Tophill Farm Ible, Grangemill, Matlock DE4 4HT

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A rare opportunity to acquire a lovely farmhouse in need of refurbishment, a good range of traditional stone barns and more modern buildings situated within 12 acres of surrounding land located in a beautiful rural setting. For Sale by Auction on Monday 23rd May 2022 at 3pm at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell

Tophill Farm occupies a wonderful rural position, a short distance to the east of the Peak District hamlet of Grangemill, located between Brassington and Bonsall. Grangemill is approximately 7 miles from Matlock and 8 miles from the popular market town of Bakewell.

The farm is located in a picturesque setting with uninterrupted views.

Tophill Farm provides an increasingly rare opportunity to purchase a property of this type in such an attractive position. Smallholdings of this nature are now few and far between.

The farmhouse comprises an attractive and substantial four-bedroom detached stone-built property accessed directly off the minor adopted highway of Tophill Lane. The dwelling is constructed of rubble coursed limestone with gritstone dressings and blue slate over, and is in need of a comprehensive programme of refurbishment; it is currently not habitable.

In addition is a lovely range of traditional stone barns that offer the prospect of attractive conversion for a range of alternative uses, subject to the appropriate consents.

The farmhouse and buildings are offered together with adjoining grass fields including a parcel across the road from the property that have been used as grazing pastures, but would be suitable for mowing. Collectively the property amounts to 12 acres.

The Farmhouse
The farmhouse occupies an elevated position with far reaching views, and offers the prospect of a substantial home. Accommodation is arranged over two floors, with spacious rooms and high ceilings.

Upon entering the property, the Entrance Porch adjoins a large Hallway which leads to all the principal ground floor rooms; two large Reception Rooms, Kitchen Diner, Larder and staircase.

The first-floor accommodation comprises four large Double Bedrooms, one that benefits from an en suite; all of which are accessed from the generous central landing and all offer the prospect of far-reaching views over the land and surrounding countryside.

Nearby the farmhouse are a range of lovely traditional stone farm buildings, and collecting yard, together with more recent agricultural buildings. They offer tremendous possibilities for alternative uses subject to obtaining the appropriate approval/consents.

They can be briefly summarised as follows, adopting the numbering shown on the buildings plan within these particulars:

1. A lovely traditional stone barn with loft over located close to the farmhouse. It is constructed of rubble coursed limestone with gritstone dressings and blue slate over. The building is in a poor state of repair though could offer scope for alternative uses, subject to the necessary consents (11.3m x 5.4m GEA, with loft over)
2. Stone built pig sty with blue slate over adjoining “1” above. (3.1m x 5.0m GEA)
3. Monopitch block built rendered former dairy with corrugated sheet roof.

Buildings Cont'd
4. A substantial limestone barn with gritstone dressings, external stone stairs, with loft over and corrugated grey fibre cement roof. Whilst currently accommodating cow cubicles it offers the potential for alternative uses, subject to the appropriate consents (6.4m x 11.7m GEA, with loft over)
5. Adjoining “4” is a single storey stone range of the same construction accommodating cow cubicles (12.9m x 6.8m GEA)
6. Block built lean too on the rear of “4” and “5” accommodating cow cubicles with both corrugated tin and corrugated grey fibre cement roof over.
7. On the opposite side of the road is a three-bay pole barn clad with concrete blocks and corrugated tin with concrete floor

The farm includes several pasture fields over limestone which surround the property on all aspects offering considerable scope for smallholding and equestrian activities. The land is relatively flat and has been historically been grazed by cattle and sheep. The land is bound by drystone walls and fences.

Strictly by appointment only through the sole agents Bakewell office on 01629 812777 or

Mains water and electricity are connected to the farmhouse and certain buildings. The property is on private foul drainage.

Rights of Way, Wayleaves & Easements
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, wayleaves and easements that may exist, whether or not they are defined in these particulars.

Timber, Minerals & Sporting Rights

Fixtures, Fittings & Plan
All items residing on the property at the date of the auction are included within the sale.

Interested parties should be aware that due to the age and nature of the property that materials containing asbestos may be incorporated or located therein. Prospective purchasers are encouraged to make their own enquiries

The successful purchaser will be required to undertake such work as is necessary to ensure that the boundary of the property, between points A to D (inclusive) is stockproof within 28 days of completion.

Local Planning Authority
Peak District National Park Authority
Aldern House
Baslow Road
DE45 1AE

Council Tax & EPC
We understand that the property falls within Derbyshire Dales District Council Tax Band ‘E’ (reference 11210000006).


Method of Sale
The land is offered by Public Auction at 3.00pm, Monday 23rd May at The Agricultural Business Centre, Bakewell DE45 1AH. A copy of the sales contract should be available to view for at least the week preceding the auction date.

Strictly by appointment only through the sole agents Bakewell office on 01629 812777 or

It should be noted that a number of the buildings on the property are not safe to enter, and there are various hazards at the property. Parties viewing the property will be briefed upon arrival by a member of Bagshaws staff, and must follow instructions. Please also be aware that no instructions can be exhaustive, so parties viewing the property must exercise caution at all times.

From the main A5012 junction at Grangemill pick up B5056 to Winster and after approximately 50 yards, take the first right along Grange Dale, which leads onto Tophill Lane. The property is located on either side of the road, approximately 600m after turning off the B5056 as indicated by our “For Sale” board.

Lovedays Solicitors (Mr Christopher Gale)
Sherwood House
1, Snitterton Road
Matlock, Derbyshire

Deposits & Completion
The successful purchaser will be required to pay a deposit of 10% of the sale price upon the fall of the hammer. Please note that proof of identification must also be provided to comply with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017. The signing of the Contract of Sale and 10% deposit is legally binding on both parties and completion will occur within 28 days thereafter, unless stated otherwise at the auction. The sale of each lot is subject to a buyer's fee of £400 + VAT (£480 inc. VAT), payable on the day, by BACS, Card or Cheque. Please contact the auctioneers for further details.

Conditions of Sale
The Conditions of Sale will be deposited at the office of the Auctioneers seven days prior to the sale and will not be read at the sale. The Auctioneers and Solicitors will be in the sale room fifteen minutes prior to the commencement of the auction to deal with any matter arising from either the conditions of Sale, the Sales Particulars or relating to the auction generally. At the appointed time the sale will commence and thereafter no further queries will be dealt with and the purchaser will be deemed to have full knowledge of the Conditions of Sale and to have satisfied himself fully upon all matters contained or referred to therein, whether or not the purchaser has read them.

Conditions of Sale Cont'd
The Guide Price is issued as an indication of the auctioneer’s opinion of the likely selling price of the property. Each property offered is subject to a Reserve Price which is agreed between the seller and the auctioneer just prior to the auction and which would ordinarily be within 10% (+/-) of the Guide Price. Both the Guide Price and the Reserve Price can be subject to change up to and including the day of the auction.

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 is for this purpose only and will not be disclosed to any other party.