The Bere Heath Estate lies in an accessible location within the Purbeck district of South Dorset in easy reach of Wareham, Dorchester, Blandford, Poole and Bournemouth. With the majority of the Estate straddling the Bere Stream Valley and the River Piddle Valley, the Estate stretches south from the A35 at Bere Regis towards Wareham and the highly sought after villages of Wool and Stokeford.
This is a popular part of South Dorset with good accessibility to the Jurassic Coast, boasting an array of attractive landscape features including popular tourist attractions; Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and Corfe Castle.
Mainline rail access to London Waterloo is via Wool train station, approximately 1.5 miles from the Estate and the journey time takes approximately 2.5 hours. The closest airport is Bournemouth which is about 25 miles east from the Estate. Southampton Airport is approximately 50 miles east from the Estate.
Lot 3 of the Bere Heath Estate
Leisure and recreational properties including Dorset Gliding Club, Longthorns Holiday Park and wedding venue, and a farmhouse let on an AST. About 237 acres
Situated south of Puddletown Road and lying to the east of Tout Hill Road is a mixed investment of commercial properties including an active gliding club, a holiday park for caravans, camping and a wedding venue with an attractive farmhouse let separately on an AST.
There is a significant area of heath land known as Stoke Heath which is situated between the gliding club and Grants Farmhouse.
A parcel of bare land with road frontage access, which has
been leased to a private gliding club. The tenant has invested
in a gliding clubhouse and hanger which is used on a regular
basis. The level grassland includes a significant private
airstrip running north to south.
Longthorns Campsite and Holiday Park
Longthorns is a small farm located off Tout Hill Road. The
farm has been established since 1978 as a popular holiday
and camping park which offers an array of camping over 68
pitches, including basic camping, caravan and motorhome
pitches, tipis, shepherd huts and eco-pods. On site facilities
include showers, W.Cs, washing up basins, fridge and freezer
facilities. There is also a kitchen within the building which is
used for catering options.
The leisure site is also used as a wedding venue and the old
dairy parlour has been converted into a licenced bar and
function area, that has a marquee erected at the rear of the
building.The farm grazes a pack of alpacas on the paddocks in front of the farmhouse. The land is suited to
pasture land and arable and the soil is slightly acidic with a
loamy texture. There are several buildings that have been erected around the farmhouse which make up the accommodation for the campsite and holiday park.
Located on the entrance to the holiday park and campsite, is
the Victorian farmhouse constructed of red brick under a slate
roof and set over two loors. The farmhouse has recently been
refurbished throughout. The accommodation comprises of 3
bedrooms, one currently used as a study and 2 reception rooms
and is surrounded by a large garden.
Grants farmhouse is formerly two cottages which have been
converted into a single dwelling over one and a half storeys.
The property is located within a private and secluded location
at the end of a private drive off Puddletown Road. The Vendor
will reserve a right of access along this track for all purposes in
order to access retained land to the South. The farmhouse is constructed of red brick under a slate roof
with a single storey lean-to on the north side and has a large
garden which extends to just under 1 acre. The accommodation
includes 4 bedrooms and 2 reception rooms.
There are a range of outbuildings used for storage with potential
to develop (subject to planning consent).
Approximately 17.4 acres of grassland to the north, east, south
and south west of Grants Farmhouse is let out on a grazing
licence. Stoke Heathland, which extends to approximately 75
acres, is managed in hand and is included in the Higher Level
Stewardship agreement. The Heath land is located within a Site
of Special Scientiic Interest.
EPCs = E - G
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