Lot 5 - Hawksley Farm Heaton, Rushton Spencer, Macclesfield SK11 0SJ
Hawksley Farm is situated in an outstanding rural position, just north of the village of Heaton and lying on the Staffordshire/ Cheshire border.
Whilst rural, the property is not isolated with the market town of Leek being 5 miles distant and offering a wide and interesting mix of shopping and dining opportunities, whilst the mill town of Macclesfield is just 7 miles to the north, and again offers a range of amenities.
Travelling further afield, the M6 motorway and A50 trunk road are approximately 30 minutes’ drive, whilst train stations can be found at Macclesfield and Stoke on Trent and the international airports of Manchester, Liverpool and East Midlands are within easy reach.
The property lies within a stone throw from The Peak District National Park (indeed some of the land lies within it), with all the attractions that it has to offer.
The property is offered as a whole or in five lots, with the first lot including the Grade II listed farmhouse, bungalow, range of farm buildings together with grassland and extending to 46.83 acres (18.95 hectares).
The second lot adjoins and extends to approximately 91.37 acres (36.98 hectares) with a further range of modern style buildings together with silage pit and slurry storage.
The third, fourth and fifth lots are parcels of land extending to 23.1 acres, 21.21 acres and 9.03 acres respectively.
Head out of Leek on the A523 towards Macclesfield. After approximately 3 miles turn right and then after a further 0.5 miles turn right towards Swythamley. Continue for a further 1.5 miles whereupon the entrance to the property is on the left-hand side, as indicated by our for sale board.
The farmhouse is Grade II listed yet offers comfortable living accommodation that has been maintained and improved through the years. Of particular note is the underfloor heating to the kitchen, hallway and office.
A rear entrance hall with cloakroom gives access to a central hallway. Off the hallway can be found the farmhouse kitchen, which was refitted three years ago, and has a range of fitted units with cupboards, drawers and display cupboard under a Quartz worktop with a range of built-in appliances. An office lies adjacent. The dining room lies in the centre of the house and has a wood burning stove in a brick fireplace, with wooden parquet flooring and beams to the ceiling. The comfortable sitting room also has wooden parquet flooring with electric fire. A rear hall has a staircase leading to the first floor.
Hawksley Farmhouse Cont'd
On the first floor a spacious landing gives access to the three generous size bedrooms together with the family bathroom which is well appointed with bath, spa/steam shower, WC and two hand basins.
To the front of the house is an extremely well-maintained garden with borders, shrub and lawn.
An excellent equestrian facility lies adjacent to the house, with a block-built tack room adjoining whilst a short distance away are block-built stables (14.36m x 9.96m) with six stables, hot water wash box and fodder store. A manege (40m x 20m) has recently been resurfaced.
The bungalow was constructed in the early 1980’s and is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. The light and airy accommodation is accessed off a central hallway giving access to the lounge with woodburning stove and kitchen with range of fitted units. A rear entrance/ utility has a separate cloakroom. Off the central hallway can be found three bedrooms together with a family bathroom having bath, shower WC and handbasin. There is an integrated garage.
Well maintained gardens surround the property, which have a delightful outlook over the open countryside.
Council Tax Band
The farmhouse is registered band ‘F’ and the bungalow is registered as band ‘E’.
The farmhouse is exempt, the bungalow is rated: C
Fixtures and Fittings:
Only those items referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Bagshaws at the Bakewell Office 01629 812777.
There are a substantial range of buildings at the farm that have been used for agricultural purposes but do lend themselves to a plethora of other uses, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. A stone under tile roof range of traditional barns adjoins the farmhouse, whilst a stone under tile roof garage lies adjacent to the house and within the gardens.
The other buildings comprise (with the numbers corresponding with the detailed plan):
1) Six bay portal framed shed with block walls, cubicles and feed area
90ft x 45ft
2) Six bay concrete frame shed with cubicles and feed fence to part and
slatted floor 90ft x 35ft
3) Portal frame shed with block walls and cubicles on slatted floor 60ft x
4) Adjoining feed area 60ft x 20ft
5) Workshop being of portal frame construction with block walls, cladding over, sliding doors to the front. Internally there is an inspection pit, one bay is secure storage with storage over 75ft x 40ft
6) Former hay barn ( 45ft x 20ft
Lean- to 45ft x 28ft
Lean- to 45ft x 17ft
7) Portal frame shed with block walls, feed fence to the front and cubicles.
90ft x 32ft
8) Two silage pits
9) Slurry store
The land that surrounds the property is predominately laid to grass although there is a small wooded area to the north.
The second lot extends to 91.37 acres (36.98 hectares). The land is in good heart and the majority is suited to either mowing or grazing.
To the north can be found two very useful seven bay portal frame sheds (106ft x 94ft in total), both being of portal frame construction having block walls and currently used for the housing of cattle, but suited to other agricultural uses. Externally there is a slurry tank together with a bank silage pit.
The third lot is a block of land extending to 23.1 acres (9.35 hectares). The land is suited to mowing or grazing and has good access from the highway.
The fourth lot is a block of land extending to 21.21 acres (8.58 hectares). The land is suited to mowing or grazing and has good access from the highway
The final lot is a block of grazing land extending to circa 9.03 acres (3.65 hectares).
Inspection of this wonderful property, is advised to appreciate the location, and accommodation on offer.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements:
The property is sold subject to and with the benefits of the rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist whether or not defined in these particulars. A bridleway and footpath cross Lot 1. There is also rights of access over Lot 1 to Lot 2, and other neighbouring property. Full details will be provided in the contract.
Tenure and Possession:
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession granted upon completion.
Local and Planning Authority:
Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Moorlands House, Leek, Staffordshire ST13 6HQ. Tel: 03456 053010. The farmhouse is Grade II listed (List entry number 1374753). The occupation of the bungalow is subject to an Agricultural Occupancy Condition. Further details can be provided upon request.
Basic Payment Scheme
Whilst land is registered no entitlements are included but maybe available by separate negotiation, subject to meeting RPA rules.
Timber, Minerals and Sporting Rights:
We understand these to be included in the sale as far as they exist.
Mains water and electric are connected. There are oil fired central heating systems to both dwellings, together with a septic tank. There is a borehole supply to the buildings at Hawksley Farm (Lot 1). There is a mains water and electric supply to Lot 2.