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5 bedroom farm for sale

Wakebridge, Matlock

Removed £950,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Substantial Grade II listed farmhouse
  • Two holiday cottages
  • Established Camping and Caravanning Site
  • Impressive range of traditional and modern farm buildings
  • Land
  • For Sale by Informal Tender by 9 December 2016
  • Guide Price: Lot 1 - £950,000
  • Guide Price: Lot 2 - £150,000 to £200,000
  • Guide Price: Lot 3 - £250,000 - £300,000
  • Lot 4 - To be confirmed.

Full description

A substantial Grade II listed farmhouse with two adjoining holiday cottages, established caravanning and camping site, impressive range of traditional buildings, modern farm buildings and land. Whilst the property extends to 95.55 acres, there is the opportunity for those seeking a greater acreage to purchase a further 11.34 acres.

Council Tax and Business Rates 
The farmhouse is Council tax band ?F'. The cottages are rated for business rates and have a 2017 draft rateable value of £2,700 each.

Farmhouse E(48) Manor Cottage E(55) Chapel Cottage D(63)

Fixtures and Fittings  
Only those items referred to in the particulars are included in the sale. As stated, the furnishings in the Cottages are available to allow for the continued operation, as is the Lely milking robot.

Agents Note 
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort on behalf of their client to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property.

Lot 4 
It should be noted that Lot 4 is owned by the vendors relative and will be subject to a separate contract.

Strictly by appointment only through the sole agents office on 01629 812777 or

Method of Sale  
The property is offered by informal tender. The closing date is the 9th December 2016. The vendors are not obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any, offer.

Mains water, electricity (3 phase) and gas are connected. There are separate water and gas meters to the cottages. Private drainage.

Local Authority  
Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3BT T: 01773 570222

BPS Entitlements  
The land is registered and eligible, but the entitlements are available by separate negotiation.

90' 0'' x 40' 0'' (27.41m x 12.18m)
6 bay portal framed shed with panel walls to 1 ½ sides with clad above and feed fence to one side. A Lely robot is housed in this shed for milking dairy cattle, although this and the dairy fittings and fixtures are specifically excluded

60' 0'' x 34' 0'' (18.27m x 10.36m)
4 bay concrete/portal framed former silage pit

74' 0'' x 35' 0'' (22.54m x 10.66m)
Lean-to with block walls

74' 0'' x 16' 0'' (22.54m x 4.87m)
Lean-to with timber cladding.

The Buildings 
The buildings themselves also offer opportunities be it for farming, small holding or be adapted to compliment a possible diversified use.

The land is predominantly down to grass with some wooded banks and it is suggested that it could be offered in three lots. The owners have indicated that they would be willing to sell outside of the proposed lotting. The areas are as follows; Lot No: 1 26.30 acres 10.64 hectares Lot No: 2 26.20 acres 10.60 hectares Lot No: 3 43.05 acres 17.24 hectares Lot No: 4 11.34 acres 4.59 hectares

Wakebridge Farm is situated within the ?Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site' and close to many of the regions tourist attractions. It is overlooked by the Crich Tramway, a stone's throw from Matlock Bath whilst the tourist attractions of Chatsworth, Haddon Hall and Hardwick are within a comfortable drive. The cities of Derby, Nottingham and Sheffield are all within comfortable driving distance whilst the M1 motorway lies 8 miles to the East. To locate the property, from Matlock take the A6 south passing through Matlock Bath and upon reaching the traffic lights at Cromford turn left. Proceed along this road for 2.50 miles passing through the village of Holloway and then continuing for a further mile whereupon the entrance to Wakebridge Farm is situated on the left hand side.

The sale of Wakebridge Farm offers an opportunity to purchase a property with a range of interesting features. Included is a substantial Grade II listed farmhouse with two adjoining holiday cottages, established caravanning and camping site, impressive range of traditional buildings, modern farm buildings and land. Whilst the property extends to 95.55 acres, there is the opportunity for those seeking a greater acreage to purchase a further 11.34 acres. The current owners have capitalized on the convenient and desirable location of the property by converting one barn into two holiday cottages and establishing the campsite. It is considered that, subject to planning, there are opportunities with the remainder of the stone barns.

Historical Note  
Wakebridge Farm lies on the site of the old Wakebridge Manor House and the evidence on site can be still seen today. The farmhouse (listing reference 1109207) is dated 1772 but incorporates elements of an earlier house. There are mullioned windows and of particular note is a paneled door in the kitchen, leading to the ?servants' staircase. The property has been occupied by the current vendors for over 60 years.

The front door opens into a hallway with flagstone floor and stairs to the first floor. The Sitting Room has a fireplace with exposed stone surrounding it whilst the Lounge has a gas stove with timber surround and stone hearth, and fitted cupboards to either side of the chimney breast. There are sash windows to the front and rear elevations. An Office lies off. A Rear Hall has exposed stone and timber, and gives access to the Cellar. The Kitchen has a range of fitted units, exposed beams and tiled floor and a second stairway leading to the first floor. Of particular note is the door that is specifically listed at the bottom of the staircase. The Utility Room has an original salting stone and stone shelves, and houses the central heating boiler.

Stone under profile roof barn with loft over part  
105' 0'' x 65' 7'' (32m x 20m)

A small infill 
15' 11'' x 0' 0'' (4.85m x 0.00m)
A small infill by the house offers three storey accommodation.

At the top of the yard can be found:-

The Barns  
The barns do offer great potential for development be it further holiday usage or possibly residential (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).

Modern Farm Buildings  
There a further range of farm buildings which comprise:-

61' 0'' x 20' 0'' (18.58m x 6.09m)
4 bay portal framed store

45' 0'' x 20' 0'' (13.71m x 6.09m)
3 bay Dutch barn

45' 0'' x 11' 0'' (13.71m x 3.35m)
plus leant-to

60' 0'' x 20' 0'' (18.27m x 6.09m)
4 bay Dutch Barn

First Floor 
On the first floor, two bedrooms lie to the front of the property overlooking the garden whilst an inner landing, with large store room, leads to a bathroom with free standing bath and shower. The rear landing gives access back down to the kitchen, whilst a recently refurbished galleried bedroom completes the accommodation at first floor level.

Second Floor 
On the second floor there is a central landing with storage and two rooms, one being used as a bedroom and one requiring renovation.

The Holiday Cottages 
The holiday cottages adjoin the farmhouse and are known as Manor Cottage and Chapel Cottage. Each offers two bedroom accommodation with kitchen and sitting room on the ground floor. Manor Cottage has a spacious living room, whilst a particular feature of Chapel Cottage is the stone staircase. It should be noted that the fixtures and fittings within the cottages are available by negotiation, to allow any purchaser the opportunity to continue with the letting from day one.

The Camping Area 
The camping area is served by a separate drive (which also accesses the holiday cottages) with a number of pitches having electric hook up points. The property is licensed for five caravans and ten tents, with a shower and WC in timber sheds and an outside toilet by the house.

Traditional Farm Buildings  
The farm buildings within the court yard are principally constructed of stone and lie within a U shape. They more particularly comprise:

(with no roof) 
98' 5'' x 52' 6'' (30m x 16m)

Adjoining barn 
131' 3'' x 52' 6'' (40m x 16m)
with loft over part and original arches

Block built lean-to 
164' 0'' x 49' 3'' (50m x 15m)

Adjoining two storey barn  
65' 7'' x 52' 6'' (20m x 16m)
with loft over and external stone steps to first floor level

Stone under profile roof barn  
114' 10'' x 65' 7'' (35m x 20m)

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