Clarke's Plantation, Farley Lane, Matlock

Price: Guide Price £75,000


  • Block of woodland and a redundant stone building, extending to 17.36 acres (7.03 ha)
  • Guide Price: £75,000 - £95,000
  • The woodland is well established
  • Comprising a mixture of Scots Pine and main broadleaf species
  • Roadside access in a rural location near to the town of Matlock.
  • The land is offered for sale by public auction at 3pm on Monday 6th July 2020 at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH.

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A rare opportunity to purchase a block of woodland and a redundant stone building, extending to 17.36 acres (7.03 ha) with roadside access in a rural location near to the town of Matlock.

For sale by public auction at 3pm on Monday 6th July 2020 at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH


The woodland is situated in a rural location just outside the Peak District National Park near to the hamlet of Farley on the outskirts of the town of Matlock. The woodland has far reaching views across the countryside and towards Matlock.

The land is approximately 2.5 miles from the town of Matlock and 9 miles from the market town of Bakewell to good access on the A632 leading to the A6.


To locate the property, from Matlock, head north out of the town along the A632 towards Kelstedge and Chesterfield. Follow the road out of the town for 2.5 miles and turn left onto Wirestone Lane at the crossroads at the top of Slack Hill. Continue along Wirestones lane for approx. 1.4 miles and turn left onto Jaggers Lane at the crossroad. Following the road past Matlock Farm Park and take the first left hand turning onto Farley Lane. Continue along Farley lane for just under 1 mile and the woodland will be found on the right hand side identified by our For Sale sign.


The woodland named Clarke’s Plantation extends to approximately 17.36 acres (7.03 ha) in total and comprises a mixed block of woodland. The woodland is well established and is attractive, comprising a mixture of scots pine and main broadleaf species, with a dense mixed understorey. The woodland is relatively level adjoining Farley Lane and with downhill gradient towards the western boundary.

From the access point leading from Farley Lane, there is vehicular access into a grass clearing. This area has also been utilised to house a number of small timber sheds used for storage. From this area there are steps leading down through part of the woodland to the further clearing with a larger timber building which overlooks the valley.

Redundant Stone Building

Located on the Northern boundary is a redundant stone building accessed by a carved-out route from the entrance gateway. There is potential to reconstruct the stone building, subject to the necessary planning consents.

The sale of this property offers a unique opportunity to acquire a woodland in a rural location and an inspection is thoroughly recommended.


There are no services connected to the woodland.

Sporting Mineral and Timber Rights:

The rights are included in the sale as far as they exist.

History of the Site

The site includes a historic quarry and a small part of the site was used as a landfill until about the 1950’s.

Tenure and Possession:

The land is sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.


The woodland may be viewed at any reasonable time when in possession of a copy of these particulars.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements:

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not they are described in these particulars.

Vendor's Solicitors:

Banner Jones,

24 Glumangate,



S40 1UA.

Contact Mr Stephen Gordon.

Local Authority

Derbyshire Dales District Council,

Town Hall,


DE4 3NN.

Method of Sale

The land is offered for sale by public auction at 3pm on Monday 6th July 2020 at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell, DE45 1AH.

Deposits and Completion:

The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon the fall of the hammer. Please note that proof of identification must also be provided to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The signing of the Contract of Sale and 10% deposit is legally binding on both parties and completion will occur within 28 days thereafter, unless otherwise stated at the auction. The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer’s fee of £400 + VAT (£480 inc. VAT) payable on the fall of the hammer. Please contact the auctioneers for further details.

Conditions of Sale:

The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the office of the Auctioneers seven days prior to the sale and will not be read at the sale. The Auctioneers and Solicitors will be in the sale room fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the auction to deal with any matter arising from either the conditions of sale, the sale particulars or relating to auction generally. At the appointed time the sale will commence and thereafter no further queries will be dealt with and the purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the Conditions of Sale and to have satisfied himself fully upon all matters contained or referred to therein, whether or not the purchaser has read them.

Conditions of Sale Continued...

The Guide Price is issued as an indication of the auctioneer’s opinion of the likely selling price of the property. Each property offered is subject to a Reserve Price which is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer just prior to the auction and would ordinarily be within 10% (+/-) of the Guide Price. Both the Guide Price and the Reserve Price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

Money Laundering Regulations 2017:

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 will not be disclosed to any other party.

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.

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6th July 2020
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