Farm for sale

Kempton, Ludlow, Shropshire

Under Offer £3,450,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

DESCRIPTION

New House Farm comprises a ring-fenced South Shropshire holding extending to a total of 403.8 acres (163.4 ha) with the benefit of a substantial farmhouse and an extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings split over two farm yards. The farm is well accessed from either the public highway or extensive internal farm tracks. As currently part of a wider shooting syndicate, the farm is well placed for sporting opportunities.

SITUATION

New House Farm is located in an outstanding position nestled within the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has unrivalled views across the surrounding countryside. The farm sits just outside the small village of Kempton, a village steeped in history, being listed in the Domesday Book of 1086.

The town of Ludlow, a thriving medieval market town lies 13 miles to the south west of the farm and provides local shops and amenities for everyday needs whilst having an outstanding reputation for the quality of its food and drink, medieval history and architecture.

The A49 trunk road is 6 miles from the farm extending between Ludlow and Shrewsbury, linking to the A5/M54 and wider motorway network to the north, east and south. The railway station at Craven Arms is 6 miles away and provides a rail link to the north and south.

FARMHOUSE

New House Farmhouse is a substantial three storey dwelling. The five bedroomed property lies centrally to the holding and is adjacent to traditional stone barns and well equipped modern buildings. The property lends itself to modernisation and is well accessed from the internal stoned roads with ample parking.

The ground floor comprises: front entrance hall with stairs to the first floor, two south facing reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, offices, storage and a downstairs toilet. The Old Bake House is currently used as an outhouse with fantastic potential for conversion into additional reception room.

The first floor comprises 5 substantial double bedrooms, an L-shaped landing, family bathroom and a rear staircase to the second floor.

The second floor comprises the former servants´ quarters of which there are three rooms with oak floorboards and south facing windows.

Externally, there is ample parking to the front of the property and a garden to the side with outstanding views over the South Shropshire Hills. The traditional granary and old cow shed are currently used for garaging and storage.

FARM BUILDINGS

The property has the benefit of mains water, mains electricity and private drainage. An oil tank is connected to the central heating system in Lee Bridges Farmhouse.

New House Farmstead

1 Traditional Barn - 25.00m x 5.72m
2 Dutch Barn - 22.95m x 5.74m
3 Dutch Barn - 22.95m x 12.57m
4 Dutch Barn Lean To - 22.95m x 10.08m
5 Cattle Shed - 25.43m x 18.15m
6 Cattle Shed - 18.18m x 8.91m
7 Cattle Shed Lean To - 10.72m x 4.47m
8 Traditional Granary - 11.00m x 6.30m
9 Traditional Granary Lean To - 6.73m x 3.52m
10 Grain Store - 18.96m x 15.64m & 9.48m x 5.23m (approx)
11 Livestock handling and storage building 15.27m x 21.08m & 6.17m x 21.08m

Upper Farmstead

12 Covered Silage Clamp - 14.28m x 7m
13 Dutch Barn - 5.43m x 22.5m
14 Cattle Shed - 21.0m x 11.44m
15 Dutch Barn - 21.0m x 8.86m
16 Cattle Shed - 21.25m x 12.24m
17 Silage Clamp
18 General Store - 16.80m x 8.86m

THE LAND

Extending to about 404 acres (163 ha) of farmland in a ring fence, most of the fields are serviced by the council maintained highway or the stone track which runs through the centre of the farm, connecting the two farm yards to the main road. The land to the west of the farm comprises the majority of the holding´s pasture area and is well suited to livestock. To the east of the farm, the land is drained and is more than capable of producing well yielding combinable crops with the benefit of good sized fields allowing the use of modern farm machinery.

SPORTING

A sporting lease is currently in place over the whole holding and comes to an end on 1st February 2017. This provides an excellent opportunity for a new owner to establish their own interesting shoot, making use of the rolling topography. Alternatively, it may be possible to negotiate with the existing agreement holder.

METHOD OF SALE

New House Farm is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole. The vendor and their agents will consider offers for individual areas of the property as required by any prospective purchaser(s).

TENURE AND POSSESSION

The property is offered for sale with vacant possession upon completion subject to holdover provisions and the sporting lease which is due to terminate on 1st February 2017.

SERVICES

The property has the benefit of mains electricity. New House Farmhouse benefits from a septic tank and in part from oil fired central heating. Water is supplied to the farmhouse and buildings from a spring for circa 9 months of the year after which time a borehole supply from Kempton pump house is relied upon. We understand the spring water supply is gravity fed and runs into two small holding tanks for upper farm buildings and the main farmstead.

WAYLEAVES EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY

The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights including; rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and Mall existing and proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not. There are four public footpaths across the land and one bridleway over the property. Further details are available from the vendors´ agents. There is right of way granted to the owners of Bax Cottage, a cottage to the far west of the farm, over the entire length of the internal road.

BASIC PAYMENT

The eligible land has been registered under the Basic Payment Scheme. The entitlements are not included in the sale but may be available by separate negotiation if required. The Purchaser will be required to comply with any greening and cross compliance measures on the land until 31st December 2016. Further details are available from the vendors´ agents.

DESIGNATIONS

The property is set in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

INGOING

In addition to the purchase price, and if applicable, the Purchaser will be required to take and to pay for on completion, all growing crops and acts of husbandry carried out up to the time of completion, at the valuation of the vendors´ agents, Berrys and Strutt and Parker, whose decision will be final and binding. The valuation will be calculated on the basis of cultivations carried out, cost of seed, fertilisers, lime and sprays applied, in accordance with the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) Costings.

PLANNING

The property is sold subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, Town and County Planning Schedule, restriction or notice which may come to be in force, subject to any road widening or road improvement schemes, land charges and statutory bylaws, without any obligation on the vendor to specify them.

SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINERAL RIGHTS

All sporting, timber and mineral rights are included in the freehold sale, in so far as they are owned. Fixtures and fittings All items usually regarded as tenant´s fixtures and fittings are specifically reserved from the sale. Certain items may be made available to the purchaser by separate negotiation.

EPC AND COUNCIL TAX

The farmhouse has an EPC rating of G and falls into council tax band E.

VAT

Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection for your own personal safety, particularly around the farm buildings and machinery.

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

Shropshire Council: 0345 678 9000,
Severn Trent Water Limited:01743 231666,
Scottish Power: 0333 253 7173,
Environment Agency: 0870 850 6506

VENDORS SOLICITORS

Underhill, Langley and Wright, 7 Waterloo Rd, Wolverhampton, WV1 4DW Tel: 01902 423431
FAO: Mr Stephen Carter

VIEWING Strictly by prior appointment with the vendors´ agents: Berrys in Shrewsbury on 01743 271697 or Strutt & Parker in Ludlow on 01584 873711 or London on 020 7318 5166

DIRECTIONS

From Ludlow, take the A49 north and upon entering the market town of Craven Arms, turn left at the roundabout onto the B4368
towards Clun. After 5 miles, take the right-hand turn towards Kempton, opposite the Hundred House Pub. After approximately half a mile, the entrance to the farm is on the left denoted by a for sale board.

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  • Craven Arms (4.7 mi)
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  • Broome (2.7 mi)
  • Hoptonheath (3.3 mi)
  • Craven Arms (4.7 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Berrys, Shrewsbury

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01743 626027 Local call rate

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