinetry, large gas range cooker, Island with storage cupboards, double sink unit and stone countertop, grey slate flagstone flooring.
5.3m x 5.4m Oak flooring and large integrated wood burning stove.
2.3m x 2.3m Single sink unit with double doors leading to Utility Room.
1.2m x 2.3m Housing boiler, water tank and space for washing/drying machines with wood panelling and flagstone flooring.
2m x 3.7m
Bedroom 2 (Master Bedroom)
3.2m x 5.7m
Custom Built Dressing Room
3.8m x 3.3m
En-suite Bathroom Marble bathroom with freestanding Slipper bath, double vanity unit with basins, walk-in shower and W/C.
4.2m x 2.4m
3.1m x 3m
Family Bathroom Bath with overhead shower, hand wash basin, W/C and tiled floor.
OUTSIDE Large established garden with mature trees, shrubs and plants.
Covered terrace area.
AGRICULTURAL OCCUPANCY CONDITION Planning permission was granted for the dwelling on the 4 November 1993 subject to seven conditions, one of which was an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. Condition six states:-
'The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture, as defined in Section 336(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act, 1990, or in forestry or a dependant of such a person residing with him or her or a widow or widower of such a person.'
Agricultural Building/Tractor Shed.
9m x 7.5m
Serviced with electric and water. American Barn Stables with three stable boxes each measuring 12m x 11.7m with separate hardstanding area.
Serviced with electric and water.
Outbuilding 2 Double skinned two storey double garage with electric and water. Potential for conversion, subject to planning permission.
7m x 6.3m
Space above Garage
4m x 6.3m
5.6m x 4.3m
4.3m x 5.9m
CAMPING/GLAMPING AND CARAVAN SITE The camping and caravan business associated with the site, known as Quantock Camping, is set away from the main farmhouse in different locations, well designed and utilising the natural landscape of the property whilst maintaining privacy for the farmhouse.
The boutique site is set in beautifully landscaped grounds with a variety of indigenous plants and wildlife including a wildlife pond, this successful business with quality facilities has the potential to develop further.
The business currently offers: 16 Hard Standing, extra large seasonal/touring Caravan/Motorhome Pitches with 12 month licence. Each pitch is serviced with metered electric and water.
Other non-hardstanding Caravan Pitches
Large Tent Pitches
Two Shepherd Huts
Stargazers Glamping Bell Tent
BBQ Hut with dishwashing facilities. Three W/C blocks including showers with additional glamping outdoor showers.
(Planning permission has been obtained for a further three Glamping Units).
The site is served with electric and water and the on-site bio-digester accommodates 100+ people.
Please note Business Accounts can be viewed on request.
ACCESS AND RIGHTS OF WAY Access to the farmhouse and Camping and Caravan areas is off New Road via a Private Driveway.
We are not aware of any Rights of Ways affecting the property.
EASEMENTS AND WAYLEAVES We are not aware of any easements and/or wayleaves affecting the property.
SERVICES (not tested) The property is provided mains electricity.
Borehole water. Drainage is private to a bio-digester system.
Central heating is provided by oil. The boiler and water tank were replaced in 2022.
RdSAP Rating: D
LOCAL AUTHORITY Somerset West & Taunton Council (Taunton Deane)
0300 304 8000
Council Tax Band: E
LEGAL COSTS Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs.
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with the selling agent Acorus.