Preston Bowyer, Milverton, Taunton, TA4


Guide price

An extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings, some with residential and commercial consent, together with a highly fertile block of mainly Grade 1 arable land, in all about 303 acres available as a whole or up to five lots. Alternative lotting may be considered.

Preston Farm comes to the market for the first time in over 85 years following the vendors decision to retire from day to day farming. The sale offers prospective purchasers the extremely rare opportunity of acquiring a superb block of highly fertile arable land together with an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings with a number benefitting from residential and commercial consents. The property is being offered as a whole or in up to 5 convenient lots.


The property is being offered for sale by private treaty either as a whole or in 5 Lots. The lotting is by no means fixed and prospective purchasers are invited to discuss alterative lotting with the selling agents. The proposed lotting is as follows:-

LOT 1- Traditional and modern farm buildings in all about 3.65 acres. Guide Price £700,000

This lot comprises an extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings benefitting from a number of different planning consents and has potential for further development. Lot 1 could suit any number of different uses depending on individual's requirements, such as a small business park, farm shop, manufacturing or similar, subject to the necessary consents. Residential planning has already been granted for the traditional barns and commercial consent for some of the modern agricultural barns, these are defined on the enclosed building plan along with a detailed description of the buildings. Lot 1 is shown shaded pink on the attached identification plan.

Note: In the event of this Lot be sold separately from Lot 2, the purchaser of lot 1 will be required to demolish the building marked 'X' on the attached plan and construct a new boundary within 3 months of completion.

LOT 2 - A range of modern agricultural buildings, together with slurry lagoons in all about 10.03 acres. Guide Price £300,000

Located to the east of Lot 1 this comprises a range of modern farm buildings with direct road access to the south. The principal building is a clear span covered yard currently used for livestock rearing, together with a cubicle shed to the north currently used for pig production. Former slurry lagoons are located to the east, along with a parcel of level arable land, in all about 9.5 acres. There is ample room for expansion subject to the necessary consents if required. The buildings can be described in more detail on the building plan attached to the sale particulars with Lot 2 shown shaded blue on the attached identification plan.

Note: The pig equipment in buildings 'U' and 'V' are tenants fixtures and are not included in the freehold.

LOT 3 - 139.23 acres of highly productive arable land and a small parcel of woodland. Guide Price £1,930,000

This lot comprises a superb block of grade I arable land divided into 5 enclosures and bounded by natural hedgerows. Direct road access is gained to the south via the B3227 and at the northern most tip is a small parcel of mature woodland which is currently being let to a neighbouring shoot, creating a haven for wildlife, flora and fauna. Lot 3 is shown shaded yellow on the attached identification plan.

LOT 4 - 136.75 acres of Highly Fertile Arable land Guide Price £1,920,000

This lot is located to the south of the B3227 and is served by a hardened track which gives excellent access to all enclosures. The land is classified as grade I and II on the Defra Land Classification map and is capable of growing cereals and vegetables. A stream bisects this parcel and also provides water for the underground irrigation system which runs under the road and also serves

Lot 3.

If Lot 4 is sold separately to Lot 3 the supply to Lot 3 will be discontinued. This Lot also benefits from a right of way over the track to the public highway to the south. Lot 4 is shown shaded green on the attached identification plan.

LOT 5 - A beautiful block of mature woodland and water meadows with sporting appeal Guide Price £150,000

This Lot is off lying and is accessed via a country lane to the west which connects Preston Bowyer to Halse. The land has largely been left to natures way of late and comprises a number of water meadows with well established hedgerow boundaries. A small stream meanders through, further adding to its amenity appeal and at the east and western ends are two parcels of mature mixed woodland. This Lot is currently being used by a neighbouring shoot as a pheasant release pen and is let until February 2022. In all this Lot extends to approximately 13.98 acres as shown shaded violet on the attached identification plan.

The property lies in the heart of the Taunton Vale, renowned for its attractive countryside and highly productive soils. The property is positioned centrally between the Quantock, Blackdown and Brendon Hills, all designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and provide excellent walking, cycling, riding and any other outside pursuits. Local amenities can be found at Oake, where there is a community post office and Oake Manor Golf Course. The county town of Taunton lies 6.9 miles to the east, home to the Somerset County Cricket, Taunton National Hunt Racecourse and is represented by most high street retailers. There is a twice weekly farmers market as well as some excellent local farm shops. Taunton is blessed with a number of noted public schools, namely King's and Queen's Colleges, Wellington, Taunton, Blundell's and Millfield further afield. The town has excellent communication links with access to the M5 motorway at Junction 25, mainline rail link and a direct line to London, Paddington. Exeter and Bristol are both within an hours drive, hosting international airports.

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