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Hem House Farm, Rossett Road, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0BW

Sale by Tender
Added on 21/07/2021
Rostons, Hatton Heath
3,449 sq. ft.
(320 sq. m.)

Key features

  • An attractive and spacious family home
  • A range of modern and traditional dairy and stock buildings
  • Total of 294.68 acres of agricultural land
  • Currently set up for robot milking
  • The purchaser has the option to rent an additional 150 acres with organic status

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Best and Final Offers - Due to the high level of interest that has been shown, we are inviting best and final offers by 12 noon Wednesday 8th September 2021. Please send all offers in the post to Rostons, West View House, Hatton Heath, Chester, CH3 9AU clearly marked "Hem House".

An exciting opportunity to acquire a well-equipped organic dairy/stock rearing farm comprising a traditional 6-bedroom farmhouse, extensive outbuildings and 294.68 acres (119.26 ha) of productive agricultural land available as a whole or in 2 lots.

* Attractive and spacious family home
* A range of modern and traditional agricultural buildings
* The purchaser has the option to rent an additional 150 acres with organic status

Lot 1 is coloured purple on the plan and comprises a pleasing six bedroom
Farmhouse and a range of modern and traditional agricultural buildings which are set in
186.83 acres (or thereabouts).

The Farmhouse is a large, east facing Cheshire brick farmhouse under a slate roof. The
property has traditional features throughout, providing plentiful character and charm.
This spacious family home comprises the following accommodation:

* Porch/Hallway - Spacious entrance hall with a tiled mosaic floor leading to
the stairs which have storage underneath. The hall runs the width of the house
and links the front and back door.
* Office / Dining Room with a fireplace and traditional beams overlooking the
front garden.
* Living Room - A large room with high ceilings, traditional beams, inbuilt
cupboards, attractive tiled floor and a brick fireplace with a log burning stove.
* Downstairs W.C - Sink and W.C.
* Kitchen - A range of inbuilt wooden kitchen units, a quarry tile floor,
traditional beams and an AGA. There is a dining space within the kitchen
which has a L-shaped wooden seating area.
* Pantry - Adjoining the kitchen is a useful pantry which has a quarry tile floor
and leads to the back utility area.
* Utility Room / Storerooms - Adjoining the pantry are a number of smaller
storage rooms. To the rear of these rooms is the back door out to the
farmyard. This area provides a useful boot room for wet coats and muddy
wellies. Within this complex is also an outside W.C, office and boiler room.
Stairs leading to:

* Bedroom 1 - A large and airy double room with a fireplace
* Bedroom 2 - Double bedroom with inbuilt storage
* Bathroom - Sink, W.C, separate bath and shower with underfloor heating
* Bedroom 3 - Double with inbuilt storage cupboard and traditional beams
* Bedroom 4 - Double room with a fireplace and traditional beams
* Bedroom 5 - A bright and attractive double room with traditional beams and
inbuilt cupboards.
* Bedroom 6 - Double room. Stairs leading to:

SECOND FLOOR - Two attic rooms

There is a large mature lawned garden to the front of the property. The boundary
appears to be securely fenced with pedestrian gated access to the farmyard.

The exterior of the property notes the following: an 18th century two storey and attic
red-brick farmhouse. On the front of the property are three bays, the outer two of
which are gabled with kneelers. Later additions which include a lean-to wing to the
west. The top storey has painted dummy windows on the gable ends with small-pane
cross-frame windows below. There are also central round-arches over the entrance
with fanlight.

FLOORPLANS - Available from the selling agent

1 - 14.76 × 21.65 Farmhouse - Traditional Cheshire brick farmhouse.
2 - 6.36 × 4.30 Garage - Brick built single width garage.
3 - 18.72 × 18.95
Workshop - A clear span steel portal frame building with breeze
block/concrete panels to halfway and corrugated metal cladding to the eaves,
and on the roof with solar panels. The building has a concrete floor and
internally is split into the following secure sections via breeze block walls:
* Workshop - large space with electric roller shutter doors and separate
pedestrian side door.
* Dairy - an independent space with electric roller shutter doors. There
are two bulk tanks in place (further information below), heat recovery
system and ice bank which is linked to the cooling plates. Above the
dairy are 2 condensers and an immersion heater.
* Staff Room - including a fitted basic kitchen, dining space and a
bathroom (inc. W.C, sink and shower)
* Engine Room with a variable speed vacuum pump and air compressor
4 - 20.20 × 4.65 An open fronted, timber framed lean-to off building 5 that opens onto a
hardcore yard space. The roof is clad with corrugated metal sheets.
5 - 52.12 × 27.57
A clear span, steel portal frame loose housing shed which accommodates 3
robots with controlled access to collecting area over slats and exit gate with
Archway Identification Controller and adjoining isolation pen.
The north, south and west elevations have mass concrete walls in part with
Yorkshire boarding to the eaves. The east elevation has Yorkshire boarding
in part with a feed barrier below. The external feed passage is on a concrete
apron with a cantilever above. The roof is corrugated fibre cement with solar
panels attached.
Above the robots is an elevated platform which has an office and tank room
(inc. high volume pump, a water tank and an immersion heater).
6 - N/A Clay lined dirty water lagoon which is linked to the FYM store adjoining (marked as asset No.7).
7 - N/A Slurry/FYM store - Concrete base and clay lined.
8 - 28.50 × 47.28 A clear span steel portal frame loose housing shed that is constructed of two meter high concrete panels and Yorkshire boards to the eaves. The west elevation is
open fronted with a feed barrier in place. The shed has a concrete floor and fibre cement roof.
9 - 40.81 × 27.23 Two silage clamps are divided with a shuttered concrete wall. The other elevations of the clamps have earth walls. To the north of the clamp is a large hardcore area
which is ideal for machinery storage.
10 - 42.00 × 17.21 A traditional haybarn that has two lean-to's off the north and south elevations. The original haybarn is now used as storage and has a feed barrier on 1 elevation. The
other lean-to remains separate and has recently been used as livestock housing.
11 - 12.09 × 16.64 Two storey traditional brick building under a slate roof used as agricultural storage.
12 - 7.21 × 12.12 A range of single storey Cheshire brick shippons and piggeries.
13 - 13.42× 7.21 Two storey traditional brick building under a slate roof used as agricultural storage. There are UPVC windows on the first floor.
14 - 8.72 × 17.25 A single storey brick building under a fibre cement roof. This building was the former parlour.
15 - 43.82 × 10.98 Calf rearing unit - A single storey brick building under a fibre cement roof with a concrete floor. The shed is fitted with calving pens.

The vendor reserves the right to hold a farm dispersal sale prior to or just after completion. The clamped silage is available by separate negotiation and the vendor reserves the
right to include the clamped silage within the farm dispersal sale.

Feed Bins - Two 15 tonne feed bins with augers through to the milking robots.
The towers appear to be in a good working condition and were installed 6 years
old (or thereabouts).
Milking Robots - There are three MK2 Fullwood Merlin milking robots installed
in 2015.
Bulk Tanks/Buffer Tank - 12,000 litre Fullwood bulk tank with a 500 litre
Fullwood Buffer tank. Both are currently located in Building 3 (the dairy).

There are two separate blocks of solar panels on Building 3 and Building 5. The
panels are serving two separate supplies. The combined potential of the panels is
to produce 30 kilowatts of electricity.

Currently part of building 3 is occupied on an informal basis by a Simon O'Rourke
who is a world renowned chainsaw carver. The occupier is flexible and would be
able to vacate the property or stay and formalise the position with the purchaser.

The land has ample road frontage onto Rossett Road. All of the fields are
relatively flat with mature boundary hedges throughout. Most land parcels
have a source of water, making them suitable for grazing. There is a
number of footpaths crossing the land (shown on the plan).

Hem House entered organic conversion in 2000 which completed in 2002.
It holds a Certificate of Compliance with Organic Farmers and Growers
(O.F.G.) for grass and forage, cereals, dairy cattle and milk, beef calves and
stores. Registration No. UKF030483.

The Purchaser of each lot will be responsible for maintaining their own
stock proof boundary fences

According to Soilscapes of England & Wales the soil is classed as a combination
of "Soilscpaes 18 & 20", described as loamy and clayey soils.
The land is classed as Grade 3 on the Land Classification Series for England &
Wales (Grade 1 - best, Grade 5 - worst).

The land has a number of environmental features making it aesthetically
pleasing with mature boundary hedges, native trees, water courses and ponds
along with a number of ecological features that provide a wealth of opportunity
to enter into future environmental support schemes. The farm has received an
award for conservation of silver lapwings and also a 'clean-rivers' award.

The land is registered for the BPS and the vendor has claimed in the 2021
scheme year. The purchaser is required to indemnify the vendor for any crosscompliance breaches that may affect the 2021 BPS claim.
The BPS entitlements are available via separate negotiation with the selling

The farm benefits from extensive frontage onto the River Dee and River Alyn
and the associated fishing rights thereon. The fishing rights along the banks of
the River Dee are currently let on an informal agreement to Lavister Angling
Club and the rights from the River Alyn are let to Warrington Anglers.
Two ponds on the farm are informally let to a local village syndicate.

The River Dee, which adjoins the farmland is within a Special Area of
Conservation (SAC) and a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI).

There is an additional 150 acres with organic status that adjoins the property
which would be available to be farmed by the purchaser of Hem House. The
type and terms of the occupation would be confirmed at a later date.

The brick buildings would lend themselves to being developed into a number of
uses, for example, offices, studios, secure storage, residential dwellings or
tourist accommodation, subject to the relevant planning permission.

The land is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all public and private rights of way, lights,
drainage, cable, pylons or other easements, restrictions or obligations whether or not the same
are described in these particulars of sale.

We ask that all viewings of the property are made by prior appointment with the selling agents,
by calling the office .

Rostons Ltd must comply with Anti Money Laundering legislation. As part of the requirements,
Rostons must obtain evidence of the identity and proof of address of potential buyers. Prior to
an offer being accepted, all parties who are purchasing must provide the necessary evidence.

The sale plan is based on the Ordnance Survey sheet. Prospective purchasers should check the
contract documents. The purchasers shall raise no objection or query in respect of any
variation between the physical boundaries on the site and the Ordnance Survey sheet plan.
The plans are strictly for identification purposes only.

The property not withstanding any description contained in these particulars, is sold subject to
any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning scheme or agreement,
resolution or notice.

The property is being sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

The property benefits from mains water and a three phase mains electric supply which is
supported by solar panels on the farmyard. It has private drainage and the house has oil fired
central heating. The buildings and land are served by water from a borehole.

LOCATION - WHAT3WORDS - promotion.conveying.overheard

FLOORPLANS - Available from the selling agent.



Hem House FarmOffer Form
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Hem House Farm, Rossett Road, Rossett, Wrexham, LL12 0BW


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Gwersyllt Station4.5 miles
  • Wrexham General Station4.7 miles
  • Wrexham Central Station4.9 miles
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