- Exciting opportunity to purchase a business
- Detached four bedroom farmhouse
- Productive mixed holding
- Large range of agricultural buildings
- Adjoining arable and pasture land and a solar park
- Extending in total to approximately to 329.52 acres (133.354 hectares)
- Offers in Excess of: £3,500,000
A rare and exciting opportunity to purchase a business which consists of a productive mixed holding sitting within a ring fence. The holding comprises of detached four bedroom farmhouse, a large range of agricultural buildings, adjoining arable and pasture land and a solar park, extending in total to approximately to 329.52 acres (133.354 hectares).
Doveridge is a village which sits a short distance from the town of Uttoxeter and cities of Stoke on Trent and Derby. A range of amenities can be found in the village of Doveridge including a primary school, local store and public house, with further amenities and a railway station located in the nearby town of Uttoxeter. The property lies within 2.5 miles of the A50 (Doveridge Bypass) which provides access to the A38, M6 and M1 and further to links the cities of Birmingham and Nottingham.Holtwood Farm sits south east of the village of Doveridge in an accessible rural position with outlooks over surrounding countryside. The property is accessed off Yelt Lane.
From Uttoxeter, take the A50 east from the racecourse roundabout. Follow the A50 for approximately 3.4 miles following signs for the Doveridge. Take the exit off the A50, sign posted to Doveridge. At the end of the slip road turn right on to Marston Lane leading in to Doveridge village. Continue along Marston Lane and at the roundabout turn left onto Derby road.Travel along Derby Road for approximately 0.8 miles and take the right hand turn onto Yelt Lane. Continue along Yelt Lane for 1.2 miles, passing straight over the cross roads where our 'For Sale' board is located, Holtwood Farm is located at the end of Yelt Lane
Holtwood Farm (Doveridge) Ltd is a business which offers an attractive ring fenced productive mixed holding. Holtwood Farm comprises a three storey, detached four bedroom farmhouse occupying a private rural position. The holding benefits further from an extensive range of agricultural buildings, arable and pasture land, woodland and a solar park, extending in total to approximately 329.52 acres (133.354 hectares). The farmhouse is well presented and offers an excellent opportunity to create a family home in a pleasant position. The property offers accommodation over three floors comprising a good sized Dining Kitchen with Pantry off, Utility Room, Living Room, Dining Room, Conservatory, four good sized bedrooms and a Family Bathroom. The property also enjoys a lawned garden with mature borders as well as spacious parking area to the front of the property. The farm yard offers a large range of modern agricultural buildings which are located centrally to the holding being suited to mixed farming operations. The buildings occupy a functional yard area which benefits from access to the adjoining arable and pasture land and various tracks around the holding. Finally, the holding benefits from 302.00 acres (122.220 hectares) of arable and pasture land, including a parcel of woodland, which sits within a ring fence with the farmhouse and yard central to the holding. The is a further block of Solar Panels which adjoin the holding to the north east and extend in total to approximately 23.56 acres (9.533 hectares).
Farm House Accommodation
Kitchen - 12' 0'' x 17' 0'' (3.66m x 5.19m)
The kitchen comprises of fitted floor and wall units with tiled walls, beamed ceiling, oil Rayburn and a Toledo Rangemaster double oven. The property is also to be sold with a SMEG dishwasher and integrated fridge.
Pantry - 8' 9'' x 6' 2'' (2.67m x 1.87m)
Off the kitchen with quarry floor.
Utility Room - 11' 8'' x 16' 4'' (3.55m x 4.98m)
Housing the oil fired Mistrel central heating boiler, stainless steel single sink unit, quarry floor, plumbing for washing machine, twin aspect views and door leading out to the front of the property.
Sitting Room - 15' 8'' x 19' 2'' (4.78m x 5.83m)
Beamed ceiling with feature fireplace with multi-fuel burner, patio doors leading out to the side of the property and door leading up to the first floor.
Study - 6' 8'' x 7' 1'' (2.04m x 2.17m)
Tiled floor with underfloor heating, beamed ceiling and radiator.
Dining Room - 15' 0'' x 11' 10'' (4.56m x 3.60m)
Benefits from a picture window with radiator.
Conservatory - 13' 1'' x 9' 7'' (3.98m x 2.92m)
Dwarf brick walls with UPVC windows and roof above, tiled floor and double doors leading out.
Shower Room - 15' 1'' x 4' 1'' (4.59m x 1.25m)
Tiled shower area with shower cubicle, W.C, basin, tiled floor with under floor heating and twin aspect views.
To the First Floor
Bedroom One - 13' 10'' x 17' 9'' (4.21m x 5.40m)
Main bedroom having beamed ceiling, twin aspect views, radiator and a built in wardrobe.
Bedroom Two - 12' 1'' x 15' 10'' (3.68m x 4.83m)
Double room with beamed ceiling, built in wardrobes and a radiator.
Bedroom Three - 15' 1'' x 11' 7'' (4.6m x 3.53m)
Double room situated to the front of the house with beamed ceiling and a radiator.
Bedroom Four - 16' 0'' x 14' 10'' (4.87m x 4.53m)
Currently used as a double bedroom with beamed ceiling with stairs up from the main landing.
Bathroom - 12' 0'' x 4' 7'' (3.66m x 1.39m)
White suite comprising W.C, basin, bath situated in a recess, tiled walls and floor and beamed ceiling.
To The Attic
Attic Room One (Games Room) - 15' 5'' x 28' 1'' (4.69m x 8.56m)
Fully plastered with carpet and double glazed windows currently used as a games room.
Attic Room Two (Loft Storage) - 13' 9'' x 17' 9'' (4.18m x 5.40m)
Large room having a concrete floor and double glazed windows.
The farmhouse is accessed via the main farm drive leading through the farmyard between the farm buildings into a large turning space providing plenty of parking area to the front of the property. The property benefits from a lawned garden to its eastern aspect benefitting from mature borders and shrubs.
The buildings at Holtwood Farm are situated centrally to the holding benefiting from a concrete yard area to the main and extend to approximately 4164.28 m2 (44823.94 ft2) and are detailed below.
Two storey brick under corrugated fibre cement roof being a former dairy with a loft over, with the engine room being adjacent which provides access to the loft.
Six bay steel portal framed former parlour with the pit still being in situ and a collecting yard to the end.
Eight bay steel portal framed shed with 48 cubicles with a cattle handling facility, currently used as loose housing.
Five bay steel portal framed shed forming part of the above cubicle shed with a lean to off the rear.
Five bay Dutch barn adjoining Building Four with lean to off the western elevation.
Six bay steel portal framed shed.
Six bay steel portal framed shed with feed barriers to the front.
Three bay pole barn with corrugated iron roof and 22 cubicles.
100ft steel portal framed shed with three bays at 27ft and two bays at 7ft, mono pitch with concrete panel walls.
Steel portal framed calf shed being 44ft x 30ft with block walls, part corrugated fibre cement and part corrugated asbestos roof.
Three bay steel portal framed shed being open fronted to the main and closed to one bay being a workshop and chemical store.
Steel portal framed shed with part blocked walls, corrugated fibre cement roof, concrete floor and lean to off the rear.
Silage clamps being part wooden sleeper walls and part concrete walls all being connected to effluent tanks.
Four bay (60ft x 30ft) open fronted steel portal framed shed with block walls to the rear and corrugated asbestos roof.
70ft x 30ft four mono pitch steel portal framed shed with two bays with roller shutter doors currently used as a straight store.
Five bay (45ft x 75ft) cubicle shed with concrete panel walls to the sides and block walls to the rear with corrugated fibre cement roof.
Five bay (30ft x 70ft) loose housing with timber sleeper walls and an open ridge.
Two further silage clamps with concrete panels walls making the total clamp capacity of circa 2400 tonnes.
The land lies within a ring fence with the farmhouse and yard sitting centrally to the holding, extending in total to 325.56 acres (131.753 hectares). The land comprises of approximately ten enclosures currently down to a mixture of arable and pasture land, woodland and solar panels.The land is bounded mainly by mature hedgerow boundaries and post and wire fencing together with the River Dove to its southern boundary. The land benefits from two hard access tracks from the north and south of the farmyard to a number of the fields.The arable and pasture land currently extends in total to approximately 295.45 acres (119.557 hectares) with the arable land currently sown to Winter Wheat and Oilseed Rape. There is a single parcel of woodland which extends to approximately 6.55 acres (2.650 hectares). There are two further parcels of land currently let out to a solar park to the north east of the property which extends to approximately 23.56 acres (9.533 hectares) and will be included within the sale of Holtwood Farm (Doveridge) Ltd.The land is relatively level in nature being approximately 70 metres above sea level and is classified as a mixture of Grade 3 and Grade 4 under the MAFF Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
It is understood that there is a mains water supply connected to the farmhouse at Holtwood Farm however, this is an over ground supply. The farmhouse benefits from private drainage by way of septic tank together with benefiting from oil fired central heating.It is understood that there is a three phase electricity supply to the holding feeding the farm buildings and farmhouse.In addition to the mains water supply there is also a bore hole supply on the holding which feeds the farm buildings however, this can again be switched over to the mains water supply if required.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property is crossed by a high voltage electricity transmission line with three and half towers currently located on the property.The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements and in existence at the time of the sale.
Holtwood Farm has approximately 24 acres of land which is currently subject to lease for solar panels which commenced March 2016 for a lease period of 25 years. There is currently £1,000 per acre annual rent subject to an annual RPI increase in place, with a full reinstatement insurance bond included.
Basic Payment Scheme
It is understood that the land has been registered for Basic Payment Schemes and the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included within the sale of property, if required, subject to an administration fee of £175 plus VAT to be paid to Bagshaws
The purchaser will be required to purchase the growing crop (if any) at a figure to be determined by the selling agents.
An information pack providing further details of Holtwood Farm, including the Basic Payment Schemes entitlement statement, Energy Performance Certificate, crop rotations, general company information and the solar panel lease is available from the selling agent upon request.
Sporting, Timber and Mineral Rights
It is understood that all shooting rights, standing timber and minerals are included in the freehold sale, with the exception of the Fishing Rights which are owned by Fenton Angling Society.
Tenure & Possession
The freehold of the property is being offered with vacant possession upon completion.
Farm Dispersal Sale
The Vendors reserve the right to hold a farm dispersal sale at the property prior to completion.
Derbyshire Dales District CouncilTown Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN[use Contact Agent Button]
Holtwood Farm is believed to be within Council Tax band F.
EPC Rating F
Samble, Burton & Worth Solicitors1 Abbey Arcade, Market Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1HQ[use Contact Agent Button]Ref: Mr Lionel Connor
Viewings are strictly by appointment through the Uttoxeter office of Bagshaws on[use Contact Agent Button].
Method of sale
The property is for sale by Private Treaty.
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Due to recent changes in legislation, all buyers must provide relevant documentation in order to provide proof of their identity and place of residence. The documentation collected is for this purpose only and will not be disclosed to any other party. This documentation must be provided at the time of the tender is submitted.Agents Notes:Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that all measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing. These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale.
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that all measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing. These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale.
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