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Royal Wootton Bassett

£1,400,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
Hambrook Farm is a beautifully presented residential smallholding privately positioned within its own pastureland. The property comprises a 4 bedroom Edwardian farmhouse with formal gardens and pond, a separate detached 1 bedroom annexe, range of farm buildings and stables within a courtyard and productive pasture. In all the property extends to 38.20 acres (15.46 hectares).

Situation:

Hambrook Farm forms part of the rural hamlet of Thornhill, nestled in the foothills of the Broad Town White Horse chalk escarpment. The horse was first cut in 1864 and is extensively visible from the Property. Hambrook Farm is situated approximately 3.5 miles south of the attractive market town of Royal Wootton Bassett and Junction 16 of the M4 is within 5.0 miles.

The larger commercial centre of Swindon is approximately 9.5 miles north and provides a comprehensive range of recreational, retail and business facilities including a mainline railway station with direct connection into London Paddington (60 minutes).

Description:

Hambrook Farm is an appealing rural residential smallholding, suitable for agricultural or equestrian activities; privately positioned within its own pastureland. The property is approached through an electric gated entrance down a long driveway crossing the meandering Ham Brook; a truly charming position.

Farmhouse:

Hambrook Farm is a beautiful detached Edwardian period property which has been sympathetically improved and extended by the current owners.

The accommodation comprises a large kitchen breakfast room, utility including larder and wetroom, sitting room, study and a stunning timber framed and glazed garden room. On the first floor, there are three double bedrooms (one ensuite) and a family shower room. The attics have been converted to provide an additional bedroom and extensive storage.

The formal gardens surround the farmhouse with lawn interspersed amongst mature shrubs and well stocked borders, sleeper raised vegetable beds and opposite a lovely pond with spectator's balcony. Adjacent there is an open fronted building providing covered car parking and secure workshop/tackroom and outside toilet. The separate annexe accommodation is above. Within the annexe, there is kitchen with storage cupboard, large open plan living/dining space through to a double bedroom and bathroom. The annexe would also lend itself to excellent office space.

There are ground source and air source heating systems for the farmhouse and annexe respectively.

Farm Buildings:

There is a compact range of farm buildings which would support either agricultural or equestrian activities and have been improved by the current owners.

| The Dutch Barn 60' (17.987 m) x 25' (7.467 m) has been block walled with good internal divisions, making it suitable for livestock handling.

| The General Purpose Building 58' (17.836 m) x 22' (6.748 m) is a very useful and secure steel portal framed building with concrete panels and Yorkshire boarding above with a profile roof.

| The Stable Block 48' (14.630 m) x 18' (5.182 m) is opposite the farmhouse and is a purpose built building comprising of four loose boxes with covered walkway in front positioned on a concrete pad with full height gale breakers.

Farm Land:

The land extends to approximately 35.832 acres (14.498 hectares) of permanent pasture, divided into good sized fields with water connections throughout. The soil is predominantly Grade 3 and is a fertile loam capable of yielding heavy crops of grass silage and hay as well as providing good livestock grazing.

The current owners have taken a proactive approach to sustainability at Hambrook Farm with the installation of a rainwater harvesting system which feeds the field and farm building water troughs and the construction of ground mounted 6kw solar panels.

Tenure & Possession:

Hambrook Farm is offered for sale as Freehold and will be sold with vacant possession upon completion.

Fixtures and Fittings:

All those items usually regarded as tenant's fixtures and fittings are specifically reserved from the sale. There are a number of items which are explicitly excluded from the sale and these will be made available to potential buyers by separate negotiation.

Ingoing Valuation:

There will be no ingoing valuation. The purchaser may be granted early entry to the land upon request.

Services:

Mains electricity and water together with private drainage via a Klargester. Ground source pump heating for the main dwelling, Air source pump heating for the annexe. There are water troughs connected to the land and buildings which are fed from a rainwater harvesting system. There are ground mounted 6kw solar panels connected to Hambrook Farm.

No guarantees are given in respect of these services and any purchaser should make their own inspection and enquiries.

Environmental Schems:

Hambrook Farm falls within an existing surface water Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

There is no Environmental Scheme associated at the smallholding.

Basic Payment Scheme:

The farmland is registered for Basic Payment Scheme with 14.22 units of Entitlements held.

The sellers will make and retain the Basic Payment Scheme for 2016. The 14.22 units will be made available to the buyer(s) as part of their purchase price, who will covenant to keep the land in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition for the remainder of 2016. Upon completion of the sale, the Entitlements will be transferred in the usual manner.

Further details are available from the Selling Agents.

Wayleaves,Easements,RofWay:

Hambrook Farm is sold subject to and with the benefit of all matters contained in or referred to in the title deeds together with all existing rights of way whether public or private, including wayleaves, easements, covenants, restrictions and obligations whether specifically in these sale particulars or not.

The buyer shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and the ownership thereof. There are two public rights of way, a footpath and bridleway which cross the smallholding, as identified on the land plan.

GeoTag:

51.5150702,-1.8872463

Directions:

From Marlborough: take the road towards Rockley and continue down Hockpen Hill towards the staggered crossroad with the A4361. Go straight over and through Broad Hinton for about 2 miles until reaching Broad Town. On entering the village, take the left turn signposted Thornhill and keep to the narrow lane for approximately 1.75 miles where Hambrook Farm will be found on the right hand.

Viewings:

Strictly by prior appointment only, arranged through the Farm & Rural Agency in Marlborough 01672 515252. No dogs allowed on the property. The property is protected throughout by a security system including CCTV.

Arrange viewing 01672 288805

Woolley & Wallis - Marlborough

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