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Bowridge Hill

Gillingham, Dorset, SP8 5QR

Guide Price

£1,750,000 + Fees

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52.23 Acres

A grassland farm with recently constructed farmhouse offering panoramic views over the surrounding countryside set at the end of a private drive with consent to convert two existing farm buildings into two detached contemporary dwellings.

FOR SALE BY LIVESTREAM AUCTION ON FRIDAY 23 JULY 2021 FROM 12 NOON

A grassland farm with 52.23 acres and a recently constructed farmhouse (Agricultural Occupancy Condition) offering panoramic views over the surrounding countryside set at the end of a private drive with consent to convert two existing farm buildings into two detached contemporary dwellings.

Farm buildings, stables and stable block.

Deer Leap Farm is approached from the highway over a private drive which forks providing a sweeping driveway to the farmhouse and separate access to the farm buildings.
The property was constructed in 2014 and has been finished to a very high standard offering a light, spacious and practical living space. Built in green sandstone with timber windows the house which is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition provides open plan living downstairs with a large entrance hall leading to the light and airy living/dining room which runs the full length of the house. Two sets of double doors allow access to the garden and spectacular views over the surrounding countryside.
The impressive kitchen is fully fitted with a mixture of white and wood effect base and wall units with marble worktop. There is a portable island unit, double electric aga and separate neff oven, dishwasher, integrated fridge freezer and separate wine cooler. There is a walk in pantry fitted with marble shelves.
There is a separate utility with additional units and plumbing for washing machine and downstairs cloakroom. There is also a door leading to garden.
Stairs lead from the entrance hall to the three double bedrooms on the first floor. The master bedroom has a generous sized en-suite with separate bath and shower whilst the family bathroom has large wet room style rainforest shower.
In Februray 2017 planning consent was given for the erection of a single storey extension under application number 2/2016/1862/HOUSE. The extension will be constructed on the western elevation using sandstone walls under a clay tile roof with timber windows and two sets of double doors.
Agricultural Occupancy Condition
North Dorset District Council granted consent in February 2014 for the house under application number 2/2013/1120/PLNG subject to condition 6 which states that "The occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person solely or mainly employed, or last employed, in the locality in agriculture as defined in Section 336(1) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or in forestry (including any dependants of such person residing with him) or the widow or widower of such a person".
The Annexe
The building was initially granted consent for three years as a temporary agricultural workers dwelling. It now has consent to remain on site until 1st December 2018 to accommodate a dependant relative on site and could subject to planning permission possibly be extended for a further period.
The log cabin is a single storey prefabricated unit, the exterior is clad in coloured cement weatherboard, the pitched roof is covered in shingles and there is a large decking area to the side. Internally there are two bedrooms (one with en-suite), a bathroom, living room and a kitchen.

Farm buildings

The proposed accommodation includes:
Barn A Barn B
Entrance Hall Entrance Hall
Kitchen Kitchen
Utility Utility
Cloakroom Cloakroom
Living Room Living Room
Master bedroom with en-suite and dressing area Master bedroom with en-suite
Bedroom 2 Bedroom 2
Bedroom 3 Bedroom 3
Bedroom 4
Family Bathroom Family Bathroom

Planning
The vendors have secured a fantastic opportunity to build two detached contemporary dwellings through a conversion of two of the existing farm buildings.
The buildings will occupy an elevated position with wonderful views over the rolling countryside. The single storey dwellings will retain the frame of the original steel structure and will offer a light, spacious interior with attractive cedar cladding on the outside.
It is a requirement of the permission that the development shall be completed within a period of three years from the date of decision and that prior to the occupation of the dwellings the existing agricultural building lying to the north of the grouping shall be partially demolished and the remainder to be used for ancillary storage in connection with the residential use.


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