This listing is for Lot 5 only
21.66 acres at Stacey Bank Farm
Offered on the open market for the first time in a generation, Stacey Bank Farm occupies a lovely rural location within the small hamlet of Stacey Bank, offering wonderful views of the Loxley Valley.
The property sits on the boundary of the Peak District National Park, is only ¼ mile from Damflask Reservoir and bounds the River Loxley, yet is just six miles from Sheffield City Centre, and is less than ten miles from the M1.
Stacey Bank is on the outskirts of the suburb of Loxley providing easy access to both the Peak District and Sheffield via Loxley Road (B6077) affording access to a range of facilities, including Meadowhall Shopping Centre, the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and Sheffield Botanical Gardens. Peak District attractions include Chatsworth House, Derwent Dams and the prospect of a range of outdoor leisure activities. The nearby Damflask Reservoir offers sailing, rowing and coarse fishing together with a number of popular local walks.
The local Loxley Primary School was rated as ‘Outstanding’ in the last (January 2015) OFSTED inspection.
The property offers a rare opportunity to acquire a property of this type, located in such an attractive rural setting yet a short distance from Sheffield City Centre.
The farmstead briefly comprises a detached stone built, four-bedroom farmhouse together with a substantial traditional agricultural building and workshop that offers considerable conversion potential, subject to the necessary consents. In addition are a range of portal frame agricultural buildings well suited to servicing the existing farm activities, but also offering the prospect of alternative uses subject to the necessary consents or approvals. Collectively the property comprises 77.57 acres (31.39 ha) or thereabouts, the majority of which is accessible good mowing and grazing pasture with a southerly aspect.
The property is to be offered by way of seven lots. They are briefly described below:
Comprising the farmhouse, traditional and portal frame buildings together with 15.24 acres (6.17ha), and having the option to acquire adjoining land known as Lot 2 (13.25 acres) for a fixed price.
Guide Price - £700,000
The substantial double fronted stone-built farmhouse occupies an elevated position with views across the Loxley Valley. The farmhouse is accessed at the end of the private drive and is located at the head of the farm buildings. The farmhouse is constructed of gritstone with predominantly blue slate over.
The property offers spacious and flexible accommodation, and upon entering the front door, the Entrance Hall affords access to both of the principal reception rooms and leads to the central staircase. The Living Room, in common with the rest of the farmhouse, has high corniced ceilings and provides spacious accommodation offering far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside by way of a light double aspect with views to both the south and east. A recent adaptation to the property means that there is a small WC adjoining.
Residential Accommodation Cont'd
The Dining Room also has a double aspect and has access directly into the Kitchen. Whilst currently accommodating an electric fire, it offers the possibility of reinstating the fireplace if desired.
The Dining Room leads to the first of two large Kitchens, the Principal Kitchen having an oil-fired AGA, and fitted wall and base units, together with external access, and overlooks the traditional stone range outside. Adjoining this is the Secondary Kitchen, again with fitted wall and base units together with plumbing for a washing machine. In addition, on the Ground Floor is a large Shower Room that has a walk-in shower, with floor to ceiling wall tiles, pedestal sink and close coupled WC.
The First Floor offers some wonderful views of the area, the Landing leading to three large Double Bedrooms, together with a single Bedroom/Study and a Family Bathroom.
Residential Accommodation Cont'd 2
In addition to the rooms detailed is a large Cellar with stone flag floor (that is currently accessed externally, though the internal staircase remains) together with sizeable Attic. In addition is an externally accessed WC.
The property has an attractive and well-maintained garden off the front elevation, comprising a combination of lawns and herbaceous borders.
The floorplan within the particulars details the dimensions and position of the rooms summarised above..
Traditional Agricultural Buildings
An attractive range of stone built traditional agricultural buildings with blue slate over comprising an L-shaped range with loft over (shown as buildings ‘1’ and ‘2’ on the plan). Whilst used as a farm workshop and hay loft, this building offers tremendous scope for conversion.
The building has some lovely timber roof trusses, a large range of existing external openings and concrete floor together with water and three-phase electricity connected. Subject to the appropriate consents, this building would seem well suited to conversion to residential unit(s), leisure use or ancillary living accommodation.
The external dimensions of the L shaped range are 16.5m x 5.5m and 6.5m x 10.3m all with lofts over, in addition to a single storey stone built monopitch addition with corrugated tin roof over (4.4m x 10m GEA).
Modern Farm Buildings
There are a range of versatile agricultural buildings that are well equipped to service the holding, all located around a concrete yard; however, they also offer the prospect of alternative uses subject to the relevant consents or prior notification approvals.
The buildings can be briefly summarised (adopting the numbering on the buildings plan) as follows:
3) Concrete frame implement store with concrete block and corrugated grey fibre cement cladding, concrete floor together with roller shutter door (17.03m x 6.10m GEA).
4) Substantial single storey stone built monopitch building, adjoining the farmhouse with concrete floor and box profile roof sheeting over (9.75m x 8.36m GEA).
Modern Farm Buildings Cont'd
5) Four bay concrete frame building with loft over part accessed by way of external steps. The building has a concrete floor, concrete block and corrugated grey fibre cement cladding and sliding doors. It was formerly the old parlour and dairy and has latterly been used as a lambing shed (22.2m x 6.46m GEA).
6) Five bay concrete portal frame general purpose building with block and corrugated grey fibre cement cladding currently used as a lambing shed (22.7m x 9.5m GEA).
7) Adjoining five bay concrete portal frame general purpose building with block and corrugated grey fibre cement cladding currently used as a lambing shed (12.5m x 22.6m GEA).
8) Six bay ‘Atcost’ general purpose building with concrete floor and concrete block and corrugated grey fibre cement cladding (12.5m x 27.0 m GEA).
Moderb Farm Buildings Cont'd 2
The buildings are set around concrete yards that include a former silage clamp and muck midden.
Please note that prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the dimensions of the buildings.
The lot includes 14.08 acres (5.70 ha) of productive grassland that is used for grazing and mowing. The land can all be accessed from the farmstead and runs from Loxley Road down to the River Loxley, offering a southerly aspect.
The land has mains water connected, and is primarily bound by drystone walls. The soil can be described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils and is classified as Grade 3 and 4 under the Agricultural Land Classification Scheme. It should be noted that the successful purchaser of Lot 1 will have the option to acquire the adjoining land within Lot 2 for a fixed price of £130,000.
This lot amounts to 13.25 acres (5.36 ha) with road frontage onto Loxley Road (B6077) that is productive grassland used for mowing and grazing. The land is sloping with a southerly aspect and has mains water connected.
The soil can be described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils and is classified as Grade 3 and 4 under the Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
Guide Price - £105,000
A single grass field comprising 1.93 acres (0.78 ha), and is accessed directly off Storrs Bridge Lane, and adjoins Lot 2. It is a gently sloping field with a southerly aspect having mains water connected, and bound by drystone walls.
Guide Price - £20,000
A single grass field of 5.52 acres (2.23 ha) with frontage onto and access off West Lane, and with residential properties lying to both the north and south. The land is well suited to mowing and grazing and has mains water connected. The proximity to existing residential properties may offer the prospect of future development potential (subject to planning).
Guide Price £70,000
Offering 21.66 acres (8.76 ha) of good mowing and grazing pasture split into three good sized fields that are in good heart, having a frontage onto and access off Loxley Road (B6077). The land is sloping with a southerly aspect and has mains water connected.
The soil can be described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils and is classified as Grade 3 and 4 under the Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
Guide Price £165,000
17.47 acres (7.07 ha) of land fronting onto and accessed off Myers Lane, this block comprises three large fields bound by drystone walls that again offers good mowing and grazing ground with a southerly aspect. The pasture is in good heart and offers far reaching views of the surrounding area. Mains water is connected.
The soil can be described as freely draining slightly acid loamy soils and is classified as Grade 4 under the Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
Guide Price £130,000
An attractive sloping grass field, well suited to grazing with access off Back Lane comprising 2.08 acres (0.84 ha), that lies in close proximity to, and has views across, Damflask Reservoir.
Guide Price £20,000
Mains water, electricity and gas are connected to Stacey Bank Farm, with three-phase electricity connected to the buildings. Drainage is by way of a septic tank.
Should purchasers of Lots share a mains water supply with third party owners of other lots, they will be required to install sub meters within 28 days of completion, sufficient to allow the respective owners to apportion water usage.
Tenure and Possession
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Basic Payment Scheme and Cross Compliance
It is understood that the agricultural 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 meeting cross compliance rules following completion for the remainder of the 2019 BPS claim year, and will indemnify the vendor against any non-compliance.
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
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.
With the exception of Lot 1, the remaining Lots will be subject to an overage, providing that in the event of any non-agricultural or non-equestrian planning consent(s) (or prior notification approval(s)) obtained within thirty years of the completion date, the Purchaser (or successors in title) will pay the Vendors (or successors in title) 20% of any uplift in value arising from any such approvals or consents.
Local Planning Authorities
Sheffield City Council, 1 Union Street, Howden House, Sheffield S1 2SH
(Lots 1 – 6)
Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE
Stacey Bank Farm is registered with Sheffield City Council as Council Tax Band D (ref: 6066SJSTABAFA9).
Lot 1 if to be viewed strictly by appointment only through the sole agents Bakewell office.
The remaining Lots may be viewed during daylight hours when in possession of these sales particulars.
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 the settlement of Loxley, take the Loxley Road (B6077) towards Bradfield and Damflask Reservoir. Drive along this road for approximately 1.5 miles, and Stacey Bank Farm (Lot 1) is located on the left, as indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board. Please use the property plan within these particulars to locate specific Lots.
From the centre of the village of High Bradfield, take the Loxley Road (B6077) towards Sheffield. Remain on this road for approximately 1.7 miles, passing Damflask Reservoir. Stacey Bank Farm (Lot 1) will be on your right-hand side, as indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board. Please use the property plan within these particulars to locate specific Lots.
Lewis Francis Blackburn Bray, 14 – 16 Paradise Square, Sheffield S1 2DE (Mr Simon Shires).
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 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 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
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.
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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23rd September 2019
Bakewell Property and Land Auction
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