A 274 ACRE PRODUCTIVE ORGANIC DAIRY FARM IN A PLEASANT RURAL SETTING IN THE HEART OF THE COASTAL COUNTY OF PEMBROKESHIRE AND INCLUDING A DECEPTIVELY SPACIOUS FARMHOUSE TOGETHER WITH AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF BUILDINGS SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED FOR DAIRY PURPOSES AND ALL SITUATED WITHIN A PRODUCTIVE PARCEL OF LAND. A FURTHER 36.174 ACRES IS AVAILABLE AS LOT 2.
Flimston Farm occupies a convenient rural setting in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside taking its access over a shared farm lane off the A4075 Canaston Bridge to Carew roadway.
The nearby villages offer a range of local services although all the major towns of the area and indeed the renowned Pembrokeshire coastline lie within easy reach.
Agriculturally land in this area is used for dairy, livestock or arable farming.
From the A40 at Canaston Bridge take the A4075 south towards Carew and shortly after the Crosshands crossroads, the entrance lane which leads to the property will be seen on the right. This lane passes Highgate Farm and Knaps Farm before arriving at Flimston and leads to a further property.
Flimston Farm is a 274 acre organic dairy farm that includes a residence together with an extensive range of buildings all in a very pleasant rural setting and more particularly described as follows.
The farmhouse offers deceptively spacious family accommodation being a traditionally constructed property standing within its own grounds slightly offset from the farm buildings.
The accommodation briefly comprises:
Opening into a
Having a mosaic tiled floor, radiator and stairs rising to the first floor and a door leading to the rear hallway.
SITTING ROOM: (3.35m x 6.10m (11' x 20'))
A very pleasant light room enjoying a double aspect with uPVC double glazed patio doors opening to the garden, radiator and a log effect Calor gas fire.
KITCHEN/DINING ROOM: (3.35m x 7.77m (11' x 25'6"))
Originally two rooms, this has now been opened up to offer a typical farmhouse kitchen/diner. There is a quarry tiled floor with the kitchen area being equipped with a range of fitted base units that incorporate a 1½ bowl sink unit and an oil fired Rayburn that also provides the hot water and heating. There is plumbing for a dishwasher and further storage in matching wall mounted units.
A further door from the kitchen leads to an OFFICE/UTILITY ROOM
The dining area has a radiator, partly exposed stone walls and a focal point of a wood burner.
With stable door to the rear, quarry tiled floor, understairs storage cupboard, radiator and door to Walk In Pantry.
Having stable door to the rear, tiled floor, plumbing for automatic washing machine and Belfast sink.
With part tiled walls, bath with shower attachment, vanity wash hand basin with storage cupboards. Shower cubicle, w.c., Airing Cupboard and radiator.
BEDROOM 1: (3.35m x 3.81m (11' x 12'6"))
With uPVC double glazed window to the rear, radiator and cast iron fireplace.
BEDROOM 2: (3.35m x 3.81m (11' x 12'6"))
with uPVC double glazed window to the fore, radiator.
BEDROOM 3: (3.35m x 3.81m (11' x 12'6"))
With uPVC double glazed window to the fore, radiator.
With radiator and uPVC double glazed window to the fore.
As mentioned above the residence is set slightly away from the farm buildings and is set within generous grounds. These include an attractive lawned area together with a hot tub.
There is ample Car Parking within a yard serving the farm buildings but also to the side of the residence is a 3 BAY GARAGE of block walls under a corrugated asbestos roof.
THE FARM BUILDINGS:
These comprise a range of farm buildings typical of a progressive farmstead development and specifically built for dairy purposes. GENERAL PURPOSE SHED 65ft x 30ft (19.81m x 9.14m) being of steel portal frame with rendered infill block or concrete walls with box profile clad elevations under a corrugated cement fibre roof and providing stables, tack room and loose housing, ideally suited for calves.
GENERAL PURPOSE SHED 45ft x 30ft (13.71m x 9.14m) of similar construction with a compacted stone floor and being used as a machinery and straw shed.
CUBICLE SHED - an Atcost building 45ft x 65ft approx (13.71m x 19.81m approx) with 60 cubicles with covered Feed Yard to the fore, Open Clamp, 60 Open Cubicles sheltered by buildings either side.
MAIN DAIRY BUILDING - of steel portal frame construction with infill block walls under a corrugated asbestos roof and including the Principal Shed 120ft x 55ft (36.57m x 16.76m), Cubicle Shed 75ft x 25ft (22.86m x 7.62m) together with a Feed Passage 75ft x 40ft (22.86m x 12.19m).
This offers 60 cubicles together with the 12/24 Milking Parlour, a Bull Pen, covered Collecting Yard, etc. together with the Dairy with a 6,000 litre Bulk Tank and Office. There is a 14 tonne Cake Bin externally.
CUBICLES AND LOOSE HOUSING SHED 120ft x 40ft (36.57m x 12.19m) being a steel portal frame building with infill block walls and Yorkshire board cladding to elevations all under corrugated asbestos roof and including 26 dry cow cubicles. OPEN SILAGE CLAMP.
2 EARTH BANK SLURRY PITS.
A plan of the land is attached for identification purposes only. The land extends to some 274 acres or thereabouts in total of which some 230 acres may be considered clean with the remainder being woodland and tracks. The land is all level or gently sloping and is reasonably well fenced and gated with access to a suitable water supply either via a bore hole or natural sources, although some areas of the fencing do require attention. In addition 36.174 acres of land adjoining the farm is available as Lot 2. This is hatched in yellow on the plan. N.B. Part of field "A" will be retained by the vendors but the access can be included in the sale and will be negotiated with the purchaser.
There are cow tracks and access tracks over the holding to ensure that the land is readily accessible from the farmstead for both livestock and harvesting, etc. Several of the fields have been reseeded in recent years with a plan of rotation of grass land following whole crops and whilst some areas of the farm are heavy in places, whilst other areas are closer to the shale. This is a farm that has been progressively managed to offer a productive holding.
Mains water and electricity are connected. There is also a bore hole supply. Private drainage to the residence. The residence also has the benefit of uPVC double glazing and oil fired central heating.
Freehold with vacant possession upon completion. The access to the land is subject to various Rights of Way and there is a Public Footpath crossing a small part of the farm.
N.B. There is no Single Farm Payment included in this sale.
INGOING: The purchaser will be required to purchase silage clamp, unused fuels, crops etc at a valuation prepared by the Selling Agents.
Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 1TP. Tel: 01437 764551
This is an opportunity to purchase an organic dairy farm in a convenient setting within the heart of the coastal county of Pembrokeshire designed for dairy farming.
The property includes a deceptively spacious 3/4 bedroom residence together with a useful range of buildings and a productive parcel of land. Viewing is highly recommended.