Lookout Farm

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2020

Symonds & Sampson’s collective auctions often include out of the ordinary property, and Lookout Farm, overlooking the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site comes with some unusual features.  Two historic WWII Pillboxes and a former coastguard lookout tower lie within the 35.78 acres of land, enjoying panoramic views which on a clear day span from Portland in the East to Start Point in the West.

Around 28,000 pill boxes of various shapes and designs were built across the south of the country in 1940, as a first line of defence against a possible Hitler led invasion. At the end of the war, farmers were offered £5 to demolish them, however as they have walls of between 1 and 3’6” wide, many pocketed the money and used the structures as animal pens. It's thought that around 6,000 remain today, some of which are used for alternative uses including stores, summer houses and even an ice cream kiosk.  The structures at Lookout Farm may have potential for alternative uses (STPP).

The arable/pastureland has excellent access and road frontage. The Guide is £300,000-£325,000, and the property is to be sold by Live Stream Auction on 8 October 2020. 

Details from Ross Willmington 01297 33122