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4 bedroom farm house for sale

Moor Lane, BB7

Under Offer £475,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Development opportunity
  • Rural
  • Open countryside views
  • range of agricultural buildings
  • farmhouse

Full description

Tenure: Freehold


Lower White Carr Farm is situated in an attractive rural convenient location approximately 1 mile south of the popular village of Whalley. The site is also approximately 3 miles from Great Harwood, 5 miles from the town of Clitheroe, and 14 miles from Preston city centre. The village of Whalley offers a wide range of services and facilities, including a bus station, train station (providing regular services to Manchester), a doctors' surgery, several dentists, primary school, several churches and a good range of shops.

The market town of Clitheroe provides a broader range of services and facilities within close proximity. The site is within easy reach of the A59 which in turn provides access to the wider motorway network via the M65 and the M6 and whilst being in a conveniently accessible location the site enjoys an outlook across open fields. A location plan is attached to these sales particulars.


Leaving the centre of Whalley heading west towards Billington take the first left up Moor Lane after crossing the River Calder and carry on 0.6 miles to the top of Whalley Nab, passing Dean Lane on your left, proceed straight on onto Shawcliffe Lane for 0.4 miles and the property is accessed via the next driveway on the right where you will see a GHA For Sale board at the end of the track.


Lower White Carr Farm comprises a stone built farmhouse, an adjoining range of traditional farm buildings, a range of former intensive poultry buildings and other modern farm buildings within a total site that extends approximately 3.55 acres or thereabouts. The property provides an excellent development opportunity subject to planning with potential to develop a second dwelling from or extend the existing dwelling into the traditional buildings and a range of potential alternative uses for the other redundant farm buildings.

In the event that the use of the farm buildings is changed to non agricultural use this would result in them becoming brownfield which would then create an opportunity to seek their redevelopment for new build residential development of a similar volume.


The dwelling is constructed from natural random stone under a tile roof and provides accommodation over two floors some of which is provided within the adjoining barn. The house has timber single glazed windows throughout and benefits from coal fired central heating. Excluding any accommodation that is contained within the adjoining barn, the house has a gross internal floor area of 129m (1,388sq ft).

The dwelling and part of the adjoining barn provide the following accommodation:

Ground Floor
Entrance Porch: 2.6m x 1.5m (8'6" x 4'11")
Dining Kitchen: 8.3m x 2.8m (27'9" x 9'2") - with fitted wall and floor units.
Utility Room: 3.9m x 3.6m (12'9" x 11'10") this room is located within the barn and provides the laundry, there is a store room: 4.3m x 2.6m (14'1" x 8'2") accessed from the utility room, which is also located within the barn.
Hallway/Dining Area: 4.3m x 3.6m (13'9" x 12'1") - with access to the rear garden and the staircase to the first floor.
Lounge: 4.27m x 4.31m (13'9" x 13'9") - with an open fire.

First Floor
Bedroom 1: 4.3m x 4.3m (14'1" x 14'1")
Bedroom 2: 4.7m x 2.8m (13'9" x 9'2")
Bedroom 3: 3.7m x 2.7m (12'1" x 8'10")
Bedroom 4: 2.7m x 3.7m (8'10" x 12'2") This room is located within the barn adjoining the dwelling.
Bathroom: 2.9m x 2.8m (9'6" x 9'2")


There are large gardens to the side (east) and the rear (north) of the house and adjoining traditional buildings together with lawned areas, vegetable plots, an orchard, greenhouses and a potting shed to the north west of the dwelling. There is a garage in part of the two storey traditional building.

Traditional Buildings

The traditional buildings adjoining the house are already partly in residential use and have been for many years, they comprise a stone built two storey barn adjoining the house which has a gross internal floor area of 132 m (1,420 sq ft) and a single storey wrap around extension that has a gross internal floor area of 114.61m (1,233sq ft).

Farm Buildings

The farm was operated as an intensive poultry farm in the past and a range of agricultural buildings are still present on the site which are described in more detail below.

Although some of the buildings are too dilapidated to be capable of an alternative use there are many are in good enough condition, subject to repair as necessary, to be suitable for alternative uses and planning policy both nationally and locally is supportive of such development in principle.

This offers the purchaser scope to operate business/s other than agriculture from the site which will if pursued also present other potential for the residential redevelopment of part of the site, providing a purchaser with significant development potential over time. The buildings are numbered on the attached site plan and this corresponds with the numbering below, the buildings are as follows:

Building 1a: 3.3m x 2.7m

This is a former dairy building which is constructed with rendered red brick and concrete asbestos roof. The building has a volume of 21 cubic metres.

Building 1b: 3.82m x 3.5m

This building is attached to building 1a and used as an office and has a volume of 33 cubic metres.

Building 2: 8.5m x 4.4m

This is a block work built building with a monopitch roof and has a volume of 160 cubic metres.

Building 3: 8.76m x 18m

This modern steel portal frame building is constructed with block work upto 1.44m with green box profile cladding above and a steel sliding door on the north gable. The building has a volume of 756.9 cubic metres.

Building 4:17.5m x 6.02m

This is former poultry dressing building with a concrete floor and a mono pitch box profile roof. The building is contructed with block walls and has a volume of 241 cubic metres.

Building 5: 13.8m x 8.1m

This is a timber frame building and has a volume of 335 cubic metres.

Building 6: 16m x 5m

This is a nissen hut building which has limited re-use potential.

Building 7: 14.63m x 12.19m

This is a timber poultry shed which has limited re-use potential.

Building 8: 14.63m x 36.58m

Half of this former poultry building is a timber frame and clad building in good condition and has a volume of 855 cubic metres. The other half of this building has limited re-use potential.

Building 9: 14.63m x 30.48m

This is a timber frame and clad former poultry building in good condition and has a volume of 1,783 cubic metres.


The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all wayleaves and easements in existence.


Mains electric and water, foul drainage to a septic tank. Solid fuel central heating.


Hyndburn Borough Council, Scaitcliffe House, Ormerod Street, Accrington, BB5 0PF. Tel: 01254 388 111


The property is in Council Tax Band D and tax payable for 2016/17 is 1,633.10


The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession available on completion.


The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty.


Offers in the region of 525,000


Viewings are strictly by appointment with Gary Hoerty Associates as the sole selling agents.

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29 July 2016

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