Far Hole Edge is located within the Peak District National Park, mid-way between the towns of Buxton (5 miles to the north east), Leek (7 miles to the south), Congleton (9 miles to the west) and Macclesfield (6 miles to the north west) all of which offer a wide range of local amenities and shops. There are many nearby local walks inclusive of the renowned Three Shires Head where the county borders of Cheshire, Derbyshire & Staffordshire meet at an old packhorse bridge and waterfall. Other local walks take in the surrounding moorland and The Roaches which has a network of bridleways, trails and beauty spots to explore.
Travelling from either Bosley or Buxton on the A54 (Congleton to Buxton Road) take the turning alongside the Rose & Crown Pub at Allgreave and proceed for approximately 1.5 miles. Just after passing Midgleygate Farm on the right, take the turning on the left at the bend in the road. Continue for a further 0.80 of a mile and the barn and land are directly ahead identified by a Whittaker & Biggs ‘For Sale’ sign.
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The land and the exterior of the barn may be viewed during daylight hours whilst in possession of a copy of these particulars and which will constitute authority to view. Please ensure that all gates are left as found and latched or tied correctly.
Internal inspection of the barn is available strictly by prior appointment only.
Anyone inspecting the barn and land does so entirely at their own risk and neither the selling agents nor the vendors accept any responsibility or liability for any injuries or consequential loss howsoever caused.
The Barn and surrounding land extends in total to approximately 71.36 acres (28.89 hectares) as shown edged red on the attached plan, with access off the unclassified Love Lane and alternatively the A54 Congleton to Buxton Road.
Positioned broadly central to the land is a traditional two story lofted stone barn which externally measures approximately 19.00m x 6.0m, together with an adjacent dilapidated single story stone barn measuring externally 6.50m x 2.80m. Both barns offer potential to be converted for a wide range of alternative uses such as a residential dwelling, tourism accommodation or for rural business use, all subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
To the west of the central tarmac lane, the land rises up steeply and then levels off at the top and comprises of an expansive enclosure of upland grazing on the moorland edge. To the east of the lane and below the barn the land comprises of better quality grazing and in part mowable land that borders the River Dane along the eastern boundary. The external boundaries are chiefly dry stone walls.
No mains services are believed to be connected to the barns or land, but we understand there are natural supplies of water at various points that allow for the watering of grazing livestock and it is understood that both electricity and BT overhead lines cross the property.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY ETC.
The road passing through the property is an adopted but unclassified gated public highway.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all existing rights including Rights of Way whether public or private, light, drainage, water and electricity supply, and all other rights, obligations, easements, quasi easements and all wayleaves or covenants whether disclosed or not.
TENURE AND POSSESSION
The property is to be sold freehold.
The land is currently let to a local farmer by way of a Farm Business Tenancy Agreement at a passing rent of £1,500 for a term from 1st December 2021 and it expires on 31st October 2022. Within the agreement there is provision for a one month notice to be served on the tenant if vacant possession is required by the purchaser upon completion.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The land is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme, however no Entitlements are included with the sale of the land.
The sale plans have been prepared by the Agents for the convenience of the prospective purchasers and are for identification purposes only and they are not to scale. They are deemed to be correct, but any error, omission or mis-statement shall not affect the sale. Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to their accuracy.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale as a whole, by Private Treaty. The Sellers reserve the right to amalgamate, withdraw or exclude any of the property shown at any time or to generally amend the sales particulars.
Prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with Whittaker & Biggs, so that they can be kept informed as to how we intend to conclude the sale.
Cheshire East Council
c/o Municipal Buildings,
Tel: 0300 123 5500
Peak District National Park Authority
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT
Peter Kirton-Darling MRICS FAAV
Simon Lewis BSc Hons (Assistant)
Whittaker and Biggs
45-49 Derby Street
Tel: 01538 372006
Particulars written March 2022
Photographs taken March 2022