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Hollies Farm, Arley Lane, Shatterford, Bewdley

Sold STC £425,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Restriction
  • Magnificent location, with lane leading down to the picturesque riverside at Arley whilst being most convenient for commuters to the West Midlands conurbation.

Full description

A fantastic "lifestyle" opportunity in highly desirable rural location comprising three bedroom house in approx. 10 acres of pasture with large modern barn (70' x 45' approx). An agricultural occupancy restriction applies.

A fantastic "lifestyle" opportunity in highly desirable rural location comprising modern three bedroom house in approx. 10 acres of pasture with large modern barn (70' x 45' approx). An agricultural occupancy restriction applies.

Entrance Hall - 2.77m x 1.70m plus 2.67m x 0.84m (l shaped) (9'1" -

Lounge - 4.88m x 4.09m (16'0" x 13'5") -

Sitting Room - 4.11m x 3.84m (13'6" x 12'7") -

Kitchen - 3.10m x 3.00m (10'2" x 9'10") -

Bedroom One - 4.85m x 4.09m max (15'11" x 13'5" max) -

Bedroom Two - 4.14m x 3.86m (13'7" x 12'8") -

Bedroom Three - 3.12m x 3.02m (10'3" x 9'11") -

Bathroom - 2.97m x 2.72m (9'9" x 8'11") -

Outside Wc - 1.57m x 0.86m (5'2" x 2'10") -

Utility Cupboard - 1.27m x 1.07m (4'2" x 3'6") -

Barn - overall approx 21.34m x 13.72m (overall approx 70' -

Arley is a highly desirable rural village, much of which is owned and managed by the Arley Estate, the heart of the village enjoying a breathtakingly beautiful and idyllic position where the end of the lane winds down to the River Severn and a metal footbridge provides access across the river towards Arley Station which is part of the Severn Valley Steam Railway line.

Hollies Farm is set well back from Arley Lane and approached over a bridleway leading directly up to it's five bar gated entrance. Whilst there are neighbouring properties in sight, the property enjoys an excellent degree of privacy with wonderful views over the surrounding countryside, creating an attractive opportunity for those wishing to "escape to the country".

The farmhouse was constructed circa 1972 and is subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction. Wyre Forest District Council planning department have provided the following guidance: (TeL: 01562 732928)

"Condition (b) of Planning Permission KR/0140/70 requires;

"Occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to a person employed full time or last employed full time locally in agricultureor forestry or a dependant of such a person residing with him (including a widow of widower of such a person.

"Potential purchasers are advised to take their own advice as to whether they comply with this restrictive planning condition".

"The occupation has the potential to be varied to include other rural enterprises, but such variation will need to be subject to planning permission".

"Further advice should be sought from the Planning Department at Wyre Forest District Council on any proposed changes to the restrictive condition".

The accommodation provides three double bedrooms plus large bathroom to the first floor together with a well proportioned lounge, separate sitting room, kitchen with pantry and entrance hall to the ground floor.

There is also an external wc and utility cupboard with plumbing for automatic washing machine. Central heating is LPG fired and drainage is to a septic tank, mains electricity and water (metered) are connected. The property has excellent potential for extension and improvement subject of course to the necessary planning consent. Equally the house provides well proportioned three bedroom accommodation with a floor area of approx. 1,393 sq ft affording comfortably spacious family living space as it stands.

The house has a sweeping driveway, formal garden area and curtilage adjacent to the large modern barn which is of breeze block construction with corrugated metal side panels and asbestos panelled roof. Arranged primarily with a large bay, small bay and enclosed workshop space, the building has 240 volt electric power supply and water supply.

The adjacent pasture is gently undulating, bordered to the east by a large area of woodland. Purchasers should note that the vendor will be retaining the adjacent pastureland to the south and west of the property to be sold, and there are certain conditions of sale which will form part of the contract, notably that no additional buildings (residential or commercial) shall be erected on the site and the site may not be used in future for certain commercial enterprises such as camping and/or caravan site, holiday chalet site or caravan storage site, car boot sales or recreational use of motor vehicles including motorcycles or quad bikes.

The planning guidance makes clear that occupancy may be permitted for the purpose of carrying out certain rural enterprises, subject to planning permission. Notwithstanding the exclusions above, the contract will not seek to restrict any reasonable application for such rural enterprises that would fulfill the conditions of the occupancy restriction.


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