Butts Farm Wardlow, Buxton SK17 8RP
Butts Farm, in the heart of the Peak District National Park, is situated in the rural village of Wardlow, surrounded by picturesque moorland, hills and dales. Whilst its setting is rural, the property is in easy reach of nearby towns and cities which have good transport links. The village of Tideswell (2.8 miles) and home to the magnificent Cathedral of the Peak, offers a range of amenities, whilst Bakewell (4.5 miles) provides extensive facilities including public houses, restaurants, supermarkets, high street shops, library, recreational facilities and a farmers market. The former spa town of Buxton (7.5 miles), together with the cities of Sheffield (13 miles) and Manchester (25 miles) are within easy reach due to excellent road and rail links. Butts Farm is within the catchment area for top class primary and secondary schools, including Lady Manners Secondary School and St Anselm’s Independent School.
From the centre of Tideswell village, head northeast on the B6049. At the crossroads turn right onto the A623, signposted for Chesterfield. Follow that road for approximately 1.3 miles and then turn right onto the B6465, signposted for Wardlow. Continue along that road for about 900 yards and the property can be found on you right hand side, indicated by our For Sale board.
Butts Farm previously formed part of the Chatsworth Estate and is believed to date back to the 17th century. In 1940 it was rented to the family then subsequently sold to the family as tenants in 1957, of which the current owners are now the second generation. This is the first time the property has reached the public market.
The sale of Butts Farm offers a fantastic opportunity to acquire a rural smallholding with good road connections and a manageable plot of land. The property is set in approx. 6.11 acres which lies to the rear of the farmhouse, together with modern agricultural buildings, a two storey stone barn and a stone built garage. The three bedroom farmhouse offers traditional accommodation for a family, enjoying views over the open countryside and space to expand, subject to the necessary planning consents. The land is all down to grassland, suitable for both mowing and grazing, and can all be accessed from the farmyard and a lane off the road.
The property has the benefit of double and secondary glazing, together with a natural gas central heating system and comprises the following, leading from an entrance door.
Entrance Porch 3' 8'' x 3' 4'' (1.13m x 1.02m)
With tiled flooring, window to the side and a door into Entrance Hall with stairs rising to the first floor.
Living Room 21' 4'' x 10' 4'' (6.49m x 3.16m)
A traditional, spacious room having triple aspect windows to the front, rear and side overlooking the land beyond, a feature fireplace housing a Clearview wood burning stove, exposed ceiling beams, radiators and fitted shelving.
Dining Kitchen 22' 7'' x 12' 1'' (6.88m x 3.68m)
A spacious room with stunning views of the surrounding countryside provided by windows to the front and rear of the kitchen. There are wooden kitchen units with a sink and drainer, electric oven, grill and hob with an extractor over, fridge, built in microwave, a gas Rayburn and multiple radiators. There is a large dining space and a separate pantry with shelving. There are doors leading into the Utility Room, Snug and Entrance Hall.
Snug 11' 11'' x 11' 8'' (3.64m x 3.56m)
Leading on from the kitchen, this room offers a cosy living space with an electric stove and hearth, radiator, exposed beams, window to the rear overlooking the land and an external door leading to the front yard.
Utility room 6' 5'' x 5' 7'' (1.96m x 1.70m)
Leading on from the kitchen, the utility has an external entrance door, plumbing for a washing machine and a door into the storage under the stairs which offers further space.
Master Bedroom 13' 5'' x 12' 1'' (4.08m x 3.68m)
A spacious bedroom with a large window overlooking the front and a radiator under, with a walk-in wardrobe and a large store room, with a window to the side and radiator under the eaves.
Bedroom Two 13' 5'' x 10' 4'' (4.08m x 3.16m)
A double bedroom with a large window overlooking the front, together with a radiator and a large store room under the eaves.
Bedroom Three 12' 3'' x 12' 1'' (3.74m x 3.68m)
A double bedroom with a window overlooking the rear of the property with far reaching views across the land, a double radiator and an external door leading to stone steps onto the farmyard. This room is accessed via a door from bedroom two, but a wall could easily be installed within bedroom two to create a corridor.
Family Bathroom 10' 4'' x 6' 11'' (3.15m x 2.12m)
With a four-piece suite, a shower cubicle with an electric shower, WC, wash hand basin, bath, storage cupboards, radiator and window, along with an airing cupboard containing the hot water tank and immersion heater.
Lawned cottage gardens bordering the farmhouse are planted with broad, well stocked borders, displaying an excellent selection of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees, providing colour from early spring to late autumn. The lawned area leads to a small, raised orchard containing fruit trees. Adjoining the farmhouse to the rear, an old piggery currently lends itself to a coal store.
The yard for the property is accessed directly off the road and provides private parking for numerous vehicles and access to the outbuildings and land.
Stone Built Garage 20' 5'' x 10' 2'' (6.23m x 3.11m)
A detached stone-built garage under a blue slate tiled roof is situated within the yard, with an up and over door and having electric. There is also a small tool store accessed from the side.
General Purpose Building 19' 5'' x 37' 4'' (5.91m x 11.38m)
A two bay concrete framed shed with concrete block walls and sheeting over and double doors onto the entrance yard, with mains water and electric are connected.
Stone Barn 24' 7'' x 14' 8'' (7.49m x 4.46m)
A small two storey stone barn containing cow stalls and a loft area, with mains water and electric connected. The building offers potential for conversion into holiday accommodation or annex to the main house, subject to the necessary planning consents.
General Purpose Building Two 43' 2'' x 14' 8'' (13.16m x 4.46m)
A three bay steel portal framed shed with a three bay steel portal framed lean-to adjoining, internally open and constructed with both concrete block and stone walls. Suitable for livestock and has doors to the front opening onto the yard and to the rear opening onto the land. Mains electric is connected.
Livestock Building 30' 7'' x 44' 0'' (9.33m x 13.40m)
A three bay steel portal framed building with concrete block walls and sheeting/Yorkshire boarding above, concrete flooring, vehicle doors to the front and rear together with mains water and electric are connected. The shed currently contains 15 youngstock cubicles, 12 calf cubicles, loose housing and a central feed passage, however offers the ability to create internal stables or loose boxes.
Positioned in the field closest to the farmhouse, is a small range of redundant brick buildings which could be reinstated subject to the necessary consents.
The land extends to 5.59 acres (2.26 ha) and can all be accessed from the yard and from a track from the road and is included with the sale of the property. The land is separated into four main fields and a small paddock to the rear of the house, which is all down to grass and suitable for both mowing and grazing of all livestock and horses, with the parcel furthest away from the house bordering Cressbrook Dale. Bounded by stockproof dry stone walling and has mains water access, along with a dew pond providing water for livestock.
Mains electric, water and gas are connected with a gas fired Rayburn powering the central heating and hot water. The property has private drainage.
We understand these to be included in the sale as far as they exist.
Are excluded from the sale and are owned by the Chatsworth Estate.
Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship
The land is registered with the Rural Payments Agency. There are no entitlements available. The land is not currently entered into an Environmental Stewardship scheme.
Tenure & Possession
The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion.
Rights of way, wayleaves and easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all other rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not they are defined in these particulars. The neighbouring landowners have a right of way over the lane situated to the south of the property, leading to the parcels of land. Two neighbouring properties have the right over the property to empty their septic tanks (the tanks are not positioned on Butts Farm).
Fixtures and Fittings
Only those referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.
Derbyshire Dales District Council, Town Hall, Bank Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3NN
Peak District National Park, Aldern House, Baslow Rd, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE
Council Tax Band
Strictly by appointment only through the selling agents Bagshaws at the Bakewell Office 01629 812777.
Taylor & Emmet Solicitors, Bridge Street, Bakewell, Derbyshire
Method of Sale
The property is for sale by private treaty.
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.