Exciting opportunity to acquire a former nursery comprising an attractive farmhouse (subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition) set within delightful surrounding gardens, excellent range of former nursery buildings including workshop, farm shop and storage area. Adjoining level pasture land in total extending to 7.20 acres (2.91 Ha) or thereabouts.
Halstock Nurseries are situated on the north eastern edge of the West Dorset village of Halstock. The property occupies a rural position yet remains in comfortable motoring distance to the nearby towns of Yeovil, Sherborne and Dorchester. All of which provide a good range of everyday shopping, banking and educational services including both primary and secondary schooling. The property has good transport links with the A37 being some 2 miles due east linking with the A303. Mainline railway links are available at Sherborne and Yeovil Junction (London Waterloo) and international airports at Bristol and Exeter.
The property is surrounded by delightful open countryside comprising rolling pasture and arable land providing many opportunities for walking and riding. The nearby villages of Halstock and Corscombe provide a church, public house, village hall and playing fields. Sutton Bingham reservoir is located within close proximity which provides recreational activities including sailing and fishing.
The property comprises an attractive 3/4 bedroom dwelling (subject to an AOC), built to a high standard and double glazed throughout with delightful surrounding gardens together with a range of former nursery buildings, polytunnels, glass houses, large workshop and adjoining former shop, barn and yard area with adjoining pasture land in total extending to 7.20 acres or thereabouts.
The farmhouse was constructed circa 1989 of re-constituted stone and brick beneath a tiled roof. The property has been built to a high standard with bright and airy accommodation which is set out on the attached floorplans and briefly comprises:-
Hallway with stairs to first floor, radiator, under stairs cupboard, doors to
Cloakroom with WC and hand basin
Sitting Room with large open fireplace, raised tiled hearth, double doors to outside with double aspect windows and radiators x2
Snug Room/Bedroom 4 with radiator and double aspect windows
Family Room with raised stone hearth, with wood burner, fitted cupboards and shelving, radiators x2, sliding doors to
Kitchen/Dining Room triple aspect room, with a comprehensive range of fitted floor, wall units and island, alcove with Rangemaster cooker with double oven, separate grill and 5 ring hob, 1 1/2 bowl ceramic sink and drainer with mixer tap and filter tap, space for fridge/freezer, pantry cupboard, ornate radiators x2, double patio doors and a single door to outside, door to
Utility Room with a range of fitted cupboards, LPG boiler, space and plumbing for washing machine and deep freezer, radiator.
Landing with radiator and access to loft
Master Bedroom double aspect. with radiator and en-suite with shower cubicle with Mira shower, WC and hand basin, heated towel rail
Bedroom Two double aspect, with radiator, built in wardrobe, en-suite comprising shower cubicle with Mira shower, hand basin and WC
Bedroom Three with radiator
Bathroom with panelled bath with mixer taps and shower over, WC, hand basin, vanity unit and heated towel rail.
The property is approached through security gated access, over a driveway through the nursery, leading to a large gravel parking and turning area beside the house, with space for 4/5 cars and also to a 4 bay timber car port with concrete floor.
Located to the north of the farmhouse is a lean-to/wood store of brick and timber beneath a tiled roof offering potential for expansion of the existing accommodation subject to the necessary consents.
The surrounding gardens to the farmhouse are an important feature of the property and are enclosed by mature broadleaf hedgerows and trees. The gardens have been well laid out and include a number of orchard trees, including mulberry, pear, apple and plum. There is a large patio area to the south of the property enjoying wonderful views over the surrounding West Dorset countryside.
The nursery buildings are located beside the entrance to the property and lie to the west of the farmhouse and garden. Comprising polytunnels and glass houses as follows:-
Poly tunnels: two—16.7m x 5.2m, one—12.3m x 5.3m, one—16.3m x 5.3m, one—12.3 x 5.3m.
Glass houses: one– 4.6m x 19.9m, one—6.5m x 19.5m
Timber clad poly tunnel (The Vine Barn): 18.4m x 6.3m
Woodstore: 18.3m x 3.7m constructed of block and timber beneath a profile sheeted roof.
Workshop/Farm Shop and Offices: constructed of steel under a profile sheeted roof with profile sheeted cladding. Comprising workshop with inspection pit, cloakroom, kitchen, store room, and former farm shop.
Pole Barn: 12m x 6m approx timber under profile sheeting, storage area.
Located to the south of the farmhouse and the buildings are two paddock areas enclosed by stock proof fencing and mature broadleaf hedgerows, ideally suited for grazing with horses or other livestock. The lower parcel of land comprises an attractive and secluded block of permanent pasture land bounded by a stream which forms its eastern boundary. In total the property extends to 7.20 acres (2.91 Ha) or thereabouts.
Farmhouse: mains water and electricity. LPG fired central heating and LPG gas to kitchen, private drainage to septic tank in garden.
Buildings: mains water and electricity (single phase)
Land: mains water to troughs on the land
Tenure & Possession
The property is of freehold tenure with vacant possession.
Sporting & Mineral Rights
The sporting and mineral rights are included
Rights of Way
No footpaths traverse the property. Other than this the property is sold, as far as required by the vendor, will be conveyed, subject to all rights of way, easements and way leaves of telegraph poles, stays and wires, electric pylons, cables, water and gas pipes at present erected on and passing over or under the property and subject to the agreements affecting the same (if any).
Town & Country Planning
Construction of the farmhouse was permitted subject to an AOC (no. 1/W/89/1023P) granted on 29th August 1990. The property, notwithstanding any description contained within these particulars, is sold subject to any Development Plan, Tree Preservation Order, Town Planning Scheme, Resolution Notice, which may be or may come to be in force and also subject to any statutory provision or Bye-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor to specify them.
Local Authority & Outgoings
West Dorset District Council
South Walks House, South Walks Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1UZ
Council Tax Band – E
From Yeovil take the A37 towards Dorchester, after approximately 1 mile take the turning on the right hand side to Halstock. Proceed approximately 1/4 mile before the village and the entrance to the Nursery will be found on the left hand side.