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For Sale as a whole, or in three lots by Informal Tender.
Tenders Close Friday 16th July 2021 at 12 noon (unless previously sold).
LOT ONE: Farmhouse, Modern and Traditional Farm Buildings and approximately 29.08 acres (11.78ha) of Pasture Land
Marsh Farm is an attractive and productive upland livestock rearing farm, with the potential of diversification income streams. The property includes a substantial five-bedroom traditional farmhouse, in need of complete renovation, enjoying panoramic views for miles over the surrounding Shropshire countryside and beyond. It is coupled with a range of modern and traditional farm buildings (with conversion potential subject to planning consent), and approximately 129.31 acres of useful pastureland and a small woodland. The farm is situated within Shropshire, being conveniently situated for the market towns of Craven Arms 10 miles and Ludlow 10 miles, with the county town of Shrewsbury 25 miles and the modern town of Telford 20 miles.
Marsh Farm is a productive holding, which has been farmed by local farming families for generations. It is capable of producing good quality livestock. It would also be an ideal semi-retirement holding or a smallholding for someone wishing to embark in ''country life'.
The house and buildings have good access from the unclassified public highway onto a stone private driveway, which leads to the house and building, providing an idyllic private location. There is a lovely range of traditional brick farm buildings with attractive architectural design and timbers, subject to the necessary planning consents, would create a great holiday let diversification enterprise, or alternative recreational diversification. There is a range of modern farm buildings that are adequate for the accommodation of livestock, machinery and fodder, but may need to be relocated should the traditional barns been converted.
The farm offers a unique opportunity to purchase an extensive farm of 129.31 acres together with the potential of a good quality country home, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings with prospective diversification income streams, as a whole, or in the following lots:LOT ONE: Farmhouse, Modern and Traditional Farm Buildings and approximately 29.08 acres (11.78ha) of Pasture LandLOT TWO: Approximately 45.32 acres (18.34ha) of Pasture Land LOT THREE: Approximately 54.91 acres (22.22ha) of Pasture Land
MARSH FARM FARMHOUSE
Marsh Farm Farmhouse offers a substantial family residence in need of complete renovation, being a bare shell at present. It gives the successful purchaser the opportunity to create their dream home, giving well-presented and spacious accommodation with a south-facing front elevation and garden. It also has a ground-floor annexe, which can be kept separate or incorporated into the main residence. The farmhouse is constructed of brick with rendered elevations under a slate roof. The house is approached via the stone track and is situated at the rear of the farmyard, within the courtyard of the traditional farm buildings with the potential of beautifully landscaped gardens to enjoy the breath-taking outlook. The farmhouse benefits from partly double glazed, mains water and electricity and a private septic tank.
Front Entrance Porch
with tiled floor and door to:
Kitchen / Dining Room
with part tiled and concrete floor, window to rear, front and side, fitted wall and base units with woodblock work surface over, integrated electric oven, hob and extractor fan, plumbing for dishwasher, sink and drainer, radiator and Pantry Cupboard. Doors to:
Utility / Rear Entrance Hall
with tiled flooring, sink and double drainer with base units below, window to side and rear, radiator, plumbing for washing machine and door to:
with tiled flooring and wash basin.
with concrete floor, radiator, window to rear, access to stairs and double doors to:
with tiled flooring, radiator, Villager wood burning stove set within brick fireplace and double sliding doors to:
with uPVC glazing, French doors leading to garden, sink and drainer, fitted wall and base units with plumbing for washing machine.
with tiled flooring, under stairs storage and doors to:
with concrete flooring, windows to side, radiator, fitted double wardrobe, and feature fireplace. Door to:
with carpeted flooring, panelled corner bath, WC, and wash basin.
with part tiled and timber floorboard flooring, radiator, door to Conservatory, fitted wall and base units, laminate work surface, sink and drainer, electric hob and extractor fan over, integrated electric oven and door to:
Annexe Reception Room
with timber floorboards, radiator, window to rear and side, radiator and a stone fireplace with open fire.
Stairs ascending to First Floor:
with timber floorboards and doors to:
with timber floorboards, window to rear and radiator.
with timber floorboards, radiator and window to side.
with timber floorboards, radiator, window to side and vanity unit with wash basin.
with laminate flooring, radiator, window to front, panelled bath, WC, wash basin and corner shower cubicle.
with timber floorboards, radiator, and window to front.
with carpeted flooring, window to front and side, radiator, vanity unit with wash basin, fitted wardrobe, enclosed WC and Airing Cupboard.
The garden, which is of a generous size, lies predominately to the front of the farmhouse and is south-facing, as well as enjoying spectacular views. It is laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and bushes bound by mixed species hedgerow and a brick wall. This could be a fantastic private space once landscaped.
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 and double storey brick and stone constructed barns under slate roofs, with 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 hardcore Courtyard which is surrounded by the farmhouse modern farm buildings and the unconverted traditional barns. The modern farm buildings are practical for livestock, machinery and fodder storage with good access via the hardcore yard area, which leads directly off the private stone track into the yard and parking area.
Steel portal frame Loose Housing / Implement Store with corrugated iron sides, cement fibre roof, hardcore flooring and central feed passage.Traditional stone and brick Cow House with slate roof and concrete flooring.Traditional brick Barn with slate roof and concrete flooring.Two Dutch Barns Timber pole and corrugated iron Lean-To with lorry container. Traditional brick and sale Stables with brick and stone divisions, concrete flooring, and Granary above.On the right-hand side of the private stone track leading up to the farmstead is a steel portal framed General Purpose Building with concrete mass walls and corrugated sheet iron over, under a cement fibre roof, concrete floor, gated front and rear entrances, water connection, central feed passage with a open-fronted Implement and Fodder Store. In front of the building is a gravelled yard area.
LOT ONE LAND
The land at Marsh Farm is situated within a ring fence around the farmstead and extends to 29.08 acres (11.78ha). 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 fodder production, if desired. There are a network of water tanks providing a water supply for livestock grazing on the land which are supplied via the mains supply, together with natural water supplies also. The fields are mainly enclosed by mixed species hedges or post and netting fencing.The land has good access from the private stone track and the unclassified public highway. The land is classified by Defra as principally grade 4. The land lies between approximately 850m and 980m above sea level.
LOT TWO: APPROXIMATELY 45.32 ACRES OF LAND
A useful consignment of approximately 45.32 acres (18.34ha) in a ring fence, divided into well sized enclosures. The land offers productive pasture with good access off an unclassified public highway. It also lends itself to being an attractive addition to Lot 1 creating a good-sized and dynamic smallholding. The land has a gently sloping topography and is classified by Defra as grade 4, being suitable for harvesting, if desired, and is bound by mixed species hedgerows. The land lies between approximately 980m and 1100m above sea level. There is a small area of mixed species woodland on the southern boundary.
LOT THREE: APPROXIMATELY 54.91 ACRES OF LAND
An excellent block of productive pastureland within a ring fence and amounting to approximately 54.91 acres (22.22ha) in six enclosures. The land is situated on the opposite side of the public highway from the farmstead with good access from the council road. The land has a relevantly level topography and is classified by Defra as grade 4, being suitable for livestock grazing and harvesting. The land lies between approximately 830m and 950m above sea level and is bound by mixed species hedgerows.
We are informed that the property is freehold with vacant possession gained upon completion.
Only fixtures and fittings mentioned in these particulars are included in the sale of the freehold. There will be no ingoing valuation.
BASIC PAYMENT ENTITLEMENTS
No Basic Payment entitlements will transfer with the sale of this property. However, they will be available by separate negotiation.The land lies in the SDA region of England.
We have been informed that some of the land is included within a Countryside Stewardship Scheme, which runs to 31st December 2024. The agreement will be transferred to the purchaser on completion; however, the vendor will retain the annual revenue payment for 2021. There is a large array of capital items such as hedgerow restoration, fencing and replacement gates that are included within the Countryside Stewardship, which can be carried out, if desired, up to the end of 2022. A copy of the Countryside Stewardship Agreement can be viewed in the Craven Arms office.
Mains Electricity and Water. Private Septic Tank Drainage. The farm buildings have three separate consumer units and smart meters. The land is served by mains water troughs, natural water supplies and a shared well supply.
We have been informed that the sporting rights will pass with the sale of the property (where held by the vendor).
We have been informed that the minerals rights will pass with the sale of the property (where held by the vendor).
All growing timber is included in the sale.
The purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of the boundaries, and neither the vendors nor the vendors' agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of ownership thereof.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Those items mentioned in the sale particulars are included in the freehold sale. All other fixtures and fittings and furnishings are expressly excluded.
EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES & RIGHTS OF WAY
The property is offered subject to and with the benefit of any rights of way, both public and private, all wayleaves, easements and other rights, whether or not specifically referred to. Public footpaths traverses part of the property.
TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING
The property is offered subject to any development plans, tree preservation orders, ancient orders, public rights of way, town planning schedules, or resolutions, which may be or may come into force. The purchaser(s) will be deemed to have full knowledge of these and have satisfied themselves as to the effects such matters have on the property.
PLANS, AREAS & SCHEDULES
These are based on Rural Land Register and are for reference only. They have been checked and compiled by the vendor's agents and the purchaser(s) shall be deemed to have satisfied themselves as to the description of the farm. Any error or mis-statement shall not annul a sale or entitle any party to compensation in respect thereof. The plan is for the purposes of identification only.
Shropshire Council, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND Tel: 0345 6789002
A detailed inspection and assessment of the materials that may contain asbestos has not been carried out by the selling agents. Although a general reference to this material may have been made, we cannot confirm whether any of the buildings are constructed of other asbestos based materials, which may be visible, inaccessible of concealed. Prospective purchasers are advised to obtain their own specialist reports in relation to this matter and other environmental issues. Asbestos is considered to be a hazardous material and should only be removed and disposed of by an approved contractor. Full details or regulations regarding asbestos and asbestos based products can be obtained from the environmental health department of the local authority.
METHOD OF SALE
The property is offered for sale by Informal Tender, as a whole, or in Three Lots (subject to conditions and prior sale). Tender Forms available from the Craven Arms office. Written offers to be received at McCartneys Craven Arms Office by 12 noon on FRIDAY 16TH JULY 2021 in a sealed envelope marked "MARSH FARM"
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