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Mere Farm, Barn & Land, Holmeswood Road, Rufford, Ormskirk, Lancashire

Under Offer £1,475,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

Set in a total of 87.4 acres, Mere Farm offers the potential to acquire a complete farm contained in a single ring fence with 2 points of access to the public highway or alternatively, in up to three individual lots, including one or two redevelopment opportunities along with an extensive parcel of Grade 1 agricultural land.

Guide Price - LOT 1 House £375,000
Guide Price - LOT 2 Barn £300,000
Guide Price - LOT 3 Land £800,000
As a whole £1,475,000

FOR SALE BY BEST AND FINAL OFFERS SOUGHT BY 12NOON - TUESDAY 2ND AUGUST 2016
FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 LOTS

BEST AND FINAL OFFERS SOUGHT BY 12NOON - TUESDAY 2ND AUGUST 2016


Overall Mere Farm totals 87.4 acres. In addition there is a substantial brick built farmhouse occupying a beautifully mature position set away from the public highway and set in 1.43 acres.


Adjacent is the brick built barn with planning for conversion into a single residential unit, set in a total of 3.26 acres. This barn also has the benefit of a more modern style agricultural building covering over 3200 sq ft.


Lot 1


Mere Farmhouse set in a total of 1.43 acres as edged red on the attached plan. Mere Farmhouse is accessed along the original access track leading from the public highway to the farmyard containing the house and the adjacent barn for conversion. This beautifully mature position is ideal for such a character property which currently provides substantial accommodation over 2 storeys. The house does require some modernisation but offers superb potential throughout.


The accommodation is as per the attached floorplan and in brief comprises the following:


Lounge
Study
Kitchen
Dining Room
Utility Room


To the first floor there are 3 Bedrooms and a Family Bathroom


The gardens to the house are predominantly lawned but also include a copse of trees and a paddock to the east which is currently separated from the house by a further line of trees. There is a brick built wash house and prefabricated style garage that are set to the rear of the property, adjacent to the parking and turning area. The house is provided with a right of access to reach the smaller paddock to the rear of the house


Lot 2


The Barn at Mere Farm is a superb opportunity to purchase one of the few remaining traditional agricultural barns with planning consent for conversion to a 5/6 bedroom residence and is set in 3.26 acres as shown edged blue. Planning permission has been granted by way of reference 2014/1399/FUL which was approved by West Lancashire Borough Council on the 23rd December 2014. The barn, once converted will provide approx 3300 sq ft of accommodation over two storeys and will be connected to the small barn by way of a glazed link extension. The accommodation as proposed under the existing planning consent is as follows:


Formal galleried hallway with stairs leading to the first floor and access to cloakroom, WC. Dining hallway., feature lounge with twin aspects. Family room partially open to spacious kitchen.


Glazed link extension leads through to the ground floor of the smaller outbuilding and contains utility room, WC and shower room.


The single storey outbuilding contains a kitchen and lounge, whilst to the first floor there are two bedrooms, which would be bedrooms 5 and 6 if the house is occupied as a whole or separately bedrooms 1 and 2 if it is an annex.


To the first floor of the main barn there are a total of four bedrooms and three bathrooms.


Potential exists to occupy the barn as a four or five bedroom unit instead of six bedrooms, subject to the individual's own requirement.


Please note that no agricultural traffic will pass through the main farmyard as a new access has been granted for the land.


In addition there is a more modern style farm building covering approximately 3250 sq ft.


To the rear of the property can be found a field of agricultural land.


Lot 3


Lot 3 comprises of 82.71 acres (33.47 hectares) of land edged green on the attached plan. There is road frontage directly onto Holmeswood Road and new access has been created, with the benefit of full planning permission, so that there is no agricultural traffic to pass through the main farmyard.


In terms of previous cropping we are informed that:


a) All land currently growing lettuce has been lettuce for the last five years

b) All land that is currently barley has been cereals over the last five years


Further information is available via the current farming occupier. Please note that there are electricity poles crossing the agricultural land but the BPS entitlements are already included within the land. Please also note that a right of holdover to harvest the lettuce and barley will be required after completion.


LINK FOR PLANNING
https://pa.westlancs.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=NH1M4URH03Q00

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30 June 2016

Nearest stations

  • New Lane (2.5 mi)
  • Bescar Lane (2.5 mi)
  • Rufford (2.7 mi)
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Nearest stations

  • New Lane (2.5 mi)
  • Bescar Lane (2.5 mi)
  • Rufford (2.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Armitstead Barnett, Burscough

59 Liverpool Road North, Burscough, Lancashire L40 0SA

01704 633050 Local call rate

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