For Sale as a whole, or in four lots by Informal Tender.
Tenders Close Friday 20th November at 12 noon.
An attractive and productive arable and livestock rearing farm, with the potential of diversification income streams. The property includes an attractive two/three bedroom cottage farmhouse with views over the surrounding Shropshire countryside together with a range of modern and traditional farm buildings (with conversion potential subject to planning consent), and approximately 102.47 acres of productive arable, pasture and woodland in all. The farm is situated within Shropshire, being conveniently situated for the market towns of Much Wenlock 1 mile and Bridgnorth 9 miles, with the county town of Shrewsbury 14 miles and the modern town of Telford 9 miles. EPC 'E'.
Bourton Westwood Farm is a productive holding, which has been let to neighbouring farmers for arable and livestock production for a number of years. It is capable of producing plentiful crops and producing good quality livestock. It would also be an ideal semi-retirement holding or a smallholding for someone wishing to embark ''country life'.
The house and buildings have good access from the B4378 and onto a stone Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) providing a private location. There is a beautiful range of traditional farm buildings adjoining the cottage and forming a courtyard, part of which, has been converted to provide an annexe. Having fantastic architectural design and timbers, subject to the necessary planning consents, the remainder would create a great holiday let diversification enterprise, accompanying the existing caravan and camp site. There is a range of modern farm buildings that are adequate for the accommodation of livestock, machinery and fodder.
The farm offers a unique opportunity to purchase a substantial farm of 102 acres together with a good quality country home, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings with established diversification income streams, as a whole, or in the following lots:LOT ONE: Farmhouse, Modern and Traditional Farm Buildings and approximately 68.73 acres of Pasture LandLOT TWO: Approximately 15.12 acres of Arable Land LOT THREE: Approximately 13.93 acres of Arable Land LOT FOUR: Approximately 4.69 acres of Arable Land, subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancy.
LOT ONE: BOURTON WESTWOOD FARMHOUSE, MODERN AND TRADITIONAL FARM BUILDINGS AND APPROXIMATELY 68.73 ACRES OF PASTURE LAND
BOURTON WESTWOOD FARMHOUSE
Bourton Westwood Farmhouse is an extended, well-presented and spacious property with an annexe, which can have a variety of uses. The farmhouse was renovated in 2005 and is constructed of stone under a tiled roof. The house is approached via the stone track and is situated with a courtyard of traditional farm buildings with beautifully-landscaped gardens. The farmhouse benefits from LPG central heating, double glazing throughout, private borehole with a water softening unit and a private septic tank. The internal accommodation is more particularly described as follows:
Open fronted enclosed Porch with half height walls with glazing over and tiled flooring. Front door leading to:
with laminate flooring, radiator, thermostat, smoke alarm, under stairs storage, access to stairs, and radiator. Door to:
Kitchen / Dining Room
with vinyl flooring, Rangemaster with electric ovens and LPG hob and extractor fan over, fitted wall and base units with laminate work surfaces over, tiled splashbacks, sink and drainer, window to front and rear, exposed beams, space for fridge, freezer and plumbing for dishwasher and drinking water tap. Doors to Courtyard.
with tiled flooring, radiator, Belfast sink, plumbing for washing machine, fitted wall and base units, strip light, window to side, and extractor fan. Doors to:
with tiled flooring, window to side, wash basin, low-level WC and radiator.
with tiled flooring, wall mounted boiler, hot water cylinder and heating controls.
with carpeted flooring, fireplace with tiled hearth housing wood burning stove, wall lights, TV point, windows to front and rear, radiator, exposed beams. Double doors to:
with tiled marble flooring, dwarf walls with glazing over, French doors leading out to patio and gardens beyond, radiator, and exposed beams. Connecting door to Annexe.
Carpeted stairs ascending to Landing
with carpeted flooring, smoke alarm, exposed beams, and window to front. Doors to:
with carpeted flooring, windows to front and rear, wall lights, built-in cupboard with shelving, fitted wardrobe, BT point and access to loft.
with vinyl flooring, panelled bath, partially tiled walls, Velux window, radiator, low-level WC, wall mounted heater, extractor fan, vanity unit with wash basin with mirror over and fitted wall and base cupboards.
with carpeted flooring, window to front and side, access to loft, BT point, and radiator.
Partly boarded Loft.
This accommodation could also be incorporated into the main farmhouse, or alternatively provide an additional income stream.
with vinyl flooring, radiator, Velux window, extractor fan, smoke alarm, exposed beams, fitted base units with laminate work surface over, tiled splashbacks, sink and drainer, and drinking water tap. Door to:
with vinyl flooring, walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower over, wash basin, low-level WC, Velux window, shaving light and socket, radiator, extractor fan, wall mounted heater.
Bedroom / Living Area
with carpeted flooring, radiator, TV point, BT point, Velux window, exposed beams, wall lights, glazed windows and French doors leading out to Courtyard.
The garden lies predominately to the front of the farmhouse. There is a paved patio and beautifully-landscaped gardens incorporating lawn and mature floral beds, with shrubs and bushes. It is bound by mature hedgerow and post and rail fencing. Adjacent to the formal garden is a Paddock, which is currently used for poultry and has a renovated brick Privy and a Pump House with a pump feeding the reservoir, and a pressurised system feeding the house. A little way up the stone track from the farmhouse is a very productive Market Garden.
Situated to the front of the property and accessed via the stone track is a brick and tile Double Garage with an up and over door, concrete flooring, window to rear and side and power and lighting. Adjacent is a steel framed box profile and timber cladded General Store with double opening doors, concrete flooring and has been divided into a Store, Poultry Shed and Garden Shed.
The farm buildings are a combination of traditional and modern buildings and have been kept in a good state of repair by the vendors. The traditional single storey (part double storey) brick and tiled barns with brick and concrete floors and power and lighting. This range has fantastic design opportunities and are in impeccable condition, subject to the necessary planning consents, they would create exceptional residential conversions for ideal holiday lets or residential tenancies alike, to create an additional income stream. There is a gravelled Courtyard with an array of mature shrubs and fruit trees, which is surrounded by the farmhouse and unconverted traditional barns. The modern farm buildings are practical for livestock, machinery and fodder storage with good access off the stone track and accessed by concrete yard areas, which leads directly off the stone track into the yard and parking area.
The buildings are more particularly described as follows:
3 bay open fronted General Store with steel portal frame, concrete block walls and cladding over. Three traditional brick Pigsties with tiled roof.Dutch Barn with corrugated iron and box profile sides and roof. 4 bay steel portal frame open fronted General Purpose Building with box profile sides and fibre cement roof.
CARAVAN & CAMPING
The current vendors have established a well-known Caravan and Camping business, and are members of the Caravan and Camping Club. It is ideally positioned in open countryside yet close to the road networks to attract holidaymakers from all walks of life. The site has five electricity hook-up points and ample space for campers and caravans alike. On the site is a chemical emptying point and a standpipe. There is also six permanent caravans sited in another paddock, which are used all year round by their owners. There is also a chemical emptying point and standpipe within this area. This enterprise could be developed into a much larger business, if desired. Alternatively, the permanent caravans could be removed prior to completion if the purchaser did not want to continue with this arrangement.
The land at Bourton Westwood Farm is situated within a ring fence around the farmstead, and extends to 68.73 acres. It is level to gently sloping and all laid to permanent pasture. The land may be suitable for livestock and equestrian use together with a variety of other purposes, subject to the necessary consents. Some areas of the land has a slightly steeper topography, nevertheless, is workable with machinery and is suitable for harvesting. The land is divided into conveniently sized enclosures offering good grazing for livestock and arable production, if desired. There is a small area of woodland / rough grazing in the North West corner.There are a network of water tanks providing a water supply for livestock grazing on the land which are supplied via the private borehole. The fields are mainly enclosed by mixed species hedges or post and netting fencing.The land has good access from the stone track and the farmstead. The land is classified by Defra as principally grade 3. The land lies between approximately 700m and 750m above sea level.
LOT TWO: APPROXIMATELY 15.12 ACRES OF LAND15.12 acres in one enclosure, currently under an arable rotation, with good access off an unclassified lane leading from the B4378. The land has a gently sloping topography and is classified by Defra as grade 3, being suitable for all arable cropping. The land lies between approximately 700m and 750m above sea level and is bound by mixed species hedgerows.
LOT THREE: APPROXIMATELY 13.93 ACRES OF LAND13.93 acres in one enclosure, currently under an arable rotation, with good access off the B4378. The land has a gently sloping topography and is classified by Defra as grade 3, being suitable for all arable cropping. The land lies between approximately 700m and 750m above sea level and is bound by mixed species hedgerows.
LOT FOUR: APPROXIMATELY 4.69 ACRES OF LAND, SUBJECT TO AN AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS ACT TENANCY4.69 acres in one enclosure, currently under an arable rotation, and is subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy, providing the tenant with security of tenure for his lifetime. Vacant possession of this land will not be available, however, a small rent is received annually from the tenant. A copy of this tenancy can be seen at the agents' office. The land is classified by Defra as grade 4. The land lies between approximately 700m and 750m above sea level and is bound by mixed species hedgerows.
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