For Sale an income producing laboratory, with river bank land and buildings, former farmhouse with outbuildings with development potential, Carr woodland and game fishing rights.
For Sale by Informal Tender Closing 12 Noon on Friday 30th November 2018. As a whole or in 4 Lots.
An income producing laboratory, with river bank land and buildings, former farmhouse and outbuildings with development potential, Carr woodland and game fishing rights.
Lot 1 An income producing laboratory, with additional river bank land totalling 19.4 acres and approximately 1.6 miles of mainly single bank fishing rights.
Lot 2 An original farmhouse and outbuildings (currently used as offices and stores) with gardens and small paddock totalling 1.5 acres.
Lot 3 Approximately 1.25 miles of double and single bank fishing rights.
Lot 4 13 acres of Carr woodland currently let to Dorset Wildlife Trust (holding over).
The River Laboratory at East Stoke is a purpose-built freshwater facility on an immediate site of approximately 11.8 acres. Established in the late 1960's the River Laboratory is home to various tenants and comprises 49 rooms in a mixture of offices, laboratories, library* and conference facilities together with various additional experimental facilities and residential accommodation. An original farmhouse and outbuildings currently used as offices and stores is sited at the entrance to the site.
Also available are a total of 2.87 miles of game fishing rights with access along the River Frome. Carr woodland (wooded marshland) and river bank land which are non-contiguous with the main facility are included in the sale. These total 32.5 acres.
Proposals are sought for the sale of the site as a whole or in lots with the main part of the site expected to continue as an income producing going concern laboratory facility.
Lot 1 The River Laboratory The main river laboratory totalling 6,000 sqft of buildings with 2 semi-detached bungalows of around 1,000sqft each, river access and Fluvarium and producing £60,000pa* (approx.) net from various tenants (tenancy list available on request). This campus totals 11.8 acres.
This is sold with 7.6 acres of river bank land and exclusive fishing rights comprising approximately of 2552 yards of single bank and 284 yards of double bank of the River Frome.
Lot 2 Original farmhouse and outbuildings A farmhouse and outbuildings totalling 4,400 sqft currently in use as offices and stores. (Planning consent has been granted for holiday use/student or staff accommodation).
NB: Lots 1 and 2 are currently producing £60,000pa net over the combined 13 acre campus.
Lot 3 West Holme Fishery Rarely available, games fishing rights extending along the River Frome comprising of approximately 1580 yards of double bank and 625 yards of single bank.
Lot 4 Carr Woodland 13 acres of Carr woodland let to the Dorset Trust for Nature Conservation (Dorset Wildlife Trust) for a peppercorn rent. The lease has expired and the tenant is holding over.
NB: The River Frome, river bank and areas of Carr woodland are areas of SSSI (sites of special scientific interest)
NB: All Lots are elected for VAT
*Library books/collection available by separate negotiation at an extra cost.