Culland Farm offers a wonderful opportunity to acquire a farmhouse in need of refurbishment in a beautiful location.
The property includes a range of traditional stone and modern farm buildings surrounded by 33.6 acres (13.6 ha) of land in a private rural setting with far reaching views.
For sale by Public Auction on Monday 18th September 2017 at 3.00pm
Culland Farm was last offered to the market in August 1938, sold in the Parish Room at Crich by Mr J Else. The Farm has since remained in the same family, being an active dairy farm for many years, until more recently being used for haymaking and livery.
The Farm occupies a very desirable rural position a short distance outside the sought after village of Crich. Crich has a range of local amenities including a range of shops, GP surgery, the Parish and Baptist Church and of course the Crich Tramway Museum. Crich Primary School was rated ‘Outstanding’ in the last (2013) OFSTED inspection.
Culland Farm is well located with Derby (14 miles), Nottingham (22 miles) and Sheffield (38 miles) all within easy reach. The village is within 5 miles of the A38 at Alfreton and is only 8.6 miles from Junction 28 of the M1. Despite this the property is situated in a wonderfully secluded rural position, and is only a short distance outside the Peak District National Park.
The property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a property of this type, located in such a spectacular private rural setting.
The property totals 33.6 acres of which 27.1 acres of grassland and 5.65 acres of mature broadleaved woodland. The farmstead is located at the end of a ½ mile private driveway driving through the grounds, flanked by meadows and woodland.
The views from the farmhouse and land are outstanding, across to Crich Stand, and further afield, with a pastoral landscape in the foreground.
The farmhouse requires refurbishment and offers the purchase the possibility of creating a truly special home, with the adjoining traditional building offering scope for considerable extension if desired, subject to the necessary consents. In addition two substantial stone barns would seem well suited to conversion, again subject to the appropriate approvals.
In addition are a range of more modern farm buildings.
The two storey farmhouse occupies a prominent elevated position with commanding views of the area.
The farmhouse is constructed of coursed gritstone with hardrow tiles over and overlooks the driveway, and is well positioned at the head of the farm buildings with far reaching views. It adjoins a substantial stone and slate barn with loft over that would offer scope for extension or a further residential unit subject to planning approval.
The internal accommodation of the farmhouse is well laid out and has a range of period features. Upon entering, there is a large tiled Entrance Hall that in addition to accessing the main staircase to the first floor, accesses the principal ground floor rooms, including the Sitting Room, Kitchen and Lounge. The Kitchen especially has lovely views of the area, and links into the Pantry’s that have original quarry tiles and brick and stone thrawls.
Residential Accommodation Cont.
Above the Kitchen, accessed by an independent staircase is a large Study or Bedroom that has exceptional views to the North and West. The other first floor rooms are accessed from the main staircase, and include three good sized Double Bedrooms and Family Bathroom.
Please refer to the floorplan for further information on layout and sizes.
The property benefits from three principal traditional farm buildings all constructed of coursed gritstone with external stone stairs and lofts over, that together with the farmhouse offer tremendous potential.
1) The first adjoins the farmhouse and has blue slates over. The building was used for cattle housing, with the old cow cubicles still in situ, over which is a timber loft. The gross external area of the building is approximately 177m2 and features external stone stairs on the southern elevation.
2) The second traditional building is situated to the east of the farmhouse, and is constructed of coursed gritstone with blue tiles and corrugated grey fibre cement over. This former livestock and feed shed has a timber loft over and a gross external area of approximately 235m2. An external stone flight of stairs is on the southern gable end to access the loft.
Traditional Buildings Cont.
3) The third main traditional building lies to the south of the farmhouse and accommodates the old parlour with feed loft over and blue tile roof. Again it is constructed of coursed stone with a gross external area of circa 88m2. External stone stairs access the loft on the northern elevation. This building adjoins;
4) A stone and concrete block building and stone built former pigsties, now dog kennels with both corrugated grey fibre cement and blue tiles over.
These buildings would seem suited to alternative uses such as ancillary accommodation, residential units, self-catering or other leisure or commercial uses. No planning applications have been made by the vendors for alternative uses for these buildings and prospective purchasers are encouraged to speak to the local planning authority to establish what if any alternative uses may be considered by them.
Modern Agricultural Buildings
The property also benefits from a range of other, more modern agricultural buildings, all located around the farmstead. These can be briefly summarised as follows;
5) Three bay steel portal frame general purpose building with corrugated grey fibre cement roof and yorkshire board and concrete block cladding, together with a concrete floor (GEA 13.7m x 6.1m)
6) Timber frame lean too with corrugated grey fibre cement roof and corrugated tin sheet cladding in a poor state of repair.
7) Open fronted timber pole barn with corrugated tin sheet roof in poor state of repair.
8) Timber frame and corrugated tin sheet shed
9) Three bay concrete frame Atcost building and corrugated grey fibre cement shed (c. 13.7m x 8.6m GEA)
10) Corrugated grey fibre cement ‘Ideal’ shed.
11) Steel portal frame general purpose building, currently accommodating indoor school and stables, both of which are excluded from the sale (GEA c .28.3m x 17.2m).
Modern Agricultural Buildings Cont.
12) Open fronted three bay steel portal frame cattle shed with concrete block and yorkshire board cladding and corrugated grey fibre cement roof over (GEA c. 9.3m x 14.1m).
13) Adjoining ‘12’ comprises two block built stables.
In addition is the shell of what is believed to be a former farm building at the head of the drive.
Please note that all measurements are approximate, and prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the dimensions of the buildings.
The farmstead is surrounded by a ring fenced parcel of land made up of pasture and woodland, shown edged RED on the plan in these particulars. Aside from the buildings and yard, the land comprises approximately 27.1 acres of grassland and 5.65 acres of mature broadleaved woodland, the majority of which is within Cawdor Wood that forms the backdrop to the farmstead.
The field boundaries are primarily drystone walls and hedges, supplemented by fencing where appropriate. Mains water is available to the farmstead, but is not currently supplied to the fields.
The soil type is classified at slowly permeable seasonally wet acid loamy and clayey soils of loamy and clayey structure and is classified as grade 4 under the MAFF Provisional Land Classification.
The farmstead has the benefit of mains three phase electricity, and mains water. Domestic foul drainage is by way of a cess pit.
Tenure & Possession
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Basic Payment Scheme and Cross Compliance
It is understood that the land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. BPS entitlements are not included in the sale, but may be available by way of separate negotiation.
The purchaser will be responsible for cross compliance following completion, and will indemnify the vendor against any non-compliance for the 2017 claim year.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not they are defined in these particulars.
A third party right of way exists along part of the access track to service a domestic dwelling. An agricultural right of way also exists from the adopted highway to the southern extent of Culland Wood to access third party land to the west of the holding. This is shown by way of a YELLOW line on the appended plan.
Timber, Minerals and Sporting Rights
As detailed in the Conditions of Sale
Fixtures & Fittings
Only those items referred to in the particulars are included in the sale.
The purchaser will be responsible for erecting a new stock proof boundary within 28 days of completion between points ‘A’ and ‘B’ on the plan, and more particularly shown on the ground by marker posts.
In the event of any dispute of the position of this boundary, Bagshaws LLP decision will be final.
Agri - Environment Schemes
The land is not entered into any stewardship schemes.
Strictly by appointment only through the sole agents Bakewell office on 01629 812777 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Method of Sale
The land is offered by Public Auction at 3.00pm, Monday 18th September 2017 at 3.00pm at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell DE45 1AH. A copy of the sales contract should be available to view for at least the week preceding the auction date.
To locate the property, from South Wingfield take the B5035 to Crich. Shortly after passing the junction with Park Lane, the drive to the property is on the left as indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board.
From Crich, similarly take the B5035 to South Wingfield, and shortly after having entered the hamlet of Park Head
Local Planning Authority
Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT | T: (01773) 570222
Culland Farm is registered with the Amber Valley Borough Council as Council Tax Band G (ref: 102201229110)
Nigel Davis Solicitors, 3 & 4 Spire House, Waterside Park, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1DG | T: (01335) 346772
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.
Deposits & 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 2003. 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 stated otherwise at the auction. The sale is subject to a buyer’s fee of £200 + VAT (£240 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 Sales Particulars or relating to the 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 Cont.
“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 which 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 is for this purpose only and will not be disclosed to any other party.
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