Thoulstone Farm is situated a short distance to the north east of the village of Chapmanslade, between the towns of Frome, Westbury and Warminster, with easy access from the A36 Warminster to Bath road. Chapmanslade offers a public house, church and a primary school, whilst Frome, Westbury and Warminster all provide a good range of shops, schools and leisure facilities with Westbury also providing a mainline railway station with regular services to London Paddington.
Method of Sale
Thoulstone Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole or in up to six separate lots as follows:
Lot 1: Thoulstone Farmhouse together with the walled garden and some of the traditional buildings. In all about 1.22 acres. Guide price £750,000.
Lot 2: Thoulstone Farm buildings remaining traditional and modern farm buildings. In all about 1.67 acres. Guide price £250,000.
Lot 3: Paddock to the west of the farmstead. In all about 1.60 acres. Guide price £20,000.
Lot 4: A parcel of about 66.66 acres of arable and pasture land. Guide price £600,000.
Lot 5: A parcel of about 23.27 acres of arable/pasture land with a small area of woodland and a pond. Guide price £180,000.
Lot 6: A parcel of about 115.41 acres of arable, pasture and woodland. Guide price £1,000,000.
Lot 1: Thoulstone Farmhouse
Thoulstone Farmhouse comprises a grade II listed residence constructed of brick elevations with stone dressings over three storeys with sash windows under a hipped tiled roof. The farmhouse is now in need of restoration and offers accommodation, on the ground floor, of front door leading via the central entrance hall with flagstone floor to the sitting room and the drawing room. Off the hall there are also steps under the principal staircase down to the cellar (which also has access off the eastern elevation of the farmhouse). To the rear is the kitchen and dining room together with a utility/boot room, secondary staircase, WC, and back door off. On the first floor there are two double bedrooms at the front of the house. There is a further spacious double bedroom to the rear of the house, together with a family bathroom and a secondary staircase. On the second floor there are two further double bedrooms at the front of the house. The secondary staircase to the rear of the house provides access to two further double bedrooms with an inter-connecting door through to the front of the house.
Outside, there is an attractive walled garden to the west, and off the entrance drive to the east are several outbuildings, together with further traditional buildings to the south, more specifically described as follows:
1. Timber garage
3. Brick, stone and slate workshop/garage and car port
4. Two storey stone, brick and tile barn (with loft over part) providing several loose boxes together with block and galvanise lean-to bull pens off
5. Former dairy of block, stone, slate and galvanise
6. Redundant piggery of stone and tile
7. Four loose boxes of stone, block and tile
The buildings go together to form a concrete yard area to the rear of the farmhouse, and offer protection from the further traditional and modern farm buildings to the south.
Lot 2: Thoulstone Farm Buildings
Lot 2 comprises the remainder of the farm buildings situated further to the south of the farmhouse together with access via the road gate to the north. The farm buildings more specifically comprise:
8. Timber, block and fibre cement loose housing building with a part brick floor
9. Adjoining stone, brick and tile former mill house and loft over and a part brick floor
10. Adjoining stone, brick and fibre cement cubicle house with a brick/concrete floor
11. Brick, timber and steel workshop
12. Stone, brick and fibre cement former cart shed with timber and galvanise lean-to off
13. Five bay steel and fibre cement grain store with lean-to grain store off all with a concrete floor and adjoining lean-to fodder store off
14. Off the northern elevation of the grain store is a further lean-to providing a large loose housing area
Lot 3: 1.60 acres
Lot 3 comprises a level pasture paddock of about 1.60 acres, situated to the west of the access to Lot 2. The land would be suitable for a number of livestock uses. Access is via the road gate to the north, by means of a right of access over the northernmost part of Lot 2.
Lot 4: 66.66 acres
Lot 4 comprises a parcel of arable and pasture land divided between two large arable enclosures together with a smaller pasture enclosure to the south of the farm buildings. The land has the benefit of direct road access along the eastern boundary.
Lot 5: 23.27 acres
Lot 5 comprises a parcel of arable and pasture land divided between two arable enclosures together with a small pasture and woodland enclosure to the south, which includes an attractive pond. The land has the benefit of direct road access along the northern boundary.
Lot 6: 115.41 acres
Lot 6 comprises a parcel of arable, pasture and woodland which is currently divided between five good sized arable enclosures, two pasture enclosures, several areas of amenity pasture land, and several small woodland enclosures. The land has the benefit of direct road access from the A36 via an established access track down to the land.
Tenure and Possession
The property is offered freehold. The farm buildings and land are currently subject to a Farm Business Tenancy until 30 September 2019. However, it may be possible for this to be terminated sooner. The farmhouse is available with vacant possession upon completion. All sporting rights are owned with the freehold.
Basic Payment Scheme
The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. The entitlements are included within the sale, so far as it is possible to transfer them to the purchaser.
Town and Country Planning
Thoulstone Farmhouse is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as Grade II.
The farm is serviced by mains water, mains electricity and private drainage.
Health and Safety
Potential purchasers are requested to take particular care when inspecting the property. Potential purchasers should bear in mind the risks associated with sudden movements from livestock and machinery which may be present in and around the farm buildings and on the land at the time of inspection. Potential purchasers are requested to wear supportive footwear for viewings, and are advised to be conscious of potentially uneven, steep and slippery ground surfaces. There are two wells located on the property; one is located to the rear of the farmhouse and the other is located to the east of the farm drive.
Rights of Way
There is a right of way over the track numbered 4141 on the eastern side of Lot 6 is favour of the woodland to the south. There are public footpaths crossing Lot 2 and Lot 6.
The hatched area of Lot 4 will be sold subject to an uplift clause. Should permission be granted for residential or non-agricultural commercial development on the land for the period 25 years after completion, then the vendors and their successors in title shall be entitled to 25% of the uplift in value as a result of the planning permission being granted.
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the Carter Jonas on 01823 428590.
Follow the A36 towards Bath from Warminster for about 1½ miles. Upon reaching the Dead Maids turning at Thoulstone, turn left signed to Westbury, A3098, Chapmanslade and Dilton Marsh. The entrance to the farm will be found on the left hand side, shortly after turning off the A36.
Wiltshire BA14 8JN
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