Holly Farm, Virgins Alley, Snelston, Ashbourne

Price: Guide Price £500,000


  • Farmhouse
  • Three bedrooms
  • Outbuildings
  • Yard
  • Gardens extending to approximately 0.6 acres
  • Available in three separate lots
  • For sale by Formal Tender
  • Closing date 11 May 2020 at 12 noon
  • Enquiries to Ashbourne Office or email ashbourne@bagshaws.com

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A superb opportunity to purchase a charming farmhouse, outbuildings with yard and agricultural land extending to approximately 10.5 acres in all. Available in 3 separate lots.


A superb opportunity to purchase a charming farmhouse, outbuildings with yard and agricultural land extending to approximately 10.5 acres in all.

Available in three separate lots.

Occupying a lovely peaceful location on the edge of the picturesque village of Snelston just 5 miles from the Historic market town of Ashbourne.

Available in Three Lots

The three separate lots comprise:

Lot 1 - Farmhouse, outbuildings, yard and gardens extending to approximately 0.6 acres - Guide Price £500,000

Lot 2 - Pastureland with field shelters and gated roadside access extending to about 8.5 acres in all - Guide Price £85,000

Lot 3 - Brookside paddock extending to 1.5 acres with gated roadside access - Guide Price £20,000

For Sale by Formal Tender

Closing date for tender Monday 11th May 2020 at 12 noon.

Lot One - Farmhouse with Gardens and Outbuildings and Yard.

This charming farmhouse provides three bedroom plus an attic room accommodation with two reception rooms. It offers great scope for further enhancement and extension (subject to necessary consent). In all the site extends to approximately 0.6 acres including gardens, yard and range of outbuildings.


Breakfast Kitchen

11' 4'' plus recess x 10' 4'' (3.46m x 3.15m)

Timber access door to the Kitchen which is fitted with a range of matching base mounted units with work surface over and tiled splash backs, electric cooker point, plumbing for washing machine, inset cast iron multi-fuel stove set on stone hearth with solid timber lintel above, quarry tiled floor, useful under star storage cupboard, window over looking formal garden, internal access to Inner Lobby, steps up to internal door accessing the Dining Room.

Inner Lobby

Stairs rising to first floor level, hanging storage space, internal access to WC.

Ground Floor WC

Having low level WC and obscured window to side.

Dining Room

13' 4'' x 12' 11'' (4.06m x 3.93m)

Feature inglenook fireplace with timber lintel over, Openfire with stone surround and tiled hearth, terracotta and black quarry tiled floor, glazed double doors to Sitting Room, window to front overlooking the formal garden, internal pine door to: Pantry 3.66m x 2.74m (12’ x 8’11”) walk-in pantry with stone thrawl and shelf storage.

Sitting Room

12' 9'' x 11' 10'' (3.88m x 3.60m)

Open fire with stone surround and tiled hearth, window to front overlooking the garden with door adjacent providing external access to the garden, exposed beam to ceiling, built-in shelving

First Floor Landing

Split level landing with stairs rising to the Attic Room.

Bedroom One

12' 11'' x 12' 1'' (3.93m x 3.68m)

Window to front overlooking the garden, exposed beams to ceiling, wash hand basin.

Bedroom Two

11' 2'' x 10' 0'' (3.40m x 3.05m)

Window to front enjoying garden views and across the neighbouring land, wardrobe with hanging and shelving, painted beams to ceiling.

Bedroom Three

11' 1'' x 8' 9'' (3.38m x 2.66m)

Window to front with views across the garden, two built-in wardrobes, under stairs storage cupboard.

Family Bathroom

Panelled bath, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle with shower over, two Velux windows, low flush WC, window to rear.

Attic Room

13' 2'' into restricted headroom x 8' 8'' (4.01m x 2.64m)

Window to side elevation overlooking the land (Lot 2) and surrounding countryside, built-in cupboard.


Lawned gardens to the front of the property on the South elevation enclosed by hedgerow boundary to neighbouring farmland to the west. Block paved patio to the immediate from with garden path leading round the house. There is a Summer House with double doors set on the western boundary overlooking the garden (and the lane to the Lot 2).

Outbuilding with Yard

The property is accessed from Virgins Alley lane along driveway leading to the generous yard to the side of the property. The outbuildings would benefit from some improvements and briefly comprise:

Lean to Workshop

9' 11'' x 9' 9'' (3.02m x 2.97m)

Attached to the side of the Farmhouse with doors to the front and rear and power connected

rear Barn

12' 6'' x 8' 1'' (3.81m x 2.46m)

Attached to the rear of the Farmhouse property with stable door access and loft storage space


15' 8'' x 7' 0'' (4.77m x 2.13m)

Attached to the Rear Barn with access through to Former Milking Parlour 4.79m x 4.14m (15’8” x 13’”)

Detached Brick Barn

11' 4'' x 9' 5'' (3.45m x 2.87m)

Stable door access providing useful storage.

Steel Frame Haybarn

open sided with canopy frontage

Timber Frame Dutch Barn

Rear Yard

With ample standing for a number of vehicles, having previously been used for light haulage there is an inspection pit set within the yard adjacent to the Dutch Barn. Bordered by hedging the yard is well screened.

Agents Note

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.

General Remarks

Tenure and Possession

All Lots are being sold Freehold with vacant possession.


Lots 1 Farmhouse - Mains water and electricity are connected to the property. Private Drainage.

No services are connected to Lots 2 & 3.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those fixtures and fittings referred to in the sale particulars are included in the purchase price.

Local Authority and Council Tax band

Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 3NN. T: 01629 761 100. Council Tax band ‘D’.

Basic Payment Scheme

The property is not registered under the Basic Payments Scheme. Entitlements will therefore not be available.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, easements and wayleaves whether or not defined in these particulars. There is a public footpath which crosses Lot 2.


The property and land can only be viewed strictly by appointment through the Bagshaws Ashbourne Office contactable on 01335 342201 or e-mail: ashbourne@bagshaws.com.


From Ashbourne — From the Ashbourne office - We recommend following the A515 south from Ashbourne for just over 3 miles, go past Darley Moor airfield on your left and then take the right turn signposted Roston and Ellastone, Continue on this road for further half a mile then take the first right hand turn onto Virgins Alley Lane. Proceed down Virgins Alley lane and the subject property will be found on the left hand side and can be identified by the Bagshaws ‘For Sale’ board.


Rating G

Conditions of Tender

The property is being sold in three Lots by FORMAL TENDER.

Official tender forms with copies of the contract and conditions of sale are available from the Vendor’s Solicitors.



A formal confirmation that the 10% deposit is instantly available relative to the tender sum must accompany the tender form and contract pack.

A formal confirmation will be required to confirm that a buyer has nominated a legal representative who will be able to exchange contracts within 24 hours of offer acceptance and complete by no later than the 29th of June 2020 (earlier by mutual agreement).

Please note that all purchasers submitting a tender must provide two forms of identification to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017.  This means a passport or driving licence together with a utility bill for proof of address for all named purchasers.


It is imperative that all tenders are within sealed envelopes, marked for the attention of Mr P Sabin with “Holly Farm, Snelston - Tender” clearly stated on the front of the envelope.

Interested parties are advised to consult their legal advisers if there are any points of which they are uncertain. No further queries will be dealt with after the tender deadline and the purchaser will be deemed to have knowledge of the contract of sale and to have satisfied themselves fully upon all matters contained or referred to therein. It is advised that all interested parties should have a nominated solicitor who will have advised on the contract and be instructed to adhere to the exchange and completion timescales.

It should be noted that the Vendor is not bound to accept the highest or indeed any tender. Any accepted offer is at the Sellers absolute discretion.

Solicitor Details

Flint Bishop, 54 St John Street, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1GH. Contact: Paul Sabin. Tel: 01335 342208

Floor plans

Holly Farm, Virgins Alley, Snelston, Ashbourne

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