Lot One - Great Oak FarmPart of the sale of Great Oak and Diglake Farms, Bignall End, Stoke-on-Trent which is available as a whole with a guide price of £3,575,000.
Great 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)
Great 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.EPC rating: GCouncil Tax: Band E
The 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.
The 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 and plan are available from the Agent.
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Non-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.
Great Oak Farm House is subject to an Assured Shorthold Tenancy agreement 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.
Although 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.
The 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.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Castle House, Barracks Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1BLTel: 01782 717717
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
There will be no ingoing valuation.
Strictly by prior appointment with the Agents.
Great 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.
More detailed information on the farmhouse and agricultural land is available on request to seriously interested purchasers.
Renata Del Luongo, Group Solicitor, Martin Group of CompaniesTel: 01773 813214
Halls Holdings Ltd, Halls Holdings House, Bowmen Way, Battlefield, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 3DR.Contact: Stuart RichardsEmail: email@example.comTel: 01743 450700www.hallsgb.com
Halls 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.
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