A large and productive ex-dairy farm has come to market in Frome, complete with more than 400 acres.

Witham Friary has a farmhouse, farm worker's house, a residential plot with planning permission, a mass of farm buildings (both modern and traditional), some of which have planning permission for conversion to holidays lets, and 461.82 acres of land.

It is available as a whole for £5,250,000 or in up to 10 lots.

South West Farmer:

Lower West Barn Farm was originally purchased by the current vendor in 1986 and developed into a modern commercial dairy farm accommodating approximately 600 head of stock at its peak.

Dairy farming stopped approximately 10 years ago and has since been primarily used for beef and sheep enterprises.

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There are substantial modern farm buildings totalling 90,098 sq.ft. (8,370 sq.m.) offering possible alternative uses subject to obtaining the necessary statutory consents.

In addition planning permission has recently been passed for the traditional farm buildings arranged around the courtyard to be converted to six holiday units totally 5,406 sq.ft. (502.3 sq.m).

There is also a residential building plot (AOC) with foundations laid, ready for construction.

South West Farmer:

In brief the farm comprises of a traditional stone built detached character farmhouse in need of updating set within a courtyard of predominantly single storey farm buildings with planning consent for conversion to holiday lets.

There is a residential building plot (AOC) on the east side of the main farm buildings for an Agricultural Worker’s Dwelling with foundations laid ready for construction.

In addition there is a further existing modern detached three bed agricultural worker’s dwelling subject to an AOC adjacent to a comprehensive range of modern largely general purpose farm buildings.

South West Farmer:

The buildings service a total of 461.82 acres of grade 3 and 4 pasture land which is classified as slowly permeable, seasonally wet, slightly acid but base-rich loamy and clayey soils with good catchment rainfall area.

The land provides excellent facilities for livestock farming.

Witham Friary is on the market with Greenslade Taylor Hunt.