LOT 1 – STODHART FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS, YARD AND SURROUNDING LAND EXTENDING TO APPROXIMATELY 5.78 ACRES IN TOTAL
Lot 1 - The Farmhouse
A traditional Stone Farmhouse with internal accommodation extending to approximately 275m2 with two reception rooms, a kitchen, entrance hall and a salting room on the ground floor. On the first floor there are five bedrooms and a bathroom. Please refer to the attached floor plan for room dimensions and layout.
The property has a wealth of period features including a stone fire place with cast iron log burner in the dining room, cast iron fireplaces in the bedrooms, a salting room with lowered flagstone floor and a solid fuel range cooker. The house dates back to 1850 and is constructed of stone walls which are partly rendered under a double pitch tile roof with uPVC double glazing throughout.
Externally the farmhouse has the benefit of a lawned garden to the front and a courtyard to the side with a range of domestic outbuildings constructed of a combination of stone and timber framed structures and in addition there is a timber framed garage.
The farmhouse offers considerable potential for refurbishment into a substantial family home. There is also potential to extend the garden into the paddock at the rear of the property with the relevant planning permissions.
Please Note that the farmhouse is situated in close proximity to the Ferodo Factory. However, the adjoining section of the factory is used for research purposes.
Lot 1 - The Farmyard
The farmyard is comprised of a range of traditional and modern farm buildings equipped for a livestock farm as shown and numbered on the plan to the right and the floor plan at the back of these particulars.
The Traditional Farm Buildings offer considerable potential for a courtyard development of residential barn conversions by obtaining planning permission or by change of use under Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order. There is also potential for conversion of the farmyard into commercial uses such as offices or storage purposes.
1. The Stone Barn
Adjacent to the farmhouse is a range of stone barns extending to approximately 230m2 on the ground floor. It is comprised of a range of different stone structures with the oldest section dating back to 1877. The stone barn is partly lofted with an approximate first floor area of 94m2. The building has a wealth of original features and a number of openings which could result in a number of beautiful dwellings.
2. The Former Milking Parlour
Extending to approximately 55m2 and constructed of stone walls. The roof was removed a number of years ago. This building offers potential for conversion with the relevant permissions.
3. The Shippon
Adjacent to the main traditional range is a single storey Shippon of concrete block construction with ties for 20 cattle, water bowls, a concrete floor and pitched box profile sheet roof extending to approximately 130m2.
4. The Dutch Barn
Adjoining the Shippon is a dutch barn of steel farmed construction with a sheet roof, concrete floor and part clad walls. The dutch barn has a number of lean-to additions with a total area of approximately 130m2. It is currently utilised for the loose housing of livestock. To the front of the Shippon and to the side of the dutch barn is a lean-to loose pen with a steel frame, mono pitched roof, concrete floor and an open front. The loose pen extends to approximately 25m2.
5. The Pole Barn
At the rear of the farm yard is a pole barn with a concrete floor, part concrete panel walls, an open front and a box profile mono pitched sheeted roof. It extends to approximately 102m2 and is utilised for produce storage. The concrete pad extends to the front of the building with a collecting yard.
6. The Vehicle Store
To the rear of the former milking parlour is a vehicle store which is constructed of concrete panel walls, with a timber frame under a pitched sheet roof, concrete floor and an opening to the rear. The building extends to approximately 122m2 and it will be useful for storage purposes.
Please Note that asbestos abatement work has been carried out on behalf of the vendors by a certified contractor in the farmyard and farmhouse.
Lot 1 - The Land
The land extends to approximately 3.98 acres (1.61 hectares) of permanent grassland divided into three paddocks. The land is suitable for grazing purposes with stock proof boundary fences.
1.24 acres (0.50 hectares) of gently sloping permanent grassland accessed off the farmyard or the track leading from the farmyard. Please note the settling tanks located within the field parcel are not included with the sale and a right of access through the farm yard will be reserved by the vendors. There is a public footpath across the parcel from the north eastern corner to the south western corner of the parcel.
1.41 acres (0.57 hectares) of gently sloping permanent grassland accessed off the farmyard or the track leading from the farmyard. It offers the potential to extend the farmhouse garden.
1.33 acres (0.54 hectares) of gently sloping permanent grassland accessed via parcel 6952.
LOT 2 – LAND OFF CHARLEY LANE Extending in total to approximately 32.30 acres Grassland Suitable for Mowing and Grazing Purposes
3.84 acres (1.56 hectares) of gently sloping grassland suitable for mowing and grazing purposes.
4.05 acres (1.64 hectares) of gently sloping grassland suitable for mowing and grazing purposes. There is evidence of a former stone building in the north western corner of the parcel.
2.79 acres (1.13 hectares) of gently sloping grassland suitable for mowing and grazing purposes.
20.75 acres (8.40 hectares) of undulating grassland which is suitable for grazing purposes with areas suitable for mowing. The Charley Lane access track leads from the north western corner of the parcel. The parcel is crossed by a public footpath and an electricity line. The covered reservoir is not included within the sale of the land and a full right of access to the reservoir has been reserved by the vendors.
0.52 acres (0.21 hectares) of permanent grassland with the hardcore access track into parcel 3638 leading from Stodhart Farm over the railway bridge. A public footpath follows the route of the track as well as the right of way reserved by the vendors to the reservoir as shown colored brown on the plan.
LOT 3 – LAND OFF CHARLEY LANE Extending in total to approximately 5.68 acres Grassland suitable for Grazing Purposes
4.28 acres (1.73 hectares) of sloping grassland which is accessed off the track which leads from Charley Lane.
1.14 acres (0.46 hectares) of sloping grassland which is accessed via parcel 3569.
LOT 4 – LAND OFF BOWDEN LANE, CHAPEL MILTON Extending in total to approximately 19.94 acres Grassland suitable for Grazing Purposes and Parts Mowable plus Wooded areas
3.29 acres (1.33 hectares) of undulating permanent grassland which is accessed off and has frontage onto Bowden Lane. There is a livestock handling area at the gateway onto Bowden Lane and a public footpath crosses the field.
2.82 acres (1.14 hectares) of undulating permanent grassland which is accessed off and has frontage onto Bowden Lane. A public footpath crosses the field from parcel 7878 into parcel Pt.0078.
5.44 acres (2.20 hectares) of undulating permanent grassland which is accessed off Bowden Lane. A public footpath crosses the field from parcel 8973 and runs along the eastern boundary of the parcel. Please note that there is no boundary fence on the south eastern corner of the parcel and the land under the A6 flyer over is not included within the sale.
2.89 acres (1.17 hectares) of gently undulating permanent grassland. A public footpath crosses the field and runs along the south eastern boundary of the parcel.
4.64 acres (1.88 hectares) of undulating permanent grassland. The parcel has the benefit of a natural water supply from the stream which crosses the parcel and runs along part of the north western boundary.
0.86 acres (0.35 hectares) of native woodland. The parcel has the benefit of frontage onto a road which leads from the Hamlet of Slackhall to Breckend.
Mains water and electricity supplies connected.
Farmhouse - Solid fuel heating.
Farmhouse – Mains drainage
Lot 2 - No current supply of water connected, but the seller has obtained a quotation from Severn Trent Water Ltd. for a new connection into the water main situated within Charley Lane at a cost of £3,515.65 plus VAT and a copy can be provided upon request.
Lot 3 – No current supply of water connected, but a new connection may be possible via the water main situated within Charley Lane, however the sellers have not approached Severn Trent Water Ltd to verify this possibility or obtained a quote for the associated cost.
Lot 4 – Natural Water Supply from the stream
LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY
High Peak Borough Council
FUTURE DEVELOPMENT – LOT 1
In respect of Lot 1 only, it is to be sold subject to a development clawback provision of 35% for a term of 25 years for the benefit of the vendor.
For the avoidance of doubt the above percentage is the share of the increase in the value of the property from the current use value to the value with the benefit of planning permission.
The clawback will be triggered on either the sale with the benefit of planning permission or implementation of planning permission for residential use only and commercial, agricultural and equestrian uses will be specifically excluded.
Lot 4 – The purchaser of this Lot will be required to erect a stock proof fence between points ‘A’ to ‘B’ to ‘C’ as marked on the plan within 1 month of completion and thereafter be responsible for the future maintenance of the fence.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP
The grassland areas are eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme, however no Entitlements are included with the sale of the property. The land is not currently entered into any Environmental Stewardship Schemes.
WAYLEAVES, EASEMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY ETC.
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.
The vendor is to retain a right of way through both Lot 1 and Lot 2 along the route shaded yellow and brown for the purposes of accessing the Settling Tanks situated in Lot 1 and the Reservoir situated in Lot 2.
The purchaser of Lot 2 is to have a right of access over the route shaded yellow on the plan.
There are a number of pipes and cables passing through both Lot 1 and Lot 2 that are associated with the Ferodo Factory and the vendors will retain rights to inspect, repair and renew these within the sale conveyance. A plan showing the general locations of these is available upon request from the selling agents.
There are a number of public footpaths and overhead electricity lines affecting the property as referred to within the descriptions for each Lot. An oil pipeline runs along the northern boundary of both Lots 1 & 2.
Lot 1 - Strictly by Appointment Only. All viewings will be accompanied by a representative of Whittaker & Biggs. Please contact our Leek Office Tel No: 01538-372006 to arrange. In light of Coronavirus, when viewing the farmhouse or other enclosed buildings social distancing is to be observed and face masks are to be worn in line with current government guidance.
Lots 2, 3 & 4 – May be inspected at any reasonable time during daylight hours by prospective buyers, provided a copy of these particulars are in possession. Please ensure that gates are left as found and latched or tied correctly.
Anyone inspecting the land or buildings 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.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender. The closing date for offers to be received by is 12pm on Friday 11th September 2020. A Tender Form is attached to the sales particulars and only offers submitted using the Tender Form will be considered. All Tender Forms should be addressed to Mr. Tony Allen, Plant Controller, Federal Mogul Motorparts Ltd, Hayfield Rd, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak, SK23 0JP and marked ‘Stodhart Farm’. The vendor reserves the right to not accept the highest, or any offer.
DEPOSITS AND COMPLETION
The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon exchange of contracts. It is expected that exchange will take place within 28 days of an offer being accepted and that completion will take place as soon as possible thereafter.