Mam House Farm Old Mam Tor Road, Castleton, Hope Valley S33 8WA

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An excellent smallholding situated in a rural location near to the village of Castleton with far reaching rural views, comprising a spacious four bedroom farmhouse in need of modernisation, together with a garage and a steel portal framed building and land all set within approx. 26.48 acres, excellent for those with equestrian and agricultural interests.

Mam House Farm is situated in a stunning rural location just outside the sought after village of Castleton, which lies within the Peak District National Park. The property has a fantastic setting along the Mam Tor ridge with far reaching views over the Castleton valley and countryside. Whilst its setting is rural, the property is in reach of nearby towns and cities which have good transport links. The village offers basic amenities including a primary school, public houses, village shops, Fish and Chip shop and a Church. A more comprehensive range of facilities including supermarkets and high street shops can be found in the nearby market towns of Chapel en le Frith (7.5 miles), Bakewell (13.5 miles) and the former spa town of Buxton (10 miles), together with the cities of Sheffield (17.5 miles) and Manchester (28 miles) away.

From Castleton bus station, head west along the A6187 and round the sharp left and right bends then onto the mini roundabout. Continue straight following the A6187 and out of the village, past the left hand turning for Arthurs Way and Winnats Pass and the road merges into Old Mam Tor Road. Then continue past the Treak Cliff Cavern and keep following the road which bears to the right leading to a road gate (the gate will be open for booked viewings only). Continue through the gate following the road and then turn right onto a track when the road ends. Follow the track past Mam Farm and then the house will be found on the left.

We understand that the property was built in the 1700’s and has been owned by the present owners since 1975. Therefore, the property has not been on the market for over 45 years.

The sale of Mam House Farm offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire a country smallholding in a popular rural location. The property is set in approx. 26.50 acres surrounding the house, together with a modern agricultural building. The four bedroom farmhouse was built in the early 1800’s, having once been two cottages and now requires internal modernisation but offers spacious accommodation for a large family, enjoying views over the open countryside and valley overlooking Castleton village. The house is positioned down a private tarmac drive with spacious immediate gardens surrounding the house. The land comprises a mixture of grassland, woodland and hill grazing extending to just under 26 acres.

The property has the benefit of newly fitted double glazing together with an oil fired central heating system and comprises the following:

Sitting Room: 16' 8'' x 12' 11'' (5.07m x 3.93m)
With an entrance door leading into a spacious room having a window to the front overlooking the valley beyond, a feature fireplace with an open fire and back boiler, exposed ceiling beams and a radiator.

Office: 9' 1'' x 6' 3'' (2.77m x 1.90m)
Accessed off the sitting room with a window to the front and a door into a rear Store Room, which has a door into the Garage.

Dining Room: 17' 4'' x 12' 8'' (5.28m x 3.87m)
A large room with a window to the front, a radiator, exposed ceiling beams, and a door leading into the Kitchen and Sitting Room. To the rear of the room is a staircase leading to the first-floor landing.

Kitchen 17' 4'' x 6' 6'' (5.28m x 1.99m)
With twin windows to the front and a window to the rear, floor and wall wooden kitchen units with a sink and drainer, LPG gas cooker with oven and grill and gas hob, space for freestanding Fridge freezer and a further area to the rear of the room, suitable for further units or a table. There are doors leading into the Utility Room and Dining Room.

Utility Room: 9' 1'' x 6' 9'' (2.76m x 2.06m)
With an external entrance door, a window to the front and side, plumbing for washing machine and tumble drier and a door into the cloakroom.

Cloakroom: 7' 1'' x 7' 0'' (2.17m x 2.14m)
With a WC and window to the side.

Landing: 24' 0'' x 6' 1'' (7.32m x 1.85m)
Rising from the staircase, to the first floor landing with two windows to the rear.

Master Bedroom: 17' 3'' x 9' 11'' (5.27m x 3.01m)
A large bedroom with a large window overlooking the front with views across open countryside, together with a radiator.

Bedroom Two: 14' 4'' x 9' 10'' (4.37m x 3.0m)
A double bedroom with a large window overlooking the front, together with a radiator and the airing cupboard with storage over.

Bedroom Three: 11' 3'' x 9' 10'' (3.43m x 3.0m)
A double bedroom with a window overlooking the front with far reaching view and a radiator

Bedroom Four: 11' 4'' x 9' 6'' (3.45m x 2.89m)
A small double bedroom with a window overlooking the front with far reaching views and a radiator.

Family Bathroom: 7' 4'' x 5' 5'' (2.23m x 1.66m)
With a bath and shower over, WC and wash hand basin with a window to the rear, radiator and tiled walls.

There is a generous garden surrounding the house, with the vast majority down to lawn and a selection of trees and shrubs. There is a patio area to the front boasting breath taking panoramic views.

Entrance Driveway
The driveway to the property leads from the Old Mam Tor Road, along a stone track into the main yard area which provides excellent parking for numerous vehicles and access to the garage, together with a second drive to the building and further yard area.

Attached Garage
Adjoining the house, a mono pitched stone built garage with twin opening doors. There is internal access from the house.

General Purpose Building
A recently constructed two bay steel portal framed building with full height sheeting, concrete flooring, accessed via twin large vehicular doors together with an overhang to one side. There is a hardstanding yard area to the side of the building with post and wire fencing and a gate into the fields surround.

The land surrounds the property with a large proportion down to permanent pasture together with two parcels of woodland to the rear and front of the house and hill grazing above leading up to the Mam Tor ridge. The grassland is suitable for grazing of all livestock and the hill land suitable for sheep grazing. The land is split into various fields with post and wire fencing and dry stone walling. The land has two natural water courses that cross and provide water for livestock. The parcels of woodland comprise a mixture of species and extends to 4.30 acres.

Mains electric is connected, with private water supply by a borehole system with drainage to a shared septic tank. The property has oil fired central heating system.

Timber and Sporting Rights:
We understand these to be included in the sale as far as they exist.

Basic Payment Scheme and Environmental Stewardship
The land is currently registered with the Rural Payments Agency. The entitlements are not included in the sale. The land is not currently entered into an environmental stewardship scheme. There is a Woodland Management Agreement on the upper 12.8 acres land of which 3.2 acres is a mixed plantation.This agreement expires in October 2022

Tenure & Possession
The property will be sold freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the house and buildings. The land is sold subject to a grazing licence to the neighbouring farmer until the end of 2022.

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. We understand public footpaths cross the property. The neighbouring property, Tor House has a right of way over the driveway leading to the property. Mam House Farm has a right of way over the driveway leading from Old Mam Tor Road to the property.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only those referred to in these particulars are included in the sale.

Local Authority
High Peak Borough Council, Buxton

Planning Authority
Peak District National Park, Bakewell

Council Tax Band
Band F

EPC Rating

Strictly by appointment through the selling agents Bagshaws at the Bakewell Office 01629 812777.

Vendors Solicitor
Franklins and Co, Town Hall Chambers, Anchor Square, Bakewell DE45 1DR.

Method of Sale:
This property is for sale by Private Treaty

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