Guide price £3,580,000

Water Lane, Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne

164.02 Acres

Managed by our Farm Agency office

Contact Farm Agency

Letting manager 1
George Alder Head of Farm Agency
Letting manager 1
Evelyn McBarnet Sales Coordinator/Negotiator
01392 680059

About the property

  • Farmhouse with extensive range of traditional and modern buildings
  • Ponds
  • Productive pasture fields and arable land
  • The whole farm - 164.02 acres (66.37 ha)
  • Council Tax Band F
Golden Valley Farm is situated on the northern side of Charlton Horethorne village, surrounded by open countryside and approximately 5 miles to the south of the A30 and within 5.2 miles of the historic town of Sherborne.

The well-regarded village of Charlton Horethorne is a vibrant village set in the picturesque rolling countryside on the Dorset/Somerset border. The thriving village community benefits from local amenities including village shop, primary school, public house, parish church and active village hall.

The nearby Historic Abbey town of Sherborne offers retail, recreational and educational facilities, including supermarkets and renowned schools.

The farm lies in an accessible position, with the A303 running between the M5 to the west and the M3 to the east. There is a mainline station available at Templecoombe and Sherborne with rail links to London Waterloo.

Golden Valley Farm is a mixed farm which totals approximately 164.02 acres (66.37 ha) and provides an opportunity for potential development and diversification subject to obtaining planning consent.

The farm includes a characterful farmhouse for modernisation, a courtyard of undeveloped traditional stone barns and modern farm buildings.

The land lies within close proximity to the farm and is predominantly level, free draining soils with good road frontage.

Golden Valley Farm is offered for sale as a whole and in up to 9 lots.

LOT 1: Farmhouse and farm buildings and 4.75 acres
Golden Valley Farmhouse is a characterful dwelling for modernisation. Stone construction under a slate roof covering the original thatched roof and the annexe is of stone construction under a tiled roof.

The floor plan illustrates the layout of the property. In brief the accommodation comprises.

Entrance hall with parquet flooring and stairs rising to the first floor. Cloakroom with WC and wash hand basin. Sitting room with inglenook fireplace with fire grate, canopy hood over, bread oven and beam over, and parquet flooring. Rear hall with cupboard. Study with parquet flooring, fitted cupboard and shelving. Wet room with Mira electric shower, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail. Dining room with marble fireplace housing multifuel stove, recessed shelving and display niche. French doors to Garden room with French doors to garden. Farmhouse kitchen with oil fired Aga adjoining Agamatic providing hot water and heating for four radiators. Single drainer sink, selection of floor units, walk-in larder with cold slab and shelving. Laundry/Boot room with space and plumbing for washing machine, fridge/freezer etc.

On the first floor there are six bedrooms, one housing the airing cupboard. Family bathroom with bath, vanity unit with wash hand basin and WC.

Entrance lobby with plumbing for washing machine. Open plan living/bedroom with brick fireplace with log burner. Kitchen with; sink, worktops and a range of floor and wall mounted cupboards. Inner lobby with airing cupboard. Bathroom with bath, Triton shower over, wash hand basin and WC.

From the front door there is a raised sun terrace enjoying wonderful views of the gardens and grounds. The gardens are laid mainly to lawn part of which was a former tennis court, together with attractive borders stocked with a variety of roses. A low stone wall separates the former kitchen garden which has two traditional outbuildings, one used as a potting shed the other as a covered seating area and store.

On the far side of the gardens, with road frontage, are a further range of traditional stone outbuildings providing a useful garden store, workshop and an adjoining wood store.

To the rear of the farmhouse can be found the rear garden bounded by a low stone wall and laurel hedging.

1.Cart House and Stables (14.75m x 11.97m) - Stone construction under tiled roof, part 2-storey and part loft above.

2.Granary Barn (10.58m x 6.33m) - Stone construction under tiled roof, 2-storey.

3.Adjoining Stable and Store ( 6.25m x 3.4m )- Stone and timber construction under corrugated roof, housing diesel tank, included in the sale. Currently not in working order

4.Open-fronted Livestock Barn (18.0m x 6.20m) - Stone construction under tiled roof.

5.Former Dairy (7.91m x 4.48m) - Brick construction, single storey under tiled roof.

6.Former Parlour (7.65m x 5.85m) - Brick construction under corrugated roof.
Please note all former parlour and dairy equipment are included in the sale.

7.Threshing Barn (17.88m x 6.0m)- Stone construction under clay tiled roof. Please note corn bins excluded.

8.Lean-to to Threshing Barn (4.80m x 4.67m) - Block construction under tiled roof.

9.Lean-to to Threshing Barn - Block construction under corrugated roof.

10.Livestock Accommodation (24.87m x 5.0m) - Brick block and stone construction under clay tiled roof.

A. Livestock Barn (13.52m x 13.30m)- Steel portal frame construction with part concrete block and part timber elevations under corrugated roof.

B.Livestock and Straw Barn (22.70m x 25.32m) - Steel portal frame with part block and timber and corrugated elevations under corrugated roof.

Single pasture field with pond.

LOT 2: Land 4.62 acres (1.87 ha)
Single grass paddock, gently sloping with road access onto Daw's Lane.

LOT 3: Land 13.15 acres (5.32 ha)
Four permanent pasture fields with direct road access onto Green Lane.

LOT 4: Land 3.49 acres (1.42 ha)
Two permanent pasture fields with direct road access.

LOT 5: Land 5.74 acres (2.33 ha)
Two permanent pasture fields with road access.

LOT 6: Land 2.99 acres (1.2 ha)
Pasture and arable field.

LOT 7: Land 40.71 acres (16.47 ha)
A productive run of arable land. Soils are shallow well-drained brashy clayey soils over limestone. The fields have been in arable rotation and are predominantly level and gently sloping with road access.

LOT 8: Land 86.24 acres (34.24 ha)
Two large arable fields being farmed in arable rotation. The land is shallow well-drained brashy clayey soils over limestone. The fields have been in arable rotation and are predominantly level and gently sloping with road access.

LOT 9: Land 2.33 acres (0.94 ha)
A single pasture field.


Lot 1 - Mains water. Mains electricity. Mains drainage
Lot 2 - No services connected
Lot 3 - Mains water
Lot 4 - Individual water supply pipes in place. Buyers to connect to the mains and install meters
Lot 5 - Individual water supply pipes in place. Buyers to connect to the mains and install meters
Lot 6 - Individual water supply pipes in place. Buyers to connect to the mains and install meters
Lot 7 - No services connected
Lot 8 - No services connected
Lot 9 - No services connected

Lots 2,4,5 & 6 if sold separately from lot 1 will have the water disconnected on completion

Fibre Optic cable being installed to the village, connections to lot 1 should be available

Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 have direct access from the public highway.

Lot 9 has an established right of way for agricultural use along Wormhill Lane.

The farm is owned freehold and available with vacant possession.

Lots 7 & 8 have a cropping licence ending October 2023. Further details from the agent.

Public rights of way cross Lots 2, 3 and 8.

South Somerset District Council.

The entitlements are not included in the sale. The current years payment is reserved from the sale.

Lot 1 - Change of Use of agricultural store to carpentry/wheelwright's workshop Ref: 96/02588/CO2 permitted in January 1997.

The farm is located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

The sporting and mineral rights insofar as they are owned are included with the freehold.

All fixtures and fittings, unless specifically referred to within these particulars, are expressly excluded from the sale of the freehold.

The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm sale by auction of live and deadstock on the property prior to completion.

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of any wayleave agreements in respect of any electricity or telephone poles, wires, stays, cables etc., or water or drainage pipes etc., either passing upon, over or under it. The property is also sold subject to and with the benefit of any public or private rights of way or bridleways etc.

A plan, which is not to scale and is not to be relied upon, is attached to these particulars. Purchasers must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to its accuracy.

Strictly by appointment with Stags call Stags farm Agency 01392 680059 or Yeovil office 01935 475000.

From Sherborne and Wincanton take the B3145 to the centre of the village. By the Kings Arms public house turn onto North Road and proceed for about 475 metres. At the fork turn right onto Maperton Road and at the first junction Golden Valley Farm entrance can be found.

Farms can be dangerous places. Please take care when viewing the property, particularly in the vicinity of the farm buildings.

These particulars are a guide only and should not be relied upon for any purpose.

Contact Farm Agency

01392 680059


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