Devon/Somerset borders. An attractive Grade II Listed period cottage now in need of improvement and modernisation together with a range of useful outbuildings and just under 10 acres. 2 Reception, Kitchen with Aga, 3/4 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Attached Barn, stabling and workshop. Lovely level South facing garden.
Holly Farm is a most appealing detached period property that has been in the same ownership for over 50 years, and now represents a rare opportunity for prospective buyers to acquire a well located country property with a good holding of land and a range of buildings all of which can be updated to meet personal requirements. Robustly built with stone and rendered elevations set beneath a fibre slate roof, that was almost certainly thatched at one time, the property offers significant scope to extend into the attached barn, subject to any necessary planning requirements. The accommodation currently provides two reception rooms, cloakroom and kitchen with Aga and pantry to the ground floor and three bedrooms, bathroom and store room to the first floor.
The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession of all parts available upon completion of the purchase which will be scheduled to take place 28 days from the date of the auction, or earlier by agreement between the parties.
Method of Sale and Venue
The property will be offered for sale by public auction (unless previously sold).
It is possible that the property may be sold prior to the auction date. It is therefore advisable for interested parties to register their interest with the Agents and it is their responsibility to check with the Agents whether the property will still be offered on the auction date.
The Auction Pack, containing the contract and special conditions of sale, should be obtained from the Vendor’s Solicitors: Blanchards Bailey LLP, Bunbury House, Stour Park, Blandford St Mary, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9LQ Ref: Mark Taylor. Tel: .
These documents will not be read at the time of sale and all prospective purchasers will be deemed to have bid for the property in the full knowledge of their contents and shall not raise and requisition or objection whatsoever thereafter.
The successful purchaser(s) will be liable to pay a buyers administration fee of £450 (inclusive of VAT) to the selling Agents.
Lotting & Reserve
It is intended that the property will be offered for sale as one lot.
The property will be offered for sale subject to an undisclosed reserve and the Vendors reserve the right through their Agents to bid up to and including the reserve price.
Prospective purchasers are advised to arrive in plenty of time for the auction in case the Auctioneer has any preliminary announcements to make regarding amendments or addendums to the property particulars.
All potential bidders are required to register their details with Greenslade Taylor Hunt prior to the commencement of the auction by completing a Bidder Registration Form. Further details are available from the Agents upon request.
Consumer Protection Regulations
Whilst we endeavour to make our sales details accurate and reliable, if there is any point which is of particular interest to you please contact the office and we will be pleased to confirm the position for you, particularly if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
Guide Price: An indication of the seller’s current minimum acceptable price at auction. The guide price or range of guide prices is given to assist consumers in deciding whether or not to pursue a purchase. It is usual, but not always the case, that a provisional reserve range is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer at the start of marketing. As the reserve is not fixed at this stage and can be adjusted by the seller at any time up to the day of the auction in the light of interest shown during the marketing period, a guide price is issued. This guide price can be shown in the form of a minimum and maximum price range within which an acceptable sale price (reserve) would fall, or as a single price figure within 10% of which the minimum acceptable price (reserve) would fall. A guide price is different to a reserve price (see separate definition). Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.
Reserve Price: the seller’s minimum acceptable price at auction and the figure below which the auctioneer cannot sell. The reserve price is not disclosed and remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. Both the guide price and the reserve price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.
Holly Farm enjoys a highly convenient and accessible location in this peaceful corner of East Devon, close to the border with both Somerset and Dorset, and surrounded by glorious unspoilt countryside. The thriving villages of Chardstock and All Saints provide an excellent range of amenities, both within 1.5 miles, with a choice of primary schools, post office/general store, community halls and pub/restaurants whilst the traditional market town of Axminster is just 3 miles to the South. In addition to the usual range of retailers, Axminster benefits from a number of specialist shops including Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Canteen and an intercity rail service (London Waterloo). The World Heritage Jurassic Coast is about 9 miles away at Lyme Regis and the Cathedral City of Exeter some 25 miles to the West.
A 5 bar gate leads from the road into a tarmac courtyard/parking area with buildings that include a galvanised pole barn, open fronted garage and useful block built workshop, together with a lawned front garden. At the rear of the property is the former stable yard with independent road access and a range of pony boxes, hay store and tack room. The land is mainly level and divided into four principal enclosures all protected by established hedges with a number of field shelters and water troughs. The whole area is believed to extend to an estimated 9.8 Acres. It should be noted that a bridleway runs between the house and the stable yard, giving direct and easy access to quiet off road riding. There is also a footpath that crosses the west paddock.