Lot Two - Diglake 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)
Diglake 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.
Diglake 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. EPC: ECouncil Tax: Band C
The 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.
The 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 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.
Diglake Farmhouse 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgTel: 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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