An rare opportunity to acquire a productive mixed holding on the edge of the desirable village of Burlton, comprising a substantial Grade II listed 7 bedroom farmhouse, a range of modern & traditional agricultural buildings and arable and pastureland extending in total to 462.40 acres (187.125 hectares). Available as a whole or in six lots.
For Sale By Informal Tender
Closing Date: Wednesday 27th June 2018 at 12 Noon
The property is located in an attractive rural setting on the outskirts of the village of Burlton in the County of Shropshire. It is approximately 5 miles South of the town of Wem, which boasts a range of local amenities. Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire is approximately 10 miles to the South where a more extensive range of services are available.
From Shrewsbury, proceed on the A528 to the village of Harmer Hill. Bear left on to the Ellesmere Road (A528) and continue to Burlton. Turn right into Burlton, signposted Loppington (B4397) and continue for approximately 0.8 miles where the farm is located on the left hand side as indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board.
Alternatively from Ellesmere, proceed on the A528 for approximately 7 miles to Burlton. Turn left where signposted to Loppington and continue for 0.8 miles where the farm is located on the left hand side as indicated by our ‘For Sale’ board.
Burlton Grange is an attractive and productive mixed holding on the edge of the desirable village of Burlton comprising a spacious three storey detached Grade II Listed seven bedroomed farmhouse, a range of farm buildings being traditional and modern and arable and pastureland extending in total to 462.40 acres (187.125 hectares).
The farmhouse requires modernisation throughout but offers an excellent opportunity to create a large spacious family home. The property has well proportioned accommodation over three floors comprising a large entrance porch, office, lobby, kitchen, cellar, four reception rooms, downstairs shower room, seven double bedrooms, family bathroom and an attic room.
The property has a lawned garden with mature borders on three sides of the farmhouse as well as a driveway leading to ample parking and turning area that separates from the farmyard area.
The farmyard has an extensive range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings which are situated in a functional farmyard benefitting from separate access provisions to the original farmyard and the modern farm buildings.
The holding extends to 462.40 acres (187.125 hectares) of arable and pasture land which mainly lie to the North of the holding and are being offered for sale in six separate lots.
Approximately 173.07 acres (70.037 hectares) directly adjoins the farmyard and house and is situated within a ring fence. All parcels of land have roadside access points.
Single glazed entrance door with glazed panels to either side, concrete floor, well water supply with Grade II listed cast iron pump and sandstone trough below, former stone mounting block with brick top, roof inspection hatch, corner vanity sink unit with tiled splash back and a door leading to an integral garage.
Quarry tiled floor with fitted range of Maple units with work surface over, connecting window through to kitchen, exposed ceiling and wall timbers, door to back staircase and doors leading to Utility room and Kitchen.
Quarry tiled floor with stainless steel sink unit, fitted floor units, tiled walls above, plumbing for washing machine, exposed ceiling timbers, wall mounted pressured water pump for the well water supply and connecting door through to the Office.
Carpet tiled floor with quarry tiles below, attractive exposed ceiling timbers and window to the north elevation overlooking the gardens.
Quarry tile floor, exposed ceiling beams, a fitted Maple kitchen, stainless steel bowl sink unit with mixer tap fitted wall cupboards, plumbing for a dishwasher, an upright food storage cupboard to one side with a recessed for an upright fridge freezer and storage cupboard above, an attractive brick archway with tiled insert with space for cooker, a cupboard to one side of the units housing a Winchester Bosch Kerosene boiler which provdes domestic hot water and central heating and a window overlooking the front garden with a radiator below and Maple sill.
Fitted wardrobe with three sliding doors to one side, storage cupboard above and below and glazed door through to the Shower Room.
Carpeted floor, vanity unit with cupboards below and drawers to either side and tiled wall over, low flush W.C., storage cupboards to either side and tiled area to rear, enclosed shower cubicle with Mira shower unit, heated towel rail and opaque window to the north elevation with sill below.
Large wood burning stove with inglenook surround with Oak beam over, recessed storage area to side, window overlooking front garden, exposed ceiling timbers and door through to the Reception Room One, Reception Hall and to the Cellar.
Modern brick effect fireplace with tiled hearth and surround with mantle over, window to the north elevation, radiator and exposed ceiling beams.
Stone steps down with an ash chute from drawing room and sitting room.
An attractive coved ceiling, stairs rising to the first floor, double doors opening to the front entrance door and covered external portico on the eastern elevation.
Brick flooring with modern tiled fireplace with tiled hearth, surround and mantle over, beamed ceiling windows to two elevations with shutters, radiator and connecting door back to the dining room.
An attractive room with windows to two elevations both with shutters, fireplace with marbled surround and mantle over, baxi grate, two radiators, and coved ceiling.
Windows to two elevations with secondary glazing, coved ceiling, Oak flooring with carpet over.
Oak floor with carpet over, open fire with attractive cast iron Victorian grate with wooden mantle over, two radiators, inspection hatch to roof space, coving to ceiling and windows to two elevations with secondary glazing.
Oak flooring with carpet over, windows to southerly elevation, open fire with Victorian fireplace, tiled surround and mantle and recessed storage cupboard to one side.
W.C., basin, bath with splash board to one side, chrome heated towel rail, airing cupboard with recently renewed hot water cylinder and immersion heater with slatted shelving over.
Low flush W.C. Suite, inspection hatch to the roof space, recessed storage cupboards with further storage below and opaque window to the rear elevation.
Oak flooring with carpet over, window to north elevation overlooking the gardens.
Oak flooring with carpet over, radiator, window to the north elevation and telephone extension point.
Window to south elevation, exposed ceiling timbers, radiator and the plaster has been removed at present.
Open fire with Victorian cast iron inset and wooden surround, radiator, Oak flooring with carpet over and window to north elevation.
Situated over the kitchen with boarded floor and scope for further adaption into living accommodation if required, subject to gaining any necessary planning consents.
Burlton Grange farmhouse benefits from an integral garage which can be accessed from the rear entrance porch, having brick floor. Further to this, the property also has an outbuilding attached which is of brick construction under slate roof being the former dairy which is now used for garden storage and workshop purposes with three phase electricity, sliding door to two elevations, bore hole water pump for the agricultural buildings supply.
The gardens to the property wrap around three elevations of the property and are currently laid to lawn with mature shrubs and borders. There is also an ornamental pump which is located in the northern garden where there is a gravelled drive with ample space for turning and parking.
Constructed of part sandstone, part brick with part corrugated iron and part corrugated asbestos roof, concrete floor, open to the front and currently being used as loose housing with building two adjoining.
Three bay open fronted part brick part sandstone construction with pitched corrugated iron roof and part timber framing, currently used as loose housing.
A brick and slate former shippon with concrete floor, and adjoining calf box of brick and corrugated asbestos roof construction.
A brick under slate grain mixing room.
Grain drying area with an Alvan Blanch Cascade Grain Dryer with Lainchbury grain clean and Kongskilde weigher, sliding doors out, pedestrian access through to the grain pit, two cross conveyers, chain of flight with ten tonne holding bin to one side.
A four bay grain shed being 22’ to eaves, clad to the sides and rear with concrete panels to walls, double doors to the front being 17’6’’ high and 10’ wide each with a personnel door out and a concrete floor.
A four bay steel portal framed workshop being part corrugated iron part corrugated asbestos roof, concrete floor, three phase power, high eaves, sliding doors leading onto the concrete yard.
A steel portal framed shed with part block and Yorkshire boarding to walls with a concrete asbestos roof and concrete floor, currently being used as loose housing.
Four bay mono pitched steel portal framed building with asbestos roof sheets and opening to loose yard being used as loose housing in conjunction with building eight.
Ten bay mono pitched shed being 16’ to eaves and open fronted, four bays with panelled backs and part concrete block back and sides, four water troughs to the south end and north end with three north bays having concreted floors.
It is noted that there is planning permission for a nine bay steel portal framed shed to adjoin Building Ten to the west which the footings have been dug. All prospective purchasers must make their own enquiries as to the validity of this planning permission.
Traditional range of brick buildings with part tile and part asbestos sheeted roofed, currently being used as stores with tyings for five.
A brick under slate building currently being used as a chemical store and feed store shed with traditional former pig sty to the rear of the property.
Brick under asbestos roof former workshop currently used for storage purposes with sliding door to two elevations and high level sliding doors opening to the concrete yard area.
The land lies within a ring fence lying directly to the North and North West of Burlton Grange Farmhouse and farmyard. The land comprises of nine enclosures currently down to pasture, woodland and arable land.
The land is mainly bounded by mature hedgerow boundaries and benefits from a number of road access points. There is also a public footpath which crosses the property.
The land also benefits from an irrigation pond (os 2128) which is towards the North of the farm where a ring main irrigation system supplies the holding. It is understood that there are no restrictions in extracting/filling the irrigation pond however, prospective purchasers should contact the vendors agents for further details.
The land is relatively level in nature however the most northern land is slightly sloping, being approximately 104 metres above sea level at its highest point down to 85 metres above sea level at its lowest point.
The land is classified as a mixture of Grade 2,3 and 4 under the maff Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
Again the land is ring fenced lying directly to the North of Burlton Grange and is accessed off Wood Lane. The land comprises of five enclosures currently down to pasture and arable land.
The land is mainly bounded by mature hedgerow boundaries and benefits from numerous road access points. Lot 2 has a mains water supply connected to 2 mains fed water troughs.
There is also crossed by a public footpath and a low voltage electricity line which cross the property.
The land is slightly sloping in nature being approximately 110 metres above sea level at its highest point down to 90 metres above sea level at its lowest point.
The land is classified as a mixture of Grade 2 and 3 under the maff Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
A single enclosure of arable land which sits north east of Burlton Grange to the opposite side of the B4397.
The land is bounded by mature hedgerow boundaries and benefits from direct roadside access off the B4397. Lot 3 is connected to the irrigation ringmain. If Lot 3 is purchased separately to Lot 1 agreement would be needed for its continued use.
The land is relatively level in nature, being approximately 85 metres above sea level and is classified as a Grade 2 under the maff Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
A single parcel of arable land located directly opposite Burlton Grange farmstead benefiting from direct roadside access off the B4397.
The land is bounded by mature hedgerow boundaries and benefits from a connection point to the irrigation ringmain. If Lot 4 is purchased separately to Lot 1 agreement would be needed for its continued use.
The land is relatively level in nature, being approximately 85 metres above sea level and is classified as Grade 2 under the maff Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
The land lies directly south east of Burlton Grange off the B4397 and within a ring fence. The land comprises three enclosures currently down to pasture and arable land.
Access is gained directly off the B4397 onto an access track, where direct access is gained into the road side field and further access in gained to the remainder of the land at the end of the track.
The land is bounded by a mixture of mature hedgerow boundaries and brook course with post and wire fencing. It is understood that the land is crossed by two low voltage electricity lines. The land also benefits from a connection point to the irrigation ringmain. If Lot 5 is purchased separately to Lot 1 agreement would be needed for its continued use.
The land is relatively level in nature, being approximately 85 metres above sea level and is classified as a mixture of Grade 2 and 4 under the maff Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
The land is situated approximately 1.8 mile south east of Burlton Grange off the A528 on the lane leading to the hamlet of Brandwood and comprises a single enclosure of arable land.
The land is mainly bounded by mature hedgerow boundaries and benefits from 2 road access points.
It is understood that the land is crossed by a public foot path to the east of the property.
The land is sloping in nature being approximately 90 metres above sea level at its highest point down to 85 metres above sea level at its lowest point and is classified as Grade 4 under the maff Agricultural Land Classification Scheme.
Lot 1: Burlton Grange Farmhouse benefits from mains electric, well water and private drainage by way of a septic tank. The property also benefits from central heating which is fired by the oil fired boiler installed in November 2016.
The farm buildings are also connected to the mains electricity supply and are supplied with water from a borehole water supply.
The land in lots 1,3,4 & 5 is served by the ringmain irrigation system. Water is stored in the irrigation pond on lot 1 and can be discharged at the hydrant points. It is understood that there are no specific limitations to the quantity of water extraction permissible. Prospective purchasers should make further enquiries on this subject to the vendors‘ agents.
Lot 2 has a mains water connection and 2 mains fed water troughs connected.
A farm dispersal sale will be held at the property on Saturday 7th July 2018 (tbc).
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.
Lots 1,2 and 6 are crossed by a public footpath and Lot 2 being crossed by a low voltage electricity line.
The freehold of the property is being offered with vacant possession upon completion. Subject to any holdover or early entry agreements.
Strictly by appointment through the Uttoxeter office of Bagshaws on .
Prospective purchasers must take care when viewing the property as livestock are still being housed on the property and machinery maybe in operation.
Shropshire County Council, The Shire Hall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6nd
The property is believed to be within Council Tax band G.
Ansons Solicitors, St Mary’s Chambers, 5-7 Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LQ
Tel: Ref: Mr S James
The land is registered under the Basic Payment Scheme and a claim will be submitted by the vendors for the 2018 claim period with payment for this year to be retained by the sellers. Relevant entitlements for the property will be transferred, if required, to the purchaser subject to an administration fee of £175 plus VAT to be paid to Bagshaws.
The property is for sale by Informal Tender and all tenders should be made in writing on the specified tender form.
All tenders are to be received by 12 noon Wednesday 27th June 2018.
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.
The property is for sale by Informal tender and all tenders should be made in writing on the specific tender form available from the selling agents. The successful purchaser will be required to exchange contracts within two weeks of the receipt of a draft contract.
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.