Property Features Substantial Grassland EstateAvailable as a whole or in lotsTwo FarmhousesThree FarmyardsLocated Adjacent to A500In total approx. 497 acres Download Brochure Property Description A substantial grassland farming estate with great potential, consisting of two farmhouses, three farmyards with useful outbuildings and space to expand, 440 acres of productive pastureland, 35 acres of mixed woodland, in total approx 497 acres, all conveniently located with good transport linksINTRODUCTIONA substantial grassland farming estate with great potentialConveniently located adjacent to A500 with great transport links Two farmhouses both in need of modernisationThree farm yards with useful outbuildings and space to expandFantastic rolling countryside surrounding the Wedgewood MonumentFishing pool with great potential440 acres of productive pastureland35 acres of mixed woodland In total about 497 acresFOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY EITHER AS A WHOLE OR IN 7 LOTS:LOTTINGLOT ONE - GREAT OAK FARMA productive pasture farm with an impressive 5 bed farmhouse with great scope for improvement, traditional and more modern farm buildings all set in about 159 acres of surrounding land.LOT TWO - DIGLAKE FARMA picturesque farm with surrounds the Wedgewood monument with a more modern agriculturally tied 4 bed farmhouse and range of traditional buildings all in set in about 292 acres of rolling pasturelandLOT THREE - JAMAGE FARMA useful range of farm buildings close to the A500 complete with about 24 acres of pastureLOT FOUR - LAND ADJACENT TO THE A500Pasture land and woodland in a great location close to the A500 extending to about 13 acresLOT FIVE - LAND OPPOSITE RED STREET SPORTS FIELDA single block of versatile pastureland extending to about 6 acres, suitable for equestrian purposesLOT SIX - LAND JAMAGE ROADA conveniently located pony paddock on the edge of Red Street extending to about 1.5 acresLOT SEVEN - LAND AT BUTTERS GREENA conveniently located pony paddock at Butters Green extending to about 0.6 acres NB The lotting is for guidance purposes only and offers will considered for any other suggested sub-divisionA plan of the land and buildings is available from the Agents.SITUATIONGreat Oak and Diglake Farms are located just to the north of Bignall End, Stoke-on-Trent in the county of Staffordshire. The farms enjoy a fantastic position in the scenic belt between the village and the A500 which surrounds the Wedgewood Monument. The A500 which adjoins the land and is easily accessed from both farms, provides excellent vehicular links to the M6, A34, and A50. Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester are all with an hour's drive of the property. Leek, Market Drayton and Beeston livestock markets are all within a 40 minute drive. Newcastle-under-Lyme 5 miles, Stoke-on-Trent 8 miles, Crewe 9 miles, Congleton 10 miles(all distances approximate)LOT ONE - GREAT OAK FARMGreat Oak Farm is a productive pasture unit which extends to approximately 159 acres complete with a good sized 5 bedroomed farmhouse, modern farm buildings and an extensive range of u-shaped traditional farm buildings. HouseThe house is of render brick construction and sits in a good sized lawned garden, away from the modern farm buildings but within easy reach for management purposes. Internally the property comprises a small entrance hallway with two reception rooms, kitchen with utility off, office back kitchen and two connecting play rooms. At first floor level there are 5 good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom. The property is in need of modernisation and provides great scope for creating a statement home.BuildingsThe traditional farm buildings are situated in a courtyard close to the main house. The principle range, which is of brick under tile construction is currently used for loose housing and provides excellent agricultural amenity but also affords great potential for conversion, subject to the necessary consents. The more modern farm buildings are located opposite the house and comprise a mixture of steel framed cattle sheds and timber framed cow kennels complete with a milking bale and slurry pit. To one side is a large stack yard which provides great potential for the expansion of and possible redevelopment of the farm yard site.LandThe land is all set out to the north of the farmstead and a network of hardcore stone tracks and adjoining country lanes provide excellent access to all of the field parcels concerned. The land is well fenced for cattle and mains water is connected to all of the enclosures. The land has been drastically improved during the vendors tenure with most of the pastures having been re-seeded and fenced. There is a good hardcore base within field parcel 3748 which has been used to store round bale silage,whilst a number of pools adds considerably to the amenity value of the property.A field schedule is available from the Agent.LOT TWO - DIGLAKE FARMDiglake Farm is a large pastoral livestock unit with approximately 259 acres of rolling grassland, 31 acres of mixed woodland, a good quality fishing pool and an agriculturally tied 4 bedroomed farmhouse complete with a range of traditional farm buildings. The HouseDiglake Farmhouse is a more modern brick under tile farm dwelling which is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition which requires its occupants to be employed or last employed in agriculture. The property is currently accessed via a private wooded track which leads in from Bignell End which helps to create a private and secluded setting for this good sized family home. The dwelling is set within a good sized plot with lawned gardens and a number of small paddocks and the traditional buildings within close proximity. Internally the property comprises a central hallway, two reception rooms, kitchen with utility and WC off on the ground floor level and 4 double bedrooms complete with a family bathroom at the first floor. BuildingsThe traditional farm buildings are situated just to the east of the farmhouse and comprise mainly traditional structures which have been converted to stabling by the existing occupiers. To one side is a dilapidated Dutch barn which with a little remedial action could be brought back into use. As with Great Oak Farm, the farmyard site affords great potential for expansion and with the addition of a new drive through field parcel 4811 from Butters Green, the property could provide an excellent base for the management of the surrounding land.LOT TWO - LANDThe LandThe land is all located to the east of Diglake Farmhouse and extends to some 292 acres in total. With a number of large field enclosures and a rolling landscape which leads up to and surrounds the Wedgewood Monument, the land is ideal for grazing and in the case of all but field parcel 0443 is mowable. The current owners have again improved the pastures and ensured that the land is stock proof for cattle with water available to most of the enclosures. The is good road frontage onto Audle Road and Deans Lane and a separate gated access off Bignall End Road in the north provides direct access to the fishing pool in field parcel 6469.A field schedule is available from the Agent.LOT THREE - JAMAGE FARMJamage farm is a well located, moderately sized agricultural livestock unit on the edge of Red Street next to the A500. The property comprises a farmyard site with a range of more modern, brick built and steel framed buildings suitable for livestock housing and machinery/fodder storage, complete with a useful field enclosure which extends to approximately 22 acres. The property benefits from a mains supply of water and the land is well fenced for cattle.A field schedule is available from the Agents.LOT FOUR - LAND ADJACENT TO A500A small block of land extending to 5.19 ha/12.82 acres and comprising two blocks of pasture and a small block of woodland.LOT FIVE - LAND OPPOSITE RED STREET SPORTS FIELDA single enclosure of well fenced and watered pasture with access onto Jamage Road, close to Red Street.LOT SIX - LAND AT JAMAGE ROADA conveniently located pony paddock on the edge of Red Street with access off Jamage Road.LOT SEVEN - LAND AT BUTTERS GREENA conveniently located pony paddock at Butters Green complete with a small field shelter and access off Audley Road.SERVICESDwellingsMains Water and ElectricityPrivate Drainage SystemOil Fired Central HeatingLandMains WaterBuildingsMains Water and ElectricityCOUNCIL TAXGreat Oak Farm EDiglake Farm CBASIC PAYMENT SCHEMENon-SDA Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be transferred to the Purchaser(s) on completion, subject to RPA approval and the minimum claim size being met by the purchaser.TENUREGreat Oak Farm House and Diglake Farmhouse are both subject to Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreements and there are a number of grazing licenses in place over some of the farm land, full details on which are available from the Agents. The property is however freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion if so desired.SPORTING, TIMBER AND MINES AND MINERAL RIGHTSAlthough the sporting, timber, mines and mineral rights are in hand, the latter are subject to an option agreement which expires which allows UK Coal to extract further coal reserves. This option is triggered on a planning application being lodged and expires in December 2020.RESTRICTIVE COVENANTSThe property will be sold subject to a development uplift clause in favour of UKCoal for 25% of any increase in the value of the land as a result on non-agricultural development. This clause is due to expire in December 2020.LOCAL AUTHORITYNewcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1BLTel: 01782 717717PLANNINGThe property will be sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning, schedule resolution or notice which may be or become to be in force, subject to any road or widening improvements scheme, land charges and statutory provisions or by-laws without any obligation on the vendors to specify them.BOUNDARIESThe Purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the Vendor nor their selling Agents will be responsible for defining ownership of the boundary hedges or fences.RIGHTS OF WAYThe property will be sold subject to any wayleaves, public or private rights of way, easements and covenants and all outgoings whether mentioned in the sales particulars or not.INGOING VALUATIONThere will be no ingoing valuation.VIEWINGStrictly by prior appointment with the Agents.METHOD OF SALEGreat Oak and Diglake Farms are being offered for sale as a whole or in 7 lots. The Vendors and their Agents reserve the right to withdraw or divide the land and vary the sale method if required.FURTHER INFORMATIONMore detailed information on the farmhouse and agricultural land is available on request to seriously interested purchasers.SOLICITORRenata Del Luongo, Group Solicitor, Martin Group of CompaniesTel: 01773 813214SOLE AGENTSHalls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR.Contact: Stuart RichardsEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 01743 450700www.hallsgb.comHalls Holdings Ltd and any joint agents for themselves, and for the Vendor of the property whose Agents they are, give notice that: (i) These particulars are produced in good faith, are set out as a general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract (ii) No person in the employment of or any agent of or consultant to Halls Holdings has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property (iii) Measurements, areas and distances are approximate, Floor plans and photographs are for guidance purposes only (photographs are taken with a wide angled / zoom lenses) and dimensions shapes and precise locations may differ (iv) It must not be assumed that the property has all the required planning or building regulation consents. Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY4 3DR. Registered in England 06597073.