Lot 1: Barlow Lees Farm, Barlow Lees, Barlow, Dronfield

Price: Guide Price £650,000


  • Character farmhouse in need of refurbishment
  • Range of traditional stone farm buildings offering potential for conversion (subject to the necessary consents)
  • Two parcels of land all of which is situated in a private rural setting
  • Far reaching countryside views, in total extending to circa 8.02 acres (3.24 ha).
  • Guide Price: Lot 1 £650,000
  • Guide Price: Lot 2 £40,000 - £50,000

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An exceptional opportunity to acquire a character farmhouse in need of refurbishment therewith a range of traditional stone farm buildings offering potential for conversion (subject to the necessary consents) and two parcels of land all of which is situated in a private rural setting with far reaching countryside views, in total extending to circa 8.02 acres (3.24 ha).

To be sold in two lots by public auction at 3pm on Monday 23rd September at The Agricultural Business Centre, Agricultural Way, Bakewell, DE45 1AH

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The property lies in the locality of Barlow Lees, a small hamlet situated approximately 1 mile north of the village of Barlow. With an elevated south facing position, the property enjoys far reaching panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and occupies a highly desirable rural position in this small, quiet and picturesque hamlet, that benefits from the host of amenities in the nearby village of Barlow, including a range of well-established eateries, primary school and Church. Barlow Lees is well located for accessing large conurbations, being approximately 1.5 miles from Dronfield, 4.3 miles from the centre of Chesterfield, 6.8 miles from the centre of Sheffield and despite this the property is only a short distance outside the Peak District National Park.


Given the time elapsed since last offered to the market, Barlow Lees Farm offers a rare opportunity to acquire a property of this type, located in such a spectacular private rural setting.

The property totals 8.02 acres of which is to be sold in two lots as below:

Lot 1

Extending in total to circa 4.94 acres (2.00ha) this lot will include the farmhouse, traditional buildings and curtilage therewith the field immediately to the south. The farmhouse requires refurbishment and offers the purchaser 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, the substantial detached stone barn would seem well suited to conversion, again subject to the appropriate approvals. The land is currently in arable rotation however could be restored to pasture if desired.

Lot 2

As a secondary to Lot 1, this lot comprises 3.08 acres or thereabouts of land with separate roadside access that is currently in arable rotation however offers the successful purchaser the option to restore to pasture creating an ideal sized paddock. The successful purchaser of Lot 1 will be offered the chance to purchase Lot 2 for a fixed price of £50,000.

Residential Accommodation

The two-storey farmhouse occupies a central position in relation to the farmstead. The farmhouse is constructed of rough coursed stone sat atop which is a pitched roof covered with single lapped slate tiles and the front south facing elevation overlooks a private courtyard and garden area, whilst being well positioned in proximity to the farm buildings. Off road vehicular parking for several vehicles is available to the east of the farmhouse.

The internal accommodation of the farmhouse is well laid out and has a range of period features. Upon entering, there is a kitchen with pantry which leads on to a sitting room and thereafter lounge and store room in addition to the main staircase to the first floor, on which are two large double bedrooms, a single bedroom and a family bathroom.

Further, externally is a separate w/c, store room and self-standing stone coal shed. Please refer to the floorplan for more information on layout and sizes.

Traditional Buildings

The property benefits from a number of traditional farm buildings all constructed of stone, some of which with lofts over, that together with the farmhouse offer tremendous potential subject to the necessary consents.

1) Adjoining the farmhouse, a two-storey stone-built addition previously used for livestock housing and storage presents a fantastic opportunity to extend, and has a Gross Internal Area (GIA) of 37m2.

2) The second traditional building is situated to the east of the farmhouse, and is constructed of rough coursed stone over which is a pitched roof covered with corrugated galvanised sheeting. This former corn shed has a timber loft over and a GIA of approximately 58m2. Adjoining this is a modern blockwork addition (approx. 59m2 GIA) providing workshop space and vehicular storage.

Traditional Buildings Continued

3) The next main traditional building adjoins building 1) to the west and comprises a single storey storage barn general storage throughout a single storey structure with slate tile roof. Again, it is constructed of coursed stone and including a single storey addition collectively has a GIA of circa 103m2. This building adjoins;

4) A stone building of similar construction and use that is slightly smaller with a GIA of circa 21m2. Adjoining this;

5) A further dilapidated single storey stone building previously used as livestock housing and an open fronted storage shed with an approximate GIA of 51m2. Adjoined by;

6) An open fronted stone barn used as a machinery store, which has a GIA of circa 17m2. Finally adjoining this;

Traditional Buildings Cont'd

7) A small brick store with a GIA of circa 10m2. These buildings would seem suited to alternative uses such as ancillary accommodation, residential units, self-catering or other leisure or commercial uses such as equestrian facility. 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. In addition is;

8) A dilapidated steel portal framed barn which has a Gross External Area of 96m2.


The land included with the property is arranged in two adjoining fields, the first and largest of which is situated to the south of the farmstead, and comprises 4.34 acres (1.76ha) of land that is currently in arable rotation. This field is accessed through the farm and is bounded by way of mature hedgerows. The second field is located to the east of the farm and has both roadside access and internal access via the field included within Lot 1. Again, currently in arable rotation, the parcel extends to circa 3.08 acres (1.25ha) and is bounded by way of mature hedgerow. Mains water is available to the farmstead, but is not currently supplied to the fields. The land is moderately sloping, and is one of the few areas in the locality where land is classified as Grade 3 under the MAFF Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.


The farmhouse has the benefit of mains three phase electricity and mains water. There is currently no form of heating and foul drainage is to a private septic tank.

Tenure and Possession

The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. That land currently in arable rotation will be harvested and left fallow 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.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves and 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.

Timber, Mineral and Sporting Rights

Timber and Sporting rights included as far as they exist.

Fixtures and Fittings

Only those items referred to in the particulars are included in the sale.

Agri-Environment Schemes

The land is not entered into any stewardship schemes.

Local Planning Authority

North East Derbyshire District Council

2013 Mill Ln, Wingerworth, Chesterfield S42 6NG

Council Tax

The property is registered with North East Derbyshire District Council as Council Tax Band C (ref: 10030025018)


Strictly by appointment only through the sole agents Bakewell office.

Method of Sale

The land is offered by Public Auction at 3.00pm, Monday 23rd September 2019 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.


From Chesterfield heading north on the A61 Unstone-Dronfield bypass, at the Whittington Moor roundabout, take the second exit on to Dunston Road (B6050) and continue for 2.3 miles before arriving at the T junction. Turn right on to the B6051 signposted ‘Barlow’ and continue for approximately 1.7 miles going through Barlow village before turning right on to Dobbin lane, going past Barlow Trout Fishery for approximately just over half a mile and turn right on to Barlow Lees Lane. Follow the road for a quarter of a mile (500m) and the property comprising Lot 1 can be found on the right-hand side indicated by our ‘For Sale’ Board. Lot 2 can be found a little further again on the right-hand side.


Wake Smith Solicitors

No.1 Velocity

2 Tenter Street


S1 4BY

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 stated otherwise at the auction. The sale of each lot 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.

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 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.

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Lot 1: Barlow Lees Farm, Barlow Lees, Barlow, Dronfield

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Lot 1: Barlow Lees Farm, Barlow Lees, Barlow, Dronfield

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23rd September 2019
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