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Hackmans Gate Lane, Stourbridge, DY9 0DL
Offers in the Region of £3,250,000
PROPERTY FEATURES
  • A rare opportunity to acquire two let agricultural holdings
  • Unique investment opportunity
  • Sold subject an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancy
  • Picturesque edge of village location
  • Two independent farm holdings
  • Two period farmhouses, a bungalow and two farm cottages
  • In total approximately 295 acres of land
  • Property With Land
PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

Brookfield and Drayton Villa Farms come to the market for the first time in over 70 years and provides a fantastic investment opportunity to acquire two let dairy farms along with a number of residential properties. Both holdings are occupied under one Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 agreement.

LOCATION

Kidderminster 5 miles, Stourbridge 6 miles, Bromsgrove 7 miles (all distances approximate)Train 5 miles, Birmingham Airport 28 miles (all distances approximate)

INTRODUCTION

Brookfield and Drayton Villa Farms come to the market for the first time in over 70 years and provides a fantastic investment opportunity to acquire two let dairy farms along with a number of residential properties. Both holdings are occupied under one Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 agreement.

SITUATION

Brookfield and Drayton Villa Farms are situated in the parish of Belbroughton, within Worcestershire. The farms are located approximately 5 miles west of the town of Kidderminster, 6 miles south of Stourbridge and 7 miles north west of Bromsgrove which all provide extensive recreational, educational and leisure facilities.The farms are well connected to major motorway networks with Junction 4 of M5 located 4.50 miles to the west. The town of Kidderminster and Stourbridge provide regular train services to Birmingham with connections to London Marylebone and London Euston with a travel time of under 2 hours.

DESCRIPTION

Brookfield Farm is located to the west of the village of Belbroughton and comprises a red brick farmhouse, detached bungalow, courtyard of traditional red brick agricultural buildings, range of modern farm buildings and infrastructure for silage and slurry.Drayton Villa Farm is located within a mile to the south west of the village of Belbroughton and a short distance from Brookfield Farm. It is accessed directly from Drayton Road and comprises an attractive red brick farmhouse, staff flat, two brick built semi-detached cottages and a range of farm buildings.The land is currently grazed in connection with the dairy enterprises, but is suitable for a range of alternative livestock enterprises or further cultivation. The buildings may also be suitable for a variety of further uses subject to the necessary planning permissions being gained.In total, the two farms extend to approximately 295.14 acres.

BROOKFIELD FARMHOUSE

A period four bedroom red brick farmhouse set within a courtyard of traditional brick outbuildings and benefitting from lawned gardens to the front.The front ENTRANCE HALL leads to the RECEPTION ROOM and DINING ROOM with a timber staircase to the first floor and further stairs to the CELLAR.The fitted KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM, REAR HALL and FARM OFFICE are to the rear of the house overlooking the courtyard of buildings.In addition to this there is a large UTILITY ROOM adjoining a WET ROOM which includes a shower, W.C and hand basin.A staircase leads to the first floor accommodation comprising a MASTER BEDROOM, THREE FURTHER BEDROOMS and aBATHROOM which has a shower over bath, W.C and pedestal wash hand basin.The farmhouse has mains gas central heating, mains electric, mains water and private sewerage system.

THE BUNGALOW

To the west of the farmyard at Brookfield Farm is a delightful detached three bedroom bungalow set within ample lawnedgardens to the front and rear.The rear ENTRANCE PORCH benefits from a W.C and STORE which leads into the UTILITY ROOM with an additionalBOOTROOM.The fitted KITCHEN/BREAKFAST ROOM benefits from a gas hob, electric cook, double sink and a door leading to the lawngarden area and main hallway.There are THREE BEDROOMS, a SHOWER ROOM, LARGE RECEPTION / DINING ROOM and a further CLOAKROOM/STORE accessed from the main hallway.The bungalow has mains gas central heating, mains electric, mains water and private sewerage system.

FARM BUILDINGS - BROOKFIELD FARM

The farm buildings are positioned to the west of the farmhouse, providing an extensive and versatile range of modern buildings currently used as a dairy unit.1 - The traditional buildings comprise a range of single and two storey red brick outbuildings centered around a central courtyard and are used in conjunction with the diary enterprise. This useful range of farm buildings have potential for alternative uses and conversion subject to the necessary consents.2 - Traditional brick and tile building 21.75m x 4.90m, currently utilized as storage and in conjunction with the farming enterprise, a brick arch that leads to the courtyard (3.81m x 4.90m) plus additional storage and WC (7.85m x 4.90m) with a covered carport.3 - Traditional brick and tile building housing a 24/24 Herringbone Parlour, collecting yard, a refrigerator 1200l bulk tank and measuring 32.10m x 6.20m and predominantly two storey.4 - Old cubicle shed 23m x 11.50m, steel frame, box profile roof, part brick walls on a concrete floor with raised cubicles which adjoins the milking parlour and Dutch barn.5 - Dutch Barn with adjoining lean to - 22.60m x 12.81m, used as a covered collecting yard with concrete floor, part concrete block walls with part corrugated sheeting above.6 - Cubicle shed 28.30m x 18.50m, cubicle housing with central feed bunkers opens on to a concrete yard.7 - Feed and machinery store 23.90m x 9.20m, 5 bay open fronted, steel frame building with concrete block walling used for the storage of bulk feed and machinery.8 - Modern agricultural building 91.40m x 15.25m, cubicle housing on concrete floor with concrete block walling and Yorkshire boarding above, open with feed passage.The buildings are described in further detail below: Traditional brick and tile building single storey measuring 36.50m x 5.50m, split into a number of calf loose housing with a concrete enclosed yard to each together with storage

FARM BUILDINGS - BROOKFIELD FARM CONT.D

9 - Three silage clamps measuring approximately 23m x 8m, two slurry tanks and an Anaerobic Digester which was installed by the tenant.The farm buildings benefit from mains water and an electricity supply.

DRAYTON VILLA FARMHOUSE

Situated to the south of the farmyard is the attractive period red brick farmhouse with lawn gardens to the south and the livestock buildings to the north and west.The front ENTRANCE HALL leads to a RECEPTION ROOM and DINING ROOM with a timber staircase to the first floor. To the rear of the house is a FURTHER DINING/BREAKFAST ROOM, FITTED KITCHEN, WET ROOM with a shower and a large UTILITY ROOM.The first floor comprises FOUR BEDROOMS and a BATHROOM with a shower over bath, low level W.C. And a wash hand basin.This house benefits from oil-fired central heating, mains water and electricity and a private sewerage system.To the rear of the property and adjoining the garage is a ONE BEDROOM staff flat, with a ground floor KITCHEN and SHOWER ROOM. The flat has electric heating, mains electric and water.

DRAYTON VILLA FARM COTTAGES

Situated about 0.20 miles to the north east of the main farmyard at Drayton Villa Farm are a pair of brick and tile semi-detached cottages. The cottages are set back from Drayton Road and both benefit from private large front gardens.1 DRAYTON VILLA FARMThe ENTRANCE HALL leads to a RECEPTION ROOM and semi open plan RECEPTION ROOM and KITCHEN. The rear of the house benefits from a UTILITY ROOM, W.C and STORE.The first floor comprises THREE BEDROOMS and a BATHROOM complete with a bath, wash hand basin and low level W.C. There is a separate shower cubicle within a bedroom.This house benefits from mains water and electricity and a shared septic tank with 2 Drayton Villa Farm.2 DRAYTON VILLA FARMThe ENTRANCE HALL leads to a RECEPTION ROOM and semi open plan RECEPTION ROOM and pre fitted KITCHEN. The rear of the house benefits from a UTILITY ROOM, W.C and STORE.The first floor comprises THREE BEDROOMS and a BATHROOM complete with a shower over bath, wash hand basin and low level W.C.This property benefits from LPG gas central heating, mains water and electricity and a shared septic tank.

FARM BUILDINGS - DRAYTON VILLA FARM

Situated to the west of Drayton Road and north and west of the farmhouse is a useful and versatile range of farm buildings.The buildings are described in further detail below:1 - Timber poultry shed partially dilapidated and not utilized.2 - Stables and car port 11.70m x 4.55m and 5.60m x 4.55m (minimum) concrete block and brick stables on concrete floors.3 - Dutch barn 22.80m x 9.25m, used as a grain store constructed of concrete block and brick with a concrete floor and corrugated roof.4 - Cattle building 30.50m x 18.50m, split into three sections of loose housing with open sides, concrete block and Yorkshire boarding at each end.5 - Cubicle housing 21.90m x 13.10m, concrete block with Yorkshire boarding above 4-bay cubicle housing open fronted.6 - Cattle building 21.95m x 11.90m, loose housing of cattle, red brick and concrete block building open to one side and clad to one elevation.7 - Red brick building 14.90m x 4.55m, single storey with box profile roof.8 - Red brick building 21.90m x 5.55m, two storey red brick building with box profile roof, concrete floor and adjoins lean to measuring 21.90m x 2.90m.9 - Dutch barn 21.90m x 12.25m, loose housing with open side with feed bunker, separate young stock loose housing and open to part.The farm buildings have a mains supply of water and electricity.

AGRICULTURAL LAND

A large continuous block of versatile land and largely Grade I and Grade II as detailed on the Land Classification Maps for England and Wales.The land extends to 295.14 acres and is predominantly permanent pasture with a proportion in a rotation of maize, lucerne and temporary grass. The land surrounds both farmsteads and runs from the edge of Belbroughton south to the edge of the village of Drayton.The land is undulating with large areas of flat pasture and part sloping in a south easterly aspect. It is divided into conveniently sized enclosures for easy management with extensive road frontage, adequate stock proof fencing and a water supply to the majority of parcels.The soils is known as Bromsgrove on the Soil Survey for England and Wales which is described as well drained reddish coarse loamy soils over soft sandstone, deep in places which is suitable for grassland, cereals, root crops and some field vegetables.Land Use Area (ha) Area (ac)House, garden, yard and farm buildings 2.10 5.20Arable 60.87 150.41Temporary Grass 12.36 30.55Permanent Pasture 42.04 103.88Woodland 2.48 6.13

BOUNDARIES, ROADS AND FENCES

The purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries and neither the vendor nor their agents will be responsible for defining the ownership of the boundary fences or hedges.

SPORTING & MINERAL RIGHTS

The sporting rights and mineral rights are in hand, and will be passed to the purchaser with the freehold.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME

The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are held by the Tenant.

FIXTURES & FITTINGS

Only those fixtures and fittings specifically mentioned in the sale particulars are included in the purchase price.

TENURE & POSSESSION

The property is held freehold and sold subject to a tenancy under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.

TENANCY

The property is to be sold subject to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancy dated 3 August 1993. The rent is £30,000 per annum.Drayton Villa Farm Cottages are sublet by the tenant on Assured Shorthold Tenancies under the Housing Act 1988.

RIGHTS OF WAY, EASEMENTS & COVENANTS

The property will be sold subject to any wayleaves, public or private rights of way, easements and covenants and all outgoings whether mentioned in these particulars or not. There are a number of public rights of way across both farms. The route of these are detailed on the location and sale plan.

COUNCIL TAX BANDS

Brookfield Farm - Band EThe Bungalow at Brookfield Farm - Band FDrayton Villa Farm - Band G1 Drayton Villa Farm - Band D2 Drayton Villa Farm - Band EFlat at Drayton Villa Farm - Band A

PLANNING

The land will be sold subject to any development plan, tree preservation order, town planning schedule, resolution or notice which may be, or come to be, in force, subject to any road widening or improvement schemes, land charges and statutory provision or by-laws without obligation on the vendors to specify them.The traditional red brick farm outbuildings at Brookfield Farm could be suitable for alternative development, subject to the necessary planning being gained. No formal enquires have been made of the local planning authority.

OVERAGE

The land hatched blue on the sale plan will be sold subject to an overage of 35% of enhanced value for 30 years.

DISTRICT COUNCIL

Bromsgrove District Council, Parkside, Market Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8DA01562 881 288Wyre Forest District Council, Town Hall, Vicar Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1DB01562 732 928

COUNTY COUNCIL

Worcestershire County Council, County Hall, Spetchely Road, Worcester WR5 2NP01905 763763

VIEWING

Strictly by prior appointment with the Agents.

METHOD OF SALE

The property is offered for sale by Private Treaty as whole. The Vendors and their agents reserve the right to withdraw or vary the sale method if required.

POSTCODES

Brookfield Farm - DY9 0DLDrayton Villa Farm - DY9 0DJ

FURTHER INFORMATION

More detailed information on the holdings, tenancy and agricultural land is available on request to interested parties.

SOLICITOR

Lodders Solicitors, 10 Elm Court, Arden Street, Stratford upon Avon CV37 6PA (James Spreckley)01242 225312james.spreckley@lodders.co.uk

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.

Call us on:   01562 820880
Hackmans Gate Lane, Stourbridge, DY9 0DL
Offers in the Region of £3,250,000
Call us on:   01562 820880
Hackmans Gate Lane, Stourbridge, DY9 0DL
Offers in the Region of £3,250,000
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