4 bedroom detached house for saleLow Meadows Farm, Wanes Blades Road, Hoscar, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Offers in Region of £1,680,000
**AVAILABLE AS A WHOLE OR 3 LOTS** OPPORTUNITY TO AQUIRE 230.44 ACRE FARM. Low Meadow Farm consists of a 4 bed farmhouse with 230.44 ACRES of Grassland with 3 independent ranges of AGRICULTURAL BUILDINGS, set within ATTRACTIVE RURAL location within easy access of major road networks.
Low Meadow Farm is available as a whole or in 3 separate lots.
***AGRICULTURAL TIE***The land is encompassed within a ring fence and is excellently serviced in terms of accessibility by a range of internal track ways and also that of roadways leading from the public highway. It is all laid to grass and is excellently fenced for both sheep and cattle.
The land is arranged within a ring fence and is located between the River Douglas to the Easterly boundary and the Eller Brook main drainage ditch to the Westerly elevation. The land is arranged within a large field parcel which is excellently suited to modern farming methods and excellently served by a spine road which runs along the Easterly boundary of the farm, with the exception of the most Northerly element of the farm which is slightly lower lying, however, provides excellent
income stream through Higher Level Stewardship.
Briefly comprises of a red brick under pitch tiled roof property constructed in the late 1980's by way of a Planning Consent for the construction of an agricultural workers' dwelling, along with the main block of agricultural buildings comprising of a large
portal frame building with lean-tos originally utilised for barn dried hay, but more recently used for general storage and the lambing of sheep.
The property is set within a plot of some 15.48 acres (6.26 hectares) of agricultural grassland comprising of two parcels with the banking abutting the River Douglas and fishing rights onto such.
In further detail the property comprises of the
Low Meadow Farm House - constructed of brick under pitched Varley tile, constructed in the late 1980s/early 1990s providing accommodation over two floors, briefly comprising: front entrance, porch way, entrance, hallway, sitting room, kitchen/ diner, side porch/utility room, formal dining room, study, boiler room and cloakroom,
further side porch way leading to a covered car port and integral garage. To the first floor can be found 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The property is set within a garden plot with a driveway providing access to the farm track. To the side of the property can be found a timber under pitched slate roof games room. In further detail the property known as Low Meadows Farmhouse comprises of the following: Entrance porchway with hardwood timber single glazed windows to the front and side, hardwood timber frosted glazed panel and door into; Entrance hallway with stairs leading to first floor with under-stairs storage cupboard, single central heating radiator, plaster coving and doors leading to;
Sitting room with hardwood timber effect uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property and timber single glazed window to the side, double central heating radiator, chimney breast feature complete with brick fireplace with timber mantel with open fire, currently with inset electric fire and finished with plaster coving to ceiling and central light. From hallway; Kitchen with hardwood effect uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property and timber single glazed window to the side, range of base and wall mounted units in mid oak with contrasting cream worktops over,
integral appliances to include electric cooker, double stainless steel sink unit and finished with quarry tiled floor, corner mounted Esse oil fired stove cooker providing domestic hot water and finished with tiled splash backs and door leading to; Side porch with hardwood timber frosted single glazed door to the side of the property, half tiled walls, finished with quarry tiled flooring and further door to; Utility room with hardwood timber single glazed window to the side of the property,
range of base units with single stainless steel sink unit, plumbing for washing machine and dishwasher, space for fridge and freezer with quarry tiled floor and further range of floor to ceiling, fully fitted cupboards to one wall in pine.
Dining room with hardwood timber single glazed window to the rear of the property, plaster coving to the ceiling, central light and large frosted glazed panel and door to entrance hallway. From hallway;
Inner hallway with hardwood timber frosted double glazed windows to the side of the property and doors leading to the study with hardwood timber double glazed window to the rear of the property and quarry tiled flooring. Boiler room with hardwood timber double glazed window to the rear of the property, floor mounted GEC night store 1000 electric central heating boiler finished with quarry tiled flooring and door leading to cloakroom. Cloakroom with hardwood timber double glazed frosted window to the rear of the
property, low level w.c. and finished with quarry tiled flooring. From side hallway; Car port with brick pillar with fibre cement roof and side personnel access door leading to integral garage with steel up-and-over door to the side elevation, timber double glazed window to the rear and finished with concrete flooring and power and light available and connected.
Landing with access to airing cupboard, complete with hot water cylinder and slatted storage, loft access and doors leading to; Bedroom 1 with uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property, single central heating radiator and chimney breast feature. Bedroom 2 with hardwood timber double
glazed window to the rear of the property and
single central heating radiator.
Family bathroom with hardwood timber double glazed frosted window to the rear of the property, suite in cream comprising of panelled bath with shower taps, further cubicle shower with wall mounted Aqua Lisa thermostatic electric shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level w.c., with tiled walls and single central heating radiator. Bedroom 3 with hardwood timber double glazed window to the rear of the property, single central heating radiator and door leading to large under eaves storage area/ attic. Bedroom 4 with hardwood effect uPVC double glazed window to the front of the property, single central heating radiator, range of fitted cupboards to one wall providing three full
length wardrobes and further door leading to under eaves attic storage area.
To the front of the property can be found a lawned garden area complete with shrubbery borders with two side driveways. To the side of the property can be found a timber under pitched slate roof games room complete with timber single glazed window to the front elevation, double timber personnel access doors to the side complete with power and light available and connected and suspended insulated ceiling.
Range of Buildings 1
The buildings can be found to the North-East of the farmhouse and comprise of a large central teel portal frame building with double lean-to to the esterly side and single lean-to to the Easterly side.
Originally the building had a large timber clad hay store for barn dried hay but with the popularity of silage and the availability of round and square bales, the building has now been altered to provide covered accommodation for flock of breeding sheep with one lean-to being utilised for dosing, sorting and weighing lambs in haste of
marketing. The building comprises of 35.18m x 38.34m of steel portal frame construction under pitched fibre cement roof with box profile side cladding, concrete flooring, corner mounted workshop complete with secure roller shutter door and further side timber personnel access door. Surrounding this can be found a concrete and hard core yard area providing ample storage. This building provides excellent potential for alternative uses and as commercial storage/ light industrial use, subject to gaining the necessary consent.
The land comprises of two parcels of excellent quality grassland well situated to modern farming methods and is classified under the Agricultural Land Classification Maps for England & Wales as Grade 1 and is classified under the Soils Maps for England & Wales as being of the Enborne Series of Soils being a deep, stoneless, fine and loamy soil over clay sub-soil, invariably affected by groundwater being a river alluvium series of soils,
excellently suited in the production of grassland and some arable cropping where flood risk is low.
LOT 2 Comprises 142.53 acres (57.68 hectares) of
agricultural grassland arranged within five parcels, as edged 'blue' on the plan and the land comprises sizeable enclosures of good quality grassland, level aspect, excellently suited to modern farming methods, encompassed by post and sheet netting
fencing. The land is classified under the Agricultural Land Classification Maps for England & Wales as Grade 1 and is classified under the Soils
Maps for England & Wales as being of the Enborne Series of Soils, being a deep, stoneless, fine and loamy soil over clay subsoil, invariably affected by groundwater being a river alluvium series of soils, excellently suited in the production of grassland and some arable cropping where flood risk is low.
The land has a spine road to the Easterly side, and leads to the second range of agricultural buildings comprising:
Range of Buildings 2 A second range of buildings lies to the North of the farm steading and comprises of a timber and steel portal frame building with side steel portal frame lean-to, utilised for general straw/hay storage. 42.62m x 9.64m of steel and timber portal frame construction under pitched fibre cement roof with fibre cement side cladding and earthen floor, with side building to 30.84m x 8.29m of steel portal frame and mono-pitch construction under fibre cement roof complete with earthen floor. Surrounding the building can be found a hard core yard area providing access into and from the buildings.
Comprises of 82.90 acres (33.55 hectares) of agricultural grassland, arranged within two parcels of quality grassland, along with a range of agricultural buildings. This land is lower lying than that of the remainder of the farm and although is still classified as Grade 1 under the Agricultural Land Classification Maps of England & Wales has a lesser agricultural capacity of that of the remainder of the holding.
The land is classified under the Turbary Moor series of soils, being a deep, earthy, peaty soil
with ground water usually controlled by ditches, excellently suited for the production of grassland and cereals in dryer low land locations.
The land is utilised for the grazing of cattle under a Higher Level Stewardship Scheme and the purchaser will be responsible for the continuation of this for the remainder of the Scheme.
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