Land for sale

The Blythe, Stowe By Chartley, Staffordshire, ST18 0LT

Guide Price

£80,000

SOLD

UNDER OFFER

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Bagshaws, Ashbourne
Vine House,
Ashbourne,
Derbyshire,
DE6 1AE
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  • A most attractive small Farm situated in quite delightful surroundings.
  • 10.48 Acres Land at Upper Callow Hill Farm, Stowe by Chartley ST18 0LT
  • Guide Price Lot Three £80,000 to £100,000
  • For Sale by Informal Tender as a whole or in four lots
  • Closing date for tenders 22nd August 2018 at 12 Noon
  • For further details please contact the Ashbourne office on 01335 342201
  • Email ashbourne@bagshaws.com

Upper Callow Hill Farm, Stowe by Chartley Staffordshire, ST18 0LT
A most attractive small Farm situated in quite delightful surroundings
Charming Period Farmhouse. Two Reception Rooms. Five Bedrooms
Extensive Traditional Buildings with development potential Subject to Planning Permission. Range of General Farm Buildings. Frontage to River Blythe and Tad Brook. About 101.45 Acres (41.06 ha)

For Sale by Informal Tender as a whole or in four lots
Closing date for tenders: Wednesday 22nd August 2018 at 12 Noon

All enquiries to Ashbourne Office 01335 342201

Guide Prices
Lot 1: Homestead & 43.75 Acres £780,000 to £850,000

Lot 2: 21.03 Acres £150,000 to £180,000

Lot 3: 10.48 Acres £80,000 to £100,000

Lot 4: 26.19 Acres £180,000 to £230,000

The Whole: £1.2m to £1.35m

Situation
Upper Callow Hill Farm occupies a quite delightful private location near the end of a No Through Lane amidst attractive rolling countryside. The Farm is approached off Hollyhurst Lane and lies about 1 mile south of Kingston village and about 5.5 miles from Uttoxeter with its good range of shopping and other amenities. The County Town of Stafford lies 11 miles to the south/ west affording an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities as well a providing access to the M6 (junctions 13 and 14). Mainline railway connections are available at all the towns listed below and, therefore, the farm is ideally located for those needing to commute, but, desire a property in an outstanding rural location.

Burton on Trent 16.5 miles Birmingham 43 miles
Derby 25 miles Lichfield 16 miles
Stafford 11 miles Uttoxeter 5.5 miles
Stoke on Trent 20 miles Rugeley 8 miles

Directions
From Uttoxeter take the A518 towards Stafford and on the edge of the town fork left onto the B5031 towards Abbots Bromley, take the first right at the cross roads towards Kingston and continue through the village and down Blythe Bridge Bank to the River Blythe. Turn left, continue passed the Blythe Inn and turn left into Hollyhurst Lane. The farm drive is clearly marked on the right hand side and can be identified by our “For Sale” board. Please see the location plan to appreciate the excellent access to the property from all directions.

General Remarks
The sale of Upper Callow Hill Farm provides a wonderful opportunity to acquire a traditional grassland farm which is quite unspoilt, stands within it own ground and enjoys fine view across delightful countryside. The farmhouse which stands in a delightful garden offers comfortable, spacious accommodation with many original features and the staircase and galleried landing being of particular note. There is ample scope to update the accommodation to create a superb individual family house.

The traditional buildings extend around two sides of the farmyard and although currently used for livestock and give privacy to the house they offer excellent development accommodation subject to PP. The farm is complemented by a more modern brick cow shed together with various hay barns and stock shed.

Remarks Continued
The majority of the land lies within a ring fence but the arrangement of the fields is such that it falls to be offered in lots and we envisage that the property will appeal to those seeking a whole farm, an individual country property with land or a property with an opportunity to create additional dwellings or indeed office or holiday accommodation to provide farm based income.

The farm is all down to grass and has been farmed on traditional lines with out the use of sprays and only a little fertilizer used. There are numerous wild flowers in Spring. The whole farm is in a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme until 31st October 2022. There is fishing on the River Blythe which adjoins Lot Two, whilst Tad Brook forms the eastern boundary to Lot One. The sale also includes two ponds in Lots One and Three.

Vendors decision to retire
The sale results from the decision of the vendors to retire from farming after many years and their proposed move will require retaining occupation of the farm house for a short period. Please see the note on Completion Dates at the end of these particulars.

Lot One: House, Buildings and 43 Acres of Pastureland
The house is constructed of brick under a tiled roof and offers the following accommodation which is principally arranged over two floor.

The accommodation more particularly comprises:

Ground Floor:

Front Entrance Porch.
Door to

Reception Hall (19' 10'' x 7' 8'' (6.04m x 2.34m))
Impressive oak staircase. Understair cupboard. Window to front garden.

Pantry One (7' 9'' x 4' 8'' (2.36m x 1.43m))
Window to front

Pantry Two (12' 11'' x 8' 5'' (3.93m x 2.56m))
Brick thrawls, beamed ceiling, brick floor, window to side. Access to Cellar with cupboard space

Sitting Room (17' 3'' x 14' 0'' (5.25m x 4.26m))
Inglenook fireplace with heavy beam over. Oak ceiling beam. Door to garden. Window to garden. Hatch to kitchen. Connecting door to:

Dining Room (12' 10'' x 12' 9'' (3.91m x 3.88m))
Open fireplace with tiled surround. Built in cupboard. Half panelled walls. Exposed ceiling beams. Window to garden.

Kitchen (21' 9'' x 14' 9'' (6.62m x 4.49m))
Having sink unit. Fitted cupboards. Fireplace with Nesta Martin multi fuel stove having back boiler providing domestic hot water and partial central heating. Plumbing for washing machine. Dual aspect window. Tiled floor.

Rear Entrance Porch

At First Floor Level:

Spacious Landing (20' 5'' x 10' 3'' (6.22m x 3.12m))
With impressive balustrade. Window to front. Exposed floor boards. Cupboard under stairs. Staircase to Attic. Walk in store cupboard. Radiator.

Bedroom One (11' 2'' x 9' 11'' (3.40m x 3.02m))
Dual aspect. Radiator.

Bedroom Two (12' 5'' x 11' 8'' (3.78m x 3.55m))
Window to rear. Radiator. Open fireplace with tiled surround. Airing cupboard with hot water cylinder and immersion heater.

Bedroom Three (15' 6'' x 11' 8'' (4.72m x 3.55m))
Window to rear. Open fireplace with tiled surround. Radiator

Bedroom Four (13' 5'' x 6' 2'' (4.09m x 1.88m))
Window to front.

Bedroom Five (22' 1'' x 13' 0'' (6.73m x 3.96m))
Open fireplace with cast iron surround. Window to rear. Exposed beams. Cupboard.

Bathroom (10' 1'' x 6' 3'' (3.07m x 1.90m))
With bath, hand basin and wc. Window to front. Radiator.

At Second Floor Level:

Attic
(3.44m x 3.73m plus 9.8m x 3.1m or 12’3” x 11’3” plus 32’ x 10’2”)
Window to front. NB: The measurements are taken at purlin height. The staircase rises in the centre of the attic. There is also access to additional roof space.

Garden and Domestic Outbuildings
The house stands in an attractive garden bordered by hedges and comprising lawns, flower borders, fruit garden and a vegetable garden.

Outhouse (12' 1'' x 10' 1'' (3.68m x 3.07m))
Brick under tile construction, covered well with pump, Lean-to side, and rear store sheds.

Former Washhouse. (attached to the end of the house) (12' 6'' x 4' 2'' (3.81m x 1.27m))
Glazed sink. Old copper.

Garage (17' 0'' x 11' 10'' (5.18m x 3.60m))
Concrete block construction with corrugated asbestos sheet roof. Double entrance doors. Window to rear. NB: There are various other outbuildings situated within the garden and across the Orchard there is a brick and tile earth closet.

Farm Buildings
Please note the number of the buildings corresponds with the block plan. All dimension are approximate.

1: Bull Shed (16' 10'' x 15' 3'' (5.13m x 4.64m))
Of brick construction with corrugated asbestos and iron roof. Standing for 5 cattle.

Traditional brick under tile range of Buildings comprising

2: Shed with six standings (18' 2'' x 13' 1'' (5.53m x 3.98m))
Loft over with 500 gallon water tank.

3: Shed with five standings (16' 6'' x 13' 11'' (5.03m x 4.24m))

4: Corn Mill/Feed Store (15' 10'' x 10' 2'' (4.82m x 3.10m))
With access to loft space

5: Feed Store (14' 0'' x 13' 1'' (4.26m x 3.98m))

6: Feed Store (16' 2'' x 14' 0'' (4.92m x 4.26m))

7: Double Open Fronted Tractor Shed (18' 3'' x 17' 2'' (5.56m x 5.23m))
accessed on north west side. Loft over.

8 & 9: Cowshed number 1 (50' 6'' x 16' 10'' (15.38m x 5.13m))
Constructed of brick with corrugated asbestos cement roof. Standing for 21 cattle

10: Adjoining Feed Store (17' 0'' x 14' 4'' (5.18m x 4.37m))
Constructed of brick with corrugated asbestos roof.

Attached to the south (drive) side are three monopitched buildings of brick under tile construction as follows:

11: Loose Box One (27' 3'' x 9' 9'' (8.30m x 2.97m))

Loose Box Two (20' 5'' x 9' 8'' (6.22m x 2.94m))
Standing for 6 cattle

Calf Shed (9' 1'' x 6' 3'' (2.77m x 1.90m))

12: Three Bay Hay Barn/Livestock Building (43' 3'' x 23' 6'' (13.17m x 7.16m))
Of steel framed construction with concrete block walls, fibre cement cladding above and fibre cement roof which has an overhang to the front. To one side there is a Lean-to (7.18m x 5.7m or 23’6” x 18’8”) corrugated iron roof and cladding.

13: Open Silage Clamp
Having steel stanchions and sleeper wall, hard core base.

14: Former Brewers Grain Store/Stock Shed (19' 4'' x 10' 0'' (5.89m x 3.05m))
Part concrete block and brick wall construction with corrugated iron cladding and roof.

15: Stable of timber frame construction

16: Hay Barn (44' 3'' x 23' 3'' (13.48m x 7.08m))
Steel framed construction with fibre cement roof.

Side Lean-to (44' 3'' x 14' 5'' (13.48m x 4.39m))

End Lean-to (27' 10'' x 16' 4'' (8.48m x 4.97m))
with corrugated sheeted cladding and roof.

17: Small Store Shed of corrugated iron construction

18: Machinery Store (22' 10'' x 19' 11'' (6.95m x 6.07m))
Of timber frame with corrugated iron cladding and roof. Double entrance doors.

19: Cow Shed Number Two (92' 0'' x 28' 3'' (28.02m x 8.60m))
Concrete framed construction with brick walls and corrugated asbestos roof.

Former Dairy
located in one corner. Sliding entrance doors at each end. Concrete floor. Centre passageway and 52 standing.

20: Two Bay Hay Barn (28' 2'' x 22' 11'' (8.58m x 6.98m))
With adjoining lean-to.

21: Three Bay Hay Barn (44' 3'' x 24' 0'' (13.48m x 7.31m))
Steel portal framed construction with part block walls, corrugated asbestos cement cladding and roof.

The Land
The land is all down to grass and includes a pond in field 8 and frontage to Tad Brook. There is a separate access to field 9 from the public highway along the old cow lane area 0.12 ac (0.05 ha). Lot One is edged red on the farm plan and extends to 43.75 acres (17.71 ha)

Field Schedule

Lot One extends to 43.75 acres (17.71 ha) Hatched Red on the Plan
  Parcel No. Field No. Area (ha) Area (Acres)
Lot 1 (Red) 1 Buildings, Yard & Drive 0.68  
  2 SK0527 2150 0.29  
  3 SK0527 1253 0.73  
  4 SK0527 2243 0.72  
  5 SK0527 3337 3.76  
  6 SK0527 5142 1.75  
  7 SK0527 4452 2.04  
  8 SK0527 5160 2.69  
  9 SK0527 3063 4.13  
  10 SK0527 1567 0.92  
Total     17.71 ha 43.75 ac

Lot Two 21.03 Acres (8.51 Ha) Hatched Blue on the Plan
This is all down to grass and slopes gently south-west towards the River Blythe andincludes Fishing Rights along part of the bank. Access is off the farm drive

Lot 2 (Blue) 11 SK0527 0252 1.65  
  12 SK0427 9840 1.08  
  13 SK0427 8847 1.87  
  14 SK0427 8239 2.32  
  15 SK0427 7235 1.52  
  16   0.07  
Total     8.51 ha 21.03 ac

Lot Three 10.48 Acres (4.24 Ha) Hatched Green on the Plan
This comprises two grass fields and comprises a good sized natural pond. Access will need to be created off the farm drive.

Lot 3 (Green) 17 SK0427 9962 1.82  
  18 SK0427 8056 2.21  
  19 SK0427 9462 0.21  
Total     4.24 ha 10.48 ac

Lot Four 26.19 Acres (10.60 Ha) Hatched Pink on the Plan
This is predominantly grassland and lies opposite to the farm drive entrance

Lot 4 (Pink) 20 SK0527 1280 1.58  
  21 SK0527 1889 0.83  
  22 SK0527 0889 0.77  
  23 SK0528 1301 3.08  
  24 SK0427 9791 1.75  
  25 SK0428 9404 2.22  
  26 SK0427 8895 0.37  
Total     10.60 ha 26.19 ac
         
Total Farm Area     41.06 ha 101.45 ac

GENERAL REMARKS

Tenure and Possession
The property is offered freehold with vacant possession of the land upon completion of the purchase.

As mentioned in the remarks the vendors cannot vacate the property until they have purchased a smaller property for their retirement and, therefore, they reserve the right to occupy the farmhouse for a period not exceeding 12 months from the date of completion and an Assured Shorthold Tenancy will be entered into between the purchaser and the vendor. Terms will be by agreement between the parties.

Vacant possession of the land will be granted immediately upon completion.

Services
Mains water and electricity connected to the farm. NB: If the land is sold separately there is natural water to Lots Two and Three but purchasers must make their own enquiries with regard to the supply of mains water to the land. Private drainage

Basic Payment Scheme. Cross Compliance. Stewardship
The vendors have submitted a Basic Payment Scheme Claim for 2018 claim year. The purchaser will be required to meet the RPA Cross Compliance Rule during the claim year and indemnify the vendor against any breach of the scheme requirements.

Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be available to the successful purchaser(s) by way of separate negotiation to allow a claim for the 2019 year, if they are required. Bagshaws will, if required, transfer them to the purchaser subject to an administration fee of £175.00 plus VAT payable to Bagshaws. The farm also has the benefit of being in a Stewardship Agreement which provides an annual payment subject to the Land Management Terms. This scheme may be available to the purchaser. Further details available on request.

Future Land Management
If prospective purchasers are interested in Lot One or the whole property but do not require all the land then Bagshaws are experienced in the letting and management of land on an Annual Licence or Tenancy and will be pleased to advise.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not they are defined in these particulars. It should be noted that there is a public bridleway along the drive and down the track adjacent to Cow Shed (numbered 19 on the building plan). There is a right of way over the first section of the drive in favour of Baggots View and appropriate rights of way will be granted over the driveway to gain access to Lots Two and Three if the property is sold in Lots.

We understand the water supply crosses the farmland to the south of Hollyhurst Lane and appropriate easements are in place.

Timber, Sporting and Mineral Rights
All timber, sporting and mineral rights are included within the sale and this includes Fishing along part of the frontage to the River Blythe.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those items referred to in the particulars are included within the sale.

Viewing
Strictly by appointment with the Ashbourne Office of the Sole Agents. All enquiries should be addressed to Bagshaws LLP on 01335 342201 or email: ashbourne@bagshaws.com

Fencing Liability
The purchaser of Lot Two will be required to erect a stock proof fence along the north side of the access strip (parcel 16 on the land plan). The purchaser of Lot Three will be required to make an entrance in the drive side fence to gain access to this lot.

Local Authority
East Staffordshire District Council

Council Tax Band
The property us believed to be within Council Tax Band F

Solicitors
Ms S Pickering, Messrs Tinsdills, 10 Derby Street, Leek, Staffordshire, ST13 5AW. T: 01538 399332

Energy Performance Rating:
The property has an EPC rating of G.

Development Uplift Clause
If unrestricted residential development of any of the buildings is granted then the vendors reserve the right to claim 25% of the uplift in value resulting from such consent for a period of 20 y ears from the date of completion . This payment will NOT be triggered if any development remains in the same ownership of the main holding,.

Method and Conditions of Sale
The property is for sale by Informal Tenders and all tenders must be made in writing on the specified tender form.

The successful purchaser will be required to exchange contracts within two weeks of receipt of the draft contract. Completion to be by mutual agreement.

All tenders must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 22nd August 2018.

Money Laundering Regulations
Due to recent changes in legislation all buyers must provide relevant documentation in order to provide proof of their identity and place of residence. The documentation collected is for this purpose only and will not be disclosed to any other person. This documentation must be provided at the time the tender is submitted

Areas
Please note all areas are based on computer Pro Map plans