Being Lot 1A and Lot 1B, Newton, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 3

Due to Government Guidance issued on 20th March regarding gatherings in public spaces, the Property & Land Auction due to take place on Wednesday 25th March at the Batch House Hotel, Lympsham has been postponed for the time being.

Prospective purchasers of any of the Lots should email Greenslade Taylor Hunt on to register an interest so one can be advised as to what method of sale will be used.

LOT 1 (the whole,) being Lot 1A and Lot 1B

For Sale by Public Auction on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at the Batch Country House, Batch Lane, Lympsham, nr Weston super Mare, North Somerset BS24 0EX at 7.00pm.

A detached, 3 bedroom, ex-farmhouse requiring modernisation with a comprehensive range of farm buildings (re-development possibilities subject to necessary planning permission) and approximately 2.5 acres (in total) of adjacent land. Ideal for a smallholding and/or equestrian use (subject to necessary planning permission).

LOT 1 (the whole,) being Lot 1A and Lot 1B

Lot 1A (edged in blue on Site Plan)

This mature, detached former farmhouse, for updating and modernisation, has accommodation comprising: entrance porch/conservatory, living room, sitting room (with inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove), kitchen, large utility area, ground floor bathroom and separate W.C., with 3 bedrooms on the first floor. Further benefits include double glazing and oil fired central heating (not tested), with wonderful far reaching views enjoyed from the bedroom windows. Externally the property enjoys a mature, good size garden of approximately 0.3 of an acre with lawned areas, outbuilding/store (with external W.C.) 4.59m x 2.51m GEA (15'1 x 8'3), private parking area and enjoys a super rural outlook over open countryside, together with a further outbuilding/barn 8.1m x 6.1m GEA (26'6 x 20') which is a traditional stone, brick and tile barn (with loft over), currently used as a garage having dirt floor and potting shed with concrete floor situated on the edge of the lawned garden and up against adjoining barns (sold as Lot 2). Electric connected and access doors leading from the garden and yard. In the agents opinion, the barn has re-development potential (subject to necessary planning permission).

LOT 1B (edged in red on Site Plan)

A modest range of traditional and modern farm buildings set within 2 acres of Grade 1 agricultural land with independent vehicular access (yet to be installed). Partly linked (with Lot 1), detached, single storey former character cow stall for 10 and dairy 18.45m x 5.45m GEA (60'6 x 17'10) plus 4 small modern extensions totalling 33.5m2 GEA with potential for conversion (subject to necessary planning permission). An adjoining set of modern farm buildings arranged as a block comprising: open ended timber pole lean-to 15.7m x 8m GEA (51'6 x 26'2) with 2 stables attached 7.5m x 2m GEA (24'7 x 6'6) all with dirt floors. Steel frame former hay barn 15.7m x 5m GEA (5'6 x 16'4) with stone floor. Concrete block mono pitch livestock shed 15.7m x 6.5m GEA (5'6 x 21'4) with raised feed manger and stone floor with small adjoining loose box of similar construction 4.4m x 3.7m GEA (14'5 x 12'1) with concrete floor. Concrete yard area in between the set of farm buildings and the old cow stall giving gated access into the adjoining railed paddock to the South and former Cider apple orchard to the North. All of the property sits in approximately 2 acres of high quality Grade 1 agricultural land. Services include mains water and electricity.


Mains water. Mains electric. Private drainage


LOT 1 or 1 A—Sedgemoor District Council Tax Band E (2019/2020 = £2158.00)

Tenure and Possession

The property is of a Freehold tenure with vacant possession available upon completion of the purchase. Please note the completion date will be 6 weeks from the auction date.

Auction Pack to Include Contract of Sale

Prospective purchasers wanting a copy of the Auction Pack should contact the Vendor's Solicitor direct. There may be a small charge. Solicitor details: Mr Mark Buckerfield, Clarke Willmott Solicitors, Blackbrook Gate, Blackbrook Park Avenue, Taunton TA1 2PG Tel: 01823-230100 Email:

Viewings—Lot 1 , 1A and Lot 1B

The property will be open for viewings on Wednesday lunchtimes between 1.30pm Aand 2.30pm and Saturday lunchtimes between 1pm and 2pm. The Wednesday viewings commence on the 19th February 2020 with the final Wednesday viewing being on the day of the auction, 25th March 2020. The Saturday viewings commence on the 15th February 2020 with the final Saturday viewing being on the 21st March 2020.

Planning permission Ref No 37/18/00095 STP was granted on 28/02/19 by Sedgemoor District Council for the construction of a new vehicular access onto Spanish Hill Lane, the approximate portion of which is within the area of hedge which has been removed alongside the highway. The current vehicular access gateway leading from the yard in front of the farmhouse shall be closed up within 3 months of completion by the buyer of Lot 1A in the event Lot 1B is purchased by a third party.

General Notes

Prospective purchasers should make their own enquiries of the local planning authority with regards potential alternative uses.

The property, notwithstanding any description contained in 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 by-laws without any obligation on the part of the vendor to specify them.

Method of Sale and Sales Prior

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.

Pre-Sale Announcement

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.

Reserve Price

The reserve price represents 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.

Bidder Registration

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 on the attached addendum.

Local Authority

Sedgemoor District Council , Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3AR Tel: 0300 303 7800

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.

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.

Development Clawback

There will be no clawback arrangements (for both Lots 1 and 2), so any benefit of any change of use and/or planning permissions will not involve any uplift payment back to the predecessors in title.

The property is situated in a semi-rural location in the village of North Newton (in the parish of North Petherton) within a short drive of the town of North Petherton with it's selection of shops, Tesco Express, The Walnut Tree Hotel/Restaurant, historic church (St. Mary), and well regarded Primary School, North Petherton Primary School. The major Somerset towns of Bridgwater and Taunton are both within easy reach with mainline railway stations, major supermarkets and bustling town centres. Access to Junction 24 (M5) is within easy reach giving excellent commuting facilities to Taunton, Bristol etc.

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