High Croft is a former residential care home enjoying an idyllic location on the outer edge of this favoured village as well as truly stunning, far reaching countryside views. In need of renovation and refurbishment, High Croft offers an exciting opportunity for a project in the countryside.
The property is approached via double gates and a tree lined driveway leading to a large car parking area. There are three detached outbuildings, the largest being a former classroom, the second comprising two small classrooms and a store, and the third comprising a garage and four stores. From the main car park a further driveway leads to another car park with timber car port. From here there is access to a large garden area, laid to lawn, with a variety of interspersed shrubs and mature
trees. There is also an area of sloping woodland. High Croft also enjoys its own block of adjoining
rolling pastureland, which has previously been used for grazing and which is suitable for agricultural purposes.
Situated in the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (aonb), the picturesque village of Broadwindsor is surrounded by rolling countryside. The active community enjoys a good range of amenities including a local pub (The White Lion), village hall, church, primary school, community shop with a visiting Post Office, and a village craft centre which includes a tea room/restaurant.
The nearby town of Beaminster offers a wider range of facilities and amenities including a variety of shops, churches, Post Office, library, two schools, health centres, professional services, a variety of social and sports clubs, and an annual music festival.
High Croft is available for sale in three lots, as follows:
Lot 1 - The Property
Equating to approximately 1.672 hectares / 4.131 acres, denoted by the red boundary line on the
Lot 2 - The Pastureland
Equating to approximately 4.683 hectares / 11.572 acres, denoted by the blue boundary line on the site plan. Lot 2 has its own access, via a gate, as denoted by the blue arrow on the site plan.
Equating to approximately 6.355 hectares / 15.703 acres.
The existing use classification is C2 – Residential Institutions. Change of use and redevelopment of the site would be subject to any relevant planning consent(s) being granted. In December 2018 the vendor received a positive response to a pre-application enquiry in respect of change of use and conversion to residential dwellings. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries of West Dorset District Council in their capacity as Local Planning Authority.
Method of Sale
By way of private treaty, although the vendor reserves the right to move to an informal tender.
Unconditional and conditional (subject to planning) offers invited.
In the interests of health and safety, and security, there will be a number of block viewing
events scheduled. Please contact us for further information and to register.
The site presents certain hazards associated with buildings in a poor state of repair. Accordingly, all viewers are strongly advised to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. All viewers enter the site at their own risk. The vendor, and their agents, cannot accept any responsibility or liability for any injury or damage caused.
Mains electric, lpg gas, mains water, and private drainage.
West Dorset District Council.