7 bedroom detached house for saleButton Bridge, Kinlet, Bewdley, Worcestershire
Under Offer £6,000,000
Two cottages and flat
Range of farm buildings including grain storage
Commercial arable land
About 642.52 acres (260 ha)
Available as a whole
Birch Farm is a superb arable and residential farm lying in beautiful rolling countryside on the Worcestershire/ Shropshire borders. The farm lies in a single well shaped block with the house and buildings standing towards the centre. The farmhouse is approached along a long driveway from the village of Button Bridge.
Birch Farmhouse is a large period red brick property providing 5917 sqft of accommodation arranged over three floors plus a cellar. The house is in need of some refurbishment but retains many original features with the three main reception rooms having high ceilings, decorative ceiling and cornicing, large sash windows, wall paneling, exposed wooden floor boards, with the drawing room and sitting room both having attractive feature fireplaces.
On the ground floor the accommodation includes hall, dining room, drawing room, sitting room, breakfast kitchen, pantry and cloakroom. On the first floor there are four bedrooms, the master bedroom having a dressing room and bathroom, bathroom and separate WC. The second floor includes three bedrooms, bathroom and shower room.
Gardens, outbuildings and flat
To the front of the house is the formal entrance to the property and from this side the house's true proportions and beautiful period architecture can be seen. The entrance is through stone pillars up a central path. To the rear of the property is a large tarmac courtyard providing plenty of parking and vehicle turning space. There is a large open carport close to the house which houses a woodchip boiler and oil tanks. On the opposite side of the court yard are a detached red brick office block and a detached former stable block now providing garaging for 5 to 6 vehicles, secure storage and ancillary accommodation above. There are formal gardens and orchard and the remnants of a tennis court.
Situated above the garage block is a flat which is occupied under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976.
The farmyard is accessed off the main farm track and includes;
1. Grain store(22m x 11m)
2. Grain store (22m x 17m)
3. 4 x silos
4. Dutch Barn (13m x 5m)
5. Cattle yard (30m x 8m)
6. Cattle yard (30m x 8m)
7. Traditional brick range of buildings
8. General purpose building (32m x 27m)
The buildings would benefit from some modernization. Some of the buildings are let on an FBT. See Tenure below.
1 & 2 Birch Farm Cottages
A pair of semi-detached three bedroom cottages located on the main driveway to the farm.
Number 1 is let under the Rent Agriculture Act 1976. Number 2 is let under an FBT but will revert to the the Rent Agriculture Act upon termination of the FBT.
The land lies a in a single block and extends to about 641 acres. It is undulating and attractive. The fields are mainly of a good size and suitable for modern day farming.
The farm is a predominantly arable land with approximately 552 acres of arable and pasture and 78 acres of woodland. The land is classified as grade 3 by DEFRA and the soil series is Rivington 2, a well drained course loamy soil over rock.
The land is interspersed by farm tracks and a variety of spinneys and copses making it ideal for shooting and conservation.
The land and some farm buildings are let on a farm business tenancy until 29th September 2012.
Button Bridge is a small village set close to the historic market towns of Bewdley and Cleobury Mortimer which offer a wealth day-to-day services and amenities. A little further a field is Kidderminster with a wider range of facilities. Communications in the area are good with the A442 to Kidderminster in the south and Bridgnorth to the north easily accessible both have with onward links to the West Midlands conurbation and motorway networks. The nearest railway station is at Kidderminster some 9 miles away.
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