Knypersley Mill Farm is nestled in picturesque countryside 3.5 miles to the south of Biddulph and 7.6 miles to the west of the market town of Leek. The city centre of Stoke-on-Trent is 6.6 miles to the south and provides a wide range of amenities and a railway station providing access to the west coast mainline. The Staffordshire Moorlands and the Peak District National Park are to the north east of the property and provide many renowned areas for walking and sites to visit. A short walk from the property is Greenway Bank Country Park and Knypersley Reservoir, which are both idyllic for walking and the reservoir provides fishing opportunities for the keen angler (subject to club membership).
Knypersley Mill Farm is a compact and ring fenced property currently supporting a herd of Highland cattle. There is a beautifully positioned and well presented Stone Farmhouse of character and the farm steading also comprises of various modern and more traditional buildings, sitting broadly central to the land which is made up of permanent pasture. The current owners have diversified their business with the conversion of a stone barn in the yard and they have created a high quality two bedroom holiday let with a swimming pool and steam room facilities. In addition, one of the fields is utilised as a certified camping and caravan site and to the north of the property there is a Mill Pond extending to approximately 1.04 acres.
We consider that this property will be of broad appeal to a variety of purchasers and especially those seeking a change in lifestyle.
Knypersley Mill Farmhouse is a fine example of a traditional Staffordshire stone built home with spacious and well proportioned accommodation throughout to provide for the requirements of modern living with character. The house faces north over a mature and enclosed garden.
The house and farmsteading is approached via a stone track and tarmacadam driveway off Judgefield Lane leading into the farmyard which provides ample parking and turning areas.
The farmhouse is of a traditional stone construction under a pitched tiled roof.
Internally the accommodation provides for three reception rooms, kitchen and a downstairs cloakroom on the ground floor and to the first floor there are three double bedrooms and a spacious family bathroom.
Covered Rustic Porch
24' 9'' x 13' 5'' (7.55m x 4.09m)
Having tiled floor, lighting and power connected.
With tiled floor, part tiled walls, uPVC double glazed window, external door off to the cellar.
15' 11'' x 13' 0'' (4.85m x 3.96m)
The kitchen offers a good range of wall and base kitchen units with plumbing for a dishwasher and washing machine, stainless steel sink unit, stone fireplace, part paneled walls, part tiled walls, uPVC double glazed window, exposed ceiling beams and black and red tiled floor.
10' 10'' x 6' 9'' (3.3m x 2.06m)
With uPVC double glazed window, part tiled walls and tiled floor.
Housing low level lavatory, wash hand basin,
tiled walls and tiled floor.
Including access to the cellar.
14' 8'' x 11' 10'' (4.47m x 3.61m)
Having a cast iron fireplace in a carved surround, uPVC double glazed window, wall mounted electric storage heater.
14' 11'' x 14' 11'' (4.55m x 4.55m)
Having a stone fireplace including a multi fuel stove, uPVC double glazed windows, part panelled walls, exposed ceiling beams and wall mounted electric storage heater.
With an entrance door, feature arch window to the sitting room and staircase off.
The first floor accommodation is also generous in proportion with three good sized bedrooms, having views over the surrounding land, and a spacious family bathroom.
14' 11'' x 14' 1'' (4.55m x 4.29m)
With open fireplace in a stone surround, uPVC double glazed window, archway to the dressing area and wall mounted electric storage heater.
15' 3'' x 11' 8'' (4.65m x 3.55m)
Having a cast iron fireplace (for decorative purposes), uPVC double glazed window and wall mounted electric storage heater.
15' 11'' x 11' 9'' (4.85m x 3.58m)
With a uPVC double glazed window, wall mounted storage heater and built in wardrobes.
Converted Stone Barn
Situated to the south of the farmhouse is a stone barn that has been converted to create a self-contained first floor apartment, that the current owners let for holiday use. The first floor apartment is reached via an external staircase and the accommodation comprises of an open plan sitting/dining room, kitchen, master bedroom, twin bedroom and a bathroom which consists of a jacuzzi bath and separate shower. On the ground floor and accessed via the yard there is a swimming pool, steam room, shower room and a changing room.
44' 3'' x 19' 4'' (13.5m x 5.9m)
Timber Pole barn with lofted floor above, concrete block walls to side, cement fibre cladding to sides, a Staffordshire tiled roof and a Concrete floor.
44' 7'' x 19' 4'' (13.6m x 5.9m)
Traditional single storey shippon of brick construction with stalls for 8 cows, feed passageway to rear and concrete floor. Two adjoining looseboxes to the southern end. Staffordshire tiled roof and timber doors to front.
19' 0'' x 21' 4'' (5.8m x 6.5m)
Pre-fabricated concrete construction with brick facade, concrete floor with cement fibre roof. Space for two cars.
General Purpose Building
48' 7'' x 29' 10'' (14.8m x 9.10m)
Three bay Steel portal frame building with cantilever to northern elevation, fibre cement roof and cladding to sides. Concrete floor and concrete block walls to sides. Three Full height roller shutter doors to north elevation.
80' 0'' x 50' 0'' (24.38m x 15.24m)
Six Bay steel portal framed building with a concrete floor and feed passageway, concrete panels to two meters, Yorkshire boarding to eaves, fibre cement to roof. Power and water supply connected and roof mounted solar panels.
Former Poultry Building
64' 0'' x 18' 4'' (19.5m x 5.60m)
Timber framed and clad former chicken shed with a concrete floor and painted steel box profile roof sheets.
General Purpose Building
30' 0'' x 27' 0'' (9.14m x 8.22m)
Two bay open fronted building of concrete block construction with a concrete floor under cement fibre roof sheets.
The land is shown as edged red on the plan and extends in total to 35.94 acres and is chiefly laid to permanent pasture and sits in a ring fence around the homestead. The land varies in quality with parcels 10 and 11 being level and suitable for mowing, and the remaining land is generally undulating and suited to livestock or horse grazing. Parcel 9 is utilised as a campsite field. Parcel 7 comprises a picturesque Mill Pond and wooded area.
PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way whether public, private, rights of water, light, support, drainage, electricity and other rights and obligations, easements, quasi-easements, restrictive covenants and all existing and proposed wayleaves whether referred to or not.
There are various public footpaths that cross the farm as shown on the attached plan.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The majority of the grassland areas are eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme, however no Entitlements are included with the sale of the property.
The property has the benefit of mains electricity and water with private drainage.
We understand that field number 9 as marked on the plan is a ‘certificated site’ under the Camping and Caravanning Club. We are advised that Certificated Sites are permitted to accommodate up to 5 caravans or motorhomes, and 10 tents for a maximum of 28 consecutive days at any one time.
The property is currently in band ‘E’.
There are no current stewardship schemes associated with this property.
METHOD OF SALE
Knypersley Mill Farm is offered for sale by private treaty with Vacant Possession.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Only those items specifically mentioned in these sale particulars are included in the sale.
Neither the vendor nor the vendor’s agent will be responsible for defining the boundaries or their ownership thereof and the purchaser(s) shall rely on their own inspection and the information appearing in the Land Registry.
Appointments to view will be through the Joint Selling Agents only and strictly by appointment. Given the potential hazards of a working farm we ask that all parties wishing to view are as vigilant as possible particularly around buildings, livestock and machinery.
From our offices on Derby Street, Leek, proceed along Haywood Street, continue over the traffic lights into Broad Street. Upon reaching the mini roundabout adjacent to Morrison's supermarket continue straight ahead on to the A53 Newcastle Road, follow this road out of the town passing through the village of Longsdon and upon entering the village of Endon, just after passing the Plough Inn public house take the third right into Clay Lake signposted the B5051. Turn right onto Broad Lane and then right onto Hough Hill. Then bear left onto Hill Top, after a short while the road turns right and becomes Sands Lane and then turn left onto Judgefields Lane and after approximately 0.5 of a mile the entrance drive to the property is on the left hand side.
Particulars Prepared - May 2022
Photographs Taken - April 2022