***We are inviting Best Offers by 12 noon on Friday 29th January 2021*** About 10.52 acres of mixed land in the village of Downhead
***We are inviting Best Offers by 12 noon on Friday 29th January 2021***
Lot 4, Manor Farm Dairy
Lot 4 is one of 6 available lots for sale at Manor Farm Dairy, Downhead. It comprises a mixture of arable land and pastureland with a total of approximately 10.52 acres (4.24ha). A footpath crosses through the lot as shown on the sale plan.
Location and Situation
The pretty hamlet of Downhead lies in the heart of the Mendip Hills. The hamlet has its own church, Church of All Saints, and is a short distance away from the village of Leigh-on-Mendip, which provides a range of amenities including a primary school taking children from 4 – 11, a village shop, The Bell Inn public house, St Giles’s church, a village hall and many active clubs and societies.
The market town of Shepton Mallet is approximately 6 miles away and offers a comprehensive range of amenities and services including additional schools. The Georgian City of Bath lies 25 miles to the north and the picturesque City of Wells 11 miles to the west.
Manor Farm Dairy
Manor Farm Dairy is located between Shepton Mallet and Frome, in an attractive part of Somerset. The farm totals approximately 221 acres with extensive modern farm buildings which are centrally located. Currently, the farm is operated with additional rented land and forage crops grown under contract of over 1,348 acres within a radius of 6.2 miles.
The buildings at Manor Farm provide state-of-the-art facilities, offering the potential to run an intensive and efficient dairy system. They comprise a large dairy complex including a 64 point DeLaval rotary milking parlour. The three large open-span buildings which, together with cubicles, silage pits and slurry facilities, currently provide year-round accommodation for a 1,300 cow dairy herd. The site gives the opportunity to easily expand further making it an exciting farming and investment opportunity.
Land as a Whole
In total the land at Manor Farm extends to approximately 221 acres, the majority of which is Grade 3 and farmed in a rotation of forage maize, grass leys and arable crops.
The land north of the Old Wells Road is a free draining, loamy soil. The main block of land around the dairy complex is characterised by base-rich, loamy soils which may in places be slowly permeable.
The farm is currently farmed together with an additional 1,348 acres of rented land comprising a number of separate Farm Business Tenancies and other agreements which the vendor has entered in to locally. Further details are available from the vendors agents.
Acreage: 10.52 Acres
From London take the M3 West onto the A303. Travel along the A303 to Wylye and then take the A36 North. At the third roundabout take the first exit onto the A362 signposted to Frome. Continue along this road until the A361 T-junction at which turn left. Follow the A361 west towards Shepton Mallet over three roundabouts. Then take the right-hand turn after Torr Works off the A361 and on to Slait Hill, signposted to Downhead. Continue along this road through the village of Downhead and the entrance to the farm can be found on the right-hand side, immediately after a stone barn and just before the church.