A diversified and well equipped 202 acre pasture farm near Axbridge in Somerset with leisure potential has come to the market for the first time in a century.

Rooksbridge House (Farm) has been in the vendor's family for over a century having never been on the market during that period.

It was originally a dairy farm and in latter years the current vendor changed farming policy to beef farming.

They erected further modern buildings and converted most of the traditional farm buildings initially into holiday lets, now let on ASTs with a gross annual income of £41,820 and also having carried on a very successful farmhouse bed & breakfast business in tandem.

South West Farmer:

There is one remaining single storey traditional building (the old piggery) which has just received planning consent to convert to residential.

There are two telecom masts on the farm producing a combined annual rental of £12,970.19.

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There are also 90 solar roof mounted PV panels on one of the farm buildings on a deemed FIT’s contract earning £3473 per annum and there is a biomass boiler similarly earning £4245 per annum, all helping towards a very diversified farm income outside of conventional farm gross margins.

The farm comprises of an imposing Georgian farmhouse set within generous gardens together with range of traditional stone and tile cottages in a courtyard setting together with two separate ranges of mostly modern farm buildings.

South West Farmer:

There is a main block of 81.62 acres of level pasture land straddling both sides of Mendip Road, one or two off lying fields totalling 23.94 acres and also a large block of 96.44 acres in a ring fence situated about a mile north of the farm.

South West Farmer:

Some of the land has mains water troughs connected and most have access to natural waterings.

All of the land is level in topography and is laid to either permanent pasture or long term leys with some of the fields having historic underground drainage. All of the land is Grade 3 under Defra’s Land Classification.

South West Farmer:

Rooksbridge House is to be sold as a whole or in nine lots.

It is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt with a guide price of £3,000,000.