Woodhouse Farm


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  • Bedrooms: 4
WOODHOUSE FARM An attractive and well-presented productive farm that formed part of the historic Barton Estate during the ownership of Queen Victoria. The ring fenced farm of 135 acres is centred around a four bedroomed Victorian farmhouse. The farm also features a courtyard of traditional farm buildings with potential for alternative uses and an extensive range of modern livestock buildings. The farm is situated in an elevated position and benefits from sea views across the Solent. In all about 135.61 acres (54.88 ha).

The farm is located within 4 miles and 10 minutes of normal driving time of Newport and within 3 miles and 10 minutes normal driving time of the Fishbourne car ferry terminal to Portsmouth and 2.4 miles and 8 minutes normal driving time of the East Cowes car ferry terminal to Southampton.

THE FARMHOUSE The well proportioned four bedroom detached Victorian farmhouse benefits from tasteful extensions to the north and south of the property. The accommodation is spread over two storeys. The property is of brick construction faced with terracotta tiles on the upper elevations and terracotta tiles on the roof of the property. The house has been modernised and is maintained to a very high standard.

Ground Floor The main door into the original part of the house opens into a large hall way with a feature staircase rising to a first floor landing. The hallway leads through to all of the main rooms in the property. To one side of the hallway is a large reception room with a stone feature fireplace and traditional character features, including oak beams on the ceiling. The reception room opens to the south into a conservatory with French doors leading out to the surrounding garden. On the opposite side of the property is an open plan kitchen/diner with a dual aspect to the east and west. The kitchen features an oil fuelled Aga as well as a built in electric double oven and hob. Off the kitchen there is a good sized utility room with extensive storage, wash basin and plumbing for a washing machine and tumble drier. Separately off the kitchen is a corridor leading to a large office, rear entrance and ground floor toilet. Also on the ground floor, off the hallway, is a double bedroom with a large en-suite bathroom equipped with a walk in shower, bath, vanity unit and toilet.

First Floor On the first floor there are a further three bedrooms, all accessed off the landing. There are two double bedrooms, one benefiting from an en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower, vanity unit and toilet. There is also a further bedroom and a separate family bathroom with a walk-in shower, bath, basin and toilet. Over the ground floor extension to the north of the house is a large room accessed through one of the master bedrooms. The room has a reduced ceiling height.

Heating The property has oil-fired central heating, with underfloor heating on the ground floor and radiators on the first floor. There is main water and electricity connected to the property. Foul drainage is to a private system.

Outside The house is served by a double garage with electric roller door.

TRADITIONAL BUILDINGS To the north of the farmhouse is a courtyard of attractive traditional farm buildings, part of which has been tastefully converted into the "Games Room". The buildings surround the courtyard on three sides with an open aspect looking over Kings Quay to the East. The buildings are primarily constructed of brick with a timber framed pitched roof under slate tiles. There are a number of feature brick archways in the south east side of the buildings.

Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents these buildings would be highly suitable for conversion into holiday units or other diversified uses.

The "Games Room" was converted during the early 2000's to a very high standard.

THE FARM BUILDINGS The farm buildings at Woodhouse Farm are collected into a central farmstead to the north of the traditional buildings. They benefit from access directly off the farm track at three separate points. There is a extensive range of modern farm buildings that are in a good condition, which include the following (all measurements of buildings are gross external):

1. Steel portal frame open fronted barn: 23.5 metres x 13.42 metres - Steel portal frame under a timber trussed roof under corrugated metal sheeting. Clad on thee sides with corrugated metal sheeting. Compact chalk flooring.

2. Steel portal frame straw barn: 29.1 metres x 20.6 metres - Steel portal frame building, with a lean-to on the western side, under metal profile sheeting. Open on three sides with the northern side enclosed with metal profile sheeting. Concrete apron around the building. A central part of the barn is divided off for hay storage.

2a. Steel framed lean-to

2b. Steel framed lean-to: 28.8 metres x 7.5 metres - Steel framed lean-to against the eastern side of building No.2. The lean-to is at a lower level than building No.2.

3. Steel framed mono pitch barn: 5.6 metres x 22.5 metres - Mono-pitch open fronted steel framed barn divided into loose boxes for cattle housing. The building is clad with corrugated fibre cement sheets. A diesel tank is situated at the southern end of the building.

4. Steel portal framed livestock building: 27.1 metres x 11.9 metres - Steel portal framed barn enclosed on three sides and open into adjacent mono-pitch barn. The building is clad with fibre cement sheeting on the roof with timber sleeper walls and has a concrete floor.

5. Steel framed mono pitch feed passage: 27.9 metres x 6.3 metres - Steel framed central feed passage open on both long sides to adjacent barns. The building is clad with metal profile sheeting.

6. Steel portal framed livestock building: 27.7 metres x 13.4 metres - Steel portal framed barn enclosed on three sides and open into adjacent mono-pitch barn. The building is clad with metal profile sheeting on the roof with timber sleeper walls.

7. Steel portal framed storage barn: 26.2 metres x 11.7 metres - Steel portal framed fodder barn open on three sides with a compact chalk floor. The building is clad with metal profile sheeting.

8. Steel portal framed livestock building: 24.4 metres x 18.6 metres - Steel portal framed barn with adjacent steel framed lean-to on the eastern side and a feed passage. The building is clad with metal profile sheeting on all four sides.

9. Steel framed mono pitch livestock barn: 6.9 metres x 23.9 metres - Steel framed, open fronted, mono pitch fodder barn. The building is clad with corrugated metal sheeting.

10. Steel framed mono pitch holding pens: 7.2 metres x 17.9 metres - Steel framed, mono pitch barn fitted out holding pens. The building is clad with metal profile sheeting.

11. Steel framed mono pitch barn: 4.2 metres x 14.1 metres - Steel framed, mono pitch barn fitted out with weigh crush and cattle handling facilities. The building is clad with corrugated metal sheeting.

12. Steel portal framed livestock building: 14.7 metres x 23.2 metres - Steel portal framed barn open on two sides. The building is clad with corrugated metal sheeting.

13. Brick lean-to: 13.3 metres x 3.9 metres - A brick lean-to on the northern side of the traditional buildings under corrugated metal sheeting.

14. 10 Tonne Cake Bin

15. Bunded Fuel Tank

THE LAND In all about 135.61 acres (54.88 ha)

The location of the farm, with no adjacent livestock farms has made it possible to maintain a High Health Status livestock farm, capable of exporting regularly to the Continent.

The buildings are well laid out for practical and easy cattle handling,  with multiple areas for separating groups and ages.

The farm has been the home of the Macchina Herd of Pedigree Aberdeen Angus. This renowned herd has been exporting to France and bred bulls purchased throughout the south of England.

The Buildings are situated in the centre of the farm and is well fenced and watered.

The fields are predominately high productive long term leys, with several fields eligible for arable production.

METHOD OF SALE The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.

COUNCIL TAX Band F - Amount payable 2018/19 - £2627.69

PLANNING The Games Room has the benefit of a planning consent for conversion approved in February 2008 under planning reference P/02917/07.

TENURE The property is being sold with vacant possession on the whole upon Completion.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS The seller does not include in the sale any gas or electrical appliances, however connected, or any other fixtures or contents, unless expressly mentioned in these particulars as forming part of the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation. BCM will supply a list on request identifying clearly which items are included within the sale, which are excluded, and which may be available by separate negotiation. This list is the sole arbiter of this regardless of whether items are referred to or photographed in these particulars.

BASIC PAYMENT Basic Payment Entitlements are included in the sale.

SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.

WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

There are no public rights of way across the property.

PLANS, AREAS AND SCHEDULES These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been checked and computed by BCM and the Purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the property. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof.

SERVICES AND HEATING We are informed that the following mains services are connected to the property (subject to the conditions and stipulations of the relevant utility companies): electricity and water. Foul drainage is to a private system. The heating system is provided by oil.

SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS All sporting and mineral rights and all standing timber are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned.


VAT Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

HEALTH AND SAFETY Given the potential hazards of a working site we ask you

to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the site buildings and machinery.

VIEWING ARRANGEMENTS Viewing is strictly by appointment with BCM. To view this property please contact: BCM on 01983 828 805

DIRECTIONS AND ACCESS The Isle of Wight is easily accessed by ferry from Portsmouth (Fishbourne), Southampton (Cowes) and Lymington (Yarmouth). Additional passenger only ferry services operate between Portsmouth and Ryde, Southampton and West Cowes.

Access is through the Barton Estate along private roads.

From Newport, at Coppins Bridge, take the second exit onto Fairlee Road (A3054), signposted Ryde and East Cowes. After 2.2 miles, at the Racecourse Roundabout, take the first exit onto Whippingham Road (A3021) towards East Cowes. After 0.2 miles, turn right into Alverstone Road. At the end of this road, there is a main road T-junction, with a private road straight ahead. Continue onto this private road (Mount Road) and take the first turning on the right. Woodhouse Farm can be found at the end of this road.


LOCAL AUTHORITY Isle of Wight Council, tel: 01983 821 000, iwight.com

NB These particulars are as at September 2019. Please check with BCM to ensure they are the most up to date version.

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