3 bedroom farm house for sale

Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire

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Property Description

Key features

  • Period farmhouse for improvement
  • Four reception rooms
  • Three double bedrooms and five attic rooms
  • Garden and outbuilding
  • Modern farm buildings - 22,877 sq ft
  • Ring fenced arable and grassland
  • Farmstead at the heart of the farm
  • Future planning potential
  • About 170 acres (68.80 hectares)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

APPROXIMATE DISTANCES Cleobury Mortimer - 0.5 mile, Tenbury Wells - 9 miles, Bewdley 10 miles, Ludlow - 12 miles, Kidderminster - 13 miles, Bridgnorth - 15 miles, Worcester - 22 miles, Shrewsbury - 35 miles. 

DIRECTIONS From Cleobury Mortimer town centre follow the A4117 westwards towards Ludlow and at the traffic lights turn right onto Catherton Road. On leaving Cleobury Mortimer the farm drive will be found on the left hand side, as identified by a Nick Champion 'For Sale' board. 

SITUATION The Lea Farm is conveniently situated within a productive and primarily arable and stock farming area of South Shropshire. Cleobury Mortimer is within walking distance and offers a variety of amenities, shops and services, whilst the market towns of Ludlow and Tenbury Wells are within a 20 minute drive.

The farm is in the catchment area for the popular Lacon Childe School, Cleobury Mortimer and the highly regarded Abberley Hall and Moor Park preparatory schools are within a 30 minute drive; and there are a wide selection of independent schools in the region.

Access to the M5 motorway network (north) is via the A456 to Junction 3 and south via Junction 5 (Droitwich) or Junctions 6 & 7 (Worcester). Local and intercity rail connections are available at Ludlow, Kidderminster and Worcester. Birmingham International airport is within about a one hour drive and there is a private light aircraft landing strip at Milson just 4.5 miles away. 

DESCRIPTION The Lea Farm is a most desirable arable and stock farm extending to about 170 acres. The period south-east facing stone farmhouse is set over three floors under a clay tiled and felted roof. The farmhouse is in need of updating throughout to provide what will be a substantial and comfortable family home. The farmhouse stands at the heart of the farm and is approached by a stoned farm drive which leads on past the house and the front garden around to the rear to two sets of useful modern steel framed farm buildings that form grain, implement and fodder storage, along with cattle and sheep housing, and in total extend to about 22,877 square feet.

The productive ring fenced undulating arable and pasture land has road frontage to both Catherton Road and to Common Lane and is adjoined by the Lea Brook alongside of which is a young plantation of Ash, Oak, Cherry and Birch on the north-east border of the land. The farm boundary lies just one field away from the edge of Cleobury Mortimer which may provide the opportunity for future development. In total The Lea Farm extends to about 170 acres (68.80 hectares). 

ACCOMMODATION A stone porch entrance leads into the entrance hall which has two principal reception rooms on either side. The hall leads on through to the dining room which has a feature fireplace (not in use) and to the kitchen beyond which has a large walk in larder. A second hallway leads from the dining room to a bathroom, a study/snug and a store room with a flagstone floor.

The main staircase rises up from the entrance hall to the first floor landing off which there are two very large bedrooms and a shower room. Steps lead down from under the stairs to the extensive part vaulted cellars. From the inner hallway a secondary staircase rises up to a landing and double bedroom and on up again to a second floor landing off which there are five attic rooms ideal for conversion to additional accommodation. 

OUTSIDE The gardens extend to the front of the house and are mainly lawn divided by a stoned drive approach and bordered by high hedging. The walled courtyard at the rear has an adjoining stone, brick and tile roof storage building. To the west of the farmhouse across the drive is a pretty wildlife pond. 

FARMBUILDINGS To the east of the farmhouse is a triple eight bay steel framed complex extending to about 124' x 133'3'' overall. The western portion comprises of two cattle yards with a barrier feed passage and central handling area adjoined by a central general purpose and sheep shed with a fodder storage barn on the east side. Adjoining is a lock up workshop (32'6'' x 20') with inspection pit, three phase electric supply and a burglar alarm.

Across the open concrete and stoned yard to the north is a five bay steel framed grain store with mass concrete walling, and a single bay extension (overall 116' x 40') providing about 600 tonnes of on floor grain storage. Adjoining is a three bay lean to open fronted implement shed (56' x 19'). 

THE LAND The ring fenced arable and pasture land is in good heart and well capable of producing profitable combinable cereal, protein, oilseed and root crops along with grass and maize. The land is predominantly Grade 2 and the soils are free draining light to medium sandy and clay loams. The arable fields are contained within good sized enclosures to meet the practicalities of modern farming and the permanent pasture land provides strong grazing along with easy access to the buildings for handling purposes. Water for stock drinking purposes is available from the Lea Brook and also from mains fed troughs within some fields. The farm is undulating and in general has an easterly facing aspect and rises from about 133m to 210m.

The Land Schedule is listed in the property brochure. 

SERVICES  

- Mains electricity (single and 3 phase), mains water (metered), private drainage. 

- Oil fired partial central heating.  

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME The land is registered for the Basic Payment Scheme and 67.32 Entitlements are available to purchase at valuation. The 2017 Basic Payment will be retained by the Vendors. 

STEWARDSHIP The farm is included in an Entry Level Stewardship agreement which expires this year. Further details are available on request. 

HOLDOVER The Vendors reserve the right to harvest and cart away any growing crops remaining at the completion date.  

INGOING The Purchaser will take to any hay or straw in store at valuation on completion. 

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE The Lea Farm is not within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.  

FIXTURES & FITTINGS Only those mentioned in the particulars are included in the sale; all other items are excluded. 

EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY Lea Barn in separate ownership has a right of way along the farm drive. The Shropshire Way and one other public footpath cross over the farm. The Severn Trent Water Elan Valley aqueduct and a Main Line Pipeline cross under the farm to the north. All prospective purchasers are advised to clarify matters relating to easements, rights of way, wayleaves etc. with their solicitor or surveyor.  

OVERAGE An overage clause will be included in favour of the Vendors for any planning permissions on NG 3707 which provide for residential or commercial development equating to 33% of the enhancement in value over and above the agricultural value of the land as at the completion date for a period of 35 years thereafter. 

PLANS, SCHEDULES & BOUNDARIES The plan with these particulars is based on Ordnance Survey data and is provided for illustration purposes only. It is believed to be correct but its accuracy is not guaranteed. The Purchaser should be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the Vendors nor the Vendors' Agents will be responsible for defining boundaries or ownership thereof. 

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE  

EPC Rating G - Full details are available upon request. 

LOCAL AUTHORITY  

Shropshire Council - Tel: 03456789000  

Council Tax Band - E  

METHOD OF SALE The property is for sale by private treaty. 

TENURE  

Freehold with vacant possession on completion on 2nd October 2017.  

VIEWING By prior appointment with the Sole Agent: - 

Nick Champion - Tel: 01584 810555  

Email: nick@nickchampion.co.uk To view all of our properties for sale and to let, go to:- www.nickchampion.co.uk 

VENDORS´ SOLICITORS  

Thursfields  

14/27 Church Street, Kidderminster, DY10 2AH  

Attention: Mr Julian Field  

Tel: 01562 820575  

E-mail: jfield@thursfields.co.uk  

AGENT´S NOTE Prospective purchasers should be aware that Lea Barn, a substantial barn conversion with garden in separate ownership is currently available for sale by separate negotiation. Please contact Nick Champion for further details. 

LONDON SHOWROOM  

121 Park Lane, Mayfair, London, W1K 7AG  

Tel: 020 7318 7082  

Photographs taken on 14th June 2017.  

Particulars prepared July 2017.  


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  • Ludlow (9.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Nick Champion, Tenbury Wells

16 Teme Street, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8BA

01584 544001 Local call rate

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