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4 bedroom equestrian facility for sale

Newcastle, Craven Arms, Shropshire

Offers in Region of £575,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Delightful four bedroom character farmhouse, well maintained traditional farm buildings together with useful modern buildings and in all some 16 ½ acres (or thereabouts). Situated in beautiful surroundings being some 6 miles west of Clun and 16 miles west of Craven Arms (A49)

General Remarks 
McCartneys are pleased to be favoured with instructions to offer for sale by Private Treaty the attractive agricultural property known as The Brook House, Newcastle on Clun comprising an immaculate 4 bedroom Farmhouse, Traditional and Modern Farmbuildings together with in all some 16.30 acres (or thereabouts) of agricultural pasture and amenity land.

Brook House Farm occupies a delightful position in the south west corner of Shropshire close to the English/Welsh border. The village of Newcastle on Clun lies some 2½ miles to the south whilst the historic township of Clun lies some 6 miles to the south east. The property is located some 16 miles west of the town of Craven Arms and the A49 trunk road. The livestock towns of Knighton and Bishops Castle are 14 miles and 11 miles away respectively.

Map Reference 
The Farmhouse lies at map reference SO 223 855 on Pathfinder Map 930 (scale 1:25000)

4.57m x 2.34m
A range of medium Oak type units consisting of cupboards and drawers with granite effect work surfaces over, built in combination oven and grill with inset four ring ceramic hob, stainless steel cooker hood over. Integrated fridge and dishwasher. Quarry tiled floor. Door through to the:

Utility Room 
4.67m x 2.2m
Oil fired central heating boiler, planned space for automatic washing machine and tumble dryer, ample room for fridge freezer etc. Door to:

Rear Porch 

Shower Room 
Having fully tiled shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, radiator and quarry tiled floor.

From the inner hallway staircase up to:

First Floor Landing 
Large landing area extensive range of storage cupboards. Radiator.

Bedroom One 
3.89m x 3.2m

Bedroom Two 
4.34m x 2.82m
Built in wardrobe and radiator.

Bedroom Three 
3.58m x 2.62m
Recess with wardrobes to either side, storage over. Matching base units. Radiator.

Bedroom Four 
2.9m x 2.46m

Equipped with panel bath, hand basin, WC and radiator. Part tiling to walls.

Approach to the property is from a tarmacadam council maintained road, wide vehicular access gate leading on to large concrete forecourt with ample parking. There is an attached garage to the left hand gable.

The Gardens 
There is a small enclosed lawn to the front flanked by wrought iron work with central wicket gate leading to the front entrance door.

Rear Garden 
Here there is a lovely area with gently sloping pleasure lawns having a feature stream running below flanked by ornamental trees and shrubs. This garden area enjoys some lovely outlooks across the surrounding undulating and dramatic countryside.

The Traditional Farmbuildings 
Located on the top side of the open yard at the front of the farmhouse is a traditional stone under slate roof barn (45' x 18') with the benefit of a concrete floor and with electric power and light. Attached is a further range of traditional stone and timber clad buildings under a corrugated iron roof comprising loose boxes and garage (43' x 18'). Standing opposite on the lower side of the yard is a traditional stone under corrugated iron range of traditional buildings being the former cow house together with loose boxes and with Granary over part (63' x 15'). Opposite the yard entrance is a Wain House (40' x 18') constructed of timber and corrugated iron.

Traditional Farm Buildings - 
Pre-Application Planning Advice - In 2016, pre-application planning advice was sought from Shropshire Council in relation to a proposal to convert the two agricultural stone barns into self catering holiday accommodation units. It is stated in such advice that “the proposed conversion scheme is likely to be acceptable in principle”. A full copy of the pre-application planning advice is available from the selling agents.

Modern Farmbuildings 
Portal farm Barn with lean-tos to either side (overall measurements 74' x 45') with concrete block walls corrugated iron cladding under a roof of corrugated asbestos cement sheeting. Concrete floor throughout with electric light and water provided. Attached to the traditional building on the top side of the yard is a steel portal frame building with additional covered area (88' x 53' overall) with concrete block wall to three sides and corrugated iron cladding above. Automatic water trough and electric light provided. Separate feeding passage. Portal frame 4 bay hay barn and 3 bay lean-to (60' x 40') with corrugated iron cladding to two sides attached 4 bay steel portal frame lambing shed (65' x 61') with box profile sheeting to two sides with water, electric and light provided. Attached 4 bay steel portal frame cattle building (64' x 51') with feed passage part concrete floor, Yorkshire boarding to two sides and automatic water trough and electric light provided.

The Land 
Located to the rear of the homestead are four small enclosures of pasture and amenity land. This is naturally watered by the Cwm Moch brook. Lying to the south of the homestead is a single enclosure comprising 10.25 acres of pasture land. Schedule Sheet No. NG No. Hectarage SO2285 2867 0.44 SO2285 2858 0.22 SO2285 3463 1.17 SO2285 2750 0.19 SO2285 2854 0.11 SO2285 3830 4.15 SO2285 3255 0.26 SO2285 3152 0.06 6.60 ha (16.30 acres)

Health & Safety 
The agents advise all prospective purchasers when viewing the property to take due care.

Strictly by prior appointment with the sole selling agents - McCartneys LLP, Knighton Office. (Tel: 01547 528621). Outside office hours contact Glyn Owens (Tel: 07970 160898)

Vendors Solicitors 
Mr Richard Morris of Morris & Bates Solicitors, PO Box 1, Ffordd Alexandra Road, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 1PT. Tel: 01970 625566 email:

Method of Sale 
The property is offered for sale as one lot by private treaty.

Important Notice 
McCartneys, for themselves and for the vendor of this property and any joint agents give notice that:- 1. These particulars are intended for guidance only. They are prepared and issued in good faith and are intended to give a fair description but do not constitute part of an offer or contract. Any information should not be relied on as statement or representation of fact or that the property or its services are in good condition. 2. McCartneys have not made any investigations into the existence or otherwise of any issues concerning pollution and potential land, air and water contamination, the purchaser is responsible for making his/her own enquiries in this regard. 3. Neither McCartneys nor any of their employees have authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.

4. The images show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time they were taken/created. Any areas, measurements or distances given are approximate only. Any plans are for identification purposes only. 5. Any reference to alterations to, or use of, any part of the property is not a statement that any necessary planning, building regulations or other consents have been obtained. An intending purchaser must verify these matters. Potential purchaser(s) should not rely upon the use stated in these particulars and should check their proposed use with the relevant planning authority to ensure it is permitted. The vendors' solicitors will confirm all access and legal issues regarding the property. Photographs and particulars prepared May 2015.

Floor Plan for illustrative purposes only, not to scale. All measurements and distances are approximate. The normal enquiries carried out by a purchaser's Solicitor and the type of inspection undertaken by a purchaser's Surveyor have not been carried out by the Selling Agents for the purpose of preparation of these particulars.

Opening Hours 
Mon-Fri: 9.00am - 5.00pm Sat 9.30am - 12.30pm

Ceramic tiled floor.

Inner Hallway 
With attractive wood floor, staircase to first floor, radiator.

Living Room 
5.1m x 3.7m
Carved wooden fire place with marble type surround, radiator, exposed ceiling timbers.

Large Sitting/Dining Room 
7.0m x 3.53m
Superb wide inglenook stone fireplace with inset wood burner on slabbed hearth. Two radiators. Wealth of exposed ceiling timbers.

Town and Country Planning 
The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights of way, town planning schedules or resolutions which may be or may come into force.

Shropshire County Council, Shire Hall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND Rural Payments Agency - 0845 6037777.

Plans, Areas & Schedules 
These are based on the Ordnance Survey and are for reference only. They have been checked and computed by the vendors' agents and the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the farm. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale, or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof. The plan is for the purposes of identification only.

Environmental Issues 
A detailed inspection and assessment of the materials that may contain asbestos has not been carried out by the selling agents. Although a general reference to this material may have been made, we cannot confirm whether any of the buildings are constructed of other asbestos based materials, which may be visible, inaccessible or concealed. Prospective purchasers are advised to obtain their own specialist reports in relation to this matter and other environmental issues. Asbestos is considered to be a hazardous material and should only be removed and disposed of by an approved contractor. Full details of regulations regarding asbestos and asbestos based products can be obtained from the Environmental Health Department of the Local Authority.

Mains electricity connected to the farmhouse and farmbuildings. Private water supply from borehole. Septic tank drainage. Oil fired central heating.

Basic Farm Payment Entitlements 
No Basic Farm Payment Entitlements will transfer with the sale of this property. The land is located within the SDA region of England for Basic Payment purposes. The land has been registered with the RPA and digitally mapped for Basic Farm Payments purposes. The vendor will retain all 2015 Basic Payment monies claimed over the land. The purchaser will be under an obligation to farm the land in accordance with the RPA Cross Compliance rules until 31st December 2015. Should the successful purchaser wish to purchase the Basic Farm Payment Entitlements then these will be available by separate negotiation.

Environmental Stewardship 
The farm is entered into an Agri Environmental Stewardship Agreement

Sporting Rights & Timber 
The Sporting Rights are included with the sale of the property as is the growing timber.

The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the vendors nor the vendors' agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries or ownership thereof.

Fixtures and Fittings 
Those items mentioned in the sale particulars are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures and fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded.

Easements, Wayleaves and Rights 
of Way - The property is offered subject to, and with the benefit of any rights of way, both public and private, all wayleaves, easements and other rights, whether or not specifically referred to. There is a public bridleway and right of way in favour of the neighbouring landowner along the track that lies adjacent to the southern and western boundary of NG 2750.

From Craven Arms and the A49 proceed west along the B4368 towards Clun. Upon reaching the centre of Clun turn left onto the A488 Knighton road. Immediately upon crossing over the stone bridge and the River Clun turn right onto the B4368 for Newcastle on Clun. Carry on through the village of Newcastle on Clun and take the last right hand turn and follow this road for approximately 2½ miles. Brook House farm will be found directly in front at the T junction.

We are informed that the property is Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Council Tax is payable to Shropshire County Council and Brook House Farmhouse is in Band D Council Tax payable 2015/2016 is £1,483.57.

The property is sold free of any ingoing.

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03 June 2015

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