An exciting opportunity to purchase a mixed arable and grassland farm extending to about 194.58 acres (78.74 hectares) including a fascinating period farmhouse with fantastic views and a range of traditional and modern buildings.
Bakewell - 1.5 miles, Buxton - 11 miles, Chesterfield - 13 miles, Sheffield - 17 miles, Nottingham - 33 miles, Manchester - 36 miles
Green Cowden Farm is located within the heart of the Peak District National Park, yet just a short drive from the market town of Bakewell with its excellent range of shopping, dining, recreational facilities and livestock market. Bakewell also has well regarded schools in both the public and private sector including St Anselm's Preparatory School and Lady Manners secondary school.
The property is also well placed for access to major conurbations including Sheffield, Manchester, Nottingham and Derby. Railway stations can be found in Buxton, Matlock and Chesterfield. The location also allows easy access further into the Peak District National Park which offers a wonderful array of recreational activities including walking, climbing, horse riding, fishing and sailing.
Green Cowden Farm has been in the same family ownership since 1967 and during that time various farming methods have been employed although more latterly it has been utilised for arable, beef and sheep farming. The sale now offers an exciting opportunity for a purchaser to obtain a very attractive ring-fenced farm, approached via a tree-lined drive, from which they may run a range of diversified enterprises, subject to the necessary consents, or use it principally as an impressive house with ancillary buildings and let land. A key feature of the property are the fantastic views both from the house, buildings and much of the land.
The fine Grade II Listed farmhouse is understood to date back to the early 19th Century and benefits from an adjoining range of impressive traditional stone farm buildings set around a courtyard. These buildings have exciting potential to be converted to other uses (subject to the necessary consents). A range of modern farm buildings lie to the west of the traditional range and house. The land has been well farmed and maintained and extends in total to approximately 194.58 acres comprised of grassland, arable land and woodland.
Green Cowden Farmhouse is a fascinating two storey building constructed of coursed limestone with ashlar sandstone dressings, a stone slate roof and is built in the Tudor Revival style. It is l-shaped with a range of attractive architectural features including large stone quoins, an ovolo-moulded Tudor-arched front door surround, stone mullion windows, and also has a bell hung from one
chimney which can be operated via a bell pull in the kitchen. The house has a broad range of interior period features including open fireplaces, exposed ceiling timbers and window shutters.
The front door on the eastern elevation leads into an entrance hallway with
doors leading off either side to the two principal reception rooms, both of which have stone fireplaces, stone mullion windows and far reaching views. From the hallway a door also leads into the extensive kitchen of 27'7" x 16'11" which includes a range of wall and floor mounted units and an open fire with a back boiler. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation includes a large utility room with WC and beyond that a boot room. This section of the house may provide scope for reconfiguration potentially linking into the traditional buildings if they were converted to additional accommodation.
Includes five bedrooms and a bathroom, many of which benefit from far reaching views to the south and east. The house offers an exciting opportunity for an incoming purchaser to modernise it to meet their requirements, all works subject to the necessary planning and listed building consents.
The property offers a range of traditional stone buildings including a courtyard with an l-shaped range attached to the south western corner of the house. These buildings are part single and part two storeys with parts benefitting from fantastic views to the east. A further single storey building
of stone construction is l-shaped and had permission to be converted to residential use which lapsed a number of years ago. A stone field barn lies to the west of the farmstead.
The traditional buildings, extending to circa 8,396 sq ft, (gross internal area) in total, may be put to a variety of other uses ancillary to the main house, such as additional guest accommodation, home office space, leisure complex or garaging. Alternatively, these buildings
may provide scope to be converted to provide let holiday cottage type accommodation, independent residential units, or commercial uses. Conversion work may be subject to planning and Listed Building Consent and
potential purchasers are strongly advised to consult the local planning authority (Peak District National Park) for further guidance. The current vendors have not applied for planning consent for the development of these
buildings in recent years. To the west of the courtyard of traditional buildings is a range of modern portal frame buildings currently providing a mixture of storage and stock housing. The building details can be downloaded from the PDF brochure.
The land includes approximately:
118.02 acres of permanent pasture, 14.60 acres of temporary pasture (sown in September 2012), 49.17 acres of arable land, 4.67 acres of woodland
The farm has a light-medium loamy soil.
The majority of the land is registered on the Rural Land Register and is eligible to receive entitlements from the basic payment scheme. The payment for the current scheme year will be retained by the Vendors. The entitlements are available to the Purchaser by separate negotiation.
The Purchaser will be responsible for cross compliance following completion. The Purchaser will indemnify the Vendor against any non-compliance which results in any penalty or reduction to the Vendors' Basic Payment.
There are no agri-environmental schemes in place on the farm.
Cropping records for previous years and other information on the farming of the property are available on request.
Should any sale or any part of the farm or any right attached to it become a chargeable supply for the purposes of VAT such tax will be payable by the Purchaser in addition to the contract price.
It is anticipated that the arable land will be harvested and left in stubble for the Purchaser and a right of holdover will be retained if necessary to finish harvesting. However, if it was appropriate the Purchaser would be required to take and pay for any growing crops including enhancement, seed, fertiliser, sprays and lime plus tillage in accordance with the caav costings guide in addition to the price offered for the property. Contractors' rates would be charged where applicable. The valuation is to be made by Fisher German llp as agents acting for the Vendor and valuers appointed by the Purchaser.
Sporting rights are included within the sale. The mineral rights were excluded in a previous sale.
Mains water and single phase electricity are connected to the property with a number of connected water troughs located on the land. Two neighbouring properties have rights to submetered, re-chargeable supplies from Green Cowden Farm. The farmhouse has heating by way of a gas fired central heating system. Drainage is to a private system. None of the services, heating installations or appliances have been tested by the selling agents.
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The freehold of Green Cowden Farm is offered for sale by private treaty with vacant possession on completion.
The plans and schedules within these particulars are based on Ordnance Survey and Rural Payments Agency data. They are believed to be correct but accuracy is not guaranteed. The Purchaser shall be deemed to have full knowledge of all boundaries and the extent of ownership. Neither the Vendor nor the Vendor's agents will be responsible for defining the boundaries of the ownership thereof.
No public footpaths cross the property. The driveway leading off Monyash Road (B5055) is owned by Green Cowden Farm. An adjoining property, Little Cowden Farm, has a right of way over the driveway to its house, buildings and land. It is understood that a second adjoining land owner benefits from a right of way over an initial section of the drive. The owner of Little Cowden Farm benefits from a
right of way on foot to access a pedestrian door in their barn adjoining the Green Cowden Farm ownership boundary to the south of the farmstead, and with a vehicle to access a doorway at the eastern end of the building.
All items, generally known as fixtures and fittings whether referred to in this brochure or not, are expressly excluded from the sale. Some items may be available by separate negotiation.
From the centre of Bakewell, follow the B5055 south west towards Monyash. After approximately one and a half miles the driveway into Green Cowden Farm can be found on the right hand side as marked with the farm sign.
Strictly by appointment with Fisher German llp or joint agents Bagshaws:
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Photos taken May and June 2017. Particulars produced June 2017.