An attractive agricultural holding occupying an outstanding coastal position, extending to 43.71 acres in all, benefiting from modern farm buildings and a modern dwelling (subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition).
For Sale by Informal Tender (unless sold prior)
12noon on Wednesday 31st January 2024
Guide Price (As a whole): £1,150,000.
Available as a whole or in 6 lots
The sale of Coolings Farm presents prospective buyers with a unique opportunity to acquire a well-equipped and modern agricultural holding, previously utilised for livestock production with the benefit of quality productive croppable land, extensive modern farm buildings and a 5 bedroom dwelling.
Constructed in the late 2000s, the farmhouse at Coolings Farm comprises a dormer bungalow under a slated roof. Currently with 5 bedrooms but potential for adjustment to provide further accommodation. The property presents a flexible layout and is currently split into two separate flats but with the ability to return to a single family home. The property is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition as issued under the original planning consent from South Hams District Council.
In recent years, Coolings Farm has been operated as a commercial dairy enterprise with elements of infrastructure to support such livestock use. The farm buildings comprise of a range of general purpose modern farm buildings suitable for storage of agricultural inputs, machinery and fodder, livestock housing and handling systems, with former parlour and dairy buildings. Both these buildings still benefit from the original parlour pits and as such offer the opportunity to be refitted for their initial purpose.
As a whole, the total area of the holding extends to 43.71 acres (17.69 hectares), with the vast majority being level or gently sloping and capable of arable cultivation. The land has been managed to a high standard for commercial agriculture with areas of the pasture land being reseeded in recent years. The majority of the fields are bordered by traditional Devon bank hedgerows with a mixture of livestock fencing and various access gateways internally and directly onto the public highway.
LOT 1: Farmhouse, buildings and yard with 4.05 acres. Guide Price: £750,000.
Lot 1 benefits from a modern five bedroom dormer bungalow situated at Coolings Farm itself, to the west of the cluster of agricultural buildings and benefits from a separate driveway and private garden area.
The property is of a modern construction with rendered external walls and double glazing throughout, under a slate roof. The property is split into two separate flats but has been designed to repurposed as a single 5 bedroom family home. At present, the property comprises a fitted kitchen, reception room, dining room, family bathroom and two bedrooms on the ground floor; whilst on the first floor there are a further two bedrooms, bathroom and combined kitchen/living space with a fitted kitchen and woodburning stove.
Outside, the property enjoys areas of low maintenance amenity space and a private gravel parking area.
The dwelling is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition .The detail of the condition is understood to be that the property is to be occupied by persons who are wholly or mainly employed or last employed full time locally in agriculture together with dependents of such persons living with them. Potential purchasers are advised to make necessary enquiries to South Hams District Council.
The bungalow is registered in Council Tax Band D, no further outogings are known in relation to Lot 1.
Lot 1 benefits from a range of modern farm buildings that offer opportunity for a range of uses, subject to planning, and may be more accurately described as follows:
Cattle Housing - 54.97m x 22.68m (max) - steel portal framed, fibre cement sheet roof, Yorkshire board cladding, concrete floors and palour pit.
Former Goat Parlour Building- 9.56m x 4.98m and 4.98m x 2.69m.
General Purpose Agricultural Building - 19.56m x 13.90m and 14.66m x 9.11m.
General Range of Agricultural Buildings - 13.61m x 8.34m, 13.64m x 6.50m, 13.64m x 6.91m, 5.16, x 4.80m, 8.81m x 5.16m, 17.22m x 5.79m, 10.47m x 6.38m.
With the sale of Lot 1 comes 4.05 acres (1.64 hectares) of predominantly level pasture ground, historically used for the grazing of livestock and benefiting from a mains water supply and providing an additional access route to the public highway.
The full extent of Lot 1 can be seen shaded blue on the attached plan.
Lot 1 benefits from mains electricity and water services. Lot 2 benefits from mains watering. The remaining lots rely on natural water supplies as available. No further services are understood to be present.
It is noted that foul drainage is by means of a single septic tank drainage system shared with the neighbouring dwelling. The drainage system, which has not been inspected, may require attention and prospective purchasers should carry out their own investigations
Coolings Farm is situated on the fringes of the small community of East Prawle, some 9.5 miles from the popular town of Kingsbridge, on the edge of the sought after South West Coastline. Whilst being a short drive away from the nearby town of Kingsbridge, Coolings Farm offers a secluded and private location with far reaching south facing views over the beautiful coastline.
The town of Kingsbridge offers a wide range of everyday shopping and banking facilities as well as primary and secondary educational services, with the city of Plymouth lying 35 miles to the west and affording a larger range of commercial , recreational and educational services. Both Plymouth and Exeter (45 miles east) provide mainline railway services to London and the remainder of the South West. The A38 dual carriage way expressway lies within short distance offering good road links to London, the M5 and beyond.
From Kingsbridge, take the A379 towards Frogmore. At Frogmore Bridge, turn right and proceed over the bridge towards South Pool. Follow this road for approximately 1 mile, turning left at Lee Lane End towards East Prawle. Continue on this road for 3 miles, passing through the village of Ford. After passing Higher House Farm situated on your right, take the next left proceeding down Town Road. After 140 yards, Coolings Farm will be on your left accessed through a stone gateway.
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