The Pastures and Land at Highfields Farm, Heage Lane, Etwall, Derby

Price: £799,500


  • Former Open Farm
  • Three Bedroom Bungalow
  • Farm Shop, Tea Room, Lecture/Party Room
  • Recreational Areas
  • 50kw Wind Turbine
  • Range of Agricultural Buildings
  • Pasture Land extending to 56.69 acres (22.94 ha)
  • Guide Price £799,500
  • Two further fields available by separate negotiation
  • Enquiries to Ashbourne Office 01335 342201 or email

Full details

A rare opportunity to purchase a former open farm with agricultural land extending to 56.69 acres.


Former open farm comprising Farm Shop, Tea Room, Lecture Room/Party Room and Recreational Areas 50kw Wind Turbine Four poultry sheds suitable for a number of uses Purpose built pullet rearing shed. Range of agricultural buildings

Pasture land extending to 56.69 acres (22.94 ha) including small wooded areas with a further 12.88 acres (5.21 ha) and two poultry sheds available by separate negotiation. Extensive farm tracks throughout the property

Bungalow “The Pastures” offering three bedroom living accommodation subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition.

For Sale by Private Treaty


The Pastures at Highfields Farm is situated in a convenient rural location within the Etwall area, only 7 miles from the centre of Derby and Burton on Trent, both of which offer a comprehensive range of shopping facilities and other amenities. The area offers good road links to the A50 which in turn provides easy access to both the M1 and the M6 motorways.


Approximate Distances to Local Towns and Cities

Derby - 7 miles. Burton on Trent - 7 miles. Uttoxeter - 13 miles. Ashbourne - 13 miles. Nottingham -22 miles. East Midlands Airport 20 miles


The property is best approached from the A50. Travel along the A50 in an easterly direction towards Derby, take the exit signposted Derby West A516 towards Etwall, Hilton and Hatton. At the roundabout take the second exit onto Derby Road/A516 and continue to follow the A516. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Heage Lane and the farm can be found down the second drive on the left past the bridge, next to the selling agents For Sale board.

General Remarks

A rare opportunity to purchase a former open farm with room for improvement comprising agricultural land extending to 56.69 acres (22.94 ha) together with a residential property subject to an agricultural occupancy condition and a 50kw wind turbine which was installed approximately seven years ago. The property comprises poultry housing together with a former Farm Shop, Café, Lecture Rooms and open farm. The property offers a wealth of opportunity for alternative uses. There is the opportunity to acquire a further 12.88 acres (5.21 ha) grassland including two poultry sheds (hatched red on the site plan) for sale by separate negotiation.

Agents Note

For over 30 years, Highfields was a highly successful source of education for young people with specific educational needs.

Residential Bungalow - The Pastures

The bungalow is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition which states that the ‘occupation of the dwelling shall be limited to the family and/or dependents of a person employed, or last employed, wholly or mainly in agriculture, as defined in Section 336 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, or in forestry’.

Entrance Hall

Electric storage heater, loft access, built in storage cupboard.


12' 7'' x 11' 7'' (3.84m x 3.52m)

Open fire with cast iron surround, double glazed french doors to the rear


11' 7'' x 8' 10'' (3.53m x 2.69m)

Electric cooker, space for fridge and plumbing for a washer

Side Porch

Dining Room

9' 9'' x 8' 7'' (2.96m x 2.62m)

Double glazed window to the side, electric storage heater.


Shower and screen, electric wall heater

Bedroom One

10' 2'' x 9' 9'' (3.11m x 2.96m)

Electric storage heater, window

Bedroom Two

10' 4'' x 9' 6'' (3.14m x 2.90m)

Electric storage heater, window overlooking the surrounding countryside

Bedroom Three

8' 9'' x 6' 9'' (2.67m x 2.06m)

Double glazed window to side, electric storage heater


The garden is situated to the side of the bungalow and is mainly laid to lawn with a garden shed. Views over the surrounding fields.


The Pastures together with the principal buildings are situated centrally on the holding. The poultry buildings are further across the holding. The holding benefits from extensive tarmac tracks across the farm.

Farm Buildings briefly comprise

Prefabricated Building comprising former Canteen/Offices with separate toilet facilities and kitchen space.


44' 9'' x 19' 5'' (13.65m x 5.93m)

With lighting, concreted floor, secure door.

Open Plan former Farm Shop incorporating Tea Room

Former Kitchen and Food Preparation Space

49' 7'' x 43' 8'' (15.11m x 13.3m)

Serving and seating area

Packing Station

41' 8'' x 23' 9'' (12.70m x 7.23m)

Store Room

19' 2'' x 18' 11'' (5.84m x 5.77m)

With loft above

Large Extensive Hard Standing parking Areas

Wind Turbine

50kw - erected in 2012

Four Poultry Buildings

Harlow Free Range Hen Units comprising:

2 x 2,500 bird units with manual egg collection.

1 x 5,600 bird unit with automatic egg collection.

1 x 9,000 bird unit with automatic egg collection.

It should be noted that the units are all insulated with mains electric and mains water connected.

Poultry Building

492' 2'' x 98' 5'' (150m x 30m)

Currently used for storage purposes.

Pullet Rearing Unit

47' 11'' x 49' 5'' (14.6m x 15.07m)

For 6,000 birds. Equipped with feeder, drinker lines and heaters.

Poultry Unit

119' 1'' x 39' 4'' (36.3m x 12m)

Housing a generator as back up for the whole farm.

Six Bay Livestock Building

89' 3'' x 28' 7'' (27.2m x 8.7m)

Currently split into six individual areas with concreted feed passage to the front. Part breeze block and Yorkshire boarded sides. This building benefits from mains water and electric.

Five Bay Open Fronted Dutch Barn

74' 6'' x 23' 11'' (22.7m x 7.3m)

With part first floor area and additional lean-to.

Prefabricated former Party/Lecture Room

58' 11'' x 31' 8'' (17.96m x 9.64m)

With toilet facilities. Separate Kitchen area. Baby changing facilities and disabled W/C.

Three Poly Tunnels

formerly used as play areas.

The Land

The land in its entirety extends to 56.69 acres (22.94 ha) or thereabouts. The land is principally down to pasture, generally flat and in some places gently sloping. There is the opportunity to acquire a further 12.88 acres (5.21 ha) grassland including two poultry sheds (hatched red on the site plan.)

There is a small area of woodland included within the sale.

The property benefits from extensive tarmac tracks which services all areas of the farm.

General Remarks

Tenure and Possession

The property is being sold Freehold with vacant possession granted on completion if required. The Pastures is subject to an agricultural occupancy condition.


Strictly by appointment through the Ashbourne Office of the Sole Agents on 01335 342201 or


Mains water and electricity are connected, together with private drainage.

Fixtures and Fittings

All those fixtures and fittings referred to in the sales particulars are included within the purchase price.

Local Authority

South Derbyshire District Council, Civic Offices, Civic Way, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0AH T: 01283 595795

Council Tax Band

The Pastures Council Tax banding is ‘C’

Basic Payment Scheme

The land has been registered for the Basic Payment Scheme. Entitlements are included in the sale.

Rights of Way, Wayleave and Easements

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements whether or not defined in these particulars. There are two Public Footpaths crossing the southern part of the property. There is a Right of Way at all times and for all purposes along the drive leading from the main road to the car park area on the holding.

Timber and Mineral Rights

It is understood that all standing timber and minerals are, so far as they are owned included within the freehold sale.

Sporting Rights

Sporting rights are not included in the sale.

Fixtures and Fittings

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


Rating D


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