Knotts Farm – Development Opportunity, TA17 8SU

Guide Price: £850,000+

Tenure: For Sale

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Key Details


Residential development opportunity, near Hinton St George. The site has planning permission for 5 residential dwellings, within a site of approximately 1.1 acres. The site provides a developer the opportunity to build 5 quality character homes, in this very unspoilt, yet easily accessible part of South Somerset. Currently the site has planning permission to convert 3 of the barns, to form 2 x 2 bedroom, 2 x 3 bedroom and 1 x 4 bedroom homes. All the barns are constructed of local hamstone with brick reveals and traditional clay tiled roofs, lending themselves very well to the proposed residential conversions.


Dinnington is a small village conveniently located within South Somerset. The village has a population of approximately 65 (2011 Cenus) and benefits from a popular pub. The larger village of Hinton St George, lies approximately 1.4 miles east of Dinnington, which provides excellent facilities, including a community run shop and Post Office, a pub and tea rooms. Crewkerne around 4 miles to the south and Chard 7.5 miles to the south-west provide further local amenities. The site benefits from good travel links, with Crewkerne train station and the A303 Trunk Road providing ease of access to London.


The site is bounded by Brimclose Road and the neighbouring Knotts Farmhouse to the south and otherwise to open farmland. The site comprises of agricultural buildings and associated land around the buildings extending to approximately 1.1 acres (0.45 hectares). The site being offered for sale can be seen in the site plan, outlined in red. It is shown for identification purposes only and is not to be relied upon.

Planning Permission

South Somerset District Council, on 23 July 2020, granted part demolition and development of traditional farm buildings into 5 no. residential dwellings (C3) (application number: 20/01430/FUL). All matters are reserved and the permission is subject to conditions.

Local Authority

South Somerset District Council Brympton Way Yeovil Somerset BA20 2HT

The land is of freehold tenure and full vacant possession will be given upon completion.

Method of Sale

The land is offered for sale by Informal Tender. Tenders are to be received in writing on the required Form of Tender to the Agent, Tamlyns 35 Market Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3EP by no later than Monday 12 October 2020 at 12 noon and marked “Tender for Development Site at Dinnington“. The vendors are not obliged to accept the highest nor any other tender. Should an accepted tender be received, the prospective purchaser will be expected to exchange contracts within 60 days of receiving the required Memorandum of Sale with completion scheduled to take place thereafter.

Wayleaves, Easements and Rights of Ways

The property is sold subject to any Rights of Way, Wayleaves Rights or Easements which exist at the time of sale whether they are mentioned in these particulars or not. A right is to be maintained for access and one parking space in favour of Flat 1, Knotts Farmhouse, the approximate position of which is shown in green on the brochure plan.


The land benefits from mains water and electricity and the planning consent is subject to installation of a private drainage system to serve the development.


‘Gigaclear’ is currently building the infrastructure for ultrafast full fibre broadband connectivity to the village. Gigaclear can be contacted for further information about the date work will be complete.


It is anticipated that the development will be sold subject to an ‘uplift clause’ to the effect that any additional planning consents, beyond the current consent, will give rise to an overage payment at 25% of any uplift in value, to be applied for a term of 25 years.