Peaslows Farm Sparrow Pit, Buxton SK17 8ET

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A highly productive and well presented dairy farm including farmhouse, modern dairy facilities and buildings together with land and extending in total to 169.52 acres (68.48 hectares). Peaslows Farm offers a wonderful opportunity to purchase a dairy farm and commence milk production immediately upon completion.

Peaslows Farm is located within the village of Sparrowpit, a rural village lying to the north of the spa town of Buxton and within the Peak District National Park. The farm occupies an accessible location being a short distance off the A623 and with good transport links and access to many of the nearby towns and the cities of Manchester and Sheffield.

Peaslows Farm offers an opportunity to purchase a highly productive dairy farm with a 20:40 herringbone parlour, well maintained buildings and infrastructure together with a three-bedroom farmhouse and land. An opportunity out of the area has led to the sale of the farm.

The farm is currently home to a 230 head dairy herd producing an average of 12,500 litres together with modern housing for youngstock and followers. Approximately 370 animals are housed on the farm. The dairy unit is housed undercover for ease of management. There is a one and a half million-gallon slurry pit which allows for timely slurry application. A borehole water supply serves the cattle sheds whilst solar panels deliver circa £8,000 of benefit per annum.

The land itself is principally suited to mowing and has been reseeded in rotation with it all being reseeded within the last six years, to a late heading perennial ley to maximise forage quality.

The farmhouse is constructed of stone and has a datestone of 1876. The accommodation, with oil fired central heating, is as follows;

A rear entrance hall gives access to a useful farm office which then leads onto a split landing. Steps down lead to a kitchen/ diner with range of fitted units and island with integrated appliances and Rangemaster stove. A sitting room has a woodburning stove and beams to the ceiling. The utility room has plumbing for washing machine, sink unit, central heating boiler, airing cupboard and separate WC.

On the first floor a landing gives access to three bedrooms with the principal bedroom having a walk-in wardrobe and Ensuite, with shower and basin. The second bedroom has fitted wardrobes and Ensuite, with shower and basin, whilst the third bedroom has fitted wardrobes. A family bathroom with wc, basin and bath with shower over completes the first floor accommodation.

Farmhouse Con't
The lawned garden lies to the front with paved seating areas which overlook the delightful countryside.

Attached to the house is a store and a garage, while a stone barn adjoins to the other side. It is considered that these buildings could give potential to either extend the farmhouse or create additional accommodation, subject of course to obtaining planning consent.

The stone barn attached to the house (7.64m x 3.88m) has a loft over. A substantial two storey barn adjoins (11.22m x 1.95m) with loft over whilst to the lower ground floor is a secure workshop (5.47m x 2.80m) and lean to (4.05m x 2.75m).

The versatile modern farm buildings are predominantly steel portal framed. The dairy unit includes a 20:40 Milfoss swing over milking parlour with rubber floor, ADF cluster removers, auto wash and milk metres. Other facilities include a segregation gate, farm office, dairy (housing a 8,000 litre bulk tank) and plant room. There are ventilation fans and brushes that will remain in situ. The dairy unit is built on slats providing 100,000 gallons of underground storage. Cattle are bedded on 188 cubicles with mats and a loose yard is currently used for newly caved cows. A three and half bay portal framed lean to provides loose housing, and is currently used for youngstock.

The remaining buildings include:

Buildings cont'd
1 Two bay portal frame calf unit with concrete panel walls and cladding/ Yorkshire boarding over. The building benefits from a ventilation system which will remain in situ.

2 Nine bay open fronted portal framed shed with concrete panel walls being clad to the sides and rear. There is a feed fence to the front with locking yokes and electric scrapers. The building has 65 cubicles with mats. The solar panels are installed on this roof.

3 Five bay portal framed shed with concrete panel walls used for loose housing. Feed fence to the front and locking yokes.

4 Five bay portal framed shed with concrete panel walls and cladding/ Yorkshire boarding over. Currently used for loose housing.

5 Three bay portal framed open fronted shed with concrete panel walls currently used as straight/ fodder shed.

6 Concrete wall silage pit providing 1,200 tonne capacity.

7 Concrete panel silage pit providing 600 tonne capacity.

8 Hardstanding for storage of feed or manure.

Buildings Cont'd 2
9 1.50 million gallon slurry pit.

Whilst all cubicles, gates, feed fences etc are included, there are a few items available by negotiation and these include:

- Calf feeder
- Robotic scraper
- Cattle Crush
- Foot bath

The land is clearly seen on the attached plan.

It all lies in close proximity to the farmyard. The land is in extremely good heart, walled and gated to suit modern farming practices. The vendors take four to five cuts each year.

It is quite accessible from the highway for ease of management. The land is reseeded on rotation with all the mowable land having been reseeded within the last 6 years to a late heading perennial ley to maximise forage quality.

For grazing, there is a good network of water troughs, supplemented by natural water to some fields. If all of the land is not required, the vendors will consider offers for the farmstead with less land than advertised.

Inspection is thoroughly recommended to appreciate the quality of the property on offer.

Finally, if a second dwelling is required, a neighbouring three bedroomed property is owned and could be available by separate negotiation.

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

From Buxton take the A6 heading north. After passing through Dove Holes, at the roundabout take the A623 towards Chesterfield. Upon reaching Sparrowpit and on the sharp right-hand corner turn left and then immediately left and proceed through the village. The farm is then situated on the right-hand side.

Main’s water, 3 phase electricity and drainage are connected. A borehole provides water to all buildings. The solar panels produce approximately 27,000 KW hours which equates to approximately £4,000 per annum electricity saving, together with £4,000 received through the Feed in Tariff.

Fixtures and Fittings:
Only those items referred to in these particulars are included in the sale. It is noted that the calf feeder, robotic scraper, cattle crush and foot bath are all available by negotiation, but the parlour, dairy and all cubicles, mats, feed barriers and gates are included so that dairy production can continue immediately upon purchase.

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.

Tenure and Possession:
The property is sold freehold with vacant possession granted upon completion.

Local Authority:
High Peak Borough Council, Town Hall, Buxton.

Planning Authority:
Peak District National Park Authority, Aldern House, Baslow Road, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1AE

Basic Payment Scheme:
Whilst land is registered no entitlements are included but maybe available by separate negotiation.

Council Tax Band:
Band B.

EPC Rating:

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