Directions At Carkeel roundabout take the exit for Callington and carry on along this road, taking the second exit at the next roundabout. Proceed along this road for approximately 3 miles and on reaching a further roundabout, take the third exit, sign posted Botus Fleming. Continue along this road for approximately half a mile and take the first left turn. After approximately 500 yards turn right and the access to the farm is the middle gateway, leading down a hardcore track, to the yard and buildings.
Situation Riverview Farm is situated between Carkeel and Ellbridge, near the village of Botus Fleming, in south east Cornwall. The A38 connecting Liskeard to Saltash is about 3 miles to the south, with Saltash being about 2 miles away and Liskeard being some 12 miles distant. The nearest city of Plymouth is about 5 miles away.
Description Riverview Farm represents a rare opportunity to acquire an attractive smallholding in a desirable part of South-east Cornwall. Equipped with a good range of modern farm buildings (total 15,303 square feet - 1,421.60 square metres), together with a timber lodge (as temporary accommodation), and planning consent for a house (subject to an agricultural tie), the farm is well suited for continued agricultural use, especially with the ability to be able to build a dwelling (see 'Planning Consent for Dwelling' below).
Equally the farm offers significant potential for equestrian or other uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent.
The whole farm extends to a total of some 81.47 acres, to include the buildings, yard area and dwelling site, as outlined in red on the site plan.
Access to the farm is over its own driveway (a compacted hardcore track), which leads to the yard, buildings, timber lodge and house site.
Access to the south part of the farm may be gained through a gateway in the south-east corner of field number SX4161-0335.
The land at Riverview Farm is reasonably level in part, with the majority occupying gentle south, east and west facing slopes and is in good heart.
The land is bordered partly on the south side by a maintained council highway and other agricultural land on the other sides.
There are three modern farm buildings in a yard area on the north west side of the land, which may be summarised as follows :-
general purpose farm buildings General Purpose Building 1 – 75'4" x 29'5" (23m x 9m) - (207 sq.m – 2,227 sq.ft)
Constructed of a steel and timber frame with a mono pitch roof and timber side cladding under a corrugated fibre cement roof and open fronted with concrete flooring.
General Purpose Building 2 – 87'9" x 101'7" (26.8m x 31m) - (830.8 sq.m – 8,939 sq. Ft)
Constructed of a steel and timber frame with 1.8m concrete block walls with timber cladding above. Corrugated fibre cement roof with concrete flooring.
General Purpose Building 3 – 43' 3" x 90'2" (13.2m x 27.5m) - 363 sq.m – 3,905 sq.ft
Constructed of a steel and timber frame with 1.5 dung boarding on three sides and space boarding above, a corrugated fibre cement roof with light sheets, open fronted with feed barriers and gates to the north and east elevations.
Lean-to Extension - 14'7" x 18'7" (4.5m x 4.8m) – 21.60 sq.m. – 232 sq.ft.
Comprising a w/c and storage area.
Planning consent for dwelling Conditional planning consent (reference number PA15/01707) was granted on 12th May 2015, by Cornwall County Council, for the "construction of an agricultural dwelling", to include relocation of dwelling and site boundary. By reference to the site plan, the plot is located to the north of field number 1763.
The foundations to form a ground floor slab has been installed and a Certificate of Lawful Use has been obtained for the property.
By reference to the approved plans, it is proposed that the property will be an oak frame design and include a two bay garage (also oak framed), to match the house.
This dwelling, once built, will occupy a fantastic, slightly elevated location (with no near neighbours) and enjoy wide countryside views and distant views of the River Tamar. The proposed accommodation will comprise :
Entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, living room, garden room, office and separate wc on the ground floor.
Four bedrooms (en-suite bathroom to main bedroom) and family bathroom on the first floor.
The land The majority of the land is down to grass, although a good proportion of it offers the potential to be used for cropping purposes.
A schedule detailing the field numbers and areas is shown below, giving a total of 70.52 acres, the difference of 4.97 acres, being a former quarry on the north east boundary, the farm buildings, yard area, dwelling site and timber lodge.
Field Number Acres Hectares
sx .32 1.75
(former quarry and lane) 2.50 1.01
sx .18 5.74
sx .14 2.89
sx .60 2.67
sx .57 4.28
sx .63 2.28
sx .52 2.64
sx .56 6.30
Farm buildings, yard,
house site and driveway 2.47 1.00
sx .68 2.30
Driveway 0.30 0.12
Total 81.47 32.98
timber lodge A timber lodge building is situated near the modern farm buildings and currently provides temporary accommodation for a farm worker.
Of timber frame and clad construction, the lodge provides the following accommodation:-
Open Plan Kitchen/Living/Dining Room
The lodge does not having planning consent but was erected some years ago and may therefore be eligible for a Certificate of Lawful Use.
Services Mains water, electric (single phase) and septic tank drainage to the Timber Lodge and mains water and electric to the farm buildings.
Private stream water supply along part of the west boundary.
Public rights of way There are no public rights of way across the land as far as are known.
Sporting and mineral rights All sporting and mineral rights are included in the sale, as far as are known.
Basic farm payment entitlements The land is registered for the purpose of the Basic Payment Scheme, however there are no entitlements included with the sale of the land.
Agri environmental schemes The land is part of an Organic Entry Level Stewardship Scheme. Further details available on request from the agent.
Asking price £800,000
method of sale The farm is being offered for sale by Private Treaty.
Exchange of contracts and legal completion A buyer will be expected to exchange contracts within six (6) weeks following the buyer's solicitor having been issued with a draft contract. Legal completion to follow as soon as possible thereafter.
Buyer(s) will be required to provide proof of funds if their offer is accepted and before solicitors are instructed.
Viewing Strictly by appointment with the Sole Agents, Luscombe Maye of 62 Fore Street, Kingsbridge, TQ7 1PP. Telephone for details.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||9.2%||£195,771||2.8||1|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£285,000 (1)||£162,008 (19)||£248,841 (54)||£456,356 (25)||£508,967 (15)|
|Flats||£112,500 (2)||£123,494 (8)||£185,000 (1)||-||-|
|All||£170,000 (3)||£160,396 (28)||£247,680 (55)||£456,356 (25)||£508,967 (15)|