The Barn, Upfields Farm Elford Road, Tamworth B79 9BH
The Barn at Upfields Farm is located in a beautiful rural position just outside the historic and characterful village of Elford. Elford village boasts a vibrant community, with a cricket club, public house, walled gardens, post office and primary school. For a wide range of amenities and facilities, the market town of Tamworth is just a short drive away. The cathedral City of Lichfield is also nearby, boasting highly regarded secondary schooling options. The Barn is excellently located for commuter links to the A5, A38, A515, M42 and M6 toll road.
From Tamworth, take the A513 (Comberford Road) north, towards Alrewas. Continue on the A513 for approximately 2 miles out of Tamworth, where The Barn is located on the right hand side as indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board.
The Barn is a well-proportioned four bedroom family home with a two bedroom annexe and further range of semi converted traditional barns offering superb potential. The total accommodation provides over 5300 square feet, all set in just under 2 acres of gardens and grounds.
Situated a pleasant distance back from the A513, the property occupies a secluded position, with ample parking available within the shared gravel courtyard, which serves The Barn and Annexe, as well as the neighbouring property, Upfields Farm.
The Barn has been a much-loved family home and is well presented throughout, comprising a farmhouse kitchen breakfast room, series of reception rooms offering flexible living spaces and a beautiful Master Bedroom suite, all accompanied by stunning period features.
The two bedroom Annexe adjoins The Barn and has been converted in a way that enables both properties to coexist with privacy from one another. The Annexe boasts a main private glazed entrance door from the courtyard, in addition to its own secure garden and parking area to the rear, with a rear stable style door leading into its utility room.
The additional accommodation within the range of barns is partially converted for bed and breakfast style rooms, with planning consent obtained in 2001. A further consent for
change of use to two residential units was obtained in 2008. Vehicular access is available to the additional accommodation over a right of way from a separate entrance drive leading from the A513.
The Barn enjoys an impressive mature lawned garden, boasting pleasant views of the surrounding open countryside, with a south facing patio seating area. Beyond the garden is an additional grassed area, currently occupied by an open sided agricultural steel portal framed barn.
Viewing is advised to really appreciate the unique nature of this property and for the discerning buyer to understand its future potential.
This beautiful family home offers spacious living over two stories with plentiful outside space in a highly desirable rural setting. The Barn is accessed off the A513 down a short well kept driveway, which leads into an attractive shared courtyard with delightful mature planted borders and series of four garages, two of which are being sold with the Barn (as shown on the sale plan edged red).
The Barn was converted approximately 28 years ago, benefitting from timber framed double glazed windows throughout, an oil-fired central heating system and private drainage.
Kitchen Breakfast Room 22' 10'' x 17' 1'' (6.95m x 5.21m)
From the courtyard through a characterful stable style door is the farmhouse Kitchen Breakfast Room with exposed beams, four windows, a tiled floor, wooden fitted units and an AGA (not operational).
Inner Lobby/Laundry Room 6' 2'' x 9' 3'' (1.87m x 2.81m)
Quarry tiled with window overlooking the garden and doors into the Panty, Cloakroom and Utility/Boot Room.
Pantry 7' 1'' x 4' 0'' (2.15m x 1.21m)
Quarry tiled walk-in pantry with shelves to the walls and ample space for storage.
Guest Cloakroom 6' 11'' x 14' 3'' (2.10m x 4.35m)
Quarry tiled with obscured glass window, w/c and basin.
Utility/Boot Room 13' 7'' x 12' 1'' (4.13m x 3.69m)
A good sized room with quarry tiled flooring, a small range of fitted units, single stainless-steel sink and drainer, washing machine point and the boiler room to the one corner.
Dining Hall 15' 11'' x 16' 10'' (4.86m x 5.14m)
Housing the stairs to the first floor, with carpet flooring, solid wooden entrance door off the courtyard, patio door leading out to the garden, glazed double doors into the lounge and door from the kitchen.
Lounge 14' 10'' x 19' 0'' (4.51m x 5.79m)
With glazed double doors into the entrance dining hall and sitting room, full height threshing barn feature windows and carpet flooring.
Sitting Room 16' 1'' x 16' 10'' (4.90m x 5.14m)
With glazed double doors into the formal dining room, glazed double patio doors plus further single door leading to the garden and a central feature wood burner.
Principal Bedroom 14' 4'' x 17' 7'' (4.38m x 5.35m)
With extensive feature beams, vaulted ceiling window overlooking the garden and low glazed door to exterior brick steps leading down to the courtyard.
Dressing Area 8' 5'' x 10' 10'' (2.56m x 3.31m)
Partially enclosed from the Principal Bedroom, with loft hatch and door leading into the ensuite.
Ensuite 8' 4'' x 6' 3'' (2.55m x 1.90m)
With w/c, basin, bath, exposed beams and ceiling window.
Bedroom 2 16' 0'' x 17' 0'' (4.87m x 5.19m)
Large double to the south wing, with dual aspect windows overlooking the garden, including feature window seat.
Bedroom 3 16' 3'' x 8' 4'' (4.95m x 2.55m)
Double bedroom with feature beams and window overlooking the courtyard.
Bedroom 4 8' 2'' x 11' 4'' (2.48m x 3.46m)
Single bedroom with window overlooking the courtyard.
Family Bathroom 6' 6'' x 11' 5'' (1.98m x 3.48m)
With w/c, basin, triton electric shower over bath and ceiling window.
In addition to the pleasant courtyard to the south western elevation, the gardens and grounds of the property comprise two further distinct areas. The large formal lawned garden enjoys pleasant views of the surrounding open countryside, with a south facing patio seating area. To the north of the range of barns is a presently unfenced but well kept grass paddock area, which extends to approximately 0.59 acres (0.24 hectares). Within the grounds of the property, but separated from the formal lawned garden by mature hedging plants and trees, there is also an additional grassed area currently occupied by an open sided agricultural steel portal framed barn.
The well-presented single storey two bedroom Annexe provides practical living accommodation on one level.
Dining Kitchen 14' 6'' x 11' 8'' (4.43m x 3.55m)
With tiled floor, dual aspect windows, fitted kitchen units and ample space for a dining table.
Entrance Hall 5' 6'' x 5' 8'' (1.68m x 1.73m)
With doors leading into the Utility Room, Dining Kitchen and Lounge.
Utility Room 8' 8'' x 5' 8'' (2.64m x 1.72m)
With tiled floor, fitted units, stainless steel single sink and stable door leading to the private garden and parking area to the rear.
Lounge 14' 6'' x 15' 6'' (4.43m x 4.73m)
With glazed feature entrance door from courtyard, double aspect windows and carpet flooring.
Bathroom 10' 8'' x 7' 2'' (3.26m x 2.19m)
With w/c, basin, Redring electric shower over bath, ceiling window and airing cupboard, partially occupied by chimney flue (currently non-operational).
Inner Hallway 6' 0'' x 20' 3'' (1.84m x 6.18m)
With head height courtyard facing windows.
Bedroom 1 10' 8'' x 12' 5'' (3.26m x 3.79m)
Double bedroom with carpet floor.
Bedroom 2 14' 6'' x 9' 9'' (4.42m x 2.98m)
Double bedroom with dual aspect windows and carpet floor.
Additional Barns & Accommodation
The partially converted barns are adjoined by a reasonably sized brick paved area suitable for parking vehicles, which is enclosed from the lawned garden of The Barn by a neatly pruned low hedge.
With exposed block walls to the interior, concrete floor, stable style door and solid wooden door at each end of the passage.
Room 1 13' 5'' x 14' 4'' (4.09m x 4.38m)
A converted room with two paddock facing windows.
Garden Store 13' 7'' x 8' 6'' (4.13m x 2.60m)
With double timber doors, exposed block walls, concrete floor and plastered ceiling.
Room 2 13' 5'' x 15' 6'' (4.09m x 4.72m)
A converted room with opening to the Garden Store, wooden door to outside, two paddock facing windows and a partially completed ensuite comprising, plastered walls, w/c, basin, radiator and plumbing for shower.
Workshop 38' 2'' x 16' 3'' (11.64m x 4.95m)
With double timber doors, exposed block walls, concrete floor and several radiators.
Bedroom 1 14' 5'' x 16' 2'' (4.40m x 4.93m)
Accessed up an external brick staircase and via an entrance lobby, a partially converted room with ceiling window, a paddock facing window and a partially completed ensuite comprising, plastered walls, w/c, basin, radiator and plumbing for shower.
Bedroom 2 14' 5'' x 16' 2'' (4.40m x 4.93m)
Accessed up the external brick staircase and via the entrance lobby, a partially converted room with ceiling window, a paddock facing window and a partially completed ensuite comprising, plastered walls, w/c, basin, radiator and shower cubical and tray.
The property advertised for sale extends to the area edged red as shown on the sale plan. The purchaser of will be required to erect a stock proof boundary along the points marked A – B – C on the sale plan.
The range of barns previously obtained permission for the ‘Rebuilding of farm outbuildings to form farm office, store, agricultural workshop/garage and three bedrooms for bed and breakfast accommodation’, under application 01/00359/FUL which was granted on 2nd July 2001.
On 18th December 2008, the same range of barns obtained consent under application 08/01129/FUL for ‘Change of use of farm office, store, agricultural workshop/garage and three bedrooms to 1no. one bedroom and 1no. two bedroom residential units’.
An information pack providing further details of the historic planning permissions for the additional barns & accommodation are available from the selling agent upon request.
The Barn, Annexe and additional accommodation benefit from mains water and electricity, with drainage by way of a biopure 5 pumped sewage treatment system.
Central heating and hot water for the property is by way of an oil-fired Worcester Danesmoor 50/70 boiler, which serves all the accommodation. Individual heating controls for The Barn, Annex and additional accommodation are located in The Barn’s boiler cupboard. The oil tank which serves the heating system is situated to the north east corner of the range of barns.
Rights of Way, Wayleaves and Easements
The property will benefit from a right of way over the separate entrance drive leading from the A513, shown hatched brown on the sale plan.
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements in existence at the time of the sale.
Tenure & Possession
The freehold of the property is being offered with vacant possession upon completion.
Lichfield Local Planning Authority 20 Frog Lane, Lichfield, WS13 6HP. Tel: 01543 308000
Strictly by appointment through the Uttoxeter office of Bagshaws on 01889 562811.
The Barn is understood to be within Council Tax Band F.
The Annexe is understood to be within Council Tax Band C.
The Barn - F
The Annexe - D
Pickerings Solicitors, Etchell House, Etchell Court, Bonehill Road, Tamworth, B78 3HQ
Tel: 01827 317080
Method of Sale
The property is for sale by Private Treaty.
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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 is for this purpose only and will not be disclosed to any other party. This documentation must be provided at the time the offer is submitted.
Bagshaws LLP have made every reasonable effort to ensure these details offer an accurate and fair description of the property but give notice that all measurements, distances and areas referred to are approximate and based on information available at the time of printing. These details are for guidance only and do not constitute part of the contract for sale. Bagshaws LLP and their employees are not authorised to give any warranties or representations in relation to the sale.